Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
In one of the last quiet places in the UK, this lovely 5 star cottage offers a home from home, with every comfort. It is surrounded by fields, high hedges and oak trees, and offers a variety of walks to suit everyone. The lower Wye Valley and Vale of Usk, the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains, are all within easy driving distance and the bustling market towns of Monmouth and Abergavenny offer quality local produce, diverse restaurants and entertainment. The Royal Forest of Dean has caves, woodlands, arts and crafts, adventures on foot, by bicycle, canoe, steam train, and lots of interesting heritage to discover and explore. There are racecourses, golf courses, fishing lakes and rivers, castles, museums, markets. Cardiff is within an hour and offers every possible activity and its Bay has world class opera and musicals, rugby, and of course Dr Who. For the less adventurous, the cottage provides a quiet, comfortable location for peaceful days in the garden with a quiet stroll around the farm enjoying the lovely views.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol International 80 km, Nearest railway: Abergavenny 19 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
Children of all ages welcome
Electric "woodburner" fire for extra warmth
Spacious hallway and cupboards
Plenty of room for a travelling cot
Dogs welcome and at no extra charge but talk to the owners first please
Enclosed garden and secure field for dogs and children to run free
Farm walks encouraged
Lots of local information, brochures and maps provided
Welcome Pack on arrival
|Further details outdoors|
The garden is enclosed and has a paved patio, with wooden furniture, cushions and a large parasol.
There is plenty of room to park on the farm which is private and well off the road
Guests are encouraged to meet the horses and walk around the farm
Most places to visit are reached on quiet country roads
The tariff of this cottage includes everything - there are no hidden extras
We always give a discount of £15 for 2 people sharing one bedroom
Everything in the cottage is ready for you and all equipment is in working order and tested before you come.
WiFi is now available in the cottage
Your hosts provide a welcome pack and are always on hand to help with directions and suggestions for days out
We speak fluent Spanish, a little French and some Italian
2 night minimum stay
We accept payment in sterling or euros
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
The towns of South Wales were in the main founded and named by the Romans. When the Normans arrived in Wales some time after 1066, they brought with them the vogue for building in stone and they built towns and many castles. Thereafter, the trade was mostly maritime, with occasional interruptions from warring factions over the border formed by the River Wye. In the mid 18th Century, however, everything changed due to the discovery of vast deposits of coal and iron ore. The South Wales valleys contained the best steam coal in the world - indeed a large amount of it rests on the bottom of the ocean in the fuel tanks of the Titanic.
VIsitors to the area can see the remains of this industrial history all around them and even go down a coal mine to experience the feel of working underground and learn about the history of the Welsh pits from the very miners themselves.
Monmouth is a bustling Welsh border market town situated at the confluence of the Rivers Wye, Monnow and Trothy. The medieval bridge built in 1270 over the River Monnow which guards the entrance to the busy main street has been used as a toll house, guard room, gaol and dwelling. It is the only preserved bridge of its design remaining in the UK. Monmouth is probably best known as the birth place of Henry V and his victory at Agincourt is commemorated around the town with place names such as Agincourt Square. The Shire Hall, built in 1724 and recently renovated, stands in this square and contains the Mayor's Parlour and the old Court House of the town, best known for the Chartist trial held there in 1839, and well worth a visit today.
Admiral Lord Nelson is fondly remembered in Monmouth having made two notable visits here, on one occasion giving a rousing speech praising the residents for their loyalty to the Crown. There is a magnificent collection of "Nelsoniana" at the town's Nelson Museum. Another man remembered in the town is Charles Rolls whose family lived nearby. He was a keen cyclist, motorist and aviator and of course co-founded the Rolls Royce Company, famous for luxury cars and aeroplane engines to this day.
The Royal Forest of Dean, just over the border in England. offers a contrasting landscape of woodland and hillside. There are caves, ancient iron workings, canals, steam railways and lots of other adventures to be had here.
A little further afield you can take trips to the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons National Park with its breathtaking views of lakes and mountains, Hay-on-Wye for its books and lots more, Tintern Abbey, Hereford Cathedral, Cardiff Bay and many other beautiful and interesting places.
Monmouthshire has become a magnet for top class chefs and many fine restaurants are within easy reach and will suit every taste and the Abergavenny Food Festival in September, showcasing all kinds of delicious local produce, is becoming bigger and better every year.
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4 Feb 2014
"Awesome little gem in the Welsh countryside."
My partner and I stayed at Bechers Cottage for two nights at the end of January and loved it. The cottage is extremely spacious for a two bed, very clean and has lovely decor. It is extremely comfor… More
28 Dec 2013
"Perfect cottage for Christmas"
The cottage was lovely and cosy, with a Christmas tree waiting for us! Very well equipped cottage and in a lovely part of the world - shame about the weather!!… More
9 Oct 2013
"taste of perfect country life"
Bechers cottage is set on a farm down a very narrow country lane. The cottage was in its own gated area next to a field of horses and offered everything you would wish for, from the welcome pack bott… More
16 Aug 2013
This is a lovely cottage with everything you need for a peaceful holiday. The accommodation is very comfortable and well equipped, and the owners are friendly and helpful. The patio is perfect for sit… More
4 Aug 2013
"Becher's Cottage was beautiful, the perfect location to stay and visit the surrounding countryside"
Edwina and John were very welcoming hosts. The cottage was perfect for our needs, so peaceful and yet within 15mins of the local towns and places to eat. The cottage was clean and welcoming, which mad… More
9 Jun 2013
"Peaceful retreat in an outstanding location."
This is our second time staying at Becher's Cottage. We always have a warm welcome when we arrive and are very sad on our departure. Mum and Dad come with myself and hubby. We always come home feeling rested. John and Edwina are lovely and they allow us to take our cat Missy there.
6 May 2013
"Fabulous cottage and location"
We stayed here with our two young children for a long weekend and wish we could have stayed longer. Edwina & John were incredibly welcoming and entertained us all with a tour of their lovely farm, including horses, chickens and lovely dogs. The cottage has been beautifully done and is well appointed with with anything and everything you could need during your stay. The cottage is also really private with a gorgeous backyard for the kids to run around in, or just relax with a bottle of wine and your dinner (we did both!).
Location wise this cottage is also perfect, being 15 minutes from Monmouth, 20 minutes from Abergavenny and an hour from Cardiff or Barry.
17 Apr 2013
"Warm and welcoming"
Great location, excellently appointed, lots of homely touches. Owners very welcoming and helpful. Lovely welcome pack. Lots to see and do in the area, excellent restaurants and pubs close by.
28 Oct 2012
This is a brilliant cottage to stay in! The facilities are great and the location is very relaxing and peaceful. The owners are friendly and helpful. The bedrooms upstairs are clean and tidy. The cottage has everything you would need during your stay. It has a private garden and patio area with a table and chairs. There is a lot to do in the surrounding towns. The farm has various animals around, including very friendly dogs and horses with the occasional chicken roaming around. It was a fantastic holiday and I would highly recommend the cottage to anyone looking for a peaceful holiday!
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