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The Old Toolshed

Cantref, Brecon Beacons

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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 1
grade 4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Romantic
Sky TV
Quirky
Rustic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Romantic retreat set on a 300-acre hill farm
  • Snuggle up in front of the wood burner for a cosy evening in
  • Ideal for the lone traveller
Property code: BN264

An idyllic cottage for couples seeking a rural bolthole, with walks through the Brecon Beacons from the front door and stunning views across the Menascin Valley.

Enjoying a fantastic location on a 300-acre working farm in the Menasgin Valley, this stone-built cottage makes a tranquil and relaxing retreat for one or two guests. Offering a romantic getaway for a couple, or a welcoming bolthole for a lone traveller, the cottage is attached to the owner’s property and is perfectly positioned for keen walkers, climbers, horse riders and nature lovers exploring the northern reaches of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Entering this delightful property, which is situated on the farmyard’s courtyard, the inviting lounge/diner features exposed brickwork and ceiling beams, and makes for a wonderful space to unwind in. Featuring a traditional wood burner, polished wooden floors, comfortable seating and SkyTV/DVD, the lounge is a perfect space to snuggle up and chat into the night. There’s also a welcoming dining area, perfect for enjoying a meal which you can cook in the stylish and fully equipped kitchen. Ascending very steep paddle-style oak steps, the cosy king-size bedroom has low sloping ceilings and far-reaching views towards the Black Mountains. The pretty garden has a stone patio with outdoor furniture and a BBQ, providing glorious views towards Pen y Fan. The owner is happy to give you a farm tour, and a nearby field can be used by additional guests wishing to camp out. Stabling for horses can be arranged with the owner.

The property is just 500 metres from the River Menasgin which makes a great starting point for walks and bike trails. The village of Llanfrynach (2 miles) is a stop along the Taff Trail, or you can pop into the popular market town of Brecon (5.5 miles) with its fantastic pubs and restaurants. Other attractions include Cantref Adventure Farm (2 miles), Llangorse Lake (7.5 miles), Tretower Court and Castle (13 miles) and Pen y Fan (8 miles).

Read more Code: BN264

  • 1 king-size bedroom (can be made into two 2’6” beds upon request)
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Built in electric oven and hob, microwave, large fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • SkyTV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • Garden with patio furniture, BBQ
  • Off road parking
  • Stabling available by arrangement
  • Camping field available for additional guests
  • Bedroom accessed via very steep paddle-style ladder. Not suitable for children
  • Pub and shop 5 miles in Brecon
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 18:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

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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 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rachel 20th October 2023

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Brilliant location, surrounded by beautiful walks. Lovely cottage, really recommend.

Reviewed by Philip 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Liz 4th September 2023

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Beautiful setting. Perfect for dogs too as the garden is very secure. Owner was incredibly helpful and friendly.

Reviewed by Sally 28th July 2023

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Always a warm welcome from Thomas and Hannah on their beautiful farm tucked under Fan Y Big. Wonderful walking with direct access to the mountains from the farm. Can't wait to return.

Reviewed by Nigel 21st July 2023

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Ideal location for a complete get away with amazing views. The cottage is small but big enough to be comfortable with everything that you need on site. Ladder stairs could be an issue but no problem for us. Very secure garden allowed dog to wander in and out and lots of great walks straight from the cottage with an accessible stream with pools deepRead more enough for adults to enjoy a cold plunge (weather dependant.) close by Great support from Thomas and family - cannot recommend enough. Hide

Reviewed by Natasha 9th July 2023

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A very pleasant stay in a picturesque valley. It was so relaxing and the perfect place for our anniversary. Our dog thoroughly enjoyed her walks every day. Would definitely recommend this place and our host was so lovely

Reviewed by Nicky 30th June 2023

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Owners very friendly and helpful. Peaceful location with amazing views and walks on the doorstep. We loved it.

Reviewed by Catharine 2nd June 2023

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Peaceful cottage well away from the main road but not far from Brecon.

Reviewed by Mireille 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Marnie 28th April 2023

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Wonderful spot with walks straight from the door

Reviewed by David 24th April 2023

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Every thing was perfect stairs very steep but only issue at end of day so bearable

Reviewed by Sally 7th April 2023

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We have just had a wonderful week. Thomas and his family are really welcoming and the accommodation is warm, well equipped and full of character. We have already booked to return later in the year.

Reviewed by Nick 3rd February 2023

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We loved our stay at the Toolshed and wished we could have stayed longer. Beautiful location, lovely hosts (Thomas and Hannah) we did a circular walk along the valley and back to the farm a couple of times Thomas gave us some good pointers and on the first trek called to check we were not lost. The weather for Feb was dry and sunny and could not haRead moreve been better for walking/photography it ooes without saying our dog loved the place. We met all the resident animals on the farm which was nice too. Hide

Reviewed by Michaela 9th January 2023

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Our second stay in this beautiful cottage in the perfect location to walk the beacons. It's just perfect.

Reviewed by Helen 12th November 2022

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Absolutely lovely place to stay. Really nice walks for the dog just on the door step.

