A romantic bolthole for two
Open-plan living space
Natural light floods the dining area
Proper coffee in the cupboards!
Enjoy a lazy breakfast
Comfy sofa (which also converts into a sofa bed if needed)
Small yet perfectly formed kitchen area
Great little kitchen and a table made for two
The property comes equipped with added extras
Alfresco dining in your own private lawned area
King-size bedroom
Storage area in the bedroom
Shower room
Shower room
Happy hen
Cute cottage for two
Come on in!
Handy boot room at the rear of the property
1 / 19  A romantic bolthole for two
2 / 19  Open-plan living space
3 / 19  Natural light floods the dining area
4 / 19  Proper coffee in the cupboards!
5 / 19  Enjoy a lazy breakfast
6 / 19  Comfy sofa (which also converts into a sofa bed if needed)
7 / 19  Small yet perfectly formed kitchen area
8 / 19  Great little kitchen and a table made for two
9 / 19  The property comes equipped with added extras
10 / 19  Alfresco dining in your own private lawned area
11 / 19  Welcome
12 / 19  King-size bedroom
13 / 19  Storage area in the bedroom
14 / 19  Shower room
15 / 19  Shower room
16 / 19  Happy hen
17 / 19  Cute cottage for two
18 / 19  Come on in!
19 / 19  Handy boot room at the rear of the property

Black Mountains Bolthole

Abergavenny (3.5mls N), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Cool and Contemporary
Fire Pit
Bed and breakfast
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A romantic hideaway set at the foot of the Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Wonderful views across the valley from the elevated garden
  • Great country walks accessible straight from your door
Property code: 42855

This charming detached cottage is set in the heart of the Black Mountains and has wonderful views from the elevated garden. This is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

The cottage is set at the foot of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, and part of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains are all around you, so great walks are available from your door. Situated next door to the owner’s home where fresh eggs and treats are available from the owner’s kitchen, this is the ideal spot for some rest and relaxtion. Take a trip to the market in Abergavenny, Crickhowell which is 6 miles away is great for small local stores. Visit one of the many historic houses, gardens and castles such as White Castle, Longtown, Grosmont and Raglan Castle. Hay-on-Wye with its famous Literary Festival is approximately a 40 minute drive away.

Enter the property into a surprisingly spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining area, with lovely high ceilings.The kitchen is well-equipped with all the essentials for your holiday, including an electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment and a Nespresso coffee machine. The lounge includes a sofa (which can be converted into a sofa bed at an additional cost), TV and DVD. The perfect spot to curl up and enjoy a film in the evening. The neutral and stylish décor gives this property a light and airy feel throughout, with soft furnishings dotted around for comfort.. The cosy king-size bedroom is tucked away at the end of the corridor, with sumptuous bedding and DAB radio to wake up to in the mornings. Next to the bedroom there is a contemporary shower room with monsoon shower head to revive you for the day ahead.

Outside you will find patio furniture for sitting back and watching the world go by, together with steps up to the private garden area. From here you can enjoy wonderful rural views, toast marshmallows over the fire pit or even light the BBQ for dinner on a sunny evening. Behind the property there is a utility/boot room offering a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a handy outside tap for washing those muddy paws after long walks! There is off-road parking for 1 car to the front of the property.

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

SLEEPS 2: King-size bedroom, fresh bedlinen included, Welsh blankets and storage space. The sofa in the sitting room is a sofa bed with a pocket sprung mattress, so the cottage can work well for two people who prefer not to share a bed (a small bedding supplement of £15 will apply for use of the sofa bed).

B&B: 1-2 night stays include a complimentary continental breakfast basket for two. 

RELAXING: Open-plan living space, sofa, dining table and chairs, well-equipped kitchen, electric oven and four ring hob, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave available, Wi-Fi, TV, DVD, DAB radio with iPod compatibility.

KEEPING CLEAN: Shower room with large shower, loo and basin. Open access to washing machine and tumble dryer and outside wash tap.

PETS: One dog is very welcome, there are dog washing facilities and dog towels available.

GARDEN : There are external steps up to the garden which has great views, but not suitable for toddlers as it is not fully enclosed.

GOOD TO KNOW: Tesco, Waitrose and Asda will deliver groceries to this property.

