The Studio spaceLarge comfy sofa with plenty of room to relax
The Studio Bed and Breakfast annex
Hosted by Cathie
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3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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A cosy, comfortable Studio annex, with its own garden. Enjoy a delicious breakfast served in your room with mountain views. Set in an area of outstanding national beauty, surrounded by farmland and wildlife a haven of peace and tranquillity, but with in easy reach of a variety of activities to suit all tastes.

The space

The Studio is so much more than a B&B, set down a quiet country lane on the outskirts of the village of Cwmdu, with beautiful views of the mountains from every window, it is completely separated from the main house and all yours for the duration of your stay. The studio has a large room with sitting and bedroom areas, a dinning area with table and chairs and an en-suite bathroom. With a private entrance and your own garden where you can sit and unwind at the end of the day. The Studio is your own little haven in the heart of the Brecon Beacons.
The room is light and spacious with a double and single bed, making it suitable for couples, friends or small family groups if they are willing to share. There is a large comfortable sofa, flat screen TV with free sat, DVD and CD player, a DAB radio and free WiFi, We also provide a selection of films, books and games for you to enjoy along with the usual hairdryer, iron ironing board and a few little extra to ensure you have everything you need during your stay. There is a small fridge in the refreshment area with room for a few snacks and maybe a bottle of wine and an en-suite bathroom with full length bath, power shower, fresh towels and toiletries.
The pretty Market town of Crickhowell with its variety of eateries and takeaways is just 5 minutes drive door to door and should you want something a little special there are several award winning restaurants near by.
We serve you a tasty breakfast in the privacy of your room each morning, so that you can enjoy the mountain views and eat at your leisure. We think good food is important and also believe in supporting local business so source our ingredients from quality local suppliers where ever possible. We buy our delicious bacon and high quality home made sausages from our local butcher and usually bake our own bread , our eggs are always free range and in season they come from our own little hens or are sourced locally. Jams and preserves are home made and everything is cooked freshly for you each morning as we support the Love Food Hate Waste Campaign so try and cook portions and meals to suit your needs. We also try to be environmentally friendly by recycling as much of our waste as possible and kindly ask our guests to do the same.

Guest access

Private entrance, exclusive use of the Studio and its garden with a separate entrance to come and go as you please.
Set in our cottage gardens, down a very quiet country lane
No shared facilities, full en suite bathroom
Refreshment area with a small fridge but no cooking facilities and cooking is not allowed in the Studio.

Interaction with guests

We are based in a separate cottage and check in with guests on a daily basis to bring breakfast and answer any questions. We are just across the garden if you need us, we'e happy to chat or leave you in peace, which ever you prefer.

Other things to note

The Brecon Beacons is in a Dark Skies reserve and is also an area of outstanding national beauty. Its a great area for walking, sightseeing, and offers a host of outdoor adventures as well as having an amazing selection of events and festivals throughout the year from music to food, sport to history and craft to vintage with something to cover all tastes. We are just an hours drive from Bristol, Cardiff and Hereford and within half an hour of Waterfall Country and the beautiful town of Hay on Wye.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premise

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 10AM

No one likes too many rules but shutting the gates is really important, to keep the dogs in and the sheep out so we hope you don't mind. Check in is usually between 3.00 and 9.00 but we can usually be flexible if you may be a bit later arriving just give us a call to sort it out. Check out is by 10.30 am please unless we have arranged otherwise so we can sort things out for the next guests and get our jobs done. We are really happy to welcome children of all ages and love to see them interacting with the chickens but just want to make you aware we do have a pond and some steps in the garden so you will need to take care with little ones. and finally we ask people to remember that the Studio is part of our home, where our own family stay when they come to visit and so ask that you treat it accordingly, thanks.

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Dog(s) and other pet(s) live in the house


51 Reviews

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Lindsey User Profile
August 2017
A fantastic gem of a place, I would recommend to anyone wishing to stay explore South Wales. Cathie is an exceptional host and her cooking worthy of a Michelin star. Just stay!
Cathie User ProfileCathie is a superhost.
Response from Cathie:
Hi Ladies Thank you so much for your lovely review but now you've done it I'm bound to burn the toast from now on, can't cope with the pressure lol I wish you every success on your fantastic adventure and health and happiness in your future lives. I hope our paths cross again sometime and eagerly await that photo! warmest wishes and thanks Cathie
August 2017

Mizan User Profile
August 2017
We had a brilliant weekend stay here and I couldn't recommended it enough. The hospitality from the beginning to end was 5 star and Cathie will look after you! The location is perfect, value for money and an experience to be cherished.
Cathie User ProfileCathie is a superhost.
Response from Cathie:
Thank you so much for your kind review it was a real pleasure to meet you both and I do hope you will return with a third guest in the future! : ) wamest wishes Cathier
August 2017

Paul User Profile
August 2017
What a wonderful space! Cathie was incredibly helpful over the few days I stayed, going out of her way to make it an enjoyable and restful trip for myself and my 8 month old son. Would certainly stay again in the near future. RECOMMENDED A+
Cathie User ProfileCathie is a superhost.
Response from Cathie:
It was really lovely to have you stay and Evan is a sheer delight and I'm sure will be a real heart breaker when he grows up, keep travelling and enjoying life and hope you get to return some time. with kind regards Cathie
August 2017

Clare User Profile
July 2017
We had such a lovely stay at Cathie's studio B&B. With beautiful views and a lovely little garden where we had a bbq on our first day, it's the perfect place to get away from it all. Cathie is a top host, friendly and sociable without being too involved in the stay, we don't drive and she even picked us up from Crickhowell. Brekkie was delicious each morning and her advice on the best walks in the area was very welcome. Can't wait to come back and stay again.

Alana User Profile
July 2017
We were looking for a quiet weekend away, where we could relax and rejuvenate - and Cathie's Studio was fantastic. Very quiet neighbourhood, just some gentle birdsong to wake to. Generous and varied breakfast was provided each day, and some thoughtful snacks and hot drinks during the day. Nice big bath, comfy bed, good wifi, and good recommendations about local attractions and places to eat. Only a short drive to nearest towns, with plenty of shops and restaurants. Any requests we made were no problem at all and Cathie made us feel very welcome. Will definitely be back if we are in the area again.

Sarah User Profile
July 2017
Great location, great accommodation and great host. Will visit again

James User Profile
June 2017
A wonderful stay at this secluded spot. Cathie was very helpful and made us some great breakfasts!

Crickhowell, United KingdomJoined in May 2013
Cathie User ProfileCathie is a superhost.
Hi there I'm Cathie and I live with my other half Jeff and our two dogs Alfie and Millie in the beautiful Brecon Beacons. We enjoy a country walk with the dogs, trips away both home and abroad, good food, a good book, the occasional movie (both good and bad), the odd glass of w…
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