Blackthorn Lodge is a 2 bedroomed, Visit Wales 4 Star graded, full-size detached country bungalow is set in just under 2 acres of grounds - which it shares with its sister bungalow Hawthorn Lodge.
It is situated in the rural village of Coed y Paen and is only a 5-minute walk to the Carpenters Arms country pub and restaurant and is 2 minutes’ drive or 10 minutes’ downhill walk to Llandegfedd Lake’s Visitor and Water sports Centre (kayaking, paddle boarding, peddle boarding, wild water swimming on certain days, wind surfing, fishing, crazy golf, archery, fun days, 4 trails to walk and lots more). It is only 12 miles to Wales National Velodrome which is in Newport International Sports Village. It is also less than 6 minutes’ drive to Greenmeadow Golf and Country Club which also has a restaurant and bar if you prefer a game of golf.
We offer year-round availability (no arrivals on Christmas Day) and the lodge is available to book for stays of up to 28 nights. Our prices remain the same all year round however we have a minimum 3-night stay off season and a 4-night stay during high season - 7-night stays are at our weekly rate. We do not allow pets, smoking, events or large family gatherings (in the property or in the grounds) and expect our guests to behave responsibly especially with regards to noise, music etc.
We are within 10 minutes’ drive to Cwmbran Shopping's retail and hospitality area with its free parking and e-charging points however local supermarkets including Iceland, Sainsburys, Asda, Morrisons etc. and some food delivery services like Dominos etc. also cover our area (please check with your preferred company prior to booking).
Private lockable garden area with outdoor bike storage: –Blackthorn Lodge's private garden is home to its own Red Cedar Barrel Sauna, Jacuzzi Spa hot tub (solely for use by Blackthorn Lodge guests - no fake tan, sequins or balloons allowed), garden table, chairs, 2 sun loungers and festoon and solar lights. The private lockable garden area can also be used for outdoor bicycle or sporting equipment storage.
Shared children's play area - range of equipment including a climbing frame with a slide, rock wall and a double swing set, a spring rocker and a trampoline
Spacious lounge - comfortable corner sofa with storage pouffe, nest of tables, a table and 4 chairs, board games, 43" Smart Ultra HD tv with Freeview, catch-up tv channels, Apps and a Blu-ray DVD player. A beautiful glass fronted multi-fuel stove (see photo) - runs the radiators in the kitchen, both bedrooms, bathroom and hallway (please note that the fire must be lit for the radiators to work). We supply the logs, anthracite, kindling, matches and newspapers free of charge.
Main bedroom - King Size bed, 2 chest of drawers with bedside lamps, pine wardrobe, and a 40" Freeview Smart tv with catch up tv, access to apps including Netflix, Disney+ etc. 4 green Egyptian cotton bath towels, 2 flannels (for indoor use only) and 4 beach towels (for outdoor use) are stored on the shelf in the mirror wardrobe.
Twin bedroom - two full-sized single divan beds, 2 bedside lamps and mirror wardrobes. 4 green Egyptian cotton bath towels, 2 flannels (for indoor use only) and 4 beach towels (for outdoor use) are stored on the shelf in the mirror wardrobe.
Modern fitted gallery kitchen - fridge freezer, washing machine, electric ceramic hob, electric oven, toaster, kettle and a microwave oven – also cutlery, crockery and pots and pans. (Please note you will be required to recycle your food and other waste and follow the countryside code during your stay). We supply tea towels, dishcloths, an oven cloth/glove, washing up liquid, liquid soap and 'Wipe and Go' to clean the surfaces after use.
The Wet room / bathroom is fully tiled with electric shower, shower curtain, toilet, sink and electric shaver point. Also, a mirror bathroom cabinet with spare toilet rolls, first aid kit etc. We also provide liquid soap handwash, towels, a bath mat and a pedestal mat.
Front exterior - designated off-road parking area, sole use terrace/patio area with garden table and chairs, flowers and the shared large grassed area with footballs and goal posts for recreational purposes and a brick-built BBQ are available for guests' use - subject to conditions. Also, a small fruit orchard (home to a small flock of free-range chicken, geese and occasionally wild ducks)
The accommodation is suitable for singletons, couples, friends and families and is disability friendly. It has wheelchair accessible doors, electric sockets and light switches. Electricity, wood for the wood burner, towels and bed linen are all included in the price. Sorry but no pets are allowed inside the bungalow or in the grounds. Please note that we have rural WIFI. It is fast enough for most streaming services and software such as Teams etc. It is not the fastest but it is the best that BT can offer us.