Find our ( separate) Monmouthshire Cottages ( whether by Public Transport or using your own car or cycle.)
We recommend you use our directions rather than a SAT NAV as we choose the easy way for you to find us – but a “Sat Nag ” will do it eventually. We know not everyone will arrive by car so here are some details of the alternatives. If you are coming from Ireland please see the special page .
National Buses from London Victoria, Heathrow , Gatwick , Swansea, and more local buses from Bristol, call at Chepstow Bus station. Some National Buses from Scotland and the north ( often Via Birmingham) call at Monmouth most days.
Trains from Gloucester and Cardiff ( with connections from elsewhere of course) call at Chepstow Railway station (The distance from the railway station to the bus station is only approx 10 mins walk but is hilly and awkward with a suitcase, even wheeled.) There is a Tesco supermarket at the railway station and a Co Op at the bus station. Although we prefer to recommend independent shops these are very convenient for purchases on arrival. Several supermarkets will also deliver on line orders to the cottage so if you dont have a car arranging groceries is still easy.
The 69 bus runs from Chepstow bus station to Monmouth bus station and Vice Versa and stops at Tintern Abbey. This is approx 30 yards from us! Up to date timetable can be downloaded here.
Taxis are available in both Monmouth and Chepstow. It is best to pre book as they have a lot of regular customers and dont sit waiting at a rank. Contact us if you would like help to pre book one.
With the convenient bus stop and lots to do accessible on foot as well this cottage is well suited to a busy visit without a car or with only limited use of yours for easy access to further away places.
If you are coming by cycle we can offer a lockable storage shed.
There is no bus to Foxes Reach which is approx 1.5 miles uphill from Tintern. Therefore we suggest arriving in Monmouth or Chepstow as above but taking a taxi from those towns to the cottage if you have baggage. Food can be ordered on line for delivery or call at the supermarkets as above. The nearest pub is 1.5 miles. You will need to walk to Tintern or Trellech to find pubs or buses- so you really need car or cycle wheels to explore this lovely area properly.
We can store 2 bikes in a lockable laundry room if requested ahead and they can be hired locally.
We feel that this cottage is great for a walking weekend but not ideally suited to a longer and totally a car free sightseeing holiday unless you are very active – so usually recommend that you bring and use a car but park up and walk or cycle a lot as well. We have brilliant walking from the doorstep but within a few miles we do have very attractive market towns and many attractions it would be a pity to miss.
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