Cider HouseNear Abergavenny, near Brecon Beacons, Wales Sleeps up to 2Map of all Cottages
Relax and enjoy this romantic hideaway in Wales. A holiday cottage in a tranquil place surrounded by unique craftsmanship.
“A midsummer night’s dream and more. Magical in every way.” Henry and Caroline
From when it worked hard pressing apples, Cider House has always had a strong relationship with its natural surroundings. Today it relaxes in a tranquil garden alive with the colours of the changing seasons. Life at Cider House is encouraged to go more slowly. Touches of luxury and the sumptuous bed to while away mornings with the cosy log burner bringing on the early hours with ease.
“We had a very enjoyable few days in a wonderful property thank you…lot of style and charm. The information was very very good and we knew exactly what to expect for the stay. The welcome box is also a great idea. All in all one of the best cottages we have stayed in.” Duncan, May 2011
At a glance
BEST FOR… Peaceful rural retreat for couples
LOCALLY… Brecon Beacons walks and country pubs
STYLE… Characterful, cosy cottage
- 1 double
- private garden area
- Electric heating
- Log burner
- TV & DVD
- B&W iPod dock
TO MAKE LIFE EASIER
- No Security Deposit
- Room for a very little one
- Space for cot
Lots of space for two
Inside Cider House
- Fully equipped modern cook’s kitchen
- Dining table in the lounge area with an enchanting view over the gardens
- Stylish living room with log burner and a cosy sofa
- Stunning bedroom with a luxurious double bed hand-made by the owner
- Bathroom downstairs with shower over bath, towels and Sheepskin bathrobes provided
- Warm and toasty with electric storage heaters throughout
- Everything you need for a romantic break with hotel-style comforts
- I-pod docking station, TV and DVD player for your entertainment
Outside Cider House
- Detached cottage with its own area within the owner’s beautiful gardens
- Sheltered, private patio area complete with table and chairs
- Sit back, relax and admire the view
Things you should know
Cider House is stand-alone but next to the owner’s home. However the relationship of the buildings does ensure privacy and seclusion.
The bedroom is long and generous in floor space but a little short in height, be careful not to bump your head on the sloping roof.
The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking a feast but has no dishwasher.
Lounge on the cosy sofa in front of the generous log burner and listen to music on the B&W Zeppelin iPod docking station, but the TV unfortunately has very poor reception. Cider House has a DVD player and we have provided a few DVDs but it’s best to bring your own.
Mobile reception is poor depending on your network. You can get a signal if you walk about 200m out of the dip. There are no internet facilities.
Pets unfortunately can’t be accepted at Cider House.
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Cider House location
- Wonderful walks & award winning food just 3 hours from London: 157miles
- Escape the city just 3 hours from Manchester: 165 miles
- Just off a tiny country lane 300m from the B4521 between Abergavenny & Skenfrith
- Cider House stands alone in the tranquil grounds of the owner’s house
Things to do near Cider House...
Out and about near Cider House, our favourites…
- Closest eating is the 1861, good food and friendly service, 1 mile walk across the fields
- Enjoy a Michelin star restuarant close to Cider House and many other restaurants, pubs and cafes in the area.
- Enjoy a coffee in quaint Crickhowell or the bustle of market day in Abergavenny.
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Cider House is in The Brecon Beacons where there is so much to do. If you have any questions at all call or email us on:
For the more adventurous there is so much to do near all of our properties. From fishing and mountain biking to caving and coasteering…
Find a unique souvenir at The Hay Makers Gallery…
Visit Historic Skenfrith Castle
Marvel at the remains of a 13th century castle, built beside the River Monnow. Located in the famous town of Abergavveny.
This 10 mile Brecon Beacons walk gives both valley and high level walking, taking in beautiful sights, both man made and of nature!
This eight day walking Festival is at the end of February and consists of a number of guided walks of various grades all led by local experienced guides.
The Sugar Loaf near Abergavenny is a must do for walkers…
If you want something a bit challenging…
Hay on Wye is famous for its book shops and annual festival…
During September the market town of Abergavenny proudly shows off it’s local produce lovingly presented by farmers, chefs and passionate suppliers.
Cider House press
Cider House has been recognised by guests and press alike.
Here is a selection of press articles in which Cider House has been featured…
Cider House Reviews
“I just wanted to thank you so much for making our stay at Cider House such a pleasure. Right from the start when we made our booking, you have been exceptional. Even when we discovered many pubs and restaurants were closed over the Xmas and New Year period, you sourced those that were open – thank you.
Both Anna and Paul made us extremely welcome, even inviting us in for a New Year’s toast when we returned from The Hardwick at 11.45pm, they are truly lovely people.
We will certainly be passing on your company’s website to both family and friends.
May I wish you all a very Happy New Year”. Sue
“I wanted to say what a truly wonderful time we had at Cider House at the beginning of October. Everything that your website and brochure promised was true.
The cottage was beautiful. Anna and Paul were wonderfully welcoming but also fantastically discreet. They made us feel like it was our home, if only for the weekend.
