£171 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Pontganol Cottage – Home 5150711 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


A boutique, newly-renovated holiday cottage nestled in the village of Llangynidr, in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The cottage

Pontganol Cottage is nearly 200 years old and packed with charm. It sits in a large garden, with off street parking for two cars, a vegetable plot (guests are free to help themselves to whatever is in season) a summer house, lockable bike storage, an apple tree and various places to sit and relax. Sometimes, there's also a vintage tractor (belonging to a neighbour) too!

What you get:

Inside, the cosy cottage offers flexible accommodation over two floors - downstairs there's a new, fully-fitted and fully-equipped solid wood kitchen/diner with oak worktops and induction hob, oven, espresso machine, dishwasher and fridge freezer. On the other side of the room, there's a farmhouse style table that seats 6 next to a lantern-filled fireplace. There's also zoned, dimmable LED lighting, so you can match the lighting to your mood, and whether you're making dinner for six or having a cosy meal for two, you should have everything you need.

In the quarry-tiled living room there's a new flatscreen TV with Freeview and Amazon Fire TV, a DVD player and two cosy sofas with plenty of snuggly throws, and a woodburner with a supply of logs. Oh, and an absolutely enormous furry beanbag too. There are also bookshelves with a selection of books, local walking ideas, maps, and stargazing, bug hunting and birdspotting guides. Inside the sideboard there are board games, playing cards, and all sorts of games, so even if the weather is against you, boredom shouldn't be an option. Next to the living room is a separate snug, in a knocked-through former police cell, offering a futon (which converts to a double bed if required) and a tv/games console (Wii) to keep the kids out of the way. There's also a small utility/boot room, with washer/dryer, microwave and storage for wet boots (it does rain a bit in Wales!).

Upstairs are the two bedrooms,decorated in neutral, contemporary colours. The master bedroom has a metal-framed king-size bed and the second bedroom holds a small double. All bedding is high thread count Egyptian cotton, and the duvets are goose down (though hollow fibre ones are also available if you prefer).The generous landing is home to a single daybed offering further sleeping flexibility, or just another place to curl up with a good book and chill out.

The panelled bathroom has a roll-top bath with ball and claw feet and handheld shower. There's also heated towel radiator, a separate freestanding shower, and Victorian-style sanitary ware. You can relax in the bath and watch the stars from the Velux window. The cottage sits in the Brecon Beacons International Dark Sky Reserve, so the stars are simply stunning.

There is free wifi throughout the cottage. Well behaved dogs (up to a maximum number of two in any party) are welcome, but are not allowed upstairs or on the furniture.

The village

Llangynidr village has two pubs, one just up the road from the cottage (The Red Lion), the other less than a mile away (The Coach and Horses). There's a pretty church near the cottage, and the local shop is 0.7 miles away. The Brecon and Monmouth canal runs less than a half a mile from the cottage door, offering plenty of relaxed walks. Slightly further on from the canal is the beautiful River Usk, and the stunning Llangynidr mountain rises behind the cottage, with delightful views of Llangorse Lake and further afield on a clear day. There are walks all around, but for those who prefer it, there's shopping in Crickhowell, and the cottage is also close to Abergavenny, Usk, Brecon and Hay-on-Wye, the book town. For more high adrenaline activities, there's hangliding, paragliding and boating on Llangorse Lake. There are also bike and horse trails. The Green Man festival is held just down the road on the Glanusk estate in August.

Cottage overview


- Fully fitted kitchen/diner

- Espresso machine (takes ESE pods or ground coffee)

- Living room and separate snug

- One king-size bed

- One small double bed

- One single day bed

- One double futon (in the snug downstairs)

- Family bathroom with freestanding bath, and separate shower

- Utility/boot room with washer/dryer and microwave

- Fast fibre wifi throughout (around 50MB)

- Flatscreen 32" LCD TV with freeview, Amazon Fire stick, USB playback and - DVD player in living room

- Games console and TV in snug

- Various fancy dress hats

- Box of toys for children


- Large enclosed cottage garden

- Separate lockable bike storage

- Summerhouse

- Garden furniture - table and chairs, BBQ, brazier

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Having a car is recommended, although Abergavenny is the nearest train station (connecting trains to Wales and England beyond) and a local bus (Stagecoach 43 Brecon-Abergavenny) stops on the main round around the corner from the cottage. There is another train station in Ebbw Vale for services to Cardiff.

