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Coed Y Gelli Countryside Cottage in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Coed Y Gelli Countryside Cottage description

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Located in a lovely rural location five miles from the bustling market town of Abergavenny on the owner's working stud farm close to Llanarth, the property is decorated and furnished to a very high standard throughout. A lovely romantic retreat, Coed y Gelli offers accommodation including one double bedroom, and an open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Outside there is a pretty garden to enjoy, and the cottage's proximity to many walks and attractions makes this a wonderful location for a 'get away from it all' break.

Abergavenny is a pretty market town nestled within seven surrounding mountains. The River Usk flows through the town, adding to the lovely views in all directions. Abergavenny offers many attractions to its visitors, including a castle with its own museum, churches, great shops, an indoor market hall, and a fabulous selection of pubs and restaurants for all tastes and budgets. The Wye Valley, the breathtaking Brecon Beacons and the Brecon Canal all offer beautifully scenic walking and cycling opportunities, and are within easy reach of the town. There are also abbeys, castles, the Roman amphitheatre and baths at Caeleon and mining museums close by, giving you new things to discover on every day of your trip.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

Oil central heating with storage heaters and woodburner in sitting area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD player, music player, WiFi, small library of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking. Fenced off garden area with furniture and BBQ, plus shared use of owner's large lawned garden with unfenced pond, furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 2 miles. Note: Babes-in-arms only. Note: Working stud farm.


  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location

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Mrs Langlois
December 2015
Absolutely fabulous - faultless.
Miss Gill
May 2016
The cottage was the perfect base to go off and explore the local area. The fireplace in the cottage was great for the slightly colder evenings. The stud farm was really idyllic and having the horses and foals right next to the cottage was a real highlight for a horse lover like myself. Had a really wonderful time and would certainly return for another holiday.
Mrs Guy
May 2016
Our stay was perfect. We could not ask for more. A wonderful location with delightful and comfortable accommodation and hospitable but not intrusive owners. We will certainly visit again.
Mrs Quinney
July 2016
Coed-y-Gelli was a spacious, single storey cottage and very well equipped. The owners were friendly and helpful. The location was ideal for exploring the area which is outstandingly beautiful. Highly recommended.
Mr Mellows-facer
October 2015
It was in a word Heavenly. In beautiful and tranquil surroundings, with forest walk a few yards down the track. Would have no hesitation in recommending.
Mr McMurray
October 2015
The whole package was great from the location which is rural yet within easy reach of any number of large and small towns. The people who run the cottage were great and made us feel at home. Great to see the horses up close and the number of pheasant running wild were too many to count. We will certainly go back.
Mrs Guy
September 2015
We loved every moment. The cottage was perfect, and our hosts were so hospitable. We plan to return.
Mr Naish
August 2015
We had a nice welcome from the owners who were very friendly. We loved the garden and the spacious living room. We had a lovely week down in Abergavenny and would highly recommend this property to others.
Miss Richards
June 2015
The cottage was in a secluded spot which was just what we were after. The owners were lovely and we would definitely return.
Mr Yeomans
May 2015
A warm and cosy cottage that we looked forward to returning to after a day of sightseeing. Wales is incredible and our host was very welcoming.
Mr Trethewey
July 2014
The proximity of the stud farm and opportunity to watch horses, pheasants and rabbits. Walks in the adjacent woodland. It was well set away from the road, quiet yet good access to places of interest and beauty. Good shopping not too far away and owners were approachable but not obtrusive.
Ms Johnson
October 2014
A beautiful cottage in a stunning location
Mr Morris
February 2015
Lovely secluded location in forest surroundings. The cottage was very homely and comfy with space to cook and relax. The bed was very cosy.
Mr Dawson
June 2014
The cottage was in an idyllic rural location and the owners were friendly and approachable.
