Abergavenny Farm Holidays

Pen-y-dre Farm
Self-catering - All sleep 4
Price: £300-£500 per week
Visit Wales: ★★★
Bed and Breakfast from £40
Visit Wales: ★★★★
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Gwen Jones
Pen-y-dre Farm, Llanvihangel
Crucorney, Abergavenny, NP7 8DH
Availability: See owner's website
Telephone: 01873 890246
Email: penydre@tiscali.co.uk
Web: www.penydre.co.uk
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Gwen and Idris at Pen-y-dre Farm (which has been in the family for six generations) offer self-catering accommodation in the coach houses, and Bed and Breakfast in the traditional old farmhouse.

This is a super place for animal lovers - you will find Kune Kune pigs, sheep, cats, dogs, horses, donkeys, rabbits, guinea pigs, and alpacas.

Bring your own dog too.

The farm is in the tiny village of Llanvihangel Crucorney, close by the church of St Michael (Llanvihangel means Church of the Archangel).

It is also within easy walking distance of The Skirrid pub, the oldest, and most haunted! pub in Wales.

Self-catering cottages
The 17th Century coach houses next to the farmhouse provide three self-catering cottages, each sleeping four people. The massive cruck beams and stone walls exude ancient history.

The large open plan living areas are upstairs so that you can enjoy the views while two bedrooms and bathroom are on the ground floor.

Sit out in the evening sun, cook on the barbecue, and gaze at the mountains beyond - each cottage has its own lawned seating area. Children can play safely nearby, and dogs are welcome.

Everything is included - heating, bed linen, towels, and a cot and highchair if necessary. Gwen and Idris are very friendly - they will supply whatever you want!

Bed and Breakfast
There are four very comfortable and homely rooms with en-suite or private bathrooms. The large family room is on the top floor. The huge kitchen table laid for breadfast is a tempting sight in the morning!

Quotes from Trip Advisor

"We stopped as B & B guests. A very cosy, very very warm (on a cold and windy weekend) old farmhouse, Very welcoming hosts and excellent breakfasts. Great position for many good walks, pub 300 yards up the road."

"We are a party of walkers who return to Gwen and Idris' magnificent b & b year after year, simply because it's the best we've ever found. The welcome varies every visit only in the description of the cake she bakes for us, that, and the jugs of fresh milk for our tea and coffee. The rooms are warm and welcoming, and the wooden floors creak wonderfully in the older, front part of the farmhouse. An assortment of dogs and cats also add to the experience, as do the farm animals outside. This year we saw horses and donkeys, sheep with their lambs, chickens, bantams, and a whole host of piglets, all of whom vied to be scratched every time you walk past.

There are also swallows, nesting under the eves. The highlight of the stay, though, is breakfast in the farmhouse kitchen. Fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, cereals, orange juice, tea and coffee, and toast with jam or marmalade, are all adjuncts to a magnificent breakfast cooked in front of your eyes by Gwen and Idris. Don't just take my word for it, try this b & b for yourselves!"

"My wife, daughter, Labradoodle and I recently stayed at the Pen-Y-Dre bed and breakfast and had an excellent stay. We were even allowed to leave the dog in the room whilst we went out for dinner.

The cake upon arrival was a nice touch and was delicious. The room was a great size and already had a cot and bedding provided for our 18 month year old daughter. The room had lots of walking books and books about the area which was much appreciated as we did plan on doing some walking."