Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
This really is a delightful romantic and picturesque traditional Welsh Cottage in an beautiful spot near the end of a stunningly beautiful remote valley. There is a trout stream running behind the cottage and a stone shed where mountain bikes can be locked up. Just sit beside the brook and enjoy the peace and quiet or walk from here straight up into the Brecon Beacons or hire mountain bikes and join The Taff Trail.
Sleeps 2 - 1 Bedroom
The cottage has recently been completely renovated with a newly fitted kitchen containing an electric cooker, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, fridge with a small freezer. The back door leads out to a small glass conservatory looking out over the River Crawnon which is only a few yards away down the grassy bank. There is a warm and friendly sitting room with a dining table, large stone inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove, as well as electric underfloor heating, there are oak beams, a couple of low beams where you need to mind your head, a flat screen digital TV and DVD and comfortable new sofa and chairs. The outlook from the cottage is very rural, it is up the hillside with rolling meadows dotted with grazing sheep, across the river to a farmhouse in the distance and again with the hillside rising up with woodland and sheep.
The stairs are the original ones, very steep and fairly narrow and probably unsuitable for anyone with walking difficulties.
It is worth the climb at the top of the stairs there is a gorgeous romantic bedroom, with fairly low beams so beware of your head, and a beautiful king size bed with lovely linen - an en-suite bathroom with a bath with a shower over (tap operated) hand basin and toilet.
All electricity and wood for the stove inclusiveElectric underfloor heating downstairsBedlinen and towels providedNo mobile telephone reception but there is an original red telephone box just across the lane - more or less for private use.Wifi - Limited signal only The owners have a very productive organic garden and are happy to offer visitors organic vegetable when in season.Welcome packCot and high chairNo pets - by owners choiceAmple parking for carsSecure storage for mountain bikes Close to Llangynidr
Crawnon River Cottage is three miles from the village of Llangynidr down the valley - it is a long three miles up the narrow winding valley making the cottages seem more isolated. At Crawnon River Cottage there is a single storey cottage on the side with its completely separate access and garden where the owners' mother quietly lives. The owner lives just up the lane in a converted chapel with free range chickens that roam freely.
This is a perfect cottage to walk or mountain bike from - foot paths lead up to Tor y Foel, Llangynidr Mountain, The Chartists Cave and the Dyffryn Crawnon Nature Reserve is nearby with its great diversity of bird species. The Brecon and Monmouthshire canal can be reached on foot via the quiet single track road. For Mountain Biking there is a bridleway from the cottage up onto the Taff Trail, a long distance trail designed specially for mountain bikers. The owner, who is an experienced activity leader can help organise mountain bike hire, guided walks and other outdoor activities if required.
The village of Llangynidr is a thriving little community with two active local pubs both offering good food and a village shop with post office. The Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal goes through the centre of the village making this an interesting stop on a walk with the locks and the various canal boats and other water activities.
Crickhowell 7 miles, Brecon 11 miles, Abergavenny 13 miles.
Learn more about Crickhowell and Brecon here.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth or Carolyn.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 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
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), 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.