Argoed Barns

Talachddu, Brecon, Powys

Sleeps 1-5
£220 - £850


Argoed Barns in the little hamlet of Talachddu offers a range of luxurious self catering accommodation. Based just outside the market town of Brecon in Powys, we are perfect for that special holiday in a spectacular countryside setting. We are the ideal base for exploring The Brecon Beacons, Hay Bluff and the Black Mountains, whilst just under a mile away is the renowned, award winning, Felinfach Griffin gastropub

Byre – sleeps 5

Our beautiful property was once a lowly cowshed and has been lovingly renovated to offer outstanding accommodation. The Byre is ideal for couples or families looking to escape the pressures of modern life. Throughout the property, you can savour stunning countryside views.

The open living area comes with a double-height ceiling, sold oak beams, stone flag floors and a wood burner to keep you toasty. French doors open onto a delightful patio area with a table and chairs; the perfect place for a spot of al fresco dining. The kitchen comes with a range of appliances to suit all your needs. Two spacious yet cosy king size bedrooms are available. One comes with a pedestal bath from which to admire the views and an en-suite shower room whilst the other has a French window onto the decking and an adjacent bathroom with slipper bath and spacious walk-in shower.

Shepherds Hut – Sleeps 2

We offer a truly lavish experience in our shepherd hut, ideal for a romantic getaway. Every detail has been carefully designed, including oak floorboards, underfloor heating, beautiful furniture and soft furnishings, sheep’s wool insulation in the walls and a cosy wood-burning stove. The window over the bed enjoys glorious views across the field and the largest window enjoys views of the famous Brecon Beacons. The hut has everything you need, including wine glasses, corkscrew, hairdryer, bathrobes, toiletries, tea-making facilities, books, maps and picnic rugs. There is also an en-suite wet room with a shower, basin and modern self-composting loo. Outside on the decking you can relax in the swing chair after a day in the hills with a well-earned glass of wine whilst supper cooks in the pizza oven/BBQ and watching the sun set over the hills. Later you can sit under the stars, enjoying our Dark Sky Reserve status whilst toasting marshmallows on the open fire. A continental breakfast hamper is delivered to your door each morning so you don’t even have to drag yourselves out of the comfy bed!

Geodome – Seren Mawr & Seren Bach - Sleeps 2

From March to October, you can enjoy a unique and unforgettable holiday in our geodomes, Seren Mawr (Welsh for Big Star) and its new little sister, Seren Bach (Little Star). Seren Mawr, as the name would suggest is the larger of the two with a whopping 50m2 of space, whilst Seren Bach has a comfy 40m2. The domes boast a 5m wide window to maximise the light and make the most of the breathtaking views. They are beautifully furnished and come with a gorgeously snuggly brass bed, crisp cotton bedding and a goose down topper. Seren Bach has a skylight roof so you can look up at the stars as you drift off to sleep. The wood burner is perfect for keeping warm on chillier evenings whilst you cwtch up on the sofa with rugs, animals skins and solar powered lanterns to complement the cosy atmosphere. Each dome has a well-equipped kitchen with a two-ring gas hob and large cool box with replaceable ice packs to prepare meals to eat at the table either indoors or out. Seren Mawr has a sink outside whilst we have incorporated one into the kitchen area in Seren Bach. Your own washroom facilities, consisting of a shower, basin and modern composting loo, are provided a few feet away.

Each dome has its own wooden, wood-fired, hot-tub - perfect for relaxing under the stars with a glass of bubbly; the ideal way to enjoy our Dark Sky Reserve setting.

Ever keen to encourage cycling, Barney and Amanda provide safe storage and maintenance facilities for guests’ bikes and are happy to share their favourite routes, downloaded onto Strava.

A bore hole provides water to the properties, on a par with the smartest brands of bottled water. To do our bit for the environment, we kindly ask that guests bring refillable bottles with them for their day trips rather than disposable plastic.

Whenever possible, Amanda will have provided homemade cake for you to enjoy on arrival.

Visiting Talachddu & Exploring Powys

A plethora of wonderful activities and attractions are available in the area, including fabulous cycling routes, golf and fishing. Walkers are spoilt for choice, with an abundance of mountains, waterfalls, lakes, rivers, hills and canals to explore. For something a bit different you can visit the Penderyn Distillery and see how Welsh whisky, gin, vodka and Merlin are made. A wealth ofgreat attractions are in the local area:

Tretower Court & Castle.
Dan yr Ogof Caves.
Clay Pigeon Shooting.
Llanthony Priory.
Wine Tasting at Sugarloaf Vineyards.
Hay-on-Wye - famous for its second-hand bookshops and Book Festival in May.

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Rates: From £220 to £850 per week depending on season.
Geodomes: open from March until the End of October.
Minimum 3 night stay in Geodomes and Byre and minimum 2 nights in the shepherd hut.
Maximum of 5 people in The Byre.
The Byre is suitable for people with limited mobility but not wheelchair users.
Well behaved dogs are very welcome in The Byre and the Domes by arrangement.
Well behaved children are welcome in The Byre.
Wi-Fi/internet access.
Off street parking.
Open fire.

Please note that map locations may be approximate.

Some of the Amenities available are:

Pets Accepted
Wireless Broadband Available
Off Street Parking
Open / Log / Gas Fire

More Information

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Argoed Barns Website
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