Those of a nervous disposition may care not to read on. A week ago we had three drakes, six hens and a cockerel. Today we have one drake, five hens and a cockerel. Such are the joys of keeping poultry in the countryside. Last Friday only two drakes turned up at bedtime. Not too unusual as one does occasionally get seperated from the others and normally is waiting outside the hutch in… Read More
Please note that we will be closed from 6pm on Sunday September 26th until the Spring of 2022.
For more details see the Visit our Garden section of this site, which includes information about accessibility.
Please see How to Find Us below concerning directions. Google Maps and some SatNavs are very inaccurate.
Use your Sat Nav or believe Google Maps if you must, but be prepared to be sent on many a wild goose chase on very narrow roads. Much better to follow the directions below!
Nant y Bedd is to be found 4.5 miles up the road towards the Grwyne Fawr Reservoir, in the area known as Fforest Coal Pit, Abergavenny.
For those who still use proper OS maps the grid reference is SO 25705 26869.
We are about equidistant from Abergavenny and Crickhowell, both around 10 miles away.
From ABERGAVENNY or HEREFORD areas take the A465 Abergavenny to Hereford road and turn off into LLANFIHANGEL CRUCORNEY.
By the Skirrid Inn (in Llanfihangel Crucorney) turn down the hill (following signs for Llanthony), bear left at the bottom of the hill and continue for about a mile, passing under a railway bridge. Turn left at the signpost for Fforest Coal Pit, Partrishow and Llanbedr. (NB ignore the current ‘road closed’ signs as these refer to a closure at the top of the Llanthony valley)
After a mile and a half you will arrive at Five Ways junction. Take the road to the Grwyne Fawr Reservoir, passing the (Grade II listed) grey telephone box and continue over the river for 4.5 miles.
From CRICKHOWELL, turn up by the Fire Station and initially follow signs to Llanbedr. Do not turn into Llanbedr, but follow signs to Fforest Coal Pit (sometimes just Fforest). There is also a red edged sign to Grwyne Fawr at one junction, follow this one not the Grwyne Fawr on the bigger fingerpost. You will come to ‘the house in the middle of the road’. Bear left and left again down the hill and you will come to Five Ways Junction. Take the road to the Grwyne Fawr Reservoir, passing the (Grade II listed) grey telephone box and continue over the river for 4.5 miles.
Travelling from HAY on WYE it is probably easiest to approach from the Crickhowell direction via Talgarth. The Llanthony valley is very narrow and can be extremely congested in Summer.
It really is only 4.5 miles from Five Ways to Nant y Bedd, but will seem further if you are not familiar with the area. Don’t give up! Keep an eye open for small This Way signs with a map of the garden at strategic points.
The house is on the left hand side next to a small red Post Box. Please park on the right hand side alongside the black roofed barn.
If you insist on using your Sat Nav, it will probably tell you you have arrived opposite a house called Ty Hir. Keep going for another half a mile and you will be at Nant y Bedd
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If you would like to attend a course (see Courses and Events), bring a group to Nant-y-Bedd or even run your own course in our 6.5 acres of garden, woodland and river, just drop us an e-mail - address below - and we can discuss your needs.
We have had a 52 seat coach get here without any problem, so don't be concerned about narrow roads if thinking of a group visit
Sue gives talks to Garden Clubs, U3A, WI and similar organisations. As above, drop us an e-mail.
We do also open occasionally for the Monmouthshire Eco-Open Doors programme. If you are interested in any of our various eco-features (hydro, woodburners, organic growing, natural swimming pond etc.) give us a call to arrange a visit.
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