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Ptarmigan - Gilestone Farm

Talybont-on-Usk, Mid Wales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Located in the heart of the Brecon Beacons close to centre of a lovely village
  • Explore the many vibrant market towns of Crickhowell, Brecon, and Hay-on-Wye
  • Enjoy wild swimming, farm and orchard walks within the grounds of a traditional working farm



Property code: 88137

One of four beautiful lodges enjoying an elevated location with stunning views across the Usk valley and farmland, simply perfect for couples wanting to enjoy the best of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Enjoying a great location with farm walks and wildlife ponds for you to explore, more challenging walks can be enjoyed upon the Brecon Beacons, taking in the heights of Pen y Fan (14 miles), Cribyn (13 miles), and Fan y Big (9 miles). Mountain bikers should take on the famous Taff Trail, which passes through the village and stretches to Cardiff in the south. For something a little more serene, discover the spectacular waterfalls at Blaen-y-Glyn (7.5 miles) and the large, picturesque reservoir at Talybont (3 miles), which is often teeming with migratory birds.

After a long and busy day, stock up on supplies at the shop in the village or sample local delights in one of the two village pubs. Enjoy the views across the valley before you step inside this beautifully finished lodge, finished to an exceptionally high standard, just perfect for couples wanting to get away and enjoy the countryside. The open plan living space has been well configured offering guests a cosy space to relax and unwind in front of the wood burning stove (first basket of logs included), for dining, a table, and chairs, and for the chef amongst you a bespoke built kitchen that is well-equipped to offer an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher, and washing machine. A generously sized king-size bedroom with garden views offering access to a shower room with a double walk-in rain shower, his and hers sinks, and WC.

Outside the garden has an open aspect within sympathetically landscaped grounds, there is a hot tub where you can relax and enjoy the dark skies, and there is a table and chairs for dining and BBQ. There is guest parking for two cars within the site car park.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 king-size
  • 1 shower room with double walk-in rainwater shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • TV in lounge
  • Private hot tub (available from 3rd June)
  • Open aspect garden with patio area with, table and chairs and BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Electric car charging available
  • Storage for bikes and outdoor equipment
  • Pubs 0.5 mile and shop 0.5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 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.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by David 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Lynne 21st June 2022

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First class accommodation would visit again, location stunning, lovely walks, hot tub was amazing !

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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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Osprey - Gilestone Farm

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£744 - £1,144

Fulmar - Gilestone Farm

Fulmar - Gilestone Farm

Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3

£1,253 - £1,953

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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