Coed y Gelli

Llanarth near Abergavenny, Wales (Ref. 2973)

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Cottage features

  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
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The property

Abergavenny 5 miles. A wonderful conversion of an old cow byre on the owner's working stud farm close to Llanarth, set in a lovely rural location just 5 miles from the market town of Abergavenny. A lovely Wales cottage, the property retains much character and charm, with open beams, a four poster bed, a woodburner and very spacious accommodation throughout. Decorated and furnished to a very high standard, and with a picturesque garden to enjoy outdoor eating and relaxation, this cottage makes an ideal romantic retreat. Abergavenny has a wide selection of shops, pubs and tea rooms, as well as an indoor market and a castle. There are walks right from the doorstep or travel a short distance to Sugar Loaf Mountain and the vast Brecon Beacons. Take a walk or cycle along the Brecon Canal or hire a canal boat to see the countryside. The area has so much to offer all year round and this lovely Llanarth cottage, in a perfect romantic location, has everything to make it your ideal holiday.


All ground floor. One bedroom with four poster double. Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC (accessed via some internal steps). Open-plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.


  • Oil central heating with storage heaters and woodburner in sitting area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD player, musicplayer, small library of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Fenced off garden area with furniture and BBQ, plus shared use of owner's large lawned garden with unfenced pond, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only
  • Note: Working stud farm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Charming and helpful owner”
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    • “I had not realised this was on Trip Advisor so I wanted to say that we were well looked after and that it was a very comfortable cottage to rent: a VERY comfortable four poster. We were well welcomed and then simply left to crack on and explore the area ( which we certainly did). It was very economical too and I would certainly come again”

    R N, Dorset, United Kingdom, November 2015

    • “A very pleasant and peaceful place and the horses were a bonus”
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    • “Our hosts were welcoming but not obtrusive. The accommodation was very comfortable and well equipped. The location strikes a good balance between rural seclusion and easy access to towns and facilities.”

    Fred31771, Brittany, France, September 2014

    • “Relaxing and friendly”
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    • “My partner and I have just come back from 5 relaxing days and nights from this beautiful abode. The owners Mervyn and Zoe were more than helpful with anything we needed which was mainly wood for the log burner. It was very clean and homely inside. It was very peaceful and quiet. We will definitely be making it an annual or 6 monthly trip there! Lovely sights travelling up there and around the area. Lovely views from the cottage and of the horses on site. We ate at some lovely places near by which are a 10 minute drive away. There's plenty to see and do and Cardiff is only 45 minutes away. Fantastic break, just what we needed. Thanks again for the hospitality Mervyn and Zoe.”

    Lisa H, August 2014

    • “Lovely secluded working stud farm.”
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    • “Excellent accommodation, spacious clean and welcoming, with an exceptionally comfortable bed, best ever sleep we have had. Friendly welcome hosts, very approachable. Nice garden outlook beyond entrance. Sat nav. only available to edge of village, but people very helpful to give directions. Have no doubts we shall return again. I would add that we are both disabled pensioners 82 and 90 yrs.old, although not in wheelchairs.”

    Rashley33, Ormskirk, United Kingdom, September 2013

    • “Idyllic rural cottage”
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    • “If you want tranquility and to get away from it all in Wales this is the place for you. We stayed in this cottage for a week and really enjoyed the peaceful rural location. Only about 6 miles from Abergavenny and lots of attractions like Raglan Castle and the Brecon Beacons this place is very well situated. Abergavenny is a lovely town and only 35 miles from Cardiff. The cottage is located on a horse stud farm where Zoe and Mervin run around 40 thoroughbred horses. The cottage is spacious and is very well equipped. The only thing I would suggest to make it absolutely perfect would be WiFi. Thoroughly recommended.”

    DavidPAdelaide, Adelaide, August 2013

    • “What more could you want?”
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    • “Idyllic location Well situated for walking and visits to places of interest Warm, friendly welcome”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Dover, December 2012

    • “away from it all location”
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    • “Warmly welcomed. The cottage was very comfortable and beautifully furnished, it was an ideal location for exploring around the Brecon Beacons.Would definately recommend it to our friends and relations”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Farnham, September 2011

    • “Peace, quiet, relaxation!”
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    • “We spent the week staying at this cottage, as we have family nearby, and also had a wish list of attractions that we wanted to see. We received a warm welcome from the owner on arrival, and were delighted with the cottage. It had all the comforts of home and that touch of luxury that we were looking for. We ate at local restaurants - the Cripple Creek is a must! Coed Y Gelli is an ideal getaway retreat, surrounded by open countryside and within a working stable it is perfect for countryside enthusiasts, together with luxury for any townies! Would definately recommend.”

