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River Cottage Crickhowell Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Description from owner

Description

THE COTTAGE WILL BE UNAVAILABLE BETWEEN JANUARY - FEBRUARY 13TH 2015 WHILST MAINTAINENCE TAKES PLACE.The cottage is situated at the rear of the owners residence within an enclosed walled courtyard (Safe for children) Comfortable for 2, but available for 3, the bunk accommodation converts to a double bed with a single above if required.The accommodation comprises a living area with dining table and bench seating and beds. A separate, well equipped kitchen with gas hob and electric fan oven, fridge, microwave and a plentiful supply of crockery and utensils. PLEASE NOTE: the cottage is very small and does not have cupboards, wardrobes, comfy chairs or a TV. it is a former Victorian wash house so if you are looking for a large room to spread out in this is not for you.The pretty courtyard is an array of hanging baskets, plants and herbs. A barbecue and table and chairs make this a perfect place to relax after blissful days exploring the delightful countryside or enjoying the wide range

THE COTTAGE WILL BE UNAVAILABLE BETWEEN JANUARY - FEBRUARY 13TH 2015 WHILST MAINTAINENCE TAKES PLACE.The cottage is situated at the rear of the owners residence within an enclosed walled courtyard (Safe for children) Comfortable for 2, but available for 3, the bunk accommodation converts to a double bed with a single above if required.The accommodation comprises a living area with dining table and bench seating and beds. A separate, well equipped kitchen with gas hob and electric fan oven, fridge, microwave and a plentiful supply of crockery and utensils. PLEASE NOTE: the cottage is very small and does not have cupboards, wardrobes, comfy chairs or a TV. it is a former Victorian wash house so if you are looking for a large room to spread out in this is not for you.The pretty courtyard is an array of hanging baskets, plants and herbs. A barbecue and table and chairs make this a perfect place to relax after blissful days exploring the delightful countryside or enjoying the wide range of outdoor activities within easy reach of the cottage.

Further details indoors

The beds comprise substantial, Scandinavian style, purpose built pine bunk-beds, the bottom of which converts to a comfortable double bed. The price per night or per week is for the cottage and up to 3 guests.Any damage paid for. Please clean dishes used prior to departureDogs to be cleaned up after

Further details outdoors

Parking is available in the road outside the property or on the lane in front of the Methodist Chapel next door. The high stone walls surrounding the courtyard garden make this a safe, secure and private place. The accommodation is a short walk into the village which has all amenities including, cafes, restaurants, pubs, general store, news agents, butchers, gift shops, and boutiques, a medical centre and dentist, Banks and a Post Office.If you wish to bring your own bed linen and towels the cottage may be available for shorter stays than 3 nights

Location description from owner

The Wales region

Crickhowell lies within the Brecon Beacon National Park. The region is a glorious mixture of mountains, forests, wide rivers and narrow babbling streams enchanting all who visit. The country lanes wind up and down hill, over stone bridges, across moors and through forests with picturesque cottages nestled in leafy lanes that form tunnels through the overhanging trees. A strong farming community ensures an abundance of local produce for your table or picnic. It may also surprise you to know the region has its own vineyard. Based at the foot of the mountain by the same name, Sugar Loaf Vineyard is only a stones throw away!

Crickhowell

For such a small village you are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining. Crickhowell is famous for the historic Coaching Inn, The Bear Hotel. Also visit The Dragon, well know for its excellent cuisine and friendly welcome. There are five pubs in the village. The Bridge End Inn by the river is only a stones throw from the cottage. Also the contemporary Brasserie Number 18 serves award winning cuisine, as well as several cafes a renownedl fish and chip shop and a Chinese restaurant. Crickhowell also boasts its own department store, NichollsThe ruin of Crickhowell Castle is a short walk away as is the canal with it its tranquil paths for walking and cycling. Nearby Abergavenny is a historic market town (see The Abergavenny Song by Marty Wilde on UTube for a slide show!)For a peep into the past and and insight into local life in years gone by visit The Big Pit, a fine example of mining life in South Wales. There is excellent salmon and trout fishing in the River Usk that runs through the village and nearby horse riding, gliding, hang-gliding and paragliding clubs. The local mountains, Skirrid, SugarLoaf, and Blorenge (After which the owners Hand Crafted Beers are named) offer the Welsh equivalent to the 'Three Peaks' challenge. Thirty minutes from the Celtic Manor Golf Course, home of the recent Ryder Cup the cottage is ideally placed for the golfing enthusiast. There are also other golf courses closer by.

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Key Info

  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

River C
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
04 Aug 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 3. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Jun 2010. Located in Brecon Beacons National Park, it has 25 reviews with an overall rating of 3.5. The average weekly rate varies from £280 to £290.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 04 Aug 2016.

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“Location, location, location”

Reviewed 20 Jul 2013

Crickhowell is a fantastic place. The Bridge pub round the corner with beer garden on the Usk, lovely. Surrounding countryside is a gem. River Cottage is tiny but clean and perfectly well equipped. Having said that, it's not a holiday cottage for sitting around in (there's not room for a start). Fortunately we didn't want to so ideal for a low cost short break!! Be warned, though: parking can be tricky at times.

