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Penrose Cottage Family Cottage in Govilon, Monmouthshire

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
3 bathrooms

Penrose Cottage Family Cottage description

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Penrose Cottage is a detached cottage sitting on a hillside in the village of Govilon, just three miles from Abergavenny in the Brecon Beacons. The cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms (one double with an ensuite, one twin with an ensuite and one single with a pull out bed). The cottage also contains a wet room, a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with a dining area. Outside the cottage is off road parking for two cars and an enclosed lawned garden with outdoor furniture. Set in stunning countryside, Penrose Cottage is an ideal location from which to explore this part of Wales.

Govilon is a village with a shop and pub/restaurant just 3 miles from Abergavenny. The area offers walks through the Wye Valley, along the Brecon Canal or through the breathtaking Brecon Beacons. The market town of Abergavenny boasts a castle with its own museum, churches, an indoor market hall, good shops and a multitude of pubs and restaurants.

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. Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile down steep road. Note: Open raised fish pond next to drive, children to be supervised at all times.


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  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mrs Humphrey
May 2016
The position of the cottage is just amazing. The views across the mountains are breathtaking and the wildlife all around the cottage is fascinating too. The cottage is well laid out and cosy.
Mrs Hussian
December 2015
Had a warm welcome, and the peace of mind that the owner was nearby. Liked countryside living, the views and walks of the mountains, the sheep and horses to feed in the garden, wet puddles to splash in, and the streams, rivers and waterfalls to see and touch. Such a relaxing comfortable holiday.
Mr Burke
April 2016
Had a very friendly welcome from the owners of the cottage, they were wonderful people who really made our stay comfortable and provided lots of local knowledge. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
Miss Reccnia
November 2015
Absolutely fantastic all round, lovely delightful Cottage, fabulous host, really couldn't have asked for more. Everything was exactly as stated on your web site, in fact, it exceeded all our expectations. Will definitely recommend to my friends and family and will be booking again in the summer. Thank you for an awesome holiday.
September 2015
This is a super property in a good location with wonderful views. The standard of the accommodation is very good and the property owners were very friendly and extremely helpful. I would not hesitate to book again if I was planning to visit the area. Highly recommended!
Mrs Humphrey
October 2015
The views from Penrose Cottage are just stunning, the whole experience of being on the mountainside is brilliant and a great de-stresser. The cottage is lovely with plenty of accommodation for 6 people. The kitchen has everything you could want to make a stress free holiday. The hosts are just lovely people who go above and beyond to make the holiday as relaxed as possible.
Mr Arthur
May 2015
The owner could not have been more helpful. The disabled facilities had been extremely well thought out. Everything was exactly as described. The cottage was extremely clean and the kitchen was well equipped. The views were stunning and there are very friendly sheep in the next field! All in all a lovely relaxing few days. We would definitely use this cottage again.
Mrs Humphrey
April 2015
The views across the Brecon Beacons is just stunning and the peace and quiet is amazing. The hosts are unobtrusive but very helpful and kind people. To be in such tranquil surroundings in the sunshine was a great de-stresser.
Mrs Fraser
May 2015
This was our second visit to Penrose Cottage and, once again, we received a very warm welcome from the owners. The views are stupendous, and the cottage so comfortable and well equipped, especially the bathrooms, all en-suite.
Mr Spiess
April 2015
Excellent Cottage, wonderful location and slept 6 well due to the fact it has 3 bathrooms. Highly recommended.
Mr Bates
April 2015
It was brilliant. A great cottage with stunning views.
Mrs Buckell
March 2015
Penrose Cottage is the ideal location for the Crickhowell walking festival. Easy access to major routes in and out of Govilon. The views from the cottage are breathtaking. This is my third year at Penrose Cottage and therefore shall be returning next year. Fabulous!
Mr Benson
March 2015
One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. The area was fantastic with great hiking and walking if wanted. In easy reach of good food only 10 mins in a car gave wide choice. The owner was a friendly and helpful man and we would highly recommend his cottage to anyone. Due to the layout of the cottage it would be ideal to anyone with any disability.
Dr Tawn
October 2014
Beautiful surroundings, an island of tranquillity when I really needed it.
Mr Whitehouse
September 2014
Penrose Cottage was fantastic, with stunning views. The owner of the property was incredibly helpful and friendly. The locals we met at the Tafarn y Bont in Govilon village made us feel very welcome.
Ms Meigh
October 2014
Lovely view from the house over the valley to the hills beyond, and over the town with twinkling lights at night. Clean, comfortable, well-designed and warm house with friendly locals.
Mrs Humphrey
July 2014
Peaceful surroundings. Wildlife in garden. Very kind and considerate hosts.
Mrs Freer
August 2014
A great Cottage In a lovely location. Loved eating al fresco enjoying the views and the great weather.
