View towards the property
Lounge with cosy wood burner
Kitchen/dining room
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
View of the canal towards the property
Views of the nearby canal
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Cariad Cottage,

Govilon, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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Property code: 47698


This delightful cottage sits in an elevated position and has a comfortable and cosy interior with views front and rear. Situated close to Abergavenny, renowned as Wales’ culinary centre, it is an excellent base to explore this beautiful country.

Govilon is a sweet village in the Brecon Beacons and sits on the edge of the Blaenavon World Heritage site. Country walks are right on your doorstep and a visit to the historic town of Abergavenny, full of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes is a must. Nearby you can visit galleries, museums, historic castles, a Welsh vineyard or take a trip on a narrow boat, which you can even see passing by your window! Interesting days out at Blaenavon Iron Works and The Big Pit or perhaps try star gazing at the Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre. There are plenty of activities to enjoy including horse riding, golf, rock climbing, canoeing and kayaking on the Usk and Wye.

The accommodation offers TWO bedrooms: 1 double and 1 single with TV. Bathroom: with shower over bath and WC. Lounge: with woodburner (first basket of logs included), TV, DVD and views of the canal and mountains. Kitchen/diner: with electric oven and gas hob, microwave and fridge/freezer. Outside: small patio area. Amenities: roadside parking available. Bed linen, towels, electric, central heating and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking. 2 dogs welcome. Additional info: regret no washing machine. Location: shop and pub within walking distance.

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.

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by James, 30th December 2017

Loved the cottage was totally perfect close enough to everything and further enough out to be quiet and have your own space immaculately clean and well equipped such a friendly and warm welcome

Reviewed by Kevin, 28th October 2017

Cariad cottage is in a good location for walks and seeing the Abergavenny area. Excellent standard of cleanliness, and very well equipped even down to the O/S maps. Upstairs a little cramped but, we soon got used to it, not sure if it would be suitable for elderly or less mobile guests.

Reviewed by Adrian, 7th October 2017

Cosy and comfortable living space with everything provided to have an enjoyable holiday. It is right on the canal bank so it's lovely to sit outside with a coffee on a warm afternoon to watch the canal boats go past. Headroom could be a challenge for tall people because of the sloping ceiling in the double room.

Reviewed by Sarah, 16th September 2017

A lovely well equipped cottage in a wonderful location. (Probably not ideal for really tall people, as the ceiling slope in the bedroom would be awkward.) A very good pub, with good food, within a few minutes walk. And a local shop for the basics, also very near. The shop owner couldn't have been more welcoming, and ordered our daily newspaper for Read moreus so that we were never without the vital crossword puzzles! Beautiful (flat!) walks from the door. More challenging ones just across the Usk. Hide

Reviewed by Victoria, 12th September 2017

We loved our stay at the cottage and will be visiting again. It was in a perfect location on the canal and accessible to the local area by canal or road. The cottage was very well equipped and we needed for nothing. The log burner was great easy to set up and use and great to come back to at night. Very comfortable place to relax sit back and enjoyRead more your holiday Hide

Reviewed by Keith, 26th August 2017

We loved the cottage, a little piece of heaven and couldn't fault the amenities, cleanliness and the lovely welcome Welsh cakes, milk etc to help after your journey. Lots of walks, canal,Blorange hill a must!!, Abergavenny just down the road/ Sat market, Spice Lounge def needs a visit & local pub for food. Lots to do and to see, we just loved our wRead moreeek. Grandson 13 was amazed ,plus!, the sun shone, but if it didn't we still would have had great fun. Beautiful place. Fab welcome.. loved it. Hide

Reviewed by Liz, 19th August 2017

Lovely cottage with everything we could possibly need. Nice walks along the canal towpath, and plenty of places to visit further afield.

Reviewed by Sarah, 5th August 2017

The cottage is beautifully maintained and looked after in an idylic location right beside the canal. Very peaceful even though it's nestled in between a housing estate. Ideally located for walkers, runners, cyclists etc as set right on the edge of the Brecon Beacons and canal walks either side of the property. We had an amazing week in this pictureRead moresque village, exploring the surroundings and attractions. Lovely sitting in the living room watching the myriad of boats slowly go by, very relaxing. Hide

Reviewed by Carol, 3rd June 2017

The cottage was lovely with lots of little extra touches. Walks straight onto the towpath. Parking can be a bit of a problem.

Reviewed by Janet, 20th May 2017

Immaculate cottage exceptionally well equipped and ideal for touring this lovely area. Location right on canal was great for dog walking. We appreciated the thoughtful extra touches, particularly the "welcome pack" and dog bed and dishes. Really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Catherine, 24th April 2017

Cariad Cottage is extremely pretty and in a delightful location for exploring both nearby walks along the canal and former railway path, and further afield in the Brecon Beacons. It is very comfortable and the wood burner is ideal if you are there during a cold snap.

Reviewed by Keith, 1st April 2017

A beautifully well equipped cottage with everything you need and a lovely little welcome pack on arrival for a well needed cuppa after a long journey. It is well situated on the canal bank with fantastic walks in either direction, those a bit more adventurous Mount Blorenge and Sugar Loaf Mountain are worth a climb for the stunning scenery. A lovelRead morey village pub and a small village shop within 5 min walk distances and there is a Waitrose within a 10 min drive. Highly recommend this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Vivien, 25th March 2017

A lovely little cottage, ideal for 2 people and a dog. Very dog friendly. No outside garden but right by the canal so we're able to go for lots of walks along the towpath.

Reviewed by Nancy, 20th March 2017

It was ver clean, homely and well appointed we couldn't have asked for better.

Reviewed by Allan, 9th March 2017

An ideal location for a quiet, peaceful getaway, with canal walks and refreshments (if required), in either direction, outside your door. If you prefer to stay in, or stay relaxing, you can. Plenty of choice of activity or sights within a short driving distance.

Reviewed by Dilys, 3rd February 2017

Lovely property in great location for walking, visiting Brecon Beacons. Comfortable and well kitted out, with some nice finishing touches. Hope to visit again soon.

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View towards the property
Lounge with cosy wood burner
Kitchen/dining room
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
View of the canal towards the property
Views of the nearby canal
View towards the property


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