WALKING & CYCLING : There are numerous trails from the door, both on foot, or by bike. With bike hire available locally and storage easily arranged. Take a stroll up the Sugar Loaf Mountain, head to the local pub, or tackle part of the spectacular Subtrans cycle routes nearby. The owner is able to offer advise on mountain biking and off-road biking during your stay.
PONY TREKKING : The Black Mountains offer stunning riding trails year round, many of the operators run from March to October. For winter riding, or just to brush up on your skills, there's a very good riding school within a couple of miles of the cottage. The riding part of our Things to Do Page, lists the tried and tested providers.
WINE & DINE : Monmouthshire has made its mark as the Welsh Food County, with the well established Abergavenny Food Festival each September, Far Away Cottage is well positioned to enjoy the Festival, the 2016 National Eistedfod, as well as great local restaurants, including The Walnut Tree Inn (Michelin Star), The Hardwick, The Crown at Whitebrook (Michelin Star) & Toi et Moi.
COUNTRY PUBS: The Crown at Pantygelli is the wholesome local, a 20 minute walk along the lane and well worth it for Sunday lunch. The Dragons Head in Llangenny and The Bell at Glangrwyney, are all good Black Mountain Pubs. Head further along into the Golden Valley and The Temple Bar in Ewyas Harold & The Bridge at Michaelchurch are two of the S&L Teams favourites mid way through a long cycle ride.
TOWNS: Abergavenny is within 3 miles, with a weekly market, lovely new coffee shop with thriving art gallery, The Chapel & great local hotel for Tea Guild standard afternoon tea, there's a small cinema too. Crickhowell is within 7 miles, another local favourite, a tiny mountain town with local stores, hills to climb and tea rooms to revive. Hay on Wye is well worth the drive, lots of bookshops, unique stores and a spectacular drive through the mountains. History lovers will love Hereford, with its large cathedral housing the Mappa Mundi.