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Kiwi Cottage

Talybont-on-Usk, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
9 more

At a glance

  • Canalside 19th century cottage in a convenient central village location
  • Great for small family getaways in the Brecon Beacons
  • Within easy reach of natural waterways and scenic walks
Property code: BN210

Quaint yet spacious period cottage in the centre of the pretty village of Talybont-on-Usk, near reservoirs and waterfalls for picturesque walks and exploring the mountains of South Wales.

Named after the kiwi fruit crawling up the wall of the building, the cottage was built in the 1800s to sit opposite a then newly built canal. Popular village pubs line the banks starting under 100 metres away; take your pick from The Usk Inn, The Star and The White Hart to quench your thirst after a long walk, or book a hearty meal at The Travelers Rest. Further afield, embark on walks all the way up to the Brecon Beacons or discover the spectacular waterfall views of Lower Blaen y Glyn.

This stone cottage oozes character, with its exposed brick features and brightly yet sensitively coloured decor. A pleasant galley kitchen has all you need to cook a favourite family meal. Then, relax in a rustic dining room with its charming stone mantle, oak beams and original flag floors. A generously sized sitting room emanates cosiness, with its exposed stone fireplace housing a wood burner for warming up in the cooler evenings. Upstairs, three plush bedrooms over two floors await after a long day of exploring. A cosy single and double bedroom each occupy the first floor, along with the nautical family bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, plus a separate WC. A master double room on the top level has sloping ceilings and simply unbeatable views over the canal and the valleys.

Outside, sit and sip a glass of wine in the enclosed garden while pets and children can safely play. Handy mountain bike storage is situated in the garden, and ample roadside parking is next to the property.

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 single
  • 1 family bathroom with shower over the bath and WC – 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and oven, microwave, fridge and separate freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • TV/DVD, Freesat, iPod dock, CD player, radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private garden with furniture
  • Shed for mountain bike storage
  • Roadside parking beside the cottage
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub under 0.5 miles, Brecon 7 miles

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


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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