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A remote 17th century cottage where the owner specialises in horse-riding holidays. Perfect for active and adventurous sorts – mountain bikers, horse-riders, gliders – especially suited to a family.

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Rooms: 2: 1 double, 1 twin.
Price:

B&B: £35 pppn. Self-catering: from £300 per week.

Meals: Packed lunch: £4.50; dinner: £17.50
Open: Closed in winter.
Address: Talgarth, Brecon, Powys, LD3 0ED
Tel: 01874 711019
 
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Berth Fedw:

After climbing up a very narrow, very steep lane, edged by banks of bluebells in spring, you reach a cattle-grid and a landscape of moorland and bare hills. There’s not a house in sight when you spot the little hand-written sign to Berth Fedw (pronounced Fedoo) and cross another cattle grid to continue down a pot-holed country lane. This 17th century farmhouse is so remote and high up that it’s closed in winter.

Water is from their own borehole and they harvest more from all rooftops. The house is well insulated and double-glazed with minimal use of heating. A-rated appliances are being phased in. Much of the food Jan serves is organic and local.

Review by Paul Miles

"Perfect for active and adventurous sorts – mountain bikers, horse-riders, gliders – especially suited to a family with two children or friends who don’t mind sleeping in close quarters."

Read Paul's full review of Berth Fedw

Top green features of Berth Fedw:

 
  • Converted outbuildings

  • Organic farm

  • Dog and horses welcomed

  • Luggage transfer available for riders

  • Water from borehole or harvested from rooftop

 

Location

Berth Fedw, Brecon, Powys
Nearest train station: Brecon or Herefrod

Directions from station:
There is no bus from Brecon station to Talgarth, so arrange for a taxi or cycle the ten miles from there. From Hereford train station, bus number 39 goes to Talgarth. Jan or Tim can collect you. Otherwise it would be a pleasant but hilly bike (or horse) ride of some 30 miles from Merthyr Tydfil, (where there’s a train station) following national cycle route 8 which also runs along the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal from Abergavenny or Brecon.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.