The B&B is in a good location for exploring the Brecon Beacons and it's position close to the canal was excellent for morning and evening walks beside it. It was also close to pubs for food.
The double bedroom was a good size but a bit tired. It was very hot when we arrived so I went to open the windows. The window by the bed was fine, but when I tried to open the one by the sink the top started falling uncontrolled as it was an unbalanced sash window. I just managed to stop it before it fell fully down but had to ask my husband to push it back up while I closed the catch.
The room had a sink, but other than that there was a shared bathroom, also a bit tired. The fact the bathroom was shared by all in the house was a slight problem on occasions, with a wait involved. Also the fact that someone else's flannel was left on the bath and toilet bag open beneath the sink made me feel a bit like I was intruding.
Breakfast was excellent. Cereals and also full English. Full marks!
The owner was very pleasant, if a little reserved at times. Sometimes you could talk with her but sometimes she didn't seem to want to know. But she was nice.
We were never given any keys, despite notices with reminders to hand them in, which would not have been a problem apart from the one occasion when we returned home one evening to find the house in total darkness and with no-one home but with all doors unlocked. We would have preferred to have had a key for the front door and for that to be locked if that was to be the case, but I presume it must be a low crime rate area.
A big plus was the fact that our dog was allowed to stay and I am sure she enjoyed her visit!
Our view of the accommodation as value for money was affected by the fact that we moved on to New Quay and stayed in a B&B for the same price with a wonderful ensuite room in excellent condition.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Peter and Carol welcome you to their home, The Hawthorns at picturesque Talybont on Usk. Located within the National Park, it provides some of the most stunning countryside in the Brecon Beacons. Accommodation for up to 8 persons with en suite facilities. Comfortable lounge with television, tea making facilities and wood burning stove. non smoking. Free parking and free WiFi. ... more less