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Westcombe House

Crickhowell , Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 5 star rating
Sleeps 11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 18th-century chapel converted into an elegant and contemporary dwelling
  • Situated on a quiet road in the pretty Georgian market town of Crickhowell
  • Perfect for groups of friends, couples and family reunions
Property code: BN364

Enjoy the best of both worlds at this stylish holiday home, with the amenities of Crickhowell and walking, cycling, climbing, and mountain biking within the Welsh countryside all on your doorstep

Crickhowell, with its bustling high street running down to the idyllic River Usk, is a great base for outdoor enthusiasts, with fantastic cycling and walking in the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Cross the historic bridge over to the neighbouring village of Llangattock and you'll find the Brecon and Monmouth Canal, with the recently restored towpath great with a bike or for a relaxing amble. Tackle the heights of The Sugar Loaf, The Blorenge, Table Mountain and over to Llangattock Mountain before returning to quench your thirst in one of the many watering holes. Try a spot of fishing on the River Usk, or there is pony trekking and caving nearby too. Sample the menus of the many excellent gastropubs and restaurants and potter between the attractive locally owned shops.

Sympathetically converted with large windows to make the most of the views, the original beams and exposed stonework sit harmoniously within the contemporary renovation creating very elegant yet comfortable accommodation over three floors. Making excellent use of the existing windows and the gallery hallway below, the very large, light and open-plan living space is on the third floor. The hand built oak kitchen has a double oven and gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer and ample work and storage space. A long dining table enables at least ten people to enjoy a meal together. Leather sofas and chairs sit in front of the wood burner, the perfect place to sit and relax with a good book, board game or film. There are views over Crickhowell Castle to the Llangattock Escarpment in one direction, and from the other side over the Georgian roof tops of Crickhowell to the nearby Sugar Loaf Mountain. On the second floor there are four bedrooms and the family bathroom. There are three double bedrooms: one with an en-suite shower room; one with a single bed making a family room; with the final bedroom a single. The spacious bathroom has a large spa bath and a very large shower cubicle. The final bedroom is on the ground floor, a family room with a king-size and single bed and patio doors that open to the courtyard. There is also a shower room and a large utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, large free-standing extra larder fridge and ample room to store boots and wet weather gear. The large games room has a table tennis table, a dart board and provides safe indoor storage for bikes.

From the utility room, a door leads out to a completely enclosed, quaint and private courtyard with wooden garden table and chairs, gas BBQ and a feature open fireplace with chimney in the old stone wall - the courtyard is partly enclosed by the ancient Old Town Wall with the castle just behind.

  • 5 bedrooms - 2 family rooms with 1 king-size plus 1 single bed, 2 king-size rooms, 1 single room
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 en-suite shower room with WC , 1 shower room with WC, 1 family bathroom with large jacuzzi bath, large shower cubicle and WC
  • Double oven and gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, large free standing extra larder fridge
  • TV with DVD and video
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Mobile reception good
  • Enclosed courtyard with wooden garden table and chairs and gas BBQ
  • On-road parking
  • Storage for bikes
  • Games room with table tennis table and a dart board
  • Catering can be arranged with owners in advance
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop, pub and restaurant within 1 mile

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

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Location

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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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