Welcome to Mizpah, a unique and eclectic self-catering holiday cottage for two couples; perfect for walkers, writers and food lovers.
Mizpah is a converted chapel with views of The Brecon Beacons, recently renovated with vintage fittings, and decorated throughout with paintings of Welsh fairies painted by the owner’s grandmother.
The chapel has two big double bedrooms, both with private bathrooms and king size beds. Bedroom One has views of Pen Y Fan from the bed, a bathroom with shower cubicle, and a desk. Bedroom Two looks over the churchyard and has an integrated bathroom with roll-top bath, and TV.
There is an additional WC downstairs, a large fully-equipped kitchen with original 1950s dining table, and a cosy sitting room with two sofas, wood burner and desk. Retro décor, vintage doors and Bakelite fixtures make Mizpah something a little bit different.
A small courtyard garden with two wicker sofas and log burner has mountain views and overlooks the churchyard; and there is street parking outside.
Final thoughtful touches include vintage crockery and cutlery, a full bookshelf including walking maps and guides, a huge DVD collection, hotel grade Egyptian cotton sheets and towels, natural seaweed bathroom products and a pot of home-made jam or marmalade to welcome you on arrival.
Mizpah is in the middle of the quiet and pretty village of Llanfrynach, three miles from Brecon and one hour from The Severn Bridge.
Llanfrynach, which is on The Taff Trail, is ideal for walkers and cyclists with the Fan Y Big Horseshoe circuit starting at the front door, and the start of the Pen Y Fan mountain peak walk at Cwm Gwdi only four miles away; as well as being in very close proximity to the Monmouthshire Brecon Canal, Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell, Llangorse Lake, Talybont Reservoir, the Ystradfellte waterfalls and The Dan Yr Ogof Caves. And if you’re a wild swimmer, we will share our secret spot with you.
There are two pubs within a mile and a half, The Three Horseshoes in Groesffordd and The Royal Oak in Pencelli, with the award-winning Griffin at Felin Fach, CAMRA rated Star Inn Talybont, and The Castle Inn Llangorse only a little further away.
Parking is on the street and there is a bus stop outside the front door where the X43 takes you to Abergavenny train station and Brecon (which does not run on Sundays). Bikes can be stored in the hall.