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6 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
10 guests
Min stay varies
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Caithness is a beautiful, spacious and comfortable 6 bedroomed holiday home - perfect for large families - situated on the banks of the Monmouthshire Brecon Canal. It is a home from home, run by a small family business. Built in 1959, it has recently been extended and renovated into a contemporary holiday home which sleeps up to 10. It boasts beautiful views and is the perfect destination to enjoy a relaxing escape to the welsh countryside. GROUND FLOOR During your stay, you will have access to the whole house including the parking area to the front and the garden to the rear. The ground floor comprises a cosy lounge with comfy 'slouchy' sofas, a log fire for those cold winter nights and a large flat screen smart TV with Netflix and TV catch up services. There is a spacious kitchen ...Caithness is a beautiful, spacious and comfortable 6 bedroomed holiday home - perfect for large families - situated on the banks of the Monmouthshire Brecon Canal. It is a home from home, run by a small family business. Built in 1959, it has recently been extended and renovated into a contemporary holiday home which sleeps up to 10. It boasts beautiful views and is the perfect destination to enjoy a relaxing escape to the welsh countryside. GROUND FLOOR During your stay, you will have access to the whole house including the parking area to the front and the garden to the rear. The ground floor comprises a cosy lounge with comfy 'slouchy' sofas, a log fire for those cold winter nights and a large flat screen smart TV with Netflix and TV catch up services. There is a spacious kitchen diner with a double oven, induction hob, a dishwasher and fridge freezer. The utility room houses a washing machine and tumble dryer along with an iron and ironing board, should you need them. There is also a quiet study room with a desk and swivel chair, several armchairs and a range of books and board games for the whole family. Finally, there is a cinema/games room - equipped with a 3-in-1 revolving games table including pool/air hockey/table tennis and a cinema projector which can be used to watch DVDs, Netflix or catch up TV. It can also be linked up to laptops/XBOX/PlayStation via the HDMI cable. *Our log fire is available to use from the start of October to the end of March. FIRST FLOOR The first floor showcases a large bathroom with walk in shower and a freestanding bath. Bedroom 1 is our master bedroom with a supersized window and a spectacular view, super king bed and smart TV. Bedroom 2 has a king bed and a TV. Bedroom 3 has a king bed. Bedroom 4 has a double bed and a smart TV. Bedroom 5 has a single bed. Bedroom 6 has a single bed. All bedrooms have drawers and mirrored wardrobes. In three of the bedrooms there are dressing tables with hairdryers. There is also an additional shower room with a toilet and basin. There will be a small selection of toiletries available for you to use during your stay such as: shampoo/conditioner/shower gel/shower caps. Towels are provided for guests. OUTSIDE Throughout the summer months, there is a gas BBQ and rattan furniture available to use out on the balcony, to allow you to relax and dine outside, while enjoying the view. Please note: From October - April these will be covered/stored away. At Caithness Holiday Home we have 1 three-person canoe, 2 kayaks and a rowing boat available for guests to use on the canal. Life jackets of a variety of sizes are provided. It is possible to hire a variety of larger boats/barges for the day from the nearby Goytre Warf. We have 5 mountain bikes available for you to use should you wish to explore the cycle path along the banks of the canal. This path is accessible for over 30 miles towards Brecon for cyclists, walkers and boats alike. Please note: From time to time some of our outdoor equipment may be unavailable (including the boats, bikes and fishing gear) if we need to carry out necessary repairs. We reserve the right to do this at any time without prior notice. We will always do our best to communicate this to our guests in the event that any equipment should be missing during their stay. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
-No house parties or hen/stag dos. -No pets. -No guests over maximum occupancy of 10 (excluding infants). -No smoking in the house. -Please refrain from eating on the sofas. -Please NO food/drink in bedrooms. -NO HAIR STRAIGHTENERS on WINDOW SILLS. -Please no muddy/wet shoes in the house. -Please keep noise levels to a minimum so as not to disrupt our neighbours. Especially late at night & on the balcony. -Please do your best to leave our holiday home clean & tidy as it was left for you.
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Caithness Holiday Home O
Hosting since August 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe give our guests space but are available when needed.
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Reviews (39)
Mel
Mel
2 contributions
This is an exceptional home. Beautifully decorated and equipped to a very high standard., The view from the rear garden is just amazing. The canal runs right along the back and is very peaceful. Lovely breakfast room with bifold doors leading on to decking so you can enjoy the scenery to the full. Our family have visited twice now and had the most wonderful time.
Visited June 2022
Written 23 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

