Llanthony Court Castaway
Llanthony Court Castaway
You’ve come to get away, but now you’re never going to want to leave! Feel the stresses melt away as you unwind and switch off from the hustle and bustle of life in the ancient peace that surrounds Llanthony Court Castaway. A charming retreat that has been featured in ‘The Times’ 30 Epic Escapes. Reconnect and getaway to this pair of lovingly converted railway carriages that have been artfully converted into a single space. Nestling quietly in a remote corner of the Brecon Beacons on a private farm.
Rolling countryside views, endless walks, wildlife spotting and even the chance for some wild swimming if you’re brave enough! Llanthony Court Castaway promises to enrapture the heart of its visitors. Thoughtfully converted with modern facilities that sleeps two, it makes the perfect romantic getaway or digital detox for friends.
At Llanthony Court Castaway you’ll find compact, cosy and comfortable living. It features a fully equipped kitchen with freshly laid free-range eggs, bread, butter, tea and coffee all provided. A rustic living area and king-size bed in one carriage, along with a wood burning stove, all ensure you get the best night’s sleep. In the adjoining carriage there is a spacious shower room where you will find beautifully warmed towels on the rail, shampoo and fragranced soaps all made in the countryside. Equipped with underfloor heating, card games, board games and books, you are guaranteed a snug stay.
Outside the Carriages
Fully indulge in the location as you drive up the private farm track with your own parking. Llanthony Court Castaway is accessed by crossing a quirky wooden bridge leading straight to the retreat. Swap the comfy king-size bed for the deck chairs. And admire the views and soak up the tranquillity from the terrace decked out with fairy lights. A fire pit with grilling rack is provided so indulge in alfresco dining whilst star gazing in the clear night sky.
A self catering holiday doesn’t have to mean cooking for yourself! Foodies will enjoy the fact that a ten minute walk will bring them to Llanthony Priory, a small country inn that sits within a 12th century Augustinian priory. Serving real ales and homemade meals, it’s a fantastic setting to finish a day of exploration. The Half Moon pub is just another two minutes away. Or those preferring a cup of tea with cake or afternoon tea should head to Llanthony Treats in the village. But if leaving the retreat isn’t on the agenda, home-made beef and lamb burgers and pork sausages can be bought directly from the farm.
Half an hour from Llanthony Court Castaway are the market towns of Hay-on-Wye and Abergavenny. Hay-on-Wye, famous for its large number of bookshops is a wonderful place to peruse. Especially during the world famous Hay Festival which takes place from late May to June. Abergavenny, known as the Gateway to Wales, is another great place to explore and soak in the fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery.
There are an abundance of trails, arduous mountain climbs and outdoor pursuits with the Brecon Beacons National Park on the doorstep. Or if you simply fancy staying put, local river rambles can be enjoyed right from the doorstep. And even a spot of wild swimming for the more adventurous. You may even be lucky enough to see some of the resident wildlife inhabitants, from red kites to owls, badgers and more.
Best choice for…
Couples or friends wanting to escape to a simplistic life.
Why it should be on your Wanderlist
Enjoy ancient peace in magical accommodation set in a secluded ravine.