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Cottage | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Gilestone Farmhouse is a magnificent Georgian farmhouse on a 240 acre mixed farm with sheep, cattle and arable, nestled between the River Usk and The Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal. An ideal place to stay, being only a few minutes' walk into the village of Talybont-on-Usk with its four popular local pubs, the craft shop, village shop, post office and cafe. Brecon is 6 miles and Crickhowell, 7 miles.


Sleeps 10/12 plus a child's room - 7 bedrooms

There is a very large traditional farmhouse kitchen with a super four oven green Aga for cooking. With flagstone floors and a great oak dining table for sociable dining, a Welsh Dresser, butchers block and a large American style fridge.

There are several additional rooms off the kitchen - the "Old Dairy" (where the salting block once was) contains a microwave, a chest deep freeze and ample storage space, plus a storage room. There is another back-kitchen with a dishwasher, a washing machine, another kitchen table and a sink.

Beyond that, there is a boot room beside the back door

Downstairs bathroom: Toilet and shower - ideal if coming in wet and muddy after a day out on the hills on mountain bikes or from the river in a canoe.

There is a very spacious and sunny conservatory to seat everyone comfortably with enormous sofas. Double doors lead out onto wooden decking with a "Retro" BBQ and then out to the gardens beyond.

The sitting room has three large comfy sofas and a large wood-burning stove, set in a great inglenook fireplace with the featured original bread oven.

The second sitting room also has a table and chairs set in the bay window with views over the garden. There are a again couple of comfy sofas and a wood-burning stove set in a large stone fireplace.

Throughout this lovely house,you will discover the original wide, dark oak floor boards which in some places are slightly uneven and a little creaky, great oak beams and in the attic bedroom the exposed Cruck beams in the roof. Enjoy the views from the casement windows, over the farm land to the River Usk, which is only one water meadow away. One could almost feel you were living in a film location from Georgian times. This house is very large and friendly with plenty of spaces, nook and crannys where you can sit quietly if you wish. This is a house that welcomes families and friends, ensuring there is plenty of space for everyone.

Up fine original oak stairs to:

Bedroom 1: A double bed (sleeps 2)

A family bathroom: With bath, hand basin and toilet

Up a few more oak stairs to:

Master Bedroom 2: A double bed set in a massive bedroom with sofa and chairs and glorious views over the grazing animals up the Usk Valley. (sleeps 2)

Bedroom 3: A child's room with a red framed iron bed. (sleeps 1)

Family bathroom: with a bath, separate shower, hand basin and toilet.

Bedroom 4: A contemporary bedroom with a double bed. (sleeps 2)

Master Bedroom 5: With a fine Four Poster carved wooden bed, with comfy armchair and a large flat screen TV with DVD (sleeps 2)

Up a further flight of stairs to the attic bedrooms:

Bedroom 6: A very large attic bedroom room with twin beds and could also be used as a children's play room with sofa and chairs. (sleeps 2)

A shower room: With shower, hand basin and toilet

Bedroom 7: A vast (possibly family) bedroom up in the eaves with a double bed with an en-suite shower, hand basin and toilet. (sleeps 2)

The house has extensive private enclosed gardens with plenty of space for ball games or just relaxing.

The very welcoming owner has compiled a comprehensive guide with walks around the farm and is always happy to show visitors around the farm.

Useful Information:

* All linen and towels are included in the price.

* All electricity, oil and central heating are included in the price.

* Cot and high chair available.

* Wood inclusive for the two wood burning stoves.

* Pets - three well-behaved pets welcome on the condition they are kept downstairs and not allowed on the furniture and not allowed in the fields where there are sheep or cattle grazing on the farm.

* Garden Furniture, a BBQ in an enclosed garden.

* Free Sat TV's with DVD player.

* Free WIFI internet connections.

* Ample parking for cars and if necessary or a mini-bus.

* Safe storage for mountain bikes and canoes.

* Stabling and grazing for two horses if required (to be discussed with the owner)

* A returnable bond of £250.00 is required with this property to be paid with the balance

Learn more about Brecon or Crickhowell

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

Size Sleeps up to 12, 7 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (5), Cots (1)
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Powys/Brecon Beacons region

Brecon is centrally positioned in the National Park and is a very popular base for walkers, mountain bikers and those who just enjoy being within the beautiful surrounding countryside with breathtaking views. The cathedral town boasts two museums - The Welsh Borderer's Museum and the Brecon Cathedral along with a shop and cafe. The bustling town centre is quaint with many individual shops and cafes. There is an annual world renowned Jazz Festival held in the town during August.

Crickhowell is a small, pretty and sheltered Georgian market town set between the lower slopes of Table Mountain and the backdrop of Llangattock Mountain with its great limestone crags. The River Usk, renowned for the good trout and salmon fishing, flows past spanned by an interesting buttressed bridge with twelve arches facing downstream and thirteen arches facing upstream. There are many excellent walks in the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons and horse riding, fishing, and canoeing can all be arranged locally.

Abergavenny is a bustling market town with a large covered outdoor market and a busy cattle market; there are ample local producers, craft and antique markets and every September the famous Abergavenny Food Festival brings together a wealth of local food producers, celebrity chefs and an enthusiastic food loving audience. This area remains a favourite base for walkers, cyclists, para-gliders, fishermen and canal enthusiasts, and there are many outdoor activity providers.

Hay-on-Wye is a popular market town on the River Wye, sitting on the border between England and Wales, at the foot of The Black Mountains. Overlooked by the fascinating 11thc. Castle, the town has a wealth of interesting old buildings and the "largest second-hand bookshop in the world" in the old cinema- one of the 30 major antiquarian bookshops, each with their own speciality. Hay-on-Wye hosts the world famous Literary Festival.

Builth Wells in the Mid Wales countryside is varied with magnificent great reservoirs using the natural shape of the landscape - now established over many years and a natural habitat for all kinds of wildlife and flora. There are great expanses of open countryside where the Red Kite (which can be viewed at close proximity in several Red Kite Centres), buzzard, kestrel and sparrow hawks wheel and hover overhead.

The Upper Swansea Valley is an ideal location for those wishing to explore this area known as 'Waterfall Country',

Monmouth takes its name from the mouth of the Monnow River, which flows into the River Wye just South of the town. Monmouth is a bustling market town with many shops and supermarkets. The pubs and restaurants provide good food. All types of outdoor activities are available, there is excellent fishing on the River Monnow and the River Wye; golf is nearby at the Rolls of Monmouth; Hot Air Ballooning at nearby Raglan and pony trekking in the area; excellent walking in the Wye Valley and the Royal Forest of Dean, exploring the Welsh Borders and Offa's Dyke Path

On the western side of the Brecon Beacons lie the old market towns of Llandeilo and Llandovery. Both are charming market towns with excellent local shops and information centres, guiding people to the numerous local places of interest such as Carreg Cennen Castle.


Brecon is centrally positioned in the National Park and is a very popular base for walkers, mountain bikers and those who just enjoy being within the beautiful surrounding countryside with breathtaking views.

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Elizabeth Daniel (Property Manager Brecon Beacon Holidays)

  • 3 Years listed

Calendar last updated:21 Sep 2014

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