A small lane passes the old Castle House and Castle Cottage leading up to Grosmont Castle - the cottage sits beside the main house and has its own entrance and is totally self-contained. The pretty village of Grosmont on the borders of The Golden Valley and The Black Mountains still retains its village shop and The Angel a friendly village pub serving good food; the village also still retains its market place, market hall and the large parish church dating from the 12th century. Part of the church was built by Edmund for his mother, Queen Eleanor, the wife of Henry III. Within its wall are the much eroded remains of an effigy of a twelfth century knight. Grosmont Castle dates from approximately 1300's and is a remarkably well preserved Marcher Castle, along with Skenfrith and White Castle and is a fascinating place to visit.
Sleeps 2, plus cot, a studio bedroom.
The downstairs kitchen has an electric cooker, hob, microwave, fridge with freezer box, ample work surfaces and storage space and a separate dining room has a dining table and chairs.
A spacious sitting room with a comfortable sofa bed and chairs, a TV with DVD, a lovely open fire and a double bed - very cosy to be able to lie in bed and watch the fire. From this studio/sitting room there are lovely views out over the garden to the castle beyond.
The bathroom has a large shower, handbasin and a separate toilet.
Bedlinen and towels provided. Electricity, oil central heating and logs. WIFI available Parking off-road.The use of the lovely garden, occasionally shared with the owners who live in the main old Castle House. The garden is reached through a courtyard and up a few steps.
Abergavenny 12 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Ceri or Sophie
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Cots available (1)|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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