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Visit Usk Castle
Take a scenic ride on the Blaenavon Heritage Rail
Enjoy the stories of the miners at the Big Pit National Coal Museum
Learn about the history of the Blaenavon Iron Works
Visit the nearby market town of Abergavenny
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Rectory Retreat

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

  • Pretty cottage in a peaceful village location surrounded by breath-taking 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.

Enjoying an idyllic location along the south-eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this delightful cottage makes a wonderful retreat for couples seeking a cosy base for exploring an unforgettable part of South Wales. Set within the grounds of the owner’s home, this spacious getaway is perfect for walkers, cyclists, climbers and nature lovers discovering the area’s spellbinding woods and valleys. With ample space for up to two guests, the cottage has been tastefully furnished and decorated in light, soothing shades, and is surrounded by tranquil, breathtaking rural scenery.

Stepping inside this cosy and inviting cottage, the light and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is a great space to get together and unwind after a memorable day out. With a Smart TV and comfortable seating – including a sofa bed suitable for small children – the lounge is perfect for snuggling up to watch a film or chat about the day. The dining table is over to the side, ideal for sharing romantic meals for two which you can cook in the stylishly designed kitchen. The ground floor also features a refreshing shower room. When it’s time to retire for the night, stairs lead up and directly into the cosy, elegantly styled double bedroom sitting within the eaves of the cottage. Going outside, the charming garden offers views towards Folly Tower, and features a lovely patio with a BBQ and outdoor furniture, providing a delightful spot for dining alfresco on a sunny summer’s afternoon.

Mamhilad is a peaceful village with a friendly pub and plenty of waymarked paths leading through the Brecon Beacons. Both Usk (5.5 miles) and Abergavenny (9 miles) have some fantastic shops and restaurants, and local attractions include Llandegfedd Lake Visitor and Activity Centre, Usk Castle, the Big Pit National Coal Museum and the Blue Lagoon, all within 11 miles.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 downstairs shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice compartment
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • 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
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Claire Carro

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Holly 22nd March 2024

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Absolutely lovely little house, had everything we needed for the 5 days and also little extras that were really thoughtful. Spotless throughout and stylishly decorated. Very quiet and peaceful.

Reviewed by Neil 15th March 2024

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Lovely location, easy access to various places. Lovely touch having the bread, milk and butter left for us

Reviewed by Lynda 8th February 2024

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This is a lovely house in a good location with an enclosed garden. Ideal for exploring the area. The bedroom is fabulous, and the bed super comfy with good quality bedding. We had a lovely few days in this delightful house.

Reviewed by Sharon 22nd December 2023

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We will go again ! So clean and comfortable! Out of this world!! Beautiful!!!! Comfortable! So clean/Hosts were so helpful! !SELECTED!Didn!ENDOFSELECTED!t want to come home! Best Christmas EVER!!!!

Reviewed by Philip 23rd October 2023

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Really enjoyed our stay at Rectory Retreat which is well equipped and very comfortable. A secure garden made taking our young labrador on holiday easy and the location of the property was perfect for easy access to many local walks. We will definitely be booking again.

Reviewed by Michael 11th October 2023

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A very clean, comfortable, quiet, modern cottage in an ideal location for walking our dog. Owners are very friendly and the milk and butter in the fridge and the bread in the bread bin was nice. Very big comfy bed meant that we slept well. The local dog friendly pubs were nice especially the Horseshoe Inn.

Reviewed by Tracy 30th September 2023

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Lovely & clean. Bread, milk, butter and toiletries - a great welcoming touch. Pub nextdoor good, but The Horseshoe further up the road much better. Bed really large and comfortable. Couldnt fault the property.

Reviewed by David 23rd September 2023

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Lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful part of the country. Really central for visiting the Beacons and castles in the area. Also there is a canal within 5 - 10 minutes walk of the cottage, so nice and close for walking the dog, and a good dog friendly pub almost next door.

Reviewed by Jackie 8th September 2023

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Nicely situated. Everything you need for your stay. Great base for walks along the canal or driving to other places not too far away. Also the star Inn is just a couple of minutes walk from the property, dog friendly and ideal for food.

Reviewed by Samantha 4th September 2023

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The cottage was lovely, very clean, comfy and a perfect space for two humans and a greyhound. It's got some nice views of the folly from the garden, and there's a dog friendly pub next door :) Would deffinitely return.

