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La Cala

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Penderyn, Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map

3.8

Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "House is well proportioned and equipped as well as being ideally placed for access to the Brecon Beacons / South Wales coastline and Mid Wales."

    We were a group of 8 and always felt we had more than enough room. In addition there is plenty of parking around the house which made life a whole lot easier than some other properties we have stayed in. There were a couple of issues we can across unfortunately as stated in some of the other reviews a couple of the beds are not overly comfortable and realistically need new mattresses. Another problem we found were most of the bathroom doors and one of the bedrooms had a habit of sticking, the result was on a couple of occasions people got stuck in those rooms and had to be released. TBH the above would be pretty easy to fix with some minor maintenance. Lastly one issue we found was related to the baths, unfortunately a few weeks before the trip one of our party broke her hip. There are no dedicated showers and the baths are a little on the deep side with no grab handles, whilst fine for someone able bodied it was a little problematic for us.

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Aug 2023

  • "Really nice holiday house."

    Two good sized bathrooms with baths. The only thing missing was a proper shower. Taking a shower in a bath is not common in The Netherlands.

    Reviewed by Dewi3.8Oct 2022

  • "We have just returned from La Cala after a 7 night stay for a party of 8."

    The location of the house is brilliant for walks in the Brecon Beacons and the size of the house is fantastic but could require some improvement. We felt with the size of the house the space could utilised alot more ie king size beds and bigger sofas. The beds felt old and very uncomfortable and could also use more neutral bedding. Just a few tweaks could really make this house amazing. A clothes airer would be a great help as it has an outdoor rotary line but you can't guarantee good weather in Wales so we were a bit stuck. A few bits in the kitchen felt a bit dated and could do with updating. The previous occupants hadn't put the bins out on time so we had almost a week of bin bags outside the driveway and every morning we had to tidy all the litter up in the street as the crows had pecked open the bin bags. All in all it was a pleasant stay but would only stay here again if it was updated and the space was utilised more. Great pub at the top of the hill though!

    Reviewed by Katie2.5Aug 2022

  • "The house was lovely and spacious."

    Our only issues were, a couple of the beds were uncomfortable and you could feel the springs as well as hear them. Also the lack of a shower, there were 2 shower heads in the baths you can hold whilst washing, the issue was having to climb in and out of the bath wasn’t easy for some people. Great space as there was 9 of us. Still had a lovely holiday, thank you.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely spacious property for 2 families."

    Good location for exploring Brecon Beacons and Waterfall county.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a great stay."

    think some parts of the property didn't look clean like the stairs and the fruitbowl; it took some.while.to get.hot water in the baths. The beds weren't very comfy especially the downstairs.bed.room. Kitchen was well stocked for utensils but the kettle.seemed a bit small.for many guests.

    Reviewed by Peter3.4Mar 2022

  • "We knew before we went that there were no overhead showers in either bathroom but it really did turn out to be very inconvenient and an overhead shower or shower cubicle would be more user friendly."

    Part of the decking needs some attention as it was extremely slippery when it was damp/wet and an outside light at the back would be useful. Having said that it was extremely clean, very cosy and warm, (actually a little too warm at times for us) and the hot water was plentiful (though beware, scorching hot), very spacious, plenty of room and the main lounge/kitchen/dining area was comfortable. It's in an excellent location, especially for distillery tours, Brecon Beacons etc. We only used the main bedroom and one of the twin rooms but those beds were comfortable. Overall, recommended.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Nov 2021

  • "Had a brilliant stay, plenty of room to spread about, everything you needed and owners kept in touch which was very helpful."

    Would highly recommend we were a mixture of ages from OAP to 6 years and all loved it.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jul 2020

  • "A fantastic holiday home in a great location."

    The house is large and spacious, so there was plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the property. It had all of the facilities that we needed and plenty of appliances and utensils for us to cook/clean etc. The owners kept in touch with us before, during and after our stay and were very pleasant. The drive into the Brecon Beacons from here was very nice and the property is situated in an ideal location to explore Cardiff/Swansea and the surrounding coastline too. I would highly recommend this.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Mar 2020

  • "Good communication from the owner, had slight issues due to previous occupants and owner tried his best to sort them efficiently."

