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Wenallt Ridgetop Retreat

Usk, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stunning architect-designed bungalow with panoramic views over the Wye Valley
  • Safe and enclosed garden with hot tub overlooking the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons
  • Wood burner in the living area for cosy evenings in
Property code: BN301

Perfect for couples or families, this light and high-tech bungalow boasts open plan living space, spectacular views and a sought-after location with wonderful walks direct from the doorstep.

Enjoy incredible panoramic views of the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains from the wood-fired hot tub, with miles of stunning walks from your doorstep. This architect-designed bungalow had been beautifully appointed to appreciate the breathtaking views through large windows, while maintaining a cosy atmosphere to create the perfect base for your South Wales getaway. The peaceful rural location of the property, nestled between the Usk and Wye Valleys, is ideal for long hikes and bike rides for small families or couples.

Feel immediately at home in this bright open-plan bungalow, with a delightful living area that enjoys glass bifold doors that provide picturesque views of the valleys beyond, to enjoy while settled down on the comfy sofas. In the evenings, the cosy wood burner keeps you nice and toasty as you watch a film on the TV. Appointed with modern style, the sleek kitchen is perfect for preparing family meals, which you can enjoy in the conservatory-style dining room. Both bedrooms are comfortable and nicely decorated, sharing access to a shower room. Outside the bifold doors is a sunny terrace with garden furniture for al fresco dining, and a wood-fired hot tub for relaxing under the stars.

After exploring the local footpaths, Chepstow (7 miles away) has everything you could need on your stay, with excellent eateries and a broad selection of shops, as well as some brilliant nature reserves nearby, such as the forests of Ban-y-gor or the riverside cliffs at Lancaut. For a slower pace, Wyndcliffe Court and Wye Valley Sculpture Garden offer scenic walks. Chepstow Park Wood is also a great option for hiking, located near Devauden just 1 mile away with a convenient village shop. Some popular attractions also include Raglan Castle and the Big Pit Coal Mine further afield, 23 miles away.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 double (there is also a sofa bed in the lounge area available on request)
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Freeview TV and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot avaliable
  • Regret no pets
  • Wood-fired hot tub
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • Parking available for 2 cars
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Shops and pubs 5 miles
  • The owner is a qualified aromatherapist and sound healer who can offer private holistic health consultations and treatments, plus woodland meditative walks as additional resources during guest stays.

  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

 

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alan 6th May 2022

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Peace and quiet and to "Get away from it all" was the order of the day and this cottage provided plenty of it. The living room views across to the Brecon Beacons was amazing making for a relaxing and chillout holiday.

Reviewed by Stephen 25th April 2022

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With a view across the valley countryside to take your breath away, the cottage is perfect for a relaxing break away from the rush of modern life. We had a wonderful stay as time seemed to slow down watching the big sky, listening to the birds singing during the day, and watching the sunset before sitting under the twinkling stars at night enjoyingRead more the hot tub. Just make sure you have enough wood for the hot tub burner. Will definately return soon to enjoy a different season here. Just perfect. Hide

Reviewed by Suzy 10th April 2022

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We had a lovely stay in the cottage. It was well located - so easy to get to a lot of interesting places for days out. The views from the cottage were amazing and it was very peaceful. I was pleasantly surprised at how well equipped it was, we really had everything we needed. The eco hot tub was fun and a great place to relax. We have already re-boRead moreoked to go back in the summer as there are many more places in the area we want to explore. The owner was really helpful and friendly too. Hide

Reviewed by Guy 9th February 2022

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Had such a lovely time at Wenalt Ridgetop Retreat. The views of the valley were outstanding, really took your breath away to wake up in the morning and look out at the countryside. The cottage was incredibly clean and we settled in instantly. Will definitely be heading back again.

Reviewed by Catherine 8th October 2021

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The location is excellent for walking and visiting towns and places of interest. The view from the property is sensational.

Reviewed by Sharon 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Irene 3rd September 2021

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Breathtaking views and beautiful cottage, Veddw Garden nearby is also well worth a visit. Usk is also a lovely town - a 10/15 minute drive away - with a great Community market on Thursday mornings.

Reviewed by Jeff 20th August 2021

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This is a truly one-off property! The location is breathtaking and the layout completely works in harmony with the view! Fantastic open-plan aspect, with huge windows and doors onto the decked patio area. Amazing. Just made us smile from sun-up to sun-set, with the valley far below filled with morning mists and sun dipping behind distant mountains Read morein the evening. Did not try hot tub due to long days out ... but will be back soon and will fire it up then! Hide

Reviewed by David 6th August 2021

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This property is fantastic and the views were stunning! We spent many an evening in the hot tub watching the birds of prey hunt at dusk and enjoying the sunsets. The property is in a great location and we did lots of day trips exploring South Wales.

Reviewed by Peter 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Barbara 4th June 2021

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Fabulous location, views are amazing, would definitely go back.

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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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