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Hayman's Old Stable Cottage


Bedrooms: 2 Sleeps: 4 Bath/Shower Rooms: 2 Toilets: 2
4 Star Rating






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The cottage is an attractively restored stable block in the grounds of the owner's house which dates back to the 18th century.   The cottage lies adjacent to the ruins of the Clydach Ironworks, now an ancient monument, alongside the picturesque Clydach river which runs through the dramatic Clydach gorge.  The river runs behind the cottage, it is fenced off but visitors with adventurous children should be aware that, especially in the winter, the river is sometimes quite a torrent.  On the southern edge of Brecon Beacons National Park the nearest village to Clydach is Gilwern (1 mile) which has shops and pubs and lies on the Brecon & Monmouthshire canal.   The cottage is just 4 miles from the market town of Abergavenny and 4 miles from Crickhowell, it is also historically linked to the industrial heritage of the area  -  'Cordell's Country' -  being the birth place of Thomas Phillips the mayor of Newport during the Chartist uprising.    Hayman's Old Stable Cottage is ideally situated for walking, cycling, touring and caving and has convenient access to the A465 Heads of the Valleys road.    The Clydach Gorge has the greatest concentration of disused tramroads and inclines anywhere in Wales, most of  which feature in  the Clydach Gorge walk which passes by the cottage.

Cottage Accommodation

Sleeps 4 -  1 Double Room, 1 Twin Room (all on ground floor)

A spacious open-plan kitchen/living area has a well fitted cream and pine kitchen with a ceramic hob and electric oven, dishwasher, microwave/grill, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dining table and chairs and leather sofas. There is a beautiful oak floor throughout with rugs. A Freeview flat screen TV, DVD and CD player are provided. Heating is via LPG gas central heating with a freestanding woodburning- effect gas stove and mains electricity.

Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with a small en suite shower, handbasin and toilet.

Bedroom 2: With twin beds and an en suite shower room with handbasin and toilet.

There is ample storage in each bedroom.

Useful Information

  • Bedlinen and towels are provided. 
  • Parking for 3 cars is available adjacent to the cottage.
  • There is a well cared for garden with lawn, patio, garden furniture and gas BBQ.
  • Mobile reception excellent.
  • WIFI Available
  • Cot and high chair supplied on request.
  • Welcome pack on arrival.
  • Non smoking. 
  • Not suitable for dogs.

    If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Ceri or Ann.

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    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