The Tower

Property rating: 4 stars
  • Weeks from £496
  • Short Breaks from £372
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Hidden Gem
  • Wi-Fi
  • Woodburner
  • Garden
  • Romantic
  • Close to Pub
  • BBQ

This romantic "fairy tale"castellated stone Elizabethan Tower is a Grade 11 Listed Building; it is the end wing of the main house Twr Mihangel believed to date from the 16th century, on the edge of the medieval village of Llanfihangel Crucorney. The Tower has now been carefully and lovingly restored to a beautiful, luxurious and romantic Tower; it is set in mature walled gardens with a private part of the garden for visitors with a Gazebo and a BBQ. On Arrival visitors are greeted with fresh flowers and wine. This is a perfect place for a romantic retreat, an Anniversary, a Honeymoon or just a holiday.

The nearby Skirrid Mountain Inn, a great old inn with a superb view and supposedly the oldest and the most haunted Inn in Wales - just across the lane, a hundred yards or so from the house, as is the village shop and the garage. The area is full of history with the pub reputedly being a rallying point for Owain Glyndwr - the leader of the Welsh revolt in the fiftenth century. The Tower is only three miles from the strangely shaped conical Sugar Loaf Mountain, the southernmost in The Black Mountains. From this distinctive beautiful old tower there is plenty of excellent walking, with Offa's Dyke footpath close by, the Black Mountains and Llantony Valley through to Capel-y-Ffin and Hay-on-Wye, pony trekking, mountain biking and a nearby trout farm.


Sleeps 2, 1 bedroom.

A very discreet and hand made English oak kitchen with a built-in fridge, table top freezer,dishwasher, combi-oven and microwave and an induction hob and a traditional quarry tiled floor. The superb octagonal sitting room has tall stone mullion leaded light windows, candle sconces on the wall, great oak beams, a beautiful very large Knoll sofa, Georgian chairs and an original splendid central chandelier. A large open stone fireplace with first wheelbarrow of logs provided.  SKY TV, DVD and Hi-Fi.

Up the hand carved oak staircase to

A superb elegant tiled bathroom with a double sized roll top slipper bath, and an original black marble wash stand with an Italian handbasin and a very spacious power shower.

The top floor has

Bedroom 1: An octagonal bedroom with a very impressive and fine hand carved Four Poster King Size Bed, again wooden floor boards, oriental rugs, tall mullion windows.

Useful information

  • Bedlinen, towels, towelling robes and towelling slippers provided.
  • Electricity and oil central heating.
  • WIFI available
  • Telescope available
  • No pets.
  • Non smoking.
  • Laundry service provided by the owner on request
  • Grazing and stabling for horses available with stone stables and paddock - to be discussed with the owner.
  • Ample parking.
  • Use of a mature garden with a separate corner, gazebo, garden furniture and a BBQ.
  • Abergavenny is 5 miles, Hereford 18 and Brecon 25 miles. 20 minutes drive from Celtic Manor Golf Complex.

    If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Lucy and Carolyn

  • Location

    2016 - 2017 Prices (weeks/3 days)

    The prices below exclude the £25 booking fee and any other extras such as pets
    • Date
      Per week
      3 Days
    • 28 Oct - 15 Dec 2016:
    • Christmas:
    • New Year:
    • 1 Jan - 9 Feb 2017:
    • 10 Feb - 23 Feb 2017:
    • 24 Feb - 30 Mar 2017:
    • 31 Mar - 6 Apr 2017:
    • 7 Apr - 20 Apr 2017:
    • 21 Apr - 25 May 2017:
    • 26 May - 1 Jun 2017:
    • 2 Jun - 20 Jul 2017:
    • 21 Jul - 31 Aug 2017:
    • 1 Sep - 19 Oct 2017:
    • 20 Oct - 26 Oct 2017:

