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Talgarth, near Brecon
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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.
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.
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, which guests are welcome to use. 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. 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.

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding NearbyHorse Riding Nearby
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Toll HouseToll House
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 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.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/07/2016
    Everything was exactly as described and for once local shops and pub were as close as stated. Location and surrounding scenery was great. View from the garden was wonderful (especially if the weather is kind and you are able to sit out on the decking). the array and variety of bird visiting the bird feeder was fascinating (we found shop in Talgath where we could buy bird seed and nuts). Would certainly, and indeed considering, staying there again. Absolutely no downside, although would consider anyone who has real problems getting up and down stairs [like me], needs to take heed of the comments in property details concerning the winding staircase.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: Thank you for your generous marks of 10 and thank you for pointing out how accurate our description of Caepost is, we have tried to be open and honest. We sincerely hope to see you again and I can assure you that there will be places to see and things to at all times of the year, a winter break walking in the hills, then back in front of the log burner is always a great way to spend the weekend.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 08/07/2016
    Wonderful cottage and location . Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. It was very thoughtfully equipped and we appreciated all the extra touches. It's a credit to its owners. Only one minor criticism and it is minor the lighting in the lounge could do with being a bit brighter ( I blame the energy saving light bulbs which we are all encouraged to have ) All in all a lovely place to stay.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/07/2016
    Fab cottage

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2016
    The cottage was great for us for a week at the Hay Festival. Weather was so good we actually hardly spent any time at the cottage other than sleeping and breakfast - had it rained I am sure we would have made better use of it - but we are not complaining!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 16/05/2016
    What a beautiful place, everything you could need in this really cosy home from home. The garden is a delight and being able to sit in the sun after a good days walking and watch the Red Kites circling above was fantastic. We would recommend The Bridgend pub for a good meal with friendly service.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/04/2016
    Family of 5 adults: A superb cottage very well equipped with everything one could want for a perfect holiday. It feels pleasantly secluded but with just a 5 minute walk to the centre of Talgarth and its small Co-op store. The garden is perfect for sitting and admiring the sunsets and view across the valley to the hills. The sun room is ideal for sitting in the warm watching the wildlife in the garden and reading and planning walks. Talgarth seemed in a perfect position for getting to a range of different country for walking with a minimum of driving. We are all very keen to return having only scratched the surface of the Brecon Beacons and can think of nowhere better to return to than Caepost.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 21/03/2016
    A beautiful cottage with everything you need. So wonderful to watch the birds and the cottage had a lot of character. The only reason I wouldn't stay here again is the location. It is very handy to get to the town and there is a lot to do within the area so that is excellent but I really wanted to be in the valleys and not on a main road overlooking houses (to the right if standing in the garden) so for that reason alone I wouldn't come back. This doesn't mean I wouldn't recommend the place though, this is just my personal preference for silence and green, do not be put off by this review.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for taking the time to complete the Reevoo and we are pleased that you enjoyed the wildlife and character of Caepost which it has in abundance. We are a little confused about being ‘overlooked’ as we are the last cottage out of the town, our nearest neighbour is 50 yards away and we are not overlooked at all, as can be seen by our photographs. The cottage is an old toll house and is located on the quiet rural B4560 taking mainly local farm traffic.

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 27 reviews collected by Reevoo
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