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Talybont Reservoir
Short drive to Llangorse lake
The Brecon Beacons
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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
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Sky TV
Rustic
Towels included
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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, fridge, freezer, dish washer, 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 but it is not designated for sole use of the property
  • 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
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Claire Carro

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lucy 26th August 2022

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We had a lovely stay. Beautiful location by the canal and close to the Brecon Beacons. Spacious accommodation. . Well equipped kitchen. Loved the small garden and flowers. Perfect for an active group. Easy access to shop in the village.

Reviewed by Susan 16th July 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage in a great location. Clean and very well equipped. It was nice to watch the boats go past on the canal at the bottom of the garden. Lovely walks or cycles along the canal towpaths. A couple of the mattresses could do with being replaced, but this was a minor point.

Reviewed by Rob 25th June 2022

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Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings and friendly neighbours. Well equipped good pub for lunch in walking distance in Pencilli. Tight entrance but once in it soon becomes easy.

Reviewed by Margaret 18th June 2022

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A spacious well equipped property with a lovely garden and views across the valley. Easy access to canal path.

Reviewed by Justine 28th May 2022

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Lovely cottage with beautiful garden right on the canal about a mile outside the village. Spacious rooms, very clean and well equipped. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Stephen 25th September 2021

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Reviewed by Roy 11th September 2021

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The location of this property is superb, on the outskirts of Talybont and adjacent to the canal. However as you enter the property the first thing that hits you is a the musty atmosphere, the cottage is reasonably equipped, although the decor looks a little tired. The bedrooms were surface clean, but in need of a deep clean and bedding definitely nRead moreeeds replacing. The shower has a faulty valve & I ending up getting scalded, plus the cellar door opens inwards and has no lock on it, very dangerous! Hide

Reviewed by Alexander 4th September 2021

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We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful rustic cottage right next to the canal. Excellent central location for exploring the Brecons and Black Mountains.

Reviewed by Polly 20th August 2021

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Reviewed by Shelley 13th August 2021

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Beautiful location with lovely garden to sit in if weather is good. Plenty of room for a family to stay.

Reviewed by Jennifer 7th August 2021

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This was a cosy cottage in a gorgeous location. It was very quiet with lovely views and very well equipped. We fished from the garden and could walk to the local pubs along the canal. The local shop was well stocked and Brecon was fantastic. We had a lovely walk from the cottage and in other locations locally. Thank you!

Reviewed by Clare 24th July 2021

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Rural location for exploring brecon beacons. Off road parking useful. Bathrooms and lounge need updating. Lovely garden.

Reviewed by Carole 3rd July 2021

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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 Travel Chapter Limited trading as Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages is an appointed representative of ITC Compliance Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (their registration number is 313486) and which is permitted to advise on and arrange general insurance contracts as an intermediary.
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