Relish the incredible sense of history in this Elizabethan manor house on the Llanover Estate near Abergavenny. With far-reaching views to the Black Mountains, the grounds include outdoor dining and a huge lawn with croquet and badminton, making this a wonderful destination for large families and groups of friends.
The kitchen/diner is the centre of this grand house, and here you’ll find a breakfast table, an Aga for winter use, an electric range cooker and a larder with a wine fridge. There’s also a panelled dining room with a table that seats 12. After supper choose whether to challenge each other to a round of table tennis in the games room - where there’s also a Smart TV, comfortable sofas and a wood burner - catch up with some admin in the study, or enjoy the grandeur of the 17th century panelled lounge. The original staircase winds up steeply to two bedrooms, one with a king-size four-poster bed and the other a twin (super-king-size on request) which has an en-suite bathroom. A small family bathroom completes this wing. A second staircase leads to two further bedrooms: one super-king-size with an adjoining nursery and an en-suite bathroom, and the other a super-king-size. Both have zip-and-link beds that can be converted to twins on request. The final room in this wing is a shower room. Play croquet or badminton on the lawn, and when you’re tired you can light the BBQ and grill something tasty for an al fresco supper.
The house is located on the fringes of Bannau Brycheiniog National Park and has walks from the front door. Stroll the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal or try the more challenging Skirrid, 5 miles. The market town of Abergavenny is just 3 miles, offering shops and excellent places to eat and drink.