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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
This detached cottage is located in the village of Govilon near Abergavenny and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.Penrose Cottage is a detached cottage sitting on a hillside in the village of Govilon, just three miles from Abergavenny in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons). The cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms (one double with an ensuite, one twin with an ensuite and one single with a pull out bed). The cottage also contains a wet room, a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with a dining area. Outside the cottage is off road parking for two cars and an enclosed lawned garden with outdoor furniture. Set in stunning countryside, Penrose Cottage is an ideal location from which to explore this part of Wales. Note, this property does not have a vehicle charging f...This detached cottage is located in the village of Govilon near Abergavenny and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.Penrose Cottage is a detached cottage sitting on a hillside in the village of Govilon, just three miles from Abergavenny in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons). The cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms (one double with an ensuite, one twin with an ensuite and one single with a pull out bed). The cottage also contains a wet room, a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with a dining area. Outside the cottage is off road parking for two cars and an enclosed lawned garden with outdoor furniture. Set in stunning countryside, Penrose Cottage is an ideal location from which to explore this part of Wales. Note, this property does not have a vehicle charging facility and electric vehicles cannot be charged at this property. Note: Netted fish pond next to drive, children to be supervised at all times. Note, this property does not have a vehicle charging facility and electric vehicles cannot be charged at this property. Amenities: Oil central heating. Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile down steep road. Note: Netted fish pond next to drive, children to be supervised at all times. Note, this property does not have a vehicle charging facility and electric vehicles cannot be charged at this property. 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: Govilon is a village with a shop and pub/restaurant just 3 miles from Abergavenny. The area offers walks through the Wye Valley, along the Brecon Canal or through the breathtaking Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons). The market town of Abergavenny boasts a castle with its own museum, churches, an indoor market hall, good shops and a multitude of pubs and restaurants.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Double3 Singles
Bathrooms
3 Showers

Meet the host
Sykes Holiday Cottages
Hosting since October 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (12)
Nicola B
Nicola B
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful property
This property was in a beautiful location with easy access to Abergavenny and many lovely places to visit. It was so peaceful. Keith the owner was so helpful and friendly. Beds were so comfortable. The downstairs bedroom and wet room was great for people with limited mobility. There was everything that you needed in the cottage. Absolutely loved our stay and waking up to the views each morning was lovely. Also a great place for star gazing.
Visited September 2022
Written September 26, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lydia N
Lydia N
Doncaster, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing
Absolutely brilliant stay. Would 100% recommend if you love a good walk and incredible views. Keith and his wife are lovely. Unfortunately we had to leave a couple of days earlier than planned but definitely would come back. Very clean and comfortable!
Visited August 2020
Written September 1, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

