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Situated in the wilds of Wales
Beautiful views over rolling countryside
Comfy daybeds, or convert the cottage into a sleeps 4
Books, games and complete off grid relaxation
Cosy, with great views
Transformed into a twin bedroom with adjoining shower and loo
Beautiful Black Mountain views through the french doors
Large en-suite master bedroom with beautiful views
Gorgeous bedlinen and towels included
A handy work space for those needing to study whilst on hols
A log burning stove and gas hob
Great family kitchen
Early morning mists enfold the valley
Bluebells spread out in the woods in spring
Dining in the dark in the Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve
Views to rest the eyes on
Enjoy alfresco dining with a stunning backdrop
Cosy, quirky wood-fired sauna in the garden
A lovely building with heaps of character
Cradled by ancient oaks
Romantic hillside cottage
1 / 21  Situated in the wilds of Wales
2 / 21  Beautiful views over rolling countryside
3 / 21  Comfy daybeds, or convert the cottage into a sleeps 4
4 / 21  Books, games and complete off grid relaxation
5 / 21  Cosy, with great views
6 / 21  Transformed into a twin bedroom with adjoining shower and loo
7 / 21  Beautiful Black Mountain views through the french doors
8 / 21  Large en-suite master bedroom with beautiful views
9 / 21  Gorgeous bedlinen and towels included
10 / 21  A handy work space for those needing to study whilst on hols
11 / 21  A log burning stove and gas hob
12 / 21  Great family kitchen
13 / 21  Early morning mists enfold the valley
14 / 21  Bluebells spread out in the woods in spring
15 / 21  Dining in the dark in the Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve
16 / 21  Views to rest the eyes on
17 / 21  Enjoy alfresco dining with a stunning backdrop
18 / 21  Cosy, quirky wood-fired sauna in the garden
19 / 21  A lovely building with heaps of character
20 / 21  Cradled by ancient oaks
21 / 21  Romantic hillside cottage

Blackthorn Cottage

Crickhowell (3mls NE), Brecon Beacons

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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Green
Spa Facilities
Quirky
Off the beaten track
High up on a Hill
Rustic
Fire Pit
Eco Friendly
Apartment
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • A wonderfully unique eco-retreat set in an isolated location
  • Unrivalled views across the Black Mountains
  • Relax in the lovely log-fired sauna
Property code: 48082

A magical off-grid eco retreat in the heart of the Black Mountains, complete with log fired sauna & sublime natural surroundings. Bird filled gardens, breathtaking views, woodburner and hill walks right from the door.

A beautiful stone roofed, eco hideaway in the heart of the hills. Nestled on the slopes of the Black Mountains in the midst of the Brecon Beacons National Park, enjoy the views and night skies from the terrace, or stride out for endless trails through bluebell woods and ancient meadows.

Crickhowell is just five minutes’ drive away with local traders, a handy mountaineering shop, pubs and plenty of coffee shops. Abergavenny, of Food Festival fame is ten minutes in the other direction, a thriving market town forming the heart of Wales foodie revolution. Cathedral towns of Brecon and Hereford are also within easy reach, as well as Wales Industrial Heritage sites in Blaenavon. Nearby attractions include beautiful walks directly in to the Black Mountains and Sugar Loaf Mountain, cycle hire available with National cycle routes and mountain biking centres throughout the area. Pony trekking throughout the nearby Llanthony Valley, fishing on the River Usk, canoeing on the River Wye and high wire and zip wire adventures at Llangorse Lake. Leisure facilities: log fired sauna.

