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The Old Toolshed

Cantref, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Romantic
Sky TV
Quirky
Rustic
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.

The perfect bolthole for a romantic retreat and your third-wheeling pup, scamper off for a holiday in the wonderful Welsh countryside. The roaring wood burner, cosy rugs and sofas, and bags of charm will make sure no one has their tail tucked between their legs as you arrive at this humble abode. With your four-legged friend in tow, we know that the outside space is just as important as the inside – if not more so. Sitting on the owner’s 300-acre farm, with the Nant Menasgin river flowing through it, walk straight from your door and kick start the day with a wild swim and a splash-worthy game of fetch.

Step up and into the property which is attached to the owner’s home. Two-legged guests can admire the exposed beams and exposed brickwork which flows throughout the house, whilst those with four legs head straight to sniff out the snooze spots. The lounge is treated to a wood burner which promises to keep the chill at bay and provides a warming welcome after days outdoors. With plenty of space for the all-important treat jar and your provisions, rustle up feasts in the light kitchen before dining at the table or descending a step and taking a plate outside to the patio. The shower room sits on the ground floor, making it easy to wash off any mud picked up during walks. Climb steep stairs to rest your head in the bedroom which boasts fantastic views across the Black Mountains and has a characterful sloping ceiling.

Forget the car and explore nearby, starting with a swim for all in the winding Nant Menasgin river and finishing with a roam of the woodlands where plenty of sticks and scents await. Around 8 miles from home sits Pen-y-Fan, the highest peak in South Wales, where the panoramic views are well worth the climb.

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

  • 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

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Julie 16th July 2021

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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

Reviewed by Robert 25th June 2021

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

Reviewed by Leslie 21st May 2021

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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

Reviewed by Anna 8th May 2021

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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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