A couple of weekend ago we threw a couple of jumpers into a case and grabbed our wellies ready for an Autumnal weekend in the beautiful Welsh countryside of Abergavenny. Every year a group of our family friends organise a get together over a long weekend in the country mainly filled with log fires, walks along the river and endless amounts of crumpets and tea!
This year we stayed in a gorgeous old house just on the outskirts of Abergavenny and near the picturesque village of Crickhowell. A country village filled with lots of super cute cottages, a couple of great pubs and lots of lovely boutiques to browse in. On the Friday we made the most of the autumn sun and spent a lovely day strolling round the village, visiting the shops for a couple of early Christmas presents. Lunch consisted of a delicious homemade soup at Latte- Da tearoom, finished of with a large slab of lemon drizzle cake and a pot of early grey at The Court Room Cafe.
After lunch we strolled through the village to the famous river Usk for a couple of snaps of an impressive seventeenth century bridge and a cheeky drink at one of the riverside pubs. It was so lovely to be able to sit out in the sun on a late October day and enjoy a cool cider.
Crickhowell is the perfect place for a day out in the country where you can stroll round lots of lovely gift shops and cute country cottages while being surrounded by the beautiful Welsh mountains.
On our second day in Abergavenny we spent the afternoon at Sugarloaf Vineyard a family run business that offers tastings of their locally produced wine as well as a free tour of the vineyard. We couldn’t resist the opportunity to try a couple of turn wines and the friendly owners selected a white and rose wine for us to taste which were both delicious! The vineyard itself was set up in the mountains with a gorgeous view across the valley.
We had such a great weekend exploring Abergavenny and the surrounding area, the sunny weather meant we were able to make the most of the beautiful countryside whilst also making the most of the delicious local wine too!