Epynt Way & the local area
Hundreds of people enjoy and explore the Epynt area each year, its popularity growing whilst maintaining the feeling of it still being an undiscovered Welsh gem. The name 'Epynt' is derived from the old welsh name 'haunt of the horse' and many old breeds of mountian ponies can still be seen grazing upon the 32,000 acres of what is now the Sennybridge Training Area.
A bridleway/cycle path called the Epynt Way has recently been opened around the perimeter of Epynt's vast acreage, offering many previously unexplored opportunities to view this stunning area whilst staying in our top quality accommodation.
Pentwyn Holiday Cottages are situated near the rural hamlet of Merthyr Cynog. We are 8 miles from Brecon and 10 miles from Builth Wells. This part of Powys is well known for the famous events that are hosted here - Brecon Jazz Festival, Hay Festival and the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells. Also the annual famous Bog Snorkeling and Man V Horse competitions are nearby in Llanwrtyd Wells. Both Brecon and Builth Wells are small, historical market towns with quaint little shops and cafes for you to explore. A successful Farmers' Market is held in Brecon on most Saturdays, where you can buy and savour many local produce. For those of you who enjoy a round of golf, there are golf courses in Brecon, Cradoc and Builth Wells. Cradoc Golf Club is only a 15 minute drive and has excellent facilities including a good restaurant.
The Brecon Beacons Mountain range is a popular destination for all. With short hill walks for families and longer mountainous treks for adults, the Beacons provide endless chances for adventure and exercise. As the highest peak in southern Britain, Pen y Fan is a long climb but well worth it as you reach the summit. The views across the miles and miles of beautiful surrounding Wales are simply breathtaking.
Celebrity packed Hay Festival is a must at the end of May beginning of June, each year. With literary political and celebrity names both speaking and visiting the festival it has a buzzing and vibrant atmosphere.
Brecon Jazz is the musical equivalent to Hay's literary offerings. The streets of Brecon are alive with music of all genres, not just Jazz, during the beginning of august. Artists like Dionne Warwick and Jools Holland grace the stages of our local theatres providing Brecon with a magical musical air.
There is plenty in the area to appeal to children young and old. The Playbarn on the outskirts of Brecon is ideal for younger children with a relaxing environment for parents to have a coffee and a snack. Cantref Adventure Farm is approximately 3 miles from Brecon with its variety of interesting animals, indoor soft play, drop slides, tractor and trailer trips and pony rides, as well as offering Pony Trekking. Quackers is another excellent indoor soft play and slides playbarn in Newbridge-on-Wye (between Builth Wells and Rhayader.)
A warm welcome to our Self Catering Holiday Accommodation at Pentwyn is guaranteed. We can assist you in most things, any queries, just ask! You will quickly settle in to the peaceful and tranquil setting. Woodland walks and bike rides are popular with many of our guests. Our New 2013 bike track is a fun way for both older children and adults to work up an appetite and get muddy and there are plenty of surrounding fields where children or adults can run freely.