Small Party Discount available on 7 Night Stays
Price reduction of £50 for 1 to 3 guests.
Brecon Beacons holiday house Llanfoist, South Wales sleeps 8 - 1 dog welcome
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.
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
Llanfoist Village at the base of Blorenge Mountain
Looking at things to do in the area? Simply click one of the items below and we'll show you all the great activities of that type on our map in relation to your cottage.
The centre caters for all abilities. Activities include sky trek, riding, climbing, rope bridges, abseiling, dingle scramble and more.
Activities include hill walking, archery, mountain biking, mountain boarding, climbing, abseiling, caving, pot holing, canoeing, kayaking, gorge adventure and lots more.
Activities over ground, activities underground, water based activities. Adventure walks, team activities and multi activity programmes.
Other activities available include abseiling, bridge building, canoeing, kayaking, caving, climbing, raft building and more.
Climbing opportunities for beginners and experienced with own gear or hired gear. Courses available. Riding for all with experienced staff to accompany you through private tracks, farmland, conservation area and open hills.
The museum tells the story of Abergavenny historic market town. There are activities for children a shop and parking.
Extensive ruins with water still in the moat. The white wash that gave the castle its name can still be seen in some places. It is a trilateral castle along with Grosmont and Skenforth charged with the defence of the valley, an important route for traders and travellers. It is also strategically placed for military actions and entry into Wales for Norman and later English forces. Inside one can spot the chapel, great hall, kitchen and an old well.
Built as comfortable accomodation for Tretower Castle this charming fortificated manor house was built over 350 years. It offers a glimpse of the lifestyle enjoyed by the more affluent members of society in the Middle Ages.
A medieval castle that fell into disuse 500 years ago. The castle is open almost every day during day light hours. An honesty box is available for donations. The castle was first mentioned in 1138. The Norman gatehouse was probably built in the 12th C. The castle witnessed some turbulent times as a Welsh border defence.
Grosmont was the head of a lordship which stretched from White Castle in the west to Orcop Castle in the east an area which became known as the Honour of Grosmont. During the rebuild in 1274 - 1294 the justifiably famous chimney was built. In the late 1130's King Steven brought three castles together as one defensive unit called the 'Three Castles'. Grosmont is derived from the French for big hill.
In the 1130's King Stephen brought together three castles as one defensive unit. Skenfrith was built on level ground by the banks of the river Minnow. Following the conquest of Wales by Edward I the military importance of 'The Three Castles' was greatly reduced. By 16th C all three were abandoned and falling into ruin.
The town history includes information about Charles Stuart Rolls of the Rolls Royce partnership.
The separate bell tower has six bells. If locked check porch for location of key. Satnav users please note this postcode will take you to the Honey Cafe in the village of Bronllys
The museum has many interesting displays and treasures of the 'old 24th' South Wales Borderers, the Monmouthshire regiment and more recently the Royal Regiment of Wales. There is a museum shop and a car park.
The church has effigies of local crafts people such as a medieval miner, a 15th C forester and a 17th C archer.
The church has a mass of carving, fine sculptures, coloured stone, brass, stained glass, and a magnificent stencilled ceiling.
The largest exhibit is the preserved Victorian Assize Court. A court room drama set during the 1880 assizes is particularly interpreted with over 30 life size figures, sound and light. The ten minute show starts at the press of a button. Other exhibits include Pre history, Roman and Dark ages. There are some beautiful Celtic crosses and a famous dug out canoe from nearby Llangorse lake.
Exhibits include archaeology, archives, weapons & war, natural science, costume & textiles and more. The exhibition area is varied and strongly features the work of contemporary artists living and working in the area.
This Cistercian abbey was founded in 1131, buildings were added to and upgraded every century until its dissolution in 1536. The Abbey Church rebuilt in the later 13th & early 14th centuries is remarkably complete.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Tourist Information Centre in the Market Car Park.
A Norman Benedictine Priory was founded on the site in 1093 this became the parish church in the 16th C at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries. It became a cathedral in 1923. The Cathedral Close houses a heritage centre in a 17th C tithe barn.
David Mushet's son used the foundry to experiment in steel making in large quantities. He made the first steel alloys and the first railway line . It was successfully laid and used, lasting 17 years in Derby station instead of the 3-5 months as before. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Royal Forest of Dean Tourist Information Centre, Coleford where you can get directions to the Dark Hill Iron Works.
