Yr Hen Ffermdy

Brecon, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

  • 4 Star
  • Spectacular views out across the Brecon Beacons an Epynt Mountain Range this traditional farmhouse dates back to the 17th Century.

You can book this property from:

  • £884 per week
  • £126 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 45 miles
  • Pub 10 miles
  • Shop 10 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Games room
  • Hot tub
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am
  • At least 72 hours notice required for last minute online bookings. Please contact us prior to booking online in that situation.


One of three self-catering cottages which can be booked together as Beacons View Farm Cottages to accommodate 14 people. Take a look at Stabal y Barcud (sleeps 5) and Ysgubor y Mynydd (sleeps 8) for more information.


With spectacular views out across the Brecon Beacons and Epynt range, this traditional farmhouse dates back to the 17th century and contains many original features. With a hot tub (shared), games room and play park on site, it is a perfect location for a group of friends or a family gathering. An ideal base to explore the Brecon Beacons, Builth Wells and Hay on Wye. The Royal Welsh Show ground is only 8 miles away.

Located with 2 other cottages, all 3 can be booked together to sleep 20 in total (including sofa and pull out beds).

Ground Floor

Open-plan ground floor with a central feature fireplace (now with an electric flame fire), lounge, dining and kitchen area.

Comfy sofas and chairs set around all sides of the fireplace. TV Freeview, DVD.

Fully equipped kitchen including electric cooker, hob, microwave, toaster, full size fridge freezer, dishwasher and coffee maker.

Dining area with table with seating for 6.

Utility room includes cupboards, sink, washing machine and separate wc.


Bedroom 1 : Double bedroom, with vanity station and shower cubicle and wash basin in the corner of the room. Stunning views from bedroom window.

Bedroom 2 : Double bedroom around central fireplace, wardrobe.

Bedroom 3 : Twin bedroom and chest of drawers.

Family bathroom with double size shower, bath and wc.


Private patio and garden area with furniture and BBQ. Shared park, hot tub and games room (table tennis and dart board included). Hundreds of acres of farmland to be explored including woodland area with own mountain biking track.

Additional Information

  • Welcome pack on arrival includes great produce from the local bakery nearby.
  • Bed linen and towels provided.
  • Electricity & oil central heating included.
  • High chair and travel cot available on request. Please bring your own bed linen for the cot.
  • Wi-fi available - Rural area, no superfast broadband. 
  • The following items are also provided at the cottage for your stay… Kitchen: washing up liquid/dishwasher tabs, new dishcloths and scourers. Bathroom: 2 toilet rolls per toilet. .
  • No smoking inside.
  • Hot tub and games room is shared with 2 other cottages
  • Pets welcome (max 2 ) at £20 per dog. Pets must remain downstairs and kept under control around farmland.
  • Located with 2 other cottages, all 3 can be booked together to sleep 20 in total.
  • There is an interconnecting link that can be unlocked to join this cottage with Red Kite Stable Cottage next door.
  • Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury and Waitrose all deliver here.
  • Horses welcome on arrangement, the farm is surrounded by countryside that is perfect for riding.
  • At least 72 hours notice required for last minute online bookings. Please contact us prior to booking online in that situation.


Yr Hen Ffermdy adjoins one other cottage (Stabal y Barcud) and has another (Ysgubor y Mynydd ) next door. All 3 are set on a secluded farmland in spectacular Welsh countryside that is less than an hour from the M4. With the Epynt Mountain range and Brecon Beacons nearby, these cottage are surrounded by lush rolling green countryside.

The Brecon Beacons National Park covers 520 square miles and includes spectacular mountain walks and countryside. The town of Brecon is 10 miles away and has many more unique shops to explore and places to eat and drink. The farmers market each Saturday is worth a visit and a great chance to purchase locally produced goods. The River Usk (also famous for its salmon fishing ) runs through the town and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal starts here. Boats can hired or you can also walk the towpath. The Hay festival is held annually and is a world renowned festival of literature and arts.

The spa town of Builth Wells is only 8 miles away, home to the Royal Welsh Show, Winter Fair and Spring Show and has many shops, restaurants and pubs serving great local produce. This is salmon fishing country and the Wye that flows through Builth Wells is well know as one of the UK's premier salmon rivers.

There are many other attractions in the area including Cantref Fun Farm and Adventure Centre, great for families: it has many activities both indoor and outdoor to suit all weathers. The city of Cardiff is also less than an hour away for some retail therapy or for many of the sporting events that take place there.


Many walks from the front door inclunde The Epynt Way and Wye Valley Walk 0.1 miles.


This is salmon country and excellent game fishing on the Wye and Usk with day permits availble. 0.1 miles.


Cradoc Golf Club is a beautiful 18 hole course in the Usk Valley above Brecon. 6 miles.

Horse Riding

You can even bring your horse. Stables available on arrangement and great riding from the cottage. Cantref Riding Centre is part of the activity and adventure centre with lessons and trails available. 13 miles.


Superb road cycling with rolling hills and climbs options. 'Tour of Britain' cycle race has used the local roads on many occasions. 0.1 miles.

2 of the best downhill MTB trails in the UK nearby in Rhayader. And mountain bike trails near the cottage in private woodland. 0.1 miles

Major Events in the area include:

Royal Welsh Show, The Guardian Hay Festival and the Brecon Jazz Festival. Other major events at the Royal Welsh Showground include the 'Winter Fair' and the 'Spring Festival'.