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The Coach House in Gilwern, Monmouthshire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

The Coach House description

Holiday home
Situated in a rural position in the beautiful grounds of the owner's home, just one mile from the pretty village of Gilwern, This magnificent stone-built structure offers a unique holiday location. Comfortable and spacious, the property offers a huge sitting room with dining area and large open fire as well as a well-equipped country kitchen and two large bedrooms. With the medieval town of Abergavenny and the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park nearby, visitors will be spoilt for choice when deciding on things to do.

The picturesque village of Gilwern, situated amidst the Brecon Beacons National Park, offers visitors many amenities including traditional pubs, shops and a great fish and chip shop. Covering approximately 520 square miles, the National Park surrounds the village providing excellent walking, cycling and bird watching as well as great salmon and trout fishing on the river Usk. Abergavenny, the aptly named "Gateway to Wales" is nestled in the nearby hills and has something for everyone. With its many indoor and outdoor markets, magnificent castle and museums this medieval market town is sure to delight any visitor. Offering fantastic walks for all abilities as well as its own vineyard, the nearby mountain of Sugarloaf is well worth visiting. No matter what time of year, this wonderful little village has something in the area to suit all tastes and budgets.

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.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sky TV
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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December 2010
The cottage was beautiful and the welcome was incredibly warm. All 3 of us, including the dog, were made to feel at home immediately. The description of the location was accurate, even the local pub (the Corn Exchange) offered us a fantastically warm welcome, and amazing food.
September 2011
Spacious and comfortable in a wonderful area. Good for parking too.
May 2012
Intense tranquility that is best described the Coach House and its surrounding areas. One can enjoy both the country and the nearby cities; the choice is yours within any day's excursion. There is a certain warmth about Coach House that complements the tranquility.The house is equipped just like any home. The surrounding areas are fantastic for walks. A brisk walk in the crisp morning air will set the mood for the day's activities.
Mrs Rawling
May 2016
We really enjoyed the peaceful location and the warm welcome from the owners. This is an ideally situated cottage for the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. I would definitely return to here. With the open fire it would be very cosy in the winter.
Ms Fuell
January 2016
A lovely spacious house, which was really nice and warm on a cold week. There were views of hills and mountains from each room. There was a nice comfy bed and a great porch for removing outdoor gear before getting in the house. There was an outside shelter for bikes and the owner was lovely and friendly.
Mr Aldridge
December 2014
The cottage was well equipped and the owners very helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend this property to others and plan to stay here again.
Miss Wren
February 2015
A very warm welcome from the host but totally felt it was our home for the stay. Had a beautiful garden and was very well located. Would definitely come back again.
Mrs Barber
March 2015
The peaceful countryside location, with splendid views, it's overall ambience and spaciousness as well as the welcome from the owners all contributed to making it a most enjoyable holiday.
Mr Swindells
July 2015
Peaceful location, spacious accommodation and a lovely area.
Miss Courtney
October 2014
The owners were very welcoming and helpful. The open fire was lovely, a very nice cosy place to stay. A great base for walking.
Mrs Pollard
December 2014
This cottage is set in a very quiet area of Gilwern and yet very near to all amenities. The cottage was rustic, spacious, comfortable and had a well equipped kitchen. The beds were extremely comfortable enabling a good nights sleep for all. The countryside around you here is stunning and the canal is nearby too, which we walked along to Crickhowell.
Mrs Allsop
November 2014
The property was very comfortable and in a very quiet and beautiful location.
Mr Barrett
October 2014
Self contained Coach House is in excellent condition, very spacious with all new fixtures and fittings. The property is set back off the main road and is very peaceful and quiet. Our host was very attentive but left us to ourselves. Two good pubs in the village with Crickhowell and Abergavenny very close by for restaurants and other places to eat/drink. We would highly recommend the Coach House!
Mrs Hall
September 2014
Nice quiet location with great scenery and within easy reach of plenty of tourist attractions and lovely villages. The owner was so friendly and welcoming but although she was next door left us entirely to ourselves whilst being available if needed.
Mrs Powell
September 2014
Having the garden was amazing and the cottage is well located to get to things. All the leaflets were really helpful and the owner is lovely. The shower is amazing, the views stunning and the bed super comfy.
Mr Cunningham
May 2014
The cottage was ideal for our requirements being in a quiet rural setting with loads of privacy. It was also ideal for our dog.
Mrs Mullin
May 2014
Fantastic - a lovely welcome and a stunning property. A stunning cottage and much larger than expected, really warm and rural retreat with a lovely local pub - fantastic Sunday lunch at The Bell! The perfect escape from the City!
Ms Dutton
January 2014
We enjoyed our stay at The Coach House very much and plan to return. It was in an area favoured for mountain biking and offered plenty of options for this. BikePark Wales was particularly enjoyable. The Bell has a good pub quiz on a Tuesday too. In addition, cosy evenings were had by the open fire!
