Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Families bring your kids on an outdoor adventure and enjoy our wonderful array of traditional toys and hand crafted tree-house! BABYSITTING service available from qualified early years teacher.

Well behaved doggies are most welcome visitors here too!


The Apple Garden is a delightful 15th century boutique cottage retreat in the Black Mountains. Set in an acre of secluded apple orchard, it is a lovely country hideaway for those seeking a special setting for romance or celebration, The Apple Garden is also ideal for families with children, with its fantastic tree-house, children's sand pit, swing and generous collection of hand made, traditional toys and games. What's more, the cottage owner is a qualified early years teacher and is happy to babysit for you if you fancy a romantic night out at one of Abergavenny's rather special restaurants such as The Walnut Tree or The Hardwicke!

The cottage is located on a small lane just a mile from the friendly village of Longtown in the beautiful Black Mountains between Hereford and Abergavenny. Set amidst stunning walking country, Longtown is famous for its award winning shop, 12th Century Norman Castle, country pub and laid back, friendly atmosphere

The private acre of enclosed orchard garden offers a wonderful, safe space for children and dogs to enjoy. Pets are really welcome here with fantastic walks for dog owners straight from the cottage door. We can even accommodate horses for you at our farm ten minutes drive away. Fishing is available by day pass a short walk down the hill from the cottage, pony trekking in the stunning neighbouring valley of Llanthony or for those seeking more of a thrill - quad biking and hover-crafting at nearby Craswall or Paintballing at Ewyas Harold are both just a five - ten minute drive away...The delightful town of Hay-on Wye, famous for its old bookshops, funky organic cafes and cool, quirky music and arts venue 'The Globe', is a short and breathtaking 20 minute drive across the mountains...absolute bliss to enjoy the early morning sunshine up on Hay Bluff and then roll down into town for breakfast....




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Jan 18th-19th 2015

We have had such an incredible time at The Apple Garden!! It has been the most amazing birthday and I have loved every second! The cottage and all your thoughtful extras are simply outstanding!! The bath is great! (I had two!) It was great that we could bring Nero (the dog) with is too and all your little treats for him were great! Thank you SO, SO, SO, SO much for everything!

Love Dee (Roz, Steve, Matty, Aimee, Ellie and Dog)

Janaury 2015

We sat in the warmth of the kitchen enjoying our hamper of freshly baked bread,butter,raspberry jam,a pot of our favourite tea and a slice of a delightfully moist carrot cake. The wind howled around the cottage but we felt safe and warm by the log fire. Fluffy towels and hand made soaps for us to use and relax in the bath,in the glow of the candles soon had the stresses of work drift away. We slept soundly each night in a clean crisp white sheets in a quaint little room ,cosy and warm. It's now time to go home after a long weekend,where we have visited"Hay-on-Wye. where I got a cookery book for my collection from"Booths".We stopped in "Crickhowell" where we had coffee and browsed around the lovely selection of shops., we popped into abergavenny where I was able to get a skein of yarn hand dyed and spun locally from "The Woolcroft".We have enjoyed our walks with our little dog Bobby. This has been a very restful retreat for our anniversary. Many thanks Sarah

9th Jan 2015

OH WOW!! What a cottage! Welcomed by a fire and a cake! Everything was so cosy and cute and lovely! Amazing few days, wintry walk up the Black Hill, tea and scones in Hay on Wye! Wonderful hospitality, would recommend to everyone and anyone!


Fi, Kafwin, Sarah, Stew and Bea from Bath

29th December 2014- 2nd January 2015

Just what we all needed, a lovely few days in this lovely cottage. We had so much planned to do, but in the end just relaxed in front of the log fire and chilled out - wonderful! Cannot believe how good we all feel. Cottage was so warm, cosy, well equipped and that LOVELY BED!! Thank you so much for the lovely welcome hamper and all the little extras that you provided. Love to come again, must come again.

Lesley, George, Victoria and Andrew xxxxxx

Christmas 2014

What a warm, cosy, lovely cottage to spend Christmas with family. Big enogh to fit all of us, yet small enough to be snuggly warm. Your decorations set ups up for a beautiful holiday. Being from America...loved the stone cottage with exposed beams - thought I was in a Hobbit house!!

Wonderful memories from a very special holiday.

Mary Ann with Shanna, Bea, Beryl and Brandon.

4th- 7th December 2014

To Sarah, Jeremy and Jack.

This was our first familly holiday since our son got married and I could have wished for anything more. your beautiful cottage was 5 STAR in every way, the comfort was very high on our list.

You have thought of everything and literally EVERYTHING - even though we did not need half of these things, you have catered from pets to the children to the adults. You welcome basket was so thoughtful, you took into consideration our diets and advised us about the local area. I would and will be recommending you strongly to all we meet and hope that we will be making a second visit to your wonderful cottage soon. Thank you for coming to sort out the dryer at a very late hour.

