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7 Nights See prices

  • £750  to  £990

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    (3 night min all year)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Star Rating

    5 Star

About Basel Cottage

Basel Cottage is located a few miles outside of the historic Market Town of Llandovery in Carmarthenshire in rural Mid Wales. Recently renovated to a very high standard and situated in the magnificent Cambrian Mountains region, close to the north-west corner of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Basel Cottage has superb access to footpaths and mountain bike routes. It sits in 17 private acres of beautiful Welsh countryside with views of the River Bran and provides award-winning 5-Star accommodation for up to four people in two lovely, spacious bedrooms. Up to two well behaved dogs are very welcome to stay free of charge. The setting and the layout are perfect for couples, families and groups of friends, giving you the choice of being active or just enjoying the opportunity of guilt-free relaxation.

There's nowhere better to lose your cares and find yourself than in the gentle Carmarthenshire landscape. With extensive land on the doorstep including an Enclosed Garden, Decked Terrace overlooking the river, Stone and Slate Terrace with Fire-pit and a Wooden Cabin in the Enclosed Woodland, you don’t have to go anywhere else to sit peacefully and enjoy the joys of nature. The fabulous Crychan Forest is close by with bridleways, footpaths and cycling routes and the wider local area gives you the ability to go for miles without seeing another person. Llandovery Town offers an eclectic array of independent shops, cafes and pubs where you will receive a very warm welcome. Llandovery is also a favourite destination for mountain bikers and it has a choice of trails to suit every ability. Recommended local trails for walking or cycling include those around Llyn y Fan Fach, Cwm Rhaeadr and Brechfa Forest. A little further afield, you can enjoy the delights of the picturesque Elan Valley, an area of 72 square miles of mainly open moorland which is well known for its spectacular dams and reservoirs.

A perfect day out from Basel Cottage could feature an hour's drive from the cottage through the Brecon Beacons to Waterfall Country near Neath, visiting the Red Kite Feeding Station to witness the ferocious beauty of these birds at close hand; or throwing a picnic together to enjoy at beaches like Tenby, Pembrey, Llansteffan, Swansea, Newquay or along the coast of Cardigan Bay. Depending on the time of the year you're there, you may be lucky enough to enjoy the Llandovery Motorbike Weekend or the Llandovery Sheep Festival. Llandovery is surrounded by thriving farming communities and summer sees a variety of local agricultural shows. The highlight of these is the Royal Welsh Show held just half an hour away over four days in July.

Local attractions include Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Dinefwr Park, Dan yr Ogof Showcaves, Carreg Cennen Castle, Aberglasney House and Gardens and the National Botanic Garden of Wales. However you prefer to spend your days, you’ll love returning to the comfort and ambience of Basel Cottage and experiencing first-hand the amazing dark night skies.

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Owner details:

Sue & Jonah MacGill joined Independent Cottages in January 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity
  • Eco / Green
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (The Brecon Beacons)

Accommodation Comprises:

Basel Cottage is on the owner's estate, surrounded by acres of fields and woodland, with direct access to the Afon (River) Bran. It is made from locally quarried stone with accommodation over two levels.

Downstairs: Welsh Slate tiled

  • Light the log burner in the inglenook fireplace and relax on the new leather sofas and soak up the ambience in the spacious living room. Alternatively, there is a deep and comfortable full length window seat ideal for spending time reading a book or simply watch the myriad of birds feeding right outside the window.
  • Country kitchen with a dining table and chairs for four. There is a lot of space to store food and well equipped to prepare and cook meals. There is a separate under-counter fridge and freezer and a full-sized dishwasher to make short work of the washing-up.
  • Separate utility room with a washing machine, sink and area to dry washing and outdoor clothing. Leading from the utility room, is a downstairs cloakroom with WC and washbasin.

Upstairs: Bedrooms, landing and stairs are carpeted with the bathroom and en-suite tiled

  • Master Bedroom has exposed oak beams which are a gorgeous feature and dual aspect windows with attractive countryside views. It is furnished with a Super-King Sized Bed, oak chest of drawers and bedside tables with reading lights and proper storage. There is also a lovely cushioned window seat with views over the garden. Beautifully tiled en-suite with walk-in shower, WC and a wash handbasin fully compliments the Master Bedroom.
  • 2nd Bedroom has luxurious Zip and Link Beds which can be configured as two full-sized Single Beds or as a Super-King Sized Bed.  With an oak chest of drawers and oak bedside tables with reading lights and proper storage this makes the second bedroom ideal for guests of any age.  This bedroom is also furnished with a comfortable tub chair.
  • Spacious Family Bathroom with over-bath shower, WC and a wash handbasin.

Outside: Set within the 17 acres of fields and woodlands, Basel Cottage has various seating areas all with wonderful views. There is an enclosed garden, a large decked terrace with garden furniture and river views, a stone and slate terrace with seating and a fire-pit and a fully enclosed woodland. There is off-street parking for a number of cars and secure lockable garage for bicycles and motorbikes.  There is a Games Room which includes a full size Table Tennis Table, Table Football and Darts and outside there is a full size Basket Ball Hoop.  A fun 'Agricultural Style' 4 Hole Golf Course is on-site to practice your golf skills and qualified professional Archery and Target Air Rifle Shooting Instruction is available to book during your stay. 

Additional Information: WiFi, utilities, bath towels and bed linen are all provided, as is an initial supply of fuel for the log burner. A cot (no bedding) and highchair are available - please specify when booking. Up to two dogs are welcome with the owner's prior agreement for no extra cost -  Please contact the owner directly if you wish to bring more than 2 dogs with you on holiday.  The cottage is a non-smoking property. Complimentary Cream Tea provided upon arrival.

Star Rating: 5 Star

Basel Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 1st Jun 2024 - Fri, 12th Jul 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Sat, 13th Jul 2024 - Fri, 30th Aug 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Sat, 31st Aug 2024 - Fri, 25th Oct 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Sat, 26th Oct 2024 - Fri, 1st Nov 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Sat, 2nd Nov 2024 - Fri, 20th Dec 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Sat, 21st Dec 2024 - Fri, 3rd Jan 2025
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Super-King, 1 Twin/Super-King)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
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Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1550 720794 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Sue & Jonah MacGill
Member Since January 2021

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