Up the outside steps to this open-plan conversion that’s very homely and cosy. Two comfy chairs either side of the wood-burner and plenty of books and DVDs will keep you busy even if the weather is doing its worst. On sunny days leave the door open and let nature in, or cross the cobbled yard to the river where you can fish for brown trout (just ask), paddle or lie on a flat stone to cool off. You’re surrounded by ancient woodland so it’s very peaceful.
The kitchen has everything you need for holiday cooking and Susie leaves you all the basics plus eggs from her hens (who may come and visit), Welsh cakes, jam and a bottle of wine. There are always fresh flowers on the table too.
You can walk into Brecon (half way by field) in ten minutes for the theatre, cinema, shops and eateries. Nearby The Three Horseshoes Inn at Groesffordd serves modern British food in much style and The Felin Fach Griffin is a ten-minute drive. Walk, cycle, climb in the Brecon Beacons, head for watery fun on the Usk or the Wye. Return to light the barbecue and watch the stars come out, or light the fire and snuggle in.