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Downstairs master king-size bedroom
Downstairs master king-size bedroom
Downstairs king-size bedroom
Downstairs king-size bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
King-size bedroom with en-suite
King-size bedroom en-suite
Double bedroom
Bathroom for the double bedroom
Surrounding views of the Brecon Beacons with stunning walks from the door of Old Crofftau
Drone image of the valley surrounding the property
Visit the nearby market town of Brecon
Take a stroll along the many miles of footpaths that run along the Monmouth to Brecon canal
A visit to Brecon Cathedral with its on site restaurant is a must
Take a long boat trip, hire a boat or watch a show in Theatre Brycheiniog at the canal basin
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Old Crofftau

Cantref, Brecon Beacons

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
Rustic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charmingly quirky property with rustic original features and classic furniture
  • Atmospheric wood burner for cosy evenings
  • Set in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside
Property code: BN107

A unique and stylish property laid out in a reverse-level style, characterised by roaring fires, wooden beams, and awe-inspiring views of the mountains beyond.

With every nook and cranny packed with charm, this magical property is what a rural Welsh stay is all about. Tucked away at the base of the Pen y Fan, this stand-alone cottage comes complete with awe-inspiring views and an unbeatable atmosphere, whether you’re unwinding in the cosy lounge or enjoying Welsh cakes in the garden. Ideally suited to families, younger visitors will adore picking songs on the retro Wurlitzer jukebox or playing a game of hide and seek both inside and out.

Featuring unique accents and characterful style elements, this holiday home is certain to wow even the quirkiest of guests. The heart of the house can be found on the first floor, cosily nestled under the rafters of the property with oak beams up above. Fill this space with music from the jukebox or switch on the TV, sinking into cosy sofas whilst dinner is prepared. Each room of this house appears to tell a story, filled to the brim with vintage pieces and a cheerful colour scheme. Discover a hidden happy place in the garden, soaking up the far-reaching mountain views whilst dining alfresco or playing ball games on the lawn.

Set off in walking boots and embrace the footpaths, cycle routes and bridleways surrounding the estate. A trip up Pen y Fan (3.5 miles), Brecon’s highest mountain, will challenge any competent mountaineer and afford you stunning views at its peak. For something a little less demanding, flock to Brecon (3.5 miles) to find the River Usk running through, stopping off for a coffee or pint of something local in this charming town. The river boasts waterfront walks or days out fishing, ideally suited to those eager for a slower pace of life.

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  • 4 bedrooms – 3 king-size, 1 double
  • 3 bathrooms - 2 en-suite bathrooms with bath, shower and WC, plus downstairs 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC plus1 separate WC
  • Larder fridge, a large electric double oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, waste disposal unit, additional fridge and freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble drier and fridge/freezer
  • Wood burner – logs provided
  • Smart TV, DVD, CD and 60's Wurlitzer jukebox
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with BBQ and furniture
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 pets welcome
  • Pub and shop within 3.5 miles
  • Pets welcome but to be kept under strict control due to grazing livestock
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

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Claire Carro

This property is personally managed by Claire.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Moses 26th January 2024

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A key fact about Old Croftau, is that the pictures simply do not do it justice. A magnificent upside-down property with views from the lounge windows that make you pause as you walk-by. The weather may not always play-ball, but you can walk from the door up onto three of the best, tallest beacons, tailoring your exercise to your time, desire and fiRead moretness-level. Brecon is close, but the property's placement means you can only see countryside, sheep and the ever-changing scenery. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by JOANNA 17th November 2023

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This was a beautiful cottage in a stunning location! Our hosts were lovely and all the facilities in both the inside and outside areas of the cottage were clearly well thought out for the comfort and enjoyment of guests. We would definitely recommend this cottage and are looking forward to returning!

Reviewed by Trudie 6th October 2023

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Reviewed by John 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Susan 14th April 2023

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Middle of nowhere it seems, but only 10-15 mins from Brecon - a really relaxing getaway from it all , surrounded by sheep and lambs and the views are glorious in every direction. Had an amazing stay in Old Crofftau. Walks from the property were great - Pen y Fan, High Gate etc. were thoroughly enjoyed. Quirky, but homely, warm, clean and comfortablRead moree, Old Croftau was lovely to return to after our walks.. Would highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Daphne 6th April 2023

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We all felt we had hit the jackpot - stunning location, old stone farmhouse with barn annexe in splendid isolation (apart from our warm and welcoming hosts) surrounded only by sheep, lambs and mountains. The barn is very well equipped snd organised and also cosy and homely to live in, plenty of bathrooms and luxuriously comfy pillows, beds and bed Read morelinen. It suited us well - we were a family party of 7 adults, a 15 mth old baby and a dog. All loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Philip 17th February 2023

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Reviewed by Kim 4th January 2023

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A great cottage situated right at the foot of Pen Y Fan with excellent walking right from the door. Weather didn't play ball for us but we enjoyed relaxing in front of the wood burner listening to the jukebox. Old Crofftau was perfect for a mini break (and Sue & Kim couldnt have been more welcoming).

