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Talgarth, near Brecon, Powys
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This 200-year-old, charming, detached former toll cottage set within the Brecon Beacons National Park has retained many of its period features.

This 200-year-old, charming, detached former toll cottage set within the Brecon Beacons National Park has retained many of its period features. Caepost cottage sympathetically mixes the old with the new, the larger than average living/dining room with pillars, stone walls, wood burning stove, original oak beams and wooden shuttered windows contrasting perfectly with the generous contemporary kitchen and sun-room and a quirky, dogleg, oak staircase leading to the first floor. It is conveniently situated next to the quiet B4560 and perfectly placed on the edge of Talgarth. Comfortably furnished with every convenience to make your stay one to remember. Good mobile phone signals, Bluetooth stereo/CD in the living room with Wi-Fi throughout and bedside radio-USB-iPhone chargers in all of the bedrooms.
The cottage was built in 1807 and is on the old road into Talgarth, where a tramway was constructed next to the cottage and tolls were taken from the horse draw drays that would pass by. Later on in around 1850 a railway was built that runs through the garden, but this was closed in the Beaching cuts of the 1960’s, there are still remnants of that time, including railway sleepers and rail line concrete pads, that have been incorporated into the landscaping around the cottage. The original oak beams are still in place and the remnants of the original bread oven can still be seen in the fire place, the owner at one time used to make bread and serve customers through a tiny window in the gable end of the house.
Peacefully situated within ½ an acre of wooded, dog friendly and private enclosed gardens, settle on the comfortable garden furniture on the raised decking or on the sofa in the sun room with a glass of wine or a cup of tea, taking in the wonderful views over the local fields and Black Mountains, especially at sunset. There is an abundance of wildlife - an ornithologist’s dream - buzzards, red kites and woodpeckers are regular visitors, with many of our guests having commented and enjoyed the bird feeding station outside the sun room.
Relax, unwind or just go wild. Caepost is close to the market town of Brecon, Crickhowell, Hay-on-Wye and Llangorse Lake, providing an ideal holiday base for visitors wishing to explore both the Black Mountains and the eastern end of the Brecon Beacons. With the Wye Valley to the north and the Usk Valley to the east, this area is home to many activities for all ages and abilities including walking, cycling, fishing, gliding, canoeing, mountain biking and horse riding.
The Brecon Beacons has been awarded the International Dark Sky Reserve status making it the first in Wales. So if it’s the stars you are after, just sit on the garden’s raised decking or drive to Llangorse Lake, 1 of 10 recommended spots and just 5 minutes from the cottage and just stargaze. The owner is a Brecon Beacons Ambassador so let him help with your itinerary if you require any help. 2017 is the Year of Legends in the Brecon Beacons National Park - be sure to visit and learn about the history, legends and stories of the area.
There are several lovely cycle routes, bridle paths, river walks and footpaths that can be accessed from the cottage. A heated swimming pool can be found 1 mile away on a local campsite that is open to the public during the summer season. A ¼-mile walk into Talgarth and you will find the tourist information office, cattle market and many award-winning shops, supplying locally produced food, butchers, delicatessen, supermarket, restaurants, cafés, fish and chip shop and 4 dog friendly pubs, the nearest being 300 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with laminate floor/dining room. Kitchen. Sun room. 1 step to bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with sloping ceiling and accessed by 2 steps, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed decked area with patios and furniture. Built-in barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Pool table and dart board. NB: Sloping banks in decked area. No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed Cottage
    Christmas Themed Cottage
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Toll House
    Toll House
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 10/03/2017
    Had a great time, the cottage gardens and wealth of wildlife a real draw

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/03/2017
    A Happy few days .

