Firefly Cottage

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Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2


Cottage Modern
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Parking Space Romantic

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Nestled on the banks of the meandering River Wye, this charming 3-bedroom cottage is a haven for those seeking a retreat surrounded by the breathtaking vistas of the Black Mountains. With miles of undulating countryside and endless stretches of riverside to explore, Firefly Cottage isn’t just a luxury self-catering home; it's an invitation to savour life's simple pleasures.

As you swing open the door, you step into an open-plan living and kitchen space adorned with underfloor heating. Light spills in from every angle, revealing panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Guests are invited to sink into the two huge squishy sofas or perch on the oversized bean bags, perfect for gazing at the stars through the expansive floor-to-ceiling window, while, for your entertainment, a large drop-down projector screen adds cinematic flair to cosy evenings.

Cooking and dining together at Firefly Cottage is a joy, with a kitchen, meticulously stocked, that beckons you to whip up a feast, while the dining table, with ample seating for eight, is a central hub for shared meals. Adjacent, a spacious bathroom boasts a walk-in shower and a luxurious roll-top bath—both enhanced by the warmth of underfloor heating.

Upstairs, guests will discover three spacious and elegantly decorated bedrooms, each a sanctuary of tranquillity. Two of the rooms offer versatile super king zip and link beds, while the third bedroom features a king-size bed and a single - ideal for families. Blackout blinds ensure lazy mornings, and windows frame views of the majestic Black Mountains; a real sight to behold. An additional bathroom upstairs, complete with a generous walk-in shower, adds convenience during your stay.

From the landing, a door leads to a large wooden decking area, adorned with outdoor sofas, plants, and fairy lights—a perfect vantage point for evenings bathed in the warm glow of the setting sun, while owls hoot and bats dance across the sky.

Accommodating 7 guests inside, Firefly Cottage generously extends space for entertaining or inviting an additional 13 guests for meals or camping in the gardens. Ideal for self-catering holidays, family gatherings, and celebrations, The cottage's magic extends beyond its walls. The greenhouse and open barn provide enchanting spaces for gatherings, while the walled garden is a special retreat for picnics and drinks. Although currently lacking a wedding licence, the promise of this enchanting space is palpable, with plans in the works!

In the heart of nature, surrounded by captivating landscapes, Firefly Cottage is more than just accommodation—it's an immersive experience, a canvas for creating memories that linger like the view of the Black Mountains at twilight.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Two of the bedrooms have super-king beds that can be separated into single bedS
  • The cottage is ideal for family celebrations and events, but doesn’t yet hold a licence for weddings
  • Firefly cottage enjoys quiet, rural surrounds, so is unsuitable for those looking for a more bustling, cosmopolitan location

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ TV Heating Parking Space

Firefly Cottage

Ground floor:
Open plan living and kitchen space
- Fully furnished kitchen with large 8-seater dining table
- Sitting room: two large sofas, 2 armchairs, blankets, two beanbags, large floor to ceiling window, drop down projector screen for movies
- Large bathroom with a walk-in shower, a roll top bath and underfloor heating

First Floor:
- Bedroom 1 - super king-size zip and link beds (so can also be a twin beds) windows with views onto the black mountains and black out blinds
- Bedroom 2 - super king-size zip and link beds, windows with views onto the black mountains and black out blinds
- Bedroom 3 - king size bed and a single bed, windows with views onto the black mountains and black out blinds
- Bathroom with large walk in shower 

Outdoor spaces:
- Large wooden decking with outdoor sofas, plants, fairy lights and spectacular views of the surrounding countryside
- Walled garden
- Greenhouse (seats 16)
- Open barn (seats 20)

Additional facilities:
- Books
- Games


About the surrounding area of Firefly Cottage
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Cycling
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Perched on the banks of the River Wye, this idyllic cottage finds itself in a location that reads like a nature lover's dream. The enchanting backdrop of the Black Mountains frames the scenery, offering a breathtaking panorama that sets the stage for a getaway infused with tranquillity and adventure.

Step outside the cottage, and you're immediately immersed in a world of possibilities. The surrounding undulating countryside beckons for exploration, a patchwork of fields and meadows that beg to be discovered on foot. The lure of rural rambles is irresistible, leading you through hidden paths and revealing vistas that seem to stretch on forever.

For those with a penchant for the majestic heights, the nearby Black Mountains offer a haven for hikers and walkers alike. Miles of trails wind through the landscape, unveiling the allure of peaks and valleys waiting to be conquered. Each step brings you closer to the summit, where panoramic views of the surrounding countryside become your reward.