Interaction with guest

I don't live nearby, but there is a key safe to access the property. I can happily provide suggestions for places to eat or days out destinations, as well as activities and local walks.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

No dogs allowed upstairs or on the furniture, please.


About the owner

Hilary J.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
08 May 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, German

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Sep 2014. Located in Brecon Beacons National Park, it has 29 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £685 to £930.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 08 May 2021.


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Guest reviews

29 reviews

Very Good

“A little bit of heaven”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2020

Superb little cottage. Ideal for taking in the breathtaking Beacons. Host Helen very helpful, all you could need provided. Lovely welcome pack. Excellent

“Cosy cottage gorgeous interior.”

Reviewed 15 Feb 2020

We had a lovely week at Pontganol. Had all weathers and felt cosy and comfortable in this pretty cottage. Gorgeous interior, beautifully designed, but also comfortable and warm. Hilary has attended to… More

“Perfect cottage, great location in lovely village close to the canal.”

Reviewed 18 Oct 2019

A lovely cottage, recently renovated. Everything has been thought of and then provided for a comfortable stay. A stones throw from the canal, two pubs and a village shop, either around the corner or a… More


Reviewed 26 Oct 2018

me and my family loved this cottage.very cosy and warm . lovely location. Everything you need is supplied by the owner. just bring food, dishwasher tablets and washing powder. very clean everywhere. beds were very comfortable and the duvets were sumptuous. Hilary has thought of everything to make your stay very welcome. Nice little welcome pack and fo the dog too! great wood burner. garden is very secure so dogs won't escape.

“A relaxing holiday”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2018

Great location for walking from the door. Comfortable accommodation,excellent bathroom. Great local pub for food. Perfect for a nice relaxing week.

“A week exploring the Brecon Beacons”

Reviewed 18 Feb 2018

We had a fantastic week exploring the Brecon Beacons from this beautiful cottage. Super cosy and well furnished, it was a great place to relax on rainier days and return to after a day of adventures. Welcome pack was full of treats for us, the children and the dogs. Log basket full, heating on and sumptuous bedding makes this a lovely luxury cottage -a real home from home. We will be back!

“lovely little cottage”

Reviewed 26 Nov 2017

Booked a week at this cottage and would highly recommend. Spoke with the owner Hilary before hand who was very friendly and helpful offering lots of local info, and making you feel welcome from the of… More


Reviewed 1 Sep 2017

A beautiful cottage hidden away within the scenic welsh countryside Very well presented with all the necessary facilities and equipment Ample parking with garden and bbq areas Great location, gre… More

“Absolutely perfect cottage in every way”

Reviewed 19 Jul 2017

It's so easy to give this cottage 5* as there is nothing that could be improved upon. Hilary has thought of everything to make this cottage a true home from home. The location is wonderful, so ma… More

“Idylic cottage for romantic getaway”

Reviewed 8 Jun 2017

We have just had a wonderful weekend at this cottage. Cannot recommend it highly enough, from the welcome goodies to the facilities provided in the cottage. Luxurious towels in the bathroom and top … More

Owner's reply: Dear Linda, thank you so much for your fabulous review - I'm so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time at Pontganol and enjoyed the welcome goodies (and the bedding/towels - I enjoyed shopping for them!). Please do let me know if you'd ever like to return, you'd be very welcome indeed. Thanks again, Hilary x

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Hilary the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Hilary (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Hilary (the owner) before booking?

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How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Hilary (the owner) a message.

If Hilary (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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