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The market town of Brecon with its independent shops, eateries and cinema is a short stroll
Visit Brecon Cathedral with its on site restaurant
A walk in the Brecon Beacons is a must for walking enthusiasts
Take a long boat tour, hire a boat or see a show in Theatre Brycheiniog, all at the canal basin
There are many cycle paths from the door
Enjoy a stroll on the paths alongside the many miles of the Monmouth to Brecon canal
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Dros Yr Afon

Brecon Town, Brecon Beacons
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing on site / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Appealing Brecon Beacons cottage, overlooking the River Usk and with glorious countryside views
  • South-facing balcony, where you can look out for wildlife, including otters
  • Located in the centre of the market town of Brecon yet also ideal for walks and cycle rides
Property code: BN140

An attractively styled Welsh cottage for a small family, set in the centre of Brecon, with riverside views and perfectly placed for exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park on foot or by bike.

Bask in the sunshine on the balcony and gaze out across the river to see if you can spot a kingfisher or heron. This magical, riverside holiday home, which sleeps up to four guests in two bedrooms, is perfectly placed for anyone seeking the tranquillity of a semi-rural setting, as well as proximity to shops, cafes, restaurants and other town centre amenities. Wander less than 0.5 miles into town to go to the indoor market, cinema or theatre, as well as art galleries. Stroll along beside the River Usk to a spot where you can hire canoes or wander in the other direction to book a day boat. Indulge in mountain walks and follow cycle trails through the Brecon Beacons.

 

Make your way into the cottage and climb a few steps up into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Beautifully designed, with an oak floor, sloping ceilings, contemporary furniture and furnishings, and a splash of colour here and there, this has everything you need for a relaxing stay. On sunny days, pull open the bi-folding doors on to the balcony and sit out enjoying the fine views and when the weather is colder snuggle up in front of the real-effect wood burner and settle down to a film on TV.  A luxury swivel armchair allows you the best of both views, a quick glance at the TV then swivel to be facing outdoors. Cook hearty meals in your fully-equipped kitchen area, offering casual seating at the breakfast bar or for more formal dining there's a large table with seating for 6 guests. Two reading chairs are situated in close proximity to the well-stocked bookcase, a lovely place to settle down with a  good book. A WC can also be found on this level. The rest of your accommodation can be found on the floor below. Follow the stairs down to a hall or study area, as well as to your two enticing bedrooms, a king-size and a zip-and-link king-size (which can be made into a twin on request with 2’ 6” beds), and the family bathroom, which has a walk-in shower, as well as a bath and WC. The utility room, with useful washer/dryer, is at this level too.

 

Take a bottle of chilled wine or a cup of fresh coffee out on to the balcony. While away the hours looking for otters and other creatures that live along the river beds. On very hot days, use the remote control to open the awning and create an area of cool shade. Parking for two medium-sized cars is available.

 

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 king-size (which can be made into twins on request)
  • 1 bathroom with a bath, walk-in shower and WC, 1 separate WC (on living room level)
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and additional small fridge freezer
  • Utility room with washer/dryer, iron and ironing board
  • Electricity by solar panels
  • Smart TV with Freeview
  • Gas fired real-effect fire in lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • South-facing balcony
  • Local amenity gift voucher supplied by owner
  • Parking for 2 medium cars
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants less than 0.5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Claire Carro

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 43 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Vivienne 22nd March 2024

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One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Lovely position and very well equipped.

Reviewed by Anne 1st February 2024

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The cottage was cosy, warm and provided everything we could possibly need. The location was perfect with easy access to the Beacons but also plenty of walking from the cottage. It was super to watch the river from the balcony. The owners couldnt have been more helpful. It was also encouraging to see the emphasis on sustainability around the cottageRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 22nd January 2024

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What can I say, just a superb relaxing, immaculately present holiday home. The riverside location is just stunning, there's everything you could possibly need in the kitchen area, sofas and chairs nice and comfortable and the bedding is also superbly comfortable. We would highly recommend this property as its a credit to the friendly and extremely Read morehelpful owners. Also Location wise your only a two or three minute walk from Brecon town centre with all it has to offer. Hide

Reviewed by Cath 15th January 2024

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Beautiful, spacious cottage in an ideal location. Minutes from the town centre yet very quiet, with views of the river. Open plan yet homely atmosphere with cosy warming fire (electric). Nice to have living quarters upstairs and sleeping downstairs. Plentiful kitchen utensils, lots of books to read and leaflets about places to visit. The discount vRead moreoucher for the independent bakery just around the corner was a lovely touch. Hide

Reviewed by Poh Oon 25th December 2023

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The cottage was well furnished for a very enjoyable and comfortable stay for us. It was very clean when we first stepped in, including kitchen utensils and toiletries. Owners were very helpful with our enguiries and offered assistance quickly when we needed it. As advised by them, car parking can be challenging but not impossible. We were able to pRead moreark a BMW 5 Series saloon. We would stay here again if the opportunity arises in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Simon 24th November 2023

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Reviewed by Patricia 13th October 2023

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No, it was excellent.

