Kilsby Cottage ref: UK12179

Llanwrtyd Wells, Brecon Beacons

4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Open Plan 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Kilsby Cottage is uniquely situated in a peaceful, secluded position with stunning views along the Upper Irfon Valley in the Cambrian Mountains. It is just under a mile from the small town of Llanwrtyd Wells with its versatile collection of shops, cafés, pubs, restaurants and a Heritage Centre housing an art gallery. There is no light pollution so you may need a torch for the walk back after dark, on a clear night you will be rewarded by magnificent views of the night sky.
The cottage is a wing of the owners’ home, Kilsby House, which was built as a local school in the 1850s by Reverend John Kilsby-Jones, a gifted linguist, notable orator and champion of social reform. The house and cottage are set in 3 acres of beautiful terraced gardens which in early spring burst with the intense colour of many different species of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. It is a rich haven for birds, including redstarts, pied and spotted fly-catchers, garden warblers, woodpeckers, nuthatches and house martins.
The cottage provides comfortable, self-catering accommodation for 4 people. It has an open plan living room, dining room and kitchen area with all rooms enjoying spectacular views of the garden and surrounding countryside. There is an entrance hall with storage for cycles, fishing tackle and outdoor clothing. Numerous bird-feeders are regularly replenished so you can enjoy the extensive variety of birds at close quarters, you may even be lucky enough to see our pied fly-catchers using the nesting boxes.
Llanwrtyd Wells boasts a myriad of events across each month of the year, most notably the famous Man versus Horse race in June and the World Bog Snorkelling Championships in August, which are advertised annually online and in the local Green Events calendar with all the registration details. Kilsby Cottage is only 20 minutes’ away from the Royal Welsh Showground and 40 minutes’ from Hay-on-Wye, which hosts the internationally renowned Book Festival. For those who like to make their own plans, the surrounding countryside is unparalleled for walking, cycling, fishing, wild-swimming, kayaking and birdwatching. Kilsby owns fishing rights along 2 miles of the Upper Irfon, a tributary of the River Wye, and can supply local fishing passes on request. The location offers ready access for daytrips to many of the jewels of South and Mid-Wales, including the beautiful beaches of north Pembrokeshire and the Ceredigion coast as well as the Cambrian Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Entrance hall: With storage for boots and coats.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With 32" Freesat Smart TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Shower room: With walk-in shower, grab rails, toilet, heated towel rail and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.


Sitting-out area with garden furniture and BBQ. Garden (shared with owners). Fishing on-site. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring. There is a fenced pond in the garden, 30 yards away.
  • Nearest town
    Llanwrtyd Wells
  • Shops
    0.5 miles
  • Distance
    0.5 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    1.8 miles
  • Lake
    15 miles

About the local area

The Brecon Beacons National Park covers over 500 square miles, from Llandeilo in the west to Hay on Wye in the east. The National Park contains a wide variety of spectacular scenery, with mountains, waterfalls, lakes and caves all in the area. The Brecon Beacons is also home to many species of bird life and wild plants.

In the Brecon Beacons National Park, you will find small towns, quaint villages and tiny hamlets sprinkled across the area. Ruined Welsh castles, Celtic standing stones and relics dating from the Neolithic and Bronze Age are to be found, some inscribed stones date from the 5th and 6th centuries.

The Brecon Beacons National Park reaches its highest peak at Pen y Fan, over 2900 feet. The 'Beacons' were the sites of ancient signal fires. Here the views are awe inspiring. At the eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains (not to be confused with the Black Mountain in the west), form the border between England and Wales, a border country of gentle landscapes, with easy access to the National Park.

The Brecon Beacons National Park is popular all year round with climbers, geologists, bird-watchers and botanists. There are all sorts of activities to choose from in the area, walking is very popular, not surprising with over one thousand miles of footpaths to choose from. There are guided walks, one way walks (catch the Brecon Bus to take you back to your starting point), even walks for those with limited mobility.

Visitors interested in cycling, horse riding, gliding, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and fishing will find they are well catered for too. The Park also hosts events throughout the year and is home to many interesting attractions if your feet get a bit tired!

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