4.5★ (8 ratings) Sykes rating Sleeps 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1 Pets Yes Show on map Features Garden / Patio Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities 7 Customer Reviews "Good base for a short stay to explore local area." Very helpful housekeeper when we were trying to get into wrong side of cottage on arrival! Reviewed by MargaretOct 2021 "A great little cottage & lovely garden." Don't need to go out in the car every day, good walks close by. Reviewed by RichardSep 2021 "It is listed as pet friendly but we did not feel this was correct." We could not let our dog to run free in the garden. Reviewed by CarolAug 2021 "Cottage was a ideal stay location with all you needed not far away." The property is good for a couple, we both had a good holiday. Thank you. Reviewed by VincentAug 2021 "Fir Tree Cottage was perfect for our break." Clean, comfortable and well equipped. It was everything we needed from a base to explore the area. Reviewed by LeeAug 2021 "Wonderful location if you want to explore the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountain and The Black Mountains." Nice, clean accommodation and perfect if you just need a rest place and ability to make a simple dinner and lunch for your hike. Reviewed by AshleyJul 2021 "We have just returned from our stay and were very disappointed." We had no problems with accommodation, it was clean & comfortable, but that’s were it ends.Your description states that the accommodation is”Nestled in the quiet village of Clydach”, it is not. It is on a very busy road separated from the village by a gorge carrying a dual carriageway A465, and it is approximately 1.5 miles from the village by road. You also state” Fir Tree Cottage ideal for couples wanting to escape to enjoy some peace & quiet” With the noise from the traffic that passes and the drone of the traffic on A465 it is far from quiet especially when sat in the garden enjoying views of the huge pylon which due to camera angle, is not shown on photo.Directions to the accommodation states that turn off A465 and follow directions for North Clydach which is not visible until turning left back under A465 which we only discovered after travelling up and down the steep hill in Clydach village Reviewed by PeterJul 2021 Show more Summary One king-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area Electric storage heaters with electric flame-effect stove Microwave, fridge and TV Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Roadside parking Multilevel garden with furniture One small pet accepted Sorry no smoking Shop 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles The property Brynmawr 2.8 miles. Nestled in the quiet village of Clydach in Monmouthshire and just a 15 minute drive from the town of Abergavenny is Fir Tree Cottage, ideal for couples wanting to escape and enjoy some peace & quiet, whilst exploring the beautiful countryside right from the doorstep. Fir Tree Cottage is a refurbished annex, adjoined... Fir Tree Cottage is a refurbished annex, adjoined to the owners house, yet still perfectly secluded. Decorated to a high standard, as you enter the cottage through the back door you’re taken into the open-plan kitchen dining room. A fully-fitted kitchen with microwave-oven, fridge, kettle and toaster invite you to cook up a storm. Walk through to the living area, you’ll find a plush sofa for two with views outside and a dining table to seat four. Head up the wooden stairs to a spacious room with king-sized bed, with plenty of storage for two with a bookcase and tall boy. The bathroom is connected to the bedroom and comprises a shower cubicle, sink and toilet, everything needed for a couples escape. The outside area behind Fir Tree Cottage can be accessed via the steps to the front of the property, up a slight incline to enjoy the views over the countryside and the mountains behind. Ideally located, Fir Tree Cottage is just a 35 minute drive to Brecon Beacons National Park, perfect for nature lovers and walkers alike. With miles and miles of open space to explore on foot or by horse, you can also take part in a range of water sports or even head underground for an exciting caving experience before heading back to relax and unwind. Head East and you’ll end up at the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just another 30 minute drive away. The River Wye, one of Britain’s most natural rivers, is surrounded by expansive conservation areas, where you can enjoy a range of activities including walking, canoeing, and cycling. There’s plenty of trails to explore before you head out for an afternoon in the woods. A little closer to Fir Tree Cottage is the town of Abergavenny just 15 minutes away. Proudly known as The Gateway to Wales, it is steeped in history with its many castles and medieval stone walls surrounding the town. Visit Abergavenny castle or stroll through the town where you’ll find plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants to suit all. The vibrant city of Newport is located 37 miles away, the third largest city in Wales and known for its docks and Roman remains. If what you’re looking for is a relaxing day by the sea, the coastal city of Swansea is less than an hours drive, with long stretches of golden sand, or the Maritime Quarter offers chic waterside bars and restaurants in the old dockland area on Swansea Bay. With so much to see and do in the area, Fir Tree Cottage is the perfect base for couples looking to unwind and explore all the natural beauty that Wales has to offer. Read more Read less Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100. View on map About the location BRYNMAWR Pontypool 10.7 miles; Abergavenny 10.9 miles; Merthyr Tydfil 12.4 miles Set in a prominent position at the head of the South Wales Valleys, Brynmawr (big hill) is a charming and traditional market town, just a stone's throw away from the mountainous landscapes of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Hosting all the essential amenities including a large supermarket and a selection of cafés, pubs and restaurants, visitors will find everything they could possibly need and more right on their doorstep. A quaint museum and library can be found at the heart of the town, whilst a pleasant drive away brings you to the towns of Abergavenny, Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenavon, filled with incredible local landmarks and attractions such as the Blaenavon Ironworks/ Gwaith Haearn Blaenafon, Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery, and the 12th-century Norman fortress of White Castle. There are an abundance of scenic hiking routes and cycle paths from which to discover the great outdoors, whilst the cities of Cardiff and Newport can be found within easy touring distance and offer a superb day out for the whole family to enjoy. A fantastic location for any type of escape to the beautiful Welsh countryside.