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Trip Advisor/Flipkey Top Vacation Rental Award 2011 Trip Advisor Excellence Award  2014 WINNERS of the Best Place to Stay in Wales (small Self Catering category) with Tintern Abbey Cottage Croeso Cynnes Cymreig - a warm Welsh Welcome hospitality award. 2014 Trip Advisor Excellence award We are proud to be trained Monmouthshire Ambassadors ! Gold Award Winner Best Visitor Welcome 2015 National Tourism Awards Wales World Host Accredited business Monmouthshire Business Awards  Winner of Best Travel Tourism and Hospitality  Business . Also runner up in Best Green Business . Both against much larger organisations! Winners of  the Foresters Best Eco Business  Award  2016

Welcome to Monmouthshire Cottages.

(In Welsh we are Bythynodd Sir Fynwy! Croeso! ) 

Planning to Visit Monmouthshire for a holiday ?  Looking for a better quality  Country Holiday Let? Choosing Wye Valley vacation rentals or Usk Country Cottages - or want a Hideaway with walking in the Forest of Dean for your own special rural retreat?  Attending a Tintern wedding?   Planning a honeymoon, birthday, or anniversary treat?   Got tickets for the RBS 6 Nations Rugby   in Cardiff  or coming to the National Eisteddfod in 2016 in Abergavenny ?  Working, filming  or have family in our beautiful area?  Or coming to see where Star Wars "The Force Awakens"  was filmed ?

Whatever your reason for coming our three stylish Monmouthshire Holiday Cottages wait to welcome you.

Not a complex, they are family operated, individually located, brilliantly well equipped, individually designed .You can find  Peace. Quiet. Time - at all three.

  • Tintern Abbey Cottage (sleeps up to 6)  opposite Tintern Abbey in the famously beautiful Wye Valley, 
  • Foxes Reach (sleeps up to 6) just a mile above Tintern at Catbrook, 
  • Vanilla Cottage (sleeps up to 3)  on the River Usk close to both Usk and Abergavenny . 

All three are pet friendly, unusually well equipped, conveniently set - We are in the heart of the famously lovely Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty , near Offa's Dyke, the Royal Forest of Dean, The Wye Valley walk  and the Brecon Beacons.

Our guests are personally welcomed on arrival and find lights and heating on, tables laid for dinner, beds ready to slip into. 

Fresh seasonal flowers  scent the rooms and there is milk in the fridge.Enjoy from the first moment.

Brilliant for walking, eating, sightseeing,  golf, family reunions, anniversaries , small meetings and much more.  

Come stay awhile..........  Come play awhile. ...........

We are now booking all of  2016 and into spring 2017.  Come see for yourself .

Three Individual Cottages

Wye Valley Accommodation
Hot tub in sheltered garden

Foxes Reach

Exceptionally well-equipped, with a blissful hot tub in its fenced, attractive, sheltered garden, this warmly characterful detached cottage sleeps 2-6 in 4 bedrooms. Offering year round comfort and relaxation it is popular with families and for reunions and birthdays, and often chosen by couples wanting extra space for honeymoons, anniversaries or special time out. Teenagers love the TVs, Tub, and WiFi! Set in the heart of the beautiful Wye Valley, a mile above Tintern in a residential hamlet it is peaceful but not isolated and is a great touring/golfing base. Walking from the doorstep. Parking. WiFi

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Tintern Abbey Cottage ideal Forest of Dean  and Wye Valley location

Tintern Abbey Cottage

Right across the road from the mighty roofless Abbey, of which it has unsurpassed gloriously panoramic views. Winner of Best Place to Stay in Wales. Fully renovated, detached, warm, 18C cottage in a village setting sleeps 2- 6. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Spa bath. Lovingly transformed into a smartly contemporary holiday house in an ancient body. High quality comprehensive inventory, year round warm comfort in walking distance of pubs, wedding venues, vineyard. Offas Dyke and Wye Valley Walk adjoin. Pretty, fenced sheltered garden. Parking. WiFi.

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Vanilla Holiday Cottage in Monmouthshire fenced garden with suntrap terrace

Vanilla Cottage

Tucked above the River Usk between Usk and Abergavenny and in stunning countryside, a delicious gem of a stone built 19th century cottage sleeping 2-3. One of a pair adjoining a former golf course, nature reserve, and directly on the Usk Valley riverbank walk it is totally refurbished but retains much original charm. With its comprehensive, quality, inventory and warmth this little "gingerbread house" is the perfect relaxing couples escape all year round. Suntrap terrace, spa bath, woodburner, fenced pretty garden, quiet not isolated location. Great local eateries and touring base. WiFi. Off road Parking

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Magical adventures await!

Magical adventures await!

This is Wales's Year of Adventure . Where will you #FindYourEpic? Which adventure will you choose today? So many choices! See where Star Wars was filmed and recreate the scene? Whizz down a zip wire? Dine in Michelin style? Kayak, cycle, golf? Stroll riverbanks? Browse glittering Cardiff shops? Hunt a geocache? Descend into Big Pit? Visit Dr Who? Sing at an exciting Principality Stadium Rugby match? Watch quiet deer, birds or butterflies . Cheer racehorses? See Will Young, Simply Red or Status Quo live? Be pampered? Sleep!

  Late June into July - summer flowers and fun Special Offers


Late June into July - summer flowers and fun

Summer family fun

June- the nationally known Open Gardens Bloom in Usk and fetes with cakes abound . July when flowers and the smell of new mown grass is everywhere . Summer sees Castles and Gardens open to visitors, and the massive Abergavenny festival of Cycling. There are village fetes, cream teas and cricket matches and the rivers are perfect for kayaks and canoes.Picnic or barbecue? Not to be missed!

Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Pet Friendly accommodation

Pet Friendly

We welcome well behaved pets. The Lady" magazine said "five star cottages which have everything - a real home from home for you and your pet." All our gardens are fenced and all three cottages have brilliant walking from the doorstep. At Foxes Reach we can also offer stabling for your horse very near by. Why leave your best friend at home?

Star Wars!

Star Wars!

Star Wars The Force Awakens was filmed locally. You know who pictured here under the Severn Bridge and heading into Wales . Come and see !

Christmas and New Year 2016-17

Christmas and New Year 2016-17

Imagine a country Christmas. During December enjoy local Christmassy events. Spot Santa, sing carols,go Christmas Shopping in world class Cardiff.Browse crafts in our attractive market towns.Take in a show. Eat out.Try ice skating! Open your own gifts round fully decorated real trees fresh from the local forests,relax in our cosy bedrooms with their Christmas pretties.Bask in the woodburner glow. At Foxes Reach you can have a hot tub too!

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