The School Annex

“Great accommodation in a fantastic location in the heart of the Brecon Beacons” - AA Inspector



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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
We are leaving 29 hours between one set of guests leaving and the next arrival which enables us to do a thorough deep clean to include putting all kitchen ware through the dishwasher, steaming curtains and rugs. To avoid compromising on our guests stay, we have duplicate sets of maps and tourist information which enables us to rotate this ensuring a safe time frame between use.

Our Inspector's view

The School Annex is a 2-bed self-catering cottage in Talybont-on-Usk. Nestled in the heart of the Brecon Beacons with direct access to the Taff Trail, it will appeal to those looking for an activity break or keen to visit some of the many places of interest, as well as anyone just happy to star gaze or take time out to relax.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Gold Star Award: Premier Collection

Awards and ratings may only apply to specific accommodation units at this location.

The School Annex
Talybont-on-Usk,BRECON,Powys,LD3 7YQ
Phone : 01874 676679


  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Total units: 1
  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • Offsite tennis
  • Offsite riding
  • Offsite cycle hire
  • Private garden
  • Lawn area
  • Garden furniture
  • BBQ on site
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Sky or freeview
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Internet
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Changeover day: Fridays/Mondays but very flexible

About the area

Discover Powys

The largest unitary authority in Wales, Powys covers an area of approximately 2,000 square miles. Much of that is mountainous because it actually has the lowest population density of all the Welsh counties.

This much wild, empty space is perhaps best typified by the International Dark Sky Reserve in the Brecon Beacons National Park, one of only eleven in the world. The absence of light pollution creates an exceptional spot for star gazing. You won’t find any cities in Powys, just villages and smaller-sized towns, but that’s the way its inhabitants like it. 

Newtown, the largest settlement, is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of Robert Owen, the founder of the Co-operative movement. Brecon is a market town set on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, while the pretty Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells boasts the National Cycle Collection. Elsewhere, Hay-on-Wye hosts a major literary festival every year.

Powys is liberally scattered with castles, burial mounds, hill forts, and other historic markers; Powis Castle, near Welshpool is probably one of the most impressive. And for walking enthusiasts, it’s not just the Brecon Beacons on offer – the Elan Valley describes itself as the ‘Welsh Lake District’.

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