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This magnificent property is able to sleep a total of four people and whilst both bedrooms have exposed beams, the master bedroom also enjoys the added bonus of a balcony with magnificent views towards Sugarloaf mountain and Talgarth.Situated in a rural position in the beautiful grounds of the owner's home, just one mile from the pretty village of Gilwern, This magnificent stone-built structure offers a unique holiday location. Comfortable and spacious, the property offers a huge sitting room with dining area and large open fire as well as a well-equipped country kitchen and two large bedrooms. With the medieval town of Abergavenny and the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park nearby, visitors will be spoilt for choice when deciding on things to do.
Amenities: Gas central heating wit...This magnificent property is able to sleep a total of four people and whilst both bedrooms have exposed beams, the master bedroom also enjoys the added bonus of a balcony with magnificent views towards Sugarloaf mountain and Talgarth.Situated in a rural position in the beautiful grounds of the owner's home, just one mile from the pretty village of Gilwern, This magnificent stone-built structure offers a unique holiday location. Comfortable and spacious, the property offers a huge sitting room with dining area and large open fire as well as a well-equipped country kitchen and two large bedrooms. With the medieval town of Abergavenny and the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park nearby, visitors will be spoilt for choice when deciding on things to do.
Amenities: Gas central heating with open fire in sitting room. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD player, stereo/CD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Small mature garden with garden furniture (shared use of owner's large garden available by prior arrangement). Off road parking for two cars. One well-behaved dog welcome (£50 refundable Good Housekeeping bond payable on arrival on bookings with a dog). Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk. Note: Dogs must be kept under strict control at all times. Please note that bookings that are 7 days or longer need to start on a Friday.
Region: Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.
Town: The picturesque village of Gilwern, situated amidst the Brecon Beacons National Park, offers visitors many amenities including traditional pubs, shops and a great fish and chip shop. Covering approximately 520 square miles, the National Park surrounds the village providing excellent walking, cycling and bird watching as well as great salmon and trout fishing on the river Usk. Abergavenny, the aptly named "Gateway to Wales" is nestled in the nearby hills and has something for everyone. With its many indoor and outdoor markets, magnificent castle and museums this medieval market town is sure to delight any visitor. Offering fantastic walks for all abilities as well as its own vineyard, the nearby mountain of Sugarloaf is well worth visiting. No matter what time of year, this wonderful little village has something in the area to suit all tastes and budgets.More
We spent a wonderful week in this beautiful welsh valley. The coach house was just perfect for us, very very spacious, clean, so quiet and great for our cocker spaniel and four year old (whom both loved the garden) the location was superb for getting on our bikes and heading to the nearby canal for rides along to Crickhowell and Abergavenny for lunch, coffee and cake. We walked up sugar loaf and visit the big pit. We had dinner in the dragon and the bear (Crickhowell) both were great. We ate in too and with a fully equipped kitchen and large fridge freezer it made it easy work of it. The fire and sofas were so cosy,
Just perfect for a little glass of red wine at the end of the day. Thank you Nicola for letting us stay with you, we hope that we get to visit again soon.
Visited October 2017
Written October 28, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We stayed at this amazing location for two weeks in September 2017. The accommodation was superb, a real home from home. Very clean and tidy and well stocked with all that you could possibly need. The owner and family were the perfect hosts and were so helpful and attended to all our needs. Even our pet dog had a great time and enjoyed his stay despite his advancing years. If you are looking for a quite, peaceful, restful place to stay where you can unwind and relax in amazing surroundings with views to die for, then look no further. The helpful, friendly and accommodating host only enhances your time there. Enjoy.....we did!
Visited September 2017
Written September 22, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We booked this property as it was near to our grandchildren's home and looked lovely in the brochure.On our arrival we attempted to make tea in the teapot which was full of mould. Mugs and plates were chipped.
We then used the washing machine which turned out not to be working so we were left with wet smelly clothes.The owner did launder the clothes herself but the washing machine was out of action for the rest of the week.
We asked the owner if it would be possible for our grandchildren to come to us for tea.She said that was fine and they could run around and play in the garden.Myself and my daughter in law were supervising them, as the patio at the back of the house is in a state of disrepair and dangerous and we were also mindful of keeping near to the cottage away from the main house in respect of the owners privacy.My two grandsons were playing football when we heard a voice shouting angrily directly at the children demanding they stop kicking the ball on the flower beds.This was apparently the owners mother . She made no effort to come and speak to us ,which I would consider an appropriate course of action. Both the adults and children were shocked by the tone and inappropriate nature of this .We are responsible people and would never allow the children to do anything destructive.We took the children indoors.This was humiliating and deeply upsetting for us all. The owner later came to apologize for the incident and her mothers behavior.
