The Granary at Priory Mill

Brecon, Powys
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Lovers will be happy here in their own sweet space with a bird-filled garden. All you will hear is the river flowing gently past you


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Pets welcome

The Experience

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.

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We think you'll love

  • Messing about by the river
  • Being surrounded by such beautiful countryside
  • Walking into town leaving the car behind
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You should know

  • The stove is real flame gas
  • Babes in arms only, no toddlers
  • You may hear slight road noise outside during the day


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • 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

Check in
From 3.30pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights, 3 nights in low season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £78
Weekly price
from £550
Short breaks available: 2 or 3-night stay in low season from £400; 4 nights, £437-4550; 5 nights, £460-570.
1 Cottage for 2
From £781 bed1 bedroom


Been to a few cottages over the years and can say 100% this one beats the lot. In a league of its own. The setting is as idyllic as anyone could want - woodland teeming with wildlife, a stunning mill and farmhouse, the beautiful Honddu streams close by - the peace and comfort just makes for guaranteed relaxation. Susie and Noel have done a remarkable job. Don’t let anyone tell you that bygone artefacts means roughing it. Every detail you could imagine has been lovingly attended to. The cottage has everything you would need for a complete self catering break. Our only regret was leaving!

Neil, East Grinstead

Granary cottage is right up there with the best Sawday's places we've stayed in. The location is superb - a short walk out of Brecon but in an idyllic setting by the river - and the cottage itself is comfortable, easy to live in and had everything we needed for our stay. We enjoyed sitting in the sunshine in the the garden in the late afternoon. Hosts are helpful and friendly and we left, promising ourselves a return visit sooner rather than later.

Lesley, Gloucestershire

The Granary is such a cosy bolt hole when you're in need of rest and relaxation. Brecon itself and many lovely local walks are easily accessible without the need to use your car. Susie and Noel are friendly and helpful without ever being intrusive. Beautiful Podge and the hens are welcomed additions to life in the grounds of the mill. We look forward to returning soon.

Netty, Worcester

I am in love with with Susie and Noel’s place! We came up (across?) from London and it couldn’t have been a more welcome change of scene. The Susie greeted us (as did the chickens and little dog Podge) on arrival and was so friendly, going out of her way to with tips (finding out from her son which pubs were open, sending us Covid updates for the area). Susie and family live next door, but, you will feel as though you have total privacy. You have a private garden, are 20 steps from a lovely stream (we paddled, it was cold), and the cottage is super cozy. Can’t wait to go back. Thank you!

Helen, London

I stayed here recently with my daughter and loved it - especially the eggs waiting for us - each a different colour! We became so lazy and content inside the granary we had to force ourselves to go out but the walk to Brecon is easy and there was much to discover there including a very good Nepalese restaurant.

Ruth, Long Ashton

A very happy little space has been created here by the Gaskells with much to welcome you. I loved the idea of sitting on the bench overlooking the river and trying to spot a kingfisher. You're near to great walking countryside and interesting Hay is a short stroll.

Nicola, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

There are benches all around for different views and angles of the sun including one facing the river, just perfect for picnics. The wildlife is prolific: bats, owls, foxes, kingfishers and even otters, so bring your binoculars. There are grand walks and cycle routes – the number 42 route comes through Brecon and you can also join the Taff Trail, or canoe and kayak on both the Usk and Wye. Brecon has three independent butchers and greengrocer, and a jazz festival in August. You're 20 minutes from Hay on Wye for the best Literary Festival and many bookshops.

Local points of interest from Susie Gaskell

  • The Brecon Beacons offer every outdoor activity you could possibly want whilst holidaying, so make sure you bring your walking boots, bicycles and bikinis along with you.
  • For cyclists, the canal offers a lovely long (and level!) track to cycle along in the dappled sunshine, but for those with a taste for the wide open spaces and the hills, we have plenty of those as well.
  • If you feel like more leisurely activities there are cafes, galleries and museums only a ten minute walk away through the woods and in to the Georgian town of Brecon which boast it's own magnificent Cathedral.
  • You can even pop to the local independent cinema or theatre for a bit of culture if there’s something on that takes your fancy
  • And if you’d like to experience something a bit more unusual, how about taking some dinky donkeys out for a walk in the countryside with Gooddayout ... if donkeys aren’t your thing, they have piggies and picnic days out too!
  • But if all that sounds far too energetic, then you can just flop on the grass by our river with a good book and a glass of something lovely... the hens like a bit of that too so they might come and join you...


Susie Gaskell

Noel (a furniture maker) and Susie (a silversmith) came here from London and are both now conservation builders. They live in the farmhouse you pass on the way to your granary. You'll also pass their amazing all-consuming project which is to restore a Grade II* Watermill using traditional materials and all on their own. This is incredibly important work as sadly there are very few left that aren't converted into accommodation or derelict. It is also home to rare Lesser Horseshoe Bats. Susie and Noel run a small family campsite on the other side of their house in the summer months.