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Flannel House

Gilwern, South Wales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A stylish three-storey town house with retro vibe, set in a secluded location overlooking the River Clydach
  • A great base for walkers and cyclists with access into the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Within easy reach of Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Brecon
Property code: 86615

Forming part of an award-winning mill conversion, this sympathetically finished three-storey town house is nestled in the rugged Clydach gorge, yet is just 200 metres from Gilwern village centre.

Gilwern is a traditional village with pubs, shops, and a picturesque canal. It sits on the edge of the Blaenavon World Heritage site, and you can enjoy country walks right from your doorstep or visit the historic town of Abergavenny (4 miles) full of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes. Nearby are galleries, museums, castles and a vineyard, or hire a narrowboat; you can see the viaduct crossing the Clydach just a little way up the gorge. Other attractions in the area include Blaenavon Iron Works (7 miles), The Big Pit National Coal Museum (7 miles), the Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre (22 miles), horse riding, mountain biking, climbing, and kayaking on the Usk and Wye. This elegant townhouse is part of a converted textile mill, originally powered by a water wheel. The water wheel is gone, but the sound of water is ever-present.

The property is in a sheltered position that catches the winter sun, there is also a shaded area of decking to the rear for hot weather. The main access is to the front of the property where you will enter into the kitchen/dining area, a spacious room with areas for relaxing or dining and a well-equipped kitchen with an electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, and dishwasher. There is a utility room which is a great space for muddy boots, with a washer/dryer, a shower and WC. The stairs to the first floor lead you to a spacious lounge with a Juliette balcony overlooking the river, and French doors to the shady rear terrace. The lounge has a distinct retro vibe,  with low  comfortable sofas, a TV and a vintage stereo. The stairs offer access to the second floor where you will find a generous double bedroom and a small bunk bedroom with standard single bunk beds. The main shower room and WC are also on this floor.

To the front of the property, a small suntrap terrace with tables and benches is cordoned off from the communal paved area, and there is allocated parking for two cars at the end of the driveway.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin bunk bed
  • 2 shower rooms with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • TV in lounge - restricted to a few tv channels only but streaming services available via Wi-Fi
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • A small terrace with table and chairs to the front
  • Allocated parking for 2 cars
  • Pubs, and shops within walking distance
  • Flannel House is situated over three floors
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Ruth 6th May 2022

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This was a great place to stay. It was very comfortable and quiet. The property was clean and reasonably well equipped. The location is great for a wide area of South Wales. It was possible to walk locally beside the canal which is beautiful Travelling into the Brecon Beacons was easy with great road links. There is so much to do in the area.

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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?

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