Having just returned from a wonderful week here we can confirm that this house is entirely deserving of its numerous 5 star reviews. Every human and canine comfort has been catered for. We had rain and snow most days, but that didn’t stop us getting out to enjoy stunning walks and breath-taking scenery accessible from the garden gate. Our kids especially enjoyed the Sgwd-Yr-Eira waterfall walk (25 mins drive away) where they could walk behind the waterfall used for filming the Batman movie, and we also tackled Pen Y Fan, with its spectacular views making the hard climb all worthwhile. We were spoilt for choice for dog-friendly gastro-pubs; our favourites were probably The Three Horseshoes at Groesfford and The Felin Fach Griffen, both of which offered excellent value lunch menus given the exceptional standard of food on offer. Back at the house the hot-tub (which is positioned under an awning to protect from the elements) and the wood-burner provided welcome respite from the cold, the games room was well stocked, the sofas and beds were sumptuous and the SkyTV package excellent. Our dog loved the warm dog shower, the agility course in the garden and the fantastic gardens with river and stream bubbling through. Booking and check-in all very easy - a big thanks to Helen and Cath for the warm welcome and your thoughtfulness towards your guests. In summary, this retreat is the perfect place to escape the rat-race and recharge - Anyone staying here is very lucky indeed!
Having stayed in similar accommodation this was a class above.
A beautiful house in incredible surroundings. Helen was a gem with all the hard work.
Definitely returning. Five star more than deserved
Really lovely spacious house that is dog friendly.
Brilliant location for walks and sightseeing and spacious garden for children and dogs to play.
Everything you need in terms of household requirements is on hand and owners cant do enough to help.
Have just returned from another great stay at Swn Yr Afon. The house is perfect for families and pets and Helen and her team have thought of everything! The house is very well equipped and there are few things better than sitting in the hot tub listening to the river! We will hopefully be returning very soon!
Helen with her team make this the perfect place to stay. And the children and dogs love it as much as we do!
Spent weekend here from Friday 29th September- Monday 2nd October 2017 with my family of 6 adults and 3 children plus 2 dogs can't praise Helen the owner enough she is a fab lady who is easy to talk to very helpful goes out of her way to make sure u have a fab time her house and the grounds are beautiful well maintained spotlessly clean just stunning party room is fab as is the jacuzzi everything u need for a holiday nothing is cheaply done all plush furniture and fittings Helen has thought of everything u need to enjoy yourself will definitely be back my family didn't want to come home had a fab time celebrating my hubby 60th birthday thanks Helen xx
We stayed in the house at the brecon retreat, it was just stunning, Helen and her team have thought of everything, from individual towels for the dogs, treats for humans and dogs, comfy dog beds outdoor hot shower for dogs, eco friendly products throughout the house, dog bags, dog agility in the garden, crate in the bootroom, all to make your stay easy and comfy. The house is immaculate spacious and well designed. Full sky tv package in the house and the log cabin in the garden which boasts cinema room and games room with video games. The garden is again kmmaculate around an acre surrounded by the river with own beach for the dogs to have a paddle or swim. Bridleways and footpaths galore right next to the house over the little bridge behind the house. Then there is the hot tub. If you dont fancy leaving the house there is so much to explore there otherwise brecon with its cathedral, shops, morrisons, aldi and the canal are just 3 miles away. Then for more adventurous stuff you can go to the brecons for walks, visit the waterfalls or the common for walks is just 1.5 miles up from the house. All in all a fabulous stay in a fabulous house with our 3 dogs. Thank you helen we will be back.