Overview of Cwm Mill - Large, Luxurious House at the foot of the Black Hill

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TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
5 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens
5 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens
5 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens

4.0/5 Very good

Explore the area

    Popular LocationWye Valley36 min drive
    Popular LocationBrecon Golf Club42 min drive
    Popular LocationBig Pit National Coal Museum44 min drive
    AirportNewport (XNE-Newport Train Station)57 min drive

Space details

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Combined shower/bath
Bathroom 3
No shower or bath

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About this area


Located in Hereford, this holiday home is in a rural area and on a river. Abergavenny Museum and Castle and Borough Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Church of St Mary and St David and The Weir Garden. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Brecon Beacons National Park - 18 min drive
  • Wye Valley - 36 min drive
  • Brecon Golf Club - 42 min drive
  • Big Pit National Coal Museum - 44 min drive
  • Pen y Fan - 52 min drive

Getting around

  • Abergavenny Station - 32 min drive


  • Bull's Head - 5 min drive
  • Bridge Inn - 5 min drive
  • The Crown - 6 min drive
  • Cornewall Arms - 8 min drive
  • The Mill - 13 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Cwm Mill - Large, Luxurious House at the foot of the Black Hill

Riverside Holiday home with kitchen and balcony
Our Homeaway listing for Cwm Mill is relatively new but we have been holiday letting it for just over 18 months. We have achieved Superhost status on AirBnb and a Certificate of Excellence for both Cwm Mill and our two nearby Cottages with Trip Advisor - so you may book with confidence.
Cwm Mill is a spacious, beautifully presented former water mill, set in a stunning location bordering the River Monnow, within the linear village of Craswall. It nestles at the foot of the Black Hill in the majestic Black Mountains, and is surrounded by peaceful farmland, ancient hedgerows and an abundance of wildlife.
The house itself is equipped with quality furnishings to create a stylish, welcoming home from home for up to 10 guests. It's the perfect place to get together with family and friends and we have had the privilege of hosting many a special anniversary, milestone birthday and reunion celebration.

Parts of the house date back to 1823, so it is full of character with oak beams and thick stone walls in what was originally the millkeeper's cottage. The large extension features the same beautiful external stonework and provides spacious, modern rooms including the master bedroom and the twin bedroom .

The main door opens into a large hallway with doors to a downstairs cloakroom and the impressive, generous living room to the right. A doorway to the left leads to the open plan kitchen and dining area and at the far end the staircase leads to a large landing on the first floor.

The kitchen features granite work surfaces and an all electric range cooker, plus integrated dishwasher and fridge. (There is an additional larder fridge/freezer in the utility room, along with microwave, washing machine and tumble drier).
The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need for your stay, including generous cupboard storage for your own provisions. The dining area features a large, farmhouse dining table which accommodates up to 10. At one end is a woodburning stove. All the major supermarkets deliver to Cwm Mill, and if you want to shop yourself then Abergavenny is well served with Waitrose, Aldi and Morrisons supermarkets. Just 3 miles along the lane is the village of Longtown where you'll find an impressive range of groceries etc at Hope's.

The spacious living room has 3 sofas and occasional armchairs arranged around an attractive stone feature fireplace with a woodburning stove. A basket of logs, kindling and firelighters is provided for guests in the cooler months, ideal for relaxing in cosy comfort in the evenings.

Off the living room is a further room where you'll find a double sofa bed (hence the capacity for 10 guests), plus a small snooker table and a selection of DVDs and books. We also provide a range of board games for all the family: Scrabble and Junior Scrabble, Cluedo, Snakes and Ladders, Monopoly, Battleships and Rummikub to name a few.
We have high-speed fibre broadband installed straight to the property so it is reliable and stable.
If you are bringing very young children on holiday, we'll happily provide up to 2 travel cots and high chairs to help free up boot space in your car.

The stairs to the four bedrooms rise from the entrance hallway to a large, airy landing in the newer part of the house where you'll find the master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite shower room. This room has a king size bed and French windows with Juliet balcony overlooki include a large chest of drawers, pair of bedside cabinets and lamps and an occasional chair. A hallway from the landing leads to the spacious twin bedroom with dual aspect windows and 3ft single zip and link beds which can also be configured to create a super king size bed. A large built in wardrobe, chest of drawers and pair of bedside cabinets provide ample clothes storage. (The twin room is also large enough to accommodate a folding bed suitable for a young child. A second hallway off the main landing leads into the original part of the house where the character of the original cottage has been preserved with exposed oak beams and low ceilings. Two further double bedrooms, each dual aspect, and the family bathroom are in this part of the house. Both bedrooms have new furniture and are full of charm and character, with low ceilings and exposed oak beams. The Family bathroom is adjacent to these rooms, and offers a Whirlpool bath, shower over the bath, hand basin and toilet. Outside the house at the front is a gravelled yard / shrubbery and beyond this is a large, level lawn. The lawn borders the River on its other side. The River is separated from the Garden by a combination of fence and hedgerow. The lawn provides space for ball games, or al fresco dining on the picnic benches by the fruit trees (we provide a large barbecue in the warmer months). Although you can only see the river from the bank on the far side of the garden, you'll be able to hear it as it meanders by. Cwm Mill has its own dedicated parking area with space for 4 cars. We provide all bedlinens and towels, oil-fired central heating, & good Wifi. Cwm Mill is the jewel in the crown of our little 4.5 acre setting. We also have 2 small cottages, each with their own private garden and parking, on the same site, plus a paddock. You are welcome to access the paddock but please be aware that there are often sheep grazing there so please follow the country code, especially remembering to close the gates behind you. Please note that there is access path through Cwm Mill's garden which other guests may occassionally use.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Gethin and Glynis Haig

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking
  • Garage
  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 5 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 2.5 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Jetted bath
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Games room
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Kayaking on site
  • Golf on site
  • Hiking nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rafting nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 2500 sq ft (232 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Cwm Mill Home Away Launch Pricing in July 19

Frequently asked questions

Is Cwm Mill - Large, Luxurious House at the foot of the Black Hill pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Cwm Mill - Large, Luxurious House at the foot of the Black Hill?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Cwm Mill - Large, Luxurious House at the foot of the Black Hill?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Cwm Mill - Large, Luxurious House at the foot of the Black Hill located?
Situated on the riverfront, this historic holiday home is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Longtown Castle and within 9 miles (15 km) of Brecon Beacons National Park and Hay Castle. Bookends and Richard Booth's Bookshop are also within 9 miles (15 km).
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4/5 Good

Great weekend getaway for a large family
We had a great weekend. The house was so spacious for 10 of us. Well equipped. Good communication from the owners and clear instructions to get there. Lovely area but very remote. Lots of single track roads to get anywhere. Lovely walks from the house.