Monmouth holiday cottage rental with balcony/terrace, walking and TV and rural retreat

Quiet and secluded Welsh borders home-from-home

from £70 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

16 reviews

from £70 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Becher's Cottage

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 234640

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

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
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach N/a
Access Car advised
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 Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
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
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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

Further details

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 Monmouthshire 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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Review 1-10 of 16

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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    Calendar last updated:20 Oct 2015

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    Languages spoken
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