The Malt House

Now and again you stumble across somewhere that is special.  This weekend, my wife and I found that special somewhere.  Located in the Brecon Beacons, just East of the town of Brecon on the way to Abergavenny in Mid Wales, UK, is a wonderful village called Talybont-on-Usk.  It is only a small town, but it is blessed with lovely people, a friendly village shop, great atmospheric pubs and plenty of places to eat.  For a small place it is quite incredible.  We stayed at The Malt House, booking bed and breakfast, although there is also a self-catering accommodation cottage.  We arrived early evening, having travelled up from Cardiff, where I was working on a photoshoot at a hospitality event organised by Legends Hospitality with the wonderful Phil Bennett, and immediately wandered across to the White Hart Inn to watch the final game of the 2014 Six Nations where Ireland was playing France.  Whilst drinking a few pints of the wonderful Rev James ale, cold white wine and eating some hearty food, we watched Ireland beat the French and secure the title in a nail-biting finish to the season.  The next day, we got up early and walked along the nearby canal, before having a freshly cooked full English breakfast whilst chatting to some lovely people.  What more can you ask for?  This photo of the back of The Malt House and a small part of their gardens was taken in the morning before breakfast, with the sun shining and the daffodils in full bloom.  The perfect Welsh retreat.  Some more photographs can be seen on my website along with a link to the website of The Malt House.

The Malt Househttp://paulfearsphoto.co.uk/index.php?cat=photographs&id=16&album=Places-To-Stay

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