Recently refurbished, modern, spacious holiday home which sleeps 10
Caithness Holiday Home
About Caithness Holiday Home
A family run business, based in South Wales.
Caithness Holiday Home purchased this House in 1959
Why Caithness Holiday Home chose Pontypool
'Caithness' has been in the family since 1959 when it was built. Named as such as a result of Scottish heritage. In 2014 - as a family - we set out to extend and completely renovate the building to transform it into a spacious, modern and comfortable holiday home. The exterior has been updated with fresh, bright contrasting paintwork. What was originally a sloping, unused front garden is now an elevated parking area with drive in drive out functionality, with steps down to the front door. At the rear a 30 metre squared balcony has been constructed with bifolding doors opening out from the dining room and lounge. There is rattan furniture available to use during the summer months, to allow you to enjoy the view while relaxing on the balcony. We have added a two storey extension housing a cinema/games room, a utility room and a study on the ground floor. A master bedroom with a feature window offering the most fantastic view of the garden, canal and Welsh countryside beyond it. A bathroom with a walk in shower and freestanding bath and a double bedroom. The main house has been renovated to combine the kitchen a There is a contemporary feel to the whole house, with brand new fixings, furniture and appliances throughout. The house is situated along the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal, boasting beautiful views from the garden of barges passing by, wildlife existing peacefully and the green fields and hills beyond.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No Hen or Stag Parties
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
From initial inquiries to check-out, everything was handled with efficiency and attention to detail. We stayed 11 days and did not want to leave. Our party of 4 adults, 1 small child and 1 toddler had so much space. The views and location are amazing. The cleanliness and facilities are fantastic. It was as if the owners knew what we needed even before we did; from the bike lock, toiletries, shopping bags, matches (for our little boys' 2nd birthday candles), drawing pads and books for the little kids and the combination pool/air hockey/ping pong table for the big kids. Everyone loved the deck, row boat and BBQ.
This property far exceeded our expectations. Hope to return in the near future as it is an ideal base to visit family and explore South Wales.
We had a great stay at this property, a family weekend with the grandchildren, the boat and canoes were a favourite with everyone.
Best of all four places we stayed in on this trip
We promised our daughter a trip to Europe for her graduation from college, since she didn’t get to see anything but pubs when she spent a summer at Oxford with her schoolmates. After visiting Paris and London we headed here to see where according to Ancestry.com says 98% of my ancestors came from (and then migrated to Welsh Hills, Ohio…funny name for a bunch of Welch to settle).
Of all the places we stayed on our trip, everyone voted this one the best. It was a beautiful place with a porch overlooking a landscaped yard stretching down to the canal. Six bedrooms and we only needed two and we didn’t need share bathrooms with our 20 year old daughter!
I have to admit the driveway was a bit of a challenge for us folks from across the pond that drive on the correct side of the road. We were having enough problems making turns into the correct lanes and going around the roundabouts clockwise instead of counterclockwise (anticlockwise). So we parked on the street, which was only another five feet or so away, so it posed no problems.
Up until now we’d been staying in cities and the silence at night was astounding, as were the sounds of the birds in the morning. I can’t remember ever hearing and seeing so many song birds in my life.
Fantastic property very spacious, everything you need spotlessly clean
Highly recommend this property for a family get together lots of space and rooms something for all ages . Walk or cycle to the star inn bridge 62 turn to your left. Walk through a small cut way opposite the house turn right to get to the other side of the canal for the tow path . Recommend drive out to Brecon Beacons on small road fantastic views and go on the Brecon railway steam train go in the morning and walk halfway back down get a cup of tea then catch the train back down . Great cheap day out. We will come back another time to be able to sit out on the lovely balcony.
Amazing house .
Fab time had by all ages , would recommend to anyone .
I cannot fault this property it is great. Lovely view of river and trees from the house
The house is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, pleasantly positioned right alongside the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal.
Pontypool park is only a 2 minute drive from the house or a 10 minute walk, including facilities such as a children's play area, rugby pitch (home to Pontypool RFC), tennis courts, pitch and putt, bowls and a dry ski slope. It has historical features - including Italian Gardens, Ice Houses, Folly Tower and Shell Grotto all of which can be found within the 150 acre park. Pontypool Active Living Centre is situated within the grounds, where there is a swimming pool/gym along with squash/badminton and table tennis playing facilities. There is also a soft play area for children within the centre called Treasure Island.
There are a range of pubs/restaurants near Caithness. The closest include The Harvester, Wain-y-clare, McDonalds, KFC, Ahar Indian Restaurant and Goytre Arms all of which are only 5 minutes away by car.
Slightly further afield in the nearby town of Usk (15 mins away) there is the Kings Head, The Three Salmons, Newbridge on Usk, Dil Indian Cuisine. Usk is a small town with cobbled streets and antiques shops and clothing boutiques. Usk Island is a large open space and play area along the river Usk, a great location for summer picnics or BBQs.
In Cwmbran (15 mins away) there is Frankie and Bennys, Tiffins Indian Buffet Restaurant, Page's Fish and Chips and many more. Cwmbran also has a shopping centre with free parking along with a Vue Cinema, Bowlplex, Kaspa's Desserts, Limitless Indoor Trampoline Park and Mecca Bingo.
In Abergavenny (20 mins away) you have the choice of the Plas Derwen, The Hardwick, La Brasseria Italiana, The Walnut Tree and plenty of others. Abergavenny is also surrounded by three mountains – the Skirrid, the Blorenge and the Sugar Loaf all of which offer fantastic views from the top. The historical Abergavenny Market is in the heart of the town and is always bustling with locals and visitors.
In Newport (20 mins away) Friars Walk has plenty to offer including Nandos, Chiquitos, Las Iguanas, Prezzo, Bistrot Pierre, Zizzi, Wagamamas and TGI Fridays. It has a great selection of high street shops along with a 12 lane Superbowl including Laser Quest and a Crazy Club for children. There is also a Cineworld Cinema.
Nearest rail stations:
Pontypool & New Inn (PPL) - 1.2 miles
Cwmbran (CWM) - 3.8 miles
Abergavenny (AGV) - 9.2 miles
Newport (NWP) - 10 miles
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