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Fernlea Cottage

Talybont-on-Usk, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 3 star rating
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Cosy family cottage, sleeping six guests, with charming original features
  • Sit back and gaze over the lush valley from the enclosed garden
  • Easy access to scenic cycling and walking trails
Property code: BN154

A perfect base for your family holiday in the Brecon Beacons. Children and dogs will love the large garden lawn and there are miles of trails to explore right on the doorstep.

With a peaceful hamlet location, the house sits around 1 mile from the friendly village of Talybont-on-Usk which has a useful village shop and several pubs. The Taff Trail cycle route and the Henry Vaughan Trail both run along the valley behind the cottage, and the picturesque Talybont Reservoir and its dramatic dam are a mile away. Family-friendly walks through woodland and alongside the pretty Blaen-y-Glyn waterfalls are 5 miles down the road. Don’t miss a trip to the Brecon Mountain Railway a scenic 11-mile drive over the mountains, especially if you have young train enthusiasts in the family.

The traditional cottage has a rich history going back 200 years; it’s still owned by descendants of the original residents. The cosy beamed living area has a dining table for six, and plenty of sofa space for the whole family to snuggle up in front of the open fire. Pop a movie on or take advantage of the selection of books and games. Leading from the lounge is a modern kitchen, fully equipped with everything a family needs, including that all-important washing machine and tumble dryer, plus a dishwasher. A downstairs cloakroom with a WC and sink is a useful addition. Head up the very steep original stone stairs to the three bedrooms on the first floor. The king-size, twin and bunk bedroom, should accommodate most family groups. Also, on the first floor is the family bathroom, with a shower over the bath.

Outside, the mature garden is bordered by beautiful original dry-stone walls and surrounded by wild countryside. Enjoy your morning coffee at the table in the sunshine, as the wildlife wakes up around you, or sit back at the end of a busy day with a drink as the sun goes down.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 twin, 1 bunk bed room
  • 1 family bathroom with shower over the bath, plus a downstairs WC
  • Electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge and freezer, washing machine and a tumble dryer
  • Open fire with wood included
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Telephone for incoming calls
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and a BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 1 car (1-minute walk from property)
  • 1 dog welcome
  • 1 mile to shop and pubs
  • Very steep winding original stone staircase
  • Due to the steep stone stairs not suitable for babes in arms or toddlers

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Cadge October 2020

The cottage was dated but everything was clean and worked

Reviewed by Mr Clarke September 2020

Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Very clean and tidy, comfortable and warm. Fantastic slate stairs!!! Highly recommend this cottage

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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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