The Quizzer holiday cottage takes its name from a nearby field, inexplicably known as 'The Quizzer'. This picturesque and romantic little converted barn is perfect for a couple wanting to sample the great Welsh combination of fantastic views, good local food, wonderful walking and rich history. The cottage is hidden away down a quiet lane only 7 miles from Abergavenny and 2 miles from the nearest village, this barn enjoys views of the Black Mountains, The Skirrid and Sugar Loaf Mountain and is in easy reach of Offa's Dyke Path. Its pretty stone outside is matched by a comfortable and warm inside, ideal for a couple looking for a peaceful base from which to explore the local countryside and try out the many award-winning gastro pubs and restaurants closeby. Make sure you visit the atmospheric Skirrid Inn reputed to be Wales' oldest pub only five minutes down the lane. Visit The Hardwicke with its celebratory chef Steven Terry, The Walnut Tree or The Bell at Skenfrith for a real treat. Visitors always want to return to the secluded and romantic Quizzer to enjoy again the fabulous views and peace and seclusion in this tiny Welsh hide-away.
Cottage AccommodationQuizzer is picture-perfect from the outside and this continues through to the comfortable and attractive interior. The well-equipped kitchen was made locally from oak and offers an electric cooker, hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave and a dining table with chairs. The lovely stone tiled floor benefits from underfloor heating, ensuring that you're cosy, whatever the weather. The sitting room has a comfortable sofa, chair and a TV with Sky.
Up a flight of narrow stairs you will find two pretty bedrooms
Bedroom 1: Has a lovely king-sized bed
Bedroom 2: Is a single bedroom.
The bathroom: Has a bath, handbasin and toilet.
Bedlinen and towels provided. Electricity and underfloor central heating. Cot and highchair available. Ample parking. Stabling and grazing available. Well behaved pets welcome. Private patio with garden furniture. Bike storage. Good Orange mobile phone reception.Attractive barn hidden in the hills
This idyllic barn really is picture perfect with its terraced patio, exposed stone walls, and incredible views. Quizzer has been converted recently but the building itself dates from the 18th century and retains much of the character. It sits in a peaceful and secluded location amidst 40 acres of the owner's land. Accessed down a private lane, Quizzer boasts an attractive and totally private terrace, ample parking and the use of stabling and grazing should you wish to bring off-road transport!
A foodie's paradise
Quizzer is ideally located for those interested in visiting the pubs and restaurants that have put this region of the country on the food map. There are four notably superb eateries within 20 miles and many others for you to discover. These include two Michelin starred restaurants, The Walnut Tree just 5 miles away and The Crown at Whitebrook. Quizzer is also within easy reach of the celebrated Bell at Skenfrith, Michelin pub of the year in 2007 and recipient of 2 AA rosettes. Finally, The Hardwick is just under 8 miles away and is another multi-award winning gastropub.
Time your visit towards the end of September and take in the Abergavenny Food Festival and enjoy the Welsh hospitality and sample some amazing local produce.
Discover local myths and legends whilst walking the countryside
With all that eating visitors to Quizzer will be glad to know that the surrounding countryside provides some fabulous walking and cycle trails. The nearby Skirrid Mountain is rich in legend and mystery. It's unusual shape has given rise to numerous superstitions. According to one, the notch on its west side was caused by the underside of Noah's ark and others claim that the ravine which splits the mountain in two appeared when a bolt of lightning marked Christ's crucifixion.
Choose a walking route over the mountain that brings you pass Llanvihangel Court and the peacocks that patrol the grounds there. Then quench your thirst at the ancient Skirrid Inn - reputed to be Wales' oldest pub.
Nearest village with pub and shop 2 miles, Abergavenny 7 miles, Crickhowell 12 miles, Monmouth 13 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Emma, Carolyn, Ceri and Ann
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Cots (1)|
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