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Gorgeous Stone cottage with Lovely garden. Serene Location close to amenities

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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Brecon Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful Period Country Cottage.Lovely Location On Ford/bridlepath.8mls To Brecon,10mls To Hay-on-wye, 2mls To Lovely Country Pubs

The cottage is in a lovely location on a bridlepath away form traffic but only two miles from local pubs and shops. Other amenities close by are shops, cafes, lake, canal,mountains, outdoor pursuits, canoeing, horse riding. Or you can just relax in the garden and enjoy the lovely surrounding countryside. The garden is lovely and private with an old apple tree, patio area with seating and umberella and a rustic barbecue suitable for logs fires long after food cooked!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Audrey M Oakley
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german
Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Audrey M Oakley

Tom and I would love to welcome you to our lovely, homely cottage where we hope you will enjoy a relaxing and peaceful holiday. This cottage is new to the holiday let market as we like to go there often ourselves it is so lovely. We live 20 miles away, about 30 mins, so if you need us we can be there very quickly. There are many activities such as walking from the cottage up onto the hills, horseriding, sailing on Llangorse lake, canal boats from Brecon, canoeing on the River Wye, shopping in Brecon or visit the Theatre or cinema. Relax and browse around the book shops of Hay-on-Wye, or shop in the small boutiques and have a coffee or lunch in one of the local cafe's /restaurants/pub.

Audrey M Oakley purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Audrey M Oakley chose Wales

I bought the property in 1998 because of its wonderful location. Down in a dingle surrounded by lovely countryside and limited traffic as its on a bridlepath. It has been my home since then and as such is fully equiped and very cosy with much more than the basic holiday cottage such as books, cds etc. The cottage is lovely and secluded off the beaten track yet only 3 miles from Talgarth with shops and 8 miles from the nearest town of Brecon. There are two fabulous country pubs within 2 miles who serve good real ale and do lovely foood and have fab log fires.

What makes this cottage unique

Peace and serenity. Nature. Cosy log fire and comfortable sofas etc

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Thank you Audrey for a wonderful cottage, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. It had everything we needed, better than home from home, especially the wood-burning stove. Lovely location, very peaceful with lots of walks from the doorstep. We enjoyed the cottage, garden and local area so much that we will need to come back to visit all the places of interest that we never got round to. Katy and Paul September 2011'

Hi Audrey- just another thanks for our lovely stay- we have been raving about your cottage to everyone we meet- it was absolutely perfect, so welcoming and homely. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would definitely return,

Best wishes,

lesley and Duncan Porter
Aug 2011
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based on 12 traveler reviews

Gorgeous Stone cottage with Lovely garden. Serene Location close to amenities
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews

No stone unturned in creating a superb relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

We thought we'd chosen a gem of a place to stay, but Audrey exceeded our expectations, making this the ideal venue for our long weekend. The bottle of very acceptable red wine on the table upon our arrival was very welcome - thank you very much Audrey. We had both had a tough few weeks and the cottage was the perfect antidote. Absolutely love the accommodation and garden, and very highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay John. Thank you so, so much for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. Such a refreshing change and I was able to cut all the lawns yesterday and paint a wall! Thank you.
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Cosy Cottage, Off The Beaten Track

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is delightful. Lovely old features with very comfortable fittings and furniture. The kitchen has everything you need and is well presented. There is also plenty off space. The garden is especially large and would be great in the summer for eating out etc. Sadly it rained for most of our weekend break.

The beds are comfortable with crisp cotton sheets and duvet covers. The bedrooms have plenty of space for hanging up clothes and have a sitting area.

The whole house is spotless.

The lane down to the cottage is very narrow, but there didn't seem to be any other traffic, although there is a house just a bit further along. There is a small stream at the end of the garden.

Aud is an excellent owner, who responds quickly to any questions.

We were at a wedding at a nearby house so didn't really explore the surrounding area that much, but it is a very scenic location.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a great location and very well equipped

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was full of character and felt secluded although, in realty, everything was fairly near. The beds were incredibly comfortable and the bath was lovely to come back to at the end of the day! We enjoyed the conservatory in the mornings and didn't leave the house until late each day as we felt so relaxed. I wished I'd booked it for longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in a great secluded location, full of character and charm. Everything kept clean and tidy with everything required for a long or short stay on hand. We really enjoyed our stay and this was helped by the confidence given to us by an owner full of enthusiasm and excellent communication. Recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am absolutely delighted you enjoyed your stay and thank you for letting others know how lovely it is.Best wishes, Aud x
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Peaceful and Charming

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful charming cottage with everything you need for a relaxing stay .. could not had wished for a nicer place . Location was bliss and cottage was cosy with some beautiful features , could have stayed longer .

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do justice to this amazing cottage. It is so beautiful and comfortable! The master bedroom in the most amazing space. The owners are fantastic and get back to you very quickly. The location of the cottage is perfect for an escape from it all!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary

The cottage is one mile off the A470 in a quiet location post code LD3 ONR


Only 55 miles from Cardiff and the Gower which has lovely beaches.


Cardiff airport is approximately one and half hours away. Bristol Airport is also one and a half hours away.


The closest village is Llyswen two miles with a great pub for food and ale and dog friendly. Talgarth is about three miles away and has many more shops such as local butcher, spar, bakery, fish and chips. Brecon is 8 miles away with large supermarkets, markets, bakers, cafes, coffee shops, restaurants and market. Hay on wye is also about 9 miles away with great shops and cafes.

Further Details:

There are two lovely country pubs, with log fires, approximately two miles in either direction from the cottage. They both serve good food and real ale.


Rates & Availability

Brecon Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 6
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 27 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Rate 7
Oct 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Rate 8
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $24

Booking Notes:
A booking fee of 20 percent is required in order to reserve the cottage with the full balance due 8 weeks before the begining of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is fairly flexible, but in general it is after 3pm on a Friday to leave by 10.00am on day of departure.

Notes on prices:
We also rent for short breaks a minimum of 2 nights from £80 per night depending on time of year.

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Brecon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • One bathroom with electric shower, roll top bath with claw feet, sink and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms) Dbl futon in conservatory Notes on bedrooms: Two lovely bedrooms with Double Beds either end of the cottage with own staircase so very private. Very efficient storage heaters.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Outside the south facing garden is private and has a stream running through it with a small bridge over to the log shed. It has a very old apple tree, lovely to sit under and enjoy the shade, and plum trees and a small woodland garden. The rest of the garden overlooks fields and there is also rustic barbeque. There is a patio with garden furniture and other garden seats dotted around the cottage in lovely spots. There is a small summer house. ideal Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and kitchen linen is included and changed weekly, but you will need to bring your own towels. The cottage is cleaned weekly. Other: Lovely, warm and bright south facing conservatory with lovely views of the garden, stream and surrounding fields.

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