Calon y Bannau (The Heart of the Beacons)


Entire guest suite hosted by Gill

  1. 3 guests
  2. Studio
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guest suite to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
This host committed to Airbnb's 5-step enhanced cleaning process.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Welcome to Calon y Bannau, situated in the small village of Pencelli (pronounced Pen-keth-li) in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

This self-contained studio apartment, located on the beautiful Mon and Brec Canal, is an ideal base for exploring our stunning Welsh countryside. Providing direct access to the central Beacons and the Black Mountains.

Whether you are after a relaxing break away, or an action packed outdoor adventure, Calon y Bannau is the perfect place for your stay.

The space
The property is accessed by outdoor steps leading up from a small garden / patio area. The light and airy studio room sleep either two or three people, with a king size bed that can be made up as two single beds (upon request during booking), and a single chair bed.
A newly fitted kitchenette area is equipped with standard microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, toaster, kettle, and toastie maker. Please note there is no cooker or hob due to fire regulations.
The room contains a wall mounted smart TV with access to BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and Netflix.
A dining table allows seating for three people, and a coat rack and boot storage provide an area to store waterproofs and walking boots.
A small step up at the back of the room gives access to a short corridor leading to the studio's private bathroom, containing shower, toilet and hand basin.

The studio accommodation is located over the host's double garage, in which there is storage for any bikes, canoes or paddleboards you may wish to bring. Hanging space for wet outdoor clothing and wet-suits is available in the garage. A portable BBQ is also provided for your use, along with coals, fire lighters, matches and utensils.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom area
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer

Select check-in date

Add your travel dates for exact pricing
Add date
Add date

4.97 out of 5 stars from 58 reviews


Where you’ll be

Pencelli, Wales, United Kingdom

At the heart of the village is the CAMRA award winning pub, The Royal Oak. Open from midday every day providing real ales and delicious lunch time and evening meals.
Two miles along the canal/road is the village of Talybont-on-Usk, with its award winning cafe, shop and post office. Ideal for much needed cooked breakfasts and all essential supplies (mostly locally sourced). Next door to the cafe is Bikes and Hikes, perfect for hiring cycling and canoeing equipment.
The local market town of Brecon (Aberhonddu) is five miles away, a 10 minute drive. Or taking the scenic route, a 40 min bike ride or a 75 min stroll along the canal. The town contains many independent shops, cafes, takeaways, an independent cinema, as well as Morrisons, Co-Op and Aldi. The nearest petrol station is also located on the way into the town.
Located within a half an hour drive of Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell and Abergavenny.
Driving for about 45 mins gets you to Waterfall Country and either end of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Hosted by Gill

  1. Joined in June 2020
  • 58 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost

During your stay

Host family live in the attached house, and are available for queries at any time, via a phone call or a knock on the door. The family are all keen walkers, know the area very well, and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Gill is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy