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Endless views and the Brecon Beacons National Park on your doorstep
Large, expansive garden
Cosy cottage living room, complete with wood burning stove
Log fire, large Chesterfield sofa and lots of magazines for relaxing
Something delicious to enjoy on arrival
Step inside to the underfloor heating, warming Aga and retro Smeg fridge
Fully equipped kitchen
Time for tea
Log fire with a basket of logs on arrival
...whether it's rest or play
Take time to enjoy a meal with friends or family
Hopefully someone will bring you breakfast in bed!
Romantic master bedroom with views across the Welsh Borders
Sublime views from each bedroom
Dressing table, dressing gowns and useful hairdryer available.
Beautiful bathroom with roll top bath, shower over head, basin, loo
Sunset heaven
Views across to Skirrid Fawr...a tempting walk or two
The Grand Designs team enjoying the view
Breath-taking views from the door
Stunning scenery throughout the seasons
Friendly flocks nearby
Panoramic setting
1 / 23  Endless views and the Brecon Beacons National Park on your doorstep
2 / 23  Large, expansive garden
3 / 23  Cosy cottage living room, complete with wood burning stove
4 / 23  Log fire, large Chesterfield sofa and lots of magazines for relaxing
5 / 23  Something delicious to enjoy on arrival
6 / 23  Step inside to the underfloor heating, warming Aga and retro Smeg fridge
7 / 23  Fully equipped kitchen
8 / 23  Time for tea
9 / 23  Log fire with a basket of logs on arrival
10 / 23  ...whether it's rest or play
11 / 23  Take time to enjoy a meal with friends or family
12 / 23  Hopefully someone will bring you breakfast in bed!
13 / 23  Romantic master bedroom with views across the Welsh Borders
14 / 23  Sublime views from each bedroom
15 / 23  Dressing table, dressing gowns and useful hairdryer available.
16 / 23  Beautiful bathroom with roll top bath, shower over head, basin, loo
17 / 23  Sunset heaven
18 / 23  Views across to Skirrid Fawr...a tempting walk or two
19 / 23  The Grand Designs team enjoying the view
20 / 23  Breath-taking views from the door
21 / 23  Stunning scenery throughout the seasons
22 / 23  Friendly flocks nearby
23 / 23  Panoramic setting

Points Cottage

Abergavenny (6.5mls N), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Off the beaten track
High up on a Hill
Rustic
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A stylish, characterful cottage as featured on 'Grand Designs'
  • Unrivalled countryside views
  • Walking trails, pony trekking and cycle routes on your doorstep
Property code: 42944

Stunning property full of character set high upon a hill which boasts breath-taking views across the 7 counties and walks from your doorstep

This superb property, situated within the Brecon Beacons National Park in quiet village Oldcastle, is perfect for your family or group of friends – including your loyal hound, of course! Sleeping four across two cosy bedrooms that have stunning original features, you could all soon be enjoying the fantastic views and countryside walks available from your door. Featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs, this cottage is set almost a mile up Hatterell Hill near the top of the Black Mountains and offers outstanding views across numerous landmarks, including the ‘Holy Mountain’, Skirrid Fawr (7 miles).

The cottage, which can only be accessed by a 4x4, is bright and airy with a wonderful mix of contemporary and traditional furnishings. The kitchen has everything you need to cook up a storm, including an Aga, while the living area features exposed beams and earthy country tones that invite you to sink back into the sofa in front of the wood burner with your pup by your feet. Upstairs, the bedrooms welcome you in for a perfect night’s sleep; enjoy stunning views and a huge choice of books in the master bedroom.

Head down the hill to Abergavenny (8 miles) for their weekly markets and many cafes and restaurants, or stroll around Linda Vista Gardens with your canine. Hay-on-Wye (15 miles) is a pretty town to visit for browsing bookshops, or if you’re feeling more adventurous you can hire a canoe to take out on the River Wye. There are also peaceful spots along the River Usk to fish, and you can pick up day permits from Crickhowell (13.5 miles) or Usk (18 miles). Why not start the 150-mile Herefordshire Trail at Ross-on-Wye (26 miles) for a long day of walking? There’s no need to worry about muddy paws since there’s a hose available.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

SLEEPS 2 - 4 (plus a baby) : 2 beautiful bedrooms. A king-size master bedroom with ample storage, bedding, towels and dressing gowns provided. A further double bedroom.

