The Crown (CROWN)
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Crown in the Old Village of Llangattock has the original door and a cobbled foot path; this was a very popular pub dating back to the 1890's and now has been converted to a warm, comfortable, welcoming and immaculate cottage in a great location for all the attractions of Crickhowell and The Black Mountains with views from the garden across to Llangattock Mountain and The Sugar Loaf.
Sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms:
The whole cottage is newly renovated and attractively designed with many of the furnishings and fabrics by Designer Sarah Frost who happens to live locally; everything is good quality from the new sofas and chairs and excellent beds bought locally in Crickhowell from Webbs - the Winner of Best Local Family Run Business in the UK. The entrance lobby has double doors so there is room for coats and boots and perhaps room to wipe down a wet dog. The galley style kitchen is easy to use and is well equipped with a gas hob and an electric cooker, microwave, under counter fridge and a separate freezer, dishwasher and a washing machine; the dining room has a wood burning stove and a long dining table and chairs - perfect for a dinner party or for just doing a jigsaw. I noticed a good supply of board games, jigsaws etc. A step down to the comfortable sitting room with the wood burning stove set in the stone fireplace ensures this room is always warm and cosy. There is a large flat screen Freeview TV and DVD player with a selection of DVD's .
Up a flight of wooden stairs to
Bedroom 1: A kingsize bed in a very spacious bedroom with lovely views across the pretty cottage gardens and roof scapes to Llangattock Escarpment.
Bedroom 2: twin bedroom again has new beds and mattresses.
The bathroom is elegant and contemporary with an excellent shower over the bath, handbasin and toilet.
The back door leads out to a small court yard with garden table and chairs - perfect for a cup of coffee in the morning and to read the papers in the sunshine. Then up a couple of steps and down a little path to a "surprise secret garden" - a large safe and enclosed garden with a patio with garden furniture, lawn and flowers, perfect for visitors with children or dogs where they can play in compete safety. The woodshed is down here and offers safe lock up for three mountain bikes. There is a back gate to a cobbled lane that leads back to the village.
All electricity and gas central heating inclusiveWood supplied for the two wood burning stovesAll linen and towels inclusiveSorry No smoking in the cottageCot and high chair availableSafe lock up storage for 3 mountain bikes.TV & DVD with freeviewWifi availableMobile telephone reception goodWelcome Pack with local bread, free range local eggs, milk and welsh butter etc.Safe off road Parking just 50 yards up the road in a walled car park.Well behaved pets welcomeGreat Location - The Crown is a great location for a family holiday with such easy access for walking on Llangattock Mountain with The Blorenge beyond, over to Table Mountain and The Sugar Loaf above Crickhowell in The Black Mountains and just a bit further up the River Usk Valley Brecon and The Beacons. From the cottage there is an excellent restaurant in the village , The Old Rectory. Then over the River in Crickhowell there is The Bridge End - all within a 10 minute flat walk. Visitors here are spoilt for choice with the many local pubs and eating houses, Number 18 a well recommended Bistro, The Bear winner for many years of Best Pub Award, The Dragon and several other pubs and cafes.
Fishing nearby - There is trout and salmon fishing on the River Usk, coarse fishing on the canal and there is of course excellent "flat" walking along the interesting tow path, with its many traditionally painted canal boats. Abergavenny, Gateway to Wales is 6 miles and the Severn Bridge is approximately 40 minutes drive. The Heads of The Valley Road is again easily accessible so anyone working or visiting family in the Welsh Valleys this is a good location to stay.
Crickhowell 1/2 mile.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Ann or Ceri
|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|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Outdoors||Private garden, 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.
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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21 May 2014
"Can't wait to visit again"
We had a great time and really enjoyed our break. Can't wait to visit again. The Crown cottage was fantastic, well equipped and very clean. Especially liked the quaint garden, which is a nice pla… More
28 Nov 2012
"Beautiful, spacious cottage, great value in winter"
Well equiped and tastefully decorated cottage. The village is lovely and a very short walk from Crickhowell. It is the ideal location to start exploring the Brecons. The advertising actually understates how good this cottage is.
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