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Anoushka's Cottage

Talybont-On-Usk, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 3 star rating
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautifully presented rustic cottage close to the River Caerfanell
  • Perfect for families and dogs, with towpath walks and country pubs nearby
  • Wood burner and enclosed garden with BBQ for year-round getaways
Property code: BN016

Escape to the Brecon Beacons in style with this charmingly rustic cottage in the popular village of Talybont-on-Usk, the perfect location for long walks and plenty of peace and quiet.

The traditional Welsh cottage, in the pretty village of Talybont-on-Usk, makes an ideal romantic bolthole or base for a small family. Enjoy peaceful strolls along the canal, directly from the property, or pull on your hiking boots and head into the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park for a day of adventure; scale the heights of Pen-y-Fan (14 miles) or tramp around Talybont Reservoir (2 miles).

This rustic cottage has bags of character, carefully mixing traditional features with contemporary styles. A couple of steps lead to the open-plan ground floor, where you’ll discover a stylish galley kitchen and cosy lounge area, thanks to the warming wood burner. After a long walk, curl up with your favourite book in the window seat overlooking the garden. Cottage-style stairs (with no handrail) lead to the two charming bedrooms, one with views towards the mountains and the other looking out over the canal. Outside, there is a mature garden with outdoor seating and a BBQ to enjoy on balmy summer evenings. There’s also a lawn, which is great if you have a four-legged guest.

Talybont-on-Usk is a delightful village with a real community spirit. You’ll discover great eateries serving real ales and local produce, as well as cute arts and crafts shops. There’s a gorgeous 2-mile walk that follows the canal, walking in the footsteps of 17th-century poet Henry Vaughan. Information boards along the route display his poetry and you can bask in the tranquillity that inspired much of his work. If it’s wildlife you’re looking for, head to Talybont Reservoir. Marvel at the migratory birds as you follow the 6-mile loop around the water, passing through woodland and along a section of the Taff Cycle Trail.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 single (please note the single bed would be more suited to a young adult)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine
  • Freeview TV with DVD
  • Radio and CD player
  • Selection of books and games
  • Wood burner with logs provided
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Roadside parking nearby
  • Pub, shop, cafe and Post Office within 0.5 miles
  • Please note access to the bedrooms is via a very steep traditional cottage style stairs with no hand rail - care must be taken

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Gillian 5th July 2021

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Reviewed by D J 4th June 2021

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Very pretty peaceful cosy cottage. Just step outside onto some beautiful walks. Sit by the canal and watch the world go by. What more could you want! Oh yes two pubs and a shop perfect.

Reviewed by Ian 8th May 2021

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The cottage is as described on the website, the stairs are quite steep so may not be suitable for someone with mobility issues but are what you would expect from this style of cottage of this age. We loved it, it was warm and welcoming after a hard days walking. The pubs looked good, COVID-19 restrictions kind of ruined our ability to enjoy them (iRead moret rained all week) Hide

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Location

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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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