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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Oaklea is a lovely 1930's four bedroomed house, surrounded by a large well kept garden, with lawns and flower beds, securely fenced, with stunning views, sun sets and starry skies. The house is set in 30 acres of rolling farmland, on the side of the remote and beautiful Golden Valley in an AONB, over- looking The Black Mountains, with Hatterill Ridge, The Cats Back and The Skirrid Mountain, all close-by, with walks straight through a gate and across the fields, directly from the door. The renowned Offa's Dyke path is within easy reach. The well kept secluded house has recently been renovated retaining its original appearance having been owned by the same family since being built over 70 years ago;
Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms. There is a new kitchen with an electric cooker, four hobs with oven and grill, microwave, George Foreman grill, dishwasher, fridge, washing machine. The deep freezer and second fridge are in a separate outside store. A traditional 1930's dining room with dining table and chairs and an open period fireplace with armchairs on either side. The sitting room with a large bay window to take advantage of the stunning views, has sofa and chairs, a woodburning stove set in the traditional fireplace and a TV, DVD and 1930's radio. A small second "snug" with sofa, a desk, TV for playing games and DVDs, radio and CD player, books, jigsaws and games. Downstairs cloakroom with handbasin and toilet and storage for coats and boots.
Bedroom 1: has a traditional wooden double bed with a large bay window and fabulous views across the valley.
Bedroom 2: has a wrought iron double bed, again lovely views across the valley.
Bedroom 3: has bunk beds.
Bedroom 4: has twin beds, both have views of the garden.
A family bathroom: With a bath with shower over and a handbasin. Separate toilet and handbasin.
Bedlinen and towels provided. Oil central heating, logs and coal. Cot and high chair. Ample parking on private drive. Mobile reception variable. Telephone (honesty box). Garden with garden furniture and a gas BBQ. Non smoking. Welcome Pack on arrival.Telescope availableSafe storage for mountain bikes.
Longtown - 1.5 miles, with an excellent local pub and the award winning local village shop and Post Office, well stocked with local and organic produce, news papers etc. The Cornwall Arms is half a mile. The Crown Inn and Carpenters Arms are 1.5 miles away. Several Galleries and Craft Centres nearby - Monnow Valley Art Centre is just up the road. Pony Trekking and Riding and various outdoor pursuits available locally.
Abergavenny 8 miles, Hereford 17 miles and Hay-on-Wye 15 miles. Brecon 24 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth or Ann
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Herefordshire 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
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