Talgarth is an old market town that lies on the Western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, near to a number of our country holiday cottages. There are lots of attractions around the village of Talgarth, within the beautiful countryside of the Brecon Beacons. Nearby is the stunning Llangorse Lake, one of Wales' most popular and attractive natural lakes. Llangorse Lake is abundant in fish and bird life, and offers plenty of enchanting nature trail walks around and about the lake. For the more adventurous you can try water-skiing, windsurfing or sailing.
Nearby is the tiny hamlet of Trefeca, once home of famous Welsh preacher Howell Harris (1714-1773), who is known for instigating The Methodist Revival which began at a sermon he gave at Talgarth Church in 1735, and is believed to be the spark of what was to become one of the most significant religious and social movements in the history of Wales.
Nowadays, Talgarth is a peaceful village amidst the Brecon Beacons, with a fantastic local market (held the 1st Sunday of each month), and a lively agricultural community. At the heart of the village is Melin Talgarth Mill, a fully restored 18th century Flour Mill, powered by the River Ellywe. The Mill is worth a visit- especially for the delicious cakes made in the mill's own bakery and served in the mill cafe overlooking the river. The lovely craft shop, and beautiful riverside gardens are well worth a visit. The historic relic of Bronllys Castle dates back to around 1100 and stands on a steep hill just north of the town. The village is the perfect base for exploring the north-western end of the incredible Black Mountains' stunning scenery, rugged hills, green valleys and mysterious woodlands. We have a selection of gorgeous country holiday cottages around Talgarth and Brecon, hand picked for their high standards of comfort and quality.
Standing in a charming 18th century courtyard this historic home is full of period charm with stylish modern comforts and wonderful views over the flourishing gardens. The 'book capital' of Hay on Wye is a few minutes drive away.