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!
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.
Fantastic little rural getaway. Everything we needed to feel very much out in the country but with all the comforts of home. Difficult to find but that's part of the charm. Very handy to Brecon and Hay-on-Wye with plenty of nice little pubs to explore and good walking right from the cottage.
Amazing weekend! This place was JUST what I hoped it would be - a beautiful, quiet, rural, little gem of a cottage. Such a happy, relaxing, gorgeous place - we spent the days wandering around the country side, and the evenings cooking and relaxing in this lovely, spotlessly clean, comfortable cottage...the mam sheep and two baby lambs outside made it an ideal early Spring. Nick greeted us and showed us around, and left us to enjoy the place as our own! 10/10!
We really enjoyed our weekend away in this lovely cottage, and would recommend taking a tour of the water mill in nearby Talgarth.