We stayed one night at this 16th century old bnb, in the Vale of Usk, and wished we could have stay longer! It was perfect in every way.
Our hosts were lovely - happy to chat or leave us alone. We stayed in the twin bedroom, which was spotlessly clean and delightfully furnished. We fell asleep listening to the owls hooting. A full breakfast was on offer and it was fresh and hot.
The cottage is very close to numerous tourist attractions such as Brecon Beacons, Blaenavon, Caerphilly and Tintern Abbey to name just a few. We went for a walk along the canal - about 100 yards away and enjoyed the scenery, but next time we will base ourselves at the cottage as there is so much to do.
The downsides? Well it is off the main road, but the map they provide on their website (---) was sufficient. There is only two eating establishments within walking distance - but how many does one need? And they own a lovely dog - but not everyone is a dog lover.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Superbly modernised 16C Grade II listed country home offering welcoming and spacious Visit Wales 4 Star en-suite B&B accommodation. Excellent local inns and restaurants, including The Hardwick and The Foxhunter. Beautiful peaceful 4-acre grounds and views on edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park with ample private parking. Ideal location for exploring National Park and mountain-biking at Cwmcarn. Convenient for Big Pit, Blaenavon World Heritage Site, Roman Caerleon, numerous castles, Tintern Abbey, Wye Valley, Cardiff. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rectory Cottage Mamhilad, Wales