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Ty Gwyn (White House), Porth-y-Parc, in the Brecon Beacons

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Holiday Rental House
Ty Gwyn sits at the entrance to our 35 acre organic smallholding on the slopes of Sugar Loaf Mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is surrounded by fields and National Trust woodland.There are spectacular views in every direction, and footpaths up Sugar Loaf and into the Black Mountains pass through the farm allowing fabulous walking from the doorstep, and further afield in the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Outdoor activities such as cycling, riding, kayaking and wild swimming are available locally. Abergavenny is a foodie heaven, with great local produce in shops and the market, and excellent, nationally acclaimed restaurants just a few minutes' drive away. NB LOW SEASON NIGHTLY PRICE REDUCED FOR FOUR/FIVE NIGHT STAYS Ty Gwyn was built in 1970 to provide all the mod ...Ty Gwyn sits at the entrance to our 35 acre organic smallholding on the slopes of Sugar Loaf Mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is surrounded by fields and National Trust woodland.There are spectacular views in every direction, and footpaths up Sugar Loaf and into the Black Mountains pass through the farm allowing fabulous walking from the doorstep, and further afield in the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Outdoor activities such as cycling, riding, kayaking and wild swimming are available locally. Abergavenny is a foodie heaven, with great local produce in shops and the market, and excellent, nationally acclaimed restaurants just a few minutes' drive away. NB LOW SEASON NIGHTLY PRICE REDUCED FOR FOUR/FIVE NIGHT STAYS Ty Gwyn was built in 1970 to provide all the mod cons the old farmhouse then lacked. It is light and bright, with south-facing windows making the most of the sweeping views down the valley to Abergavenny below. Touches such as copper guttering and oak doors add distinction to its simple white exterior. Inside, the clean modern lines of the rooms are enhanced by sparkling white walls, sleek Welsh slate floors and golden oak doors. The mix of contemporary and vintage furniture and fittings combine 21st century comfort with a retro 1950s twist. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to make the most of the superb local produce on offer here, including a homemade cake and eggs from our free range chickens and ducks. Home-reared organic lamb is usually available on request. In the living room a woodburner supplements the underfloor heating, making sure you can feel snug and warm whatever the weather is throwing at you. There is wifi access, TV and DVD, a radio, a CD player with i-pod dock, a selection of board games and loads of books. The South Bedroom shares the upper floor with its own luxury bathroom and has views south across the Usk Valley to Abergavenny's second mountain, the Blorenge. It has solid oak flooring, kingsize bed, and 1950s oak furniture. The ensuite bathroom has a large, double-ended freestanding roll-top bath, basin and toilet. The West Bedroom is a cosy twin-bedded room on the ground floor and looks out westward past our orchard and up to the slopes of the Rholben hill beyond. It has a built-in wardrobe and a 1950s tallboy for your clothes. The Garden Bedroom is a bright, sunny room overlooking the south-facing garden and patio with views down to the town in the valley below. It has a kingsize bed and plenty of hanging and drawer space, again with 1950s oak furniture. The two downstairs bedrooms share a wetroom with Welsh slate floor, walk-in shower, basin and toilet. All towels and linen are provided and are 100% cotton. A cot is available on request. There is plenty of space in the entrance porch for storing all your outdoor gear and oak double doors lead out from here to a patio and parking area; another door leads from the hallway to the pretty, enclosed south-facing garden with lawns, seating area and colourful shrubs – perfect for relaxing and drinking in the views. A barbecue is provided. Ty Gwyn is an ideal base for events such as the Hay Festival (June) and Abergavenny Food Festival (September). The beaches of the Gower are just over an hour's drive, and the vibrant Welsh capital, Cardiff, is only 50 minutes away. . In all there are three houses at Porth-y-Parc: the original 16th century farmhouse where we live, The Old Barn at the far end of the yard (also available as a holiday cottage), and Ty Gwyn. All three are completely private, and none of the properties overlooks the others.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Maximum two pets parking for two cars only If you have any special requirements, please contact us Please don't exceed the six guest maximum Not suitable for hen / stag parties or similar
Bedrooms
2 Queens2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
Roz S
Hosting since March 2013
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWhen you arrive at Ty Gwyn, the keys will be in the door so you can let yourselves in and feel at home straight away. We live on site (we don't overlook you), and are here to help in any way we can, but we will never intrude on your privacy - we will quite simply be as hands on or hands off as you want us to be!

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Reviews (27)
Cruiser51575853000
Cruiser51575853000
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spacious cottage with nice garden
We had a lovely stay here, and particularly enjoyed being able to sit out on the patio with a nice view down to Abergavenny. We walked up the path to Sugarloaf that passes by the cottage several times, and we were nearby to lots of other good walks. There was a delicious homemade cake and eggs from the owners' chickens left for us when we arrived. It was the perfect location to watch Ben Stokes cane the Australians in the 3rd test of the Ashes.
Visited August 2019
Written August 29, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gary K
Gary K
Hartest, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect!
Wonderful accommodation in beautiful surroundings. Roz and Pip are friendly and helpful. The house was clean with lovely fixtures and fittings. The house is perfectly situated with a wonderful view down the valley over Abergavenny. We walked from the house up to Sugarloaf Mountain twice and with days out around the Beacons and the Mumbles, it made for an ideal base of operations. Thanks!
Visited April 2019
Written April 25, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Compass22555877108
Compass22555877108
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Been back several times - still love it.
This house is beautifully situated above Abergavenny and within sight of the Sugar Loaf Mountain. It's so peaceful here. The house is furnished and equipped to the highest spec, is great to cook and eat in,or there are plenty of good restaurants a short drive away. The hosts Ros and Pip are really welcoming and provide home baked and home-grown produce including fresh eggs and their own lamb if you want it. We last went over the New Year, and the house was still beautifully decorated from Christmas. Can't wait to visit again.
Visited December 2018
Written February 21, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

