The Whirlies B and B Abersychan Torfaen
Victorian Splendour on the verge of the Brecon Beacons and Blaenavon Heritage site.
What better way to explore the industrial heritage of the area than to stay in the home of one of its founders?
The Whirlies was formerly known as Sunnybank and is an imposing Victorian property built around 1860, a few years before the mines at Abersychan were opened. It has been occupied by Alderman John Daniel, a local philanthropist, and Cyril Sullivan, a Director of the Blaenavon Company which ran the ironworks. In later years it was a Doctor's surgery.
It had substantial grounds, orchards, and stables and was surrounded by stone walls with a magnificent entry. Over the years, some of the land has been sold off, but she still retains delightful views over the valley. We have removed several elderly pine trees that blocked the view and which has also allowed us to extend the car parking area.
The Whirlies offers two double rooms and a twin. Two bedrooms access a central lounge area and share a large bathroom with bath, WC, sink and thermostatic shower. These two rooms are perfect for a group of four, either four adults or two adults and two children. Both bedrooms can be booked separately. One bedroom is offered either with two single 3 foot beds or joined as a 6 foot superking bed. We also offer a double room with attached bathroom.
There are spacious gardens surrounding the property and off road parking for several cars.