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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
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
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At a glance

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  • 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).

  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 downstairs shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice compartment
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Enclosed patio area with table, chairs and a charcoal BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub within walking distance shop 2 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Claire Carro

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Zhute 19th September 2022

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Beautiful location, clean and well set up for comfort. Simple and easy holiday :)

Reviewed by Mark 28th August 2022

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Lovely modern and very clean property, private with peace and quiet. This property is in immaculate condition, modern and very clean , The canal is just up the road and the village Usk is ten mins drive the local village pub is very friendly and 2 mins walk away.

Reviewed by Judith 21st August 2022

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A lovely quiet area, garden ideal for dogs, Well secured.

Reviewed by Marelize 12th August 2022

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Thank you for a lovely stay! Perfect base to explore the surrounding area! Lovely pub a short walk away filled with lots of friendly people. Enclosed garden for dog was perfect and private! Thank you !

Reviewed by Roy 4th August 2022

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Lovely, well presented cottage. No need to repeat website. Private garden big enough for our Rottweiler to play in. Walked around perimeter of adjoining fields for those days we didn't venture further. Pub was almost on the doorstep, great for both to have a pint with a meal (warning they didn't serve food on a Monday, enough but not vast choice), Read moreand not drive. Dog friendly so pooch could have a bonus walk. Left to yourselves, but owner very helpful and friendly. Same for people in general Hide

Reviewed by Lee 23rd July 2022

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Reviewed by Julie 15th July 2022

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Our second stay at Rectory Retreat, a lovely cottage in a great location. Would highly recommend it. We will certainly be staying again.

Reviewed by Michelle 8th July 2022

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Great place to stay everything was there thst you needed great garden for the dogs. The location is very dog friendly and the local pub The Star which is literally next door is very welcoming and does great food.

Reviewed by Martyn 24th June 2022

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a very enjoyable stay

Reviewed by Peter 10th June 2022

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Lovely place, peaceful and pleasant. Had access to lots of interesting places from the location. Happy to recommend it.

Reviewed by Kathleen 16th May 2022

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Reviewed by D 22nd April 2022

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We would recommend this property, ideally situated near the canal so we had some delightful walks. The Retreat was very comfortable and cosy, a lovely fenced in garden for our dog, and great to relax in. Lots of eating out pubs nearby, one which was only 3-5 minutes walk away. A lovely coffee shop and garden centre just 5 minutes drive away that waRead mores dog friendly. The owners very friendly but not intrusive. We had two lovely weeks in a lovely part of Wales, we will return very soon. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Gordon 18th February 2022

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We use holiday accommodation every 8/10 weeks in the uk. The cleanliness was up there with the best, it was also well equipped and furnishings were modern and to a high standard. It was quiet and private. We were able to take our dog and made use of the enclosed garden attached to our accommodation. The only thing that was a problem for us was the Read morebed. It was uncomfortable and creaked with the slightest movement. Neither of us slept. WiFi was excellent. Hide

Reviewed by David 11th February 2022

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Rectory Retreat is clean, comfortable and ideally equipped for a pleasant stay. It has great local walks along the canal and a dog friendly pub which serves good food, 200m away. Debbie and David are extremely helpful and will provide you with a warm welcome. I throughly recommend a stay here.

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

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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.
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