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Duck Cottage

Llandefaelog Fach, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Characterful ground-floor cottage, set within a former barn on a smallholding
  • Close to the Brecon Beacons National Park, with walks and cycle rides from the door
  • Approximately 4.5 miles from the market town of Brecon, with its shops, restaurants and tearooms
Property code: BN143

A tranquil and romantic retreat, situated on the ground floor of a converted barn, within the hamlet of Llandefaelog Fach, close to vibrant Brecon and the magical Brecon Beacons National Park.

Escape from it all with a stay at this appealing, holiday cottage for two. The one-bedroom property nestles on the ground floor of a carefully converted stone barn, on a smallholding, with another cottage on it too. A great romantic retreat, it also makes a base from which to explore the surrounding Welsh countryside. Visit Brecon, 4.5 miles away, with its shops, restaurants, cafes and galleries. Find fabulous walks beside the River Usk and along the canal from the town. Go hill walking, mountain biking, climbing and caving in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Wander down to the village pub, less than 0.5 miles away, or stop for a welcome drink after a long hike before returning home.


Up a few steps, enter into the apartment to find a homely touch and traditional decor, with features like flagstone floors. Settle down on the comfortable seating in your inviting lounge, where the wood burner can be fired up to cast a cosy glow whenever it is cold outside. Choose a book, play a board game or watch a DVD or the TV, which comes with Sky. Open the French doors on warm days so you can wander out into the sunshine on the patio to relax out there instead. The kitchen has an electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. As darkness falls, enjoy studying the night sky through the antique brass telescope before heading off to your Super-king-size bedroom (which can be converted into a twin if requested), where more French doors can be opened up if the weather permits. The adjoining bathroom comes with a large bath, hand-held shower, separate shower unit and WC.


Spend warm afternoons out in your private gravelled garden, down a step. Enjoy a cup of tea at the table or light the BBQ and take in the views while your supper sizzles. You’ll find plenty of parking at the property.


  • 1 bedroom – super -king-size (which can be made into twins on request)
  • 1 bathroom- large bath, handheld shower separate shower & WC
  • Cot and highchair
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (basket of logs supplied)
  • TV with Sky, DVD and CD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Ample private parking
  • Patio with garden furniture & BBQ
  • Regret no pets
  • Complex of properties
  • Storage for bikes and muddy boots
  • Telescope available
  • Water supply from a mountain spring
  • Less than 0.5 miles to village pub
  • Brecon 4 miles
  • Cradoc Golf Club 3 miles

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Loretta 1st October 2021

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Lovely cottage set in a beautiful position. It was great watching the black sheep, chickens in the field and watching the squirrel that came and walked along the wall most days.

Reviewed by Marcus 6th August 2021

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Duck Cottage is absolutely wonderful - really well laid out, furnished with great taste, in a wonderful location so near Brecon and all the fantastic walking in the Brecon Beacons, the hosts were warm and welcoming and couldn't have been more helpful, but also left us to our own devices and in privacy. We had a perfect holiday - I couldn't recommenRead mored this location or this cottage more highly - was sad to leave and would go again tomorrow!! Hide

Reviewed by Tessa 25th June 2021

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We enjoyed our stay in this pretty setting and were well looked after by our friendly host. Stunning views.

Reviewed by Susan 18th June 2021

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Absolutely delighted with Duck cottage. Incredibly well equipped and furnished. Wo nderful views from living and bedrooms. Very quiet and peaceful in the most beautiful surroundings.

Reviewed by Mads 22nd May 2021

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We had a fantastic week at Duck Cottage and would not hesitate to book another stay in future. The cottage itself was spacious, superbly well-appointed, and a very easy place to relax and feel at home. The secluded location just outside Brecon provided an ideal base for exploring the area, while also being close to shops and amenities. We particulaRead morerly enjoyed warming ourselves by the wood burner after long days out walking in the valleys. Thanks Patrick and Rose for making us feel so welcome. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Mills September 2020

A lovely spacious cottage, spotlessly clean and located just off a quiet B road between Brecon and Builth Wells. All rooms were attractively furnished with a wide range of facilities. The wood burning stove came with a very generous supply of dry wood. Shower in full working order. WiFi was excellent. We enjoyed gorgeous weather so the outside seaRead moreting area was a big bonus and a very pleasant suntrap. A large flock of red kites greeted us each day. Patrick was a gentleman, a warm welcome and help was at hand when the whole area had a very short electricity problem. Ten minute drive to Brecon. Another 15 to 20 minutes will get you to carparks for walking Pen y Fan. A minor annoyance was the electric hob which took time to heat up the food. With beautiful clear night skies on two nights, we had been hoping to make use of the brass telescope but that is no longer available and the cottage information needs to be updated. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Aldous September 2020

Very comfortable cottage. Description was not clear that there was another let above so some noise when they were moving around. Pity the local footpaths were poorly maintained and several blocked either by fallen trees or barbed wire fences, very frustrating trying to walk locally.

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