really lovely little cottage in a beautiful location at the foot of the Sugarloaf. Great accommodation and really kind owner who provided a bottle of the vineyard's bubbly as it was new year. very accommodating of our kitten at last minute. Lovely homely place to see in the new year and get lots of new year's day walking done.
Written by: loneranger2013
(London, United Kingdom), Visit Date: 2015-01, Source: TripAdvisor
The setting in a vineyard with a little brook is delightful. The little cottage was fine in terms of space, but it had not been cleaned properly, very dusty and dirty windows.
Also on our last morning the cold water supply had disappeared making washing toilet etc very awkward. We rang the owner, but she did not pick up our call for 2 hours by which time we were on our way.
Written by: dmm515
(Warminster, United Kingdom), Visit Date: 2014-09, Source: TripAdvisor
My partner and I stayed in Brook cottage for a bank holiday weekend. It was a lovely weekend in a cottage perfect for two. The cottage has a lovely comfy bed, good shower and a nice sofa to lounge on in the evenings. There was a great use of space in the cottage, with the kitchen stocked for all utensils needed for cooking. It was very nice having a TV too which had freeview channels and could play DVDs, which was perfect for us as we stayed in and watched a film one evening drinking the lovely free bottle of wine we had received.
The vineyard itself is great, really beautiful and there is a small shop at the front where you can drink wine in the sun which seemed popular with local families. The location is perfect, just outside of Abergavenny so it feels really rural but close enough to get to town. We did not have a car so we walked everywhere and it was about half an hour walk to town which was fine. We also climbed a couple of mountains, the Blorenge and the Sugarloaf which I thoroughly recommend as the views were incredible.
All in all a great place to stay for the weekend, I would definitely recommend it and would stay there again in future
Written by: Sciencegirl0510
(Bristol, United Kingdom), Visit Date: 2014-05, Source: TripAdvisor
Wonderful relaxing break. Louise and Simon as always gave us a lovely welcome, facilities 5*. Will most definately be back again shortly.
Written by: A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
, Visit Date: 2013-08, Source: Holiday Lettings
We enjoyed our stay at Brook Cottage, Sugarloaf Vineyards. The cottage is basic & old decor but has everything you need for a few nights stay (self-catering) and in a great location for Abergavenny town (5 min drive away) and nearby walks.
Our only negative comments would be:
1) shame about the large-ish spiders! I expect creepy crawlies out in the sticks, however the cottage seemed to have a problem with them. Despite getting rid of about 10 on our arrival (not a great greeting - why did the cleaner not get rid of them?), more appeared over the 3 nights we were there.
2) Although it is a great location - be warned you may have to frequently reverse up very narrow roads close to the cottage to let other cars pass. Annoying, but it didn't spoil our stay.
All in all, you get what you pay for and this cottage is reasonably priced. The free bottle of wine from the vineyards was a bonus! I'd recommend to a friend who isn't afraid of spiders!
Written by: RachDreviews
(London, United Kingdom), Visit Date: 2013-08, Source: TripAdvisor
Perfectly placed to explore Brecon Beacons and Abergavenny. Very comfortable cottage with everything you need plus a babbling brook!
p.s.Tiny things but I would recommend adding a bin in the bathroom and instructions for how to leave the cottage after a stay, also we couldn't get the cold tap in the kitchen to work, but the hot ran cold at first so that was fine
Written by: Hannah B
(London, United Kingdom), Visit Date: 2015-05, Source: TripAdvisor
Peaceful cottage and nice rural location even though it was attached to the vineyard shop premises. Good parking beside the cottage. Adequate space for two people and good heating throughout our one week stay Plenty of hot water for the shower. The cold water tap produced water with an amazing amout of sediment so we bought lots of bottled water. Be aware that there is no razor point so you may want to bring a razor adapter. The quality of the mattress was really excellent which made a change from the usual cheap non real spring ones we have suffered of late which resulted in bad back ache. We found the duvet was very heavy and far too too warm for us. Had we stayed for a second week we would have asked if a less warm lighter one was available. No big spiders but the windows really needed cleaning as did other aspects of the cottage. Some of the glasses and pans etc could have done with replacing. Cottage generally could have benefited from some TLC but we enjoyed our stay and Louise was helpful when we asked for replacement mugs to replace the stained and damaged ones when we arrived. Orange mobile reception came and went in the cottage and outside and Internet was also a bit hit and miss.
Written by: Richard K
, Visit Date: 2015-04, Source: TripAdvisor
This was such a surprise. A vineyard on the edge of the Brecon Beacons really did seem unlikely, but the weather was really continental, and our walks in the evening were accompanied by cricket song. The cottage was comfortable and fairly well equipped. It is tucked behind a café and shop where you can sample home-made cakes and the vineyard's really quite delicious wine. Abergavenny town centre is close by, and its a short drive to Crickhowell and the Black Mountains.
Written by: Patrick K
(Coventry, United Kingdom), Visit Date: 2015-08, Source: TripAdvisor
Beautiful location and cosy cottage a short drive in to Abergavanny town. We enjoyed a short walk around the vineyard and sitting under the warm heaters with blankets wine tasting (which was very reasonably priced). Food was also amazing - great toasties!
The cottage was very cosy however felt the bathroom was very useable but could perhaps do with a upgrade - shower was fine but not powerful at all. The bed was amazing - we slept in everyday which we never usually do.