    Kate'n'Dave, Surrey, November 2010

    • “Lovely peaceful location”
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    • “Cottage was well presented, clean and well equipped. This was also very good value. The bedroom is huge and the four poster really comfortable. The woodburner was much appreciated with the snow we had! Lots of towels were provided!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, April 2010

    • “Very welcoming cottage, perfect for couples”
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    • “Owner was very nice and helpful. The cottage was amazing, very clean and well set out. The location was stunning with horses in the surrounding fields. Was a bit disappointed that there was no DVD player when it was stated tehre was one,but other than that everything else was better than expected. Fire place was beautiful and well stocked. Would go there again as the cottage is perfect for couples looking for a relaxing holiday.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Caerphilly, January 2010

    • “A Lovely Rural retreat”
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    • “This was a lovely, rural retreat in a beautiful part of South Wales. The owner was most obliging and friendly, and helped to make our stay at the cottage very memorable by ensuring that we had all that we needed to make us comfortable. Mr Carter, Sheffield, October 2013 (NB. This is a copy of the review that I posted and which appears on the Sykes Cottages website.)”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Sheffield, January 2014

    • “Spacious, comfortable, quiet location with very friendly owners”
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    • “Zoe & Mervin were very friendly and could always spare time despite their very busy schedule, making us feel totally welcomed. The setting was great and the horses a joy - and only one fly made it into the property despite open doors and windows. The pot flowers around the yard were beautiful. Plenty of soft cushions for weary backs at the end of a day's walking, and radiators to dry wet clothes over. A garden just for us and sun-loungers were provided. Good roads for travel to Wye Valley & Forest of Dean as well as the Brecon Beacons.”

    Bryan F, Norwich, United Kingdom, October 2013

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    • “The whole package was great from the location which is rural yet within easy reach of any number of large and small towns. The people who run the cottage were great and made us feel at home. Great to see the horses up close and the number of pheasant running wild were too many to count. We will certainly go back.”

    Mr Mcmurray, Wolverhampton, October 2015

    • “It was in a word "Heavenly." In beautiful and tranquil surroundings, with forest walk a few yards down the track. Would have no hesitation in recommending.”

    Mr Mellows-facer, Preston, September 2015

    • “We loved every moment. The cottage was perfect, and our hosts were so hospitable. We plan to return.”

    Mrs Guy, August 2015

    • “We had a nice welcome from the owners who were very friendly. We loved the garden and the spacious living room. We had a lovely week down in Abergavenny and would highly recommend this property to others.”

    Mr Naish, Newbury, August 2015

    • “The cottage was in a secluded spot which was just what we were after. The owners were lovely and we would definitely return.”

    Miss Richards, Ellesmere Port, May 2015

    • “A warm and cosy cottage that we looked forward to returning to after a day of sightseeing. Wales is incredible and our host was very welcoming.”

    Mr Yeomans, Dorval, May 2015

    • “Lovely secluded location in forest surroundings. The cottage was very homely and comfy with space to cook and relax. The bed was very cosy.”

    Mr Morris, Leeds, February 2015

    • “A beautiful cottage in a stunning location”

    Ms Johnson, Newport, October 2014

    • “The proximity of the stud farm and opportunity to watch horses, pheasants and rabbits. Walks in the adjacent woodland. It was well set away from the road, quiet yet good access to places of interest and beauty. Good shopping not too far away and owners were approachable but not obtrusive.”

    Mr Trethewey, La Chapelle Caro, June 2014

    • “Everything was just lovely - the location was very relaxing, quiet and peaceful and our hosts were really friendly, obliging and helpful. We found local attractions and villages easy to access and there were some great pubs within a short distance. Highly recommended.”

    Mr Elliott, Taree, June 2014

    • “The cottage was in an idyllic rural location and the owners were friendly and approachable.”

    Mr Dawson, Lymm, June 2014

    • “The cottage was clean and welcoming when we arrived. We had a lovely stay and felt very much at home there.”

    Mrs Beardsmore, Pinxton, May 2014

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About the location


Monmouth 18 miles.

The picturesque market town of Abergavenny, the Gateway to Wales, nestles between the seven mountains which surround it, with the River Usk flowing through it, so there are beautiful views in every direction. The town boasts a castle with its own museum, churches, an indoor market hall, good shops and a multitude of pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes. Beautiful walks through the Wye Valley and Vale of Usk, or along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal are close by or explore the breathtaking Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. With abbeys, castles, mining museums and a Roman amphitheatre and baths at nearby Caerleon, there is something different to discover every day of your holiday.