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Pistyll Gwyn

Abergavenny, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 17th-century detached cottage enjoying stunning valley views
  • A wealth of waymarked footpaths from your front door, including Monmouthshire and the Brecon Beacons
  • Once you’re done for the day, head back to your hot tub for drinks under the stars
Property code: 83894

Set high in a picturesque valley, this detached 17th-century cottage with enclosed gardens makes a great base for family and friends wanting to explore The Brecon Beacons National Park.

Here you can enjoy Brecon’s Dark Sky Reserve at night and many wonderful walks from your front door in the day, before popping into the country pub which is within walking distance down the lane. It is a great place to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park, with attractions all around including The Big Pit at Blaenavon (6 miles), Brecon Mountain Railway (22 miles), Zip World Tower (31 miles), the town of Aberdare (28 miles), and Raglan Farm Park (13 miles) all reachable from your property. For walkers, you can enjoy the Black Mountains (19 miles), Blorenge (5.5 miles), and Pen Y Fan (32 miles). The area also serves cyclists and water sports enthusiasts well, with local rivers of the Usk and Wye Valley five and 30 miles away respectively. Not forgetting the water sports at Llandegfedd Reservoir (8.5 miles) or Llangorse Lake (22 miles), the largest natural lake in Wales. The area is also steeped in history with the fine castles of Abergavenny (6 miles), Raglan, and Crickhowell (11 miles) nearby, along with a Roman amphitheatre in Caerleon (14 miles).

This 17th-century cottage enjoys stunning views down the valley all the way across to the Malvern Hills and is set within mature enclosed gardens. Step inside the front door and there is ample space in the conservatory to sit and relax at the dining table and chairs whilst looking out at the glorious views of the Usk Valley. This gives access into the lounge, a cosy space finished with comfortable seating and soft furnishings, and a wood burner which will take away the chill on an autumn evening whilst you enjoy a favourite movie on the TV. The kitchen is to the front of the cottage, equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. When the day is done climb the stairs where you will find two bedrooms with garden views - a double, and a super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request). Completing the property is the shower room with a shower and WC.

Outside the cottage you can relax on the terrace and enjoy the views. There is a table and chairs with a charcoal BBQ – perfect for relaxing and stargazing. Alternatively, simply enjoy soaking in the private hot tub. There is roadside parking (subject to availability) opposite the cottage and ample lockable storage for bikes or outdoor equipment.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 Bedrooms – 1 double, 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request)
  • 1 Shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • TV in lounge
  • Hot tub
  • Breakfast packs, logs, and local produce available by prior arrangement with the owner
  • Terrace with table and chairs plus charcoal BBQ
  • Storage for bikes and outdoor equipment
  • Roadside parking (subject to availability)
  • Shop 3 miles and pub within walking distance

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Nick 12th November 2021

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The cottage is superb in a beautiful location with all the modern facilities you would expect. There is lots to do in the surrounding area. The cottage owners were extremely helpful and attentive to our queries and requests. I couldn't recommend this place enough. We hope to be going back asap

Reviewed by Warren 24th September 2021

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Lovely cottage with stunning views. The accommodation is very well equipped, the beds are really comfortable and lounge is perfect for relaxing. The outside is gorgeous and the garden is well maintained. The location is remote but perfect for getting away from the city and there's parking for two cars. The hot tub is great and I liked that it is woRead moreod fired as it bit different, though it can be hard to get the temperature right. I can't imagine a better cottage for a visit to the Brecon Beacons Hide

Reviewed by Gwen 11th September 2021

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This gorgeous cottage is the perfect place to relax and unwind. With perfect long walks right on the doorstep. The owners have done a fabulous job of making it very welcoming. Would recommend to anyone looking for a long or short break. Make sure you bring your walking boots and be prepared for the single track lane up to the cottage. Its worth it!Read more Hide

Reviewed by Kelly 4th September 2021

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Fabulous house, very clean and has everything you will need during your stay. Host family very friendly and always on hand if needed. A dip in the wood fired hot tub is a must after a day of walking up hills and certainly helps to soothe the aching muscles. A fantastic holiday we will never forget and we cant wait to return.

Reviewed by Nita 13th August 2021

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We throughly enjoyed our week at Pistyll Gwyn, having recently been refurbed it was amazing in terms of facilities and cleanliness, and the views were the best we've ever seen. Owners are helpful and lovely people, there's loads to do in the surrounding area, and we were so pleased at how much in the area is dog friendly! Can't wait to go back and Read moretry the wood fired hot tub once it's all connected up too. Lovely place, highly recommended. Hide

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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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