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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Talworth is a lovely property - comfortable and spotless."

    There was plenty of everything- towels, logs, toilet paper and comfy throws. The bed was extremely comfortable and the kitchen had everything you could need. The Welsh cakes and milk were much appreciated. Ceri thoughtfully texted to see if we needed the external light on to help us when we arrived. The location is wonderful for access to Crickhowell, Tretower and Brecon for sightseeing and walking. The weather was terrible, but we curled up in front of the lovely log burner. We had a great meal in the New Inn which is just steps away - no need for a designated driver. We thorough recommend Talworth.

    Reviewed by Erika5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a great holiday which was enhanced by our stay in this lovely cottage."

    The cottage is very well equipped, clean and comfortable with good access for exploring locally or slightly further out. Although on a main road there was very little noise disturbance. Communication from start to finish, and the information pack was excellent. We would certainly stay here again, diolch Ceri

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2023

  • "Property was very clean with a nice log burner Very well situated for walking in the Brecon Beacons Pub next door was nice also !"

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely but the holiday was spoilt by the hostile neighbour and 20 mph speed limits."

    Ceri was a very welcoming host and left treats for us and our dog plus sent a welcoming text. The cottage was very clean and well equipped. The pub next door was brilliant and the Brecon Beacons location superb. In theory there was ample parking. An SUV is a real no no here. We took the recommended scenic tour through the valleys and it took 5 hours. Every other trip was the same so we abandoned all plans to go further afield to Cardiff and Newport. Not only that but the superb A40 and A465 dual carriageways are now limited to 50mph with speed cameras everywhere. I have been coming to Wales for over 50 years since I was a kid but have cancelled my holiday plans to Wales for next year. A real shame but in reality other parts of Britain are far more welcoming and easier to get around.

    . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week staying at Talworth."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable and in a perfect position for walking in the local area. We had a very rainy week so really enjoyed the fire in the evenings - and there was plenty of wood which was really appreciated! The kitchen was well stocked and very clean, and the bed was really comfortable. The only thing that let the place down was the shower cubicle which is really in need of replacement. We had a wonderful day at Trecastle (such an interesting place and with really friendly guides), and the nearby canal was a great alternative walk when the clouds were too low to walk on the hills. We would definitely recommend Talworth as a place to stay!

    Reviewed by Bev4.7Sep 2023

  • "I could not fault the comfort, cleanliness and provision of all quality facilities and equipment."

    Super kind owners. Ceri was so helpful and kind. Beautiful, spacious but cosy character cottage. Brilliant location between Brecon and Crickhowell. Both super towns for browsing and supplies with plenty of eateries and supermarkets. Fantastic countryside all around.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2023

  • "A fabulous cottage situated in a great location."

    We loved our stay and the owners were very welcoming and couldn’t help enough. Very clean and a lovely little welcoming pack to start the holiday.

    Reviewed by Rory5.0Aug 2023

  • "The owner went above and beyond."

    Nice welcome pack along with fresh flowers. Very clean ,extra comfy beds and very spacious cottage.Stylish homely feel. Enclosed garden was great for the dog. It’s a 10/10 from us and we would definitely like to return . Very well positioned for hill walking and visiting local towns.Thanks so much for a wonderful stay. The Beckhams from Norfolk

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Talworth and thought that the cottage was very cosy and comfortable."

    The kitchen was very well equipped and we had everything we needed generally. The location is perfect for walks and visits and we appreciated the info folder (and Ceri's welcome text with recommendations, both for house details and also the local area. There's so much to see and do and we would certainly consider a return to the same cottage. We recommend the New Inn for good value pub food, and Big Pit for a really fantastic museum visit. Great holiday all round.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2023

  • "We stayed at this cute little cottage for the wettest week in July, but it didn't stop us."

    It is an excellent base for walking in the beautiful Brecons, and although it is small, it was the perfect fit for myself, my husband and our Labrador, Arlo. We took a crate for Arlo to sleep in overnight downstairs, as he wasn't allowed upstairs. There was plenty of space for our large crate, and he sleeps happily in it. The dining part of the downstairs room has a very slippery vinyl type floor though, which he hated and which nearly took us out a few times (don't wear socks on it...lethal!). The fire adds a really cosy feel to the room and we did use it in the evenings as it did get a little chilly, but there was plenty of wood and firelighters left to make this a very simple job. The local pub, The New Inn, is a stones throw away and very welcoming. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We managed to squeeze a booking in for our last night there and the food was lovely. I recommend trying the locally made Gin. Can't remember the name, but it is only made in very small batches and not available anywhere to buy by the bottle apparently. Very tasty. John, the nextdoor neighbour (shared parking area) is a very sweet soul and gave us some excellent local tips on places to walk, roads to avoid, and where to find anything we needed. Always happy to help, and even contacted some of his friends for info when he was unable to answer questions himself. Do say hello to him if you stay. The local shop has unfortunately closed down, but there are plenty in Crickhowell which is just a short drive away. The Butchers there are particularly good and we managed to get a knuckle bone for Arlo on Wednesday morning (as they do all the cuts on Tuesdays). Ceri, the cottage owner is lovely and very responsive. She dropped us a message on the day of arrival with some lovely local tips of good places to eat etc. She also left a very full folder of info and leaflets at the cottage. Well worth a rummage. We followed one of the leafleted walks up to Table Mountain on our first day. Strenuous, but stunning views. We had a wonderful holiday and our new found love of the Brecons has us keen to return. I would happily stay at Talworth again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent location to explore the area."

    The cottage is quiet, despite being on a main road. We had very good local information from the owner. It feels a little in need of some maintenance though. Damp on the roof in the bathroom and shower seals. Also no storage areas. Only one hanging rail for two bedrooms and absolutely nowhere to put anything in the bathroom or shower cubicle. There is plenty of space for a few more shelves/cupboards etc. Nice pub 2 doors down but we couldn't get a table for food till midweek so book early ! The logs provided were very handy as the lounge was cool in the evening, even in June. Beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Lesley2.8Jun 2023

  • "Had a great stay here."

    There was some residue mould in the shower cubicle,nothing major to think you can't shower in there,but it was visible. Kitchen well equipped and plenty of storage space for your items. Huge comfortable bed and cosy place to stay. We would consider going back again. Owner kept us updated before we arrived. Also recommended places to eat and visit. Nice welcome pack and useful folder,for walks and places to look at etc.Garden was good for our dog,no gaps in the fence etc. We didn't have a problem with the parking and we have a 4x4 pickup vehicle,despite reading previous reviews,it was easy to park in there.On the whole a really nice cottage. Perfect base to visit Brecon,Crickhowell,Talybont,Abergavenny and surrounding countryside. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Clare3.8Jun 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at the cottage."

    We had everything we needed the cottage was lovely and clean we felt very comfortable. The cottage owner was extremely accommodating and left absolutely everything we needed plus a load of wood for the log burner which is extremely generous too. We have booked this cottage twice now and we are going to book this cottage again next year. Very pleased and highly recommended this cottage.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a good week at Talworth (despite poor weather)."

    The house was very spacious and comfortable and very well equipped with everything we were likely to need. The fire was especially welcome at this time of the year. It is well located for the lovely Brecon Beacons.

    Reviewed by Diane4.4Mar 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a great location for local walks and exploring further afield."

    The cottage was clean and we had everything we needed. The main bed was really comfy and a treat being a superking. Our only two comments for feedback would be we found ourselves having to hoover up lots and lots of woodlice every day, they were everywhere downstairs, some treatment needed. Then the heating seemed a bit hit & miss and didn’t really stay on for long in the evening so we did get a bit chilly, especially after a day of long, wet walks. Apart from that we would come back as only small points.

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage - nicely furnished and very comfortable, in a great location ideal for exploring Brecon Beacons."

    The wood fire is really lovely and easy to light, creating a very cosy environment. The bed linen and towels are all good quality and the kitchen is well equipped if you want to cook.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous week at Talworth."

