Byres is a charming, renovated barn ideal for a break for either two
people or for a family holiday for those with slightly older children.
Offering the best of both worlds - Byres enjoys a peaceful setting on
the owner's smallholding, and good access to Builth Wells and Brecon at
the heart of the National Park. An ideal base for visitors to the
Royal Welsh Show.
Inside, this converted barn there is a double bedroom and bathroom
Upstairs two open-plan 'bunk' bedrooms rooms, reached up a very steep
set of ladder stairs - exciting for slightly older children but perhaps
not ideal for very young families.
The setting for Byres is a delight and a children's paradise, with
plenty of space for play and exploration, a swing in the garden in the
great oak tree and mown graasy tracks through the meadows and down to
the stream below. There are walks further afield from the cottage door
over the surrounding hills and the Eppynt Hills and then come back to a
warm cottage with a wood-burning stove to welcome you on your
return. There is also plenty of safe storage for mountain bikes.
Self catering accommodation
Sleep 5 in 3 bedrooms:
One Double bedroom on the ground floor
Upstairs to a bunk bedroom and a single bedroom
The bright and airy open plan living room at Byres has a galley
style kitchen with electric cooker, hob and fridge.
There is use of a washing machine and freezer in a separate shared
There is a dining table and chairs, sofa and comfortable chairs, an
efficient woodburning stove and TV. This room has lovely views and the
whole property enjoys a wealth of character beams and exposed stone
Bedroom 1: This room has a double bed.
The bathroom: Has a bath, shower, handbasin and toilet.
Up the very steep ladder stairs to two balcony sleeping areas,
Bedroom 2: Twin beds
Bedroom 3: Single bed
Towels on request
Travel cot available.
Enclosed garden with furniture and a BBQ.
Not suitable for pets - by owners choice
Ample farmyard parking.
Variable mobile phone reception.
A pretty barn
Byres is a pretty barn of stone and slate. Downstairs has a light and
airy open plan kitchen, living and dining room and a double bedroom and
bathroom. Steep ladder stairs led up to an open plan loft which houses
3 single beds, arranged as a twin room at one end and a single at the
other, each with a curtain to section off the area. The whole property
enjoys a wealth of exposed beams and stone work. Byres boasts fantastic
views of the surrounding hills, and an enclosed garden.
A child's paradise
Situated on the owner's smallholding, Byres offers plenty of outdoor
space. Older children will love the meadows below the barn. Bring the
wellies and plenty of outdoor clothes because the meadows lead down to
a lovely stream and woodlands. There is plenty to keep the kids amused
here but Byres is also encompassed by great walks over the Epynt and
Your horse or pony is welcome too
Fields surround Byres and stabling is available. The owners of the
cottage are more than happy for visitors to bring their horse or pony
with them - please call to discuss this. There is superb riding
straight from the door - what a wonderful way to explore Epynt Mountain
whilst saving on those horse-sitting/livery fees!
The centre of Brecon with it's mixture of well-known shops and small
boutiques is just 5 miles from Byres. There are plenty of cafes,
restaurants and pubs to discover, and a small cinema. Take a stroll up
to the canal wharf and visit the acclaimed Theatr Brycheiniog providing
a theatre auditorium which plays hosts to many well-known acts, an art
gallery and renowned restaurant with terrace. Sit beside the wharf and
you'll find it's the perfect spot to watch the comings and goings on
the canal. Watch boats bob by or enjoy an ice-cream from the theatre
cafe and feed the ducks and swans. Make sure that you take a boat ride
to see the canal from a completely different perspective - the
tow-paths provide miles of easy cycling too. Alternatively, head
through the cathedral grounds to the Priory Groves, some very pretty
woodland bordering the River Honddu.
Brecon 5 miles, Llandovery 22 miles, Abergavenny 25 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property
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