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Beacons Rest

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Fennifach near Brecon, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "I booked for 1 week and stayed for 3 weeks with thanks to the charming owners and their cosy studio flat - a peaceful haven perfectly placed on the river and near the small town."

    It might seem a bit quiry to describe the studio as above the garage. It is not used as a garage ,the studio is separate and private with use of the large garden The location is a bird watcher/walker's paradise with reservoirs and nature reserves nearby but plenty of other attractions such as Hay on Wye book town and the busy Abergavenny Market by bus or car. Plus a cinema, theatre, music pubs. Could easily have stayed much longer and hope return again. Must also thank Sykes for making my travels easy to plan with loads of choice over UK at affordable prices.

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Jan 2024

  • "It's a nice place to stay for a week, but the bed needs a headboard, watching TV it has the tendency to move away from the wall leaving you uncomfortable, apart from that it was a very pleasant stay."

    Reviewed by Kevin3.1Oct 2023

  • "We were very pleased with everything offered for our use and comfort."

    And the location was delightful.

    Reviewed by Alec4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had a great stay and really enjoyed the extra touches from the owners."

    The home made bread was delicious.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Jan 2023

  • "Ideal bijou studio apartment perfectly placed for the Brecon Beacons with delicious welcome pack and very friendly owners."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a lovely, compact getaway in a delightfully quiet location."

    Ideally placed for a myriad of excellent hiking and for the less energetic, miles and miles of flat canal walks and an array of waterfalls. Plus, of course, all of the tourist attractions the Beacons have to offer - useful as a wet weather option at least! The hosts are lovely people, kind, courteous and caring, who really have made sure that everything you need is available. They put many property owners to shame and make guests feel very welcome!

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2022

  • "Overall a very nice to stay, very close to Brecon and other places to visit, the ..."

    Overall a very nice to stay, very close to Brecon and other places to visit, the studio apartment was very clean and just as described, the hosts were fantastic, the homemade bread was amazing also so we're the Welsh cakes, highly recommended

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay."


    Reviewed by Rhys3.8Aug 2022

  • "Excellent hosts, beautiful little studio."

    The home-made bread was delicious! Would highly recommend for anyone wanting a cosy quiet stay near the brecon beacons!

    Reviewed by Carlos5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lots of lovely details and touches."

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Nov 2021

  • "Everything one was likely to need was packed into the studio effectively, everything worked, and the location was lovely."

    However, it's a very cramped space where one has to keep putting up and taking down a folding table. The use of a fold-down sofabed would make better use of the space. The hosts are also not great at communication, each saying contradictory things about whether we could charge our electric car or not, and even phoning Sykes to phone us rather than communicating directly about it. We didn't have a problem with either decision about the car charging, only the way it was communicated.

    Feedback We thank you for your feedback and value your suggestions as seen from many years of comments from guests. We regret the crossed wires in regard to the charging of electricity which, incidentally, was free of charge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.1Nov 2021

  • "It was a compact studio, as described, and had everything we needed."

    The owners are pleasant and helpful. It is a lovely area which we were not previously familiar with. There are good walks all around.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2021

  • "Location excellent, cottage clean cozy and comfortable."

    Home made loaf of bread was a lovely gesture.

    Reviewed by S4.7Jun 2021

  • "Extremely helpful owners."

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Oct 2020

  • "Lovely little apartment, very nice hosts."

    Had everything I needed. Would definitely return, its in a nice spot with plenty of places so nearby to explore. Lovely river walk into Brecon.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely location with lots to do nearby and beautiful scenery."

    The room was well furnished and was well kitted out. It was very comfy and clean. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience .

    Reviewed by Amy4.7Aug 2020

  • "Well equipped and spotlessly clean accommodation, a thoughtful welcome pack and a beautiful, tranquil location."

    Beacons Rest is a good base for exploring the Brecon Beacons - we particularly enjoyed walks around Talybont and Talgarth. The accommodation is situated by a pretty stretch of the River Usk with a scenic walk into Brecon. A very relaxing way to spend a few days and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Jul 2020

  • "Care has been taken to make the outside slip proof, however in wet/frosty weather the wooden steps remain a hazard."

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Oct 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage, in a lovely little village, with the town a two minute drive away and walks on the doorstep."

    Mr & Mrs McBrearty we’re so accommodating, and we loved the freshly baked bread!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very peaceful place and the weather was beautiful for February."

    The only downside for me was the flies (lots of them) in the room because it's in the countryside.

    Reviewed by Jennifer3.1Feb 2019

  • "Beacons Rest is a delightful bijou studio apartment."

    It is ideally situated to explore the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains.There are some excellent walks that can be done from Beacons Rest. These start with a lovely riverside path which leads to the town of Brecon. My favourite was the ascent of Pen y Crug. The view from the summit of Brecon and the Pen y Fan range with half a dozen red kites and a couple of buzzards soaring overhead was marvellous. A walk description is in the apartment, although this can be considerably shortened by doing the walk direct from Brecon. Beacons Rest is very well equipped and sunbathing on the balcony, even in September, with the beautiful views and sightings of rabbits, squirrels, red kites, buzzards and ravens was very relaxing. The owners were most welcoming and presented me with a delicious loaf of newly baked bread on my arrival. The narrow access road is rarely a problem, because very little traffic uses it. Provisions can be obtained from Morrisons or the Cooperative in Brecon. I enjoyed my holiday at Beacons Rest so much, that I have already booked for September 2019!

