Bwthyn y Bannau

Brecon, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

  • 5 Star
  • Luxurious self catering Brecon Beacons cottage with a hot tub. Built as an eco-lodge with a classic timber look it offers panoramic views across the Brecon Beacons.

You can book this property from:

  • £1,141 per week
  • £163 per night
  • 5 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 king/super-king beds
  • 1 single bed
  • 1 single Zip&Link bed (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 4 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room


  • Cot
  • Highchair


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

How far to ...?

  • Beach 33 miles
  • Pub 3 miles
  • Shop 4 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Hot tub

Nearby activities

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


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


Stunningly luxurious Brecon Beacons holiday cottage with a hot tub. Built as an eco-lodge with a classic timber look it offers panoramic views across the valley. This self catering Brecon Beacons cottage adjoins another cottage and is ideal for a large group of family and friends to take time out and relax in the amazing surroundings of the Brecons Beacons National Park. Full disabled access.

Bwthyn y Bannau has been built with traditional Welsh stone and timbers and has been designed to be as green and energy efficient as possible, with a Biomas wood fired boiler using wood from the farm, solar panels and a unique heat recovery system. The cladded timber walls provide a unique lodge feel that everybody can enjoy.

Ground Floor

Bedroom 1 has 2 single rise and recline beds (head and feet only). These can be pushed together with double head board (on request). This room is disabled friendly with electronically controlled beds and a HD TV.

There is a large en-suite wet room with shower and wc. Disabled alarm system also fitted.

Lounge includes three large comfy sofas, pool table, large HD TV, DVD blue ray player and Ipod docking station. Patio doors open out on to a West facing patio, hot tub and garden area. A large footstool running along the wall also provides additional sitting space.

The fully fitted kitchen includes washer dryer, dishwasher and full sized fridge freezer.

Downstairs Cloakroom with WC.


Bedroom 2 is the master bedroom with king size bed, HDTV and en-suite shower room with wc. Spectacular views across the Black Mountains can be enjoyed from the windows.

Bedroom 3 is the perfect family room as it includes 3 single beds or can be modified into 1 single and 1 super king size bed. HDTV

Bedroom 4 has 1 king size bed, HDTV and panoramic views across the Valley and over the farm.

Master bathroom including bath and separate shower.

There is a large selection of books available in the landing cupboard.


Large covered Hot Tub (shared with the cottage next door). Most guests make arrangements after they have arrived but there is also an option to reserve the hot tub for 2 hour slots in advance for an additional fee of £30 per session. Available to use up until 10pm.

Trampoline, climbing frame, slide, swings and several large, open grassy areas, ideal for family games and sports. Shared with cottage next door.

Patio area with chairs table and BBQ (charcoal).

Additional Information

  • Bed linen and bath towels provided
  • Full disabled access, shower chair, grab rails and alarm in ground floor bedroom (please request when booking)
  • Bed raisers and bed rails available on request
  • Heating and electric included
  • Cot and high chair available. Please bring your own cot bedding.
  • No Pets allowed
  • Plenty of off road private parking
  • Disabled friendly via access ramps and rails
  • Shared Hot Tub - ( Not to be used after 22.00 )
  • The hot tub is provided on site for guests own pleasure and is not reflected in the charge of the property. Owners reserve the right to shut down the spas at any time if essential maintenance is required
  • Mountain bikes available to hire form the farm (£25 full day or £15 half day ). Drop offs and pickups at nearby routes and trails can also be arranged.
  • Secure bike storage on site
  • Cottage is located on a working farm and young children should not be left to wander around the farm unsupervised.
  • Free WIFI - Please note this is rural broadband and may be slow at times.
  • Mobile signal is not guaranteed on all networks
  • Half a mile of private fishing rights on the River Crai (one of the tributaries of the world famous salmon river The Usk).
  • Plenty of information in the cottage on local walks, cycle routes etc.
  • Supermarket delivery available in the area.
  • Bwthyn y Bannau adjoins Llety Llyn y Fan cottage and is also on the same farm as Ysgubor y Dderwen and Bwthyn Tre-faen . All can be booked together to accommodate up to 36 people (including use of sofa beds).
  • Winner of the Powys Business Awards
  • Christmas tree with lights and a father Christmas over the festive period.
  • Disabled toilet in wet room is 19" from the floor


Bwthyn y Bannau adjoins Llety Llyn y Fan cottage and is located on a 100 acre working farm that specialises in organic lamb. Both lodges are set in the courtyard opposite the main farmhouse in the quiet rural village of Crai, set in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. The Westerly view from the ‘lodges’ looks out across the Crai Valley and up towards the spectacular Llyn-y -Fan, a lake of mythical legend as it is said that this is where the ‘Lady of the Lake’ appeared. This is red-kite country and kites can often be seen swooping above the farm.

The nearest local pub, shops and petrol stations are in Sennybridge, about 3 miles away. The traditional old market town of Brecon about 8 miles away. Cultural highlights include the Brecon Jazz Festival in August, the Hay Festival in late May/early June and the Green Man Festival held near Crickhowell in August. The Royal Welsh Agricultural Show in July and the Winter Fair in December both held in Builth Wells are highlights of the year for the agricultural community. The Rally also passes only a few miles from the cottage.

The Brecon Beacons is the first National Park in the United Kingdom to achieve Geopark status, and is also the first Geopark in Wales. Established in 1957 the park contains some of the most spectacular and distinctive upland formations in southern Britain covering an area of 1347 sq km (520 sq miles).There are numerous attractions in the area including the spectacular Ystradfellte waterfalls, The Brecon Mountain Railway and Dan yr Ogof Caves which is one of Wales’ premier family attractions and was also voted Britain’s finest natural wonder.

Despite its rural and peaceful location the cottage enjoys great road links to both Swansea (around 45 mins) and Cardiff (around 50mins). And a bus route to Brecon is located only a short walk away from the cottage.


Spectacular walks can be found in the Beacons National Park with the peaks of Pen y Fan, Cornddu and Criban, as well as the 90 kilometre Epynt Way. Paths run directly from the cottage. 0.1 miles.


The cottage includes half a mile of private fishing on the River Crai a tributory of the famous salmon river The Usk. 0.1 miles .


Routes are abundant - including along the River Usk and Brecon canal and you can ride along the River Wye from the source, through the Brecon Beacons National Park. Local trails and country routes. 3.2 miles

Pony Trekking

Situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Gilfach Equitation offers trekking, mountain riding, riding lessons, and riding courses. 5 miles.


Cradoc Golf Club is an 18 hole course and floodlit driving range. There are spectacular views over the Brecon Beacons and Pen y Fan. 10 miles.

Water sports

Water sport enthusiasts are well catered for with the River Usk providing white water canoeing 3.0 miles and Llangorse Lake. 18 miles.