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Pretty Riverside Cottage - Llangynidr, Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Riverside cottage in Brecon Beacons National Park

A riverside cottage, originally part of a corn mill and built approximately 150 years ago on the banks of the Nant Cleisfer. Recently lovingly renovated into a contemporary mews style cottage in a peaceful courtyard setting.

The cottage is located in the pretty Welsh village of Llangynidr, which is situated in the beautiful Usk Valley in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The village has 2 pubs; both serving food and with children's play areas. There is also a village shop, garage and a recreational playing field with children's play park and tennis courts. There is a village hall with events including the popular farmer's market on the last Sunday of every month. If you are lucky enough to be staying then, they have some great local produce.

From the cottage there is easy access to local walks and cycling. The River Usk and the Brecon and Monmouth Canal both flow through the village.

Accommodation comprises:

Entrance Hallway - spacious area for all of your walking boots, pushchair or even a couple of bikes

Kitchen / Breakfast Room - newly fitted kitchen and appliances; electric double oven with ceramic hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, washing machine, fridge freezer as well as a 'nook' table with benches; the kitchen is well equipped for up to 6 guests.

Sitting Room - with 3 windows all with lovely views over the Nant Cleisfer, 2 comfortable sofas and an armchair, 32" LED TV with Freesat and Blu-ray/DVD player. There is also an open fire for cosy, romantic evenings.

Spacious Galleried Landing - perfect place to sit and relax in a comfy chair with a book. There is a selection of books provided, including some on the local area and walks.

Bedroom 1 - very spacious room with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and the Nant Cleisfer below. This room sleeps up to 4 in 1 double and 2 single beds.

Bedroom 2 - with a window on either side this room is saturated with natural light and has a lovely relaxing feel to it. Wake up to the relaxing sound of the Nant Cleisfer river. Sleeps 2 in a double bed.

Bathroom [only accessible from Bedroom 2] - electric shower over bath, hand basin, wc, heated towel rail and illuminated mirror with shaver point.

The ceilings in the cottage are of varying heights, some of the lower ceilings are in the bathroom and bedroom 2. This is an old building and such features add to the charm and quirkiness of the cottage; however, this does mean that the shower is lower on the wall than it may otherwise be and could make it difficult for tall guests to use the shower; although the shower head is detachable.

Outside - there is a courtyard to the front of the cottage, which is not fully enclosed. There is a bench and garden furniture provided.

Parking - off road parking for one car adjacent to the courtyard, and on road parking for additional vehicles nearby.

The Brecon Beacons National Park, with its breath-taking scenery, has so much to offer to those wanting a quiet, relaxing holiday and wishing to get away from it all. However, if you are looking for a holiday full of excitement and adventure:-

There are fantastic walks - some straight from the cottage door

Wildlife watching


Horse riding

Sailing on nearby Llangorse Lake - which is also a haven for wildlife

Caves, forests and waterfalls to explore, the list goes on...

The Brecon Beacon National Park is a certified IDA Dark Sky Reserve. On a clear night in the Brecon Beacons, star-gazers are in for a real treat. You may see major constellations, the Milky Way and may be lucky enough to see meteor showers - it is truly magical!

There are some great towns nearby full of character and waiting to be explored:

Crickhowell (4 miles) is a delightful market town with a wide selection of places to eat. It is the perfect place to chill out, do some shopping and pick up some unique gifts on their independent high street. You may also like to see the castle ruins and the 17th century bridge over the River Usk, with its odd arches; 12 on one side and 13 on the other!

Also nearby are the larger market towns of Brecon (10 miles), nestled in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons with its ancient cathedral and annual jazz festival, and Abergavenny (10 miles) where there is an award winning annual food festival that attracts visitors from across the UK and abroad.

Further afield you may wish to visit Cardiff (38 miles) for a wider range of shops or to see a show at Wales Millennium Centre in the bay, or Hereford (36 miles) with its Cathedral that contains the fascinating Mappa Mundi, the largest medieval map of the world known to still exist.

Granary Cottage is the perfect base for doing all these things and many more. There are also local village shows and festivals, including the Green Man Festival on Glanusk Park every August. This is within walking distance of Llangynidr.

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Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About The Owner

We moved to Llangynidr in 2011 with our young family and feel very lucky that we get live in such a beautiful and are delighted to be able to share this with our guests.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2014


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Llangynidr in Llangynidr

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Have to pass through bedroom 1 to access. bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • tennis


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Pretty Riverside Cottage - Llangynidr, Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Lovely cottage nice and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cute little old mill cottage near the Brecon national park

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was great, hosts were great communicating and answering emails, etc. The cottage was as advertised, nicely done up - bigger than it looks in the pictures actually. Comfortable, with a good-sized kitchen for cooking in, for the family. One room has many beds in it, the other is a master bedroom with a double.

It has a storage heating system which makes it warmer in the day than at night, not ideal in winters I imagine when you'll be home in the evenings - but they're quite efficient.

The bathroom is off the main bedroom, and you have to go through the bedroom to get to it, so be prepared that there's not much privacy in the master bedroom if you have kids or many other people with you.

Other than that-highly recommended!!

We did some activities like horse riding at Llangorse activity centre, which also comes highly recommended...

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely, peaceful cottage. Much bigger than it looks and well stocked with all which is needed for a holiday stay. Owners extremely helpful and thoughtful. Great location and two pubs near by. The beds were very 'firm' which isn't to my liking but that's just personal. It wouldn't stop me staying again but I would take a memory foam topper with me for future visits..

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean, cute, convenient

  • 5 of 5

Adorable, historical cottage. Conveniently located for Brecon Becon Nat'l Park, midst of bucolic splendor, walking distance to good pub, short drive to hiking, area castles, etc. Very affordable, roomy, immaculately clean, blissfully quiet, well stocked. Located at babbling brook, birds singing cheerily, we were lulled to sleep each night; attentive owners, we wanted for nothing. Kind, friendly locals added to our enjoyment. Free wifi, but iffy reception, common in these rural stone-walled buildings. Two generous bedrooms, bath accessed thru one, only. Deep tub, heated towel rack, washing machine, working fireplace, etc. Wished we could have stayed longer. Enjoy all South Wales has to offer; great vacay spot in any season.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Red Lion
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Brecon Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
33 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Red Lion
Car: recommended


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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