Mill Cottage (MILLCO)
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Mill Cottage is a delightful and private riverside cottage, cosy and comfy but not "too done up" it stands on its own and set it in it's own private garden, in the charming hamlet of Aber, just a couple of miles from Talybont-on-Usk. The cottage is perfect for serious walkers with plenty of footpaths straight from the village up onto the Brecon Beacons with no need for the car. This area with the reservoir and nature reserve is a bird-watcher's paradise with Talybont Reservoir just a few minutes walk up the mountain road and with the beautiful Blaen-y-Glyn waterfalls at the top of the valley. Mill Cottage is also perfect spot for Mountain Bikers with The Taff Trail passing the cottage. During the summer months Mill Cottage is idyllic set beside the tumbling stream. This is a perfect location for exploring anywhere in the Brecon Beacons National Park and is also on the mountain road over to Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff - so can be useful for visiting the Welsh Valleys.
The entrance porch leads into the country kitchen with Antique pine dresser and blue and white plates, pine dining table and six chairs. Electric cooker with halogen hob and oven. Fridge with small freezer compartment. Fully equipped and with ample work and storage space.
The conservatory is a delightful place to sit and watch the stream gushing over the rocks in winter and to watch the wildlife - a wide range of birds and insects can be seen in the pretty garden with views over the river.
The sitting room is spacious and comfortable with a cosy multifuel stove and sofas and chairs.
Off the kitchen there is a traditional VERY steep stone spiral staircase to:
Bedroom 1: has a King Size bed and 2 single beds.
Bedroom 2: At the other end of the house is another VERY steep stone spiral staircase leading to the double bedroom.
The quaint bathroom has a bath, toilet and washbasin.
Bedlinen and towels provided. Electricity and oil central heating. Stovesse coal provided and wood with axe provided TV with freeview. Travel cot and high chair available. Garden with furniture and BBQ. Poor mobile reception. No smoking. Friday to Friday Dogs welcome. TV and DVD player,Telescope availableWoodburning stove with logs provided.One designated parking space, other space available 300 yds away.
Fantastic walks and cycle routes from your door
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 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.
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.
Brecon 9 miles, Crickhowell 10 miles, Abergavenny 15 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Carolyn, Ceri or Sophie
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Powys 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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