Yew Tree Cottage
About Yew Tree Cottage
Sleeping just two people, Yew Tree Cottage has everything you'll need for a romantic break, come and enjoy this stylish and comfortable accommodation. This bijou cottage sits beside the River Usk in the gardens of the owner's house, in the village of Llangynidr. Just a few minutes walk down the lane is the village shop and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal with its canal boats and locks. This is a great base from which to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park. Alternatively sit on your private raised decking and enjoy the views down to the River Usk, stroll down to the water's edge or FISH for SALMON & TROUT (permits and permission needed to be discussed before arrival). From the village of Llangynidr there are numerous opportunities for walking, cycling, exploring the local towns and experiencing the wide range of activities available nearby. The village has two pubs - The Coach and Horses a few minutes walk up the lane and a little further at the other end of the village The Red Lion - both pubs serving good food. Both Crickhowell and Brecon are within fifteen minutes drive.
Sleeps 2 - 1 Double
Yew Tree Cottage has been stylishly decorated and furnished. The living accommodation is open-plan - there is a modern, hand-built, fitted kitchen with a combination microwave oven, halogen portable hob, griddle and grill. There is also a fridge with small freezer compartment and a dishwasher. The integrated breakfast bar provides a dining area and the living area has a leather sofa, comfy chair and TV with DVD player, radio and CD player. This living area is light and bright with two sets of French doors.
Bedroom 1: A recessed area houses an attractively dressed double bed,
A shower room: With double shower and toilet off the hallway with basin.
A cottage that goes the extra mile
The owners of Yew Tree Cottage have thought of everything. On arrival the table is laid with a Welsh cheese ploughman's, welsh cakes and a bottle of wine - a lovely welcome. This little stone barn is packed with thoughtful touches and provides a thoroughly Welsh feel through the blankets, art work and nicknacks. The two sets of French doors mean that the property can be opened up on a nice day and the attractive decking, lawned and patio areas surrounding the property provide lovely spots to read the paper and enjoy the sunshine. The barn sits within the grounds of the owner's house and they are more than happy to suggest days out or good local walks.
Llangynidr, known for its 5 canal locks
Yew Tree Cottage sits on the banks of the River Usk on the outskirts of the small village of Llangynidr. This thriving little community has two good pubs, one of which, The Coach and Horses is just a few minutes walk away. The Monmouthshire and Brecon canal passes through five locks as it travels through this little village and is a wonderful setting from which to feed the ducks and swans or enjoy a quiet walk. Make sure that you take a boat ride to see the canal from a completely different perspective - the tow-paths provide miles of easy cycling too.
Perfect for fishing enthusiasts
With the River Usk at the bottom of your garden, Yew Tree Cottage is an ideal base for a fishing enthusiast. Pop out for a couple of hours in the morning or evening to enjoy the several hundred meters of river bank offering peaceful Trout and Salmon fishing. All fishing should be discussed in advance with the owner. For yet further fishing opportunities head over to the Gliffaes Hotel, just 2 miles away.
Crickhowell is a thriving market town nestled between the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons in one of the most beautiful valleys in the National Park. Visitors staying at Yew Tree Cottage are just 3 miles from the town. Explore Nicholls, the lovely department store with its range of clothes, footwear, stationary, jewellery, gifts, and home products and make sure you visit Webbs, a family run department store established in 1930. Drop into Number Eighteen, one of a number of great local coffee shops and then browse the art gallery and small boutique shops before lunching at the famous Bear Hotel, which dates back to 1432 and has won the 'Best Pub in Britain' award twice.
Crickhowell 3 miles, Brecon 9 miles, Abergavenny 12 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth or Carolyn
Service rating : Easy to navigate the website, confirmation email sent shortly after booking.
Product : Fantastic holiday cottage!
Owners very welcoming and full of suggestions for places to visit.
The cottage is very well equipped for you to self cater but there are also 2 pubs in walking distance. Photos on website are very accurate of the interior and exterior space. Very clean and tastefully decorated, lots of care and attention paid by owners. Great location, lots of walking and cycling on the doorstep, nice towns to visit - it was the perfect choice for our honeymoon and we hope to return sometime in the future.
Service rating : excellent
Product : This place is a little paradise. Beautiful garden, river, hill view and lots of silence. The cottage is spotless and they thought of everything. The owners are a very lovely couple who have a sincere interest in your well being and are very helpful.
Thank you for your excellent review following your stay at Yew Tree Cottage, I will pass on your lovely comments to the owners.
Service rating : Excellent service. Owners very helpful and the wine and food on arrival is a nice jesture.
Product : What more can be said about this cottage that has not already been said in other comments. The cottage is lovely and situated in a stunning location . The owners are a lovely couple . Very helpful if needed but not intrusive. The wine and ploughman's lunch is a lovely jesture and much appreciated. Definitely going to visit again in the near future.
Thank you for your feedback - we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Yew Tree Cottage which is a super property in a lovely location. We hope we can welcome you back again in the future.
Kind Regards Ceri
Service rating : A good, straightforward booking service.
Product : One of the best cottages we've stayed in. Superb location with wonderful views and easily accessible walks. Highlight was sitting outside in the garden area for breakfast/ meal/glass of wine at whatever hour - has sun all day. Owners Hilary and Den are a pleasure to deal with and Hilary's welcome lunch has rightly been praised by many. This is a real find and we'd return in an instant if ever in this part of Wales again. Malcolm and Jean, Scotland
Service rating : Booking could not have been any easier with all instructions etc clear and explicit.
