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Ashford Cottage

Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Secluded and remote cottage with magnificent views across the Usk Valley
  • Fantastic walks from the doorstep along the canal and into the village of Talybont-on-Usk
  • Wood burner in the sitting room and BBQ in the garden for year-round escapes
Property code: BN024

Private yet accessible, this charming period property is the perfect bolthole for family getaways in the Brecon Beacons.

The remote cottage, perched high on the hillside and boasting spectacular panoramic views, is perfectly placed for enjoying long countryside rambles and romantic cycle rides through the Brecon Beacons National Park. Take a stroll into the pretty nearby village of Talybont-on-Usk (1.5 miles) for a traditional pub lunch or enjoy an activity-filled afternoon out on the water at Llangorse Lake (8.5 miles).

A private track leads to this charming cottage, once stayed in by David Bowie. The period property is brimming with character, thanks to its chapel-style windows, quarry tiles and original fireplace. After a tiring day of adventure, rustle up a tasty meal in the light and bright kitchen/diner, before snuggling up in front of the cosy wood burner with a glass of wine and a good film on the TV. Relax aching limbs in the gorgeous roll-top bath, before retiring to one of the quaint bedrooms, both of which boast glorious countryside views. On a summer’s evening, embrace your rural surroundings and dine alfresco in the delightful garden, soaking up the peace and tranquillity.

You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to walks in the area and mountains to climb. One option is the trail walk which starts in the riverside village of Llangynidr, following the canal to Tor y Foel. The views from its summit are truly breathtaking, looking out over the reservoir and towards Sugar Loaf Mountain. There’s also a traditional country pub en route, to refuel. Llangorse Lake makes a great family day out. It’s the largest natural lake in Mid and South Wales and is surrounded by a patchwork of lush green fields. You can launch your own boat on the water or hire one of the many vessels, including rowing boats, canoes and stand-up paddleboards.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 WC
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge and freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine and WC
  • Freeview TV and DVD
  • Wood burner with logs included
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Regret no pets
  • Stair gates for the top and bottom of stairs
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Accessed via a private track approx 200 metres from the field gate
  • Pubs and shop 1.5 miles

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Wilkes September 2020

What a wonderful location , surrounded by beautiful scenery , clean and comfortable cottage. Sound of Owls hooting in the evening and clear views of the Milky Way for Dark Sky enthusiasts . Great walks along the canal towpath in either direction and very close to the waterfalls of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Reviewed by Mrs. Marsden September 2020

Lovely cottage warm & cosy,loved the colour scheme restful & pleasing on the eye, The location is great sitting in the lounge looking through the window was like a painting with hills, mountains & woods. The treats left by thoughtful owners were a delight.Having been having cottage holidays for over 40 years, this is in my top 5

Reviewed by Mr Ryan July 2020

A lovely secluded cottage, only downfall no WiFi and even though we knew there was no shower it really could do with one

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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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