It takes a bit of effort and a good navigator to find the cottage from the M4, but as you get out of the car at the top of the drive, you REALLY hope you’re in the right place. There are spectacular views in all directions. It only gets better as you climb the rise through the garden, to laze in the hot tub in the afternoon. If the weather cooperates you will be treated to a stunning sunset.
This cottage is hugely cozy, especially with a fire blazing in the wood stove. The kitchen and bath are well-appointed, and the beds comfy. It feels as if you are all alone on a private estate yet the owners are right next door, unseen down the hill, should you need anything. The only sounds are birds, and the wind.
The owners could not be more accommodating as hosts. On our arrival evening, because the nearby Carpenter’s Arms was closed, Mike took us into Cwmbran to shop at the grocery. When we found out that we had missed their closing time by half an hour, he left us there to have dinner, and then came back to retrieve us. That level of kindness and service is amazing, and very much appreciated. It’s more than five stars.
And did I mention the hot tub?More