Charming country cottage with warm and welcoming interiors
Enjoy games from the past in this peaceful wi-free environment
Peer out to the beautiful garden
Relax in front of the woodburner
Enjoy the piano or a family game
Welcome treats on arrival
Spacious farmhouse kitchen
Eat in style from beautiful Wedgewood china
Kitchen area
Little touches
Master bedroom
Oak beams on display throughout the upstairs bedrooms
Finishing touches
Twin room
Cosy twin room
The Wet room
Unique features throughout
Watch the wild birds
View towards the enchanting cottage
A semi-detached cottage with beautiful gardens
Take a paddle at the end of the garden
Country cottage planting
The views you will see as you drive to the cottage
Enjoy the local nature
The Abbey a 5 minute stoll fro the cottage
1 / 25  Charming country cottage with warm and welcoming interiors
2 / 25  Enjoy games from the past in this peaceful wi-free environment
3 / 25  Peer out to the beautiful garden
4 / 25  Relax in front of the woodburner
5 / 25  Enjoy the piano or a family game
6 / 25  Welcome treats on arrival
7 / 25  Spacious farmhouse kitchen
8 / 25  Eat in style from beautiful Wedgewood china
9 / 25  Kitchen area
10 / 25  Little touches
11 / 25  Master bedroom
12 / 25  Oak beams on display throughout the upstairs bedrooms
13 / 25  Finishing touches
14 / 25  Twin room
15 / 25  Cosy twin room
16 / 25  The Wet room
17 / 25  Unique features throughout
18 / 25  Watch the wild birds
19 / 25  View towards the enchanting cottage
20 / 25  A semi-detached cottage with beautiful gardens
21 / 25  Take a paddle at the end of the garden
22 / 25  Country cottage planting
23 / 25  The views you will see as you drive to the cottage
24 / 25  Enjoy the local nature
25 / 25  The Abbey a 5 minute stoll fro the cottage

The Old Smithy

Hay-on-Wye (9.5mls S), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
3
star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Quirky
Rustic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Traditional long house tucked away in the Llanthony valley
  • Pretty gardens leading to the River Honddu
  • A quiet hamlet location with lovely walks from your doorstep
Property code: 42910

Once the village smithy in its time, now sensitively converted into a family home, decorated throughout with paintings and ornaments, the Old Smithy takes you back to a time forgotten. The house has traditional thick stone walls, oak beams and flagstone floors, but is comfortable and homely, the perfect base for a family holiday in the Brecon Beacons. The hidden gem here is the acre of country garden, with multiple seating and relaxing areas, benches and ample lawn space for children to run around and explore, this is a magical garden skirted by the River Honddu.

Abergavenny is 20 minutes by car with its castle, shops and restaurants. The historic town of Hay-on-Wye, a famous literary haven, is 30 minutes away with numerous indendent second hand book shops and gift stores. Or venture further afield to Crickhowell, Brecon or Hereford, all within the hour. Nearby attractions include Llanthony valley has lots to offer. Cistercian Abbey which is just across the country lane. The crooked church at Cymyoy is well worth a look, as is the ancient Partrishow. The Llanthony Valley offers pony trekking in the National Park, Grange Trekking in Capel y Ffin offer treks for all abilities from March – October.

The ground floor entrance leads into the lounge with open fire, stone flagged floor,  piano and selection of traditional games and many books. The kitchen/diner has plenty of room for 6, with a wooden breakfast table and bench, electric oven and hob and microwave.

Upstairs you will find three bedrooms, 1  master double bedroom  with basin, 1 twin and 1 twin with 2ft 6 beds. There is a family  bathroom with bath and WC. There is an external shower room located in a separate building accessed via the garden with shower, WC and sink.

Outside is an acre of garden with outdoor furniture and BBQ. There is ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and under floor and central heating included.

The owners live in the attached Forge, which in no way encroaches on the privacy of the cottage or it’s gardens. There is a shop and pub within walking distance.

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

SLEEPS 2 - 6: Three bedrooms: an oak beamed double, with basin, a twin with standard size single beds, plus small twin bedroom with 2ft 6 beds. All bed linen and towels are included.

RELAXING: Large sitting room with open fire (logs included), traditional games, piano, lots of books, comfy seating for six. Please note The Old Smithy is 'off the beaten track' and has very patchy WiFi and no television.

DINING: Well equipped farmhouse kitchen, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, toaster and welcome cake. Traditional farm house table with settle and wooden chairs.

BATHING: Upstairs bathroom with toiletteries, towels, bath, basin, loo. A downstairs loo and outside shower, with a washing machine too.

OUTSIDE: An acre of garden with fruit trees, several outdoor seating areas and a river passing by at the far end. A barbeque is available, as well as boules.

PETS: 1 dog welcome.

ADDITIONAL INFO: The owners live in the attached Forge, which in no way encroaches on the privacy of the cottage or its gardens. Regret no smoking. 

ARRIVAL: 4:00pm

 

 

Sara Hughes

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Robert, 23rd July 2021

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This is a special house in a special place. With no outside distractions and surrounded by the most beautiful countryside, it is the perfect place to relax especially in the garden where you can sit listening to the stream surrounded by flowers and watching the birds come and go. The owner was kind and helpful without ever being intrusive and afterRead more a week we were only just getting to know this lovely area. We would certainly love to go back and discover more of what it has to offer. Hide

Reviewed by Sam, 2nd July 2021

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A beautiful garden with a lovely old cottage attached. The stone roof, the furniture and the rooms create an atmosphere of intelligent calmness, and the absence of television, internet and phone signal means you enter a kind of different life, encounter a different version of yourself.

Reviewed by Barbara, 18th September 2020

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Smithy Cottage is an ideal holiday home fro home for couples or families who want to relax and unwind. The setting is idyllic, the peace and quiet is palpable both inside the house and in the extensive gardens. The owners, Mr and Mrs Elliot, are on hand for help and advice. The location gives access to some interesting and enjoyable walks. LlanthonRead morey Valley is full of fascinating history awaiting to be discovered. Hide

Reviewed by Harvey, 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by Rachael, 21st August 2020

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Beautiful old cottage and gardens. Owners live next door and very friendly. No TV, WiFi or phone signal which was perfect for us. Family of 5 - kids loved it. Rained all week but didnt dampen the experience the house was lovely, stone floors, exposed beams. Master bed was very hard, and the oven is inset over a worktop on the wall so vertically chaRead morellenged may struggle to reach it. We loved the house so much, we had open fires, played games, spent time in the garden it was amazing time. Hide

Reviewed by Martijn, 31st July 2020

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Lovely looking cottage and setting but very impractical at many levels and needs proper updating

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Charming country cottage with warm and welcoming interiors
Enjoy games from the past in this peaceful wi-free environment
Peer out to the beautiful garden
Relax in front of the woodburner
Enjoy the piano or a family game
Welcome treats on arrival
Spacious farmhouse kitchen
Eat in style from beautiful Wedgewood china
Kitchen area
Little touches
Master bedroom
Show 13 moreOak beams on display throughout the upstairs bedrooms

Location

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