Harmunder and Darwinder, Bhupinder and Charndish

PS Thank you for all the little quirks and surprises that were here waiting for us (like the little chocolates!) Manpreet xxx

1st December 2014

Thank you so much for the sharing such a lovely cottage and for all the thoughtful little touches. It is one of the BEST COTTAGES we have stayed in.

Jim, Mary, Andrew, Katherine, Kieron, Kim and Cassie x

23rd November 2014

What a special place to stay, relax and recuperate. Our few days here made a very close group even closer. We felt very welcome and cosy. Fabulous! Thanks a million.

Jen, Sarah, Tivy, Rocky and Samantha xx

October, 2014

"Only disappointment is that we couldn't stay longer! We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years and this one really is a cut above the rest. The little extras, the hamper, the flowers, the delicious chocolates, the fresh towels, the handmade soaps all make the cottage something really special."

3rd- 7th November 2014

Thank you very much, what a fab place to stay! It was everything we hoped for and more. The welcome basket and gorgeous chocolate cake was great, thank you Sarah. The cottage is so warm and cosy, we are really chilled and relaxed after our stay. I am sure it must be beautiful in the summertime. Would love to come back.Clive would love to live here!

Thank you.

Jayne, Clive and Molly ( choc.lab)

19th- 25th September 2014

A lovely cottage with excellent facilities. The biggest bonus for us was the cleanliness: this is the CLEANEST holiday home we have visited. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the home from home touches make it a perfect place.

Rhiannon, Adrian, Bethany, Ian, Isobel and Zoe

22nd- 29th August 2014

We have had a wonderful family holiday at 'The Apple Garden' - a quaint home full of history and charm. The little extras provided were much appreciated and OH.. such comfortable beds!! The gardens provided a place to relax as well as play family ball games. The tree house and swing delighted the children. The winding lanes provided thrills and great food for thought...Last but not least, we shall remember for a very long time our evenings spent before a lovely log burner, discussing and laughing about our days outing.

With many thanks, Joan and Keith, Vanessa, Paul, Aaron and Lewis

8th-22nd August 2014

Where do we start?! The garden? The stars at night? The lovely flowers, veg and provisions? We really have had an amazing time, completing walks every day with the children - they even managed the Sugar Loaf! Their best bits were the gardens, swing, tree house, football and musical instruments - they formed a band one rainy afternoon! The Longtown show was a fab day out, our son won a few races and a share of the prize money from the skittles. The dog enjoyed all the attention, the fresh air and wonderful walks from the door. Waking up to the gentle moo-ing has been making me smile, especially when I hear my husband talking to the cows through the hedge! Can't thank you enough for your hospitality and sharing this wonderful place with us.

Hope to see you again,

Love from Alan, Laura, Joseph, Eloise and Vida xx

PS The Crown at Pantegelli was superb as was the ice cream at Rowelstone - Worth the walk!

We've stayed in a few cottages over the years but this is the real deal. Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location. The finishing touches around the cottage are lovely as was our special Easter welcome basket. You were very welcoming and so was your lovely doggie Noodle. Thank you for allowing us to bring Jenson (our kitten) he settled in quickly and when not sleeping had a great time.

The garden and history of the cottage make it extra special. The night sky with the stars and clear sky was amazing!

Perfect way to escape crazy city life.

Thank you.

Amanda and Dave (Manchester)

And even our Doggie Guests seem to very happy.....from our Doggie Guest Book:

1st- 4th June 2014

Had a wonderful time here, really enjoyed playing in the gardens. Having the whole garden to myself was great (as I'm not very sociable with other dogs!) so I don't get that much freedom on walks. Thanks for the treats! I have felt very happy and relaxed here and would love to come back. I have worn myself out, so am going home for rest now

Taz (Greyhound)

6th- 13th June 2014

I have had a lovely time playing in the garden. Feel very happy and relaxed. Gone a whole week without barking!

Stan xx

7th- 11 July 2014

Even though I've got a bad leg I've still enjoyed the garden and I'm green with eny that I can't play in Jack's Treehouse. I've decided I'll remind my family to come back when my leg is better and sneak in when nobody's looking!

Bertie (Golden Retriever)

21- 25th July 2014

Totally exhausted after a load of lovely walks - highlight the ice cream that came my way after walking Pen-y-Fan! Cat's Back great too but disappointingly no cat! Thanks for the treats, bed and garden, Loved it!


25th July - 1st August 2014

I liked the garden and the long walks in the area. The Long garden was perfect for my sprints and chasing the ball.

Thank you very much.

Love Sky The Whippet

PS Thank you for the treats!

