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Black Mountains Bolthole

Abergavenny (3.5mls N), Brecon Beacons
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Cool and Contemporary
Fire Pit
Bed and breakfast
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A romantic hideaway set at the foot of the Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Wonderful views across the valley from the elevated garden
  • Great country walks accessible straight from your door
Property code: 42855

The cottage is set at the foot of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, near to Llanthony Priory and part of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains are all around you, so great walks are available from your door. Situated next door to the owner’s home, this is the ideal spot for some rest and relaxtion. Take a trip to the foodie town of Abergavenny or Crickhowell which is 6 miles away is great for small local stores. Visit one of the many historic houses, gardens and castles such as White Castle, Longtown, Grosmont and Raglan. Hay-on-Wye with its famous Literary Festival is approximately a 40 minute drive away.

Enter the property into a surprisingly spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining area, with lovely high ceilings. The kitchen is well-equipped with all the essentials for your holiday, including an electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment and a Nespresso coffee machine. The lounge includes a sofa (which can be converted into a sofa bed at an additional cost), TV with Firestick and Chromecast and DVD player. The perfect spot to curl up and enjoy a film in the evening or pore over one of the many nature and walking books thoughtfully provided by the owner. The neutral and stylish décor gives this property a light and airy feel throughout, with soft furnishings dotted around for comfort.. The cosy king-size bedroom is tucked away at the end of the corridor, with sumptuous bedding and DAB radio to wake up to in the mornings. Next to the bedroom there is a contemporary shower room with monsoon shower head to revive you for the day ahead.

Outside you will find patio furniture for sitting back and watching the world go by, together with steps up to the private garden area. From here you can enjoy wonderful rural views, toast marshmallows over the fire pit or even light the BBQ for dinner on a sunny evening. There is also an orchard which the owners will allow you to access as it is dog proofed and the owners' pup will enjoy having a pal to play with. Behind the property there is a utility/boot room offering a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a handy outside tap for washing those muddy paws after long walks! 

  • 1 king-size bedroom with hypoallergenic duvet
  • 1 shower room with large shower and a WC
  • Electric oven and 4-ring hob, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave available
  • Open access to washing machine and tumble dryer and outside wash tap
  • TV, DVD, DAB radio with iPod compatibility
  • External steps up to the garden which has great views but not fully enclosed, and not suitable for toddlers or people with mobility issues 
  • Outdoor seating, bike storage, fire pit and a BBQ
  • Off-road parking
  • Dog washing facilities and dog towels available
  • Shops 6 miles, pub 4 miles
  • The sofa in the sitting room is a sofa bed with a pocket sprung mattress, so the cottage can work well for two people who prefer not to share a bed (a small bedding supplement of £15 will apply for use of the sofa bed)
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Avril Hitchman

This property is personally managed by Avril.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 45 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jacqui 27th January 2024

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Reviewed by Brian 5th January 2024

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Reviewed by David 9th November 2023

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Reviewed by Richard 15th October 2023

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The Bolthole is perfect for two and dog , comfy and cosy just perfect for celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. The views surrounding the cottage are absolutely beautiful . The cottage is equipped with everything you need. We thoughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Catrin 25th August 2023

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Had a lovely weekend at this quaint little property. Great location for visiting Abergavenny, Crickhowell and for walking the Sugar Loaf (be warned that the property is fairly remote and the country lanes to get to/from the property are very narrow in parts!). Property was well thought out & well equipped and very dog friendly with the bonus of beiRead moreng able to walk her around the owner's orchard. Hide

Reviewed by Derk-Jan 28th July 2023

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Very nice house in a beautiful surroundings, very complete.

Reviewed by Jane 24th July 2023

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Reviewed by Richard 14th July 2023

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The cottage was clean and comfortable and the owners were really pleasant and helpful. It is perfectly located to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park, in particular the eastern end with many walk available direct from the cottage.

