The Bakehouse is a country cottage on an organic farm --a farm which you can wander over. It has original features like an inglenook fireplace (with modern wood burner and supply of wood) and some exposed stone walls. But it has all modern facilities e.g. wifi, washing machine, dishwasher.
The Bakehouse faces south and the patio with bench is a sun trap. The cottage is at right angles to the main farmhouse to which it is joined at the corner. The front door leads through a pretty courtyard shared with the main house. The back door provides a private entrance off a patio. There's lots of parking out front.
Downstairs: through an entrance porch is an open plan sitting room, kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is well stocked with equipment and there is a large all electric cooker with grill. At the bottom of the stairs is the modem for the wifi which works fine but is not at all superfast. Because the farm is at the bottom of a dip, phone signals are problematic. We run our mobiles through our separate wifi.
In the sitting room is an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. Wood is free, but you supply yourself from our wood pile. There's a widescreen TV with Freeview, and a DVD/Bluray player. The sitting room leads through French doors into a conservatory.
Upstairs: one large double bedroom with desk and a smaller bedroom room with bunks. The bathroom has a bath with spacious shower over it.
Outside are two patios -- one with table and chairs for al fresco eating; the other has a bench for sitting, reading and whiling away the time watching the ducks and lambs (sometimes) and wild birds.
This patio borders a stream. Sometimes in winter the stream is a torrent, sometimes in the summer it goes down to a trickle. As there is no barrier small toddlers would need to be supervised in winter.
Across the brook from the Bakehouse is a small garden that can get a bit wild but is great for wild life. Beyond the garden is an orchard with traditional and modern trees.
In a bookshelf on the stairs we provide games and toys in the Bakehouse and a selection of books.
We enjoy talking with guests about the farm and organics. We often have time to let children help us feed the animals etc.
Abergavenny is a small town which still has independent shops The weekly market on Tuesdays and Fridays is held in the 19th century Market Hall. Flea markets and other markets are held on other days. There are lovely walks all round the area especially in the Brecon Beacons. We have maps and advice about where to go. You can walk up the Little Skirrid directly from the farm and though its not the highest hill around here you can get views down to the Bristol channel as well as over Abergavenny. Larger hills: Skirrid, Sugar Loaf and the Blorenge are all within easy reach. There's a lot of cycling events around here too but, warning, there are lots of hills.
There are many other activities to access and we have information in the cottage about many of them. There is a small TIC in town for more info.