Reviewed by Zoe 4th August 2023

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Perfect staycation, home from home! The hosts, Debbie and David, were welcoming and friendly but unobtrusive. Retreat was in a peaceful setting with countryside views, within easy walking and driving distance of plenty of local attractions. Plenty of dog friendly pubs nearby, but Rectory Retreat has everything you need to cook at home if you preferRead more. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend to others. Hide

Reviewed by Allan 7th July 2023

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A lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Really enjoyed our week and look forward to future visits.

Reviewed by Ken 19th June 2023

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Just the job, it was our second time there

Reviewed by Beverley 9th June 2023

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Had a wonderful time, even the weather was great. Lovely place to stay, very clean and modern. Everything we wanted in a holiday rental. Owners welcoming but not intrusive.. Dog friendly garden too. Would definitely recommend this place. The Star Inn is practically next door. Decent food and prices, friendly and also welcoming to our Rottie. The caRead morenal walk both ways is recommended and the walk around Llandegfedd Reservoir. We came home quite chilled. Hide

Reviewed by David 30th May 2023

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Wow....just wow. Fantastic property in a stunning location. It was spotlessly clean and the owners were lovely and a pleasure to chat to. My partner and I both agreed it is the best property we have stayed in for our needs. In other words, beautiful property; clean; modern; quiet; lovely views; enclosed garden for the dog; lovely canal side walks aRead morend a pub right next door! ( also dog friendly and served lovely food with friendly staff). We will definitely be booking another visit soon. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 12th May 2023

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We had a fantastic week, our dog enjoyed it too! Cottage is comfortable and stylishly furnished and not only was it spotlessly clean it smelt clean too! Lovely convenient location. Would definitely go again. Thank you to the owners.

Reviewed by Richard 28th April 2023

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5 star ! ! We loved our week at Rectory Retreat Cottage and highly recommend a stay here .. the experience was all positive.. proximity to the Monmouth to Brecon Canal .. 2 dog friendly pubs both serving reasonably priced meals (tip .. Wednesday is pie and pint night at the Horseshoe Inn not to be missed at 15.95 an absolute bargain with a selectiRead moreon of home made pies) The Star Inn is almost next door and very friendly but the quality of the food offering was inferior to the Horseshoe in our opinion. Hide

Reviewed by Tim 21st April 2023

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Wonderful cottage, we had a lovely stay in April with our dog. The cottage was immaculate, clean and beautifully decorated. The enclosed garden was perfect for our dog and the location was perfect for walks from the cottage along the canal towpath. We will definitely be returning, hopefully in September.

Reviewed by Helen 16th January 2023

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I booked the cottage at the last minute, unfortunately we werent given the key code so had to make various enquiries to find out about access arrangements. The details said there is internet but later found to access it is by going to the owners garden, so we didnt bother. We werent told before booking theres an additional 20 charge for dogs. ThereRead mores only 1 electric heater downstairs and 1 upstairs. The weather was freezing and the downstairs heater broke, due to faulty electrical sockets. Hide

Reviewed by Zhute 19th September 2022

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Beautiful location, clean and well set up for comfort. Simple and easy holiday :)

Reviewed by Mark 28th August 2022

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Lovely modern and very clean property, private with peace and quiet. This property is in immaculate condition, modern and very clean , The canal is just up the road and the village Usk is ten mins drive the local village pub is very friendly and 2 mins walk away.

Reviewed by Judith 21st August 2022

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A lovely quiet area, garden ideal for dogs, Well secured.

Reviewed by Marelize 12th August 2022

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Thank you for a lovely stay! Perfect base to explore the surrounding area! Lovely pub a short walk away filled with lots of friendly people. Enclosed garden for dog was perfect and private! Thank you !

Reviewed by Roy 4th August 2022

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Lovely, well presented cottage. No need to repeat website. Private garden big enough for our Rottweiler to play in. Walked around perimeter of adjoining fields for those days we didn't venture further. Pub was almost on the doorstep, great for both to have a pint with a meal (warning they didn't serve food on a Monday, enough but not vast choice), Read moreand not drive. Dog friendly so pooch could have a bonus walk. Left to yourselves, but owner very helpful and friendly. Same for people in general Hide

Reviewed by Lee 23rd July 2022

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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

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