Walkers Barn (WALKE)
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Walkers Barn is set on the side of Sugar Loaf Mountain and so is the perfect cottage from which to explore The Sugar Loaf, the romantic and hidden picturesque Grwyney Valley and the market town of Crickhowell. It sits amidst magnificent rolling hills and mountains and in a quiet position just - mile for the small village of Llangenny with its wonderful pub. Crickhowell is just 2 miles away and offers fantastic shopping, coffee shops and eateries whilst Abergavenny boasts a fantastic castle with museum and plenty of shops as well as a small cinema.
Cottage accommodationThis attractive barn comprises of an open plan kitchen, sitting and dining room, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
The well-equipped kitchen has an electric cooker, microwave, Belfast sink, fridge with ice box, and a table and chairs. There are wooden floors throughout the ground floor and the sitting room area has a comfortable sofa and a TV, DVD and CD player. The two, attractively furnished bedrooms have seagrass carpets.
Bedroom 1: double bedrloom
Bedroom 2: a twin room.
The bathroom has a bath, handbasin, and toilet.
Bedlinen and towels provided.Electric storage heaters and fire.Cot & Highchair availableGarden with private decked terrace with furniture and BBQ.Ample parking.Pets welcome but please exercise outside of the garden and be mindful of the sheep.Mobile reception.Attractive bolthole in a wonderful location
With its pretty, rustic exterior Walkers Barn is an attractive sight within its lawned garden. The views surrounding it are simply stunning and the decked terrace is a wonderful place from which to take them in with a glass of wine and perhaps a BBQ. The interior has everything you need for a comfortable visit and sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms.
Fantastic walks from your door
With walks in all directions from Walkers Barn, visitors will be spoilt for choice. There are a number of circular walks up the Sugar Loaf and there are more gentle strolls to be had by heading down into the village of Llangenny and following the river Grwyney - look out for the Heron that patrols these waters and the Muscovy duck that has made it's home on the river and is fed by staff at The Dragons Head pub.
For even more walks head into Crickhowell and visit the Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre. As well as offering a coffee bar and internet access, the helpful staff on the desk are a mine of information. Tell them how energetic you're feeling and how much time you have and they'll help you choose from an enormous number of varied walks from the centre. For a challenging but relatively short walk, Table Mountain at nearly 1500ft provides a spectacular backdrop to the North of the town. At the top you will be rewarded with the remains of a 2500-year-old hill-fort (Crug) of Hywel from which Crickhowell takes its name.
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 Walkers Barn are just 2 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 Dragons Head pub in Llangenny is just a half a mile walk and is a great example of a small village pub, loved by its locals. George and Karen serve wonderful, home-cooked meals and local ales. The cosy, low-ceilinged interior is typical of pubs in the area with horse brasses on the walls and comfy seating around a huge wood-burning stove - an ideal resting point after a long walk. In the summer the enclosed garden and terrace area is lovely.
Crickhowell 2 miles, Abergavenny 6 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Jessica, Ceri or Carolyn
|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||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|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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