Local Attractions

Things to do during your stay


The Old Wash House is situated in the charming and historic village of Trecastle, 15 to 20 minutes from the county town of Brecon and the same distance from the market and ancient drovers town of Llandovery in the other direction.Being within the Brecon Beacons National Park we benefit from the wonderful scenery and quiet country life associated with the area. Wildlife, flora and fauna abound and there are many activities and country pursuits to keep you occupied during your stay. Gentler pursuits such as nature walks, bird watching (this is Red Kite country) and exploring ancient castles, houses and monuments are all available to the visitor. The National Botanical Gardens of Wales is a short drive away and there are many old market towns full of antique shops and craft centres nearby. The famous "town of books" Hay-on-Wye is about 45mins away via Brecon.


The Brecon Beacons


A stroll round Brecon may bring you to it's famous small cathedral or to it's indoor market. You could perhaps take a canal boat trip and end up with a pre-show meal before an entertaining evening at the lovely new theatre. The town boasts a splendid range of shops including a number of large supermarkets.


Activities


Apart from walking directly from the bunkhouse, mountain bike routes are being set up by Sustrans for both experienced and inexperienced riders. If you are feeling energetic a nearby centre offers rock climbing, rope work and ice face climbing. Pony trekking, caving, canoeing, fishing and other activities are close by.


Food & Drink


Just a few minutes walk from the cottage in Trecastle village, is the Castle Coaching Inn where Pub and Restaurant food is available.

Other places to eat and drink:
Usk & Railway - Sennybridge
White House - Sennybridge
The Griffin (Gastro pub/restaurant) - Felinfach
The Brecon Castle Hotel - Brecon

Activities


Other activities available locally are:
Fishing
Walking
Riding
Climbing
Potholing
Bird Watching
Cycling
Canoeing
Sailing & Surfing

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Ynysmarchog Bunkhouse

A traditional bunkhouse in Trecastle, Powys - Perfect for group getaways! The old stone and oak beamed cow shed has been converted into welcoming accommodation for up to 14 people in three bedrooms, pillow and pillowcases along with a base sheet is provided, with three individual shower/toilet rooms providing plenty of hot water, shaving and hair drying facilities after a long day exploring this wonderfully interesting area.

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