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Cottage In The Woods

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage Set In 200 Acres Of Private Woods With Stunning Mountain Views

Sleeps 4. 2 bedroom cottage. Nestled at the foot of the black mountains, this charming stone holiday cottage provides the perfect base for exploring some of the most stunning countryside on the wales/england borders. With spectacular views from every window, fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable dining room and sky tv whilst retaining its original charm with flagstone floors, a log burning stove and exposed beams. Set in 200 acres of private woodland which is yours to explore.

Cefn Y Waun really is far from the madding crowd! ‘Cefn Y Waun’ translates to the back of the heath – describing exactly its rural location on the ridge of the hay forest. Peace and quiet is guaranteed as the cottage is located in our privately owned 200 acre woodland, through which guests have the freedom to wander. The black mountains are at your doorstep, offering fantastic walking country with breath-taking views across the brecon beacons, radnorshire hills and across to the english borders. Explore the local town of hay on wye, famous for its individual boutiques and countless bookshops. Choose from a great range of pubs or restaurants to dine before making your way back to cefn waun to relax in the deep bathtub or in the cosy lounge, in front of the wood burning stove, maybe with a glass of wine.

The kitchen has a flag stone floor and is well equipped with handmade oak fitted units, an electric cooker with ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, belfast sink, washing machine and pine dining table and chairs.

The sitting room has a quarry tiled floor with rugs and a very efficient wood burning stove. The super-comfortable sofa and chairs are dressed with plenty of plump cushions. Here you will find the tv and dvd player.

Up a flight of wooden stairs to two bedrooms; the first has a double bed and the second offers matching twin beds. Both are pretty rooms with good quality bed linen.

The bathroom, which is light and fresh, has a bath with a hand held shower, hand basin and wc.

All electricity and heating oil is included in the rental price. Logs are available for an additional £30 for a load which should be sufficient to last for a long weekend stay in mid-winter, burning morning, afternoon and evening.

New for 2015 is our log fired cedar hot tub. Situated at the front of the cottage with the breathtaking views of the black mountains in front of you there is no better way to relax. The Hot tub is available for hire throughout the year for just £49.95 per visit.

Your hot tub will be prepared and waiting for you upon arrival. There are no nasty chemicals in our tub just clean fresh water which is naturally changed for each guest. The booking fee of £49.95 includes three crates of wood and a crate of kindling. This will be enough wood to get the hot tub up to temperature and then provide a further use the next day. Additional crates of wood are available at the cottage for an additional £10 a crate. How much wood you will use depends on the amount of time you use the tub and the gap between each session. The tub has an insulated cover to help keep the temperature in when not in use.

More Details

Emma Burgess
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2017

About Emma Burgess

Our Home is the Old Gwernyfed Manor estate near Hay on Wye. We own a number of holiday cottages in the local area and also Pembrokeshire where we spend most of our holidays.

Emma Burgess purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Emma Burgess chose Powys and Brecon Beacons

Cefn Y Waun was purchased by us as part of the Old Gwernyfed Manor estate in November 2013. The cottage was rented as a holiday cottage by the previous owner and we look forward to welcoming both previous and new guests back to the cottage.


Car: necessary


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brecon in Brecon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing


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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Brecon, Wales

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

25% deposit to secure booking. Balance required 8 weeks before stay together with cheque for damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.