A newly refurbished one bedroomed, cottage. In a peaceful, tranquil setting.
- english, french, Some Spanish and some Welsh
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Week at Clock Cottage
Clock cottage was a peaceful and charming retreat - a real polar opposite to city life. Well appointed and homely, with a very comfy bed! The owners were friendly, accommodating and helpful and they go the extra mile to make sure that your stay is just right. We had travel advice (Julian's Journey), fresh veg given to us from their garden and a welcome pack which included homemade produce. Their pets were so friendly too and we enjoyed feeding carrots to their donkey, petting their dogs and my partner fell asleep on the sun lounger with their cat underneath him, being shaded from the Welsh sun.
Thank you for letting us stay in your cottage!
Superb accommodation stocked with all the comforts of home. The splendid front doors allow you to make the most of the light and views. They open up to leave you effectively sitting outdoors in luxury. Or if the weather isn't kind the log burner is the perfect addition. Excellent host Julian is always on hand if required, but nowhere to be seen if you don't. A splendid opportunity for a peaceful and tranquil rural getaway.
You were the perfect Guests, appreciative, friendly and you left the Cottage immaculately clean, thankyou.
Great cottage, very welcoming owner and superb location. Thoroughly recommended! Super!
Smashing views and attentive owner
Bright and cosy cottage, with great views that can be enjoyed from the comfort of the sofa. We appreciated the provisions waiting for us on arrival and particularly the home made apple juice, jam and apples from the orchard. The owner was available when needed, provided plenty of useful local information but left us to get on with having a relaxing break. We explored the national park and made a welcome return to Hay on Wye - a particular favourite of ours.
Many thanks for your kind review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay, you were very easy Guests. Kind regards and have an enjoyable winter. Julian
Comfortable, peaceful get-away for a couple. Thoughtful welcome pack. Very friendly owner.
Julian greeted us with warmth even offering to pick us up from the pub if he was around.
The cottage has all you need including Bath robes.
The bed was very comfortable.
Thankyou Both for booking our Cottage and leaving it so clean and tidy when you left, it makes the changeover so much easier. I hope that you enjoyed your stay, and your journey home was uneventful. Kind regards, Julian.
Extremely peaceful accommodation
A most peaceful location, well appointed accommodation, extremely helpful owners, and views to die for.
Jeanette, thankyou. I hope that the rest of your stay has gone well and wish you a safe journey back to what will be your Summer in New Zealand. Kindest regards, Julian.
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.