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“Wonderful base for Brecon Beacons touring...”
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Review of Crossroads Cottage

Enjoy soaking up the stunning local scenery from our new decking area
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Enjoy soaking up the stunning local scenery from our new decking area
Chat...Eat...or just Drink around our beautiful renovated dining table. Main bedroom....calming....relaxing...& tranquil...decorated with soft whites & country rose designs
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10 reviews
Enjoy soaking up the stunning local scenery from our new decking area
Chat...Eat...or just Drink around our beautiful renovated dining table.
Main bedroom....calming....relaxing...& tranquil...decorated with soft whites & country rose designs
Second bedroom...cool creams & whites make this room the ultimate chillout room, with bathrobes too!
The kitchen as everything you would expect to make your holiday perfect
Relax in a nice hot bath after a day walking in the Beacons
The lounge has two comfy sofas to unwind on
Another view from the main bedroom
The entrance with off road parking & garage another car or for handy storage for bikes, canoes etc
Dining room view toward kitchen
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Gilwern, Monmouthshire, Southern Wales, Wales

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Very good - based on 10 reviews
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David P
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10 reviews
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“Wonderful base for Brecon Beacons touring...”
Reviewed 25 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

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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Liked best: Location, cleanliness, very cute, good beds.
Liked least: Not being told about construction on other (attached) side of house. And not knowing that, while wi-fi was provided, it did not include the internet access (or instructions were not provided for doing so).
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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OsCaminha...
São Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Clear and like a doll house”
Reviewed 23 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

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.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jarno P
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Very cozy little cottage”
Reviewed 28 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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.)

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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lizzis
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice Cottage but be careful if you have mobility issues”
Reviewed 4 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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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

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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ktyler24
London, United Kingdom
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“Perfect holiday cottage”
Reviewed 24 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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My boyfriend and I stayed at Crossroads Cottage for a weekend and were delighted with our choice. Location wise, the cottage is near facilities in Gilwern and a 5 minute drive away from the bigger, quaint town of Abergavenny.
The cottage itself is lovely and we could not have asked for more. From the beautifully decorated bedrooms, surprise extras in the fridge as well as fresh bread and welsh cakes, and great facilities such as washing machine, hairdryer, DVDs and jigsaw puzzles, all our needs were met.
Crossroads Cottage is a cosy and comfortable place to stay when visiting the beautiful Welsh countryside nearby.

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Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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