RELAXING : Open plan living space with cosy leather Chesterfield, arm chair, TV, DVD and log burning stove (first basket of wood included)

COOKING & DINING :Well equipped kitchen with two oven, oil fired Aga, microwave, dishwasher, Smeg fridge / freezer, basics to start included (oil, salt, pepper, washing up liquid etc). Oak farmhouse dining table large enough for six to dine.

KEEPING CLEAN: Upstairs family bathroom with roll top bath, traditional shower, basin and loo, towels and dressing gowns included. Washing machine and drying facilities.

PETS : One dog is very welcome. There is a hose for muddy paws available.

PARKING : Ample parking at the property.

KIT : Wi-Fi, DVD, TV, central heating including underfloor heating downstairs, mobile signal on most networks, landline available.

ACCESS: Please note, this property can only be safely accessed using a 4x4 vehicle. 

HOLIDAY PREPARATION: We would advise to contact local amenities directly, such as shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions, to confirm the latest opening times and availability.

This property is personally managed by Mikaela.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Karla 21st February 2020

WOW! Points Cottage is the perfect antidote to modern life, we instantly began to unwind the moment we set foot in the door. Ady & Carina have thought of everything to make your stay as hassle free as possible. The cottage is fully equipped and it was bliss to have the cosy warmth of the Aga & log fire to return to after a bracing walk in the gloriRead moreous countryside that surrounds the cottage. The delicious cake and tipple provided were very much appreciated too! Book now, you wont regret it! Hide

Reviewed by Heidi 29th November 2019

We had a lovely, relaxing long weekend at Points Cottage. It is a lovely cottage with lots of space and all the amenities that one would need. Carina and her husband were very friendly and helpful, showing us around the cottage and had put out some milk, butter, sugar, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and cake etc. for us to use. That was realRead morely special and appreciated. The cottage was very homely with a lovely wood burner in the lounge and an aga stove in the kitchen. Hide

Reviewed by Azahara 25th October 2019

Points Cottage is a gem of a find and wonderful location. We had a brilliant time with so much walking literally from our door steps! The cottage is beautiful and well equipped. The owners were very good at keeping in touch via email to answer questions about the area. So lovely to have the extra touches like sherry and cake! Thank you for a lovelyRead more stay. Hide

Reviewed by Penny 3rd May 2019

We had a really wonderful time and would definitely go back. Great places to visit, scenery amazing - just like Wuthering Heights and expected Heathcliffe to appear any moment. Lots of good places to eat out too. Lots of walks - so we are all fitter including the dog!

Reviewed by Emily 24th December 2018

This has to be the most beautiful cottage inside and out. We had the most wonderful stay and can't wait to return again. It is an absolute gem.

Reviewed by Brian 23rd November 2018

Fantastically designed and uniquely situated halfway up the Black Mountains, this is a getaway location to beat them all!

Reviewed by Jamie 31st August 2018

Points Cottage is just the most idyllic and sensational location. We had a wonderful weekend break and wish we had booked for longer. The views are utterly unbelievable and the whole place is jaw-droppingly beautiful. Carina and Ady are so lovely and helpful and we are really looking forward to returning when we can for longer.

Reviewed by Susan 20th August 2018

Can not recommend this cottage and location more highly. Wonderful owners who live next door but it still feels very private. Beautiful scenery and walks on your doorstep. Local shop is fantastically well stocked and lots great pubs and places to eat within a short driving distance. The house is lovely. Everything is provided for with extra touchesRead more like a fresh cake, milk and a bottle of cider. My two young children loved it as much as my husband I did. We cant wait to return. Hide

Reviewed by Melanie 6th August 2018

Points cottage is absolutely gorgeous! The views are priceless and the walks on your doorstep are amazing! Inside the cottage is stunning. The couple who own it are so friendly and left a wonderful cake for us! They made us feel so welcome. You def need a proper 4x4 to get to the cottage all year around!. Our dog loved this holiday, exhausted by thRead moree evening. I would love to go back to this cottage ! Prefect holiday . Hide

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Endless views and the Brecon Beacons National Park on your doorstep
Large, expansive garden
Cosy cottage living room, complete with wood burning stove
Log fire, large Chesterfield sofa and lots of magazines for relaxing
Something delicious to enjoy on arrival
Step inside to the underfloor heating, warming Aga and retro Smeg fridge
Fully equipped kitchen
Time for tea
Log fire with a basket of logs on arrival
...whether it's rest or play
Take time to enjoy a meal with friends or family
Show 11 moreHopefully someone will bring you breakfast in bed!

Location

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