Mr Elliott
July 2014
Everything was just lovely - the location was very relaxing, quiet and peaceful and our hosts were really friendly, obliging and helpful. We found local attractions and villages easy to access and there were some great pubs within a short distance. Highly recommended.
Mrs Button
October 2013
This was the best cottage we have stayed in, very spacious, home from home and very cosy. The family were very welcoming, not intrusive and helpful. Lovely setting, private and quiet. A superb break, and would definitely return.
Mrs Beardsmore
May 2014
The cottage was clean and welcoming when we arrived. We had a lovely stay and felt very much at home there.
Mrs Hodgkins
February 2013
Lovely, cosy cottage. Owner very helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed holiday, would return.
Mrs Roberts
May 2013
We felt very much at home in the cottage.
Mrs Moon
July 2013
Secluded, private and peaceful. Comfortable and homely furnishing, nice private garden to sit out and eat. Good base to explore the Wye Valley and surrounding areas.
Mr Carter
October 2013
This was a lovely, rural retreat in a beautiful part of South Wales. The owner was most obliging and friendly, and helped to make our stay at the cottage very memorable by ensuring that we had all that we needed to make us comfortable.
Mr Smithen
September 2012
Beautiful cottage. Beautiful setting. Owners very welcoming.
Mrs Leicester
September 2012
Peace and quiet, lovely place. Owners were welcoming and available if you needed anything. Beautiful rural position with lots of places to visit. Loved the whole experience, would go back and can highly recommend.
Mrs Pumphrey
December 2012
Quiet rural location. Lots of space in property for 2 people. Lovely log burner made the property cosy even though it was freezing outside.
Mr Jones
September 2012
Beautiful and peaceful location. We spent hours in the beautifully kept and extremely spacious garden, it was a real paradise. Heating worked well so we were always snug and warm. By the end of our week we felt so at home that we could have stayed forever, stunning.
Mr Allwood
August 2012
The cottage was very quiet and cosy, would definitely recommend it to families and couples. 5 stars all around.
Mrs Taylor
September 2012
We really enjoyed our stay at Coed y Gelli. It was nice and quiet which helped us to relax and get away from it all. The garden was lovely to return to each night which was well equipped with garden furniture and BBQ.
Mr Wilson
July 2012
A lovely remote location, a good romantic getaway for couples.
Mr Ager
July 2012
Friendly owners and a lovely location.
Mrs Carrington
December 2011
The location was excellent. We loved the feel of the cottage and the open fire was very romantic. It was perfect for our weekend retreat.
Mr Mullins
February 2012
Excellent welcome received from the owners, and very helpful during our stay. The property was lovely, very romantic with lots of original features. It all made for a great base for our tour into the Brecon Beacons.
Mr Clays
October 2011
Lovely rural location, but within easy access to the surrounding area. A very comfortable, homely cottage.
Mrs Rutherford
June 2011
Friendly owner on site. Quiet location with attractive scenery all around. Comfortable accommodation.
Mrs Jacobs
September 2011
It was a wonderful getaway for a couple and it is pretty central for lots of amenities. We highly recommend visiting The Elan Valley, it has stunning scenery and wildlife. Sykes were very helpful and they are great to deal with.
Miss Peters
March 2011
Coed y Gelli was extremely cosy and comfortable, perfect for relaxing. Sykes Cottages were very helpful.
Mr Jones
April 2011
The peace and quiet of being in the country. Its unique to be able to stay on a stud farm.
Mr King
October 2010
Beautiful rural location in the Welsh countryside, situated on a stud farm. Lovely spacious cottage with a wood-burner.
Mr James
June 2010
Lovely location, unusual setting and not far to travel to places of interest, had some glorious days out and lots of local food producers. Market in Abergaveny is a must as is the canal walk in Brecon.
Mrs Shoebridge
August 2010
The cottage was lovely and the owners were very welcoming. The setting was very tranquil and relaxing. Lots of information about local places of interest.
