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Kooky Cottage

Brecon, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 1070991)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "Kooky cottage was such a great find!"

    We stayed for 4 nights beginning of this month (August) and didn't want to leave. The cottage was very cosy and comfortable with a whole lot of character. Owner has thought about, and supplied everything you could need for your stay. We found the cottage very clean and all linens, towels etc clean and fresh. Lovely decor also! Added bonus of a sofa bed which was handy too. Table and seating available to sit outside also, we didn't use them but was good to know we had the option. The stairs are steep, of varying sizes, and ceiling above them is low but with time and care they're fine to navigate!...this just adds to the character and charm though, it is a 1850s property! Great location very quiet street, easy to walk into the centre of Brecon. Street parking available in front of property, not a lot of room but we had no issues thankfully. We really enjoyed our time here and would love to visit again. Will recommend to friends and family!

    Thank you very much for your kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. The cottage does have a certain 'feel' about it that puts a smile on your face and entices you to stay. I have passed on your compliments to the house keeper as we take care to maintain the facilities and cleanliness so you can enjoy your time in Brecon. We'll look forward to welcoming you back or any friends or family in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2022

  • "Lovely quirky cottage, the stairs are a bit steep but manageable."

    Has everything you need. Great location for pubs and restaurants.

    Thank you for your kind feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. The stairs are what gives the cottage its name, 'Kooky', and are part of the 1850's 'charm'. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GraemeJun 2022

  • "The cottage was convenient for popping into the town, but it was not so easy to pop up or down stairs in view of the stairs steepness being greater than expected."

    Sykes were good at responding to any queries that we had and the info left by the owner was very good and informative. It was great for a mini break for access to the Beacons. The wood burner was better when we got some seasoned wood.

    Reviewed by LucyNov 2021

  • "Nice little cottage, comfortable and very clean."

    Description needs to state difficulty of stairs particularly for young kids and those ( like me) of a certain age

    Reviewed by Michael HartonNov 2021

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  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with sofa bed and woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Shared rear courtyard suitable for bike storage
  • Front patio with bistro table and chairs
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no children and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: The steps inside the property are steep, please take care.

The property

Situated in the bustling and historic market town of Brecon, on the edge of the scenic Brecon Beacon’s National Park, lies this Grade II, end-of-terrace cottage.

Set over three floors, Kooky Cottage is a charming escape for couples seeking exploration of South Wales.

After a day of rambles, look forward to relaxing in the sitting room, offering a traditional décor with exposed stone work and sash windows, while the woodburning stove provides a cosy ambiance.

When you’re not dining at a fine restaurant in the town, enjoy whipping up home-cooked meals within the kitchen/diner, appointed with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine, handy for when your walks take off on a muddier route!

Climb to the first floor to discover the double bedroom with a hanging area and chest of drawers for storing clothes, while across the landing is the bathroom with bath and shower over, so you can decide how best to prepare for the day.

The market town of Brecon has plenty to offer in the form of history, from its 11th century modest cathedral with stunning stained glass, to the Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh, showcasing military history and exhibits.

Soak up culture within the Y Gaer Museum, Art Gallery & Library housed in a Greek revival building dating back to 1842 with many fascinating exhibits to discover, or for those seeking a little more adventure, explore the Brecon Beacons National Park, where you can enjoy a host of outdoor activities at the Llangorse Multi Activity Centre, offering rock climbing and horse riding, or visit Llangorse Lake for boat hire and fishing.

With all this, plus the towns of Abergavenney to the South and Builth Wells to the north, Kooky Cottage provides an excellent touring base, all-year-round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Hay-on-Wye 15 miles; Builth Wells 16 miles; Abergavenny 20 miles.

On the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park lies the historic cathedral town of Brecon, boasting beautiful Georgian and Jacobean architecture, many museums, a theatre and cinema, individual shops, restaurants and inns serving real ales and local food. The Brecon Beacons National Park offers the avid walker and keen cyclist spectacular scenery at any time of the year, with rolling countryside and valleys and the wild beauty of waterfalls and caves. The park is home to traditional market towns, castles, ancient monuments and miles of canal where many pretty walks can be enjoyed. For the less energetic, pony trekking, canal cruising or the local Brecon Steam Railway are a must. Travel a little further to Hay-on-Wye with its numerous book shops, visit the craft and collectors’ fairs and the four day Royal Welsh Agricultural Show at Builth Wells, or explore the delightful medieval town of Abergavenny. A perfect base for an all-year-round family holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas