5 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottages
in the Heart of the Brecon Beacons

Guest Comments

Coach House

This is a beautifully located and equipped cottage and so we have really enjoyed our stay. The weather has been very mixed but we had an excellent day on the Beacons (Cribyn, Pen-y-Fan & Corn Ddu) and a lovely walk to the waterfalls near Ystradfellte-spectacular. We all enjoyed the bookshops of Hay-on-Wye on one of our wetter days. The welcome tray with Welsh cakes was a lovely! Thank you for a lovely week.

B,G, R & R (Wirral) August 2012

Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting-certainly the best five star we have ever stayed in. Many thanks to Marjorie and Evan for their warm welcome - the Welsh cakes and welcome tray were much appreciated. Despite the weather we have had a thoroughly enjoyable week of exploring the area and hope to return again. Thanks again.

C & A (Chichester) October 2012

Many thanks for the warm welcome and all you did to make our stay memorable. The cottage is perfect! Our first visit to Wales and we're enjoying every minute of it. Thanks again for your many kindnesses.

M& B (USA) September 2012

Our first visit to Brecon. Lovely people, beautiful scenery and plenty to do. A very special thanks to Marjorie whose very warm hospitality, beautiful accommodation, delicious Welsh cakes, have made our stay thoroughly enjoyable.

S, S, R & D (London) August 2012

What a pleasure after a long drive to find Bailea Coach House nestled on the side of the hill overlooking picture postcard views in all directions. Beautifully appointed with many comforts (many thanks for the Welcome tray Marjorie - most "welcome"). One couldn't have asked for more comfortable and relaxing accommodation. We spent 7 wonderful days driving around the Brecon Beacons and Welsh countryside and it was always a pleasure to return "home" to Bailea at the end of the day.

A & I (Australia) & M (Staffordshire) July 2012

Thanks for the wonderful stay at Bailea Coach House. We brought nice weather with us and you gave us a warm welcome. Everything in the cottage was perfect. The we'll keep your address.

N & R (Holland) July 2012

Thank you for the wonderful two weeks' holiday with all our family around us. We have discovered the even more lovely scenery. Looking forward to next year.

P & R June 2012

Thank you for another lovely week at Bailea. We have enjoyed your warm hospitality, luxurious accommodation and beautiful scenery. We loved our walk over the hill behind us, watching so many red kites soaring on the thermals.

R, S, A & C June 2012

We wish to thank Marjorie and Evan for their hearty welcome and the goodies tray. They were very helpful in meeting any requests we made. We think the cottage is beautifully furnished and very relaxing. We are amazed at all the needlework which Marjorie must have spent many hours in doing. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have a explored much of the beautiful scenery of the Beacons and have been fortunate weather-wise. We found the Visitor Centre interesting and useful. The older member of the party, having been a keen walker for many years, only regretted being unable (due to disability) to enjoy the superb walking that is are available. However at the age of 97 years he has to be content.

My Father has already made most of the comments, above, which Roger and I would like to have made. However we would like to say that the Coach House is the best holiday accommodation we have rented, luxurious, wanting for nothing and spotlessly clean. Marjorie you have obviously worked very hard to have achieved such a high standard. We will certainly have no hesitation in recommending the cottages. If we need accommodation for ourselves again in this area we shall certainly in no way to come. Many thanks.

E, R & C (West Midlands) May 2012

We have loved our stay at Bailea Farm. The Coach House is so cosy and the open spaces are amazing. A we enjoyed exploring and mountain biking in Brecon. Thank you for opening your cottages to us.

J & S (S Africa) April 2012

Very well equipped and comfortable cottage, situated in a stunning scenery. The Big Pit is a very worthwhile day out, with free entry!! We are amazed by of the beauty of the Brecon Beacons.

G & L (Devon) April 2012

A wonderful Christmas break at Bailea. Thank you Marjorie and Evan for a lovely Welsh welcome not to mention the delicious Welsh cakes, marmalade and fresh eggs. Thank you also for decorating the Coach House and making it a Christmas "home from home". Your cottage is beautiful and we have been so comfortable here. We shall certainly recommend staying here to any of our friends coming to the Brecons.

S, M, O & R (Southampton) December 2011

Thank you for yet another fabulous week and for arranging a heatwave in late September, so lovely to be able to sit outside and soak up the sunshine and enjoy the incredible scenery.

C & M (Malvern) September 2011

Beautiful cottage-a stunning location. Lots to do and see in the and the area. We hope to come back soon. Marjorie has been so kind providing help before I realized I needed it!

J & P October 2012

We had a wonderful time in the cottage. The cottage is five stars. More than the true. Thank you Marjorie and Evan.

P, J & P (Holland) September 2012


We have had really enjoyed our week here. Thank you for the Welsh cakes, eggs and marmalade-all delicious. The Cottage is beautiful with a lot of attention to detail and very well equipped. It's a good place to explore the area from. We love the hills and the scenery. Though the weather has been mixed we've found plenty of places to visit. Walks up Corn Ddu and Pen-y-Fan, the Beacons Way near Talybont Reservoir and the owl sanctuary at Ebbw Vale were all highlights. Thanks again.

