The Quizzer holiday cottage takes its name from a nearby field, inexplicably known as 'The Quizzer'. This picturesque and romantic little converted barn is perfect for a couple wanting to sample the great Welsh combination of fantastic views, good local food, wonderful walking and rich history. The cottage is hidden away down a quiet lane only 7 miles from Abergavenny and 2 miles from the nearest village, this barn enjoys views of the Black Mountains, The Skirrid and Sugar Loaf Mountain and is in easy reach of Offa's Dyke Path. It's pretty stone outside is matched by a comfortable and warm inside, ideal for a couple looking for a peaceful base from which to explore the local countryside and try out the many award-winning gastro pubs and restaurants closeby. Make sure you visit the atmospheric Skirrid Inn reputed to be Wales' oldest pub only five minutes down the lane. Why not visit local restaurants The The Walnut Tree, The Bell at Skenfrith or The Hardwicke with its celebrity chef Steven Terry for a real treat. Visitors always want to return to the secluded and romantic Quizzer to enjoy again and again the fabulous views and peace and seclusion in this tiny Welsh hide-away.Cottage Accommodation
Quizzer is picture-perfect from the outside and this continues through to the comfortable and attractive interior. The well-equipped kitchen was made locally from oak and offers an electric cooker, hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave and a dining table with chairs. The lovely stone tiled floor benefits from underfloor heating, ensuring that you're cosy, whatever the weather. The sitting room has a comfortable sofa, chair and a TV with Sky.
Up a flight of narrow stairs you will find two pretty bedrooms
Bedroom 1: Has a lovely king-sized bed
Bedroom 2: Is a single bedroom.
The bathroom: Has a bath, handbasin and toilet.
Attractive barn hidden in the hills
This idyllic barn really is picture perfect with its terraced patio, exposed stone walls, and incredible views. Quizzer has been converted recently but the building itself dates from the 18th century and retains much of the character. It sits in a peaceful and secluded location amidst 40 acres of the owner's land. Accessed down a private lane, Quizzer boasts an attractive and totally private terrace, ample parking and the use of stabling and grazing should you wish to bring off-road transport!
A foodie's paradise
Quizzer is ideally located for those interested in visiting the pubs and restaurants that have put this region of the country on the food map. There are four notably superb eateries within 20 miles and many others for you to discover. These include two Michelin starred restaurants, The Walnut Tree just 5 miles away and The Crown at Whitebrook. Quizzer is also within easy reach of the celebrated Bell at Skenfrith, Michelin pub of the year in 2007 and recipient of 2 AA rosettes. Finally, The Hardwick is just under 8 miles away and is another multi-award winning gastropub.
Time your visit towards the end of September and take in the Abergavenny Food Festival and enjoy the Welsh hospitality and sample some amazing local produce.
Discover local myths and legends whilst walking the countryside
With all that eating visitors to Quizzer will be glad to know that the surrounding countryside provides some fabulous walking and cycle trails. The nearby Skirrid Mountain is rich in legend and mystery. It's unusual shape has given rise to numerous superstitions. According to one, the notch on its west side was caused by the underside of Noah's ark and others claim that the ravine which splits the mountain in two appeared when a bolt of lightning marked Christ's crucifixion.
Choose a walking route over the mountain that brings you pass Llanvihangel Court and the peacocks that patrol the grounds there. Then quench your thirst at the ancient Skirrid Inn - reputed to be Wales' oldest pub.
Nearest village with pub and shop 2 miles, Abergavenny 7 miles, Crickhowell 12 miles, Monmouth 13 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Emma, Carolyn, Ceri and Ann
Service rating : Simple and smooth.
Product : Quizzer is a very beautiful tardis of a cottage, in a spectacular location, although oddly blind of it's views from the inside. We had a fabulous holiday and the issue that meant we were 2 days without hot water was dealt with a swiftly and professionally as possible, although the chance of a shower elsewhere would have helped! We ran out of loo roll before we could get to the shops though and binbags were absent. Otherwise, fab! We did enjoy the Welsh cakes and flowers that were there on arrival, although were somewhat jealous of the milk and butter other visitors seemed to also received, as we'd also forgotten to bring those with us. Ups and downs but would love to return, great area and lots to do!
Service rating : Good service!
Product : Nice cottage, although we missed a shower and there is not much of a view from the inside. The terrace and the wonderful garden furniture made up for this. Pity the Wifi didn't work (too slow for internet).
Thank you for your review unfortunately the downside of living in this beautiful area we do have problems with wifi speed and mobile network.
Service rating : Simple, good communications.
Product : Lovely, peaceful, remote and well equipped.
Thank you for letting us know about your stay at the Quizzer.
We hope to welcome you back to the area sometime in the near future.
Service rating : The decision to travelwas a last minute one just before Christmas 2015. After filtering the selection it was fairly easy to settle on the property we wanted. The dates required a call to the agency - the callwas answered immediately and the details were sorted out quickly. Confirmation, payment, details, recommendations - all done within a short half hour. Very efficient service.
Product : This is a cottage that is a perfect crossover - privacy is guaranteed but the main road and the next village is within three miles. The Quizzer is perfect for two people but the second bedroom is also of a reasonable size so the cottage can easily take three adults. The floor heating is a nice and effective touch.The kitchen is well equipped and, as my wife noted, the plates, cups, food storage were allocated by someone who actually uses a kitchen :-). The groundfloor room is fairly small but while we stayed in a lot (weather did not favour us during our stay) it never felt cramped.
Please note that there is no shower option in the bathroom.
We enjoyed the view from the bedroom windows, the misty mornings, the clouds and the distant mountains.
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay at the Quizzer and glad you enjoyed your stay.
We hope you book with us again - Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages.
Service rating : Unfortunately we had problems with the supply of hot water during our Brecons stay but Brecon Beacons Cottages were fantastic about it and their response would make me book with them again. Excellent customer service when you need it most.
Product : Lovely secluded location and ideal for the two of us and our dog. We did have problems with the hot water system but it wouldn't prevent us from returning. All the amenities you need for a short break away from it all. Comfy bed too.
Thank you for your review, the quizzer is one of our very popular properties and is ideal if you've got dogs. Once again I do apologise about the hot water but I do hope you book with Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages again.
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