Table Mountain Cottage Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons

£410 - £735 per week

Why We Reccommend Table Mountain Cottage

This charming and sophisticated upside down cottage with fabulous views over the Glen Usk Estate and Valley is a lovingly converted 200 year old watermill in the pretty market town of Crickhowell. A wonderful base for exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Description

Brecon Beacons upside down cottage in Crickhowell, sleeps 2 - pet free.

  • This lovingly renovated, over 200 year old mill has been converted into a well-equipped upside down cottage for holidays. Set on a quiet lane and with breathtaking views across the Glanusk Estate and Valley, the beautiful market town of Crickhowell tumbles down the hill away from the cottage.
  • The cottage is well equipped with a spacious lounge area on each floor.  Choose a novel from the extensive library and sink back into one of the large comfortable sofas.
  • Patio doors open from the bedroom on the ground floor out onto the pretty flower-edged terrace giving views of the valley and the sound of the mill stream below. 
  • An open plan staircase (unsuitable for toddlers and very young children) leads to the first floor where there is a second lounge and well-equipped kitchen/diner.  Every window offers views through wooded glades to the pretty valley.
  • The ancient mill served Crickhowell with grain and later electricity via a watermill which can still be seen today - the babble of the mill stream will add to your precious memories of this peaceful space.
  • Guests are welcome to use the separate laundry and drying facilities.






Location

Crickhowell a town rich in history and the arts. 

  • "Unique in any light" is the town’s motto and it is easy to see why. Music, art and walking festivals are just a few of it's attractions. At the heart of The Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell is the perfect base from which to explore this picturesque corner of Wales.  The town is crammed with independent retailers, cool cafes as well as country pubs serving great food and ale and an atmospheric ruined castle.

Table Mountain and Usk Valley Walks 

  • On the doorstep of The Brecon Way, a walk up Table Mountain is a must when staying here.  There are two routes up the flat-top mountain - steep or steady – but it really is well worth the 2 hour walk to see the stunning view from the top.
  • In Crickhowell go back in time when you walk from the imposing Iron Age Hill Fort of Crug Hywel to the longest stone bridge in Wales.  Owain Glydwr made his mark here when he near destroyed the castle, the remains of which still dominate the skyline.
  • The Monmouth and Brecon Canal is evidence of how important this town has been throughout history, now offering tranquil walks and great cycling for all the family.

Eating out in Crickhowell

  • Locals flock to the vintage-style ‘Latte Da’ cafe for a catch-up, home-made cakes and the best coffee.  Lose yourself in the laid back atmosphere of this thriving market town.     
  • The Dragon Hotel is on the High Street - great for morning coffee or a cosy dinner for two but booking is recommended.
  • The Bear Hotel is a 14th century coaching inn which is a landmark pub and eatery offering local produce. There are fine chefs, great roaring fires and quiet corners.
Chocolate Making Workshops, Abergavenny
  • Savour mouth watering chocolate making and tasting workshops at award winning Black Mountain Gold, purveyors of artisan chocolate run by Master Chocolatier Jules James.

Tretower Court and Castle
  • See how the other half lived through the ages from 900 years ago. A succession of wealthy owners altered and refurbished this sumptuous country home to keep up with the latest fashions. The estate is now cared for by CADW and open to the public. A suite of rooms has been recreated in the style of fashions in 1470. A ruined castle stands in the grounds - a wonderful place for picnics and fantasy play.

Glen Usk Estate, Crickhowell

  • This is the largest privately owned estate in Wales.  Annually home to The Green Man Festival, but with more to offer. Make a day of it and try country pursuits such as salmon fishing and clay pigeon shooting -  the setting is absolutely perfect!

Abergavenny - The Gateway to Wales 

  • Abergavenny is a 12th century town proud of its history.  More recently it has become a magnet for gastronomes with the Abergavenny Food Festival drawing the cream of the crop. It is just a 15 minute drive away along the beautiful River Usk.
Black Mountain Activities, Three cocks
  • All ages and abilities can enjoy thrilling activities all year rond such as archery, rock climbing, canoeing, gorge walking and more.

Blaenavon Mining Museum, World Heritage Site 

  • Blaenavon Mining Museum is a World Heritage Site just a 20-minute drive away.  Get a fascinating insight into the long-gone coal mining industry which was so important to Wales.
Wern Trekking and Riding Centre
  • Riders of all ages and abilities are catered for at Wern Trekking. Trekking, hacking and lessons in the beautiful Brecon Beacons are hard to beat. Picnic Rides take a whole day exploring, stopping at a scenic picnic spot on route.
Dan yr Ogof
  • A visit to the National Showcaves Centre for Wales is a must. This fascinating 17 kilometre long cave system   located in the bewcon Beacons National Park is one of Wales' Top 10 Visitor Attractions.
Brecon Mountain Railway
  • A ride on this charming heritage railway is a joy. The narrow gauge railway runs from Pant to Torpantau taking 1 hour 40 minutes with a scheduled stop of 35 minutes at Pontsticill.

Enjoy year round breaks in this delightful cottage arranged upside down to make best advantage of the wonderous views on the edge of Crickhowell town.



Layout

1 Bedroom sleeping a maximum of 2. Superior Double bed, patio doors onto terrace. Adjoining bathroom.with shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin. All on ground floor. 

Ground Floor Lounge modern furnishings, armchair, 2 sofas, TV/DVD, CD.  Well-stocked bookcases.

Upper Floor - Kitchen/Diner with induction hob, combi microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, dining table and chairs to seat 4.  Valley views.

Upper Sitting Room with 2 & 3 seater sofas, TV/DVD and sound system. Valley views.

Utility Room (separate access) washing machine, drying facilities and sink.


Additional Information

 

Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes, ample

Fuel - Oil central heating, Calor gas heater inclusive May to September. Outside these dates £25 p/w

Dogs - No

Travel cot - No

Highchair - No

Accessibility

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? No

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? No

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? No

Are there paths? No

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Tarmac

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No


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