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Take a short scenic drive to enjoy the surroundings of Llangorse Lake
Explore the Brecon Beacons, either by foot or mountian bike
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Maggie's Barn

Talgarth, Brecon Beacons

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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
pets No Dogs
grade 4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Sky TV
Quirky
High up on a Hill
Rustic
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • A small slice of paradise in the Black Mountains for anyone who truly wants to get away from it all
  • Private arboretum and lake to enjoy, where you can learn the art of fly fishing with the property’s owner
  • Great location for families and friends that like to explore the outdoors with walks from the door
Property code: BN231

Tucked away on the foothills of the beautiful Black Mountains, this stone barn conversion provides guests with woodland walks through a private arboretum, into the mountains beyond.

The magnificent rural setting puts wonderful wildlife, flora and fauna on your doorstep, as well as miles of superb walking and cycling. The small market town of Talgarth is located just 3.5 miles away, where you can stock up on supplies, stroll through the historic streets and explore ancient woodlands along the banks of the River Ennig. You are also ideally placed to explore the quaint border town of Hay-on-Wye, just 12 miles north, with its plethora of bookshops, antique stores and galleries, as well as fine eateries. Alternatively, head 12 miles west to Brecon and the Brecon Beacons beyond or travel 15 miles south to Crickhowell to enjoy canoeing on the River Wye; with so much to do you will wish you stayed longer.

 

The base for your adventures is a pretty 17th-century barn that offers plenty of character, with exposed beams, a roll-top bath and a beautiful Rayburn oven. The open-plan kitchen and living area provides everything you need for a comfortable stay, with a well-equipped kitchen, dining table and underfloor heating to create a cosy atmosphere. A separate utility room houses a fridge, table top freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, with the downstairs bathroom providing both a walk-in shower to wake you up for the day and an elegant roll-top bath for a long soak when you return. A sunny and spacious conservatory provides a second seating area, with fabulous views out towards the arboretum making this the ideal spot to sit and read, enjoy a morning coffee or simply relish the tranquillity of the place. Upstairs you will find two bedrooms, comprising one double (accessible from one side only),  and a second double bed on an oak gallery above the living space.

 

On warmer days, the outside beckons, with a large, lawned garden to enjoy, as well as the arboretum and a lake built by the owner (who can teach you the art of fly fishing during your stay). There is also an abundance of wildlife, and splendid views, with the Radnor hills in one direction and the magnificent Brecon Beacons in the other – where better to enjoy a BBQ on balmy days. Don’t turn in too early, though, as the property sits within a ‘dark sky’ area, offering fantastic stargazing opportunities once the sun goes down.

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  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, plus 1 double accessible from one side only
  • 1 bathroom with cast iron roll-top bath and walk-in shower, WC and sink
  • Oil-fired Rayburn oven, microwave, George Foreman griddle
  • Utility room with fridge, table top freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Underfloor heating
  • TV with basic SKY package, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included- not suitable for streaming
  • Mobile Signal can be poor
  • Large garden with furniture and gas BBQ
  • Regret no pets
  • Iron and board, travel cot
  • Fly fishing casting instruction can be arranged with Owner - fee payable to Owner
  • Parking for 2 cars on driveway
  • Talgarth 3.5 miles, Hay-on-Wye 12 miles, Crickhowell 15 miles.
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

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Claire Carro

This property is personally managed by Claire.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Karen 25th June 2022

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Reviewed by Alan 18th June 2022

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We loved the peace, tranquility and beauty of the barn and its location. The gardens, arboretum, pond, wildlife and scenery were stunning. We needed to rest and retreat and it was ideal. The hosts are a delight and Bill is very knowledgeable regarding nature and local history.

Reviewed by Peter 29th May 2021

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Our family had a wonderful week staying at Maggie's Barn. Bill made us feel so welcome and we loved the tour around his considerable garden and his wealth of knowledge both about flora and fauna as well as local history. It was fabulous that you can walk straight out of his garden in to the Black Mountains. I have no doubt we will be booking anotheRead morer stay here when we can. Hide

Reviewed by Paula 20th May 2021

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We have enjoyed a wonderful peaceful holiday at Maggie barn . Bill was absolutely lovely a true gentleman . Friendly ,accommodating and a font of knowledge . Maggie barn is in an outstanding location . We would love to highly recommend Maggies barn , but would also love to keep it our little secret. Perfect holiday .

Reviewed by Robert 1st May 2021

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A lovely little cottage in a stunning location. Bill the owner couldn't have been nicer and has a wealth of knowledge. Will be going back.

Reviewed by Mr Wells October 2020

Heating requires sorting out. Electrical appliances require update on safety checks

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LOCATION

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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