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Pistyll Gwyn

Abergavenny, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Honeymoon Hideaways
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 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, simply enjoy soaking in the private hot tub. There is roadside parking (subject to availability) 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)
  • 1 Shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • TV in lounge
  • Hot tub
  • 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
  • Roadside parking (subject to availability)
  • Shop 3 miles and pub within walking distance
  • 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

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 18 guest ratings

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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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Reviewed by Stephanie, 10th June 2022

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It is perfect

Reviewed by Melanie, 13th May 2022

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Perfect cottage, very dog friendly and uninterrupted views as far as you can see. We cannot fault anything, best holiday in forever. Loved Sugar Loaf mountain and The Four falls walk. We will be back xx

Reviewed by Brian, 29th April 2022

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This was a fantastic holiday in a cottage set in an idyllic location. Abergavenny is a fantastic town with a great range of facilities. The owners of the property are very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble for them. We would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Carly, 4th April 2022

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The cottage is amazing as it has the look and feel of a cosy country cottage but at the same time it has quality modern facilities for comfort. The location is outstanding.

Reviewed by Dawn, 25th February 2022

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Lovely cottage in a very quiet, peaceful location. The views are beautiful, even better when you can look over them from the wood-fired hot tub! It was a bonus that we could bring our dog along, as there were lots of places to walk either directly from the cottage or a short drive away. The cottage itself is well equipped and very comfortable, makiRead moreng it the perfect place to get away from everything and relax. Hide

Reviewed by Helen, 29th January 2022

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The best holiday cottage in the best location I have stayed in. Immaculately kept, comfortable beds, walks from your door, truly enjoyed everything about this place and have already booked to return in the summer.

Reviewed by Chloe, 26th January 2022

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Just a wonderful cottage with outstanding views! Owners were lovely and always helpful. Nothing has been unthought of in this cottage it had everything you needed! Such a comfy home-from- home. The hot tub was fantastic and the walks truly stunning!

Reviewed by Meshellae, 2nd January 2022

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This cottage was a wonderful break from the city! It is really cosy inside and well equipped, and the surroundings are just breathtaking! We can't wait till we have a chance to stay there again!

Reviewed by Jordan, 31st December 2021

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Great stay at the cottage and no better way to see the new year in! Will definitely be going back this year as we loved it so much, great local and facilities for a cosy easy going break and the owners were a great help and got the fire and hot tub ready for our arrival Loved it will be back.

Reviewed by Nick, 12th November 2021

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The cottage is superb in a beautiful location with all the modern facilities you would expect. There is lots to do in the surrounding area. The cottage owners were extremely helpful and attentive to our queries and requests. I couldn't recommend this place enough. We hope to be going back asap

Reviewed by Warren, 24th September 2021

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Lovely cottage with stunning views. The accommodation is very well equipped, the beds are really comfortable and lounge is perfect for relaxing. The outside is gorgeous and the garden is well maintained. The location is remote but perfect for getting away from the city and there's parking for two cars. The hot tub is great and I liked that it is woRead moreod fired as it bit different, though it can be hard to get the temperature right. I can't imagine a better cottage for a visit to the Brecon Beacons Hide

Reviewed by Gwen, 11th September 2021

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This gorgeous cottage is the perfect place to relax and unwind. With perfect long walks right on the doorstep. The owners have done a fabulous job of making it very welcoming. Would recommend to anyone looking for a long or short break. Make sure you bring your walking boots and be prepared for the single track lane up to the cottage. Its worth it!Read more Hide

Reviewed by Kelly, 4th September 2021

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Fabulous house, very clean and has everything you will need during your stay. Host family very friendly and always on hand if needed. A dip in the wood fired hot tub is a must after a day of walking up hills and certainly helps to soothe the aching muscles. A fantastic holiday we will never forget and we cant wait to return.

Reviewed by Nita, 13th August 2021

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We throughly enjoyed our week at Pistyll Gwyn, having recently been refurbed it was amazing in terms of facilities and cleanliness, and the views were the best we've ever seen. Owners are helpful and lovely people, there's loads to do in the surrounding area, and we were so pleased at how much in the area is dog friendly! Can't wait to go back and Read moretry the wood fired hot tub once it's all connected up too. Lovely place, highly recommended. Hide

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