Goodrich boasts one of the most complete set of medieval domestic buildings surviving in any English castle. There is a visitors centre, shop and cafe.
The church has three sculpted stone reliefs of Christ, Virgin & Child and the Crucifixion.
Inside the church has some fine 12th C murals, some early medieval frescoes, a timber framed porch obscures an attractive tympanum decorated with carvings.
Chepstow Castle overlooks the swirling waters of the River Severn.
The museum has a visitors centre, refreshments and picnic tables.
Visitors may walk through the mine to experience the conditions and see the methods used to extract coal.
There is a carving of the Virgin Mary over the south porch, St George and the Dragon on the tympanum above the south door is a great rarity. Two fish carvings thought to have been done around 1150 were found in the fabric of a stove in a neighbouring cottage before being restored to their rightful place in the church.
The church was moved stone by stone from Chapel Hill. The 15th C pulpit is one of only sixty left in England today. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the village of Aylburton where you can ask directions to St Mary's Church
There is a regular timetable plus events. Facilities include luxury dining train, branch line hands on courses, car park, museum, cafe and shop.
Built by a wealthy mine owner in 1876 this unusual 5 storey black and white building was once the Euroclydon Hotel.
The Normans built wooden and then stone defences. The stone fortress can still be seen in the middle of the grounds affording extensive views from the top. In the 18th C the very wealthy Bute Family made it their home. The 3rd Marquis transformed the interior giving each of the rooms its own theme. A guided tour explores some of them. It was the first home in Wales and the third in Britain to have electricity.
Suitable for all ages. Regular activities and events, ideal for walking and picnicing.
'St Anthony's fire' was the medieval name for a rampant itching disease. The Monk's of Flaxely swore by the curative powers of the well waters.
The modern east window depicts St Michael and the devil. The church was built between the 13th and 15th centuries. Its steeple and tower dominate the town. A 15th C painting of the last judgement can be found inside the church also an enormous modern reredos.
It is essential to get permission to visit from the MOD because the stone circle is in the impact area of the firing range at Sennybridge. The circle is about 18m across. The tallest stones are about .75 high. Some stones have fallen.
19, Lampeter Business Park, Lampeter SA48 8LT, UK | 07748 903647
Auctions are held on the last Friday of every month at Llangybi near Lampeter
Georgian, Regency, Victorian, Coalport, Minton, Staffordshire figures, pictures, glass, silver, jewellery and much more.
Over 20 dealers in antiques and collectables including furniture, clothing, china, glass ware, jewellery, clocks, linen and more.
Chris produces metal work items such as log baskets, candlesticks, garden obelisks, welly boot racks, sun dials and magazine racks. Sarah produces painted cards and social stationery mainly in water colours.
A visitor described the gallery as an oasis of colour, spirit and tranquillity. Christine is inspired by the farming community, the countryside, the seasons, characters and animals.
Experienced tutors will teach water colour or oil painting, printmaking or photography in a spacious studio of a converted barn near Llanthony Abbey.
Work includes water colours, oils, acrylics in a wide range of subjects. Painting courses, workshops and more.
Work on show includes paintings, ceramics, glassware, sculpture, jewellery, textiles and furniture.
Browse displays of unique pots; long toms, small & huge pots, wall pots, pavers, edging bricks and even dragons. Seconds corner to rummage in.
Fresh coffee, tea and homemade cakes are served beside the river. There is a picnic area. National Cycle Route 8, Wye Valley Walk and a riverside walk all pass by here.
Framed photos, greetings cards, coasters, fridge magnets and other photo gifts.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Tourist Informatuion Centre in Abergavenny.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the southern approach to Talybont reservoir.
There are picnic areas at Pentwyn car park with views over Pontsticill reservoir. The North end of the reservoir is designed as a conservation area. Wildfowl are present in winter and some interesting passage birds including tufted duck, goldeneye, goosander and teal. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Butchers Arms in Pontsticill.
Valleys descend with river tributaries of the Arran, Warren, Brooks and the river Lugg. There are numerous wild flowers and birds. The pool on Pool Hill and the river Lugg are designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
Wildlife at the reserve includes over wintering wildfowl as well as other birds of interest. A hide is provided for viewing without disturbing the birds.
Home to mammals, birds, insects, reptiles and nationally rare lime and yew woodland.
Visit the web site or Coleford Information centre for a map.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Libanus. Cantref Reservoir is south from here along the A470.
