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Just 10 minutes by car from Abergavenny but a rural haven on an organic farm.

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom cosy farm cottage, south facing, in the country near the Beacons

The Bakehouse is a country cottage on an organic farm --a farm which you can wander over. It has original features like an inglenook fireplace (with modern wood burner and supply of wood) and some exposed stone walls. But it has all modern facilities e.g. wifi, washing machine, dishwasher.

The Bakehouse faces south and the patio with bench is a sun trap. The cottage is at right angles to the main farmhouse to which it is joined at the corner. The front door leads through a pretty courtyard shared with the main house. The back door provides a private entrance off a patio. There's lots of parking out front.

Downstairs: through an entrance porch is an open plan sitting room, kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is well stocked with equipment and there is a large all electric cooker with grill. At the bottom of the stairs is the modem for the wifi which works fine but is not at all superfast. Because the farm is at the bottom of a dip, phone signals are problematic. We run our mobiles through our separate wifi.

In the sitting room is an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. Wood is free, but you supply yourself from our wood pile. There's a widescreen TV with Freeview, and a DVD/Bluray player. The sitting room leads through French doors into a conservatory.

Upstairs: one large double bedroom with desk and a smaller bedroom room with bunks. The bathroom has a bath with spacious shower over it.

Outside are two patios -- one with table and chairs for al fresco eating; the other has a bench for sitting, reading and whiling away the time watching the ducks and lambs (sometimes) and wild birds.

This patio borders a stream. Sometimes in winter the stream is a torrent, sometimes in the summer it goes down to a trickle. As there is no barrier small toddlers would need to be supervised in winter.

Across the brook from the Bakehouse is a small garden that can get a bit wild but is great for wild life. Beyond the garden is an orchard with traditional and modern trees.

In a bookshelf on the stairs we provide games and toys in the Bakehouse and a selection of books.

We enjoy talking with guests about the farm and organics. We often have time to let children help us feed the animals etc.

Abergavenny is a small town which still has independent shops The weekly market on Tuesdays and Fridays is held in the 19th century Market Hall. Flea markets and other markets are held on other days. There are lovely walks all round the area especially in the Brecon Beacons. We have maps and advice about where to go. You can walk up the Little Skirrid directly from the farm and though its not the highest hill around here you can get views down to the Bristol channel as well as over Abergavenny. Larger hills: Skirrid, Sugar Loaf and the Blorenge are all within easy reach. There's a lot of cycling events around here too but, warning, there are lots of hills.

There are many other activities to access and we have information in the cottage about many of them. There is a small TIC in town for more info.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Abergavenny in Llanover

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

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Just 10 minutes by car from Abergavenny but a rural haven on an organic farm.
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
4

A warm and comfortable cottage with plenty of character.

  • 4 of 5

We have just got back from an enjoyable 3 night break. The cottage was clean and well equipped but had that lovely rustic edge that made it relaxing. We certainly don't enjoy somewhere too posh where you are constantly worried that the children will break something!

The owners were very friendly and although only a stones throw away they struck just the right level of involvement with us. The Lego and board games kept the 3 children amused and it's only a short drive to Raglan castle, Crickhowell and some beautiful (but steep) walks.

There was limited phone signal (not a problem for us as we welcome the break from constant phone calls) but the WiFi worked well.

We would love to return in the future to 'get away from it all' again.

Andy, Sarah and 3 smaller ones!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review Andy
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5

A Gem amidst the hills

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at "The Bakehouse" for a week in June. Our hosts were very gracious and allowed us to have our own space. The cottage was perfect for us and we had everything we needed. We were glad of the old stone floor which kept the house cool during the heatwave but would be cosy with the old fire and stone fire place in colder weather. It was such a pleasure sitting in the natural garden, with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, overlooking a small orchard with the sounds of ducks and sheep coming from the paddock. Our dog also enjoyed dipping in and out of the stream in the garden to keep cool. The owners work an organic farm and this is also reflected in the cottage with eco friendly washing up products and soaps

The farm is in an excellent location for visiting the towns around the area and there is plenty of opportunity for hiking, strolling and for the more energetic mountain climbing. There are plenty of excellent restaurants in the locality and we were given a list of recommendations which we found very helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would absolutely book again if we return to the area.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A truly magical stay

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing stay. Tessa & Chris were kind, welcoming & lovely! Our boys (5 & 2.5yrs) had the best time & cried when we left. They loved being able to jump in the stream, explore the farm & stroke Shep the dog. The property is great, it has everything you could need, plus a few extras such as washing up liquid & washing powder. It's a 10min drive from town where there's an aldi & Waitrose. We explored a fair amount but also just spent lots of time in the garden & on the farm. I cannot wait to come back & cannot recommend it highly enough, it's such a find!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

a lovely little cottage, in an idylic location.

  • 5 of 5

A great few days away with children and dog. Everybody enjoyed it!

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Its been a lovely long weekend in a lovely setting, and property

  • 4 of 5

We arrived late on the Thursday afternoon and were warmly by Tessa and Chris. The property was clean and spacious, and covered all our needs. The heating system made noises but once you sussed that out all was fine. The setting in the valley is peaceful, and the children enjoyed seeing the sheep and lambs. Very much enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate in recommending the cottage. It is only 10 minutes from Abergavenny - and that is not inaccurate. You have a gateway to the Brecon Beacons or you can enjoy a step off the pace of modern day life. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely stay on wonderful working farm

  • 4 of 5

Property was clean and neat. Lots of character. Lovely little back patio area with bench next to the orchard. Nice spacious master bedroom.

Was lovely to get away from the city. experience some nature and peace and quiet.We regret not being able to stay longer!

Our children LOOOOOVED it! they were so excited to be on a farm. Especially to help with the bottle feeding of the lamb!

Chris and Tessa were extremely nice to us. More than once waited for us to return from out trip to allow our kids to feed the lamb. And thanks for bringing round those extra toys! they were very much appreciated. Also enjoyed talking about the farming and learning some new things!

Would definitely return.

Things to do in the area: we climbed up the sugar loaf mountain with our children ages 9, 5, and 3. Was a great experience we all enjoyed it. Also nearby: the Brecon Mountain Railway - highly recommended! There was much more to do but we were only there for a few days!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Abergavenny, Wales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Base 3
16 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£246
for 3 nights
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£82
£492
 
 
Whit
25 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£372
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£93
£558
 
 
Base 4
4 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£246
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£82
£492
 
 
Summer holidays
29 Jun 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£372
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£558
 
 
Food Festival
3 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£356
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£89
£534
 
 
Base 5
29 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£246
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£82
£492
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£267
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My Standard Rate
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£225
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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