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Rose Cottage

(Ref. 1083890)

Abergavenny, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • comfortable (5)
  • cottage (4)
  • room (3)
  • back (3)
  • walking (3)
  • lovely (3)

8 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely few girlie days away."

    The house has beautiful views. Very warm house. The kitchen was huge but didn’t flow and you were walking all over the place just to make a cuppa. Not enough crocks and need blinds at windows. Also a net curtain gives no privacy what so ever in downstairs toilet. The lounge was comfortable but dead flies under settee and corners of carpets grubby. Definitely not a high standard of cleaning anywhere in the house. It’s on a main road but didn’t affect us. Would we return, probably not.

    Reviewed by Lynn2.2Oct 2023

  • "Wonderful stay would definitely go back"

    Reviewed by Leanne4.7Aug 2023

  • "What an outstanding place in an outstanding area!"

    Roomy, comfortable and most helpful owners and family. We were made welcome and assisted in every way. Good eating and drinking in easy reach. Wonderful walks so close. Helpful information in the cottage. Looking for a chance to come back.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage itself is fantastic but master shower room had bluebottle lots of ..."

    The cottage itself is fantastic but master shower room had bluebottle lots of them even though there was no window open ,dvd player didn't work so nothing to entertain children

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Feb 2023

  • "Rose Cottage is a fabulous holiday destination."

    Spotlessly clean on arrival, well thought out both in terms of layout and facilities and equipped to a very high standard. All the beds were comfortable, there is a cosy lounge and the dining room and kitchen are great sociable areas. Communications with both the Property Manager and Sykes were excellent with quick response times. We were 100% satisfied with the accommodation provided but have made a few very minor recommendations to further enhance future stays (i.e. extra mugs and glass tumblers). Rose Cottage, Pandy can be highly recommended for a short or long stay holiday home. Our group is already discussing a return visit.

    Reviewed by Cornelia5.0Dec 2022

  • "There is only one small comment."

    When it is cold in the house, the AGA stove should be on, when we arrive at the house Next time we come to Wales we will choose this house again.

    Reviewed by Karsten5.0Nov 2022

  • "The property was really lovely."

    Comfortable beds, clean and tidy. Great to have en-suites in every bedroom. It had everything we needed and was well situated for walking.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage is surprisingly quiet considering it is next to a main road."

    The bed we slept in was comfortable and the shower good and hot. Views from the back of the property are lovely. The outside space at the back is very private and a real sun trap. It was in a perfect position for us walking part of Offa's Dyke path, and the boot room a real boon. There are lots of walks from the property and it's in a good position for sightseeing in the area.

    Reviewed by Pat4.4Jun 2022

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC,1 x single with en-suite bath & overhead shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x single with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x single with extra single put-u-up bed, en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Please note: One of the beds is a put-up Bed
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • West facing Sitting room for afternoon sun
  • Coat & Boot room
  • Oil underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, two-ring integrated hob, AGA, fridge, freezer, washing machine, 2 x dishwashers
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars
  • Rear patio with furniture and brook
  • Lockable shed for bike storage
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • No smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Rose Cottage is not recommended for young children due to the garden with open access to the brook

The property

Situated right in the borderland countryside between England and Wales, in the village of Pandy, is a former culinary school, Rose Cottage.

With a fantastic kitchen and facilities, plenty of off-road parking, a nicely presented and elegant décor, it is perfect for a family break with older children, or for a group of friends.

Upon entering the property, a bright and airy hallway welcomes you, with a utility and storage area to the left where you can leave your coats and shoes. Ahead is the kitchen with plenty of room for everyone to cook together.

The dining room with its large table for 8 is perfect for all meals.

Completing the ground floor is the sitting room which faces west and captures the setting sun over the mountains. Upstairs are five en-suite bedrooms with fabulous views. Rose Cottage is a gateway to the Black Mountains and to the wide open countryside of the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park). It is also ideally situated for walkers on the Offa’s Dyke National Trail, up the border from Chepstow to North Wales.

Rose Cottage is midway between Monmouth and Hay-on-Wye.

The location also gives direct access to the Beacons Way, another long distance footpath going west across the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The nearby town of Abergavenny is famous for its Food Festival, its markets and for its range of independent shops.

A beautiful drive through valleys, past historic churches, takes you on to Hay-on-Wye, renowned for its world famous Book Festival.

The most direct way back is through the Gospel Pass via Capel-y-ffin and Llanthony. Visit Llanthony Priory, either by foot along the Offa's Dyke path, or by car veering off to visit the crooked church of St Martin's at Cwmyoy.

Llanthony Priory is where the owners' family live and farm the land surrounding the ancient Priory. You can even savour the beer in the Crypt Bar in the tiny hotel amongst the 12th century Llanthony Priory ruins. Close to Rose Cottage is the Black Mountains Cycle Centre offering excellent off-road mountain biking opportunities.

Popular road cycle routes also run through the National Park. A good selection of restaurants and eateries can be found in the towns of Monmouth, Ross and Abergavenny.

The Walnut Tree near Abergavenny and The Whitebrook in the Wye Valley both have Michelin stars.

The Skirrid Mountain Inn just half a mile away is the oldest pub in Wales.

Outside Rose Cottage there is the bus to Hereford or Abergavenny, giving you even more options for activities and attractions.

Rose Cottage offers an interesting and relaxing stay in a very charming area.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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 Bannau Brycheiniog (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.

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