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Caepost

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Talgarth, near Brecon, Powys
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms2
Pets 2

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Description

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: Beamed throughout.
Living/dining room:
With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and laminate floor.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Sun room.
1 step to...
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, sloping ceilings and 2 steps leading to...
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Cot and highchair. External games room with pool table and dart board. Enclosed decked area with patios, garden furniture and built-in BBQ. Bike store. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. Please note: There are sloping banks in the decked area.

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Features

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

Customer Comments

  • 8

    29/07/2017
    Confirmed guest, 28/07/2017
    Lovely very clean cottage, excellent facilities, excellent location, very friendly locals and great restaurants within and around Talgarth. Things which let it down were the road noise: traffic too noisey whilst sitting in garden and unable to have bedroom windows open as traffic woke us up quite early. Also the garden is in need of a tidy up and unfortunately the adjoining land is very unkempt and overgrown, hence the views are restricted and no chance of seeing what could be an amazing sunset. The garden and peace were partly why we booked Caepost hence the mark- would have been a 10 if we could have sat out in the evenings with a view and no traffic noise. Still a nice visit though. Thank you

    Response from:

    Reply on behalf of the owner: We thank you for your review and we are pleased you found the cottage clean and the locals and restaurants friendly, We just would like to respond to your comments about the cottage being noisy, the newly built bypass has taken most of the heavy traffic away from the B4560 which is the road next to the cottage. The cottage is in a rural area and some farm traffic will use the B4560 during peak hours but in general outside of these hours it carries relatively light traffic, we sincerely hope this did not spoil your holiday. Regarding the adjoining land, there are open fields and an orchard that surrounds the cottage that does not belonging to us but we take this on board and will make some enquirers with the landowners if we can improve this.

  • 10

    25/07/2017
    Confirmed guest, 21/07/2017
    very clean, comfortable accomodation. Lovely location. Only downside that only one pub served food but not on Weds, there was a fish and chip shop available, and the Chinese takeaway was only open from Thurs til Sat.


  • 9

    10/07/2017
    Confirmed guest, 07/07/2017
    Caepost is a great cottage in a great location. Both the cottage itself and the garden were ideal for a family holiday in this wonderful part of Wales, It is well located for the Brecon Beacons National Park and in particular the Black Mountains. Talgarth is a little gem of a town and we found the local folk very welcoming.


  • 10

    16/06/2017
    Confirmed guest, 09/06/2017
    Excellent cottage best cottage we've ever stayed in!!! We'll equipped lovely garden no problems at all can't praise it enough just a shame it rained every day all day and all night!!! Would love to visit again in better weather one day!!


  • 9

    05/06/2017
    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2017
    Ideal base for attending the Hay Book Festival. Well equipped and in a quiet location, with a great garden and wonderful views.


  • 10

    21/06/2017
    Confirmed guest, 26/05/2017
    Lovely cottage. Good location ,people very helpful. Loved the bird watching


  • 8

    24/05/2017
    Confirmed guest, 12/05/2017
    Caepost was brilliant, spoilt only by the previous dog-owning occupants who didn't clear the garden up after their dog. The cottage inside was very clean and welcoming. It is in a perfect location for walking and exploring the area. Watching the birds and squirrels on the feeding stations from the lovely sun room was a real bonus.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your kind words about the cottage being clean and welcoming, we have spent a lot of thought to make your stay at Caepost a cherished one. But we are sad and frustrated that our previous guest had not cleaned up after their dogs especially when we provide poo bags and have signage around the cottage, it is the few that spoil it for the most! We will put in extra signs to help prevent this.

  • 9

    29/04/2017
    Confirmed guest, 28/04/2017
    Fab part of country nice and quite with local pub and shops close by love the views while sitting in the garden beautiful cottage warm and cosy.


  • 9

    11/03/2017
    Confirmed guest, 10/03/2017
    Had a great time, the cottage gardens and wealth of wildlife a real draw


  • 10

    05/03/2017
    Confirmed guest, 03/03/2017
    A Happy few days .


  • 10

    20/02/2017
    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

    07/01/2017
    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

    10/12/2016
    Confirmed guest, 05/12/2016
    Beautiful cottage in a stunning location. It had everything we needed. Very comfortable. Would love to stay again


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