Dear Sue, Jonah, Barney & Teddy, this is a holiday I’m going to remember for a long time. This is the first time that I’m not fine with leaving and wish that I could have stayed for another week. I’m going to miss the cottage, the cabin, the massive garden, you, Sue and Jonah and most of all the dogs. Sven.
Dear Sue, Jonah, Teddy and Barney, thank you so much for everything. I really felt at home here. I am going to miss you, the dogs, the cottage and everything here very very much. I hope I will see you again. Love Elin.
Dear Jonah and Sue, Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. We’ve felt so welcome and at home here, in your beautiful cottage surrounded by the beautiful Welsh Hills. You and the dogs have gone above and beyond to make our stay as wonderful as possible.
Jonah – Thank you so much for the archery and shooting lessons, your patience, calm and humour in teaching us.
Sue – Thank you for all the wonderful, helpful suggestions for outings, dinner places!!
We have loved seeing you again. Thank you for the laughs and chats. Much love, Joost & Samula.
P.S. We might come back a 3rd time in the future!
Oh my, what can we say about Basel Cottage? It’s probably the first self catering place we’ve stayed that is absolutely spotless! Honestly, you have both thought of everything to make our stay perfect. The weather was fantastic, a little too hot at times and Ernie loved spending time with Teddy and Barney – A doggy paradise! Thank you Jonah and Sue for being such fantastic hosts – we will definitely be coming back!
Thank you for an amazing holiday! The cottage is perfect and spotlessly clean. Garden/Grounds are fab, we all had a great time exploring and I don’t think Lola wants to leave. The boys had Archery and Target Air Rifle Shooting with Jonah – this was top notch! – Fabulous tuition, relaxed and not rushed – he was a very patient tutor with my excited boys. Not often we find somewhere we would like to return but we will be back. Thanks Sue, Jonah, Barney and Teddy x
Paul and Tessa brought me here as part of my 80th Birthday present – I can say that it’s the best present I have ever had!
The Cottage – perfect. The Weather – perfect. The Grounds and Garden – perfect. Our Hosts – perfect. Barney and Teddy – perfect.
We have had a marvelous time, thank you. You are so friendly and welcoming, we feel we have made two nice new friends.
Elvira, Tessa & Paul and a woof – woof from Poppy and Daisy.
Robbie has enjoyed his first holiday and learnt a lot. A week of fabulous weather – last June was wet and soggy so enjoyed the sunshine this time.
This is our first visit and certainly will not be our last! Otto had an amazing holiday exploring the woods and chasing his ball. Pure bliss for him, no collar on for the length of his stay which was wonderful. Our few nights here were relaxing and comfortable. Sue and Jonah were the perfect hosts – THANK YOU for being you! Sadly, do not want to go but look forward to next time.
What a wonderful holiday and beautiful cottage! A heartfelt thank you to Sue and Jonah (not forgetting Barney & Teddy) for being such phenomenal hosts. You were always on hand for advice regarding walks and nothing was too much trouble. Monty has absolutely loved running free in your fields, exploring your woods and playing in the stream, especially with his new buddies, Barney and Teddy. He does not want to leave and neither do we. Loved it all! Thank you so much xx
This is our 6th visit to Basel Cottage and each time it seems to get better and better! The weather has been wonderful. We only ventured out once to Zip Wire World, Aberdare – everybody loved it! We had a nice meal at The King’s Head in Llandovery. We spent most of our time on site with Archery, Golf, Table Tennis, Darts and Billiards. Looking forward to returning in July. x
We have just enjoyed our second stay at Basel Cottage and are very impressed by the facilities offered by Sue and Jonah. These include, pitch and putt, a woodland chalet, fire pit and a comfortable outdoor seating area.The cottage itself is spotless and has all of the amenities you would wish for on holiday. It is totally welcoming as are Sue and Jonah and their lovely poodles. Barney made himself very comfortable on my lap.We would recommend Basel Cottage to anyone wishing to tour the Brecons and South Wales generally.Thank you Sue and Jonah for a lovely holiday, we can’t wait to be with you again.
We had a lovely time staying in this wonderful place!
Wow, what a truly amazing time we had. Just back from a three night break (not long enough!!). Prior booking communications were excellent and informative. On arrival we were met by the lovely owners, Sue and Jonah and their gorgeous dogs, Barney and Teddy.
Views are incredible, as are the 17 acres which our three Labs really enjoyed including a stream, bluebell wood, all secure and very well maintained. You can really be at peace that your dogs are safe and have so much freedom!
The cottage was beautiful, everything you could possibly need, very clean, comfortable and spacious; Sue and Jonah really have thought of everything to make this a real home from home we certainly wished this was our home !!).
Privacy was well respected and Sue and Jonah were on hand to have a chat with us and share invaluable information about the surrounding areas. Being very protective dog owners we had no worries when Sue and Jonah dog sat for us for a few hours.
We would be back month after month if we could !
Thank you so much for sharing your cottage and 17 acres to give us a little taster of what we thought was paradise. Kirsty, Pete, Honey, Annie and Foster x
Dear Sue and Jonah, thank you for a most fantastic short break, our first in two years. It met our anticipation and more!!! A perfect break for us and our beloved dogs. It was also lovely to see you both again after all this time and we will definately be returning again and again……… Thanks so much.
A fabulous relaxing week, helped along by the beautiful sunshine. Gary had great fun metal detecting and he found a Roman Coin, George III 1/2 Penny, Victorian Penny and many artefacts spanning approximately 300 years! Ghost our Husky has left his ‘glitter’ in the woods for the birds to enjoy! A beautiful cottage, lovely and homely.
Thanks Sue & Jonah for another lovely week at Basel Cottage. Everything is wonderful and peaceful as usual. The boys have really enjoyed themselves and love meeting Barney and Teddy. We hope to be back again in the winter months. XX
We have had a wonderful, productive, relaxing and very happy week at Basel Cottage. The rain has not dampened our spirits and we have still enjoyed exploring this beautiful landscape. This place has been a home from home and your warmth and generosity have been part of that. We look forward to seeing you again soon, Sue, Jonah, Barney and Teddy. Thank you again for everything, The Cooke’s x
- Beautiful Cottage
- Amazing Views
- So many birds to watch
- Everything you could wish for
- Lots of Walks
- Cosy Log Burner
- Outstanding Facilities
- Terrific Hosts
- Attention to detail
- Gardens to explore and more!
