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View towards the property
Pets welcome
Double bedroom with views
Surrounded by the Black Mountains
Lounge area through to the kitchen/diner
Lounge area with woodburner
Relax and enjoy
Lovely little touches
Kitchen area
Dining area
Double bedroom
Relax
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with double ended bath
Bathroom with separate shower
A room with a view
The neighbouring hens
Views from the upstairs lounge window
Saunter alongside the Monmouth & Brecon canal
The canal is just 5 strides from the front door
1 / 21  View towards the property
2 / 21  Pets welcome
3 / 21  Double bedroom with views
4 / 21  Surrounded by the Black Mountains
5 / 21  Lounge area through to the kitchen/diner
6 / 21  Lounge area with woodburner
7 / 21  Relax and enjoy
8 / 21  Lovely little touches
9 / 21  Kitchen area
10 / 21  Dining area
11 / 21  Double bedroom
12 / 21  Relax
13 / 21  Twin bedroom
14 / 21  Twin bedroom
15 / 21  Bathroom with double ended bath
16 / 21  Bathroom with separate shower
17 / 21  A room with a view
18 / 21  The neighbouring hens
19 / 21  Views from the upstairs lounge window
20 / 21  Saunter alongside the Monmouth & Brecon canal
21 / 21  The canal is just 5 strides from the front door

Canal Boat Cottage

Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Rustic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set in an idyllic, elevated position overlooking the Brecon-Monmouth canal
  • Great cycling and walking routes from your doorstep
  • Explore the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park
Property code: 42849

This cottage is ideally located in Brecon Beacons National Park, with the Brecon And Monmouth canal on your doorstep. A great location for walking and cycling alike.

Set aside your daily stresses and embark on a holiday to the Brecon Beacons, choosing this attractive property on the outskirts of Crickhowell as your base. Sleeping up to four guests and laid out in a reverse-level style, your accommodation is well suited to families keen to explore on foot or by bike. Hillwalking, fishing and cycling opportunities are available in abundance, best enjoyed after a peaceful breakfast in your private garden. The owners have even provided a welcome crate of goodies and homemade cake for your stay. Enter to discover two comfortable bedrooms on the ground floor, each crisply dressed for a restful night’s sleep and sharing a bathroom. Upstairs, the open-plan living space is contemporary yet cosy with a roaring wood burner and bright decor. Artistic details and stylish furniture create a relaxing atmosphere in the lounge area that features a TV, books, and sofas for leisurely evenings. The chic kitchen has everything you need to prepare a feast, and there’s a handy dining table for mealtimes and board games. On warm evenings, the rear garden is a treat for BBQ suppers, and you’ll be able to access the canal from the front of the property. Stroll along the beautiful Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, browse the shops or sample delicious local fare in a friendly restaurant. Crickhowell is a popular destination for budding historians thanks to the castle remnants, but the winding River Usk nearby will appeal to fishermen. For younger guests, Abergavenny 7 miles away boasts a soft play centre, indoor climbing wall and a museum, but the whole family will adore the annual food festival and array of eateries. There’s also a museum set within the ruins of a Norman Castle, a fascinating place to visit whatever the weather.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

SLEEPS 2-4: Two bedrooms, a lovely double bedroom with White Company bed linen, plus a fresh and stylish twin, comfortable and large enough for adults or children. Both with great views.

BATHING: Large stylish bathroom, with double ended bath tub, walk in shower, twin basins, loo and fluffy towels.

EATING: Well equipped large kitchen with farm house dining table and chairs, electric oven and hob, microwave and dishwasher. Washing machine. Welcome "crate" and home made cake on arrival - delicious!

RELAXING: Two large leather sofas, television, dvd player, radio/Bluetooth speaker and wi-fi. There is also a selection of books and DVD's available for those rainy days. Great views and a cosy wood burner with logs for cooler evenings.

OUTSIDE: Pretty garden to the rear of the property, bench table, garden bench with views, barbeque. Brecon and Monmouth Canal to the front of the property with great walks, including to the village pub. Storage for bikes.

CHILD FRIENDLY: The friendly owners provide a Tripp Trapp Highchair and travel cot as standard and can also provide baby monitor, non-slip bath mats, cot bedding and age appropriate toys.

