Cefn y Waun

Brecon, Powys

Heaven to sit in the garden with sheep and unrelieved beauty all around, buzzards mewing above, sausages sizzling on the barbecue...


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


You can canoe on the Wye, fly-fish in the Brecon Beacons, stride over the Black Mountains – or stay put all day and never be bored. It is impossible to tire of the beauty of the setting, high in a 200-acre wood, surrounded by green fields. As for the cottage, 19th century, of slate and stone and reached via a long forestry track, it is simple, neat and cosy. A family of four or close friends could happily hole up here – and it would be little short of blissful for a couple, as long as you’re happy to foresake WiFi and mobile (there isn’t any!). Step inside to find warmth, wooden floors and pleasing cottage proportions. And the best of old and new: flagstones on the kitchen floor, downlighters in the ceiling. By the grate are logs from the estate (there’s a charge), a leather sofa to sink into, complimentary goodies in the kitchen, and two well-decorated bedrooms upstairs, carpeted and with rugs for comfort. Drive to the delicious River Café (three miles) and watch canoes bustle outside, or book in for supper at the owners’ own pub in Hay, the Three Tuns.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
See owner's website for availability. Minimum stay: 3 nights, 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £56
Weekly price
from £395
1 Cottage for 4
From £562 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Emma Burgess

  • Nestled at the foot of The Black Mountains and set in 200 acres of private woodland.
  • Take a short walk through the private woods to beautiful waterfalls.
  • 5 miles from the local town of Hay on Wye, famous for its individual boutiques and countless bookshops.
  • 5 miles from our own gastro pub The Three Tuns, visitors at Cefn Waun receive a 10% discount on food.
  • Cefn Waun is secluded and romantic, a complete 'getaway from it all' break.