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Cariad Cottage

Govilon, Brecon Beacons
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Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Detached property sleeping three guests
  • Beautiful canal-side location within the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Direct access to the canal towpath, offering miles of relaxing walks
  • Located within easy reach of the foodie town of Abergavenny
  • Perfect location for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits
  • Situated in the village of Govilon, within walking distance of the village shop and pub
Property code: 47698

Escape to the Brecon Beacons National Park for a taste of waterside living at this humble abode. Perfect for families or friends who are avid explorers, find plenty of tails to walk, hike and cycle during the days before settling down back home.  Sleeping three guests over two bedrooms, this canal-side cottage is perfect for small families and a pair of pups. Climb three steps to make your way inside where you are greeted by the inviting lounge. This dual-aspect room is filled with natural light and has a TV/DVD for relaxing nights in. The light kitchen/diner has simple country style and all you need to cook dinner including a double oven and a fridge/freezer. Dine at the table before taking a drink outside onto the small patio with views over the canal. Upstairs, two light bedrooms await weary heads- the double is snug and has sloping ceilings which reduce headroom slightly, and the single has a TV. Start your day with a soak in the tub in the family bathroom before heading out to explore. There is roadside parking nearby. Enjoy your location in the peaceful village of Govilon which is just 3.5 miles from Abergavenny. With delicious restaurants and a great position close to the Skirrid, Blorenge and Sugar Loaf Mountains, Abergavenny is well worth a trip come day or night and is the place to go for a night off from the kitchen. Crickhowell is 6 miles away and from here you can ascend Table Mountain for wonderful views. Sitting on the edge of the Blaenafon World Heritage site, explore the Big Pit National Coal Museum (5 miles), Blaenafon Heritage Railway (5.5 miles) and Blaenafon Iron Works (4 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms:  1 double and 1 single 
  • Bathroom with shower and WC
  • TV/DVD, plus additional TV in the single bedroom
  • Oven, hob, microwave, and fridge/freezer
  • Regret no washing machine
  • Highchair available upon request with the owner prior to your stay
  • A dog bowl, bed and towels can be provided upon request at no extra charge
  • Small enclosed patio area
  • Shops and pub within walking distance
  • Dogs are only permitted downstairs
  • Roadside parking near the property
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Avril Hitchman

This property is personally managed by Avril.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 52 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Debra 11th May 2024

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Beautiful cottage,great location,walks from the doorstep.

Reviewed by Peter 8th April 2024

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Excellently appointed small cottage in a superb location on the Brecon Monmouth Canal with canal walks on the doorstep and splendid views of the Bannau Brecheiniog. Well equipped and full of useful local info including OS maps and art showing local industrial heritage. Big Pit and Llanthony Priory are a must visit. Great value, could not have expecRead moreted more. Hide

Reviewed by Gareth 29th March 2024

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Reviewed by Karen 11th March 2024

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Lovely location, brilliant house, clean and bright and well-equipped.

Reviewed by Blake 2nd March 2024

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Reviewed by Caroline 11th February 2024

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The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed to enjoy our time there. The layout was spacious, and the owners had provided lots of information about local places of interest. The location was ideal and it was delightful to be surrounded by the beautiful mountains.

Reviewed by Keith 3rd February 2024

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Clean, comfortable, the most equipped cottage we have stayed in. Lovely Welsh cakes, milk, tea and coffee available upon arrival. Nice location and could walk the dog along the canal which was great. Close to Abergavenny Crickhowell, and Newport was only 30 mins away. Would stay again if holidaying in the area.

