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The Old Stables

(Ref. 1100229)

Usk, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great week."

    The Old Stables were perfect with everything we needed together with a comfortable bed and a good shower! The accommodation is surrounded by picturesque countryside and the river close by. Excellent for walking. The owner Frances was available if we needed anything. She also invited us to visit her beautiful walled garden behind the house. Everything you could want for a peaceful stay.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2024

  • "We originally intended to stay elsewhere and thank our lucky stars that that didn't work out!"

    Because it wouldn't have held a candle to our glorious time at The Old Stables. The gracious, charming and witty hostess couldn't help us enough. The accommodation sports a cosy and supremely comfortable bed; the kitchen is well appointed and has everything you need to cook any meal--plus the basic condiments, cutlery and even fresh rosemary and quince jelly. The setting is sublime--peaceful, with only the sound of the nearby river Usk coursing by, an ancient forest, a carpet of copper beech leaves, two affectionate ponies in the pasture. lots of hyperbole here? Only because it's well-deserved. The Old Stables offer anything a body could want for a wonderful restorative break. Looking forward to a return.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2023

  • "This was a lovely well appointed venue in which to stay."

    We had everything we needed. The owner and her assistant were most helpful. It is set in a very quiet area. The only noise we had was from the occupants in the place above. From the Monday when they were in residence they clumped across the floor and could be heard especially in the bedroom. Whoever was in the apartment earlier was so quiet, it made quite a contrast. Everything from the cutlery to the toilet paper was of high quality.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved our stay at the “Old Stables”."

    Immediately on arrival we knew we’d found a gem. The space is furnished with a style adding to the authenticity of the building and was modern, clean and fresh on arrival. The bed was comfortable and the linen nice. Fantastic large shower with plenty of hot water. We loved the outdoor garden seating in the late afternoon sun. Located on the Usk River trail we had wonderful access to nature and the countryside and nearby villages. We appreciated the eggs and milk left for us and the local suggestions of places to visit. We had a memorable stay.

    Reviewed by Karel5.0Aug 2023

  • "A wonderful place to stay offering seclusion and peaceful surroundings yet at the same time near to all the facilities this part of Wales has to offer."

    This is property that offers everything and doesn't disappoint in the slightest.

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage in the Welsh countryside."

    Clean and comfortable. Very quiet and peaceful location and ideally situated for walks along the Usk Valley and exploring the surrounding area including the Brecon Beacons, Big Pit and Abergavenny. Friendly and welcoming host.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "An amazing place to stay in the heart of the countryside."

    It was a very comfortable and well equipped apartment .the owner was very helpful and ensured we were well looked after.We were invited to visit the stunning garden which was really spectacular. I am sure we will visit again. One small point - Trostrey Lodge was not easy to find on our aged Satnav or OS map. In directions suggest include take Satnav to Bettws Newedd and then take road towards Clytha. Take the turning to the left after exactly 0.8 miles. This is narrow and is not signposted.

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2023

  • "The place was perfect - had everything we need, great location, super clean and the host was really really friendly."

    Would 100% recommend and will be back for our next trip to Brecon Beacons!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "The plus points of this property were its location (miles from anywhere), plenty of kitchen facilities, fabulous waterfall shower and large super soft towels."

    The drawbacks to this property are an oversoft bed (I appreciate beds are a personal choice), incredibly hard pillows, the lack of curtains after dark was quite disconcerting.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed the fantastic location of the cottage and it's facilities. In regards to your feedback about the bed in the property, many of our guests have commented positively on the comfort level but we do understand everyone has a personal preference and are sorry to hear you did not find it to your liking. We do have blinds in the property that can be pulled down for the night times, but will take your feedback about curtains onboard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katrina3.4Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely comfortable stay at the old stables, The shower and the towels were luxurious."

    The owners were most kind and helpful. Thank you! Frances and Lucy

    Reviewed by Alan4.7May 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Underflooring heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for 1 car along main drive leading to Trostrey Lodge
  • Garden with rustic seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.6 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Apologies, but this property does not have wheelchair-friendly access.

The property

Resting about a mile away from the small village of Bettws Newydd in Monmouthshire, within the grounds of a rural country house, is this charming ground floor residence, recently converted from the old coachhouse stables. The Old Stables of coachhouse at Trostrey Lodge gives a unique location in this demi country paradise for two people for anyone wanting to walk miles along the River Usk, up the nearby hills such as the Skirrid, Sugar Loaf or the highest, Pen-Y-Fan You can visit five local castles: Skenfrith, Grosmont, Raglan, White Castle and Usk castle, we would also recommend the beautiful Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) for anyone walking. Leave your vehicle along the main drive of Trostrey Lodge before going round the corner of the coachhouse to the stone fronted home and into the open plan living space. There is up to the minute cooking on the electric oven, gas hob or microwave in the attractive kitchen with table, chairs, sofa and television. During warmer weather there is a gravel and flagstone patio surrounded by a pretty cottage garden and rustic seating.

The Usk Valley Footpath goes past, through the fields beyond. The Old Stables are quiet, leafy and only the sound of the weir and birdsong. In the evening a sumptuous comfortable double bed awaits.

Excellent lighting for bedtime reading.

The shower room is right opposite with a double size shower. Get acquainted with your sublime surroundings.

All footpaths are clearly marked along the river or climb up to the Clytha Folly, or even further into the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons), or just on the canal at Goytre Wharf. Parking is under cover and adjacent.

Two great pubs close by, each one is a mile distant: Black Bear excellent cuisine and Clytha Arms award winning cider and beer.

NGS gardens is wonderful to visit or just enjoy the natural farm landscape of sheep in the fields and ancient oak trees. Raglan is four miles away for provisions and Abergavenny is a charming market town with well known art shop and gallery also with sophisticated, inspired eating.

So there is nothing much else needed to make your Welsh stay fantastic.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Abergavenny 11 miles; Monmouth 13 miles.

The beautiful town of Usk nestles in the gentle Monmouthshire hills along the lovely banks of the River Usk. The town is steeped in history, from the ruins of a Norman castle to the seventeenth century buildings that adorn the cobbled streets. It's like stepping back in time with wonderful antique shops and cosy, friendly tea rooms and yet the more up to date boutiques fit nicely into the leisurely pace of life in this sleepy market town. The golfing courses abound in the area with the spectacular Celtic Manor Golf Course close by where Europe won the Ryder Cup and where all golfers are welcome whatever your handicap. The beautiful Usk and Wye Valleys offer wonderful scenic walks or cycle rides and the array of renowned restaurants offer fine dining at the highest level. A wonderful part of Wales for all the family all year round.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas