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In the wilds of the Brecon Beacons this modern house has been renovated with the environment in mind and sleeps 12. Perfect for big gatherings, walkers and those looking for a slower pace of life on holiday.

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Rooms: House sleeps 12: 4 doubles, 1 single, 1 bunk beds

from £785

Meals: Self-catering; pub 1 mile.
Open: Open all year.
Address: Glaslyn House, Pennorth, Near Brecon, Powys, LD3 7EJ
Tel: 01874 676446
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Glaslyn House, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

With its huge wraparound windows and panoramic views, Glaslyn is an architecturally striking property converted from a former three-bed family home. The front-facing conservatory is the key feature you notice as you drive up, turning off down winding country lanes some five miles west of Brecon. And, once inside, those widescreen views – the Usk Valley to the south and Black Mountains to the east – remain the key feature.

Glaslyn House sleeps 12. Upstairs the open-plan lounge is the centrepiece with a wood burner and a 12-seater dining table. Three simple, plain-white rooms lead off this, a double and two twins. Downstairs, the garage has been converted into three more simple rooms, including a kids’ room with bunk beds and a larger double with a sofabed, plus a drying room for muddy boots. The emphasis overall is on practical, rather than frills.

This place is fully self-catering so, aside from a welcome cup of tea and some fresh Welshcakes upon arrival, you will need to be prepared. Brecon is closest for supermarket shopping and the traditional Market Hall. To save on the cooking, take a one-mile stroll down the country lanes to the Old Ford Inn in the village of Llanhamlach for local pub grub, or head to the Star Inn in Talybont-on-Usk for local fare and real ales. To stock up on local flavours, the Welsh Venison Centre is three miles away in the village of Bwlch.

Glaslyn has been awarded Silver in the Green Tourism Business Scheme. The house was refurbished in 2006 with green-living ideas to the fore. Around one third of electricity is currently supplied by solar power, backed by an oil boiler, while dual-flush toilets reduce water waste and the garden has an array of compost and recycling bins for all waste produced by guests.

Review by David Atkinson

"Given the size and location, Glaslyn lends itself well to family-group celebrations, reunions and special-occasion escapes. Cosy in winter, sunny in summer, it’s a place to hide away, enjoy the countryside and revel in good company."

Read David's full review of Glaslyn House

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Top Eco Features at Glaslyn House:

  • Around one third of electricity is currently supplied by solar power

  • Dual-flush toilets reduce water waste

  • Compost and recycling bins for all waste produced by guests



Glaslyn House, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
Nearest train station: Abergavenny

Directions from station:
Abergavenny is the closest train station – 16 miles away. The owners can sometimes arrange collection.

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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