These oldest trees in Radnorshire support rare and declining species. In spring the woodland floor is a carpet of wild flowers. There are many bird species, small mammals including mice, voles, shrews and rare dormice.
The best time to see hares is in the evening on open grassland especially near arable land. They are usually solitary but you may be lucky and see a mysterious circle of hares. During the breeding season hares box as part of their courtship ritual. The boxing is actually the female battling off unwanted advances from males. Sanav users please note this postcode will get you to Painscastle on the edge of the Begwyns.
From Pen Y Fan it is possible to see as far as North Devon. There are spectacular valleys, rushing streams and moor land rich with wildlife. There are also waterfalls and a dramatic gorge. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitors Centre at Libanus.
The area is entirely rural with fields, woodland, and many farmsteads on the hills. Trallong faces south looking down on the upper reaches of the Usk river with spectacular views of the Brecon Beacons.
To find out how to become a member please check the web site.
Blackpool Brook trickles through the picnic site and large oak trees give dappled shade in the summer months.
We also have 2 other shops 'The Addyman Annexe' and 'Murder and Mayhem' - specialising in mystery, detective, fiction and true crime.
The barn features a soft play area, vortex tube, three lane astra slide, ball pool and lots more.
223 Third Avenue West, Melville, SK S0A 2P0, Canada | (306) 728-4448
Facilities to educate and entertain all ages. World famous 300' deep underground tours with a real miner to see how life was for thousands of men who worked at the coal face. Admission is free.
The museum aims to conserve and display aspects of the history, heritage and traditions of rural life in Monmouthshire between 1850 and the end of the second World War. It houses a unique collection of over 5000 artefacts from the smallest handtools and household items through to large agricutural machinery and vintage tractors.
Learn what made the Romans a formidable force and how life would not be the same without them. The museum lies inside the remains of the fortress and houses a large collection of objects showing how they lived, fought, worshipped and died. Special days and events are held during school holidays when children can attend Roman soldier workshops, try on replica armour and experience life as a Roman soldier.
2 & 4 day tutored courses in the arts.
2 and 4 day tutored courses in the arts.
Home to the annual Welsh Proms Cardiff with world class orchestras, soloists and conductors. BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition as well as pop, rock, folk, jazz, blues, comedy, children's shows, lunch time concerts, musicals, light entertainment, dance, world music, film & classical music. Welsh gifts and cards sold in the foyer shop. Bar and restaurants on site.
There is something to amaze everyone. Admission is free.
Coffee shop and restaurant service available in the theatre.
St Fagan's explores all aspects of how people in Wales have lived, worked and spent their leisure time. Over 40 original buildings from different historical periods have been relocated in the 100 acres of St Fagan's Castle Parkland. Craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills. There are galleries, exhibitions and special events all through the year.
Operas, concerts, theatre, choirs, dance, ballet, children's entertainment, comedians and more, afternoons and evenings. Art exhibitions, workshops and training days. Free foyer performances daily. Guided tours. The vision of the Millennium Centre is "to be an internationally significant cultural landmark and centre for the performing arts renowned for inspiration, excellence and leadership."
All manner of bikes for sale as well as bike components, cyclist clothing & accessories, cycle routes and much more.
Most of the climbing is done on tarmac with the downhills on the rough. Keep an eye out for horses and walkers on the off road tracks. Spend some time in the village of Llanbedr before heading back to Crickhowell. Satnav users note this postcode will get you to the Swan Inn Llanbedr Road in Crickhowell.
The Brinore Tramway takes you a short way up into the forest before you descend to the shore of Talybont reservoir. Satnav users note this postcode will get you to the Talybont Outdoor Pursuits Centre
The route passes through country lanes, farm tracks, old Breconshire villages and hamlets. There are two off road sections, the first quite flat, the second mostly down hill. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you into the village of Llanfilo.
Mountain bikes and routes available direct from the farm. Please ring before you visit to make sure the bike you require is available.
The trail starts at Chepstow on the banks of the Severn. It enters the National Park near Abergavenny and then makes a steep climb up into the magnificent Black Mountains finishing at Glasbury.
Satnav users note this postcode will get you to ther Tourist Information Office in the Market Car Park, Market Arcade, Brecon.
