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Talybont Reservoir
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Scenic Llangorse Lake
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Old Mill Cottage

Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 2 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Rustic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A secluded and peaceful holiday home tucked away in the charming hamlet of Aber in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Ideal for those looking to explore on foot with endless walks on the doorstep so you won’t even need the car
  • A super base for trying out some of the activities on offer locally, including cycling, mountain biking and canoeing
Property code: BN245

A charming 17th-century stone cottage in a tranquil location, perfect for couples or families looking to really escape the hustle and bustle and get back to nature.

A charming, traditional cottage tucked away alongside a mountain stream, this is the perfect place to stay with your family of four, or as a couple. You’ll be in the perfect spot to explore the Brecon Beacons on foot or by bike with the Taff Trail, Henry Vaughan Walk and other routes right on your doorstep.

 

Hide away at this delightful 17th-century cottage situated in a pretty location just outside Talybont-on-Usk. The property is bursting with character and has some fabulous original features, including steep, winding cottage-style stairs. The living room has an ornamental fireplace housing a wood burner, and exposed beams and brickwork, an ideal place for you to unwind after a busy day. Outside, you’ll find the garden a great place to admire the natural environment around you. Take your breakfast or dinner outside or fire up the BBQ and enjoy an al fresco meal while listening to the birdsong.

 

Talybont-on-Usk is 1 mile away with its tranquil reservoir, wonderful woods and cascading waterfalls. The village also has a couple of pubs and some shops too so you aren’t far away from amenities. For a wider variety of shops and restaurants, visit the cathedral town of Brecon just 7 miles away. Plenty of walking routes are available on your doorstep, the Talybont Circular is a popular trail and passes the pretty river. If you fancy a real challenge, take the demanding hike up Pen y Fan (13 miles), the highest peak in South Wales.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 2 doubles, each with an additional single bed
  • 1 bathroom downstairs
  • Electric double oven, microwave, American-style fridge freezer
  • TV and DVD in lounge
  • Wi-Fi not included
  • Limited phone signal
  • Wood burner (limited supply of logs provided – more available in village shop)
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ
  • We would advise this property is not suitable for children under the age of 9 (because of the river) or for the slightly infirm, as access is quite steep and possibly difficult in winter.
  • Children must be supervised at all times due to the river and the open boundaries to neighbouring land
  • The river belongs to the neighbour so is out of bounds to guests - it can also become unsafe in certain weather conditions
  • 2 dogs welcome - must be kept on a lead at all times in the garden due to there being no boundary fence to stop dogs going on to the neighbours land
  • Designated space for 1 car, further spaces available 275 metres away
  • Pubs and a shop 1 mile away

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Glenn 4th September 2021

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Wow! A truly magical cottage in an incredible setting! The cottage is very old, quaint & comfortable, having everything we needed. We wanted a week without looking at our phones, & we got that. We spent our evenings by the stream or in the conservatory which overlooks it, & it's constant burbling was so relaxing & therapeutic. Having a cool mountaiRead moren stream in the garden was an absolute joy, & totally unique for us, especially as it had a waterfall to enjoy. We'll be returning! Thanks so much! Hide

Reviewed by Lee 21st August 2021

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Lovely place to stay both in terms of the cottage and location. Loved the garden and the stream and the bird watching. Enjoyed no access to WiFi but younger members of the party found this difficult.

Reviewed by Jo 31st July 2021

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Lovely cottage snuggled into the woods. Utterly relaxing with fabulous walks. Great for wildlife spotting and getting away from it all.

Reviewed by Lesley 24th July 2021

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A really quaint old cottage which felt lived in and comfy so we could feel at home and relax with our teenagers and our dogs. We really enjoyed the river and then being able to come in to a log fire. I loved the fact we only had very limited wifi connection ( my oldest didn't). After just a week it felt like a home from home and the owners were verRead morey helpful. Hide

Reviewed by S L 17th July 2021

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Fantastic location with fabulous river through the garden. Great paddling. Stunning walks to the reservoir, woods, mountains & waterfalls from the doorstep. Enjoyed a canal boat ride, trip to Dan Y Or Gof caves, Hike up Corn Ddu mountain & on up to Pen Y Fan mountain - an amazing experience. Brecon is a fabulous town with all you need. Talybont witRead moreh its cafe, shop, pubs and canal is perfect. Cottage is comfy; lovely beds, linen & towels. Enjoyed cooking & chatting in the kitchen at meal times. Hide

Reviewed by David 10th July 2021

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Reviewed by Jonathan 3rd July 2021

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This is a cottage with a lovely garden in a quiet location with ready access to the walks along to the reservoir and out on to the hills. There is plenty of room for four people and you can sit out in the garden and watch the stream and the birds. The quietness of the site is very relaxing. No WIFI and poor mobile signal is either a bonus or detrimRead moreent depending on your point of view. Hide

Reviewed by Berendina 26th June 2021

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A wonderful magical cottage. We loved the stream running through the garden, the dogs enjoyed paddling in it, and we loved cooling down in it after we'd been out for our walks. I loved the quirky layout, and the conservatory is the perfect spot for spotting wildlife. The woodpeckers and bullfinch was our favourite.. The cottage is in perfect locatiRead moreon for walking, mountain biking and climbing the 4 peaks . Talybont has a lovely little cafe and shop, and pub. Brecon is a 10 minute drive away. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 24th May 2021

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If peace and tranquility is your thing then this is where you'll find it, the cottage is clean and beautiful and in the most secluded of locations, 5 miles from Brecon and 13 from Abergavenny for when you need supplies, put some bird food out on the feeders and sit back and relax as the wildlife comes to feed, never bothered with the tv there was mRead moreuch more interesting stuff going on right outside the window, I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough Hide

Reviewed by Glen 9th May 2021

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A great place for a retreat to rejuvenate and enjoy the fantastic countryside and quiet. Bring your wellies so you can paddle in the stream. Take note that the spiral staircases are very narrow and steep particularly if you need to use the loo at night! Definite place to recommend.

Reviewed by Laura 1st May 2021

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The cottage and setting is absolutely gorgeous and magical!! We are looking forward to returning as soon as we can!

Reviewed by Mrs Tanner October 2020

The Cottage is in a delightful setting and was warm and welcoming on our arrival. Good walking country with a variety of flat and hilly walks. But for a couple of missing items of linen, the cottage would rate 5 Stars.

Reviewed by Mr Jones July 2020

Gorgeous olde worlde charm .. set in fabulous surroundings with our own mountain stream !!

Reviewed by Mrs Bellerby February 2020

A ""get-away-from-it-all"" cottage, warm and cosy with the best stream view ever! Simple clean rooms, a well maintained wood burner, welcome hamper, plenty of hot water, cooking facilities and local information. My only gripe was having nowhere to dry a lot of dripping clothes after a very wet walk but we managed that ok. Hope to return. Ps no Read moreWiFi. Loved it. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Bignall November 2019

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location, with everything we could wish for. We felt very much at home and would have loved to stay longer!

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Location

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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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