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Choose between two medieval cottages for a truly rural Welsh farmland experience. With direct access to cycling trails and rugged mountainous landscape, there is plenty to keep you busy in the surrounding hills.

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Rooms: Peacock-1double,2twins+futon. Ty Ffer-doulble+single in room

Cottage prices range from £190 for a 3 night break to £495 one week

Meals: Breakfast farm produce Hamper: £5 per person - pork, bacon, lamb, chicken & egg avail
Open: All year - bookings taken up to 12 months in advance
Address: Coity Bach Farm, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7YN
Tel: 01874 676675
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Coity Bach

Ty Fferm Hen is an original 15th-century farmhouse belonging to Coity Bach Farm. The cottage has a stone spiral staircase, slipper Victorian bath, log burner and handmade wooden kitchen. There is one double bedroom as well as a single room with an additional pull out bed on the landing, parted from the main bedroom by a curtain.

The Peacock Cottage, located next to the current farm house, is named after the peacocks that wander the farm. It has a double bedroom, twin bedroom and a mezzanine upper level with twin beds plus a futon double. The bathroom has a shower, bidet, toilet and sink.

Both cottages full kitchen with microwave, toasters, full oven and everything needed in a kitchen, TV with sky freeview channels and DVD/CD player. Both cottages also have WIFI access.

The farm is situated on The Bryn Mountain, which is part of the Brecon Beacons Mountain range, and Peacock Cottage in particular boasts amazing views of the Black Mountain range as far as Sugar Loaf in Abergavenny. The mountains can be accessed straight off the Farm, Pen y fan (the highest mountain in Wales) is one mountain away and within walking distance.

Walking/hiking and cycling, there are bridle paths, footpaths, Henry Vaughn and Taff Trail from the farm, a cycle trail starts at the gate. Other activities include fishing and riding. The properties offer locked cycle storage and cycle and boot washing facilities (There are five cycles on the farm for hire). The Monmouthshire to Brecon Canal, Taff Trail, Talbot Forest, Reservoir and Waterfalls are all in walking distance.

Both cottages have several maps, books on local walks, cycle trails and activities in the area while the local village of Talybont-on-Usk boasts four pubs, a café and village shop/post office.

Optional Food
A breakfast hamper of fresh farm produce can be ordered for £5 per person per day. This includes meat (Gloucester old spot pork and bacon, lamb and chicken), seasonal veg and eggs, while shopping from several local supermarkets can be pre ordered.

Dogs welcome

Why is this a greener holiday?

To truly minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport: the nearest train station s are Abergavenny and Monmouthshire. The owners are happy to collect guests from the train or bus stations by prior arrangement. Onsite the owners have taken a number of green measures to contribute positively to their surrounding environment; and as a result have earned Gold from the GTBS.



Reviewed by Richard Hammond
"These are two fine cottages in a stunning area. It is a working farm (there are 80 sheep, 10 goats, 5 horses, 15 pigs, chickens, geese and turkeys) so expect to see animals wandering around the farmyard. The stand-out features are the views of the Black Mountains (and, on a clear day, to Sugar Loaf mountain in Abergavenny), plus the proximity to Talybont and the rollings hills of mid Wales. A great place to get away from it all. "

>> Read Richard's full review of Coity Bach

>> Ceri Scott Howell from Coity Bach is a Brecon Beacons National Park Ambassador

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Top Eco Features at Peacock & Ty Fferm Hen

  • A smallholding striving to be self-sufficient

  • Grows fruit and veg, with seasonal veg available to guests

  • Hosts keep sheep, pigs, goats, horses & chickens. Chicken eggs, jams & meat available to guests

  • Hosts have planted 100 trees each year they have been on the farm & manage an ancient wood within the farm grounds

  • Awarded Gold in the Green Tourism Business Scheme



Coity Bach, Brecon Beacons, Wales
Nearest train station: Abergavenny, Monmouthsire

Directions from station:
Collection from train or bus by prior arrangement. The nearest Train Station is Abergavenny - 15miles The Bus Station is situated a 10 minute walk. Out of station down to the end of the road turn right and keep walking until you see the bus station on right. Also a Train Station at Merthyr Tydfil and catch the X43 through the Beacons Mountain Range.You can cycle from the train along the Taff Tail appox 9miles to cottage door. X43 to Brecon/Aber bus-½ a mile of cottage

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.

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