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The Pheasant One

(Ref. 983854)

Raglan, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • friendly (22)
  • lovely (17)
  • clean (17)
  • helpful (16)
  • cottage (15)
  • owners (14)

41 Customer Reviews

  • "Bed very uncomfortable."

    Need second bedside table and light. Need more kitchen equipment if need to cook. Very cold. Hot water sometimes tepid and takes ages to come through.

    The Mattress was new Mid-Summer, July Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet1.9Jul 2023

  • "A very convieniant location for the Border area of South Wales."

    Lots to do and see. an amazing amount of flat walking available in the area. Hosts friendly. An amazing view from the top of the field to the rear of the property.

    Reviewed by Ray4.4Apr 2023

  • "This property provided us with everything we needed & was spotlessly clean."

    I would have no hesitation in recommending this property. The owners were very nice people & always ready to help us with our queries.

    Lovely Guests who appreciated what we did for them. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful. Clean property."

    Owners friendly and helpful. Had a very relaxing holiday .

    Reviewed by Petra5.0Jul 2022

  • "Compact holiday accommodation in a lovely rural setting."

    Car parking about 5 metres from the front door. Hard floors throughout and wide doors makes the accommodation suitable for people with mobility issues with just a low entrance step to overcome. Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower. Accommodation very clean. Laundry available to use once during your stay. Farm shop about a mile and a half away or a very good supermarket in Raglan. Plenty of footpaths to explore although many not accessible due to lack of maintenance or crops obstructing the route. The local pub in Llandenny was temporarily closed.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2022

  • "A real gem."

    Owners could not have been more helpful and accommodating (which included me being delayed until 11 pm on the day I arrived). The cottage itself is very comfortable and located in peaceful surroundings. Perfectly located for walks along the Wye and Usk Valleys, the southern reaches of the Brecon Beacons and not too far from the coast. Looking forward to a return next year


    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jul 2022

  • "Our sat-nav struggled to find the cottage probably because it hadn't been programmed in Welsh but on arrival we were greeted by the owner."

    Mrs. Goldsworthy, who showed us everything and explained the workings. A delightful location, very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2022

  • "Comfortable accommodation in beautiful surroundings."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by S. J.5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, very clean and with great views The owners were onsite to sort out any issues but there were none."

    Wouldn't hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by J5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely spot."

    Very nice host. Spot on.

    Reviewed by Mike4.4Apr 2022

  • "My mother had a very comfortable three day stay at The Pheasant One."

    She has mobility issoes and found the property to be very suitable for her needs. The host was also excellent, informative and friendly. I'm more than happy to recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jan 2022

  • "The Pheasant One was perfectly located for us to explore the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, and Brecon Beacons - all of which were well within 45 minute's drive of the cottage."

    The hosts were very friendly and welcoming, and have gone well above and beyond to make the cottage modern, inviting, and spotlessly clean. The property itself was very cosy and warm - particularly nice after a day out this time of year! The cottage was well equipped which gave us plenty of opportunity to cook and spend time in during the evenings. Our only recommendations would be to include a few more sharp knives for food preparation, and a HDMI cable might be good for the TV for anyone who want to stream via a computer. Ultimately, we would thoroughly recommend The Pheasant One for any couples wanting to stay in the area.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, very clean and with lovely views The owner was a lovely ..."

    The cottage was lovely, very clean and with lovely views The owner was a lovely lady,who greeted us on arrival and gave suggestions on places to go

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2021

  • "Loved our stay!"

    It was perfect for two. The host was very helpful and such a lovely women. Would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Holly4.7Sep 2021

  • "Great friendly hosts, nice weather, very clean and quiet accommodation."

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2021

  • "Just returned after a fabulous weeks stay in this spotlessly clean cottage has everything you need friendly owners and amazing views lots to do nearby if you like waterfalls four falls walk is a must ."

    .. Thanks for a great stay

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at the Phesant One."

    Location was central, only downside was that you had to drive to any restaurants/pubs etc.

    Reviewed by Emma3.8Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable."

    It lies in a peaceful spot with great sunset views. Very good supermarket and fish and chips in Raglan. Very friendly and helpful people. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back again and recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Khalid5.0Aug 2021

  • "One of the owners was there to meet us which was nice and we met her husband also."

    They were both friendly and helpful. Good base for exploring the surrounding area; easy to find compared to some and good local pubs!

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jul 2021

  • "Met expectations."

    ...apart from inaccuracy in the directions you gave us. The property is on the LEFT hand side coming from Raglan, not on the RIGHT as given in your information. Nice distant views from the property. Very friendly and helpful owners. Good cafes and pubs in the locality. The supermarket in Raglan was also very good.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely place to get away."

