Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Spring Cottage enjoys a beautiful setting surrounded by indigenous forest set above the River Wye, only 5 minutes from Tintern. Visit Wales accredited with 5 stars, the cottage features two spacious bedrooms, kitchen with dining area, lounge with wood burner, detached conservatory and extensive woodland and garden.
The Wye Valley has long been a favourite of holiday markers and offers something for everyone - adventure (cycling, canoeing, tree assault course), activities (walking, golf, fishing etc.), culture (Tintern Abbey, Raglan Castle) and fine food and drink (Wye Valley Brewery, Parva Farm Vineyard, Crown at Whitebrook).
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Gower Peninsula 100 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol International Airport 50 km, Nearest railway: Chepstow 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
There are two bedrooms in the cottage - one featuring a king size bed and the other two singles (which can be pushed together to form a king - mattress topper provided). The bedrooms are newly decorated and carpeted and have ample storage space.
The newly fitted bathroom suite includes a full length bath with separate shower above, heated towel rail, WC and counter top basin.
The newly fitted kitchen/dining room is well equipped and contains an electric hob and cooker with hood above, dishwasher, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, toaster and kettle. The room also contains a large oak dining table and chairs.
The utility room contains storage for dirty boots and coats, a washing machine and the boiler.
Featuring a modern wood burner, exposed stone walls and wooden beams, the lounge is the perfect place to rest those weary legs after a day outdoors. The lounge is equipped with two cosy double sofas, stocked bookcase, television, VHS and DVD player.
A detached wooden-framed conservatory with comfortable seating area next to the house is the perfect place to enjoy warm summer afternoons with a good book or glass of wine.
|Further details outdoors|
There is over an acre of private garden at the house.
Immediately adjacent to the house is a traditional cottage garden with outdoor seating.
Above the cottage is an apple orchard and beyond this woodland which is carpeted in bluebells and wild garlic in Spring.
Footpaths departing from nearby the house lead either downhill to the River Wye with it's riverside meadows (5 minute walk) or uphill through the forests to open farmland sitting on top of the valley.
Welcome pack including freshly baked bread and locally sourced eggs.
Pantry and bathroom essentials all provided including toilet roll, dishwasher tablets, tea, coffee, sugar, olive oil, soap, shampoo, salt, pepper.
Limitless supply of wood, kindling and fire-lighters also provided. During the winter months, depending the time of your arrival, the fire will either be laid or lit prior to your arrival on the first day.
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
The Wye was recently voted the public's favourite river; no wonder - it winds through some of the UK's most spectacular scenery. The Wye Valley, covering parts of Monmouthshire, Herefordshire & Gloucestershire, is know as the birthplace of tourism as 18th century visitors were lured to the area with posters and etchings showing dramatic scenery and quaint villages. Today it is designated an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty (AONB), containing stunning viewpoints, dramatic cliffs, tranquil woods, rolling meadows and rambling river paths that still casts a spell over its lucky visitors. Beside the countryside itself, there is an incredible amount of major historical landmarks (such as Chepstow Castle, Raglan Castle and Tintern Abbey) and a thriving culture scene.
Brockweir, the nearby village, boasts a good pub, which serves food, and (a little way up the hill from the village) a really good community shop with a café. It sells excellent bread, deli products, and all sorts of really good local produce, from meat to veg. The fine county town of Monmouth is ¼ hour’s drive, and Chepstow, for both the town or its race course, is the same distance in the other direction. The attractive small town of Newland, with its beautiful church, dubbed ‘the Cathedral of the Forest’ is close, and there is also a good pub there called The Ostrich. For enthusiasts of fine dining, The Crown at Whitebrook, with its Michelin-starred cooking, is a must.
Golf: For the professionals, The Celtic Manor (22 miles) on the outskirts of Newport is a world-class golf resort that hosted the Ryder Cup in 2010. Closer to home in Coleford is the Forest of Dean Golf Club (8 miles) and Forest Hills Golf Club (9 miles). Monmouth Golf Club (11 miles) is a fine 18 hole course with spectacular views over the Valley. There is also the famous Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club (15 miles) which is set around the spectacular stately home once owned by Charles Rolls of Rolls-Royce.
Walking - No doubt one of the great attractions of the area is the year-round walking, and many walks, short and long, are close at hand. The best known routes - Offa's Dyke Path and Wye Valley Walk - both pass through the village and it is a few moments walk from the cottage to join either.
Canoeing: A highlight of any visit to the Valley is canoeing or kayaking down the Wye on a warm summer's day. These can be rented in Monmouth or Symonds Yat.
Fishing: The Wye is renowned for it's fishing. Bigsweir Fishery (3 miles) own a beautiful 2 mile stretch of the Wye offering double bank fishing between March and October. Grange Springs Fishing Lakes (5 miles) and Big Well Fly Fishing (8 miles) offer lake based coarse and game fishing respectively.
For Children: Go Ape! (11 miles) is a great day out for children and adults alike. The ‘high-wire forest adventure’ involves following a giant obstacle course up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels, together with zip lines, high ropes and swings.
Back on land and next to Go Ape is The Forest of Dean Family Cycle Trail which is a circular 11 mile cycle route through the beautiful Forest with numerous lakes providing great picnic spots.