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Abercynafon Farm Barn

Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 4
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Sleeps 10 Fabulous rural barn conversion, perfect for family celebrations
  • Pool table, table top football, outside table tennis and trampoline are great for keeping kids entertained
  • Spot the constellations within the Brecon Beacons International Dark Sky Reserve


Property code: BN003

A spacious rural retreat for families and friends offering stylish accommodation with walking and cycling routes straight from the front door through the stunning Brecon Beacons.

This spacious holiday home, in the heart of the Welsh countryside, is the perfect place to embrace the great outdoors and switch off from the outside world. Surrounded by rolling hills and towering trees, there’s plenty to explore the minute you step outside. The property is less than 1 mile from the spectacular waterfall at Blaen-y-Glyn and the Taff Cycle Trail runs right past the cottage, giving you easy access to mile upon mile of stunning scenery, all the way to Brecon (11.5 miles away).


As you unload your luggage, take a moment to stop and appreciate the property’s incredible setting – you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a painting! Entering the cottage, you’ll notice the underfloor heating which creates a cosy atmosphere and there’s even a drying room for all your walking gear. The large kitchen is the heart of the home and there’s a large dining table where you can all come together to enjoy great food. Steps lead from the kitchen to the elegant lounge, with its arched windows and roaring wood burner, where you can challenge your fellow guests to a game of pool or table football. With four bedrooms and four bathrooms, there is plenty of space for everyone to spread out. Outside, admire the mountainous scenery on the terrace or potter around the garden, where you’ll also find a trampoline and table tennis for guests of all ages to enjoy.


Blaen-y-Glyn is a beautiful place; pass a series of waterfalls along the 2-mile route that follows the River Caerfanell, before choosing a pretty spot for a picnic. Journey back in time with a trip on the Brecon Mountain Railway (11.5 miles away), where you can chug through the National Park on a vintage steam locomotive. The quaint village of Talybont-on-Usk is 4 miles away and has some great pubs serving hearty local food.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms: 1 family room with double bed, single bed and mezzanine level with second double bed; 1 family room with double bed, single bed and mezzanine level with second single bed; 1 twin bedroom; 1 double
  • 4 bathrooms: 3 en-suite shower rooms, 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath, 3 WCs, 1 downstairs and 2 upstairs (1 either end of the landing)
  • Range-style gas oven and hob, dishwasher and tall fridge
  • Washing machine, freezer and microwave in utility room
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • All electricity from a micro-hydroelectric scheme (using a Turgo turbine) using water from the stream that flows down from the hills behind the house. Wood pellet boiler powers the underfloor heating
  • TV, DVD player, Bluetooth speaker
  • Wi-Fi included
  • No mobile phone signal at the property. Landline available if required
  • Garden with patio furniture, BBQ, trampoline and table tennis
  • Ample parking available
  • 4 dogs welcome
  • Secure bike storage available
  • Pub and shop, 4 miles

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Sonmezer February 2020

Abercynafon farm was amazing. Brilliantly fitted out with everything you need. Beautiful location in a perfect spot. A very relaxing break but the children were happy as well.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Brecon Beacons is a vast, mountainous and rural region of Wales. Stretching 42 miles from east to west and covering an area of 520 square miles, the Brecon Beacons is dominated by the National Park of the same name. Split into three main areas, the Black Mountain in the west, the Brecon Beacons National Park and Fforest Fawr in the middle, and the Black Mountains in the east; each is a wild, bold and inspiring place to visit on holiday. With 1232 miles of public trails which includes the 95-mile-long Beacons Way, it’s a wayfarer’s delight. One of four Dark Skies Reserves in the UK (and one of 11 in the world), stargazers can delight in the open night sky, to enjoy the darkness in full splendour. The Fforest Fawr is a UNESCO Global Geopark because of its important geology and a need to conserve and protect the area from negative over development.

Stay at a self-catering cottage in the mountains and cascading woodlands or out on the moors; you can also stay in one of the Brecon Beacon’s lovely towns like Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell, Llangorse or Brecon. Outdoor lovers will enjoy a choice of easy to challenging treks up and around Sugar Loaf Mountain, Carn Pica, Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad, Pen y Fan, or Hatterall Ridge (and many more besides). Take in uniquely Welsh attractions like Dan-yr-Ogof (the National Showcaves Centre for Wales), The Big Pit Mining Museum, Llanthony Priory, Carreg Cennen Castle, Fourteen Locks, and the Brecon Beacons Mountain Railway. Wildlife abounds in the Brecon Beacons, and it’s a great place to spot red kites and discover the successful story of their reintroduction to the UK’s skies at the Red Kite Centre. There’s so much to do for outdoor lovers and extreme sports fans here, so why not book your self-catering holiday in the Brecon Beacons today?

Our holiday cottages across the Brecon Beacons have been carefully selected. From dog-friendly cottages in the countryside to large farmhouses on the mountainsides and everything in between, we have a holiday in the Brecon Beacons to suit you.

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