- Excellent in every single way
Thank you for a wonderful holiday! We feel as if we arrived as guests and left as friends. Huge congratulations Jonah on the MBE x
Another fantastic week even with the weather! Still the best cottage we have ever stayed in, everything supplied you ever need and more. Good to see your projects since our last stay, especially your Cabin in the Woods. Many thanks to you both and the ‘Basel Boys’. See you again next year. Jacky, Gary, Ellie & Jasmine x
Thank you Sue and Jonah for a wonderful break. We’ve really loved the cottage and the wonderful grounds. Enjoyed the ‘Pitch & Putt’ and the Mulled Wine in the Cabin. You are wonderful hosts! Our boys loved going for walks with Barney & Teddy. It’s the best holiday cottage we have ever been to. So clean and fresh, just like home from home! Hope to visit again very soon. Jayne, Steve, Jack & Joe x
Another lovely week at Basel – I think this is our 7th time and it feels like a home from home! So good to see Sue, Jonah as always Barney and Ted. The Autumn colours are just stunning and the misty, moisty mornings ethereal – we miss the blaze of colours on the Lizard where we live! Thank you both for a really convivial evening in the Cabin in the Woods. A la prochaine ………
Another fantastic visit to Basel Cottage. It has been wonderful to be able to spend a few relaxing days exploring and trying out the new additions. Although the weather didn’t encourage us to sit at the firepit, the cabin in the woods made for a fab retreat. Thank you Sue & Jonah for making us feel welcome as ever. The cwtch with Barney & Teddy did the trick!
Thank you so much for such a great stay. Loved it and will return x.
Thank you for a great stay. Loved the cottage. The golf was excellent as well. GOOD LUCK!
Our 6th visit! We cannot believe the amount of effort that Sue and Jonah have put in since our last visit 2 years ago – we thought the cottage and surrounding area was great before but the efforts that have gone in have made Basel Cottage even more special. We have all loved our week, thank you so much. We will book again soon!
Where do we start? We have had an amzing break and returning home relaxed. This has been the best cottage we have ever stayed in by far and we cannot wait to return. You have a special place here and if you ever want someone to move in we’ll be here! You are both so lovely and welcoming and you have thought of everything to make Basel Cottage so beautiful. We have loved the bird feeders. The dogs do not want to go home just like their owners. x
What a wonderful cottage and fabulous hosts. Despite wet weather and a heavy cold, we have had a lovely week and intend to return. A much needed break in the peace and quiet. Thank you.
Another lovely week to unwind and enjoy the warm hospitality of Sue and Jonah. Kiya happy to catch-up with Barney and Teddy too. Fantastic break again. Thank you.
Lovely cottage in a spectacular setting. The owners have invested passion and precision into its renovation.
Wow!! Beautiful property and beautiful people. We have had a fantastic break made even more special by Jonah and Sue and of course Barney and Teddy. We really feel privileged to have been able to share your fields, woods and river. Thank you for giving Noal the opportunity to use your telescope and archery equipment. We really do not want to leave and we are very much looking forward to returning in April x.
We have had a fantastic week in Basel Cottage. The setting is so relaxing! The boys and Ozzie have loved splashing in the river and playing in the woods. Thank you for making us all so welcome – you have ignited a golfing spark in the boys! Hope to be back in the future.
Jonah & Sue thank you so much for such wonderful hospitality. Your warm and friendly approach is very much appreciated. Your cottage is wonderful, it brought tears to my eyes when Sue had shown us around. Beautiful décor, fabulous grounds and excellent owners – we will be back xxx
Thank you once again Sue & Jonah for a lovely week. This was our 5th visit and we never tire of coming here. It is so laid back and peaceful, great to unwind. See you in May 2022 hopefully!!!
Thank you so much for a lovely week, the cottage and surroundings were just what we needed. You are the perfect hosts. I think, in particular, Nessa & Deano will be sad to leave! Look forward to seeing you again.
We were expecting something wonderful and got so much more! Sue and Jonah – You are fantastic hosts! Barney and Teddy – You are both so cute! The cottage and land is incredible, we loved absolutely everything. From relaxing and playing with the dogs in the evening to watching the woodpecker in the morning, we just did not want this holiday to end! We cannot wait to visit again, Love Emma, Dave, Ethan, Max & Ozzy xxx
We have had a fantastic holiday, Sue & Jonah have been wonderful hosts. We cannot praise them enough! Our boys have loved playing with your two, every time they went outside they were looking to see if Barney & Teddy were coming out to play! We have enjoyed visiting lots of beautiful places despite the extremely narrow roads and hope to return one day.
Beautiful cottage and location. Everything was here for an amazing holiday. Table Tennis was an added bonus!!! We loved it here! Thank you both.
What a beautiful place, it is the best cottage we have stayed in by far. Alfie and Boe were so settled here and probably will be sad to go home! Thank you Sue and Jonah, you are both wonderful hosts. Hope to see you again soon! Thank you Barney and Teddy for making it so memorable for Alfie and Boe.
What a fabulous place! We have had a lovely restful time. We particularly enjoyed the National Botanical Gardens and The RSPB Reserve – Magic! Sue, Jonah, Barney and Teddy could not have been more welcoming, thank you.
What an amazing place to stay! The Hosts Jonah and Sue are fabulous and so hospitable – we will be back!
Here we are again! So wonderful to see Sue and Jonah (Barney & Ted) again. It feels like a home from home – this beautiful tranquil place! Until the next time….
‘A Wonderful Stay’ – Basel Cottage has been the perfect place to meet up with our son and his girlfriend after not seeing each other through lockdown. Sue, Jonah, Barney and Teddy have provided a most welcoming environment for us to catch-up on family time. We have walked, golfed and played table tennis at Basel Cottage and managed to have breakfast on the decking – weather permitting!! We have visited the Dams, the Coast, the Brecon Beacons – eaten out and at Basel Cottage and enjoyed both.
