A beautiful spot to relax in with your own hot tub whilst looking out to Sugar Loaf mountain
Spacious lounge with wood burner effect electric fire, leading out to the decked hot tub area
Separate kitchen with plenty of space to rustle up a nice meal
Super-king-size bed that can be a twin on request
Wet room with shower and WC
Enter through the stable door into your rural retreat which is all on ground floor level
Further shared grounds which are free to roam and lead to the beautiful canal
This lovely canal is right on your doorstep
Meet the friendly residents
Follow the garden path and see where it leads you
Explore the shared grounds and find the perfect spot to relax
1 / 11  A beautiful spot to relax in with your own hot tub whilst looking out to Sugar Loaf mountain
2 / 11  Spacious lounge with wood burner effect electric fire, leading out to the decked hot tub area
3 / 11  Separate kitchen with plenty of space to rustle up a nice meal
4 / 11  Super-king-size bed that can be a twin on request
5 / 11  Wet room with shower and WC
6 / 11  Enter through the stable door into your rural retreat which is all on ground floor level
7 / 11  Further shared grounds which are free to roam and lead to the beautiful canal
8 / 11  This lovely canal is right on your doorstep
9 / 11  Meet the friendly residents
10 / 11  Follow the garden path and see where it leads you
11 / 11  Explore the shared grounds and find the perfect spot to relax

Little Orchard Retreat,

Gilwern, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious cottage set in a fabulous location with hot tub 
  • Good for cycling and stunning walks available on the doorstep
  • Popular towns of Abergavenny and Crickhowell just a short drive
  • Visit the Blaenavon World Heritage site close by
  • Stroll along the canal or tackle the Sugar Loaf Mountain which you can see from your property
  • Perfect for couples looking for a romantic break
Property code: 52882

A delightful ground floor wing of a detached cottage, looking out to the Sugar Loaf Mountain in the magnificent Brecon Beacons and situated close to Abergavenny, renowned as Wales’ culinary centre.

Gilwern is a sweet village with pubs, shops and a picturesque canal all within walking distance. It sits on the edge of the Blaenavon World Heritage site and you can enjoy country walks right from your doorstep or perhaps take a visit to the historic town of Abergavenny full of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes. Visit nearby galleries, museums, castles and vineyard or take a trip on a narrow boat which you can see passing by at the bottom of the garden! Other attractions in the area include Blaenavon Iron Works, The Big Pit or star gazing at the Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre or why not try horse riding, golf, climbing and kayaking on the Usk and Wye.

Enter through the stable door into the hallway which leads straight into the well-equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Located off the hallway is the master bedroom which is light and airy and has a super-king-size zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as a twin on request). There is a wet room with shower and WC. Head from the kitchen to the comfortable, traditionally furnished lounge where you can relax on the sofa in front of the wood burner effect electric fire and watch SkyTV (with basic package) or a movie on the DVD and head out to the garden through the French doors.

Outside there is an enclosed covered veranda, with hot tub, gas BBQ and garden furniture looking out to the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Here you can cook or simply relax and unwind whatever the weather. Beyond this are large shared grounds that lead all the way down to the canal. Private off-road parking and covered area for bikes available. There is an exercise paddock available for dogs.

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.

  • 1 bedroom – super-king-size zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as a twin on request)
  • 1 wet room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Hot tub
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome, 3 by arrangement
  • Pub and shops within walking distance
  • SkyTV and DVD
  • Gas BBQ available

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Donna, 25th January 2019

Location is beautiful especially looking out at sugar loaf mountain in the hot tub it's beautiful! Pippa and John are absolutely lush people :) they make you feel so welcome and nothing is too much trouble if you need/want to know anything about the place! We had a lovely weekend celebrating our engagement but the only negative thing I can say abouRead moret the weekend is we couldn't use the hot tub on the Saturday because it rained all day and night as it's not under cover :( fab weekend though :) Hide

Reviewed by Simon, 10th November 2018

Lovely cottage in a central location, easy access to South Wales. Very friendly owners who were always on hand to answer questions or make suggestions. A dogs paradise, plenty of easy walks along the canal or a run round their field. Had a great time

Reviewed by Belinda, 31st October 2018

A wonderful cottage with a hot tub with unbelievable views of sugar loaf mountain. The cottage itself is just lovely, everything was very comfortable. There is parking on site thats gated right outside the property. You really need to go to the bottom of the hosts garden, its just lovely, especially the caravan thats covered in ivy. You can have a Read morecuppa there too. The canal right in front of the cottage is very relaxing, and if you walk 200 yards from the cottage, it takes you to the canal. Hide

Reviewed by David, 19th October 2018

Lovely cottage with a view to die for! Hot tub with a view of sugar loaf mountain bathed in sunshine - what more could you want. Lovely position for walking along the canal or climbing the mountains and access to the Black Mountains. Fantastic cottage for dogs which can be exercised in secure paddocks.

