Canyon Cottage · Canyon Cottage next to Waterfall trail.
United Kingdom4 Guests 3 Beds 1 Bathrooms 2 Bedrooms
Located in the Heart of an area of outstanding natural conservation known as Waterfall Country in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Canyon cottage is quirky private two bedroom corner, L shaped building on a small 1970's development of 13 properties located at the entrance to the Mellte Gorge. The Property is single storey and has been completely renovated to provide modern contemporary accommodation designed for those who like the outdoors. The Property is single storey, comprising of a double bedroom with a king size bed, large twin room, open plan kitchen, diner/living with french doors leading to a private garden and patio. The property has a large woodburner, All located on the ground floor. Double bedroom, twin bedroom, wet room, open plan living dining and kitchen. All of the house and private garden are for your exclusive use. Located at the end of a small peaceful village adjacent to several waterfall trails. The area is famed for its waterfalls, Gorges, Caves, abandoned silica mines and nature. The constant presence of water creates a humid and wet atmosphere and the steep sides shelter the area from sun and wind. In this warm and wet environment, plant life covers every surface. The oak and ash trees have seen relatively little disturbance over recent years and a dense canopy has developed. This is a Welsh rainforest, far more scarce than the more familar tropical rainforest. There are only a handful of places like it anywhere in the world. Waterfall Country is considered one of Britain’s best examples of an old sessile oak and ash woodland habitat. The humid atmosphere provides an ideal environment for rare woodland plants to flourish on cliffs, rocks and tree trunks. Fern species include the hay-scented buckler-fern, beech fern, royal fern, green spleenwort, Tunbridge filmy-fern and Wilson’s filmy-fern. There is an even greater variety of mosses and liverworts. On the ground layer you will find greater fork-moss, little shaggy-moss and straggling pouchwort and, in the most humid places, scarce turf-moss. The boulders and oak can support western earwort, wood-rust plasters fallen tree trunks and the diminutive Heller’s notchwort and autumn flapwort grow on oak bark and decaying logs. In the rivers and streams liverworts and mosses flourish, the rocks and cliffs of the waterfalls are covered in species like rusty feather-moss and fox-tail feather-moss, and sometimes Hartmann’s grimmia, river pocket-moss, beck pocket-moss and Hutchin’s hollywort and on some crags the bright yellow lichen Chrysothrix chlorine has been found. Through rarely seen, otters live along the riverbanks, revelling in the safety provided by the dense woodland. Butterflies flit across the water and open spaces created by fallen trees. Birds like dippers and grey wagtails dance along the exposed rock of the river channels. At night, bats are busy amongst the trees and over water, hunting the numerous moths and other insects that dwell within the cover of the trees. Residents car parking is provide. A car is recommended. A limited bus service stops a few meters from the property and serves Neath Train station.