The accommodation offers ONE  bedroom: king-size with en-suite bath and WC. Shower room: with shower and WC.  Sitting room: with woodburner (first basket of logs included), TV, DVD and 2 day beds (therefore doubling as bedroom 2 ).  (The cottage can stretch to squeezing in up to 4 small children). Kitchen: with wood-fired range (exact baking can be tricky if you are new to this), gas hob, fridge and freezer. Washing machine available in the small utility area off of the lounge. Outside: terrace area with garden furniture and BBQ. Amenities: off-road parking for two cars. Bed linen, towels, electricity, central heating and Wi-Fi included. A selection of books and board games available. Regret no smoking. 2 dogs welcome. Additional info: steep driveway. Please note: the garden windmill supply’s the electricity, the natural spring supplies the water and woodburner supplies the heating.

Children need to be supervised due to steep drops in the garden.

The central heating, satellite Wi-Fi, TV & DVD, are all fed from off grid sources.  

Satellite Wi-Fi on a limited data bundle - Download speeds are slow and only suitable for simple browsing and checking emails.  Please bring devices pre-loaded with what you want to watch or listen to

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

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SLEEPS 2 - 6: 1 main bedroom with king-size bed, adjoining bath, shower, basin and loo.  A further twin bedroom which doubles as the sitting room, with twin truckle day beds (the cottage can stretch to squeezing in up to 4 small children). Pretty bed linen and soft towels all provided.

KEEPING CLEAN: Two en-suite bathrooms, one with a shower, basin and loo and the master bedroom with a bath, shower, basin and loo. There is a washing machine available too.

EATING: Lovely handmade wooden kitchen with a gas hob, log-fired range stove (exact baking may be tricky if you are new to this), fridge, freezer, dining table with a view.

RELAXING: The kitchen is the heart of the home, with a sofa to pull up by the fire.  The sitting room, with log burner, doubles as the twin bedroom, perfect for spreading out in if it’s just two of you staying, a little snug when it’s four. TV/DVD and WiFi available.

OUTSIDE: Secluded terrace and garden with exceptional views of the Black Mountains. Private woodland to explore and handy dry storage for bikes. The property caretakers also live in the grounds, but privacy is assured for guests at all times.

SAUNA: There is a wood fired sauna available to use during your stay, it is shared usage with the lovely Hillside Barn which is lower down the same hillside, albeit out of sight and mind once you arrive at the cottage. Hamman towels included and a bracing shower to cool down after the sauna.

GO GREEN: Ingenuious as an eco retreat is, excessive water usage does have to considered, so please ensure you’re thoughtful about turning off taps during your stay.

CHILDREN: Will love it here! Cot and highchair available on request. Supervision is needed in the garden due to terraces and steep drops.

PETS: Two well behaved dogs are really welcome.

PARKING: Access is via a steep, concreted track, which is best tackled in first gear to the top. Parking for two cars only.

 

 

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Situated in the wilds of Wales
Beautiful views over rolling countryside
Comfy daybeds, or convert the cottage into a sleeps 4
Books, games and complete off grid relaxation
Cosy, with great views
Transformed into a twin bedroom with adjoining shower and loo
Beautiful Black Mountain views through the french doors
Large en-suite master bedroom with beautiful views
Gorgeous bedlinen and towels included
A handy work space for those needing to study whilst on hols
A log burning stove and gas hob
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Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Hazel 8th October 2021

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We had a brilliant holiday at Blackthorn Cottage, the views are amazing, the cottage is well equipped and warm, quiet and cosy. A prefect place to unwind.

Reviewed by Kate 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by James 23rd July 2021

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Our family of 5 (2 adults, 2 kids, 1 border terrier) had a wonderful stay at Blackthorn Cottage. The setting is simply stunning - remote and with views to die for! The cottage itself is equally wonderful. Full of character, tastefully decorated and we especially loved the querky layout - lots of small steps and levels. The little office area was a Read morebonus and the kids loved playing/drawing there. Our dog loved the gardens and we all enjoyed being able to walk straight into the woods. Hide

Reviewed by John 9th July 2021

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This place is stunning. We purposefully chose it because of picture of terrace and views.. and we werent disappointed. No tv or screen time for a week as could while away the hours taking in the view, the birds etc. Due to the pandemic not been to our fav summer destinations of Italy France and Spain and blackthorn was certainly a match for those TRead moreuscan hills. We loved the attention to be eco-friendly and made us appreciate the place even more. Wish we couldve stayed longer. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Lindsey 5th July 2021

