This easter I planned to stay in a Welsh cottage near Llanthony only to find that it was inaccessible due to snow and sheet ice not to mention that the water had frozen. Gwen & Idris of Pen-Y-Dre were veritable life savers as 3 cars, 5 women and 2 dogs were all in desperate need of accommodation late on maundy Thursday or facing long drives home. They managed to accommodate us all (including the dogs), providing jugs of milk and banana & sesame cake as if we had been expected to arrive. Breakfast the next morning was superb - fruit salad, yogurt, fantastic bacon, the yellowest scrambled egg ever, mushrooms, tomatoes, toast etc!
The farm was also great - we overlooked the free-range pig-sty and stable. The horses, goats and donkeys were up first with the sow and her piglets definitely choosing to have a lie-in.
It was so good that we managed to book another night for 2 of us before having to return home as they were fully booked. Another great advantage was the fridge provided for guests - as we had expected to self-cater we had lots of food to refrigerate and this was very welcome.
Llanvihangel Crucorney was the last place we received phone reception so the fact that the wi-fi wasn't great was of no account - we had walks in books and the weather was available on TV. We're looking forward to returning to this part of Wales in the near future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An ideal holiday location especially for families or groups keen to visit The Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, or walk the Offa`s Dyke Path. The village has The Skirrid Mountain Inn, which is the oldest pub in Wales and was used as Judge Jeffrie`s Court. The scenery is superb with The Skirrid Mountain behind and The Black Mountains just beyond the village. Ideally situated to explore the Wye Valley, Welsh Border Country, Forest of Dean, The Brecon Beacons National Park & South Wales. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pen-Y-Dre Farm Holidays Llanvihangel Crucorney, Wales