Mr Dalwood
July 2014
Very convenient centre for so many attractions, while being quiet and secluded for a rest.
Mr Imison
December 2013
Restful and relaxing cottage.
Mr Reeves
January 2014
The cottage was a lot more then expected and we had a fantastic break.
Mrs Glasspool
October 2013
We enjoyed the lovely views from the cottage, the peace and quiet, and the good walks. Convenient location for visiting not only the more scenic parts of Wales, but also the industrial heritage. The cottage was very well equipped and warm.
Mrs Courtney
October 2013
Beautiful scenery. A good base for visiting many attractions in and around the Brecons. Friendly owner, very helpful. Local people were also helpful and friendly. The Coach House was cosy, clean and comfortable, great to have a real fire. Everything was perfect.
Mr Decker
October 2013
Excellent property. Excellent hostess.
Mr Hoare
December 2013
The location of the property was brilliant - lovely scenery and lots to do. The property was warm and comfortable - ideal for our family holiday. The owner was particularly helpful.
Mr Lamdin
February 2013
Great relaxed owners who were very friendly with nothing too much trouble. Property is in a lovely location with good access for walking. All you need for a holiday was provided in the property. We would love to return -what more can we say!
Mrs Chalk
May 2013
The area was outstanding in its beauty, and was very peaceful and quiet. A wonderful place to relax and the local people were very friendly and welcoming.
Mr Benson
September 2013
The Coach House is centrally situated for a huge number of holiday excursions. It is within easy reach of excellent shopping facilities, and within half a mile of key road links. To top it all the views from the bedroom balcony are stunning, cannot ask for more.
Mr Benson
September 2012
Cottage extremely well equipped and very comfortable. Made very welcome and nothing too much trouble. Property ideally suited for touring.
Mr Palim
October 2012
Very quiet location, yet easy to reach from the main roads, with very pleasant owners.
Mrs Jones
October 2012
Being on my own and doing things I wanted to do, like recharging the battery! I enjoyed the chance to be able to light the open fire as it was such a change.
Mrs Taylor
November 2012
Warm welcome. Very cosy with log fires. An ideal winter retreat. Great local walks and facilities. Third visit and we will go again.
Mrs Rainbrid
August 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Coach House where we received a warm welcome. The house is a perfect base for exploring the Brecons and close enough to South Wales to do a beech trip. Our city children loved running around in the massive back garden. The house was perfectly equipped and above all, nice and clean. We plan to return next year.
Mr Kennington
November 2011
Very comfortable accommodation and welcoming host. Ideal as a base for walking in the Beacons and Black Mountains.
Mr Crowe
December 2011
Apart from the natural beauty of the countryside, the convenience of being near to every facility ie. good shops, lovely pubs and places to eat. On top of that the Coach House felt like home. Nothing pretentious, but cosy and comfortable. The landlady is charming and very welcoming.
Mr Goodwin
August 2012
Special property on the grounds of a bigger house, well worth visiting. Beautiful grounds.
Mr Mohd Tahir
March 2012
We loved the tranquility and beauty of the surrounding areas. The cottage has warmth and personality. The surrounding towns are lovely to visit. Great place to relax and unwind.
Mrs Edwards
May 2011
We loved the peaceful location and central location to the Brecon Beacons and other attractions. The cottage was spacious and homely and we would recommend!
Mrs Baxendale
June 2011
The character of the building was fabulous, loved the open fire and the layout. The views were great, and the location was excellent - near Abergavenny, walking distance to Gilwern, but very quiet and peaceful. Our hostess was very welcoming, and we really enjoyed our stay.
Mrs Townsend
February 2011
The owner was extremely welcoming and very kind. We felt very at home in the warm, cosy cottage. The kitchen was well equipped and there was everything we needed throughout the cottage. It was a really lovely holiday.
Ms Perrin
January 2011
Lovely, cosy cottage with plenty of space for family to visit us for lunch. The owners were very helpful and had even provided thoughtful touches such as a Christmas tree, beautiful flowers, sweets, electric blankets and hot water bottles for our Christmas break. We awoke to a stunning snowy winter landscape on Christmas morning. Sheer joy! We would not hesitate to recommend the Coach House.
Mrs Fryer
March 2011
Friendly welcome, effective central heating and a generous supply of starter logs, fire lighters, milk, juice, tea, coffee and sugar. Great location for walks. Very clean. Would stay there again and recommend it.
Mrs Jones
August 2010
Beautiful, peaceful surroundings, in very convenient location.
Mrs Walker
August 2010
We had a wonderful holiday. The location of this cottage was just perfect for us, lovely and quite with the most beautiful views. Perfect!