Reviewed by Graeme 9th July 2023

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The property itself is very good..... The owners have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable . The cottage is very clean and everything inside is as described on the website. The bolt hole is as described and the owners do what ever they can to help. The only negative thing that I should mention is that the roads leading to the propRead moreerty and generally around this area are in my opinion horrific. My car was touching both hedges as I drove down the lanes and walking out with our dog we were having to squeeze into the hedgerows to allow anyone in a vehicle to pass.

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Reviewed by JOHN 30th June 2023

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A wonderfully quiet and secluded cottage, just perfect for me and Rosie (Yorkie), It was just the ticket for recuperation after my operation.

Reviewed by Katarzyna 26th June 2023

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Couldn't fault the place even if I wanted :) lovely, cosy, modern and extremely clean cottage in the middle of nowhere (in a good sense). Lots of local walks - my car hasn't moved for 5 days! Very relaxing and welcome! Thank you so much!! Definitely recommended!!

Reviewed by Sarah 16th June 2023

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Such a peaceful place with stunning veiws. Very well set up accommodation, everything you could need. Lovely large secure garden, which our dog loved! Well situated with lots of different walks right on the doorstep. Henrdhyrd falls is a must! Booking is a must!

Reviewed by Anita 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by Paul 26th May 2023

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Absolutely lovely place to stay, peaceful and tranquil I recommend anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle to stay at this quaint little place. Local pub the crown is excellent food was amazing and friendly. Short drive to visit lovely Abergavenny and Crickhowel both very dog friendly towns Lots of very good walks including very cloRead morese to sugar loaf mountain Our hosts were very lovely and welcoming. Our cocker spaniels first holiday away with us and he thoroughly enjoy it Hide

Reviewed by David 13th May 2023

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A really lovely place to stay - we enjoyed it very much and a great jumping off point for exploring Bannau Brycheiniog. Our only slight criticism is that while the garden and adjoining orchard are large and secure enough for our energetic Lurcher, there is no direct access from the house (not sure there is much can be done to change that either!) sRead moreo we had to put the dog on a lead in order to take her for toileting. However, everything else was superb and the hosts very welcoming and helpful! Hide

Reviewed by Siona 28th April 2023

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Reviewed by Laura 7th April 2023

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This is indeed a lovely cosy bolthole in a quiet rural part of South Wales. We stayed three nights while running in the 'Beast of Brecon' event, about a 25 minute drive away. So much thought has gone into this retreat, from the comfy bed to excellent use of a small space (although plenty of room for a couple and a dog). Facilities are great includiRead moreng the warm boot room, and the kitchen/living room. The outside picnic bench area would be great in summer weather; it is up a few steps. Hide

Reviewed by Nicky 11th March 2023

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The Bolthole is an absolute gem. Wonderfully positioned for long walks from the doorstep and only fifteen minutes from Abergavenny. The cottage itself has to be the most perfectly equipped of any we have stayed in; despite being very small, Helen had thought of everything one might need. It is very eco-friendly and really well insulated so very cosRead morey in the snow and I imagine will be cool in the summer. Definitely five plus stars! Hide

Reviewed by David 22nd February 2023

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Lovely little bolthole. Very nice few days away with our dog. Plenty choice of walks on the doorstep. Would love to visit again.

Reviewed by Hilary 20th February 2023

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Lovely location and property. Really great place to get away.

Reviewed by Hannah 30th December 2022

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 17th December 2022

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A very enjoyable stay in a cosy and comfortable cottage. Lovely hosts.

Reviewed by Steven 24th October 2022

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Beautiful cottage. Very clean and well equipped. Ideal location for couples who enjoy the scenery and walks.

Reviewed by Robert 15th October 2022

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A lovely, well prepared and comfortable cottage. Walks straight from the door. Very narrow lanes and quite a distance if you want to go out for a meal! Choose this cottage to get away from it all. Good internet connection - which wasn't mentioned in the cottage details.

Reviewed by Megan 8th October 2022

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Great location for walking and exploring. Lovely place to stay very cosy. Great location for dog walking.