Reviewed by Sara 6th January 2024

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We absolutely loved this cottage & it was just a perfect location being on the canal, plenty of lovely flat walks It was very cosy & we made full use of the wood burner. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Jonathan 30th December 2023

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This is the best equipped holiday cottage we have stayed in. The owners thought of everything - from boxes of tissues, dog bed and dog bowls, to icecubes in the freezer, and a lovely welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar, Welsh cakes, and a pint of milk in the fridge on arrival. Clean, warm and cosy property in a prime location for gentle walks along Read morethe canal or more challenging walks in the local mountains. Convenient to the lovely town of Abergavenny. Handy village shop too. A Wonderful stay. Hide

Reviewed by Jayne 16th December 2023

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Another fabulous stay at this cozy home from home. With family living locally it is just the perfect location for us. Everything had provided for us in what has fondly been named the triangle house by our three year old grandson.

Reviewed by Mark 18th November 2023

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Fantastic cottage and made for the perfect escape. The cottage has everything you could need, was very clean and a lovely welcome pack. Brilliant location for exploring a beautiful part of the world and being right on the canal was a bonus, will definitely be back with my SUP. Thank you

Reviewed by Karen 12th November 2023

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The cottage was clean, extremely well equipped, very comfortable (we particularly appreciated the speed with which the boiler heatied water and radiators), the location peaceful and interesting, convenient for town and country.

Reviewed by Paul 28th October 2023

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Lovely cosy and well equipped cottage, convenient to the canal walks, highly recommend.

Reviewed by Angela 14th October 2023

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Amazing cosy cottage, well equipped. lovely walks along the canal side, and on Blorenge , easy access to local pub and village shop. Hope to go back soon.

Reviewed by Nigel 9th October 2023

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What a great place to visit really comfortable and homely.. Lovely welcome pack which was very thoughtful. Our dog sherlock was well catered for too. Great walks along canal and village. Local shop and pub close by with friendly staff. Thank you for a relaxing stay

Reviewed by Christine 30th September 2023

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Reviewed by Marie 16th September 2023

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Clean, well equipped, good location.

Reviewed by Karen 2nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Wendy 26th August 2023

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What a lovely cottage with an entertaining view of the canal. Everything in it was of a high quality and spotlessly clean. We have stayed in lots of different cottages but this one exceeded our expectations. We loved it and would recommend it to everyone.

Reviewed by Julie 12th August 2023

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Reviewed by Mark 22nd July 2023

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A pleasant cottage in a lovely area that is full of interesting places. Nice canal side walks. Everything was spotlessly clean- including kitchen equipment (this is rare in our experience). There is plenty of room for three people and the beds were comfortable, though the main bedroom roof slopes. We found the soft leather sofas not supportive for Read moreour older backs, though many people would probably like them. There is no garden to speak of but lots of space to sit outside -chairs are provided. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 15th July 2023

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Reviewed by Lesley 1st July 2023

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A beautifully clean and well equipped cottage right on the banks of the canal. We had a lovely stay and thoroughly recommend Cariad Cottage as a place to stay.

Reviewed by Linda 27th May 2023

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We've stayed in a lot of holiday cottages but cariad was by far the best. Everything for comfort had been thought of by the owners and it's spot by the brecon/monmouth canal was lovely and peaceful. Small but well stocked village shop and good food at the pub. Big pit at blaenavon is a must to visit. We visited Linda vista Gardens in abergavenny whRead moreich lead down to lovely meadows along by the river Usk. The market is worth a visit too. A more challenging walk is sugar loaf, views amazing. Hide

Reviewed by Jean 13th May 2023

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Home from home. A lovely setting and everything you need provided.

Reviewed by Mark 22nd April 2023

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Reviewed by A 15th April 2023

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Stunning cottage, we will keep booking as it is so relaxing and so much to see. The accommodation is ideal.

Reviewed by Sarah 1st April 2023

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Perfect cottage, had everything we needed for our stay, gorgeous view of the canal, wonderful walks and fab local pubs. Highly recommended gilgrin red kite feeding station and the coach and horses pub for Sunday lunch. A big thumbs up from us and our mini Schnauzer!

Reviewed by Herbert 18th March 2023

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Great week at the cottage which is in a wonderful location on the canal towpath. Loved the log-fire. Cottage very well equipped. Lots to see and do in the area.