PETS: Although two lovely dogs are very welcome, no puppies under 12 months please.

JUST SO YOU KNOW: The property is attached, however your privacy is respected at all times and entrances are set away from each other.

 

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lisa 22nd October 2021

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Spectacular views from the property. Great open plan area upstairs. Super pub in the village but be prepared for the steep hill at the end of the road walk back to the cottage - you don't get great views by being on the flat! Excellent walks, for all abilities, on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Joanna 8th October 2021

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A lovely well equipped and comfortable cottage in a perfect location by the canal and overlooking the river and Crickhowell, which is a picturesque easy walk away.

Reviewed by Lisa 4th October 2021

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Lovely cottage right on the canal with fantastic views. Lots of dog walks from home or close by. Really well equipped property. We'd definitely recommend this property.

Reviewed by Jane 18th September 2021

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful location with stunning views across the valley to Crickhowell. You literally walk out the door onto the canal path and the many walks into the hills. The cottage is spacious and very well equipped with everything you could need. Pretty rear garden that made a pleasant spot to drink our morning coffee.

Reviewed by Daphne 3rd September 2021

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Lovely cottage in a great location with fantastic views. Ideally placed for walks along the canal, into Crickhowell and the hills beyond. The welcome box of local produce and local information was also appreciated.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by Lin 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Susan 18th June 2021

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A great cottage, Lovely space upstairs with fabulous views, comfy sofas, a great big bath which was good after a day walking & comfy beds. . The cottage was spotlessly clean. It was great to be able to take long walks without having to take the car. We only used the car to arrive & depart. There are lots of lovely walks from the house.We would defiRead morenitely go back to the cottage if we wanted to do more walks round Crickhowell. I would recommend the Vine Tree restaurant, We had 2 lovely meals there Hide

Reviewed by Manuela 11th June 2021

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A super accomodation very clean and comfortable.The views are amazing and location quiet with an easy and picturesque walk to Crickhowell over river.The cottage is very well equipped and the garden is very pretty and private.We will definitely come again.

Reviewed by David 5th October 2020

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Well appointed, cozy cottage with outstanding views, set amongst beautiful countryside. Only a short (15 min) walk into Crickhowell although, be warned, the walk home ends with a steep climb up hill. Worth it though for the views!

Reviewed by David 2nd October 2020

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We were fine but it was not for anyone with mobility issues. Wonderful views and canal side location was great.

Reviewed by Anne 25th September 2020

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Hosts most generous with their welcome gifts (including for the dog!) & were exceedingly helpful with the problem we had with our injured dog having trouble with the stairs. Couldn't have been kinder. Cottage had beautiful views, ideally situated with walks along canal & down into Crickhowell & blissfully quiet.

Reviewed by Catherine 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Lisa 21st August 2020

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Love this cottage this was our second stay here and we will return again. Amazing views, very peaceful & quiet. Owners are very helpful and polite. Can not recommend enough.

Reviewed by Marc 7th August 2020

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The cottage was ideally situated ( for us ), it was close to Abergavenny and Merthyr Tydfil ( bike park Wales). The views were fantastic overlooking Crickhowell ,the Monmouth and Brecon canal and the river Usk, with Table Mountain in the distance (awesome when back lit by thunder storms. The property was well appointed and equipped. Easy access to Read morethe Brecon Beacons and surrounding areas. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 24th July 2020

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A lovely Cottage in a perfect setting right by the canal, looking over Crickhowell. Even under strict regulations because of Covid-19, there was everything you need in the cottage and if not, the owners were willing to help. Easy to walk to Crickhowell to the lovely bakers and butchers etc. A great property to stay in and a great location for walkiRead moreng near or far. Hide

Reviewed by Morag 17th July 2020

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Reviewed by Julian 13th March 2020

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We took our bikes and our kayak and made the most of the canal/ towpath outside the door. Our welcome hamper was delicious and added a touch of luxury to our arrival. So much to explore locally we would love to come back as the cottage is a wonderful retreat from day to day life.

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View towards the property
Pets welcome
Double bedroom with views
Surrounded by the Black Mountains
Lounge area through to the kitchen/diner
Lounge area with woodburner
Relax and enjoy
Lovely little touches
Kitchen area
Dining area
Double bedroom
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Location

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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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