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Rectory Cottage

The Bryn near Abergavenny, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 923558)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "My friend and I had a lovely restful stay in a simple cottage in a small country village."

    The fenced yard was great for giving our small dog some freedom and there were lots of lovely walks nearby as well as characterful towns. Our hosts were nearby and helpful with any request. Thank you.

    Reviewed by TeresaMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, spacious enough for our needs."

    Good location to get to Pen Y Fan. Owner was helpful with recommending best place to eat and showing us places to walk our dog.

    Reviewed by BeccaApr 2022

  • "We have just returned home from a mini break at Rectory Cottage."

    The accommodation we would highly recommend, extremely comfortable, warm and a real cosy atmosphere in lovely county surroundings. The owner made us so welcome and was on hand if we needed any advice or information. We will certainly be back, soon hopefully.

    Reviewed by PamelaJan 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend break at Rectory Cottage."

    The cottage is clean and cosy and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The setting is beautiful. We had lovely long dog walks along the river which is just a field away from the cottage. Our host Liz was very friendly and helpful and gave us warm welcome of fresh milk, eggs, flowers and very tasty homemade flapjacks! Our daughter loved helping to look after the chickens in the garden. Abergavenny town is a short drive away and we enjoyed the indoor market and browsing the shops. We would recommend a visit and we would happily return for another stay.

    Reviewed by SarahJan 2022

  • "Very pleasant and helpful owner, who was extremely apologetic when tree surgeons arrived unexpectedly (Covid knock-on) one morning and we needed to do some car manoeuvre."

    Delightful surroundings, with lovely walks along the river. Good centre for a variety of places and types of countryside to enjoy. We enjoyed our stay and were sorry to leave!

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "A perfect and wonderful stay thank you"

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2021

  • "We arrived to find everything as we had hoped."

    The owner was so welcoming and generous, encouraging us to use all the facilities, recommending local dog walks and advising us of the attractions of the towns and surrounding areas. It was lovely to be able to bring our dogs and we all enjoyed exploring the stunning and varied scenery of this area. We also felt very safe with the adherence to all Covid-19 requirements.

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2020

  • "This cottage had everything we needed, close to lots of places to visit and Liz made us feel extremely welcome and at home."

    we will def be going back again...

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2020

  • "Liz was helpful and made us very welcome."

    We enjoyed the surroundings. The cottage is very comfortable, the fresh flowers , bread and eggs on arrival were a lovely surprise. It is very peaceful and in a beautiful part of the world. It is excellently situated for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2019

  • "Excellent cottage the places most cottages fall down in this excelled ..."

    Excellent cottage the places most cottages fall down in this excelled comfortable bed great settee perfect tv and tv position private garden perfect for the dog and the owner was great

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2019

  • "Liz was an excellent host, couldn't do enough for us."

    Fresh bread and eggs, when arrived. Had an excellent week, would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2019

  • "The owner lives next door, and when we turned up with 11 friends, who were walking the Usk Valley with us, intending to squeeze into the cottage for tea and cake, she insisted that we use her garden and kitchen to accommodate everyone."

    A very welcoming owner, who left home made bread and eggs from her chickens as a welcome gift.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2019

  • "When I arrived at the cottage the owners had put out fresh eggs and made fresh bread that was still warm."

    They left little luxury things like Bubble bath and shower gel along with items in the kitchen. The owners were extremely useful when we asked where to go for food or warning us about livestock in a close field on a walk. Very pleasant holiday. Didn't want to Leave

    Reviewed by NaomiApr 2019

  • "Excellent location for visiting nearby attractions."

    Very quiet and peaceful. Welcoming and helpful owner. Nicely decorated with lovely pictures. Grandson enjoyed feeding chickens and searching for eggs as well as having use of trampoline. Plenty of space for running around.

    Reviewed by DouglasOct 2018

  • "Great cottage with plenty of walks nearby and close to Abergavenny."

    This was our second time there and we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by CharlotteOct 2018

  • "Central position for our day tours around Wales."

    A lovely cottage in a historical rural setting with the town of Abergavenny a short drive away. Our host was most welcoming and the farm fresh eggs and bread a treat.

    Reviewed by GraemeSep 2018

  • "We enjoyed a restful break at The Bryn - lovely, well designed and equipped cottage with access to a big garden."

    Our 7 year old loved the trampoline and free roaming chickens. It's location makes it a good base for country walks along the river and easy access to nearby castles, villages and the Brecon Beacons. The only thing which would have improved our stay was a pub within walking distance. Unfortunately, the nearest pub has been shut down. We had a great holiday - thank you.

    Reviewed by SeanAug 2018

  • "The landlady was lovely and bought us freshly baked bread and eggs."

    Extremely friendly and made us very welcome

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2018

  • "Rectory cottage and the surrounding area was excellent but the listing states there is a pub nearby."