Reviewed by Elaine 9th December 2022

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Excellent location, unique style, and very cosy. Owners !SELECTED!couldn!ENDOFSELECTED!t have been more helpful and left us a gorgeous Victoria sandwich cake. Views from the cottage were stunning with plenty of walks. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Julie 2nd December 2022

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What an amazing place to stay !! The owners were very welcoming and friendly, it felt like home from home. The accommodation is just beautiful and the location is stunning. The kitchen is well equipped, the beds so comfy. Appreciated the toiletries and other essentials stuff. The lounge is cosy and comfortable. The garden with its amazing views, anRead mored walks on the doorstep. I loved being surrounded the sheep. I cant recommend this place enough. We felt very privileged to have stayed here. Hide

Reviewed by Julia 4th November 2022

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Fantastic location and very special house. We've stayed here many times and still love it.

Reviewed by Carole 14th October 2022

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What a characterful barn! If you like peace, quiet, walking and being off the beaten track then this property is for you. Great for a group gathering, toasty and warm. Kim and Sue (owners) live next door and are lovely. We were lucky to have sunny and dry weather during the day and heavy rain at night, meaning we could go walking from the doorstep Read moreand then hunker down by the fire in the evening with good food, wine and company. Would highly recommend a stay here. Hide

Reviewed by Bradley 30th September 2022

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Fantastic big and cosy property Kim and Sue are great in showing you how everything works the cakes went down a treat and enjoyed the peace and quiet.

Reviewed by Richard 16th September 2022

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A very well equipped and comfortable house in a fabulous location. Great walks from the house and the Juke Box was well used

Reviewed by John 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Brian 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Louisa 27th June 2022

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Magnificent location - we loved being able to go on breathtaking walks right from the back gate. Cosy and comfy inside - big squishy sofa and lovely wood burning fire to curl up in front of. Whole house was toasty & warm. Very comfy beds. Perfect for our family reunion of three generations. We enjoyed visiting Hay on Wye and Crickhowell too. Thank Read moreyou Kim & Sue. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 23rd June 2022

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Crofftau is a beautiful, characterful stay which we return to year after year. The location and views are truly second to none with access straight from the door onto the hills. The owners keep the gardens beautifully and you can sit out there and look straight out at the highest and most dramatic Brecon peaks.

Reviewed by C 10th June 2022

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Excellent accommodation and very comfortable. We especially enjoyed sitting in the garden and enjoying a glass of wine while looking at the marvelous views. Chris and Jim 10th. June 2022

Reviewed by Andrea 27th May 2022

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We had a lovely week in Wales. The location is fantastic for walking and its great to have your own personal route from the house to Pen y Fan over Alt Dou. Sue and Kim are lovely hosts and very helpful. The barn is well equipped and a relaxing family space.

Reviewed by Alistair 29th April 2022

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This place is something special and utterly immersed in spectacular scenery and woolly friends! You can step out of the door straight up to the tops of Pen-y-fan and Cribyn. Our hosts could not have been more friendly and there was a delicious victoria sponge awaiting our arrival. The house has bags of character and has been decorated and arranged Read morereally creatively. It was also really well equipped with tonnes of fridge and freezer space. Thank you for a wonderful break! Hide

Reviewed by Jon 22nd April 2022

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What an escape to paradise. The location of the cottage is something to behold, right at the foot of the Brecon Beacons hills, with amazing views and great walks from the doorstep. The hosts, Kim and Sue were so welcoming and friendly and the welcome cake was a great touch. The cottage has so much history and it was a privilege to be able to stay tRead morehere and we cant wait to go back. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 25th March 2022

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Reviewed by Philip 19th March 2022

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Superb location for a peaceful and relaxing family holiday. Welcoming owners. Have booked again for next year.

Reviewed by Rod 11th February 2022

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A delightful home for our winter break, despite torrential rain all week, followed by Storm Eunice!! Kim and Sue came to check that we were ok and they really do care about their guests. It was a pleasure to see them again. You couldn't ask for nicer hosts. Old Crofftau has a special place in the Harris family hearts.

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