Sykes rating 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Pets No Features Off road parking Garden / Patio Broadband / WiFi Summary Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin, and WC Cloakroom/utility with basin and WC Kitchen Dining room Sitting room with gas fire Gas central heating with gas fire Rangemaster oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine 43" Smart TV, WiFi, a selection of books Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Off-road parking for 1 car and additional private car park nearby Front sloped garden with lawn, patio and furniture, rear patio with furniture One well-behaved dog welcome Sorry, no smoking Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.3 miles Note: There are steps in the property that may not be suitable for anyone with a mobility problem; children under the age of 7 are not allowed Note: Because of the open nature of the property we would respectfully ask that a dog is kept in the kitchen overnight Note: If there are any kitchen utensils guests would particularly like provided, the owners will do their best to source one for your visit from our store Note: Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms fitted by South Wales Fire and Rescue Services The property Blaenavon 1.9 miles. Set within the picturesque Cwmavon Conservation area, rests the grade 2* listed Forge Cottage. Part of a rank of houses, it is regarded as one of the finest examples of early housing from the Industrial Revolution period in Britain, and one of the significant buildings that make up the Blaenavon Landscape World Heritage site. Encompassed by character and charm, and closely located to an array of attractions, Forge Cottage is the perfect dwelling for a couple or family break, suitable for three guests and one well-behaved dog. Arriving at off-road parking, be wowed by the cottage and its captivating exterior. The property nestles into the hillside with wonderful views across the Afon Llwyd valley, and lies at the southern end of the World Heritage site. Entering the 20 feet long, welcoming sitting room, take in the home-style interior of original beams, a massive stone fireplace with gas fire, and the traditional furnishings, whilst reading one of the many books on offer or relaxing in front of the Smart TV. Beyond here, discover the well-equipped kitchen, where you'll find a Rangemaster oven, a gas hob, and all the expected amenities to fulfil your self-catering needs. Adjoining it is a dining hall setting the perfect scene for a family meal after a day of exploring the nearby woodlands, mountains, and historical landmarks; the ground floor is complete with a cloakroom, which includes a washing machine and an additional WC to save the morning queues. If you'd prefer to dine outdoors, surrounded by greenery, venture outside to the front garden; you'll also have a rear, walled patio to enjoy throughout your stay and appreciate the private and intimate nature of the cottage. Heading up one of two staircases, you will reach a double bedroom, and up the other, a single, along with a main bathroom, delivering a relaxing environment to unwind, prepare for the coming days, and enjoy time as a family. Located in the World Heritage Site, part of which is in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park), you'll have plenty of walking routes, outdoor activities, hidden gems and local shops, eateries, and taverns to experience. Offering something for everyone, visit the Big Pit National Coal Museum and take an underground tour, or visit the world-famous Blaenavon Iron Works and then relax with a coffee in the gardens of the attractive Heritage Centre. Or go on a thrilling steam journey with the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway. If you're an avid walker, from the property you can walk directly into the Blaenavon Woodland and ascend through an ancient beech wood into the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park). Dogs love it! For trips, seek out the dramatic Raglan Castle, the equally magnificent Llanthony Priory with its medieval pub, the castles of the Welsh Marches adjoining Offa’s Dyke Path, and the market towns of the Welsh borderlands. Or take a boat tour on the Monmouth-shire and Brecon canal at the other end of the World Heritage Site. Choose Forge Cottage for your getaway to South Wales. View on map About the location BLAENAVON Pontypool 6 miles Abergavenny 6.9 miles Crickhowell 10.6 miles Newport 15.6 miles Blaenavon is a quaint Welsh town, resting at the foothills of the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park). Set on the banks of Afon Lwyd, this historical town offers an idyllic base for touring southeast Wales, with luscious green landscapes and imposing 18th century Iron Works as your backdrop. There are an abundance of scenic walking and cycling routes right on your doorstep, and charming pubs, well-established restaurants and handy convenience stores can be found dotted in and around the town, together providing all the essential amenities for any self-catering stay. Abergavenny and the town of Merthyr Tydfil lie just a stone's throw away, whilst wonderful days out await you in Cwmbran and the port city of Newport. The town also provides easy access to the thriving city of Cardiff with attractions such as Castell Coch, St Fagans National Museum of History and Cardiff Castle to be explored. A splendid choice for an unforgettable holiday in Wales.