Alexanderstone Manor - A fine 15th century Manor House, perfect for a family gathering
Relax and enjoy a restful break at a wonderful country retreat. This Grade II listed 15th century Manor House boasts a wealth of character features including fine oak panelling and an inglenook fireplace and is set in well kept grounds. Get a group together and cycle the Taff Trail from Alexanderstone, or host a family gathering or reunion - the property sleeps 12. This unique house also offers full catering and waitressing services making it the perfect place for a party. Brecon is just 3 miles away and the small hamlet of Groesfford has a pub within easy walking distance. For lovers of the outdoors, Alexanderstone is set within a designated protected wildlife area making this property a wildlife enthusiast's dream.
This cottage can also be used in conjunction with Alexanderstone East Wing , Alexanderstone Coach House and Alexanderstone Cottage (approximately 150 yards distance) thus sleeping 31 people - so with the four properties this is a wonderful relaxed location, close to Brecon for a family re-union or a meeting up with friends.
Sleeps 12 - in 5 bedrooms 1 Double, 3 Twins, 4 Singles - 4 bathrooms:
Alexanderstone Manor may be 15th century but it is a really well appointed home. The ground floor houses the kitchen with an electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, storage and work surfaces and a dishwasher. The oak panelled reception room houses a large woodburning stove within an inglenook fireplace and has sofas, chairs, TV and video.
The dining room has a long refectory table, chairs and a large Aga for heating and cooking if required.
The drawing room features the beautiful oak panelling once again and contains a sofa and chairs, TV, DVD, video and a piano.
There is also a Downstairs Cloakroom with handbasin, toilet, washing machine and tumble dryer.
The cellar has a freezer.
A fine flight of ancient oak stairs leads up to the four bedrooms and three bathrooms on the first floor:
Bedroom 1: The Master bedroom has a large double bed, and en-suite with shower, handbasin, bidet and toilet.
Bedroom 2: A bedroom with two single beds
Bedroom 3: A bedroom with two single beds
Bedroom 4: A bedroom with two single beds and an en-suite bathroom with wash handbasin and toilet.
There is also a very large separate bathroom: With a bath, shower, handbasin and toilet.
Bedroom 5: An attic room with 4 single beds with a further bathroom with a bath and shower over, toilet and handbasin.
Host a dinner party to remember
Why not play Lord of the Manor and host a dinner party during your stay, or invite guests to a cocktail party held in one of the spacious reception rooms. Alexanderstone Manor has a homemade and Cordon Bleu ready cooked dinner service and a full waitress service can also be arranged. This facility makes the Manor the obvious choice for a family get-together or a special occasion. Alexanderstone Manor's East Wing can also be booked through Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages and can sleep a further 8 guests if required.
Character and original features at every turn - With an Aga at the heart of the home and incredible dark oak panelling in a number of the reception rooms, Alexanderstone Manor combines 15th century Manor House grandeur with all the home comforts you could wish for. The main reception room features a wonderful stone inglenook fireplace with a substantial oak beam as its lintel, a woodburning stove now occupies the fireplace and makes a cosy area in which to curl up with a book or to sit after diner.
All within a Site of Special Scientific Interest - Alexanderstone Manor sits within a SSSI so there is a wealth of rare wildlife and fauna to be found nearby. In season orchids abound along the grass verges of the lanes; a great spot for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages.
Numerous outdoor activities and places to visit - Located just 3 miles from Brecon, Alexanderstone Manor is excellently placed to offer a huge number of outdoor activities all based locally. Walk straight from the house onto the glorious Brecon Beacons. There is also fantastic cycling as the property is on the Taff Trail providing 55 miles of largely traffic-free roads, paths and canal towpaths. Pony trekking, clay pigeon shooting, fishing and more advanced riding can all be arranged locally. For those looking for a quieter stay there are numerous shops in Brecon as well as a cinema and some great pubs and restaurants. Even closer to home, the small hamlet of Groesfford has a small pub just 1.5 miles away.
Groesfford 1.5 mile, Brecon 3 miles
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Carolyn, Ann, or Lucy
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