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The Carriage House

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Llanfoist near Abergavenny & Crickhowell (View Location on a map)
8 Guests
4 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
Accepts 1 Dog
£948 7 Night Breaks From
£16.93 Average Per Person Per Night

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Handpicked Highlights

The Carriage House was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in The Carriage House too!

  • Large characterful Brecon Beacons holiday house
  • Fascinating market town of Abergavenny to explore - 5-minute drive away
  • 2 sitting rooms and 4 bedrooms (3 are ensuite)
  • Perfect base from which to explore this lovely unspoilt part of the world
  • So much to see and do within walking distance

Rated 4.7/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Period Cottage
  • Cot Available
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Pubs Nearby

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About The Carriage House

Brecon Beacons holiday house Llanfoist, South Wales sleeps 8 - 1 dog welcome

  • A substantial house, sleeps 8, furnished with a variety of modern and antique furniture and formerly part of the stable block of historic Llanfoist House, this Brecon Beacons holiday house is a perfect base from which to explore this lovely unspoilt part of the world with much to see and do within walking distance.1 well behaved dog welcome free.
  • Once housing the carriages for the occupants of the big house, including the legendary iron master, Crawshay Bailey, this is now a comfortable, spacious home with 2 sitting rooms and 3 en-suite bedrooms.
  • The main spacious sitting room is comfortably furnished with ample sofas and arm chairs and has a multi-fuel style gas stove in the inglenook fireplace. The smaller snug-like sitting room is ideal for quiet times. Put your feet up with a glass of wine and a good book.
  • Beamed ceilings carry on throughout the upstairs rooms adding to the character and charm of this lovely property.
Layout & Further Information

4 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 8. 2 Doubles with Super Kingsize beds and ensuite bathrooms (shower over bath, toilet, bidet and washbasins) Both on 1st floor. 1 Twin with ensuite (bath and hand held shower, toilet and washbasin) on 2nd floor. 1 Double on 1st floor reached via separate staircase.

Shower Room on ground floor with shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin.

Cloak Room on ground floor with toilet and washbasin.

Kitchen electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer.

Dining Room dining table and chairs seating 8/10.

Lounge with exposed beams, antique & modern furnishings. Stone inglenook with gas fire, 2 armchairs, 4 & 2 seater sofas, TV/DVD and CD.

Study/Sitting Room with 2 arm chairs, TV/CD & feature fireplace (not in use)

Utility Room washing machine, tumble dryer and sink.

Grounds Unenclosed courtyard with table, chairs & gas barbecue.

Additional Information

Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes for 3 cars (2 in garage)

Fuel - Gas central heating inclusive May to September. Outside these dates £35 p/w (Twin bedroom has storage heaters only)

Dogs - 1 welcome free

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - Yes

Bed linen - Included as standard

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain facilities at some of our properties may not be deliverable. This may include - but is not limited to - swimming pools, hot tubs, and some shared communal areas. If you have a specific enquiry, please contact us by email here. Thank you for your understanding.

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.7/5

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Verified Guest
15th January 2019

Excellent

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your 5 star review

Verified Guest
27th July 2018

A friendly welcome from the owner within an hour of our arrival to check everything was ok. We were left a chocolate cake and lemon curd :). The beds, bedding , cleanliness was all fine. Plenty of crockery, cutlery, pans etc Good washing machine and dishwasher which we made use of.The dining area was spacious and comfortable as was the main lounge - a nice space for us all to relaxThe outdoor area was lovely to sit and have breakfastThe showers could do with updating which is why I have given it 4 out of 5. Also the attic twin room was very warm

N Wall Verified Guest
1st February 2018

Great amount of space which the children enjoyed and garden.Lovely welcome with local produce.Very clean promisesKids had a great time performing a "show"at night on the raised fire place area.

Guestbook Comments

If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at The Carriage House.

Karen,Peter,George,Alex,Hannah, Matthew and Lottie the dog
10th July 2020

We've had a wonderful few days in this comfortable, warm and spacious house. The litttle things make all the difference; comfortable beds, beautiful bedlinen, nice towels, good appliances and lots of lights! Thank you so much for going the extra mile to make this a home away from home....much appreciated!

Peter Conway
10th July 2020

Everything perfect - house, walks and weather. A very special holiday in a special place.

Dan, Sara, Esme and Tom Harrington
10th July 2020

We have enjoyed our time here. The house is very comfortable. The surrounding area is beautiful. We visited the Sugarloaf, Pen y Fan, the Walnut Tree restaurant and rode horses at Brecon. A visit to Hay on Wye was worthwhile for books, tapas and a walk along the river.

Trevor and Jeanne Brooks, Paul, Wendy, Imogen and Will Jones, Duncan and Gae Wilson
4th July 2020

Great house, enjoyed our stay. Beautiful area and home - had a great time.

The Sterns
11th August 2013

A lovely comfortable home from home and extremely well equipped! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to be back.

About the Area

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Llanfoist Village at the base of Blorenge Mountain

  • Located at the base of massive Blorenge Mountain the village is an ideal place from which to walk the steep mountain footpath to see some of the best views in south Wales. The Monmouth & Brecon Canal runs just above the garden at picturesque Llanfoist Wharf.

Abergavenny, Blorenge Mountain and Breacon Beacons National Park.

  • Situated at the foot of the Blorenge Mountain, a mecca for hang and para gliding enthusiasts, a footpath leads from behind the house to the top of the mountain - a very steep route but as a reward for reaching the top there are some of the best views in South Wales to enjoy!

