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The Brecon Beacons
Short drive to Llangorse Lake
Beautiful setting of the Talybont Reservoir
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19 / 19  Beautiful setting of the Talybont Reservoir

Fernlea Cottage - Talybont-on-usk

Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon Beacons
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.

A perfect base for family holidays in the Brecon Beacons, this charming cottage occupies a peaceful hamlet location just 1 mile from the friendly village of Talybont-on-Usk. Cosy and traditional with exposed beams, an open fire inside and a large lawned garden at the back, it is ideal for both children and dogs. Set out on foot to explore the local woodland and rural trails or jump on board the Brecon Mountain Railway before returning for a bite to eat in one of the village pubs.

 

Inside, this quaint cottage is steeped in history, with exposed stone walls, an original fireplace, wooden beams and winding stone staircase. Cosy and inviting, the living area is a warm and welcoming space for enjoying quiet nights watching TV or games beside the roaring open fire. The kitchen by contrast is fitted with everything you could need. The three first-floor bedrooms have been tastefully decorated in calming neutral tones and boast wonderful rural views. Stepping outside, the large garden is bordered by beautiful dry-stone walls and surrounded by wild countryside – a delightful space for enjoying al fresco meals or games with the dog.

 

Just 1 mile from the property is the friendly village of Talybont-on-Usk. Home to a useful village shop and several pubs, its canal, rivers and reservoir also make it a haven for local wildlife. Choose between the Taff Trail cycle route and the Henry Vaughan Trail, which both run along the valley behind the cottage, or venture through local woodland to reach the pretty Blaen-y-Glyn waterfalls (5 miles). Enjoy a scenic stroll around the Talybont Reservoir (3.5 miles) or head out on a kayak, boat or water skis at Llangorse Lake (9.5 miles).

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
  • 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

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sheena 11th September 2021

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Very well equipped, everything we could possibly need, especially in the kitchen. We had a comfortable modern bed with good bedding. The shower is excellent. The cottage has been owned by the same family since it was built in 1830, which is extraordinary, and the cosy living room has family furnishings which are part of the charm of the place. We dRead moreon't agree with other guests who want them updated. The cottage is extremely good value for money in a lovely part of Wales. Parking tricky sometimes. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 31st July 2021

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The cottage is lovely, good location, well equipped kitchen, nice neighbours. The big downside is the lack of designated parking as advertised. There is space for five well parked cars (or three badly parked cars as we found out) to park a little up the road but you are competing with locals, other people renting cottages in the village and day triRead moreppers. The website advertised a designated parking space which is either misleading, or was so well hidden we couldn't find it. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 17th July 2021

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Reviewed by Alan 10th July 2021

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The location of this cottage is absolutely fantastic, we enjoy walking the mountains and have a 1 year old Labrador, so walking from the cottage or a short drive allowed us to enjoy so much of the beautiful countryside. The cottage was ok, it is a bit dated and could do with a bit of a freshen up. The stairs were ok for us, but I would say unsuitabRead morele for young children or older people and parking is not guaranteed close to the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Judy 29th May 2021

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Fabulous location for walking with lovely view from the garden. Comfortable beds and good shower. Well stocked with equipment. Decor a little tired.

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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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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