Blue Boar Cottage
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Property: Blue Boar Cottage is a 1 bedroom Shabby Chic terraced cottage situated in the village of Llangattock (near Crickhowell) within the Brecon Beacons National Park. It boasts Laura Ashley furniture and furnishings throughout and has been lovingly restored by its owners. Downstairs comprises of open plan living with a lounge, dining area and kitchen. The back door leads out to a private courtyard with furniture and a BBQ for the warmer months. Upstairs leads to a spacious double bedroom with adjoining bathroom comprising of a bath with shower attachment..This cottage truly is a romantic getaway and ideal for those looking to explore the Brecon Beacons by foot/car or those just wishing for a relaxing break. Outside, there is free parking in a public car park 100 yards away. Upon arrival you will find a welcome basket with essentials to help you instantly settle in and feel at home.
Amenities: Central heating, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, Digital TV with DVD player, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs, bed linen and towels, free parking in public car park approx. 100 yards away, loading/unloading available 15 yards from cottage. Private courtyard with furniture and BBQ. Shop 1 mile, pub 2 mins walk. Note: there is no vehicle access outside cottage and sorry, no smoking or pets.
Town: Blue Boar cottage is located within the Brecon Beacons National Park in the village of Llangattock. The beautiful and picturesque village offers narrow cobbled streets, pubs and a church. Crickhowell is a short walking distance away with quaint shops and tea rooms, pubs, restaurants, bakery and local butchers.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff, Nearest railway: Abergavenny|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
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.
There is much to do in Crickhowell and surrounding areas and is a popular tourist destination throughout the year. These are just some ideas below:
Abergavenny Food Festival
Canals and Boating - there are many options but please see an example below
Celtic Manor Golf Club
Dan yr Ogof Show caves
Green Man Festival
Hay Festival of Literature
Llangorse Multi Activity
The Bear, Crickhowell
Please see http://www.crickhowell.org.uk for more details.
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22 Aug 2013
"a perfect cottage in a picture perfect village"
Blue Boar cottage is wonderful! My partner, 5 month old baby and I stayed there for 6 nights and felt completely at home. The owner has obviously gone to alot of effort to make the cottage look perfec… More
31 Jul 2013
We were so pleased we booked this cottage. After a very warm welcome we discovered that the cottage had everything we needed and really was in great condition. It had been decorated and furnished to a very high standard.
There is no parking outside the cottage but a public car park is just around the corner.
You can walk down to Crickhowell in only 10 -15 minutes.
Cannot recommend more highly. Superb!
3 Jun 2013
"Beautiful cottage and location made for a fantastic holiday"
We stayed at Blue Boar cottage as we wanted somewhere quiet yet convenient for the Hay-on-Wye literary festival and we were not disappointed. It was a 30 mins drive to the festival through pretty villages. The cottage was absolutely beautiful with exceptional attention to detail and spotlessly clean. Crickhowell is a ten minute stroll away past the church and there are some charming pubs and shops. We had a couple of rainy days but we felt very cosy in the cottage and ate in a few nights - the kitchen is really well equipped.
The owner was very accommodating and friendly and it felt like nothing was too much trouble. The bed was very comfy too which was good as I was a little worried about this being seven months pregnant!
We had a lovely time and we will definitely be back again. Didn't want to leave! Thanks for a great stay.
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