Hire bicycles for more than 1 day and have them delivered
The route is over open ground. It is suitable for beginners and families. (Add to web address /outdoor-activities-cycling.htm)
There are connecting routes to villages and picnic sites. Satnav users note this postcode will get you to the Pygmy Museum in Cannop.
There is only one real climb. The going is reasonably easy making this a pleasant ramble in the countryside.
Food, beverages, repairs, sales and accessories. The location is a good starting point for the forest cycle trails. Non hirers are also welcome to start here too. Ample parking. Satnav users please note this postcode will take you to the Industrial estate - look out for the Skoda dealership the Winner Bike Hire business is close by.
This event will be held at Bailey Park, Park Road
Usk is a keen and successful competitor in floral competitions as can be seen by the beautiful floral displays and permanent planting displays around the town done by volunteers and friends of Usk in Bloom. The theme for 2009 is 'Global Warming and Climate Change'.
Gardens are opened to raise money for local charities and good causes. There are two car parks in the town. Tickets will be available for ?6 in both. Most gardens are within walking distance. A free minibus service will run to those a little further afield.
From food to farming, music to crafts, street entertainment and much more. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the centre of Talgarth.
Other businesses taking part are www.cwm-deri.co.uk, www.wernddu-wine.co.uk and ancrehillestates.co.uk
Writers, comedians and musicians all gather to entertain, celebrate, share, and explore their visions of the world and to champion creative writing. All ages are catered for.
The lake is an ideal location for canoeing, sailing, boating and water skiing. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking, horse riding, trekking, bouldering, pot holing and gliding.
Meet the animals, tractor and trailer rides, play zone, paddle boats, electronic tractors, farm trails, mega sledge ride and lots more.
Activities include gorge walking, rock climbing, abseiling, caving, archery, rope courses, clay shooting, carting, orienteering, mountain biking and more.
Guides have knowledge of the industrial heritage and historical sites of the Forest of Dean. All treks start at Mallards Pike Lake. Satnav users note this postcode will get you to Mallards Pike Lake.
No previous experience necessary. Tuition is given at the start of the day.
Satnav users note this postcode will take you to the Blaenavon Tourist Information Centre.
Visitors centre, cafe and shop.
An information centre with maps, books and souvenirs and an excellent exhibition to help visitors appreciate this pristine landscape.
Cruises last 40 minutes and give a running commentary. Evening cruises with bar and buffet by arrangement.
Managed jointly by the Forestry Commission and the RSPB. The reserve, woodland trails and hides are open all year round. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Fountain Inn in the village of Parkend. From there the reserve is signposted on the right on leaving the village westbound.
Children's play area , parking, tea gardens.
The 35' long church of St Mauritius is considered to be one of the smallest in Wales. The origins of the church are unknown but an early medieval beginning is plausible. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Erwood Station Craft Centre. Alltmawr is a short distance to the north off the A470
Specialist shops of the kind that have died out elsewhere can be found in the arcades. Some of the best shopping in Cardiff is to be found in these glass roofed arcades.
A tour behind the scenes includes a visit to the changing rooms, a walk out onto the pitch, a visit to the Royal box, and a view from the top of the stands. The stadium has the biggest closing roof in the world. The pitch is removable to accommodate rock concerts.
An exhibition with hands on exhibits. A science theatre and a Planetarium. Entertaining education for all the family.
River Usk fishing run by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association & Mardy, Ysbytty and Kemys fisheries. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Pyscodlyn Farm.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you onto the southern approach road to Talybont Reservoir.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Butchers Arms in Ponsticill.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Butchers Arms in the village of Pontsticill south of the reservoir.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Tourist Information Office in the centre of Merthyr Tydfil.
The Garwnent Visitor Centre is in Coed Taf Fawr part of the Brecon Beacons National Parks Forest.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the centre of the village of Llyswen.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Tourist Information Bureau, Oxford Street, Hay on Wye.
Satnav users plase note this postcode will get you to the centre of Lydbrook.
Please note the booking office is open Monday to Friday 9-5 and closed at weekends.
Rod, tackle and fly fishing tuition available.
Please park in the car parks just off the B4246 and not on the road side. The fields around the base of Blorenge are designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and are strictly out of bounds to people and dogs. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Blaenavon. For Llanfoist use NP7 9LP.
Meet at Llanarth to decide on the most appropriate launch site for the given conditions. Launch sites are at Monmouth, Raglan, Abergavenny or Llanarth.
