Where you live is just as important as how you live, so we currently have several options to help make your immersive learning experience ‘all-in’.

Moving away from home is a big part of the student experience so we’ve put together some information to help explain your accommodation choices.

We guarantee to find or provide you with accommodation in your first year of study with us, and second year students will be assisted to find suitable accommodation in or near Talgarth if they wish.


Transport: Our Troed yr Harn Farm campus is ‘car-free’, and all students will be encouraged to walk or cycle from Talgarth town centre where possible. BMC will also operate a subsidised minibus shuttle between local towns, campuses and sites of student residence.

Cost: Student accommodation options range from £120-180pw depending on size, location and the inclusion of bills.

Our dedicated student support team will be on hand to assist students with choosing the best option for them. Below are several examples of available accommodation:


  • Shared student accommodation in Talgarth, and
  • ‘Home-stay’ at hosts in the local community – Several of our current further education students are lodging with local residents




    Costs p/w (subject to change)

    Incl bills

    Upper Genfordd Barn

    4 Shared kitchen, living room, bathroom 140 Y

    Troed-yr-Harn (Hendy)

    2 – 3 Student house with shared kitchen and bathroom 130




    2 Shared student kitchen and bathroom 120


    Trafalgar House (Talgarth centre)

    1 Self-contained one bedroom studio flat 126


    Bwlch Host

    1 double room with bathroom Shared kitchen 120


    Hay-on Wye Host

    1 double room Shared bathroom and kitchen 120


    Cottage in Bronllys 1 double room, office, living room and bathroom Shared kitchen 150 (for a couple)


  • Camper van – park your camper van at one of several local caravan sites
Green VW Camper Van in a beautiful Welsh landscape
Camper Van
  • Private accommodation – The area has a good number of diverse accommodation providers in nearby towns that will suit all requirements.



A map of the surrounding areas of the BMC campus
Black Mountains Region

The town of Talgarth is an historic rural community in the heart of the Black Mountains. Our teaching venue at Hay Castle is a 6 mile cycle ride on relatively flat roads or a 15 minute journey in our minibus. The Troed yr Harn campus is a walk of 1 mile uphill from Talgarth town centre, through the Pwll y Wrach nature reserve. There are daily buses along the foothills of the Black Mountains between Hereford, Hay, Talgarth and Brecon.

A479 Near Talgarth looking towards Waun Fach
Photographer – Aled Llywelyn

Hay-on-Wye is known as ‘Book Town’ with many bookshops, cafes and restaurants and boutique shops and a cinema. Home to the world famous Hay Festival and newly renovated Hay Castle – there’s a lot going on!

Hay Festival – Hay On Wye, Powys

Brecon is a cathedral city with a range of high street shops, nightlife and theatre along the Brecon and Monmouth canal. It is 8 miles from Talgarth and 12 miles from Hay on Wye.

Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon
Photographer – Naomi Llewellyn

Abergavenny is home to the world famous food festival, the gateway to many outdoor activities and a rail link to Newport and national destinations beyond. It is 20 miles from Talgarth and 18 from Brecon.

Picture of a crowd at Abergavenny Food Festival
Abergavenny Food Festival 2019 for Visit Wales
Pic:Tom Martin

Contact Us

If you’d like to talk to someone about accommodation, please contact Student Support:

Email: Bethany@blackmountainscollege.uk


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