Reviewed by Peter 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Chris 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Natalie 22nd August 2022

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Such a lovely, wholesome 2 night stay in the Bolthole, right next door to the lovely Helen and Andy. Beautiful area with views that we're not used to where we're from! I highly recommend getting yourself to the top of Sugar Loaf mountain if you can, it's hard work but very rewarding, and the view at the top is insane. Bolthole is clean and cosy, anRead mored the massive bed is super comfy. Kitchen is fully kitted out more than other cottages, and lovely walks on your doorstep. Will be back next year! Hide

Reviewed by Alison 12th August 2022

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A lovely little cottage in an idyllic location for walks and cycle rides with breathtaking scenery. We had a fabulous week staying at the Bolthole. The cottage is clean and cosy. Very comfortable bed and great shower! Would definitely recommend. A walk up Sugar Loaf is well worth the effort and plenty of other walks too all on the doorstep. Came hoRead moreme feeling fully recharged and relaxed. Thank you Andy and Helen for a friendly welcome. Hide

Reviewed by Natalie 29th July 2022

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Such a great place! Amazing garden with views and the place was well located for walks. Not far from Abergavenny by car and the place was very clean. Loved our stay here. Thank you

Reviewed by Angela 22nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Alison 17th July 2022

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A peaceful., comfortable little cottage , lovely views from the garden, with plenty of walks that can be done from the property. Friendly hosts. The property is about 15 - 20 minute drive from Abergavenny which has plenty of good cafe's, shops, restaurants.

Reviewed by Maggie 11th July 2022

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Reviewed by Erica 1st July 2022

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Wonderful, beautifully decorated and well-equipped cottage - perfect to access multiple walks from the doorstep alongside enjoy the garden

Reviewed by Jeremy 24th June 2022

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Good spot!

Reviewed by Nicola 19th June 2022

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Beautiful property in a beautiful location. Spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could need and more. The little garden was just so peaceful and relaxing too.

Reviewed by Lianne 6th June 2022

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Lovely, comfortable space equipped with everything you need. A really nice welcome with some local treats too. The location is fab as youre close to both the national park and local amenities.

Reviewed by Maisie 30th May 2022

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Amazing! I booked this cottage for my husbands 30th birthday and last holiday just the two of us before our baby arrives. The cottage is beautiful, extremely clean and Helen/Andy have thought of every little thing you could possibly need. We had the most amazing time thatll well never forget. We made it half way up Sugar Loaf mountain but that was Read moreenough to appreciate the beautiful scenery, and then back to the cottage to sit in the garden with a cup of tea in the sun. Dont hesitate to book. Hide

Reviewed by Amy 6th May 2022

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Lovely break away, really close to several nice places, such as sugar loaf mountain, sugar loaf vineyard and plenty of walks close by. The cottage had everything we needed and the garden is beautiful, perfect place to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. This was the first break away with our puppy and he had the best time, he especially loved havinRead moreg a play with the owners dog and seeing her on walks. Would definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Sophie 29th April 2022

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We stayed here for a small getaway with our 1 year old Collie. It was the perfect base for us with walks straight from the doorstep (Sugar Loaf Mountain is a must!). It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. There is a small enclosed garden too which was very nice to relax in the morning sunshine with a cup of teaRead more. I would definitely recommend staying here. Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Maizie 18th April 2022

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A really lovely getaway! The cottage was perfect and had everything we needed for a few days to unwind post wedding. Location is ideal for walking and very peaceful, cottage has everything you could need and the little garden is a lovely addition to unwind after a day walking

Reviewed by Joy 1st April 2022

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Lovely location with a range of excellent walks from the door. The local information provided included laminated maps of these walks which were much appreciated. When we got in the car we didnt go far. Food shopping in Crickhowell was a pleasure! The garden would be a plus in less cold and windy weather!

Reviewed by Bianca 25th March 2022

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Wonderful cottage beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean.

Reviewed by Paul 11th March 2022

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