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Kavieng

Glangrwyney near Gilwern, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 1071618)

5.0

Perfect

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Probably the best quality cottage we have ever visited lots of extras provided ..."

    Probably the best quality cottage we have ever visited lots of extras provided milk tea coffee bread biscuits etc Toiletries provided as well Vicky and Stuart are lovely and both helped with our luggage Can’t wait to re book

    Thankyou so much for your kind words, so glad you liked your stay in Kavieng, albeit that the weather was unkind. It would be lovely to see you again. Take care and keep safe. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2022

  • "This was a last minute booking and I had reservations about what it was going to be like - I’d need not have worried!"

    The owners had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. It was immaculately clean and extremely well equipped. The hosts were nearby, warm and welcoming, but discreet. I think this was probably the best standard of holiday cottage we have stayed in. NB - for peoples info - the cottage is in a row of cottages, side on to a fairly busy road, there is some road noise, but you don’t see the traffic. Your garden overlooks the brook, and the patchwork of cottage gardens beyond, which are beautiful. The garden area is aswell thought out and equipped as the cottage and leads straight out to a footpath.

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback, so glad that the experience was better than you hoped . It's important to us to try and get things as 'right ' as we can so you have the best possible break. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HayleyMay 2022

  • "The property was really lovely, everything we could have needed was available."

    The rooms were really comfortable. Really great place to stay.

    Thankyou for your positive feedback, it is much appreciated. So glad that Kavieng did not disappoint. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynnMay 2022

  • "This apartment has been beautifully and tastefully renovated."

    Everything for your comfort has been thought through. Fully equipped kitchen, stunning bathroom, luxurious beds! Wonderful welcome hamper (including doggie treats). Fresh flowers! Loved sitting outside on the terrace with our morning coffee, drinking in the sights and sounds of nature. Again, everything thought through and provided for the alfresco experience. Loved the location - perfectly situated for walks straight from the property and so much more to do in the vicinity. The owners were so friendly and helpful. We wished we could live there! Definitely be back!

    Thankyou so much for your lovely feedback and so glad you enjoyed your break and appreciated what Kavieng has to offer. Was lovely meeting you both. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClareMay 2022

  • "Cottage was of a very high standard with lots of unexpected extras."

    Light and airy with plenty of space. Set in gardens with a brook running through, it is in a beautiful, peaceful location but shops, pubs and many attractions jist a few mins drive away. Lovely hosts made us very welcome. We haed a really good holiday here and would highly recommend it.

    Thankyou so much for your kind words, and positive feedback. So glad you enjoyed your time at Kavieng, it was lovely meeting you, and we hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SueApr 2022

  • "This cottage was absolutely excellent, the welcome package the hosts were all top notch."

    set in lovely grounds and a wonderful area. Could not of ask for any more, great value for money.

    Thankyou so much for your lovely feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay despite the Welsh weather being a tad over generous with the rainfall. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StevenFeb 2022

  • "Lovely holiday flat, well furnished and with good provisions."

    Nice welcome pack to enjoy on our arrival at Kavieng. Friendly and helpful owners, too.

    Reviewed by ColinNov 2021

  • "Kavieng is by far one of the best holiday let’s we have stayed in."

    The property is exactly as described and is bigger than it appears in the photos. Vicky and Stuart are friendly and helpful and they have thought of everything possible to make your stay cosy and comfortable. We had a lovely welcome package which was a nice start to our holiday. We will definitely be booking again and I highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by CynthiaOct 2021

  • "Kavieng was a superb getaway for a week, the accommodation was spotless and perfectly as described/illustrated, in fact it surpassed our expectations, it really is in a lovely spot and extremely well look after."

    Vicky and Stuart can't do enough for you, from the tasty welcome pack to the 'things you may have forgotten' to there warm welcoming personalities, they have all bases covered. Lots of local walks from the door to enjoy in what is a stunning location (albeit largely wet during our stay), definitely worth a walk to the Dragon where you can be greeted with a smile and a good pint or further afield enjoy Sugar Loaf. Plenty of places to eat within a short hop, Abergavenny offers local supermarkets and a wide selection of restaurants, would recommend Casa Bianca, that was nice but slightly further away but worth the trip is Hunters Moon, 13th century pub, but you do need to book a meal in advance. Loved this holiday property and would highly recommend, enjoy, you won't be disappointed if you are after a quiet getaway!

    Reviewed by ScottOct 2021

  • "Well presented accommodation."

    A great deal of care and thought has gone into this first class ground floor apartment. Flowers and a welcome pack filled with essential and non essential goodies was a lovely touch. Every detail has not been forgotten from cleaning products in the kitchen and bathroom to a little basket in the bathroom full of products you might have forgotten to bring. The apartment comes with all outside furniture you would need plus a BBQ. An ideal base to explore the surrounding countryside of this pretty area of Wales. J&M Burden

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2021

  • "Kavieng has been renovated to a very high standard with every touch thought through so that it is welcoming, practical and homely for visitors."

    We were very appreciative of having somewhere so comfortable during some wet days and when the weather was good the patio area with such a choice of seats and tables was a delight for a cup of tea or glass of wine. The owners, Vicki and Stuart, had even provided a chest with seat cushions and a barbecue. They are very welcoming, friendly and helpful with local knowledge for those who don't know this beautiful part of Wales. All in all, Kavieng is a very special place.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2021

  • "The cottage was so well equipped there was nothing missing and lots of extras."

