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Salmon Leap
Nr Brecon, Powys

Welsh holiday cottage location

This romantic Welsh cottage is situated in a stunning location beside a river in beautiful unspoilt countryside with an abundance of wildlife. There are great walks straight from the doorstep or in the Brecon Beacons and a huge choice of outdoor activities within reach, including cycling, fishing, horseriding and a spectacular golf course just 3 miles away. Brecon is a lovely little market town with lots to do and the literary town of Hay on Wye is just 40 minutes away. While the coast and Cardiff are only just over an hour's drive. Salmon Leap Cottage makes a wonderful place for exploring the countryside and a sublime romantic retreat for a honeymoon in Wales.

Walking is the best way to enjoy the lovely diverse scenery. Large expanses of open land, historic market towns nestling among high peaks, and craggy caves and waterfalls are there for you to discover, all from the doorstep of this idyllic self-catering cottage.

The cottage is 5 miles to the north of the pretty town of Brecon. It is well served with a cinema, theatre, cathedral and supermarket and a wonderful covered market selling top quality produce, if you want to prepare a romantic or family meal back at your self-catering cottage. The town hosts the annual world renowned jazz festival in August with performers from around the world. There is a good selection of pubs providing delicious local produce, best enjoyed by an open fire, after a long day on the hills.

Hay on Wye, where the famous literary festival is held, attracts many renowned writers. It has a varied and interesting collection of shops including, of course, the many book shops but also a variety of craft shops.

The Brecon Beacons are an excellent base for a child-friendly holiday - and there hundreds of activities for children - horseriding, a trip through some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain on the steam trains of the Brecon Mountain Railway, and family cycling along the Monmouthshire - Brecon canal. The cottage is also well placed for touring other parts of Wales - Cardiff and the coast are just over an hour away.

For activities to raise the pulse, the Brecon Beacons are second to none - hang-gliding and paragliding, canoeing, kayaking, rockclimbing, mountain-biking and abseiling all within easy reach of the holiday cottage. Golfers are catered for with a beautiful course just 3 miles away, and fishermen will have the Canal as well as the River Usk to see if anything bites!

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  • Bedrooms: 2 (1 double, 1 small single) -
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Flat screen TV with Satellite receiver, DVD player, CD
  • Woodburner
  • Microwave, washing machine, fridge freezer
  • Cot and chair on request
  • Oil central heating
  • Veranda, patio furniture and BBQ
  • Parking space in front of property
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Brecon - 5 miles
  • Cardiff airport 40 miles
  • London 3 hours drive
  • Abergavenny station - 20 miles
  • Riverside location, salmon fishing
  • Walking from the doorstep
  • Golf course and riding 3 miles.
  • Fishing, climbing, canoeing, hang gliding
  • Cinema and Theatre, shops, restaurants,
    pubs - 5 miles,
  • Pony trekking, mountain biking, rock climbing
  • Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Hay-on-Wye 40 mins drive

Accommodation:
Salmon Leap Cottage has recently been renovated to a very high standard. It is an 18th century, warm and comfortable two bed-roomed cottage, nestles between two rivers in a pretty hamlet.

This is an area of outstanding beauty and is a designated site of specific scientific interest. The cottage provides the perfect tranquil location for rest and recuperation yet there are lots of facilities nearby uncluding lovely country pubs and restaurants.

The accomodation sleeps 3, two adults and a child or small adult in a small single bedroom.

The cottage is very well equipped and beautifully decorated with new, quality furnishings and appliances. The downstairs part of the house is open plan offering a light and airy feel to the cottage. The property consists of a comfortable sitting room with stone fireplace and log burner (logs for one fire are provided - further baskets available at cost) for those cosy evenings in with a glass of wine (a complimentary bottle of wine is provided with all weekly bookings!) However if you prefer not to be making up fires, there is central heating available at no extra cost. The sitting room is dual aspect and has french doors that lead out onto the veranda overlooking the river and surrounding countryside - perfect for watching the local wildlife.

There is a flat screen TV, satellite receiver,DVD player and CD player/radio. There is a comfortable, good quality sofa and two armchairs and large footstool. A telephone is also available in the cottage for incoming calls, local calls and emergencies. For rainy days and relaxation, a wide range of games, jigsaw puzzles, books, CDs, and DVDs are available for guests to use.

The dining table with seating for 4 has a gorgeous view of the river. The cottage has a super new kitchen, hand built with a granite work top - it is fully equipped with an oven, hob, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, washing machine and all the utensils you need to rustle up a candlelit supper.

The double bedroom upstairs has dual aspect overlooking the village and woods to the front and the river and hillside at the rear. This is very attractively decorated and furnished. Beds are made up on arrival with white linen, duvets provided and additional throws/blankets availabe. There is a very sweet but small single bedroom, also on the first floor, suitable for a child or small adult.

The surroundings are really heavenly with ample opportunity to see a variety of wildlife including herons, Red Kites and even leaping salmon which can be spotted from the veranda at the rear of the cottage. The lovely seating areas front and back are perfect for reading, drinking or dining alfresco. A barbecue is supplied, where budding anglers' catch of the day can be grilled... or lamented as the one that got away!

At the front of the cottage is a parking space for one vehicle with additional parking available in the village within view of the cottage.

If you are a couple looking for a lovely romantic cottage for self-catering retreat in Wales, then Salmon Leap will fit the bill.

What's included:
All heating and electricity costs are included in the rental price. A basket of logs for the fire is also included. Bed linen is provided. Towels can be provided for an additional charge - please enquire. Please note that tea towels are NOT provided.

Change over day is Friday in Low Season, Saturday all other times. Check-in time 3.30 and check-out time 10.00. Short breaks and weekend bookings are possible.

To book this exceptional romantic cottage in the Brecon Beacons, ideal for a Welsh honeymoon, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.

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