A bubbling hot tub with an amazing view
Situated in a rural location with far-reaching views from every aspect
Private hydro massage hot tub, wood-fired with bubble massage and led lights
Far reaching views from the cottage
Wander around the market town of Abergavenny with its independent shops and eateries
A walk up nearby Sugar Loaf is a must
The view of Sugar Loaf from Llanthony Priory
Enjoy an interesting day out visiting The Big Pit
Enjoy walks along the Gilwern Canal
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Pistyll Gwyn

Abergavenny, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Honeymoon Hideaways
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 17th-century detached cottage enjoying stunning valley views
  • A wealth of waymarked footpaths from your front door, including Monmouthshire and the Brecon Beacons
  • Once you’re done for the day, head back to your hot tub for drinks under the stars
Property code: 83894

Set high in a picturesque valley, this detached 17th-century cottage with enclosed gardens makes a great base for family and friends wanting to explore The Brecon Beacons National Park.

Here you can enjoy Brecon’s Dark Sky Reserve at night and many wonderful walks from your front door in the day, before popping into the country pub which is within walking distance down the lane. It is a great place to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park, with attractions all around including The Big Pit at Blaenavon (6 miles), Brecon Mountain Railway (22 miles), Zip World Tower (31 miles), the town of Aberdare (28 miles), and Raglan Farm Park (13 miles) all reachable from your property. For walkers, you can enjoy the Black Mountains (19 miles), Blorenge (5.5 miles), and Pen Y Fan (32 miles). The area also serves cyclists and water sports enthusiasts well, with local rivers of the Usk and Wye Valley five and 30 miles away respectively. Not forgetting the water sports at Llandegfedd Reservoir (8.5 miles) or Llangorse Lake (22 miles), the largest natural lake in Wales. The area is also steeped in history with the fine castles of Abergavenny (6 miles), Raglan, and Crickhowell (11 miles) nearby, along with a Roman amphitheatre in Caerleon (14 miles).

This 17th-century cottage enjoys stunning views down the valley all the way across to the Malvern Hills and is set within mature enclosed gardens. Step inside the front door and there is ample space in the conservatory to sit and relax at the dining table and chairs whilst looking out at the glorious views of the Usk Valley. This gives access into the lounge, a cosy space finished with comfortable seating and soft furnishings, and a wood burner which will take away the chill on an autumn evening whilst you enjoy a favourite movie on the Smart TV. The kitchen is to the front of the cottage, equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. When the day is done climb the stairs where you will find two bedrooms with garden views - a double, and a super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request). Completing the property is the shower room with a shower and WC.

Outside the cottage you can relax on the terrace and enjoy the views. There is a table and chairs with a charcoal BBQ – perfect for relaxing and stargazing. Alternatively, enjoy the experience of the private hydro massage, wood-fired hot tub with bubble massage and led lights. There is private parking for two cars opposite the cottage and ample lockable storage for bikes or outdoor equipment.

  • 2 Bedrooms – 1 double, 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request - must be requested at least 2 weeks prior to arrival)
  • 1 Shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Private hydro massage hot tub, wood-fired with bubble massage and led lights (newly installed in December 2023)
  • Bathrobes and hot tub towels supplied
  • Breakfast packs, logs, and local produce available by prior arrangement with the owner
  • Terrace with table and chairs plus charcoal BBQ
  • Storage for bikes and outdoor equipment
  • Private parking for two cars opposite the property
  • Award-winning pub serving food within walking distance featuring live music and adhoc events (please check in advance for opening times and 'What's on - thegooseandcuckoo.com)
  • Shop - 3 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Claire Carro

This property joined our collection in 2021 and is managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Elizabeth, 7th June 2024

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The cottage was lovely and the elevated position was fantastic to admire the view. The location is quiet and secluded which is perfect and just what we were looking for. The cottage was decorated and furnished beautifully and tasteful. The hot tub is a real bonus and we spent a lot of time in it. We found getting the temperature right was easy if yRead moreou light it a couple of hours before your intended use and keep lid on when not in use it stays warm. The pub just down the road was great. Hide

Reviewed by David, 24th May 2024

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Great stay, and lovely location with spectacular views. Local pub was a welcome surprise due to a beer festival. Highly recommended for that mini break away from home.

Reviewed by Lynsey, 1st February 2024

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Lovely cottage with beautiful views. very cosy and warm. Very clean and tidy and the owners were very helpful and responsive.

Reviewed by Michelle, 29th December 2023

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Nice little cottage, amazing views and a great locals pub within walking distance. The cottage is very rural and at the end of a single track road which is quite long to get to the main road. Great spot for enthusiastic walkers.

