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Forge Cottage - Talybont-on-usk

Talybont-on-Usk, Mid Wales
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.

The cottage sits on the banks of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal as it winds south to the charming village of Talybont-on-Usk, 1 mile away. Thanks to the river, canal, and reservoir, this area has a dreamy atmosphere. There are plenty of boat-watching and waterside strolls to inspire you, and friendly local pubs and restaurants where you can while the afternoon away. Or, for a more adventurous jaunt, head to the peaks of the Brecon Beacons. The height of South Wales, Pen y Fan, is just waiting to be climbed 9 miles away.

Step into this traditional cottage and you’ll find a pretty mix of contemporary comfort and antique style. The kitchen is a sleek spot where you can invent a new family favourite. Enjoy your meal in the dining room, with its view over the surrounding hills. Or if the weather’s right, head out to the cottage garden and watch the canal boats while you eat. The sitting room is a bright space with a wood burner, ideal for cosy evenings before heading up the cottage-style staircase to the bedrooms. There are three: a twin, single and a double, each dressed with cottage charm.

Outside the cottage sits a large grassy garden, bordering the canal via a low wall. With fruit trees and mature planting, it offers classic cottage charm for family games and lounging on the lawn.

  • 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

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

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.

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