We recently took our two young children on a summer break to the Brecon Beacons, and since the b&b was fully booked, Rachel recommended their newly converted self-catering cottage (two bedroom), which turned out to be the perfect choice for our 5 day family break.
We've stayed in several self catering lodges around the UK, but this was by far the best we've experienced so far. We were able to park directly outside the cottage entrance, which was great for unloading, and once inside there was nothing we could fault. It was perfectly charming, spotlessly clean - even by my impossibly high standards - and tastefully furnished while retaining the charm of the original barn (with its sloping ceilings and exposed beams). The kitchen was impressively stocked with all the cookware and crockery you could need for a dinner party, and there were lovely finishing touches around the cottage like a basket of novels in the bedroom and mood lighting in the bathroom! You could really see how much the owners care about their customers' comfort, convenience and experience.
The twin bedroom was an instant hit with our 6 year olds. It's spacious with two sturdy beds and plenty of storage, and cleverly positioned at the opposite end of the cottage to the double bedroom - a great idea for parents or friends appreciating a bit of distance at night!
Last but not least, Rachel has to be one of the most likeable people we've had the pleasure of encountering (and certainly the most likeable b&b hostess!) She radiates warmth and hospitality, and has a unique brand of cheeriness that will leave you in a good mood for the rest of the day! Sid is also lovely, and we're already planning our next visit to Ty Newydd, come rain or shine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautifully restored traditional Welsh Farmhouse. Ty Newydd is set in a unique location on the canal by a traditional canal boat Marina. Unspoilt views of the Welsh Countryside from your bedroom window and locally sourced cooked breakfast. Good local pubs, private parking, but still convenient for Brecon town. Great base for exploring the Brecon Beacons. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ty Newydd B&B Brecon, Wales