Herons Retreat is set in an idyllic spot with glorious views, overlooking the lush green river meadows with peaceful and content grazing sheep. Beyond the shallow River Honddu is an ancient " Hanging Oak" wood where there is a heronry dotting the tree tops. There are many pleasant and gentle walks from the door, including along the banks of the River Honddu and in the hills beyond. The cottage is carbon neutral, generating electricity from solar panels, and has an enclosed garden which is safe for pets, but the owners do have free ranging chickens, ducks and rabbits.
Sleeps 2 - 1 Double
An open plan cottage with a new ceramic hob and oven, a microwave and a fridge. Table and chairs. Sitting area with wicker sofa and chairs.
There is a pretty wooden deck with table and chairs where during the summer is a perfect place to just step out of the door with a cup of coffee and enjoy the views. Bathroom : A shower room with an excellent power shower, handbasin and toilet.
Bedroom: The pretty bedroom has a double bed.Single Futon sofa bed available
The owners are able to offer Art, Yoga and Therapy Courses by prior arrangement.
All linen and towels providedElectric storage heatersDVD Player available with a large selection of DVD's (please note there is no signal for the TV)Ample parkingOne well behaved pet welcome (Must be friendly to other dogs as owners have dogs themselves. Please be aware of the sheep and poultry)Paddock and field shelters availableSafe storage for bikes etc.Enclosed garden, garden furniture and a BBQHigh Chair available Brecon 5 miles. Builth Wells 12 miles
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Carolyn, Lucy and Ann.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1)|
|Other||High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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Brecon is centrally positioned in the National Park and is a very popular base for walkers, mountain bikers and those who just enjoy being within the beautiful surrounding countryside with breathtaking views.