Nothing has been too much trouble for Sue and Jonah and our dogs, PJ and Ned have had a ‘Wale(s)’ of a time!!! Thank you Barney and Teddy for keeping them entertained. Hope to be back one day. Thank you so much. x
Thank you Sue & Jonah for your welcome, hospitality and the gorgeous scones on arrival. Home From Home with the most amazing house, scenery and also facilities. We love it so much we are coming back for a week! We love it here – it is PERFECT! Thank you so much xx
Thank you Sue and Jonah for your warm welcome on our 3rd visit to this beautiful and spotless cottage. We had a lovely day at Dinefwr and a gorgeous walk from Llandovery to Llwynywermod Estate. We really enjoyed your new Pitch and Putt! Best wishes to you both for retirement later this year. Thank you for the Cream Tea too! Looking forward to our next visit xx
Sue and Jonah, you have made the Cottage and grounds such a beautiful and peaceful space, we felt no need to venture further afield. Take care, stay safe and we will see you when the ‘Bluebells Bloom’ next year!
So much more than a Cottage Holiday! The peaceful surroundings and warm friendly hospitality have made for a stress-free break. We really do not want to leave but we will be sure to return! Thank you Sue and Jonah, your hard work is really appreciated x.
I have had a lovely first visit to Basel Cottage after hearing so much about it. Cara and I have loved exploring the woods – Cara especially!!! She is definitely going to miss the squirrels! – plus her favourite playmates Barney & Ted. We will definitely be back and I most definitely would like a cabin in the woods! Tanya & Cara.
Back for our fifth visit after a ‘rocky’ year – how great it has been to have a change of scene in this beautiful place. Sue & Jonah (Barney & Ted) are always SO welcoming and it matters not what the weather is doing with the land here (And now the cabin!) Shortish walks this time in favourite places until Alan’s hip is done. Thank you so much, take care of yourselves.
Thank you for another great stay. This is our second stay and still as magical as the first. To say that Willow has enjoyed herself would be an understatement! Especially enjoyed our walks together. Take care, love Gemma, Ben and Willow x
Thank you Sue & Jonah for another wonderful week after our first visit in August last year. The Cottage and your land are just wonderful and the Cream Tea on arrival very welcoming. We have done plenty of walks in the local area and Llansteffan Beach and the Coastal Path is a real gem. The food in Pengawse Tea Rooms was as good as we remembered and the pasties from the Bakery also recommended. Thank you for making a holiday possible in these difficult times. We will return again!
Thank you Sue and Jonah for making us welcome here at Basel Cottage. We have enjoyed our second visit here just as much as our first last September.
Basel Cottage is a great base to explore Carmarthenshire and both the cottage and your land are a pleasure to return to each evening.
This was our 4th visit to Basel Cottage. We love this place!!! The weather was very kind to us if a little too hot!!!
Sue and Jonah are such wonderful hosts, nothing is too much trouble. The cottage was spotless. Things are so strange with this Covid business but Sue and Jonah did everything to make sure everything was done properly.
Hopefully we will make it a fifth visit next year. Thank you so much once again xxx
We had a wonderful time! Thank you so much for your warm welcome, your help when we had a flat tyre and all your efforts to make our stay a wonderful time. Sven and Elin really enjoyed being invited to walk with you and the dogs and play with them.
We will come back next year (something we never do – go back to the same place) because our stay felt way too short and we felt so at home in the cottage and felt so welcome here! See you next year!
We have had a lovely holiday at Basel Cottage. The cottage was spotless which was very reassuring in these uncertain times – Thank You!
Thank you for the warm welcome and delicious scones on arrival – lovely treat! The dogs enjoyed roaming the garden and the woods. Our highlight was Pen Y Fan on a beautiful sunny morning. All the best for the rest of the season. Stay healthy and safe.
Thank you Sue and Jonah!
From the moment Sue telephoned me at home before starting our holiday, I felt totally reassured by the current measures she had undertaken in the present climate to ensure that we had a relaxing holiday. We received a very warm welcome from Sue and Jonah on arrival at Basel Cottage – they are excellent hosts.
This holiday home is a credit to all their hard work. Well appointed home with a fascinating history, set within glorious grounds. Enjoyed the walks straight from the door especially the woods. Wishing you both and your lovely dogs all the very best for the future.
Sue and Jonah, thank you for creating a safe haven in these uncertain times. After a few months of lockdown this has been the perfect location to re-charge our batteries. Already planning our next visit xx
What a fantastic cottage! We had such a warm welcome in this lovely part of Wales. Thank you for a fantastic stay and we look forward to coming back!
Our 3rd stay at this amazing cottage – our 2nd time for New Year! We thoroughly enjoyed visiting many places in the local area. Sue and Jonah’s hospitality, help and advice made our stay very enjoyable. Hope to return again soon xxx
Our 7th stay at Basel Cottage and once again we had a wonderful stay. A peaceful few days at a home away from home thanks to your wonderful hospitality and lovely cottage. We will be back next year! Best wishes to you both.
Our fifth visit and as always a fabulous stay! We hope to see you again soon!
Basel Cottage has exceeded all our expectations! We have enjoyed a beautiful few days here. The safe fields and wood are fantastic for our two young dogs to roam and run to their hearts content. Sue and Jonah, you are the perfect hosts and really have thought of everything to ensure your guests have a wonderful stay at Basel Cottage. We look forward to visiting again, maybe in the Spring to see the bluebells! Thank you for sharing your little bit of paradise XXX.
Such a lovely cottage and warm welcome on arrival. The Cream Tea went down very well. Although it rained every day ( not all day each day thank goodness!) we had a great time visiting lots of places. We had some lovely meals in The Kings Head Inn in Llandovery. Hope to return again in the Spring! Many thanks Sue and Jonah and see you soon Barney and Teddy x
By far the best cottage we have stayed in!! Sue and Jonah welcomed us with such warmth and have continued to be great hosts and company throughout our stay. We cannot wait to come back again!! Willow has loved the field and woods as well as sitting in the window watching the birds. Thank you for a relaxing break. This is a very special, magical place.
Well, our 3 weeks have flown by! We’ve walked, revisiting old haunts and finding new places. Roman roads, stone circles, castles, all in wonderful scenery. Tan’s had a whale of a time with his friends Barney and Teddy. Thank you so much, Sue and Jonah for your wonderful place and our evening walks. We will be back for a 5th visit!
Stunning cottage in an amazing location. Thank you for the wonderful scones on arrival. Rebecca had never tried them before and she is now a big fan of them! We had a fantastic time visiting Hay on Wye and museums in Swansea after travelling on the Heart of Wales Railway. Also went on the lovely Gwili Steam Railway. Took in the wonderful scenery this area has to offer and recommend the roads around Lynne Briane Reservoir. Also recommend Pengawse Tea Rooms in Llandovery – lovely food and large portions. Thanks for a fantastic week, we will be back again!
