If you want a B&B to have a really comfortable bed and a designer bathroom that allows for an unusual amount of privacy from the bedroom, then this is the place for you. It is without doubt the best B&B that we have ever stayed in.
The owners are both lovely and were very welcoming. They made us tea and coffee (with welsh cakes) on arrival which was very enjoyable. They offered to make us refreshments in the morning which we declined but we did take them up on their fantastic Welsh Breakfast which was the best! We understand that Stephen and Jackie had been restauranteurs for many years but had recently changed their business over to the B&B. That accounted for the high quality delicious breakfast. I was just sorry I didn't have my camera with me.
As this use to be a pub (17th Century by all accounts) there is plenty of space in the lounge and dining area for planning your trip or just relaxing.
We stayed in a room called 'Tirion' which had all the usual facilities except tea and coffee making equipment which didn't bother us. The room was warm and cosy. Sorry to harp on about the bed but it is better than our bed at home. The owners have obviously done their homework on this and got the best spec. mattress and a base that doesn't squeak or creak.
The lobby between the bedroom and the bathroom meant that the usual lack of toilet privacy did not occur. This is really refreshing. The 'Fired Earth' bathroom is very colourful and done to very high standard. The shower is great.
If the rest of the rooms are to the same standard then we are sure these people are on to a winner.
The location was perfect for us as we were driving the A470 recently promoted by Cerys Matthews on Radio 4 (The Welsh M1).
We can thoroughly recommend The Talkhouse as a place to stay.