Miss Dixon
April 2010
An ideal location and accommodation for horse lovers.
Mr Mrs Kellaway
January 2010
The location was ideal of a quiet getaway. The owners are fantastic and helped with everything we asked of them.
March 2010
Very spacious property for a couple with a great wood burner; 4 poster bed and mattress were very comfortable. Very peaceful location, no traffic noise yet easy to get to other
Mr Colley
August 2009
Such a peaceful place. You could sit outside and hear nothing but birds and horses. Had a great stay, the owners land and area were great. Have already recommended to friends!
Mr Robinson
August 2009
Friendly hosts who weren't intrusive and a property that had plenty of space and was well equipped.
Ms Siggee
September 2009
The property was very clean, we had everything we needed on hand. overall it was a nice holiday.
Mr Simmons
September 2009
A lovely small cottage, ideal for 2 people. Lovely surroundings, and very friendly owners. The four terriers are very welcoming !
Mr Hughes
November 2009
A lovely rural setting yet close to good amenities in Abergavenny. The proprietors were extremely helpful and obliging without being intrusive. All in all, a very good example of an ideal location for a getaway break.
Miss Cheung
August 2009
The family running the cottage were very nice and helpful. They made you feel really welcome and left you to get on with the holiday without any bother. Great cottage for couples.
Bryan F
October 2013
Zoe & Mervin were very friendly and could always spare time despite their very busy schedule, making us feel totally welcomed. The setting was great and the horses a joy - and only one fly made it into the property despite open doors and windows. The pot flowers around the yard were beautiful. Plenty of soft cushions for weary backs at the end of a day's walking, and radiators to dry wet clothes over. A garden just for us and sun-loungers were provided. Good roads for travel to Wye Valley & Forest of Dean as well as the Brecon Beacons.
September 2014
Our hosts were welcoming but not obtrusive. The accommodation was very comfortable and well equipped. The location strikes a good balance between rural seclusion and easy access to towns and facilities.
November 2015
I had not realised this was on Trip Advisor so I wanted to say that we were well looked after and that it was a very comfortable cottage to rent: a VERY comfortable four poster. We were well welcomed and then simply left to crack on and explore the area ( which we certainly did). It was very economical too and I would certainly come again
Lisa H
August 2014
My partner and I have just come back from 5 relaxing days and nights from this beautiful abode. The owners Mervyn and Zoe were more than helpful with anything we needed which was mainly wood for the log burner. It was very clean and homely inside. It was very peaceful and quiet. We will definitely be making it an annual or 6 monthly trip there! Lovely sights travelling up there and around the area. Lovely views from the cottage and of the horses on site. We ate at some lovely places near by which are a 10 minute drive away. There's plenty to see and do and Cardiff is only 45 minutes away. Fantastic break, just what we needed. Thanks again for the hospitality Mervyn and Zoe.
January 2014
This was a lovely, rural retreat in a beautiful part of South Wales. The owner was most obliging and friendly, and helped to make our stay at the cottage very memorable by ensuring that we had all that we needed to make us comfortable. Mr Carter, Sheffield, October 2013 (NB. This is a copy of the review that I posted and which appears on the Sykes Cottages website.)
September 2013
Excellent accommodation, spacious clean and welcoming, with an exceptionally comfortable bed, best ever sleep we have had. Friendly welcome hosts, very approachable. Nice garden outlook beyond entrance. Sat nav. only available to edge of village, but people very helpful to give directions. Have no doubts we shall return again. I would add that we are both disabled pensioners 82 and 90 yrs.old, although not in wheelchairs.
August 2013
If you want tranquility and to get away from it all in Wales this is the place for you. We stayed in this cottage for a week and really enjoyed the peaceful rural location. Only about 6 miles from Abergavenny and lots of attractions like Raglan Castle and the Brecon Beacons this place is very well situated. Abergavenny is a lovely town and only 35 miles from Cardiff. The cottage is located on a horse stud farm where Zoe and Mervin run around 40 thoroughbred horses. The cottage is spacious and is very well equipped. The only thing I would suggest to make it absolutely perfect would be WiFi. Thoroughly recommended.