Excellent stay. Sue and Jonah provided a delicious Cream Tea on arrival! Very welcoming and helpful but not intrusive. Walked miles! Llyn y Fan Fach and parts of the Brecon Way. It is worth visiting the National Trust Gold Mines. Ate at The Castle Hotel which was very friendly. Good to avoid the crowds so will definitely be back! Many Thanks.
8th visit and as good as the first one and all the others that followed! Thanks Sue and Jonah for the warm welcome again. It was so nice to see Max and Boyce get on so well with Barney and Teddy.
Diolch Yn Fawr!
We had a wonderful time exploring some amazing places. Sue and Jonah made us very welcome and the cottage is beautiful. Riley had a lovely time meeting Barney and Teddy. Thank you for a great week. We would love to come back again 😁
Thank you Sue and Jonah for yet another wonderful holiday (3rd). You always make us so welcome and every year there are yet more surprises!!! Wonderful holiday. Hopefully see you next year! Love all the McCelland Family xxx
We have had a lovely week unwinding. Sue and Jonah are wonderfully hospitable. Thank you for making us feel so welcome!
We had a wonderful week staying at your beautiful cottage. From the moment we arrived until the day we left you made us so welcome – a holiday we will never forget. Thank you.
Another lovely stay – time gone too fast! Many thanks Sue and Jonah for letting us come to your beautiful cottage, the dogs have loved it. Thank you and see you next year.
We had a lovely holiday in your beautiful cottage. The walks to Llyn y Fan Fach and the Usk Reservoir were super with so few other visitors. Lexi did her best to stop the squirrels eating all the bird food! Thank you Sue and Jonah.
We have loved staying in this beautiful cottage and what a location – we could not have asked for more! Thank you so much.
Sue and Jonah, 2nd time for us in your lovely cottage. Weather’s not been that great but we had a relaxing week. Patch enjoyed it with plenty of walks with Barney and Teddy – they got on so well. Thank you for the Tea and Cream Scones when we arrived. You are great hosts! Hope to see you soon. All the best, Diane, Clive and Patch x
Visit No. 7 says it all doesn’t it? Nice to see Max and Boyce, Barney and Teddy getting on so well with each other. Thanks again for the lovely welcome and see you again in August. Diolch yn fawr xxx
Our 3rd visit here. Thank you Sue and Jonah for a warm ‘Welcome Back’ and super Cream Tea. Had a lovely week despite the very mixed weather! Loved meeting Barney and Teddy. Hope to be back soon X.
A wonderful week in a perfect cottage. Sue and Jonah are wonderful hosts – helpful but not intrusive! We walked Pen Y Fan and Llyn Y Fan Fach – great to explore an area of Wales we don’t know well. The gardens and woods, hills and river are great for children and dogs; especially beautiful with the bluebells in bloom! We would love to come back one day.
Thank you Sue and Jonah. A very special place!
“Fantastic Cottage – Lovely helpful owners – beautiful location . A home from home”
The most relaxing half-term break. We loved the cottage and walking in the grounds. Llyn y Fan Fach and watching the birds from the Window Seat were particular highlights!
Another perfect stay at Basel Cottage. Thanks to Sue and Jonah! Great walks with the dogs Barney and Teddy, our dogs Jake and Ellie loved it! Everything you need is in the Cottage, a Home from Home. So peaceful and quiet, we loved it! Cannot wait to come back. Once again, many thanks Sue and Jonah.
Our 6th stay here at Basel Cottage and once again a lovely warm welcome from you both! We have had a relaxing few days and will definitely be back. Best wishes and thank you both XXX .
What a beautiful cottage and lovely views. Finn and Jake loved the woods. A very warm welcome from Sue and Jonah and lovely to meet Barney and Teddy. Thank you so much for a lovely week. XXX
ANOTHER lovely break! We are all going home thoroughly relaxed. Lovely cottage, great garden and wonderful hosts! Thank you again xxxx
Lovely to be back at Basel Cottage again. Nice to meet Barney and Teddy, Millie and Phoebe enjoyed their walks together. Relaxing week – feel 100 %. See you in May 2019! xxx
Fantastic cottage finished to a high standard. Great cottage and owners very helpful. Very comfortable and enjoyable stay even though the weather whilst we were there was wild. Would recommend.
Happy to be back again with the lovely people Sue and Jonah and their two dogs Barney and Teddy. Lovely stay, beautiful surroundings and so much to see. Definitely a place to cherish and come back to. See you soon xxx
Fabulous accommodation and lovely surroundings. Sue and Jonah greeted us with enthusiasm and were keen for us to make the most of our stay at Basel Cottage. We were shown around the cottage, of which they are very proud and rightly so! The cottage was comfortable and very clean. The surrounding garden / land was fabulous with amazing views and superb walks. Our elderly dog Faith was made most welcome. A super location for a truly relaxing break. Would highly recommend!
Smashing break. Enjoyed every minute of our stay (6th time!) Max and Boyce were very happy to make new friends with Barney and Teddy 🐾🐾! Diolch yn Fawr.
WOW, what a fab cottage! A very warm welcome from Sue and Jonah. Would highly recommend. Thanks for looking after us all from Carol x
A beautiful find for a last minute booking. Enjoyed the National Botanic Gardens of Wales and the British Birds of Prey Centre on the way here. Agree with other guests that the RSPB Walk is well worth doing. Stunning views all around Llyn y Fan Fach and Llyn y Fan Fawr. Both Dinefwr Castle and Carreg Cennen Castle are well worth doing.
What a beautiful cottage! Thank you for such a lovely welcome including the Cream Tea!
We have had a lovely week staying at Basel Cottage. Sue and Jonah gave us a warm welcome and were happy to answer any questions we had. It is clear to see the hard work and effort that has been put into the cottage as it is so homely. You are set in a wonderful location here! Thank you for letting us have a holiday to remember!
Sue and Jonah thank you both for an enjoyable stay at your beautiful cottage. Basel Cottage is perfect, just like home from home, also the weather has been good to us. It was lovely relaxing for one week – just what we needed! Glad Barney and Patch got on so well. Thank you for the lovely Tea and Scones when we arrived. Congratulations on your special award! All the very best and we hope to see you again xxx
Beacons – Wow! Cottage – Wow!!
