Quaint and charming, this 18th-century toll house is built into the side of a hill on the banks of a picturesque canal, set just 0.5 miles from Talybont-on-Usk.
Sleeping three guests across two bedrooms, this Grade II listed cottage once played a key part in local trade history having acted as the toll point for the limestone and slate being transported down from the mountains. Choose from an array of exciting trails leading directly from your doorstep, or stroll along the towpath of the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal to reach the pretty village, which boasts a selection of welcoming pubs to tempt the hungry traveller.
Beneath the stone and timber exterior is a cosy and inviting haven, carefully finished with comfortable furniture and bright, fresh decor. Laid out in a reverse-level fashion, the first floor is home to the kitchen and sitting/dining room, and a set of very steep cottage-style stairs lead down to the bedrooms. Rustic details such as oak beams, arched windows, and white-washed stone walls feature throughout, especially in the snug living area, which is kept pleasingly warm with a crackling wood burner. Prepare delicious meals in the cheerful kitchen, gathering around the dining table or stepping outside to the raised wooden terrace to dine overlooking the boats on the canal. Refresh yourself with an invigorating shower in the bathroom before descending to the elegant bedrooms. The single has French doors leading to a gravelled terrace, and the double is accessed via a pine-arched door interlinking the two rooms.
The two terraces are perfect for relaxing with a hearty breakfast as you take in the views, and there is also a steep footpath below the property that leads to a private stretch of sloping canal bank and a small boathouse. This can be slippery in adverse conditions, so take care in wet weather.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.