Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Old Stable Cottage is designed to offer a charming retreat, the building has been renovated with care by the owner and is just a couple of minutes walk from the canal bank with its many gaily painted boats. Visitors to the cottage will find it approximately three miles from Abergavenny, nestling near the centre of the small village of Govilon. The village has a small general store, post office, chemist, hairdresser and fabulous fish and chip shop (closed Monday). There are three or four inns serving good food and a local garage. The Monmouthshire and Brecon canal passes through the village with its traditionally and gaily painted narrow boats always a spectacle for visitors walking on the tow path. A few miles further along the canal is the quiet market town of Crickhowell with its stone arched bridge, trout and salmon fishing and inns with welcoming log fires and good ales. Abergavenny is just a couple of miles away, it is a bustling town with weekly Farmer's Market where you can buy organic and local produce, and a flourishing and interesting The Food Festival held in September. The town is traditionally called the 'Gateway to Wales'. Beyond the cottage is Gilwern Hill Escarpment, at the top of which is the World Heritage Site at Blaenafon, with old ironworks, a steam railway and free entrance to the Big Pit National Coal Mine. There is very easy access right down to all The Welsh Valleys, the M4 motorway and Cardiff as well as Monmouth and the Midlands.

Cottage Accommodation

Sleeps 2 - 1 bedroom

A delightful and carefully designed kitchen area with a Belfast sink, an electric oven with a ceramic hob, microwave, fridge and a washing machine. In the sitting area there is a a dining table and 2 chairs, a leather sofa and chair. Flat screen TV with DVD which also plays CD's, stereo radio, CD, i-pod player.

Up spiral stairs to

Bedroom 1: With a double bed and a shower room with shower, handbasin and toilet.

Useful Information

Bedlinen and towels provided. Electricity and central heating. Mobile reception variable. One pet welcome (please note there is no garden at this property)Cot & Highchair available Welcome pack.Abergavenny 3 miles.

If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Ann or Lucy.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1)
Other High chair

The Monmouthshire 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.


"Beautiful market town on the edge of the National Park - also known as the gateway to Wales", 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