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View of the canal towards the property
View towards the property
Lounge with cosy wood burner
Kitchen/dining room
Double bedroom
Family shower room
Single bedroom
Views of the nearby canal
View towards the property
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Cariad Cottage

Govilon, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Detached property sleeping three guests
  • Beautiful canal-side location within the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Direct access to the canal towpath, offering miles of relaxing walks
  • Located within easy reach of the foodie town of Abergavenny
  • Perfect location for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits
  • Situated in the village of Govilon, within walking distance of the village shop and pub
Property code: 47698

Attractive detached property sleeping three guests, enjoying a beautiful canal-side location in the Brecon Beacons village of Govilon, just four miles from the popular town of Abergavenny.

Escape to the Brecon Beacons National Park for a taste of waterside living at this humble abode. Perfect for families or friends who are avid explorers, find plenty of tails to walk, hike and cycle during the days before settling down back home in front of the wood burner. Sleeping three guests over two bedrooms, this canal-side cottage is perfect for small families and a pair of pups. Climb three steps to make your way inside where you are greeted by the inviting lounge. This dual-aspect room is filled with natural light and has a warming wood burner and a TV/DVD for relaxing nights in. The light kitchen/diner has simple country style and all you need to cook dinner including a double oven and a fridge/freezer. Dine at the table before taking a drink outside onto the small patio with views over the canal. Upstairs, two light bedrooms await weary heads- the double is snug and has sloping ceilings which reduce headroom slightly, and the single has a TV. Start your day with a soak in the tub in the family bathroom before heading out to explore. There is roadside parking nearby. Enjoy your location in the peaceful village of Govilon which is just 3.5 miles from Abergavenny. With delicious restaurants and a great position close to the Skirrid, Blorenge and Sugar Loaf Mountains, Abergavenny is well worth a trip come day or night and is the place to go for a night off from the kitchen. Crickhowell is 6 miles away and from here you can ascend Table Mountain for wonderful views. Sitting on the edge of the Blaenafon World Heritage site, explore the Big Pit National Coal Museum (5 miles), Blaenafon Heritage Railway (5.5 miles) and Blaenafon Iron Works (4 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms:  1 double and 1 single 
  • Bathroom with shower and WC
  • TV/DVD, plus additional TV in the single bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner with first basket of logs included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, and fridge/freezer
  • Regret no washing machine
  • Highchair available upon request with the owner prior to your stay
  • Bed linen, electric, and central heating included
  • A dog bowl, bed and towels can be provided upon request at no extra charge
  • Small enclosed patio area
  • Roadside parking
  • Shops and pub within walking distance
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 40 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Richard 16th November 2022

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A perfect well equipped cottage 10/10very special canal side location with lovely dog walks from the door. Helpful hosts , efficient central heating and the log burner a big plus , beds were comfortable .. we were sorry to leave Weather 7/10 (feeling generous)

Reviewed by Peter 12th November 2022

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Very nice well located peace and quite lots of great walks

Reviewed by Colin 22nd October 2022

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Reviewed by A 15th October 2022

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What a fantastic place to have a holiday, we loved it!

Reviewed by Christine 8th October 2022

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Reviewed by Jeannine 17th September 2022

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Cariad Cottage is right by the side of the canal, so perfect for wonderful early morning walks. The cottage is beautifully appointed - the owners have thought of everything that visitors might possibly need or want. Very impressive attention to detail! Govilon is an ideal base for exploring the local area eg Abergavenny, Big Pit coal mining museum,Read more Brecon Beacons, Blenaevon Ironworks, steam trains etc etc. Great pub in the village, the Tafarn Y Bont - very welcoming and super food. 10/10 Hide

Reviewed by Lena 10th September 2022

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2nd time we have stayed here. Fabulous cottage with every thing you might need even for our 4 legged friend. Lots to explore

Reviewed by Louisa 9th August 2022

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Cariad cottage is located in a small village next to the Monmouth-Brecon Canal. Ideal for walks along the canal and a good starting point to discover nearby sites of interest. The cottage is very well equipped and lovingly furnished. The owners even provided everything necessary for our four legged family member.

Reviewed by Simon 4th August 2022

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We had a lovely stay at this incredibly well equipped cottage. The location was perfect for visiting the Brecon Beacons and the canal was perfect for paddle boarding. We enjoyed watching the sunsets and the canal boats going by.

Reviewed by Liz 26th July 2022

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Cariad Cottage was the cleanest and best equipped self catering cottage that my sister and I have stayed in. We would have no hesitation in returning and hope to do so.

Reviewed by Lorraine 9th July 2022

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This is a lovely cottage in a great location. Very clean and well equipped.

Reviewed by Elaine 25th June 2022

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We had a great week in this gem of a cottage with our doggie. Comfortable, clean and everything provided for our needs, including little extras. Lovely location, friendly village pub with good food. Nice surrounding walks for the dog and easy to explore further afield in the area. Would definitely return and recommend to friends.

Reviewed by Dee 18th June 2022

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This was a fantastic place to stay. Has all the amenities you need for a long or short stay. We had fantastic weather. Which only added to make a great holiday. The cottage is perfectly situated to explore the surrounding areas. Monmouthshire, Crickhowell is a particularly lovely place to visit. And to finish each day with a walk alongside the canaRead morel and a drink in the pub. What could be better. ! Hide

Reviewed by Hazel 11th June 2022

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This cottage was really clean and good location.Local shop helpful.Walks right on doorstep.

