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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Maes y Felin is a Holiday Cottage with a hot tub and is located on a working farm set in 126 acres of beautiful open meadows, woodland and rolling hills. There is a large playground and games room. It is the perfect location to explore the attractions and sights on offer in the area or for those who just want to relax and take in the beautiful tranquil countryside

Built in a traditional Welsh Longhouse style the cottage adjoins another cottage (Maes y Gwy) and the main farm building. Wheelchair access is provided and the fenced off large play area directly to the front of the cottage provides a superb safe area for children to play. With chickens, goats and many other animals around children are welcome to help with the feeding and egg collecting. There is a fully equipped shared games room with ping-pong, pool and a darts board and many board games available.

Weekly lets from £540 / Short breaks from £190

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire
General TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Ground floor

Open plan format with lounge area, fully equipped kitchen and dining area. Appliances include a remote controlled television with free sat, radio, CD player, toaster, microwave, electric hob oven with grill, washing machine, fridge, chest freezer iron and hairdryer.

Ground floor cloakroom with W.C. and hand basin.

Wood burning stove in lounge.

Upstairs

Double master bedroom

Bunk bedroom

Single bedroom

Shower room with W.C and hand basin

All bedrooms offer fantastic views across the farm and open countryside

Further details outdoors

Garden

BBQ available

Shared utility room with washing machine and 2 large freezer units

Table and chairs at front of property

Large fenced off play area with picnic bench

Large Hot Tub shared with 1 other cottage

South facing front patio

Games room including pool table, table tennis, ps2 and board games.

Further details

Additional information

Wireless internet access is available free of charge. (Please note wifi signal in cottage cannot be guaranteed due to wall thickness. WIFI is best used from the games room)

Electric radiators upstairs

Logs are provided free of charge as and when required.

Asda home delivery available

TV with freesat channels

Well behaved dogs are allowed

Please be aware this is a working farm and children must not be left to roam unattended.

Mobile signal is weak, but pay phone available in utility room.

The Powys/Brecon Beacons region

Chepstow is an historic market town and from medieval times it was the bussiest port in Wales. It is also famous for its Racecourse (only 5 miles away) home to the Welsh National. 5 miles to the north of Chepstow is Tintern with its ruined abbey and stunning natural scenery making it a popular tourist destination.

The Wye Valley & Vale of Usk contains around 1,500 miles of public rights of way. The nearest walks pass through the Farm. With many more including the Wye Valley Walk, Usk Valley Walk, Brecon and Monmouthshire canal and the famous Offa’s Dyke Path that runs along the Welsh-English border. In its 177miles / 285 kilometres it passes through no less than eight different counties and crosses the border between England and Wales over 20 times.

Chepstow

Maes y Felin is located on a 126 acre farm in Monmonuthshire and lies 1.5 miles outside the delightful village of Shirenewton with its 3 friendly local country pubs. Chepstow, home to the oldest surviving stone castle in Britain is only a short drive away. This really is castle country, in addition to Chepstow there are several nearby including Caldicot and Raglan.

Located just five miles from the Severn bridge Maes y Felin is also well placed for the M4 and M5 corridors and for visiting Newport, Cardiff and Bristol. All three are within a reasonable driving distance making the cottage convenient for all matches and events at the Millennium Stadium. The Royal Forest of Dean is about an hour away.

Beaches – Western, Barry, Porthcawl beaches and the Glamorgan Heritage Coast all within an hour’s drive.

Water sports – Monmouth Canoe and Activity Centre, trips on the whole 100 miles of the river 18 miles.

Walks – Many spectacular walks can be found in Monmouthshire. The closest public footpath passes through the farm 0.1 miles. Offa’s Dyke Path and Wye Valley

Walks 5 miles.

Fishing – The Wye Valley has some excellent fishing on the world famous River Wye and its tributaries. Fairoak trout Fishery providing fly fishing 6 miles.

Golf – Many top class venues in the Wye Valley & Vale of Usk including the Celtic Manor home of the Ryder Cup 2010 17 miles and Chepstow St Pierre 5 miles.

Cycling – Quiet country lanes and routes including NCN Route 42 from Chepstow to Abergavenny 4.0miles

Pony Trekking – Trek in the Wye and Severn Valleys with Severnvale award winning Equestrian Centre. 8 miles.

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Review 1-8 of 8

23 Sep 2014

5/5

"Third time at Maes-y-felin!"

