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Holly Lodge - Bettws Newydd

Bettws Newydd, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Tuck into the welcome pack complete with delicious homemade Welsh cakes and fresh produce
  • A foodie’s delight there are a handful of brilliant eateries within 10 miles of this delightful dwelling so you can have a night or two off from the kitchen
  • The River Usk flows close to home so you can saunter its banks and get some fresh air each day, several walks from your door step
Property code: BN197

Perfect for couples seeking a romantic break form the hustle and bustle of everyday, escape to the country and enjoy one of the many walks from the door, then settle down at this charming abode. Sitting in 15 acres of grounds, lap up the peace and quiet and switch off.

There is no need to jump in the car to head out for a wander, simply find your way to the River Usk and step out onto the Usk Valley Walk. For tales of years gone by and a dose of history, travel 6 miles to Raglan Castle and enjoy a day out before devouring a picnic or a bite to eat from the café. With plenty to keep you entertained throughout the day you’ll look forward to having this wonderful abode with its contemporary interior to return home to each evening.

 

This single-storey oak-framed cottage is fantastically decorated with exposed beams lining the ceiling and tranquil tones creating a relaxed atmosphere throughout. The narrow yet sleek kitchen invites the chef amongst you to whip up a storm and experiment with flavours to serve up at the dining table which has plenty of room for two. Stepping down two steps, dine in style then sink into comfortable sofas in the lounge/diner where underfloor heating keeps the flagstone floor warm and cosy. Pluck a book from the bookcase or switch on the TV and unwind, if the sun shines through open the patio doors and let the breeze inside. Character flows through into the bedroom, a lovely spot in which to drift off and dream or put your feet up in the armchair. Freshen up in the wet room style shower room and get set for the day ahead.

 

Majestic oak and horse chestnut trees dot the garden which is beautifully kept. Head up the blossom-lined driveway when arriving at the lodge which sits in 15 acres of the owner’s garden where their property can also be found. Relax on the private patio, fire up the BBQ and watch your four-legged friend chase their tail under the sun. Ample off-road parking is available.

 

  • 1 bedroom - 1 double
  • 1 wet room-style shower room with WC
  • Kitchen- electric oven, hob, washing machine/dryer
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Dressing gowns provided
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Underfloor heating
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden, patio, garden furniture, BBQ - charcoal provided
  • 1 small well-behaved dog welcome. Field across the drive is where you can exercise your dog and let them run about
  • Set in the grounds of the owner’s home, privacy is assured
  • Single-storey ground floor property
  • Off road parking available
  • Pub with good food in village less than a  mile, further shop, pubs and restaurants less than 5 miles away towards Usk
  • Abergavenny  8 miles, Raglan 5 miles and Usk less than 5 miles
  • Arrival: 15:00 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

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 37 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lyn 6th June 2022

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The lodge is in the perfect peaceful spot. Quiet and almost off the grid. There are lots of close villages worth a look. It has all the comforts of home, including good knives, which was a nice surprise! Plenty of wood available for the fire, a comfortable bed, and a lovely sunny patio. Bliss! Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Barrie 27th May 2022

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The lodge is so lovely and cosey.the scenery and tranquility is beautiful.the river walks are stunning.all surrounded by wildlife. A haven for birds of all types.and squirrels and rabbits.If you want to get away from it all then this is the place.

Reviewed by Norman 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Alison 13th May 2022

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Lovely cottage in a great location for exploring the black mountains and Brecon Beacons. Very comfortable and so quiet.

Reviewed by Mike 6th May 2022

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A great location for exploring Monmouthshire.

Reviewed by Wendy 23rd April 2022

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No recommendations needed, Holly Lodge was perfect in every way... stunning location & perfect for touring around... Vanessa & Ian were lovely hosts...& we will visit again...xx

Reviewed by Terry 8th April 2022

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Had a fantastic stay in this well presented lodge.The owners were very helpful and gave us suggestions of places to visit and walk.The field is ideal to let your dog have a run although ours is too young to trust off lead.