The club offer flying weekends and group trial lessons two evenings a week in summer, weather permitting any other time.. Anyone can have a go.
Also available a mini course of 3 flights with one to one instruction and up to 2 hours flying time or a 'Mile High Flight' which is a premium flight of 35 minutes.
Dishes include appetisers, hot, medium and mild flavours, tandoori, biryani, balti, vegetable, seafood and much more.
Dishes include starters, salads, curries, stir fried dishes, seafood, rice, noodles & more.
Opening times: 8 - 5.30 Tuesdays and Saturdays 8 - 12 and 4 - 6 on Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri
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.
The menu offers old favourites and new dishes alike made from locally sourced ingredients. The choice is almost ridiculous for the size of the restaurant.
Honey from our own bees, glass bottled to retain flavour.
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.
Booking is advisable especially at weekends.
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 16th C stylish Old Rectory Country Hotel and Golf Club formerly the home of celebrated Henry Vaughan lies in the picturesque heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The Golf club, bar and restaurant are open to non residents. Menus are prepared using only the finest seasonal produce from Welsh suppliers.
Open Tuesday to Sunday (closed Sunday evening). Lunch 12 - 2.30 Dinner 7 - 9.30
If you will be celebrating a special occasion while on holiday this would be the ideal time to Book a Cook . A menu will be discussed with you, everything else from shopping to food preparation, cooking, even serving if you want and cleaning up afterwards will be taken care of by an experienced cook of 12 years with qualifications in hotel management.
The interior still retains its original 12th C fireplaces, a wealth of exposed beams and original tudor plasterwork even a priest hole. Gastro pub and beer battered fish and chips to take away. Open from Wednesday to Saturday.
Home made dishes prepared with home reared free range pork, beef and lamb, home grown and local produce. Local beers, ciders and fruit juices are also offered. This is a great venue for weary walkers to take rest and refreshment but booking is adviseable.
Trealy Farm Charcuterie can also be found at Monmouth, Usk and Riverside, Cardiff Farmer's Markets.
The retaurant will prepare a delicious picnic hamper for you. (refundable deposit needed )
The market offers high quality, locally produced, fresh, seasonal food, hand made products reared, grown or made within a 30 mile radius of Brecon.
Local produce is used whenever possible. Meals are served in a smart modern restaurant with original art work.
The Inn has an outdoor patio and walled garden.
Open Wednesday to Sunday 9am til 11pm and for special events. All are welcome for teas, coffees and food served all day.
The menu is changed regularly to reflect the seasons using quality fresh produce. The atmospheric bar is warmed by a log fire in winter.
The Inn offers riverside terraces, flagstone floored bar, cosy lounge and dining room, good food, fine real ales and a comprehensive wine list.
The flavour and texture is just like Italian ice cream in Italy.
Booking is adviseable.
Held in Memorial Square, the Buttermarket & at the Town Clock
All dishes are prepared and cooked to order by an award winning chef.
Specialities are local free range chicken, duck, local beef and lambs, local cheeses and pork from the restaurant's own Old Spot breed pigs. The Inn has stone walls and old oak beams and open fire.
The Georgian restaurant overlooks the hotel garden and pond.
Idyllically nestled beside an ancient lough pool, weeping willows and wild ducks in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Fine restaurant and dining bar serving good quality seasonal award winning food
Book for an acclaimed VIP tour and Master class or just go along and browse the exhibition and the distillery in action. The distillery has won numerous awards at international spirits competitions. The distillery also produces liquer, vodka and gin.
Lunch & dinner Wed - Sat 1st Oct - Mar 31st : Lunch & dinner Tues - Sat 1st Apr - Sept 30th : Sunday lunch all year round
A fascinating pub full of character and historic features popular with locals and visitors alike. Well behaved dogs are welcome in the bar. The Roast Ox has 10 ciders and perriers always on tap, a restaurant, a large garden and plenty of parking space. The pub hosts many entertaining events throughout the year. See the website for details.
Produce includes eggs, lamb, pork, bacon, sausages, seasonal fruit and vegetables and selected local produce.
The White hart is the oldest pub in Cinderford built in 1834. It retains its character and charm.
Other features include the Vine Walk, a formal terraced potager with mixed flowers and vegetables, a canal, magnolia and malus walks, a jubilee tower and a collection of interestiong shrubs.
Open as part of the National Gardens Scheme NGS for charity and by appointment.
