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Croft Y Cwm

Abergavenny (4mls N), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Luxury
Family friendly
Off the beaten track
High up on a Hill
Cool and Contemporary
Rustic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Luxury living in the beautiful hills beyond Abergavenny
  • Breath-taking views from the private patio terrace
  • Endless walking trails in the heart of the wonderful Black Mountains
Property code: 46637

A sublime stylish stay in the heart of the Black Mountains, complete with wood burning stoves, far reaching views and complete peace and quiet, yet just a mile away from a country pub.

Nestled amid trees and verdant countryside in the Brecon Beacons National Park sits this glorious cottage brimming with country charm and style. Close to the foodie town of Abergavenny (7 miles) and with tracks and trails waiting to be followed close to home, spend days in the great outdoors before getting cosy in front of the wood burner or continuing your day outside on the terrace. Sleeping six over three bedrooms, it’s a perfect holiday destination for a family and two dogs looking to escape the hustle and bustle. Step inside and settle in in this bolthole which is brimming with charm. Find some peace and quiet in the characterful lounge where there is a warming wood burner, exposed stonework and beams. Switch on the TV for some downtime or curl up with a book. There is a second wood burner in the farmhouse kitchen/diner with a handy dishwasher and all you need throughout your stay. Eat together inside or fire up the BBQ and dine alfresco on the terrace by the lawn; take care on the external steps. A trio of inviting bedrooms can be found on the first floor- there are two twins which can be made up as super-king-size beds and have access to outside, and a super-king-size with en-suite shower room. There is off-road parking for three cars. Make the most of your fantastic location from which you can spy the Sugar Loaf mountain. Travel 7 miles to Abergavenny to summit the top where your efforts are rewarded with panoramic views. Time your trip to coincide with the annual Abergavenny Food Festival in September and you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy walks from your door and tread well-trodden footpaths or make the 21-mile trip to the cathedral city of Hereford for a family day out.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size, 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (can be arranged as a twin on request), 1 twin zip-and-link (can be arranged as a super-king-size on request)
  •  2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over the roll-top bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Range cooker, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, larder and microwave
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available if requested at the time of booking
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • TV, DVD
  • South-facing terrace with outdoor furniture and solid fuel BBQ (please provide your own fuel), plus a private terrace accessed from the twin bedroom
  • Stock fenced garden, plus a woodland area beyond which guests are welcome to explore
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 4 miles
  • Sleeps 4 adults + 2 children (aged 15 and under)
  • No mobile phone signal
  • There is a steep, spiral, cottage-style stone staircase (not suitable for young children)
  • Water is supplied from a spring – following and during very dry spells, there may be a requirement for conservative use of water (when showering etc) to preserve the water supply
  • Dogs are welcome downstairs only, please keep them off the furniture. Only dogs over 1-year-old will be accepted
  • The cottage is located 400 metres off the country lane at the top of a steep and bumpy driveway, and is not suitable for low slung sports cars
  • Arrival: 17:00 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

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ruth 10th June 2022

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A beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need and more. Beautiful views from the lovely garden which had lots of different places to sit. There are plenty of places to visit nearby and great walks . The dogs loved it too! The stone stairs are quite steep and turn a corner...which was sometimes a bit treacherous after some wine! Thank Read moreyou! Hide

Reviewed by Craig 4th June 2022

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Overall a cosy, and relaxing stay in a well equipped cottage with absolutely stunning views. Fantastic location, warm and comfortable. Only a few very minor suggestions for improvements but overall, highly recommended.

Reviewed by Deborah 8th May 2022

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Fabulous cottage to stay in. If you want to feel remote this is perfect. Everything is there for you to settle in straight away. The track to the cottage is a little challenging however just take your time and its gets easier every time.

Reviewed by Simon 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Joanne 5th November 2021

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The cottage was cosy, quiet and comfortable. The perfect retreat for us and our dogs from the November firework onslaught in London. We loved exploring the walks and discovering castles and old churches , then returning to the peaceful private cottage.

