Hengwaithdy House is a large, attractive Victorian property, built with Welsh stone and dating from the 19th century. This beautiful house has an interesting past, it was formerly the Master's house for the Crickhowell Union Workhouse. Neighbouring houses were once the Infirmary and the Chapel and the area is now much sought after. Hengwaithdy Apartment is a clever conversion of the ground floor of the property and boasts large windows with lovely views, spacious open plan living areas and a wood panelled cellar bedroom. The property is well placed for exploring Crickhowell, Brecon and trying the many outdoor pursuit available in the Brecon Beacons.
Sleeps 2 - 1 Double
Hengwaithdy Apartment has a bright and spacious open plan living room with a well designed and attractive beech kitchen with electric cooker, ceramic hob, microwave and washing machine. A breakfast bar divides the oak floored sitting room from the kitchen. The sitting room has a large sofa, dining table and chairs. There is a TV with DVD player, radio and CD player.
Bedroom 1: The cellar bedroom is wood panelled with a fine double iron bedstead.
The bathroom: Has a toilet, handbasin and large shower.
Bedlinen and towels provided. Electricity and central heating. Cot and high chair available on requestWifi available Parking. Patio garden with furniture. Non-smoking. Not suitable for pets - by owners choice Good mobile reception.Crickhowell 1 mile, Brecon 16 miles. Abergavenny 12 miles.
A spacious and clever conversion
The ground floor of Hengwaithdy House has been cleverly converted into a spacious apartment with it's own access and French doors on to a patio garden. This beautifully formed property combines oak-floored, open plan living areas with an intimate wood panelled cellar bedroom and sleeps 2. The large windows provide wonderful views over the garden to Crickhowell and the Sugar Loaf Mountain beyond.
Canal-side living - Hengwaithdy House is in a delightful setting, just a minute's walk from the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal. Stroll along the banks and watch the comings and goings on the canal or feed the ducks and swans. Make sure that you take a boat ride to see the canal from a completely different perspective - the tow-paths provide miles of easy cycling too.
Crickhowell - a short walk through the meadow - A comfortable half mile stroll takes you through picturesque fields to the famous Crickhowell Bridge over the River Usk. The bridge is well known for its mysterious arches, 12 when viewed from one side and 13 when facing upstream. Follow the narrow street, lined with pretty Georgian terraces up to the market town's centre. You will be spoilt for choice in Crickhowell whether choosing somewhere to eat, buying local produce or browsing for clothes or gifts.
Llangattock Escarpment - The escarpment which rises up behind Hengwaithdy House is a result of 18th and 19th century quarrying but today nature has largely reclaimed the landscape as its own. The quarrying process effectively sectioned the cliff face and in doing so uncovered an entrance to one of the longest cave systems in the U.K. with over 12 miles of passages. Not surprisingly Llangattock Escarpment is a popular destination for cavers from across Europe and the Western section of the escarpment has now be designated as the Craig Y Cilau National Nature Reserve.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth
|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|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1)|
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.