What makes this character cottage extraordinary it is unrivalled location. Set at 1200 feet on the Hatterill Ridge (adjacent to Offa's Dyke Path) it has direct access to the open mountain and the most dramatic, uninterrupted views across to the Skirrid and Sugar Loaf Mountains to the distant Severn and Somerset beyond. It is completely private in its own 10 acres of pastures and young woodland. It must be emphasised that the Council road to the hill gate is quite steep and the rough track from there which is half a mile to the cottage is unsuitable for cars with low suspension.
There is a welcoming pretty wooden kitchen with the traditional flag stone floors, a Belfast sink, wooden work surfaces, an electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge (with washing machine in the utility barn) and plenty of cupboard space. The sitting room with its lime washed walls and flag stone floors has a dining table and chairs with comfortable sofa and chair and a wood burning stove set in the old fireplace. Flat screen TV with DVD.
Up a flight of very steep wooden stairs to a two pretty bedrooms with wooden floors and lime washed walls:
Bedroom 1: with twin beds (can be put together to make a double bed
Bedroom 2: with a single bed
The small bathroom has a small hip bath (a bath to sit in but not lie down) with a shower over, handbasin and toilet.
Night storage heating on both floors with portable heaters to boost these if needed.
On a clear day the views reach the Bristol Channel and the distant hills of Somerset. The cottage has direct access to the open mountainside and is also situated on Offa's Dyke Path, the Beacons Way and a network of footpaths and so is perfect for walkers. It is completely private as it is set in its own 10 acres of young woodland and pasture.
Outside the cottage there is a stone built barn with an immersion heater hot water system, washing machine, sink and another toilet. There is also a log store ensuring the logs (unlimited supply) are always dry for the fire.
There is a sheltered terrace commanding the unrivalled views with a table and bench and on the hillside behind the cottage a woodland and orchard have been planted through which grassy pathways meander and seating has been placed to take full advantage of the cottage's exceptional location.
Four wheel drive
There is good hard standing for parking. It must be emphasised that the council road up to the hill gate is pretty steep and the track from there over the hill and up to the cottage is half a mile long but this is fine in the summer for an ordinary car which is not too low.
The closest pub is the Queens Head which is in the valley immediately below the cottage. There is also a village shop in Llanfihangel Crucorney (three miles) and one of the oldest inns in the country the Skirrid Inn.
Abergavenny 7 miles away.
Learn more about Abergavenny here.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth
I can only say that I enjoyed every minute I spent at Box Tree Cottage, the location was simply wonderful. It was everything that I want from a country cottage, fantastic views, remote location, warm and comfortabke. I dinlt want to leave. The owners couldn't have been more helpful or welcoming. Problems? I didnlt want to leave! As far as improving your service, all I can say is: don't change a thing. I've stayed in several of your cottages in the past and have never been let down.-
My wife and I enjoyed our stay very much. The cottage (box tree) was even better situated then we thought.
We felt priviliged to be up there. Nice garden around the cottage. I liked the fact that there were so many benches where you could sit and enjoy the fantastic view.
Facilties were perfect. The owners were friendly, but we only saw them on arrival.
And it was nice to hear, through you, that they were happy with how clean we left the cottage.
I'd like to say that this was the best accomodation and location ever. And i definitly want to go back there.
We didn't have much contact with your staff. But they were very helpful when we booked.