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)
Upper Genfordd Barn
4 Shared kitchen, living room, bathroom 140 Y
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
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
- Private accommodation – The area has a good number of diverse accommodation providers in nearby towns that will suit all requirements.
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.
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!
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.
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.
If you’d like to talk to someone about accommodation, please contact Student Support: