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Orchard Cottage - Bwlch

Bwlch, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 5 star rating
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
4 more

At a glance

  • Beautifully renovated gardener’s cottage in the grounds of a country house
  • Surrounded by farmland just waiting to be explored
  • A romantic hideaway for two within walking distance of the little village of Bwlch
Property code: BN270

An idyllic retreat for two, relax in stylish yet welcoming interiors with glorious views across The Usk Valley after a day walking, hiking and biking in the surrounding mountains, meadows and woodlands.

The perfect place for a peaceful holiday, this delightful cottage is close to four pubs, a shop and coffee shop in the village of Talybont. Try the outdoor activities available at Llangorse Activity Centre with its climbing wall and Cantref Adventure Farm, both with pony trekking centres. Hire a kayak and paddle along the Brecon and Monmouth Canal, or walk along the River Wye and the River Usk. The Henry Vaughan Walk along The Brinoyre Tram Road winds through the scenic and historic Talybont valley, or you can climb a number of footpaths up to the Beacons. Immerse yourselves in Welsh cultural history with a visit to one of many historic houses, gardens and castles. Crickhowell and Abergavenny are within easy reach and perfect for a day trip of pubs, restaurants and independent shops.

Sitting behind the fabulous old Talybryn House, this delightful cottage is not completely secluded but certainly feels so. Exposed stone walls and beams nod to the provenance of the cottage, whilst the cream walls contrast with the wooden fittings, creating a stylish and elegant interior. Pastel furnishings create an atmosphere of sophistication to this cosy bolthole for two. Newly equipped, the kitchen has an electric cooker and hob, a microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher, with the Emma Bridgewater crockery giving a country cottage feel and a gentle splash of colour. There is a washing machine and a tumble dryer in a separate laundry room. Climb a few steps to the beautifully furnished, light and bright living room, where you can curl up on the leather sofa and watch a film in front of the wood burner. The elegance continues upstairs to the light and spacious master bedroom with a king-size bed covered with a handmade patchwork quilt, and wonderful views across the Usk Valley to the Talybont Valley. A granary door leads down to the little terrace and garden, the perfect spot to soak up the sun. The en-suite bathroom has an over the bath shower.

Garden with BBQ. There is off-road parking, a pub 1 mile away, and a shop and restaurant 2 miles from the property.

  • 1 bedroom - 1 king-size
  • 1 bathroom - 1 en-suite (shower over bath)
  • Electric cooker and hob, a microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility room - washing machine and a tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • TV with Freeview
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with BBQ
  • Off-road parking
  • Storage for bikes
  • Leisure facilities
  • Regret no children
  • Babes in arms welcome - guest must bring travel cot
  • Pub 1 mile, shop and restaurant 2 miles
  • Visitors are welcome to walk around the grounds

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Hicks October 2020

Just as described. Very clean and pretty cottage.

Reviewed by Mrs McDonald September 2020

A delightful, well-equipped cottage in a great location just off the main A40. The owners were extremely helpful and accommodating.


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.

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