The Little Twmp Barn
House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
A newly converted stone building , which has been tastefully decorated to a high standard. The cottage is set in 3 acres of well tendered gardens and farm land, on the outskirts of Bronllys. Because of the slightly elevated position of the property there are spectacular view's of Hay Bluff and the Black Mountain's . The property is only 2 miles from Talgarth and it's famous mill, 6 miles from the world famous book town of Hay-on-wye , 9 miles away from the market town of Brecon and 12 miles away from Builth Wells home of the Prestigious Royal Welsh Show. This cottage is very conveniently situated.
The Wye Valley is very famous for it's wonderful Mountain's, Valley's and River's. Walking, climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, pony trekking and for those that love the country side, it's just on our door step.
The area is also famous for it's Brecon Jazz Festival and the Hay Literature Festival, both highly recommended.
Families with 4-5 people wil love our property as the adjoining bedroom's, double sofa bed, cot and ensuite makes a perfect family space. Small groups can enjoy this communal space with its lavish decor making their stay very luxorious. Couples of 2-4 can also use this space as there is a door between the rooms making them totally private.
Cottage accommodation: Sleeps 4- 5, 2 bedroom's and a sofa bed
A newly fitted kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, and fridge.
A large dinning room with table and chairs for 6 and a sofa.
A very spacious sitting room with 2 large leather sofa's, a wood burning stove, TV, DVD and CD player. There is varied selection of book's, board games, dvd's etc. Information on the local area, maps, leaflets.
Bathroom with toilet, wash hand basin and walk-in-shower.
Bedroom 1: A twin room, with a sofa bed and TV
Bedroom 2: A double with TV, ensuite toilet and wash hand basin (accessed through bedroom bedroom 1)
Glass covered wooden terrace with patio table, chair's, sun lounger and BBQ.
Secure lock up for bike's etc
Access to washing machine and freezer
Slight extra charge for electricity and gas in the winter
Bus stop 1 mile
Post office 2 miles
local shops, restaurants and pubs 1 mile and 2 miles
Super market 6 miles
Indoor swimming pool 2 miles
Gym 1 mile
Cinema 8 miles
Theatre 8 miles
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff, Bristol, Nearest railway: Hereford, Newport|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
Bronllys is the nearest village it is about 1 mile away. Bronllys Castle, one of many castles in border country has a well preserved Norman keep and was originally a fortress protected by a walled tower. This small village has a garage and a very well stocked shop for all your essentials. There is a local pub and also a very good Texmex restaurant.
Talgarth is about 2 miles away. The ancient market town of Talgarth nestles beneath the Black Mountains , providing the perfect gateway for walkers and mountain bikers. There are 4 bike routes with a proper hardcore mix including the classic Black Mountain 52 km of extreme level riding. (see MTB website) . The Melin Talgarth Mill (of Village SOS fame) is a newly restored fully operating mill, grinding wheat and corn from the local farmers and then produces freshly milled flour which then then use to make their own bread. The Talgarth Mill is a must visit, have a cup of tea n' cake in their lovely cafe, watch the mill in the mill museum in action, then pop into the craft shop and have a look at some of our local artists work. Talgarth has a lovely country market every month and a "Flix in the Sticks" night , which is the showing of a new release film in the Town hall very quant. The Talgarth Food Festival and a Harley Davidson Bike show are annual events. On the out skirts of Talgarth The Black Mountain activities offers all sorts of out door activities all over the National Park. Talgarth could not be better placed for a holiday in this beautiful area.
Pwll-Y-Wrach nature reserve and water falls on the out skirts of Talgarth provides a gentle walk through shady woodland, follow the geology trail explaining the environment of 400 million years ago or keep an eye out for the tawny owl, bats, badgers, foxes and otters.
Llangorse close to Talgarth, Llangorse Lake offers sailing and wind sailing and also the opportunity to hire rowing boats. Also at Llangorse Lake is the nationally acclaimed climbing centre.
The market town of Brecon is about 8 miles away ideally situated to explore the beautiful Brecon Beacon's National Park. Pen Y Fan the highest peaked 886 metres. There are lots of walks and cycle tracks to suit everybody, but for the more adventurous cyclist there is the Taff Trail. Brecon is a lovely Georgian town with an 11th century cathedral and is the start of the 35 mile Brecon and Monmouth Canal. It also has cinema and Theatre Brycheiniog which shows lots of performing arts all year around. The acclaimed Brecon Jazz (August 9th-11th) and The Food Festival in (October 6th) are well worth a visit.
