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River Cottage Crickhowell


Very Good 4/5 Score from 18 reviews

River Cottage

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The cottage is situated at the rear of the owners residence within an enclosed walled courtyard (Safe for children) Comfortable for 2, but available for 3, the bunk accommodation converts to a double bed with a single above if required.

The accommodation comprises a living area with dining table and bench seating and beds. A separate, well equipped kitchen with gas hob and electric fan oven, fridge, microwave and a plentiful supply of crockery and utensils.

PLEASE NOTE: the cottage is very small and does not have cupboards, wardrobes, comfy chairs or a TV. it is a former Victorian wash house so if you are looking for a large room to spread out in this is not for you.

The pretty courtyard is an array of hanging baskets, plants and herbs. A barbecue and table and chairs make this a perfect place to relax after blissful days exploring the delightful countryside or enjoying the wide range of outdoor activities within easy reach of the cottage.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Gower 55 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 400 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cardiff International 50 km, Nearest railway: Abergavenny 11 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Central heating
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The beds comprise substantial, Scandinavian style, purpose built pine bunk-beds, the bottom of which converts to a comfortable double bed. The price per night or per week is for the cottage and up to 3 guests.

Any damage paid for.

Please clean dishes used prior to departure

Dogs to be cleaned up after

Further details outdoors

Parking is available in the road outside the property or on the lane in front of the Methodist Chapel next door. The high stone walls surrounding the courtyard garden make this a safe, secure and private place.

The accommodation is a short walk into the village which has all amenities including, cafes, restaurants, pubs, general store, news agents, butchers, gift shops, and boutiques, a medical centre and dentist, Banks and a Post Office.

The Powys/Brecon Beacons region

Crickhowell lies within the Brecon Beacon National Park. The region is a glorious mixture of mountains, forests, wide rivers and narrow babbling streams enchanting all who visit. The country lanes wind up and down hill, over stone bridges, across moors and through forests with picturesque cottages nestled in leafy lanes that form tunnels through the overhanging trees.

A strong farming community ensures an abundance of local produce for your table or picnic. It may also surprise you to know the region has its own vineyard. Based at the foot of the mountain by the same name, Sugar Loaf Vineyard is only a stones throw away!


For such a small village you are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining. Crickhowell is famous for the historic Coaching Inn, The Bear Hotel. Also visit The Dragon, well know for its excellent cuisine and friendly welcome. There are five pubs in the village. The Bridge End Inn by the river is only a stones throw from the cottage. Also the contemporary Brasserie Number 18 serves award winning cuisine, as well as several cafes a renownedl fish and chip shop and a Chinese restaurant.

Crickhowell also boasts its own department store, Nicholls

The ruin of Crickhowell Castle is a short walk away as is the canal with it its tranquil paths for walking and cycling. Nearby Abergavenny is a historic market town (see The Abergavenny Song by Marty Wilde on UTube for a slide show!)For a peep into the past and and insight into local life in years gone by visit The Big Pit, a fine example of mining life in South Wales.

There is excellent salmon and trout fishing in the River Usk that runs through the village and nearby horse riding, gliding, hang-gliding and paragliding clubs. The local mountains, Skirrid, SugarLoaf, and Blorenge (After which the owners Hand Crafted Beers are named) offer the Welsh equivalent to the 'Three Peaks' challenge. Thirty minutes from the Celtic Manor Golf Course, home of the recent Ryder Cup the cottage is ideally placed for the golfing enthusiast. There are also other golf courses closer by.

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Review 1-10 of 18

2 Sep 2014


"maybe small but functional, great for short breaks"

went for long weekend, took our dog with us and this place was great. did the table mountain walk on the Saturday and the views outstanding. will research more walks in the area and will go back soon.… More

1 Sep 2014


"Unable to shower or use toilet due to flooding!!!"

