Close to Offa's Dyke path, a small, but spacious and cosy, very light,one bedroomed cottage for a couple/two people with Bathroom containing bath and large shower, a livingroom kitchen with wood stove,TV,RADIO,DVD,WIFI central heating, lovely views and own walled lawn area with terrace and bar.b.q. in a good walking area, close to Offa's dyke path, Brecon, Hay and Hereford are all within 45 minutes and Abergavenny is 10 minutes away. Ideal for a quiet getaway. When the sky is clear we enjoy lovely starlit nights and the sound of Owls in the woods. A good base for walking, for Brecon Jazz Festival, Abergavenny Food Festival, Hay Festival and the many attractions of the area.
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
A newly refurbished one bedroomed, cottage. In a peaceful, tranquil setting.
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- within a few hours
- English, French, Some Spanish and some Welsh
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 13, 2018
About J Fonseca
I was born and grew up in this area. I have worked here all my life as a Solicitor until retirement 5 years ago. Clock cottage forms part of but is seperate from our small 75 acre farm and has its own lawned and walled area with lovely views over the Graig Hill to the northwest. We brought up our four children here and it has been a wonderful family home to which they are all drawn in spite of having grown up and married and they bring their children back here as often as they are able. I think that this part of the World is one of the most beautiful and everytime that I return here from other parts of the World I consider myself very blest and lucky to live here. We are all keen walkers and cyclists and spend a lot of our leisure time walking and cycling throughout the area. We are very close to Offas Dyke path and to White Castle and one can walk 'The Three Castles 'walk from here, about twenty miles taking in White, Grosmont and Skenfrith Castles in a large circular walk or do it over a couple of days in sections.
J Fonseca purchased this Cottage in 1986
Why J Fonseca chose Abergavenny
It is very pretty,cosy,light and airy and convenient to so many local attractions. It has been beautifully refurbished and is in a very beautiful rural location. Abergavenny hosts the National Eistedfodd in 2016 and Hay Festival, Brecon Jazz, Abergavenny Food Festival are all within easy distance. We are only 40 miles or an easy train Journey of 40 minutes from Cardiff which has a very good shopping centre and a wonderful museum and Art gallery. There are numerous good restaurants nearby including, The Walnut tree, The Crown at Whitebrook, The Bell at Skenfrith, The 1860, The Hardwick as well as good hotel and Pub restaurants such as The Angel in Abergavenny,The Bear in Crickhowell, The Skirrid Mountain Inn, supposedly the oldest Pub in Wales, and our very own local, The Hunters Moon. Crickhowell hosts a Literary and Walking Festival and is within 30 minutes drive.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Cottage is spacious and light and has a very nice feel to it. It is an easy living space.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Peaceful, comfortable, relaxing
Just returned from a wonderful weekend at the cottage and couldn't fault anything - a beautifully presented property. The owner, Julian, was so helpful and generous with his hospitality - gorgeous apple juice! And even though the weather was pretty awful, we still managed a walk around the local area and were awestruck by the silence - so refreshing! Planning to return in the spring or summer when the weather should be a little drier (hopefully!)
Thanks Sally and Ian. I am glad that your visit went well.I hope that you can see the countryside in better weather. It is lovely. Kind regards Julian
Clock Cottage was the absolutely perfect bolt hole for a two day get away - we cannot recommend it highly enough and can't wait to return. Comfy bed, massive bath, huge shower, toasty woodburner, glorious views and starry skies with only the sound of little lambs and jackdaws at twilight. Fabulous walks to be had straight from the house - a round walk to White Castle is about 3 hours - and Skerrig Fawr is only a short drive away. Abergavenny has a fabulous Waitrose - and a great wool shop for the keen knitter! Julian and Clarissa were the perfect hosts - present yet unobtrusive. There was a really excellent welcome pack of essentials and the bottle of champagne for the birthday boy was such a generous and thoughtful gift. The perfect antidote to the hurly burly of life.
You were perfect Guests, friendly, appreciative and you left the Cottage spic and span, as you found it. You are welcome back at any time. Kind regards
Great set up. Peaceful & remote with bird song in the morning & cattle settling in the distance of the evening. The sound of rural Wales.
A little disappointed in local restaurant choice (the Hardwick).
Sorry not to have met you but thank you for leaving the cottage in a clean and tidy condition. A very happy Christmas to you and yours
Kind regards Julian ps Thankyou for your kind note which I have seen on arriving home. Sorry that the meal out was not as good as hoped. If you come again try the nearer venue. Julian.
Clock cottage was beautiful we went for a relaxing weekend- it didn't disappoint - it was home from home and the views were stunning. Julian was extremely helpful and accommodating - thank you
Thank you for the review. It is very nice to know that Guests enjoy the Cottage and it makes the whole venture of a Holiday Cottage worthwhile.
Lovely, warm and relaxing stay in peaceful countryside
We absolutely loved our stay. I commented whilst there that it's one of the best cottages we have stayed in. The kitchen was so well equipped to cook anything we liked and even had a cake tin to make a birthday cake.
The log burner made it so cosy.
The bed was comfy making it hard to get up in the morning but then it was nice to be up and see the beautiful countryside.
A lovely huge bath and shower which were working well and nice and warm.
The owner Julian was so welcoming and helpful. He didn't intrude but was there if we needed anything.
I would love to stay again and do more exploring of the area.
Thankyou both. You are welcome back at any time. Good luck for 2017 and all that it is going to bring you. Good wishes
The cottage we were dreaming of.
We had a wonderful time in this cottage. The house was perfectly clean and completely equipped, also with useful suggestions about the lovely countryside. Most of all, it is really beautiful and set in an amazing position. The owners have been extremely kind and hospitable as well. We definitely felt like home. We would recommend it to anyone who would enjoy a relaxing and high quality time.
Thankyou for your generous review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and that you have arrived home safely, Kind regards, Julian & Clarissa
Welsh Borders, Brecon Jazz, Hay Literary Festival, Abergavenny Food Festival Three Choirs in Hereford are all within easy driving distance. Ludlow is within train or driving distance. Big Pitt Blaenavon is a 30 minute drive. The Brecon Beacons are within 30 minutes and we are in the Black mountains close to Llanthony Abbey and wonderful walking country and are just off the Offas Dyke Path.