A picture book white stone cottage perched on the side of the Black Mountains with stunning panoramic views of The Usk Valley. Walks straight from the door onto The Beacons Way, a long distance footpath through The Brecon Beacons.
Sleeps 4 guests in two bedrooms, very happy to accept two well behaved dogs and an easy stroll to the village pub The Farmers Arms and Mynydd Du cafe in the hamlet of Cwmdu.
Sleeps 4 - 1 King-Size bedroom, 1 Twin bedroom
The stable-style front door leads into the porch and the kitchen.
The kitchen has a red double oven with a ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, a full-size fridge and a freezer.
Step through to the dining room that has a long dining table and chairs, oak beams across the ceiling.
The sitting room has a large wood burning stove, sofas and chairs and a large TV with SKY..
The bathroom is downstairs with a freestanding bath with a handheld shower, hand basin and toilet.
Up a flight of wooden stairs to a large landing and the two spacious bedrooms both with vaulted ceilings and traditional ledge and brace doors - carrying on the country cottage feel.
The master bedroom: A king-size bed
The second bedroom: Twin beds
This charming whitewashed cottage is quiet and secluded behind a tall beech hedge with a cottage garden, lawn and a stone terrace. A garden path leads up to the cottage from the lane below. There are oak beams and exposed roof trusses and timber floorboards with rugs keeping the feel of an "olde worlde cottage" yet it is warm and comfortable.
Walk on onto The Black Mountains and the closest hillside is Pen-y-pibwr.
The village of Cwmdu, as well as having the village "community run pub" The Farmers Arms has a popular cafe Mynydd Du Tearooms - that is well known for serving excellent breakfasts. There is also a small art gallery in the old Victorian school building.
Set on a mound on the edge of the village is the ancient church of The Archangel St. Michael which dates originally from the 10th Century and just a couple of minutes down the road is the medieval Tretower Court and Castle which are open to the public and well worth a visit. Tretower Court is a medieval fortified manor house with the ancient stone castle and tower - at times they have "re-enactments" with jousting and fencing which children just love.
The wealthy Vaughan family built their courtyard manor house in about 1450 and lived there in comfort for many generations. The gatehouse leads through to an elegant courtyard, overlooked by a balcony walkway leading from the upstairs rooms. Many original features remain, the kitchen and great hall have been completely refurbished to give a flavour of what life for the family and servants would have been like in the 15th century. The 15th century style garden with its arbour and fruit trees is also worthy of a visit. Regular events at Tretower Court include 'Sunday Best' when re-enactors invite you to experience the preparation of 17th Century Sunday lunch; check the 'What's On' calendar for dates.
A campsite just up the lane to the cottage hosts an Astro Camp with a gathering of Astronomers taking advantage of the wonderful Dark Skies of this area; televised for the BBC Sky at Night.
The village of Cwmdu is only a 3-minute Tretower, a 10-minute drive to Crickhowell and a 10-minute drive in the other direction to Talgarth. About 20 minutes to Hay on Wye, Brecon and Abergavenny.
* All electricity inclusive
* Oil central heating
* Fuel for the wood burning stove
* Line and towels
* Parking on the lane below the house
* Cot & highchair on request
* 2 well-behaved pets welcome - there are sheep and cattle in the fields locally.
* TV with SKY
* Enclosed garden with garden furniture and a BBQ
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for Elizabeth, Ann or Carolyn.
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