Hafod Cottage - this means in Welsh - a Summer Dwelling or Pasture and this is certainly true here. One of a pair of two pretty traditional small stone cottages set high on the side of the hillside with a warm and sheltered garden where the owner who is a very keen plants woman has managed to establish a wonderful garden.
Visitors to the cottage are invited to use an indoor heated exercise swimming pool with a resistance machine (Use of the pool is on discussion with the owners and there is no charge available June to end of September.)
Hafod Cottage and the neighbouring cottage Cuddfan Cottage at Upper Bettws farm are reached up a long private lane and is set at 1000 feet above sea level the farmstead is really remote with quite dramatic glorious panoramic views over The Sugar Loaf and up magnificent Llantony Valley and Offa's Dyke Path.
Sleeps 2/3 - Family Room
The cottage now has a lovely new kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge.
The charming sitting and dining room has easy chairs, a TV and an electric wood-effect stove.
Bedroom 1: Family bedroom has a double and a single bed
Bathroom has a power shower, toilet and hand basin.
The cottage has an enclosed garden with garden furniture and BBQ and there are the most exceptional views across the valley.
A lovely surprise was to find in a barn just across the courtyard is a lovely raised "indoor exercise swimming pool" for guests to use on discussion with the owners.
* Bedlinen and towels
* Extra single bed available if required
* Laundry facilities available upon request
* TV with Freeview
* Ample parking
* Enclosed gardens with furniture
* Washing machine and tumble dryer in laundry room
* An indoor lovely excercise pool - use to be discussed with the owners.
* Well behaved dogs are welcome but there are sheep in the surrounding fields
* There is also stabling for horses or ponies and brilliant hill riding right from the door.
* Further accommodation for 2 people can be provided by booking Cuddfan Cottage.
Hafod and Cuddfan Cottages offer the ideal solution for two couples looking to holiday together but maintain some privacy. Meet up for walking and meals out whilst enjoying time together in your own little cottage. Cuddfan Cottage can accommodate a further 2 people in 1 twin bedroom and is available to book through us.
Bring your walking boots, a map, and the dog and head out on to the stunning Sugar Loaf Mountain. There are numerous circular walks to be enjoyed from the cottages and you can choose the level of difficulty. The summit of the Sugar Loaf is well worth the effort with views on a clear day extending to the Black Mountains in the North, the Cotswolds to the East, the Brecon Beacons to the West, and the Bristol Channel to the South. The cottages are also an excellent base from which to explore the rest of the Black Mountains or hop in the car for 20 minutes and take on the iconic Brecon Beacons.
Those with horses can enjoy miles of uninterrupted rides straight from the farm - what a wonderful way to explore the area.
A foodie's dream...
Hafod and Cuddfan are ideally located for those interested in visiting the pubs and restaurants that have put this region of the country on the food map. Just up the lane is ever popular Crown at Pant y gelli. Always welcoming with excellent food.
There are four other notably superb eateries within a few miles and many others for you to discover. These include two Michelin starred restaurants, The Walnut Tree just over 5 miles away and The Crown at Whitebrook. The cottages are also within easy reach of the celebrated Bell at Skenfrith, Michelin pub of the year in 2007 and recipient of 2 AA rosettes. Finally, The Hardwick is just under 4 miles away and is another multi-award-winning gastropub.
Time your visit towards the end of September and take in the Abergavenny Food Festival and enjoy the Welsh hospitality and sample some amazing local produce.
Abergavenny 4 miles, Crickhowell 6 miles, Brecon 20 miles, Monmouth 20 miles, Newport 33 miles and Hereford 22 miles. M.4 Motorway 34 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Carolyn, Ceri and Lucy.
Spectacular mountain scenery, a bustling market town and foods galore – Abergavenny has all the ingredients for a great holiday. Abergavenny is famed for its annual Food Festival, but you can enjoy fantastic food here all year round. For a special occasion, try The Hardwick, The Angel, The Skirrid or The Walnut Tree. Abergavenny is a great base for fantastic walking, mountain biking and road biking in the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. It's easy to reach (just half an hour from the Severn Bridge) and great for a car-less holiday, with a railway station and a good bus service. For more information have a look at Abergavenny's Tourist Information Centre website. Read more about Abergavenny