    Unfortunately the pub closed down some time ago.

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2018

  • "Had a fabulous week with stunning weather."

    Cottage was set in a lovely location with a warm welcome from a very friendly owner.

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2018

  • "We had a wonderful stay here with our dog who also had a great time."

    We were warmly greeted, made to feel at home and found the cottage to be well equipped, clean and comfortable. The surrounding area is stunning and we're already planning our next stay.

    Reviewed by CharlotteApr 2018

  • "Very warm welcome by Kate and Liz."

    Extremely helpful with any small query. Lovely riverside place from which to explore a large area of Wales/English borders. Cosy and quick to heat when coming in from a chilly walk. Abergavenney close by and useful for all provisions. Crown pub good refuge when we had a flat tyre. Clytha Arms good stop on a walk. Hay-on-Wye lovely drive. Excellent views from above Talgarth, ditto Sugar Loaf. Vineyard good to visit too.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2018

  • "Would definitely use Sykes again."

    The cottage was lovely and the landlady was very welcoming.

    Reviewed by AllenMar 2018

  • "Very welcoming host, well thought out layout of cottage, very practical and comfortable."

    Lovely setting.

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2018

  • "Liz the owner was lovely,very helpful and on hand if we had any questions."

    Very dog friendly. Lovely local walks along the river Usk. Cottage was spotlessly clean, well equipped. Would highly recommend if you want a peaceful break.

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2017

  • "Location brilliant."

    Owners very pleasant, put themselves out for us. Offered us use of washing machine.

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2017

  • "Could get no phone signal or the Internet was rubbish"

    Reviewed by BarryJan 2017

  • "The owner was fantastic so friendly was a beautiful place for us and so dog friendly."

    Everything you could wish for in a holiday place. Very peaceful location. Clean comfortable cottage everything you need was there including fresh eggs and bread on arrival. Walks were easy to get to and towns if you wanted them. Highly recomend this place didnt want to leave.

    Reviewed by LorraineNov 2016

  • "When we arrived a home baked loaf awaited us along with 6 fresh eggs lovely ."

    The owner was lovely and helpful

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2016

  • "Very welcoming and friendly hosts."

    Beautiful location just a stones throw from Abergavenny. If you are looking for a quiet getaway but close to many activities this is the perfect venue.

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x adult bunks
  • Basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, use of washing machine can be arranged directly with owner, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Bike storage available
  • Courtyard garden with patio and furniture, leading to communal garden area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Village shop (open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-11am) and nearest pub is 2 miles (10min drive)
  • Note: Main bathroom accessed through double room only
  • Note: Due to the property's rural location, WiFi signal is intermittent.

The property

A cosy cottage, attached to the owner’s B&B and surrounded by working farmland and walks along the River Usk on the Usk Valley Walk, on the edge of the hamlet of The Bryn, just four miles from the popular town of Abergavenny.

The cottage is just a short walk from the village of Penpergwm in the undulating Welsh border countryside and just a short drive away lies a hub of fantastic restaurants and one reason why many people visit the area.

A real gastronomic haven, as well as being situated close to amazing mountains and walks, the cottage is a perfect base for couples and small families looking to sample the surrounding area and its foodie delights.

Set over the ground floor there are two bedrooms, one large with an en-suite family bathroom, and a smaller bedroom with full-size single bunk beds.

There is an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a comfy seating area with a TV, where you can relax and possibly enjoy some of the delightful local produce you have picked up on your day of exploring.

Outside, you can sit in the small courtyard garden and enjoy a glass of something cold, whilst discussing the day’s events; the children can explore the adjacent garden with its resident chickens and collect eggs.

The whole area offers stunning views and walks across a variety of terrain, but is also rich in Industrial Heritage.

The Big Pit National Coal Museum and surrounding Ironworks is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a wonderful area to spend the day.

You are also ideally placed to explore the Brecon Beacons, walk up the Sugar Loaf, Skirrid or Blorange Mountains or take a short drive and explore the stunning Wye Valley, with the striking ruins of Tintern Abbey.

The whole area offers numerous outdoor activities such as pony trekking, canoeing or fishing on the Wye or Usk rivers, as well as many footpaths and cycle routes that can be explored.

Although the whole area is full of activities, this cottage is within an hour’s drive of Cardiff, the cultural capital city of Wales, The Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells, The Royal Forest of Dean and Bristol.

Easy to reach is also the world-famous Hay-on-Wye, with its myriad of boutique-style shops, renowned book shops, and of course, the literary festival providing a massive choice if you are looking for a packed holiday experience.

Explore the Royal Forest of Dean or a day of shopping in Bristol which is just an hour away.

A perfect base for couple or families to explore the area, with a variety of countryside, from mountains, forest or river valleys and striking historic towns of Abergavenny or Monmouth.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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