OldParish7777
OldParish7777
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom5 contributions
We stayed again in this lovely place, my daughter and her family including 2 children, along with my adult son. In addition to the already mentioned excellent and comfortable facilities, spotless kitchen and bathrooms I might mention its spaciousness. You can get right away from other people in your party! No way will you be on top of one another! You might be soaking the sun on the veranda, others might be playing air hockey in the games room, or dipping into work, remotely, in the study with its excellent Wi-Fi. The boats, canoes and kayaks [plus various sized life jackets] were very popular, and the bikes [with crash helmets], and the walks, and the wild life, and the views! If you don’t want to cook, a short walk down the hill to a recently renovated pub with good quality but unpretentious food is available! Netflix, books and box games are provided. We liked the retro Mr & Mrs questions, and learnt some things about each other! A lot of thought goes into making your stay exceptional. You will be truly spoilt!
Visited July 2021
Written 6 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Charlene
Charlene
Absolutely amazing The pictures of the house do it no justice. And then when you go out to the garden it just gets better! The view from the garden is beautiful. The owners are so lovely and helpful. So much hard work has gone into making sure the house is covid safe so there was no need to worry. All that’s needed now is a hot tub :D Definitely booking again,
Visited June 2021
Written 15 June 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bobby B
Bobby B
2 contributions
Not really one for writing reviews, but this place left me with no option. “Nothing short of exceptional, it every way” pretty much sums up our stay. From receiving confirmation through to departure & everything in between, Alex made sure we have no option but to book again ASAP. From the arrival information, ideas of things to do (with the potential bad weather), to the little touches we uncovered on arrival, the cleanliness of the most amazing house, the decor, comfortable beds and pillows right the way through to the kayaks, canoe, games room and “Egg Chair”. We loved everything about our stay at Caithness and will most definitely be re-booking when there’s a suitable gap in the very busy Caithness diary. If you see availability and you want a trip, don’t hesitate in booking, you won’t be disappointed. Thank you for everything you did for us, can’t wait to be back.
Visited May 2021
Written 20 May 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Upendra
Upendra
1 contribution
We had a wonderful time at Caithness Holliday home, it was a very spacious and welcoming place. Facilities including BBQ, canoeing and game room were the kids favourite. I must say bed were comfortable and the place was very clean. Love to go back and recommend to anyone.
Visited August 2019
Written 28 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kim F
Kim F
1 contribution
We had a fantastic stay at Caithness. A beautiful, spacious, well equipped, clean and modern family home in a great location. We loved making use of the boats at the property and spending time in the garden/decking area too, love the canal being so close. BBQ was great. Lots of space for a big group and plenty of TVs to go around too. Games room and study are a great addition to the house. Lovely sized kitchen and dining space. Very comfy beds, we all slept well. Only negative is the steep/awkward driveway but this wouldn’t stop me returning. Loved all the ‘little touches’ especially the welcome hamper and the communication from Alex was spot on too.
Visited August 2019
Written 16 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

