Perfectly located for Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Dishing....or just Sitting.
A carefully-curated 16th-century house at the foot of the Black Mountains with views of Tretower Court and Castle. Inside find an almost museum-like display of furniture, paintings & vintage fabrics collected by Clair. Nothing, if she could help it, was bought new, the result is luxuriously quirky, fun and homely.
The kitchen is roomy with a huge oak refectory table great for sharing the cooking and dancing. You'll find welcoming Welsh cakes, teas and good coffee. Five Bedrooms dazzle with their bold wallpaper, vintage throws and Art Deco sinks in various colours - chocolates wait on the pillows. Walkers and bikers will adore the hot/cold outdoor spray tap, boot room and secure storage for bikes.
Warm your weary, walking legs sprawled out upon the leather chesterfields in front of the wood burning stove. Dispatch the children up the stone spiral castle stairs to their own separate T.V. and gaming zone. Enjoy family contests of table tennis and darts outside whilst the barbecue is lit to cook up a treat of meats purchased from Crickhowell's two fabulous butchers. Relax around the huge firepit snuggled under welsh blankets and star gaze in this glorious dark sky location.
We have a minimum stay of 3 nights both in the week and at weekends. All school holidays, Easter, Christmas and New Year are week long bookings with check in on a Friday. Prices vary depending on high or low season ranging from £350 to £550 per night. The cottage sleeps up to 11 and has 1 King with en suite, 1 Double, 1 Triple, 1 Twin, a Main bathroom and 2 separate toilets. 'The Cwtch' outside is perfect for teenagers or Grandparents and can be made into a Twin or a King and has it's own bathroom and kitchenette.
Well behaved dogs are welcome at Ty Sinsir but might not enjoy the outdoor hot and cold doggy spray tap as much as the owners. We provide dog bowls in case you forget your own and a dog towel by the boot room door. They will have the most amazing of holidays in the Welsh Countryside leaving you in peace when you return home. Dogs are charged at £25 each with a maximum of two dogs.
Walk along the River Usk to Crickhowell, locally known as Knightsbridge on Usk. It's small but perfectly formed. Some guests have been known to wild swim in the waters on the way. Every type of shop to be found here. Stock up on meat, sourdough, fruit, vegetables and flowers. Treat yourself to a new frock, book, maybe an antique or even a sofa. When exhausted, people watch from the ridiculous choice of cafes and pubs. It's my happy place!
We are walking distance to Y Bwyty Bach restaurant. After extensive renovation of this ancient building the restaurant finally opened in 2022 within the castle. Committed to supporting the local community with it's high quality seasonal menu. It's goal is to make Tretower a top UK food destination.
Wander through the Hamlet of Tretower and straight up Pen Cerrig-Calch part of the Black Mountain Range. The walk can be long or short taking you to Crickhowell from the top if you wish. Other close walks include Dragons Back, then onto the highest point in the locale, also known as Waun Fach. The world is definitely your oyster when it comes to mountain walks within The Brecon Beacons, a stones throw away. Our favourite walks here being Pen y Fan, a steeper walk and The Diving Board Walk, also known as Fan y Big, which always deserves a chuckle.
Bike Park Wales can be found at Merthyr Tydfil and Black Mountains Bike Park in Abergavenny. There is sailing on Llangorse Lake, canal boating on the Brecon to Monmouth Canal and too many canoeing and kayaking centres to mention. You could book a gliding experience at the Black Mountains Gliding Club or if it's hand gliding you are into then there's the Crickhowell Paragliding Club. There are also an abundance of Horse Riding Centres for a gallop across the mountains. Great fishing can also be had on the Usk and Wye rivers (guides available).
Take a trip to Hay on Wye. Renowned home of The Hay Literary Festival. You can waste a lot of time in Hay with markets, an array of individual small businesses selling beautiful items, food and drink and of course books. All to tempt you into parting with your cash.
There's always a market to be found somewhere my favourite being Abergavenny Market on a Wednesday dedicated to antiques and bric-a-brac. In the same spot on a Tuesday is the local produce market. Other markets are to be found at Brecon and Hay on Wye. A full list can be found in the information pack when you arrive.
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