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The Talkhouse

Pontdolgoch near Caersws, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 7756)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


28 Customer Reviews

  • "It’s a fantastic place to stay especially for a celebration."

    All my family had a great nights sleep in each of the bedrooms with their own en-suite. Family room perfect with adjoining room for children. Can easily have some quiet time if needed. The downstairs has so many different rooms it is really spacious and a the bar area is fantastic with all the original features. More than enough glasses and everything you will need in the kitchen. Large beautiful garden at the back of the property for children to play safely and outside seating areas. Definitely recommend it and will definitely rebook.

    Reviewed by SylviaSep 2020

  • "Loved the quirkiness of the house with its own bar."

    Felt like we were in a little pub! Its an old house and we loved the history and the old photos and bits and bobs around the house. Went with a toddler, so the safe garden was perfect. A welcome hamper was a lovely touch, and the owner made us feel very welcome. Would go back if we were holidaying in that area again.

    Reviewed by CarolynSep 2020

  • "The talkhouse is amazing and we cannot wait to go back"

    Reviewed by DebraAug 2020

  • "Excellent accomodation for a group, family or friends, as all bedrooms have en suite bathrooms."

    Very clean and comfortable. Spacious kitchen and lovely big garden . The summer house was a delight. Plenty of possible country walks and within a few miles from interesting towns. A very enjpyable holiday which we have already recommended to friends.

    Reviewed by AnnickAug 2020

  • "Pictures don’t do it justice, it was brilliant and we loved it."

    ..cozy while having plenty of space to chill out and read a book alone if you want to... a weekend in a pub in Wales...what more do you want? Owner very friendly and helpful too.

    Reviewed by MikeJan 2020

  • "One of the best weekends ever - highly recommend"

    Reviewed by CarolineNov 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week at the Talkhouse - 4 generations aged 3 to 88."

    The house is set up to cater for all ages with a choice of 2 lounges, 3 places to eat meals and all rooms being on suite. Perfect. In addition the bar area is unique and a fantastic area for sitting around an evening fire for a communal game/ conversation. The children in our group loved the bar itself and used it as their own play area, inventing many games and using the shelves to paint, draw and play on. The garden also provided a great space - we played badminton, boules and used the 2 seating areas for morning coffee or afternoon Prosecco. We didn’t use the barbecue but it is there for usage. We had plenty to do each day with visiting beaches, forests and towns and we had some lovely meals out at local pubs. Jackie and Tim who look after the house are wonderful if you need anything. All in all, a great place for a large group if people who want comfort, space, cosiness and a stress free time together. I highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2019

  • "A fantastic property which 2 families shared for 2 weeks."

    Enjoyed the novelty of having a bar; playing board games, pulling pints and creating cocktails. A delivery from Montys Brewery is well worth doing, they were very helpful and Jackie took in the beer before we arrived. Would recommend the beaches at Borth and Aberdovey (despite the jellyfish). The castle at Montgomery worth a visit if you like spectacular views. Kids enjoyed canoeing down the River Wye and the zip wires through the caverns (at Zip World). The Talkhouse is a great place to meet up with good friends, we enjoyed bbq in the garden (local butchers in Caesws does amazing lamb), and being together in a home full of character. Many thanks to the owners Jackie and Tim who couldn’t do enough for us before and during our stay. There was no dishwasher but we enjoyed seeing the kids take on washing up duties!

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2019

  • "If you like cold showers, no central heating and lots of spider webs everywhere this is the place to stay."

    Thank you for your feedback, it was unfortunate the boiler broke down shortly after you arrived for your 3 night stay. Our plumber was called but was unable to fix it, we did however turn on the immersion heater for ample hot water. There was an existing electric fire and we provided an further extra 5 electric heaters along with plenty of firewood. The boiler has since been replaced. We take hygiene and cleanliness very seriously at The Talkhouse and check the property before guests arrive, I apologise if any cobwebs were missed and will be extra vigilant in the future. Kind Regards Jackie & Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by KateMay 2019

  • "Unique property with a great atmosphere."

    Well equipped, good heating and plenty of hot water. Decent quality furnishings, loads of space, and a lovely welcome basket! Could only be improved by the addition of a dishwasher and tumble drier- catering for so many people creates a lot of washing up- but we will probably be back regardless of these things. Thank you!

    Reviewed by JenDec 2018

  • "Would be nice to have a tumble dryer in the property."