1st - 4th August 2014

Feeling very tired as had some lovely walks and enjoyed exploring the gardens. Found some streams so lots of water fun - perfect.

Thank you

Gertie (Labradoodle)

8th- 22nd August 2014

Had the most fun ever running laps of the garden with my brother and sister! I enjoyed looking for squirrels, chewing unripe plums and eating grass too!

I've been running around the local area with my Mum and been walked all over including the Sugar Loaf - when can I come back?

Thank you!

Vida xxx

(The Hungarian Vizla)


Easter 2014

We've stayed in a few cottages over the years but this is the real deal. Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location. The finishing touches around the cottage are lovely as was our special Easter welcome basket. You were very welcoming and so was Noodle. Thank you for allowing us to bring Jenson(our kitten) he settled in quickly and when not sleeping had a great time.

The garden and history of the cottage make it extra special. The night sky with the stars and clear sky was amazing!

Perfect way to escape crazy city life.

Thank you.

Amanda and Dave (Manchester)

Good Friday

Dear Sarah,

I had a wonderful time at The Apple Garden. Me and my brother really enjoyed playing in the tree house. Thank you for putting up the swing for us.

Laura (Aged 10)

Dear Sarah,

I had a the best time on the swing. The football was really good and thank you for the Pogo stick. The tree house was amazing, fun and high!

From Sam (Aged 7)

We've had a fantastic week, great walks, great cycling and lovely pub food at The Bridge at Michaelchurch. One of our favourite trips was walking to the top of the hill from Llanthony Priory - lots of horses for the children to pat and an incredible view from the top. We'd also recommend walking to the top of Black Hill, Hay Bluff and Sugar Loaf Mountain - all are easy with children ( provided you bring enough chocolate!)

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. We've had the best holiday in years and hope to be back again one day.

Love from Deb, Theo, Laura and Sam

PS The Fish and Chips at Ewyas Harold are excellent!!

29th dec - 3rd jan 2013

We have had a fantastic stay in your gorgeous, characterful cottage over the New Year.

We really appreciated all the effort that has been put into making the cottage so comfortable and guest friendly!

Due to the wet weather we've spent lots of time hanging out by the fire although we have managed a couple of walks - we really enjoyed Llanthony Abbey today.

Thanks also for the lovely hamper of goodies! We'd love to come back soon and thanks again. Happy New Year!

Susie, Jon, Bella, Fia and Rosa.

9th Jan 2014

Thank you so much, been a lovely evening and the cottage was perfect! Thank you for the hamper! I hope it is all clean and pretty again. Thank you so much,

Lily xx

Thanks so much, I have had such a nice time here. The hamper was so nice..I hope to come back soon. Thanks again, Charlie xx

THANK YOU! Had a really lovely stay, such an amazing house and a stunning location. Views made the morning a whole lot easier! (And a very comfy sofa too ) Many thanks and hope to be back soon. Jack xxx

24th - 29th Jan 2014

The Apple Garden is a delight - a little slice of heaven in Herefordshire. All the little touches make it feel so homely - Thank you so much Sarah. Lots of love Melanie and Leon xx

18th - 21st Feb 2014

What a special place! Thank you so much for having me stay. So many wonderful memories. The cottage is very special indeed. Susan x (Australia)

A wonderful cottage to stay in ...David (South Africa)

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. It was really nice seeing you guys. Thanks, Willo (South Africa)

Feb 21st - 23rd 2014

Wonderful cottage..children enjoyed the toy box and the rocking horse and the tree house was fabulous. Fire was very cosy, beds very comfortable! We had a wonderful time and hope to come back soon. Thank you for the super welcome goodies! Thank you. Annette and family..

"Thank you for a truly wonderful stay at the Apple Garden. Felt at home from the moment we walked in the door, loved all your wonderful touches.Fantastic area for walking Ralph with stunning views, would recommend a visit to Brecon."

Les, Sandra & Ralph (the dog)

We have had a lovely time staying at the Apple Garden this weekend. The cottage is so beautifully furnished, we really felt at home staying here. Thank you for the Welcome Basket, the fresh bread was delicious and we loved the brownies and bakewell tart! We also thought the flowers in every room were lovely and the hand-made soaps/chocolates - you really have thought of everything!

Catrin, Amanda, Louise, Michelle, Sarah and Ruth xx

As soon as we arrived at the cottage it felt homely and welcoming. The garden and the views are beautiful and we felt so relaxed spending time here. We enjoyed the local walks and pubs and everywhere had a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. "Hay on Wye is worth a visit, a beautiful little town with independent shops and a market on Thursday. We went to a French restaurant, which serves delicious food and has a lovely atmosphere. Thank you for the welcome basket and delicious lemon cake, we enjoyed it all very much! And thank you for providing everything (crockery, towels, even logs!) - it meant we could just relax and enjoy every minute of this beautiful cottage!!"