Reviewed by Amanda 1st April 2022

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The owner was very welcoming and helpful. The location is iddilic and the cottage is like a home away from home. Very clean, spacious and modern kitchen and shower room. Plenty of storage. Outside area is a little hot spot! If you need a romantic break and a complete break from hustle and bustle this is the spot. Loved it and Im sure we will be booRead moreking again. Hide

Reviewed by Derek 25th March 2022

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We were very pleased with our cottage and could not fault it ,every possible need was catered for and field was perfect for Jacko (our dog) to play chukkaball , we would definately like to visit again.

Reviewed by Jo 18th March 2022

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Beautiful property, superb hospitality! Great area to stay in, walks along the Usk from the door and lots to do in the area. Great local pub within walking distance, The Black Bear. Owner made us very welcome and included a hospitality tray, wine, welsh cakes and eggs gratefully received!

Reviewed by Veronica 11th March 2022

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Could not fault the accommodation or the host. Lovely, well equipped lodge, exceptionally clean, quiet location, but within easy reach of great walks and attractions. Although next to hosts home and they are available if required, its still private. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Brian 14th January 2022

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Lovely cottage in an ideal location. Great welcome pack - the eggs were delicious. Very friendly and helpful host. Great place to stay with our dog - walks from the doorstep.

Reviewed by Janet 22nd December 2021

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Ideal property for a quiet, relaxing break. Excellent for dog owners with a large field to exercise your dog within the grounds. Riverside walks from the door. Monmouth and Abergavenny within easy reach. 45 mins drive to Cardiff. Some excellent pubs and restaurants nearby. Friendly and welcoming hosts.

Reviewed by Paul 21st November 2021

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Vanessa made us very welcome when we arrived. The lodge was fantastic and we didnt want to come home.

Reviewed by Chris 19th November 2021

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Reviewed by Chris 12th November 2021

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We found Holly Lodge to be a perfect retreat for a quiet time away from city life. Walks on the door step and many local attractions a short drive away. A great place to recharge yourself and great for your dog with a large, enclosed, field to exercise him if you fancy a slow start to the day. Very clean, comfy and welcoming .....would strongly recRead moreommend. Hide

Reviewed by Marie 1st October 2021

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Holly Lodge was fabulous we felt welcome from the moment we arrived, the lodge had everything we needed and more, the surrounding fields for walking our dog was an added bonus, the lodge was bigger than we thought and although next to the owners property felt very private. The views from the lodge were beautiful even on the poor weather days.

Reviewed by M E 17th September 2021

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lovely lodge and owners, night sky's a delight

Reviewed by David 10th September 2021

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Would highly recommend Holly Lodge for both location and standards. The lodge was spotless on arrival and the welcome pack was a nice touch. We could not have asked for more from a holiday cottage and enjoyed it so much we are already booking for next year.

Reviewed by John 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Timothy 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by Mark 13th August 2021

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Really lovely and comfortable property. I would highly recommend Holly Lodge to anyone who wants to get away from it all in very peaceful and beautiful surroundings. Really enjoyed our time here, lovely walks from the door and further afield and several good restaurants within a ten minute drive. A big thank you to the owners who made us more than Read morewelcome and were very helpful with anything we enquired about. Hide

Reviewed by Irving 6th August 2021

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Really no suggestions for improvement. Host, property, location all perfect. Thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed by Yvonne 30th July 2021

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Lovely lodge set in a beautiful location, the owners were so welcoming and helpful regarding where to visit.

Reviewed by Anne 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Barbara 9th July 2021

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Lovely little detached cottage within the owners property providing everything we needed for a tranquil relaxing holiday. Very clean and welcoming on arrival and any minor problems sorted immediately.

Reviewed by BARBARA 25th June 2021

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A lovely Lodge in a really beautiful setting .Everything was provided for a relaxing holiday. Thank you Vanessa.

Reviewed by Sophie 11th June 2021

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Really lovely cottage, was provided with everything stated along with bbq, coal, fire wood, wine, eggs and a little portion of milk which was an added bonus! Was also given a brief description on a few things at the property and ideas of where to walk. The owners are very friendly and helpful and make the stay very enjoyable.

