We were so excited to be offered a two night stay at Tyn Y Coed cottage , situated near Sennybridge in the Brecon Beacons. As you know we love a cottage adventure and being an outdoorsy family the Brecon Beacons are just perfect for us.

Tyn Y Coed is a luxury 3 bedroom cottage sat in its own private and secluded wood land. The cottage is over 300 years old and has so many amazing original features. There are wooden beams throughout the cottage and inglenook fireplaces.

The lounge has  a fantastic wood burning stove. I found the winding stone staircase fascinating , Archie said they were like castle stairs.  The closest neighbour is 1.7 miles away so you are very secluded and it’s just lovely.

When we walked in to the kitchen I was so taken a back and excited by the country cottage kitchen. It is stunning and so tastefully decorated , the accessories really add to the county cottage feel.

It has everything you need from a kitchen including a fabulous range cooker. I loved the fact that the cottage had a dishwasher as it was one less chore.

All cleaning products , dishwasher tablets etc are provided. There was plenty of crockery and cooking equipment too , we cooked meals of both nights and everything we needed was there.

A lovely welcome hamper greeted us with cheese , red wine , crackers , Welsh cakes and milk. How amazing is that? I loved the fact there was a little utility room just off the kitchen with space to hang coats and store shoes. Also a washing machine and tumble drier with powder/fabric softener include. There was also a hoover , ironing board and iron which was super handy.

The kitchen was such a lovely place to chill out and eat our meals. The little ones enjoyed doing their drawings at the table.

The lounge was super cosy and the fireplace just made it. This also had the country cottage feel , I loved the décor as it really fits in with that theme. The sofas were huge and so comfy you just sunk in to them. There was a 40inch TV and full SKY TV package which was great for chilling out to in the evenings.

The sideboards were packed with board games for both adults and little ones which was great. There was also a large ottoman filled with toys for the little ones which we discovered the second day , the little ones were thrilled with it.

The other dresser had a fabulous variety of books for both adults and children. On the dresser there was also a fantastic CD player and iPod docking station and speaker with a CD selection , this was enjoyed by us all.

The bedrooms were equally as fantastic , there are three bedrooms at the cottage. The first room is a twin room with two single beds which is great for little ones. It also has a chest of drawers and a TV.

Archie and Frankie chose to sleep in the second bedroom which had a king-size bed. They loved how big it was and decided to share. There were stair gates provided , we put one across the room they chose and one across the stairs.  The room also had a chest of drawers and TV.

The family bathroom upstairs had a huge and powerful shower , sink and toilet. I loved the modern twist here.

Finally the master bedroom was equally as gorgeous. It has a king-size bed , wardrobe , chest of drawers with TV. It also had the added bonus of an en suite bathroom  , it was great to have an extra shower.

We had such peaceful nights sleep everything from the luxury mattresses and comfy bed linen. There was also a large supply of clean fluffy towels which mean we didn’t have to think about packing them.

The gardens front and back were just idyllic. The front garden had a gorgeous stream that you could hear trickling away. The anklebiters loved throwing sticks in and watching them float. Also in the next field from the front garden thee were some sheep who came in to the field each morning which was lovely to see. There was a large picnic table too which would be lovely for morning coffee while the little ones play in the warmer weather.

The back garden was equally as beautiful with lovely views on both sides , a farm fields to one side and mountains to the other. There is again a large picnic table to eat meals on in the warmer weather. The all-weather hot tub looks amazing , we didn’t get to use this as the little ones are a little young for an outdoor tub. There was loads of open space to run around and explore and also a rope swing.  The cottage was around 8 miles away from Brecon town. We visited on the first day. It is a lovely town with loads of little independent shops and plenty of places to eat. There is also a Morrison’s and a CO-OP there to buy food bits.

On the second day we took a trip out to the waterfalls. We parked at Cwm porth and walked to Sgwd Clun-Gwyn. It took us around 2 hours to get there , in some places the paths were tricky and the little ones needed help but we got there in the end.

It was so worth it , such an incredible wonder for the little ones to see and explore. The walk back was much flatter as we took the easier route through a public footpath that went through farm land. We were so proud of how well the little ones did with the walk.


We enjoyed the stay so much and would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing retreat with as much or little adventure as you want.

*We were given a complimentary 2 night stay in return for this review. All thought and opinions are my own.


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