Tom & Katy

"Beautiful cottage and garden. Finished to an excellent standard.

Loved all the little touches that make it so much more welcoming - the chocolates, cake, welcome basket, snuggly blankets.

Your garden is fab for pets and children. The dog loved chasing the cars down the length of of it as they drove by!

Our idea of heaven for a weekend break - will definitely be recommending this one!

Thank you.

And Alfie the dog... 'Thanks for my treats and bed!' "

Rob, Jo and Elin

Thanks for a great week. The cottage and garden are excellent (helped by the wonderful weather!) We have had a very relaxing week walking in the hills (Offa's Dyke, Sugar Loaf Mountain), canoeing in the river Wye nad swimming in the waterfalls. Would definitely recommend the Inn at Pantygelli for food - excellent food and the staff were superb. Also enjoyed our last meal at The Crown in Longtown - worth the walk back!

Many thanks,

Fiona, Sara, Vicki, Claire and Billy the Dog (who also loved his time here)

"Thank you for sharing Apple Garden Cottage with us, and or all your thoughtful touches which have helped to make our weekend very special. The house and garden are beautiful. Our 2 year old boy Sam has loved the tree house, sand pit and the lovely toys that you provide, especially the Ark and musical instruments!

The flowers you left in the house were beautiful, as was the cake and home-made bread - yummy! We have had a wonderful time, thank you and hope to return next year!" Jo, Paul, Sam (2), Grandma & Grandad

"Thank you for the treats and doggie (Christmas) stockings!! We have loved racing up and down the garden, especially the ditch - (now a stream!) Loved the windy weather and mud!!"

xxx Mopsy, Charlie and Henry (3 Shi Tzus) Mopsy, Charlie and Henry (3 Shi Tzus)

Thank you for a great stay in a lovely cottage. The Welcome basket was very welcome - yummy! Jack just asked if we can take the rest home

Was great not having to bring towels with you - and the ones here are so lovely - super soft!

The gardens are superb and we enjoyed sitting in the sun while Jack played in the sand pit - the next group of holiday makers may find Olly the Octopus in there!

Lots of beautiful scenery all around- and very peaceful - apart from the occasional mooing cow

All in all, a lovely week. Tracy, Andy, Jack and Sue

"A real getaway from it all break - exactly what we needed. A lovely cottage in a beautiful location. The small things made all the difference - from the milk to the jelly beans - thank you!!

Much appreciated." Wendy, Cliff, Tom and Harry

"Thank you for an amazing weekend - a perfect spot for a 30th birthday get away! Loved the hamper baskets and little touches..and staying in the Shepherd's Hut was really lovely! Great place for Baby Dylan's first holiday.

Thank you."

Lizzy, Chris, Nadia, Len and Dylan, Laura, Nick and Poppy Lizzy, Chris, Nadia, Len and Dylan, Laura, Nick and Poppy

We have very much enjoyed living in your house, the children really liked climbing up to the tree house. They also liked building houses in the sand pit. We all really enjoyed the fire and watching some of your great selection of DVD's. It was nice seeing the cows and being out in the countryside. We had great fun running around the garden. Even the wet days were fun!" The Ball Family

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom
Check in time: 04:00
Check out time: 10:00
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Abergavenny or Hereford
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The England region

Top of the 'To Do' List...

* Visit the gorgeous market town of Hay on Wye - explore the wonderful old bookshops, chic art galleries and friendly cafes, take in a film at Booth's cinema or check out Hay's funky music and arts venue: 'The Globe'. STILL AVAILABILITY FOR THE HAY FESTIVAL!!
* Go Walking or Mountain Biking in the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park
* Go Canoeing at Hay or Ross on Wye
* Take a day's pony trekking up the mountain from the neighbouring valley of Llanthony
* Treat yourselves to a smart meal out at one our award-winning local Restaurants: The Walnut Tree or The Hardwicke, Abergavenny,
* Discover one of our beautiful local castles - Longtown, Grosmont, Skenfrith or White Castle...

Ewyas Harold

Within A Few Minutes Driveā€¦

* Try out some of our excellent nearby pubs and restaurants, The Temple Bar Inn and The Stables Fish and Chip shop at Ewyas Harold, The Bridge Inn at Michaelchurch Escley, White Haywood Farm Restaurant at Craswall and a small and exclusive French restaurant just over the hill...
* Take the children for an ice cream tea at Rowlestone Ice Cream Cafe just over the hill from us..
* Treat the family to lunch or afternoon tea (in summer season) in the beautiful courtyard setting of Abbeydore Court Gardens...
* Try your hand at Paintballing at Battlelands Paintball, Ewyas Harold....
* Experience the thrill of Quad Biking at Mountain Mayhem, Craswall....