Coach House and cottages
House | 11 bedrooms | sleeps 24
These are stunning holiday homes as you will see from our photo galleries, located in a great area where you could do something different each day for a week and still have plenty for return visits.
The Wye Valley is ideal for walking and seeing wildlife. The footpaths nearby include The Wye Valley Walk, Poets Path Walk, Wysis Way and Offa's Dyke Path which runs the whole length of the Welsh Border and passes close by.
There are also many attractions nearby: several golf courses including The Rolls at Monmouth and the international course St. Pierre near Chepstow, Forest Hills and Celtic Manor where The Ryder Cup will take place in 2010.
There are race courses at Chepstow, Hereford and Cheltenham, castles at Chepstow, Raglan, Goodrich and Caldicot and Tintern Abbey is about 15minutes drive down the valley.
Other attractions include The Beechenhurst Sculpture Trail, Clearwell Caves,Puzzlewood with its pre Roman opencast iron ore mine and unusual maze, Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre, Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre, Go Ape Forest Adventure Activity Centre, The Severn Estuary, Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust, Dean Heritage Centre, Dean Forest Railway, Norchard Steam Centre, Fly and course Fishing, Family Cycle Trail and Camel Trekking
The Coach House has spacious reception rooms and a large farmhouse style kitchen and so it is possible for a group of up to 24 to socialise and eat together in the main house.
The property is owned by the Wye Valley Arts Centre and any proceeds from the holiday lets support the Arts Centre and its charitable fund for Kidzart.
|Size||Sleeps up to 24, 11 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol or Cardiff 36 km, Nearest railway: Chepstow 14 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||11 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 4 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (15), Double beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seats for 24, Lounge seats for 24|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
The Coach House and adjoining cottages are surrounded by fantastic gardens which offer complete privacy, a gravelled terrace and stone-built barbecue , a wonderful place to enjoy special outdoor meals. The garden has extensive lawns with mature trees and is bounded by Mork Brook, a delightful stream descending by a series of waterfalls to the River Wye. The car park can accommodate up to 10 cars
Secure store for cycles and motor cycles.
Our guests may also use the swimming pool at the hotel next door at the nominal cost of £5 per person.
There are shops in Monmouth (6 miles), Chepstow (9 miles), and Coleford (4 miles). St. Briavels is about 1 mile away where there are 2 pubs and Llandogo in the other direction about 1.5 miles just across the Welsh border has a pub and an excellent village shop which sells nearly everything.
Pets by arrangement
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The Wye Valley is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in recognition of:
1/ Exceptional Landscape- dramatic limestone gorge and some of the most outstanding native
woodlands to be found in Europe.
2/ Impressive geology- from Silurian limestones to plateaux of old red sandstone.
3/ Historic legacies- Ironage hillforts, Norman Castles, the first Cistercian Abbey in Wales and a pioneering
industrial heritage in iron, brass, wire, tinplateand copper works.
4/ Wildlife- A quarter of Britain's population of lesser horseshoe bats, a growing population of peregrine
falcons, goshawks, ravens, rare whitebeam, nightjar and lesser known fish like the shad and twaite.
The Coach House, Mork, St. Briavel's is situated between the Wye Gorge, the jewel in the area's crown and the
St. Briavel's plateau. Villages in the area include Goodrich , overlooked by its impressive castle and the riverside settlements of Symonds Yat, Redbrook, Brockweir, Llandogo and Tintern with its wonderful Abbey.
The stunning landscapes and spectacular scenery of The Wye Valley have inspired artists and writers, such as William Wordsworth, Dennis Potter, JRR Tolkein and JK Rowling as well as the many visitors who return year after year.
Use footpaths to explore the woodlands and discover hidden beauty spots or if you prefer more rugged pursuits, there's a choice of cycling, canoeing, rowing, horse riding, rock climbing, abseiling, caving, off road driving, and fishing. If you wish to take a course in painting, drawing, sculpture writing or photography there is the Wye Valley Arts Centre at Llandogo which offers 2 and 4 day courses. For horse lovers and racegoers there are Racecourses at Chepstow and Hereford and Cheltenham is only an hour away. Golf Courses include St. Pierre near Chepstow and Forest Hills.
Within easy driving distance are Bath and Somerset across the Severn Estuary and in the other direction the beautiful Cotswolds and Stratford upon Avon.
Forest of Dean
The Forest of Dean was designated a National Forest Park in 1938, the first in England and offers its natural beauty and outdoor leisure facilities. It is one of England's few remaining ancient forests covering 110 square kilometres of woodland for you to enjoy.
Outdoor pursuits include Symonds Yat Canoe hire, Go Ape High Ropes Action, Clay shooting, Archery, Whitcliff Off Road Driving Experience near Coleford, The Beechenhurst Sculpture Trail, Puzzlewood with its pre Roman opencast iron ore mine and unusual maze, Angling Tuition, Family Cycle Trail, Llama and Camel Trekking, Kingfisher Cruise,Dean Forest Railway and lots more. The footpaths nearby include The Wye Valley Walk, Poets Path Walk, Wysis Way and Offa's Dyke Path which runs the whole length of the Welsh Border and passes close by Fly Fishing at Big Well.
