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Situated in the wilds of Wales
Beautiful views over rolling countryside
Comfy daybeds, or convert the cottage into a sleeps 4
Books, games and complete off grid relaxation
Cosy, with great views
Transformed into a twin bedroom with adjoining shower and loo
Beautiful Black Mountain views through the french doors
Large en-suite master bedroom with beautiful views
Gorgeous bedlinen and towels included
A handy work space for those needing to study whilst on hols
Farmhouse kitchen and dining space
A log burning stove and gas hob
Great family kitchen
Early morning mists enfold the valley
Bluebells spread out in the woods in spring
Dining in the dark in the Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve
Views to rest the eyes on
Enjoy alfresco dining with a stunning backdrop
Cosy, quirky wood-fired sauna in the garden
A lovely building with heaps of character
Cradled by ancient oaks
Romantic hillside cottage
1 / 22  Situated in the wilds of Wales
2 / 22  Beautiful views over rolling countryside
3 / 22  Comfy daybeds, or convert the cottage into a sleeps 4
4 / 22  Books, games and complete off grid relaxation
5 / 22  Cosy, with great views
6 / 22  Transformed into a twin bedroom with adjoining shower and loo
7 / 22  Beautiful Black Mountain views through the french doors
8 / 22  Large en-suite master bedroom with beautiful views
9 / 22  Gorgeous bedlinen and towels included
10 / 22  A handy work space for those needing to study whilst on hols
11 / 22  Farmhouse kitchen and dining space
12 / 22  A log burning stove and gas hob
12 / 22  A log burning stove and gas hob
13 / 22  Great family kitchen
14 / 22  Early morning mists enfold the valley
15 / 22  Bluebells spread out in the woods in spring
16 / 22  Dining in the dark in the Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve
17 / 22  Views to rest the eyes on
18 / 22  Enjoy alfresco dining with a stunning backdrop
19 / 22  Cosy, quirky wood-fired sauna in the garden
20 / 22  A lovely building with heaps of character
21 / 22  Cradled by ancient oaks
22 / 22  Romantic hillside cottage

Blackthorn Cottage,

Crickhowell (3mls NE), Brecon Beacons
people Sleeps 4
hotel Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Green
Spa Facilities
Quirky
Off the beaten track
High up on a Hill
Rustic
Fire Pit
Eco Friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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Head up the track, whizz past the sheep and marvel at the views as you uncover this simple stone cottage in the very heart of the hills. A much loved family home for many a year, now throwing open its doors in the spirit of sharing, this oasis of calm will leave you captivated and you’ll find the walking second to none.

One of the very first eco-houses in Wales, the garden windmill gently whirs for electricity, the natural spring supplies the water and log fired stoves ensure you're toasty….there’s even a log fired sauna to enjoy! There is central heating and satellite wi-fi too…even a telly & dvd, all cleverly fed from off grid sources.

The kitchen is the heart of the home, the huge log stove dominates the hearth, with handy gas hob for simple suppers and inspiring views down the valley from the dining table, or nip out on to the terrace for jaw dropping night skies. The sitting room comes complete with another cosy log burner and large day beds, making it perfect for either lazing with those you love, or converting into a twin bedroom.

The master bedroom is beautifully dressed with luxurious linen, has a fun tub bath and en-suite, plus more of those great views! Head back down stairs to find a handy desk area, perfect for those needing to study and then step outside into a Swallows & Amazons escape, blissful views, a garden designed for childhood dens and adventures, or simply sitting back and popping another of the local butchers yummy sausages on the barbecue!

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

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MARKET TOWNS: Crickhowell, is just five minutes drive away with great independent shops, pubs and coffee shops. In the market town of Abergavenny, you will find a Norman Castle, farmers markets and the fabulous Food Festival each September. Brecon, Hay on Wye, Cardiff and Hereford are all in easy reach, as well as Wales Industrial Heritate sites in Blaenavon.

WALKING & CYCLING: The walking and cycling trails are second to none, with stunning trails up into the Black Mountains straight from the door and great adventures down by the mountain stream without getting into the car. There are good bike hire options available and delivery can be simply arranged with them.

POSH NOSH: The Brecon Beacons and Abergavenny have some exceptionally good restaurants, all within easy reach. Our top local picks are: The Hardwick, Abergavenny, The Walnut Tree Inn, The Foxhunter or The Nantyffin.

