Bailea Coach House Cottage
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the owner
A perfect base for rest and relaxation, or for active exploration of the surrounding unspoilt countryside, with walking and cycling from the door. Superb 5 star spacious and luxurious self catering cottage that has been converted from an original 16th century building. Marjorie and Evan have retained the character of the original Coach House and furnished and decorated it to an exceptionally high standard with great attention to detail. Located only 10 minutes outside Brecon, the self catering cottages make an ideal base for couples looking for something a little special.
Bailea is situated in an idyllic location, with panoramic view...Read more
Bailea Coach House Cottage
Brecon, Mid Wales, Wales
Additional Location Information
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$84||$84||$585 - $820||$0||3 nights|
|Dec. 29 2012 - Jan. 3 2013||-||-||$790||-||3 nights|
|Jan. 5 2013 - Feb. 8 2013
|Feb. 9 2013 - Feb. 15 2013
|Feb. 16 2013 - Mar. 29 2013
|Mar. 30 2013 - Apr. 5 2013
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|Apr. 6 2013 - May. 24 2013
|May. 25 2013 - May. 31 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Jul. 19 2013
|Jul. 20 2013 - Sep. 6 2013
|Sep. 7 2013 - Oct. 25 2013
|Oct. 26 2013 - Nov. 1 2013
|Nov. 2 2013 - Dec. 20 2013
|Dec. 21 2013 - Jan. 3 2014
|Jan. 4 2014 - Jan. 24 2014
|All Other Dates||$84||$84||$585||-||3 nights|
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Additional notes from owner
Usually let by the week (Saturday to Saturday). We will try to accommodate short stay lets, when we can - please ask us for availability.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 02, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Southport, United Kingdom
Coach house lovely just was missing spice rack in kitchen and washing machine would have been better rather than dishwasher didn't see the point of that as I have two hands also what spoilt it a bit was told not to go through back door so what if a fire broke out near front we tried to use back door and couldn't find key also was told if too hot turn heating down and not to open windows why I don't know as every morning I like to open windows t o let the crisp fresh air in anyhow the narrow road down to main road was terrible only one single track road therefore was dangerous cos other cars come up and down very fast Fatal
Response from Marjorie Morgan - 01/10/2013
Thank you for leaving your review of Bailea Coach House. It upsets me that you did not enjoy your holiday at Bailea Coach House and disappointed that you did not bring your concerns to me during your stay. As you could see from the scores of positive comments left in the Visitors' Book, previous guests have found me to be very hospitable and have commented how readily I address their queries.
Health and safety is of paramount importance to me at Bailea Cottages. Following your concerns about being unable to use the backdoor I have checked and confirmed that the key to the backdoor is still in its usual place - on a hook on the backdoor doorframe. I cannot explain why you were not able to find it. Through that door you would have found the utility room with the washing machine and tumble drier. Yours is the first comment about the lack of these facilities and I will pay more attention to ensure that all members of the party are aware of the facilities when I personally greet my guests and show them around the cottages. The outside door to the utility room is always unlocked to allow access for guests staying in the Bailea Stable and I always recommend that guests keep the Coach House backdoor locked for their own security.
I can only apologise if I gave the impression that you should not open the windows. I too appreciate the fresh crisp country morning air. As you could see from the heating being left on throughout the day , I endeavour to provide a snug and cosy cottage, which guests have enjoyed so much, especially on their return to the cottages at the end of a day exploring the countryside. Windows left open through the day when no one is home is inherently contradictory to this aim.
The comment that I am used to hearing about the beds is how very comfortable they are. Indeed, guests staying at the Cottages the week following your stay have expressed that the beds are the most comfortable they have slept in but as a result of your experience I will be sure to clarify with future guests about the comfort levels and change the mattresses if other guests express similar dissatisfaction.
One of the main attractions of Bailea Cottages is their location in the heart of the Welsh countryside surrounded by amazing panoramic views, along with the peaceful environment that this affords. Guests have appreciated that as a consequence of this location the access is via country roads. Bailea is 3/4 mile off the main A40 trunk road and very little traffic uses the country road to Bailea - it serves a small number of farms. It is only very occasionally that one meets another vehicle on the road and I am unable to recollect even a minor collision.
Once again, I am sorry that you did not fully enjoy your stay at Bailea Coach House and I will endeavour to address all the issues that you have raised in your review.
With kind regards,
Bakewell, United Kingdom
Beautifully appointed cottage in a stunning location
Marjorie made our stay extremely comfortable, supplying me with a suitable "grannie" chair without even being asked. The whole cottage was obviously furnished and decorated with love. The beds were very comfortable and everything within the cottage was to a high standard.
We hope to be able to stay again soon.
Seth & Barb Collier
Plant City, Florida USA
Bailea to us was more than a 5 star accommodation.It was a beautifully warm furnished "home away from home" with every modern convenience anyone could want. From the first day the Morgans made us feel like family. The fresh eggs and lovely baskets Marjorie prepares for their guest show how they care. We are from the USa and hope to go back again some day.The views from Bailea are breath taking, and the Morgans have a wonderful book giving you many walking sites, and other excellent ideas of where to visit while in the Brecon Beacons. This is one of the best vacations we have ever had, and staying at the Bailea Coach House made it one we will always remember with very fond memories.
Wonderful from the welcome to the standard to the little touches
We spent a lovely week here. We were warmly greeted by Marjorie on our arrival. A present of eggs & welsh cakes too.
The accomodation was of a high standard..comfortable & exceptionally clean.
Towels usefully provided.
Great setting for a wide variety of walks & interesting towns within easy reach to explore.
Kitchen well-equipped, good for us as all our meals cooked in-house.
Just wished the weather had been warmer just so we could have made use of the lovely garden furniture (& enjoyed the views with glass of wine in hand)
Hope to return in the future...enough said !
Poughkeepsie, New York
The Best of The Best
We found Bailea Farm online, and one always wonders how well reality will match up with cyberspace. In this case, we were astounded. Among the four of us on this trip, we've stayed at countless self-catering cottages in the British Isles. While many were of excellent quality, the Coach House surpassed them all.
Marjorie Morgan, the innkeeper, has overlooked no detail in renovating outbuildings on the farm to create two semi-detached cottages: the two bedroom, two bath Coach House and the one bedroom, one bath Bailea Stable. Both cottages are spacious, comfortable, tastefully decorated, well-equipped, and spotlessly clean. (One example that speaks to the whole: nicely upholstered footstools were provided for each of the supremely comfortable armchairs and sofa.)
Bailea Farm is situated on a hillside looking out over the Usk Valley's glorious patchwork farmland. The sunken lane next to which it sits is flanked by hedgerows teeming with plants. Off the local lanes are several public footpaths, some with open views of the mountains, that you're likely to have all to yourselves (aside from sheep, birds, and cattle, that is).
It isn't necessary to stray far if you don't wish to, though. Sitting out of an evening, surrounded by flower boxes overflowing with well-tended geraniums and lobelia, Marjorie's husband Evan may stop by, a basket of fresh-picked rhubarb and potatoes in hand. As he explained in his musical Welsh cadence, "I'm taking them to our neighbor. 103 she is. Yes, yes.” The farm has been in his family for at least three generations. Marjorie, a relative newcomer, has lived there a mere forty-seven years. (She was born and raised ten miles away.) They're wonderful innkeepers and gracious neighbors. We hope to visit again soon.
For more information and pictures of the area, you may enjoy visiting the Raining acorns Blog.