Product : Located in a superb location, peaceful and quiet yet not too far away from Crickhowell, Brecon, Abergafenny etc. Local shop with cafe, public house serving superb meals well worth a visit. On top of that there was a very warm welcome from the owners whose local knowledge was handy.
Ideal touring or walking location.
Thank you for your fantastic review - so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Yew Tree Cottage.
Service rating : Response was quick - transaction trouble-free and transparent - directions etc. totally clear
Product : As we wrote in Hilary and Denis Humphries's guest book, Yew Tree Cottage is the best self-catering accommodation we have found in five years of holidaying yearly around Brecon National Park in July. Every aspect was perfect - the amenities, cleanliness, price etc. - but to single out one factor: the beautiful, epansive sloping lawn down to the River Usk, offering wonderful views, light and quiet. We had a truly wonderful experience!!
Service rating : Everything was excellent - from booking up to leaving - cottage and owners brilliant - no negatives at all :-)
Product : Everything was perfect - welcome pack was thoughtful and generous - owners very friendly and helpful - our 2nd visit.
Service rating : All the information was good by e-mail , including useful tips and good directions
Product : What can I say , beautiful peaceful surroundings, cottage was clean and cosy for the 2 of us, everything you needed and more, especially the ploughmans and wine on arrival.
The owners were helpful and friendly , lovely walks on the canal nearby and a pub if you wanted ! Weather was good loved just sitting outside hearing the river flowing and the birds We will be going back
Wine on arrival - can't be beaten! So glad you enjoyed the cottage and the area. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back very soon. Kind regards Edwina
Service rating : The website was easy to use. Once we'd found the riverside cottage we liked, my husband needed to confirm with the Wye & Usk Foundation that he would be able to fish on that stretch of water while we were there (the owners do not manage the fishing themselves), so BBHC held the booking for us for 2 or 3 days until we were sure. Did our own research on the area, but no doubt they would have been helpful if we'd needed help. A letter was sent to us giving the owners' names, and directions for finding the property. (Not sure if they were written by the agent or the owner).These were a bit ambiguous, and since the access was a long narrow track between houses with no sign at the entrance, we drove past it 2 or 3 times before asking at the local shop, but no great distance covered so no harm done.
Product : A perfect private and peaceful getaway for two, with a sloping grassy area leading down to the river. Cottage is on the opposite side of the drive to the very helpful and attentive (yet discreet!) owners' house. The photos of the cottage on the website are very true to life, and the quality of the furniture, decor and comprehensive accessories are immaculate. It seems to have everything you'd need - if not, you only have to ask the owner and she'll do her best to help. The most welcoming touch was a prepared 'ploughman's plate' of welsh cheeses, buttered rolls, veg crisps, welsh cakes and grapes - and a bottle of wine! Also essentials such as milk, tea, coffee. (There's also a handy shop a few yards along the lane which is open all hours.) The cottage is listed as having a small bedroom alcove, so it has to be accepted that the double bed is against the wall on one side, which can be slightly inconvenient, but it's supremely comfortable and the bedding is lovely! The kitchen area is well equipped and efficiently laid out, with plenty of storage for our own food. We were unlucky with rain for the first two of our five days, but it didn't stop my husband fishing within view of the cottage, leaving me contentedly enjoying the novelty of a compact but spacious open-plan 'nest' - all the cosier for a bit of necessary instant heating on the first day. Once the sun was out, the private garden and decking area beckoned with comfortable outdoor furniture, overlooking the river and beautiful hillside views. Several varied and good eating places are a short walk or drive away, and the countryside is stunning - both in gorgeous sunny weather and in romantic misty drizzle! We came home refreshed after a much-needed few days away from our cares and ill-health, and would recommend it to anyone, whether for peace and seclusion or as a base for an energetic cycling or walking break.
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It sounds like you had a wonderful stay despite the temperamentle weather.
Service rating : Intuitive interface; good experience.
Product : The perfect romantic break. Impeccable hosts; clean cottage with the most wonderful welcome including a lovely meal and wine; lovely location and great advice from the hosts on walks and entertainment. Would definitely go back and will be recommending it to friends!
So glad you had such a good experience and thanks for the feedback. Hopefully you will be back at Yew Tree Cottage again soon. Regards Edwina
Service rating : HAVE A WIDE RANGE OF PROPERTIES IN A BEAUTIFUL AREA
Product : WELL APPOINTED IN A BEAUTIFUL LOCATION. HIGHLY SUTABLE FOR TWO PEOPLE
Thanks for your positive feedback and so glad you enjoyed your stay.
Service rating : The website for Brecon Cottages was so easy to use and the images of all the properties are excellent. I booked using their webpages. So simple to use. I have already booked my summer 2016 holiday with them.
Product : A beautiful little cottage for two people. The owners of the property were delightful and advised us of places to visit. The cottage was exactly as shown in the Brecon Cottages pictures. A very relaxing holiday for couples who want peace and quiet.
Thank you for your fantastic review of Yew Tree Cottage and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Brecon Beacons next year.
Service rating : Good website, intuitive and easy to use.
Product : The cottage was lovely, all mod cons, comfortable and such a beautiful setting. The weather was mixed during our stay, but this didn't stop us cycling, walking and generally have a great time. Our hosts were welcoming and helpful with information about the area. We stayed for 5 days, but would have stayed longer if we could. LOVED IT.
Thank you for your lovely email letting us know all about your stay at Yew Tree Cottage.
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.
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