Quiet and secluded Welsh borders home-from-home
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, marvellous shopping and every conceivable type of restaurant food , and Cardiff Bay has world class opera and musicals, international 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, talking to the horses, listening to the birds, watching the bats at dusk and counting the sheep!
|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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30 Sep 2014
"Quiet and secluded, brilliant!"
A lovely cottage, well equipped and managed by 2 of the most amenable people around. Well worth the money. Central for the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. Some good local(ish) restaurants. We will stay… More
5 Aug 2014
"Excellent cottage in a beautiful surrounding"
Very well equiped cottage with very friendly owners living nextdoor. A beautiful and quiët surrounding with lost off nice towns in the neigborhood. We dit a lot of nice walks in beautiful wheather.… More
30 Jun 2014
"Best place ever for relaxing and enjoying country views."
My husband and I, and our 2 close friends from California were welcomed to the cottage by Bryn and Jasper, the two lovely dogs, and shortly after by Edwina and John our friendly, informative, but unob… More
4 Jun 2014
"A must visit cottage"
This little cottage was immaculate very well equipped and planned out. Offered everything we required in a lovely working farm setting with lovely welcoming owners John and Edwina Huckle Beautiful vie… More
28 Apr 2014
"Lovely cottage and fantastic location!"
Becher's is a really lovely cottage - spacious, clean and tastefully decorated with all you need to enjoy a fantastic break. Edwina and John are delightful - friendly and helpful without being i… More
16 Apr 2014
"Too Good to keep to yourself!"
Staying at Becher's Cottage was a thoroughly relaxing and hugely enjoyable experience in every respect. The natural beauty of the area makes Becher's a superb location, but it's also i… More
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
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