    Clean, comfy, and very peaceful. Owners were friendly and very welcoming. Booking was straightforward and hassle free.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Jun 2021

  • "A very quiet and peaceful location with the occasional farm tractor collecting silage from a remote field passing at a distance from the cottage all adding to the country feel of the cottage."

    Great weather ! Very welcoming and helpful host. Lots of outside space and facilities ! Easy relaxed parking near the cottage entrance. Nicely overlooked by the surrounding empty fields and distant hills. Nice summer Sunsets! We very much enjoyed our stay at this cottage .

    Reviewed by Joseph4.4Jun 2021

  • "Great 3 night stay at Pheasant 1 ."

    Well equipped clean cottage located in nice peaceful location.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely sunny apartment with very nice and helpful owner."

    Reviewed by Austen5.0May 2021

  • "After a very enjoyable 6 week stay, I can't thank the owners enough for their kind hospitality!"

    Fantastic property, very friendly and helpful owners and a beautiful location! I highly recommend and can't wait to return!

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely location with lots of local walks and close to excellent scenery ."

    Accommodation just right for a couple with friendly, kind and helpful hosts. We had a wonderful time as the weather was so good.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely owners, made to feel very welcome."

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Feb 2021

  • "We had a lovely few days relaxing at the Pheasant One."

    Carmen and Gwilym, our hosts, are lovely people and very friendly and helpful. Cottage lovely and clean and comfortable. We were able to tour about and can recommend Raglan Castle, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life, Llanthony Priory and then carry on along the single track road across Brecon Beacons to Hay on Wye. Road single track but views definitely worth it. Big Pit really fascinating place to visit too and Usk is always lovely. Great eating places we found were the Olway in Usk, best hot chicken curry ever tasted, The Castle in Usk and the King's Head in Usk. Great holiday.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "The owner who lives next door was vary friendly and helpful as were all the locals who couldn`t do enough to help you'"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is our second visit to the cottage as we loved it so much the first time we booked again this year."

    The cottage is lovely, it’s exceptionally clean and well equipped for a self catering holiday. The owners are lovely and friendly too, we chatted to them and they recommended places to visit, routes to take and good local places to eat. Since last year the cottage had been upgraded with some redecoration and an extra window added which made it even better. The location of the cottage is perfect for exploring so many different places including South Wales coast, beaches, cities, the Brecon Beacons, Gower as well as much of South West England including the Cotswolds, the coast and lots of pretty villages and stunning scenery. All together a wonderful place to stay. We will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2020

  • "Owner gave a very warm friendly welcome, shared local knowledge of area and facilities."

    Owner had provided a bottle of fresh milk in the fridge, a thoughtful caring gesture. Well presented accommodation, kitchen with all that is needed, all set a peaceful rural beautiful setting. Will return for a future stay and recommend a stay is really worth an ideal break away in this property.

    Reviewed by Simon3.8Mar 2020

  • "Booked to provide additional accommodation to Pheasant Two over Christmas family get together."

    Clean and well maintained holiday accommodation. Quiet and self contained. Owner very friendly and helpful. Parking right outside, all on one level, fully functional kitchen with microwave, fridge with top box freezer compartment, washing machine and tumble dryer in shared utility room next to accommodation, electric shower in wet room bathroom off the bedroom, FreeSat TV, Broadband ok for surfing and limited streaming but not high speed usage.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Dec 2019

  • "Very friendly host."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2019

  • "This is a great holiday home and the owners were just lovely."

    The bathroom was perfect for anyone with disabilities. It was modern and clean. I know Sykes advised the owners to be minimal on how much furniture to put in but I felt that was not such good advice. It needed a bit more "comfort n cosey" adding to the living room. But for a holiday home this accommodation really has great potential and the owners are new to it and have done an excellent job. We had a great week and no complaints, the bit about the comfort was just our opinion n in no way spoilt our time. Good luck to them as they've worked hard to make a great business.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was extremely well maintained and spotlessly clean."

    The hosts were very friendly and helpful, recommending local places to eat and visit. The facilities were great, the kitchen was well equipped to cook breakfast and main meals if you wanted to. It was nice to find tea and coffee facilities and even fresh milk in the fridge when we arrived. Overall it is a lovely place to stay in a lovely part of the world. I would highly recommend staying here to explore South East Wales and beyond.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2019

  • "Great location, pleasant owner would recommend."

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.1Jul 2019

  • "Pheasant one is a really lovely holiday let."

