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Apple Blossom

Gilwern, South Wales
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.

Set in a rural location on the eastern side of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this property is just 1 mile from the village of Gilwern, with its two pubs, butchers, fish and chip shop, corner shop and garage. For a wider choice of amenities, head into nearby Abergavenny or Crickhowell. Keen walkers will be spoilt for choice with Sugar Loaf Mountain (6 miles) and Skirrid (7 miles) mountains both just a short drive away, while Pen y Fan (24 miles) and Pen y Crug (19 miles) offer further challenges and fantastic views from the tops. For those who prefer to be out on the water, Llangorse Lake (14 miles) offers sailing and kayaking, while the 13th-century Tretower Castle (7 miles) is well worth a visit for history lovers.

Reached via a few steps and with oak flooring, an open-plan layout, soft neutral decor and plenty of natural light throughout, this tastefully converted single-storey barn offers a home from home in a peaceful setting. Cook and entertain in the fantastic spacious kitchen/dining area with its chic cabinets, farmhouse table seating four, electric oven, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer. Step through into the inviting living area for a relaxing evening of TV, reading or games with the family. Ideal in all seasons, the barn has a roaring wood burner for chilly winter evenings and a patio for warmer summer days - accessed via French doors from the living area. This property boasts two charming bedrooms, one king-size with Smart TV and en-suite wet room and one twin with Smart TV and views over the orchard. There is also a spacious bathroom with shower over the bath.

Step outside from the living area into the delightful walled enclosed garden. With a BBQ and garden furniture, this is a wonderful spot for al fresco dining overlooking the ancient orchard and open fields beyond. There is ample off-road parking.

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


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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