Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

Set in 126 acres of beautiful open meadows, woodland and rolling hills on a working farm, Maes y Gwy Holiday Cottage in Monmouthshire has a hot tub (shared with one other cottage), large play area 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 countryside and fresh air.Built in a traditional Welsh Longhouse style the cottage adjoins another cottage (Maes y Felin) 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

Managed by Best of Wales Holiday Cottages.

*IMPORTANT - the Hot Tub is closed between Jan - March. Available again from March 18th 2016

Size Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Fireplace, Internet access
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
Furniture Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The South Wales 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.


Maes y Gwy 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 Gwy 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.