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The Bull Pens

46 reviews
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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Set in the most glorious countryside, surrounded by rolling fields, woodland and 180 acres of farmland with grazing cattle, red kites soaring overhead and a wealth of interesting trees, flora and fauna. Beautifully converted to an exceptionally high standard from the original 17th Century barns, the two cottages have a contemporary, yet comfortable and homely feel. The craftsmen builders have retained the original oak beams, and some of the stonework. The owners are very happy to help guests make the most of their stay and have plenty of local information and recommended places to visit in the area. This is an ideal base for exploring the area. The market town of Brecon is only a 20 minute drive away; famed for its impressive Cathedral, a bustling town centre with cafes, shops and superma...Set in the most glorious countryside, surrounded by rolling fields, woodland and 180 acres of farmland with grazing cattle, red kites soaring overhead and a wealth of interesting trees, flora and fauna. Beautifully converted to an exceptionally high standard from the original 17th Century barns, the two cottages have a contemporary, yet comfortable and homely feel. The craftsmen builders have retained the original oak beams, and some of the stonework. The owners are very happy to help guests make the most of their stay and have plenty of local information and recommended places to visit in the area. This is an ideal base for exploring the area. The market town of Brecon is only a 20 minute drive away; famed for its impressive Cathedral, a bustling town centre with cafes, shops and supermarkets, a Farmer's Market, an excellent cinema, theatre, museums and a leisure centre with indoor swimming pool. For guests wishing to go to the coast the wonderful Gower beaches are an excellent day trip option as would be a day out exploring Pembrokeshire. Let as one. Home delivery from Asda & Waitrose available. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: Visit Wales 5 starMore
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Swingset
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Hot Tub
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
Additional amenities & feature info
The barn has large dining and seating areas with comfortable sofas, flat screen TV and DVD. Wood burning stoves are located in both living rooms. The slate tile floor has cosy under-floor heating. Separate spacious kitchens with newly fitted shaker-style units. Plenty of work and storage space, fully equipped with the latest appliances; electric halogen hob and oven, washing machine, dishwasher and upright fridge-freezer and microwave. Front door leads out to terrace and large outdoor table and chairs and BBQ. Tastefully decorated twin and double bedrooms with bath and shower en-suite. An upstairs sitting room with a high ceiling boasts a magnificent oak A frame. The contemporary colour used on the feature wall enhances this cosy living space with oak floor and wood burner set in the hand-hewn fire surround. Direct access onto a large decked area with outdoor table and chairs where you can sit out in the evening with a drink and admire the fine views of the surrounding hills. Hot Tub available with Upper Bull Pen.
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

Just had a fab weekend in The Upper Bull Pen, wonderful place for a weekend of rest & relaxation. Lovely hostess that helped us to source a pub where we had a lovely Sunday lunch & watched the Wimbledon final there which was a bonus....More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank sallybassett2018
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We came to the bullpens for a 4 day family break to get away from the big smoke. Couldnt have chosen a better spot, right in the middle of the beautiful countryside about 20 mins drive from Brecon. The 2 cottages are brilliant, both very...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Glostermeteor
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Just got home from a wonderful weekend at the Bull Pens. What an amazing cottage for 8 friends to celebrate a special birthday. Fiona was a great host, even offering to organise minibuses and restaurant bookings for us. The welshcakes, cheese, milk and wine were...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank dizzygirly22
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

You'll struggle to find a more peaceful place , we visited as 2 family's for my pals 40th birthday , so much space the pictures don't do it justice , book it you won't regret it

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank AdamM2447
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Perfect for relaxing break -fab scenery and tranquility. Hot tub was amazing! Celebrated a special occasion with group of friends and made wonderful memories . Fiona was perfect host, welcomed us with welsh cakes! Would highly recommend - and would visit again.

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank Tia b
About the Owner
Fiona J
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2011
Availability
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About the neighbourhood
A championship golf course at Cradoc and a 9-hole course in Brecon are popular with both local and visiting golfers. Llangorse Lake for sailing enthusiasts and the Taff Trail for cyclists and excellent walking in the surrounding hills. Main Events in the local calendar: Hay-on Wye Literary Festival in May Brecon Jazz Festival in August The Royal Welsh Agricultural Show in July Llanfihangel Nant Bran has direct access onto the Epynt Way and there are marvelous cycle routes in the surrounding area. The Green Man Festival in August
How to get there
From Abergavenny, Hereford or Cardiff direction, arrive at the Brecon bypass roundabout and take A40 to Llandovery. After exactly 3 miles, turn right by bus shelter. From the West on the A40, approximately three miles from Sennybridge, turn left, prior to the bus shelter. Sign posted to Llanfihangel Nant Bran. From this point, the journey is the same from both directions At T-Junction turn right. After ½ a mile turn left. It is sign posted to Llanfihangel Nant Bran at all these junctions. Continue on road for 4 miles. Driveway is on the right, well sign posted for Pentregwyn and The Bullpens.
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