Reviewed by Vicky 11th March 2023

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Perfect break for 2 of us and 2 dogs. Cottage was beautifully kept in a quiet location and felt very homely. We didn't travel any further than 15 mins by car as there was enough scenic walks on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Karen 4th March 2023

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This is a lovely cottage in a brilliant setting, with so much attention to detail in its setup.

Reviewed by Russell 17th February 2023

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Perfect.

Reviewed by Lorna 6th February 2023

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We had such a great week, lovely walks straight from the cottage. The local pub was great too. Really clean and the kitchen was well appointed. Loved the log burner, made it really toasty and comfy after a long walk.

Reviewed by Vanessa 3rd February 2023

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Reviewed by Jayne 13th January 2023

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Reviewed by miles 28th December 2022

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Fantastic place, very well situated for a Brecons base-camp and a day out in Abergavenny.......or just relaxing and watching the locals walk up and down the canal. The cleanliness of the cottage was exceptional and it had everything you would want if marooned due to bad weather. Local pub was very welcoming and after night 2 we were getting on withRead more all the locals and enjoying the laughs. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 16th November 2022

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A perfect well equipped cottage 10/10very special canal side location with lovely dog walks from the door. Helpful hosts , efficient central heating and the log burner a big plus , beds were comfortable .. we were sorry to leave Weather 7/10 (feeling generous)

Reviewed by Peter 12th November 2022

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Very nice well located peace and quite lots of great walks

Reviewed by Colin 22nd October 2022

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Reviewed by A 15th October 2022

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What a fantastic place to have a holiday, we loved it!

Reviewed by Christine 8th October 2022

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Reviewed by Jeannine 17th September 2022

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Cariad Cottage is right by the side of the canal, so perfect for wonderful early morning walks. The cottage is beautifully appointed - the owners have thought of everything that visitors might possibly need or want. Very impressive attention to detail! Govilon is an ideal base for exploring the local area eg Abergavenny, Big Pit coal mining museum,Read more Brecon Beacons, Blenaevon Ironworks, steam trains etc etc. Great pub in the village, the Tafarn Y Bont - very welcoming and super food. 10/10 Hide

Reviewed by Lena 10th September 2022

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2nd time we have stayed here. Fabulous cottage with every thing you might need even for our 4 legged friend. Lots to explore

Reviewed by Louisa 9th August 2022

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Cariad cottage is located in a small village next to the Monmouth-Brecon Canal. Ideal for walks along the canal and a good starting point to discover nearby sites of interest. The cottage is very well equipped and lovingly furnished. The owners even provided everything necessary for our four legged family member.

Reviewed by Simon 4th August 2022

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We had a lovely stay at this incredibly well equipped cottage. The location was perfect for visiting the Brecon Beacons and the canal was perfect for paddle boarding. We enjoyed watching the sunsets and the canal boats going by.

Reviewed by Liz 26th July 2022

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Cariad Cottage was the cleanest and best equipped self catering cottage that my sister and I have stayed in. We would have no hesitation in returning and hope to do so.

Reviewed by Lorraine 9th July 2022

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This is a lovely cottage in a great location. Very clean and well equipped.

Reviewed by Elaine 25th June 2022

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We had a great week in this gem of a cottage with our doggie. Comfortable, clean and everything provided for our needs, including little extras. Lovely location, friendly village pub with good food. Nice surrounding walks for the dog and easy to explore further afield in the area. Would definitely return and recommend to friends.

Reviewed by Dee 18th June 2022

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This was a fantastic place to stay. Has all the amenities you need for a long or short stay. We had fantastic weather. Which only added to make a great holiday. The cottage is perfectly situated to explore the surrounding areas. Monmouthshire, Crickhowell is a particularly lovely place to visit. And to finish each day with a walk alongside the canaRead morel and a drink in the pub. What could be better. ! Hide

Reviewed by Hazel 11th June 2022

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This cottage was really clean and good location.Local shop helpful.Walks right on doorstep.

Reviewed by Maureen 4th June 2022

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 21st May 2022

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