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Brook Cottage

Abercraf near Ynyswen, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 1000751)



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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Accommodation was very well equipped with everything we needed."

    Surrounding area was superb- a very enjoyable holiday. Would definitely come back

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay and were very impressed with the level of comfort and cleanliness."

    Only negative was that wrong number to key safe sent via email and wrong contact details. Luckily I was contacted by phone the night before by the agency so had the correct contact number to ring when we got there and could not get in. Good communication otherwise and would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2021

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable and a good size for the 3 of us and our dog."

    The kitchen was well equipped and the instructions on parking and accessing the property were very clear. The Wi-Fi was available to use throughout our stay. We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by DorothyJul 2021

  • "You gave incorrect number for key access."

    Contact numbers were incorrect. Luckily neighbours were able to contact cleaning person who was able to help us with access or we could have been stranded. Suggest you contact the owner and correct the above!!!!

    Reviewed by SylviaJul 2021

  • "The perfect dog friendly cottage in a great location."

    Well kept and well equiped with everything needed for a comfortable stay in a superb setting close to the coast and yet set in the countryside. We have already recomended this cottage to our friends and we will book again in the future. Thank you.

    Reviewed by CarlJun 2021

  • "Difficult to realise how small this place really is."

    Would be really bad with 4 people in it. Slightly ridiculous write up about the property and what you can do in it. The seating in the living area is very uncomfortable, and having the tv high up on the wall means a cricked neck is a certainty. Terrible smell of air freshener, really overpowering. The kitchen equipment is OK, but a dishwasher instead of (or as well as) a washing machine would be great. The tap in the bathroom washbasin makes a noise like a banshee. Outside access not easy, even for someone only 5ft 2ins (me) as low roof dips over the path.

    Reviewed by CarolynJun 2021

  • "This is an well-placed cottage: on the doorsteps of the lovely nature that the Brecon Beacons offers, and not too far from the beautiful beaches of the Gower (throw in an evening meal in The Mumbles)."

    The cottage itself was very pleasant. It's a great place to cook and sleep, and since that's basically what we used it for what more could you ask for. Nice backyard, which includes some trails within a wooded area.

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2020

  • "The cottage was a little smaller than it looked on the pictures."

    The garden was great for sunny evenings and Abercraf is a perfect location for all things outdoors. The cottage is basic and not all of the cutlery and crockery were clean so I had to wash everything before using it. You use quirky to describe the property and this is exactly right but it also has a rustic charm. There's only three in our party and it was an adequate size.

    Reviewed by LizAug 2020

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The property

Ynyswen 1.9 miles.

Brook Cottage is a quirky countryside cottage nestled in the village of Abercraf near Ynyswen, South Wales.

Ideally situated within reaching distance of the Brecon Beacons, this charming abode provides a fantastic space for both a couple or a group of four seeking an action-packed adventure in the south of Wales.

Enter into this charming cottage and be greeted by two vintage green armchairs and a traditional Welsh dresser, before moving your way over to the sofa where you can keep warm from the heat of the woodburning stove that lies within the striking inglenook fireplace.

Turn on the TV to find an entertaining movie for the whole group to enjoy, before wandering into the homely farmhouse kitchen filled with antique furnishings and a lovely oak table, where you can sit and chat with friends whilst the chef of the group takes to the contemporary electric stove to whip up a delicious three-course meal.

Settle down for the evening with a relaxing soak in the bathtub or cleanse yourself with a rinse under the overhead shower, before grabbing your towel and heading into the warmth of your bedroom for the week.

Choose to stay in one of the two double bedrooms available, both of which boast calming neutral hues along with contrasting dark wood furniture creating a relaxing space where you can lay your head to rest at the end of an eventful day exploring the area.

Kick start your day with a refreshing stroll out in the garden, where you can enjoy breakfast out on the lawn at the outdoor dining area before putting on your best walking gear and heading out for an action-packed adventure.

Embark on a scenic hike through the Brecon Beacons National Park and discover historical landmarks such as Herbert's Quarry and the enchanting Lower Neuadd Reservoir, sure to take your breath away.

Wander the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, stopping off at the imposing Carreg Cennen Castle and Paxton's Tower along the way.

Further afield in the city of Swansea you can spend the day wining and dining in the Maritime Quarter, watching as boats bob happily in the waters.

Brook Cottage makes for a wonderful retreat to the Welsh countryside with your loved ones.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and patio furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 1.2 miles

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About the location


Swansea 17.8 miles; Port Talbot 22.1 miles; Brecon 22.6 miles

Nestled within the scenic county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf in the South of Wales, you will find the charming village of Ynyswen. Surrounded by the luscious green valleys, this traditional Welsh village provides a fantastic base of which to explore the outstanding Brecon Beacons and has become a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and avid ramblers alike. Home to a plethora of local stores, including its very own supermarket, stocked with all of the household essentials and the quirky pub known as Ancient Briton where you can enjoy a refreshing pint with the local, visitors are always within reaching distance of everything they could ever need for a smooth-sailing holiday in the area. Spend your days on action-packed days out to exciting attractions such as the nearby Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary and Henrhyd Falls, before losing yourself in the captivating history of landmarks such as Carreg Cennen Castle and Paxton's Tower. Ynyswen makes the perfect setting for an unforgettable holiday to South Wales.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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