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Cosy cottage in hamlet with pub, near Brecon - children and/or dogs welcome!

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel cot, free WiFi
Flat-screen TV, fireplace, DVD player, toys

Overview of Cosy cottage in hamlet with pub, near Brecon - children and/or dogs welcome!

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Cosy cottage in hamlet with pub, near Brecon - children and/or dogs welcome!

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
  • Follows industry sanitisation guidelines
Brecon, WLS

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNational Botanic Garden of Wales53 min drive
  • Popular LocationRhondda Valley61 min drive
  • Popular LocationDevil's Bridge Falls89 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
900 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Cosy cottage in hamlet with pub, near Brecon - children and/or dogs welcome!

Family-friendly cottage in Brecon
Pretty pet-friendly Bwthyn Gwennol, near Brecon, is a 'best of both worlds' bolthole offering a cosy yet contemporary, wild yet WiFi, close to a pub yet peaceful getaway on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in the Epynt hills.

Recently refurbished stone-built cottage offering a characterful rustic-modern mix of decor, a well-equipped home from home with walks from the door, a country pub a stone's throw away that is perfectly placed to explore the Brecon Beacons & beyond.

The perfect getaway - Bwthyn Gwennol (translated from Welsh into "Swallow Cottage" after the swallows that nest in the area every summer) is a recently refurbished two-bedroom cottage in the peaceful hamlet of Pentrebach on the edge of the Brecon Beacons just off of a country lane 3 miles north of the A40. The cottage was rebuilt from an original byre in 2005 and the stone and timbers were re-used in the rebuilding. The cottage has been recently refurbished and redecorated.

Sleeping four it is a cosy and comfortable cottage, mixing contemporary with classic styles with many character features including oak beams, stone floors, hand-made oak kitchen all topped off with a tastefully coordinated Farrow & Ball and Little Greene painted colour scheme. All rooms are fully furnished with a mix of vintage and contemporary furniture, including sumptuous Tetrad sofas, and dotted throughout are artwork and ornaments some from local artists and some from the owners’ own giftware range to make you feel at home. Underfloor heating throughout and a wood burning stove in the lounge ensure it is cosy in winter and the stone walls and limestone & travertine flooring mean it stays cool in the summer months.

To ‘show’ you around…

The front-door approached along a private dry-stone-walled pathway has a key-lock-safe (details sent prior to arrival) if we are not around to welcome you.

The enclosed outer porch is perfect for storing coats, shoes, boots and pet paraphernalia – it is heated so great for airing outdoor clothes as well as drying off damp dogs!

The kitchen is fully equipped for all your wining and dining needs with a range of equipment for snacking & nibbles through to cooking a roast & baking a cake! All the expected appliances; kettle, toaster, microwave, coffee-machine etc are available along with electric oven & halogen hob, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. A welcome pack with a few essentials to get you started will be found on the kitchen table along with the ‘Bwthyn Book’ which covers all the information, from essential to trivial, you may need during your stay.

The lounge-diner has a dining table to seat four (NB there is a high-chair available for little people – along with toddler-friendly crockery, cups etc) with French doors opening out into the terrace. The lounge has 2 comfy Tetrad sofas with throws, flat-screen TV, free-view SKY box and DVD player. There is a broad selection of DVDs, along with board games and plenty of books suitable for all. The log-burner is easy to use, with a supply of logs in the cooler months – and we can help you get started lighting it if necessary…

Just off this is a utility room and downstairs loo, with a washer-dryer, an airer, iron and ironing board. There is also an outdoor clothes airer.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, both with king-size beds made up with crisp white cotton bedding and throws. There is ample storage for clothes and personal effects and each bedroom has an alarm clock and hairdryer. There is also a travel cot and changing mat available along with some traditional toys to entertain little ones.

The main bathroom comprises of bath with shower over and is of a generous size to ensure a relaxing soak after a day’s walking, sight-seeing…

Outside there is a private parking area for 2 cars. There is a fully enclosed garden for children and/or pets with a lawn gently sloping down to a terrace with patio furniture and BBQ. There is a further area beyond the drive with picnic bench and fruit trees.

We try to be as ‘green’ as we can regarding our cleaning products using Ecover and Method and local company Myddfai’s environmentally friendly hand-wash and lotion.

There is unlimited WiFi throughout the cottage and plenty of spaces to set up a lap-top if you absolutely have to!

Pentrebach is in sheep-farming country, so is a working wilderness. There are wonderful walks from the door taking you up into the hills with breathtaking views across to the Brecon Beacons and the 40 mile circular Epynt Way walking, horse-riding and cycle trail is at the top of the valley.

The village is lucky to have retained its local pub - the Shoemakers Arms - in fact the villagers co-own it to ensure its perpetuity! As a traditional community the village has numerous events throughout the year, for example; Sports Day (August Bank Holiday), Bonfire Night, New Year’s Eve party to which guests are more the welcome to attend! The pub has a reputation for good, hearty food, at a reasonable price. Please check website for opening times, as they do vary, and it’s always best to book a table on the weekends as it does get busy.

NB As there are livestock in the fields surrounding the property please ensure dogs are on a lead/under control at all times.

Sennybridge (3 miles away) is the nearest place for provisions and has several garages with well-stocked grocery stores attached, a post office and a handful of pubs.

Heading east…

Brecon is the closest town with a mixture of a few chains and independent shops, lots of cafes, pubs and restaurants, a leisure centre, cinema, theatre, cathedral, as well as several museums plus canal and river walks. ‘Brecon Jazz’ is a highlight of the annual calendar taking place in August.

Slightly further afield there is Hay-on-Wye – the world-famous book town with dozens of book shops, independent stores and plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants and of course the famous Hay Festival which takes place in May every year.

Further east, but well within striking distance, are the towns of Crickhowell, lots of boutique shops, cafes, bars & castle and Abergavenny, the ‘gate-way to the Beacons’ with its fabulous food festival every September.

Go west…

Llandovery is a typical west Wales market town with lots of independent shops and eateries as well as the ruins of Llandovery castle with the striking statue of Llywelyn standing guard.

A little further on is the popular market town of Llandeilo with lots more independent stores including a Ginhaus and branch of Toast!

And, of course, Cardiff and Swansea are both under an hour away if you need a city fix!

There is ample walking in every direction; the popular peaks in the eastern Beacons around the Pen y Fan range and further to the Black Mountains, the quieter western Beacons and Carmarthen Fans, the Swansea valley cave & waterfall country to the south and to the north the wilds of the Epynt Way into mid-Wales and beyond.

The area is great for other activities too; bird-watching (see Red Kites circling overhead from the garden – the record we’ve seen is 19 in the sky all at the same time!), fishing (famous fishing rivers the Usk, Towy and Wye are all within 40 minutes drive – the river Usk is only 3 miles away), cycling (bike hire available in Brecon), pony trekking, kayaking, climbing, sailing and golf (Cradoc golf club is only 8 miles away) are all within the local area.

And if all of the above doesn't wear you out during the day, at night why not try a little star-gazing ? The Brecon Beacons National Park became an International Dark Sky Reserve in 2012 and there are some great spots we can recommend on a clear, starry, starry night to wish upon a star or two trillion...
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Jenny Jones

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of European Holiday Home Association (EHHA - Europe)


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage
  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Children's books
  • Toys
  • High chair
  • Travel cot


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Spices
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Alarm clock
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Hairdryer
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • Flat-screen TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Video library
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished patio
  • Terrace
  • Fenced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating
  • Fan


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4
  • Smartphone data usage (unlimited)
  • Unit size: 900 sq ft (84 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property

About this area


Located in Brecon, this cottage is in a rural area. Pen y Fan and Brecon Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Brecon Beacons National Park and Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Center. Kayaking offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking nearby.

What's nearby

  • Brecon Golf Club - 19 min drive
  • Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Center - 23 min drive
  • National Botanic Garden of Wales - 53 min drive
  • Rhondda Valley - 61 min drive
  • Devil's Bridge Falls - 89 min drive


  • Usk & Railway Inn - 10 min drive
  • White House Country Inn - 10 min drive
  • The Red Lion - 10 min drive
  • Glanusk Cafe - 11 min drive
  • The Tanners Arms - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Llandovery Station - 24 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

The Perfect Get-a-way
If I were to design and build a near-perfect cottage, in a beautiful quiet area, this would be it. The host has thought of everything, and done it in style. Of the many cottages we have stayed in over the years, in all parts of the UK, this has to be way up in our top 3.

5/5 Excellent

"Just beautiful"
Jenny and Dave, what can I say, absolutely perfect! From the moment we arrived in the beautiful village and laid our eyes on the picture perfect cottage we felt so excited for what was to come. We entered the cottage and was greeted by a wonderful welcome pack, eggs , bread, milk and a bottle of wine! The cottage was so homely, everything was perfect! A large kitchen, 2 beautiful bedrooms, a relaxingly large bathroom, a manicured garden and of course the wonderful log burner! Throughout the cottage we would find all the extra touches, shower get and shampoo, some very good books to read and games to play as well as DVD's, and the list goes on. The village pub was just across the lane, and was a perfect place to end the day with a beautifully cooked meal and a glass of wine, everyone was so friendly and they couldn't do enough for us. We will definitely be coming again, the cottage was a perfect location for exploring the beautiful sites of Wales! Thank you so much for having us! Andy Sharon and Lily.

5/5 Excellent

Home from home stay
Jenny has thought about every detail to make the cottage warm and welcoming. The very generous welcome pack, and take away pub menu to hand were much appreciated, as were all the details about where to walk our dog, and places of interest locally. The location is wonderfully peaceful, but not too far to drive to Brecon and local beauty spots. The pub is just paces away: really welcoming (table for dogs to accompany diners too) - pub grub was some of the most tasty and well priced we have had for a long time and highly recommended. We loved the log burner, and had cosy nights in too. Would highly recommend booking this cottage, and would be very happy to return

5/5 Excellent

Gorgeous cottage
We had such a lovely stay at this gorgeous cottage. Everything had been thought of and it's up to a great standard. We'd love to stay again. The WiFi speeds weren't great so if you're working while you're away be prepared for slow page loading and knocking your video off on Zoom calls. We managed it though and also had this been a pure holiday, it wouldn't have mattered. There's enough for handling mobile phone usage etc.

5/5 Excellent

Happy guests
We had a lovely week. Jenny’s cottage is stunning, we loved it. Great location for us. Would absolutely recommend.