Reviewed by John, 24th December 2023

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Pistyll Gwyn is a comfortable character cottage in a fabulous location with stunning views of the Monmouthshire countryside. The Goose and Cuckoo pub is a short walk down the road and we spent a few lovely hours there on Christmas Eve. There are beautiful walks within easy access of the property. The hot tub is a great asset even on a cold winter dRead moreay. The beds were comfortable and the shower was excellent. We had a fabulous Christmas break and hope to return to experience the other seasons there. Hide

Reviewed by Simon, 3rd November 2023

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Very beautiful cottage in an amazing location. Its worth staying here for just the views. Overall excellent cottage, very comfortable and nice fire. Goose and Cuckoo pub down the lane is definitely worth a visit. Yes there is a bit of damp on one room, but they are trying to resolve it. Main negative was hot tub was hopeless as struggled to get it Read moreto draw. Understand from owners it's being replaced. This didn't dampen the trip and will want to come back. Hide

Reviewed by Torrin, 27th October 2023

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Great stay, thank you

Reviewed by Sarka, 13th October 2023

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I will have to be honest in my review. Let's split this in positives and negatives. Positives: -absolutely stunning views -lovely walks, access to Brecon Beacons -fairly remote -great log fire and a cosy living room -large bathroom, lovely hot shower Negatives: -hot tube is very difficult to get started, heat the water takes all day, large usage ofRead more wood;you would not do it every day! -unfortunate large mouldy area in the bedroom, damp walls -lack of small everyday items(matches, washing liquid) Hide

Reviewed by Rikkaya, 18th September 2023

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Reviewed by Hannah, 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Jane, 11th August 2023

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Reviewed by Hetty, 28th July 2023

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Very beautiful cottage in a very tranquil surrounding. Amazing view on the valley. Nice pub only 200 yards. Very friendly family! Beautiful hiking in the surrounding.

Reviewed by Mark, 14th July 2023

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Reviewed by Stephen, 9th July 2023

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Fantastic break at Pistyll gwyn, really enjoyed this amazing place, so relaxing and tranquil and would definitely recommend to others. Many thanks to The Williams family for everything, much appreciated. Hope to come back soon.

Reviewed by Marshall, 5th May 2023

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Reviewed by Catherine, 7th April 2023

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This cottage is in the perfect location at the end of a lane so you really feel secluded. It's cosy but modern and the views are fantastic. Our dog was very happy watching the sheep from the decking while we sat in the hot tub and it was great having footpaths next to the cottage.

Reviewed by Simon, 14th January 2023

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Lovely accommodation in an ideal location, with amazing views. We enjoyed a very relaxing weekend away, without any stress.

Reviewed by Jack, 21st October 2022

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Reviewed by Chris, 23rd September 2022

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A beautiful cottage in a stunning location. The whole cottage was well furnished and comfortable but we spent most of our time in the dining room marvelling at the wonderful views across the valley with the bonus of early morning sunrises. We also loved the plant selection in the well maintained garden.

Reviewed by Shawn, 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Carol, 26th August 2022

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We had a fantastic week staying at Pistyll Gwyn. The location was perfect and the view from the cottage was absolutely stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed waking up to the sounds of the sheep and buzzards and watching them in the evening from the hot tub. We would highly recommend Pistyll Gwyn. It was very clean and the owners were very welcoming and hRead moreelpful. We hope to return at some point in the future. We could not fault it. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew, 29th July 2022

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Lovely peaceful location, great place to wind down and enjoy the countryside and wildlife also and also plenty to do in the area. Cottage well equipped. Wood fired hot tub takes some getting used to but great to relax in at the end of the day, provided you light it early! Long windy narrow lane not for some, as you'll meet the odd car or truck, looRead morek out for passing places and be prepared to back up! All part of the rural experience! Owners very friendly and just up the road. Highly reccomended. Hide

Reviewed by Lucy, 22nd July 2022

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We had a lovely holiday in a beautiful cottage just far enough away from everything to feel private but close enough to go exploring. The views are stunning, especially from the hot tub over a glass of wine. The hosts were great and very attentive whilst respecting your privacy. We would highly recommend a stay.

Reviewed by A, 8th July 2022

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A nice place but very isolated and to be frank, expensive. I don't mind paying a lot for a holiday property which is why we booked it, but if you charge top money you need to give a top service in terms of facilities, cleanliness and communication if there are issues.

Reviewed by Sally, 1st July 2022

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