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Talybont-on-Usk, Mid Wales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
5 more

At a glance

  • Charming two-bedroom stone cottage in a peaceful hamlet
  • Watch the flames flicker in the Victorian open fire
  • Relax in the conservatory with a good book
Property code: BN249

An attractive two-bedroom semi-detached cottage with wonderful walks from the doorstep and within easy reach of Brecon and Abergavenny.

Located in the sleepy hamlet of Aber Village, this traditional stone cottage is perfectly positioned for discovering the attractions of the Brecon Beacons. The picturesque village of Talybont-on-Usk is only 1 mile away with its local stores, pubs and eateries. The tranquil Talybont Reservoir (500 metres) offers gentle strolls around the water’s edge listening to the distant bird song or enjoy the stunning cascades of the nearby Blaen-y-Glyn waterfalls (1.5 miles). Take to the water at Talybont-on-Usk (1 mile) with a kayak adventure along the river or why not enjoy a nostalgic steam train ride through the stunning countryside at the Brecon Mountain Railway (10 miles). The cathedral town of Brecon is well worth a visit with its quaint streets and independent stores. Visit the famous literary town of Hay-on-Wye (20 miles) and browse the bookstores before enjoying a ramble along the riverbank. Lace-up your walking boots for a day hiking the Brecon Beacons: challenge yourself with a walk up Pen y Fan (15 miles), the highest peak in South Wales.

Park your car on the lane and step across to your traditional whitewashed cottage. Open the gate and enter through the wooden front door up a step. Take off your shoes and outdoor clothing in the spacious hallway with its original flagstone floor. Just off the entrance is the cloakroom with WC. Head through into the country-style kitchen, a bright and airy space for preparing your meals, fully equipped with a range of units and worktops for your provisions. Crockery is stored in the traditional Welsh dresser and the kitchen comes equipped with an electric cooker with double oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and a small freezer with two shelves. The large sunny conservatory is off the kitchen and is a lovely space to sit and enjoy your meals together at the long dining table taking in the views across the Tor-y-Foel mountain. There’s also a cosy sofa in here for catching up on the days events or taking a quiet moment. In the evenings, relax in the inviting living room. Sink into one of the sofas and watch a film on the DVD player or light the fire in its pretty Victorian fireplace and unwind with a glass of wine listening to music on the CD player. Take the steep cottage-style stairs to the first floor. The restful master bedroom is decorated in neutral shades with a double bed dressed in crisp linens and a cosy duvet. Enjoy the views across the gardens or curl up and watch TV in bed. The second bedroom is a cosy twin with two 2’6” single beds. Enjoy the views across the garden from the bathroom as you soak in the bath.

Outside, enjoy an al fresco lunch at the garden table enjoying the views of the sheep grazing in the fields and the distant mountains or fire up the BBQ for a sociable evening meal.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin with two 2’6” single beds
  • 1 bathroom with bath and WC, and additional cloakroom with WC
  • Electric cooker with double oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and a small freezer with two shelves
  • Utility room with washing machine/dryer
  • Open fire – wood provided
  • TVs in living room and master bedroom, DVD, CD player, video in master bedroom
  • Enclosed garden with furniture, BBQ
  • Parking available nearby on opposite side of lane
  • 3 dogs welcome but restricted to ground floor - hard floor areas only when wet
  • Variable mobile reception
  • Steep traditional cottage stairs
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Sleeps 2+2

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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