Llanfoist Boat Hire near Brecon Beacons holiday house

  • The Monmouthshire & Brecon canal, with its pretty wharf is a few minutes walk away - hire a boat for the day or take the excellent towpath walk along the contours of the valley side with views of the Black Mountains beyond.

The Bear Hotel Crickhowell

  • Large and full of historic character with wood panelling, beamed ceilings, open fires and excellent food and drink in a convivial atmosphere. Book ahead to eat in the restaurant or take a chance on finding a table in the bar.

National Cycle Route

  • Cyclists can also use the canal towpath and the National Cycle Route on the former railway line is less than a minute's cycle ride from the house. Fishing and pony trekking are available locally.

Canal Barge Cruising

  • Spend a thoroughly delightful few hours cruising along the peaceful and beautiful Brecon and Monmouth Canal by canal barge. The canal hugs the mountainside above the picturesque River Usk. Buy a ticket and hop on or Dragon Fly Cruises offer private charter for large families or friends sharing. Embarkation is at Canal Wharf, Canal Road in Brecon LD3 7EW.

Abergavenny Market Town near Brecon Beacons holiday house

  • A fascinating market town to explore. Its Castle is one of the best examples of a mote and bailey castle in Britain with the town museum set in a former hunting lodge in its grounds and the theatre hosts a year round programme of productions. Visit the restored 12th C Tythe Barn and Food Hall. Fascinating exhibition, tapestry and delicious Welsh food & drink.

Abergavenny Antique Fairs

  • Markets are held in the Market Hall on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, a Flea Market every Wednesday and antique and craft fairs throughout the year near this Abergavenny house for holidays.

World Famous Abergavenny Food Festival

  • The world famous food festival takes place every September and there is a fine choice of pubs and restaurants such as the legendary award winning Walnut Tree. My favourite supermarket, Waitrose is just a 10 minute walk away.

Walking in Monmouthshire Dog welcome

  • Monmouthshire has 1000 miles of public rights of way taking in towns and villages as well as long distance trails including Offa's Dyke Path, and the Wye Valley and Usk Valley Walks.

Blaenafon World Heritage Site

  • Blaenafon World Heritage Site is 15 minutes drive away with its fascinating insight into the beginning of the Industrial revolution in South Wales.

Llandegfedd Reservoir

  • Llandegfedd Reservoir is an ideal venue for game fishing in 434 acres of still water stocked with rainbow trout. Permits are obtainable from the rangers office on site.

Offa's Dyke Path Dog welcome

  • The path runs for 177 miles from Sedbury Cliffs on the Severn estuary near Chepstow via Monmouth, Pandy, Hay-on-Wye, Kington, Knighton, Brompton Crossroads, Buttington Bridge, Llanymynech, Chirk Mill, Llandegla, Bodfari to Prestatyn. 70 miles follow the 8th C earthwork Offas Dyke. It is possible to join the path at various places including Brockweir.

Sugarloaf Vineyard

  • Visit the Sugarloaf Vineyards set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with wonderful views. Tour some of the five acres of south facing vines, enjoy a coffee in the coffee shop, browse the gift shop, taste the wines and buy some to take home, even buy your own vine.

Vale of Usk

  • The beautiful river Usk begins high in the Brecon Beacons. It passes 3 mountains, Sugarloaf, Blorenge & Skirrid Fawr before tumbling out into a patchwork of open fields crisscrossed by country lanes and quaint villages. Perfect for quiet unhurried motoring, picnics, walking and bird watching, with a score of riverside hamlets and country pubs.

This characterful holiday house on the edge of the Brecon Beacons makes a wonderful base for extended families or friends sharing at any time of the year.

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near The Carriage House.

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The Mill - Trefin
( 1.2 miles away )

Opening times: 8 - 5.30 Tuesdays and Saturdays 8 - 12 and 4 - 6 on Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri

Plas Derwin
( 1.5 miles away )

The delicious menu changes regularly using the finest seasonal ingredients

The Sugar Loaf Vineyard
( 1.7 miles away )

Visit the vineyard, tour the vines, taste the wines. Wines have achieved 'Quality Status' from the European Wine Standards Board and won awards in national competitions.

Goose and Cuckoo
( 3.9 miles away )

This old pub once was a watering hole for Drovers on their way to market now it quenches the thirst of walkers, locals and visitors to the beautiful Brecon National Park. Sit in the beer garden and enjoy magnificent views across the valley to the Malvern Hills. Two annual beer festivals are held over the May Whitsun Bank Holiday and August Bank Holiday. Closed all day on Mondays.

The Walnut Tree (Michelin Star)
( 4.3 miles away )

Booking is advisable especially at weekends.

The Bear
( 5 miles away )

The Bear dates back to the 14th C, an old coaching inn full of historic character with low beams and antiques bedecked with flower filled baskets in summer and a roaring log fire in winter. Located in the Brecon Beacons with fine walks on the door step.

The Skirrid Inn - The Oldest Pub in Wales
( 5.2 miles away )

Enjoy a drink and a meal in this historic pub which dates back to the Norman Conquest 1110

The Foxhunter
( 5.6 miles away )

Open Tuesday to Sunday (closed Sunday evening). Lunch 12 - 2.30 Dinner 7 - 9.30

The Nantyffin Cider Mill Inn
( 6.6 miles away )

Originally a drovers inn dating back to the 16th C now with a reputation for good food

The Gliffaes Country House Restaurant
( 7.9 miles away )

Local food, tempting wine, open fires, peace and quiet. Open to non residents for all meals.

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