Escape to the country and a quiet rural village situated on the side of a mountain inside the Brecon Beacons National Park and in an area of special conservation.
Featured in 'In the Footsteps of Alexander Cordell' by the author Chris Barber, Poppy Cottage is a charming 18th Century 2 bedroom stone cottage once occupied by quarry men and iron workers. The perfect country retreat and haven to discover with a myriad of outdoor activities combined with beautiful scenery right on your doorstep
Situated in a rural setting on the side of a mountain in South East Wales with Abergavenny, Crickhowell, Brecon and Cardiff all within easy reach. There are countless activities in the area, from gorge walking, mountain biking and walking; and for those brave visitors, there are also more extreme activities nearby such as sailing, kayaking scrambling, caving, horse riding, and rock climbing.
With a courtyard garden offering stunning mountain views, forest walks, and mountain streams, right outside the frontdoor, there's no need to get back in your car. The Brynmawr to Abergavenny cycle path is also just a short distance away.
The remains of the original iron works, viaduct, and the largest preserved forest in Europe are again within walking distance, and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is just a 5 minute drive away.
Pure cosy cottage comfort 'Poppy Cottage' accommodates 4 - 5 visitors and caters for families, couples, or groups of walking or activity enthusiasts. If fresh air is what you're looking for this is the place to come.
The main bedroom provides a luxurious king size bed, with comfortable bunk beds in bedroom two. If required an additional fold out guest bed and / or travel cot can be provided.
The living area provides seating for all with the modern day convenience of a flatscreen 'Smart' TV and free Wifi.
The fully fitted kitchen, and utility room, include a smoothie maker, bread maker, microwave, oven with hob, washing machine, dish washer and dining for a minimum of 4 - 5 people. Complimentary tea, coffee and milk is provided for all guests, and guests are welcome to help themselves to a bottle of wine from the rack (please replace before you leave)
The cottage also has a separate shower and bath with ample towels and guest toiletries provided.
Poppy Cottage essentially provides every home essential to get you started on your stay; from bread, milk and butter to dishwasher tablets and J cloths...all you need to pack is some clothes, walking shoes and wet whether gear (this is Wales)
Poppy Cottage is entirely yours during your stay. With both front and rear access, the back door opens out into a quaint courtyard garden with a beautiful view of the mountain that gets the sun all day long through the Spring, Summer and Autumn months
Interaction with guests
On booking either Nicky & Poppy, or Christine, will arrange arrival times and any specific requirements. On arrival at Poppy Cottage Nicky, or Christine, will greet you with a brief orientation and ensure you have everything you need.
Other things to note
*Please note the spiral stone staircase is steep with narrow steps and not suitable for young children, or those who may struggle to climb them. I advise to be careful at all times when using them
Accessed via the spiral staircase with rope rail directly into bedroom 2 can be screened off by lined curtain rail 195cms high.
•Please note the staircase is not suitable for young children or those who may experience difficulties in climbing steep narrow steps.
Spiral Stone carpeted stairs measure: 26.67cm at the widest point narrowing to a triangle end and 25cm at the highest depth
There are 9 stairs in total winding up and around to the left to access the first floor
We ask that guests treat the cottage as if it is their own and leave it as they find it please...
*Please note the cottage is non-smoking.