Reviewed by Clare 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Frances 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Andrea 27th August 2021

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Amazing cottage fully equipped very luxurious fantastic location

Reviewed by Jeremy 20th August 2021

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An absolutely delightful hideaway. You feel youre in your own world. At the same time extremely comfortable and well equipped. And all this in the middle of fantastic walking country and close to that little gem of a town, Crickhowell

Reviewed by Adrian 6th August 2021

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Perfect family holiday could not have asked for more if you like amazing views, walks, fresh air, pubs. Cottage is amazing

Reviewed by Helen 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Ben 25th June 2021

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Lovely cottage in an amazing location. Could never grow tired of the view! Very comfortable cottage, really well equipped with everything you could need. Would love to go back one day.

Reviewed by Jessica 18th June 2021

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The cottage is beautifully furnished, very comfortable, with gorgeous views. It feels like staying in the owner's home rather than a holiday let because it is so tasteful and no expense has been spared. The bedding is superb and the sofa, chairs, throws, curtains and lamps are all lovely. The crockery/saucepans are high quality. I slept in the bedrRead moreoom with the french doors onto the garden open all night because I loved the darkness, the pure air, sounds of birds and waking to a beautiful view. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 28th May 2021

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Brilliant attention to detail and style. Thankyou for a wonderful stay. Amazing location, views, away from it all. Comfortable and well equipped home. Lovely linen and beds, clean throughout and thoughtful touches like plenty of board games, books and blankets. Cosy fie, plenty of wood, well equipped kitchen. Incredible location and point to get toRead more gorge walking, canoeing, paddle boarding and swimming - and of course dozens of gorgeous walks from your doorstep. Hide

Reviewed by Paula 22nd April 2021

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A lovely cottage in a stunning location. Peaceful and great walks from the door. Internet is surprisingly good for location, but don't expect to stream your favourite movies. The drive isn't that scary but the first section is steep, but it's concrete which helps a lot with grip.

Reviewed by Amanda 9th October 2020

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Had a very peaceful, relaxing stay at this beautiful cottage. Very clean throughout, imodern well equipped kitchen, bedrooms inviting with comfortable beds, sitting room cosy and comfortable, wifi in that room was 32mbs (twice the speed of ours in Devon so a luxury for us!), garden charming with lovely clean terrace and beautiful views. It is locatRead moreed within a spectacularly scenic area to explore. Thoroughly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Ceri 26th September 2020

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We have booked Croft y cwm twice now, it is in a wonderful location, near enough to Abergavenny but remote enough for the views to be frankly breathtaking. My husband is Dutch and totally fell in love with Wales based on our stay. Katie the owner is amazing. My 9 year old step daughters words just before we left pretty much summed up our experienceRead more as we found her sat on her bed gazing out of the window Im just saying goodbye to our beautiful Welsh house. We will definitely be back again. Hide

Reviewed by P A 11th September 2020

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This cottage is in the most beautiful location with a view that will take your breath away. There is plenty of space inside and out and it has everything you need for a great holiday. Unfortunately the level of cleanliness is poor. The cottage requires a deep clean in order to get it anywhere near covid safe. The decoration is tired with many crackRead mores, stains and blemishes. The stairs and the bathroom need work. The price needs to reflect this as it cannot be classed as luxury accommodation. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 4th September 2020

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An absolute gem tucked away on a steep hillside and with breathtaking views. Lovely old stone built cottage in large (if steep!) gardens, surrounded by woodland. Extremely well equipped and everything easy to find. Beautifully clean and comfortably furnished. We have stayed in many cottages with our two dogs and this rates as one of the best. GreatRead more information on walks from the door. We'd love to return one day. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 14th August 2020

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The cottage was stunning, really well equipped kitchen and well appreciated get you in pack. Superb views and brilliant to walk from. Not convinced a Covid deep clean had been carried out (evidence to the contrary) but was serviceable with really comfy beds.

Reviewed by Adrian 7th August 2020

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Great quiet cottage with lovely views. Very steep hill to get up but worth the climb ! Wifi works but only in the front room which means you can sit outside in peace :) Abergavenny a short drive away with some nice pubs / restaurants etc. and a few short walks nearby.

Reviewed by Clive 24th July 2020

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A lovely cottage in a great location.

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Location

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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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