Croeso i 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 the historic market town 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 centrally situated between the towns of Crickhowell, Brecon and Hay on Wye. There is good road access to Mid/North Wales, South Wales and West Wales. The town is on the main bus route between Brecon and Hereford, while the nearest train station in the market town of Abergavenny (20 miles). Talgarth is an ideal base to explore both the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons National Park, the South Wales Valleys, the cities of Newport, Cardiff and Swansea and further afield...
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 area has the benefit of several golf courses and the 2010 Ryder Cup Course at the Celtic Manor Resort is only forty minutes away.
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.