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Apple Blossom

Gilwern, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming stone barn in peaceful rural setting overlooking an ancient apple orchard
  • Private and free trout and salmon fishing on the River Usk
  • Walled garden with built-in BBQ and furniture for al fresco dining
Property code: BN018

Fishermen and walkers alike will be in their element in this delightful barn conversion on the banks of the River Usk, with easy access to the picturesque Welsh Valleys.

Set in a rural location on the eastern side of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this property is just 1 mile from the village of Gilwern, with its two pubs, butchers, fish and chip shop, corner shop and garage. For a wider choice of amenities, head into nearby Abergavenny or Crickhowell. Keen walkers will be spoilt for choice with Sugar Loaf Mountain (6 miles) and Skirrid (7 miles) mountains both just a short drive away, while Pen y Fan (24 miles) and Pen y Crug (19 miles) offer further challenges and fantastic views from the tops. For those who prefer to be out on the water, Llangorse Lake (14 miles) offers sailing and kayaking, while the 13th-century Tretower Castle (7 miles) is well worth a visit for history lovers.

Reached via a few steps and with oak flooring, an open-plan layout, soft neutral decor and plenty of natural light throughout, this tastefully converted single-storey barn offers a home from home in a peaceful setting. Cook and entertain in the fantastic spacious kitchen/dining area with its chic cabinets, farmhouse table seating four, electric oven, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer. Step through into the inviting living area for a relaxing evening of TV, reading or games with the family. Ideal in all seasons, the barn has a roaring wood burner for chilly winter evenings and a patio for warmer summer days - accessed via French doors from the living area. This property boasts two charming bedrooms, one king-size with Smart TV and en-suite wet room and one twin with Smart TV and views over the orchard. There is also a spacious bathroom with shower over the bath.

Step outside from the living area into the delightful walled enclosed garden. With a BBQ and garden furniture, this is a wonderful spot for al fresco dining overlooking the ancient orchard and open fields beyond. There is ample off-road parking.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite wet room and 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV and iPod docking station, TV's in both bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner - baskets of logs supplied
  • Complex of 3 properties
  • Regret no pets
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and coal BBQ
  • Off-road parking
  • Trout and salmon fishing included
  • Pubs and shops 1 mile
  • Arrival: 15:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rachael 18th February 2022

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Lovely spotlessly clean cottage with every you need for a comfortable stay, showers were amazing and beds really comfortable, very peaceful setting and owners are next to you if you need them, lovely fish and chip shop only 5 mins drive away.

Reviewed by Lynda 24th September 2021

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A lovely cottage in a peaceful setting, perfect for walking and sighteseeing.

Reviewed by Gary 30th July 2021

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Great location, lovely property, well equipped and spotlessly clean. South Wales has so much to offer and the people are so friendly.

Reviewed by John 26th June 2021

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Apple Blossom cottage was in an excellent location in the Brecon Beacons. The cottage itself was clean, well equipped and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Sharon 18th June 2021

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This is a lovely and spacious property with nice views from the back terrace. Beds were very comfortable, and its well equipped if you feel like proper cooking. There were plenty of good walks just a short drive away. You can walk into Gilwern, and from there go along the canal. Gilwern itself didnt have a huge amount to offer, but theres a handy sRead morehop for basics. Didnt get a chance to try the fish and chips, but its meant to be good. Great base for exploring the Brecon Beacons. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 7th May 2021

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An excellent holiday cottage in a quiet rural location. Spacious and well equipped.

Reviewed by Sheila 3rd April 2021

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Lovely position for peace and quiet at Apple Blossom Cottage . Owners friendly and caring .

Reviewed by Mr Greene August 2020

Spotlessly clean and comfortable, well kitted out and ideally located for local strolls, fishing in the Usk and climbing the nearby hills. Owners were very helpful and we loved the fresh eggs fro the chickens.

Reviewed by Mrs Allen July 2020

Apple Blossom cottage is stylish, spacious and very comfortable. We found it spotlessly clean and well equipped though some items had been removed to comply with coronavirus regulations. There is also a nice garden to relax in. The location is excellent with nearby hills to climb and walks along the canal to the lovely towns of Abergavenny and CrRead moreickhowell. Hide

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Location

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