A warm welcome to the website of Ynys Clydach Cottage from Barry and Nikki Alderslade
Built in 1740, Ynys Clydach is a beautiful stone-built cottage situated in an idyllic and secluded location on the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Ynys Clydach Cottage is a very spacious and stylish two bedroom holiday home - the wing of a large 16th century farmhouse. A great many of the original features have been retained, including the wooden doors, ancient oak beams, and stone floors, and everything has been superbly restored to a very high standard. The house is warm and very comfortable with large "old school type radiators", and a wood burning stove set in the original inglenook fireplace. There are new beds good quality linen and lovely furnishings.
It should be pointed out that the original wooden winding stairs are fairly steep, but they are carpeted and there is a handrail. We would consider these to be dangerous and unsuitable for children under the age of 5.
The cottage has a small enclosed garden partly laid to lawn and with patio table and chairs. The garden extends across a farm track to a stream, with woodland and seating areas and views across the valley to woods and hills beyond. There are some walking routes from the door, but these are predominately on rural lanes.
Guests have access to a fantastic BBQ Lodge allowing you to have a BBQ whatever the weather, winter or summer. Some of the seating can be converted to sleeping spaces if you have slightly older children who might like a night outside. Ynys Clydach is also home to a large family of bats. Visit during the summer months and watch them leave their roost in the eaves at dusk
The house, while in a fairly remote location, has easy access to the A40 which is within 1 mile. The owners live in the farmhouse at the back of the cottage, so although attached both properties are completely separate. The nearest neighbours are just across the courtyard in a separate barn.
Nikki and Barry were very knowledgeable about the area, the cottage was very well equipped including a very thoughtful welcome basket filled with local produce and the cottage was spotless. The BBQ hut was an added bonus. I could not recommend this cottage more, with access to some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. - Mrs Hill, June 2018