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Sep 2018

  • "The studio was small but very well equipped."

    The small balcony was lovely to sit in the evening very quiet and peaceful. Pity about the weather.

    Reviewed by D5.0Aug 2018

  • "Excellent property, good location fot walks etc."

    Spotless accomodation with a lovely welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2018

  • ""Beacons Rest" is set in a very quiet and peaceful location, down a single track lane about 2 miles from Brecon town, the property is light and airy, small and compact and is an ideal location to make a base to explore the Brecon Beacons and the surrounding area for a couple, on their own."

    The Owners of the property are really lovely, we were left, Milk, Butter, fresh fruit and a local Brecon newspaper also some delicious home made honey bread, really lush, nice touch!! Nothing seemed to much trouble. Would we return to "Beacons Rest" again?? well as a rule we only tour an area once then move on, but Yes we would certainly be very happy to stay there again if ever we happened to revisit the area again.

    Reviewed by Carol4.6Sep 2017

  • "Beautiful location ."

    Property has everything you need. Owners friendly and helpful. Plenty of places to eat in Brecon town and parking was always available. Lots of things to do ,would recommend the Red kite feeding, four waterfalls walk and canal taff trail. Had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.6Sep 2017

  • "I had a most enjoyable and peaceful stay."

    Thoughtful little extras were provided and the bed was very comfortable!

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Aug 2017

  • "Beacons Rest is in a beautiful part of Wales with lovely landscape and scenery and plenty of walks right on the doorstep."

    The owners went over and above to welcome us to their property, which is an annex to their house, sited above their garage and accessed by some outside steps at the rear. This was fine for us but would not be very suitable for anyone with mobility problems, who struggles with stairs. On arrival we were given a freshly baked home made loaf which was really tasty. There was fresh milk, tea bags, etc in the room and everything was extremely clean. The bed was comfortable with lovely cotton sheets, there were beautiful thick towels, even the loo rolls and kitchen roll were of top quality. The room is a studio with a small 2 hob electric cooker and an all in one microwave/oven/grill, which we did use to cook with although cooking space was limited. Wifi signal was limited, however the owners could overcome this with an extender. Overall we had a lovely peaceful and tranquil few days at this property and would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Nick4.8Aug 2017

  • "Comfortable and more than adequate for a short stay."

    Very relaxing ambience.

    Reviewed by F4.0Sep 2016

  • "Beacon's Rest was good in every way - frendly and welcoming owners, good facilities, comfortable and with everything one would need during a stay."

    Kitchen facilities good - no oven but twin microwave/grill covered all types for cooking. Fridge freezer allowed food to be bought and kept or frozen until needed. The location was great for visiting places within the National Park and further afield - South Wales including Cardiff. Brecon itself is right on the doorstep with ample car parking and three supermarkets. Location itself on the edge of the river on a 'no through road' meant it was extremely quiet and peaceful. TV worked fine - during my stay the Olympics were on and I was able to watch all I wanted. I would certainly recommend Beacon's Rest to anyone wanting a peaceful and relaxing break amidst lovely scenery.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Aug 2016

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  • All first floor
  • Open-plan studio accommodation with one double bed, kitchen, fold-away table and armchair
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Electric heating
  • Combination microwave/grill, 2-ring electric hob, fridge, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared use of enclosed lawned garden plus private decked balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Apartment is accessed via some stone steps and open wooden steps so not suitable for the less mobile
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only
  • Note: Trout and salmon fishing available with information provided by the owner. Please Note: Charging of electric cars are not permitted at this property, please use designated charging points in the town
  • Thank you

The property

Brecon 2 miles. A high quality studio apartment attached to the owners' home, close to the River Usk in the quiet hamlet of Fennifach, two miles from Brecon.

This pretty Brecon self-catering apartment offers very comfortable accommodation, lovingly styled to offer a perfect romantic base in a wonderfully peaceful location.

This beautiful Brecon self-catering apartment has the most welcoming feel - the lovely balcony is ideal for alfresco dining and soaking up the lovely views, while inside, the accommodation is cosy whatever the weather.

Spend relaxing days in and around this lovely Brecon self-catering apartment with scenic river walks right from the doorstep taking you further into the countryside or into Brecon town itself where you can enjoy the wonderful architecture, the quaint little shops, afternoon tea or a trip to the theatre.

Maybe enjoy boat rides on the river or fantastic walks through the magnificent Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons), with their ever-changing scenery.

With great cycle routes in the Bannau Brycheiniog, why not bring along your bike?

The area is ideal for walking, hiking, cycling or just enjoying wonderful days out.

The Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons) has been designated an International Dark Sky Reserve for astronomers, only the fifth in the world.

Head further south to explore Swansea and Cardiff, or head west to Laugharne, home to Dylan Thomas's writing shed.

Laugharne will be home to many celebrations of Thomas's work in 2014 as the village marks the centenary of the poet's birth.

From this delightful Brecon self-catering apartment you can explore an abundance of castles and museums, watch the red kites at the nearby feeding station, enjoy permit fishing, wander around beautiful gardens, maybe add a round of golf and then return to your romantic retreat for cosy evenings together.

A perfect Brecon self-catering apartment, all year round.

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About the location


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

On the edge of the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons) 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 Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons) 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.

Please Note: Charging of electric cars are not permitted at this property, please use designated charging points in the town. Thank you

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