December 2012
Idyllic location Well situated for walking and visits to places of interest Warm, friendly welcome
July 2013
We booked and paid via an agent well in advance. We tried repeatedly to contact the owner as required and notified the agent before leaving France that we could not contact her. We left another local holiday rental which was great and arrived to find this was just not as advertised in our view. This holiday cottage does not seem to us reasonable, safe, to meet fire and health standards. The setting would be good only noise from owners including their 4 dogs night and day, banging doors etc. Lack of privacy. Poor cleanliness inside and out. Dampness. 13.5 tog duvet in a heat wave. Toilet and shower room directly off dining room / kitchen / sitting room. Further from Abergavenny / a shop by miles than advertised. Woken up from 7.15am by the owner who seems to have no consideration or idea. No phone signal no Wifi. We so wish we could have gone back to the other local rental which was everything this is not. 53 photos sent to agent and tourist board. See Photos.
October 2011
Loved the space in the living area with oodles of chill out room ( a sofa each and one to spare!) ecelectic mix of furniture somehow makes it feel very authentic if not very coordinated. Very relaxed and lovely surroundings.
December 2011
We had a lovely week at Coed y Gelli. The cottage is very comfortable cosy and roomy. It is in a lovely location which is very quiet.Although it is fairly remote(car required) it is well situated for visits througout a magnificient area. The owners were very helpful even though they were always busy looking after their horses. A couple of minor improvements could be made. Bathroom could do with an upgrade, and a decent size television would be would be nice. Ron & Margaret anglesey
September 2011
Warmly welcomed. The cottage was very comfortable and beautifully furnished, it was an ideal location for exploring around the Brecon Beacons.Would definately recommend it to our friends and relations
June 2011
Beautiful location, large ideal cottage for exploring or chilling but standard very disappointing. Does not live up to its four star rating. Looked fantastic on the photos but they were obviously taken a while ago as the place was very shabby and not very clean.
April 2011
Its nice to be able to find a place that is in a tranquil unspoilt location. this is unique in providing views of horses in open country side. Well worth visiting and provides a good base from which to explore the South Wales country.
January 2010
Owner was very nice and helpful. The cottage was amazing, very clean and well set out. The location was stunning with horses in the surrounding fields. Was a bit disappointed that there was no DVD player when it was stated tehre was one,but other than that everything else was better than expected. Fire place was beautiful and well stocked. Would go there again as the cottage is perfect for couples looking for a relaxing holiday.
April 2010
Cottage was well presented, clean and well equipped. This was also very good value. The bedroom is huge and the four poster really comfortable. The woodburner was much appreciated with the snow we had! Lots of towels were provided!
July 2010
A very nice area, accommodation very good suited us very well. Nice to see the horses and all the pheasants just walking about the stud. Made to fell very welcome and we loved the dogs and garden. The Only problem we found was that it was quite a bit out of the way. The Pub as advised was about two Miles and very expensive also. Nothing in walking distance for shopping. If you want a Quiet, comfortable holiday base and as us like animals, I would thoroughly recommend this cottage. As It was we could only stay for part of the week due to an unforeseen medical problem. David Hannam Would you recommend this Vacation Rental to a friend, it would depend on thier requirements.
November 2010
We spent the week staying at this cottage, as we have family nearby, and also had a wish list of attractions that we wanted to see. We received a warm welcome from the owner on arrival, and were delighted with the cottage. It had all the comforts of home and that touch of luxury that we were looking for. We ate at local restaurants - the Cripple Creek is a must! Coed Y Gelli is an ideal getaway retreat, surrounded by open countryside and within a working stable it is perfect for countryside enthusiasts, together with luxury for any townies! Would definately recommend.
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