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Ty Watton


Bedrooms: 3 Sleeps: 6 Bath/Shower Rooms: 1 Toilets: 2
4 Star Rating
Pets: 2 (£20/pet)

Pets: 2 (£20/pet)





Woodburner / Open Fire

Woodburner / Open Fire

Walks from the Door

Walks from the Door



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Ty Watton is an cosy self catering country cottage nestling beside a stream with a ford at the end of a quiet "no through" grassy lane. The cottage is very secluded  down a grassy lane in an idyllic spot close to the small hamlet of Aber near Talybont-on-Usk.  In good weather there are padding and swimming pools on this mountain stream - wonderful for a family holiday. The cottage is right on The Taff Cycle Trail and Brynore Tram Road.

This is a classic Welsh stone cottage sleeping 6 people with fantastic views of Tor-y-Foel mountain to the front and its own wonderful gardens  to the back which are partly enclosed by a stream.  With a charming interior the cottage is a great base and children will love playing in the stream or in the garden.  There are plenty of footpaths for those who wish to walk. The Henry Vaughan Walk passes just above the cottage and The Taff Trail route follows an old tramway across the  hillside above (mountain bikes can be delived to the door). With Talybont Reservoir and Nature Reserve just minutes up the road, this is a bird-watcher's paradise and Blaen-y-Glyn Waterfalls are a short walk away. There is plenty to keep you occupied without even getting in the car.  Add to this easy access to Brecon, Talybont Village and Cardiff and visitors will be spoilt for choice during their holiday.   For those holidaying with friends or extended family other cottages offered through us are available in the same hamlet, Fernlea and Nantymyndd or further up the valley Abercynafon Lodge.

Cottage Accommodation

Sleeps 6 Guest in three bedrooms:

2 Double bedrooms

1 Twin bedroom

The entrance porch has plenty of room for muddy boots and coats. The porch leads into a fitted kitchen and dining area with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

The sitting room is spacious and comfortable with lovely oak beams, welsh blankets on the comfy sofas set around a cosy wood-burning stove - the views take in Tor-y-Foel mountain to the front and the garden and stream to the rear. TV with Free Sat, a music centre and a telephone for incoming calls only.

A downstairs utility room with a washing machine and cloakroom with toilet and wash hand basin.

Upstairs a landing area leads to

Bedroom 1: Double bedroom

Bedroom 2: Double bedroom

Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom.

The family bathroom: Has a bath with shower over, toilet and handbasin.

Useful information

  •  Bedlinen and towels provided.
  •  Electricity
  • Heating - Storage Heaters
  •  Wood provided for the wood-burning stove.
  •  Wifi
  •  Cot and high chair available.
  •  2 Well behaved pet welcome
  •  Wonderful enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ.
  •  TV with Free Sat
  •  Parking for 2 cars.
  • Short Breaks only available in the Medium and Low Season
  • A quiet retreat

    Many of us can only truly relax when the usual pressures of our day-to-day lives are lifted. Ty Watton provides the perfect place to unwind. On a wet day curl up and read a book in front of the wood-burning stove or  gather round and take a board game from the cupboard or do a jigsaw. If the weather is fine and you are feeling brave dip your toes in the stream outside. With only a handful of cottages nearby, you can enjoy peace without being completely isolated.  Walk into the nearby village of Talybont-on-Usk for lunch at the Star Inn and then home for a game of scrabble and a glass of wine.

    Wonderful gardens

    Ty Watton sits in enclosed gardens of around 1/3 of an acre which have been attractively tiered. At the bottom of the garden a gate gives access to a shallow stream, perfect for children to play at building dams or sailing boats or just for getting wet! The paved terrace provides an ideal seating area in the afternoon sun and there is a BBQ and garden furniture.

    Fantastic walks and cycle routes from your door

    Ty Watton is a perfect location for a break. Located within a quiet hamlet in a stunning location, it's ideal for walking enthusiasts with easy access onto the Brecon Beacons. The Taff Trail cycle route and the Henry Vaughan walk along the old Brynoyre railway track both run along the valley near the cottage. This means that there is literally miles of uninterrupted walking straight from the door and plenty of excellent cycle trails.

    Numerous places to visit

    The Blaen-y-Glyn waterfalls are a few minutes drive from Ty Watton and are well worth a visit.  Alternatively, the picturesque Talybont Reservoir is very popular with bird watchers and has a dramatic dam. Many species of resident and migratory birds can be seen here and the reservoir is just a couple of minutes walk up the road.

    From Ty Watton there is a very quick and easy route (not in the depths of winter) over the hills to Merthyr Tydfil (20 minutes) and Cardiff (40 minutes) for anyone who needs to be there for family or business or to enjoy Cardiff Castle, the rugby at the Millennium Stadium or the Millennium Centre for the Arts. This is a very scenic drive and takes you up right over the Brecon Beacons and down past the Brecon Mountain Railway - so loved by railway enthusiasts young and old.

    Other cottages available close by

    Ty Watton sits on a green lane on the edge of this small hamlet of Aber. Further down the lane is Nant-y-Mynydd, another traditional cottage sleeping 4 and available through Brecon Cottages and Fernlea, a further cottage sleeping 6. This is an ideal arrangement for several families or groups of friends holidaying together. 

    Brecon 7 miles, Crickhowell 10 miles, Abergavenny 15 miles.

    If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Carolyn,Ann and Ceri.

  • 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