Hawthorn Lodge is situated in Blackthorn Meadow which is in the rural village of Coed-y-Paen and is only 2 minutes’ drive or 10 minutes’ walk to Llandegfedd Lake's (Reservoir) Visitor and Water sports Centre and 5 minute walking distance to the Carpenters Arms Pub / Restaurant. Set in just under 2 acres of grounds - which it shares with our other holiday let Blackthorn Lodge - this Visit Wales Four Star graded, two bedroomed country bungalow offers multiple off-road car parking, free WIFI, a children’s play area and a private lockable garden with a Jacuzzi hot tub and Red Cedar Barrel Sauna which is available for guest’s use.
Hawthorn’s lounge has a comfortable 3-seater sofa bed (ideal if 2 guests prefer not to share a bedroom) and a 2-seater sofa. Hawthorn has a beautiful log burning multi-fuel stove and there is nothing nicer than snuggling up in front of a real fire as it heats the radiators in the bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and hallways. Hawthorn Lodge has a 43" Ultra High Definition Smart tv in the lounge, a 40” Smart tv in the master bedroom (both can access catch-up tv and can access apps including Netflix and YouTube) and a 32" TV with Freeview channels in the twin bedroom. All of the TVs have Freeview tv and radio channels and USB ports should you wish to bring your own film collection with you to watch. There is also a Blu-ray DVD player in the lounge.
The modern, well stocked, fitted kitchen with dining area has a fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, electric hob, an electric oven with grill, a microwave oven and a table and 4 chairs. The lodge has ceramic floor tiles throughout and the bathroom is a fully tiled wet room with shower, toilet and a sink. Hawthorn Lodge can comfortably sleep up to 5 people – and offers a King-sized bed in the master bedroom and a king size bed and a full-sized single bed in the twin room.
The exterior consists of a patio area with garden furniture, potted flowers and a very large grassed area for recreational purposes. Hawthorn Lodge has a private garden area to the side of the building and has its own Jacuzzi Hot Tub and Red Cedar Barrel Sauna. A range of children's play equipment is also available a climbing frame with a slide, a rock-climbing wall and a double swing set. There is also a swing rocker, football goal posts, balls etc. and during good weather access to a trampoline - subject to conditions. Brick built BBQs are available for guests' use. There is also a small fruit orchard which is home to a small flock of free-range chicken and our geese. The accommodation is suitable for couples, friends and families and is disability friendly. It has a wet room style shower and wheelchair accessible doors, electric sockets and light switches. There are no hidden extras. Electricity, wood for the fire, towels and bed linen are all included in the price.
Llandegfedd Lake (Reservoir) is located in the heart of beautiful countryside and forms a 434 acre lake, which is 1.5 miles long and 1 mile wide at the widest point. The entire site has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its richness in wildlife. The reservoir offers something for all ages including a range of water sports, bird watching, fishing, walks and a café where you can look out over the reservoir while enjoying a cooked breakfast or a range of other refreshments.
Blackthorn Meadow is also close to two local golf courses – Greenmeadow Golf and Country Club and Woodlake Park Golf Club. Abergavenny, Cardiff, Monmouth, Brecon Beacons are also less than 30 minutes' drive.
Usk town offers a range of small traditional rural shops, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants while Cwmbran - which is less than 4 miles away - offers a Bowl Plex, Vue Cinema, Community Farm and a host of cafes, restaurants and large retailers.
Local attractions include Blaenavon World Heritage Site, Big Pit Mining Museum, Caerleon’s Roman Amphitheatre, Roman Fortress and Baths, Llandegedd Reservoir’s walks and water sports, Cwmbran’s Boating Lake and Greenmeadow Community Farm, Usk’s Picnic Area (by the river) and so much more. The property is less than 6 miles from the M4 motorway which provides easy access to local castles and lots of other attractions including St Fagans, Cwmcarn Scenic Drive etc. Follow us on Facebook for up-to-date reviews and other information search for @blackthornmeadow