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47 reviews
The Bull Pens- Upper Decking
The Bull Pens
Upper Bull Pen kitchen
Lower Bull Pen kitchen
The  contemporary upstairs living room in The Upper Bull Pen
The downstairs living room
Double bedroom in the Upper Bull Pen
En-Suite Bathroom
King Bedroom
King Bathroom
Twin room with view of the farm and surrounding hills
En-Suite Shower Room
Dining Room area of Lower Bull Pen
Spacious dining area with the Upper Bull Pen
View of the barns
Our resident bull - Eclipse
The view at the top of the farm
Llanfihangel Nant Bran Village
The New Play Area
Upper Bull Pen Hot Tub
Upper Bull Pen Hot Tub
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Brecon, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

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AaronFarr...
2 reviews
“Luxury tastefuly restored cottages in a Tranquil beautiful location”
Reviewed 6 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013

Fiona and Brian made us feel welcome during our stay, we had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. There is plenty to do around the local area from walks to outdoor pursuits such as horseriding, caving, self hire motor boats on the brecon canal or just explore the farm which is also child friendly with a kids play pen including a slide and swings.
The cottages are awesome they have traditional beams and features from the original barn with a modern decorative overlay, they have all amenities you'd expect from a 5 star cottage but best of all was the underfloor heating that worked a treat during the chilly nights. I would definitely come and stay again !

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Stuart J
Seaview, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic Cottage, Fantastic Location, Highly Recommended!”
Reviewed 18 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013

We booked the two cottages (upper and lower bull pen) through Fiona for a weekend away. The booking and payment process was easy. The cottage was finished to a high standard and offered all of the amenties needed. The cottage is located on a working farm, with fantastic view across the rolling countryside.

If you are looking for a relaxed break way with familiy or friends, I could not recommend this cottage enough.

Thanks Fiona

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Liked best: The location and quality of the cottage
Travelling group: Friends
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Carla20Br...
Bristol
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“A warm and welcoming cottage in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 1 February 2013 for a stay in January 2013

After slipping and sliding through snowy lanes, we eventually found The Bullpens where we received a lovely warm welcome from Fiona and Bryan. We stayed in the Upper Bullpens and our kids really enjoyed the secret door upstairs!! The cottage was very clean, had all the mod cons which you need when travelling with 2 young children. The views are amazing and if it wasn't for the snow we would have certainly enjoyed walking around. Fiona kindly booked us a table at the local pub which was cosy and friendly with good food. We only stayed for the weekend as this was a short break but managed to go rock climbing in an indoor climbing centre in Brecon where the kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We all had a relaxing time - just a shame it was only a few days but we will definitely be back for more, this time without the snow!

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Travelling group: Young Children
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EJH578
London, United Kingdom
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“Lower Bull Pen - Spacious and top quality cottage in tranquil countryside”
Reviewed 22 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012
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We have visited the Usk Valley for many years, regularly renting cottages. Lower Bull Pen was the best we have stayed in, being spacious, well appointed and finished to an exceptionally high standard. Fiona and Bryan, who own the property could not have been more friendly and helpful and yet respected our privacy, as our daughter had to study for an exam for part of our stay.
The cottage is 'off the beaten track' and tranquil, with very pleasant views and in good walking country. We hope to return in the spring to fish for trout on nearby stretches of the Usk.

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Liked best: The high quality, space and location of the cottage.
Liked least: Having to leave !!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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AlexNili
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Best Holiday Time Ever”
Reviewed 22 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012

This holiday place and it's location is one of the mythical spots in Wales you can find. It's mesmerising views in day time and dazzling night sky in pitch black nights makes this holiday destination one of the rare astonishing places you can be in. We had an amazing calm and relaxing long stay which will never forget its unique experience.
Thank you for letting us having that opportunity.

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