Gelligravog Farmhouse B&B
Gelligravog Farmhouse is a Welsh longhouse built of stone around 1610. Once part of a large estate it now comprises of 32 acres, part wooded under a woodland grant scheme. It is also in the coveted Tir Gofal scheme, so is totally organic.
The house has been extensively modernised to give three rooms of luxury accommodation comprising the Cae Thurwyn suite and Cae Odyn suite. Each room has a mini fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, seating area, colour TV with freeview and DVD player and free wifi.
There is ample private parking in the stable yard. There are stunning views over open countryside with adjacent mountain and forest walks including the Cambrian Way and Cistercian way, an old pilgrimage route. The area being steeped in history, especially that of King Arthurís seat and Roman occupation.
Main nearby attractions include The Ryder Cup venue at Celtic Manor resort, distance about 5 miles. There are many castles of Norman origin, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Raglan, Abergavenny and Newport to name but a few.
Tredegar House, home of the Morgan family and the notorious Captain Morgan is about 4 miles distant. The Roman remains at Caerleon, one of the largest strongholds in Britain, lies about 4 miles away. The historic town of Abergavenny is 12 miles distant. Cwmcarn forest drive with mountain bike centre is 2.5 miles distant. The M4 motorway is 5 miles from us.
Gelligravog lies on the eastern slope of Myndd Maen mountain with outstanding views to the east over Monmouthshire. Atop Myndd Maen on a good day can be seen the Bristol Channel from the Severn Bridge to the islands of Flatholm and Steepholm.To the North can be seen The Brecon beacons.
There is the site of an ancient hill fort at Twym Barlwym at the West end. If you enjoy shopping or eating out, then Cwmbran town centre with its free parking is only 2.5 miles away. There is a regular local bus service and mainline connections by train to London.
There are two nearby pubs serving meals and cask ales.
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This page was last updated: 15 July 2010