The champagne and tapas were all ready for us. As part of the overall service, this is nothing short of genius. That, together with the lovely items in your “goody bag” really meant that we did not need to think about food for the rest of the weekend (as we had booked The Walnut Tree for Saturday lunch) and it made the Friday evening wonderfully relaxed.
The total package – from the ease of booking, to your emails, to the property and the service has been nothing short of exceptional.
We have every intention of working our way through a number of your other properties” Liz
” Cider House was wonderful and the owners were great. We had a really fantastic weekend here and have been recommending Sheepskin. I also found the booking process, and how Sheepskin were every step of the way, easy and helpful and even giving us a weather report! We will 100% book again…” Nicole
” Wonderful to spend a few days at Cider House. The cottage itself was as it appears on the website: full of character and with modern facilities. We were so pleased with the wood burning stove that we’ve ordered one in our new house! The hamper was full of high quality products, thank you. We had a lovely meal at The Walnut Tree. We also were lucky with the weather and enjoyed a nice walk starting from the cottage to White Castle. We explored the area following the indication in your guide book and we particularly liked the Partrishow church and the Llanony Priory” Gabriella
“Just wanted to say it was gorgeous. We got completely lucky with the weather and it was like being in the south of France!
The cottage was lovely and the gardens were so peaceful, perfect for regular siestas in the sunshine.
Many thanks to you and your colleagues for all you help, providing the local information and your warm wishes for our wedding day.” Sophie
“Really nice house with a great layout. always warm despite it being the middle of winter. A perfect place to relax in as you do get a sense of detachment from the outside world. Good value for money.” Josh
“…fantastic, just the get-away I was looking for… the place was out of the way but extremely comfortable and the little bits of luxury in the cottage were just right to give a sense of something nice without being over the top: a good balance.” Lisa
“We had a very enjoyable few days in a wonderful property… lot of style and charm. The information was very very good, we knew exactly what to expect. The welcome box is also a great idea, the food was of excellent quality and well enjoyed. All in all one of the best cottages we have stayed in.” Duncan
“Don’t be bewitched by the warm cosy surroundings – get out and explore! The fire feels much better that way!” Janet & Chris
“The cottage is lovely and located in stunning surroundings!” Kim and Darren
“We had such a relaxing time. Yummy bread too, and cosy evenings in with the wood burner…All very restorative except we aren’t ready to head back to London just yet.” Peat and Anisa
“A midsummer night’s dream and more. Magical in every way.” Henry and Caroline
“We arrived..under a big black cloud (literally and metaphorically). For the three days it was sunshine all the way. Love this place!” Polly and Robin
“We had a beautiful weekend in wales – thanks for all the information and amazing cottage! – Vanessa
“cottage and surroundings were delightful, being unavailable by phone or email for a few days was a real pleasure…” – George
“The house was lovely, the weather fantastic and we were incredibly lazy because of it….what a very beautiful part of the borders it is… We love the sheepskin product .“ – Caroline
“this is a perfect couple’s hideaway for a romantic weekend or just a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the city…you feel like you’re in a world of your own.” – Anne
Cider House Availability
We are as flexible as possible with arrival date and length of stay. Sheepskin cottages have a minimum booking of 3 nights.
From 1st August 2014 Cider House Cottage will have a minimum stay of 4 nights and 5 nights during peak holiday times so that the owners can make the most of their leisure time too.
Our calendars are up to date at the end of each working day. Do feel free to get in touch if you would like to check any dates with us or ask anything before you make your decision.
Call, email or fill out our booking form, whichever you prefer and we will be in touch to confirm all of the details with you.
Bookings are subject to availability and treated on a first come first served basis so if you want to be sure to reserve the dates you want and you’re searching outside of office hours filling out our form is the best way.
If you want to see dates for all of our cottages, please go to our availability page.
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Prices for Cider House
We’re here to take the hassle away from booking and planning your holiday.
Like life but better…
Most importantly there are no hidden extras, the price below includes everything from tea towels to bath towels, utilities of course and essential extras such as logs for the fire.
The price also includes ‘Special touches’ like your guide tailored sent to you to help you plan your holiday, sumptuous Sheepskin bathrobes and a welcome hamper.
We want you to relax and enjoy your holiday so no security deposit to worry about either. This works because our guests are like our owners they respect and appreciate beautiful places and other people’s precious homes.
Accidents do happen and if damage does occur during your stay we will ask for reasonable contribution towards the cost of repairs or replacements.
Please read our user-friendly terms and conditions for more information and which by confirming your booking you are agreeing to.
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Cider House is available for short breaks, (minimum 4 nights) year round, except for peak holiday times. To check any dates or ask anything do just get in touch
Like life but even better… if you’ve stayed with Sheepskin within the last 6 months and are booking ‘off-peak’ for 5 nights or more we will reduce the standard rate by 10% for you.
When we receive your booking form we will reserve your requested dates for 5 days and we will be in touch to confirm all the finer details with you.
If you prefer call or email:
+44 (0) 1865 764 087