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Happy Horse Cottage

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7 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
15 guests
2 nights minimum
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Group accommodation; The riverbank barn conversion (dated 1770) offers luxury group accommodation for up to 15 people. The barn has been thoughtfully converted to a very high standard to provide comfortable self-catering accommodation in three separate cottages that have to be rented as one unit. Blue Brook- Green Gallop- Red Ridge Blue Brook has a large glazed dinning area with an oak dining table seating 15 and open plan sitting room so that everyone can eat and socialize together. In all cottages: Oak floors and staircases and welsh slate complements the original beams and stonework whilst each property benefits from warm terracotta tiles with under floor heating, modern showers and a romantic freestanding bath in Blue Brook. The oak coffee tables & ‘Goldilocks’ style beds have been...Group accommodation; The riverbank barn conversion (dated 1770) offers luxury group accommodation for up to 15 people. The barn has been thoughtfully converted to a very high standard to provide comfortable self-catering accommodation in three separate cottages that have to be rented as one unit. Blue Brook- Green Gallop- Red Ridge Blue Brook has a large glazed dinning area with an oak dining table seating 15 and open plan sitting room so that everyone can eat and socialize together. In all cottages: Oak floors and staircases and welsh slate complements the original beams and stonework whilst each property benefits from warm terracotta tiles with under floor heating, modern showers and a romantic freestanding bath in Blue Brook. The oak coffee tables & ‘Goldilocks’ style beds have been handmade. Electric induction hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge with small freezer, washing machine. Access to a washing machine in Red Ridge and Green Gallop. All good quality bedlinen and towels are provided. Electricity and efficient under floor heating. LCD TV with Sky Freeview and DVD. Ample parking. Large outdoor area with furniture and BBQ. Large paddock play area. Limited mobile reception. Storage for mountain bikes, canoes and surfboards. Cot and Highchair. Non smoking. No Pets. The River Crai runs at the back of the barns, for this reason the properties are not suitable for young children unless strictly supervised. The area has abundant wildlife including otters, buzzards and red kites nesting nearby. There are numerous walks from the farm, within a few minutes walk is the picturesque Crai reservoir with Brown Trout fly fishing, the Geo Park area with its glacial lakes, the large Cnewr Estate, forestry and high commons, waterfalls and the Sarn Helen Roman Road popular with mountain bikers. Brecon is 14 miles, whilst the sandy beaches of the Gower Peninsula are a 45 minute drive. The owners have an extensive knowledge of the local area for those on foot, bicycle or horseback, they also speak Dutch, French and German. The stables are situated close to the cottages, ideal for horse lovers, with stabling available. The Crai river (SSSI) runs alongside the back of the cottages and the large outdoor sitting BBQ area. There are fabulous views over the green rolling hills and river from the kitchen and bedroom windows.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
NOISE: The cottages are part of a working farm with retired horses set in a tranquil environment.Most of the groups come here because of our peaceful location - We request our guests not to make loud noise outside. At 23.00hrs we ask all guests to go inside to keep our neighbours happy. No limitations on the celebrations inside.This might not suit all groups so before you book please make sure we are the right venue for your stay.Maximum-total of 15 persons - this number must not be exceeded
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 3 Showers
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About the Owner
Raymond V
Languages spoken:English, Dutch
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2010
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Generally nice and the tourist walk was amazing.Dogs were cute and friendly, nice quiet hideaway where we could relax and not be bothered. Everything was available that we needed, everyone was helpful and friendly when needed assistance but would have been useful to know what...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank jaib363
Reviewed 6 November 2019 via mobile

We are a groups of 5 couples + children and we had an absolutely lovely time. The cottages were excellent! Everyone kept commenting on how cosy they were and the communal areas were perfect for our group. There are really thoughtful touches like the fact...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank VoyageSeeker
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Reviewed 3 November 2019

The location is idyllic; water, wood and fields full of beautiful horses returning to the Herd after a lifetime's faithful service give this place a rare tranquility. The accommodation was excellent and kept us warm and dry in one of the wettest nights ever and...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Angie M
Reviewed 1 October 2019 via mobile

I took my Bootcamp retreat here last week and I’ve got nothing but great things to say about the venue. My clients have all had the best time and to have the ability to use all 3 kitchens makes it so much easier to cook...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank PeakFitness
Reviewed 5 August 2019

3 Cottages, one of which is large enough for everyone to socialise and eat together. Ours was a 3 generation family holiday and the set up was ideal. Ray and Nicky are very welcoming hosts. A great setup and very good value for 15 of...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Martin L
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Activities in the Park include walking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, as well as sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and fishing its rivers and reservoirs, rock climbing, hang-gliding, caravanning, camping and caving. The Taff Trail also passes through the Beacons on its way from Brecon to Cardiff. Sgwd yr Eira, on the Afon Hepste near YstradfellteThe Park is known for its waterfalls, including the 27-metre Henrhyd Waterfall and the falls at Ystradfellte, and its caves, such as Ogof Ffynnon Ddu. A Welsh mountain ponyWelsh mountain ponies graze wild within the Park, as do many Welsh mountain sheep. There are numerous sites of interest and fun things to do for all the family as well as for those with particular interests such as history, gardening, steam railways, the big caves o...
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