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Poppy Cottage - 18th Century former Ironworkers cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Poppy Cottage is a charming 18th Century 2 bedroom stone cottage

Featured in 'In the Footsteps of Alexander Cordell' written by the author Chris Barber, Poppy Cottage is a charming 18th Century 2 bedroom stone cottage once occupied by iron workers. The perfect country retreat for those seeking a peaceful beautiful setting for both a relaxed or active getaway. Poppy Cottage is a haven to be discovered...Fantastic walks right outside your front door...

Situated in a rural setting on the side of a mountain in South East Wales with Abergavenny, Crickhowell, and Brecon all within easy reach. There are countless activities in the area, from mountain biking to walking, and for those brave visitors, there are also more extreme activities nearby such as gorge walking & scrambling, caving, horse riding, sailing and climbing.

With a courtyard garden offering stunning views and a myriad of mountain 'and' forest walks, and mountain streams running close by, the Brynmawr to Abergavenny cycle path is just a short distance away. The remains of the original iron works, viaduct, and the largest preserved forest in Europe are within walking distance, and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is just a 5 minute drive away.

Pure cosy cottage comfort 'Poppy Cottage' accommodates 4 - 5 visitors and caters for families, couples, or groups of walking or activity enthusiasts. If fresh air is what you're looking for this is the place to come.

The main bedroom provides a luxurious king size bed, with comfortable bunk beds in bedroom two. If required an additional fold out guest bed and / or travel cot can be provided.

The living area provides seating for all with the modern day convenience of a flatscreen 'Smart' TV and free Wifi.

The fully fitted kitchen, and utility room, include a smoothie maker, bread maker, microwave, oven with hob, washing machine, dish washer and dining for a minimum of 4 - 5 people. Complimentary tea, coffee and milk is provided for all guests, and guests are welcome to help themselves to a bottle of wine from the rack (please replace before you leave)

The cottage also has a separate shower and bath with ample towels and complimentary guest toiletries.

* Please note that the spiral stairs are steep and narrow and not suitable for anyone who may struggle to climb stairs, or small children

* Also note that the woodburner is an electric effect fire for health and safety reasons

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Nicky

I have worked in the Food Industry for my entire career. In Research & Development, Business Development and now Export. I look after customers all over the world and with that I get to travel abroad occasionally. It goes without saying I love good food, travel, different cultures, and meeting people.

I bought our family cottage in a rural location in the Brecon Beacons 4 years ago close to where my family have lived for over 30 years? I have 2 sons and 1 daughter, and my eldest son has now flown the nest.

Last year (2015) I had the idea that I could share this beautiful location with others and when the opportunity came up to purchase a second cottage 'Poppy Cottage' (named after my daughter Poppy) became a reality.

This is my first time in hosting guests but I have to say I am thoroughly enjoying welcoming all our lovely guests. Ultimately all we want is for Poppy Cottage to feel completely like home from the moment of arriving.

I consider myself very lucky working in Export that I get to do my job almost everyday from such a beautiful place and now I can share it with others as well :) perfect!

Nicky purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Nicky chose Abergavenny

It is rare to discover such a location that you could bypass easily without ever realising it was there. The tranquility and beauty of the rural surroundings is magnificent. Take a walk up to the viaduct and along the cycle path and you have views right across the beacons. This place is truly a hidden gem, a getaway unique.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Abergavenny in Llanelly

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Bed no. 5 is a 'put you up bed'
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Poppy Cottage - 18th Century former Ironworkers cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay in a wonderful

Cottage.. very comfortable, you have all you need, and a wonderful host just a few doors down if you need anything. Beautiful location! Amazing walks on your door step!

Sugar loaf is a lovely walk.

Will be returning

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much emma for such a lovely review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at poppy cottage. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I look forward to seeing you again one day. Best wishes Nicky and poppy x
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Cute little cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was perfect for a short stay and great for exploring the Brecon Beacons. We were welcomed with fresh bread and a few other essentials including complimentary toiletries, which was a lovely touch.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This was a surprise break for my partners birthday.. .. it was an experience that far exceeded xxx

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful break . Nicky was fantastic and such a lovely host. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and beautiful bread and Welsh cakes.... we have completely fallen in love with this lirrle gem of a Welsh village. What made it more special werethe locals who were so friendly wherever we went. Sad to learn about the Cambrian closing 😩?......we will definitely come back to stay xzxx

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Poppy Cottage, Clydach

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage, warm and comfortable, with a freshly-baked loaf waiting for us. Great area for walking, and exploring the rich industrial heritage from 200 years ago. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage, had everything we needed. Lovely personnel touches and would recommend to anyone

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for the weeekned as we were in Abergavenny for the food festival. Didn't have a chance to explore the area properly but we loved staying in the cottage. Had everything we needed, from milk in the fridge on arrival to toiletries to lovey clean linen and home made bread!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely welcoming cottage

  • 4 of 5

A cosy cottage in a good location for walks in the Brecon beacons. Nicky was very communicative and we really appreciated the fresh bread and eggs on arrival :)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Cardiff International Airport
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
The Cambrian
Nearest Ferry
160 Miles
Portsmouth / Southampton
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Monmouthshire Golf Club, Abergavenny
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Abergavenny Station
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Tafarn at Govilon
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Penarth Beach, Cardiff
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We ask that guests treat the cottage as if it is their own and leave it as they find it please...

*Please note the cottage is non-smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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