Friends of the Hardwick

A few trade secrets and a few of the places we love to eat when we've got a rare night off from working hard at the Hardwick.

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  • The Old Rectory Bed and Breakfast
    The Bryn, Nr Abergavenny

  • The Old Rectory is a beautiful 16th Century country house in the nearby village of The Bryn. It is surrounded by peaceful gardens, lush farmland and imposing mountains. Flanked by greenery on all sides, the house enjoys expansive views and overlooks the lazily meandering River Usk. A substantial family house steeped in history and full of lovely period touches. The Old Rectory offers guests a warm and welcoming home away from home.

    The Old Rectory website

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  • Tyr Pwll Holiday Cottages

  • Tyr Pwll Holiday Cottages provide 4-Star Self-Catering accommodation in 2 converted farm buildings. Less then half a mile away from us at The Hardwick and a great base for exploring the surrounding area. Swallows Nest sleeps 2 and The Loft sleeps 5.

    Tyr Pwll Holiday Cottages website

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  • Llansantffraed Court Hotel, Abergavenny

  • A timeless landscape, steeped in history and legend, awaits the traveller to Llansantfraed Court Country House Hotel and Restaurant. Set in the ancient county of Monmouthshire, amid picuresque hills and themystical valleys of the Usk and the Wye, the serenity of the countryside is contrasted by the history all around.

    Llansantffraed Court Hotel website

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  • Rectory Cottage, Mamhilad, Monmouthshire

  • Rectory Cottage B&B. A 4 star bed and breakfast located about 15 minutes from here in a quiet picturesque location. Ideal for a weekend break in the area to give guests ample opportunity to visit the Hardwick once or twice.

    Rectory Cottage website

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  • Black Mountain Cottages, Bettws Newydd, Usk, Monmouthshire

  • A 5-Star Self-Catering Cottage, Mayberry Cottage is a 200 year old quarry worker's cottage situated 'off the beaten track' outside the village of Llangattock, about 15 minutes away from here. It sleeps 8 people and commands a superb position with outstanding views over Crickhowell, across to Table Mountain and the Sugar Loaf. Inside the Brecon Beacons National Park, it is ideally situated as a base for exploring our wonderful area.

    Black Mountain Cottages website

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  • Holling Grange, Abbey Dore, Herefordshire

  • A grade II listed period property in Herefordshire's Golden Valley just 15 miles away. It has three individually styled self-catering cottages formed within a restored tithe barn. In this peaceful and secluded setting Holling Grange offers you a superb base from which to explore this beautiful region, its rich history and its many activities.

    Holling Grange website

  • Dewsall Court, Callow, Hereford, Herefordshire

  • A grade II listed property and a much loved family home,which has been refurbished into a luxurious and stylish 10 bedroom house all with their own feature bathrooms. The property is set in 15 acres of beautiful grounds with far reaching views to the Black Mountains and surrounded by 1000 acres of Duchy of Cornwall land which has open bridleways throughout so you can walk for many hours straight from the front door.

    Dewsall Court website