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Plenty of space for al fresco dining
Walled garden and outside wood burner
The Painter's House and terrace
Cosy living room with doors to terrace
Relax on the sofa with wood burner for chilly evenings
The view from outside with footpath to the Black Mountains in the distance
High beamed ceilings in the dining and kitchen area
Treasure trove of artwork created by the owner and his contemporaries
Easy to find a quiet corner to read and relax
Double bedroom
En suite shower room
Perfect location to explore the Brecon Beaons and Black Mountains
En suite shower room and WC
Stunning views from the terrace and garden
Beautiful gardens in which to relax
Llangorse Lake nearby
Brecon Beacons
1 / 18  Plenty of space for al fresco dining
2 / 18  Walled garden and outside wood burner
3 / 18  The Painter's House and terrace
4 / 18  Cosy living room with doors to terrace
5 / 18  Relax on the sofa with wood burner for chilly evenings
6 / 18  The view from outside with footpath to the Black Mountains in the distance
7 / 18  High beamed ceilings in the dining and kitchen area
8 / 18  Treasure trove of artwork created by the owner and his contemporaries
9 / 18  Easy to find a quiet corner to read and relax
10 / 18  Double bedroom
11 / 18  En suite shower room
12 / 18  Perfect location to explore the Brecon Beaons and Black Mountains
13 / 18  En suite shower room and WC
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15 / 18  Stunning views from the terrace and garden
16 / 18  Beautiful gardens in which to relax
17 / 18  Llangorse Lake nearby
18 / 18  Brecon Beacons

The Painter's House

Hay-on-Wye (7mls SW), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Enjoy far-reaching views at the foot of the Black Mountains
  • Relax and unwind in the warmth of the wood burner
  • Within easy reach of Hay-on-Wye, Talgarth and Brecon
Property code: 81312

Enjoying a unique location at the foot of the Black Mountains, this peaceful retreat offers direct access onto the mountains and is within walking distance of the small but traditional town of Talgarth.

Set at the foot of the Black Mountains, this property is simply perfect for relaxing or exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park. From your doorstep is Footpath 20 which leads you to the foothills of the Black Mountains and within walking distance is the small, unspoilt town of Talgarth with an excellent local butcher, delicatessen, the town stores, pharmacy and working mill and bakery. The beautiful River Wye offers riverside walks, fishing, canoeing and swimming. Hay-on-Wye, the renowned book town and famous for its annual literary festival is close by. Here you will find a variety of independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. For evening entertainment there is Booth’s cinema with a vibrant programme and the most comfortable cinema seats you could find anywhere.

The accommodation forms part of the side wing of the owners’ home, (but is completely self - contained and with its own entrance), originally a mid-18th-century farm building that has over time been lovingly restored with high ceilings and exposed beams. It houses a treasure trove of artwork created by the owner and his contemporaries, including ceramics and paintings. Guests enter via the lower end of the house into a cosy lounge with a sofa, armchairs, TV, and a large wood burner with a generous supply of logs. From the lounge, you can access the dining area, which is the main room with the high ceiling, showing some of the larger paintings. The dining table takes centre stage and is perfect for entertaining with a galley kitchen cleverly tucked away across the rear wall. It is well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, double sink, dishwasher and washing machine. When the day is done, there is a double bedroom with en-suite shower and WC.

Outside for the exclusive use of guests, there is a terrace adjoining the lounge with a BBQ and garden furniture and a step down to another seating area, both with fine views. Guests are also welcome to use the large well-kept walled garden. There is a lock-up shed and wash down for two bikes, plus and off-road and secure parking for two cars inside the front courtyard.

 

  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner (2 baskets of logs included)
  • TV in the lounge
  • Terrace with seating and BBQ and a fully enclosed walled lawn area
  • Lock up shed for 2 bikes
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Simple dinner for your first night by prior arrangement with owner
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • Property has its own entrance and is completely self - contained.
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by T 8th July 2022

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The owners were very welcoming The view from the garden was amazing The living area was very comfortable The kitchen area was very well supplied with everything you need

Reviewed by Karl 10th June 2022

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Had a lovely time. The owners could not have been more helpful and really nice people.. With lots of local handy knowledge. The property was perfect. Everything little thing was provided, bread, milk and butter on arrival .. Extremely clean and comfortable.and in a perfect location for the breacon beacons and the black mountains. The photos do not Read moredo the property justice. We would have been just as happy if it had poured with rain and we stayed in the house.( well almost).. fantastic stay. Hide

Reviewed by Adam 27th May 2022

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This was the perfect holiday cottage - charmingly presented, and very well located on the edge of Talgarth, within a short walk of the village shops but also on the edge of the hills. The owners live in the adjacent building and were very solicitous, although we did not need to ask for anything, as the cottage was very well-stocked.

