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Family friendly Luxury Cottage within Smallholding settings

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

2 bedrooms, sleeps a max 6, rural farm setting

Our newly converted stone barn can sleep up to a maximum of 6 people, including children. It has its own private out side decked seating and bbq area. Upstairs has 2 bedrooms, one double, one twin, cot can be provided, and there is a double pull out bed in the lounge, in front of the log burner. One bathroom with shower and a separate wash room.

Full kitchen, separate dining room and large lounge.

No washing machine or dryer.

Extensive gardens around the property and footpath access past our pigs, cows and sheep to the Blorange mountain.

We also have chickens walking round the farm so fresh eggs are usually always available.

Very short 15 min drive to the beautiful Market towns of Abbergaveny and Usk, where there are very nice pubs and restaurants.

Brecon and the Brecon Beacons National Park is also on our doorstep.

We are 5 mins from Big Pit, this is an amazing place to visit and descend into the depths of a real Welsh coal mine.

We are approximately 20 mins away from the M4 and the Celtic Mannor Resort with its World Famous golf course and beautiful Spa facilities.

Newport city is easily reached and Cardiff City center is well worth a visit.

Bristol Airport and Cardiff Airport are both approximately one hour away.

Check in is from 4pm on day of arrival and check out is by 11am on day of departure. This can be flexible depending on booking availability.

More Details

Rhiannon and Andrew
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Rhiannon and Andrew

We had a great idea, we wanted to live "the good life". So we found the right spot and that's what we are doing!

Rhiannon and Andrew purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Rhiannon and Andrew chose Pontypool

We finished converting the old stone barn this spring so no more sheep sleeping in it. With the beautiful green hills and major cities and historic attractions close by this is a great base to explore South Wales.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pontypool in Torfaen

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This is a double pull out bed in the lounge
  • Travel cot available.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking


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(29 traveller reviews)

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Family friendly Luxury Cottage within Smallholding settings
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do this place justice, it’s absolutely stunning, Rhiannon is lovely, we couldn’t ask for a better weekend, will 100% be booking again!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you had a fab stay! Hopefully the sun will be shining a bit more next time you stay. Rhiannon
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very relaxing place

  • 5 of 5

beautiful place to enjoy a break from the city.the house got everything you need.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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There is something for everyone...

  • 5 of 5

This property is fantastic. I can not fault it. Completed in 2016 and still looks like new. Our daughters first words, can we live here...

This is a self catering property with a full kitchen, open plan dinning area onto a decked private area, the dining area leads down to an open plan living area, with large windows and a log burner. Have to admit I did use almost all the wood for our four days here.

From the property a walk through the 40 or so acres through woodland and fields onto the common and there are then miles upon miles of walks. This property is great for families, animals to check on (pigs/chickens/cows/cats/dog/small children) and soon goats!!!!!!! There you go Rhiannon no excuses now....

This property is away from the main road so safe for children to roam - usually H&S... it is the country!!!! but also within striking distance of major towns and cities. Nearby you have the Big Pit - well worth a day there in the old working coalmine, just have to pay for the parking £3 p/day. Historic Abergavenny over the ridge and awesome views as you drive down through the valley.

Back to the property ‘Stone Barn’, you’ll have restful sleeps in the comfortable beds, great water pressure for showers.

The hosts are fabulous, any questions they are more than happy to answer, fresh eggs daily and an insight into small holding if you’d like to ask...

I can not fault our few days here, we all enjoyed it. Peaceful yet not remote. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to meet you! So glad you had a fab stay. The kids got in great with our daughter and I think the dog has new best friend! Good luck with your own Small Holding hunting adventure! It’s hard work but well worth all the effort. Live the Good Life! Hopefully see you again! All the best Rhiannon and Andrew
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Very spacious cottage in a lovely quiet setting

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage with a very spacious feel, really comfortable with a large wood burner and under floor heating. The cottage was very well specced and had everything we needed for a break.

Rhiannon was the ideal host, on hand to answer questions but not invasive. All facilities were like new and generally the house is finished to a very high standard. Would definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased you had a great stay! Hope to see you again! Rhiannon and Andrew
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Beautiful Barn amazing property and location!

  • 5 of 5

Wow we booked this place last minute and we were so impressed! The pictures of the stone barn don't do it justice as it's just stunning! Situated on Mill Farm this was an amazing stay and lots of space for the children to explore. The farm cats, dog, chickens and cows were our favourites! It was a very relaxing place to stay and there are lots of things to do around here which were not far and a great location. Lots of beautiful walks and we did horse riding in the Brecon Becons which was breathtaking! Would highly recommend the stone barn it's has everything and more!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was lovely to meet you all! We hope to see you again! Rhiannon and Andrew
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Very nice stay

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautiful and pleasant, we spent a very good time relaxing in the cosy living-room and visiting the surroundings. Warm welcome, it felt like home.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased you had a great stay! Lovely to meet you. Rhiannon and Andrew
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Rising Sun
Nearest Golf
14.9 Miles
Celtic Manor
Nearest Train
4.3 Miles
New Inn
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
12.9 Miles
The Hardwick
Nearest Ski
3.3 Miles
Pontypool Dry Ski Slope
Nearest Beach
38 Miles
Car: necessary

The walking in the area is fantastic, with routs for most abilities. The Sugar Loaf is a short drive away and the Skirrid with its land slip is a great favorite. Pop to The Skirrid Inn for a fab lunch and some spooky stories!

For flatter routs the Brecon Monmouth canal is a lovely strole.

The Velothon Wales passes us every year and we are 4 miles from the famous Tumble hill, that's a real challenge!

Dan-yr-Ogof caves are not to far away as well.

Big Pit and the Iron Works are very interesting Heratage sites and well worth a visit, being only 4 miles from us.

For special night out The Hardwick in Abergavenny or The Walnut Tree at Skirrid are World Famous restaurants with excellent food and wine. Both voted within the top 25 places to eat in the National Restaurant Awards 2014.

And if you like Golf, then The Celtic Manor is just 20mins away with its World Famous course.

We even have a dry ski slope in Pontypool.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

This is a small scale working farm so animals may be close by and farm equipment may be in use on the property. Please make sure children are supervised at all times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.