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- Listed 17th-century farm house
- Glorious isolation, but just a short drive to civilisation
- Beautiful enclosed mature garden well away from road, with lovely views
- In the Brecon Beacons National Park
- Baby, child and dog-friendly
- Sleeps 4+2 (plus an infant and 2 good dogs)
- 10% discount for a couple outside the school holidays based on the use of one double bed
The Fro is everything you could wish for in a holiday home – stylish, comfortable, spacious, and set in a lovely mature enclosed garden with outstanding views. Child, baby and dog-friendly, this lovely romantic 17th- century house sleeps up to 6 people in three bedrooms, but is also perfectly cosy enough for couples who want an idyllic escape from it all. Enjoying the best of both worlds, The Fro is down a long drive off a quiet lane, and surrounded by its own land for utter privacy and peace; but it is also a short drive from Crickhowell for great amenities – a superb butcher and other good independent shops, cafes and pubs.
This lovely farmhouse can be rented by a couple at a discount of 10% outside the school holidays based on the use of one double bed only (when you book for a couple, the price will be discounted automatically).
Downstairs, the spacious kitchen (with a wood burner) leads into a pretty and light-filled conservatory with seating and a table-football table. The lovely panelled and beamed sitting-room has a huge fireplace with an open fire. Cosy sofas make this room with a view a gorgeous place to unwind. There is also a utility room and a downstairs shower-room and loo.
Upstairs, there are three bedrooms – a master bedroom with a king-size bed, a twin bedroom, and a bunk bedroom (with full size bunks). There is also a family bathroom on this floor.
Outside, the house sits in a beautiful mature garden, with lawns, walled terracing, fine hedges, and well-planted flower borders. On the other side of the courtyard, the old barn reveals The Fro’s roots as a farmhouse. Fields surround the house, with not a neighbour in sight. The view down to the vale ('y fro' is Welsh for the vale) below is wide and peaceful, with the Brecons in sight behind. And rising up behind the house is Crug Hwyl mountain, after which the local town of Crickhowell is named - a great target for a good bracing yomp, or a picnic on a fine day, with an incredible view from the top.
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Live online booking
Changeovers are normally Mondays and Fridays. Weekends are set-priced from Friday 4pm to Monday 10.30am; so you can stay 1, 2 or 3 nights for the weekend price. Check availability and book online below, or check availability for all cottages.
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From the visitors book at The Fro
By email to the office:
Dear Caroline, thank you very much. We had a very nice time at the Fro. Such a terrific house!!!! We had a great time!!
Family Van Duivendijk, the Netherlands
'What a perfect place for a honeymoon! Huge fireplace, lovely log burner, cosy decor and stunning views - we really couldn't have asked for more. We're rapidly becoming cottage holiday devotees, but have never stayed anywhere so well-equipped and home-like. Couldn't recommend it enough. Thank you so much for a truly special experience!' Mr and Mrs (!) Zammit, Southsea
'We've had a lovely, relaxing break in this wonderful old cottage. Enjoyed our evenings spent in front of the log fire, working our way thrugh all the books and magazines. The location is perfect, and the views fabulous. Thank you.' Helen and Aled, Cardiff
'An adorable cottage in beautiful surroundings overlooking the Sugar Loaf Mountain, which is a very special place for me. This was a birthday surprise for my 50th birthday, so it will have a special place in my heart. Home from home, with all the creature comforts and more: log fires, conservatory - perfect. Thank you.' Rebecca (birthday girl), Neil, Sarah, Darren and the dogs, Wakefield
'Our first visit to The Fro and to the Brecon Beacons. Had a lovely time, with walks near Llangynidr and Brecon, visits to Hay-on-Wye and Abergavenny. The Dragon's Head at Llangenny is a great pub, and we had a fabulous lunch at The Hardwick. Captain, our dog, was immediately at home in thlovely gardens, and we spent a lot of happy hours enjoying them ourselves. Very much looking forward to coming back.' Helen, Pete and Captain, London
'Our second visit in 6 months - last time was in November, and the weather was great for the time of year. This time, even better, as the gardens are in full bloom and the weather just as good. It still feels like a home from home from the moment that you arrive - a perfect quiet spot away from it all. Bella, our beloved Japanese Akita, loves the gardens, too! Thanks again.' Andrew, Elaine and Bella, Birmingham
'Thank you for the most wonderful relaxing stay at The Fro. The gardens are absolutely stunning - the perfect place for some yoga and then endless games of hide and seek! We really don't want to leave! Hoping to return here again next year. Thank you.' Nicky, Steve, Caitlyn-Rose and Lucy-Jo, Chippenham
'Lovely house in a stunning location. When we arrived it was warm and inviting, much more like a home than a holiday cottage. The views were wonderful, changing with the weather. The garden is immaculate, and in better weather would have been great to spend time in. A week wasn't long enough and at the end it was difficult to leave The Fro! Definitely hope to be back.' Gwyn Richards, Buxton
From a visitor's blog (Catherine, from Bristol): 'We've just spent a blissful week's holiday in the Brecon Beacons. When I booked last November, I imagined Spring walks and hiking in the Black Mountains in the early warmth of spring. Instead we arrived under heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures - I couldn't believe it! I'd packed some cookery books so we baked cakes and spent evenings by the roaring fire in the living room. We managed to explore the stunning scenery on our doorstep in spite of the snow. Highlights were discovering frozen waterfalls, going on a steam train through the snowy hills and just being outside amongst the stunning landscapes. We tend to holiday in the UK these days - it's so much easier with a young family. One of the drawbacks can be the quality/standard of accommodation. I don't want to spend a week sleeping under thin Ikea duvets and looking at Athena-esque prints on the walls. This year we booked The Fro through Blaentrothy Cottages (thank you Claire for the tip!) and it was amazing. Huge fireplaces, massive garden and beautifully decorated - just lovely. Definitely one to add to your list if you holiday in the UK (we're going to rebook the same place for next year).'