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Old Mill Cottage - Talybont-on-usk

Talybont-on-Usk, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 2 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
2 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
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.

Tucked away alongside a pretty mountain stream, this two-bedroom property is a hit with walking enthusiasts with miles of uninterrupted walks straight from the door. Take to two wheels and join the Taff Trail cycle route or the Henry Vaughan walk along the old Brynoyre railway track, which both run along the valley near the cottage. The pretty village of Talybont-on-Usk is 1 mile away and has a canal, two rivers, a reservoir, woods and waterfalls to explore. It also boasts some great pubs too.

An entrance porch leads into the country kitchen with an antique pine dresser, along with a dining table and chairs. Equipped with all you may need to rustle up a snack or a more formal meal, this room has an electric cooker with halogen hob and oven, a microwave and an American-style fridge freezer. The conservatory is a truly delightful space to sit and watch the world go by, with the stream gushing over the rocks and an abundance of wildlife to spot including a range of birds and animals in the garden. The sitting room is bursting with character with exposed brickwork and beams, making this a super space to unwind on the comfortable sofas while the multi-fuel stove warms the room. One of the sofas is also a sofa-bed, should it be needed. The bathroom is located on this level and has a bath, hand-held shower and WC. From the kitchen, steep traditional cottage-style stairs wind around the back of the fireplace up to the first floor, where you’ll find the first of two restful and spacious double bedrooms, each with an additional single bed. The second of these rooms is accessed via a further cottage-style stone spiral staircase.

Step outside into the garden and soak up the beautiful natural environment around you. Take a seat on the garden furniture and fire up the BBQ for an evening of al fresco drinks and dining. There is a designated parking space for one car with additional parking available nearby.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 2 doubles
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric cooker with halogen hob and oven, microwave, American-style fridge freezer
  • TV and DVD in lounge
  • Wi-Fi not included
  • 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.
  • Designated space for 1 car, further spaces available 275 metres away
  • 2 dogs welcome (please be aware of the stream below the cottage in winter)
  • Pubs and a shop 1 mile away
  • Please note there is a £250 refundable security deposit due for the property, payable 2 weeks prior to your arrival date

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

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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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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