Open Tuesdays 2 - 6pm
Enjoy morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea while looking out at the amazing views
Trwyn Tal combines dramatic panoramic views with traditional cottage planting and raised vegetable beds. The tranquility and seclusion of the garden would mark the end of any perfect day.
Satnav users please note this postcode will take you to the Llangorse Multi Activity Centre. From here turn right and travel to the B4560. Turn left and follow the road to Cathedine.
The Beacons Nursery is within the walled garden.
In 1849 St Mary's church was described as 'an ancient structure with some yew trees of fine growth and of great age in its church yard.'
The garden is generally open durinng August but to avoid disappointment it is advisable to CONTACT TREBERFYDD TO CONFIRM OPENING TIMES.
Mature trees, unusual plants and shrubs, rose and water gardens, parterre and willow arbour. The garden also features a copy of an ancient stone pig sty and an outdoor chessboard.
Open Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm and Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm
Open as part of the National Garden Sceme for charity and by appointment
The house is open to the public as well as a visitors centre with exhibition and cafe/restaurant. Events are held throughout the year such as historical re-enactments, childrens activity days and family days out.
The garden includes spring bulbs, azaleas, camellias, rhododendrons, acres and magnolias. There is a pond, a stream and a bog garden also unusual trees and a lightly wooded area. The colours in autumn are exceptional.THE GARDEN IS OPEN DURING THE NATIONAL GARDENS SCHEME.SUNDAY JUNE 3rd 2-5pm. SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER BY APPOINTMENT. GROUPS BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT>
Please check web site for openiong times before visiting. Open for a limited season and for parties of 10 or more afternoons and evenings. Sloping complex and individual gardens framed by beech woods with views in all directions. There are two acres of flower gardens, meadow, generously planted borders and much more.
Please check opening times before visiting. Closed from September to June
Garden accessories, furniture, BBQ's, pets, aquatics, cut flowers and coffee shop.
Visitors are welcome by appointment please phone first.
There were formerly 5 trees on either side of the path but now one is a stump. The 3 oldest trees grow in a line on the south side of the church. St Mary's church has a Norman font the only evidence of its medieval origins.
Created by a family who collected and planted exotic plants, trees and seeds from places they visited. There is also a walled garden.
This Grade 1 listed garden was created in the 19th C by owner Henry Oakley with the help of James Pulham & Son famous landscape designers. Work to restore the gardens to their former glory is an ongoing undertaking. The gardens are spectacular with an intricately landscaped network of rock gardens, ponds, water features and ornamental areas.
Two more female yew trees grow side by side at the west end of the church. The origin of the church is unknown but an early medieval beginning is plausible. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Cradoc the neighbouring village. Aberyscir is a short distance to the west.
A further 4 yew trunks which appear to be joined are in a line west of the church. They are of no great age but are presumably peripheral growth from an older tree.
There is a trail for the visually impaired and level paths make easy access for all visitors.
Satnav users please note this postcode will take you to the Erwood Inn. From here turn left onto the A470 then any of the next three right hand turnings will take you to Crickadarn.
The park is the site of an important Roman temple. Roman and New Zealand museums are also in the park.
The Grade II listed building makes a splendid backdrop. ( It is not open to the public ). The garden includes formal terraces with yew hedges, pools, statues, traditional rose garden, mature trees and shrubs.
Bute Park is home to Glamorgan Country Cricket Club, the Welsh Institute of Sport, a riding school and the Welsh College of Music and Drama.
The yew trees grow in the church yard of St Cynog thought to be of early medieval origin. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to The Old School. From here turn right onto the A4215 then left onto Cefn Road. The yew trees are on the left after a few hundred yards
The original foundation of St Cewydd church is claimed to be 6th C. It stands high above the river Edw. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to The Seven Stars Inn at Aberedw.
18 holes with the river Usk running beside the 6th. Club house, Pro shop and lessons available. Visitors of all abilities and ages welcome.
The !6th C stylish Old Rectory Country Hotel and Golf Club formerly the home of celebrated Henry Vaughan lies in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The Golf Club, bar and restaurant are open to non residents.
At over 1500 feet above sea level the course offers wonderful views of the Brecon Beacons and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Food and drink are served in the clubhouse.
An 18 hole championship course of 6733 yards par 72 designed in two parts seperated by a wooded hill with spectacular views of the delightful Monmouthshire countryside.
