Change to check-in/check-out times
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have temporarily adjusted our check-in to 5:30pm and check-out to 9:30am. Thank you for your understanding.
The owner of Coachingman's Cottage has taken extra steps to undertake a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing, in accordance with the Visit Britain 'We're Good To Go' scheme.
You will be staying in this entire home with you and your loved ones.
This property also has contactless entry, meaning you do not need to be physically greeted by the owner to receive the keys to enter this property.
Check-in from 4:00PM and Check out by 10:00AM
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Situated on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in the hamlet of Trecastle, Coachingmans Cottage is a wonderful 300 year two bedroomed home sleeping up to 4 people.
Recently refurbished to 5-star quality, this historic cottage has retained all of its genuine character and charm whilst providing modern life's essentials and luxuries. It boasts traditional windows and an inglenook fireplace which houses a lovely wood burner to keep you warm on chilly evenings. The house is finished with chic decor to match the style, and is very homely and welcoming, with a Welsh dresser, farmhouse dining table and good quality beds and linen. There is a small enclosed back courtyard with slate shale on the floor and a small outdoor seating area.
The homely living area has exposed oak beams and the most comfortable sofa's to welcome you after a long journey or a day out in the hills on foot. Unwind in front of the log burner with a book, or relax with a film from the large collection of movies provided. The 40 inch smart TV has over 200 Sky channels and Blu-ray, so you can watch your favourite programmes too.
There are a host of outdoor delights on offer nearby. The Brecon Beacons are perfect for adventurous souls who seek the isolation of the wild rolling hills, cascading waterfalls and romantic castle ruins. Wander across the mystical Welsh landscapes, follow the grassy footpaths to discover spectacular hilltop views.
The large village of Sennybridge is 2 miles away, and approximately 9 miles west of the historic market town of Brecon.
There is a pub close by but is currently closed, we will update this listing once it opens again. In the meantime, the nearest pub is 2 miles away in Sennybridge.
2 bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4.
The master bedroom is decorated with oak furniture and the most luxurious king-size bed and deluxe bedding. Wall-mounted TV / DVD player. Window seat.
**A second bedroom is a super king-size bed or 2 luxury singles. The bed will be made up as a Superking by default so please specify on booking if you need twin beds. Wall-mounted TV / DVD player and good quality oak furniture.
The warm, pristine family bathroom on the 1st floor contains a bath with an overhead electric shower, chrome heated radiator, washbasin and WC, a roof window treats you to views over the nearby rolling hills and mountains.
The spacious homely living/lounge area has original exposed oak beams and super comfortable sofa's to welcome you to this warm cottage. Unwind in front of the log burner with a book or relax with a film from the large collection of movies provided. A Starter basket of logs provided for log burner more can be purchased locally.
Electric heating throughout is fully inclusive. The dining area has seating for 4 and a large electric fire.
The kitchen is extremely well equipped with all the cooking pots, utensils & crockery you could need. As there is no mains gas, an electric ceramic hob and modern timer/fan oven are used for cooking. There is also a modern dishwasher, washing machine and large fridge/freezer.
High chair, stair gates, cot, baby bath, and baby mat provided.
Outside there is a small, enclosed west facing outdoor area views. An outside table and chairs are provided for your use, as is a BBQ with all the relevant utensils.
On arrival, you'll find a generous welcome hamper on the oak dining table, with local Welsh cheese, wine and Welsh cakes.
Parking - although no allocated parking, the hamlet is very quiet and there is ample parking outside the cottage in the quiet street or in the nearby large lay-by.
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain facilities at some of our properties may not be deliverable. This may include - but is not limited to - swimming pools, hot tubs, and some shared communal areas. If you have a specific enquiry, please contact us by email here. Thank you for your understanding.
If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.
Dan-yr-Ogof National Showcaves & UK's largest Dinosaur Park
This is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It's one of the most significant natural networks of subterranean passages and caverns in Europe. It attracts experienced cavers as well as beginners and has been used as a location for Doctor Who (BBC).
Loads to do for adults and children. An excellent day out! Indoor kids play barn and mini-zoo. Look out for the 200 life-size Dinosaurs!!
Distance from Coachingmans Cottage: 11-mile drive (approx 20 minutes).
Pen Y Fan Mountain
At 886 Metres above sea level Pen y Fan is the crown of the Brecon Beacons and the one that everyone wants to conquer and have a picture at the monument on the summit and to see the most spectacular scenery from the highest point in Southern Britain. There are several routes up and down ranging from moderate to very tough.
The UK special forces train on this mountain range because it is notoriously difficult terrain to navigate and march in and has severe weather changes that occur unexpectedly and regularly.
Enjoy this tremendous walking country but be safe and aware of where you are and how the weather can change very suddenly. Extra clothing and water should be carried in day packs as well as food items in case you are caught in a weather change.
Distance from Coachingmans Cottage: 10 mile drive (approx 20 minutes)
Brecon Mountain Railway
For a dose of pure nostalgia, Wales' vintage railways are pretty hard to beat. Jump aboard this lovingly restored narrow gauge steam train and relax as it puffs and chuffs away alongside the Pontsticill Reservoir, a short but delightful trip on a fantastic machine in fantastic surroundings.
