Romantic hillside cottage in the wilds of Wales
Beautiful Black Mountain views through the french doors
Books, games and complete off grid relaxation
Cosy, with great views
Comfy daybeds, or convert the cottage into a sleeps 4
Transformed into a twin bedroom with adjoining shower and loo
Large en-suite master bedroom with beautiful views
Gorgeous bedlinen and towels included
A handy work space for those needing to study whilst on hols
Farmhouse kitchen and dining space
A log burning stove and gas hob
Great family kitchen
Garden furniture and views for miles, even on a winters day
Direct access to the mountains
A glimpse down the valley
Early morning mists enfold the valley
Bluebells spread out in the woods in spring
Dining in the dark in the Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve
Views to rest the eyes on
Sunny hillside across the valley
Cosy, quirky wood-fired sauna in the garden
Cradled by ancient oaks
1 / 22  Romantic hillside cottage in the wilds of Wales
2 / 22  Beautiful Black Mountain views through the french doors
3 / 22  Books, games and complete off grid relaxation
4 / 22  Cosy, with great views
5 / 22  Comfy daybeds, or convert the cottage into a sleeps 4
6 / 22  Transformed into a twin bedroom with adjoining shower and loo
7 / 22  Large en-suite master bedroom with beautiful views
8 / 22  Gorgeous bedlinen and towels included
9 / 22  A handy work space for those needing to study whilst on hols
10 / 22  Farmhouse kitchen and dining space
11 / 22  A log burning stove and gas hob
12 / 22  Great family kitchen
13 / 22  Garden furniture and views for miles, even on a winters day
14 / 22  Direct access to the mountains
15 / 22  A glimpse down the valley
16 / 22  Early morning mists enfold the valley
17 / 22  Bluebells spread out in the woods in spring
18 / 22  Dining in the dark in the Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve
19 / 22  Views to rest the eyes on
20 / 22  Sunny hillside across the valley
21 / 22  Cosy, quirky wood-fired sauna in the garden
22 / 22  Cradled by ancient oaks

Blackthorn Cottage,

Crickhowell (3mls NE), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Green
Spa Facilities
Quirky
Off the beaten track
High up on a Hill
Rustic
Fire Pit
Eco Friendly
Apartment
Towels included
Travel cot available
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Property code: 48082

A magical off-grid eco retreat in the heart of the Black Mountains, complete with log fired sauna & sublime natural surroundings. Bird filled gardens, breathtaking views, woodburner and hill walks right from the door.

COSY ROMANTIC COTTAGE, WITH STUNNING VIEWS ACROSS THE BLACK MOUNTAINS, SLEEPS 2+4

A beautiful stone roofed, eco hideaway in the heart of the hills. Nestled on the slopes of the Black Mountains in the midst of the Brecon Beacons National Park, enjoy the views and night skies from the terrace, or stride out for endless trails through bluebell woods and ancient meadows.

Crickhowell is just five minutes’ drive away with local traders, a handy mountaineering shop, pubs and plenty of coffee shops. Abergavenny, of Food Festival fame is ten minutes in the other direction, a thriving market town forming the heart of Wales foodie revolution. Cathedral towns of Brecon and Hereford are also within easy reach, as well as Wales Industrial Heritage sites in Blaenavon. Nearby attractions include beautiful walks directly in to the Black Mountains and Sugar Loaf Mountain, cycle hire available with National cycle routes and mountain biking centres throughout the area. Pony trekking throughout the nearby Llanthony Valley, fishing on the River Usk, canoeing on the River Wye and high wire and zip wire adventures at Llangorse Lake. Leisure facilities: log fired sauna.

The accommodation offers ONE  bedroom: king-size with en-suite bath and WC. Shower room: with shower and WC.  Sitting room: with woodburner (first basket of logs included), TV, DVD and 2 day beds (therefore doubling as bedroom 2 ).  (The cottage can stretch to squeezing in up to 4 small children). Kitchen: with wood-fired range (exact baking can be tricky if you are new to this) and gas hob, fridge and washing machine. Outside: terrace area with garden furniture and BBQ. Amenities: off-road parking for two cars. Bed linen, towels, electricity, central heating and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking. 2 dogs welcome. Additional info: steep driveway. Please note: the garden windmill supply’s the electricity, the natural spring supplies the water and woodburner supply's the heating.

