The Counting House - this much loved and quaint little eighteenth century Toll House is perched on the bank of The Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal on the edge of the popular village of Talybont on Usk.
NOT SUITABLE FOR SMALL CHILDREN DUE TO THE TERRACE WITH A STEEP WALL AND BANK DOWN TO THE CANAL BELOW
Slate and limestone used to be transported along the historic Brynoyre Tram Road from the mountain top to the canal - the Counting House was where all the transactions were carried out. Just across the lane are the lime kilns where the limestone was processed and from where it was transported away along the canal.
The cottage has superb views of the boats on the canal and right across the Usk Valley to the Black Mountains beyond. Enjoy a 3 minute evening stroll to the gastro-pub The Travellers Rest, or the local The Usk Inn, or an easy walk along the canal towpath to The White Hart or to The Star Inn with it's wide choice of real ales. The well stock village shop is further down the towpath with a popular cafe and post office.
As it is built into the side of the hill it is more convenient to have the bedrooms on the lower floor and the living area on the "road level" ground floor.
Sleeps 3- 2 bedrooms
The kitchen has an electric cooker, fridge with a small freezer, microwave and a dishwasher. A door that leads out onto a raised wooden sun terrace - this is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning taking in the lovely views across The Usk Valley.
The sitting room/dining room is comfortably furnished with sofa and chairs TV with Freeview & a DVD and a wood burning stove. There are some lovely features in this Grade II listed cottage with arched windows, the original oak beams and very thick stone walls. The views are magnificent.
The modern bathroom has corner shower, toilet and hand basin.
The bedrooms are DOWN some exceptionally STEEP NARROW STEPS - these are "listed" so cannot be changed and for anyone with mobility problems would, I think, be very awkward - going down backwards is recommended!!
Bedroom 1: A bedroom with a single bed - there are french doors from this room leading out to the terrace.
Bedroom 2: The double bedroom is reached through the single bedroom, these two rooms are linked by a pine arched door.
There is a footpath to the private area of canal bank below the Counting House and there is a small boat house - but again the footpath is steep and can be slippery in wet weather and visitors use it at their own risk.
Brecon 6 miles.
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A friendly cathedral town in the lee of the mountains with the rivers Usk and Honddu running through. For a small town, there's a lot going on. A leisure centre with a pool, 1930s style cinema, excellent theatre and plenty of shops and cafes. On the outskirts of the town are popular villages including Llangorse with it famous lake, Cantref with its popular adventure farm, Talybont, well known as a walking and cycling hub and Felin Fach, home of The Griffin, a highly acclaimed pub and restaurant. Read more about Brecon