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A Grade II listed cottage (thatch under tin) in the Brecon Beacons National Park, with direct access to the Black Mountain. Great for hill-walking with way-marked walks straight from the doorstep, mountain views and relaxing in the hot tub.

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Rooms: Sleeps 4: Master double and twin room

From: £420.00 to: £896.00 (based on two staying)

Meals: Supermarkets and pubs 3 miles away
Open: Open year round
Address: Black Mountain Thatched Cottage, , Brecon Beacons National Park,
Tel: 0844 5005 101 (local call rate)

Why we've chosen Black Mountain Thatched Cottage:

Black Mountain Thatched Cottage sits next to the modern farmhouse next door where the owner lives, both buildings in a parallel line and facing same way, not each other. You'll find excellent way-marked walks start right at the front door or the farm has 230 acres of private land. All work has been undertaken using traditional conservation and eco-friendly materials (natural paints, limewashes etc).


  • Large open-plan lounge diner, with a kitchen off and a small shower-room/toilet on ground floor
  • Two bedrooms (one double, one twin) seperated with a landing area with its own sofa and TV/DVD.
  • Wood burning stove to heat the lounge. Plus there is central heating throughout. There is a TV in the lounge also wih Sky Freesat channels.
  • Light, fresh and contemporary whilst still has original 18th century oak beams, crucks, panelling and steep stairs.
  • Dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and all the other usual equipment.
  • Hot tub outside, which can be used year round, to admire the mountain views
  • Small garden with patio dining set

Why is this a greener holiday?

First, to truly minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport: take the train to Neath/Swansea, a bus to Ystradgynlais, the property can be reached by taxi or possible pick up can be arranged. Onsite the owners have implemented a number of green initiatives including restoring a derelict historic building for tourism purposes, rather than constructing a new one. The lime plaster and natural paints make for breathable walls. There is an efficient modern heating boiler.

Top eco features at Black Mountain Thatched Cottage:

  • Rescue of derelict historic building

  • Breathable lime walls & natural paint used

  • Efficient modern heating boiler



Black Mountain Thatched Cottage, South Wales
Nearest train station: Neath/Swansea

Directions from station:
Train to Neath/Swansea, bus to Ystradgynlais then taxi or possible pick up.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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