Cwm Mawr (CWMGU)
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This beautiful secluded cottage and byre dates from approximately 1633 and has glorious views across the Usk valley and superb walks up through the wood behind the house onto the open hillside and Table Mountain. Ideal for families, with a large well-kept gardend leading directly down to the brook below, offering hours of play and adventure. Crickhowell with its many excellent shops, pubs and restaurants is only 2 miles down the lane. The Nant-y-ffin Cider Mill gastro-pub is within walking distance and the historic Tretower Court and Castle are also nearby.
Sleeping 6 people, 3 bedrooms. This is a beautiful 17th Century Welsh cottage and byre exceptionally well restored using local craftsmen and locally sourced stone and oak, and using the best of all materials available ensuring the cottage retains the feel and ambience of the period in which it was built whilst meeting all the needs of contemporary family living. The house sits beside a bridleway and has well kept gardens with lawns, fruit trees and wonderful different sitting and playing areas for everyone. Ideally situated above the Usk Valley, the garden is a haven for wild-life, numerous species of woodland and moorland birds and Red Kite have recently been seen in the area.
The main entrance into the cottage features the original oak door with the date 1643 carved into the wood above. An entrance porch contains ample storage space for coats and muddy boots. In the cottage, the main sitting room is full of character with a stunning oak panel partition wall, and has an efficient woodburning stove set in a stone fireplace with a large comfortable sofa and chair.
TV with Sky basic package and Freesat, DVD - visitors can bring their own SKY Viewing card for more channels.
Off the sitting room is the study with power points Broad Band WIFI.
An inner hallway leads from the sitting room into the byre which has been converted into a bright and airy living space with galley kitchen at one end and sitting area above. The living/dining area is spacious with floor to ceiling windows where the barn doors used to be; there is a long dining table and chairs and a sofa and armchair beside a lovely red woodburning stove - perfect for curling up with a book on a cold evening. The kitchen, down a couple of steps, is newly installed with an electric Range cooker and gas hob, fridge (no space for freezer), washing machine and toaster.
Up a flight of wood stairs to a mezzanine floor, previously a hay loft, with glorious views over the Usk Valley, with a further comfortable sofa and chairs and a good supply of puzzles and games for the family. To the side of the kitchen is a small wash-room with handbasin and toilet.
From the main sitting room a flight of stairs leads to the first floor bedrooms and family bathroom:
Bedroom 1 The first bedroom has a double bed
Bedroom 2 The second bedroom has twin beds
A family bathroom with a bath with an electric shower over, whb and wc.
Up a further flight of steep spiral stairs to:
Bedroom 3 A bedroom with a double bed and en-suite shower room.
Bedlinen and towels providedAll electricity and gas inclusiveTV with Sky basic package and Freesat, DVD Wi-fiWood for the woodburning stoves inclusive.Mobile reception variable.A large and well kept garden and lawns with garden furnitureNo pets - by owners choice
Crickhowell 2 miles.If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Ceri, Carolyn, Edwina and Sophie
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 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||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2)|
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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