The Vale, Brecon

Brecon Beacons. Sleeps up to 27

Vale Farm Cottages provides six lovely stone cottages in a beautiful rural setting, which we believe would be perfect for large groups wishing to holiday together or a good choice if you are planning a family gathering. The converted barns are just a ten minute drive from the market town of Brecon and feel a million miles away from the hurly burly of everyday life.
Set in stunning countryside with panoramic views of the Brecon Beacons and surrounding farmland, a peaceful holiday is guaranteed at Vale Farm. Whether you choose to stay in the spacious three-bedroom Vale Oak or the cosy one-bedroom Vale Wild Cherry, you will find everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay.

Vale Farm is perfect for families with every need catered for. The owners provide everything from cots and stair gates, toys, books, a play area and acres of space to run off all that energy!
The old and characterful stone buildings are located on a working farm with cows, sheep, hens, ducks, pigs and a donkey called Star. They are situated around a little courtyard near the owners' farmhouse.

There's ample car parking, BBQs for guest use, a shed for storing bikes, canoes and other outdoor equipment. What I love best is the fabulous indoor heated swimming pool. Pet friendly and no pet charges.

The Coppice - Meeting Room

There is a newly converted barn just across the court yard that now will seat everybody with catering facilities if needed for large family gatherings, special occasions, meetings or for a Conference.

A children's play area with swings and slides and masses of room for safe outdoor play.


Vale Farm (the house will actually sleeps 27 +12 when using double sofa beds in living area)

Vale Rowan (sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms +2 - double sofa bed) accepts 2 dogs
This converted cattle barn not only offers comfortable and spacious accommodation for eight guests, but also some of the most outstanding views you are likely to come across! You enter the property through a very useful utility/boot room - ideal for kicking off muddy wellies, hanging coats and storing all your bits and bobs. There is also a spacious hallway, fantastic wet room, family bathroom with corner bath and two bedrooms (one with super king bed that can be a twin and one single) on this floor.
The large, well-equipped kitchen makes cooking for a group a pleasure and in the chillier months, can be warmed by the fabulous old wood-fired Rayburn. The sitting room has comfy furniture, a freeview TV, DVD, basket of toys for children and enormous windows from where you can admire the truly stunning views and French doors opening out to a patio area.

Bedroom 1: zip and link superking size bed (can be a twin)

Bedroom 2: Single room

Wetroom with shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and toilet

Family bathroom with corner bath, hand basin, heated towel rail and toilet

Downstairs (a stair gate has been fitted here) there is a family bedroom with two kingsize beds that can be singles and leading off this room is a small bedroom with a single bed.

Bedroom 3: Family room with two zip and link king size beds (can be a two twins), door to -

Bedroom 4: Small room with single bed

Vale Wild Cherry sleeps 2+2 on double sofa bed, Vale Chestnut sleeps 3+2 on double sofa bed and Vale Horn Beam 3+2 on double sofa bed, accepts 1 dog in each cottage

Vale Wild Cherry, Vale Chestnut and Vale Horn Beam are lovely cottages in what used to be a milking shed and cow barn. These romantic little hide-aways each with bedrooms on the ground floor with built-in wardrobes. Each cottage also has a modern and attractive shower room and a good-sized entrance hall ideal for storing bags, boots and coats. The open-plan kitchen, living and dining room is upstairs to take advantage of those beautiful views, and each is very well equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, modern oven and TV with DVD player. The living rooms have French doors leading out to wide balconies, which interconnect with the neighbours making it great fun for families or friends holidaying together. The perfect spot for some al fresco dining or pre-dinner drinks as the sun goes down!

Vale Horn Beam- 1 bedroom with kingsize bed with single bed
Shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin, heated towel rail and toilet

Vale Chestnut - 1 bedroom with zip and link Superking size bed (can be a twin) with single bed

Shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin, heated towel rail and toilet

Vale Wild Cherry - 1 bedroom with zip and link Superking size bed (can be a twin)

Shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin, heated towel rail and toilet

Vale Walnut (sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms + 2 - double sofa bed) accepts 1 dog

Situated across the little courtyard is Vale Walnut, a lovely two-bedroom conversion. This quirky, cosy cottage is ideal for wheelchair users as it has wide entrances, low-level kitchen units and appliances, a fabulous wet room and a large ground floor bedroom. Vale Walnut also boasts a fantastic sunroom with fabulous views of the Brecon Beacons and a very inviting wood-burning stove. There is also a lovely attic-style twin bedroom, (accessed through a low arched doorway!) and a upstairs toilet - this set up is the perfect hideaway for older children (although a stair gate has been fitted, this is not ideal for very young children due to the steep staircase).

