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Brecon Beacons Self Catering cottage, The Coach House, Gilwern, sleeps 4

Areas: Brecon Beacons

The Coach House

The Coach House, Gilwern, Powys

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Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £460

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.


Fab family half term break
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.

Magnificent Retreat
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!

A very disappointing experience
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!

What a hidden gem!
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.

We really enjoyed the peaceful location and the warm welcome from the owners. This is an ideally situated cottage for the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. I would definitely return to here. With the open fire it would be very cosy in the winter.
Mrs Rawling



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


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Twin Beds


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

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Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Gilwern area.

Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Crickhowell Castle - 2.7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Crickhowell, St Edmund's Church - 2.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Blaenavon Ironworks - 3.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Abergavenny Castle - 3.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Llanbedr, St Peter's Church - 3.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Abergavenny, St Mary's Priory Church - 3.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Abergavenny Roman Fort - 3.8 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Abergavenny Priory - 3.8 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Glanusk Park - 4.2 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Tretower Castle and Court - 5.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

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