Mr Stickland
September 2014
A real gem of a find, nothing could be added to improve this property. The owners have put much thought into every detail to insure a good holiday. The area was quiet peaceful, but within minutes you could be on the main roads. Very highly recommend.
Mrs Fraser
May 2014
We had a really lovely holiday in Penrose Cottage and the owners could not have been more welcoming and helpful. We particularly liked the location as there were many walks without needing to get in the car. We would certainly like to book this cottage again in the future.
Mr Davey
November 2013
Very nice property in a lovely location. Helpful owners. We will visit again.
Mrs Wolfe
November 2013
The cottage is cosy. The owner made us feel very welcome. My husband is a full-time wheelchair user, and the facilities with wet room worked very well for us. The views are lovely, and we thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at Penrose Cottage.
Mrs Bowles
August 2013
A fantastic holiday home, great location, particularly if you have disabled companion. Would happily recommend to anyone. We have been to this cottage twice this year.
Miss Taifoor
August 2013
Fantastic view! Excellent hospitality, very clean cottage, well organised, located in a private area, very quite way from road noise. Very good location to the Brecon Beacons, beautiful walks, lovely view to the mountains. Could not ask for a better family holiday.
Mr Kasmani
April 2014
Very friendly helpful owners combined with an excellent view of the hills from the garden and perfect weather made this a very enjoyable and memorable holiday.
Mrs Short
June 2013
It was a beautifully situated cottage with idyllic surroundings. Everything we could possibly need was there. The owners were most hospitable and friendly.
Mr Jones
July 2013
The location was wonderful. The views from the garden were exceptional. It was a quiet place to enjoy a relaxed holiday. Also the owners were lovely and very helpful.
Mrs Little
January 2013
Cottage was homely and welcoming. Owner was very helpful, ensured that all our needs were catered for - we stayed over Christmas, cottage tastefully decorated. I have stayed in many holiday properties in the UK, this was by far the best. We celebrated a perfect family Christmas here. Thank you.
Mrs Bowles
April 2013
The whole experience was fantastic. The house was beautiful and met all of our needs. The owners were really helpful.
July 2013
Ideal. Well equipped. Very friendly owner. rented this property twice
February 2014
Stayed here in November 2013, weather cold but welcome warm. Great cottage and great owner could not have asked for better. Downstairs bedroom (ensuite) fully wheelchair accessible. Would recommend this cottage to anyone, owners very nice and helpful.
July 2014
We have just returned from Penrose Cottage in Govilon after one of the must peaceful holidays ever. This cottage is really lovely in a great location, excellent facilities and very kind and considerate hosts. The cottage is on the mountainside just outside Govilon village with the most spectacular views across the Brecon Beacons - the Sugar Loaf mountain right opposite and a panorama that stretches probably 20 miles. There is a locked private garden with wildlife all around - birds, rabbits, squirrels and two very friendly sheep in the field next door. The sheep are the best form of food waste recycling ever. you name it they'll eat it. We called them Pavlov's sheep because as soon as you appeared near the fence they would come bounding down to see what was on offer. Inside the cottage there were full facilities for a restful holiday - washing machine, tumble dryer and dish washer. Very well equipped kitchen. Microwave and halogen hob and electric oven. a downstairs bedroom with en suite wet room was ideal for my disabled son. All of the ground floor was fully accessible with flat access to front doors and patio doors. We took a manual hoist with us and because of the wood flooring it worked really well. It is often difficult to take a disabled person away on holiday and have full confidence that all of the facilities and accommodation will suit but this was everything and more we could have hoped for. The lounge/diner was a good size with TV and DVD. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms (one a twin) both with en suite shower rooms. All of the bedrooms have TVs. The whole place is very cottagey with doors with latches etc. I cannot recommend this cottage enough especially if you are taking a wheelchair user in your party. The hosts, Keith and Diane, are very hospitable. Keith gave us plenty of ideas of places to visit while we were there. They keep the cottage in excellent condition, clean and well maintained. Keith and Diane live just next door and are on hand if anything is required but are very unobtrusive otherwise. Often a thumbs up across the field at the back was all that was needed. You may notice if you know this area of Wales that we had travelled only 24 miles to stay at Penrose Cottage because my son does not travel well. This cottage is a little piece of heaven which should not be missed. Just two other points - previous reviewers mentioned poor TV reception but we found it fine on all of the TVs in the cottage. Another reviewer mentioned a very low bridge on the lane to get to the cottage - we have a disabled vehicle which is 2.1m high and was no problem nor was the transit from Waitrose with a refrigerator unit on the top who delivered groceries for us. However, there is another way around if you would prefer. There is no WiFi at the cottage but our 3G worked on the mobiles.
Mrs Pritchard
July 2012
