Reviews from our guests

There are several places where our guests leave us comments.

Not everyone writes in our books ( and they were plastic wrapped during the pandemic which meant many did not ) – but some people do write by hand in the visitor books in each cottage ( sometimes even signed by the pets! ) Sometimes people forget to write in the book and e mail us later. We faithfully copy these comments as they come in and we upload them here. The only thing we ever hide or alter is the full guest name and address for obvious reasons of privacy.

Secondly we encourage our guests to write about us on the site through which they booked (Trip Advisor, Air B and B,, Freetobook  etc)

As you will see we do have brilliant reviews. They are genuine, not a “fix” and  and its not that nothing ever goes wrong!  Although our standards are very high just occasionally, in the real world,  things are bound to happen. Machines fail, something breaks. The successive good reviews are  because if something does go awry, and if our guests tell us about it  during their stay,  we do move heaven and earth to fix it while those guests are still with us. People greatly appreciate this effort  on our part  and we guarantee  we always make it. If once in a while a review is less than wonderful it is  almost always the case that it was outside our control ( internet down or slow in the whole area for example)  or we were only advised about a problem after those guests had departed when there was nothing we could do to make it better.

Loved the cottage and the hosts Fiona and Malcolm really look after the fine details!

Arrived late to the dining table laid and a lovely surprise cake (thank you)

Much needed short break

Walked to Chepstow and back ( not for the faint hearted!)

The hot hub after was marvellous and so quiet relaxing here

If our dog could speak would say loved garden and rabbits

Thank you

Ps new bed was very comfortable

New Super King bed in the master bedroom

Dog friendly Foxes Reach - August 2023

Cottage as we would have liked

Unfortunately the way from Germany is long but the chances are we will come back

And we will recommend this special place to our friends

Greetings from the Taube family from Germany

Tintern Abbey viewed from Tintern Abbey Cottage

Last minute stays

Greetings from Germany -

This is our first visit to Foxes Reach cottage. We have been renting self-catering holiday cottages and vacation rental properties for many years. We were so pleased to have booked a five star graded cottage via a link on VisitMonmouthshire.  It had everything we needed that was included in our rental.

This self catering holiday cottage is situated in the Wye Valley Area of Natural Outstanding beauty. It has extra car parking space, a secluded garden with a fabulous hot tub.  The modern kitchen was amazing. The Monmouthshire Cottages website has a page telling you what to expect. It had all the equipment that we needed. Comfortable beds and  two bathrooms with monsoon showers were exceptional. Unlike many five star self-catering holiday cottages our Labrador dog was welcome.

We  enjoyed many walks in the local forests close to the self-catering cottage as well as walking along the river Wye and in the Wye Valley. The Silver Circle gin distillery located in the village was within walking distance. It was interesting talking to Nina about the process of making the gin and also tasting several cocktails! On a trip to Tintern Village we went on a tour of the local vineyard. The sight of Tintern Abbey in the early morning mist was spectacular and was certainly worth a visit to this CADW heritage site.

The views from the Devil’s Pulpit overlooking Tintern are magnificent and make the climb well worth it.  We were able to look down on the romantic ruins of Tintern Abbey. The owners of the Self-catering vacation rental cottage, Fiona and Malcolm had supplied a guide that we downloaded to our phones. It included all manner of walks and magical experiences in the locality. Offa’s Dyke is probably the best known but there is also the Wye Valley Walk and it is possible to walk from Monmouth to Chepstow much of it along the riverbanks. One of the most pleasurable outings was to walk on the old railway track that has been transformed into the Wye Valley Greenway. It goes from Chepstow to Tintern.  We  parked at the Tintern Wireworks car park before catching the bus from Tintern to Chepstow and walked back along the Greenway. One of the tunnels is a roost for bats!

We ventured further afield to the Royal Forest of Dean which is about a 30 minute drive away to Cannop Ponds and hired bicycles from PedalBikeAway.

Visits to the market towns of Ross-on Wye, Abergavenney and Monmouth are also a must. The Shire Hall in Monmouth was well worth the visit. See the courtroom where the Chartists were tried followed by a trip down to the  cells where they were held.

The county is awash with Castles. We went wild swimming at Skenfrith Castle before visiting Raglan and Chepstow Castles. The Romans also built a camp at Caerleon. The museum visitor centre is excellent.

I had heard that Monmouthshire is “The food Capital of Wales”. Monmouthshire is well known for is locally produced food and drink and we were not disappointed. In Monmouth we visited the Marches delicatessen to buy from their extensive range of local and craft cheeses. As we were celebrating our wedding anniversary we wanted to go to a restaurant for a special meal. We were spoilt for choice.  The Whitebrook which was only a few miles from the Self-catering holiday cottage at Catbrook did not disappoint.

We are looking forward to returning to this self catering vacation rental in the Fall to see the beautiful Autumn as the leaves on the trees change colour. There is so much to do in Monmouthshire all year so we must return!

John and Pam Graham





Self-catering holiday cottage a great base for exploring Monmouthshire and Wye Valley - July 2023

We had a fantastic week in your lovely cottage celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary.

We enjoyed fab walks every day in the forests and along the river Wye and the Wye Valley.

Our pet dog, a Corgi had a wonderful time.

Thanks for the dog biscuits.

Pat and Sue Pedersen (more…)

Tintern Abbey Cottage "celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary" -

Loved the cottage
Had a wonderful visit to Wales
Love from Belgium
Family Vergamme

Foxes Reach "Loved the cottage" -

Another lovely stay at the cottage

Very comfortable and the dogs love it

Bill, Marion and Bruce Findlay


Pip and Oscar the Whippets


Dogs are welcome

Tintern is dog friendly

Tintern Abbey Cottage "the dogs love it" - July 2023
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