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Apple Blossom

Gilwern, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 5 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming stone barn in peaceful rural setting overlooking an ancient apple orchard
  • Private and free trout and salmon fishing on the River Usk
  • Walled garden with built-in BBQ and furniture for al fresco dining
Property code: BN018

Fishermen and walkers alike will be in their element in this delightful barn conversion on the banks of the River Usk, with easy access to the picturesque Welsh Valleys.

This spectacular converted barn, on the eastern side of the Brecon Beacons National Park, is the perfect base for those who enjoy outdoor adventure and jaw-dropping scenery. Pull on your hiking boots and take on Pen y Fan (24 miles) or meander through the countryside to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain (6 miles). If it’s good food you’re after, then look no further than the foodie haven of Abergavenny (4 miles).

A few steps lead to this luxurious single-storey property. Neutral decor and plenty of natural light make the living space calm and inviting. On a chilly afternoon, fire up the wood burner and sink into one of the comfy sofas with your favourite book. The spacious kitchen/diner is a great space for entertaining, with everything you need to rustle up a tasty meal. Both bedrooms are equipped with a Smart TV, so you can snuggle up in bed to watch a film at the end of a busy day. French doors lead from the living area to the outdoors, where you’ll find a charming walled garden to enjoy al fresco dining overlooking the ancient orchard and open fields beyond.

Abergavenny is known for its fabulous food. Gastropubs and ancient inns serve an excellent selection of locally-produced food, and there’s also a popular outdoor market. From here, walk to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain, winding through ancient parkland, heather-clad moorland and wooded valleys. If that gets you in the mood for climbing, why not take on Pen y Fan? The highest peak in South Wales offers a strenuous mountain walk, but you’ll be rewarded with magnificent views. Immerse yourself in 900 years of history at Tretower Court and Castle (7 miles), where it’s easy to fill an afternoon poking around the fascinating great hall and pretty gardens.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite wet room and 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV and iPod docking station
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner
  • Regret no pets
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking
  • Trout and salmon fishing included
  • Pubs and shops 1 mile

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Greene August 2020

Spotlessly clean and comfortable, well kitted out and ideally located for local strolls, fishing in the Usk and climbing the nearby hills. Owners were very helpful and we loved the fresh eggs fro the chickens.

Reviewed by Mrs Allen July 2020

Apple Blossom cottage is stylish, spacious and very comfortable. We found it spotlessly clean and well equipped though some items had been removed to comply with coronavirus regulations. There is also a nice garden to relax in. The location is excellent with nearby hills to climb and walks along the canal to the lovely towns of Abergavenny and CrRead moreickhowell. Hide


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The Brecon Beacons is a vast, mountainous and rural region of Wales. Stretching 42 miles from east to west and covering an area of 520 square miles, the Brecon Beacons is dominated by the National Park of the same name. Split into three main areas, the Black Mountain in the west, the Brecon Beacons National Park and Fforest Fawr in the middle, and the Black Mountains in the east; each is a wild, bold and inspiring place to visit on holiday. With 1232 miles of public trails which includes the 95-mile-long Beacons Way, it’s a wayfarer’s delight. One of four Dark Skies Reserves in the UK (and one of 11 in the world), stargazers can delight in the open night sky, to enjoy the darkness in full splendour. The Fforest Fawr is a UNESCO Global Geopark because of its important geology and a need to conserve and protect the area from negative over development.

Stay at a self-catering cottage in the mountains and cascading woodlands or out on the moors; you can also stay in one of the Brecon Beacon’s lovely towns like Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell, Llangorse or Brecon. Outdoor lovers will enjoy a choice of easy to challenging treks up and around Sugar Loaf Mountain, Carn Pica, Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad, Pen y Fan, or Hatterall Ridge (and many more besides). Take in uniquely Welsh attractions like Dan-yr-Ogof (the National Showcaves Centre for Wales), The Big Pit Mining Museum, Llanthony Priory, Carreg Cennen Castle, Fourteen Locks, and the Brecon Beacons Mountain Railway. Wildlife abounds in the Brecon Beacons, and it’s a great place to spot red kites and discover the successful story of their reintroduction to the UK’s skies at the Red Kite Centre. There’s so much to do for outdoor lovers and extreme sports fans here, so why not book your self-catering holiday in the Brecon Beacons today?

Our holiday cottages across the Brecon Beacons have been carefully selected. From dog-friendly cottages in the countryside to large farmhouses on the mountainsides and everything in between, we have a holiday in the Brecon Beacons to suit you.

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