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    Wonderful Things To Do

    We are proud to have achieved top marks with a 5 star rating from the Welsh Tourist Board’s stringent grading system. We have also been recommended by them as perfect for Family Holidays, Pet Friendly Holidays, Cycling Holidays, Walking Holidays and as a Film Location. 

    In addition, we are graded 5 stars for our food service Meals Without Miles, which offers you self-serve catering, with home grown or locally sourced ingredients. Let us do the cooking, so that you can enjoy all the wonderful experiences that Wern-y-Cwm has  to offer without being chained to the stove!

    Fun for all ages: 9 months to 99 years

    There is so much for the whole family to do without even leaving the grounds of Wern-y-Cwm. Remember some are seasonal.  

    • See what is growing in the veg and barn herb gardens
    • Sit on the 'Kissed by a frog' bench
    • Go spy on the newts in the pond
    • Take our go-cart out for a spin on the drive
    • Soak up the view from the oak tree swing
    • Look for carved wooden dragons behind the barn
    • Sit on the Love swing
    • Walk to the Hunter's Moon pub
    • Walk up the Skirrid mountain 
    • Hide out in the den in the dark woods
    • Pick an apple in the Orchard 
    • Walk in the Wildflower meadows and see how many wildflowers you can spot (download our list here)
    • Visit our tree plantation in the bottom fields - ask us if you'd like to plant one 
    • Do the lower fields walk and find a nice spot by the stream to picnic

    Cycling Holidays

    Our farm is the ideal location for a challenging or family-friendly cycling holiday with many amazing routes directly from the farm. We are within cycling reach of the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park, Black Mountains, Usk Valley and much of Herefordshire.

    Click here to download a pdf of our favourite local routes for all abilities.

    Cycling & other sporting centres

    • Bike Park Wales – Mountain & E-biking Centre
    • Dirt Farm, our local Mountain biking & Rental Centre just behind the Skirrid 
    • Llangorse Rock Climbing Centre
    • LLandegfedd Reservoir Water Sports Centre
    • Indoor Pool with slides, Ebbw Vale
    • Dry Ski Slope & Indoor Pool, Pontypool
    • Llanthony Court Pony Trekking

    Walking Holidays

    There are many walks in the area and from the farm. Do not miss the fabulous Skirrid, from the top you will see Herefordshire and the Malverns to the North, the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons to the West, Usk Valley and Somerset to the South and Gloucestershire and the Forest of Dean to the east. 

    • Climb to the top or walk around the Skirrid Mountain
    • Walk down to White Castle and along Offa's Dyke
    • Walk to The Hunter's Moon Pub for lunch (booking recommended) 
    • Walk to The Walnut Tree Restaurant (booking essential)
    • The Sugarloaf Mountain (short drive)
    • The Blorenge Mountain and swim in Keeper's Pond (short drive)
    • Walk along the Brecon to Newport Canal, from Goytre Warf (short drive)
    • Climb Pen y Fan (longer drive, but the highest mountain in South Wales)
    • Follow the Three Waterfalls walk (short drive)
    • Walk up the Clydach Gorge from Brynmawr (short drive)

    Foodies' Heaven

    A small selection of our favourite local restaurants (not including pubs)

    • The Walnut Tree – Michelin Star, Llanddewi Skirrid (£££)
    • The Gaff, Abergavenny (££)
    • The Angel, Abergavenny town centre (££)
    • The Bear, Crickhowell (£)
    • The Bell, Skenfrith (££)
    • Kilpeck Inn, Kilpeck (££)
    • Anatolian Restaurant, Abergavenny (£)

    Perfect Pubs

    Some of the amazing pubs nearby, many with food (always book if eating)

    • The Hunter’s Moon (our favourite), Llangattock Lingoed 
    • The Hart, Llanvapley (not open every day)
    • The Clytha Arms, Clytha
    • The Crown, Pantygelli 
    • The Angel, Grosmont
    • The Bridge Inn, Michaelchurch
    • The Goose & Cuckoo Inn, Upper Llanover
    • The Carpenters Arms, Walterstone
    • The Temple Bar Inn, Ewyas Harold

    Meals Without (Food) Miles

    Locally made or grown food for you to source

    • Bread & cakes – The Angel Bakery, Abergavenny
    • Lamb – Black Welsh Lamb from the farm, Llanvetherine
    • Fruit – Tredilion Pick Your Own Fruit Farm
    • Beef – Beavan Family Butcher, Hillcrest Road, Abergavenny
    • Veg – Abergavenny Market (open Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat)
    • Smoked cheese, meat and fish – Black Mountains Smokery, Crickhowell
    • Cider – Kate’s Country School, Llanvetherine
    • Wine – White Castle Vineyard, Llanvetherine (book for a tasting)

    Day Trip Destinations

    Local beaches (around 1 hour's drive)

    • Ogmore by the Sea
    • Porthcawl
    • Newton Beach

    Festivals & Shows (within reach for day commute)

    • Abergavenny Food Festival (September)
    • Hay on Wye Book Festival (May)
    • Green Man Music Festival (August) 
    • Llantilio Crossenny Festival of Music and Drama (May/June)
    • Llanthony Agricultural Show (August)
    • Usk Agricultural Show (September)


    Dog Friendly Fun

    You are welcome to bring your furry family to Wern-y-Cwm at an extra charge to covers wear and tear. Our 10 acres of wildflower meadows do not have livestock on from March to Octover, allowing your dogs free to enjoy life off the lead (providing they have good recall as we have sheep all around us). 

    Each property is equipped with an outside hose to clean down muddy paws, dog bowls, shovels to remove poo and bury (in the bushes but not flower beds please!) or bags to place in the dog waste bins. Spare leads and treats are available from the office with prior warning, as we are not always there. 

    The walks from the farm are fabulous for dogs and their humans, but we would warn you to keep your loved ones on a lead when going throug fields of live stock as a dog chasing sheep may be lawfully shot by the farmer.