David B
David B
East Dean, United Kingdom170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful cottage, amazing views
This is a delightful, comfortable and homely cottage with amazing panoramic views of the Sugar Loaf and other Brecon Beacons. We'll appointed for anyone in a wheelchair, along with others.
Visited August 2019
Written August 24, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Al’n’Al
Al’n’Al
Newport, United Kingdom342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mrs Alison
Recharging the Batteries Another wonderful week at Penrose Cottage. Weather was 'iffy' but with views like this who cares about clouds. Cottage is very comfortable, as always. Rabbits, squirrels and birds in the garden. Lovely places to visit all around the area. Canal walks just down the road. Always a pleasure to see Keith and Diane who are really helpful. We'll be back later in the year if we possibly can.
Visited June 2017
Written July 2, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Al’n’Al
Al’n’Al
Newport, United Kingdom342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Entertained by the Wildlife
Just returned from a lovely week at Penrose Cottage. Weather improved as the week went on and we had 5 days of sunshine. Just amazing views enhanced by all of the wildlife around the house. On one evening we counted 15 rabbits in the garden as well as squirrels and birds. Cottage is very comfortable and the hosts Keith and Diane do everything they can to make it an enjoyable stay. Again, the disabled person in our party had everything required on the ground floor. We will be back later in the year.
Visited May 2016 Travelled with family
Written May 7, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Quest258378
Quest258378
We are so glad that you all had a wonderful holiday at Penrose Cottage, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your stay there. Being able to enjoy the wildlife from the comfort of the property sounds lovely - rabbit watching in particular sounds like fun! We will certainly keep our eyes peeled for your next booking!
Written May 10, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Al’n’Al
Al’n’Al
Newport, United Kingdom342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Home again
There is not many places we go where we feel at home immediately but we do at Penrose Cottage. We have had another perfect week there and the weather has been fabulous. Possibly better than any single week in August. The cottage, as always, was just a dream. The views really are amazing and we were lucky enough to see the lunar eclipse on Wednesday which was brilliant without any light pollution. Can't wait for our next visit to Govilon.
Visited October 2015
Written October 2, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Al’n’Al
Al’n’Al
Newport, United Kingdom342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Another Visit to Heaven!
We have just returned from our second visit to Penrose Cottage. We found it just as relaxing as our previous visit and would recommend it highly to anyone travelling with a disabled person. The cottage, as always, is a joy with panoramic views out over the Brecon Beacons. The mountainside location means you are well away from traffic noise and even light pollution. The weather was very kind to us for April which made the whole experience just lovely. The cottage has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms one of which is located on the ground floor with a wet room for a wheelchair user. We take our own floor hoist with us but everything else is suitable for wheelchairs. The kitchen door and rear French doors both have flat access to the garden area. A wooden picnic table means you can eat al fresco if desired. Kitchen is really well stocked with plates, cups, dishes and pans etc. Dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer all available. The hosts, Keith and Diane, are lovely people who are always on hand, if required. If you want a peaceful, comfortable holiday to de-stress Penrose Cottage is the place for you.
Visited April 2015 Travelled with family
Written April 25, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Al’n’Al
Al’n’Al
Newport, United Kingdom342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A Little Piece of Heaven
We have just returned from Penrose Cottage in Govilon after one of the must peaceful holidays ever. This cottage is really lovely in a great location, excellent facilities and very kind and considerate hosts. The cottage is on the mountainside just outside Govilon village with the most spectacular views across the Brecon Beacons - the Sugar Loaf mountain right opposite and a panorama that stretches probably 20 miles. There is a locked private garden with wildlife all around - birds, rabbits, squirrels and two very friendly sheep in the field next door. The sheep are the best form of food waste recycling ever. you name it they'll eat it. We called them Pavlov's sheep because as soon as you appeared near the fence they would come bounding down to see what was on offer. Inside the cottage there were full facilities for a restful holiday - washing machine, tumble dryer and dish washer. Very well equipped kitchen. Microwave and halogen hob and electric oven. a downstairs bedroom with en suite wet room was ideal for my disabled son. All of the ground floor was fully accessible with flat access to front doors and patio doors. We took a manual hoist with us and because of the wood flooring it worked really well. It is often difficult to take a disabled person away on holiday and have full confidence that all of the facilities and accommodation will suit but this was everything and more we could have hoped for. The lounge/diner was a good size with TV and DVD. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms (one a twin) both with en suite shower rooms. All of the bedrooms have TVs. The whole place is very cottagey with doors with latches etc. I cannot recommend this cottage enough especially if you are taking a wheelchair user in your party. The hosts, Keith and Diane, are very hospitable. Keith gave us plenty of ideas of places to visit while we were there. They keep the cottage in excellent condition, clean and well maintained. Keith and Diane live just next door and are on hand if anything is required but are very unobtrusive otherwise. Often a thumbs up across the field at the back was all that was needed. You may notice if you know this area of Wales that we had travelled only 24 miles to stay at Penrose Cottage because my son does not travel well. This cottage is a little piece of heaven which should not be missed. Just two other points - previous reviewers mentioned poor TV reception but we found it fine on all of the TVs in the cottage. Another reviewer mentioned a very low bridge on the lane to get to the cottage - we have a disabled vehicle which is 2.1m high and was no problem nor was the transit from Waitrose with a refrigerator unit on the top who delivered groceries for us. However, there is another way around if you would prefer. There is no WiFi at the cottage but our 3G worked on the mobiles.
Visited July 2014
Written July 20, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

David M
David M
Belfast, United Kingdom12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Penrose cottage a dream
Stayed here in November 2013, weather cold but welcome warm. Great cottage and great owner could not have asked for better. Downstairs bedroom (ensuite) fully wheelchair accessible. Would recommend this cottage to anyone, owners very nice and helpful.
Visited November 2013 Travelled with family
Written February 22, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

sparks -:- london
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great
Ideal. Well equipped. Very friendly owner. rented this property twice
Visited April 2013
Written July 25, 2013. 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
Entertainment
  • Television
Parking
  • Parking available
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

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  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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