Exceptional cottage, ensuite and TV in each room. Clean, every need provided for. This cottage has been very carefully designed with the needs of the disabled in mind. The garden is a great size and the views are just priceless. The owner is a welcoming, generous and caring host, who contributed to the comfort and enjoyment of this calm, peaceful cottage.
Mr Sobocinski
August 2012
Good location, area, views, house and owner.
Mr Mitchell
August 2012
The welcome, the stunning views, the location, the accomodation and the hospitality were all outstanding. We couldn't have asked for anything more and definitely recommend Penrose Cottage to anyone wishing to visit Wales.
Mrs Rouse
August 2012
It was a lovely location, very peaceful and great for watching nature. The owners were very welcoming, helpful which made a great start to our holiday. Outstanding accommodation, a real pleasure. The views were amazing from the garden, which is private and tranquil.
Mr Tate
January 2012
The location was perfect. It was out of the way but near enough to many amenities. Very spacious with lovely views. We will be back and the owner was very helpful and made us feel very welcome.
Mr Nawaz
September 2011
Penrose Cottage is a lovely place for kids and family. Brand new cottage with lovely views from the garden in a quiet central place. It has good walking tracks around. Owner was very helpful and knows a lot about the local area.
Mrs Gregory
September 2011
The accommodation was excellent and was a real 'home from home'. The owner was very friendly, helpful and informative. The cottage is in a great location with lovely views across the valley to the mountains. We enjoyed the nearby walks along the canal, railway path and mountain tracks. It is also handy for the Blaenavon Heritage area including the Big Pit museum.
Mr Searle
August 2011
Penrose Cottage is in a lovely setting and the host's were friendly and helpful.
Mrs Havenith
August 2011
The cottage was new, well furnished, roomy and light. The cottage owner was very friendly and helpful. We had a great view from the large garden. The garden is very child-friendly and well fenced from the road and the little pond.
May 2016
Just returned from a lovely week at Penrose Cottage. Weather improved as the week went on and we had 5 days of sunshine. Just amazing views enhanced by all of the wildlife around the house. On one evening we counted 15 rabbits in the garden as well as squirrels and birds. Cottage is very comfortable and the hosts Keith and Diane do everything they can to make it an enjoyable stay. Again, the disabled person in our party had everything required on the ground floor. We will be back later in the year.
October 2015
There is not many places we go where we feel at home immediately but we do at Penrose Cottage. We have had another perfect week there and the weather has been fabulous. Possibly better than any single week in August. The cottage, as always, was just a dream. The views really are amazing and we were lucky enough to see the lunar eclipse on Wednesday which was brilliant without any light pollution. Can't wait for our next visit to Govilon.
April 2013
Everything you could want from a holiday 'home'. Fenced and locked grassed garden with incredible views over Abergaveny and the Brecon Beacons. Friendly sheep in adjoining field who enjoy a feed and a pat, numerous visiting birds, if you put out a bit of seed and wild bunnies. Superbly maintained property by an owner who makes you feel comfortable and that nothing is too much trouble. We have my 89 year old disabled mother with us who has a downstairs wet room and bedroom here. She says she could look out at the views all week without going out and we are already planning to return in the summer with my grandchildren. Canal nearby for walks and fishing and a railway track footpath for level walks apart from all lhat the region has to offer. Brilliant Waitrose 10 mins away in car (we booked a home delivery from Tesco to get us going). Be aware access from short route from Abergaveny is under 5' 6" clearance bridge.
April 2015
We have just returned from our second visit to Penrose Cottage. We found it just as relaxing as our previous visit and would recommend it highly to anyone travelling with a disabled person. The cottage, as always, is a joy with panoramic views out over the Brecon Beacons. The mountainside location means you are well away from traffic noise and even light pollution. The weather was very kind to us for April which made the whole experience just lovely. The cottage has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms one of which is located on the ground floor with a wet room for a wheelchair user. We take our own floor hoist with us but everything else is suitable for wheelchairs. The kitchen door and rear French doors both have flat access to the garden area. A wooden picnic table means you can eat al fresco if desired. Kitchen is really well stocked with plates, cups, dishes and pans etc. Dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer all available. The hosts, Keith and Diane, are lovely people who are always on hand, if required. If you want a peaceful, comfortable holiday to de-stress Penrose Cottage is the place for you.
June 2013
I stayed at the cottage in april with two elderly people, one of whom was in a wheelchair. The facilities were fantastic for disabled visitors. The cottage looked like we were the first occupants, it was in pristine condition - we were really surprised to learn that it had been a rental cottage for around 2 years. The owners were lovely - nothing was too much trouble, although they were not intrusive. The location is absolutely beautiful - on the side of a hill in the Brecon foothills, with fantastic views and a field of very friendly sheep adjacent to the garden. We loved it so much that immediately re-booked when we got home to take my granddaughters there in the Summer holidays.
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