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Alpaca Cottage is a great cottage for a quiet break, for keen mountain bikers or walkers or for a family holiday with children who would love all the animals, especially the friendly Alpacas. The cottage is bright, warm and spacious and sleeps up to 4 people with delightful Alpacas in the nearby meadows and stunning views of the Black Mountains. Make sure especially you plan your visit in April and May when the young are just born.
This warm and cosy cottage dates back to the early 16th century with a large woodburning stove which heats the sitting room with plenty of logs. The immediate surroundings will give you many happy memories of your stay with plenty to see at the farm and numerous fantastic walks from your door, you can walk or mountain bike and leave your car behind all holiday. The Mill and Cafe at Talgarth (which was featured on BBC Restoration SOS) is only 5 minutes drive and in the other direction is Tretower Court and the pretty little town of Crickhowell. From the cottage you can see the gliders from the nearby Gliding Club drifting over the mountains and pony trekking is just down the lane. So from here you will be spoilt for choice with so many types of varied outdoor activities and places to visit right on the door step.
Sleeps 4 - 1 Twin, 1 Double
The sitting room has a large woodburning stove, wooden floors and comfortable sofa and chairs. The high, vaulted cathedral ceiling with beams is a wonderful feature and makes this room feel very light and airy. There is a TV with Sky (Freeview), DVD player and wifi.
The dining room has fabulous views out over the private garden and houses a dining table and chairs.
The kitchen has an electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Down a couple of steps to the Downstairs cloakroom with basin and toilet.
The downstairs bedroom 1: Twin beds.
Bedroom 2: The master bedroom has a double bed.
The family bathroom as a bath with hand held shower, toilet and handbasin.
The comfortable sofas, wood floors and large woodburning stove all give this tradional stone cottage a homely and cosy feel. Whether you choose to put on your walking boots and sample one of the many walks from the door or tuck up in front of the fire and watch the weather moving across the valley or the Alpacas in the field outside, you'll feel right at home at Alpaca Cottage.
Enjoy life down on the farm
Children and adults will love Alpaca Cottage. Set within the owners 16 acres of working hill farm numerous chickens scratch around outside whilst the charming, woolly Alpacas live in the field opposite. The owners sell Alpaca fleece and breed from them so if you time your visit well you may even see some babies or 'cria' finding their feet.
An outdoor enthusiast's dream
The small market town of Talgarth is situated just 5 minutes drive away from Alpaca Cottage. The area is rich with history and there has been a settlement on this site for at least 5000 years - the 13th century Peel Tower and 14th century Parish church are well worth a visit. On a more practical note, Talgarth has a small supermarket, local chemist and an exceptionally good local butcher - many visitors order meat to take home at the end of their stay. There are also several good pubs and restaurants in the area.
Llangorse Lake, fast becoming a centre for all sorts of outdoor pursuits including sailing, horse riding and climbing is just a few minutes away. But for the ultimate way to explore the area head down to the gliding centre, again, just a few minutes away. If you are lucky you will be joined on your flight by the local buzzards and red kite as they come to investigate circling gliders.
Talgarth 3 miles, Hay-on-Wye 9 miles, Brecon and Abergavenny are both 15 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Ann and Andria
Crickhowell is the proud winner of the best British High Street, 2018. It's steeped in history, has almost entirely independent (and excellent) shops, really good pubs and restaurants and award winning cafes. The bustling high street runs down to the idyllic river with it's historic bridge over to the neighbouring village of Llangattock. Crickhowell is a great base for outdoor enthusiasts, with fantastic cycling and walking in the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. To top it all, there's an annual music festival, The Green Man, just outside the town. Read more about Crickhowell