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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
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Attached to the owner’s property, this rural escape is set on a working farm with wonderful walks straight from the doorstep. With woodlands and a Site of Special Scientific Interest along the Nant Menascin River running through the farm, lace up your walking boots for days exploring your stunning surroundings. There are waterfalls and river pools for wild swimming and in the spring visit the bluebell wood for a stroll through the tranquil trees. Footpaths across the farm lead straight into the Brecon Beacons making this the ideal destination for keen walkers. The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal runs through the village of Llanfrynach (2 miles) for peaceful walks along the towpath while the cathedral town of Brecon (5 miles) has a host of independent stores and welcoming pubs and restaurants. Stroll the quaint streets and take a leisurely boat trip along the canal, spotting the abundant wildlife along the banks. For a relaxing afternoon, head to Cantref Adventure Farm (2 miles) and hop in the saddle for a pony-trek through the rolling landscape.


Situated adjacent to the owner’s property, although privacy is assured, this charming cottage sits on the farmyard courtyard. Step up and through the front door and into the warm and inviting interior where a wealth of original features has been retained, including exposed brickwork and ceiling beams. The lounge/diner is a welcoming space with polished wooden floors covered with colourful rugs and local landscapes adorning the walls. Curl up on the sofa and watch the latest programmes on SkyTV or a film on the DVD player. Light the wood burner for a cosy night in, enjoying a glass of wine as the flames flicker. The oak kitchen is compact but well-designed equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Enjoy meals at the centrally positioned dining table. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a stylish shower room. When it’s time for bed, ascend the very steep oak stairs to the cosy king-size bedroom with fabulous views across to the Black Mountains and drift off to sleep beneath the sloped ceiling.


A beautiful oak door opens out and down a step onto a private stone slabbed patio with BBQ and garden furniture where you can dine alfresco and enjoy the views across to Pen y Fan. With no light pollution, enjoy a spot of stargazing in the clear night skies. The owner of the farm is happy to give guests a tour of the farm and to see the animals. Within 500 metres of the property is the River Menascin for picnics and swimming. A field is located below the cottage for guests who have friends wishing to camp. Stabling is available for horses by arrangement with the owner.


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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
  • 1 dog welcome
  • 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


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Julie, 16th July 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The Old Tool Shed is real treasure of a find. A true retreat from the hustle bustle of a busy life, very quiet & has beautiful views from the garden. We had many magical moments cooling off with a dip in the beautiful river at the bottom of the field. The hosts Thomas & Hannah Are very welcoming, allowing our privacy, yet on hand should we need theRead morem. The cottage is very comfortable & had all we needed. Fabulous walking right from the doorstep & a great location for exploring the Brecons. Hide

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Robert, 25th June 2021 Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Idyllic location. Very comfortable cottage. Friendly and helpful owner. Stairs are very steep and ladder like. We loved it.

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Leslie, 21st May 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The cosiest holiday cottage you can imagine. Located at the foot of the Beacons, the trail-heads to Fan y Big are within easy walking distance, making the other peaks easily accessible. Sit on the back patio and enjoy the view the hills below the trail to Fan y Big. Walk through the gate and down the hill to the river and your own secluded swimmingRead more hole. Walk the canal paths past the locks and into the town of Brecon. The perfect holiday home away from home. Hide

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Anna, 8th May 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We booked the cottage for a long weekend and it was exactly as described. Accommodation is cosy well equipped and absolutely lovely. The stairs to the bedroom are very steep and because this had been stated in the details it came as no surprise! It is a very peaceful location . The owners are friendly and very welcoming in an unobtrusive way. LovelRead morey location - we will definitely return. Hide

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