797Claudia_S
797Claudia_S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wunderbar!
Ein großzügiges , gut ausgestattetes Cottage in einer herrlichen Umgebung. Sehr liebe und zurückhaltende Vermieter.
Visited July 2018
Written August 6, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cath M
Cath M
Wrexham, United Kingdom15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing view - A perfect holiday
The welcome could not have been warmer - from letting us know we could arrive to early to be welcomed with wine, eggs, homemade Bara Brith and fresh flowers. The lamb bought from the owners was excellent. The house was really clean and well equipped , the under floor heating was a delight but the views were just amazing : looking down into the town of Abergavenny.We sat for hours watching the scenes below. The town was wonderful - check out the Market Hall. I can't praise it enough - Hope to return soon
Visited April 2018
Written April 20, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

matty113
matty113
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely place
This is a well equipped and comfy place to stay with great walking on the doorstep. A real winner - we had a great holiday. Highly recommended!
Visited April 2018
Written April 17, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

lovefoodLondon
lovefoodLondon
London, United Kingdom94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
absolutely perfect in every way
What a perfect cottage, clean, warm, cozy, well equipped kitchen, lovely wood burner (with free logs from Roz) cake and wine on arrival, perfect views, lovely quietness, great decor....i could go on and on... thank you Roz for a lovely stay.
Visited February 2018
Written February 16, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Frances L
Frances L
Longfield, United Kingdom21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Whitehouse.
Fantastic holiday, cottage is amazing, with modern kitchen appliances and retro 60's furniture throughout. Log burner and underfloor heating. Bathrooms are stunning. The views magnificent and tranquil. The owners Roz and Pip made us very welcome even leaving welcome gifts of wine, homemade cake, fresh eggs and milk, and flowers with lovely welcome note. There are plenty of attractions to see in the local area, as well as lovely walks. Well situated for a walk up sugarloaf mountain.
Visited September 2017
Written September 14, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Joanne O
Joanne O
Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely Stay
Roz, the owner, made us welcome with a home made cake, wine and eggs from the chickens & ducks as well as fresh flowers. The cottage had a lovely homely feel with retro furniture and a log burner in the lounge but had every modern convenience you would need. The weather wasn't wonderful but there was a TV with DVD, stereo and board games to keep you occupied (there are loads of DVDs, CDs and books). The view is spectacular and when it was fine there are great walks. My family ( including Mister the miniature dachshund) had a super holiday and would recommend to anyone.
Visited September 2017
Written September 11, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Curiosity730158
Curiosity730158
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great house in a very pretty area
The house itself was very comfortable, with under-floor heating, plentiful hot water, and very comfortable beds. The kitchen was very well-equipped and the views were amazing. Several nights we used the grill outside. The area is very pretty. It was our first time in Brecon Beacons and we did a lot of hiking, with two children - 3 and 5. The 3-year old was mostly carried but the 5-year old managed a lot of the walks/hikes by himself. Truly, it was a great place for a week-long holiday with kids that otherwise do not spend much time in the nature (unfortunately).
Visited August 2017
Written September 6, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Parking
  • Parking available
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

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Map
Getting there
Cardiff-Wales Airport
54.2 km

Bristol Airport
56.2 km
Restaurants
Anatolian Restaurant
2.9 km

Jolly Colliers Inn
7.8 km

Gurkha Corner
2.7 km

The Crown
1.9 km
Attractions
Sugarloaf Mountain
2.6 kmMountains

Abergavenny Museum and Castle
3 kmCastles

Abergavenny Market
2.7 kmSpeciality & Gift Shops

The Skirrid
4.6 kmMountains
About the neighbourhood
Abergavenny is a pretty little town on the Usk, overlooked by three mountains – Sugar Loaf, Blorenge and Skirrid. Food markets and quirky independents, and excellent restaurants in town and a few minutes’ drive away. Abergavenny also has a cinema, a small theatre and a swimming pool and leisure centre. There are great castles and museums within half an hour's drive, plus Hay-on-Wye, famous for its second-hand bookshops. Drive there through the Vale of Ewyas and over Gospel Pass - stunning! Visit in May for Hay Literary Festival. Cardiff,Wales's vibrant capital city, is easily reached in under an hour by car or train. Visit the Castle, the Millennium Stadium, the Victorian Arcades, and Dr Who!
Getting around
Car is the easiest way to get about, with most of the key sights within half an hour's drive If you're fit enough to cycle up the hill to Porth-y-Parc, a bike would also be ideal - but remember this is a VERY hilly area! Guests without private transport usually arrive by train (Abergavenny Station) and then either get a taxi up to us (10 minutes, about £5) or walk (40 minutes, with a long climb over the last mile and a half). Once here, if you like walking, you don't need a car, as fabulous walks start from your door, with lovely pub / eating options attached. Supermarket deliveries are easily organised
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Abergavenny is easily reached by road from all directions: M4 eastbound for the Severn Bridge 30 minutesM4 westbound for Cardiff and Swansea 30 minutesBristol 1 hourHereford ½ hourBrecon ½ hourHay-on-Wye 40 minutesBuilth Wells 40 minutesCardiff 50 minutesNewport 40 minutesSwansea
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
discount on 4 and 5 night breaks, low season

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Frequently Asked Questions about Ty Gwyn (White House), Porth-y-Parc, in the Brecon Beacons

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