    Immaculate, warm and cosy - the wood burner is fabulous! Central location for lots of walking and some lovely walks from the doorstep. Pub almost next door highly recommended too but book before you go as it’s very popular - lovely home cooked food, you won’t be disappointed. Highly recommend and would love to revisit.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Feb 2023

  • "I really enjoyed my stay in this gorgeous cottage."

    Everything was very clean and the bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in. The log burner was fab and was easy to use. Unlike some cottages I have stayed in, there was a generous amount of logs and kindling so no need to buy your own. The walks around the area were great and there is a good pub practically next door. Only minor downside was the 9am checkout which I thought was a bit early. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Jan 2023

  • "What an amazing cottage!"

    The owners were so lovely and helpful before we even got to the cottage, then as soon as we arrived we were blown away with how charming and clean the cottage was. It was filled with everything you need, which sometimes you do not get in our experience! The bed was super comfy as well, definitely what you need after long days walking!

    Reviewed by Deanna5.0Jan 2023

  • "WOW, JUST WOW!"

    Amazing stay at Talworth. For starters, just a stones throw away from a beautiful scenic walk. Central location for most tourist spots and unbelievable roads & views. The house itself? For us had everything, kitchen fully equipped, exceptionally clean and warm, plenty blankets and towels and a wonderful and informative guest info book. Trust me if your not obsessed with an open log log fire you will be by the time you have to leave. We were gutted to come home!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had such a lovely stay."

    Comfortable and clean. Lovely fire. Host was very helpful and easy to get in touch with. Friendly neighbours and good off road parking. Near some very pretty places. Overall our stay was very enjoyable and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Pelasia5.0Sep 2022

  • "Ideally positioned for days out, comfortably laid out, would stay again if visiting the area, the fire is a real pleasure on an evening."

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful week in Talworth, despite the rain."

    Cottage is very comfortable & we enjoyed many walks in the general area. The cottage is well equipped & the owner is very quick to deal with any small problems you may have. We recommend the food in the New Inn which is nearly next door. We would be happy to return one day.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Sep 2022

  • "Instead of a making a B+B reservation for a couple of days break, we decided to book a cottage to enable us to invite round family members living in Brecon for BBQ on the Saturday afternoon of Bank Holiday Weekend."

    We found Talworth charming and fully equipped with everything anyone would need to enjoy a fabulous holiday. However, we got to spend very little time at the accommodation during our three day break due to the incessant noise/dust created by the large equipment being used to knock down stone walls and smash up concrete slabs at the front of the cottage next door. It really was a dreadful racket reverberating both inside and outside when attempting to sit in the patio area; this started quite early each morning. Needless to say our plans had to be changed causing a great deal of inconvenience and necessitating us having to stay away from the cottage until the back end of each day. Perhaps you may like to warn any future holidaymakers of possible disturbances from the adjoining cottage whilst it is undergoing renovations. We were very disappointed overall at not being able to enjoy our Bank Holiday accommodation, it was akin to being next to a construction site!

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Aug 2022

  • "Had a great stay at talwoth, nice and peaceful"

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, exactly as seen in the pictures."

    Great facilities and everything you could need. Beds are really comfy and Ceri always on hand if any problems.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had an amazing weekend at Talworth and would love to return."

    It has a fantastic location for everything the area has to offer. The accommodation itself is very comfortable and has everything that you would need for a great stay. We hope very much to come back one day!

    Reviewed by Robyn5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very clean and the bed was really comfortable."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Perfect cottage for a visit to the Brecon Beacons."

    Exceptionally clean with all the amenities you would expect. Although near the road, the cottage was very quiet and there was a secure garden for the dog. Great location with a friendly pub and decent food a few doors away and a small shop with basic provisions a short walk the other way. We did two amazing walks straight from the cottage and drove to a few others but all within 20 mins. Ceri, the host, was fab and made sure everything was ready when we arrived. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to visit mid Wales and the Brecon area.

    Reviewed by Caitriona5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage with a spacious living and dining area."

    Lovely welcome from our host Ceri. Brilliantly located for walks near Crickhowell and Abergavenny. Very comfortable beds, excellently and generously stocked kitchen (equipped with all you'll need). The wood burner was welcome after some wintery walks. House was warm without it though. We'll definitely make a return trip.