    Also maybe a dart board in the pub style area so you can have that feeling of a pub. Also as it's late to check in(4pm)maybe leave later at 11am considering we have to strip the beds when leaving, which I do find strange as at end of day we are on holiday. Plus all rooms have a TV in except the family room, which would of been nice to have.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2018

  • "Mrs Garrett was incredibly helpful and diligent."

    The Talkhouse was great fun to be in and had more than enough room for us all. We were a party of 10 , which included 5 adults and 5 young people.Both the adults and the youngsters thoroughly enjoyed the garden and there was space for plenty of activities. We all enjoyed our music nights, our quiz and games nights. There are some splendid walks nearby, as well as a lovely beach at Aberdovey. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.

    Reviewed by PennyAug 2018

  • "We had an amazing time the property was excellent we were a party of nine and ..."

    We had an amazing time the property was excellent we were a party of nine and loved the bar area well equipped kitchen a real treat would love to go back Owner was really helpful The only things missing were a dishwasher and a drier

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2018

  • "The property is totally charming and we had a lovely stay."

    I understand there may not be anything you can do it improve it, but the Wifi signal/speed is pretty dreadful! Had to use 4G most of the time. Also, while the sheets, bathrooms, kitchen and floors were lovely and clean, there were a lot of cobwebs on the walls and ceilings and a fair amount of dust on the less-used furniture. That attention to detail would bump the cleanliness score to top marks! Otherwise, Thank you!

    Reviewed by FelicityFeb 2018

  • "Fantastic property-very different - and a great place to spend Halloween with the family."

    Loved the bar and we took it in turns to be the barman - great fun.

    Reviewed by AnnaOct 2017

  • "Accurate description on Sykes website Great house for our group of 6 adults and 4 pre-teenage children."

    Very interesting/unusual ground floor layout as it had been a pub/restaurant (old website is still on the internet). No major alterations except for removal of beer pumps (pump with no beer!). Even retained the Gents and Ladies toilets. House directly borders the road (no front garden) but we were not disturbed by traffic at any time during our stay. Plenty of space for the whole family to sleep, eat and socialise with a quiet snug much appreciated by grandparents. Good garden for the children to play and for eating out. Plenty of parking and a good location for visiting reservoirs and seaside towns. Tesco did an excellent home delivery and shops/supermarkets (and McDonald's!) in nearby Newtown. Apart from Newtown and a very interesting Sculpture Park (free entry) not a lot to see in the very immediate vicinity but a lot to see/do by car. Will be very difficult to find somewhere as good for our next family holiday.. Only a couple of minor problems - no notice not to use urinals in Gents (water turned off), bit short on mugs and toilet paper. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2017

  • "Fantastic property with plenty of room."

    In our party there were 6 adults,3 children aged 3 and an infant. The kids loved playing in the spacious garden and on the rainy days there was plenty of room inside for all of us without being on top of one another. The men in the group certainly made use of the bar area! The comfort of an open fire in the evening was lovely. We didn't manage to do many walks from the cottage as the road is not paved so had to drive everywhere but this did not spoil it for us. Only recommendation would be for a dishwasher but this is a minor element. Would certainly recommend and return in the future.

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2017

  • "Great place to stay especially a group of friends or big family."

    Roomie, comfortable, clean, great Bar! Well equipped kitchen! We could move there!

    Reviewed by JackieMay 2017

  • "A very nice property, great fun in the bar of an evening, comfortable lounges ,plenty of space, good kitchen, plenty of glasses, enormous car park,and a great welcome pack."

    All in all a great break !

    Reviewed by MickOct 2016

  • "A super, large house with interesting features, such as a snug, a bar and a bandstand!"

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2016

  • "The rooms were spacious which is great when two families are sharing with numerous kids!"

    Fabulous setting in the Welsh countryside. The property had great character and history and we fell in love with it.

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2016

  • "Being a converted Pub, there are ample of corners you can slip into and numerous places to enjoy time together."

    The Garden is well landscaped and the kids loved the time they spent outdoors. Highly recommended for families.

    Reviewed by BurzinMay 2016

  • "This is a special house."

    It was well equipped and very nicely furnished, we all enjoyed the bar and the open fire. The snug is a really comfortable area to sit and chat. There was lots of space for a large party.

    Reviewed by PamFeb 2016

  • "We had a fantastic weekend at The Talkhouse."

    The house was fantastic and perfect for both the adults and the children in the party. We were stuck inside for the weekend because of the bad weather but there was so much space it wasn't an issue. The bar area was amazing. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by LeanneDec 2015

  • "Liked everything, it was a really fantastic venue and the owner was helpful but not intrusive."

