Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Bryn Cain Coach House offers the perfect home for visitors looking to sample the great Welsh combination of good food, wonderful walking and sport. Located within walking distance of renowned pub, The Hardwick, the coach house enjoys great views and good road links. Its attractive exterior is matched by a comfortable and tasteful interior - ideal for a couple or family looking for a base from which to explore the local countryside and try out the many award-winning eateries in the area, it is actually within walking distance of The Hardwick run by TV Chef Stephen Terry, it is much reviewed and very popular so do remember to book well ahead. Bryn Cain Coach House will suit anyone who enjoys a game of tennis with a HARD TENNIS COURT (not perfect) or a game of squash with its own SQUASH COURT and for keen Golfers just a few miles up the road is Celtic Manor - "so walk in the shoes of the great" and play a round of golf where the Ryder Cup was held - without the crowds!
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms - Ground Floor
Bryn Cain Coach House is very pretty from the outside and this continues through to the comfortable and attractive interior. The well-equipped, open plan kitchen has ample work and storage space as well as an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a dining table and chairs.
The attractive living area has comfortable sofas and chairs, a TV with DVD player, music centre and a woodburning stove. There are French doors leading out to the patio.
Bedroom 1: double bedroom which also benefits from French doors onto the patio
Bedroom 2: a twin room - both light and bright.
The bathroom has a bath with shower over, toilet and handbasin.
Bedlinen and towels provided. Electricity,geo thermal underfloor heating and first basket of logs provided. Cot and highchair available. Ample parking. Private patio with garden furniture. Use of a tennis court and squash court upon discussion. Pets welcome. Good mobile phone reception.Providing living and sleeping accommodation all on one floor, Bryn Cain offers 2 bedrooms and all the modern comforts with the old beams and stone walls. The spacious, modern kitchen is a particular advantage, providing plenty of room for a small family. The wood-burning stove is a lovely feature in the sitting room, but with underfloor heating throughout, Bryn Cain has a cosy feel regardless. Two sets of French doors lead out onto a sunny patio with furniture - the perfect spot to soak up the sun.
A foodie's paradise
Bryn Cain Coach House is ideally located for those interested in visiting the pubs and restaurants that have put this region of the country on the "good food map". There are four notably superb eateries within 20 miles and many others for you to discover. These include two Michelin starred restaurants, The Walnut Tree is 6 miles away and The Crown at Whitebrook. Bryn Cain is also within easy reach of the celebrated Bell at Skenfrith, Michelin pub of the year in 2007 and recipient of 2 AA rosettes. Finally, The Hardwick is less than a mile away and would make a comfortable summer's evening walk and is another multi-award winning gastropub. Run by Stephen Terry the Michelin starred restauranteur, the Hardwick won Welsh Restaurant of the year in 2008 and its fantastic reputation continues today
Time your visit towards the end of September and take in the Abergavenny Food Festival and enjoy the Welsh hospitality and sample some amazing local produce.
Anyone for tennis? Discuss this with the owner in advance and bring your racquets (squash or tennis) to work off the extra food on the courts at Bryn Cain. Why not organise a Welsh Wimbledon and impersonate your favourite player in total privacy!
Discover local myths and legends whilst walking the countryside
With all that eating visitors to Bryn Cain will be glad to know that the surrounding countryside provides some fabulous walking and cycle trails. The nearby Skirrid Mountain is rich in legend and mystery. Its unusual shape has given rise to numerous superstitions. According to one, the notch on its west side was caused by the underside of Noah's ark and others claim that the ravine which splits the mountain in two appeared when a bolt of lightning marked Christ's crucifixion.
Choose a walking route over the mountain that brings you pass Llanvihangel Court and the peacocks that patrol the grounds there. Then quench your thirst at the ancient Skirrid Inn - reputed to be Wales' oldest pub. Bryn Cain is well placed for visitors wishing to explore the Golden Valley, Brecon Beacons or the Black Mountains.
Abergavenny 3 miles, Crickhowell 10 miles, Monmouth 14 miles.
Learn more about Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Monmouth here.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Ceri and Emma
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ|
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