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- 5-star luxury cottage for 2-4 (plus an infant and up to 2 dogs) with a very pretty garden
- Situated in a quiet hamlet close to a friendly pub
- Close to Offa's Dyke path and other great walks
- Downstairs bedroom with ensuite is good for guests who can't manage stairs
- 12% discount for a couple outside the school holidays (based on the use of one double bed)
Cobbler's Cottage, a former cobbler's dwelling in a peaceful hamlet near Abergavenny in the beautiful Welsh borders, is an extremely comfortable 5-star-graded cottage for 1 to 2 couples (plus an infant and up to 2 good dogs). It is beautifully situated in the most gorgeous countryside, close to the Black Mountains. Offa's Dyke path runs close by, and the local, friendly pub is just a short stroll away.
There is a 12% discount for a couple outside the school holidays (for the use of one double bed only). When you book for 2 adults, the price adjusts automatically.
Cobbler's Cottage is situated in the grounds of the owner’s house, which used to be the old post office, and the cottage looks across at the former village green – now beautifully restyled into a formal parterre.
Downstairs, the spacious open-plan living room comprises a sitting area (with a wood burning stove), a dining area, and really well equipped kitchen with separate freezer. A stylish, roomy twin bedroom with its own ensuite is also on the ground floor - perfect for people who can't manage stairs. A spiral staircase leads upstairs to an lovely enclosed double bedroom with its own bathroom (with over-bath shower, and loo).
Outside, the garden is a delight: beautifully planted and lovely to wander around. A short stroll will take you to the nearby friendly pub, The Hunter's Moon, as well as the lovely parish church of St. Cadoc's. Recently restored and saved from ruin by the energetic local priest, this little church has an interesting fresco of St. George, uncovered during the renovations. Offa's Dyke path goes right past the church, and a pretty walk down the hill will take you to Cwm Farm, where a fascinating cider press was restored by a local preservation trust. This can be visited on dedicated open days: see www.villagealivetrust.org.uk for dates.
Things to do in the locality of Cobbler's Cottage Monmouthshire
The Black Mountains are on your doorstep, which make up the eastern reaches of the famous Brecon Beacons National Park. This is superb walking country, both for scenery and wildlife. Abergavenny (‘Gateway to Wales’) is 15 minutes away, Monmouth the same, and the lovely hamlet of Llanthony with its ruined Cistercian priory (complete with pub inside its walls) is 30 minutes’ drive up the spectacular Llanthony Valley. Hay-on-Wye is within reach for a fascinating day out, with its second-hand bookshops, galleries, antique markets and boutiques, and getting there over Gospel Pass is a highlight. Hereford is 25 minutes' drive, where the cathedral is home to the famous Mappa Mundi (the extraordinary medieval 'map' of the world) and the Chained Library. Cardiff, for great shopping and restaurants, is just over an hour away, and it is fun to go there by train from Abergavenny. A train in the other direction, going north up the Marches, will take you to Ludlow, which makes for an excellent day out. The food shops and restaurants are first class, the buildings handsome, and the quirky antique shops and boutiques offer really relaxed and happy shopping.
The nitty gritty
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Changeovers are normally Mondays and Fridays. Weekends are set-priced from Friday 4pm to Monday 10.30am; so you can stay 1, 2 or 3 nights for the weekend price. Check availability and book online below, or check availability for all cottages.
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From the visitors book at COBBLERS COTTAGE
"Fantastic accommodation; very luxurious, modern but cosy." Gill and Paul, Porthmadog
"This getting to be a habit - but what a fantastic habit! Another brilliant break in Cobbler's Cottage: fab weather, great walks." Sarah, Mark and Daniel
"Thanks for a great stay. Your garden is wonderful - keep up the good work!" Ken and Mary
"A beautiful cottage and excellent hosts. It's so peaceful here, and great to be woken up only by the birds. It's a great area for castles, churches and priory ruins. We will be back!" Chris and Graham, West Sussex
"We came back to the Mother Country for our son's wedding, and have had one week in this charming cottage to put us into a relaxed and happy mood after the stresses of planning the big day! This cottage is just one example of why we need to keep coming back to breathe the air and enjoy it all." Rod and Daphne, Sweden
"A wonderful stay at a beautiful cottage, and great weather, too. Great scenery and good food." Tony and Glenys