Rent a holiday home in Abergavenny, a picturesque Welsh town situated in the South East corner of Wales on the River Wye, just 20 miles from the English border. Abergavenny is a thriving town, with an ancient castle offering commanding views over the River Wye. Within the town visitors will find plenty restaurants, independent and retail shops, a popular theatre, cinema and spectacular views of the nearby Black Mountains. Due to its strong links with other major towns and cities in the UK there are plenty of places for a perfect day trip. Abergavenny Railway Station has connections to the capital Cardiff and Manchester Piccadilly. The wide variety of things to do in Abergavenny and the surrounding area makes it the perfect place for a cottage rental in Wales.
Visit the Welsh highlands around the remote village of LlanddewiSkirrid, and stay at Millbrook Barn, a child-friendly, large countryside cottage on a working sheep farm, a lovingly furnished four-bedroom holiday home near Abergavenny with fabulous games room and two spiral staircases.
Fairlea Grange is a superb, large and comfortable Victorian townhouse in Abergavenny sleeping up to 24 guests, in a perfect location for exploring the Brecon Beacons and the Welsh Marches. Facilities in this dog-friendly holiday home include a huge Home TV Lounge, Games Room, Hot Tub and Mini-gym.
Long Barn is a Grade II listed, eco-friendly barn conversion located a few miles outside Abergavenny in the small village of Gilwern. The property sleeps up to 20 guests in 8 bedrooms, with 6 bathrooms, and plenty of communal areas for relaxing and dining.
Treetops is a large holiday cottage with a swimming pool located in the in the sleepy rural Monmouthshire village of Govilon near attractive market town of Abergavenny. It sleeps 17 and is perfect for large groups and for walking and cycling holidays in the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains
Abergavenny is an ideal holiday destination for those who love food. The Abergavenny Food Festival in late September has received Best Event awards by the Visit Wales Tourism Board. With a programme of demonstrations, entertainment and special events at the festival, it’s easy to see why! The Market Hall in the town centre is often thriving with craft fairs and farmers’ markets too. Stock up on good organic produce and top tips for recipes to try out in the kitchen in your cottage rental.
Abergavenny also has an abundance of sporting activities for you to do. Wernddu Golf Course is only a mile outside of the town and boasts a stunning backdrop of the surrounding Welsh countryside. Abergavenny is extremely popular with walkers due to its fantastic walks around the three mountains surrounding the town – the Skirrid, the Blorenge and the Sugar Loaf. There are separate bike trails too, and lots of places to hire bikes out, so don’t worry about bringing your own! The mountains are also very popular with horse riders, offering hourly and full day rides for experienced riders and beginners alike.
Abergavenny is steeped in history, and many fortifications around the area still remain. Particularly good examples are Raglan Castle, White Castle & Skenfrith, along with the ruined Abergavenny Castle just south of the town centre. A hunting lodge on top of the motte now acts as a fascinating museum, which gives an insight into Abergavenny’s past.
There are a huge amount of things to do and places to eat in the evenings too. Massive selections of restaurants serving delicious food are dotted around the town, which make a nice change from eating at your holiday rental. For some entertainment after your meal, the popular Borough Theatre is housed inside the town hall and is host to a variety of performances from amateur dramatics to Shakespearian drama. Artists will love The Art Shop on the High Street – equipped with to meet the needs of every type of artist, with upstairs rooms given over to exhibitions mainly by Welsh artists of national repute. Just across the road, theatre-goers are guaranteed good quality entertainment at the town’s Borough Theatre which sits above the Pannier Market – another must see place when staying in Abergavenny.