The Twenty Ten course was purpose built for the 2010 Ryder Cup. It has 18 holes, is par 71 and measures 7493 yards. The award winning Roman Road course designed by Robert Trent Jones snr is so called because of the many Roman roads around which the course was built. The Montgomerie course was designed by Ryder Cup legend Colin Montgomerie with dramatic tee shots over valleys and breathtaking down hill shots. Also available world calss golfing academy, driving range, practice range, indoor putting studio, golf shop, teaching bays and 2 luxurious club houses.
Visitors are welcome although there may be some restrictions on Sundays.
The club is permanent home to the prestigious Coors Welsh Tournament of Champions. The modern club house has excellent facilities including lounge bar and food. Visitors are welcome.
Builth Wells LD2 3JB, UK | 01497 851251
Rhosgoch's 5000 yards, par 68 course is located in beautiful unspoilt countryside high above the Wye Valley. The club welcomes experienced and novice players as well as juniors and families.
Bar food is available during the week and home cooked meals in the dining room on Fridays and Saturdays in the friendly club house.
Hacking, trail riding, children's activity days, pony trekking, cross country, fast rides and instruction.
Bridleways pass through farmland, forestry and open moorland.
Day and half day rides can be arranged.
Riding by the hour. Advice and demostrations always given. Quiet, responsive horses and qualified guides, 30 mounts, min age 4, WTRA, WTB, AALA rated. Open April to Oct.
Next to the 12th C Llanthony Priory in the Black Mountains. Small groups, hats supplied, minimum age 8, half day rides, British Horse society approved, WTRA member.
Trekking, hacking, horse riding, riding lessons and trail riding in the Brecon Beacons. Experienced guides will help you to enjoy your riding experience.
Excellent, free spectators facilities a huge dry indoor gallery with cafe. Visitors are welcome to watch the equestrian competitions and dog club competitions. Those visitors with their own horses are also welcome to take part.
Also Welsh costumes and textiles, ceramics, Welsh food & confectionery. Welsh teas a speciality Hampers for any occasion.
Day permits for game on the Upper Neuadd Reservoir, River Taff and River Usk.
Top quality country wear for men with a small range for ladies. Also maps, tools, knives and other accessories for the outdoor man.
Courses for beginners and experienced.
Adventure Mountain's rally circuit is 320 metres long and features fast straights, hair raising slopes and challenging bends. There are karts to suit all ages over 11 years.
Facilities include swimming pool, squash & badminton courts, health & fitness classes and more.
Booking 2 weeks in advance is essential.
The train travels the full length of the Taf Fechan reservoir to Dol-y-Gaer. At Pontsticill you can alight the train and visit the cafe, admire the view or go rambling. There is a children's play area.
Four stations each with pathways through the forest. Picnic areas inside and outside.
Crickhowell is a lively, friendly community with a strong identity. There are excellent individual shops and plenty of good restaurants.
The location makes it popular for walking, climbing, caving, hang gliding, paragliding, fishing and more. The Monmouth to Brecon canal runs through the village. Boats may be hired at centres along its length.
The name Llangynidr is derived from St Cynidr a 6th C Welsh saint. The village grew up around the church in medieval times. There is a large recreational park and the Monmouth to Brecon canal passes through five locks here for which the village is renowned. The canal towpath is a pleasant place to stroll along beside the canal.
Usk renowned for its year round floral displays has an abundance of pubs, restaurants, cafes and antique shops. It has an interesting museum and a castle. There are many opportunities for walking and fishing.
Llangors Lake is the largest natural lake in South Wales. It is home to migratory wild fowl and much interesting flora and fauna. There are breathtaking views of the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains. The lake has the only known crannog in Wales. This defensive island dates back to 889-893AD and is believed to be a royal site of medieval Brycheinoiog.
The village has won 'Best Kept Village' many times. There is a charming old stone bridge, a whitewashed 1803 chapel beside Brechfa pool and an abundance of wildlife including horses roaming freely on the common. The nearby woodland is pleasant for walking.
Vessels of 90 tonnes have been reported reaching this point from the sea. Before the road bridge was built most access was by ferry. There are a number of interesting buildings in Brockweir.
The village is sheltered behind the crumbling walls of its castle. The castle has been a Norman fortress, a royal castle, a royal hunting lodge, the administrative and judicial centre for the Forest of Dean, a gaol, a private house and a school. A number of foresters still live and work in the area keeping the ancient traditions and rights alive. The village pub and inn serve good food.
