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

This property enjoys a quiet location in the village of Govilon, in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, with the Abergavenny to Brecon canal passing right outside the windows. The village also lies on the edge of the Blaenafon World Heritage site, which is home to several historic attractions including the Big Pit National Coal Museum, the Blaenafon Heritage Railway, and the Blaenafon Iron Works. Those who enjoy getting out and enjoying the surrounding countryside will be spoilt for choice, with many miles of walks, cycle paths, and opportunities to try climbing, abseiling, canoeing, and caving all within easy reach of the property. For a more restful day trip though, why not pay a visit to nearby Abergavenny, which has, in recent years, built an excellent culinary reputation.

Three external steps lead to the front door of this property, bringing guests inside this welcoming cottage. The lounge is an attractive dual-aspect room, the focal point of which are the views over the canal and to the mountains beyond. There is a warming wood burner in this room, as well as a TV/DVD for guests to enjoy. Meanwhile, the kitchen/diner is a homely room with a dining table at one end and a pleasant kitchen area at the other, offering a double oven, hob, microwave, and fridge/freezer. The bathroom, with shower and WC, is situated on the first floor of the cottage, as are the property’s two bedrooms. The first of these is a cosy double room which has a romantic feel to it, and a sloping ceiling (and therefore some reduced head-height). The second bedroom is a restful single room which benefits from its own TV, perfect for late-night film watching.

There is a small patio area just outside the cottage, and direct access to the canal-side. There is roadside parking available close to the property.

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

  • 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
  • 2 dogs welcome (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

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by Caroline 3rd October 2020

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Position of cottage for walking and sight seeing was ideal. Hosts were very helpful

Reviewed by D 29th August 2020

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Very nice property. In a lovely location would recomend to anyone who loves walking

Reviewed by Paul 15th August 2020

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Reviewed by Sharon 1st August 2020

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Lovely cosy cottage, real home from home really well equipped. Loved being on the canal spoke to so many passers by. Great base for exploring Brecon Beacons.

Reviewed by Helen 20th July 2020

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We really enjoyed a peaceful week in this nice friendly village. The cottage is exceptionally well equipped for cooking but we also enjoyed very good takeaways and al fresco dining in Abergavenny, Crickhowell and a country pub. The cottage is cosy and all we hoped it would be. There is space right beside the canal to enjoy early morning and late evRead moreening coffeeideal for couples and small families. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 7th March 2020

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Cosy cottage would recomend for couples.

Reviewed by Lynn 19th February 2020

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Really well equipped for doggie guests Lovely cosy cottage , didnt even need to light log burner

Reviewed by Julie 8th February 2020

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A clean perfect cottage everything you needed for a quiet no stress holiday plenty of places to walk the dogs

Reviewed by Pat 1st February 2020

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Although surprisingly exposed to the village community for a cottage whose photos suggest greater seclusion, I cannot fault the presentation of this property by its owners. They had done all in their power to make it a comfortable and welcoming environment. The only two drawbacks, the very sloping ceiling of the double bedroom and the fact that theRead more dogs had to be taken out on the lead for every wee wee are beyond the proprietors power to change. In fact, I spent a very agreeable , restful week. Hide

Reviewed by Laura 24th January 2020

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Lovely location, pretty views from the window. The cottage was very warm and cosy, the games kept our 8 year old entertained. We enjoyed walking along the canal to the wharf 's.

Reviewed by Eoin 30th December 2019

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We stayed three nights with our 3 year old and baby. The house was perfect. Very warm, very well equipped and brilliantly located with walks straight out the door as well as a short drive away. Theres lots in the house for kids and the owners made extra effort to accommodate them and us. Wed highly recommend this to others.

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Location

Map
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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