Millbrook Cottage dates from the 18th century and is a very attractive base from which to explore Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Grwyney Valley and the market town of Crickhowell. Situated in a tiny hamlet criss-crossed by streams, it sits amidst wonderful rolling hills with scenic views and a quiet position just half a mile from the small village of Llangenny with its wonderful pub. Crickhowell is just 2 miles away and offers fantastic shopping, coffee shops and eateries, whilst Abergavenny boasts a magnificent castle with museum, plenty of shops and a small cinema. This fantastic location makes Millbrook Cottage an ideal base for an energetic adventure holiday or for those needing a break from the hustle and bustle.Luxury cottage accommodation
Downstairs, Millbrook Cottage has a walk through utility room, ideal for storing coats and boots, which houses a washing machine, tumble dryer and a large fridge/freezer. The hand-crafted oak kitchen has a ceramic hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave and toaster with plenty of storage and worktop space. The kitchen adjoins the dining area which has a large oak table seating 6 and a CD player with radio and MP3 connector. A set of double glass doors open into a useful sunroom with sofa, chairs and an assortment of puzzles, books and games. On hot days the large patio doors of the sunroom can be opened onto the courtyard area. The sitting room has plenty of character and features chunky oak beams and an original cast-iron range and open fire. There are comfortable chairs, a sofa, 32" flatscreen TV with basic Sky package, and DVD player and numerous books and films for guests to enjoy. The rear window of the sitting room looks out onto the stream and is a fabulous spot for wildlife watching. Also on the ground floor is a comfortable single bedroom and modern shower room with toilet, handbasin and a corner shower.
Bedroom 1: spacious master bedroom with double bed, attractive beams and dual aspect windows giving views of the surrounding countryside.
Bedroom 2: single bedroom
Bedroom 3: single bedroom
Family bathroom with toilet, handbasin, and bath with shower over.
Character and comfort
Millbrook Cottage is packed with wonderful character features. Enjoy a quiet evening in front of the open fire with its original grate and admire the substantial oak beams to the living room and bedrooms. The cottage is spacious and sleeps up to 5 people in 4 bedrooms. A sitting room, open-plan kitchen/diner and separate sunroom provide plenty of living space for a family. There is a single bedroom and modern shower room on the ground floor and this would be ideal for less mobile guests. Upstairs, the master bedroom and two further single bedrooms share a modern bathroom. Externally the cottage boasts a beautiful garden with a large lawned area and small courtyard, a great spot for a BBQ. Sit and watch the birds bathing in the stream outside your window or admire the buzzards and red kite that soar above.
Fantastic walks from your door
With walks in all directions from Millbrook Cottage, visitors will be spoilt for choice. There are a number of circular walks up the Sugar Loaf and there are more gentle strolls to be had by heading down into the village of Llangenny and following the river Grwyney - look out for the heron that patrols these waters and the Muscovy duck that has made it's home on the river and is fed by staff at The Dragons Head pub.
For even more walks head into Crickhowell and visit the Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre. As well as offering a coffee bar and internet access, the helpful staff on the desk are a mine of information. Tell them how energetic you're feeling and how much time you have and they'll help you choose from an enormous number of varied walks from the centre. For a challenging but relatively short walk, Table Mountain at nearly 1500ft provides a spectacular backdrop to the north of the town. At the top you will be rewarded with the remains of a 2500-year-old hill-fort (crug) of Hywel from which Crickhowell takes its name.
Discover the bustling town of Crickhowell
Crickhowell is a thriving market town nestled between the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons in one of the most beautiful valleys in the National Park. Visitors staying at Millbrook Cottage are just 2 miles from the heart of the town. Explore Nicholls, the lovely department store with its range of clothes, footwear, stationary, jewellery, gifts, and home products and make sure you visit Webbs - a family run department store established in 1930. Drop into Number Eighteen - one of a number of great local coffee shops and then browse the art gallery and small boutique shops before lunching at the famous Bear Hotel, which dates back to 1432 and has won the 'Best Pub in Britain' award twice.
A quintessential village pub and a foodie's paradise
The Dragons Head pub in Llangenny is just a half a mile walk away and is a great example of a small village pub, loved by its locals. George and Karen serve wonderful, home-cooked meals and local ales. The cosy, low-ceilinged interior is typical of pubs in the area with horse brasses on the walls and comfy seating around a huge woodburning stove - an ideal resting point after a long walk. In the summer the enclosed garden and terrace area is lovely.
Foodies will appreciate the selection of other superb eateries within around 20 miles of Millbrook Cottage. These include two Michelin starred restaurants, The Walnut Tree just over 9 miles away and The Crown at Whitebrook. Millbrook is also within easy reach of the celebrated Bell at Skenfrith, Michelin pub of the year in 2007 and recipient of 2 AA rosettes. Finally, The Hardwick is just under 7 miles away and is another multi-award winning gastropub.
Time your visit towards the end of September and take in the Abergavenny Food Festival and enjoy the Welsh hospitality and sample some amazing local produce.
Crickhowell 2 miles, Abergavenny 6 miles.
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