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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.

  • 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
  • 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

Claire Carro

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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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

Reviewed by James 2nd January 2022

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Lovely Cottage, great location and very accommodating hosts! Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Mark 5th November 2021

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Reviewed by Huw 15th October 2021

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A lovely place to stay for two - clean and comfortable, all set up for us on arrival by considerate host. Great location in mountains. Would certainly visit again. Be advised that the stairway to the bedroom is very steep (almost a ladder) - this is made clear on the listing, but may be a challenge for anyone with mobility issues.

Reviewed by Jonathan 8th October 2021

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Reviewed by Darren 20th September 2021

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Best place I have stayed for a long time The owner was so helpful high rate the place Nice walks for there spot on

Reviewed by Angela 10th September 2021

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Spent a week at the old tool shed. Location was fabulous amazingly peaceful and Thomas was a brilliant host. Claire, Angela and Mallory

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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