    Reviewed by Helga5.0Dec 2021

  • "Perfect location."

    The house was so very clean and equipped that we only needed to unpack and it felt like home. Beautiful log burner which made our Christmas lovely. Enclosed garden was great for our little dog. Highly recommend this place

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a great week, cottage is perfect base for exploring the area, Ceri was so helpful, early check in, homemade Welsh cakes, fresh flowers, dog treats, Christmas tree and plenty of logs for the fire for the full week."

    The cottage is fully equipped and good quality, it has everything you need, immaculate, clean and tidy. The local pub (New Inn) is perfect, food and service is great. The owner and locals are very welcoming. The local farm shop (Venison Farm Shop) is well recommended. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Dec 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining area
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn and patio
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The parking spaces are tight
  • Note: The property is not suitable for children under 5
  • Note: the property is on the side of the A40
  • Note: no pets allowed upstairs or on the bedding
  • Note: please keep an eye on your pets in the garden as it is not fully enclosed

The property

Tucked away in the beautiful village of Bwlch in Powys, between Crickhowell and Brecon, rests this charming, stone-fronted cottage, Talworth.

Benefiting from an atmospheric pub from the foot of the door and historic attractions nearby, this delightful abode is ideal for two couples or a family seeking a rural retreat.

Conveniently, park up on a sought-after off-road parking spot, where you can move your luggage inside with ease!

Be greeted by the rustic living/dining room, brimming with character with its beamed ceilings and alluring woodburning stove to keep you toasty on chillier nights.

Unwind on the leather suite with a compelling book or flicker through the TV to catch-up on your favourite shows.

Enjoy meals together around the dining table for four to chat about the highlights of the holiday and uncork a bottle of wine to toast to a splendid getaway.

Moving through the property, find the fully equipped kitchen where the designated chef can rustle up tasty dishes for the group and there is a washing machine and dishwasher to assist with the cleaning.

After an adventurous day exploring Powys, a ground-floor shower room offers a walk-in shower to relish a rinse and a heated towel rail to keep your towel toasty.

Make use of the lovely rear garden to soak in the quaint village and bask in the sun on warm days.

As the sky grows dark, retire upstairs to choose between a super-king-size with hanging space and a delightful double bedroom.

In the morning, utilise the fantastic facilities to conjure a home-cooked breakfast to fuel your excursions for the day.

The lovely village of Bwlch is perfect for lovers of the outdoors with horse-riding, cycling and hiking to ramble around the splendour of nature.

Embark on an adventure to the dramatic landscape of Brecon Beacons National Park for spectacular views of mountains and open greenery, with the chance to see a range of wildlife.

Settled within the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) is the peaceful Grwyne Fawr Reservoir, idyllic for a romantic stroll amid wonderful scenery.

A short drive will lead you to the picturesque town of Abergavenny, renowned as one of the best places to visit in the UK, with its majestic museum set in a ruined castle, a plethora of quirky shops dotted around and a variety of eateries to sample.

For long-lasting memories, choose a stay at Talworth.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


  • Brecon 11 miles
  • Abergavenny 11.8 miles
  • Aberdare 23.1 miles

Perched in Powys, Southern Wales, surrounded by wonderful countryside, is the small village of Bwlch, which can be translated as 'pass' in Welsh. Steeped in history with its remains of an ancient defensive enclosure, which rest on Cefn Moel and there its medieval standing stone at Llygad Wy, the village is a great place for any budding historian. The picturesque village is a popular destination for cycling, horse-riding and hiking. Despite the small size of the village, Bwlch is home to a well-stocked convenience store, a post-office and a quirky café, ideal for those on a self-catered holiday. Discover the magnificent country mansion of Buckland Hall, with stunning gardens and its impressive interior. The untamed moorland of Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park) is ideal for breath-taking views of South Wales, with plenty of walking trails to explore. Enveloped by the Brecon Beacons is the attractive town of Abergavenny, offering an abundance of independent stores and delicious eateries to fuel your excursions.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas