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View towards The Piggery
Make the most of your courtyard space
A stylish and snug retreat for two
Open-plan living inside
Enjoy a lazy breakfast
Contemporary kitchen
Morning coffee
Sit back and relax
Hide away in your studio-style accommodation for a few days
Homely touches
Fluffy towels provided
Sumptuous bedding
Lovely aromatherapy hand soap
Shower room
Large, wall-mounted TV - perfect for evening movies!
The lovely view from your door
End the day with a dip in your own private hot tub
Flower cart in the courtyard
A perfect alfresco dining spot for those warmer months
BBQ for your use
A romantic bolthole
Bubbles!
Stunning views on the approach to the barn
Enjoy watching the barges along the canal
Access to waymarked paths from the barn
1 / 26  View towards The Piggery
2 / 26  Make the most of your courtyard space
3 / 26  A stylish and snug retreat for two
4 / 26  Open-plan living inside
5 / 26  Enjoy a lazy breakfast
6 / 26  Contemporary kitchen
7 / 26  Morning coffee
8 / 26  Sit back and relax
9 / 26  Hide away in your studio-style accommodation for a few days
10 / 26  Homely touches
11 / 26  Fluffy towels provided
12 / 26  Sumptuous bedding
13 / 26  Lovely aromatherapy hand soap
14 / 26  Shower room
15 / 26  Large, wall-mounted TV - perfect for evening movies!
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17 / 26  The lovely view from your door
18 / 26  End the day with a dip in your own private hot tub
19 / 26  Flower cart in the courtyard
20 / 26  A perfect alfresco dining spot for those warmer months
21 / 26  BBQ for your use
22 / 26  A romantic bolthole
23 / 26  Bubbles!
24 / 26  Stunning views on the approach to the barn
25 / 26  Enjoy watching the barges along the canal
26 / 26  Access to waymarked paths from the barn

Govilon - The Piggery

Abergavenny (4mls SW), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A stylish studio hideaway - perfect for a romantic break
  • Enjoy soaking in the private hot tub set within the grounds
  • Within walking distance of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
  • Great location for walkers with access to the Sugar Loaf Mountain and The Skirrid
Property code: 76503

A stylish studio-style property set within the grounds of the owner’s home, a great base for exploring the traditional towns and villages of the Brecon Beacons National Park, whatever time of the year.

Wander down to the canal from this superb sanctuary at Govilon, near Abergavenny. Ideal for a couple, this delightful, bijou studio abode is perfectly designed and beautifully finished to offer everything you might need during your break in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Set within the owners’ grounds, yet still offering its privacy, it opens on to a courtyard with a hot tub, BBQ and ample space for outside relaxation. Wander into the bright studio to find its creative design ensures everything is both comfortable and convenient. Settle on the sofa to watch a film on the Smart TV or to chat about your plans for the following day. Prepare romantic meals for two in the modern kitchen area then dine together at the table or out in the tranquil courtyard. Settle for the night in the comfortable double bed and find the accommodation also has a modern shower room, with WC. Make coffee in the morning to enjoy out in the fresh air; sizzle supper on the BBQ in the evening and enjoy a glass of chilled wine as you unwind in the hot tub. There is parking for one car at the studio. Explore the enchanting Usk Valley and the Black Mountains from the doorstep of this romantic bolthole. Amble down to the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal then follow the towpath along beside the water for as far as you would like. Visit Crickhowell, 5 miles away, to see the 13th-century castle, climb up to Crug Hywel, a former Iron Age hillfort, and go shopping or to dine out. Abergavenny, 4 miles away, is also a great market town for wandering around colourful shops, interesting galleries and market produce stalls and for a broad choice of eateries. There are castle ruins to see here as well.

  • Sleeping area – double bed
  • 1 shower room
  • Two-ring induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Private hot tub
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Allocated off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • Increased accessibility - Please ensure you refer to out FAQ's
  • TV in lounge
  • Gas BBQ available
  • Bicycle Rack available
  • Tower Fan available
  • Situated in the large grounds of the owner's home, but privacy is assured
  • 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.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kane 29th April 2022

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Fabulous little break in a beautiful place, owners were really lovely and welcoming and we couldnt of asked for a better place to stay. Will be looking to return and would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Beverley 24th April 2022

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Reviewed by Karen 15th April 2022

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The Piggery is a lovely place to stay. The owners Joy & John were very friendly and offered some helpful tips on walks and local things to do. The hot tub was fabulous, especially after walking all day. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Julia 1st April 2022

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The Piggery is a pretty location, the accomadation is perfect the hot tub was a very relaxing plus. We will definitely return.

