2 (off peak)
Tyn Y Coed is a charming self-catering holiday cottage in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Forget anything you may have seen in country lifestyle magazines because this beautiful cottage is the genuine article! Whitewashed stone walls, exposed beams and inglenook fireplaces create a place that is warm and welcoming for families and friends, while still feeling cosy enough for couples who enjoy a bit of extra space.
Speaking of space, there is oodles of it here both inside and out. The nearest neighbour is 1.7 miles away, so you don’t need to worry about disturbing neighbours if you play loud music or your children are early risers, yet the cottage is only two miles from the market town of Sennybridge (or Pont Senni, in Welsh). Sennybridge has pubs for a meal out like The Usk, Railway Inn, Tanners Arms and the Shoemakers Arms, as well as a small supermarket and a petrol station. The historic town of Trecastle is also around two miles from Tyn Y Coed, as are Crai and Defynnog.
The most significant town in the area is Brecon, and it is here that you will find the best range of amenities including shops, place to eat and drink, a museum and a castle. The Brecknock Farmers market takes place on the second Saturday of every month and is a fantastic place to browse and sample the delicious local produce for which the region is renowned. Further afield you can visit Crickhowell, Abergavenny, Monmouth and Hay on Wye.
The stunning surroundings attract millions of visitors to the Brecon Beacons National Park every year. The tallest point, Pen y Fan, is a popular choice for a walk, but there are dozens of fantastic waymarked footpaths to suit all abilities. If you do not have a head for heights then what about a walk beside a waterfall at Ystradfellte, or if the weather is “soft” then make your way underground and explore the magnificent Porth-yr-Ogof Caves and Dan-yr-Ogof Caves.
If you like cycling, you will love the choice of trails and routes, both on and off-road, including the Taff Trail and around the Black Mountains. Swap your saddle for the equine variety and arrange a pony trek through the hills. Fishing, bird watching, kayaking and gorge walking are all other ways you can enjoy this incredible scenery, or simply find a quiet spot (you will not have to go far) and admire the landscape spread out before you.
Whether you spend your days climbing mountains, wild swimming in rivers and lakes, or eating far too many Welsh cakes (we’re kidding - you can never have too many Welsh cakes!) you will sleep well and wake refreshed thanks to the high standard of accommodation offered by Tyn Y Coed.
Lisa joined Independent Cottages in April 2018
Tyn Y Coed has been sympathetically restored to retain as many original features as possible. Thick stone walls, latch doors and deep fireplaces are enhanced with contemporary luxuries like great quality beds and linen, satellite television, WiFi, and televisions with satellite channels in all three bedrooms.
The owners know that it is the little things that make a holiday home stand out so they do things like ensure the log store is full before you arrive and leave a welcome basket full of local goodies.
Upstairs - Bedrooms are carpeted and fitted with lovely solid oak furniture:
Outside: Tyn Y Coed has space in abundance with large gardens and patios to the front and rear. The outdoor hot tub is ideal for relaxing in after a busy day, or even after a lazy day, and thanks to the lack of light pollution, good for star gazing. There is a barbecue and outdoor seating. The garden has a trampoline and rope swings, and there is plenty of room to play games on the grassy area and in the neighbouring field. There is off street parking for several cars.
Additional information: All utilities, logs, linen and towels are provided. Short breaks available out of peak season with mid-week breaks starting from £550 and weekends from £580. Dogs allowed by arrangement with the owner.
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