Gwyns Old Cottage is a superbly renovated old stone farmhouse (Grade 2 Listed) that retains all the character of a cosy cottage to sleep 6 guests in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6 - 3 bedrooms - 2 shower/bathrooms
Come through the front door into a contemporary spacious reception area with lovely ceramic tiles throughout and with the traditional ancient oak wood plank and munten screen - behind which is a downstairs utility room with washing machine and a dryer.
Also behind the oak screen is a downstairs cloakroom with a separate downstairs toilet and shower.
Ceramic tiles throughout ground floor - oil central heating upstairs, underfloor heating downstairs.
From this hallway there are the traditional very steep winding wooden steps with a bespoke iron bannister.
Kitchen - The contemporary kitchen has an electric range cooker and induction hob; microwave, dishwasher large fridge and a large freezer. To keep the feel of the traditional cottage there is still the original old bread oven in the brick wall. A companionable vintage dining table and chairs make you want to just sit and enjoy the views out over the grassy dingle with the river running through the woodland valley and up to the ancient circular Castell Dinas Hill Fort which is such a feature in the area.
Sitting Room - Walk through the very spacious sitting room, it immediately has a relaxed feel and would also be perfect as a Yoga Studio or a Mindfulness Retreat, with two large sofas. A wall mounted TV with Free Sat.
Patio doors lead out to the terrace and lawn.
From the windows there are again the most stunning views to Castell Dinas and the inspiring range of the Black Mountains. A walkers, pony trekkers or Gliders Paradise.
Upstairs the landing features the exposed "cruck" beam.
Bedroom 1: Twin bed
Bedroom 2: King size bed and the bed is angled to make sure visitors wake up to the glorious views towards Castell Dinas and Y Grib part of the Black Mountains classic walk.
Bedroom 3: King size bed and views down the valley towards Talgarth.
All the duvets, pillow and linen at this lovely cottage are hypo-allergenic.
Bathroom: A P shaped bath with shower over, hand basin & toilet
The cottage has a designated parking area and is approached up a pretty garden path. When we visited it was full of snowdrops and daffodils. The garden is private and enclosed with a traditional Brecon style pleached hedge, slate terrace and lawns. Garden furniture and a BBQ enable you to make the most of the tranquil setting and admire the views. The garden is fenced and well screened from the neighbouring barn.
*All electricity and oil central heating inclusive
*All linen and towels inclusive
*Under floor heating
*I-pod docking station
*TV with Free Sat
*Cot & high chair
*Sorry not suitable for pets
*Storage for Mountain Bikes etc
*Outside Tap for washing mountain bikes etc
This is a superb place to stay for any keen walker, mountain biker or someone who is gliding. Wonderful walks from the door and the owners are keen walkers themselves and would be only too happy to give advice on routes if asked. Book the cottage over Talgarth Walking Festival (early May) and enjoy the guided walks.
The Talgarth Gliding Centre is only a few minutes up the lane - why not treat a loved one to a trial flight - it is a wonderful experience to feel like a bird circling and soaring over the Black Mountains. There are several excellent pony trekking centres close by with rides straight up onto the hills.
There are some excellent local pubs nearby.
Talgarth is a thriving local community with the excellent Talgarth Mill - where you can have a tour of the mill and watch the flour being milled, buy a loaf and have a very pleasant lunch. Visit the Pwll yr Wrach waterfalls just outside Talgarth - a Wild Life Trust Reserve. A must in Talgarth is a visit to the excellent local butchers - Mr. George - he can tell you where every piece of meat he sells comes from; there is also a good Deli there and a local Coop. Several pubs, fish and chip shop and a good Gurkha restaurant.
This is a good location for exploring the less known and visited north western side of The Black Mountains, close to The Brecon Beacons, easy to drive to Hay-on-Wye, Builth Wells and up to explore the wilds of Mid Wales.
Talgarth - 2 miles, Cwmdu - 5 miles, Brecon -11 miles, Abergavenny - 15 miles, Hay-on-Wye - 10 miles, Hereford - 32 miles, Builth Wells - 18 miles, Crickhowell 10 miles
If you wish to discuss with a member of staff who has visited please ask to speak to Ann, Lucy or Liz
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