Our first stay in this lovely cottage – a haven of peace and tranquillity away from our busy lives! Enjoyed fabulous walks and cycling in the nearby forests with hardly anyone around – bliss! Enjoyed the patio area with fabulous views . Thank you Sue & Jonah for being great hosts.
This is the second time at Basel Cottage. Once again, we have had a lovely relaxing holiday. You are both such lovely, helpful and friendly hosts. This year we met Barney for the first time – He is adorable! Thank you for the lovely scones on arrival. Thank you once again xxx
Can only repeat what previous guests have already said – a GEM of a cottage with the perfect hosts! Thank you!!!
Our 2nd visit to Basel Cottage. Such a beautiful cottage, well equipped. Hosts Sue and Jonah are so friendly and welcoming. Visited Dinefwr – beautiful castle and grounds, Mumbles – lovely beach walk, Hired a boat in Brecon – lovely cruise along the canal. Always a pleasure to stay here. Back soon, love Julie XXX😀
Great week despite rain. Warmest of welcomes and comfortable cottage. Thanks, Sue and Jonah.
Our 2nd visit to Sue and Jonah’s lovely cottage. We love this place and what a good week of weather we have had!! We have walked every day – old favourites and new routes: Castles, Forts, Roman sites, not forgetting the Gin Haus Deli in Llandeilo and The Castle Hotel in Llandovery . We are booking in for our 3rd visit Sue!
Our 2nd stay at this fantastic cottage. Sue and Jonah gave us a very warm welcome and looked after us well during our week. The cottage was beautifully decorated for Christmas and the log burner gave it an extra cosy feel. We have really enjoyed our stay over the New Year and will definitely be back soon. Thanks Sue and Jonah! X
Great lazy stay, enjoyed being snowed in for 2 days! Max and Boyce did not mind that the walks were shorter this time. Thanks again for the warm welcome and all the support. Already looking forward to our next stay. Diolch yn Fawr!
Our 5th stay at Basel Cottage has been wonderful! Always such a lovely warm welcome from Sue and Jonah, who really are great hosts! Brenie has had a peaceful few days away from the fireworks and we have had a relaxing stay too! We will be back! Best wishes and thank you.
This was our 1st visit to Basel Cottage and hopefully it will not be our last! It has been an outstanding base to explore the Brecon Beacons. We have stayed in many cottages in the past but this is by far the best and most outstanding one in which we have stayed. Sue and Jonah are first class hosts, nothing is too much trouble. Many thanks.
Our 3rd visit! Wonderful as ever, see you next time!
Thank you Sue and Jonah for a wonderful ‘welcome home’ after 3 years and for the delicious Cream Tea on arrival. Had a great time in the woods with the dogs and roaming on Pembrey Beach ( the dogs not US!) Hope to see you again soon!
Outstanding cottage in a beautiful area. Congratulations to Sue and Jonah on creating such a tranquil holiday home.
Once again we had a really relaxing time. Great welcoming tea. Dogs remembered you and enjoyed the runs in the fields. See you both next year. Thanks.
Thank you Sue and Jonah! We have had such a superb week in your lovely cottage – a real home from home! Walking, pre-history, castles – nothing better! We would very much like to return.
Many thanks Sue and Jonah for a lovely week in your wonderful cottage. The Cream Tea on arrival was most welcome. Charley really enjoyed her day with Jonah and we do not think she wanted to come back to us!
Thank you for a wonderful relaxing week. Everything has been thought about in this cottage. The cottage is homely and beautiful. NESSA 🐕 and the girls enjoyed playing in the garden and the woods. We will be back!
We leave Basel Cottage reluctantly. The kindness of our hosts will be a lasting memory as will the comfort and elegance of the cottage and the beauty of the surroundings. Thank you Sue, thank you Jonah, for providing all that makes for a very enjoyable holiday.
Thank you for such a lovely time at Basel Cottage. I love the thought of having all that ground, it has been such fun staying here, I do not want to leave! (Isabel). I hope we can come again to stay in your lovely cottage (Millie). We all loved your woods, cottage, bird table and the ‘mountains in the woods’ (Percy). We do not think that Bruce the Dog wants to leave!
We have had a lovely week at Basel Cottage. Thanks to Sue and Jonah for the warm welcome and delicious Cream Tea! We have enjoyed watching the birds and exploring the woods and local area. Visited Hay on Wye, Brecon Car Show, Carreg Cennen Castle and Pembrey Beach – all fantastic! Hope to return soon! X
We had another marvellous week here in Basel Cottage thanks to Sue & Jonah, this beautiful cottage and terrace, excellent walks and a lot of delicious Brownies and cream teas! We hope to come back soon.
Thank you for such a lovely time! We have really enjoyed Basel Cottage, especially the scones!
We have had a great week and intend to return. Hope to go the National Botanic Garden of Wales again on another ‘Doggy Day’ in the Spring.
We have really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage. We received a very warm welcome and a delicious Cream Tea. Our favourite walks were Four Waterfalls near Ystradfellte and the RSPB Reserve and Lake Brianne Dam. Can also recommend the train to Knighton to walk parts of Offa’s Dyke, where there is a very good Visitor Centre. We loved the local shops in Llandovery, superb choice of good food! Highly recommend No. 14 Coffee Shop for “to die-for” chocolate Brownies! Thank you Jonah and Sue for everything and all the best for the future.
Our stay in the Brecon Beacons was enhanced by your kind hospitality and your beautiful cottage. The morning drama at the Bird Table was great fun and set the mood for the day! Once again, thank you very much.
A very very warm welcome with tea and scones. The weather was not too bad. The cottage is very lovely and very cosy and the surrounding area is beautiful. Thank you both for all the care you take.