PUB GRUB: Four village pubs in easy reach! The Red Lion in Llanbedr can be walked to along quiet footpaths, The Crown at Pantygelli, The Dragons Head in Llangenny or The Bell at Glangrwyney all serve a decent meal and fair brew. Any one could be cycled to, depending on your energy levels, but all are within a short drive.

RIDING: The gentle rolling hills of Powys and Monmouthshire make for fantastic days in the saddle. Head over to the Llanthony Valley to spend a day in the saddle over at the Grange Trekking Centre.

SLEEPS 2 - 6: 1 main bedroom with king-size bed, adjoining bath, shower, basin and loo.  A further twin bedroom which doubles as the sitting room, with twin truckle day beds (the cottage can stretch to squeezing in up to 4 small children). Pretty bed linen and soft towels all provided.

KEEPING CLEAN: Two en-suite bathrooms, one with a shower, basin and loo and the master bedroom with a bath, shower, basin and loo. There is a washing machine available too.

EATING: Lovely handmade wooden kitchen with a gas hob, log-fired range stove (exact baking may be tricky if you are new to this), fridge, freezer, dining table with a view.

RELAXING: The kitchen is the heart of the home, with a sofa to pull up by the fire.  The sitting room, with log burner, doubles as the twin bedroom, perfect for spreading out in if it’s just two of you staying, a little snug when it’s four. TV/DVD and WiFi available.

OUTSIDE: Secluded terrace and garden, with exceptional views of the Black Mountains. Private woodland to explore and handy dry storage for bikes.

SAUNA: There is a wood fired sauna available to use during your stay, it is shared usage with the lovely Hillside Barn which is lower down the same hillside, albeit out of sight and mind once you arrive at the cottage. Hamman towels included and a bracing shower to cool down after the sauna.

GO GREEN: Ingenuious as an eco retreat is, excessive water usage does have to considered, so please ensure you’re thoughtful about turning off taps during your stay.

CHILDREN: Will love it here! Cot and highchair available on request.

PETS: Two well behaved dogs are really welcome.

PARKING: Access is via a steep, concreted track, which is best tackled in first gear to the top. Parking for two cars only.

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Situated in the wilds of Wales
Beautiful views over rolling countryside
Comfy daybeds, or convert the cottage into a sleeps 4
Books, games and complete off grid relaxation
Cosy, with great views
Transformed into a twin bedroom with adjoining shower and loo
Beautiful Black Mountain views through the french doors
Large en-suite master bedroom with beautiful views
Gorgeous bedlinen and towels included
A handy work space for those needing to study whilst on hols
Farmhouse kitchen and dining space
Show 10 moreA log burning stove and gas hob

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

Simon, 19th February 2019

A really interesting property in a fantastically peaceful location, ideal for exploring the Brecon Beacons. I loved the off grid aspect and the kids loved the hide and seek opportunities! The property is very thoughtfully renovated and is charming and full of quirky features. Would definitely recommend and would love to return.

Tanya, 4th January 2019

It's one of those places you want to shout about but also want to keep it a secret. Loved not having signal or internet connection while we we're there as it meant we totally switched off from the outside world. Also so lovely to cook on a big old style cooker. Already looking at booking for summer.

Gemma , 21st December 2018

A beautiful little treasure in a stunning location. We had a wonderful Christmas here and loved cooking our dinner on the wood fired range. A reset for the soul

Gemma, 5th October 2018

If you want pure relaxation and long walks this is the place to stay, perfect location, wonderful cottage with quirky extras! Love the roll top bath, the stove top kettles and the wood fired oven! Absolutely no expense or comfort spared....I want to book it again already!

Natasha , 6th August 2018

The cottage is beautiful and Im the perfect location! There is everything you need inside and out. Perfect for walks and exploring. Love the fact its off the beaten track.

Michael, 16th July 2018

Looks belie, this is a fantastically serene place to nourish the soul. Any doubts about descending the narrow lanes and steep slopes are dispelled in an instant. Wooden boards, stone steps amazing garden and views forever. One of the best places I have stayed in 25 years, you will not want to leave.

Michael, 30th March 2018

Superb property - unbelievably peaceful, beautifully decorated, impeccably clean. Incredibly comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen, great facilities. Would love to stay again!

Adam, 23rd March 2018

This is the perfect rural getaway right on the black mountains side. If youre after a relaxing break from modern life this is your haven. We hope to return one day

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WHERE TO FIND IT

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