Cuddfan - meaning "wild hideaway place" in Welsh is tucked away half a mile up a small country lane, one of a pair of delightful holiday cottages perched on the side of the popular Sugar Loaf Mountain. It's an utterly beautiful setting, with views of the Black Mountains, the Bettws Valley and the Sugar Loaf. This is a great spot for bird watching, walking and pony trekking. The nearby town of Abergavenny is just 10 minutes away and the area has a number of fantastic restaurants. Cuddfan Cottage provides a homely and comfortable base - ideal for a couples holiday, or a family. Well behaved dogs are most welcome and the farmyard buildings offer 3 stables within sight of the cottages as well as grazing, should you wish to bring your horse.
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.)
Cuddfan Cottage and the neighbouring cottage Hafod 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 ? Twin Room
Cuddfan Cottage has a newly fitted kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and a full range of cooking utensils.
The charming dining/sitting room has comfortable chairs, a TV and a electric wood-effect stove.
There is access to a washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilities in the adjoining laundry room.
Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom.
Bathroom has a power shower, toilet and handbasin.
*Bedlinen and towels
*Extra single bed available if required
*Laundry facilities available upon request
*WIFI and TV with Freeview
*Enclosed gardens with furniture
*Further accommodation for 3 people can be provided by booking Hafod Cottage.
Cuddfan means 'Hideaway' and this aptly named cottage sleep 2 people in a twin room. The cottage has a kitchen/living/dining room on the ground floor with the twin bedroom and a shower room on the first floor. There is an enclosed garden with exceptional views and the whole property brims with character features.
Breathtaking position - At 1000ft above sea level, these two small cottages share truly magnificent panoramic views out across the beautiful surrounding countryside. Buzzards soar at eye level here and if you are lucky you may see the occasional Red Kite. The cottages each enjoy enclosed gardens with furniture - a lovely spot to watch the sun go down.
Flexible accommodation for up to 5 people -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. Hafod Cottage can accommodate a further 3 people in 1 family bedroom and is available to book through us.
Wonderful walking - Bring your wellies or walking boots, a map, and the dog and head out on to the stunning Sugar Loaf Mountain. There are numerous circular walks 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... Cuddfan is ideally located for those interested in visiting the pubs and restaurants that have put this region of the country on the food map. There are four notably superb eateries within around 20 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, Hereford 22 miles, Newport 33 miles and The M.4 motorway 34 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, 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