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Forge Cottage


Bedrooms: 3 Sleeps: 5 Bath/Shower Rooms: 2 Toilets: 2
4 Star Rating






Woodburner / Open Fire

Woodburner / Open Fire

Walks from the Door

Walks from the Door



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Forge Cottage is a pretty canal side self catering holiday cottage in the centre of The Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales with a well kept cottage garden and lovely views.

The cottage will sleep 5/6 guests in three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

There are gorgeous views from the cottage across the Usk Valley and the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal which is just outside the cottage and borders the cottage garden.  Forge Cottage garden is a very pleasant and relaxing  place to sit  watching the canal boats passing at the end of the garden. The River Usk is beyond the water meadows just two fields below the canal; this is reached over a stone bridge and down a green lane.  It is less than a mile's stroll along the peaceful canal tow path to either the village of Talybont with two village pubs, the shop, cafe and an excellent restaurant or in the other direction to Pencelli with The Royal Oak village pub.


There is a very large and attractive entrance hall.

A downstairs Shower Room with shower. whb and wc.

Kitchen:  the kitchen has an electric cooker, electric hob, a microwave, dishwasher and a full size fridge and a freezer. There is a washing machine, coffee maker, toaster etc.

The back door leads out to the very pretty and well kept garden with garden table and chairs.

A locked cellar contains the central heating/hot water boiler. But visitors will not normally need to access this.

The dining room has a dining table and chairs and a fireplace. 

The sitting room is well-furnished with sofa and chairs and a large wood burning stove set in a sone fireplace. Logs supplied

A flat screen TV (SKY freeview) with DVD player.  A selection of DVD's available.

Up fairly steep flight of stairs to three bedrooms:

Bedroom1: A bedroom with a double bed
Bedroom 2:  A bedroom with twin beds
Bedroom 3: A bedroom with a single bed

An extra  folding bed with duvet etc is also provided if required.

The Bathroom:  bath with a shower over, hand basin and toilet.

There is a large and very well kept and sunny garden with lawn and fruit trees and a low wall in front of the canal and not enclosed - so perhaps not suitable for small children.

Off road parking for two cars.

Useful information

  • Bedlinen and towels provided
  • All electricity, oil central heating inclusive
  • Off road Parking
  • Not suitable for pets.
  • WIFI
  • Flat screen TV with (SKY free view) and DVD
  • Garden furniture

    Forge Cottage at Cross Oak is a most attractive house built in the 1880s on a site originally dating back to the eighteenth century. As the name indicates, it was originally connected with an old forge where all the local farmers would bring their working horses to be shod. The house has always been in the same family ownership with pictures on the walls showing how the exterior of the cottage has not changed very much over the years. 

  • This is a good location for anyone wishing to explore the area, it is only a few minutes to the lane up to Talybont Reservoir, The very stunning and beautiful Blaen y Glyn Mountain road that passes the reservoirs and well known Blaen Glyn waterfalls. The cottage is right on The Taff Trail cycle route and there are foot paths leading up to the Peaks of the Brecon Beacons.

  • Talybont on Usk is 1 mile with two village pubs The Star and The White Hart, a small gallery and a thriving village shop, cafe and Post Office; Pencelli is 1 mile and again has an excellent village pub The Royal Oak. Llanfrynach is 3 miles.

    The market town of Brecon is 5 miles. Buses pass this property from Abergavenny to Brecon (infrequently).
    Severn Bridge 1 hour, Bristol 1.5 hours, London and Manchester 3.5 hours and Birmingham 2 hours.

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


  • 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