We have stayed in many different cottages with different companies and have never experienced anything like this before.The final insult was the owner shouting through the kitchen window the next morning asking us were we going as she had asked the cleaner to come early at 8.30 as we had said we may be leaving early!
Visited August 2017
Written September 4, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Arrived late but that wasn't a problem, the lights were on and a warm welcome was awaiting. Milk in the fridge, fire wood ready to burn, fresh towels and above all else - hot water in abundance!
Couldn't believe the amazing views we were greeted with on our first morning. Overlooking The Blorenge, even on a wet, dull morning, was still spectacular. Nicola greeted us with a warm, friendly smile and lots of local knowledge and a genuine desire to ensure we enjoyed our stay - it was my Birthday whilst we were there and she left a beautiful bottle of red in the kitchen for us.
Would definitely recommend this beautifully well equipped cottage to anyone who is looking for a relaxing home from home vacation. It's also pet friendly which was simply the icing on the cake for us.
Thank you Nicola for letting us stay in your amazing Coach House.
Visited May 2016 Travelled with family
Written May 31, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Three girlfriends and I decided to have a long weekend away from our respective husbands and climb a hill. We chose Wales, and randomly came across this little gem of a cottage, nestled near the black mountains and a perfect home away from home. The sitting room and kitchen were huge and the utterly lovely hostess had laid out hundreds of leaflets for the various activities near by. We went to the sugarloaf vine yard, climbed sugarloaf mountain and visited a lot of local pubs! The cottage itself is a stunning converted barn on the grounds of the main house which, before arriving, I was a little concerned about but it was more than fine; the family very much kept themselves to themselves (until we ran out of sugar - a quick text and 2 mins later there was a knock at the door - sugar! Really sweet of her and very accommodating) and we felt comfortable enough to have a picnic and a BBQ in the garden without feeling like we were in their way or vice versa. Truly lovely find and very reasonable in price, highly recommended.
Visited May 2014 Travelled with friends
Written June 8, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The Coach House was the highlight of our 2 week trip from California. Spacious, yet cozy with a warm fire after a long day. Great views in a rural setting but close to good pubs and Abergavenny for day trips by rail. Nicola is very helpful and a delight to talk with.
All in all, a terrific stay and would love to come back some time.
Visited October 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written December 31, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We chose Gilwern as we have previously visited the area and always planned to go back. We arrived and were given a warm and friendly reception by Nicola. Nothing was too much trouble. The property is brilliant, lots of space and a bedroom with a balcony and views to die for out across the Usk valley to Sugarloaf and the Black Mountains.
The property is sited about 1 mile from Gilwern centre which has all the basic amenities - minimarket, petrol, pubs, newsagent, pharmacy, doctors surgery and even a chip shop. Just down the road is the town of abergavenny with a superb range of food and other shops as well as several supermarkets. Arrange a visit in September to coincide with the abergavenny food festival.
Gilwern sits on The Heads of the Valley road so access to Cardiff, Swansea, the Brecon Beacons and Brecon town, the Forest of Dean and the Black Mountains is simplicity itself. If driving is not your cup of tea then there is walking in all directions and of all standards on the doorstep. The Brecon Beacons Horseshoe is a challenging walk and again only about 40 minutes drive to the start. There is even the Monmouth and Breckon canal with towpath a few hundred yards down the lane. Industrial archeaology abounds with Blaenarvon Iron Works (World Heritage site), Clydach gorge and iron works and Blorenge Mountain and its network of tramways and quarries all within 10 miles.
We loved every minute of our stay. The only downside is that the local pub is at the bottom of the hill that leads up to the Coach-house, alright going, a challenge for the return journey. The best bit, we're booked in already for next year
Visited September 2012
Written December 5, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Intense tranquility that is best described the Coach House and its surrounding areas. One can enjoy both the country and the nearby cities; the choice is yours within any day's excursion. There is a certain warmth about Coach House that complements the tranquility.The house is equipped just like any home. The surrounding areas are fantastic for walks. A brisk walk in the crisp morning air will set the mood for the day's activities.
Visited March 2012
Written May 1, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.