Weeks from £459
- Short Breaks from £344
- Bedrooms: 3
- Sleeps: 6
- 1 Bathroom(s)
- 1 Pet(s) welcome (£20/pet)
- 2 Toilet(s)
- Beacons on a Budget
- Close to Pub
Fernlea is a very traditional, quaint and cosy cottage with a warm and welcoming open fire and an enclosed garden nestled in a small hamlet near Talybont-on-Usk. The cottage was built over 200 years ago and still owned by the same family, this cottage retains the feel of a much loved home. Filled with character, Fernlea sleeps up to 6 people and is in a great location for anyone planning to walk or cycle in the area with The Taff Cycle Trail passing the door. With the massive and very picturesque Talybont Reservoir and a Nature Reserve, a bird-watcher's paradise just a couple of minutes walk up the lane. There are also The Blyn-y-Glyn waterfalls a few minutes drive further beyond the reservoir. Plenty to keep visitors occupied without leaving the immediate area. Add to this easy access to Brecon and Cardiff and visitors will be spoilt for choice. Those holidaying with friends or extended family should note that there are 3 or 4 other holiday cottages offered through us in the same hamlet.
The spacious and particularly well equipped kitchen has an electric double oven with hob, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge and a freezer, washing machine and a tumble dryer.
A downstairs cloakroom with a toilet and handbasin. The back door leads out to the enclosed sunny walled garden with lawn - a sunny place to sit with great views over the valley. Side access to the garden from the watton lane.
The sitting room/dining room has good quality sofa and chairs set around a traditional open fire with a really good supply of logs. There is a dining table and chairs, an antique Welsh dresser, bookcase and desk with plenty of books and local information. A flat screen TV with DVD player, video and music centre. There is a telephone for incoming calls.
Through a door behind the fireplace is a flight of VERY STEEP winding original stone stairs up to three bedrooms.
Bedroom 1: Master bedroom has a king-size bed
Bedroom 2: A twin bedroom
Bedroom 3: Bunk Beds with full size single bed mattresses.
The family bathroom: Has a bath with shower over, toilet and handbasin.
A cottage with a story
Fernlea is a well loved and very well equipped home that has been owned by the same family ever since it was built over 200 years ago; the story is that the three cottages in this little terrace were built by the family for the "old folk" so they would not have to struggle up muddy tracks to the farms. Some members of the family still live in the area, whilst others live elsewhere but still return for holidays to keep in touch with their roots. The character of this cottage is very much in evidence with exposed stone walls, the original stone spiral stairs and a cosy open fire - 200 years on and still a great family retreat.
Fantastic walks and cycle routes from your door
Fernlea is a perfect location for a break. Located within a quiet hamlet in a stunning location, it's ideal for visitors bringing a dog with easy access onto the Brecon Beacons. The Taff Trail cycle route and the Henry Vaughan walk along the old Brynoyre railway track both run along the valley behind the cottage. This means that there is literally miles of uninterrupted walking straight from the door and plenty of excellent cycle trails.
Numerous places to visit
The Blaen-y-Glyn waterfalls are a few minutes drive from Fernlea and are well worth a visit. Alternatively, the picturesque Talybont Reservoir is very popular with bird watchers and has a dramatic dam. Many species of resident and migratory birds can be seen here and the reservoir is just a couple of minutes walk up the road.
From Fernlea there is a very quick and easy route (not in the depths of winter) over the hills to Merthyr Tydfil (20 minutes) and Cardiff (40 minutes) for anyone who needs to be there for family or business or to enjoy Cardiff Castle, the rugby at the Millennium Stadium or the Millennium Centre for the Arts. This is a very scenic drive and takes you up right over the Brecon Beacons and down past the Brecon Mountain Railway - so loved by railway enthusiasts young and old.
Other cottages available close by
Fernlea sits on a green lane which runs up to Ty Watton, another traditional cottage which sleeps 6 and is available through Brecon Cottages. Nantymyndd is further holiday cottage in the hamlet and sleeps 4. This is an ideal arrangement for several families or groups of friends holidaying together.
Brecon 8 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Ann, Carolyn or Lucy
- Enclosed Garden
- No Mobile Reception
- Pets Welcome
- Pub Nearby
- Shop Nearby
- Shower over bath
- Tumble Dryer
- Walks from the door
- Washing Machine
- Woodburner/ open fire
- Large Freezer
Brecon is a beautiful cathedral town with views of the majestic mountains all around. We've got over 150 holiday cottages in and around Brecon, whether you're looking for a group getaway or a romantic retreat; a town house or a rural farm, we've got the perfect cottage for you.
2019 - 2020 Prices (weeks/3 days)
DatePer week3 Days
- 1 Jan - 15 Feb 2019:£459£344
- 16 Feb - 22 Feb 2019:£488£366
- 23 Feb - 29 Mar 2019:£459£344
- 30 Mar - 5 Apr 2019:£488£366
- 6 Apr - 26 Apr 2019:£574£431
- 27 Apr - 24 May 2019:£488£366
- 25 May - 31 May 2019:£631£473
- 1 Jun - 19 Jul 2019:£488£366
- 20 Jul - 30 Aug 2019:£574£431
- 31 Aug - 18 Oct 2019:£488£366
- 19 Oct - 25 Oct 2019:£574£431
- 26 Oct - 20 Dec 2019:£459£344