Hay-on-Wye the second hand book capital of the world is about 6 miles away, it hosts the Hay Literary Festival a star studded get together of literary folk and musicians from all over the world(May23rd-June 2nd). It has antique shops, stylish gift shops and loads of cafes to sit and chat and plan your day. Journey over the Gospel Path in the Black Mountains above Hay into the Llantony valley or take a walk in the wild open space of the Offas Dyke path.
Builth Wells is home town to the spectacular Royal Welsh Show22\25th July. If you are interested in farming and livestock this is the place to be. Journey into Red Kite country to the breathtaking wild scenery of the Elan Valley with its splended Victorian dam. Builth Wells is a lovely high street full of stylish clothe shops quirky gift shops and cafes serving lots of tasty food well worth a visit. There is a lovely walk that runs from the river bridge all along the river.
Llanwrytyd Wells hosts all manner of wacky events such as Aug 25th Bog Snorkling. June 8th Man v Horse Marathon and later in the year the Real Ale Wobble all good familt fun.
Llandovery and Llanndeilo Spend a day in the beautiful and peaceful Llyn Brianne Valley or journey west to the National Botanical Garden of Wales with its magnificent glasshouse and then on to Aberglasney House and Gardens. The sleepy town of Llandovery has plenty of teashops to introduce yoy to the delights of Barra Brith and Welsh cakes. You might even catch a glimpse of a well known member of the Royal Family.
Abergavenny and Crickhowell both towns are situated in the Usk Valley with the summit of The Sugar Loaf mountain watching over them.
Abergavenny about 17 miles away is well known for its Tuesday market as one of the major markets in Wales. The towns castle is one of the best examples of a Motte and Bailey castle in Britain. Abergavenny hosts Wales biggest food festival(September 21st-22nd) which attracts celebrity chefs and foodies from all over the UK.
Crickhowell about 12 miles away is a small iconic Georgian market town with a magnificent 13 arch bridge and a handful of stylish shops and good places to eat. The Black Mountains and Table Mountain over look the town the start of a fabulous ridge walk to Hay. Step outside Crickhowell into the grounds of the Glen Usk Estate is the Green Man, a festival of contemporary music(August 15th-18th) undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and tranquil venues in the country.
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11 Aug 2014
"Its all in the detail"
I have travelled extensively for a number of years and have used Tripadvisor website to help select hotels/motels and self catering accomadations. I have never submitted a review but after staying at … More
Thank you for such a lovely review glad you enjoyed your stay, sorry I wasn't there to meet you. Hopefully you will revisit us.
Kind regard's Colleen
27 May 2014
"Beautiful cottage only ten minutes from Hay, excellent hosts, gorgeous views from the covered verandah."
A fantastic place to stay. Wonderful countryside and walks with our dog, great local pubs and all so close to the great Hay-on-Wye.… More
19 Dec 2013
"Fabulous barn conversion"
We spent a wonderful few days here with friends to celebrate my husbands birthday. The barn conversion is very comfortable, and has everything you need to make you feel at home. It is set in a good… More
30 Sep 2013
"A lovely place"
What a find this gem of Little Twymp Barn. It is set in lovely surroundings with views you can lose yourself in. The Barn is beautifully renovated and furnished with loads of quirky accessories that m… More
Really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, hope to see you again.
1 Sep 2013
"What a fantastic place"
I would say that this is probably the best accommodation that we have stayed in, there was so much attention to detail and everything that you could possibly want was there. Our dog dougal loved playi… More
Thank you for taking the time to do a review we very much appreciate it. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope your family and Doughal come back again.
Regards Colleen Johnson
20 Aug 2013
"One of the best holiday cottages I have ever been too"
They say location, location, location, and boy what a fantastic setting! The approach up the long drive sets the scene and The Little Twmp Barn doesn't disappoint. The view of the Black Mountains… More
Thank you for your lovely review it is nice to see people enjoying our holiday home and we appreciate all your possitive remarks. Really hope to see you your family and the dogs again.
Kind regards Martin and Colleen Johnson
4 Aug 2013
"Beautiful, spacious barn in stunning location"
This pretty barn has been decorated to a very high standard, with lots of homely touches, that made our stay very enjoyable. My family and I found this an excellent location from which to travel to Brecon, Talgarth (with it's newly renovated mill), Abergavenny, Builth Wells and the wonderful Hay-on-Wye. We were also happy to just relax at the barn, where, rain or shine, we could sit outside to eat and enjoy the view, as the owners have thoughtfully built a fantastic glass-roofed terrace. We would also recommend the Honey Cafe, down the road from the barn for lovely lunches, and by night it becomes a Tex Mex restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and definately recommend it.
Thankyou for a lovely review, as your family were our very first guest's to come and stay at The Little Twmp Barn it was very reassuring to receive such a positive response, hope you will come and stay again.
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