Reviewed by Phillip 29th September 2023

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A wonderful property in a great position overlooking the river and very central. It was a good job we were warned about the tight parking space but we managed OK. Lovely walking about the town area so we didn't use the car much. There was plenty of crockery and cutlery and the toiletries supplied were of a high standard.

Reviewed by Elaine 1st September 2023

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Exemplary accommodation. Well equipped, comfortable, excellent location. Solicitous owners. Couldn't really ask for more for our first experience of a holiday cottage.

Reviewed by Emily 25th August 2023

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Beautiful property in a perfect location

Reviewed by Jonathan 18th August 2023

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Really well equipped property in the centre of Brecon, close to all the pubs, restaurants and shops. Close to great walks, cycling and water sports for those that like to be active. We had a great week and would definitely go back here.

Reviewed by Robert 14th August 2023

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Dros Yr Afon is a wonderful, peaceful retreat. The SW facing balcony is bathed in afternoon sunshine and was a real place of solitude. The decor and furniture is very tasteful, comfortable and high quality. The bathrooms were stocked with excellent toiletries, and the bedrooms roomy and comfortable. The co-owner, Sue, is friendly and communicated vRead moreery effectively. The river and canal walks are a must, and do visit the local museum. A 10 gift voucher, to use at the local bakery, is a nice touch! Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 4th August 2023

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Able to check in at 2pm. Amazing location and cottage which is actually much larger and modern inside than its outside appearance would suggest. Definitely recommend we had a lovely week. Luxury bathroom with lots of clean fluffy towels. A very handy utility and a well equipped kitchen. Both double bedrooms were comfortable and had everything we neRead moreeded. Wonderful accommodation for the price we paid in high season it was a bargain. Hide

Reviewed by Jayne 23rd June 2023

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Wonderful cottage with great location. Very well equipped and delightfully furnished.

Reviewed by Robert 9th June 2023

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Thoroughly recommend Dros Yr Afon. Owners Kim and Sue have created a lovey place to stay. Well equipped with everything you could wish for. The upside-down layout is perfect which allows you to make the most of the balcony overlooking the river. Location is perfect, only a 2 minute walk into the centre of town which has plenty of places to eat and Read moredrink, but so peaceful and quiet if you fancy an evening in. Comfortable beds and a well equipped bathroom with very nice toiletries just add to it all. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by Adrian 26th May 2023

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Dros yr Afon is extremely well equipped. The fine weather enabled us to take advantage of the balcony. As book lovers we appreciated the great selection of books available in the cottage. The only disadvantage was the narrow parking between two high walls, but we did get used to this. We will be back!

Reviewed by Alison 19th May 2023

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We had a lovely holiday in this superbly appointed cottage. It looks beautiful and is really comfortable with every luxury you could want. Lovely walking close at hand. The balcony is a lovely place to site and relax.

Reviewed by Lyn 12th May 2023

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This is such a convenient unit in a super position walking distance to all the town of Brecon has to offer. It is peaceful and the view from the balcony looking over the river is wonderful for breakfast or for drinks in the evening. The owners have equipped this unit with everything that you could possibly need and provide excellent instructions. TRead morehe bathroom is so well equipped. The owners were caring and contacted us to see that all was going well. We were sad that it was only 4 nights. Hide

Reviewed by Matt 30th April 2023

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We would highly recommend Dros Yr Avon. Nestled beside the river Usk, a short stroll from all of the amenities of Brecon town, you will not find a better location. The house is immaculate with beautiful furnishings, a well equiped kitchen, a balcony overlooking the river, very comfortable beds and plenty of space. It is also very quiet. We really eRead morenjoyed our time here and will definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 14th April 2023

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A lovely property right in the centre of Brecon and yet very quiet and peaceful with a view over the river from the balcony. It has all the comforts and modern conveniences of home. I loved the reclining revolving armchair - must get one of those! It is extremely well furnished and decorated and has many works of art on the walls. Ideal for walks aRead morelong the canal and river and trips to the mountains. We have no hesitation in recommending. Hide

Reviewed by James 7th April 2023

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This is by far one of the best self-catering places we have stayed at. The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need for a relaxing, comfortable stay. The property also benefits from an incredible location overlooking the majestic river Usk - which you can enjoy from the outdoor seated area on the private balcony. Shops, pubs, restaRead moreurants and walks are right on your doorstep in the beautiful town of Brecon. We will definitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Diana 11th February 2023

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This cottage is is a perfect location for exploring both the town of Brecon and the beacons themselves. It's beautifully decorated and has everything you might need in a home. Exceptionally clean, well laid out, and the addition of the balcony and folding doors really made our stay special. Even on a chilly February day the sun shone right into theRead more lounge keeping us warm whilst enjoying the views. Highly recommend giving it a visit but don't bring a big car, driveway is cosy! Hide

Reviewed by Marion 7th January 2023

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Very comfortable and very convenient.

Reviewed by Harriet 29th December 2022

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A really comfortable cottage in the heart of Brecon, ideal for exploring the Brecon Beacons. The cottage is well equipped with two fridges and plenty of room to relax. The bathroom is palacial with a lovely bath as well as shower. Views were fab, we spent quite a lot of time watching the Rivers Usk althought it wasnt warm enought to really appreciaRead morete the balcony. Great location for shops and other facilities and well situated for walks, boat trips or just mooching around. Hide

Reviewed by Nada 24th December 2022

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Reviewed by Stacey 26th October 2022

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We had a wonderful stay at this fabulous cottage - I only wish we could have stayed longer! Lots of care and thought has gone into this place and it shows. The location is fantastic too, central and very quiet.

Reviewed by Chris 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Robert 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Susan 26th August 2022

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We loved our stay in this cottage. Great location and excellent accommodation, highly recommended.

Reviewed by Rachel 19th August 2022

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A wonderful place to stay. Very clean and comfortable with lots of welcoming touches. We especially liked sitting on the balcony. It was very well located for exploring Brecon and the surrounding area.

Reviewed by Emma 15th August 2022

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The property took our breath away as we entered. The decor is beautiful, giving an instant warm & welcoming feel; the main living area is light & spacious with ample (& comfortable) seating for 4. The balcony overlooking the river is a magical place to sit & eat at any time of day. This was the best equipped property we've ever stayed in & the owneRead morer contacted us shortly after arrival & again just before departure to check everything was OK. Brecon itself is lovely & everyone very friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Emily 9th August 2022

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Absolutely beautiful property and great owners! The balcony overlooking the river makes for the perfect relaxing spot!

Reviewed by Lawrence 22nd July 2022

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Unique cottage extremely well decorated, furnished, and equipped.

Reviewed by Gary 8th July 2022

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Fantastic cottage, very comfortable, great location, it made our holiday very enjoyable

Reviewed by Allan 24th June 2022

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This property was first class in every way. Comfortable and a great location near the town centre. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Only downside was the very narrow sloping driveway but with practice is ok!! Leave your car at the top of the drive. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Nigel 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Ian 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by R 13th May 2022

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Second stay, for myself and parents, in what my mum calls "a stylish home from home". The house is very well equipped, comfortable with lots of space. Balcony is a sun trap, the awning gives excellent shade. Handy, yet quiet and secluded position, just off town centre. Brecon is a delightful, compact city, with interesting museum's, cathedral and tRead moreown walks. Good pubs and restaurants, excellent butcher's. Beacons a short drive away. Attentive, non intrusive, owners who've 'got it right'. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 6th May 2022

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Lovely cottage in a superb location. Very handy for Brecon town for pubs and restaurants after a day in the Beacons.In a normal year we stay in at least three cottages and Dros yr Afon is up there with the best.From an abundance of towels and toiletries together with other comforts, perfect.Although not intrusive we knew that Sue Brook (host)was clRead moreose enough to assist should a problem arise. All in all a beautiful cottage in the beautiful Beacons and close to all the amenities of Brecon town, Hide

Reviewed by Isobel 29th April 2022

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Lovely location and relaxing space

Reviewed by Kathryn 22nd April 2022

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Lovely property very helpful owners.

Reviewed by Emily 18th April 2022

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Beautiful property, the location is just perfect overlooking the river but also in the town the best of both worlds! The property has everything you need and more. The balcony overlooking the river is just lovely and adds to the holiday feeling. The owners were so accommodating we received a phone call on arrival and when departing! We also receiveRead mored a voucher for the local bakery which was an added suprise and we got some delicous treats! Thoroughly enjoyed by all. Thank you so much! Hide

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