Attractions range from walking, climbing, shooting, cycling and other outdoor pursuits to the Literary Festival which is held over 10 days every year. The town has many interesting shops and a choice of places to eat and drink.
There are numerous buildings of historic interest in Coleford. It is a market town and has a good range of shops. There is a cinema, two golf courses, the Great Western Railway museum, restaurants, cafe and hotels.
The village can be dated back to Roman times. Evidence of early iron workings can be seen nearby. Clearwell Caves is now an award winning museum. Other industries included nail making and tanning. There is interesting historical architecture in the village.
The church of St Mary high above the Wye Valley has some intriguing 14th C stone female figures. Beside the church are the earthworks of a Norman Motte & Bailey castle.
The first commercially viable blast furnace was sited here in the 17th C. Coal was transported on the river. Lydbrook church is of historical and architectural interest.
The ruined church of St James at Lancaut is one of the earliest documented Christian sites in the country. Offa's Dyke Path passes through the parish.
The village location makes it a haven for walkers. The village has a number of shops, a post office and inns. The beautiful countryside surroundings are dotted with cottages and farms.
The town sits high on a cliff overlooking a large loop in the River Wye. St Mary's Church spire can be seen for many miles around. The town has a number of antique shops, small independent retailers and galleries. A number of annual events are held including the Ross Regatta and the 100 mile raft race.
The malthouse of James and Willam is now referred to as 'Horlicks'.
The village developed into a manor in Saxon times and was mentioned in the Domes Day Book in 1086. The majority of the village lies within a conservation area.
Lydney Dock has recently undergone restoration.
Cinderford is a former mining town and industrial capital of the forest. There is a good range of shops, restaurants and cinemas. Cinderford Artspace showcases work by local and national crafts people.
Soudley is home to the Dean Heritage centre, Soudley Ponds and Blaize Bailey view point.
The village was once the site of Roman occupation. The remains of a Roman temple can be seen in the grounds of Littledean Hall.
There are several buildings of historical interest including Bakeney's 18th C church of All Saints. The village's industrial past is represented by two corn mills and a six arched railway viaduct intended to carry freight from Howbeach Colliery to a dock on the Severn. A roman villa was discovered during renovations to local houses.
Walk in the Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains or even Snowdon by arrangement. The sky is your limit. Choose gentle riverside walks or mountain trekks. Walk by day or by night.
A circular route
The line was operational between 1815 and 1865 linking the Tredegar Iron works and Trefil limestone quarry to the Monmouth and Brecon canal at Talybont. The route passes dramatic scenery. It is now a well used public right of way and bridle path. Its hedges are an important habitat for wildlife. The route is way marked with a distinctive tram wheel logo. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Star Inn Talybont on Usk.
Starting points vary according to chosen route plan.
Pick up a leaflet at Beechenhurst Lodge. Follow the blue ringed posts and direction arrows.
Originally the site of a pre Roman Iron Ore mine. The deep ravines, wooden bridges, moss covered rocks and ancient trees are said to have been the inspiration for JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth.
The Ramblers association has broken the route down into nine stages of between 11 and 15 miles. Chepstow to Parkend is thirteen and a half miles. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Tourist Information Centre in Castle Car Park, Bridge Street, Chepstow
The walk is waymarked with a distinctive leaping salmon.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Fisherman's Arms in the centre of Sedbury.
The ramblers Association have broken the route down into nine stages of between 11 and 15 miles. Parkend to May Hill is fourteen miles.
In winter female goshawks perform roller coaster 'sky dances' over the forest. Formerly the site of New Fancy Coal Mine. The old spoil heap provides an excellent platform from which to view above the forest. Other wildlife include fallow deer, insects and reptiles such as adders and grass snakes.
There is a running trail and links to the cycle trail. The lakeside walk is punctuated with benches for viewing the mandarins and other ducks.
Discover the beautiful countryside with mountain views from the quiet decks of an electric boat. See lots of fish in the crystal clear waters beneath you. Experience a lock and the Brynich Aqueduct 25' above sea level.
Also raft building, kayaking, climbing, abseiling rope courses and archery.
Whilst we cannot guarantee availability for these dates, you may enquire below and we'll be in touch with the owner.
Here are a selection of popular 7 night breaks
For close to sixty years you've loved us!
Like what you see and are ready to book?