Upper Penlan is an elegant family house nestled high up in the tiny hamlet of Llanfilo, with its glorious St. Bilo Church originally dating back from the thirteenth century; the house has magnificent views over The Wye Valley and surrounding rolling hills. This is a charming family house created around an original 17th Century shepherd's cottage. It is a fascinating house full of really interesting antique and handmade furniture, many works of art, paintings and collectors' items - it is very spacious with masses of room for everyone to spread out and have a private space if wanted.
Upper Penlan mixes the old with the new - original oak beams and new wooden ash floors with all of the modern comforts of a large family home. It is only 2 miles from Talgarth, 7 miles from Brecon and 9 miles from Hay-on-Wye so it is a perfect base for exploring the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains National Park and has storage for bikes or walking kit.
With two sets of stairs and living and sleeping accommodation on either side of the central kitchen/dining area creating a combination of shared facilities and private spaces, Upper Penlan is ideal for family groups or groups of friends. Due to the design of this attractive house and garden where there are steep sloping lawns, we feel young children should be strictly supervised.
Sleeps 8, 4 Bedrooms
The house is entered on the ground floor into a large games room with a fine antique three-quarter size snooker table - this is guaranteed to keep people happy for hours.
Up a fairly narrow stairs to first floor:
There is a contemporary superb long kitchen and dining room with a large electric 5 hob Range master, dishwasher, microwave, large fridge, freezer and TV with Freesat - down a couple of steps to a delightful sunny garden room with a sofa and chairs - door out to the garden.
A utility room with a washing machine and a tumble dryer and a sink.
A separate cloakroom with hand basin and toilet.
Two extremely spacious sitting rooms both with gorgeous panoramic views - the first one above the games room is reached up a flight of stairs, it is oak panelled, has comfy sofa and chairs - some lovely paintings by both national and local artists and a sun room again with conservatory sofa and breakfast/card table and chairs.
The second sitting/library room at the other side of the house is again very spacious with book lined walls, lovely views, sofa and green leather reclining chairs and with a marvellous large 50" TV with Freesat and blu-ray and a great supply of DVD's. Again patio doors lead out to the raised garden.
From this room a flight of beautiful handmade ash stairs lead up to a separate fine:
Master Bedroom 1: with a super-king sized bed with an en-suite shower, hand basin, and toilet.
From the centre of the house the main flight of stairs lead up to:
Second Floor with an antique chest and a fine Grandfather clock on the landing.
Bedroom 2: A double bed
Bedroom 3: A smaller double bedroom
Bedroom 4: Has twin beds with desk if anyone has work to finish.
Family bathroom: There is a lovely new power shower over the bath, hand basin and toilet.
* Bed linen and towels provided
* Electricity and oil central heating provided
* 3 dogs welcome
* Wi-Fi available
* Parking available
* 50" TV with freesat, Blu-ray and CD player
* Large steep garden and patio area with BBQ, patio furniture and lighting
* Lockable storage for mountain bikes available
* Games room with a snooker table
* Bike storage available
*Check in from 4pm
* Bond of £200 against unfair wear and tear when the final payment is made.
Situated half way between the market towns of Brecon and Hay-on-Wye, Upper Penlan is the perfect base for exploring the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. There are always plenty of places to explore and visit - an easy afternoon stroll along the canal or hours spent wandering around the book shops in Hay-on-Wye. There is golf, gliding, a climbing centre, and with all types of equestrian facilities within easy reach, you'll be spoilt for choice. There are several excellent local pubs and restaurants, with the "Eat Sleep and Drink - Felinfach Griffin being voted the UK Gastropub of the Year 2012 or the recently opened Foyles at Glasbury that comes with glowing reports or The River Cafe at Glasbury for a more casual but great meal beside The River Wye.
Felinfach - 2.5 miles, Brecon - 7 miles, Hay-on-Wye - 8 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Liz, Carolyn, Ann, Sophie, Jessica, Ceri or Andria.