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Take a short scenic drive to enjoy the surroundings of Llangorse Lake
Explore the Brecon Beacons, either by foot or mountian bike
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Maggie's Barn

Talgarth, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Sky TV
Quirky
High up on a Hill
Rustic
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
Travel cot 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 enjoy, where you can learn the art of fly fishing with the property’s owner
  • Great location for families and friends that like to explore the outdoors with walks from the door
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 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 (3.5 miles), or discover the nearby towns of Brecon (12 miles) and Hay-on-Wye (12 miles) to find plenty to see, eat and do.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, plus 1 double accessible from one side only
  • 1 bathroom with cast iron roll-top bath and walk-in shower, WC and sink
  • Oil-fired Rayburn oven, microwave, George Foreman griddle
  • Utility room with fridge, table top freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Underfloor heating
  • TV with basic SKY package, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included- not suitable for streaming
  • Mobile Signal can be poor
  • Large garden with furniture and gas BBQ
  • Regret no pets
  • Iron and board, travel cot
  • Fly fishing casting instruction can be arranged with Owner - fee payable to Owner
  • Parking for 2 cars on driveway
  • Talgarth 3.5 miles, Hay-on-Wye 12 miles, Crickhowell 15 miles.
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Claire Carro

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Trevor 30th July 2022

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We had a lovely relaxing holiday - a truly beautiful location - thank you

Reviewed by Sally-Anne 16th July 2022

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If you want a cottage miles away from city life, this is ideal! The owner is very friendly, will show you around his gardens and will teach you to fly fish. Some of the soft furnishings are not the most modern and there may be the occasional spider's web in secluded corners, but you will find everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay.Read more I'd happily return. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 25th June 2022

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Reviewed by Alan 18th June 2022

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We loved the peace, tranquility and beauty of the barn and its location. The gardens, arboretum, pond, wildlife and scenery were stunning. We needed to rest and retreat and it was ideal. The hosts are a delight and Bill is very knowledgeable regarding nature and local history.

Reviewed by Peter 29th May 2021

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Our family had a wonderful week staying at Maggie's Barn. Bill made us feel so welcome and we loved the tour around his considerable garden and his wealth of knowledge both about flora and fauna as well as local history. It was fabulous that you can walk straight out of his garden in to the Black Mountains. I have no doubt we will be booking anotheRead morer stay here when we can. Hide

Reviewed by Paula 20th May 2021

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We have enjoyed a wonderful peaceful holiday at Maggie barn . Bill was absolutely lovely a true gentleman . Friendly ,accommodating and a font of knowledge . Maggie barn is in an outstanding location . We would love to highly recommend Maggies barn , but would also love to keep it our little secret. Perfect holiday .

Reviewed by Robert 1st May 2021

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A lovely little cottage in a stunning location. Bill the owner couldn't have been nicer and has a wealth of knowledge. Will be going back.

Reviewed by Mr Wells October 2020

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

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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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