Westcombe House has been converted to a superb contemporary dwelling from the 18th century Wesleyan Chapel in a quiet road in the small market town of Crickhowell. It has been most sympathetically converted with large windows to make the most of the views, very comfortable bedrooms, excellent bathrooms and many of the original old beams and stone work being retained. This is a wonderful house for a group of friends who are perhaps attending a wedding in the area or who would like a really comfortable and very conveniently located house with no need for the cars to be used. If you are a gastronome or simply enjoy good food there are many excellent award winning country pubs and restaurants within close proximity of the house. Crickhowell has some excellent and interesting local shops, excellent deli/butcher, cafes etc. Behind the Chapel is the Castle with castle grounds, a cricket pitch and park.
Sleeps 11 in 5 bedrooms
The very large, light and open plan living area is at the top of the Chapel on the third floor, making excellent use of the existing windows and the gallery hall way below. There is a very well hand built oak kitchen with Smeg double oven and gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer and ample work and storage space; a long dining table enabling at least ten people to be able to enjoy a meal together. The sitting area is furnished with good quality brown leather sofas and chairs, there is a woodburning stove, LCD TV with DVD, video and music system. There are views from all the windows over Crickhowell Castle to the Llangattock Escarpment in one direction and from the other side over the Georgian roof tops of Crickhowell to the nearby Sugar Loaf Mountain.
On the ground floor is a large utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, large free standing extra larder fridge, ample room to store boots and wet weather gear. A door leads out to a completely enclosed, quaint and private courtyard with wooden garden table and chairs, gas BBQ and a featured open fireplace with chimney in the old stone wall - the courtyard is partly enclosed by the ancient Old Town Wall with the Castle just behind. There is a large Games Room with a table tennis table and a dart board; large enough for safe indoor storage for bikes.
Bedroom 1: Has a family room with a king-size bed and a single bed with patio doors out to the court yard.
There is a ground floor shower room with a shower, handbasin and toilet.
Up a flight of stairs to:
Bedroom 2: With a double bed - looking down the street through the featured Arched Windows at the "Winner of Wales in Bloom 2006".
Bedroom 3: Has a double bed with an en suite shower room, handbasin and toilet.
Bedroom 4: Has a family room with a double bed and a single bed.
Bedroom 5: Has a single bed.
The Family Bathroom: Is one of the best bathrooms in a holiday cottage with a large Jacuzzi bath, very large shower cubicle, handbasin and toilet.
It is only a few minutes walk down the hill to the River Usk and the water meadows alongside the river.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth,Ceri, Jessica and Andria
"Thank you, we had a lovely week at Westcombe house in Crickhowell. The house was well equipped and furnished to a high standard, we were a large group and were very comfortable. The owner, Lawrence, was very helpful and pleasant and made us feel very welcome in the town. The location is excellent - we were staying for a wedding in Crickhowell with our extended family and then enjoyed the Brecons for walks and visited the Big Pit and Cardiff castle - all very easy to get to. Good food and beer etc to be found in the town and shops for buying groceries etc.
Staff at Brecon Cottages have been very helpful and pleasant to deal with. We can't find fault with anyone or anything! We would recommend the cottage and the company to friends and family" Caroline and Graham and family
We had a great time....thank you! The house was excellent, very clean, every appliance we could need and it's location is stunning. Arrangements for keys was easy and the owner, Lawrence was very helpful. He did offer to recommend restaurants etc but I was familiar with the area so didn't this. He did say any probs/queries to ring him and he had left a similar type note in the house also
We booked this at late notice by telephone and the lady at the Office had to check with owner and said would ring us back....this is what happened exactly so excellent service and manner. And that was on a Sunday!
We would have no hesitation at all in returning to this house and do hope to return either this or next year.....
We had an absolutely brilliant week. Westcombe House was everything we had hoped for, and more. It is a really comfortable and well equipped house for a big group (we were 4 adults and 5 children). We loved exploring the area - running, hill walking and pony riding as well as a lovely meal at the Bear Hotel. We all want to come back soon.-
We absolutely loved our stay in Westcombe House, Crickhowell. The house was very spacious and warm and right in the centre of things so we could walk to pubs and shops. We walked along the canal path to the Red Lion (as it was too misty to walk up a mountain – there wouldn’t have been any views!), had dinner at the Cider Mill, went to a vintage craft fair in the town and had lunch in The Bear. It really was a lovely holiday. Please relay our thanks to Lawrence, who visited us on the Friday evening and gave us useful tips on places to walk and eat.
The booking process was extremely easy and I couldn’t fault it!-