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View towards the property
Lounge with cosy wood burner
Kitchen/dining room
Double bedroom
Family shower room
Single bedroom
View of the canal towards the property
Views of the nearby canal
View towards the property
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2 / 9  Lounge with cosy wood burner
3 / 9  Kitchen/dining room
4 / 9  Double bedroom
5 / 9  Family shower room
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7 / 9  View of the canal towards the property
8 / 9  Views of the nearby canal
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Cariad Cottage

Govilon, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Detached property sleeping three guests
  • Beautiful canal-side location within the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Direct access to the canal towpath, offering miles of relaxing walks
  • Located within easy reach of the foodie town of Abergavenny
  • Perfect location for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits
  • Situated in the village of Govilon, within walking distance of the village shop and pub
Property code: 47698

Attractive detached property sleeping three guests, enjoying a beautiful canal-side location in the Brecon Beacons village of Govilon, just four miles from the popular town of Abergavenny.

This property enjoys a quiet location in the village of Govilon, in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, with the Abergavenny to Brecon canal passing right outside the windows. The village also lies on the edge of the Blaenafon World Heritage site, which is home to several historic attractions including the Big Pit National Coal Museum, the Blaenafon Heritage Railway, and the Blaenafon Iron Works. Those who enjoy getting out and enjoying the surrounding countryside will be spoilt for choice, with many miles of walks, cycle paths, and opportunities to try climbing, abseiling, canoeing, and caving all within easy reach of the property. For a more restful day trip though, why not pay a visit to nearby Abergavenny, which has, in recent years, built an excellent culinary reputation.

Three external steps lead to the front door of this property, bringing guests inside this welcoming cottage. The lounge is an attractive dual-aspect room, the focal point of which are the views over the canal and to the mountains beyond. There is a warming wood burner in this room, as well as a TV/DVD for guests to enjoy. Meanwhile, the kitchen/diner is a homely room with a dining table at one end and a pleasant kitchen area at the other, offering a double oven, hob, microwave, and fridge/freezer. The bathroom, with shower and WC, is situated on the first floor of the cottage, as are the property’s two bedrooms. The first of these is a cosy double room which has a romantic feel to it, and a sloping ceiling (and therefore some reduced head-height). The second bedroom is a restful single room which benefits from its own TV, perfect for late-night film watching.

There is a small patio area just outside the cottage, and direct access to the canal-side. There is roadside parking available close to the property.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms:  1 double and 1 single 
  • Bathroom with shower and WC
  • TV/DVD, plus additional TV in the single bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner with first basket of logs included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, and fridge/freezer
  • Regret no washing machine
  • Bed linen, electric, and central heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Roadside parking
  • Shops and pub within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Mikaela.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rachel 21st September 2019

The cottage is lovely and welcoming, very well equipped including even dog bed and bowls. It has character so feels like you're on holiday. Plenty of easy reach walks and places of interest. Great place to stay with dogs. Helpful welcome pack and lots of things for amusement. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Lena 14th September 2019

A very quirky little cottage with every thing you could hope for. A beautiful place with lots of walks for the dogs. Will definitly go back as still lots more we want to do as restricted to how far we could walk as our elderly dog could not walk too far but she managed to do the green walk allong the old railway line which surprised us , she was noRead moret going to give in. The bedroom has a sloping roof which my husband who is quite tall had to negotiate, which inreased the charm. Hide

Reviewed by Diane 17th August 2019

Really well appointed cottage with every eventuality, utility and convenience thought of. Fabulous location with fantastic views of the Black Mountains, along a quiet canal tow path. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Peter 22nd June 2019

Lovely picturesque location. Well provided amenities apart from TV. Easy access to main roads.

Reviewed by Lorraine 13th April 2019

A truly idyllic cottage next to the canal and perfect for a lovely holiday as you watch the boats go past. So glad we took our bikes as we enjoyed bike rides down the canal looking at the stunning countryside of Wales. The cottage is a beautiful home and you are welcomed by the owners. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Hayley 6th April 2019

The cottage was wonderful. The owners left tea, coffee, milk, Welsh cakes and flowers as a welcome gift. The cottage is fully equipped and we loved sitting in front of the fire watching the canal boats and ducks go by.

Reviewed by Christine 20th March 2019

Wonderful character cottage set right on the canal bank. Perfect for both gentle strolls or more energetic walks. Loved the homeliness and peacefulness of the light and airy property. Would certainly go there again.

Reviewed by Ian 11th March 2019

Super location, very clean with all facilities. Could not be faulted. Local walks from doorstep and lots of local attractions a bus ride away and no need to drive more than 30 miles for any other fancied days out.

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