Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Set in the Brecon Beacons, Mayberry commands “some of the best views in the National Park”. With the craggy escarpments of Craig y Cilau Nature Reserve to the North, and to the East, breathtaking views across to Table Mountain and the Sugar Loaf.
Mayberry is an elegantly restored quarry workers cottage with many original features, flagstone floors, exposed stone and beams and the original spiral stairs. Modern comforts include underfloor heating and WiFi throughout.
The oak framed games room, complete with pool table and full sized table tennis table offers endless opportunity for family fun.
Set in 2 acres of land the enclosed garden offers a wonderful opportunity to dine al fresco and take in those stunning views.
It is a wonderful place to relax as well as being the perfect base for the more adventurous making it “home from home”.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol or Cardiff 100 km, Nearest railway: Abergavenny 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Mayberry is a beautiful and luxurious holiday cottage, standing in 2 acres of land. It is typified by traditional flagstone floors, oak beams and a crackling open fire, with underfloor heating to make any winter snug. The internal finish includes a hand made kitchen and extra touches that make it 5 star. Particular features include:
The Lounge –the oldest part of the house with a flagstone floor, original open fireplace and breadoven, exposed beams and a very cosy “feel”.
Kitchen/diner–a superb hand made and comprehensively equipped kitchen with Rangemaster cooker and oak worktop, make this room a focus for families and groups alike to get together.
Large utility / boot room with 'Sheilas Maid' for drying and airing clothes. Downstairs toilet.
Rear king en suite – a light and airy room with French doors onto the rear patio and fantastic views up to the escarpment, equipped with en suite bathroom.
Master super king/twin bedroom – a large bedroom with the signature oak beams, with views up to the escarpment and to the front, down the valley to Crickhowell and Table Mountain (additional put you up bed is available to sleep an extra person if required).
The Old Master bedroom (king) – probably the most charming room in the house. The oldest bedroom with the original spiral stone staircase (as well as separate access) with exposed stone and beams and again lots of views up the mountain and down the valley.
The oak framed games room - pool table, table football and full size all weather table tennis table along with a selection of other games and toys for all ages. More views down the valley and across to Table Mountain.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside there are 2 acres of garden and mountain within the curtilage of the property and hundreds of acres of common land to explore. There is an external patio area which is perfect for al fresco dining in Summer. The games room also has its own patio area for outdoor table tennis in Summer.
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
See www.breconbeacons.org for examples of what the region can offer you. The area is a playground of activity and full of fascinating history.
Visit the Brecon Beacons Website via the link blow for more details.
Climb vast mountains, pot hole in dark, underground caverns or if you don't feel up to that, just have a nice stroll along the side of the mountain.
Horse Riding/Pony Trekking
The Black Mountains and Beacons provide some of the finest riding country in Britain. There are various centres offering a choice of hacks, trail rides or short pony treks for beginners or those more experienced. Why not try out Wern, just below Mayberry Cottage.
Big Pit World Heritage Centre
Visit the World Heritage Centre and experience the industrial past of Wales. See at first hand what it was like to go underground and mine for coal, the mineral that was the black gold of its time.
Check out the 5 day forecast.
There is so much to do here that we could exhaust you. See our suggested activities below or alternatively just turn up with a book, a musical instrument, a canvas and easel and watch the world go past.
Abergavenny Food Festival:
The highlight of September each year, this is a foodies paradise.
Known as 'The Glastonbury of Food Festivals' (Observer Food Monthly) this incredibly popular festival includes special events such masterclasses, tutored tastings, children's events, walks and talks, you name it.
Early August will never be the same without this world renowned jazz festival.
Last year's festival was described as one of the finest in the event's history as thousands of visitors converged on Brecon to enjoy over 84 fantastic musical events.
Canals and Boating:
This is arguably the most beautiful and scenic canal of all.
Try the Boathouse at Llanfoist.
Dan yr Ogof Show caves:
Dan yr Ogof Showcaves and Craig y nos country park - part of Europe's largest cave network with special interest in the show caves for children
Green Man Festival:
Avoid some of the mud but never be far away from the action
Hay Festival of Literature:
This international festival runs twice a year with the main festival in late May/early June and the emerging winter weekend festival in late November/early December.
