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A beautiful spot to relax in with your own hot tub whilst looking out to Sugar Loaf mountain
Spacious lounge with wood burner effect electric fire, leading out to the decked hot tub area
Separate kitchen with plenty of space to rustle up a nice meal
Super-king-size bed that can be a twin on request
Wet room with shower and WC
Enter through the stable door into your rural retreat which is all on ground floor level
Further shared grounds which are free to roam and lead to the beautiful canal
This lovely canal is right on your doorstep
Meet the friendly residents
Follow the garden path and see where it leads you
Explore the shared grounds and find the perfect spot to relax
1 / 11  A beautiful spot to relax in with your own hot tub whilst looking out to Sugar Loaf mountain
2 / 11  Spacious lounge with wood burner effect electric fire, leading out to the decked hot tub area
3 / 11  Separate kitchen with plenty of space to rustle up a nice meal
4 / 11  Super-king-size bed that can be a twin on request
5 / 11  Wet room with shower and WC
6 / 11  Enter through the stable door into your rural retreat which is all on ground floor level
7 / 11  Further shared grounds which are free to roam and lead to the beautiful canal
8 / 11  This lovely canal is right on your doorstep
9 / 11  Meet the friendly residents
10 / 11  Follow the garden path and see where it leads you
11 / 11  Explore the shared grounds and find the perfect spot to relax

Little Orchard Retreat

Gilwern, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A spacious cottage set in a fabulous location, ideal for a romantic break away
  • Good for cycling and stunning walks available on the doorstep
  • Stroll along the canal or tackle the Sugar Loaf Mountain which you can see from your property
  • Enjoy  your own exclusive hot tub
Property code: 52882

A delightful ground floor wing of a detached cottage, looking out to the Sugar Loaf Mountain in the magnificent Brecon Beacons and situated close to Abergavenny, renowned as Wales’ culinary centre.

Gilwern is a sweet village with pubs, shops and a picturesque canal all within walking distance. It sits on the edge of the Blaenavon World Heritage site and you can enjoy country walks right from your doorstep or perhaps take a visit to the historic town of Abergavenny full of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes. Visit nearby galleries, museums, castles and vineyard or take a trip on a narrow boat which you can see passing by at the bottom of the garden! Other attractions in the area include Blaenavon Iron Works, The Big Pit or star gazing at the Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre or why not try horse riding, golf, climbing and kayaking on the Usk and Wye.

Enter through the stable door into the hallway which leads straight into the well-equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Located off the hallway is the master bedroom which is light and airy and has a super-king-size zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as a twin on request). There is a wet room with shower and WC. Head from the kitchen to the comfortable, traditionally furnished lounge where you can relax on the sofa in front of the wood burner effect electric fire and watch SkyTV (with basic package) or a movie on the DVD and head out to the garden through the French doors.

Outside there is an enclosed covered veranda, with hot tub, gas BBQ and garden furniture looking out to the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Here you can cook or simply relax and unwind whatever the weather. Being situated in a Dark Skies Area, the veranda is perfect for star gazing on a clear night! Beyond this are large shared grounds that lead all the way down to the canal. Private off-road parking and covered area for bikes available. There is an exercise paddock available for dogs.

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

  • 1 bedroom – super-king-size zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as a twin on request)
  • 1 wet room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Hot tub
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome, 3 by arrangement
  • Pub and shops within walking distance
  • SkyTV and DVD
  • Gas BBQ available
  • HOLIDAY PREPARATION: We would advise to contact local amenities directly, such as shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions, to confirm the latest opening times and availability.

This property is personally managed by Mikaela.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 36 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lana 18th February 2020

100/10 Stunning village, beautiful cottage, lovely owners. So many lovley walks near by, things to see. Canel walks, moutine hikes, old castles and village pub grub. We came away feeling so relaxed & connected to nature, with all the fresh air & rolling Welsh hills! Thank you so much!