    Customer Comments

    • We were greeted warmly by the owner and given a tour. The dining table was already set for tea with 2 hunks of delicious, homemade walnut cake: A bottle of Cava awaited us on the sideboard in the lounge and the fire was laid in readiness for a beautiful roaring blaze. There was even a bottle of fresh milk in the fridge! In self-catering places I stayed before, I've needed to take all cleaning equipment, linens and towels. At The Tower however, everything you could possibly ever need was already there. Incredible!! We were invited to discover the 1st storey on our own and to explore the gardens. Everywhere took our breath away! We were left open mouthed at the sumptuous bathroom, the fabulous bedroom and the grand, yet entirely comfortable lounge. As for the gardens, our discovery of the garden hideaway left us breathless with excitement. It's a perfect place to sit and watch the wildlife and appreciate the beautiful planting scheme. We were reluctant to leave after our short break and pleasantly surprised to
    • ''Perfect Stay” I can only echo the comments of the previous reviewer. This is a fantastic place to stay, with all you could need for a holiday break. We took advantage of the warm weather to sip drinks in the garden and even breakfast al fresco. As there were no guests arriving on our leaving day, the owners kindly let us stay beyond the standard departure time too. The Tower is an ideal base for walking without needing the car to drive out - Skirrid, Sugar Loaf, Waun Fach, Offas Dyke to Hay-on-Wye, Llanthony Priory, White Castle - all in reach subject to ambition & capability! The Skirrid Inn on the doorstep is also excellent for character, service, beer & food.
    • Cottage was excellent, top notch, and the owners were friendly and accommodating.
    • Comments collected by independent review service Feefo. ++Excellent

      Amazing location and accommodation.


    • Comments collected by independent review service Feefo. -Poor

      Service rating : Easy to book and pay for the cottage holiday.
      Product : Firstly issue with damp (Would be helpful to know especially if your an asthma sufferer). Safety issues in the kitchen. Fire blanket set in wrong place. Sockets close to sink. Then on top of that cluster flies, Seasonal we were assured? Not allowing fresh air in the bedroom due to being told it would allow even more flies to get in. On a happier note Fire place was lovely. Outside space was nice but currently owners are building new houses at the end of the garden so not the tranquil space currently advertised. Not sure road noise should be missed out either. Honesty is the best policy.

      Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry that on this occasion the very popular Tower failed to meet your expectations.

      Kind regards



    • Comments collected by independent review service Feefo. ++Excellent

      Service rating : Booked online. No problems. Website is clear and easy to use
      Product : Beautiful historical building. Our only gripe was that it didn't have a washing machine or anywhere to hang wet clothes. Couldn't get to grips with the combi oven but overall it was furnished to a high standard and the four-poster bed was gorgeous and very comfortable. The outside space was excellent and the owners accommodating

      Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at The Tower. The 4 poster is a real treat. Regards Ed


    • Comments collected by independent review service Feefo. ++Excellent

      Service rating : The booking process was really simple and the people with whom I dealt, the utmost professionals.
      Product : The Tower is beyond a dream. Spending time there and in the grounds makes you feel like you're living in a fairy tale.

      so glad you enjoyed The Tower and hope to welcome you back to the area again soon. Kind regards Edwina


    • Comments collected by independent review service Feefo. ++Excellent

      Service rating : Easy site to use and very quick.
      Product : Fantastic find and a fantastic place to stay.

      Thank you for your lovely review, I agree it's a fantastic property!

      We hope you book with us again - Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages

      Best Wishes

      Thank you for your lovely feedback, I agree it's a fantastic property!

      We hope you book with us again - Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages.

      Best Wishes


    • Comments collected by independent review service Feefo. ++Excellent

      Service rating : Very efficient service. Website was easy to understand and to book through. Reminder emails were helpful. Information to download was useful and informative. Payment was easy to do. range of cottages to choose from was good. Information about owners of cottage, arrival details, advice on routes etc very helpful.The Tower
      Product : Blissful cottage which was impeccably clean and welcoming. Owners were lovely and all the special touches e.g. prosecco, flowers, welsh cakes and the fire ready laid made our 30th wedding anniversary break so much more special. A beautiful very reasonably priced getaway.

      Many thanks for your fantastic review of The Tower and  congratulations on your Pearl wedding anniversary.

      Kind regards



    • Comments collected by independent review service Feefo. +Good


      Thank you for your positive feedback following your stay at The Tower.

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    • Comments collected by independent review service Feefo. ++Excellent

      Service rating : Superbly efficient, friendly, happy smiley eyes, warming with a wealth of knowledge, considerating and kind!
      Product : Totally stunning romantically beautiful ! Go or you will never know!

      Thank you for your fantastic feedback following your stay at this very special property.

      Kind regards



    • Comments collected by independent review service Feefo. ++Excellent

      Service rating : Couldn't book online, but it was quite last-minute
      Product : Lovely location and accommodation, and the owners were very welcoming.

      Thank you. The online facility on our website is for bookings taken more than 7 days in advance and myself or any of my colleagues are happy to help find the best cottage for customers who want to make a last minute booking. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay in the very romantic Tower and hope to welcome you back to the Brecon Beacons in the future.

      Kind regards,


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