The festival was originally devised by Peter Florence in 1988 and was described by Bill Clinton in 2001 as "The Woodstock of the mind".
Llangorse Multi Activity:
A real mixed activity area from Sky Trek at tree top height through to wall climbing.
The Bear, Crickhowell:
Dating back to 1432 this quintessential pub has
twice won the 'Best Pub in Britain' award.
Popular with locals and visitors alike, the Bear is the social hub of Crickhowell.
This place is a "must do".
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4 Oct 2014
"Don't change a thing!"
We spent an idyllic week at this wonderful cottage. Our party was made up of family and friends, plus 2 dogs. Mayberry has the best views of anywhere we have ever stayed. The owners have thought of… More
10 Sep 2014
What an amazing cottage in an amazing spot. We were so lucky with the weather we enjoyed some really good walks up the mountains. The cottage had everything we needed. Our two young children loved t… More
23 Aug 2014
"Fabulous birthday walking weekend get away."
Mayberry cottage was a fantastic house for eight friends to come together to celebrate a birthday, walk the surrounding hills and gather for a good natter and catchup by the fire (slightly unnecessary in May, but it had to be done). The cottage is well equipped throughout and was brilliantly suited to the out-door types with plenty of places for walking kit and dog. If the rain had been heavy, I'm sure we would have been happy in the games room for a ping pong competition. The sleeping accommodation was as pictured on the web site and all the bedding was of good quality. Mayberry cottage is decorated and furnished to a high standard and this was a very important in making our get away a success. The views from the cottage are spectacular and the wonderful country sounds restful and inspiring at the same time. Having lived in Wales myself I was not surprised by the steep welsh lane ascent with the occasional tractor to navigate past or reverse for, this is very much part of the character of the cottage and location.
20 Jun 2014
"Beautiful cottage, with everything you need and then some extras!"
Well, where to start, this cottage is beautiful and offers something for everyone. This turned out to be the perfect plays for our first family holiday with our 5 month old son. As it was only the 3 o… More
31 Mar 2014
"You should definitely come here!"
We were on a family holiday to get away from it all, and we had an absolutely fantastic time. The cottage is beautiful and caters for all! The setting is just breathtaking and there is so much to do. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Tony who made it such an easy smooth transaction. I couldn't recommend this place enough and we will definitely be back. We have already recommended it to all our friends and we're looking forward to our next trip back.
24 Feb 2014
"Great Cottage With Amazing Views"
Myself and my family stayed in the cottage in February 2014 for a week and had a really great holiday. There are some great walks around the cottage and the views are to die for. We had rain, snow and… More
5 Feb 2014
"Great cottage with great views"
Stayed for a weekend when the weather was at it's worst. This did not take anything away from the weekend thanks to the cottage being warm, comfortable and with plenty of space. Having the large utility room at the back was a savour when returning from climbs and mountain biking as it also doubled up as our drying room. Landlord was very helpful and friendly. Have already recommended it to family and friends. Will no doubt be going back soon!
7 Oct 2013
"Utterly brilliant, highly recommended (shhh - don't tell everyone!)"
Mayberry cottage is simply stunning. The landscape, the views, the sunrise and sunset offer a spectacular backdrop to this wonderful holiday cottage. "Cottage" doesn't really do it just… More
21 May 2013
"Views, ambience, welsh cakes and a fantasticly comfortable cottage"
Hard to fault this lovely spot but be prepared for a steep climb up from Crickhowell. Accommodation well equipped and very welcoming. Remember to ask for the single bed option if you want to use the main bedroom as such.
There is a well equipped games room that we will be back to use - we did not have time on this occasion. Read the detailed description of local walks in the book before you start out. When they say path not identifiable they mean it.
Cant wait to return.
4 May 2013
"Look no further. This is The Place To Stay ........."
A Chocolate Box , super cosy authentic Welsh cottage nestled in the mountainside above the pretty town of Crickhowell. The views across the valley are panoramic and it is magical at night to gaze dow… More
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