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A wonderfully idyllic getaway, the cottage and views were amazing

Reviewed by Jo 18th June 2021

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The cottage is in a fabulous location, well appointed with plenty of walking from the door, Somewhere to truly unwind.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 11th June 2021

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Stunning environment absolutely beautiful .the view from the house is just awesome .a lovely cottage but very poorly equipped kitchen.. not maintained or cleaned properly which let it down completely. No TV which wasnt a problem for us and very little phone signal . Comfortable bed Not very child friendly due to drop from veranda and high stone steRead moreps . But we loved every minute due to the environment and if the kitchen was maintained would certainly go again. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 14th May 2021

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Reviewed by Lily 30th April 2021

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Reviewed by Jodie 9th October 2020

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We absolutely loved this place. Everything about it was perfect for a place to unwind. The location is stunning and perfect for getting into the countryside. The style of the property was quaint and homely but with luxuries that helped disconnect from city life. I will be telling everyone to go!

Reviewed by Alun 18th August 2020

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This was a wonderful house - full of character, little nooks and crannies - and full of history I'm sure. The location is wonderful and the view spectular. We had a wonderful time - with plenty of walks and fresh air to di-stress us. We would come again - no - we will come again.

Reviewed by Kate 3rd August 2020

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Reviewed by Layla 31st July 2020

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What a delightful stay! Could not fault our stay here. Weather played ball so were able to use the outside terrace & BBQ each day & marvel in the incredible view of the valley. The cottage was more than spacious for 2 ppl- would be fine for 4 also. The place was well equipped with everything that we needed. We managed to get the little rustic saunaRead more going (although doesnt get super hot like a sweedish sauna). Only thing i would say is that if you are a nervous driver- this might not be suitable Hide

Reviewed by Aila 20th July 2020

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Blackthorne Cottage is an absolute gem. The location high up in the hills, with wonderful views is superb.The house is spacious and interesting with lots of character

Reviewed by Petra 13th July 2020

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We spent a week in the cittage with our 3 children all under 4 and two dogs. We loved it, the remote location with stunning views was what we have been looking for. It was very clean when we arrived; bed were very comfortable, too. The cottage is well equipped but knifes need sharpening :-) We enjoyed our holidays very much and planning to come bacRead morek next summer! Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne 21st December 2019

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Fabulous location, comfy bed and a lovely property however we were disturbed by squirrels in the roof during our holiday and would advise anyone thinking of booking this lovely cottage to check that this problem has been resolved (unless you are a very heavy sleeper! ) Otherwise a fab location the Brecon Beacons is one of the most beautiful areas wRead moreeve visited, great walks and scenery and a warm welcome from the caretakers next door who did everything they could to help us during our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Ennea 6th December 2019

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Such an incredible home in a unique part of Wales. What an amazing off grid home.

Reviewed by Laura 29th November 2019

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Blackthorn cottage is hidden away in the hills near Crickhowell and has stunning views from nearly every window. Its perfect for walkers, there is a brilliant walk straight out of the back door and you can easily get to Sugar Loaf and Pen-Y-fan too. Or if you are looking to curl up inside, it is warm and comfortable with everything you could need. Read moreThe site is eco-minded with a wind turbine, solar panels and natural spring. Would definitely recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Daniel 8th November 2019

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This is a great cottage in an unbelievable location. It has a wonderful view out over the valley. Great walks from your front door. The only disappointment was that the central heating was not working. We weren't told till we arrived (hot water bottles needed). It was pretty chilly (bedroom 9 degrees) with only the 2 log burners to heat the house -Read more we had them going constantly and it took days to warm up. There was hot water for a quick shower but not enough to use the roll top bath :( Hide

Reviewed by Amir 25th October 2019

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