The Taff Trail – cycle it, walk it, explore it

The Taff Trail is a popular 55-mile long-distance cycling and walking route. It follows the River Taff, running from Cardiff to/from Brecon.  It runs along old railway paths, forest roads and canals before winding through towns and villages then into the heart of the Brecon Beacons/Bannau Brycheiniog National Park. The Roost is approximately halfway along … Continue reading The Taff Trail – cycle it, walk it, explore it

Sustainable stays

Business Wales invited us to be part of a digital showcase of sustainable tourism businesses. The showcase provides ideas and information for tourism businesses on how they can become more sustainable and reduce their environmental impact.  From the initial idea of the Roost, we knew we wanted to reduce the potential carbon footprint and environmental … Continue reading Sustainable stays

The Roost features in Open Air Business Magazine

The Roost features in this month’s (February 2020) Open Air Business Magazine. Our article features as the Entrepreneurs’ Chat and gives an insight into the history of the land, how we saw a gap in the market for accommodation tailored to hikers and bikers, the build and how we got where we are today. The Roost … Continue reading The Roost features in Open Air Business Magazine

Open for business

The Roost Merthyr Tydfil officially opened for business this October. The concept was taking shape for a while prior to that; then we had to build it and finally test-drive it. All in all it’s taken a little while to get to here but the Roost is go! We have had a steady stream of … Continue reading Open for business

Three top tips for exploring Talybont-on-Usk

To help folk fully appreciate the delights, sights and experiences the Welsh Valleys and the Brecon Beacons have to offer, we’ll be sharing both our, and friends of the Roost’s, top tips for exploring. Tips will cover things like ‘big’ walks, dog walks, MTB trails, cake, breakfast spots, picnic spots etc. Hopefully it’ll provide a … Continue reading Three top tips for exploring Talybont-on-Usk