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Stroll around the pretty town of Usk
Visit Usk Castle
Take a scenic ride on the Blaenavon Heritage Rail
Enjoy the stories of the miners at Big Pit
Learn about the history of the Blaenavon Iron Works
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Rectory Retreat

Mamhilad, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
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At a glance

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  • Pretty cottage in a peaceful village location surrounded by breathtaking countryside
  • Simple, stylish design throughout creates a restful space
  • Explore the wealth of waymarked footpaths leading from your front door
Property code: 83405

Set in a traditional village offering spacious accommodation finished with a contemporary twist, this retreat is perfect for couples wanting to enjoy the breathtaking countryside of Monmouthshire and the Brecon Beacons.

Escape to this bright bolthole in Mamhilad on the fringes of the Brecon Beacons and take your four-legged friend with you for some fabulous walks. This delightful holiday home, which enjoys leafy, green views, sleeps up to two people and one happy hound, making it an ideal abode for a dog-loving couple. Take your furry friend out on long walks from the doorstep; stroll beside the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal or plan days out into the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Make your way into this airy holiday home, which is located close to the owner’s property, but enjoys its privacy. Call Fido into the main lounge/kitchen/diner, which will quickly become the hub of the home for humans and hounds alike during your stay. Let him stretch out on the floor while you relax in front of the Smart TV or read on the sofa, which can become a bed for a small child if arranged in advance. Prepare everyone’s meals in the modern kitchen area then settle him down here for the night as you head up to the double bedroom. In the morning, take a hot shower before calling Fido out for the first walk of the day. Return home to enjoy breakfast out in fresh air on sunny days, while your pal explores the garden. Light the BBQ out here in the evening and find parking for two cars at the cottage.

Strike out across the countryside with your cheerful chum by your side; walk approximately 1 mile to the Folly Tower. Drive 5 miles from the cottage to reach the Llandegfedd Reservoir, where you can tire furry paws even more with a 6-mile loop around the lake. Plan days out to Abergavenny, 8 miles away, where there are cafes and pubs that welcome four-legged guests.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 downstairs shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice compartment
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Enclosed patio area with table, chairs and a charcoal BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub within walking distance shop 2 miles
  • 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

Claire Carro

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Julie 15th July 2022

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Our second stay at Rectory Retreat, a lovely cottage in a great location. Would highly recommend it. We will certainly be staying again.

Reviewed by Michelle 8th July 2022

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Great place to stay everything was there thst you needed great garden for the dogs. The location is very dog friendly and the local pub The Star which is literally next door is very welcoming and does great food.

Reviewed by Martyn 24th June 2022

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a very enjoyable stay

Reviewed by Peter 10th June 2022

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Lovely place, peaceful and pleasant. Had access to lots of interesting places from the location. Happy to recommend it.

Reviewed by Kathleen 16th May 2022

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Reviewed by D 22nd April 2022

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We would recommend this property, ideally situated near the canal so we had some delightful walks. The Retreat was very comfortable and cosy, a lovely fenced in garden for our dog, and great to relax in. Lots of eating out pubs nearby, one which was only 3-5 minutes walk away. A lovely coffee shop and garden centre just 5 minutes drive away that waRead mores dog friendly. The owners very friendly but not intrusive. We had two lovely weeks in a lovely part of Wales, we will return very soon. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Gordon 18th February 2022

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We use holiday accommodation every 8/10 weeks in the uk. The cleanliness was up there with the best, it was also well equipped and furnishings were modern and to a high standard. It was quiet and private. We were able to take our dog and made use of the enclosed garden attached to our accommodation. The only thing that was a problem for us was the Read morebed. It was uncomfortable and creaked with the slightest movement. Neither of us slept. WiFi was excellent. Hide

Reviewed by David 11th February 2022

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Rectory Retreat is clean, comfortable and ideally equipped for a pleasant stay. It has great local walks along the canal and a dog friendly pub which serves good food, 200m away. Debbie and David are extremely helpful and will provide you with a warm welcome. I throughly recommend a stay here.

Reviewed by Peter 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Nigel 10th September 2021

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We loved our week as the cottage was a perfect base for canal walks and visits to Usk, Raglan Castle and Blaenavon. We were lucky to have perfect weather with only one night of overnight rain. The nearest pub was only 5 minutes walk away. The food was good value, with meat being sourced locally and great local beer, Butty Bach

Reviewed by Hilary 20th August 2021

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Reviewed by Mike 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by Jacqueline 30th July 2021

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A lovely quiet place to stay. Top quality furnishings. Would recommend to my family and friends

Reviewed by Chloe 24th July 2021

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We had a lovely get away in this quaint cottage, it was an amazing refresher after working from home for so long. Well definitely be returning!

Reviewed by Julie 16th July 2021

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We had an amazing week at Rectory Retreat. The cottage was comfortable and had everything you needed for a relaxing stay. If you needed anything else then the owners were more than happy to oblige. The local pub just 2.mins walk away served lovely food and we were made to feel very welcome. The local area is perfect for walking or cycling. There isRead more the monmouthshire canal on your doorstep and also some great rivers, ponds and waterfall walks nearby. We would definitely consider returning. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Ruth 2nd July 2021

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