Here are two Foodie activities to tempt you to book a trip:
- Learn to mill & bake at Talgarth Mill, Brecon Beacons
A flour mill and bakery, Talgarth Mill is also home to a pretty riverside garden which is part of a working water mill. Step back in time for the day and become a traditional miller by learning how to make flour using the 200 year old water mill! Start off by carrying out necessary mill maintenance, then winnow some grain on Talgarth’s antique winnower. Milling gets started once you’ve walked up the garden and released the River Ellwye into the water mill. At the end of the morning you’ll have a bag or two or wholemeal flour to take home with you! If you choose to stay for the afternoon’s baking session, you’ll be treated to a ‘Miller’s lunch’ at the mill before getting started.Then you’ll head to ‘The Baker’s Table’, the on-site bakery, to learn the mysterious and precise art of baking.
A Milling morning – 10am – lunch time – just milling, with coffee and cake – £45 inc VAT
Milling and Baking – 10am – 4pm – milling and baking, finishing with a loaf of home-made bread to take away. A ‘Miller’s Lunch’ is provided – £125 inc VAT
Maximum 4 or 5 people to one group
Stay in: Cobblestone Cottage, Talgarth, Brecon Beacons
Only a short walk away from Talgarth, this attractive holiday cottage is tucked away in the friendly owner’s garden, and was originally the dairy of the Great Hall Farmhouse. Expect a beautifully restored traditional cottage with a well equipped kitchen, spacious sitting and dining room and two comfortable bedrooms. You’re only a 2 minute walk from the centre of Talgarth and close by is the wonderful Hay-on-Wye, with plenty of charming bookshops and local food on offer.
2 bedrooms. Sleeps 4. Weeks from £307 book the cottage here
2. Foodie Activity: Food demos, sweet workshops and foraging walks with Adele Nozedar
Food writer & forager Adele Nozedar is available to book at a Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottage for food demos, sweet-making workshops and foraging walks. Having written ‘The Hedgerow Handbook’ about foraging and this year’s ‘Great British Sweets’, she is extremely knowledgable and enthusiastic! Foraging walks can be adapted to suit all ages and abilities – it doesn’t have to stop in the winter months, either, as Britain’s plant life is so versatile that there’s always something to pick!
Groups can range from one person to 20-25 people, at a cost of £40 an hour, with further costs incurred depending on travelling distance – Adele is based in the Brecon Beacons.
Top 3 Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages which are perfect for foodie breaks:
Old Crofftau, Brecon Beacons
Offering phenomenal panoramic views of the Brecon Beacons, this converted farmhouse combines antique furnishings with stylish modern comforts. The big, comfy sitting room has a classic juke box and the kitchen is well equipped. Bedrooms are king size and doubles with antique brass or wooden beds and wonderful new mattresses. This is an ideal location for lovers of wilderness – perfect for foraging!
Sleeps 8. Weeks break from £959 Book this cottage here
Pemberton Cottage, Brecon Beacons
A lovely converted cottage in Hay-on-Wye with a contemporary feel and beautiful light oak throughout. It is the perfect spot for anyone wishing to visit Hay-on-Wye to browse the books shops, explore the many antique shops and boutiques or to enjoy marvellous local food. Travelling out of town leads visitors up the Black Mountains and into the Wye Valley. The cottage has a newly fitted kitchen, a sunny private courtyard patio and two spacious bedrooms.
Sleeps 5. 7 nights from £418 Book this cottage here.
Little Cedar’s Pavillion, Hay-on-Wye
This charming and stylish cabin is the perfect place for a romantic break for two! You’ll find all the ingredients for a full English breakfast in the fridge and there is the opportunity to have breakfast alfresco on the outside patio! It is the perfect spot for a break spent visiting Hay-on-Wye to browse the books shops, explore the many antique shops and boutiques or to enjoy marvellous local food. Sleeps 2. 20% off all bookings between 1st July – 20th December
One week was from £279, now £224 – saving of £55! Book this cottage here