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“Great Easter break”
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Penrhadw Farm
Ranked #1 of 3 Pontsticill B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

We stayed as a group of 8, family and friends, for 3 nights over the Easter vacation.4 of us were in the B&B and the others, plus 3 dogs, in one of the houses.It would be misleading to call it a cottage as it was very spacious and beautifully appointed.Everyone was so friendly and the breakfasts were great. The cleaning staff were friendly but unobtrusive. We even held a party on the Saturday.
There are some great local walks to help burn off the breakfast calories and I must recommend the "Red Cow" in the village; log fire and excellent Wye Valley ale.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

Maybe the self catering houses are nice and well maintained but if you are looking for a room, don't stay there, you can find much better around Brecon. We stayed there during easter week end,the B&B is really old fashion, bedrooms are clean but look more like Motel's room,some things are not working( tv, bed side lamp..) the wall between bedroom is very thin you can hear your neighbour sneezing and from 7am smell the bacon they are cooking downstairs in your bedroom!!!! Service on arrival is poor, the only avise they gave was to go to eat to the only pub in the village because they do not serve any food, the pub is not very nice and it took 1hour to be served! The only honest thing about the B&B is the breakfast..

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

We were looking for a wind-down weekend after the stress of a family Christmas and we came across Penrhadw Farm. We were lucky.

Arriving on the Friday evening (we only got lost once!) we were welcomed and shown to the room. We stay at a lot of B&Bs and you can tell immediately if a place is loved and looked after. We felt immediately welcome.

Asking about somewhere to walk over a hearty breakfast, we were advised to walk round Pontsticill Reservoir. This is a lovely walk through forestry and around the reservoir itself although the last section is quite steep if you follow the guided route. We made our way down and followed the reservoir. Although not the official route, the path/road along the reservoir makes for a gentle stroll (about 5 miles).

Feeling nicely refreshed we had lunch in the Butcher's Arms in Pontsticill- Good solid pub-grub type menu with a some nice touches. We both had the Thai Curry which was just what we needed - Light and tasty. We went back in the evening - Booking is recommended at weekends as it gets busy.

Feeling nicely relaxed, we spent the afternoon reading and listening to music in the B&B - The lounge is lovely, with views over the hills. They even provide a bowl of chocolates! (Parents be warned!!).

Penrhadw farm is an excellent place to stay for a weekend break with enough to do in Brecon for a longer holiday. Friendly staff, comfortable rooms and great breakfast. The cereals and fruit selection is amazing and the cooked breakfast will really set you up for a walk.

We will definitely be back - to find such a lovely area as Brecon within a 2 hours drive and such a welcoming B&B was great. Next time we are thinking about taking one of the cottages where we can bring the dog.

Highly recommended

Room Tip: Book one of the cottages of you want to bring your dog - Lots of local "Walkies"
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank TimothyTiger
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

Have stayed here a couple of times now and had a warm welcome each time when arrived. Breakfast is good and the homemade jams are very tasty. You would need a car if you were staying for a few days so that you can go out and explore.
The pub is literally down the road and less than 5 minute walk - great welcome there too, they do serve pub food there and have a lovely log fire when it's cold outside.
Will be using it again and again when in the area.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Zala_1
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

Welcoming people, wonderful accommodation in the FSC cottages (bigger than many houses), spotlessly clean, peaceful, quiet, lovely outlook and nice breakfast. The only negative (which can't be controlled by the Farm) is that the local hotel is very popular and has limited hours for meals, so finding somewhere else can be a serious problem. You definitely either need to be prepared or else have a car so you can drive back into town.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Thank David_and_Rose
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

Owner and all breakfast staff very friendly. Good breakfast, well-furnished, clean rooms. Nice big bathroom. Mattress was a bit springy and no DVD player. However, the two pubs (especially Red Cow) were very welcoming. Remember to visit pontsichill lake.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Thank BicycleDan
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Reviewed 22 November 2010

We booked Penyfan Cottage for our family (2 adults, 3 children) in November 2010. We arrived on a very cold day and i was nervous as to whether the cottage would be warm on our arrival. I need not have feared. It was very warm, spacious (what a kitchen!), very clean and comfortable. One of my sons commented on having "the best sleep ever" in his bed in the cottage. We certainly all felt at home very quickly.

Breakfast was extensive and delicious: yummy bread for the toast (not the plasticky stuff you find too often), full cooked breakfasts cooked to order, a selection of juices, cereals, etc. served at a time of our choosing by very attentive staff.

The views around the cottage were wonderful, which matched the peace and quiet. Marvellous! We only stayed for one night to see the local sights (and definitely recommend the Big Pit coal mine), but would most definitely return.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with family
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Thank brightspice
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Address: Pontsticill, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2TU, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Merthyr Tydfil > Merthyr Tydfil > Pontsticill
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Pontsticill
Price Range: £64 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Penrhadw Farm 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Penrhadw Farm is family run Guest House and holiday homes complex situated in the southern valley of the Brecon Beacons National Park.Established in 1997 whilst owners also running and developing a highly recommended hotel and restaurant in Merthyr Tydfil. ... more   less 
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