Places to Visit
Blackthorne Lodge is less than five minutes walk from Coed-y-Paen village which offers a picturesque village Church, a Country Pub with an outstanding restaurant and country walks.
There are also three local golf courses - less than 5-10 minutes drive - to choose from including Woodlake Park Golf and Country Club, Greenmeadow Golf and Country Club and Alice Springs Golf Club all of which also hire out rooms for weddings and other get-togethers.
Situated within 10 minutes walking distance of Llandegfedd Reservoir home of the Llandegfedd Fly Fishing Association the area offers lots of activies including sailing, wind surfing, fishing, bird watching and cruises. If you fancy a trip down a canal you can also visit Gotre Wharf.
Usk town offers a range of small traditional retail shops, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants. However, less than four miles away is the more modern and larger Cwmbran shopping precinct where you will find numerous large retailers including Asda, Sainsburys, David Evans, W H Smith, Mothercare, Boots, Top Shop, Evans and lots more.
A Vue Cinema and a host of cafes and restaurants can also be found in the Cwmbran Town Centre while Greenmeadow Community Farm can be found on the outskirts.
There are also lots of other local attractions in Torfaen that you might like to visit including:
Blaenavon World Heritage Site
Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
Big Pit National Mining Museum
Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Blaenavon Community Heritage & Cordell Museum
Blaenavon Cheddar Company
Greenmeadow Community Farm
Things to Do
Day Boat Hire:
Easy to operate day canal boats are available for hire from:
Pontymoile Marina, Fountain Road, Pontymoile, Torfaen NP4 8ER Tel: 01495 752420
Mobile: 07981846184 E-mail Website
UK Boat Hire (Redline Boats), Goytre Wharf, Llanover, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 9EW Tel:01873 880516 Email Website for Gotre Wharf Website for Redline Boats
For more information of what is available on Llandegfedd Reservoir contact the Rangers.
Rangers Waterside Telephone number 01291 673722
1. Bird Watching Permits
March 1st saw the start of a new 'Permit Year' for birdwatchers at Llandegfedd Reservoir. Permits
can be obtained from the Rangers Office situated at the Dam end, just inside the gates to the
sailing club. The cost of the permit for 2011 was £8:00 (day permits may be available from the
2. Fishing Permits -
Llandegfedd Reservoir Fishing Permit Prices 2012
Full day 6 fish £19.00
Full day 4 fish £16.00
Junior & OAP full day permit 6 fish £18.00
Junior 2 fish permit £7.50
Adult and child under 16yrs 6 fish permit £19.00
Catch & release (2 fish to be taken)£20.00
3. Fishing Boats
Full day motor 2 anglers £19.00 1 angler £16.00
5 hour motor 2 anglers £16.00 1 angler £12.00
Wheely boat , Free to wheelchair users, otherwise normal boat price as shown above ( Wheelchair users take priority )
All anglers must be in possession of a valid Environment Agency Rod Licence
Rangers Waterside tel no 01291 673722
Day boats must be booked in advance
5 hour boats are available on a first come first basis, advance bookings will not be taken
Bank fishing starts 8am, boats 9am
Closing times will be advertised on site
If you want all the privacy of the country and all the comfort of modern living then this is the place for you. Please call us on 07909 636202 or contact us via email.
If you would like more information on places to visit in Wales you should contact one of the Welsh tourist information centres or use the contact details below
Abergavenny: Swan Meadow, Monmouth Road Abergavenny, NP7 5HL Tel: 01873 853254 Fax: 01873 853254 Email
Blaenavon: Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, Church Road, Blaenavon, NP4 9AS Tel:01495 742333 Email
Caerleon: 5 High Street, Caerleon, NP18 1AE
Tel: 01633 422656 Fax 01633 422656 Email
Caerphilly: The Twyn, Caerphilly, CF83 1JL
Tel: 029 2088 0011 Fax: 029 2086 0811 Email
Cardiff: The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff. CF10 1AH
Tel: 029 2087 3573 Fax: 029 2023 2058 Email
Monmouth: Market Hall, Priory Street, NP25 3DY. Tel: 01600 713899 Fax: 01600 772794 Email Newport: Newport Museum & Art Gallery, John Frost Square, Newport, NP20 1PA
Tel: 01633 842962 Fax: 01633 222615 Email Torfaen: visit their website