We have had two weeks here – what a wonderful place! There is so much freedom here, just open the front door and spill out. The first week the weather was wonderful, the second week mixed. The cottage is so well equipped and the Cream Tea on arrival was very welcome. Sue and Jonah are wonderful hosts, we will certainly be back. Llian and Logan enjoyed the mosaic workshop! Thank you both so very much xxx
It has been a real joy to return again to Basel Cottage, to your delightful and warm welcome. You are to be congratulated on keeping up your immaculate standards and personal warmth. With all our love xxx
This is a wonderful home from home – everything that you need for a relaxing break. Sue and Jonah are perfect hosts and the Cream Tea on arrival was a lovely welcome surprise. The grounds are lovely for dog walking and Kukki does not want to go home! We explored the area and went to the National Botanic Garden of Wales – Monday’s being Doggy Day! There are so many places to visit and we loved sitting on the decking in the sunshine with a glass of wine! We hope to come back soon xxx
Thank you very much for your friendly and warm welcome – not to mention the little touch with the slate ‘Welcoming Sign’ and the delicious Cream Tea. You can tell how much thought and love and of course hard work that goes into running this beautiful cottage! There is so much space inside and outside and the views and tranquility of the setting is second to none. It was absolutely perfect for us and Murphy enjoyed playing and exploring outside. To bring the motorbike and the car certainly paid off and the roads around here are great ‘biker roads’. There is still so much to do and see! Thanks again from all of us xxx
What more can we say about this lovely cottage! Perfect hosts, perfect cottage and what’s more PERFECT WEATHER all week! Looking forward to our 3rd visit at Christmas. Many thanks, Sue & Jonah.
Lovely, spotless Cottage with fantastic views! Thank you for being such good hosts – and for helping us catch Maisie!!! Kindest thoughts xx and of course ‘woof woof’ from Maisie!
Sundae and Fe (Brown and Black Labs) – Thank you Sue and Jonah – WE HAD FUN! xxx – so did we Alexia & Paul!
Basel Cottage is a lovely property, both inside and out. It’s well decorated and has everything you’ll need. The owners are lovely, leaving you in doubt that you can contact them if you need anything, but otherwise just leaving you to your own devices. They’re also genuinely dog-friendly and the grounds are great for keeping your dog amused. I would heartily recommend Basel Cottage!
We have had a lovely three days in Basel Cottage – always spotless! And today the sun is shining for us. Ruben had a great time, see you soon and thank you.
We all really enjoyed the cottage and the walks around your land. Issy and Oysha loved their playtime in the river on Sunday! We hope that we can visit again soon.
We had a fantastic week in this beautiful cottage. We could not have asked for anything more, probably the best one we have ever stayed in. Ellie and Jake loved the field and the woods. Many thanks to Sue and Jonah for being great hosts. Hope to be back next year.
Totally fabulous – Much love x
What more can we add to previous comments about how great this place is and the warm hospitality of Sue & Jonah. We stayed 5 days and highlights included Dinefwr Park & Castle, day trip to Tenby and a sunny walk around the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Really comfortable cottage, fabulous views – probably the BEST holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. BIG THANK YOU!
Our 4th stay at Basel Cottage, a home away from home in a wonderful setting with wonderful hosts! We will be back again next year! Thank you for the welcome – another great stay x
Our second visit to Basel Cottage. Great welcome, beautiful place, lovely cottage – We will be back again! Thank you.
Beautiful 5* cottage in a fabulous location. We had a wonderful week that went so quick. Lovely Cream Tea on arrival. Paul & Kieran loved Bike Park Wales. Great days out at Newquay, the Waterfalls and Usk Reservoir. Lots of good food at The Bear Inn and Castle Hotel in Llandovery. Merlin, the Red Setter, will miss the garden and the woods. Thanks Sue & Jonah for being wonderful hosts.
A lovely week. Cottage great as usual – weather was kind to us. Yolande loves Wales, but this was her first time back since she was a child. Hope to see you again next year – Our week to relax! Thank you.
This is our 2nd visit to Basel Cottage and it is just as we remembered it – FANTASTIC! Thank you Sue & Jonah for making us feel so welcome – we will be back!
Thank you Sue and Jonah, a fabulous week! Lovely cottage, beautiful surroundings and a very warm welcome! ‘The girls’ have especially enjoyed the freedom of the fields and woods and their frequent visits ‘next door’ – Thank you!
Our stay in Basel Cottage can be described in one word – ‘Perfect!!’ Thank you.
Dear Sue & Jonah, Thank you for making our stay in Basel Cottage so enjoyable. The cottage is fantastic and we loved the area. Tyler is really going to miss you both and really enjoyed the archery and spending time in your company – maybe Jack will be walking when we return! Lovely cottage and grounds, such a fab family holiday! Thank you xxx
Dear Sue & Jonah, We had an amazing week! We were lucky enough to have beautiful and sunny weather almost the entire week! The hiking tour of the two lakes – Llyn Y Fan Fach and Llyn Y Fan Fawr was our personal favourite, really exhausting but absolutely worth it! – The view is breath-taking! But best of all was coming home to a lovely cottage in the evening, which obviously had taken a lot of work! So much love has been put into it and it really felt like home – Thank you for that. Hopefully we will come back again!
Dear Sue and Jonah, Thank you very much for the lovely stay in your beautiful cottage. We all enjoyed it very much. What a special place!
Dear Sue and Jonah, had a lovely time here in your lovely cottage. Weather not too bad and enjoyed the countryside. Cooper loved the open air and we hope to visit again. Thank you very much.
Thank you very much for the warm welcome and for making us feel at home in your perfect cottage. We had a great time and Sam had great fun with the cows! Thanks again for the Royal Welsh Show tickets and we hope to see you again soon.
Mixed weather but some good sunny days. Lovely cottage, has all you could really want. Thanks to the hosts for being so kind. Countryside marvellous on this the west side of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Birdlife exceptional.
Basel Cottage is now firmly our No.1 ‘Go to’ cottage when we need to recharge our batteries! Despite awful weather Sue and Jonah create the most perfect spot to enjoy the peace and quiet. The antics at the bird table can keep you amused and entertained for hours! Thank You.
Sue and Jonah thank you for a lovely stay. Cottage is very lovely with great views and all a great holiday needs. We hope to see you next year.
Thank you Sue and Jonah for a lovely welcome and a very hospitable stay. Cottage the cleanest and the best-stocked we have ever stayed in! Lots of lovely dog walks despite the weather – rain, rain and more rain!! – Will return! xx P.S. Thanks for the dog-sitting, much appreciated!
Not many words needed, just a brilliant stay – 4th time! Asked the dogs Max & Boyce what they thought of it – wagged their tails and started to bark, full of excitement!!!! – Guess they agreed! Diolch yn fawr to Sue & Jonah.
