Yew Tree Cottage | Crickhowell

Enjoy a holiday in this romantic bijou self-catering holiday cottage close to the Canal with locks & boats. Right beside River Usk with Trout & Salmon fishing in the pretty village of Llangynidr near Crickhowell in midst The Brecon Beacons National Park.

Yew  Tree Cottage

Sleeping just two people, Yew Tree Cottage has everything you'll need for a romantic break, come and enjoy this stylish and comfortable accommodation.  This bijou cottage sits beside the River Usk in the gardens of the owner's house, in the village of Llangynidr.   Just a few minutes walk down the lane is the village shop and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal with its canal boats and locks.  This is a great base from which to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park.  Alternatively sit on your private raised decking and enjoy the views down to the River Usk, stroll down to the water's edge or FISH for SALMON  & TROUT (permits and permission needed to be discussed before arrival).  From the village of Llangynidr there are numerous opportunities for walking, cycling, exploring the local towns and experiencing the wide range of activities available nearby. The village has two pubs - The Coach and Horses a few minutes walk up the lane and a little further at the other end of the village The Red Lion - both pubs serving good food. Both Crickhowell and Brecon are within fifteen minutes drive.


Sleeps 2 - 1 Double

Yew Tree Cottage has been stylishly decorated and furnished. The living accommodation is open-plan - there is a modern, hand-built, fitted kitchen with a combination microwave oven, halogen portable hob, griddle and grill. There is also a fridge with small freezer compartment and a dishwasher. The integrated breakfast bar provides a dining area and the living area has a leather sofa, comfy chair and TV with DVD player, radio and CD player. This living area is light and bright with two sets of French doors. 

Bedroom 1: A recessed area houses an attractively dressed double bed,

A shower room: With double shower and toilet off the hallway with basin. 

Useful information

  • Good quality bedlinen, towels and robes provided.
  • Electricity, and oil central heating inclusive.
  • Welsh ploughman's meal on arrival.
  • Ample parking.
  • Secure storage for bikes.
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ.
  • Trout and Salmon fishing BUT must be discussed with the owner before arrival.
  • Variable mobile phone reception.
  • 4 star grade overall, but 2 stars due to limited space in the bedroom.

    A cottage that goes the extra mile

    The owners of Yew Tree Cottage have thought of everything. On arrival the table is laid with a Welsh cheese ploughman's, welsh cakes and a bottle of wine - a lovely welcome. This little stone barn is packed with thoughtful touches and provides a thoroughly Welsh feel through the blankets, art work and nicknacks. The two sets of French doors mean that the property can be opened up on a nice day and the attractive decking, lawned and patio areas surrounding the property provide lovely spots to read the paper and enjoy the sunshine. The barn sits within the grounds of the owner's house and they are more than happy to suggest days out or good local walks.

    Llangynidr, known for its 5 canal locks

    Yew Tree Cottage sits on the banks of the River Usk on the outskirts of the small village of Llangynidr. This thriving little community has two good pubs, one of which, The Coach and Horses is just a few minutes walk away. The Monmouthshire and Brecon canal passes through five locks as it travels through this little village and is a wonderful setting from which to feed the ducks and swans or enjoy a quiet walk. Make sure that you take a boat ride to see the canal from a completely different perspective - the tow-paths provide miles of easy cycling too.

    Perfect for fishing enthusiasts

    With the River Usk at the bottom of your garden, Yew Tree Cottage is an ideal base for a fishing enthusiast. Pop out for a couple of hours in the morning or evening to enjoy the several hundred meters of river bank offering peaceful Trout and Salmon fishing. All fishing should be discussed in advance with the owner. For yet further fishing opportunities head over to the Gliffaes Hotel, just 2 miles away. 

    Discover 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 Yew Tree Cottage are just 3 miles from 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.

    Crickhowell 3 miles, Brecon 9 miles, Abergavenny 12 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 or Carolyn

  • Customer Comments

    We really enjoyed our stay at Yew Tree Cottage, Hillary & Dennis could not have been more accommodating & helpful, our car broke down 10 miles away & we were towed to the cottage & had no car for a day & Hillary took us into Crickhowell & they also offered to take us to collect our car when it was repaired which was above & beyond what we would have expected, however we got a taxi as we didn't want to impose.
    The accommodation is perfect there is everything you could possibly think of & we were told if there was anything we needed just to knock on the door.  The location is beautiful & stunning by the river, even rabbits & pheasants running round in the mornings.  It is a remote village & you do need a car to get about really however really beautiful.
    Hillary & Dennis are really lovely people who make you feel so welcome you could not fault them.


    Martyn & Sarah

    We had a great time , thank you. It was wonderful to look out onto the river, quiet and tranquil .The owners were really helpful as well as being discrete .

    The cottage had everything necessary for a comfortable stay. Perhaps I would say that it had rather too much for that small space. They would have done better to have a regular plug-in double hot-plate. Too many gadgets with manuals!

    The booking was smooth and efficient and we felt very confident about all the arrangements made and directions given.

    Thank the owners for their care and warmth.


    Isobel Macleod

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