Reviewed by Simon 31st January 2020

Lovely cottage, well specified, fabulous hot tub with views, close to canal for access to local walks, and theres cake and milk on arrival. What more could you want.

Reviewed by D 27th December 2019

We had a amazing 2 week over Christmas and New Year. John & Pippa were wonderful hosts, we had a very welcome arrival and was sad to leave. The property was excellent didnt want for anything as everything was supplied , the view over to sugar loaf mountain from the lounge window was beautiful. The property was very clean and tidy a added extra was Read morethe hot tub which we used every evening . This property was dog friendly, situated 5 minutes from lovely walks along the canal. Hide

Reviewed by Ed 24th November 2019

What a fantastic place! The cottage itself is perfect for two people (and our dog) to have a brilliant break away in a stunning part of Wales. The cottage has everything you need, the private hot tub has amazing views in the day and beautiful skies at night, with peaceful gardens and dog paddock to finish it off. Lastly the owners are great, they gRead moreenuinely want you to have the perfect stay but are not intrusive. We will definitely be back and would recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Karensa 18th October 2019

We had a fantastic stay at this holiday accommodation, it is a real get away from it all location, lovely and quiet and just what is needed to recharge the batteries. Having said this everything you need is on the doorstop; pubs, shops, beautiful views and lovely walks! The host were very accommodating and friendly and we loved exploring their grouRead morends that they are happy to share. The accommodation was very cosy and warm and had everything you could need, the hot tub was a lovely bonus! Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 4th October 2019

Excellent holiday cottage. The friendliest, approachable host who after giving a brief tour gave us our privacy for the whole holiday. Excellent location with beautiful stuff to see. Very dog friendly. Perfect cottage with a hot tub which was amazing. No complaints at all

Reviewed by Roger 27th September 2019

A great location especially if you take a dog with you. Plenty of space and the paddock is bril for the dog. Friendly welcome and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Janet 6th September 2019

This is one of the best cottages weve ever stayed in. It was very comfortable, the view from the hot tub is amazing and the owners are lovely and welcoming. There is a large paddock where dogs can run free which is fantastic and the gardens are lovely. The Brecon and Monmouthshire canal is a minutes walk down the road and the surrounding countrysidRead moree is beautiful. Well definitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Julia 16th August 2019

We had the most amazing time and will definitely return. Perfect for our dog, she loved running around the paddock. The property is beautiful, the view of Sugarloaf Mountain is incredible and the hot tub was used every evening. Cant recommend this place enough, warm and welcome hosts and the garden with all its little corners is amazing.

Reviewed by Samantha 28th June 2019

A stunning and beautiful place to stay. Everything about our holiday was just wonderful. The accommodation was great and very spacious and had everything we could have wished for and more. The views from the hot tub were breathtaking and if you love animals well Boswell the dog and resident horses 'we love you all. Lastly a massive thank you to pipRead morepa and john for making our stay so great and we cannot wait to hopefully come and see you both soon we hope. Xx Hide

Reviewed by David 7th June 2019

Our weekend at the cottage couldnt have been better. The owners Pippa and John were a lovely couple, they were always on hand for anything we needed. The cottage is lovely and the views from the hot tub were stunning. Their garden was even better. This was where John spent his time and you could see why, there were so many different places to exploRead morere. We spent some time sitting in the Cutch watching the different birds on the feeders. All in all a fabulous weekend. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 31st May 2019

Fabulous holiday cottage, so comfortable, the bed and lounge. The place was very roomy great grounds our dogs loved it as well, the owners were really lovely very welcoming we had a brilliant holiday

Reviewed by David 29th April 2019

Cosy, comfortable cottage. Very comfortable, large double bed, walk in shower, sitting room with Sky television, well kitted out kitchen, with microwave, cafetiere, George Foreman grill and even a break-maker! Video player in the bedroom, with huge supply of VHS titles. DVD player with huge supply of DVDs. Books of all genres, jigsaws and games. GeRead morenerous provision of towels etc. The hot tub was used by us every day of our 11 day stay! And our hosts were amazing - nothing was too much trouble! Hide

Reviewed by Carolyn 5th April 2019

Stunning view. Very comfortable. Helpful hosts.

