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Cordell House - a quirky 3 bedroomed townhouse in Crickhowell, nestled in the stunning Brecon Beacons, the perfect base for your countryside getaway.
A quirky 3 bedroomed townhouse over 4 floors recently refurbished to a high standard. Located close to Crickhowell bridge and the river Usk. Outstanding views of the surrounding hillsides. A short walk to Crickhowell's unique high street of independent shops. The nearest pub is just across the road and there is a wide choice of excellent places to eat within walking distance.
With three comfortable bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a spacious dining room, a well equipped kitchen and cosy and contemporary living room, Cordell House is perfect whether you need a base for outdoor adventure or just a beautiful place to do absolutely nothing.
Master Bedroom with Kingsize bed
Master Bedroom - Ensuite bathroom
Master Bedroom - Ensuite bathroom
Bedroom 2 - A comfortable double
Bedroom 2 - A comfortable double
Bedroom 3 - Bunkbeds big enough for grown-ups!
Bedroom 3 - Comfortable double guest bed
Spacious dining room with seating for 6
Cosy & Contemporary sitting room
Secluded nook - perfect for a quiet read
Stylish main bathroom
Well equipped kitchen
12 - 12
Weekly lets run from Friday to Friday, although alternative arrangements can be made by negotiation.
Under the terms of our insurance, the house is a non-smoking property.
Weekly rates are £600 per week apart from the following exceptions:
July & August: £800 per week.
Weekend or short breaks can be available at short notice (excluding June-August).
A minimum stay of 3 nights applies.
£95/125 a night depending on season.
Here in south east Powys we have all the scenic and cultural blessings of Wales within easy distance from the border, Crickhowell, or Crug Hwyel, is easily recognisable in any language, so just follow the signs once you get past Abergavenny
Head 5 miles west from Abergavenny on the A40 towards the afternoon sunshine that warms Crickhowell!
The A40 trunk road takes you through the town. 200 metres past the Bear Hotel, turn left down the A4077 opposite the Shell garage (open 24 hours!)
400 metres further down the A4077, as you approach traffic lights for the Usk bridge, you will see brown signs for the Riverside caravan site on your right. The parking for Cordell House is immediately next to the main road, so turn hard right at this turning into the space between two birch trees.
The red door for Cordell House opens onto the main road just above your parking space. The door bell has a nice posh ring!
(The bridge over the River Usk is just 100 metres beyond Cordell House. If you find yourself coming up from Cardiff way over the bridge, our turning is the first on the left after the bridge.)
Unless you are ‘on a mission’ your next day or so will feature the delights of Crickhowell town. Head first to the bridge, then via the Bridge End pub up Bridge Street. Turn left at the police station and Crickhowell’s shops, pubs and cafes will appear ahead of you. For those who would like a gentler slope, turn left from the door and head up New Road. Turn right just past the church, keep walking past the library and you will find yourself in the High Street. The locals are rightly proud of Crickhowell and will be delighted to give guidance on finding your way around.
I stayed at Cordell House with my boyfriend, brother, sister in law and their 2 kids, and the house was absolutely perfect. It's in a beautiful setting with wonderful views and is on the doorstep of some great countryside walks, shops, pubs and restaurants. The house itself is lovely, recently done up and clearly well cared for, and it felt very homely from the moment we got there. The Welsh cakes, fresh bread and jam were a lovely welcoming touch. Couldn't recommend it enough!
We used Cordell House for a family gathering, and it was perfect. Perfect location (car didn't move), perfect accommodation - the quirkiness works! It's clean, comfy, beautifully decorated and well equipped; and there was a lovely top quality welcome pack of the essentials.
"My partner needed to book accommodation for her and her brother at short notice, the booking was easy and Gwen was helpful. She met Liz and Martin on arrival and helped them settle in. The house was clean, comfortable and well equipped. It is perfectly located near the bridge, and a short stroll to the town centre. The house is split over 4 levels, recently and well decorated and has parking for 2-3 cars. We would happily book to stay again" -- Trip Advisor.
Whether you are an adventure seeker, a music lover, an art aficionado, a foody or just want to surround yourself with nature in all its beauty, Crickhowell and the surrounding area has it all for you.
March sees the town host its very own walking festival, with a range of walks for all abilities taking in the breathtaking beauty the area. Visit in late Spring for the chance to see the bluebells of Coed Cefn (named one of the UK's top ten Bluebell woods by The Guardian) in full bloom. Art and culture lovers are well catered for in May with the local Open Studios weekend and Hay Literature festival within easy reach.
The Royal Welsh Show is held in July, around 40 minutes' drive through beautiful countryside. August sees Glanusk estate on the outskirts of town play host to the internationally renowned Green Man music festival, the site is a relaxing walk or a short taxi ride away for those for whom festival camping isn't appealing.
September sees nearby market town Abergavenny become a mecca for food and drink lovers, the town's food festival, now well into its second decade, brings together chefs and producers of fine food from all over the globe for a culinary celebration, although with a wide and varied range of restaurants in the area, including Michelin starred The Walnut Tree, food lovers are well catered for year-round.
Not to be outdone by Hay, Crickhowell now hosts its own literary festival in October. Established in 2015, the Festival is still just a baby, but is already attracting some heavyweight names from the worlds of prose and poetry.
For the past few years the town has run a successful Christmas market in the first week of December, with local craftspeople and food producers selling beautiful hand made gifts alongside the town's famous array of wonderful independent shops.
Kevin Walker Mountain Activities: www.mountain-activities.com
Wern Trekking & Riding Centre: www.werntrekking.co.uk
Crickhowell Walking Festival: www.crickhowellfestival.com
Guided Mountain Biking: www.blackmountainsguiding.co.uk
Crickhowell Open Studios: www.visitcrickhowell.co.uk/about-crickhowell/crickhowell-art-trail
Crickhowell Literary Festival: cricklitfest.co.uk
Hay Festival: www.hayfestival.com
Green Man Festival: www.greenman.net
Abergavenny Food Festival: www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com
Black Mountain Smokery: www.smoked-foods.co.uk
Welsh Venison Centre: www.beaconsfarmshop.co.uk
For the Kids:
Cantref Farm: www.cantref.com
Kingdom Come Indoor Play Centre: www.kingdomcomewales.co.uk
Dan Yr Ogof Showcaves & Dinosaur park: www.showcaves.co.uk
Abergavenny Museum: www.abergavennymuseum.co.uk
Tretower Court: www.cadw.gov.wales/daysout/tretowercourtandcastle
Big Pit: www.museumwales.ac.uk/bigpit/