The Wye Valley is ideal for walking and seeing wildlife and there are many attractions nearby; There are Several Golf Courses including The Rolls at Monmouth, and the international course St Pierre near Chepstow.
Castles at Chepstow, Raglan, Goodrich and Caldicot.
Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre
Go Ape Forest Adventure Activity Centre
Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust
Dean Heritage Centre
Dean Forest Railway
Norchard Steam Centre
Offa's Dyke Path which runs the whole length of the Welsh Border passes close by
Fly Fishing at Big Well
Historic towns nearby include Gloucesterand Tewkesbury with their impressive cathedrals, Regency Cheltenham, Monmouth and Chepstow. There are museums at Chepstow and the Nelson Museum in Monmouth and All Saints Church in Newland known as 'The Cathedral of The Forest ' is worth a visit with it historical goodies. Lots of the nearby villages have local festivals throughout the summer and there are Christmas markets too. Of course its not far to Cheltenham and the The Gold Cup Festival in March.
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8 Jan 2014
"Everything you'd want for a group weekend away"
We stayed in the Coach House together with the two attached cottages for new year 2013/14, with 19 people. It's a beautiful location, a very well thought-out and comfortable property, and we had … More
11 Jul 2013
"Fantastic house, great setting"
Hired the house and cottages recently as a group of 19 for a stag weekend. Everyone was hugely impressed with the house which suited our needs perfectly - a bed for everyone, plenty of communal space (kitchen/conservatory/lounges etc- good to have a few different areas in case people wanted to do different things or just have a change of scenery) and a great outdoor area adding an air of calm and tranquility which provided a much-needed respite from and complement to the standard stag activities. Unfortunately the weather prevented us from utilising the barbeque but the many cooking options in the kitchens meant we were all still comfortably fed. Everyone was suprised by the size of the property - even after seeing the photos on the website you don't appreciate the amount of space available to you until you get there.
The location of the house in the valley was a great change for a group largely comprised of city dwellers and I would happily return as part of a group of family or friends should I get the opportunity.
All questions before our visit were promptly answered and all was done to ensure our needs were fully met, which they were.
Would also like to mention The George pub in St Briavels - well worth the 20 minute walk up hill on the Friday night for some wonderful food and great hospitality in a livel and friendly environment.
20 May 2013
"Great Place For a Large Family Get Together"
A large family reunion with over 20 guests. Easily accommadated in thsi beautiful setting.
House very comfortable and very well equiped for all 4 generations of the family. Superb dinning room that seated us all in one go. Excellentr walks nearby along the Wye and up the hills.
Mike, South Wales
25 Nov 2012
"Fabulous house, great location, would highly recommend"
We are a group of 7 families with young children ( all under the age of 7) who like to go away for a long weekend each year. This house was fantastic for our needs. It is in a great location for all that the Forest of Dean has to offer, there are bedrooms galore, all of which were comfortable and of a good standard, and the kitchen in the main house with the "snug" directly off it meant that there was plenty of space to chat with old friends whilst keeping an eye on the children. This is the first house we have stayed in that the kitchen has been well enough equipped for us to easily prepare a meal for 14 adults, which was a welcome change to other rentals we have had in the past. Also, the tables in both the kitchen and conservatory were plenty big enough to have us all sit to dine together. I can't think of a single thing that we could have needed during our stay that was not already thought of. The brook in the back garden made for a great view from the house and a lovely soundtrack for the time we spent outside of an evening.
17 May 2012
"Great large cottage in a beautiful country setting"
Booked out the Dovecote and Coachouse for a group of 18 firends. The cottage is in a very peaceful beautiful location in the bottom of a valley. The two cottages together had ample space for our party… More
12 Dec 2011
"Wonderful Birthday weekend with all the family"
Lovely weekend away in the Wye, great location for walks and pub lunches. Enough space for all the family, from babies to grandparents and the big kitchen table was perfect. The Coach house rather out-shines the other cottages but works very well as they all connect up.
25 Sep 2011
"The perfect place for a break"
In the middle of the Wye valley, the coach house is in a beautiful scenery and we really enjoy our stay there. The Kitchen with massive table is perfect for dinners with friends around a good bottle of wine.
10 Jun 2011
"A fantastic place to stay, I would highly recommend it to everyone !"
Fast, friendly and efficient service. We felt very welcome and that Val really cared whether we had everything we needed and were happy there.
The Forest of Dean is a fabulous place to visit with various places and attractions for all ages and tastes. For walking I highly recommend Soudley Ponds, Mallards Pike, Symonds Yat, Canop Ponds and the Sculpture Trail. Taurus Crafts is a great place for shopping and has a lovely restaurant. Also recommend visiting Dean Heritage Centre to see the wood carvers and other attractions. Lydney Harbour is a nice short walk with amazing views of the Severn !
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