The central heating, satellite Wi-Fi, TV & DVD, are all fed from off grid sources.  

Satellite Wi-Fi on a limited data bundle - Download speeds are slow and only suitable for simple browsing and checking emails.  Please bring devices pre-loaded with what you want to watch or listen to

Arrival: 4pm

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

SLEEPS 2 - 6: 1 main bedroom with king-size bed, adjoining bath, shower, basin and loo.  A further twin bedroom which doubles as the sitting room, with twin truckle day beds (the cottage can stretch to squeezing in up to 4 small children). Pretty bed linen and soft towels all provided.

KEEPING CLEAN: Two en-suite bathrooms, one with a shower, basin and loo and the master bedroom with a bath, shower, basin and loo. There is a washing machine available too.

EATING: Lovely handmade wooden kitchen with a gas hob, log-fired range stove (exact baking may be tricky if you are new to this), fridge, freezer, dining table with a view.

RELAXING: The kitchen is the heart of the home, with a sofa to pull up by the fire.  The sitting room, with log burner, doubles as the twin bedroom, perfect for spreading out in if it’s just two of you staying, a little snug when it’s four. TV/DVD and WiFi available.

OUTSIDE: Secluded terrace and garden, with exceptional views of the Black Mountains. Private woodland to explore and handy dry storage for bikes.

SAUNA: There is a wood fired sauna available to use during your stay, it is shared usage with the lovely Hillside Barn which is lower down the same hillside, albeit out of sight and mind once you arrive at the cottage. Hamman towels included and a bracing shower to cool down after the sauna.

GO GREEN: Ingenuious as an eco retreat is, excessive water usage does have to considered, so please ensure you’re thoughtful about turning off taps during your stay.

CHILDREN: Will love it here! Cot and highchair available on request.

PETS: Two well behaved dogs are really welcome.

PARKING: Access is via a steep, concreted track, which is best tackled in first gear to the top. Parking for two cars only.

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

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.8
Overall equipment
4.3
Overall comfort
4.5
Overall location
5

Reviewed by Gemma, 5th October 2018

If you want pure relaxation and long walks this is the place to stay, perfect location, wonderful cottage with quirky extras! Love the roll top bath, the stove top kettles and the wood fired oven! Absolutely no expense or comfort spared....I want to book it again already!

Reviewed by Natasha, 6th August 2018

The cottage is beautiful and Im the perfect location! There is everything you need inside and out. Perfect for walks and exploring. Love the fact its off the beaten track.

Reviewed by Michael, 16th July 2018

Looks belie, this is a fantastically serene place to nourish the soul. Any doubts about descending the narrow lanes and steep slopes are dispelled in an instant. Wooden boards, stone steps amazing garden and views forever. One of the best places I have stayed in 25 years, you will not want to leave.

Reviewed by Michael, 30th March 2018

Superb property - unbelievably peaceful, beautifully decorated, impeccably clean. Incredibly comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen, great facilities. Would love to stay again!

Reviewed by Adam, 23rd March 2018

This is the perfect rural getaway right on the black mountains side. If youre after a relaxing break from modern life this is your haven. We hope to return one day

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 2nd June 2017

This house, I cannot even call it a cottage, was simply magical and we had an amazing few days exploring the area. We plan to go back every year!

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Romantic hillside cottage in the wilds of Wales
Beautiful Black Mountain views through the french doors
Books, games and complete off grid relaxation
Cosy, with great views
Comfy daybeds, or convert the cottage into a sleeps 4
Transformed into a twin bedroom with adjoining shower and loo
Large en-suite master bedroom with beautiful views
Gorgeous bedlinen and towels included
A handy work space for those needing to study whilst on hols
Farmhouse kitchen and dining space
A log burning stove and gas hob
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Location

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1/3 Deposit

Take advantage of our deposit scheme when booking 9 weeks or more in advance.