Adults and children will genuinely love and remember this steam puffing fantastic machine.Distance from Coachingmans Cottage: 15 mile drive (approx 35 minutes).
Llangorse multi-activity centre & Lake
Over 1000 years ago this was home to a local King. Abundant with wildlife and birds of prey the lake is the largest glacial lake in the Brecon Beacons national park. Stunning views of the mighty Pen Y Fan mountain (Highest point in Southern Britain) and the surrounding natural vastness of the Brecon Beacons are there to be admired any time of year. Pike fishing, boat hire, bike hire, fishing equipment hire etc etc.
Huge indoor climbing centre, (used to train the UK's military) zip slides, boulders, abseiling, high wire, tunnels etc. Horse riding / trekking, play areas, and much more. Suitable for all ages.
Distance from Coaching mans Cottage: 16 mile drive (approx 30 minutes).
Red Kite Feeding centre
The red Kite until very recently was one of the most endangered birds of prey in Europe. In the early 1900's this great bird was hunted to near extinction. People would kill the bird and steal its eggs for financial gain. Brecon now has the largest population of these fantastic wild birds who have started to make a recovery.
The Red Kite feeding centre is a place where you can watch dozens of these birds of prey feed in their natural habitat. The birds are totally wild and at 3.00 PM each day they are thrown meat which they impressively swoop down to collect. An impressive sight.
Distance from Tyn Y Coed Cottage: 7 mile drive (approx 12 minutes).
Waterfalls and walks
What could be more charming than the sound of a waterfall tumbling into a clear woodland pool? The geological make-up of the Brecon Beacons National Park makes it an excellent place for waterfalls.
There are planned walks that take you through many large cascades ranging from 1 hour circuits to 6 hour treks. Our cascades are a delight to walkers, photographers, botanists and wildlife-watchers alike, pick up a guide book or visit the web link below for loads of info. Distance from Coachingmans Cottage: 10 mile drive (approx 18 minutes).
Cycling and Walking
3 Miles from Cottage door.
Very close by to the cottage are dozens of superb cycling / walking areas. There are purpose made routes as well as naturally formed cycle / walking routes through forests, past rivers and around large lakes and reservoirs. There are routes for all abilities, easy to difficult.
Below is a list of the best areas to visit for a day (or an hour) of outdoor exploring on foot or bike. Most have facilities so you can buy food and drink as well as use the BBQ tables and picnic tables.
1: Halfway forest: Turn left onto A40 and travel approx 5 miles, you'll see the signs on your right.
2: Glasfynydd forest: Turn right into lanes and follow main lane for 3.0 miles
3: Usk Reservoir: Turn right into lanes and follow main lane for 3.0 miles
4: Taf Fechan forest and waterfalls: Turn right onto A40 and follow sat nav to CF48 2UT approx 10 miles
5: Crai reservoir area: Turn right onto A40 and follow sat nav to LD3 8YY approx 7 miles
6: Talybont on Usk bike forest: Turn right onto A40 and follow sat nav to LD3 7YQ approx 12 miles
7: Mountain bikers heaven: Bike Park Wales Visit website: [email protected]. Voted best mountain bike centre in UK. Dozens of routes, night time riding, cafe, bike & kit hire centre.
Llyn Y Fan Fach
A totally superb place to walk to. Walk through stunning open spaces in amongst the back drop of the Black Mountains. Llyn Y Fan Fach is a walk with a reward for those who go to the top. Breath taking scenery that will leave you speechless and amazed. You will look down and see a totally majestic lake which is famous in Welsh folk stories for its enchanted spirit, namely the lady of the lake. A ghostly apparition who guards the lake from unwanted spirits.
The lake is a must see for all, a superb picnic area, a place to spend a full summers day in peace and quiet. Adventurers can wild camp next to the lake and swim in it. (If you're brave enough). Llyn Y Fan is the lake that the actor Robson Green swam naked in as part of his extreme training for swimming naked in the freezing waters of the Norwegian Fjords. The water is extremely cold all year round.
The sky in this area has zero light pollution. This makes it a dark sky reserve which means it is one of the best geographically sited areas in the world for star gazing. Wrap up warm and take some blankets and a flask, lay back after dark on the grass and watch the most amazing, spectacular star display the universe has to offer. You won't have seen anything like this before. Each night is different to the last so the star show you see will be uniquely yours, it is a mesmerising powerful thing to see in such remote wild surroundings.
It will become one of your most treasured memories. Directions: Turn right out of the cottage and follow the lanes and signs for the Usk reservoir. Follow the road until you reach a cross roads which has 3 signs all in different directions on the compass. Red Kite centre, Myddfai and Llyn Y Fan Fach. Take the Llyn Y Fan Fach turn and follow the signs until you reach the parking area.
Distance from Coachingmans Cottage: 8 mile drive (approx 12 minutes).
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