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The Painter's House and terrace
Cosy living room with doors to terrace
Relax on the sofa with wood burner for chilly evenings
The view from outside with footpath to the Black Mountains in the distance
High beamed ceilings in the dining and kitchen area
Treasure trove of artwork created by the owner and his contemporaries
Easy to find a quiet corner to read and relax
Double bedroom
En suite shower room
Perfect location to explore the Brecon Beaons and Black Mountains
En suite shower room and WC
Stunning views from the terrace and garden
Plenty of space for al fresco dining
Walled garden and outside wood burner
Beautiful gardens in which to relax
Llangorse Lake nearby
Brecon Beacons
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2 / 18  Cosy living room with doors to terrace
3 / 18  Relax on the sofa with wood burner for chilly evenings
4 / 18  The view from outside with footpath to the Black Mountains in the distance
5 / 18  High beamed ceilings in the dining and kitchen area
6 / 18  Treasure trove of artwork created by the owner and his contemporaries
7 / 18  Easy to find a quiet corner to read and relax
8 / 18  Double bedroom
9 / 18  En suite shower room
10 / 18  Perfect location to explore the Brecon Beaons and Black Mountains
11 / 18  En suite shower room and WC
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13 / 18  Stunning views from the terrace and garden
14 / 18  Plenty of space for al fresco dining
15 / 18  Walled garden and outside wood burner
16 / 18  Beautiful gardens in which to relax
17 / 18  Llangorse Lake nearby
18 / 18  Brecon Beacons

The Painter's House

Hay-on-Wye (7mls SW), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
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At a glance

  • Enjoy far-reaching views at the foot of the Black Mountains
  • Relax and unwind in the warmth of the wood burner
  • Within easy reach of Hay-on-Wye, Talgarth and Brecon
Property code: 81312

Enjoying a unique location at the foot of the Black Mountains, this peaceful retreat offers direct access onto the mountains and is within walking distance of the small but traditional town of Talgarth.

This character-packed house is set in an excellent location for discovering the Brecon Beacons National Park, based just 1 mile from Talgarth. Discover the breathtaking views and majestic scenery as you scale the Black Mountains, or wander through the Pwll y Wrach Nature Reserve. Exhilarated by the local landscape, your accommodation is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day thanks to the crackling wood burner, or perhaps you would prefer to relax with a BBQ on your private terrace with a glass of wine in hand.

 

Forming the side wing of the owner’s home yet guaranteeing privacy, the house is brimming with tradition, having once served as an 18th-century farm building. High ceilings, character beams and a stone fireplace set the scene on chilly evenings, creating a delightful setting for sharing a bottle of something special by the wood burner. You’ll spot artwork created by the owner and his contemporaries at every turn, especially when dining in style at the table. There’s a kitchen cleverly concealed against the rear wall, and you’ll have access to an outside terrace as well as shared use of the large garden. At bedtime, the double bedroom is cosy and inviting with an en-suite shower room.

 

Prepare a picnic and embark on an adventure, venturing through the ancient woodland and wild garlic of the nearby nature reserve to see the impressive waterfalls. Talgarth and the nearby area offers a treasure trove of eateries, independent shops and a working mill, and the River Wye is first-rate for fishing and riverside walks. If you are feeling energetic, there are canoeing and kayaking opportunities, or perhaps you would like to try wild swimming at The Warren 8 miles away. Hay-on-Wye 8.5 miles away is liberally scattered with bookshops and tearooms – a great combination for literature lovers.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner (2 baskets of logs included)
  • TV in the lounge
  • Terrace with seating and BBQ and a fully enclosed walled lawn area
  • Lock up shed for 2 bikes
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Simple dinner for your first night by prior arrangement with owner
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • Property has its own entrance and is completely self - contained.

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Louise 9th July 2021

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Niel and Sue are the perfect hosts and The Painters is the perfect place to stay! The house itself is beautiful - the artwork in the dining room is amazing! The garden is the perfect place to watch the sunset and the location is ideal whether you want to walk, cycle or even glide! Paul and I will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Tony 25th June 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay, it is a lovely property with a wonderful garden, well situated for exploring the Brecon Beacons or just for chilling out and enjoying the peace and quiet of the welsh countryside.

Reviewed by Holly 11th June 2021

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Painters house was such an amazing stay, the pictures if the house didn't do it justice so we were pleasantly surprised with the ammaculate/beautiful cottage. Neil and Sue make you feel so welcome and nothing is too much trouble. The outside space is incredible which you have full use of. Hay on Wye is 15 minute drive or 30 minute cycle. It is so qRead moreuite and has beautiful views! They go the extra mile with fresh bread, jams, butter and even ice in the freezer! Amazing Stay! Thank you:) Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 29th May 2021

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Sue and Neil were wonderful hosts. Their lovely little extras, and the care taken by them made our stay wonderful, complimented by the far reaching sunsets, the gallery of art and very friendly locals in the shop and pub. A great house and location.

Reviewed by Sophie 22nd May 2021

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Although it rained every day of our holiday, it was a delight to stay at home, warm and cosy in front of the stove in this characterful cottage with views over the tulip-filled garden and beyond. Thoroughly enjoyed being here; great location, helpful hosts and thoughtful touches.

Reviewed by Jenny 16th April 2021

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This is a wonderful place for a comfortable and relaxing break. Excellent, caring hosts paying attention to your every comfort. House well equipped, with extra touches such as flowers and basic food items on arrival. The setting is rural with lovely views, many varied and beautiful walks available and the amenities of Talgarth within walking distanRead morece. Highly recommended. Hide

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The Painter's House and terrace
Cosy living room with doors to terrace
Relax on the sofa with wood burner for chilly evenings
The view from outside with footpath to the Black Mountains in the distance
High beamed ceilings in the dining and kitchen area
Treasure trove of artwork created by the owner and his contemporaries
Easy to find a quiet corner to read and relax
Double bedroom
En suite shower room
Perfect location to explore the Brecon Beaons and Black Mountains
En suite shower room and WC
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Location

Map
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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