We visited for a week with a group of 15. Ages ranged from newborn to 40 years old. The house was very well stocked with all the mod cons to make your stay hassle free. Children's toys, films and a games room for the older children made for a very entertained group of kids leaving us to relax in the living area on the top floor with views of the rolling hills.
We visited two pubs to eat at and with such a large group of us both The Dragon Inn and The Bear coped with great food and no delay.
Crickhowell is a beatiful town with every shop you would need. We never had to travel to a supermarket.
We are definitely planning a return visit!
We had 9 adults booked in for a weekend of cycling and walking. Westcombe House was exactly what we were looking for: high standards of cleanliness and equipment, plenty of beds, large lounge area where we could all have fun together, excellent large kitchen area with a table that seats ten, room to secure our bikes and a games room for a fun table-tennis tournament. The owner was very helpful and quickly came to sort out a couple of very minor glitches. Crickhowell has everything you could want from excellent pubs to restaurants and first class, interesting, small shops. We were even able to watch live Lions v All Blacks rugby, transmitted at 8.30 in the morning, at a small village pub along with lots of cheerful Welsh supporters! Other minor comments for large groups of adults: the double bedrooms are excellent but single bedroom is very small for an adult (the better option may be the sofa-bed in the lounge) and don't try to sleep if you have friends still in the lounge/kitchen, because the noise of their movements is very loud in the rooms below. However, those are minor comments, overall this was an excellent experience and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.
Had a fantastic week staying at Westcombe House.
The bedrooms are all huge and the living area upstairs is spacious and cosy and boasts breathtaking views of the black mountains on two sides of the property.
The bathrooms and kitchen are in immaculate condition with all the modern amenities you can think of.
The property itself is fully stocked with everything you need and has a real homely feel with loads of books to read and DVD's to watch.
One week was not enough to do everything that the surrounding area has to offer but a walk up Table Mountain is a must, as well
as a visit to Raglan Castle, The Brecon Beacons and Talybont on Usk.
Crickhowell itself is a beautiful little town and we highly recommend Askews Bakery, The Dragon Inn, The Beaufort pub and any of the local butchers shops.
Grandparents, parents and grandchildren ; we all had plenty of room ithi spacious house. There were board games, books cds and videos for us to enjoy, plus a well-equipped games room with table tennis and a dart board. The kitchen had every thing one would wish for preparing meals but with the Bear only minutes away,made little use of the kitchen. There was off-street parking for three cars.
We stayed at Westcombe house for a family christening. The photos do not capture how spacious the property is with the large open plan area on the top floor and several of the bedrooms are large family rooms. It was perfect for three families without being on top of each other and the children especially enjoyed the jacuzzi bath. The games room also kept the children entertained along with a good selection of toys. The house is extremely well equipped and the beds and the bed linen are super comfy. The house is in a fantastic location in the middle of Crickhowell, 2 mins walk from the renown Bear hotel. The town itself was a big surprise too, lots of boutique independent shops including two butchers which we made good use of. We also braved a walk up Table mountain one day which has fantastic views over the valley.
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We loved the property because it is great for a large group of three families with varying needs, spacious, good location, basically it is lush.
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