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/01/2017
    Cannot fault this cottage. It was immaculate and like a home from home. We were lucky enough to have some snow which just added to an already perfect stay. There was one downside and that was the fridge and freezer was off when we arrived which resulted in our frozen food going to waste (you can only eat so much in a day). Looking forward to staying again next year.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your great review and giving a 10 mark, we do try to make Caepost as ‘homely’ as possible and we hope to see you again. I would just like to respond to the fridge and freezer being turned off. We have given this much thought but the issue is that if we leave these on they will not be cleaned as well as a de-frosted appliance, therefore, a chance of bacteria and the possibility to see the previous guests food residue lingering in the drawers. The appliances do have a fast freeze setting.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2017
    The party consisted of three couples and the house worked really well for us. It was a very central location with lovely walks right on the doorstep. I would definitely stay here again and do more exploring and walking. Really lovely holiday.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/12/2016
    Beautiful cottage in a stunning location. It had everything we needed. Very comfortable. Would love to stay again

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/11/2016
    Caepost is a beautiful cottage on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. It is so spotlessly clean that you think you are the first people to stay in it. It contains everything you need for a pleasant, relaxing holiday. The lounge is beautiful and so relaxing, especially on a cold winters evening. The sun lounge is really relaxing, as its very bright and there are so many birds to watch on the feeders outside, including a woodpecker and nut hatch. The cottage is on the edge of Talgarth, but you are not overlooked in any way and once inside you don`t notice any traffic from the main road. So it makes it handy to have shops, pubs on the doorstep. There are many walks from the doorstep. The mountains are just behind the cottage (covered in snow now-so beautiful). We would recommend walking to the local waterfalls. An easy walk, even though very muddy (take a walking pole). Langrose Lake is beautiful especially now the winter birds have arrived. Go at sunset for some good photos. Would we recommend this cottage - yes - will we book again - definately.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your generous review and we look forward to welcoming you soon again at Caepost, I will pass your comments onto our cleaners regarding the cottage cleanliness, they will be thrilled. It looks like you embraced the local walks especially Pwll-Y-Wrach nature park with its infamous waterfall. Finally, you mention the wild life, winter is a great time at Caepost for birds with all the berries and fruit available, recently we saw dozens of Redwing, Blackbirds, Fieldfare, Thrushes, Bullfinches and many more feeding on the Mountain Ash berries in the garden, a real treat!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/10/2016
    A Great home from home and more. With everything you could ever want it is easy to snuggle down into one of the deep armchairs in front of the woodburner and just let the world go by. The scenery around is great and a village with its own mill and cafe attached is just a few minutes walk and has all the local shops you might want. The owners are great and seem to want every one to have the best holiday ever.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/09/2016
    Caepost is a beautiful cottage, well equipped, clean and in a beautiful location. Perfect for us and our two Dogs as the garden has a grass area as well as lovely seating and is completely enclosed. We spent most of our holiday relaxing in the Sun Room and watching the Birds visit the many bird feeders in the garden, which was lovely. One suggestion, maybe a TV in the Sun Room (as well as in the lounge) although we utilised the free wi-fi and used our ipad. There is a local shop within walking distance which was really handy and a great little cafe, The Strand, that delivers freshly prepared food straight to the door for those that don't want to cook on holiday, the Full English is not to be missed. We would not hesitate to book Caepost again if we were to visit this area again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/09/2016
    This was our second time at this lovely cottage and of course was not dissapointed, comfortable and relaxing, in all a theraputic time. The conservatory is my favourite place to sup my coffee, you could spend hours watching the ever changing variety of birds at the feeder.In the evening I enjoy watching the sunset over the hills. There are so many places to visit it,s impossible to quote them all. All i can say is that we intend to be a constant visitor to "Caepost " A big thanks to the owners for making this cottage available to enjoy. jim & Jan

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: Jim and Jan we thank you for your fabulous Reevoo and you sum up staying at Caepost perfectly, we look forward to welcome you here again in the near future.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2016
    We had a lovely time at this amazing cottage! It's lovely with a cosy atmosphere. The pictures show exactly how it is. The owners were very kind and helpful. Talgarth is a lovely little town and the Brecons are just stunning. Enough to see, do & to enjoy!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/08/2016
    We had a fantastic stay at Caepost. Wonderful cottage near the village of Talgarth. Many opportunities for walks and visits. Very warm contacts with the owners.

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