    Great thought had been put into the decoration (which was lovely) and the facilities provided. The little extras were superb. The starter pack of bread, milk etc. The inclusion of condiments, washing up liquid dish washer tablets etc. There was even a rucksack to use should you want to go on a picnic. The owners Vicki & Stuart were so kind sharing fresh produce from their garden with us. They gave us lots of helpful facts and information about the area to ensure we got the most out of our stay. Definitely a property we will be looking to return to. 5 STAR

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2021

  • "We really enjoyed everything about our stay at Kavieng."

    The accommodation was very clean, cosy and beautifully decorated throughout. The owners were very friendly and had clearly put a lot of thought into making our stay as special as possible which was much appreciated. We highly recommend a stay at Kavieng!

    Reviewed by DanAug 2021

  • "Very welcoming and helpful hosts who gave us great information about the local area."

    Lots of welcoming extras that made our holiday very special. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Lovely views of a pretty garden and sitting out areas to catch the sun with awnings to provide shade if needed. Exceptional - we look forward to a return!

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "Our stay at Kavieng was wonderful from arrival with the most lovely touches in place, fresh flowers on table, a welcomed bottle of fizz, a bag of ice in fridge and pastries all very welcoming."

    The hosts Vicky and Stuart,s attention to detail is second to none and they thought of everything even a packet of treats for our dog, The place is so well looked after and has everything you would ever need to self cater you really just need to bring yourself. There are beautiful maintained planters around the terrace which is so pretty, From the lovely story of how Kavieng came about to lovely salad greens given to us by Vicky from the cottage garden who also joined us on a morning walk with Shyla a lovely golden lab we had an exceptional stay and wouldn’t think twice about returning

    Reviewed by LynnJul 2021

  • "This is a lovely place."

    Very clean and renovated to a very high standard. There is a well equipped kitchen. You have everything you could possibly need eg cooker, washing machine, dishwasher etc. The owners are lovely and helpful too. It’s in a very good location. You can go for walks right outside the place. Or you can travel nearby to take on some good walks. Sugarloaf Mountain is close by. They provide maps with walks. Our party was 4 adults and one dog and we all enjoyed our stay. The garden is very pretty and you have a brook running through it. We were very pleased with this accommodation.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2021

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms.: 2 x king-size
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • shop 1.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
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The property

Nestled in the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park, just two miles from Crickhowell (voted the Best Place to live in Wales by The Sunday Times 2019) is Kavieng.

Located in the tiny, picturesque village of Glangrwyney, this generously proportioned, ground-floor, two bedroom holiday home combines the charm of a Welsh country cottage with all the convenience of a modern apartment.

From your doorstep, you can walk up the Sugar Loaf mountain or follow one of many trails through the idyllic countryside to explore the wider National Park.

Fully refurbished in 2021 to a very high standard, Kavieng boasts original features, a new boutique hotel style shower room and an attractive outdoor patio area overlooking the brook which runs through the village.

Set entirely on the ground floor, the apartment sleeps four comfortably.

There are two king size bedrooms, each neutrally furnished with charming and thoughtful touches.

The large luxury shower room features a generous walk-in shower and a bespoke slate counter top.

The fitted kitchen looks out over the beautiful patchwork of cottage gardens and is amply appointed for cooking with an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer.

There is also a washer/dryer for your convenience.

From your peaceful patio, you can enjoy morning coffees or evening Apéritifs while listening to the adjacent babbling brook and birdsong.The living room has two plush reclining sofas from which to laze and watch the Smart TV, listen to music, or open the patio doors and enjoy the sunset.

Two miles from lively and picturesque Crickhowell and just four miles from the historical market town of Abergavenny, from your Glangrwyney hideaway you can easily explore castles, medieval mansions and Roman remains, as well as discovering locally-produced food at gastro pubs, ancient inns and restaurants.

A mile away, the village of Gilwern has a few convenience stores and access to the wonderful walks along the Brecon - Monmouthshire canal, with canal boat hire companies offering opportunities to explore by water as far as the historic town of Brecon.

With two National Trails and a National Park, the Brecon Beacons is the ultimate walking and thinking country.

Avid walkers and adventurers can spend their time exploring and enjoying the abundance of hiking, cycling, rock climbing, bird watching and pony trekking opportunities the Beacons provide.

World renowned cultural events including the Hay Festival, Green Man, How The Light Gets In, and the Abergavenny Food Festival take place in the area.

Whether you come for the food, the music, the scenery or all three, Kavieng is a charming and tranquil place from which to enjoy the very best of the Brecon Beacons.

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About the location

GILWERN

Crickhowell 3 miles; Abergavenny 4 miles; Monmouth 20 miles.

Situated amidst the Brecon Beacons National Park, the picturesque village of Gilwern offers visitors many amenities, including traditional pubs, shops and a great fish and chip shop. The National Park covers approximately 520 sq miles, and the whole area around Gilwern is surrounded by stunning countryside, and offers excellent walking, cycling and bird watching, as well as great salmon and trout fishing on the river Usk. The medieval market town of Abergavenny, the "Gateway to Wales", is nestled between the 'seven hills' and has something for everyone, with its many indoor and outdoor markets, magnificent castle and museums. The splendid mountain known as Sugarloaf offers fantastic walks for all abilities, as well as its own vineyard, while just a few miles away, the beautiful town of Crickhowell is a must for all visitors. With its fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery this really is a great place at any time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas