Why we love it
This stunning cottage is in the perfect place to explore the Brecon region, that is, if you can leave the roll-top bath long enough to do so!
What you'll love
Dogs will love
- Trotting around the enclosed garden in the sunshine
- All the walks, straight from the front door
- Nights curled up by the wood burner
Humans will love
- Settling down in the roll-top bath
- Spending a night by the fire in the leather armchair
- Taking their four-legged friends to the local dog-friendly towns
Looking like it’s straight out of an interior design magazine, Penlan Cottage is one of the most stylish places you could stay in the Brecon region. With enclosed gardens out the front and the back, it’s easy to enjoy sitting out in the garden with a spot of lunch at the table, al fresco, whilst your four-legged friend trots about. Even easier to give them a little rinse after a walk straight from the front door, with a downstairs wet room! You’re going to find it hard to part with the beautiful surrounds here at the cottage, especially with a fully-equipped kitchen that’s open plan – as it’s easy to relax with company whether you’re cooking or just relaxing. If you do manage to go out to explore the local towns or even the nearby Brecon Beacons, the best part of your day might still be returning for a well-deserved soak in the roll-top bath.
- 1 x King room
- 1 x Double room
- Downstairs shower room and WC
- Upstairs main bathroom with roll-top bath, shower and sink
- Utility room with a washing machine
Living and relaxing
- Wood burner in the lounge
- Board games
- Outside seating for four
- Hanging seat in the garden
Cooking and dining
- Open-plan kitchen including dishwasher, microwave and range cooker
- Cooking basics supplier - salt, pepper and oil
- Unlimited firewood for the wood burner
For the dog
- An enclosed garden at the front and back of the cottage
- A hose that you can use in the ground floor wet room for washing off muddy paws
- Dog bowls
- Dog towel
- Check in 1600
- Check out 1030
- £20 per dog per stay
- Travel cot and highchair provided on request
- An inflatable single bed for one extra child at £20 per night
You should know
- Please make sure no dogs make their way onto the driveway, as it’s shared with the neighbours. So just be sure to keep the appropriate gates closed.
- Parents be mindful of the garden steps, slate floors and the different floor levels inside the cottage. Little ones need to be watched carefully.
In the neighbourhood
- If you arrive on a Friday, crack open a full-bodied bottle of red and order a delivery of delicious Italian food produced by the uber-talented Nonna Caterina in Hay-on-Wye. Dishes range from Stufato con Agnello or Lasagne Classica. They’re even able to cater to those with gluten intolerances! It’s essential to book in advance by Tuesday morning, as they get very busy
- Launch your own canoe or other boat from the toll bridge at Whitney. Alternatively, near the Wyeford Road car park in Hay is the launch area for canoe trips down the river Wye. You can easily book a canoe for a half- or day trip, starting in Hay
- Enjoy the cosy atmosphere of the Felin Fach Griffin. With a pint of local ale, savour their famous chicken and chips. The food here focuses on incredible ingredients, from Welsh beef and lamb to game from nearby estates and cheeses from world-renowned dairies. You can dine with your dog in the Bar or Tack Room, both dog-friendly areas. It's just a short 2-minute drive (or taxi ride) away
- Visit Hay-on-Wye on market on Thursdays and experience a gastronomic delight. Explore the vibrant market and treat yourself to freshly made delights, including irresistible doughnuts. Even if you miss the market’s there’s still much to discover – including many incredible eateries, bars, pubs and plenty of shopping. Head to the Globe Arts Centre for some culture, Tomatitos for Tapas and Flow for a little treat
- Embark on a 30-minute drive to the Welsh Lavender Farm in Builth Wells. Marvel at the stunning fields of lavender, grown naturally on the Welsh hillside at Farmer’s Lavender Farm. Their shop offers a variety of lavender goodies (unsurprisingly). Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome. You’re also welcome to go wild swimming, for which there’s no charge!
- Discover the beauty of the Witches Pool or Pwll-y-wrach with a short drive from the cottage. Park near the hospital and wander through the nature reserve, to discover a clearing where a waterfall opens up to a small series of descending pools that are rather magical. Take a peek, wander the forest with your hound, and tucker them out for a good night’s rest.