Ty Bach Tan ref: 30333

Talgarth, near Brecon, Brecon Beacons



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  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • Cot Available 
  • All En-suite 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


The unique and cute Ty Bach Tan (which literally means little fire house), has an interesting history dating back to the 19th century. Grade II listed, this former fire house has been put together to create a cosy environment for two people in which to relax and unwind. The diminutive building once housed the fire station office for this Brecon Beacons’ town of Talgarth, with the appliance being kept in the garage of the Tower Hotel opposite. The renovation to the cottage was completed by the owners, retaining as many original period features as possible. They have enhanced the building’s character through careful use of stone, slate and wood to create a charming and snug property, making this a perfect holiday retreat. It is conveniently located in the quaint town of Talgarth, where there are shops, pubs and local bus service all within a stone’s throw. Within the small town sits Talgarth Mill, restored in 2011 as part of the BBC TV ‘Village SOS’ programme. The watermill is a thriving community enterprise at the heart of the town and is open throughout the year. The enthusiastic volunteer staff will guide you around this working mill, showing all its aspects; there is also a pleasant waterside walk alongside, with views of the waterwheel. Book in advance and have a go at making your own stoneground flour using a hand-driven mill and learn where flour and bread is produced. The award-winning café serves an array of their own baked goods, and at certain times of the year, baking classes are also held.
Activity hunting guests may enjoy canoeing down the River Wye, or climbing the Black Mountains. The fascinating ‘book town’ of Hay-on-Wye and Brecon are both nearby, or further afield are Hereford and Abergavenny. Shop, pub and restaurant 10 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room with French doors and slate floor. 1 step to kitchen.

First floor

Spiral stairs to 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included.) electricity oil-filled heaters, electric heater, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Welcome pack.


Parking (1 car). NB: No children due to spiral stairs and unenclosed forecourt.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

About the local area

The Brecon Beacons National Park covers over 500 square miles, from Llandeilo in the west to Hay on Wye in the east. The National Park contains a wide variety of spectacular scenery, with mountains, waterfalls, lakes and caves all in the area. The Brecon Beacons is also home to many species of bird life and wild plants.

In the Brecon Beacons National Park, you will find small towns, quaint villages and tiny hamlets sprinkled across the area. Ruined Welsh castles, Celtic standing stones and relics dating from the Neolithic and Bronze Age are to be found, some inscribed stones date from the 5th and 6th centuries.

The Brecon Beacons National Park reaches its highest peak at Pen y Fan, over 2900 feet. The 'Beacons' were the sites of ancient signal fires. Here the views are awe inspiring. At the eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains (not to be confused with the Black Mountain in the west), form the border between England and Wales, a border country of gentle landscapes, with easy access to the National Park.

The Brecon Beacons National Park is popular all year round with climbers, geologists, bird-watchers and botanists. There are all sorts of activities to choose from in the area, walking is very popular, not surprising with over one thousand miles of footpaths to choose from. There are guided walks, one way walks (catch the Brecon Bus to take you back to your starting point), even walks for those with limited mobility.

Visitors interested in cycling, horse riding, gliding, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and fishing will find they are well catered for too. The Park also hosts events throughout the year and is home to many interesting attractions if your feet get a bit tired!

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Friday 26 October 2018 7 nights £ 423.00

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