elmontgomery
elmontgomery
Peterborough, United Kingdom4 contributions
Caithness is absolutely spectacular. By far the best holiday home we've stayed in as a family. It's beautifully decorated and has EVERYTHING you could possibly hope to find in a home from home, and more! We love the games room and having access to Netflix to watch films in the evening. The garden is beautiful and we have enjoyed walking and jogging on the canal path opposite. We especially enjoyed lots of laughs playing on the boats on the canal! The little touches, such as toiletries, made the stay feel very luxurious and our gift of chocolates and wine was very much appreciated! Away from the house we had a fabulous day at the Abergavenny food festival nearby and also took a trip to Cardiff, which has lots to see and do. I can't rate this place highly enough. There are some great things to do out and about nearby but equally, you could spend all your time in the house and garden and not be bored! We absolutely love it. We stayed last year, this year and will be booking again for next year!! Thank you, Alex, for all the hard work you put into the place!
Visited September 2018
Written 17 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Amanda C
Amanda C
Gwersyllt, United Kingdom50 contributions
The house and decking area was amazing. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. We enjoyed the games room and family/kitchen area in particular. Bifold doors out on to the deck looking out over the canal - what more would we want! There were 5 adults in our group and we were in South Wales for a wedding so all getting ready at the same time and we were glad there were only 5 of us - just two showers would have been awkward had we had the house full to capacity of 10 people. That said we would definitely recommend and are highly likely to stay again. It was lovely.
Visited August 2018
Written 18 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

SS7
SS7
Heysham, United Kingdom2 contributions
We stayed at Caithness for a weeks holiday with 5 adults and 2 children. There was so much space to relax and chill out and we found decking area was where we spent the majority of our time. All of the rooms were beautifully decorated with luxury bedding and really comfy beds with gorgeous views overlooking the garden and canal. The house itself was immaculate and spotlessly clean upon our arrival and it was an adventure to open all the doors one by one to discover what was hidden behind them. The games room and snug were a big hit with everyone. The kitchen had more than everything which was needed. We all were really impressed with every detail about Caithness and you couldn't ask for anything more from the owners or a holiday home. Superb. The information left by the owners was absolutely brilliant and made our stay and suggestions of places to visit so easy. Excellent communication and correspondence with the very friendly owners, some of the best we have experienced. The uniqueness and grandeur of this holiday home are not to be missed! What are you waiting for?? Book it!
Visited July 2018
Written 4 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

The east enders’
The east enders’
3 contributions
Amazing house. Fabulous facilities for both adults and children. Everywhere is immaculate with wonderful attention to detail. The owner even left a gift and card for the birthday girl, she was very touched.
Visited June 2018
Written 3 July 2018. 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
Balcony
Grill
Boat Available
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Highchair
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Pool Table
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
THE NEIGHBOURHOOD The house is situated towards the end of a cul-de-sac, pleasantly positioned right alongside the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal. There's a mix of elderly residents and young families on the quiet residential street, which we ask guests to be mindful of during their stay. LOCAL AREA Within Pontypool itself, there is a beautiful 150 acre park only 10 minutes' walk from the house, with a leisure centre within its grounds. The nearby surrounding towns and cities including, Abergavenny, Cwmbran, Usk, Newport and Cardiff all offer a rich variety of sites and activities for the whole family. We provide lots of information on things to do/places to visit/eat which we send out in our pre-arrival email in the lead up to your stay
Getting around
We would recommend you having a car during your stay. There's space for 5 vehicles at Caithness Holiday Home. You can fit up to 3 vehicles on the drive-in drive-out section and 1 (usually larger) vehicle on the sloping part. Then, there is space on the road directly in front of the house, for a further 2 vehicles. We kindly ask guests to be considerate of our neighbours driveways when parking on the street. Please let us know in advance if you intend to bring more than 5 vehicles. PUBLIC TRANSPORT Nearest Rail Stations: Pontypool & New Inn (PPL) - 1.2 miles Cwmbran (CWM) - 3.8 miles Abergavenny (AGV) - 9.2 miles Newport (NWP) - 10 miles Local Taxi Companies: Star Taxis Cwmbran Cars Tiger Chauffeur Cars
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% 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 Caithness Holiday Home

Caithness Holiday Home is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

Caithness Holiday Home has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Caithness Holiday Home has 6 bedrooms available. See all property details.