Reviewed by Vanessa, 25th September 2018

Excellent hosts warm welcome, fantastic views great walks on the grounds for your dog

Reviewed by Andrea, 7th September 2018

Absolutely lovely week away, The welcome we had was great.The accomodation was amazing as was the garden which we were encouraged to use whenever we wanted and the hot tub was a luxury and such a nice wind down from all the lovely walks we went on which were very local to the cottage ,it was sad to leave thank you to Pippa and John who were lovely Read more... Hide

Reviewed by Chris, 26th August 2018

We loved this cottage. Pippa and John are great hosts and the property has everything. The view to Sugar Loaf from the hot tub was memorable. Access to the Beacons is easy and the canal is literally at the bottom of the garden, with good towpaths for walking and cycling. The dog had a great time too, running around in his own paddock. Hell want to Read morecome back too Hide

Reviewed by Angela, 10th August 2018

Lovely, cosy cottage, well equipped with beautiful views from the decking across to sugar loaf mountain. The cottage is within the owner's land/gardens that are peaceful and relaxing, good area for walking your dog. Good access to the canal system and plenty of walks along the canals in each direction. Quite close to the towns Abergavenny and CrickRead morehowell both worth a visit, short walk down the canal to the village centre of Gilwern. The owners are really friendly and welcoming. Hide

Reviewed by Roderick, 3rd August 2018

The views are outstanding. The comfort and equipment impressive. The hot tub a delight. The warmth of the hosts counted for more than all the rest. Lovely people who made the holiday what it was.

Reviewed by Ian, 27th July 2018

A quality retreat in a fantastic location with a great view. Would definitely return again.

Reviewed by Sara, 29th June 2018

Lovely cottage Good dog facilities . Sid and Fifi loved the paddock We all had a lovely time x

Reviewed by Alison, 8th June 2018

A very comfortable well equiped cottage with fabulous views of Sugar Loaf Mountain which is well worth the climb. The hot tub was a bonus at the end of the day after long walks along the Monmouth Canal situated at the end of the garden and paddocks. Very dog friendly with a paddock to exercise a dog off lead and seating around the property availablRead moree for guests to enjoy. All in all a great property and great location for exploring the area. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline, 18th May 2018

We couldn't have asked for better, such z comfortable cottage. Pippa and John were so hospitable, showing us around the grounds showing areas we had access to to exercise the dogs. We will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Ian, 11th May 2018

From the moment we arrived, Pippa and John made us most welcome. The cottage is in just the right spot, it was quiet and comfortable and you could fully relax and unwind and everything that you need for your stay was provided. The scenery from the cottage is fantastic and it's even better when sitting in the hot tub! The grounds of the cottage are Read morepleasant to walk around and good for walking mans best friend. Ultimately, we had a great relaxing week in lovely surroundings. Hide

Reviewed by Adrian, 4th May 2018

A lovely quiet and picturesque place too stay, perfect for relaxation and winding down from everyday stresses. Also close enough to the town of Abergavenny which is lovely and an array of castles.

Reviewed by Richard, 20th April 2018

We had a wonderful week in April and the weather was surprisingly good for the time of year. Pippa and John were the perfect hosts and we had almost free range of the property. The exercise area for our two dogs was about the size of a football field and they thought it was marvellous. The hot tub was perfect for soothing bones after a day out and Read morewatching the stars. Everything you could want in a holiday home. Hide

Reviewed by Mark, 13th April 2018

Fantastic location, local walks and views are lovely, town less then 10 mins in a car if you need anything, if your looking for a quiet getaway this place is perfect, loads of places to visit

Reviewed by Heather, 24th March 2018

Pippa was lovely and so welcoming which is always a plus. The views are amazing even in poorer weather. There are local supermarkets a short drive or walk away so perfectly placed really. Overall the place was lovely and if we were staying in the area again this is where we would stay! Unfortunately I just didn't have a pen to write in the visitorsRead more book! Hide

Reviewed by David, 26th February 2018

The location is excellent for exploring South Wales with plenty of beautiful walks with waterfalls only a short drive away. We were made to feel so welcome by the hosts , the cottage was lovely and cosy , the hot tub and views are amazing. We would truly recommend staying at the little Orchard retreat for a wonderfull and relaxing break.

Reviewed by Sara, 17th February 2018

Fabulous really great place to unwind ,great walks for dogs. Hot tub makes it perfect really recommend.

Reviewed by Sheryl, 10th February 2018

Lovely stay at little orchard, Pippa showed us around and how to use the hot tub she was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. A lovely surprise with the home made welsh cakes and brith bran slices when we got to the cottage and the 'secret garden' and animals (plus very excitable dog!) was a bonus to see as well!! All in all a good stay wRead moreith great views, close to pubs etc and a wonderful jacazzi to have a glass of wine in-even in the snow! Hide

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