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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

  • Spacious cottage set in a fabulous location with hot tub 
  • Good for cycling and stunning walks available on the doorstep
  • Popular towns of Abergavenny and Crickhowell just a short drive
  • Visit the Blaenavon World Heritage site close by
  • Stroll along the canal or tackle the Sugar Loaf Mountain which you can see from your property
  • Perfect for couples looking for a romantic break
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. 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

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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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.

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