J & M (Peterborough) November 2011

Had a wonderful, relaxing time. Cottage absolutely gorgeous. Fabulous bed, so comfy. Lovely Jacuzzi. Really enjoyed the patio area setting enjoying the surprisingly hot weather. Thank you for the eggs, marmalade, Welsh cakes. Will definitely be back.

J & S (Preston) October 2011

We have really enjoyed staying in your lovely cosy cottage and the wonderful peaceful surroundings. You certainly deserve your five stars! Thank you very much for the lovely welcome hamper. The Welsh cakes were of the best we have taste. Thank you.

N & C July 2012

Your cottage is very comfortable with the feeling of warmth. Not easy to achieve. We loved staying with you. It was nice to get to know you both and wish we had booked for a longer stay. We will meet again.

B&C North Devon May 2012

Thank you so much Marjorie for giving us the opportunity to stay somewhere so beautiful. We have had a wonderful time as we were in a perfect position to explore. The weather has been very kind to us. We have enjoyed the Stable and this area so much, we hope to come back. It was always so nice to see your smiling face.

B & C May 2012

Thank you for providing the perfect accommodation and you are always so welcoming. Beautiful cottage in gorgeous surroundings.

J & C April 2012

Thank you Marjorie and Evan for a warm welcome to Bailea Stable, beautiful accommodation with everything we needed. Jacuzzi fantastic. An experience that we will always remember in an idyllic setting. A wonderful Welcome Basket. Thank you. J & D (Sheffield)

March 2012

Every bit as good as before. Excellent. Many thanks.

J & B March 2012

A stunning cottage and wonderful owner. This was our first visit to your beautiful cottage to get away from the day to day stress, and it was just perfect. The Jacuzzi was FAB. Enjoyed our walk. Would love to return here again in the future.

S & P December 2012

Very welcoming arrival. Lovely cottage-nothing has been spared on the attention to detail. Weather poor but we found plenty to do. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

A & L (Cheshire) September 2012

Superb cottage. Very cosy and warm. Weather not great but we have had a lovely time. Thanks for the Welsh cakes-delicious!

J & D (Wirral) September 2012

My husband and I have had the most relaxing long weekend for our first wedding anniversary that we celebrated on 9th September. It has been like a home from home and all the little touches are lovely! The little treats were a lovely touch of also! Thank you! Take care!

L & N (Warwickshire) September 2012

Lovely, relaxing break encouraged by the quality of the cottage. Very welcoming arrival with great attention paid to all those details which give great pleasure. Recommend the Llangooed Hall Restaurant for a special occasion, would give the Castle at Brecon a miss! Walking in the area is varied and easily accessible, particularly recommend the Nedd Valley waterfalls walks. Thank you.

A & M (Northants) September 2012

We had a wonderful time. It is a magical spot, especially for proposing! We will never forget this visit (see above) and will definitely be back!

L & A (Just Engaged) August 2012

We loved the unbelievable and tranquil location of the cottage-tastefully and considerately converted with all mod-cons. Very well equipped. Excellent walking nearby. Thank you for the delicious Welsh cakes!

R & C August 2012

A lovely place to stay and an oasis of calm in our extremely hectic lives! Although the weather was mixed we managed to walk and cycle between showers. Then back to base for the Olympics amidst many creature comforts! An extremely relaxing break and we are now ready to return to real life. Thank you for all the a delightful touches in the cottage and for allowing us to use your Internet.

C & M August 2012

This is our second visit to the cottage and again we have had good hospitality and fairly good weather. We walked every day for 4 hours and didn't get soaked and enjoyed the beautiful scenery in the Beacons. Hope to be back next year to this lovely cottage.

M & J August 2012


"We enjoyed a wonderful week in South Wales. Great weather, Great Walking, Great Cottage. We really appreciate the warm welcome - attention to detail in your immaculate cottage. Would definitely recommend to friends, and hope to return soon."

Sylvia and Ben, London - April 2007
PS - Really enjoyed the Jacuzzi after a long day's walking. Great touch of luxury...

"We have enjoyed our short stay in your beautiful cottage. The bathroom, bedroom and induction hob have all been added luxuries! Thank you for a lovely stay and your warm welcome. "

Sarah and Paul - April 2007

"Our stay at your wonderful cottage has been great. It has been an unforgettable experience and so relaxing. We would like to thank you for your warm hospitality and conversation. We will definitely be returning here again and will recommend this Marvel of a Cottage to all our friends and family. "

Julie and Brad, Reading - May 2007

"We have stayed in a beautiful part of the country in the most excellent accommodation and our hosts, Marjorie and Evan, made us most welcome. We intend to return."

Dorothy, Frank and Keith, Southend-on-Sea - April 2007

"We have had a truly superb Easter Break. Great credit to you both - the accommodation is the best we have stayed in and it was lovely to meet you both. Even the weather excelled with sunshine every day and we enjoyed the excellent walking. Many thanks - we look forward to returning."

Sue, Neil and Gemma, Herts - April 2007

We have enjoyed our short stay in your beautiful cottage. The bathroom, bedroom and induction hob have all been added luxuries! Thank you for a lovely stay and your warm welcome.

Sarah and Paul 14-4-07

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