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Ashford Cottage

Talybont-on-Usk, Mid Wales
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.

Perched high up on a hillside with breathtaking panoramic views, this cottage is perfectly placed for cycling, walking and other outdoor activities. Set out on foot and follow the private lane down to the canal towpath, or take a stroll into the popular village of Talybont-on-Usk (1.5 miles). Here you will find pubs, a cafe, shop and restaurant for when you’d rather not cook. The village and surrounding area also boast two rivers, a reservoir, hills, woodland and waterfalls, perfect for exploring. Enjoy a spot of kayaking or sailing on nearby Llangorse Lake (8.5 miles) or spend a family day on Cantref Adventure Farm (6.5 miles), home to indoor and outdoor play zones, animal shows and a horse-riding centre.

Reached via a private track and brimming with charm both inside and out, this delightful cottage, once stayed in by David Bowie, boasts chapel-style windows, quarry tiles and an original fireplace. Cook and dine in the charming, bright and airy kitchen/diner, where you will find shaker-style units, a Belfast sink, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and large farmhouse table. A separate utility room houses the washing machine and WC. After a long day spent exploring, settle in for a cosy evening of Freeview TV, films or games in the wonderful sitting room while the wood burner roars away nearby. Afterwards, climb the wooden stairs to the first-floor accommodation, where you will find a double bedroom with stunning views and a twin bedroom looking out to the woodland. The bedrooms share a bathroom with wood panelling and a free-standing roll-top bath.

On summer evenings, make the most of the incredible views by enjoying a delicious BBQ in the garden. There is off-road parking for three cars.

  • 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

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

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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