MARKET TOWNS: Crickhowell, recently voted the best high street in the UK, is just ten 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 the Sugar Loaf Mountain straight from the door and great adventures in the Black Mountains without getting in the car. There is a nearby SSSI ancient wet woodland too,with boardwalks across the bog, you can witness exceptional flora and fauna, as well as a deafening amount of native birdsong.
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 Crown at Pantygelli, The Bear in Crickhowell, The Angel in Abergavenny or The Dragons Head in Llangenny, all serve a decent meal and fair brew. Any one could be walked to, depending on your energy levels, but all are within a short drive or cycle ride.
RIDING: The gentle rolling hills of Powys and Monmouthshire make for fantastic days in the saddle. There are five good riding centres within easy reach.
ON THE WATER: The River Usk in Crickhowell for trout and salmon, with day licenses from The Bridge Inn Pub. The River Cafe in Glasbury is the top canoe rental spot, with a delicious cafe co-located with Wye Valley Canoes. The Brecon & Monmouth Canal is in nearby Llangattock, with the tow path freshly restored it's a pretty cycle ride or easy walk....the only flat ground you'll find!