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Stroll around the pretty town of Usk
Visit Usk Castle
Take a scenic ride on the Blaenavon Heritage Rail
Enjoy the stories of the miners at Big Pit
Learn about the history of the Blaenavon Iron Works
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Rectory Retreat

Mamhilad, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • More photos coming soon
  • Pretty cottage in a peaceful village location surrounded by breathtaking countryside
  • Simple, stylish design throughout creates a restful space
  • Explore the wealth of waymarked footpaths leading from your front door
Property code: 83405

Set in a traditional village offering spacious accommodation finished with a contemporary twist, this retreat is perfect for couples wanting to enjoy the breathtaking countryside of Monmouthshire and the Brecon Beacons.

Those who wish to head out on an outdoor adventure holiday in rural Wales needn’t compromise on comfort when choosing a place to stay, and this charming cottage provides a perfectly cosy base for your next retreat. Sleeping two guests and one dog, the property ideally lends itself to a couple hoping to explore the area with man’s best friend by their side. Boasting a remote location in a quaint Welsh village, peace and quiet is assured when spending a cosy night in or an evening dining alfresco. Lovingly renovated to feature contemporary décor, this two-storey property is well suited to a modern couple. The open-plan ground floor puts a lounge, dining room and kitchen into one sociable space, ideal for catching up on the day’s activities or planning adventures yet to come. The lounge offers a sofa bed for those who may have a child staying with them and a smart TV for spending evenings catching up on your favourite box sets. On the first floor, you’ll find a spacious double bedroom with a comfortable mattress and soft linens, whilst a lawn and patio outside offers space for drinks on a sunny evening or perhaps a meal prepared on the BBQ. With hiking boots or mountain bikes in tow, step outside to discover walks and cycle paths around the property. Be sure to visit the beautiful Blue Lagoon viewing point (6.5 miles) or experience walks in the Cwmcarn Forest (11.5 miles). The area’s rich mining history can be discovered in the nearby town of Blaenavon (7.5 miles) where the Ironworks, Big Pit National Coal Museum and local heritage centre promise a wealth of information. Alternatively, you might prefer to step back in time with a ride on Blaenavon's 3.5-mile Heritage Railway (8.5 miles).

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

  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 downstairs shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice compartment
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Patio area with table, chairs and a charcoal BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub within walking distance shop 2 miles

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Peter 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Nigel 10th September 2021

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We loved our week as the cottage was a perfect base for canal walks and visits to Usk, Raglan Castle and Blaenavon. We were lucky to have perfect weather with only one night of overnight rain. The nearest pub was only 5 minutes walk away. The food was good value, with meat being sourced locally and great local beer, Butty Bach

Reviewed by Hilary 20th August 2021

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Reviewed by Mike 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by Jacqueline 30th July 2021

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A lovely quiet place to stay. Top quality furnishings. Would recommend to my family and friends

Reviewed by Chloe 24th July 2021

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We had a lovely get away in this quaint cottage, it was an amazing refresher after working from home for so long. Well definitely be returning!

Reviewed by Julie 16th July 2021

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We had an amazing week at Rectory Retreat. The cottage was comfortable and had everything you needed for a relaxing stay. If you needed anything else then the owners were more than happy to oblige. The local pub just 2.mins walk away served lovely food and we were made to feel very welcome. The local area is perfect for walking or cycling. There isRead more the monmouthshire canal on your doorstep and also some great rivers, ponds and waterfall walks nearby. We would definitely consider returning. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Ruth 2nd July 2021

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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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