Alma Cottage (ALMA)
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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Walk down the narrow enchanting cobbled lane where, in summer, wild strawberries, pink valerian and hollyhocks line the ancient stone walls to this lovely little terraced stone self-catering "quarryman's" cottage, a cosy retreat, probably dating from the 1800's. A delightful little holiday cottage in the charming riverside village of Llangattock, close to the Church of St Catwg, the earliest part of which dates from the 13th century and the cottage is within a couple of minutes walking distance of the three local pubs.
Sleeps 2 - 1 Double
The front door to the cottage is a painted stable door leading into the living area where there is a new sofa, dining table and chairs and the original open fireplace which burns wood or coal. The kitchen is newly fitted with cupboards, work tops, and a new electric oven. It also has a fridge (small ice box), microwave and a range of china and cooking equipment.
Up a flight of attractive but pretty steep spiral stairs
Bedroom : A light, fresh and clean feeling bedroom with a double bed with crisp white linen
Bathroom: With a small newly fitted shower room with shower, handbasin and toilet.
Bedlinen and towels provided.Electricity and fixed electric radiators inclusive Fuel for the open fire - first sack of coal inclusive.TV with Freeview and DVDMobile reception good for most networksSorry not suitable for petsNo smokingWelcome pack on arrival.Safe parking 100 yards in free car park but park and unload at the end of the lane only 15 yds.Access to shared garden behind the cottageThis is not a suitable cottage for babes in arms or the less mobile as the stairs are very steep and narrow and there is not room upstairs for a cot. A delightful little holiday cottage in the charming riverside village of Llangattock, close to the Church of St Cattwg, the earliest part dates from the 13th century and is within a couple of minutes walking distance of the three local pubs, The Three Horseshoes that offers a very good "Sunday Lunch" and The Vine Tree always a popular eating house. Or visit the welcoming Old Rectory which offers bar and restaurant meals or play a round of GOLF. Visitors can walk along the canal tow path of the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal and see the narrow boats and for keen walkers there are miles of open hillside and wild countryside to explore with the Sugar Loaf, Table Mountain, The Blorenge and Llangattock Mountain and Escarpment in the Black Mountains with Brecon Beacons beyond. Visit Big Pit and The World Heritage Site at Blaenavon or enjoy Crickhowell less than a mile through the water meadows and over the River Usk Bridge with its many interesting local small and independent shops, restaurants and galleries.
As the cottage is only a five minute walk from the canal and then good flat walking in both directions and a pretty 15 minute walk from Crickhowell, with its shops, cafes and information centre, it would be possible to do a "no car" holiday. The Owners can arrange for the local taxi firm to meet the train at Abergavenny (single journey approximately £15 - 20.00).
Abergavenny with the closest railway station is 7 miles and Brecon 14 miles.
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If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Carolyn, Ceri & Ann.
|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|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1)|
The Powys 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.
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.
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