The Coach House
- Superb holiday house on country estate in the Black Mountains
- Wonderful family facilities: tennis court, trampoline, stabling, tree house and extensive gardens
- Fresh vegetables available to pick from walled garden
- Close to Crickhowell and the Brecons
- Sleeps up to 6 (plus an infant)
- Tuned baby grand piano
The Coach House is stunningly situated in the glorious grounds of Moor Park, an eighteenth-century listed country house in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The beautifully designed gardens make the perfect setting for an exceptionally comfortable and very well-equipped holiday house for up to 6 people and an infant. Visitors can enjoy the parkland, including the water gardens, meadows and woods, tree house, trampoline and tennis court. Fresh organic fruit and vegetables can be gathered from the immaculate walled garden, and stabling is available for keen riders.
This three-bedroomed self-catering holiday cottage in the Brecon Beacons was once, as its name suggests, the shelter for the Moor Park carriages. Now a family holiday house, with every possible comfort - from a top-of-the-range coffee machine to an IPOD docking-station and a tuned baby grand piano, The Coach House has fabulous views over the gardens, as well as the Black Mountains behind. Use of a new tennis court is included in the price, and visitors are invited to wander freely around the grounds, fields and woodland. There is an amazing walled vegetable and fruit garden, where visitors can pick their own organic produce, and where the resident peacock often struts his stuff along the top of the stone wall. A black swan (the emblem of Moor Park), accompanied by ducks and moorhens, occupies the peaceful water gardens at the opposite end. This is great riding country, and stabling/grazing is available for visitors' own ponies or horses. Wonderful rides from Moor Park and up onto the hills provide an immense sense of freedom and space.
Downstairs, there is a sitting-room with a beautiful parquet floor, comfortable furniture, properly tuned baby grand piano and a flat screen TV; a dining-room with French doors to the garden; a spacious, well-equipped kitchen with kitchen table; and a shower-room with loo and wash hand basin.
Upstairs, there is a master double bedroom, a smaller double bedroom, a twin bedroom and two ensuite bathrooms.
Things to do around The Coach House
Moor Park is just a 5 minute drive from the lovely town of Crickhowell with its excellent food shops, cafes and pubs. You can get all your provisions here at the independently owned shops, such as Cashel's the butcher, where you can buy cuts of fantastic Welsh Black beef or local lamb. Just outside the town's perimeter, visit the Black Mountain Smokery at the Elvicta estate for their delicious hot-smoked salmon and other imaginative smoked offerings to feast on. The Brecon Beacons National Park is on your doorstep with all the extensive activities on offer (pot-holing, riding, wild swimming, fishing, walking, off-road biking, climbing, canoing, paragliding - to name just a few).
The nitty gritty
From the visitors book at The Coach House
"This is the top of the premier league in self-catering. Wonderful house and location and exceptionally helpful hosts." Esmee, Leslie and Callum
"I liked the brown horse, I enjoyed feeding the ducks and I liked the tree house."
Jessica, aged 9
"This has been a superb holiday. We were treated as family in a home that has everything you could wish for. The grounds are a treasure trove for children of all ages. The views are stunning and the peace and quiet wonderful." Steve & Beverley
"I’ve now become a top chef due to the best equipped kitchen you could hope for!.....apart from my cooking we all had a brilliant New Year’s eve." Jeremy and Amy
Via Email: "Just to say that the Coach house was everything we could wish for and absolutely
perfect for a holiday with small children. Thank you very much to
yourselves and the owners." Claire, London