    Hosts Carmen and Gwillym are welcoming and friendly. The location is stunning with lovely views from holiday let. The accomodation is lovely, with everything you should need. The parking and bathroom great for people with limited mobility like myself. Within easy reach of Usk, Chepstow and good roads to Cardiff, Portcawl etc. We really enjoyed our stay and will certainly return. Both of us can highly recommend this holiday let.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Jun 2019

  • "This is a great little cottage and lovely location for exploring south wales, the cottage has everything you need but I have bad circulation in my hands and feet and did find the floor very cold even with 2 pairs of woolly socks on so a rug would be nice in there."


    Reviewed by Dawn4.1Mar 2019

  • "The booking procedure was second to none."

    The property booking was held for a short time while we made up our minds and Sykes staff phoned us back exactly as promised. This is a beautiful part of the country and the cottage has great views. Good area for 'foodies', walkers and photographers. We were extremely comfortable and you can be sure of a very warm welcome from the owners who live on the site.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Mar 2019

  • "Gorgeous cottage in idyllic setting, the views from the front stable door are stunning."

    A peaceful place to relax and unwind, yet a great village with pub, post office, shop etc only a short 2 mile drive away. The cottage is bijou and pretty, with every essential provided, everything was lovely and tastefully selected, no cheap tat here, the finishings were high end. The hosts are warm and welcoming, really friendly and helpful and on hand should you need anything, they are however, unobtrusive and respecting of your privacy too. I highly recommend this little slice of heaven, and will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Oct 2018

  • "This is an excellent property, new to the holiday let market since June 2018."

    The property is very well finished throughout with an excellent kitchen area and a superb walk-in shower in the bathroom. Its location is excellent for walking or cycling with the Brecon Beacons just 12 miles away, and excellent selection of restaurants, pubs and hotels nearby in Raglan and Usk. The owner is passionate about providing a top quality service and is keen to learn from guests how the facility can be further improved. The only thing we could think of was providing a cafetiere as we like good coffee. One general observation, broadband service in rural areas can be very intermittent, so if that service is important to you it would be worth checking it is operational before you go.

    Reviewed by Noel4.4Oct 2018

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  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, WC and basin
  • Accommodation is all ground floor
  • Living area with kitchen, dining and sitting areas.
  • Gas heating
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge with ice box
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Very large shared lawn garden to front and rear of property with garden furniture and dedicated areas for each property
  • Garden areas fenced off from the road
  • Orchard
  • Resident pony
  • Nearby is a 7 acre farm park with animals, play area, farm shop etc
  • Cyclists welcome, secure bike storage available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 1 miles
  • Shop 2.5 miles
  • Note: Accommodation is all ground floor
  • Note: Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Note: The property can also be booked alongside Property Ref 983855 and together they can sleep five people
  • Please note: This property doesn't accept worker bookings.

The property

This lovely single-story cottage can be found at The Brace, a rural farm situated in the heart of the Monmouthshire countryside.

One half of a renovated farm outbuilding, this property has been converted to an incredibly high standard, with a contemporary kitchen within its open-plan living area, cosy sitting and dining areas, and a double room with modern en suite wet room.

Within the wet room there are handles and a seat, making it ideal for guests with mobility issues. Note: The property can be booked with Ref. 983855, together they can sleep five people.

Please note: This property doesn't accept worker bookings.

The Brace

The Brace lies in a peaceful spot in the Monmouthshire countryside between Usk and Raglan, on the outskirts of the village of Llandenny. The farm plays host to two wonderful holiday cottages, The Pheasant 1 & 2. Surrounded by lawned gardens and situated adjacent to the owner’s farmhouse, the properties have been lovingly converted from a former redbrick outbuilding. Both properties are single-storey and feature a clean and contemporary interior with modern kitchens, wooden floors and tasteful furnishings. Outside there is an off-road parking space per cottage, as well as large shared lawn areas that are fenced off from the road and offer the perfect place for relaxing with kids. The cottages at The Brace are situated just outside of the village of Llandenny, a rural settlement that consists of a number of houses, a pub and plenty of walking trails. Nearby is the market town of Usk with plenty of small shops and places to eat, as well as a castle and fascinating Town Trail with 28 sites of historic interest acknowledged by Blue Plaques. Raglan is also close by with its own castle and the city of Newport is within driving distance offering plenty of modern amenities.

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About the location


Usk 5 miles; Monmouth 7 miles; Abergavenny 8.5 miles

A quaint, rural village resting amid the countryside of Monmouthshire and dominated by its idyllic 15th century castle. Raglan's village centre hosts a small selection of local amenities including a fish and chip shop, a pub and a couple of shops. Lovers of walking, cycling and all things outdoors can enjoy the easy access to both the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley AONB resting on the England-Wales border. Raglan sits in the middle of a beautiful triangle connecting the fascinating towns of Usk, Abergavenny and Monmouth, all promising a fun-packed day out in their own individual way.

Please note: This property doesn't accept worker bookings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas