Park Lodge

Park Lodge - acommodation near the river Usk
IN BRIEF
  • Situated on beautiful prestigious Welsh country estate
  • A perfect location for family holidays, special get-togethers and
    anniversaries
  • Close to the Brecon Beacons
  • Lovely big enclosed garden with superb views
  • Sleeps up to 12 people (plus 2 infants in cots)
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Lots of excellent restaurants and pubs in the area

Park Lodge is beautifully situated in the middle of a prestigious Welsh country estate, close to the banks of the river Usk. It has an enormous private walled garden laid to lawn, a large sunny terrace and stunning views across to the foothills and mountains of the Brecon Beacons National Park. This is the perfect place for a memorable holiday, a get-together for families or friends, or simply a lovely peaceful place to escape to for a special weekend or short break. Some superb outdoor activities can be had on the estate fishing on the river Usk, and clay pigeon shooting; or lovely walks along the river and on footpaths around the estate. The whole house can be rented to sleep up to twelve people (plus up to two infants in cots), or the ground floor can be rented for up to five people (plus an infant in a cot) outside the school holidays.

Set in sumptuous estate park land - Park Lodge home - grand dining Set in amazing park land grounds

Park Lodge is elegant and full of character – by no means your average holiday house. Rooms are spacious, light-filled and decorated in the ‘Country House’ manner, the most timeless and comforting style of British interior design : good pictures and sporting prints, big comfortable sofas, a formal dining-room, elegant bedrooms, interesting wallcoverings and furnishings, faded chintz, plenty of good books, an Aga in the kitchen, and an open fire in the drawing-room.

Large drawing room with large open fire
Living room Large living room window looking at garden
Grand entrance Large reception area
Spacious kitchen

But it is also a great family holiday house with a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Here, you will find all the necessary items – the ones you expect, and more - to make your holiday tranquil and hassle-free: a big flat-screen TV (including Sky TV and DVD etc), wifi, baby kit, tumble dryer, plenty of freezer space, toiletries, fresh flowers and bottles of drinking water in each bedroom, plus numerous indoor and outdoor games.

Cosy twin beds
Twin bedroom Shower room

Downstairs, there is a big well-equipped kitchen with Aga and utility room next door, a formal dining room with a table large enough to seat 14 and French doors out to the terrace, a very spacious drawing room with open fire and superb views out of generous windows. Separated by the roomy hallway, there is a single bedroom, a double bedroom with ensuite, a twin bedroom, a family bathroom and a separate loo. Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms (one with ensuite), a twin bedroom (with ensuite) and a single bedroom.

Single bedroom Vase of flowers
Colourful loo!

Outside, a stone-flagged terrace wraps around the house – the perfect place to sit in the sun and enjoy the view, to watch small children play safely in the garden or to enjoy some al fresco eating. Stone steps lead down to the big grassy lawn – a dream for energetic kids, and superb for those who enjoy summer games like croquet and boules.

COmfy bedrooms for large group in self-catering heaven Bathroom
Superb comfy bedrooms

Things to do around Park Lodge

The Brecon Beacons National Park, with its wild beauty and apparently endless outdoor activities, is just on the doorstep. Pony-trekking, mountain-biking, hiking, wildlife-watching, climbing, paragliding, caving and canoeing can all be enjoyed in this beautiful outdoor playground. Local towns – Crickhowell, Brecon and Abergavenny – provide great shopping and eating out. This is the ‘Dordogne of Britain’ with the annual Abergavenny Food Festival in September and Christmas Fair in December, busy farmers’ markets, and superb restaurants (The Walnut Tree Inn, The Hardwick and the Felin Fach Griffin to name just a few). Good pubs and bistros abound, too, with the Nantyffin Cider Mill very close to Park Lodge (and owned by the estate) – handy for when the cook of the family needs a day off.

Bath with shower Single room
Comfy duvets and spacious bedrooms

The nitty gritty

  • Open fire (logs supplied free of charge)
  • Large flat-screen TV with Sky
  • DVD-player and DVDs
  • CD-player and CDs
  • Wifi 
  • Good mobile phone reception
  • Aga (coolweather only) and double-oven electric cooker
  • Two large fridge/freezers
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, and ironing board in utility room
  • Plenty of storage space
  • Store cupboard essentials included (coffee, tea, sugar, s&p etc)
  • Bedding, towels, toiletries and all basics included (soap, loo paper, cleaning materials etc)
  • All bathrooms have soap, shampoo and conditioner, bath and shower gel
  • Elec, heating, hot water and logs included
  • Baby-friendly (ask the house manager for high chair, nappy bucket etc.)
  • Baby-sitter or care-giver available
  • Guests are welcome to bring up to 2 well-behaved dogs which must be restricted to the kitchen/utility areas. Glanusk is a busy working estate and sheep are often in the fields surrounding the properties – dogs must be kept on a lead at all times to avoid worrying livestock. Please note a permissive path runs through the estate and walkers are often accompanied by their dogs. Poop bags and a special bin are provided.
  • Situated on its own in a large private walled garden, well away from public roads: there is a stone-flagged terrace and huge lawn with outstanding views of the surrounding parkland and mountains beyond
  • Garden furniture (chairs, table and parasol)
  • Stream in garden leading to small pond: very small children should be supervised if necessary
  • Lots of outdoor and indoor games
  • A small selection of toys for children, including a paint box for wet weather entertainment
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Lots of books and local information
  • The house manager can supply home-cooked meals on request
  • Plenty of safe parking
  • Bike storage available
  • Great walks around the estate and along the river
  • Fantastic outdoor activities on the estate: fishing on the Usk and clay pigeon shooting (additional charges apply)
  • In the Brecon Beacons National Park, and the River Usk is nearby
  • Good pub close by owned by the estate (The Nantyffin Cider Mill)

Twin room
Twin beds En-suite bathroom with black round sink

Live online booking

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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Terrace steps to lawns Outside dining table

Location map



Moody morning at Glanusk Estate Glanusk bridge
Stunning estate setting Self-catering on a country estate

From the visitors book at Park Lodge

By email to the office:

Hi Robyn,

I just wanted to say – thank you so much for allowing us to stay in the lodge, we had an amazing weekend and we all absolutely loved staying there!

We are already hoping to plan at return visit as we enjoyed it so much!

Thank you,
Elinor

'We had a great time! Park Lodge was ideally suited for our purpose, ie a surprise birthday party weekend in a stunning location for a flexible number of people (12 to 17) either staying over or visiting for the day (from the Bath area), enjoying local walks, meals, our own company. The communal rooms were an excellent size and comfortable for our informal requirements, especially as two of the days were rainy. So then, we chilled out, socialised, played charades, completed a jigsaw, ate, drank and were merry!! It was a very good experience and I would recommend Blaentrothy Cottages to others in the future. Thank you!'

'Great house, great location! The grounds are gorgeous, and there is a really lovely quality to the cottage. Brilliant aga! Thank you very much.' Carrie

'I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful weekend we had at Park Lodge. Everything was perfect - the house, the surroundings,the facilities. We couldn’t have asked for any more. We look forward to visiting again in the near future.' Sophie H and friends

'Had a fantastic Christmas. Beautiful estate and wonderful hosts. Hope to return again.' The Payne Family

'A wonderful, wonderful stay. Fabulous house and gardens.' Mrs T and family