We have just had our third stay at the cottage and I'm just as happy with it as we were the first time. Its fast becoming our favourite diver's retreat.… More

21 Oct 2013

5/5

"Absolutely spot on for National Dive Centre Dive trip"

This is the perfect diver's accommodation. A group of 5 divers on a weekend dive trip to NDAC. Well appointed cottage with a well stocked wood fire. Rooms are quite compact but very clean and wel… More

14 Oct 2013

5/5

"Fantastic"

An excellent cottage in beautiful countryside. The hot tub and log burners made it a real treat. Owners couldn't have been more helpful, there is no mobile signal at these cottages and they offer… More

25 Jun 2013

5/5

"lovely"

We stayed at the cottage for a long weekend with family. The cottage is cosy and nicely equipped, situated in a little valley. It is close to some great sights and we did a fair amount of exploring in… More

29 Aug 2012

3/5

"Beautiful countryside, excellent location, good facilities but small bedrooms."

The farm is not a working one anymore but lovely to see the animals (horses and chickens outside the door). Bring fly spray as we were plagued by them night and day.

The kids helped to collect the eggs but weren't given any they are sold somewhere else. I thought this was poor adn the kids were very disappointed.

The games room is handy for the older kids.

The hot-tub must be booked and was unavailable several days that we were there.

The house is very small with timber floors, so attractive but every noise resounded throughout the house.

There is no mobile coverage at all as it is in a valley, no broadband either although they said there was.

It's a vaery handy location, Caerlon Roman town is a must see and free (bout 20 mins away), the Big Pit was a terrific day out, bring a picnic and it's free too (bout 45 mins away)!

Chepstow is a cute town with plenty to do, nice shops, castle, playground.

Thank-you for your feedback, we appreciate all feedback, as it helps us to improve and adjust our business to best suit our guests needs.

In response I would like to point out a few misconceptions that you have.

Firstly the cottages are located within a working farm although we have a tenant farmer leasing the ground off us at the moment.

Secondly the hot tub should be booked in advance and unfortunately on a few occasions it was already in use by another family. We only take bookings for 2 hour time slots, so guests, if they are flexible with their time, should be able to use the hot tub on a daily basis if they wish.

We are sorry that you experienced problems with flies and had we been made aware of this at the time we could have provided you with the relevant repellent/insecticide.

The cottage is advertised as sleeping five so if guests choose to squeeze more people in the cottage than recommended, then the cottage may seem to appear on the 'small side'.

Unfortunately there did seem to be to be some Wi-Fi/broadband issues and we apologise for assuming and not checking whether the problem was resolved.

Mobile phone signal is somewhat limited in the area which is why we provide a payphone in the utility room for our guests to use, this fact has now been put on the website so it is clear to guests.

We are sad to hear that your children were disappointed that they didn't receive any of the eggs that they collected. Our young guests usually keep some of the collected eggs if they express an interest to do so.

We pride ourselves in being a very friendly and approachable family who make an effort to ensure that guests have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. We always stress to guests that if they have any queries or problems to please let us know at the time so we can help.

We were surprised and saddened by your trip adviser review as you wrote such lovely comments in our guestbook. You also appeared friendly during the course of your stay and seemed happy and never expressed any disappointments despite several members of the family asking if everything was o.k.

Unfortunately on this occasion it seems that there was a lack of communication.

As you have said, Maes-y-Felin is a very handy location for exploring and sight seeing and we are pleased that you enjoyed the excellent surrounding areas and attractions.

Once again thank you for your review.

Best regards,

The Whittington Family.

12 Mar 2012

5/5

"This is a real find!"

Everything we needed for a perfect weekend away with our son and grandaughters. We were made very welcome, the log fire already lit and a welcome pack of basics.....even a vase of daffodils!! Cottage … More

11 Jan 2012

5/5

"Beautiful Cottage in stunning surrounds with exceptionally lovel"

I stayed in Maes y Felin for 4 nights with a group of friends. We had a fantastic time, playing the available board games whilst sitting chatting around the wood fire in the very clean well stocked li… More

10 Nov 2011

3/5

"Nice but pricey"

Our hosts were kind and accommodating, the hot tub was wonderful, the log fire excellent and the setting beautifully quiet. The cottage itself was smaller than we expected; it was well furnished and w… More

Thank you for your comments regarding your stay with us at Maes-y-Felin.

We readily encourage feedback from our guests so any problems can be addressed. We are therefore slightly surprised by some of the comments, as we asked on a daily basis if everything was ok and you seemed happy and never gave us any negative vibes or feedback whilst staying here.

We comply with the Welsh grading guidelines that outline utensils must equal, or exceed, the number of guests that can be accommodated - however due to your comment we will now review our inventory of kitchen equipment.

The small charge of 20p per game of pool helps to pay for the games room equipment and maintenance. Thank you for drawing our attention to the fact that this charge is not on our website. We will rectify this.

Regrettably, the flies were the unfortunate result of an unusually mild autumn coinciding with the restarting of the heating system.

We like to think that we are a very approachable and friendly family. We encourage our guests to speak to us directly about any problems, should they arise.

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Calendar last updated:20 Oct 2014

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