Stephen and Lynne welcome you ...
... to their 4star, Bed & Breakfast Accommodation at the Old Radnor Barn,
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STOP PESS.....OLD RADNOR BARN BED AND BREAKFAST 2012 and 2013 TRIPADVISOR AWARD WINNER
STOP PRESS.....ZERO CARBON TRANSPORT IN THE BRECON BEACONS.
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR MEMBERSHIP OF THE ECO TRAVEL NETWORK AND HAVE OUR OWN ELECTRIC CAR-'TAFFY' THE TALGARTH TWIZY. We are offering our guests discounted room and 'Taffy' Packages. Click on the following link: Accommodation and Eco Car Hire Packages For longer hire deals, please ask at the time of booking.
Croeso! Welcome to the Old Radnor Barn
Set within the Brecon Beacons National Park, the area is renowned for its scenic beauty and is an ideal base for holidays in Mid Wales, South Wales and the border towns of the Marches.
Old Radnor Barn is designated a grade 2 listed building by Cadw and dates back nearly 300 years. Retaining many original features It was sympathetically renovated between 1998 and 2002. Formerly a stable building belonging to the medeival hall house by the name of the Old Radnor Arms, the barn dates from the mid 18th century, it has a stone roof, and an octagonal mullioned windows.
Situated on the western outskirts of Talgarth, the barn, not so long ago was an overnight resting place for stallions traveling to stud on the Great Western Railway. The railway has now gone but the small market town of Talgarth nestles peacefully in the foot hills of the Black Mountains.
A geographical gateway, Talgarth is an ideal base to explore both the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park ...
Opportunities exist for most outdoor activities: walking, climbing, cycling, mountain-biking, pot-holing, horse riding, gliding, hand-gliding, together with the full range of water sports including fishing, kayaking canoeing, sailing and windsurfing in the reservoirs and rivers of the area. The magical and tranquil lake of Llangorse (the largest natural lake in Wales) lies three miles to the west. The river Wye is only three miles to the east at Glassbury while the river Usk lies six miles to the west at Brecon.
Talgarth itself, is one of the five Brecon Beacons National Park designated cycle hubs with five routes, all of which start within 50 metres of our accommodation. They are: Talgarth Green, Talgarth Red 1, Talgarth Red 2 and Talgath Black. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced mountain biker, whether you prefer to ride, or carry your bike. Talgarth is is the place for you!
Talgarth also proudly boasts it's very own nature reserve at Pwll-y-Wrach. On a leisurely stroll through the woods, you can absorb its calming influence while listening to the gentle running water of the river Enneg. You will find a variety of birds and wildlife, including otters, badgers, look out for our very own pair of nesting red kites. At your desination, you can marvel at the forty foot waterfall. Dip your toes in and cool off, shut your eyes and let the world and its troubles pass you by.
The latest attraction in Talgarth is its fully restored water powered flour mill Mill. Funding for the mills restoration was provided by the Big Lottery Fund and its progress watched by millions on BBC's Village SOS hosted by Sarah Beeny. During the past year the mill has gone from strength to strength, with the addition of a purpose built cafe and restored gift shop. The cafe bakes all its own bread, cakes and pastries, while the gift shop display's a wide variety of local art and craft works.
Stephen is a former teacher of A Level Art, Photography and Ceramics. He now spends his time taking photographs in the beautiful and rugged landscape of the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains, using them as subject matter for his watercolour paintings and limited edition prints. Lynne has a background in community care but now uses her skills looking after and attending to the needs of her guests, making sure that your stay will be a memorable one. Have a look at what their guests have said, click on the guestbook tab at the top of the page. They both enjoy gardening and cooking, using the fruits of their labour for the benifit of your mouth watering Welsh breakfasts and evening meals. Both are members of Hay Walkers, a local walking group who meet every weekend of the year. Why not join them on a walk? They have been married for thirty one years and have three children, two boys and a girl.