BEDDING : The duvet is feather, however a synthetic one can be provided, please just let us know on the comments box when you book.

OUTSIDE:  Outdoor seating, bike storage, parking, fire pit and a BBQ.

ARRIVAL: 4:00pm

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 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jeff 22nd October 2019

The Bolt Hole is perfect for a couple to escape the rigours of every day life. Cosy, warm and welcoming, it has everything you need with the exception of phone signal (and I view that as a positive!) although the free WiFi does allow contact with the outside world. Ideally located for some great walks, we suggest the Grwyne Fawr Reservoir but you wRead moreould need to drive to the car park about six miles away and closer to home the beautiful church of St Issui Patricio. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Christina 17th September 2019

We loved our stay at The Bolthole. Blessed by wonderful weather, we explored many local attractions and made the most of the fantastic area nothing was too far. We were left some tasty biscuits, apple juice and eggs, all were amazing and so personal wonderful touches like this made our stay even more special. Clean, comfortable, well-equipt, stylRead moreish and loved. Bolthole has everything you could ever need and want for a few relaxing days. We can't wait to return we will make any excuse! Hide

Reviewed by Grace 14th September 2019

Lovely hideaway! Thank you Helen for a most comfortable break away, just what we needed! The lovely extras you provided were a real treat and the Bolthole is so spacious! Great walks right on your doorstep and it was so very peaceful. We loved our stay, thank you, we hope to return soon, Grace, Michael & Bonnie

Reviewed by Laura 30th August 2019

We had an amazing stay at the Bolthole! Prefect for a long weekend away. We were lucky that we had lovely weather. We visited the the four waterfalls walk, which has stunning views! Also very dog friendly as you can have them off lead. We look forward to returning.

Reviewed by Wendy 19th July 2019

Very quiet location accessible only by very narrow road. The cottage is well presented and very clean. Owners are very friendly and gave us lots of information for sight seeing.

Reviewed by Lauren 1st July 2019

The cottage was just perfect in so many ways...great location over looking the valley and easy to get to abergavenny and other neighbouring towns. The cottage was like a home from home and had everything you would need. We were lucky enough to have such great weather that we went exploring and hiking with our doggy most of the day but it was truly Read morelovely coming back in the evening to relax. Helen was lovely and made us feel so welcome and we cannot wait to come back soon! Hide

Reviewed by Susan 24th June 2019

Cottage was very clean and comfortable with a scandi vibe. Its quiet and peaceful. The owners have thoughtfully provided plenty of information and ideas for local walks and activities. Its an ideal starting place for exploring this wild and beautiful area. Climb the Sugar Loaf for spectacular views and wildlife. Find independent shops and eateries Read morein Abergavenny. Definitely recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Tom 3rd May 2019

Helen and Andy have thought of every detail. This was a comfortable stay, and there are lots of activities within easy reach.

Reviewed by Helen 5th April 2019

I was looking for somewhere not too far from home to do some intensive studying with no distractions or disruptions & this proved to be the perfect place! The property was easy to find & access. It was comfortable, well maintained and had all that I needed. The owners had added some lovely touches: milk & apple juice in the fridge, biscuits & eggs Read morefrom their own chickens and more. Hide

Reviewed by Anna 21st September 2018

The perfect location to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The Bolthole exceeded our expectations with it's design, comfort and stunning location. The wet weather didn't deter us from going on two lovely walks and the cottage itself was luxury in every sense. The owners were very welcoming, and the treats and personal touches make it a class above Read morethe rest. Hide

Reviewed by John 12th September 2018

Perfect place for our getaway. The muffins and continental breakfast were a real treat, as was the silence and beauty of the location. Looking forward to a longer stay so we can explore the area more.

Reviewed by Kevin 13th August 2018

This is in an ideal location with walks from the door, wonderful views and very comfortable. Quiet too

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A romantic bolthole for two
Open-plan living space
Natural light floods the dining area
Proper coffee in the cupboards!
Enjoy a lazy breakfast
Comfy sofa (which also converts into a sofa bed if needed)
Small yet perfectly formed kitchen area
Great little kitchen and a table made for two
The property comes equipped with added extras
Alfresco dining in your own private lawned area
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