The Old Vicarage is a large self catering holiday home near Crickhowell in The Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. The house is within walking distance of a great pub and will sleep up to 14 people in 8 bedrooms.
This very picturesque old Vicarage with its Wisteria-clad walls and gloriously situated with stunning views of the mountains on all sides. Originally built in the 1740's, with later additions thought to date from the 1850's, the house exudes character and homely charm. The kitchen together with the drawing room with huge open fire make this a cosy retreat. 8 bedrooms, sleeping a maximum of 12 adults and 2 children makes The Old Vicarage the ideal spot for a family (or two's) holiday.
The gardens are fabulous with numerous terraces from which to enjoy the setting with a glass of wine. Although in a rural location, you'll find the friendly village pub within a few minutes walk and a couple of minutes in the car will see you arrive in either Crickhowell (the winner of The Best High Street in the UK by VISA) or Abergavenny. With great fishing and superb walking on Sugar Loaf Mountain on your doorstep.
Sleeps 12/14 in 8 bedrooms
Generous, character accommodation
The Old Vicarage - "shabby chic" in it's finish, has a large, well-equipped kitchen with a beautiful navy blue Aga at its heart (only in use in the winter). There is also a five ring range cooker with double oven, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge and wooden kitchen table and chairs.
The laundry room has a washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer, from this room there are also steep stone stairs leading to the cellar which is locked off for safety reasons.
The spacious hall leads to the dining room, with it's grand french windows opening onto the lawn. A large dining table to comfortably seat 16 guests.
With Table Football table always fun for a family game.
A cosy sitting room with Sky TV, DVD player and VCR.
The spacious drawing room has a fine open fireplace, numerous comfy sofas and chairs and a stereo player.
Downstairs cloakroom with shower, toilet and handbasin.
Climb the impressive wooden staircase:
First floor 6 bedrooms:
Bedroom 1: The master bedroom has a super king bed and en suite with bath, toilet and handbasin.
Bedrooms 2: Super King Size bedroom with an extra daybed.
Bedroom 3: small double sleigh bed
Bedroom 4: via bedroom 3 with twin beds
Bedrooms 5: twin bedroom
Bedroom 6: twin bedroom
The family bathroom: Has a bath, shower, toilet and handbasin.
A second steep flight of stairs takes you to the second floor with its attic bedrooms - please be aware the doorways in the attic ceilings are quite low so might not be suitable for some older people.
Bedroom 7: Double bed and small childs bed (only suitable for young children or smaller adults)
Bedroom 8: Is a smaller single room with single bed
Landing of attic: 2 small single beds
A child's paradise
It is hard to imagine a more exciting place to stay for children. With its numerous rooms and child-friendly interior, The Old Vicarage is a very welcoming family house. The owners have several children themselves and it shows with table football in the dining room and play areas through-out the house, even on wet and windy days will be fun with great opportunities for "hide and seek" and the huge dining room table for drawing or crafts.
On a edge of a charming small hamlet
The small rural hamlet of Llangenny is just a few hundred metres walk from The Old Vicarage. The village pub, The Dragons Head is around a two minute walk and is a great example of a small village pub, loved by its locals. George and Karen serve wonderful, home-cooked meals and local ales. The cosy, low-ceilinged interior is typical of pubs in the area with horse brasses on the walls and comfy seating around a huge wood-burning stove - an ideal resting point after a long walk. In the summer the enclosed garden and terrace area is lovely.
Crickhowell is a thriving market town nestled between the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons in one of the most beautiful valleys in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. Visitors staying at The Old Vicarage are just 3 miles from the heart of the town. Explore Nicholls, the great department store with its range of clothes, footwear, stationary, jewellery, gifts, and home products and make sure you visit Webbs - a family run department store established in 1930. There are numerous independent shops to visit in Crickhowell and a good range of coffee shops and restaurants. A couple of art galleries and small boutique shops before lunching at the famous Bear Hotel, which dates back to 1432 and has won the 'Best Pub in Britain' award twice.
Fantastic walking straight from the door
With walks in all directions from The Old Vicarage, visitors will be spoilt for choice. There are a number of circular walks up the Sugar Loaf Mountain and there are more gentle strolls to be had by heading down into the village of Llangenny and following the river Grwyney - look out for the Heron that patrols these waters and the Muscovy duck that has made it's home on the river and is fed by staff at The Dragons Head pub.
For even more walks head into Crickhowell and visit the Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre. As well as offering a coffee bar and internet access, the helpful staff on the desk are a mine of information. Tell them how energetic you're feeling and how much time you have and they'll help you choose from an enormous number of varied walks from the centre. For a challenging but relatively short walk, Table Mountain at nearly 1500ft provides a spectacular backdrop to the North of the town. At the top you will be rewarded with the remains of a 2500-year-old hill-fort (crug) of Hywel from which Crickhowell takes its name.
Fishing on the Usk
If you would like to fish during your stay, please discuss this with the owners. They can help to arrange fishing on a mile of the River Usk (less than 5 minutes drive) which is great for both Salmon and Trout.
Llangenny village with church and pub a few minutes walk, Crickhowell 3 miles, Abergavenny 6 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Carolyn, Ceri, Edwina, Joanna or Ann
Crickhowell is the proud winner of the best British High Street, 2018. It's steeped in history, has almost entirely independent (and excellent) shops, really good pubs and restaurants and award winning cafes. The bustling high street runs down to the idyllic river with it's historic bridge over to the neighbouring village of Llangattock. Crickhowell is a great base for outdoor enthusiasts, with fantastic cycling and walking in the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. To top it all, there's an annual music festival, The Green Man, just outside the town. Read more about Crickhowell