Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Ash Cottage is a superbly equipped and beautifully finished original stone cottage with roses around the door. A large inglenook fireplace with woodburner stove makes for cosy evenings. Flagstone floors and oak beams throughout add to the charm. The cottage is 4 star rated by Visit Wales and comfortably sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. Centrally situated in the National Park with views of the hills this is an ideal base for walking,cycling and exploring.
A variety of hill walks start outside the front door and for cyclists there is a locked store room for bikes at the front of the house. Ash cottage is in the village of Llangynidr, which has two pubs, one 3 minutes walk from the house, serving food, a village shop with post office and a garage. The river Usk and the Monmouth Canal flow through the village. Parking is outside the cottage on the quiet road. The mobile reception is variable.
Great for hiking trips, rural/countryside retreats, cycling trips and visiting the many historic sights of Powys and South Wales. Abergavenny 12 miles, Brecon 9 miles and Crickhowell 4 miles.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff 72 km, Nearest railway: Abergavenny 24 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Further details indoors|
The spacious sitting room has a stone inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. There is a flight of original stone stairs that wind up to the second floor from the sitting room. The floors are flagstone with rugs, exposed oak beams and traditional stone walls. The sitting room has a comfortable sofa and two big armchairs around the fire. There is a TV with Freeview satellite, DVD and a CD player. There are a range of games, DVDs, books and CDs for guests to use.
The dining area seats six at a large table
The beautiful cream kitchen is light and airy looking out onto the rear garden. There is a fridge, microwave, electric oven with hob and grill. There is a small table and chairs. There is a utility room/toilet outside the kitchen which contains a freezer, washing machine and drying space, ironing board and iron. A staircase leads from the kitchen to the pretty bedrooms and bathroom.
The twin bedroom with exposed oak beams has a pair of matching twin beds with blue and white bed covers and a wardrobe. The double bedroom has oak beams and stone walls. There is beautiful antique iron bedstead and pretty bed linen. All bed linen is provided. The bathroom has an electric shower over the bath.
Electricity and oil is inclusive and there is a large complimentary basket of wood for the fire. Well behaved dogs are welcome, on the ground floor only. The cottage is No smoking. Please note that towels are not provided.
The garden is well kept and walled with a small lawn and a pretty summer house. There is a cobblestone path which leads around the edge of the garden and gently ascends to the lawn area. Garden furniture is provided.
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
Ash Cottage is nestled in the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty covering some 500 square miles. In easy reach from many locations via the M50, M5 and M4 with Birmingham just 2 hours away and London 3 hours.
The area boasts mountains, lakes, waterfalls and woodlands making it ideal for those who love the outdoors. For walkers there are mountain challenges like The Sugar Loaf and the delights of the Gospel Pass, Llanthony Valley and a large section of the Offas Dyke Path. For cyclists there are trails galore including the Taff Trail. There is pony treking for horse lovers and great salmon and trout fishing too.
For foodies there are excellent restaurants throughout the region and the annual Abergavenny Food Festival celebrates a vast array of talented local producers.
Hay on Wye is the secondhand book capital of the world and hosts the annual Hay Literary Festival. Brecon, Caerphilly, Monmouth and other local towns offer castles, museums and shops and for a serious day shopping Cardiff is less than an hour away.
Llangynidr nestles on the River Usk and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal with great walks from the doorstep.
The chic little Georgian town of Crickhowell is just 4 miles away with some great restaurants and stylish shops . The town celebrates local walking with it's annual walking festival.