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Quiet & secluded cottage in beautiful countryside – Home 234640 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Quiet & secluded cottage in beautiful countryside – Home 234640

Excellent Excellent – based on 16 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

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

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!

The Wye Valley and Royal Forest of Dean are situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and encompass spectacular castles and acres of ancient woodland, with the beautiful River Wye winding through.

This landscape spanning both England and Wales and the 3 counties of Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, has drawn film and TV

makers from all over the world and provides endless places to explore.

Location description from owner

The South Wales 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

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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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 2 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy

House rules

One or two dogs are allowed, as long as the guest discloses type and breed when enquiring and discusses do's and dont's with the owner..
One indoor cat allowed
Children of all ages are welcomed. Cots not provided. Extra "blow-up" bed provided if required.
Smoking is strictly forbidden in the cottage but allowed in the garden area.

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About the owner

Edwina H
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
04 Nov 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 28 May 2012. Located in Monmouthshire, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £400 to £650.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 04 Nov 2016.

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“Peaceful retreat in an outstanding location.”

Reviewed 9 Jun 2013

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.

“Fabulous cottage and location”

Reviewed 6 May 2013

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.

“Warm and welcoming”

Reviewed 17 Apr 2013

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.

“Excellent”

Reviewed 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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