River Cottage CrickhowellDuration booked 18th August 2014 to 25th August 2014We were thrilled with the booking initially as the location was ideal, but, unfortunately we were unable to stay for the… More

16 Aug 2014


"A nice break away from busy life"

This cottage was for myself and 2 friends. The location was beautiful, the view was outstanding and the weather was divine! This place is extremely small, which I really enjoyed as it gave a sense of … More

28 Jul 2014


"The worst customer service I have ever seen"

It seems as if the owner doesn't really care about the state of the property as long as it brings him some money. We arrived on Friday evening and had some trouble finding it. The map was complet… More

When I received a call regarding the missing mattress I said that I was under the impression that you had booked for 2 not 3 guests. Rather than argue about this I apologised and suggested that as I was in London and my cleaner would not be in a position to return a mattress until Monday and that the only course of action available would be to "purchase whatever bedding you required and I would redeem the costs" You said you "would be allright" and I heard no further word from you. I don't think this demonstrates I am just concerned about "bringing me some money" What else could anyone do under the circumstances?
You may like to know that the £15 per person per night you paid would be unlikely to pay for a pitch on a camp site.
Furthermore the directions to the cottage are perfect, as demonstrated by not a single guest ever telling me they were wrong.
The bed is a double - you clearly did not pull it out fully. I did not feel it necessary to give a detailed instruction guide of how to pull out a single bunk into a double bunk. Maybe a review of this is required. However no previous guests have ever found this a problem as it says the single pulls out to form a double on the website.
Regarding outdoor lighting, my confirmation email to you after booking also informed you of our "pretty courtyard lighting" and even directed you to a switch by the microwave in order to switch the lights on.
Your pictures of my old yet clean and perfectly normal copper bottomed pans are also unlikely to upset anyone as most people know that pans do darken and tarnish with use. You say you are teenagers in your category..... so assume you know little about customer service or life for that matter so try to get out a little more and worry a little less.
Good luck

23 Sep 2013


"Small but functional, better for 2 than for 3 people"

I stayed with my 2 young children for 2 nights. We had a problem with the beds. The double was 2 mattresses put together but they overhung the bed so it wasnt very stable. The top bunk had an airbed w… More

20 Jul 2013


"Location, location, location"

Crickhowell is a fantastic place. The Bridge pub round the corner with beer garden on the Usk, lovely. Surrounding countryside is a gem. River Cottage is tiny but clean and perfectly well equipped. Having said that, it's not a holiday cottage for sitting around in (there's not room for a start). Fortunately we didn't want to so ideal for a low cost short break!! Be warned, though: parking can be tricky at times.

15 May 2013


"Excellent little cottage"

Stayed 3 nights in River cottage and had a great time. Cottage is very small but has everything you need (bed, seating area, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower and a lovely little 'sun … More

17 Apr 2013


"Charming accommodation situated in an ideal location."

We recently stayed for 3 nights at River Cottage. The accommodation although compact offered everything that we required and i would most certainly return to stay again.The cottage provided us with ev… More

17 Mar 2013



how ever this can be descibed as a cottage is amazing it should be a bunkhouse for teenagers
bedding not ironed wall where bunks are is running with damp, shower cold with door that does not seal
entrance door does not lock had to leave unlocked when we went out
dog mess on entrance path
last customers food still in fridge went to use grill pan had pizza mess still on it
complaint left in book from last guests had been ripped out but cleaner had forgotten to take it kept it to send onto booking company

I am sorry you feel that the small size of the cottage was not to your satisfaction. However it clealy states on the website particulars of the small and cosy nature of the accomodation. With respect to the bedding I have noted your comments and can now assure guests that all bedding will be ironed to a higher standard. Addressing the damp - can only advise that a cottage of this age and construction will when full of people, dogs and damp outdoor clothing with the windows shut, will run with condensation from within. There is no damp issue otherwise. I have to advise that when in occupation, especially through the night it is advised that a window is left slightly open to allow the moisture from the occupants normal breathing to escape to avoid the build up of condensation upon the walls. Shower temperature tested and found to be warm. Door requires pushing firmly to close. Thank you for your comments , which are used to improve our service.

30 Dec 2012


"good base for after days walking.."

River cottage or habit hole as it is more aptely named... This accomadation is an ideal base for two people who are planning to go walking, or explore the surrounding area. Its best asset is the kitch… More

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Calendar last updated:23 Oct 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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