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Blackthorn Lodge with Jacuzzi Spa, Sauna, Rural WIFI and children's play area

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Interior of sauna showing Harvia stove and seating area suitable for up to 4 guests
Jacuzzi Spa hot tub for Blackthorn Guests' use
Front exterior of Blackthorn Lodge
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Min stay varies
Bungalow
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 restau...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. No smoking or pets 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.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No pets, parties, events or large family get togethers. Smoking/vaping is not allowed inside the bungalow or close to other guests. The entrance gate should be kept closed at all times and the and the sauna/jacuzzi gate locked when not in use. Chicken feed provided free of charge. Electrical items including electric radiators, laptops, mobile phone chargers should be unplugged when the lodge is left empty. Please recycle your waste. Children under the age of 18 are not to be left unsupervised.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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Meet the host
Julia R
Hosting since March 2019
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsUnless otherwise arranged, we will be there to meet you at 3pm (GMT) on the day of your arrival. The key will be in the key safe for you. We are always happy to talk you though using the sauna and jacuzzi and advise you on events or places of interest to visit. We check that you have a good supply of logs, anthracite and kindling and also check the Jacuzzi chemicals for you on a daily basis.
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Reviews (8)
Bernadette A
Bernadette A
Porthcawl, United Kingdom2 contributions
We have just returned from a 3 night stay, and cannot rate our visit highly enough. Julia and Joe were incredible hosts, and the attention to detail to ensure the perfect stay was above and beyond. The lodge is equipped with literally everything you need and more, and OH MY GOSH......the sauna and hot tub raise the bar on anywhere we've stayed previously! The surrounding area is beautiful, with a superb put in Coed y Paen village and a lovely reservoir and visitor centre/cafe on the doorstep. The only downside is coming back to my boring garden, but we're already looking to book our next visit. *****if it helps anyone, we had a Waitrose delivery directly to the door on the evening of our arrival. Sooooo much easier*****
Visited June 2022
Written 19 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

LiamHum
LiamHum
Claygate, United Kingdom186 contributions
Our family and friends stayed in the lodges last year and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We enjoyed the lodges so much that in August 2021 we booked another week for May 2022. Unfortunately in January one of the lodges was booked by the owner, and our initial booking was overridden. There was some confusion but instead of clarify our booking was amended. The lodges are great but do be weary of booking process, and having bookings amended or cancelled.
Visited April 2022
Written 15 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

lcomley
lcomley
2 contributions
Recently visited with friends, had a warm welcome from the hosts Julia and Jo. The accommodation is a home from home with all you could need with the bonus of an amazing log burner. The location is perfect for taking in that country air with plenty of walks in the area. The hot tub and sauna is a welcome treat after a busy day and it’s within walking distance of the local pub the carpenters that have a delicious menu. Can’t wait to return
Visited January 2022
Written 13 January 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Climber36744302364
Climber36744302364
1 contribution
I was lucky enough to stay here for a weekend in January. The accommodation was spotlessly clean & nicely decorated. The log fire gave an authentic homely feel. The hot tub & sauna are a real bonus to this accommodation. The location is perfect with lots of mountain walks & a lovely restaurant 500 yards away called The Carpenters Arms. I am looking forward to returning later in the year The owners are lovely & are at hand if you need anything.
Visited January 2022
Written 13 January 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Craig M
Craig M
2 contributions
Our family stayed at Blackthorn Lodge for a few nights and loved every minute of our stay. A lovely comfortable and secluded bungalow, but close to plenty of activities. Enjoyed the hot tub, sauna, fields of playing area and the water sports at the local reservoir. Our hosts were wonderful, helpful and friendly. Nothing seemed a hassle and the care in preparation for our stay second to none. We hope to visit again when back in Wales. Thank you from the More Family
Visited July 2021
Written 5 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lorna W
Lorna W
1 contribution
Stayed over Christmas. Excellent place to stay. Local towns nearby within easy reach. Comfortable clean well proportioned. Owners could not do enough for us. Daily visits to ensure log fire banked up to keep the place warm with the cold weather. Food provided to feed chickens and geese. Very therapeutic. Ideal situated close to Carpenters Arms ideal for evening drink or meal out. Would recommend to anyone visiting this area of South Wales.
Visited December 2019
Written 14 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gill S
Gill S
1 contribution
Ideally placed, peaceful and beautiful Everything you could wish for, for a countryside visit. I would come back in a heartbeat
Visited December 2019
Written 10 December 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sethracing60
Sethracing60
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3 contributions
We travelled from Malaysia for our daughters wedding in Cwmbran and needed a place near by Blackthorn lodge is in a stunning location by a beautiful reservoir with a lovely village pub. The host Julia and her husband are always on hand. The lodge is beautifully appointed with everything you need and Cwmbran a 10 minute drive, highly recommended.
Visited August 2019
Written 27 November 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Business Travel
Hot Tub
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Playground
Private Garden
Sauna
Secure Parking
Cooker
Swingset
Toaster
Towels Provided
Trampoline
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Blackthorn Lodge is less than a five-minute walk to the highly sought-after Coed-y-Paen village, the area offers a picturesque village Church, a Country Pub with an outstanding restaurant and country walks. It is a 2–3-minute drive - less than 10 minute downhill walk - to Llandegfedd Lake (Reservoir) with its Visitor and Water Sports Centre and the Llandegfedd Trail walks. The Lake offers water activities including windsurfing, dinghy sailing, stand up paddle boarding and pedal boarding, canoeing and kayaking also fishing and open water swimming. It has 4 designated walks around the Lake (reservoir) and into the surrounding countryside.
Getting around
Although we would advise that - as there is no public transport in this rural area - that a car is necessary a good taxi service is available in the area (though it would add to your travel costs). The nearest shopping centre is approx. 3 miles away - though an excellent supermarket delivery service is available - and the nearest railway stations are Cwmbran and Newport.
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Blackthorn Lodge with Jacuzzi Spa, Sauna, Rural WIFI and children's play area

Blackthorn Lodge with Jacuzzi Spa, Sauna, Rural WIFI and children's play area is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Blackthorn Lodge with Jacuzzi Spa, Sauna, Rural WIFI and children's play area has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Blackthorn Lodge with Jacuzzi Spa, Sauna, Rural WIFI and children's play area has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.