Holly Lodge (HOLLL)
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Holly Lodge, originally built for the family is a contemporary and beautifully built oak framed cottage situated in 15 acres of glorious and well kept grounds offers visitors relaxing and tasteful accommodation amidst truly stunning gardens. The River Usk with the Usk Valley Walk passes within a few minutes of the Lodge. Holly Lodge is perfectly located in the Usk Valley for visits to the nearby towns of Usk, Monmouth and Abergavenny, with easy access to a huge range of outdoor activities. The area is particularly well known for its wonderful selection of pubs and restaurants with The Hardwick, The Walnut Tree, The Bell at Skenfrith, Raglan Arms and The Foxhunter just a short drive. The Black Bear is the closest in Bettws Newydd has an excellent repution for good food and is within walking distance. Guests will love the combination of the elegance of this peaceful garden retreat and the convenience of the location. The Lodge sleeps 2 with a spacious and romantic double bedroom.
Sleeps 2 - 1 Double
Holly Lodge is beautifully furnished with the spacious open plan living and kitchen area has double patio doors overlooking National Trust land and the Clytha Estate. The kitchen is well very equipped with an electric oven and hob, and a washer dryer. The spacious living area has a dining table, comfortable sofas and a lovely woodburning stove. The room features an exposed frame of enormous oak beams and a lovely flagstone floor. There is also lovely underfloor heating ensuring the cottage is always warm and comfy.
Bedroom 1: Double bedroom has wooden furniture in keeping with the property,
Bathroom: A stylish wet room style bathroom with a walk in shower, toilet and handbasin.
With living and sleeping accommodation all on one floor and with the added convenience of a wet room with walk in shower, Holly Lodge is ideal for guests with limited mobility (note there are two steps in the property).
Bedlinen and towels providedOil fired underfloor heating and woodHigh chair & cot available on request when bookingWifiNot suitable for petsAmple parkingVariable mobile receptionLawned gardens and private patio with furniture and BBQSet in scenic gardens situated in a wonderful 15 acre country garden, Holly Lodge has its own private patio, the perfect place to relax and enjoy a BBQ on a summers evening. The owner is a keen gardener and the grounds are beautifully kept. There are the most fantastic oak and horse chestnut trees, sweeping lawns and mature beds. Indeed, the 1980's television programme 'A Hundred Acres' was filmed here and the owner has the accompanying children's book and video for those that fancy a trip down memory lane.
The River Usk runs through the gardens with the Usk Valley Walk alongside, making Holly Lodge the ideal base for exploring the area on foot.
Plenty to see and do... There are many activities available in the area including pony trekking, canoeing, fishing, paragliding and numerous golf courses, including the Celtic Manor - the venue of the 2010 Ryder Cup. There are also numerous castles with Raglan, Usk, Abergavenny, Caldicott, Skenfrith and Grosmont all within a 20 minute drive. The world heritage site at Blaenavon includes the fascinating tour of Big Pit mines and Newport wetlands, Chepstow racecourse and Tintern Abbey all provide an excellent day out. If you want to drive a little further then Cardiff and Bristol are both within an hour's drive.
A foodie's dream...Holly Lodge is also close to some wonderful restaurants such as Stephen Terry's Hardwick and Matt Tebbutt's Foxhunter, just make sure to call and reserve a table first! The village local, the Black Bear in Bettws Newydd also provides a warm welcome and excellent food and is a ten minute stroll up a country lane.
Usk 6 miles, Abergavenny 8 miles, Monmouth 12 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Edwina and Carolyn
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
Brecon is centrally positioned in the National Park and is a very popular base for walkers, mountain bikers and those who just enjoy being within the beautiful surrounding countryside with breathtaking views. The cathedral town boasts two museums - The Welsh Borderer's Museum and the Brecon Cathedral along with a shop and cafe. The bustling town centre is quaint with many individual shops and cafes. There is an annual world renowned Jazz Festival held in the town during August.
Crickhowell is a small, pretty and sheltered Georgian market town set between the lower slopes of Table Mountain and the backdrop of Llangattock Mountain with its great limestone crags. The River Usk, renowned for the good trout and salmon fishing, flows past spanned by an interesting buttressed bridge with twelve arches facing downstream and thirteen arches facing upstream. There are many excellent walks in the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons and horse riding, fishing, and canoeing can all be arranged locally.
Abergavenny is a bustling market town with a large covered outdoor market and a busy cattle market; there are ample local producers, craft and antique markets and every September the famous Abergavenny Food Festival brings together a wealth of local food producers, celebrity chefs and an enthusiastic food loving audience. This area remains a favourite base for walkers, cyclists, para-gliders, fishermen and canal enthusiasts, and there are many outdoor activity providers.
Hay-on-Wye is a popular market town on the River Wye, sitting on the border between England and Wales, at the foot of The Black Mountains. Overlooked by the fascinating 11thc. Castle, the town has a wealth of interesting old buildings and the "largest second-hand bookshop in the world" in the old cinema- one of the 30 major antiquarian bookshops, each with their own speciality. Hay-on-Wye hosts the world famous Literary Festival.
Builth Wells in the Mid Wales countryside is varied with magnificent great reservoirs using the natural shape of the landscape - now established over many years and a natural habitat for all kinds of wildlife and flora. There are great expanses of open countryside where the Red Kite (which can be viewed at close proximity in several Red Kite Centres), buzzard, kestrel and sparrow hawks wheel and hover overhead.
The Upper Swansea Valley is an ideal location for those wishing to explore this area known as 'Waterfall Country',
Monmouth takes its name from the mouth of the Monnow River, which flows into the River Wye just South of the town. Monmouth is a bustling market town with many shops and supermarkets. The pubs and restaurants provide good food. All types of outdoor activities are available, there is excellent fishing on the River Monnow and the River Wye; golf is nearby at the Rolls of Monmouth; Hot Air Ballooning at nearby Raglan and pony trekking in the area; excellent walking in the Wye Valley and the Royal Forest of Dean, exploring the Welsh Borders and Offa's Dyke Path
On the western side of the Brecon Beacons lie the old market towns of Llandeilo and Llandovery. Both are charming market towns with excellent local shops and information centres, guiding people to the numerous local places of interest such as Carreg Cennen Castle.
"Beautiful market town on the edge of the National Park - also known as the gateway to Wales", Abergavenny is a bustling market town with a large covered outdoor market and a busy cattle market; there are ample local producers , craft and antique markets and every September the famous Abergavenny Food Festival
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