Y Bwthyn Cottage (YBWTHY)
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Y Bwthyn, meaning "the cottage", dates from the late 1800's and is tucked away at the end of a quiet lane on a terraced hillside above the River Usk called The Dardy. This holiday cottage with stunning views is perfect for walkers being only 1 mile from the small Georgian town of Crickhowell, y Bwythyn offers a cosy and relaxing atmosphere for anyone looking for a quiet break .
The views from the cottage certainly have the "Wow Factor" - across the River Usk towards Table Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain beyond. The pretty Monmouth and Brecon canal with the traditionally painted boats and the walks along the towpath is close by. There are countless walks from the door for all abilities, explore the dramatic beauty of Llangattock Escarpment, a dramatic limestone landmark which is approximately 1 mile east and is famous with cavers and climbers. The foothills of the Brecon Beacons are 4 miles to the west and the Black Mountains are 2 miles to the north.
Visitors are will love the mature enclosed terraced garden to sit and maybe do some bird-spotting or cloud watching or if you prefer have picnic under the mulberry tree, there are garden chairs and tables. This property has many steps and would not be suitable for anyone with restricted mobility.
Sleeps 5/6 in 3 bedrooms
There is a secure entrance porch, ideal for walking poles and boots etc.
The living room has a newly fitted wood burning stove, two comfortable sofas, a large flat screen TV with basic Freeview package and a great selection of DVD's and books to choose from. The owners have provided plenty of maps and local information and visitors are welcome to use the telescope.
The living room is open plan with a formal dining table and chairs to comfortably seat six visitors at one end.
There is a large step down to the kitchen The welcoming circular table and chairs are perfect for an informal meal,which also overlooks the fantastic Usk valley and a wall map that redefines the description. there is an electric cooker, fridge and freezer, a microwave, coffee maker and plenty of worktop and cupboard space.
The utility/boot room has doors to the kitchen and the front garden. This space is ideal for drying coats and airing walking boots washing machine and a dryer
A newly fitted downstairs cloak room: separate shower and toilet.
Open staircase leading from living room.
Bedroom 1: With a double bed, a large bright room with good storage, views across Usk Valley
Family bathroom: Bath, hand basin and toilet.
Bedroom 2: A bedroom with a double bed with plenty of storage, views across Usk Valley
Bedroom 3: A light and bright bedroom with a single bed. This is a full size single bed but accessed by ladder steps. There is also a single futon available if needed and again lovely views across the Usk Valley
* All linen and towels inclusive
* All electricity, calor gas and fuel for the fire inclusive
* Good mobile phone reception
* TV with Freeview & DVD
* Parking is available down the lane - few minutes walk - this is one of several cottages built years before cars and the lane is too narrow for cars except to unload and then parking back down the lane.
* There is covered storage for bikes, pushchairs etc.
* 2 Well behaved pets welcome
* Cot and high chair
* Garden furniture and a BBQ available
* This property has many steps and would not be suitable for anyone with restricted mobility.
The town of Crickhowell is less than a mile away with over the ancient bridge, where visitors find independent shops, and a choice of pub's and cafes offering tasty food, a delicatessen, small grocer's, petrol station, visitor centre, art gallery. Llangattock Village is at the end of the lane with a church and two village pubs, The Vinetree and The Horseshoe Inn.
Abergavenny the nearest railway station is 8 miles to The Dardy. Easy access to Cardiff, Hereford, the Midlands and M4.
Learn more about Crickhowell
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Ann or Lucy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 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||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
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.
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