Bedroom 1: large room with king size bed

Wetroom with shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and disabled toilet

Upstairs to
Bedroom 2:
attic room with twin beds

Separate toilet

Vale Oak (sleeps 7 in 3 bedrooms +2 - double sofa bed) accepts 2 dogs

From the courtyard, an external staircase takes you up to the stunning three-bed Vale Oak. The beautiful open-plan kitchen/living/dining room certainly has the wow factor with exposed beams, a large wood-burning stove and a huge 12-seater dining table.
The three big comfy sofas, armchairs and further chairs in the conservatory all add to the number of people who can gather here, making it the ideal communal space when all properties are booked together. As with all the Vale Farm properties, Vale Oak has a good-sized entrance hall for hanging coats and kicking off shoes. There is also a handy separate toilet.

The en-suite master bedroom is large and full of character with high level cupboards and exposed beams. There are two further bedrooms (one double and the other with a 3-sleeper bunk bed (lower bed is a double, top bed is a single) and a family bathroom.

Bedroom 1: zip and link Superking size bed (can be a twin), door to Ensuite shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin, heated towel rail and toilet

Bedroom 2: Double bed

Bedroom 3: Bunk beds (double lower bunk, single upper bunk)

Family bathroom With shower over bath, hand basin, heated towel rail and toilet

The Swimming Pool
A massive added bonus at Vale Farm is the warm and inviting indoor swimming pool. All guests are able to take advantage of this fantastic feature with key coded access for safety with small children. As well as the pool there is a sun-trap conservatory with comfy furniture and breath-taking views towards the Brecon Beacons, male and female changing rooms with showers and toilets, and a shared utility room, (with washing machine, iron, ironing board and plenty of airers for drying all those swimming costumes!).

Useful Information:

* Pets and children welcome

* Shared heated indoor swimming pool (approx. 5x10m)
* All cottages have wifi and freeview tv's
* Situated on a traditional working farm. Farm walks available on request
* A wildlife haven.

* Children's play area
* Communal laundry room has washing machine, iron and airers

* All properties have dishwashers and microwaves
* Tea, coffee, sugar and toilet rolls are provided
* Guests have access to a storage facility for bikes, canoes etc. Also secure motor bike storage.
* Vale Rowan has a washing machine and separate freezer in utility
* Cots, highchairs and stairgates provided,
* Towels and bedding are provided but guests are asked to bring their own swimming towels
* Mobile phone signals are variable
* Swimming Pool open between the hours of 8.00am to 9.00pm

“At Vale Farm cottages we follow the guidance rules as set out by Public Health Wales with association of The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, The Pool Water Treatment Advisory group and The Chartered Institute of The Management of Sport and Physical Activity. We take the managing of the pool and hot tub seriously so therefore they are checked and tested three times a day and the pool and indoor hot tub are open from 8am -9pm for everyone to enjoy. We ask our guests to also follow the guidance set out by the above groups as shown listed on the swimming pool door and in both changing rooms, also there is a folder “Swimming pool Normal Operating Procedures and Emergency Action Plan” situated by the changing rooms for our guests to read if they have any worries. Any guest not following the rules will be reminded of the rules and asked to abide by them. Failure to do so will result in the guest being unable to use the pool/hot tub for the rest of their stay. In an unlikely event of water contamination, the pool/hot tub would be closed immediately to the guests and our “Emergency Action Plan” set out by the above groups would be carried out until a time when the pool or hot tub would be tested safe and reopened for use”.

*£250 refundable security deposit

Cradoc Golf Club 4 miles, Brecon 5 miles, Builth Wells 12 miles, Crickhowell 20 miles.

If you want to speak to a member of staff who has visited Vale Farm Cottages - please speak to: Lucy, Liz, Ceri, Ann, Andria, Carolyn, Edwina or Joanna.

Weekly price from £2810

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