Set within an acre of private land, this former shepherd’s cottage is the perfect base from which to explore the Welsh countryside with family and four-legged friends. With the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean in one direction and the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons in the other, there is no shortage of fantastic walks, cycle routes and charming towns and villages in the local area. After action-packed days, return to this rural retreat to relax in front of the wood burner or sit and watch the stars from the private hot tub.
Lovingly refurbished, this old stone property now boasts spacious, bright and open-plan accommodation, fresh neutral decor and country-chic furnishings. A bespoke kitchen/dining area is fitted with all the essentials and overlooks the pretty patio outside. Meanwhile, the welcoming lounge area, complete with a wood burner and exposed stone walls, is cosy and inviting. Upstairs, both bedrooms have been finished in calming neutral tones and share a serene bathroom for enjoying luxurious soaks after long walks. Outside, a delightful private terrace area sits within the ruins of the old barn, housing a picnic bench and hot tub for making the most of this peaceful pocket of countryside.
Set out on foot to follow the picturesque Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, which meanders for 35 miles through the tranquil Welsh countryside. Or jump in the car and head north into the Brecon Beacons, home to wide, open spaces, ancient woodland, lakes, hills and valleys. Whether you’re into water sports, mountain biking, historic sites or adventure parks, this national park offers something for all interests and ages. For amenities, pop to nearby Abergavenny (8 miles) where you will find a host of independent shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants, or enjoy a bite to eat at the friendly pub in neighbouring Penperlleni, just 1 mile away.