#{ServerName}
Stroll around the pretty town of Usk
Visit Usk Castle
Take a scenic ride on the Blaenavon Heritage Rail
Enjoy the stories of the miners at Big Pit
Learn about the history of the Blaenavon Iron Works
1 / 18  
2 / 18  
3 / 18  
4 / 18  
5 / 18  
6 / 18  
7 / 18  
8 / 18  
9 / 18  
10 / 18  
11 / 18  
12 / 18  
13 / 18  Stroll around the pretty town of Usk
14 / 18  Visit Usk Castle
15 / 18  Take a scenic ride on the Blaenavon Heritage Rail
16 / 18  Enjoy the stories of the miners at Big Pit
17 / 18  Learn about the history of the Blaenavon Iron Works
18 / 18  

Rectory Retreat

Mamhilad, Brecon Beacons

Check availability & Book

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 1
grade 5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
8 more

At a glance

  • More photos coming soon
  • Pretty cottage in a peaceful village location surrounded by breathtaking countryside
  • Simple, stylish design throughout creates a restful space
  • Explore the wealth of waymarked footpaths leading from your front door
Property code: 83405

Set in a traditional village offering spacious accommodation finished with a contemporary twist, this retreat is perfect for couples wanting to enjoy the breathtaking countryside of Monmouthshire and the Brecon Beacons.

Set in the grounds of the owner’s home, this delightful holiday cottage is a cosy retreat for two and enjoys a tranquil position on the outskirts of the pretty Monmouthshire village of Mamhilad. Situated in the south-eastern corner of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this airy property is surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Making a fantastic getaway for a couple exploring this stunning area, the cottage looks out towards the 18th-century Folly Tower. Ideally situated for keen walkers and nature lovers, the cottage is also within easy reach of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Entering this light, simple and tasteful cottage, you will find the bright and appealing open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. With comfortable seating (including a sofa bed suitable for small children) and a Smart TV, the lounge is a perfect space to snuggle up in the evening, catch up with a good book or watch a movie. The kitchen has a range of useful equipment, and the dining area is ideal for sharing a romantic meal for two. Upstairs, the first floor is occupied by the spacious double bedroom set in the eaves of the building. There’s also an invigorating and stylish shower room. Outside, the garden features a patio with outdoor furniture and a BBQ, making an ideal spot for al fresco drinks on a sunny afternoon. Off-road parking is available for two cars.

The village of Mamhilad has a welcoming pub and lies along the routes of several waymarked paths, with Folly Tower just across the fields (1.5 miles). The charming town of Usk (5.5 miles) is home to a Norman castle and the Usk Rural Life Museum. Other local attractions include Goytre Wharf (2.5 miles), Llandegfedd Reservoir (5.5 miles), the Blue Lagoon, Cwmcarn, Raglan Castle and the Big Pit National Coal Museum (all within 12 miles).

Read more Code: 83405

  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 downstairs shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice compartment
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Enclosed patio area with table, chairs and a charcoal BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub within walking distance shop 2 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Photos

Show 6 more

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 stars5
Overall equipment
Overall equipment 4.7 starsOverall equipment 4.7 starsOverall equipment 4.7 starsOverall equipment 4.7 starsOverall equipment 4.7 stars4.7
Overall comfort
Overall comfort 4.6 starsOverall comfort 4.6 starsOverall comfort 4.6 starsOverall comfort 4.6 starsOverall comfort 4.6 stars4.6
Overall location
Overall location 4.8 starsOverall location 4.8 starsOverall location 4.8 starsOverall location 4.8 starsOverall location 4.8 stars4.8

Reviewed by Peter 10th June 2022

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Lovely place, peaceful and pleasant. Had access to lots of interesting places from the location. Happy to recommend it.

Reviewed by Kathleen 16th May 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by D 22nd April 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We would recommend this property, ideally situated near the canal so we had some delightful walks. The Retreat was very comfortable and cosy, a lovely fenced in garden for our dog, and great to relax in. Lots of eating out pubs nearby, one which was only 3-5 minutes walk away. A lovely coffee shop and garden centre just 5 minutes drive away that waRead mores dog friendly. The owners very friendly but not intrusive. We had two lovely weeks in a lovely part of Wales, we will return very soon. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Gordon 18th February 2022

Guest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 stars

We use holiday accommodation every 8/10 weeks in the uk. The cleanliness was up there with the best, it was also well equipped and furnishings were modern and to a high standard. It was quiet and private. We were able to take our dog and made use of the enclosed garden attached to our accommodation. The only thing that was a problem for us was the Read morebed. It was uncomfortable and creaked with the slightest movement. Neither of us slept. WiFi was excellent. Hide

Reviewed by David 11th February 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Rectory Retreat is clean, comfortable and ideally equipped for a pleasant stay. It has great local walks along the canal and a dog friendly pub which serves good food, 200m away. Debbie and David are extremely helpful and will provide you with a warm welcome. I throughly recommend a stay here.

Reviewed by Peter 17th September 2021

Guest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 stars

Reviewed by Nigel 10th September 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

We loved our week as the cottage was a perfect base for canal walks and visits to Usk, Raglan Castle and Blaenavon. We were lucky to have perfect weather with only one night of overnight rain. The nearest pub was only 5 minutes walk away. The food was good value, with meat being sourced locally and great local beer, Butty Bach

Reviewed by Hilary 20th August 2021

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Reviewed by Mike 6th August 2021

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Reviewed by Jacqueline 30th July 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

A lovely quiet place to stay. Top quality furnishings. Would recommend to my family and friends

Reviewed by Chloe 24th July 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We had a lovely get away in this quaint cottage, it was an amazing refresher after working from home for so long. Well definitely be returning!

Reviewed by Julie 16th July 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We had an amazing week at Rectory Retreat. The cottage was comfortable and had everything you needed for a relaxing stay. If you needed anything else then the owners were more than happy to oblige. The local pub just 2.mins walk away served lovely food and we were made to feel very welcome. The local area is perfect for walking or cycling. There isRead more the monmouthshire canal on your doorstep and also some great rivers, ponds and waterfall walks nearby. We would definitely consider returning. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 9th July 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Reviewed by Ruth 2nd July 2021

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

12 more

LOCATION

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.
The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210