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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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
9 Jul 2012
"Charming, well-equipped cottage in a very pretty setting."
This was a relatively last-minute booking; my partner was doing a three day mountain bike race and we (and another friend) needed somewhere local to stay. The cottage was a lucky find; the view over the valley was lovely and we very much enjoyed the company of the local sheep. The cottage itself has the mod cons that make holiday life easy (separate utility room, wifi, big range cooker, well-equipped kitchen). It was a very comfy and relaxing stay. Oh, and we were able to bring our dog - great.
27 May 2012
"Breathtaking Cottage in Stunning Location"
I hired Mayberry to celebrate my Fathers Retirement. As he has been a user of the Monmouth Canal for many years the location of the cottage seemed a perfect solution. It did not let itself down!
The location and scenery are absolutley breathtaking, it is a steep climb in your vehicle but very much worth the effort. My father spent alot of his time taking photos and using his binoculars to look down to the canal.
The interior of Mayberry is beautifully finished with the right mix of cottage charm and contemporary clean lines, Excellent decor throughout. The kitchen worked very well for a family celebration and my fathers retirement was family get together that will be fondly remembered. We all had great fun challenging each other to pin pong and pool in the lovely games room.
We found the owners to be very helpful with all questions in the time running up to the short stay we had, nothing was any trouble. The very welcome welsh cakes on arrival were also a nice touch!
Would love to come back and stay again to do some serious walking in the summer months.
Thanks for a lovely stay
30 Apr 2012
"Fabuloously luxurious with amazing views. Perfect!"
This is a really lovely cottage which fitted the 7 of us perfectly. It is cosy, comfortable, immaculate and very stylish. It also has stunning views out over Crickhowell and the Sugar Loaf Mountain. The only potential draw-back is the very steep approach. This is fun if you like driving in first and have a cooperative car but would not be for the faint-hearted!
30 Apr 2012
"Excellent cottage, warm, well appointed, very comfortable and homely; -looking forward to another visit."
Booked for (adult) family weekend away; so the well appointed kitchen ensured we ate like kings, and very comfortably. Bedrooms were all fine, very attractive and nicely decorated. Sitting Room very comfortable too, everything provided for a good time together. The back kitchen / utility room was very useful, when coming in from (some wet) walks, drying facilities good and very sensible floor!
The location provides amazing views and access to so much beautiful countryside to enjoy, whichever direction you go. In warmer weather, sitting outside would be another wonderful, less active way to enjoy this fantastic location! Being just a few minutes off the main road, means Mayberry is secluded and quiet, but is also very accessible. Mayberry also struck as as being well thought out for guests, no fuss, no difficulties, straightforward and a delight to enjoy. Thank you . Ross Evans
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