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Fernlea (FERLE) – Home 1479908 Cottage
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
Fernlea (FERLE) – Home 1479908
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from manager
Fernlea is a very traditional, quaint and cosy cottage with an warm and welcoming open fire and an enclosed garden nestled in a small hamlet near Talybont-on-Usk. The cottage was built over 200 years ago and still owned by the same family, this cottage retains the feel of a much loved home. Filled with character, Fernlea sleeps up to 6 people and is in a great location for anyone planning to walk or cycle in the area with The Taff Cycle Trail passing the door. With the massive and very picturesque Talybont Reservoir and a Nature Reserve, a bird-watcher's paradise just a couple of minutes walk up the lane. There are also The Blyn-y-Glyn waterfalls a few minutes drive further beyond the reservoir. Plenty to keep visitors occupied without leaving the immediate area. Add to this easy access to Brecon and Cardiff and visitors will be spoilt for choice. Those holidaying with friends or extended family should note that there are 3 or 4 other holiday cottages offered through us in the same
Fernlea is a very traditional, quaint and cosy cottage with an warm and welcoming open fire and an enclosed garden nestled in a small hamlet near Talybont-on-Usk. The cottage was built over 200 years ago and still owned by the same family, this cottage retains the feel of a much loved home. Filled with character, Fernlea sleeps up to 6 people and is in a great location for anyone planning to walk or cycle in the area with The Taff Cycle Trail passing the door. With the massive and very picturesque Talybont Reservoir and a Nature Reserve, a bird-watcher's paradise just a couple of minutes walk up the lane. There are also The Blyn-y-Glyn waterfalls a few minutes drive further beyond the reservoir. Plenty to keep visitors occupied without leaving the immediate area. Add to this easy access to Brecon and Cardiff and visitors will be spoilt for choice. Those holidaying with friends or extended family should note that there are 3 or 4 other holiday cottages offered through us in the same hamlet.
The spacious and particularly well equipped kitchen has an electric double oven with hob, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge and a freezer, washing machine and a tumble dryer.
A downstairs cloakroom with a toilet and handbasin. The back door leads out to the enclosed sunny terrace and lawned garden - a sunny place to sit with great views over the valley.
The sitting room/dining room has good quality sofa and chairs set around a traditional open fire with a really good supply of logs. There is a dining table and chairs, an antique Welsh dresser, bookcase and desk with plenty of books and local information. A flat screen TV with DVD player, video and music centre. There is a telephone for incoming calls.
Through a door behind the fireplace is a flight of VERY STEEP winding original stone stairs up to three bedrooms.
Bedroom 1: Master bedroom has a king-size bed
Bedroom 2: A twin bedroom
Bedroom 3: Bunk Beds with full size single bed mattresses.
The family bathroom: Has a bath with shower over, toilet and handbasin.
Bedlinen and towels inclusiveAll electricity and oil central heating inclusiveWood for the fire inclusiveOne dog welcomeEnclosed garden with storage for mountain bikes.Garden Furniture and BBQMobile telephone reception variable.WIFI availableTelephone for incoming calls onlyParking one minutes walk up the road.
A cottage with a story
Fernlea is a well loved and very well equipped home that has been owned by the same family ever since it was built over 200 years ago; the story is that the three cottages in this little terrace were built by the family for the "old folk" so they would not have to struggle up muddy tracks to the farms. Some members of the family still live in the area, whilst others live elsewhere but still return for holidays to keep in touch with their roots. The character of this cottage is very much in evidence with exposed stone walls, the original stone spiral stairs and a cosy open fire - 200 years on and still a great family retreat.
Fantastic walks and cycle routes from your door
Fernlea is a perfect location for a break. Located within a quiet hamlet in a stunning location, it's ideal for visitors bringing a dog 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 behind 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 from Fernlea 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.
From Fernlea 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.
Other cottages available close by
Fernlea sits on a green lane which runs up to Ty Watton, another traditional cottage which sleeps 6 and is available through Brecon Cottages. Nantymyndd is further holiday cottage in the hamlet and sleeps 4. This is an ideal arrangement for several families or groups of friends holidaying together.
Brecon 8 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Ann, Carolyn, Lucy or Sophie
Location description from manager
The Wales 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.
A popular village with 4 outstanding pubs, a thriving local shop and within close distance to the reservoir and waterfalls
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Family bathroom
- Private garden
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the manager
Brecon Beacon Holidays
- Calendar last updated::
- 27 Feb 2017
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
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