Recommended for our family and friends to get down for a visit when they can.
Written by: Faye R
(London, United Kingdom), Visit Date: 2015-10, Source: TripAdvisor
Arrived in the dark and had a lovely surprise when we opened the cottage door,there was a bottle of wine of our choice from the vineyard,two glasses,a box of local hand made chocolates and a pretty little Christmas tree.Cottage was warm and cosy,kitchen was well equipped bed was comfy.Great walks around the area and you can also walk into Abergavenny town,which we did and it was definitely worth going,its a bustling little town with a little market selling local produce.We didn't get to meet the owners as they were in a wedding(hope you enjoyed) but were well looked after by their mother and her partner who were lovely and really welcoming,even took as into town in the evening.The vineyard was fantastic and so was the coffee shop and wine tasting tour.Only negative was the weather,but we had waterproofs on and didn't let it spoil our great weekend,would like to go back in the summer when the vines are green and lush.
Written by: aeevans1
(Bridgend, United Kingdom), Visit Date: 2015-12, Source: TripAdvisor
We visited Brook Cottage for a mid week break in June 2016. The cottage was well equipped, the views were beautiful and the owners were very welcoming. After a 2 and half hour walk with our dogs we sampled the wine produced from the vine yard shared a cheese platter of local welsh cheese and sat in the sunshine next to the babbling brook, bliss. Lots of local walks from the doorstep and a really nice pub just across a field which served food all day from 12 noon with reasonable prices.
Written by: MelandDeb
(Chichester, United Kingdom), Visit Date: 2016-06, Source: TripAdvisor
We enjoyed our stay at the Vineyard cottage. Lots of good walks on your door step as well as Abergevenny just down the road with some good pubs and places to eat.
Written by: A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
, Visit Date: 2016-08, Source: Holiday Lettings
Es war etwas schwierig zu finden aber am Ende wurden wir mir einer schönen Unterkunft belohnt.
Es gibt nicht so viel auszusetzten. Für uns war das Bad etwas schmuddelig. Duschkabinentür, Wasserhahn und Fenster kaputt.
Written by: Mario I
, Visit Date: 2016-07, Source: TripAdvisor
Just a step from the Vineyard shop itself, we stayed in the cottage.
Front door goes into a small lobby, then into the living room and kitchen which is very well equipped and fitted out.
The bedroom has a high bed and ensuite with shower.
5 minutes takes you down to a local pub, plus you can ramble around the vineyard itself (oh, and you can get a discount on wine if you're staying in the accommodation).
Getting there is a bit tricky the first time - once you go past the hospital LOOK CAREFULLY!! There is a sign on the left hand side for the vineyard and then you need to go right - down a very narrow lane (no passing places) then turn left down a narrow lane (WITH passing places) and then left and right - and you're there!
Our host was utterly charming, just a shame the weather wasn't slightly better when we were there!
Written by: Roodeberglodge
(Alton, United Kingdom), Visit Date: 2016-09, Source: TripAdvisor
Great location! Especially if someone wants to conquer the Sugar Loaf. And also good access to Abergaveny. We had a really lovely time.
Written by: Denes S
, Visit Date: 2017-02, Source: TripAdvisor
My girlfriend and I stayed here for a weekend in March. The hosts sent excellent directions and we both found the place independently without trouble.
It's a lovely location, I imagine even more so in summer when the vines would be flourishing. The place is small, but has everything you need for a weekend away. Also a complimentary bottle of wine from the vineyard is a nice touch.
We stayed to walk up Pen Y Fan. It's a good 45 minute drive from there, but if travelling from southern England (as we are) it made sense to stay that side of the Brecon Beacons.
A lovely weekend, and a great place to stay.
Written by: DANIEL B
(Reading, United Kingdom), Visit Date: 2017-03, Source: TripAdvisor
Great location at the foot of Sugar Loaf with fabulous view over Brecon Beacons. Arrived to find a delicious bottle of white from the vineyard waiting for us. Started the weekend with lovely coffee and cake from the vineyard café. I would advise taking an OS map if planning any works, though. Google hasn't quite uncovered every nook and cranny round here, which is another plus!
Written by: martinhH8761FE
(Bristol, United Kingdom), Visit Date: 2017-06, Source: TripAdvisor
The location for touring around was fantastic, the cottage was lovely, clean and cosy it was great we could take the dogs and they loved splashing around in the brook, we booked for 5 nights but wished it had been 2 weeks We will be back
Written by: Beryl M
(Chesterfield, United Kingdom), Visit Date: 2017-07, Source: TripAdvisor
This little cottage is set in a beautiful, peaceful location. If you want walks, views or just a cosy place to stay this is perfect. Lovely accomadation would recommend this to anybody looking for a nice break in the country side.
Written by: Robyn T
, Visit Date: 2018-02, Source: TripAdvisor
Cottage comfortable and well equipped surrounding area idyllic. Plenty of walks in wonderful surroundings. Abergavenny close by. Even a day of rain didn't spoil our stay. Thank you all.
Written by: A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
, Visit Date: 2018-04, Source: Holiday Lettings
We loved sitting out at the front. Recommend the wine tasting and platters for 2. We loved the "Abergavenny" wine but do taste them all. Great place for walking up Sugarloaf. Short drive to car park.
Written by: 127kays
(West Midlands, United Kingdom), Visit Date: 2018-06, Source: TripAdvisor