Aqueduct Cottage (Goytre)
Location: Goytre Wharf, Llanover, Monmouthshire, NP7 9EW
Phone: 01873 880 516 E-mail: email@example.com
This grade 2 listed cottage is situated within Goytre Wharf. When it was built it housed the weighbridge and offices to weigh the loads carried by horse and carts which were ”on and off loading” to the canal boats at the wharf nearby.
Now its a cosy two bedroom cottage available for short break and weekly self-catering holiday hire. Set in the historic and beautiful Goytre Wharf adjacent to the Mon & Brec Canal and within the Brecon Beacon National Park. Easy access to the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and Usk Valley. You can access the canal towpath to walk or cycle behind the cottage.
Aqueduct Cottage Facilities
Downstairs accommodation consists of a lounge / diner, fully equipped kitchen, and bathroom with shower. Upstairs has two bedrooms with twin beds (Please note that the stairs are steeper than usual). In the lounge there is a Freeview TV / DVD player and a music system.
All rooms are heated by individually controlled electric convector heaters and there is a traditional style electric flame effect stove in lounge fireplace.
There is parking for one car right next to the cottage and additional cars can be accommodated in car parks on site at £1 per day or at Redline Boats at £3.50 per day. Pets are welcome but must be kept on the ground floor only. (Charges apply)
There is no smoking inside the property.
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If you have a few hours on a sunny afternoon, it is definitely worth visiting Abergavenny Museum and Castle. Both are free entry and are just over a 10 minute drive from Goytre Wharf. The views afforded by the motte and bailey castle’s hilltop location are spectacular and the grounds themselves are stunning. Helpful information boards all placed around the grounds to tell you the history of each area of the castle. In the museum, there are both permanent displays about aspects of life in Wales and temporary exhibits which are regularly updated. More Info >
Another historical attraction which is well worth a visit for anyone in the area and is free to visit is the Baenavon Ironworks. Less than 20 minutes’ drive away, it is an interesting old site with a couple of rows of workers cottages furnished as they would have been in the 1930 to 1970s. (You can combine it with a visit to The Big Pit if you have a full day of sightseeing in Blaenafon available). The tour is provided via screens and visual animation which helps you to get a sense of the place as it would have been in its prime. Stop at the cine which provides a commentary of the workings of the foundry with lights and graphics which will give you a feel of the working life. The ground isn’t ideal for pushchairs and wheelchairs as it is large stones underfoot, but is good for all weather conditions and pets on leads are welcome. More Info >
Just over a quarter of an hour away you can find the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway. For a reasonable standard charge of £18.00 per family of five, you can travel between Blaenafon and Whistle Halt on a steam train for as long as you like. Free parking is provided at Furnace Sidings Station. There is a pub at the Whistle Halt which opens on Sundays, Bank Holiday Mondays, evenings and during special events on the railway (details of which are provided on the web site) and a play park complete with a dragon slide. A walk up to the top of the hill is recommended on a clear day just for the view alone. More Info >
Driving directly from Goytre Wharf, a 20 minute journey will take you to the Big Pit in Blaenafon. Yet another attraction that is free to enter with a nominal £3.00 charge for parking. The pit provides an interesting, educational and exciting day out, learning all about the famous historical industry of the Welsh Valleys and the dangers faced by the workers some as young as 5 or 6 years old manning the mine doors 300 feet underground often in complete darkness. Equipment is supplied for the safety of the visitors, (helmet, cap lamp, belt etc) and then you begin by sitting in the miners Waiting Room before being collected to embark on your visit provided by a tour guide all of whom are very knowledgeable. You must be fairly mobile and due to the nature of the mine some areas have restricted headroom and a lot of bending is required. More Info >
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Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal
The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is a small network of canals in South Wales. For most of its 35-mile (56 km) length it runs through the Brecon Beacons National Park, and its present rural character and tranquillity belies its original purpose as an industrial corridor for coal and iron, which were brought to the canal by a network of tramways and/or railroads, many of which were built and owned by the canal company.
The “Mon and Brec” was originally two independent canals – the Monmouthshire Canal from Newport to Pontymoile Basin (including the Crumlin Arm) and the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal running from Pontymoile to Brecon. Both canals were abandoned in 1962, but the Brecknock and Abergavenny route and a small section of the Monmouthshire route have been reopened since 1970.
Much of the rest of the original Monmouthshire Canal is the subject of a restoration plan, which includes the construction of a new marina at the Newport end of the canal.