“disgusting”

Reviewed 17 Mar 2013

how ever this can be descibed as a cottage is amazing it should be a bunkhouse for teenagers bedding not ironed wall where bunks are is running with damp, shower cold with door that does not seal entrance door does not lock had to leave unlocked when we went out dog mess on entrance path last customers food still in fridge went to use grill pan had pizza mess still on it complaint left in book from last guests had been ripped out but cleaner had forgotten to take it kept it to send onto booking company

I am sorry you feel that the small size of the cottage was not to your satisfaction. However it clealy states on the website particulars of the small and cosy nature of the accomodation. With respect to the bedding I have noted your comments and can now assure guests that all bedding will be ironed to a higher standard. Addressing the damp - can only advise that a cottage of this age and construction will when full of people, dogs and damp outdoor clothing with the windows shut, will run with condensation from within. There is no damp issue otherwise. I have to advise that when in occupation, especially through the night it is advised that a window is left slightly open to allow the moisture from the occupants normal breathing to escape to avoid the build up of condensation upon the walls. Shower temperature tested and found to be warm. Door requires pushing firmly to close. Thank you for your comments , which are used to improve our service.

“Tight, but good value and great location”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2012

We went as a couple with a 2 year old and a 4 year old (So 4 of us, with the 2 year old in a travel cot). It was a bit of a squeeze, but doable. Very good if you like the outdoors, and plenty of bits in the area to keep young kids (and big kids) amused! Lovely location, lovely outside area and within striking distance of loads of pretty places/ attractions, if you have a car. (Even if not, there's lots of good walking in the area too!). Parking could be tricky sometimes, so, if there's nowhere, it's worth parking over the bridge by the traffic lights. It's less than 5 minutes away, much easier than parking in town, and almost always free of other cars. On the whole, excellent value, if you don't mind being cosy :-)

“What a Disappointment”

Reviewed 18 Jun 2012

We are pensioners. On arrival at the cottage it smelt as though it had been mopped with a dirty mop. The property had no heating which the owner knew about and had been trying to contact the cleaners husband to switch it on in the main house. The kettle leaked when you tried to pour the boiled water from it. There is no bread/chopping board, bread knife or cereal bowls. The frying pan had congealed grease on it.In the microwave there is a plastic plate seperator which was dirty. The toaster did not work this had been reported in the guestbook. In the living room 12 foot long by nine foot wide where two bunk beds. As we are both pensioners my partner who is the fittest of the two of us had the top bunk. She pulled back the duvet cover and found several black hairs in the bed. Iturned back the duvet cover and found hairs on the sheet. The wooden benches had no cushioning. The table constructed of two inch strips was no good to play dominoes.No radio or tv. The blinds on the windows are six inches to narrow for the windows we had to hang coats over them.The shower is in need of refurbishment tiles missing door does not fit properly. The toilet seat is loose and well worn.There is no storage for food or clothes. We returned home the next morning. We had saved hard out of our pensions for a seven day break. This property is described as a cottage it is in fact an out building in a small yard.

I am sorry that you did not enjoy our unique small holiday cottage. Most of the answers to your complaints are contained on the wesite, such as parking availability, accurate directions to the property and the fact that the bottom bunk pulls out to form a double bed, so I shall not repeat details a guest can access prior to their visit by reading the cottage details on the website. Nor do I feel it necessary to mention that the bread board is on the top (and only) shelf and that the bread knifes are contained in the knife block on the kithen worktop. In terms of other points raised I would like to respond by firstly saying that when you rang me to inform of your imminent arrival I mentioned that the cleaner had accidentally switched the central heating off as it was so warm whilst cleaning (after all it is June) and that her partner would be down in the morning to switch back on. I apologised for any inconvenience and you said that this would not be a problem. However, you left to go home before he had a chance to put the heating on! When I personally inspected the property I did not find a dirty pan at all, nor did the kettle leak - maybe you overfilled it. I was aware the toaster did not work and duly replaced it at the fist possible opportunity and have also provided a cheese grater whose absence upset an earlier guest! Furthermore I have replaced the 4 missing cereal bowls that another guest saw fit to take, as well as renewing the toilet seat and missing tile. I would also like to make clear to anybody reading this and considering staying, that the cottage is quite small and compact and that there is no TV. Most concerning for me is your accusation concerning hairs on your bedding. I pay for a very good laundry service and can assure you there were no hairs on the bedding when you arrived. A possible explanation maybe the 2 small dogs that accompanied you. As a result and with regret that no pets, no matter how small, will be welcome in our Cottage any longer. It is simply too small a place for both human and dog to co-exist. Again I am sorry that you did not enjoy our simple yet unique holiday cottage and its stunning location.

“One of the most wonderful New Years!”

Reviewed 15 Jan 2012

...and I had them almost 40... :-) We decided to go for hiking New Year holidays on 28th. Since camping was too risking at this time of the year, we decided to go for b&b or self-catering accommodation. In a couple of minutes of research (google -> holidaylettings.co.uk) we found one of the most amazing places - Crickhowell. And in picturesque village of Crickhowell, in the middle of the village next to the beautiful bridge there is River Cottage! And we loved it! Cosy, nice, warm - exactly what we needed for a base to take of to the hills. The warmest welcome, lovely hosts that were ready to help and give advice on hiking routes around. In addition, great value (£35 per night). Did I say it already - we loved it! Thank you Jane and Anthony and see you again hopefully soon! :-) Tinka and Ivan

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