Winnie's Hayloft sits on the brow of the hill, beside the road in the
centre of the small village of Bwlch between Brecon and Crickhowell.
The cottage is conveniently situated on the main road, providing easy
access by car or public transport, whatever the season or the weather.
This delightful oakbeamed cottage is much loved and full of character;
Winnie's Hayloft sleeps two and has a light and airy sitting room on
the first floor with magnificent views down the Usk Valley and over the
surrounding hills. The location is ideal for exploring the Brecon
Beacons National Park with Brecon seven miles away and the picturesque
small town of Crickhowell a mere 6 miles in the opposite direction. The
larger village of Llangynidr is a mile away with canal walks, a tennis
court and two excellent pubs. Bwlch is a walker's delight being
situated on the Beacons Way and having three mapped circular walks,
right from the doorstep. Many other outdoor activities are provided
just down the road at Llangorse Lake. Bwlch has a friendly post office,
shop, Beacons Farm Shop or The Venison Centre and the New Inn opposite
the cottage under new ownership and serving excellent home cooked food
and offering a warm welcome. All within easy walking distance.
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom
The kitchen and dining room are on the ground floor and is well
equipped with a gas hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge,
freezer and washing machine. The dining area has table and chairs with
an original lovely quarry-tiled floor.
The upstairs lovely and light sitting room with featured oak beams
makes the most of the fabulous far-reaching views across the valley.
There is a good quality comfy sofa and chair. The TV has Sky
Freeview, DVD, CD player and radio.
Bedroom 1: The attractive bedroom has timber frame walls and great oak
beams giving the room plenty of character. A comfortable double pine
Bathroom: This is a wet room style bathroom with an excellent power
shower, handbasin and toilet.
Bedlinen and towels provided.
Electricity and central heating.
TV with Sky Freeview, DVD, CD and a radio.
Pets must be kept downstairs.
Safe storage for bike etc in an adjoining garage on discussion with
Small courtyard area with garden furniture and BBQ.
Reasonable mobile phone reception.
Designated parking area across the road.
A Local Welcome pack
cot/cot bed, booster seat, high chair and stair gate all available.
Winnie's Hayloft is small but beautifully formed. The downstairs
kitchen/diner has beams and exposed stone walls surrounding a neat and
modern fitted kitchen. Upstairs there are more large oak beams and this
time the exposed stone walls feature little nooks, the doors are all
ledge and brace. The property also boasts a small courtyard area with
garden furniture and a BBQ. Cars can be parked outside the cottage for
unloading and then moved to the designated parking area just over the
The village of Bwlch sits on a col between two hills. The name Bwlch
actually means 'pass' as a road connecting Crickhowell with Brecon has
existed here since Roman times. The village is situated at around 200m
above sea level and as such commands incredible, panoramic views of the
Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. The route through Bwlch is
among the most picturesque in the area. Winnie's Hayloft has large
sky-lights in the sitting room to take full advantage of this wonderful
Llangorse Lake - The outdoor enthusiasts dream
Llangorse Lake is the largest natural lake in South Wales and has
become a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Head down to the
water and hire a rowboat to enjoy a peaceful cruise whilst surrounded
by the stunning scenery of the Brecon Beacons. Try your hand at water
skiing or sailing - pedaloes and canoes are also available to hire.
Those interested in fishing need look no further; Llangorse is renowned
for its Pike fishing. If you are not a water baby, the site also boasts
Wales' leading indoor climbing centre, the unique Sky Trek - a series
of connected zip lines that take you through trees, down the
mountainside, and numerous pony trekking and riding centres.
Fantastic walks from the door
Leave your Hayloft behind for the day and pick up a picnic from the
post office in the village before heading out on one of many circular
walks from Bwlch. Explore the perimeter of Llangorse Lake or visit
Llangasty Church where the Sunday School movement was founded.
Another circular walk will take you travelling through time between the
villages of Bwlch, Cwmdu and Tretower. Explore the impressive stone
tower and Tretower Castle and the late medieval house of Tretower
Brecon 7 miles, Crickhowell 7 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property
please ask for: Elizabeth, Ceri,Carolyn or Joanna
"We had a wonderful week in Wales despite the weather! Bridget &
Nigel, the owners made us very welcome from the start. They were there
to greet us and provided a welcome pack, topped off with some homemade
jam, who could wish for more.
The cottage was great, it was clean and very well equipped and was like
a home from home. Thank you Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages for making
it a perfect week!" Sam
Pets information: Pets are allowed at this property by prior
arrangement only.Extra charge may be payable(up to £20 per pet per
week).Please contact the holiday cottage agency directly after booking