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House | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 15
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Victorian country house and almost two acres of gardens on the outskirts of Abergavenny and inside the Brecon Beacons National Park, available for self-catering holiday lets.
Sleeps 15 + 2 infants (cots and high chairs available)
Lovely gardens, mill stream, brooks and the River Gavenny on our eastern border. Lawns to front and rear, garden games, petanque court, swings, woodland walkway with bridges over the stream and brooks, garden benches, chairs and tables, plenty of space to explore, play or relax. Patio with barbecue, tables and chairs.
Seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, all with high quality linens and towels. First floor: 2 kingsize, 1 double, 1 triple room with 3 single beds, 1 twin room with 2 single beds, 2 shower rooms 1 bathroom with separate shower. Second floor: 1 kingsize, 1 twin with 2 single beds, bathroom with separate shower, TV/games area.
Huge sitting room with plenty of comfy sofas and armchairs, library corner, internet TV and wood-burner, large hallway with wood-burner, seating areas and games/puzzle table, family games and puzzles, dining room with open fire and bluetooth sound-system, selection of OS maps and walking and cycling guides, boot room, kitchen with range cooker, equipped with modern appliances and anything you could hope for in a home from home, laundry room with washer and dryer, second floor TV and games console area. Wi-Fi. Lockable bike shed.
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 7 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Abergavenny 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (7), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
The Monmouthshire region
The Brecon Beacons National Park is renowned for its unspoilt and varied landscape and we are proud of its status as an International Dark Sky Reserve. It is a wonderful place for walkers and cyclists. Lakes and rivers offer water-sports and fishing opportunities. History buffs will appreciate the chance to explore Neolithic standing stones, Iron Age hill forts, Roman ruins, Norman churches and castles and the beginnings of the Industrial Age at a World Heritage Site. The National Park is also home to Fforest Fawr, Wales' first European Geopark.
Explore the Welsh Marches, Offa's Dyke and the Wye Valley, the borderlands between England and Wales. Wonderful walking and beautiful scenery forming the backdrop to stunning ruins such as Tintern Abbey, perfect for a day out with friends and family.
Walk or cycle along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, stopping at a country pub for lunch along the way.
Visit the market town of Brecon, with its market, craft shops, the canal and Rivers Usk and Honddu or Hay-on-Wye, famous for its bookshops. Hereford Cathedral still houses the Mappa Mundi.
Explore the Black Mountains, Capel-y-Ffin, one of the smallest chapels in Wales. Discover Llanthony Priory, drawn and painted by Turner in a series of visits spanning over 30 years.
Horseriding, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, walking, cycling, climbing and fishing are just some of the activities on offer!
Abergavenny is known as a "Gateway to Wales". It is nestled between seven hills, with the River Gavenny to the east feeding the River Usk to the west. On Tuesday, Fridays and Saturdays the market hall is busy, filled with local produce and crafts, on Wednesdays there is a flea market, the farmers' market is on the 4th Thursday of the month and antiques fairs are usually held on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
There are many fairs and festivals through the year including the Fun Fair and the Steam Rally in May, the National Road Race Cycling Championships in June, the Carnival and the Shire Horse Show in July, the Festival of Abergavenny through July and August, the Abergavenny Food Festival, the Breakin' Out Music Festival and the Funfair in September and the Christmas Food and Drink Fair in December.
Not far away are the Crickhowell Walking Festival in March, the Hay Festival in May, the Green Man Festival and the Brecon Jazz Festival in August.
Abergavenny has a reputation as a foodie heaven, with its food festivals, restaurants, cafes and pubs, as well as butchers, grocers and delicatessens to inspire you after a day of activities or relaxation.
Closer to home you'll find our local church, St Teilo's, dating back to the 13th century and the Court Cupboard Craft Gallery, exhibiting and selling local artists' work and serving homemade cakes and refreshments.
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11 Nov 2014
"A family wedding made even more special"
We had a family wedding between Abergavenny and Usk with people travelling from as close as Hereford and as far away as Colchester and Carlisle. Looking at the practicalities of booking multiple hotel… More
Thank you for your kind words. It is hard to know what guests will value most and we do try to cater for all needs, but we always worry something might have been forgotten.
8 Nov 2014
I would highly recommend Brooklands to anyone with a large group. From its hosts who are friendly and make you feel at home, to the actually house and grounds itself - we could have spent the entire week there without leaving the front gates. We all had a wonderful time and can't thank the hosts enough for providing a top rate holiday destination at a very reasonable cost.
Thank you! It's quite an adventure inviting strangers to share our home, but when guests enjoy their stay and make the most of our beautiful surroundings, it's a very rewarding experience, too.
20 Jun 2014
"Wonderful house, amazing gardens"
This house is superb. We loved every part of it. Each room is absolutely huge and totally unique. He living room is gigantic perfect of family of nine7 adults four teens and two babies, We spent a lot… More
Thank you! We are so pleased that you had a good holiday and enjoyed our house and gardens to the full.
8 Apr 2014
"Wonderfully spacious, well thought out house!"
I couldn't recommend Brooklands enough - whether you are a large group of friends as we were or a group of families, it caters for everyone. Spacious, well kitted out, comfortable beds, clearly a lot of time and thought having gone into the refurb - all felt very fresh!! Massive garden with BBQ facilities, woodland and streams to explore. We caught the start of the spring weather so there wasn't the need for fires or log burners, but its all there should you need. Wonderfully spacious and comfortable throughout. Excellent location if you want to go and explore in the Brecons or are heading out for activities, and very simple to find. I will definitely be heading back there, incredibly good value for money. Thank you Sarah for all your emails and info prior to our arrival, the weekend was a roaring success!!
Thank you for this lovely review! Knowing that our guests enjoy Brooklands and the local area as we do makes it all worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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