Reviewed by John 28th May 2021

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Excellent well equipped cottage set in a brilliant location. Warmly greeted by the owner who provided a welcome pack of essentials. Hope to return in the future..

Reviewed by Luba 21st May 2021

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful peaceful location. The cottage is fully equipped with everything required to make it feel like a home-from-home. Great location for exploring the Usk valley and close enough to amenities at Usk and Abergavenney, if required. Perfect place to recharge the batteries. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Ree 16th May 2021

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A lovely lodge set in a beautiful location and lots of walks. Our host was wonderful, helpful and had a welcome pack waiting for us in arrival, which was a nice surprise. The lodge itself is great and very cosy with everything you would need for your stay.

Reviewed by Stephen 7th May 2021

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fantastic spot, lovely cottage

Reviewed by alison 30th April 2021

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A lovely cottage set in the grounds of the owner in a secluded and quiet location. The cottage has everything you need and everything is of good quality. The bed is very comfortable with nice bedding. Heating is underfloor so the cottage is always warm. Great to be in a location where all you can hear is bird song. The host was great and there if nRead moreeeded. We had a great time and will definitely be back in the future and would definitely recommend if you want a holiday away from it all. Hide

Reviewed by Kate 24th April 2021

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Fantastic place with wonderful hosts. Can't fault anything and I am fussy!! Will definitely be going back.

Reviewed by Janette 20th April 2021

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Exceptional well equipped cottage in idyllic location. Vanessa was very welcoming. Lovely welcome pack too. Cant fault it in any way.

Reviewed by Peter 16th April 2021

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Lovely property and friendly accommodating hosts. Peaceful, quiet with just sounds of the countryside. Ideally located for a stroll along the river (preferred walking upstream) or for anything more strenuous (Sugar Loaf and others 20 min drive). Blessed with some great April weather so tended to stroll most days then spend time relaxing around the Read moreside in a sun trap just eating and drinking. Good standard of equipment and furniture and bedding. Good value and definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 2nd April 2021

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Holly Lodge is a beautiful property in a stunning location. It is very well equipped for self catering and the fresh eggs, Welsh cakes, milk and wine are a lovely touch. During our stay the weather was amazing so we were able to enjoy the beautiful walks around the property and relaxing outside the lodge, surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Would dRead moreefinitely book this property again. Hide

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Location

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Home to three national parks, three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Britain's smallest city, Wales is a wonderful destination for a staycation in the UK. Bordered by golden sands and surf-battered cliffs, and filled with dramatic peaks and valleys, this beautiful country is a real magnet for those who love the outdoors.

Climbing, hiking, mountain biking and wildlife watching are just a few of the activities on offer during holidays in Wales. And then there are the castles, over 600 to be exact, so you could visit a different one every day for a year and still not see them all! Add to this a string of award-winning beaches, cosmopolitan shopping cities like Cardiff and Swansea, as well as a host of thrilling attractions, and it's easy to see why Wales is so special.

North Wales

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Further inland, you’ll find the Snowdonia National Park, home to one of the biggest reasons to visit North Wales, if not the highest, Mount Snowdon - easily accessible thanks to a train ride. North Wales is packed full of rich heritage too, with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Harlech, Caernarfon and Conwy Castles, and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal.

South Wales

From the lakes, waterfalls and mountains of the Brecon Beacons National Park through to the winding rivers of the Wye Valley and the breathtaking beaches of the Gower Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, South Wales is a feast for the eyes. Tread the Wales Coast Path for epic views over turquoise seas, explore the Glamorgan Heritage Coast which includes the pristine sands of Rhossili Bay, or try some water sports at Mumbles on Swansea Bay.

If you fancy a challenge, see if you can reach the summit of mighty Pen y Fan, or delve deep underground and uncover the secrets of Dan yr Ogof cave. And that’s before we even mention the beauty spots of Llangorse Lake, the Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark and Llanthony Valley.

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