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Forge Cottage - Talybont-on-usk

Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
7 more

At a glance

  • A picturesque and historic cottage overlooking the Usk Valley
  • Watch the boats breeze by — the Monmouthshire Canal sits just beside the cottage garden
  • Join the Taff Trail for an inspiring cycle ride into the Brecon Beacons
Property code: BN161

This sweet, traditional cottage sits in an enviable spot right next to a canal. Inside, explore characterful period rooms and outside, venture into the peaks of the Brecon Beacons for a family hike or a gentle stroll around the Talybont Reservoir.

In an enviable spot right next to a canal and with wonderful views over the Usk Valley, this traditional cottage is the perfect base for walking holidays in Mid Wales. Inside, find a warming wood burner set into a stone fireplace, wooden floorboards, and beautiful cottage windows, while outside in the large lawned garden are fruit trees and a low stone wall bordering the canal. Just 1 mile away sits the charming village of Talybont-on-Usk, home to a friendly shop, choice of pubs, waterside strolls and plenty of wildlife.

Inside, this delightful period cottage has been tastefully modernised to provide light and airy accommodation with plenty of original features retained. Rustle up tasty meals in the modern, tiled kitchen, which is fitted with everything you could need, before dining with a picturesque view of rolling Welsh countryside. In the evenings, fire up the wood burner and settle in for a cosy night of films, TV or games, before retiring to one of the three elegantly presented bedrooms. When the sun is shining, there’s no better place to enjoy a homemade picnic than on the private lawn while watching the boats breeze by along the canal.

Sitting on the banks of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, this property enjoys an idyllic location in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Stroll along the towpath or enjoy further waterside walks along the river or around the nearby 318-acre Talybont Reservoir. For more challenging terrains, head deeper into the national park to take on one of its many peaks including the mighty Pen-y-Fan, just 9 miles away. No trip to this area is complete without a visit to Brecon (7.5 miles), a market town famous for its jazz festival, independent shops and cafes, and magnificent cathedral.

  • 3 bedrooms — 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single (additional folding bed with bedding available if required)
  • 2 bathrooms — 1 shower room, 1 bath with shower over
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, coffee maker, and toaster
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Flat-screen TV with Sky Freeview, DVD player and selection of DVDs
  • Large garden with lawn and outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Not suitable for young children due to the close proximity to the canal
  • Note:The garden leads down to a canal. A short border wall runs along the edge of the garden with an open gap in it to access the canal, care to be taken at all times
  • Shops, post office, and village pub — Talybont on Usk, 1 mile away

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Patterson September 2020

Beautiful location, overlooking the canal. Comfortably furnished & well equipped cottage. Very nicely presented garden too.


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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