Reviewed by Paul 25th March 2022

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Very friendly hosts Joy and John who gave plenty of information about the area and suggested places to eat. Large secluded block paved area Infront of room with great view of Sugar Loaf mountain, a gas BBQ, pub style bench and two comfortable easy chairs. Large hot tub in a secluded area next to the main property for your use. Three pubs within walRead moreking distance along the Brecon and Monmouth canal. Plenty to do in the area, Abergavenny, Brecon, the Big Pit Blaenavon. Very relaxing break thanks Hide

Reviewed by Ian 18th March 2022

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Excellent accommodation and great location, very quiet, tranquil and it doesn't take long to get anywhere. Nice local pub along the canal and several stores in and around town. I would recommend The Piggery for anyone looking to explore the Brecons.

Reviewed by Emily 13th February 2022

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Beautiful little holiday home, very homey with a relaxing hot tub. Owners were lovely and welcoming to. We will definitely be recommending this holiday to others. Thank you very much.

Reviewed by Rhian 11th February 2022

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Reviewed by Julia 12th October 2021

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Just came back from a great break , the piggery is a great place to stay , good location, spotless inside & out , the owners are really helpful and lovely would definitely recommend it .

Reviewed by Jonathan 9th October 2021

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Perfect.

Reviewed by Zoe 5th October 2021

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Reviewed by Alex 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Pearl 6th September 2021

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Reviewed by Lucy 27th August 2021

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Me and my boyfriend had a lovely stay at The Piggery for a week. The owners Joy and her husband John were ever so welcoming and helpful towards us and had suggestions with things to do even though we could not drive! Lovely quiet area and amazing walks around. Very clean holiday let, nice and modern. Amazing place to relax and also good area to go Read moreout and explore. Would recommend staying here! Hide

Reviewed by Terry 6th August 2021

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Very clean and all it says on the advert great place to stay.

Reviewed by Peter 2nd August 2021

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I great to place to stay with all the essentials. The owners were really nice and had some great reccomendations or things to do.

Reviewed by Zara 23rd July 2021

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Joy and her husband were wonderful hosts, very welcoming and helpful providing information about the area and things to do. The Piggery is very well equipped (glassware, cutlery etc) with everything you need with nice little touches. The Piggery is lovely, quiet and secluded - a great sun trap. The hot tub was also great addition and in a nice shelRead moretered spot. Location is very handy - walking distance along the canal two villages (with pubs and shops) and a few minutes away from Abergavenny. Hide

Reviewed by DAVID 16th July 2021

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The Piggery is a really special hide-away from the bustle of everyday life and a lovely place to come back to at the end of a day spent exploring the beautiful local countryside. it had everything we needed for our week's break, and everything provided is of the highest quality. The hot tub is a real bonus! The owners offer a very warm welcome and Read moredo everything possible to make sure the guest experience is a positive one. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 21st June 2021

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We loved our stay at The Piggery! Well equipped, very clean, private and in a great location. It was a beautiful relaxing stay. The owners were most helpful and friendly also and we were grateful for their advice and assistance when we needed it. Just perfect!

Reviewed by Amy 11th June 2021

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The perfect staycation. The venue itself was immaculate and beautifully decorated, and the surrounding area was so beautiful and peaceful. The owners were so welcoming and had thought of everything to make it feel like a luxury weekend away. The location is ideal, near beautiful walks in the valleys and in the beacons, and walkable to lovely pubs aRead morend restaurants, and near a local vineyard! Worth every penny. We would definitely return and have recommended it to family and friends already. Hide

Reviewed by Clare 28th May 2021

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We had a fantastic time at the Piggery, the location is beautiful, private with easy access to the canal, cycle paths, walks, mountains.The owners were very welcoming, friendly & helpful. The Piggery has every thing you need, the gas bbq was a lovely touch & we absolutely loved the hot tub, which is in a lovely private area with sun loungers. We woRead moreuld definitely like to return, there is so much to do & see in the area. Hide

Reviewed by Gerald 10th May 2021

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Lovely stay Amazing location set on beautiful grounds, the owners are very friendly and helpful. They knew our plan was to come to Wales for hiking up mountain and they printed out very helpful guides for all the best hiking spots. The piggery has everything you need and the hot tube was amazing which we used a lot, the hot tube is a 20sec walk froRead morem the piggery on the grounds and very private. Would definitely return in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Kay 30th April 2021

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The Piggery is a wonderful place to stay for a long weekend. The hot tub was marvellous and the hosts were very friendly and helpful. We will be looking at returning in the future.