Reviewed by Maureen 4th June 2022

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 21st May 2022

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Reviewed by David 7th May 2022

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This was our second visit to Cariad Cottage and definitely wont be the last.The cottage is very clean with just about every amenity you would need for a relaxing holiday.The location is fabulous, right on the canal bank. The opportunity to have early morning and / or evening strolls along the canal is right there. Parking is no problem, right outsiRead morede the front door.You will not find a better holiday cottage in Wales. Hide

Reviewed by Victoria 23rd April 2022

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Cariad Cottage is in a lovely location and was spotless and so welcoming on arrival. The owners have thought of everything you may need for a comfy holiday and the kitchen is so well equipped.

Reviewed by Stephanie 18th April 2022

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Reviewed by Bryan 10th April 2022

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Cottage was perfectly clean and very well equipped. Great location to tour around with very friendly local pub and people. Village shop is great and easy walking distance. Loved the Log Burner in particular! Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Charles 2nd April 2022

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Wonderful, well appointed cottage in a beautiful location well located for visiting Abergavenny, or the surrounding countryside.

Reviewed by Jane 5th March 2022

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This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location. It has amazing walks, a great local pub and local shop nearby.

Reviewed by Anthony 12th February 2022

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GREAT COTTAGE OWNERS HAVE THOUGHT OF EVERYTHING GREAT LOCATION FOR WALKING AND VISITING BY CAR COMING FROM WALES ITS IN A BRILLIANT AREA OF BEAUTY THIS COTTAGE TAKES SOME BEATING

Reviewed by Lennard 29th January 2022

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Reviewed by Michelle 17th January 2022

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Beautiful cottage in stunning location. The owners have supplied everything you could possibly need and more, Real home from home.

Reviewed by Sue 28th December 2021

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We had a great holiday in this lovely cottage over New Year; we felt at home straight away. Very well equipped kitchen. A comfortable living room with a good TV & selection of DVDs (important when it is dark at 4pm!). Good location for village shop and pub. Excellent for walking straight from cottage, especially for winter walks. The network of canRead moreal, old railway and tram lines means you can still do good walks at high(ish) and low level when the fields may be very soggy. Hide

Reviewed by Dan 12th December 2021

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Reviewed by Natalie 25th November 2021

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The views! The peace! Very clean and NO spiders. A pub 5 minutes away and a friendly local shop 3 minutes down the road. It's the cleanest place I have stayed in for years.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 30th October 2021

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Beautiful cottage in lovely quiet location. Well equipped. Cozy. We enjoyed a relaxed chilled week there. Would definitely stay again. Thank you to the owners & for all the little extra touches they left for us.

Reviewed by Kathryn 25th September 2021

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Reviewed by Andrew 18th September 2021

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We had a lovely stay. A fantastic view from every window. And the location is ideal to explore the Brecons. We met with the owners who are lovely and very dedicated to our comfort and needs.

Reviewed by Iris 11th September 2021

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A bright and comfortable cottage on the side of the Mon & Brec canal, on the edge of the village of Govilon with a shop & public house within walking distance. There is no on site parking but we parked on the road outside the cottage consistently. This is the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in, totally clean & fresh. So, if you want to waRead morelk or just amble or just sit & watch the boats go by this is the place for you. The dog loved it too. Even the weather was good to us. Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 28th August 2021

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Beautiful clean cottage, very well equipped, stunning scenery and although my Father struggles walking, we still managed to find lots to do, would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Richard 25th July 2021

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A lovely well equipped cottage in an amazing location . Having a bbq on the side of the canal in the sun was lovely . The shower was well thought out and was very good . The kitchen has everything you need and is big enough . Overall very good place to stay .

Reviewed by Ann C 17th July 2021

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Reviewed by Michael 26th June 2021

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A lovely relaxing week. Cottage is very comfortable and very well equipped. Loved watching the narrow boats go by, whilst eating lunch outside. Great base for my Pen Y Fan and Sugar Loaf mountain climbs.

Reviewed by Emma 19th June 2021

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A lovely cottage very well equipped and with more than everything you would need for a comfortable holiday. The main bedroom is somewhat snug but would still happily stay here again. The access to the canal and other trails and walks makes this a perfect spot to explore the areas on foot. There is no garden with this property but the canal side is Read morea perfect spot to sit and watch the world go by, the owner very kindly has left chairs for you to do just that! A couple of pubs an easy walk away too Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 29th May 2021

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A lovely cottage in a good location. Ideal for visiting family, long walks and watching the barges float by.

Reviewed by Hiedi 8th May 2021

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Cariad Cottage is quirky and delightful. We had two of the wettest weeks ever but had a wonderful time just chilling out watching boats go by in the pouring rain while we were warm and cosy with the wonderful wood burner warming our toes. We managed a 6k walk along the towpath and explored a few sights too when the rain stopped. Cariad is just the Read moreticket for a relaxing holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Roger 1st May 2021

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Great location and some lovely walks direct from the cottage. The cottage was well presented, clean, we didnt want for anything.

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