Alpaca Cottage is a great cottage for a romantic break, for keen mountain bikers or walkers or for a family holiday with children who would love the animals. Alpaca Cottage offers bright, warm and spacious accommodation for up to 4 people with friendly Alpacas in the nearby meadows and stunning views of the Black Mountains. Visit in April and May when the young are born. This warm and cosy cottage dates back to the early 16th century, it is very comfortably furnished and features a large woodburning stove which heats the double height sitting room. The immediate surroundings will give you many happy memories of your stay with plenty to see at the farm and numerous fantastic walks from your door, you can walk or mountain bike and leave your car behind all holiday. The Mill and Cafe at Talgarth (BBC Restoration SOS) is only 5 minutes drive and in the other direction is Tretower Court and the pretty little town of Crickhowell. From the cottage you can see the gliders from the nearby Gliding Club drifting over the mountains and pony trekking is just down the lane. So from here you will be spoilt for choice with so many types of varied outdoor activities and places to visit.
A wonderful sitting room greets you as you enter Alpaca Cottage. The room is warm, with a large woodburning stove, wood floors and comfortable sofa and chairs. The high, vaulted cathedral ceiling with beams is a wonderful feature and makes this room feel very light and airy. There is a TV with Sky (Freeview), DVD player and wifi. The dining area has fabulous views out over the private garden and houses a dining table and chairs. The kitchen has an electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, caffetiere , fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
The master bedroom has a double bed, and bathroom with toilet, handbasin and bath with shower attachment.
Twin beds and there is a cloakroom with toilet and handbasin.
Bedlinen and towels provided.
Electricity, gas central heating and logs provided for the woodburner
Garden furniture and a BBQ.
No pets, at the owner's request.
Ample, off-road parking.
Variable mobile phone reception (telephone next door for emergencies)
A cosy hillside cottage
The comfortable sofas, wood floors and large woodburning stove all give this old cottage a homely and cosy feel. Whether you choose to put on your walking boots and sample one of the many walks from the door or tuck up in front of the fire and watch the weather moving across the valley or the Alpacas in the field outside, you'll feel right at home at Alpaca Cottage.
Enjoy life down on the farm
Children and adults will love Alpaca Cottage. Set within the owners 16 acres of working hill farm numerous chickens scratch around outside whilst the charming, woolly Alpacas live in the field opposite. The owners sell Alpaca fleece and breed from them so if you time your visit well you may even see some babies or 'cria' finding their feet.
An outdoor enthusiast's dream
The small market town of Talgarth is situated just 5 minutes drive away from Alpaca Cottage. The area is rich with history and there has been a settlement on this site for at least 5000 years - the 13th century Peel Tower and 14th century Parish church are well worth a visit. On a more practical note, Talgarth has a small supermarket, local chemist and an exceptionally good local butcher - many visitors order meat to take home at the end of their stay. There are also several good pubs and restaurants in the area.
Llangorse Lake, fast becoming a centre for all sorts of outdoor pursuits including sailing, horse riding and climbing is just a few minutes away. But for the ultimate way to explore the area head down to the gliding centre, again, just a few minutes away. If you are lucky you will be joined on your flight by the local buzzards and red kite as they come to investigate circling gliders.
Talgarth 3 miles, Hay-on-Wye 9 miles, Brecon and Abergavenny are both 15 miles.
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