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Maggie's Barn

Talgarth, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A small slice of paradise in the Black Mountains for anyone who truly wants to get away from it all
  • Private arboretum and lake to explore
  • Learn the art of fly fishing with the property’s owner
Property code: BN231

Tucked away on the foothills of the beautiful Black Mountains, this stone barn conversion provides guests with woodland walks through a private arboretum, into the mountains beyond.

Step back in time and lose yourself in this delightful country cottage, lovingly presented with original design elements yet well-equipped with modern luxuries, such as a TV and Wi-Fi, for lazy evenings in. Surrounded by endless gardens and breathtaking walks further afield, this delightful property offers the perfect base for a romantic pair or three friends travelling together.

Featuring authentic wooden beams, sloped ceilings and vintage textures throughout, this charming 17th-century barn conversion is an everyday reminder of your rural surroundings. Wake up on the unique oak gallery each morning, stepping out to enjoy freshly brewed coffee in the large lawned garden or in the conservatory. On the ground floor, the kitchen and utility room have been paired to offer you everything you need to create three meals a day, including an original oil-fired Rayburn oven that’ll pump out heat in the coldest of months and a cosy sofa with TV/DVD for curling up on a night. Completing the ground floor is a charming bathroom with a walk-in shower and original roll-top bath, two utterly relaxing options for soaking your troubles away.

Having explored the extended gardens, arboretum and lake on the grounds of the property, jump in your car to discover everything else the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park has to offer. The world famous Black Mountain Range with it’s fantastic peaks lie close by, including the area’s highest peak, Pen y Fan, a 20 mile drive away. As well as hiking and cycling, the area is awash with pretty market towns to visit on more relaxing days. Head out to the nearby town of Talgarth for local amenities and welcoming pubs (3 miles), or discover the nearby towns of Brecon (12 miles) and Hay-on-Wye (11 miles) to find plenty to see, eat and do.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 small double
  • 1 bathroom with bath and walk-in shower
  • Oil-fired Rayburn oven, microwave
  • Utility room with fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Underfloor Heating
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Large garden with furniture and BBQ.
  • Regret no pets
  • Mobile Signal can be poor
  • Fly fishing casting instruction can be arranged with owner
  • Small double bed only sleeps one
  • Parking for 2 cars on driveway
  • Talgarth 2.5 miles, Hay-on-Wye 10 miles, Crickhowell 12 miles.

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Wells October 2020

Heating requires sorting out. Electrical appliances require update on safety checks

Reviewed by Miss Peison January 2020

Sorry the comment above applies here! Booking was fine.

Reviewed by Mr Bennett November 2019

The owner made us feel at home.

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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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