We have really enjoyed our week at Basel Cottage. The welcome with scones and tea was much appreciated. Sue and Jonah have been great hosts, making sure we had everything we needed. The standard of accommodation is first class and very comfortable. Sheba certainly enjoyed her walks! Watching the wildlife from the lounge window-seat was brilliant and we have many photos! We have been quite lucky with the weather apart from the storm on Friday! We have had several cottage holidays but Basel Cottage has been the best by far – Thank you Sue and Jonah.
It was our second time here in Basel Cottage! All we can say is: In more than 10 years of holidays all over Great Britain, this definitely is the best cottage we have ever stayed in! The location is fantastic, so peaceful, so quiet! Thank you Sue & Jonah for everything – we will miss Wales and Basel Cottage! You are fantastic hosts! We do hope that we can come back again one day!!
We have been to Wales many times and as ever it is good for the soul! Walk around Usk Reservoir STUNNING and Crychan Forest (Blue Trail) tranquil. Returning home very relaxed and refreshed. Thanks!
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Basel Cottage. The cottage is extremely clean, well equipped and there are many leaflets, books and ideas for trips out and walks. Our dogs loved the enclosed field, stream and woods and we loved the rustic benches / picnic tables around the property – especially the seats on the decking. Sue & Jonah were brilliant, friendly and knowledgeable hosts, always on hand for advice, help and ideas. Thank you for a lovely week!
Thank you for a lovely week, well done with the weather!!! The cottage was wonderful and the views from the window seat were stunning. See you again!!!
A superb week, the cottage is comfortable and welcoming. The location ideal and the weather was kind to us. We walked every day and had some good walks around Llandovery.
We feel deeply privileged to have spent another unique & wonderful week here in Llandovery at Basel Cottage. The sun has enhanced and embraced our stay. We have enjoyed the beauty of the surrounding hills and valleys particularly the snow on Pen y Fan. Your warmth of welcome Sue and the superb quality and provision of the cottage has again been a great blessing – Many thanks!
Thank you for a fantastic stay in your beautiful cottage. It has been so relaxing and comfortable. Henry has rejuvenated at least 5 years! A wonderful holiday!
Just perfect in every way. Truly dog friendly! The woods are lovely. Local walks great. Beautiful cottage, warm and cosy. Sue & Jonah fantastic hosts – would definitely recommend.
We had the most wonderful week here at Basel Cottage. The cottage is pure luxury and the best equipped cottage we have ever been to. The views and walks were fantastic. Sue & Jonah are brilliant hosts and our Cream Tea on arrival was an added bonus. We hope to return in the future.
We have had a lovely Christmas at Basel Cottage. Lovely accommodation and the dogs have loved their walks in the woods. Thank you Sue and Jonah for your warm welcome and the teas and scones on arrival. The only thing you couldn’t provide was the weather!!
Fantastic hosts, wonderful place! Our second stay at Basel Cottage where we have had a very relaxing four days. Weather was good for time of year, sunshine, showers, snow & frost – we will be back!
Had a lovely week here despite the weather. Excellent accommodation in a lovely setting. Had a lovely welcome by Sue with afternoon tea. Will have to come back when the sun is shining.
Our third stay at Basel Cottage and again we’ve had a wonderful stay. The cottage and settings are beautiful and the welcome that we received really is appreciated. Sue and Jonah really are fantastic hosts and lovely people. See you next year!
We have enjoyed a lovely week here. Perfect accommodation, we could have quite happily stayed another week. Wonderful hosts, nothing was too much trouble.
Third stay, as good as the previous two. The warmest welcome again by Sue and Jonah. Will be back again. Diolch yn Fawr.
We have had a very relaxing week with lots of birds to watch. Cottage is so comfortable and nice cream tea as a welcome. See you next year.
We have enjoyed a lovely week here. Perfect accommodation, we could have quite happily stayed another week. Wonderful hosts, nothing was too much trouble.
Perfect cottage, perfect hosts, perfect view. Only thing wrong with this holiday is that is has to end! Our second visit – can’t wait for our third. We love coming to see Sue and Jonah as much as the cottage, no wonder they have so many return visits, they’re doing everything right.
When going on holiday its everyones desire to arrive at your destination and feel at home. Sadly this is seldom the case until you plan a stay at Basel Cottage! ..this cottage ticks all the boxes even the ones not on the list. And there is more, the cottage comes with a friendly welcoming team (Sue, Jonah and Ben) totally at your service in a charming way.
Thank you Sue and Jonah for a perfect week in your fantastic cottage! You were great hosts. In every detail your cottage is an absolutely quality cottage. Don’t want to leave and definitely want to come back.
Great welcome by Sue and Jonah. Cottage well worth its 5* status and the grounds were perfect for the dogs. Buzzards, woodpeckers and squirrels frequent visitors. Will definitely recommend to anyone wishing to visit this area of Wales
A wonderful cottage in an amazing setting. The dogs love the gardens and forest and their own private river!! Taking two very tired dogs home but hopefully be back soon!
Thank you for a lovely week – Beautiful cottage in a lovely surrounding and our every need catered for from extra dog blankets to local info such as great places to eat and road closures!
What a wonderful Cottage. Perfect for the kids who loved the woods and stream. Great places to visit and a warm welcome. Cottage is of high standard and had everything we need.
Marvellous! The welcome cream tea was delicious and we also enjoyed the nice little talks with Sue and Jonah. A perfect holiday for all of us… we will definitely come back!
It was a delight to stay with you; the cottage is perfect in every detail; the garden is just amazing; it was a dream to be here!
A lovely warm welcome in one of the best cottages we have stayed in. Pity about the weather, but it did get better!
Sue and Jonah – Hosts with the most! 5 Star Plus for your beautiful cottage, everything perfect. Hope to return soon.
Had a relaxing week in an ideal cottage. Charming hosts. Enjoyed the chats. Best cottage we have stayed at in 40 years of cottage holidays. Many thanks both.
Wonderful setting, great walks and really comfortable cottage. Lottie enjoyed her day with Sue and had great fun playing with Jonah. Can’t wait to come again.
What a fab week we’ve had. The cottage is beautiful, very comfortable and the dogs LOVED the garden. Our first holiday to Wales and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed it – we will be back.
What a lovely place to stay – made to feel very welcome. Dog settled in straight away. Everything we needed was here. Beds were so comfortable. See you in October. Thanks for everything.