Reviewed by Michaela 30th October 2022

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This wonderful cottage on a working farm is a haven of cosiness in a perfect location for hikers. Stunning scenery with hiking paths to the Beacons starting straight from the front door. Brecon is only 4 miles down the road for all your shopping. The farmers are lovely, welcoming and helpful people. The cottage features a woodburner, a fully equippRead moreed kitchen, a great shower and a private garden. Beware the stairs to the bedroom. They are so steep that you need to come down backwards. Hide

Reviewed by Joanne 14th October 2022

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Fantastic place, friendly and very helpful owner. Perfect base to explore the amazing Brecon Beacons. The log burner made the evenings nice and cosy, free logs too. Will certainly return!

Reviewed by Philip 9th September 2022

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An excellent, quirky, cottage set in a beautiful location. That ladder stair to the bedroom was an experience! Walking from the cottage on to the Beacons was great fun - we managed Fan y Big. Pen y Fan would be a long day that was beyond our age & fitness level.

Reviewed by Louise 20th August 2022

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We had such a wonderful stay at the old tool shed. Our hosts couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. I would really recommend this place. Both for the location and the accommodation.

Reviewed by Sally 12th August 2022

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Cottage well equipped and comfortable with lovely period furniture.

Reviewed by Paul 5th August 2022

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A well equipped property, having the advantage of thick walls which helped cope with the couple of exceptionally hot days.

Reviewed by Andy 29th July 2022

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A lovely, quiet and cosy retreat. It was clean and well-equipped. Fantastically placed for exploring the Brecon Beacons. A peaceful garden with a beautiful view. The owner, Thomas could not have been friendlier, or more helpful. We had a wonderful holiday.

Reviewed by Frances 8th July 2022

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For anyone who wants to stay somewhere peaceful, away from the world and with wonderful views, then The Old Toolshed fits the bill. The cottage was well equipped for a comfortable stay and the owners were very friendly.

Reviewed by Julie 1st July 2022

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Great location on a working farm. The single road that leads to it (about 2 miles) can be tricky with not many passing places should you come across another vehicle. The enclosed garden is excellent for a dog. As in previous reviews the steps up to the bedroom can be tricky, I also recommend coming down backwards like a ladder. The campsite right nRead moreext to property can get busy, be aware there may be people camping there during your stay. Great hosts and a lovely place to stay in gorgeous Wales. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 10th June 2022

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Lovely cottage, beautiful location, very helpful and friendly host. We'll definitely return.

Reviewed by Rachel 4th June 2022

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Great cottage with excellent links to walking in the Beacons. Peaceful location.

Reviewed by David 20th May 2022

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Great location walks from the back door and front door of the cottage. Peaceful, delightful just perfect we loved it.

Reviewed by Mark 17th May 2022

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Beautifully situated property, so remote and peaceful, very well equipped with everything you need, fab comfy king size bed, as mentioned in other reviews the stairs are very steep, like climbing a ladder, I found it easier to come down backwards as you would on a conventional ladder. Owner Thomas was very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Perfect pRead morelace to stay for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Loved it, hope to return. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 13th May 2022

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Cottage lovely inside and out, just need to make people aware of the ladder if people have mobility issues

Reviewed by Steve 6th May 2022

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The Old Toolshed is a little gem - it's cosy, decently equipped, wonderful views of the Black Mountains out of the back garden, good wifi, super friendly and helpful farmer/owner living next door, and access straight onto the mountain - no driving required. The paddle staircase is steep and definitely not for kids or anyone with mobility issues, anRead mored headroom in the bedroom is limited either side of the very comfy double bed. We loved it though as did our Welsh Springer - we'll defo be back! Hide

Reviewed by Kate 22nd April 2022

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A perfect place to relax and unwind.

Reviewed by Sonia 1st April 2022

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Cosy comfortable cottage with lovely wood burning stove with logs supplied .Well equipped kitchen with huge fridge freezer. Good size bedroom . Pretty garden with seating area with views. Stunning walks accessed directly from the accommodation . Can recommend a circular walk along the valley and another hike up to Fan y Big -gorgeous varied sceneryRead more. Lambing season made it extra special. Charming helpful owners on the working farm . Highly recommend . Hide

Reviewed by Jasmin 21st March 2022

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What a fabulous cottage! Thomas was an amazing host and we had the best time. The location was absolutely amazing, we were straight onto walks along the river, into Brecon or up the hills. We had extra fire wood free of charge and apple juice and chocolates on arrival; very generous. The garden was secure and dog safe; and the kitchen was well equiRead morepped for all our needs. Great value for money, thank you again! Hide

Reviewed by mike 11th March 2022

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Reviewed by Steve 28th February 2022

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Really enjoyed our stay, it is on a working farm but we had no issues at all. Fully kitted out with everything we needed and more. Totally dog secure rear garden. Great log burner and strong, reliable Wi-Fi. Stairs are ladder type, but we had no problem with them. Used as a base for walks nearby, including Taff Trail along Brecon canal and running Read morealongside Talybont reservoir, and visiting waterfalls. Would visit again. Hide

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