About This Listing
Self-catering country cottage with comfortable living area and modern kitchen. The double bedroom has en-suite bathroom and shower. It lies in a beautiful valley between the Beacons and the Black Mountains, close to Brecon, Hay-on-Wye, Talgarth and Llangorse Lake, with views of surrounding hills and pastures.
The cottage is well equipped, with TV (Freesat), DVD, ceramic hob and fan-assisted oven, fridge with small freezer compartment, micro-wave, washing machine and all the usual bits and pieces to make the kitchen work a little better.
The bathroom is en-suite and has a thermostatically controlled shower over the bath. All heating is electric and is included, together with the hot water.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
The property was completed in October 2013, so all the equipment and the bed are new.
Maps, guides and books have been provided to help guests choose walks to take and places to visit.
In the summer, a barbecue is available for the use of guests.
The cottage has recently been awarded a 4 star grading by Visit Wales.
Guests have their own parking area and south-facing private patio.
If you are bringing your bikes to explore the network of quiet lanes across the area, or the various mountain-biking trails, these came be stored in our lock up shed. Bikes can also be washed down after use.
Interaction with Guests
Except when being introduced to the property, guests have the cottage to themselves. If necessary, the owners can be contacted in the main house nearby.
The cottage is strategically located between the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains, providing an ideal base for walking, cycling, mountain biking, canoeing and pony trekking. There is also a gliding centre near Talgarth, clay-pigeon shooting, an indoor rock-climbing centre in Llangorse, as well as nearby places to visit, such as the cathedral in Brecon, the busy town of Hay-on-Wye, famous for its books and Festival, a working water mill and associated bakery in Talgarth, Llangorse Lake and lots more.
I you like your food and drink, there is a range and variety of pubs and restaurants and fresh produce within the local area.
You will need a car, bike or a good pair of walking boots.
Other Things to Note
Strictly no smoking in the cottage.
Enjoy your stay but please leave the cottage as you find it!
We were really well taken care of and all of the family introduced themselves as we crossed paths during the week, all charming.
Wonderful experience at crab apple as a single traveller. The cottage is comfortable and warm, comfortable bed, good shower and very helpfully equipped kitchen. As I cooked most meals in the cottage, I was delighted by this fact! The cottage is very well situated and the quiet lanes are brilliant for running. Nick was welcoming and helpful guide as well as leaving a thoughtful touch of fresh eggs.
All in all another fabulous review for this cottage.
Nick was extremely friendly & helpful throughout the booking process, and very welcoming when we arrived, there were even lovely flowers on the table and fresh eggs. The cottage is compact but well designed with everything you need, as well as friendly touches that not all self catering type properties provide like tea, coffee & sugar, washing up liquid, tea towels, toiletries & scrabble! We did feel that if you were staying longer e.g a week, storage for food and clothes were pretty limited, but it wasn't a problem for a weekend where we hadn't brought much. Lovely views and lots of birdsong made it feel very cosy, and we highly recommend going outside at night to look at the stars, amazing! Finally, the information provided in the cottage, about it and about local walks etc was very useful.
We had a lovely few days in this beautifully thought out cottage. The surroundings were lovely and I enjoyed a few mornings of being woken up by birdsong and lambs in the neighbouring fields. It was very cosy and well equipped, with modern decor and a lovely shower! Would definitely stay again.
This cottage in the Beacon’s area is a gem. We stayed at Crab Apple for a week, walking and hiking, but also traveling the many small roads that crisscross mid-Wales. We were rarely disappointed in this region, but were unfailingly happy to return at the end of each day to our base at Crab Apple. The cottage is very tiny - true to the photos - so for some it may not work as well as it did for us. We had to juggle a bit with the limited closet and storage space. This said, living here for this week we were struck by how well the design and furnishing, including the well-equipped small kitchen, permitted us to enjoy full home-cooked meals, a nook for dining, a cozy living space for evening reading, a lingering bath, and a sound sleep on a good bed with lovely linens. The cottage has a cute landscaped deck, which we enjoyed as our evening hangout. And it is well insulated with great heating and ready hot water, which is particularly appreciated for off-season traveling. Nick was a great source of information on the area and a welcoming host.
A very lovely stay in a beautiful setting. The cottage was perfect, just big enough for us two and had everything we needed. It was great to sit out on the patio in the sun enjoying the sounds of the countryside! Thank you very much.
This is a fantastic place to stay! Nick made us feel very welcome and showed us around when we got there. The kitchen is well equipped to cook your own meals. Very warm and comfy cottage, very clean, hotel quality bed. The views are lovely! It's close to Talgarth which is worth a visit. I highly recommend this cottage.
Our local: Good beer - try the Butty Bach, plenty of sport on TV, if that is your scene and the food is also good value. 20 minutes walk there, but much quicker on the way back!Brecon Powys LD3 7TL
Lots of bird life and a particularly good bird hide on the south (Llangasty) side with views across the lake. Boat hire and some interesting walks around the lake edge.LD3
Great for pony trekking and impressive indoor rock-climbing and outdoor high wire access.Llangorse LD3 7UH
Good food and friendly host at a reasonable price.Brecon Powys LD3 7SN
Very good food but not cheap. Comfortable sofas in the bar with the days papers to read. Friendly atmosphere.Brecon Powys LD3 0UB
Lovingly restored working water mill. Enjoy a guided tour followed by a meal or refreshments at The Bakers Table. The cafe uses flour produced at the mill in the traditional way.Brecon LD3 0BW
Great up-lifts and thermals on the western flanks of the Black Mountains.Brecon Powys LD3 0EJ
If you enjoy jazz, this is for you. Check the website for dates and performances.Brecon Powys LD3 7EW
Rather beautiful, hidden away cathedral with a peaceful feel. The seat of the Bishop of Swansea and Brecon. You might catch an art, or other exhibition, or try the Pilgrims tea rooms and restaurant.Cathedral Close Brecon LD3 9DP
Hire canoes and kayaks and paddle down the Wye to Hay on Wye and be bused back to your starting point. You might get a bit wet, but you will have fun!Brecon Powys LD3 0SD
Food is a bit hit and miss, but attentive service and reasonable prices. In the summer, eat on the terrace overlooking the river Wye.Glasbury Ct Hereford Herefordshire HR3 5NP
Inspirational talks by an amazing variety of writers, plus all the fun of an international festival. Enjoy the town of Hay on Wye, which has managed to retain both its character and vibrancy.Hereford Herefordshire HR3 5AD
Four days in July of great entertainment, competitions and things to see and do for the farming community and people that enjoy the countryside and countryside pursutes.Llanelwedd Powys LD2 3SY