Westcombe House (WESTC)
Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11
Westcombe House has been converted to a superb contemporary dwelling from the 18th century Wesleyan Chapel in a quiet road in the small market town of Crickhowell. It has been most sympathetically converted with large windows to make the most of the views, very comfortable bedrooms, excellent bathrooms and many of the original old beams and stone work being retained. This is a wonderful house for a group of friends who are perhaps attending a wedding in the area or who would like a really comfortable and very conveniently located house with no need for the cars to be used. If you are a gastronome or simply enjoy good food there are many excellent award winning country pubs and restaurants within close proximity of the house. Crickhowell has some excellent and interesting local shops, excellent deli/butcher, cafes etc. Behind the Chapel is the Castle with castle grounds, a cricket pitch and park.
Sleeps 11 - 2 King-Size Rooms, 2 Family Rooms, 1 Single Room
The very large, light and open plan living area is at the top of the Chapel on the third floor, making excellent use of the existing windows and the gallery hall way below. There is a very well hand built oak kitchen with Smeg double oven and gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer and ample work and storage space; a long dining table enabling at least ten people to be able to enjoy a meal together.
The sitting area is furnished with good quality brown leather sofas and chairs, there is a woodburning stove, LCD TV with DVD, video and music system. There are views from all the windows over Crickhowell Castle to the Llangattock Escarpment in one direction and from the other side over the Georgian roof tops of Crickhowell to the nearby Sugar Loaf Mountain.
On the ground floor:
A large utility room: With a washing machine, tumble dryer, large free standing extra larder fridge, ample room to store boots and wet weather gear. A door leads out to a completely enclosed, quaint and private courtyard with wooden garden table and chairs, gas BBQ and a featured open fireplace with chimney in the old stone wall - the courtyard is partly enclosed by the ancient Old Town Wall with the Castle just behind.
There is a large Games Room with a table tennis table and a dart board; large enough for safe indoor storage for bikes.
Bedroom 1: Has a family room with a King-size bed and a single bed with patio doors out to the court yard.
There is a ground floor shower room: With a shower, handbasin and toilet.
Up a flight of stairs to:
Bedroom 2: With a double bed - looking down the street through the featured Arched Windows at the "Winner of Wales in Bloom 2006"
Bedroom 3: Has a double bed with an en suite shower room, handbasin and toilet
Bedroom 4: Has a family room with a double bed and a single bed
Bedroom 5: Has a single bed
The Family Bathroom: Is one of the best bathrooms in a holiday cottage with a large Jacuzzi bath, very large shower cubicle, handbasin and toilet.
Bedlinen and towels provided Electricity, wood and gas central heatingNon smoking Gas BBQ and garden furniture Catering can be arranged on discussion with the ownersParking for three cars outside the house; further street parking Pets welcome but to be kept downstairs please Mobile reception goodWi-fi available Safe storage for mountain bikes etcIt is only a few minutes walk down the hill to the River Usk and the water meadows alongside the river.
Learn more about Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Brecon here.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth,Ceri, Jessica and Andria
"Thank you, we had a lovely week at Westcombe house in Crickhowell. The house was well equipped and furnished to a high standard, we were a large group and were very comfortable. The owner, Lawrence, was very helpful and pleasant and made us feel very welcome in the town. The location is excellent - we were staying for a wedding in Crickhowell with our extended family and then enjoyed the Brecons for walks and visited the Big Pit and Cardiff castle - all very easy to get to. Good food and beer etc to be found in the town and shops for buying groceries etc.
Staff at Brecon Cottages have been very helpful and pleasant to deal with. We can't find fault with anyone or anything! We would recommend the cottage and the company to friends and family" Caroline and Graham and family
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
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.
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22 Aug 2014
"a wonderful property in a wonderful area"
A wonderful, luxurious property .plenty of room foor the nine of us .excellently equipped kitchen diner of more than adequate size for all of us to dine in comfort… More
12 Jul 2014
"Luxury, quality and spacious accommodation, excellent for family and group gatherings"
We have stayed at this property several times and cannot fault the quality of this property. From crisp Egyptian cotton bed linen, luxury jacuzzi bath, spotlessly clean, and the space (the photos do … More
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