    We all had a fantastic weekend and have recommended widely. The photos do not do this lovely old pub justice.

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2015

  • "We loved the uniqueness of the property."

    It is unusual to have an old pub as part of the downstairs. The bedrooms were really well looked after. So many ensuites just made it so easy for us too!

    Reviewed by GurpreetNov 2015

  • "Very spacious accommodation that enabled a large family to reunite and enjoy each other's company without getting under each other's feet!"

    When the sun was shining it was wonderful to sit outside the house, or in the "bandstand" and for a little while watch the wildlife and think that the world is a wonderful place. The bar is a unique feature that allows drinks for the family to be sorted (and consumed!) without interfering with activity in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by Peter DAug 2015

  • "A very spacious cottage which is easily accessible."

    The owner was very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by TasneemApr 2015

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The property

Caersws 1.3 miles.

A beautifully presented, 17th century detached former roadside coaching inn, located in the small hamlet of Pontdolgoch, a short distance from Caersws in Mid Wales.

Conveniently located near a number of attractions that will suit all tastes, this superb house has been stylishly furnished throughout, retaining its charming and welcoming ambience, to provide the perfect base for families and friends looking to spend time together.

Park the car in the large private car park and take in the fresh air before stepping inside this delightful house.

Set over two floors, this superb holiday home has six comfortable bedrooms made up of four individual rooms with en-suite facilities, and one family suite which has two bedroom areas and an en-suite bathroom.

Each of the bedrooms has been individually designed with original pieces and distinctive character and names.

On the ground floor is a well-equipped kitchen that looks out onto the spacious landscaped garden, and leading from the kitchen is a welcoming sitting room with French windows leading to the garden.

From this sitting room is a large dining room, with the bonus of a bar, complete with open fire and comfy seating, the perfect place to relax after a meal, especially on winter evenings.

This leads through to a further sitting room, a peaceful place to sit with a good book or magazine, and completing the accommodation is the convenience of ladies and gents cloakrooms.

Outside you can enjoy sitting in the lovely landscaped garden, with alfresco dining in the raised gazebo, or sit on the patio under the hanging wisteria, just the place to unwind dreaming of fun times ahead whilst on holiday.

The popular village of Caersws is close by and offers three pubs, a village club along with a local butcher and a delicatessen which specialises in quality Welsh produce, and who also serves light refreshments along with homemade cakes.

Newtown, the largest town in Powys is just a short drive away and has a wide range of shops, pubs and eating places.

From this wonderful house, you will find that the whole area is criss-crossed with footpaths, and there are a variety of places to visit such as nature reserves, the Snowdonia National Park and the stunning Lake Vyrnwy.

After a busy day, venture back to this excellent holiday home for a relaxing evening in the pretty garden or unwind in front of the open fire, surrounded by your nearest and dearest.


  • Six bedrooms: Family suite with 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single, leading to 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x single with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor separate ladies' and gents' cloakrooms with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 4) and breakfast bar (seats 2)
  • Dining room (seats 12) with bar area, comfy seating and open fire
  • Sitting room (seats 6) with dining area (seats 8) and electric woodburner-effect fire
  • Second sitting room (seats 8)
  • External utility.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire and open fire
  • Electric range oven and 5-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Dishwasher, washing machine in utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking in private car park
  • Secure bike storage in utility
  • Lawned garden with patio, gazebo, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: Split-level first floor
  • Note: Property is on the roadside, so some noise may be heard
  • Note: Local brewery can provide “beer in a bag” delivery, please contact the owners for more details
  • Check in time is 4pm.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Newtown 6 miles.

The village of Caersws is a convenient base for exploring Mid Wales. Situated on the River Severn, the village offers a railway station, church and shop, pubs, butchers and a Post Office. Just six miles away is the market town of Newtown, where you will find a number of shops, pubs, museums and an art gallery. This scenic part of Mid Wales boasts many outdoor activities too, including walking, cycling and fishing along with a nearby clay pigeon shooting centre (of international repute) and a rally centre run by championship rally drivers. If you prefer a spot of history whilst staying in the area, the ruins of the ancient Motte and Bailey castles situated close by in the beautiful old county town of Montgomery, or the ruins of Dolforwyn castle in the hills above the village of Abermule are well worth visiting. Visit the world-famous Powis Castle and Garden, often frequented by Prince Charles, or Aberdovey on the stunning Cardigan Bay coastline, a paradise for watersport enthusiasts, is within an hour’s drive. An excellent place to stay, whatever your interests.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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