Old Stable Cottage | Abergavenny

Stay in this romantic, warm, comfortable and bijoux self-catering holiday cottage, once a stable for canal barge horses, close to Brecon & Monmouthshire Canal with narrow boats passing, in centre of Gilwern with shops and local pubs. Crickhowell 3 miles.

Old Stable Cottage

Old Stable Cottage is designed to offer a charming retreat, the building has been renovated with care by the owner and is  just a couple of minutes walk from the canal bank with its many gaily painted boats.   Visitors to the cottage will find it approximately three miles from Abergavenny, nestling near the centre of the small village of Govilon.  The village has a small general store, post office, chemist, hairdresser and fabulous fish and chip shop (closed Monday).  There are three or four inns serving good food and a local garage.  The Monmouthshire and Brecon canal passes through the village with its traditionally and gaily painted narrow boats always a spectacle for visitors walking on the tow path.  A few miles further along the canal is the quiet market town of Crickhowell with its stone arched bridge, trout and salmon fishing and inns with welcoming log fires and good ales.   Abergavenny is just a couple of miles away, it is a bustling town with weekly Farmer's Market where you can buy organic and local produce, and a flourishing and interesting The Food Festival held in September.    The town is traditionally called the 'Gateway to Wales'.   Beyond the cottage is Gilwern Hill Escarpment, at the top of which is the World Heritage Site at Blaenafon, with old ironworks, a steam railway and free entrance to the Big Pit National Coal Mine.  There is very easy access right down to all The Welsh Valleys, the M4 motorway and Cardiff as well as Monmouth and the Midlands.

Cottage Accommodation

Sleeps 2 - 1 bedroom

A delightful and carefully designed kitchen area with a Belfast sink, an electric oven with a ceramic hob, microwave, fridge and a washing machine. In the sitting area there is a a dining table and 2 chairs, a leather sofa and chair.  Flat screen TV with DVD which also plays CD's, stereo radio, CD, i-pod player.

Up spiral stairs to

Bedroom 1: With a double bed and a shower room with shower, handbasin and toilet.

Useful Information

  • Bedlinen and towels provided.
  • Electricity and central heating.
  • Mobile reception variable.
  • One pet welcome (please note there is no garden at this property)
  • Cot & Highchair available 
  • Welcome pack.

    Abergavenny 3 miles.

    Learn more about Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Brecon here.

    If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Ann or Lucy.


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