The riverbank barn conversion (dated 1770) offers luxury accommodation for up to 15 people. Located at the Happy Horse Retirement Home, a stunning 100 acre farm in a secluded valley in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park in beautiful, spectacular countryside. The barn has been thoughtfully been converted to a very high standard to provide comfortable self-catering accommodation in three separate cottages that are rented as one unit. Blue Brook- Green Gallop- Red Ridge. Blue Brook has a large glazed dinning area with an oak dining table seating 15 and open plan sitting room so that everyone can eat and socialize together. The Crai river runs along the cottages and large outdoor BBQ area. There are numerous walks from the farm The picturesque Crai reservoir with Brown Trout fly fishing is within a leisurely stroll. Brecon is 14 miles, whilst the sandy beaches of the Gower Peninsula are a 45 minute drive. The area has abundant wildlife including otters, buzzards and red kites.
Cottage in Brecon, Powys, Wales, UK - Located On Stunning 100 Acre Farm In Secluded Valley, Leisurely Stroll To The Picturesque Crai Rese
Raymond Van Dijk
- english, french, german
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 13, 2019
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Homely and well maintained
The Happy Horse Cottages were as described, very clean, comfortable beds and well equipped kitchens which comfortably accommodated our family gathering of 15 with ease. Nicky and her delightful dogs made us very welcome. The property was in a peaceful location with a large outside seating area and BBQ. Would have enjoyed a larger TV screen for the 6 x bed cottage lounge.
Special interest holidays:
We are ideally based for an activity break with a range of activity providers who can offer exhilarating and fun experiences for all abilities.
Sennybridge (7 min drive) Spar and Garage with cafe great for large greasy breakfast and small shop Brecon There are a number of fine butchers in town who specialize in local meat. Brecon hosts one of the best farmers market in the county fishmonger and greengrocer in the market hall, several supermarkets.
The Beach We are only 45mins drive from Swansea and the Gower for superb beaches and safe surfing
Public Transport. Being a rural area public transport is limited. Rail: The nearest station is at Abergavenny. Another option is Merthyr Tydfil both stations are about 40 minutes drive from Crai. Taxis operate but can be expensive. National Rail Enquiries: 0845 7484950.
Bus: connections are available but limited. Stage Coach is the main operator in the area: 0870 6082608. Cardiff airport 1hr by car - Bristol airport 1hr 45 min
Events Happy Horse Cottages are ideally located for the following local events:
The Hay Festival - Brecon Jazz - Royal Welsh Agricultural Show.
Happy Horse Cottages are ideally placed for you to discover the area and partake in activities of your choice.
The Mountain Information Centre is just 10 mins drive away. It has spectacular views and information about the National Park, walks on its doorstep as well as a tea room / restaurant.
Brecon is our nearest town, nestled into the Usk valley at the juncture of two rivers; its history extends back for more than 900 years.
Hay on Wye Famous for being the second hand book centre of the UK it has numerous specialist bookshops catering for every interest. Hay also has a thriving local craft industry and some wonderful antique shops. It is very easy to loose a day in this attractive town.
Walking Spectacular walks to Crai reservoir and the glacial lakes from the farm, some places of interest are highlighted on the map in the cottage and we are happy to advise you.
Mountain Biking Ride from the farm and at purpose built trails
Horse riding we don't offer any riding but you can ride at LLangorse Riding centre For experienced riders a friend of ours at Trecastle offers rides
Fishing As well as fly fishing here at Crai reservoir further beats can be discovered
Canoeing; Spend a pleasurable day winding your way down the River Wye and end up in Hay on Wye.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Changeover Day: Friday but flexible. Notes on prices: Short Break 2 nights £1050 sleeps 15pers. Short Break 3 nights £1250 sleeps 15pers. School holidays weekly rate - 3 night stay during school holidays £1850 Weekly rate Friday to Friday £2195 sleeps 15pers. May Bank Holiday- Xmas – New Year £2350.00 sleeps 15pers. per week Price for late bookings or special offers, please ring or email.