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Gilestone Farm

Talybont-On-Usk, Mid Wales
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

  • Until 31st December 2020 - 25% discount as shown for maximum party size of 6 adults plus children under 11 years
  • 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.

The farm is situated just outside the pretty Welsh village of Talybont-on-Usk. The River Usk floats by the grounds, and the whole area is lulled by bodies of water. 3.5 miles away, you’ll discover the Talybont Reservoir. Take a stroll together around its banks or take out a canoe. The Brecon Beacons National Park surrounds you and offers plenty of peak action for a family hike.

The farmhouse itself is a classic Georgian family house, set in a lush, secluded landscape. Step in and you’ll find bright, hearty rooms – like the sitting room, with its roaring wood burner in an inglenook fireplace. Or the kitchen, a merry space with a sociable dining table and a four-oven Aga. Explore the nooks and crannies of the house and you’ll uncover many original gems like oak floorboards and beams. Head up the original oak stairs to discover the seven bedrooms, including a massive double room up in the eaves and a master with a carved wooden four-poster bed. There are three other double rooms, a twin room and a single room.

Outside, there are extensive grounds to explore. An enclosed garden is yours to enjoy together. Play games on the lawn or ask for a tour of the farm and meet the animals.

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
  • Until 31st December 2020 - 25% discount as shown for maximum party size of 6 adults plus children under 11 years

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

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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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