River Cottage ref: UK13642

Abercrave, near Ystradgynlais, Brecon Beacons

4 Star Self Catering



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  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 


This lovely, semi-detached stone cottage is situated in the south part of the Brecon Beacons National Park and is the perfect property to base yourself in if you are looking to explore the area. The property was a former school built in the 1860’s before being converted into cottages, and is accessed down five steps from the road. There is an open-plan kitchen/dining room with all the appliances you could need, including a coffee machine, leading onto the lovely cosy living room with exposed stonework. This room also has a wood burner - great for those chilly nights. On the first floor is the master bedroom with a kingsize bed, decorated to a high standard, whilst the second bedroom has a single bed with a pull out bed underneath. The family bathroom consists of bath with electric shower and toiletries are provided.

There is masses to discover in this area. You have the Brecon Beacons National Park with south Wales’ highest mountain, Pen Y Fan, where the views on a good day here are spectacular. You also have the dark skies, so worth a trip up in the evening. The National Showcaves Centre for Wales is a short drive from the property and offers a great day out, and there is also BikePark Wales for those cycling/mountain bike enthusiasts. It is the largest bike park in the UK and has some fabulous routes for all types of riders.

The waterfalls at Ystrafelta are just magnificent, or for beach lovers, the Gower Peninsula is less than an hour’s drive. This Area of Outstanding Beauty has some amazing beaches - Worms Head at Rhossilli is definitely worth a visit and there are some fantastic views to be had. Don’t forget the wildlife too, including seals and jelly fish. Whatever you decide to do on your holiday, River Cottage is the perfect base. Beach 18 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

5 steps to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner and 32" Freeview Smart TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer, coffee machine and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With single bed and single pull-out bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack and doggy extras.


Sitting-out area with garden furniture. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced river 25 yards away.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    0.5 miles
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    13.5 miles
  • Lake
    7.3 miles (reservoir)

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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