When the Country Life Editor came to stay he kindly declared it to be "one of the best cottages you can rent in Wales" and who are we to disagree!
Set in 100 private acres, with unrivaled views across the Black Mountains, this meticulously restored farm house will turn your head and leave you captivated, it's genuinely a total treat to stay here.
Step onto the traditional Welsh flagstones, warm and toasty with underfloor heating, to find a great combination of authentic farmhouse, thick stone walls, ancient old oak beams and large open fireplace, coupled with subtle contemporary touches and style...comfy linen armchairs, flat screen tv, wi-fi and vintage welsh blankets...deeply comfortable and perfect for relaxing away the days.
Step out of the sitting room and the most spectacular room is still to come, a stunning oak and glass conservatory housing the open plan kitchen and dining room, the views from the breakfast table really do have to be seen to be believed. An exceptional vista of the Black Mountains and thoroughly enjoyed with a cup of tea first thing in the morning.
As well as traditional Welsh dresser and farmhouse table there are on trend zinc worktops, a butler sink with funky taps, solid oak units, old stone seats and gorgeous art work, making this kitchen one of our favourite rooms in the Sugar & Loaf collection...and that's some accolade! There is a walk in larder and good sized laundry area, with country boot room too.
As well as the main reception rooms you will find a separate snug with a double sofa bed, which can be made up to sleep an extra two persons for a small surcharge. There is also a downstairs wet room and loo as well as a large downstairs playroom/bedroom which is perfect for older guests who may not wish to tackle stairs or bunk beds!
Upstairs, there are four lovely bedrooms, a huge super king-size, a traditional double, a twin and a bunk bed room, all guaranteeing some great sleep and a fabulous family bathroom with huge wet room shower, a bath tub with views and a beautiful stone basin.
This really is one of the best cottages in Wales for some quality time with those you love, the walking is second to none, the area will enchant you and the views really do have to be seen to be believed.
ps: Roll Up Romantics - 20% off the standard advertised price outside of school holidays when the house is hired just for two person/one bedroom occupancy only, if you're unsure of the school holiday dates, please give us a call and we'll gladly let you know.
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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WALKING & CYCLING: If you own a bike, it is well worth packing it! Right out onto the hills by either pedal power or on foot, the access to the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons is fabulous. The National Cycle Championships come to the County this year, so there are great road routes stretching across the Welsh Borders and Wye Valley.
RIDING: Pony trekking in the nearby Llanthony Valley and Llangattock Escarpment with stunning trails across the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons on offer. There is a good local Pony Club Centre near Abergavenny too, perfect for more formal riding lessons, or days out such as "own a pony days."
WINE & DINE: Located in the heartland of Wales Food Revolution, with top restaurants and pubs, The Walnut Tree Inn, The Hardwick, The Foxhunter and Felin Fach Griffin all within reach. More humble fayre can be found at the local dog friendly pub, The Crown at Pantygelli, which serves a wholesome Sunday lunch and a good selection of local brews.
TOWNS & MARKETS: Abergavenny is the nearest town, with independant cinema, large Waitrose for supplies and excellent food festival each September it's well worth combining a visit with high tea at The Angel Hotel. Crickhowell is a great little town to stock up on local supplies, with independent stores and decent butchers, there is also a mountaineering shop and tourist info. Hay on Wye is loved by all, 30+ book shops, the River Wye nearby for canoe rental and a world famous Hay Festival every May Half Term.
CASTLES & CULTURE: The Welsh Borders are almost littered with Norman Castles, Raglan, WhiteCastle, Grosmont and Skenfrith are three worth visiting, The Bell at Skenfrith also makes the journey very worth while! Hereford houses the Mappa Mundi and is the nearest large city, with beautiful cathedral and pretty Church Street.
SLEEPS 2 - 8 (+ 2): Four upstairs bedrooms: A super king-size master bedroom, a double, a twin and a childrens bunk bed room. There is a downstairs playroom which can be made up instead of the bunk beds if preferred. There is also sofa bed available to sleep up to 2 additional people (there is a £35 surcharge per person to make up the sofa bed or the downstairs bedroom).
BATHING: Luxury wet room / family bathroom with great views , a huge shower and bath tub positioned in front of a fireplace. Downstairs wet room, basin and loo, suitable for wheelchair use. Towels included.
RELAXING: Sitting room, with open fireplace, first batch of logs included, television, dvd player, iPod dock, original art work and under floor heating. Wi-fi, please be aware that this can be patchy due to the remote location. There is a downstairs snug, with sofabed and a downstairs playroom with stunning views and toys / games available.
DINING: Large kitchen / dining area, with underfloor heating, huge oak windows looking out across the mountains, solid oak hand built kitchen, zinc work tops, walk in larder, electric double oven, hob and butler sink.
BOOTS & MUD: Boot room, perfect for hanging coats, keeping boots, washing off the mud. Laundry facilities with washing machine and tumble dryer.
PETS: Up to 2 well behaved pets are accepted on the understanding that they please stay in the kitchen/boot room area...underfloor heated and a good size, they'll love it!
ACCESS: The cottage interior has been designed around wheelchair users and has level floors throughout the downstairs. The stairs to the upstairs rooms are steep and downstairs sleeping/bathroom is available for restricted mobility guests.
VEHICLE ACCESS: The lower track leading to the property is narrow in places.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: This property has a £300 security damage bond managed by Sugar and Loaf.