Pontganol Cottage

Property rating: 4 stars
  • Weeks from £404
  • Short Breaks from £303
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
  • 1 Bathroom(s)
  • 1 Toilet(s)
  • 3 Dog(s) welcome (£20/pet)
  • Hidden Gem
  • Wi-Fi
  • Woodburner
  • Garden
  • Close to Pub
  • BBQ

A true picture book cottage in an enclosed cottage garden, set in the village of Llangynidr within easy walking distance of two local pubs, village shop, The River Usk and Brecon and Monmouth Canal.  Easy access to the Welsh Valleys.


Sleeps  3+1 - 1 King-Size, 1 Small 4ft Double, 1 2ft 6 day bed

A delightful and newly fitted contemporary kitchen/diner, with an electric oven, an induction hob, a microwave, dishwasher and a fridge and freezer, with a farmhouse style table and 6 painted chairs. There is a washer/dryer in the back porch/utility.

The front door has an entrance porch with room for boots, leading onto the sitting area, which has lovely traditional quarry tiles with rugs throughout and two pretty sofa's set around a wood-burning stove.  Flat screen TV with Freeview & a DVD.

The "snug" is a smallish room off the living room that would originally have been a prison cell, back when Llangynidr needed to detain wrong-doers overnight before taking them to Crickhowell police station the next morning. Today it houses a games console and a futon, which converts to a further double bed if needed.

The steep traditional cottage stairs lead up to a very spacious landing, where there is a lovely 2ft6 "day bed" - or this would be a good place for a cot.

Bedroom 1: A fine king sized bed

Bedroom 2: A small 4ft double bed (access from one side)

The spacious and contemporary bathroom: Has a free standing bath, a separate shower, hand basin and toilet.

The back door from the back porch leads out to a large productive vegetable garden - where visitors are welcome to help themselves.  The garden is enclosed and so safe for children and pets; there is a pretty summer house with garden furniture and a BBQ. In the corner of the garden there is also an old "Massey Ferguson" tractor. You can also hideaway from the world in the small, more private courtyard tucked away at the back of the house behind the snug, with a bistro set of table and chairs. There is a well-kept lawn for visitors to enjoy and parking for two cars.

Useful Information

* All linen and towels inclusive
* All electricity, LPG central heating and wood for the wood burning stove inclusive
* Cot and high chair
* Off road parking for two cars
* 2 well behaved pets welcome but not to be allowed on the furniture or left alone in the property
* Telescope available
* First Basket of logs provided
* Garden furniture and BBQ
* TV with Freeview, DVD
* Wifi

* Futon in snug room can accommodate 2 extra people

A lockable shed/stone bothy for the storage of mountain bikes lies at the far end of the garden.

The cottage was probably built in the 1840's and the name means Middle Bridge. It is only a couple of minutes' walk to The Red Lion in Llangynidr and a bit further to The Coach & Horses and the village shop. There are plenty of walks from the door down to the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal and the series of picturesque locks or down to the River Usk where there are rocky pools for wild swimming.

From Llangynidr village there is easy access over the mountain road to Ebbw Vale, Brynmawr and The Welsh Valleys - ideal for visitors with family in the area. Visit The Big Pit, Bike Park Wales and easy to reach Cardiff and The Millennium Stadium etc.

Brecon 9 miles, Abergavenny 12 miles and Crickhowell 4 miles.

If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Carolyn, Sophie, Ceri or Lucy  


  • BBQ
  • Bath
  • Bike Storage
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Freesat/Freeview
  • Garden
  • High Chair
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Pets Welcome
  • Pub Nearby
  • Shop Nearby
  • Shower
  • Shower over bath
  • Stargazing
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Village
  • Walks from the door
  • Washing Machine
  • Wi-Fi
  • Woodburner/ open fire


2017 - 2018 Prices (weeks/3 days)

The prices below exclude the £25 booking fee and any other extras such as pets
  • Date
    Per week
    3 Days
  • 24 Feb - 30 Mar 2017:
  • 31 Mar - 6 Apr 2017:
  • 7 Apr - 20 Apr 2017:
  • 21 Apr - 25 May 2017:
  • 26 May - 1 Jun 2017:
  • 2 Jun - 20 Jul 2017:
  • 21 Jul - 31 Aug 2017:
  • 1 Sep - 19 Oct 2017:
  • 20 Oct - 26 Oct 2017:
  • 27 Oct - 21 Dec 2017:
  • Christmas:
  • New Year:
  • 1 Jan - 11 Jan 2018:
  • 12 Jan - 8 Feb 2018:
  • 9 Feb - 15 Feb 2018:
  • 16 Feb - 29 Mar 2018:

Prices and Availability

Customer Comments

  • Pontganol cottage was a fantastic cottage with everything we needed and more. Fantastic garden for kids to play in and excellent for our dog. The owner had left a welcome package and personal message for us when we arrived. These small touches set the holiday off to a great start. The dealings with yourselves and the owner were simple and stress-free .Fantastic holiday in a fantastic cottage in such a charming part of Wales. We are already recommending yourselves and Pontganol to friends and family.Keep up the good work.
  • We had a wonderful time in Pontganol Cottage. It was one of the nicest we have ever stayed in; beautifully presented and clearly a labour of love by the owner, who had thought of everything and was very easy to make contact with. We loved the location, the house, the garden, the vegetables that we were able to use, the crisp linen and comfortable beds. Everything was very clean and the whole experience was luxurious whilst being home-from-home, which is a skilful balance to achieve. Ideal for our teenage daughter and dog and the kitchen had everything we required (and more) to eat in as often as we liked, with pristine equipment and all those gadgets that so many rentals leave out. The village and wider locale was lovely too. The whole booking and access procedure was very simple indeed and went like clockwork. We would definitely stay there again!
  • We have just had the most wonderful week in Pontganol cottage; it's a really lovely place, very welcoming with fantastic attention to detail. The owner has been brilliant, absolutely nothing to fault!
  • Pontganol cottage had everything you could want or need. A real welcome haven. The facilities were second to none. The welcome pack was a lovely thoughtful idea and enjoy by all including the dog!! Llangynidr is a beautiful village and the locals particularly friendly. We used both local pubs. The red lion was an old fashioned local serving home cooked food at a very reasonable price. The coach and horses was more upmarket, and I have to add, dog friendly pub. Landlady particularly welcoming. We had several outstanding meals here and would highly recommend it to families and doggy people, as contrary to information provided by yourselves, dogs are welcome inside the pub. We had a fantastic week in Brecon Beacons and every aspect of the place made it special and a relaxing holiday. We will definitely be visiting again.