Such kindness from these two lovely people, how can we ever repay you? Oh and the cottage was pretty good too!
Had a relaxing week in an ideal cottage. Best cottage we have stayed at in 40 years of cottage holidays. (Pity we have no dog!)
Thank you both for another fantastic week – yes it has been as marvellous as the first time. We are looking at dates for our next visit!
Thanks Sue and Jonah for our magical week at Basel Cottage. We have loved every minute at this tranquil spot you both have created.
Perfect, Awesome and Thanks. Be back soon.
A beautiful cottage from which to explore the wonderful countryside. We have been made to feel so welcome by Sue and Jonah and will come again!
“Top notch Hospitality!” Outstanding accommodation in superb location. We have been moved by the warmth and kindness we have received as guests. It has enhanced everything we have enjoyed this week.
Thanks for a lovely time at Basel Cottage, we really enjoyed it. This was the nicest and warmest place we’ve ever been on a trip, it was amazing!
Thank you Sue and Jonah for the warm welcome and a lovely week in Basel Cottage. Your holiday cottage is wonderful and is in such a great location. Will be sure to stay again!!
Thanks again for the warm welcome and a lovely stay. We’ll surely be back again. Heaven on earth for the dogs!!
Thank you Sue and Jonah, we have had another great stay at your cottage. It’s a perfect place to stay and we hope to return again next year. Brenie had a fantastic time running in the surrounding fields.
We hate to leave! We felt welcome and honoured and we loved everything about our stay in this beautiful place.
We have taken cottage holidays for many years but have never found a place so perfect. We will be back!
Lovely to return here to this beautiful location and so comfortable cottage. Thank you for all your kindness.
A luxurious treat for dogs and humans alike! Thank you.
We’ve spent two glorious weeks here in this beautiful cottage and stunning surroundings. A great property for Flint and Ruby to run freely – can’t fault anything. Perfect hosts thank you!
A lovely week in a beautiful cottage with fantastic surroundings, we had a lovely time!
An excellent week with lots of sun and little rain. Lovely cottage with fantastic grounds, enjoyed especially by the dogs.
We had a remarkable week here at Basel Cottage. Very warm and friendly people, thanks Sue and Jonah
Really nice cottage, our hosts could not have been more welcoming, and we had fantastic weather; what’s not to like?!
As returners we knew what to expect but were still blown away by the level of hospitality we received. Thanks for a great summer break xxx
What a lovely place for a rest, the cottage is lovely and felt like home as soon as you walked in.
Thank you so much for your warm welcome and hospitality. We all throughly enjoyed our stay, the boys had such fun playing hide and seek in the woods and we had lots of laughs down at the river with Rocky. A really special place run by special people. Thanks for a holiday to remember.
Sophie has loved the open spaces and enjoyed her walks to the river and the woods – Doggy paradise! Charlie’s first holiday with Grandma and Granddad – We cherished every minute. Thank you Sue and Jonah.
We’ve had a wonderful week here, such a lovely welcome from Sue and Jonah who made us feel so welcome and provided such a perfect place to stay.
Wonderful scenery and great weather! Cottage excellent, everything thought of and thanks for lovely cream tea when we arrived. Hollie says thanks for dog-sitting her. Llandovery is lovely and very dog friendly.
Thank you so much for a fantastic week. You are fantastic hosts, Sam enjoyed the garden and terrace. We will return next year!
A wonderful week, lovely welcome. Doggie paradise, such a perfect place to stay.
We have had an amazing week, thank you! The dogs have loved the “garden” and we have loved the tranquillity.
We have had a wonderful week in your perfect cottage. Thank you for a warm welcome and lovely cream tea when we arrived. After our days out and about it was a real pleasure to come “home” and relax in the garden.
Fantastic location, very comfortable cottage. Great base for exploring the Beacons and Carmarthenshire. Thanks to our perfect hosts. Hope to see you again soon.
This has been a wonderful holiday. The cottage is perfect and the surroundings are spectacular. Sue and Jonah have been great and we would love to come back.
Stunning cottage, stunning location and warm and friendly welcome. We certainly hope to return.
A wonderful stay and do not want to leave. Loved watching the birds on the feeders and seeing the red kites. Matt enjoyed a night sleeping in the woods and Fenn loved splashing in the river. Lovely cottage and Sue has been a wonderful host.
What a fantastic and relaxing stay. Would highly recommend the Crychan Forest trails. Jake has never been so exhausted. A brilliant holiday in a cottage we would definitely come back to.
We had a lovely time at Basel Cottage. It is finished to an absolutely brilliant standard, definitely deserves it’s 5 Stars! Sue and Jonah are lovely and could not do enough to help. It was like visiting friends.
Beautiful cottage and surroundings. We had the most relaxing time – so peaceful, brilliant!
We have so enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage. It has been so comfortable and relaxing. The area is so lovely with lots to do and enjoy.
Cottage had everything we needed. Location was great. Perfect for Brenie (the dog) – we had some lovely walks. We hope to see you again. Thanks for everything Sue.
This really is a lovely cottage. We have had a fantastic New Year’s break – what a way to welcome 2014.
Had such laughs here in your lovely cottage. Wonderful area, scenery just amazing and the dogs had a wonderful time.
This is a really lovely cottage beautifully fitted out and in such a fantastic area. We had some thoroughly enjoyable walks with the dog – just wish the weather had been a bit better. A great place to stay.
Brilliant!! Lovely welcome by Sue and Sam on arrival. Lovely area and great people, will recommend this to all.
Magnificent stay, felt at home from day one. We will definitely recommend to family and friends. Hope to visit again one day. Diolch!
A lovely week at this fabulous cottage, you could not want for more. We are sad to be leaving.
A really lovely stay. Wonderful location. Sue looked after us very well.
The dogs (Layla and Tia) loved early morning and late night walks around the fields and us humans enjoyed relaxing in this beautiful cottage.
We will be very sad to leave this idyllic haven and will definitely recommend to others.
Lovely stay in your beautiful cottage, best we have stayed in. Everything you could wish for, home from home.
Sue and Jonah are a wonderful couple, very welcoming.
A wonderful, Luxury cottage in a spectacular countryside. Thank you Sue and Jonah for making us so welcome. and for the fantastic dog sitting service, Saffie had a lovely day with Sam!
Delightful cottage, thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended, thanks for the friendly welcome!