Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Hayloft is a delightful and charming converted barn from which to explore the Black Mountains, historic Tretower and the market town of Crickhowell. Located on a quiet 75-acre hill farm, the building adjoins the farmhouse and dates back to the 1800's. It sits amidst wonderful rolling hills and mountains and in a quiet position just 3 miles for the small village of Cwmdu with its wonderful pub. Crickhowell is just 6 miles away and offers boutique shopping, coffee shops and eateries, whilst Abergavenny boasts a castle with museum and busy high street, tithe barn and plenty of shops as well as a small cinema.
This attractive stone hayloft comprises an open plan kitchen / sitting / dining room. Family room, bathroom and separate shower room on the ground floor. With an additional open plan bedroom with 3 single beds at the top of a steep and narrow loft ladder.
The well-equipped kitchen has an electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. The comfortable living space has a galley kitchen with breakfast bar, a dining table seating 6 and two armchairs. Beyond the partition is a cosy sofa and armchairs with Freeview TV set around a woodburner (gas not real wood).
Bedroom 1: double bedroom with small single bed.
The bathroom houses a toilet, handbasin and bath and there is a separate shower room.
Up the steep loft ladders to
Bedroom 3: an open plan triple bedroom.
Bedlinen provided. Electric storage heaters, gas and electricity included. Stone courtyard garden with furniture and BBQ. Ample parking. Pets by arrangement. Poor mobile reception - pay phone provided. Cwmdu (with excellent pub) 3 miles, Crickhowell 6 miles, Abergavenny 13 miles.
Attractive bolt-hole in a wonderful location
Adjoining the traditional Cwmffrwd Farmhouse, Hayloft is a charming converted stone hayloft positioned in the farmyard of this 75 acre hill farm. The views are wonderful and take in Pen Allt Mawr, one of the highest peaks in the Black Mountains. The hayloft itself exudes character with beautiful oak beams and exposed stone walls throughout - a cosy and comfortable base from which to explore the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons.
Fantastic walks from your door
Hayloft is really a superb location for those wishing to walk the Black Mountains. The property is surrounded by wild, open countryside with the River Rhiangoll just below. There is pony trekking and trail riding available at the stables just down the lane, and a short drive into the Brecon area will provide yet more glorious walking.
Discover the bustling town of Crickhowell
Crickhowell is a thriving market town nestled between the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons in one of the most beautiful valleys in the National Park. Visitors staying at Hayloft are just 6 miles from the heart of the town. Explore Nicholls, the lovely department store with its range of clothes, footwear, stationary, jewellery, gifts, and home products and make sure you visit Webbs - a family run department store established in 1930. Drop into Number Eighteen - one of a number of great local coffee shops and then browse the art gallery and small boutique shops before lunching at the famous Bear Hotel, which dates back to 1432 and has won the 'Best Pub in Britain' award twice.
A quintessential village pub serving fantastic food
The Farmers Arms pub in Cwmdu is 2.5 miles down the road and is a great example of a small village pub, loved by its locals. A family run establishment, it has a restaurant area and offers a wide range of tasty meals, from simple baguettes to prime Welsh steaks. Pop in for a bit of banter with the locals and a tasty home-cooked meal made with local produce. Why not walk down and back, the up hill stroll home helps make a meal at this friendly local a guilt-free pleasure!
5 miles up the road is Tretower Court and Castle. The castle is a classic motte and bailey example dating from 1150 with additions made in the 13th century. Tretower Court is a medieval manor house thought to date from the 14th century with many fine examples of worked timber from that era as well as a delightful reconstructed 15th century garden. A trip to Tretower is a fantastic window into medieval life in the area.
Learn more about Abergavenny and Crickhowell here.
Make your booking and explore the Black Mountains by clicking here or, alternatively you can book by calling our office on 01874 676446.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth or Ann.
|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
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
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.
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.