A Photographer’s Insight: What a Summer! …Part 1

Oh gosh…where to start.

The summer has been such a busy one for me, buzzing around the welsh countryside in the blue Brecon Cottages van. With weather as good as ours I have been ticking off many of the cottages on my list as well as keeping up with the latest additions to the BBHC line up. Interspersed with these are a few lifestyle seasonal shots and landscapes that I often forget about, as I am so concentrated on getting to the next location.

It was a brilliantly sunny day when Tom and I headed over to the new property, Outlook Beacons Edge near Glasbury, which comfortably sleeps 4. The cottage has amazing views across the valley meadows to the Beacons in the background. You can see from the shots what the view is like!

Also that day we shot interiors for the property next door, Beacons Edge, which has been with us for a long time and holds the same views.

Lisa’s Cottage was another one I did earlier on in Spring/Summer in the Aber Valley which is an ideal spot for anyone wanting to be near to walking routes such as the Taff Trail, the Henry Vaughan Walk and the Beacons Way and don’t forget the tough  Beacons Horseshoe as well as some more great walks up and onto the Beacons and Pen Y Fan. Also a great base to explore the waterfalls and adventurous cycle tracks through forests.

Then over to a really cute old stone cottage called Rock Cottage in Llangynidr. This village like Talybont-on-Usk is a popular one as it features the canal, the River Usk and Llangynidr mountain to the back as well as several pubs to choose from within walking distance.
The Glaisfer Stream runs below the stone wall along one side of the cottage garden and is a great place to spot trout and other river wildlife as well as the being soothed by gentle sounds of the flowing water.

Also not to miss is the Farmer’s Market in Llangynidr on the last Sunday of Each month in the Village Hall.

 

 

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