Mr Akerman
October 2010
Lovely property in gorgeous location, perfectly located for touring the area in all directions. Very helpful and friendly owner. very highly recommended. Fantastic area to visit - in every respect!
Mrs Tomlin
October 2010
The owner was very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Fish Chip shop in Gilwern - chips were the best tasted!
Mrs Taylor
November 2010
The Coach House has lots of character with a lovely fire place for open log fires. It is an ideal autumn/winter retreat. The setting and surroundings are superb with lots of easily accessible walking. The owners were particularly obliging - very pleasant and interested to make sure that everything was ok. Great place to take the dog. We are contemplating a return visit early next year.
Miss Donovan
December 2010
The cottage was beautiful and the welcome was incredibly warm. All 3 of us, including the dog, were made to feel at home immediately. The description of the location was accurate, even the local pub (the Corn Exchange) offered us a fantastically warm welcome, and amazing food.
Mr Mohammad-Smart
December 2010
Absolutely wonderful break in a beautiful part of the country. Will definitely be going back soon.
Miss Taylor
May 2010
Within walking distance to Gilwern. Lovely scenery and fantastic walks along the canal. There was plenty of information at the cottage on places to visit. Overall a brilliant holiday.
Mr Mehen
August 2010
Friendly welcome from helpful owner. Good central location for South Wales and the borders. Lots of information provided for potential days out. Excellent property that exceeded our expectations in all areas.
Mrs Hall
July 2010
The Coach House was in a beautiful location and was so peaceful. The area and ease of road travelling.
Ms Penfold
July 2010
The owners of the property were very helpful. The Coach House was very spacious and comfortable.
Ms Long
April 2010
The cottage was perfectly situated for some excellent walks and when you came back it was very cosy and well-equipped. We had a lovely break.
Mrs French
November 2009
The owners were very helpful with details of local walks. The property had a very comfortable relaxing atmosphere.
Mrs Collins
June 2010
The Coach House is situated in a beautiful place over looking Sugar Loaf Mountain which is stunning. The owners were very helpful and very friendly, willing to give advice about places to visit and where to eat.
Mr Crook
January 2010
This is our second visit and we have always found it comfortable and cosy (beautiful open fire). Quiet and relaxing. Great views and landscape. Great location for walks and climbs.
Miss McGlothlin
March 2010
Ideal property for a relaxing and cosy holiday. The owner was so friendly and welcoming and gave great suggestions with lots of helpful mags and leaflets. Perfect!! 'The Bear' in Crickhowell was a superb place to eat. Great food and atmosphere. Very cosy and romantic. Thank you!
Mr Barber
March 2010
Great location, friendly owners, lots of character.
Mrs Dyas
March 2009
Very friendly and hospitable owners. Totally self contained, independent and away from main house. Very light and airy. Superb location, quiet and peaceful. Great patio south facing for al fresco breakfast. Everything required within the cottage. Super open fire. Easy access to Brecon Beacons, Abergavenny etc.
Mr White
August 2009
The owners of this property were very welcoming and very caring.
Mr Bainborough
August 2009
Owner was very friendly, excellent local advice and went above and beyond what you would reasonably expect.
Mr Balsma
July 2009
Beautiful countryside and places to visit.
Mr Glenn
July 2009
Very welcoming and helpful owners. Clean well presented cottage with all that was needed and in a great location
Dr Martindill
May 2009
Excellent location with great views and privacy.
Mr Mrs Mistral
June 2009
Locality in Brecons. Wonderful setting of Coach House within large private grounds. Quiet and privacy. Kind and thoughtful hospitality and care from owners. Large spacious living areas - lounge and kitchen particularly. Main bedroom was large.
Mrs Malinak
October 2009
Very relaxing environment - great log fire - excellent hostess - dog friendly - good location for a variety of walks and great views of Sugarloaf on a good weather day!
Mr Moggridge
April 2009
Lovely cottage and good value. The field of sheep and lambs opposite was lovely, as was the log fire.
Mr Crook
May 2009
The Coach House and it's gardens were immaculate and we had everything we needed. The scenery and views were fantastic. So close to all the places we wanted to visit and had beautiful walks and tourist places to visit too. We had a perfect time there and will be booking this cottage again for our next break.
Mrs James
February 2009
Great hospitality from the owners. We had such a relaxing stay that we didn't do all the walking we had expected to do!
Ms Hancock
February 2009
Location was beautiful, lovely and private, with great views. Garden was really nice and owner very relaxed and allowed us freedom and flexibility with our dog. Layout of property was great and was very warm and cosy. Lots of nice walks nearby.
Mr Smith
October 2008
Good location, great view and lovely log fire.
Mrs Liddell
November 2008
Superb setting and location. Loved log fire.
Mrs Walton
December 2008
The Coach House was in a lovely area, the place was lovely and spacious, quiet and peaceful. Would visit again. Great week!
