About Westcombe House
Westcombe House has been converted to a superb contemporary dwelling from the 18th century Wesleyan Chapel in a quiet road in the small market town of Crickhowell. It has been most sympathetically converted with large windows to make the most of the views, very comfortable bedrooms, excellent bathrooms and many of the original old beams and stone work being retained. This is a wonderful house for a group of friends who are perhaps attending a wedding in the area or who would like a really comfortable and very conveniently located house with no need for the cars to be used. If you are a gastronome or simply enjoy good food there are many excellent award winning country pubs and restaurants within close proximity of the house. Crickhowell has some excellent and interesting local shops, excellent deli/butcher, cafes etc. Behind the Chapel is the Castle with castle grounds, a cricket pitch and park.
Sleeps 11 - 2 King-Size Rooms, 2 Family Rooms, 1 Single Room
The very large, light and open plan living area is at the top of the Chapel on the third floor, making excellent use of the existing windows and the gallery hall way below. There is a very well hand built oak kitchen with Smeg double oven and gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer and ample work and storage space; a long dining table enabling at least ten people to be able to enjoy a meal together.
The sitting area is furnished with good quality brown leather sofas and chairs, there is a woodburning stove, LCD TV with DVD, video and music system. There are views from all the windows over Crickhowell Castle to the Llangattock Escarpment in one direction and from the other side over the Georgian roof tops of Crickhowell to the nearby Sugar Loaf Mountain.
On the ground floor:
A large utility room: With a washing machine, tumble dryer, large free standing extra larder fridge, ample room to store boots and wet weather gear. A door leads out to a completely enclosed, quaint and private courtyard with wooden garden table and chairs, gas BBQ and a featured open fireplace with chimney in the old stone wall - the courtyard is partly enclosed by the ancient Old Town Wall with the Castle just behind.
There is a large Games Room with a table tennis table and a dart board; large enough for safe indoor storage for bikes.
Bedroom 1: Has a family room with a King-size bed and a single bed with patio doors out to the court yard.
There is a ground floor shower room: With a shower, handbasin and toilet.
Up a flight of stairs to:
Bedroom 2: With a double bed - looking down the street through the featured Arched Windows at the "Winner of Wales in Bloom 2006"
Bedroom 3: Has a double bed with an en suite shower room, handbasin and toilet
Bedroom 4: Has a family room with a double bed and a single bed
Bedroom 5: Has a single bed
The Family Bathroom: Is one of the best bathrooms in a holiday cottage with a large Jacuzzi bath, very large shower cubicle, handbasin and toilet.
It is only a few minutes walk down the hill to the River Usk and the water meadows alongside the river.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth,Ceri, Jessica and Andria
We really enjoyed our stay and thought Westcombe House was wonderful. It was super to have a washer and washing machine and a thoughtful touch to have tablets provided. Two very minor things it would be nice to have a dustpan for up stairs and a mop for downstairs,although we were very lucky with only one rainy day. Thanks, I'm sure we will be back.
The stay was just perfect, friendly owner where we felt welcomed but also left alone to get on with it. Rang him to ask if he minded an additional guest staying one night and couldn't have received a nicer response. Superbly well-equipped cottage, almost seemed a shame to want to eat out some nights. Great that instructions for things were handy (like changing the gas bottle on the BBQ) Also location was top notch, nice to be able to leave the car and go out for dinner or walk up a hill. Park came in handy too for younger guests. If we take a vacation with another family and therefore need such a large property we'd definitely wish to book this one again Also very happy with the ease of booking on-line and the detail on the booking received
Yes we really enjoyed our stay in westcombe house. The house was very comfortable and ideally placed for local shops in crickhowell. We were taking part in a big orienteering event locally and the location was perfect.
I just thought I'd write and thank you for such a wonderful stay at Westcombe House. The house (it does it a huge disservice to call it a 'cottage') was fabulous and perfect for the weekend. The owner, Lawrence, was very helpful in recommending local pubs and suitable golf courses to play on - if we needed any help we knew we just had to ask.
We really enjoyed our stay and thought Westcombe House was wonderful. It was super to have a washer and washing machine and a thoughtful touch to have tablets provided. Two very minor things it would be nice to have a dustpan for up stairs and a mop for downstairs, although we were very lucky with only one rainy day. Thanks, I'm sure we will be back.
We absolutely loved our stay in Westcombe House, Crickhowell. The house was very spacious and warm and right in the centre of things so we could walk to pubs and shops. We walked along the canal path to the Red Lion (as it was too misty to walk up a mountain – there wouldn't have been any views!), had dinner at the Cider Mill, went to a vintage craft fair in the town and had lunch in The Bear. It really was a lovely holiday. Please relay our thanks to Lawrence, who visited us on the Friday evening and gave us useful tips on places to walk and eat. The booking process was extremely easy and I couldn't fault it!
We had an absolutely brilliant week. Westcombe House was everything we had hoped for, and more. It is a really comfortable and well equipped house for a big group (we were 4 adults and 5 children). We loved exploring the area - running, hill walking and pony riding as well as a lovely meal at the Bear Hotel. We all want to come back soon.
We had a great time....thank you! The house was excellent, very clean, every appliance we could need and it's location is stunning. Arrangements for keys was easy and the owner, Lawrence was very helpful. He did offer to recommend restaurants etc. but I was familiar with the area so didn't this. He did say any problems/queries to ring him and he had left a similar type note in the house also We booked this at late notice by telephone and the lady at the Office had to check with owner and said would ring us back....this is what happened exactly so excellent service and manner. And that was on a Sunday! We would have no hesitation at all in returning to this house and do hope to return either this or next year..... Thank you
Crickhowell is a pretty and bustling little town and a great place to book a holiday cottage. It's easy to get to, it has the Black Mountains to the East and the Brecon Beacons to the West, there are lots of great shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy and it's steeped in history with its castle and the neighbouring Tretower Court and Castle. And we've got a selection of over 60 lovely cottages in Crickhowell and the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Crickhowell is a great base for outdoor enthusiasts, with fantastic cycling and walking in the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons.
Prices and Availability
2015 Prices (weeks)
- 1 Jan to 12 Feb: £1021
- 13 Feb to 19 Feb: £1085
- 20 Feb to 26 Mar: £1021
- 27 Mar to 9 Apr: £1276
- 10 Apr to 21 May: £1085
- 22 May to 28 May: £1404
- 29 May to 16 Jul: £1085
- 17 Jul to 27 Aug: £1276
- 28 Aug to 22 Oct: £1085
- 23 Oct to 29 Oct: £1276
- 30 Oct to 17 Dec: £1021
- 18 Dec to 24 Dec: £1021
- Christmas: £1404
- New Year: £1404