Stone Cottage with Brecon Beacons Mountain Views

Entire cottage hosted by Clare

  1. 5 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1.5 bathrooms
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With plenty to explore, why not stay for 7 nights and get a 25% discount! The School Annex is bike and walker friendly, with the Taff Trail and national cycle route 8 right on its doorstep. Talybont-on-Usk is a great hub for exploring the Brecon Beacons: walking, cycling, stunning scenery & incredible star gazing right on the doorstep.
A detached self-catering holiday cottage, next to the owners home, it's perfect whether you aim for the mountains or just want to relax & enjoy the views.

The space
With so much to do, book a week and get a 25% discount or 40% if staying a month. The School Annex is on the edge of the small village of Talybont on Usk, a village in the Brecon Beacons with canal and rivers offering an excellent base for exploring with walking and cycling direct from the garden and incredible star gazing at night.

You are only a few minutes walk from the village shop, cafe and post office and two pubs serving a good range of local food.

The School Annex comfortably sleeps four adults or a family of 5 . If a family of 2 adults with children, please note that we don't charge the extra per person per night rate for over 4 people. This is only for extra adults.

Bedroom One: the Mezzanine is up some very steep steps so not suitable for children or indeed, you may find it tricky if you need to get up lots for the loo in the night! You will find one superking bed up here which can be split in to two singles. There is a large Velux above the bed which means you can relax and star gaze and then close the black out blind with a remote whilst relaxing in bed. Please view our pictures.

Bedroom Two: is downstairs with a double bed and a single bunk bed above it. There is a separate toilet next to this bedroom space. See pictures.

Study: we are able to put an occasional single bed in this space if downstairs sleeping is required for more than two adults or children. Please ask if this is an option you want to investigate but note that it wouldn't give complete privacy.

Bathroom: this is a good sized bathroom with shower (no bath), toilet and sink. For families with babies we do have a baby bath which fits perfectly inside the shower.

Kitchen/Diner: Please note that the large kitchen/diner is separate from the main living accommodation but only by a few steps across the courtyard. It is large enough to relax in and has a dart board at the back. Whilst quirky, on the plus side it does eliminate cooking odours from invading the living and sleeping space. It also means that groups can socialise late or get up at different times without disturbing the others! Tea and coffee making facilities are in the living space for a cuppa when you want it. Please view our pictures which include a 3D layout of the accommodation so you can visualise how it is laid out.

Outside: You have your own patio (a real sun trap especially in the morning) and lawned garden space from the double doors leading from the living room. Here you will find a bbq and fire pit. One basket of complimentary logs provided with more available at a small charge. A shaded decking sits by the mill stream running behind the garden where you often meet the Welsh ponies in the adjoining field. There is another deck just outside the kitchen area with mountain views where you get the evening sun.

Cycle Friendly: we are cycle friendly accommodation with a space to lock up bikes and wash them down at the end of a days cycling. Talybont is a Brecon Beacons Mountain Bike hub too so some great rides right from the doorstep! We are also a short car drive to Bike Park Wales. When you come back muddy, there is a washing machine and lots of drying space.
Coming in an electric car? We have a type 1 charge station next to your parking space which is fine for an overnight charge. If you need a fast charge then the village hall has a fast charge station and tokens are £5 from the village shop. Easy!

Whether you are looking for an activity break, want to visit some of the many places of interest in and around the Brecon Beacons, or just want to take time out and relax, this self catering holiday property offers a high standard of accommodation in a fantastic location.

Some useful things to know for your packing! We provide in the kitchen:
washing up liquid, T-towels, dish cloths, salt, pepper, cooking oil, cling film, silver foil, kitchen roll, bin bags and a little tea, coffee and sugar to get you going. We don't provide washing powder for the washing machine but do have eco wash balls which work well if you want to give them a go! Here you will also find OS maps of the area and lots of local information. For the bathroom we provide: good quality hair and body shower gel, conditioner, hand soap, towels. In the main accommodation you will also find a mini fridge which will have some milk in it for your complementary teas and coffee. If you forget your slippers there is a box of assorted slippers to choose from and in the winter you will find a hot water bottle on your bed!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
EV charger
Washing machine
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Luggage drop-off allowed

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4.98 out of 5 stars from 278 reviews


Where you’ll be

Talybont-on-Usk, Wales, United Kingdom

The School Annex is in a stunning location in the small rural village of Talybont on Usk but with great local places to eat and drink, all within walking distance. There is easy access out in to the Brecon Beacons and the Taff Trail for walking and cycling. The towns of Brecon, Crickhowell and Abergavenny are within easy reach by car.

Hosted by Clare

  1. Joined in January 2014
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Before moving to Wales I lived and worked in London in the tourism industry both for The Walt Disney Company and Virgin Atlantic. Having traveled extensively I understand the little things that make a difference and work towards making The School Annex as comfortable and welcoming as possible. I love living here and I am now a Brecon Beacons National Park Ambassador. The School Annex has got a Gold Green Tourism Award and we are always striving to become as sustainable as possible without compromising any of the little luxuries that make a holiday special.
Before moving to Wales I lived and worked in London in the tourism industry both for The Walt Disney Company and Virgin Atlantic. Having traveled extensively I understand the litt…

During your stay

Clare and Michael live in The Old Schoolhouse right next to the School Annex. Where ever possible you will be met on arrival and we happy to help with local information and advice. We are on hand to assist if needed but do try to give you privacy as much as possible. Please note that the School Annex kitchen (which is detached from the main accommodation) door is opposite our back door so you may bump in to us from time-to-time.
Clare and Michael live in The Old Schoolhouse right next to the School Annex. Where ever possible you will be met on arrival and we happy to help with local information and advice.…
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 17:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £150

Cancellation policy