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Groves Cottage

Talybont- On-Usk, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 3 star rating
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Chase waterfalls, head out on your bike or enjoy a gentle stroll along the canal in Talybont-on-Usk
  • Perfect for romantic mornings, step out onto the balcony for an alfresco coffee
  • Cosy up by the wood burner after days spent exploring
Property code: BN181

Boasting International Dark Sky Reserve status, escape to this charming cottage for around the clock adventures; perfect for a romantic retreat or an escape from the hustle and bustle.

Ticking each and every box for an unrivalled stay in the Brecon Beacons National Park, this quaint, chocolate box cottage welcomes you. This traditional property can sleep up to three guests, offering a perfect romantic bolthole for two or a handy base for a small family. You can also bring along your canine companion when hoping to explore the far-reaching Welsh countryside on foot or by bike.

Find this charming cottage awash with bright florals, a welcoming invitation from the moment you arrive. Step inside to discover an open-plan living space with plenty of traditional accents, the heart of which is a warming wood burner with plenty of logs included. Prepare an evening meal in the contemporary kitchen and dine right here in this sociable space, settling down on an evening to enjoy a film in the warm ambience of the fire. Heading upstairs, find two bedrooms set out across the first and second floors. The first floor boasts a generous double with cushy bed, whilst a single bedroom can be found hidden under the rafters with original beams and sloped ceilings. Completing the property is a generous garden, perfect for planning a BBQ or even utilising the telescope to observe the dark and starry skies.

Find the beautiful village of Talybont-on-Usk directly on your doorstep, boasting a handful of local pubs and cafes to host you throughout your stay. The Talybont Reservoir lies a little further afield (2 miles) with waterside walks and fishing aplenty. Discover Brecon’s highest peak, the Pen Y Fan mountain, less than 10 miles away, a challenging yet rewarding walk, or travel a little further to the Waun Fach peak (17.5 miles). Alternatively, those looking for calmer day-to-day activities will benefit from relaxing day trips to Crickhowell (8 miles) and Brecon (6.5 miles).

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom - shower over the bath with WC
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, electric clothes dryer
  • Wood burner, logs included
  • Cot and high chair on request
  • TV, radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden, garden furniture, BBQ
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Bike storage
  • Telescope
  • Shops, restaurant, pub all less than a mile away in Talybont-on-Usk
  • Please note there are steep wooden stairs to the first floor and a sloping ceiling in the second floor single bedroom which is open plan.

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Catherine 18th October 2021

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A lovely, warm and cosy cottage. Very clean and well equipped too. Plentiful supply of logs for the woodburner, which was much appreciated, as some places barely leave any supply. Lovely to be able to walk from the door along the canal in either direction and up to the reservoir too.

Reviewed by Janice 8th October 2021

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A lovely place to stay with walks from the door and always something interesting to see on the canal. The log fire is a bonus in the evenings. We loved Talybont and walking along the river, canal and tramways. Sunday lunch at the Star was delicious.

Reviewed by Lorraine 17th September 2021

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Tis is the 2nd time we stayed at Groves Cottage. An excellent base to explore from. We love this little cosy cottage.

Reviewed by Gordon 14th September 2021

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A charming bolt hole perfectly located.

Reviewed by Harriet 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Pamela 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Cheryl 27th August 2021

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The cottage was lovely, really comfortable and had everything we needed. The location was wonderful for exploring the surrounding area and the two local pubs were very welcoming (and dog friendly) and both served lovely food.

Reviewed by R 13th August 2021

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A very lovely cottage with a shop and two pubs on the doorstep! The cottage contains everything required to make your stay hassle free and is ideally situated for the Brecon Beacons national Park. Absolutely ideal also for our young dog with good walks locally along the canal. Will certainly book there again.

Reviewed by Stuart 1st August 2021

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all very good indeed

Reviewed by Gillian 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Lizzie 16th July 2021

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A delightful cottage with all we needed. Lovely to hear the burbling Usk so close by as we fell asleep, great to enjoy the large garden in the heatwave and the cool living room. Lots of comfort and character and a great location in the centre of the village but still really tranquil.

Reviewed by Alison 9th July 2021

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A lovely comfortable cottage in a very convenient location

Reviewed by Colin 28th June 2021

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A lovely cottage in the centre of Talybont, perfectly situated for all its amenities which are within walking distance and a great launch pad for all that the Usk valley, Brecon Beacons and wider surrounding areas has to offer.

Reviewed by Antony 11th June 2021

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A lovely and comfortable cottage in a great location. This is our second time at Groves Cottage and there will be a third for sure. The location is near to excellent road links if you want to explore further afield as well.

Reviewed by Sue 4th June 2021

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We had a lovely week here. I think the cottage is even better than the photos suggest. The location is excellent - there are lovely views from the back of the property with enclosed gardens front and rear and a sunny balcony looking out over fields and hills. To the front is the canal with access to numerous local walks. The village has two dog friRead moreendly pubs, a local shop, cafe and bicycle hire. The cottage was spotlessly clean. Would definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Pamela 28th May 2021

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A quaint little cottage in a brilliant location close to the canal and river, with beautiful views to front and rear. The owner was extremely helpful with a couple of problems I experienced. Only concern was the parking is only suitable for a small or medium sized car.

Reviewed by Amanda 21st May 2021

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Really enjoyed our week at Groves cottage. Weather wasn't always kind to us, but cottage cosy and even used wood burner-in May! . Lots of great walks and had fantastic weather the day before we left, climbing the sugar loaf with its wonderful view. Great dog friendly local pubs. Good cafs, shops in Brecon, Crickhowell and Abergavenny. Loved the cotRead moretage and area. Loads left to explore - will be back soon. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 14th May 2021

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I love it here - this was my 5th stay! It's a great location for walking - plenty of variety right from the door or within short driving distances. The house is well equipped and comfortable, with the advantage of parking right outside. It's a great place to relax.

Reviewed by Ms Godden September 2020

The cottage was exactly as described. It was extremely clean and tidy and very comfortable. Books, videos and jigsaws were provided and the kitchen stocked with equipment for a fully self catering holiday. The location was perfect for local pubs and as a base for exploration. With a canal running through it it was also perfect for short strollsRead more along the river bank. Very friendly little village. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Lax September 2020

Everything you need and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Mrs. Long August 2020

A lovely cottage in an excellent location. The cottage was very pretty and well equipped. A lovely garden too. Some of the outdoor furniture could do with replacing but apart from that very good

Reviewed by Mr Herriot August 2020

Beautiful cottage, clean with everything required for our stay. Set in a good location with easy access to local shop and two pubs. Scenery beautiful. Looking forward to staying again next year.

Reviewed by Mrs Coles February 2020

All round lovely holiday experience.

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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 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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