A cute cosy cottage on the banks of the River Usk
Every comfort considered within
A view towards the cottage from the other side of the river bank
Wood burning stove with a basket of logs on arrival
Television, DVD, Wi-Fi and lots of traditional games
Large comfy sofa for relaxing
Dining table looking out towards the river
Breakfast bar perfect for morning coffee
Handmade kitchen with all the gadgets you could need
Looking through to the sitting room
Lots of home comforts
Outdoor dining with large BBQ available
Master bedroom
Plenty of storage
Perfect for romantic weekends
.... and cups of tea in bed!
Large landing filled with books
Calming country colours
A bright and jolly twin bedroom
Full sized twin beds
Family bathroom
Family bathroom with towels included
A walk away from a good country pub
The River Usk quite literally on your doorstep!
Outdoor dining
1 / 25  A cute cosy cottage on the banks of the River Usk
2 / 25  Every comfort considered within
3 / 25  A view towards the cottage from the other side of the river bank
4 / 25  Wood burning stove with a basket of logs on arrival
5 / 25  Television, DVD, Wi-Fi and lots of traditional games
6 / 25  Large comfy sofa for relaxing
7 / 25  Dining table looking out towards the river
8 / 25  Breakfast bar perfect for morning coffee
9 / 25  Handmade kitchen with all the gadgets you could need
10 / 25  Looking through to the sitting room
11 / 25  Lots of home comforts
12 / 25  Outdoor dining with large BBQ available
13 / 25  Master bedroom
14 / 25  Plenty of storage
15 / 25  Perfect for romantic weekends
16 / 25  .... and cups of tea in bed!
17 / 25  Large landing filled with books
18 / 25  Calming country colours
19 / 25  A bright and jolly twin bedroom
20 / 25  Full sized twin beds
21 / 25  Family bathroom
22 / 25  Family bathroom with towels included
23 / 25  A walk away from a good country pub
24 / 25  The River Usk quite literally on your doorstep!
25 / 25  Outdoor dining

Little Otter Cottage,

Usk (4mls NW), Brecon Beacons

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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 1
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Fire Pit
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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The cutest of cottages facing the River Usk, newly renovated it’s fresh as a daisy inside, with gorgeous handmade kitchen, large wood burning stove and huge family friendly sofa for obligatory holiday loafing! Nestled on the banks of the Usk, known as the best river in Wales for brown trout fishing, with an impressively engineered Chainbridge close by.

This is a beautiful Welsh bolthole, perfect for two, yet thoughtfully designed and very family-friendly for up to four. There are two country pubs approx. 1 mile away that serve good homemade food, and are a perfect alternative to the local pub across the river (this is currently under-going renovations). Set in the rolling Monmouthshire countryside, the cottage is well placed for exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park, a haven for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers, as well as pottering around the market towns and feasting on the local fayre which has helped give Monmouthshire its status as the food county of Wales. The area is good for cycling and bike hire is available locally.

The cottage offers TWO bedrooms: 1 king-size bedroom, 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom: with shower over bath and WC on the ground floor . Lounge/kitchen/diner: open plan with woodburner, (first basket of logs included) Smart TV and DVD. Kitchen area with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Outside: enclosed private patio area with seating, fire pit and BBQ. Bike storage available. Amenities: parking for 2 cars, bed linen, towels, electric, stair gate available on request, central heating and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking. 1 dog welcome. Location: shop 2 miles and several pubs and river within walking distance. Arrival 4pm.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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DISCOVER THE HISTORY: Fascinating Abbeys at Llanthony, Tintern and Abbey Dore, Roman ruins at Caerleon, the ancient Mappa Mundi within Hereford Cathedral, as well as Raglan Castle and the trio of local Norman Castles, Skenfrith, Grosmont (both with village pubs) and Whitecastle.

STRIDE OUT: The Brecon Beacons National Park in one direction and The Forest of Dean in the other, both offer exceptional walking and cycling routes throughout the hills.

CYCLING: The area is good for cycling. Bike hire is available locally and there is bike storage at the cottage.

