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Built for comfort and greeness, this cosy cottage sleeps 2 (plus an infant and dog) and enjoys stunning wildlife-rich Welsh countryside. A stylish romantic escape, which is both baby-friendly and equipped with the latest in entertainment technology.

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Rooms: 1 large bedroom 1 large sitting room/diner/open-plan kitchen

Prices from £260

Meals: Good pub 3 miles
Open: Year Round
Address: Pipistrelle, c/o Blaentrothy Cottages,, Blaentrothy Farm, Grosmont, NP7 8HN

Why we've chosen Pipistrelle, Powys, Wales

Pipistrelle is smart little bolt-hole for a couple (plus an infant and a well-behaved dog), set in beautiful countryside close to the Brecon Beacons. A great place for a short break of utter relaxation, or a romantic place to hide away, this beautifully provided-for cottage is that most elusive of things: green and comfortable.

You will find great entertainment technology, a kitchen suited to enthusiastic cooks, plenty of useful baby kit, a king-size bed, a top-notch bathroom with roll-top bath and dinner-plate rain shower, and a superb little wood burner – all packaged up in an original and funky style.

Outside, views are stunning and wildlife is in abundance, all to be enjoyed through plenty of good walking and other outdoor pursuits. The helpful owners provide binoculars and an echo-locator for listening to bats, some superb information on what to do in the area, and clear instructions on recycling etc.

Why is this a greener holiday?

To truly minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport: the nearest train station is Builth Road. From there, it’s a 15 minute taxi ride. Alternatively the owners are happy to collect guests from the station when available.

Onsite the owners have taken a number of green measures to reduce the environmental impact of their tourism business and contribute positively to their surroundings. Some of these initiatives include wood burning stove s, borehole water source and full insulation.

Top Eco Features at Pipistrelle

  • Owner can collect from station; otherwise taxis are available for train-travellers

  • Top-quality wood burner for heating

  • Provision of local wood for logs

  • Great insulation

  • Own water source

  • Visit Wales’ Cyclists Award



Pipistrelle, Powys, Wales
Nearest train station: Builth Road railway station

Directions from station:
Builth Road railway station is 15 minutes away by taxi

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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