May 2016
Arrived late but that wasn't a problem, the lights were on and a warm welcome was awaiting. Milk in the fridge, fire wood ready to burn, fresh towels and above all else - hot water in abundance! Couldn't believe the amazing views we were greeted with on our first morning. Overlooking The Blorenge, even on a wet, dull morning, was still spectacular. Nicola greeted us with a warm, friendly smile and lots of local knowledge and a genuine desire to ensure we enjoyed our stay - it was my Birthday whilst we were there and she left a beautiful bottle of red in the kitchen for us. Would definitely recommend this beautifully well equipped cottage to anyone who is looking for a relaxing home from home vacation. It's also pet friendly which was simply the icing on the cake for us. Thank you Nicola for letting us stay in your amazing Coach House.
Mr Warley
March 2016
We had a fantastic stay at the Coach House, and felt very welcomed by the owner.. The rooms were clean and well kept, with everything we needed for our stay.
June 2014
Three girlfriends and I decided to have a long weekend away from our respective husbands and climb a hill. We chose Wales, and randomly came across this little gem of a cottage, nestled near the black mountains and a perfect home away from home. The sitting room and kitchen were huge and the utterly lovely hostess had laid out hundreds of leaflets for the various activities near by. We went to the sugarloaf vine yard, climbed sugarloaf mountain and visited a lot of local pubs! The cottage itself is a stunning converted barn on the grounds of the main house which, before arriving, I was a little concerned about but it was more than fine; the family very much kept themselves to themselves (until we ran out of sugar - a quick text and 2 mins later there was a knock at the door - sugar! Really sweet of her and very accommodating) and we felt comfortable enough to have a picnic and a BBQ in the garden without feeling like we were in their way or vice versa. Truly lovely find and very reasonable in price, highly recommended.
July 2013
Beautiful location, fantastic accommodation (was planning where to put our furniture as could move in to live there!). Best holiday we have had in years. Would definitely go back again.
December 2013
The Coach House was the highlight of our 2 week trip from California. Spacious, yet cozy with a warm fire after a long day. Great views in a rural setting but close to good pubs and Abergavenny for day trips by rail. Nicola is very helpful and a delight to talk with. All in all, a terrific stay and would love to come back some time.
April 2010
Nicola was so helpful. The coach house was clean, well-equipped, cosy, romantic, quiet. Everything we wanted. Location was great as near Crickhowell with lots of good pubs (The Bear pub is fantastic) and good walks nearby.
December 2012
We chose Gilwern as we have previously visited the area and always planned to go back. We arrived and were given a warm and friendly reception by Nicola. Nothing was too much trouble. The property is brilliant, lots of space and a bedroom with a balcony and views to die for out across the Usk valley to Sugarloaf and the Black Mountains. The property is sited about 1 mile from Gilwern centre which has all the basic amenities - minimarket, petrol, pubs, newsagent, pharmacy, doctors surgery and even a chip shop. Just down the road is the town of abergavenny with a superb range of food and other shops as well as several supermarkets. Arrange a visit in September to coincide with the abergavenny food festival. Gilwern sits on The Heads of the Valley road so access to Cardiff, Swansea, the Brecon Beacons and Brecon town, the Forest of Dean and the Black Mountains is simplicity itself. If driving is not your cup of tea then there is walking in all directions and of all standards on the doorstep. The Brecon Beacons Horseshoe is a challenging walk and again only about 40 minutes drive to the start. There is even the Monmouth and Breckon canal with towpath a few hundred yards down the lane. Industrial archeaology abounds with Blaenarvon Iron Works (World Heritage site), Clydach gorge and iron works and Blorenge Mountain and its network of tramways and quarries all within 10 miles. We loved every minute of our stay. The only downside is that the local pub is at the bottom of the hill that leads up to the Coach-house, alright going, a challenge for the return journey. The best bit, we're booked in already for next year
November 2010
A lovely cottage. Great space to enjoy with your family.
November 2010
The Coach House is in a lovely, peaceful spot but near to towns, with a variety of good restaurants. Crickhowell and its lovely kitchen shop is very close and we also visited Cardiff by train from abergavenny. Our grandson took full advantage of the large, lawned area at the back of the house and we all enjoyed a walk along the canal which is just down the road from the house.
December 2009
Friendly greeting on arrival from the owner. The house was very comfortable and well equipped. Plenty of places to visit in the local area especially Big Pit at Blaenavon with Cardiff just a few miles away. The house was very quiet and peaceful but could possibly benefit with the addition of a dishwasher.
December 2009
Great cottage in lovely location. Good sized rooms and outdoor space. Perfect for exploring the surrounding mountains. Owner was very friendly and helpful. Only minor negative observation was that the shower was poor but not a bid problem!
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