FEAST & FODDER: Great local restaurants and pubs within easy reach. Drive to the nearby Foxhunter and take advantage of a friendly lift back home again at the end of the evening from the owners. Abergavenny Food Festival each September showcases some of the best food to be found in the Welsh hills.

RIVER LIFE: As well as fishing on the Usk, the River Wye also dominates the area with canoe hire and kayaking available from Symonds Yat & Glasbury. The quieter River Monnow is also good for fishing as well as wild swimming for the brave!

TOUR THE TOWNS: Usk is the local, perfect for resupplies. Abergavenny and Monmouth are both larger market towns within easy reach, weekly markets and a Waitrose supermarket for essentials! Abergavenny has a particularly good food festival each September and Monmouth has the best deli in the area.

SLEEPS 4 + 1: King-size bedroom with crisp bedlinen, twin bedroom with views across the River Usk. Downstairs bathroom with bath, over head shower, basin, loo. Towels included.

RELAXING: Open plan sitting room / dining room, with soft seating, tv, dvd, wi-fi, central heating, log burning stove, basket of logs on arrival.

KITCHEN: Fully equipped with electric hob, oven, microwave, toaster, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher.

OUTSIDE: Private terrace area at the rear with outdoor table and chairs, large barbeque provided in season. Fire pit for stretching out those evenings even further.  Steps down to the River Usk. Bike storage available at the cottage.

PETS: One well behaved dog is very welcome downstairs only please.

LOCATION: Little Otter Cottage is attached with its own private fenced terrace, it is located next to the owners barn and your privacy is respected at all times.

BABIES: The owner can provide a cot, highchair and stair gate if needed, please request when booking.

HOLIDAY PREPARATION: We would advise to contact local amenities directly, such as shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions, to confirm the latest opening times and availability.


A cute cosy cottage on the banks of the River Usk
Every comfort considered within
A view towards the cottage from the other side of the river bank
Wood burning stove with a basket of logs on arrival
Television, DVD, Wi-Fi and lots of traditional games
Large comfy sofa for relaxing
Dining table looking out towards the river
Breakfast bar perfect for morning coffee
Handmade kitchen with all the gadgets you could need
Looking through to the sitting room
Lots of home comforts
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Michelle, 17th January 2020

This was just the break we needed as a family. Cosy, finished to an extremely high standard with everything you could want or need! Lovely personal touches such as some milk and Welsh cakes on arrival. Hosts were friendly, polite and professional in all dealings with them. Didn't want to leave!!!

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Chris, 20th December 2019

We loved our stay at Little Otter Cottage-the hosts were very helpful and welcoming, and the cottage is great; it had everything we needed. We stayed with our one year old son-highly recommended for anyone with young children.

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Richard, 29th November 2019

Fantastic cottage to get away. Spaces for 2 but more than enough room for a family of 4. Great location and the cottage had everything you needed inside! The area is beautiful, well worth exploring!

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Francesca, 28th October 2019

Little Otter Cottage is cute and cosy and our hosts were welcoming and friendly. The kitchen is well-equipped and there's a nice-sized and enclosed garden that was perfect for our dog to explore safely. It's set in beautiful countryside and feels like a real retreat. We had a wonderful time and would happily go back.

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Kirsty, 25th October 2019

Property was lovely and had everything you need. Location wise it's quite a drive to get to amenities and shops for your food etc... If you are looking for a hideaway for a weekend it's the perfect place, however we did find that with the rain alot of the roads were flooded and the river behind. This is not a fault to the owners but something to deRead morefinitely bear in mind. All in all a lovely stay. Hide

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Emma, 18th October 2019

Lovely stay. The cottage was sparkling clean and the owners happy to help when wed forgotten something. Nice to explore the area.

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Michael, 4th October 2019

The cottage is situated in a lovely, peaceful setting, right beside the River Usk. It is spotlessly clean throughout. It is also well situated for visiting many of the sights and attractions South Wales has to offer, with quick access to main roads. The owners were welcoming but not at all intrusive, considering they live right next door. The welcoRead moreme pack of milk and welsh cakes we discovered on arrival was, well, most welcome. Hide

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Janice, 6th September 2019

lovely comfortable cottage that is in a really nice location. the rear of the property is lovely with the river Usk flowing right by the bottom of the garden.