Reviewed by Olivia 2nd April 2021

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The owners were so lovely and accommodating nothing was too much trouble for them and went above and beyond to ensure you were catered for. The piggery is very comfortable and modern with a lovely garden area and lots of scenic walk paths. The only thing was the location of the hot tub.

Reviewed by Holly-Ann 27th March 2021

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We stayed at the Piggery for 5 nights. The self catering apartment/cottage has everything we needed, even little cream eggs in egg cups to greet us. Lovely quality furnishings and just enough space for us. Just outside was a little table and bbq so we did that most nights. And the hot tub is bliss after a long hike up the pen y fan horseshoe. The lRead moreocation is lovely and feels secluded, yet close to local amenities. Plus, my boyfriend proposed to me after 11 years so it definitely had good energy! Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 11th September 2020

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A beautiful property, it was like a home away from home! The views just from the property are stunning as is the surrounding area when exploring and the owners are so lovely! Will definitely try and book again in the future

Reviewed by Samuel 4th September 2020

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Had a wonderful time here, a really lovely place to stay. The property was so modern inside and has clearly been renovated to a really high standard. It was also spotless and everything inside was really high quality, from the bedding to the hand soap! The courtyard is so private and quiet and the hot tub was in a secluded area which was great. TheRead more hosts were so welcoming and there were lots of little touches inside which made this a really cosy place to stay. Would happily go back! Hide

Reviewed by Angie 29th August 2020

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We have just spent 6 nights in the Piggery. It was a very peaceful land quiet location but very accessible to nearby towns and villages.lots of walks and cycle paths nearby . The piggery was super comfortable with everything you need fir a relaxing holiday including the hot tub with robes and towels provided.

Reviewed by Tracey 24th August 2020

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Excellent little accommodation. Owners were lovely, with lots of info about the local area i.e walks, restaurants

Reviewed by Conor 21st August 2020

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Lovely place, good value for money, perfect for a short weekend getaway, great for exploring Wales, great access to lots of tourist spots. Run by a lovely couple very welcoming and friendly. Would definitely go back again.

Reviewed by Satnam 10th August 2020

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The cottage was amazing! As soon as we arrived the owners Joy & John were so welcoming, this made our stay even better. They couldnt have done anything more for us! Waking up in the mornings actually made it feel like you were abroad. Romantic settings, and views. Would highly recommend any couple to book at the piggery! We will definitely be goingRead more back! Sat Hide

Reviewed by Sadie-Lee 31st July 2020

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A lovely stay in the Piggery. Wonderful location with great walks on your door step. The hot tub was great for a much needed soak after a long days walk. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Adam 27th July 2020

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Highly Recommended. This property is in a great location for walking, access to pubs and restaurants and for a relaxing. The studio property is a good size with good facilities including an outside BBQ. The hot tub is across the yard of the property and private. This was a real nice place to relax in the evening. The hosts could not do enough and wRead moreere accessible when required. Overall, this was a great location and a great holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 24th July 2020

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Lovely property. Clean and modern refurb of a quaint building. Hot tub was a welcome extra. Take shoes for the hot tub as it is a walk across the driveway. Owners provided robes to wear. Owners on site but left us to our privacy. Property 2 mins from Brecon and Monmouth Canal, so ideal for those who love walking or cycling without jumping in a car.Read more We would revisit again. Thank you for a lovely stay. Hide

Reviewed by Alex 17th July 2020

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Wonderful stay! Both hosts were so welcoming and helpful and the property is perfect for a romantic escape. Loved having private access to the Hot Tub and we made good use of the BBQ too! Lovely walks along the canal are right on the doorstep and there are pubs/shops within walking distance too.

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View towards The Piggery
Make the most of your courtyard space
A stylish and snug retreat for two
Open-plan living inside
Enjoy a lazy breakfast
Contemporary kitchen
Morning coffee
Sit back and relax
Hide away in your studio-style accommodation for a few days
Homely touches
Fluffy towels provided
Show 14 moreSumptuous bedding

Location

Map
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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