    The house itself is stunning and has great facilities very comfy bed in the master bedroom and the bath is amazing. Would certainly recommend this house and is definitely among contenders for our next family holiday.

    Reviewed by Sam3.4Aug 2019

  • "A lovely, very large property with lots of space for larger groups or two families sharing a holiday."

    Open-plan kitchen / dining / sitting area made for very sociable evenings and was a great space to relax in. Plenty of sleeping options for us as a group of six single friends, and we ended up with the luxury of having a bedroom each, with the smaller lounge having a sofa bed. Pleasant sunny garden in which we enjoyed our morning cuppas, and evening drinks, although the decking does need some attention. We found the lack of a shower a bit frustrating as it took a long time in the evenings for all six of us to get bathed and ready to sit down to eat, it also felt like an awful waste of water to take a bath every evening.

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Jul 2019

  • "Lack of chairs throughout house, including in the living room."

    3 of the dining chairs that were present, were broken! Poor kitchen equipment - eg a very small 2 x slice toaster, for 8 adults! Only one medium sized kettle. The light bulb above the cooker had blown, making life difficult. Generally, the lighting in the place needs attention - probably one third of the light bulbs had blown/didn't work.. Woefully inadequately sized fridge, and it had broken/missing shelves inside it. We had to ask for a quilt to be supplied for one of the beds, and also 3 extra towels were required. An accumulation of dust under the beds, etc. The venetian blinds throughout the house looked like they had not been cleaned in years. There was no bath mat in the en suite bathroom. Garden poorly maintained, the garden furniture well past their useful working life, and the decking around the back was rotting in places. This was advertised as a 'luxury cottage', and it probably was 10 years ago. It is no longer.

    Reviewed by Richard2.2Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in relation to space & supplies such as crockery, cutlery etc."

    Beds: some were comfortable but the double room downstairs & one of the twins had metal beds with thin, lumpy mattresses on them. Also small things such as nowhere to hang the towel in the downstairs toilet. Outside, the decking needs urgent attention with areas that have gone spongy & other places where the wood has raised making a trip hazard. The grass has been cut in places & then left on the ground. It just needs some TLC to bring it up to the 5 star standard it could be.

    Reviewed by Terry3.1Jun 2018

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Summary

  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x double with en-suite slipper bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with corner bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area and sitting area (seats 6)
  • Second sitting room (seats 4) with double sofa bed if required.
  • Gas central heating (underfloor on ground floor)
  • Range cooker with 4 electric ovens and 6 gas hobs, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, music system, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden and decked patio with garden furniture
  • Secure shed for bicycles
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Open stream in garden, children to be supervised
  • Note: Property about 50 yards from A-road, so may be some related traffic noise.

The property

A spacious detached house in the village of Penderyn, within the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons).

The superb quality throughout this cottage makes for a perfect base for family groups to gather in the spacious open plan living area, where the cooks can enjoy the excellent kitchen while others chat around the table or relax in the sitting area.

A second sitting room offers a retreat for quiet reading or catching up.

With five spacious bedrooms, two superb bathrooms and a delightful garden, you will be more than happy to return after lovely days out exploring this beautiful part of Wales.

The location in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons) makes it perfect for walkers while others may enjoy a steam railway ride through the Beacons.

A visit to the Penderyn Distillery beckons, just down the road, while fishing and cycling at the renowned Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre are close by.

The sandy beaches of the South Wales coast are easily accessed, so whatever the time of year, all the family can enjoy this lovely cottage.

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About the location

PENDERYN

Aberdare 6 miles; Swansea 26 miles.

Penderyn is a small village in mid-Wales, home to a whisky distillery with a popular visitor centre, plus two pubs. Penderyn is set within the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons), and as such makes a great base for enjoying some of the wonderful walks and cycle trails around the park. The sandy beaches of South Wales are easily reached, as is the university city of Swansea.