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Sarah, 23rd August 2019

A comfortable, clean & well placed cottage - suited me, my partner, our little one & my parents for a weeks break perfectly. The place was spotlessly clean & well looked after - great value for money.

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Aleisje, 19th August 2019

We had the perfect holiday, the cottage was beautiful and had everything we needed! We arrived to fresh flowers, welsh cakes, tea, coffee and milk!! The smallest details made it more personal so thank you

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Timothy , 12th August 2019

Very comfortable clean cottage nice touches from owner like milk tea coffee available for arrival. Smoke alarm went off erroneously one night and owners responded quickly. Local pub a bit ramshackle but others available in short distance. Well placed for nice part of Wales.

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Chris, 29th July 2019

A beautiful cottage in a good location. Met all of my families needs and dog friendly too. The owner even provided additional information after discussing kayaking. Very pleased overall

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Wendy, 22nd July 2019

Pretty cosy cottage modernised well inside and lose to lots of lovely towns and historic sites including Raglan castle and Usk nearby with lovely flowers and cafes. Close to the river but not easy to access but to view. A little small downstairs if more than two of you.

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Rebecca, 24th May 2019

The cottage was beautiful and very clean. The location was perfect; with the gorgeous river running right past. As a family with young children it was also top marks, with garden and indoor toys and books.

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Royston, 19th April 2019

the cottage is in a very good location to explore this part of Wales,there are very good walks, so if you did take a dog it is a greatplace to be, if you are a fisherman the river Usk is a great fly fishing river. As a plants person i found the local garden centre very good and it is a plant centre in the full sence of the word. all in all a great Read morelocation for a peaceful break. Hide

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R, 8th April 2019

Very comfortable cottage in an ideal setting. Lots of interesting and dog friendly places close by plus walking from the cottage. Usk worth at least one visit and is the start of a good circular walk which takes in the Castle. Lots of places to sit in the garden of the cottage. Very friendly area.

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Mike, 22nd March 2019

Lovely cottage in a great location, every comfort available. Pub in walking distance and some lovely walks from the doorstep

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Naomi, 4th January 2019

An excellent weekend! Very kind and helpful hosts. A beautifully, equipped and maintained cottage. A peaceful cottage to stop and rest in front of the log burner, as well as a great spot for walking near the stunning River Usk. Thanks so much for a wonderful welcome and stay.

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Jen, 31st December 2018

Lovely cottage in rural location. We took our 2 daughters aged 4 & 5 and our dog and it was a perfect break- we were lucky with the weather. Very clean, warm & had comfortable beds. Owners very kind & happy to provide advise/help. We would definitely go back & recommend.

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Paula, 24th December 2018

We absolutely loved this little cottage, which in actual fact was deceptively larger than we thought. Its location on the river Usk was enchanting. Perfectly suited for people with dogs, offering good countryside for walking. Equally suited for relaxing after walks by the log burning stove in this comfortably, cosy cottage.

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Tanya, 26th October 2018

Lovely cosy cottage. Spotlessly clean. Had everything you could possibly need including tea cofeee matches washing up liquid etc. Nice touch with the flowers milk and welsh cakes left for us. Plenty of firewood for the log burner which made it nice warm and cosy on a winter evening. Theres also a bbq and fire pit in the garden which backs onto the Read moreriver. Walked to the local pubs where we were met with a warm welcome. Had a lovely relaxing weekend. Hide

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Joy, 7th September 2018

The cottage was very comfortable and had a lovely garden. The owner was very welcoming and advised us where we could walk our dog. The cottage was spotless and in a very good location.

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Andrew, 3rd September 2018

Lovely cottage adjoining owners house but quite secluded. The River Usk is a stones throw and can be seen from the garden. Facilities good and owners helpful and friendly. Good walking along the Usk Valley Way but some of the smaller footpaths overgrown and difficult to find.

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Emma, 27th August 2018

What a wonderful holiday location. Great hosts, greated us on arrival, available but left us to enjoy our holiday. Perfect location for visiting local attractions. Wonderful comfortable beds, fluffy towels and spotlessly clean. We had an amazing time and will definitely stay again!

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