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Gilestone Farm

Talybont-On-Usk, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 13
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A Georgian farmhouse designed with rustic grandeur, perfect for a special occasion
  • The house sits on 240 acres of working farmland beside the River Usk
  • Go for farm walks or venture into the depths of the Brecon Beacons
Property code: BN164

Bring the whole family including lucky canine companions for a stay in this traditional farmhouse. Relish the rural delights of farm life before venturing into the mountains.

Escape to Mid Wales with the whole family and canine companions in this Georgian farmhouse that sleeps 13. Sitting on a 240-acre working farm beside the River Usk, there are wonderful walks around the local area with woodland, reservoirs, rivers and mountains all close by. Designed with rustic grandeur, this extensive property is perfect for entertaining with its spacious kitchen, inviting sitting room with wood burner and large enclosed lawn that’s perfect for games and picnics.

Inside, this property is brimming with period charm, through its high ceilings, sash windows and original flooring. Cook and dine in the wonderful country kitchen with its stone floor, four-oven Aga and large farmhouse table. On chilly evenings, fire up the wood burner in the inglenook fireplace and settle in for an evening of games or films with the family. At the top of an original oak staircase are seven bedrooms, boasting charming features including a four-poster bed, feature fireplaces and exposed beams. Outside, an enclosed garden opens onto the extensive grounds.

Surrounded by picturesque farmland, this period property is just 0.5 miles from the pretty Welsh village of Talybont-on-Usk. Here you will find a quaint shop, choice of pubs, canal, river and reservoir. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the reservoir or spend the day on the water itself with a spot of waterskiing, boating or kayaking at nearby Llangorse Lake (7 miles). Keen walkers should take on the mighty Pen-y-Fan (13.5 miles), while those in search of a spot of retail therapy should head for Brecon (6.5 miles) with its independent shops, cafes and restaurants.

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

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 7 bedrooms — 5 doubles (1 with an additional put-up bed if required - charged at £30), 1 twin, 1 single
  • 5 bathrooms — 2 shower rooms (1 downstairs); 2 family bathrooms – 1 with an additional shower,1 en-suite with bath
  • Four-oven Aga for cooking, large American-style fridge
  • “Old Dairy” utility room including microwave, chest-deep freezer and storage space
  • Second back kitchen — electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine, another kitchen table and sink
  • 2 wood burners — logs included
  • TVs with Freesat and DVD player
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden and patio, with BBQ and garden furniture
  • Ample parking on-site
  • 3 pets welcome — must be well-behaved and kept downstairs. They are not allowed on the furniture or in the fields where there are sheep or cattle grazing on the farm.
  • Storage for mountain bikes and canoes
  • Stabling and grazing for two horses available by arrangement
  • Shops and village pub — Talybont-on-Usk, 1 mile

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Glyn 10th September 2021

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Ideal property for accommodating a family group, a beautiful house in a lovely location.

Reviewed by M 3rd September 2021

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A lovely house to stay in. Plenty of room and well equipped to cope with a large group. Excellent location near to village and tow path. We enjoyed great walks from the house and further afield. A wonderful find!

Reviewed by Jack 20th August 2021

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Reviewed by Richard 6th August 2021

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Owner very helpful for problems and issues. Many thanks

Reviewed by Elizabeth 21st June 2021

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The perfect house for friends to get together and enjoy peace and country life. Totally unpretentious and a we would recommend it to anyone wanting to relax and have some fun. The Star pub is only 10 minutes walk away and is excellent and friendly.

Reviewed by Denny 11th June 2021

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Beautiful house with beautiful grounds. Lovely pond just around the back of the property which you can swim in if you please. Plenty of amenities around - make sure you ask the owners for any help or advice - Charles is lovely, knowledgeable and very helpful.

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Location

Map
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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