Nice little place for my wife and I, with quality bedding. Lots of cute feminine touches around the house, good value for the money. They put few scones bread, tea and eggs in the fridge for us, fresh flowers on the table, such a pleasant surprise! Only downside was the radiator pings a bit, and its on small road into town. So if you are a very light sleeper, (like my wife) be aware. Really appreciated the owner's effort, they also answered the phone on one ring whenever we needed something. It was all very sweet. Recommended.
Cozy and very well decorated, Crossroads Cottage was a great stay for us (50-something couple traveling with a 70-something mom). It's immaculately clean and a comfortable place to stay. Well located as a base for our three-day visit to Brecon Beacons, close to Crickhowell, Abergavenney, and Blaenarvon. Although garage is tiny, it is nice to have the off-street parking and very workable once you get used to it. Spiral stair issue noted by others is not a problem as long as no mobility issues, but good to be forewarned. It should have been disclosed that the other side of the house (attached) is being demo'ed (presumably for renovation), exterior wall of house on that side totally missing. However it caused us no inconvenience and noise would only be an issue if you were staying there all day. As we were out traveling around and they didn't start work until around 9, it wasn't a problem.
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Despite the communication errors in the beginning of our stay, after we were installed, was everything great.
The house is pretty clear, clean, pleasant to stay and sometimes we come back early to enjoy the late sunset at the deck. The towers are clean, the house smells good and even being at side of the road, is very quiet.
There are everything that you need to your stay and near the cottage, in the Gilwern Village, you can find a little grocery even a fish and chips bar.
We do not rent a car there, but is quite near to Abergavenny and for there, is possible to take other buses to a lot of cities around.
Nice location for the South of Wales, and very nice "feel" to the place. Practical garage for the car, very nice garden. Also, if you run, close to the canals (=nice and flat).
Some niggles, though. Kitchen seems a bit understocked (could use more/bigger pans, there was no soup ladle, electric hub seemed slow to get hot), and there seems to be not enough storage space. My wife and I used second bed room as "walk in closet".
Also, there was hardly any mobile reception in and around the cottage. Not just data, but often any reception. This can be both a blessing and a great annoyance. Could have been mentioned. (Did not try the BTwifi that was available in the cottage.)
Nicely decorated cottage but do be aware of a couple of things:
1. Bathroom is downstairs (bedrooms are upstairs)
2. Staircase is very steep and narrow - one of us slipped down the stairs and another hit their head. Definitely avoid if have any sort of mobility issues.
3. No decent pub within walking distance, Gilwern is a slightly underwhelming village. Crickhowell about 5 miles away is lovely however.
4. Back bedroom has boiler in room so noisy when it comes on and off
Cottage did feel a little cramped with 4 of us but the bedrooms and lounge are very well presented and a welcoming gift of welsh cakes and milk / butter in the fridge was lovely