Reviewed by Paul 29th March 2019

A wonderful cottage annex, with all the facilities, run by a friendly couple. There are wonderful views from the decking, and hidden treasures to be found!

Reviewed by Becca 8th March 2019

Cannot Gove enough good feedback. The owners of the cottage gave a warm and friendly welcome, and while on hand for any needs ensured they allowed privacy and space the entire weekend. The cottage itself is lovely and cosy, bit also with enough modernisation to be practical. The grounds are beautiful with resident horses and secure areas for your dRead moreogs to play, beautiful gardens and plenty of pubs and shops locally to satisfy your needs. Will certainly return and have recommended to friends. Hide

Reviewed by Donna 25th January 2019

Location is beautiful especially looking out at sugar loaf mountain in the hot tub it's beautiful! Pippa and John are absolutely lush people :) they make you feel so welcome and nothing is too much trouble if you need/want to know anything about the place! We had a lovely weekend celebrating our engagement but the only negative thing I can say abouRead moret the weekend is we couldn't use the hot tub on the Saturday because it rained all day and night as it's not under cover :( fab weekend though :) Hide

Reviewed by Simon 10th November 2018

Lovely cottage in a central location, easy access to South Wales. Very friendly owners who were always on hand to answer questions or make suggestions. A dogs paradise, plenty of easy walks along the canal or a run round their field. Had a great time

Reviewed by Belinda 31st October 2018

A wonderful cottage with a hot tub with unbelievable views of sugar loaf mountain. The cottage itself is just lovely, everything was very comfortable. There is parking on site thats gated right outside the property. You really need to go to the bottom of the hosts garden, its just lovely, especially the caravan thats covered in ivy. You can have a Read morecuppa there too. The canal right in front of the cottage is very relaxing, and if you walk 200 yards from the cottage, it takes you to the canal. Hide

Reviewed by David 19th October 2018

Lovely cottage with a view to die for! Hot tub with a view of sugar loaf mountain bathed in sunshine - what more could you want. Lovely position for walking along the canal or climbing the mountains and access to the Black Mountains. Fantastic cottage for dogs which can be exercised in secure paddocks.

Reviewed by Vanessa 25th September 2018

Excellent hosts warm welcome, fantastic views great walks on the grounds for your dog

Reviewed by Andrea 7th September 2018

Absolutely lovely week away, The welcome we had was great.The accomodation was amazing as was the garden which we were encouraged to use whenever we wanted and the hot tub was a luxury and such a nice wind down from all the lovely walks we went on which were very local to the cottage ,it was sad to leave thank you to Pippa and John who were lovely Read more... Hide

Reviewed by Chris 26th August 2018

We loved this cottage. Pippa and John are great hosts and the property has everything. The view to Sugar Loaf from the hot tub was memorable. Access to the Beacons is easy and the canal is literally at the bottom of the garden, with good towpaths for walking and cycling. The dog had a great time too, running around in his own paddock. Hell want to Read morecome back too Hide

Reviewed by Angela 10th August 2018

Lovely, cosy cottage, well equipped with beautiful views from the decking across to sugar loaf mountain. The cottage is within the owner's land/gardens that are peaceful and relaxing, good area for walking your dog. Good access to the canal system and plenty of walks along the canals in each direction. Quite close to the towns Abergavenny and CrickRead morehowell both worth a visit, short walk down the canal to the village centre of Gilwern. The owners are really friendly and welcoming. Hide

Reviewed by Roderick 3rd August 2018

The views are outstanding. The comfort and equipment impressive. The hot tub a delight. The warmth of the hosts counted for more than all the rest. Lovely people who made the holiday what it was.

Reviewed by Ian 27th July 2018

A quality retreat in a fantastic location with a great view. Would definitely return again.

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