ACORNS is one of the very pretty terraced cottages in a small private close of Eco cottages, with distressed old oak doors and windows, pretty gardens and within a few minutes walk of the vibrant and attractive Georgian town of Crickhowell. Visitors are always amazed by how much there is to see and do here. You could spend weeks exploring all the local walks, trying all the gastro-pubs and excellent restaurants in the area or wandering the art galleries - all without the car. Acorns is a lovely cottage combining modern design with traditional building materials. You'll adore the interior designed to make the most of the views and the attractive courtyard garden. The location, in a quiet spot just 200m from the town centre is ideal for foodies, walkers, art-lovers and shoppers!
Step inside this pretty mid-terrace cottage and you are immediately aware that all is not what it appears. The layout compliments the aspect and views from the property perfectly. The ground floor has a washing machine tucked in under the stairs, a bathroom with bath and shower over, handbasin and toilet.
The double bedroom also on the ground floor has very attractive French doors leading out onto the patio garden. The stairs led up to a sitting/dining room with sofa, armchair, TV, DVD and stereo and the dining area houses a dining table and chairs. A stepladder leads up from the living room to a small mezzanine floor with divan. There is a west-facing window with balcony from which to enjoy views to the peaks of the nearby hills. The adjoining kitchen has a built-in electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge with icebox.
Bedlinen and towels provided. Electricity and gas central heating.WIFI Not a suitable property for children - babies to be discussed. Designated private parking 100m away. Enclosed patio garden with furniture and BBQ. Bike storage available at owners house Not suitable for pets - by owners choice Good mobile phone reception.Attractive bolthole in a wonderful location
With its pretty exterior, Acorns provides a wonderfully romantic base from which to discover the Brecon Beacons. Wake up and throw open the French doors of your bedroom to the little courtyard garden beyond. Why not have your breakfast outside and read the paper in the courtyard before a trip out. With Crickhowell centre a stone's throw away you'll enjoy a wonderful selection of eateries and bars, all the shops you'll need and numerous walking and outdoor activity opportunities. The area is a Mecca for artists, walkers and birdwatchers, and the thriving town is both lively and friendly. It would be very easy to arrive at Acorns and not get back in the car again during your stay such is the number of things to do within easy walking distance.
Fantastic walks from your door
Stroll approximately 400m to find Cric - The Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre. There is a really lovely Art Gallery, a coffee shop and WIFI/internet access is available there, the helpful staff on the information desk are a mine of information. Tell them how energetic you're feeling and how much time you have and they'll help you choose from an enormous number of varied walks from Crickhowell. For a challenging but relatively short walk, Table Mountain at nearly 1500ft provides a spectacular backdrop to the North of the town. At the top you will be rewarded with the remains of a 2500-year-old hill-fort (crug) of Hywel from which Crickhowell takes its name.
Abergavenny 6 miles, Brecon 15 miles.
Learn more about Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Brecon here.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Ann, Carolyn or Ceri
|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||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
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.