The River Wye, a constant companion to the cottage, extends an invitation for more than just contemplation. Its gentle waters call out to fishing enthusiasts, promising a tranquil day spent casting lines and relishing the camaraderie of the sport. The riverbanks become a canvas for riverside picnics and the setting for wild swimming adventures—a refreshing escapade under the open sky.

Back at the cottage, the expansive gardens provide a canvas for outdoor enthusiasts. There's space not just for guests inside, but a generous spread for inviting friends and family to join for a day or a night of camping under the stars. It's a place where laughter around a campfire and the rustle of leaves in the night create memories that linger long after the embers fade.

With Foyles pub within walking distance in the village, the local flavour is easily savoured. The charm of the area lies not just in the cottage itself, but in the harmonious blend of nature's wonders and the simple pleasures that abound—a true haven for those seeking to unwind, explore, and create lasting memories in the embrace of the great outdoors.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Cardiff Airport

(107 km )

Nearest Train Station Builth Road

(28 km )

Nearest Town/City Hereford

(42 km )

Nearest Village Glasbury

(1.8 km )

Nearest Restaurant Foyles of Glasbury

(1.6 km )

Nearest Supermarket Bronllys Garage & Supermarket

(7.7 km )

Nearest Golf Rhosgoch Golf & Leisure Club


Nearest Beach The Small Beach

(92 km )


While the image of lush valleys and a laid-back lifestyle are right at the heart of a holiday in Wales, don’t think stunning landscapes and a bit of relaxation are the only thing on offer in this beautiful country. Don’t believe us?

Check out our Wales travel guide – it’s full of handy hints, travel ideas and great stuff for families and groups of friends to do.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

This whimsical cottage isn't just a retreat for adults—it's a haven tailor-made for the boundless energy and curiosity of children. As you swing open the cottage door, a world of child-friendly features unfolds. The open-plan living and kitchen space, adorned with underfloor heating, sets the stage for indoor adventures. Two huge squishy sofas, armchairs, and oversized bean bags become cosy nooks for little ones to nestle, while luxurious blankets invite snuggles during family movie nights around the large drop-down projector screen.

Upstairs, the three large bedrooms offer an enchanting sanctuary for little dreamers. The versatile super king zip and link beds in bedrooms 1 and 2 cater to ever-changing preferences, while the third bedroom with a king-size bed and a single provides a snug corner for a bedtime story. Blackout blinds ensure lazy mornings, allowing parents to savour a bit more tranquillity.

But the magic extends beyond the cottage walls. Firefly Cottage's location is a playground waiting to be explored by the youngest members of the family. The undulating countryside invites gentle strolls suitable for little legs, revealing hidden nooks and crannies to spark their imagination. The Black Mountains become a natural adventure course, with hiking trails that offer the thrill of discovery and panoramic views that captivate young minds.

The River Wye, flowing serenely nearby, is not just a scenic backdrop but an invitation for family-friendly activities. Fishing expeditions turn into tales of the one that got away, and riverside picnics become cherished moments. The expansive gardens surrounding the cottage provide a canvas for outdoor play, with ample space for games, camping adventures, and the sheer joy of being surrounded by nature.

With Foyles pub in the village within walking distance, the local charm is easily accessible for even the youngest explorers. Firefly Cottage and its surroundings are a treasure trove of family-friendly delights—a place where children's laughter becomes the soundtrack to a truly enchanting getaway.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Cycling

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Fenced Grounds


At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time Check-in 4.00 p.m.
Departure time Check-out 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 3 nights.
Changeover day Friday for weeks and weekends Tuesday for mid weeks.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Hire prices for intimate celebrations, events, gatherings or weddings for up to 20 guests: - Midweek: Tuesday 10am to Thursday 10am £2400 - Weekend: Friday 10am to Monday 10am £3800

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 £1,328 £1,628 £1,927 £2,097
Jan 1st 2025 - Mar 31st 2025 £1,022 £1,252 £1,483 £1,613
Mar 31st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £1,328 £1,628 £1,927 £2,097

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 €1,435 €1,758 €2,082 €2,265
Jan 1st 2025 - Mar 31st 2025 €1,104 €1,353 €1,602 €1,743
Mar 31st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €1,435 €1,758 €2,082 €2,265

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 $1,529 $1,873 $2,218 $2,413
Jan 1st 2025 - Mar 31st 2025 $1,176 $1,441 $1,706 $1,856
Mar 31st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $1,529 $1,873 $2,218 $2,413

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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