Old Trinity Church
Converted Chapel | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Old Trinity Church is a 5 min drive from the historic market town of Monmouth. Here you will find all your shopping needs. If you want to treat yourself, the village boasts its very own Michelin Starred restaurant, The Crown at Whitebrook.
There are plenty of footpaths and bridleways to help you explore the Wye Valley including Offa's Dyke and the Wye Valley Walk. Fishing and canoeing can also be arranged locally, or if your still looking for an adventure head to the treetops with 'Go Ape'.
Alternatively you can enjoy the gentle pace of country life with a cream tea in on of the many local villages or towns, such as Tintern.
Changeover days Friday & Monday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||11 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 60 km, Nearest railway: Chepstow 19 km|
|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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Old Trinity Church retains many features from its previous life, but the house feels like a family home and has all the mod cons you would expect. You can sit in front of the wood burning stove with a glass of wine while the kids play on the full size table football table, or perhaps you play on the table, while the kids watch their favourite program on TV!
For those special family dinners, there is a second dining table that can seat 12 so no-one has to miss out on the celebrations.
|Further details outdoors|
A large flat lawn fronts the property and behind is a small padock, ideal for dogs to stretch their legs while you take your time over breakfast.
One double bedroom and shower room located downstairs with 2 steps between them.
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
The River Wye was once the industrial highway to this area, giving way to the steam train.
There are many walks to be taken on the gently gradient of the former railway tracks or you could venture a little further to the Brecon Beacons.
The Wye Valley Walk and Offa's Dyke also start within walking distance from the village.
The village of Whitebrook was once a thriving paper mill industry. Now a tranquil village with plenty of old ruins set aside the brook to remind you of its past, not forgetting Old Trinity Church itself, which served not only as a church but as a school.
From here you can join Offa's Dyke or the Wye Valley Walk. Why not visit one of the historic sites such as Tintern Abbey or Chepstow Castle.
For the more adventurous, head over to the Forest of Dean and try 'Go Ape'
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2 Aug 2014
The Old Trinity Church was almost too good to be true when we found it on this site, the price was extremely reasonable and the pictures looked excellent. Booking was easy and the owners, Gemma and Da… More
28 Jan 2014
"Fantastic venue for Christmas with friends!"
We stayed for a week over Christmas with friends with our adult offspring joining us for the festivities at times. We arrived with Christmas in the car and tree on the roof rack and on entering the pr… More
10 Oct 2013
"Fantastic property to stay in!"
We had a family holiday for a week at the Church , with two kids and a dog. It was perfect. The property has so much character, and has clearly been lovingly updated to make it into a home. The ambien… More
10 Aug 2013
"Fantastic place to stay"
We stayed for 8 days here with our 2 year old daughter and in-laws. The building itself was wonderful, it's difficult for the pictures to do it justice. Although situated right in the middle of t… More
16 Feb 2013
We stayed in this lovely area in snowy January. The church is amazing with a wonderful atmosphere & we felt at home straight away. Excellent walks from the door, which were magical in the snow, and pe… More
10 Jan 2013
We stayed at Old Trinity Church over the new year and for our wedding day. The church appears to have been well renovated and decorated to retain the essence of the church in terms of space and fixtu… More
31 Dec 2012
"A great Christmas!"
We stayed in the Church over Christmas and had a brilliant week.
The church is full of character but has everything you could need to make a home from home.
We felt comfortable as soon as we arrived.
The surrounding area is beautiful and there is great walking to be had from the door.
I would highly recommend this holiday let.
6 Dec 2012
"Even better than the photos"
I stayed at the Old Trinity Church last weekend (Nov 30th-Dec 3rd) with 5 other friends for my birthday. We had an excellent few days despite having disasters with our Tesco delivery on Friday night a… More
16 Oct 2012
This is an unusual and interesting place to stay and the renovations have been performed to a high standard making it a quirky and enjoyable property for able bodied people. The original parts of the … More
We take on board all the comments of this guest and have taken action where required.
When we took ownership of the property, it was in a poor state of repair and the roof had been leaking badly. The screen sustained some damage during this time. As a grade 2 listed building, and the screen specifically mentioned, we are unable to undertake any DIY restoration and are seeking advise on how this should be done. The screen is dusted and cleaned on a regular basis, as is the whole property.
Unfortunately we were not made aware of any specific requirements for the elderly guest. An access statement is now available upon request.
The week this guest stayed saw the whole months rainfall in just 24hours. It was unfortunate that this caused a degradation to the drive and path but this was rectified immediately after we were made aware of the problem.
Adding to the bad luck, there was a problem with the heating that started when this guest arrived. We had the system serviced and a number of parts were renewed and is now running as it should. This could not be repaired during the guests stay, as we were again only made aware of the noise during an email on day of departure.
We have also had an additional 12KW wood burning stove installed in the main area of the building that is able to supplement sudden changes in temperature as the underfloor heating does take longer than conventional radiators to adjust to large changes in outside temperature.
We are sorry this guest had some problems during their stay. Those matters that we have control over have been fully addressed.
David & Gemma
4 Aug 2012
"What a wonderful week"
We found out about Old Trinity Church on the internet when looking for something that was a bit less ordinary than a classic cottage. There was a lot of information on the website, and we learned everything else when exchanging e-mails with the owners. Finding it with the satnav was no problem (using the postal code), and when we walked in we were really impressed. It looks just like on the photos and feels very special. The church has been lovingly converted, some of the old structure has been kept (especially in the formal dining area) but there are also very modern elements. Kitchen and bathrooms are very modern, the lounge area was very comfortable and has lots of board games (we didn´t have enough time to play them all... and then there was table football, too), the beds were comfortable. We were very happy that bed linens and towels were provided.
The church has a bit of a garden, and as the weather was great during our stay we were outside quite a bit as well. There is a very good restaurant within walking distance (the Crown at Whitebrook), we also hiked along the Wye Valley to Brockweir to experience the famous village shop (came back along Offa´s Dyke). Walking in the area is very pleasant, you can also go to Monmouth to do some shopping or have a coffee. If you have more time, Hay-on-Wye isn´t too far away, either. There are many brochures in the house, so you will not run out of ideas!
As we were there in July I do not know about the winter but I imagine it must be very cozy, with the underfloor heating providing warmth and the fireplace adding to the atmosphere!
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