Reviewed by Roshni 12th February 2022

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Lovely barn. Has everything you need. The fireplace was really romantic. The bed was comfortable and the shower was good. The hosts are excellent, they pay attention to detail and treated us like royalty. They have a beautiful and playful whippet as well . I would definitely stay again and do recommend.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 8th October 2021

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A lovely cottage in a good location., quite and peaceful. Very welcoming and helpful hosts

Reviewed by Louise 9th July 2021

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Niel and Sue are the perfect hosts and The Painters is the perfect place to stay! The house itself is beautiful - the artwork in the dining room is amazing! The garden is the perfect place to watch the sunset and the location is ideal whether you want to walk, cycle or even glide! Paul and I will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Tony 25th June 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay, it is a lovely property with a wonderful garden, well situated for exploring the Brecon Beacons or just for chilling out and enjoying the peace and quiet of the welsh countryside.

Reviewed by Holly 11th June 2021

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Painters house was such an amazing stay, the pictures if the house didn't do it justice so we were pleasantly surprised with the ammaculate/beautiful cottage. Neil and Sue make you feel so welcome and nothing is too much trouble. The outside space is incredible which you have full use of. Hay on Wye is 15 minute drive or 30 minute cycle. It is so qRead moreuite and has beautiful views! They go the extra mile with fresh bread, jams, butter and even ice in the freezer! Amazing Stay! Thank you:) Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 29th May 2021

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Sue and Neil were wonderful hosts. Their lovely little extras, and the care taken by them made our stay wonderful, complimented by the far reaching sunsets, the gallery of art and very friendly locals in the shop and pub. A great house and location.

Reviewed by Sophie 22nd May 2021

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Although it rained every day of our holiday, it was a delight to stay at home, warm and cosy in front of the stove in this characterful cottage with views over the tulip-filled garden and beyond. Thoroughly enjoyed being here; great location, helpful hosts and thoughtful touches.

Reviewed by Jenny 16th April 2021

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This is a wonderful place for a comfortable and relaxing break. Excellent, caring hosts paying attention to your every comfort. House well equipped, with extra touches such as flowers and basic food items on arrival. The setting is rural with lovely views, many varied and beautiful walks available and the amenities of Talgarth within walking distanRead morece. Highly recommended. Hide

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Plenty of space for al fresco dining
Walled garden and outside wood burner
The Painter's House and terrace
Cosy living room with doors to terrace
Relax on the sofa with wood burner for chilly evenings
The view from outside with footpath to the Black Mountains in the distance
High beamed ceilings in the dining and kitchen area
Treasure trove of artwork created by the owner and his contemporaries
Easy to find a quiet corner to read and relax
Double bedroom
En suite shower room
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Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Whitstable is one of Kent’s most popular seaside towns, not only for its long shingle beaches, dotted with colourful huts and houses, but also for its annual Oyster Festival, when the town really comes alive. Here you can sample this renowned delicacy which has been collected in the area since Roman times and brings visitors from all over the globe to get a glimpse of the first catch of the season. Still a working harbour, you can sample a plethora of seafood from the stalls and restaurants as you watch the fishing boats return from sea, or pop up to the bohemian main street with its quirky colourful shops and galleries. Keep to the seaside theme and hire bikes to ride along the coast to Herne Bay just two miles away, or try the famous inland Crab and Winkle Way, which follows the old railway line between Whitstable and Canterbury and is packed with history and nostalgia. Relax with lazy days at the beach, building sandcastles and exploring hidden rock pools or take a long walk along the vast stretch of shingle beach. The area has lots of other beach walks, as well many country and woodland trails nearby, perfect for both you and the family dog! For a little culture, pay a visit to the town’s famous 18th century Castle and Gardens, Playhouse Theatre and Whitstable Museum and Gallery, all perfect for an afternoon or evening out. Only eight miles north of the cathedral city of Canterbury with its popular glass-fronted Marlowe Theatre, you are also just half an hour away from the up-and-coming seaside town of Margate and 45 minutes away from the port of Dover with its famous white cliffs. Slightly further afield, you will find the historic Cinque Ports towns of amongst others, Rye, Hastings and Tenterden where you will find a variety of spectacular monuments and beautiful castles to visit with all the family. Whitstable really is the perfect place for those who want to get back to how holidays used to be – full of fun, adventure and family.

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