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We are honoured that we are often chosen for engagements and proposals, honeymoons, and weddings (as well as for significant birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions) and we go out of our way to make them more special. At the cottages (which are three individual houses in different locations, we are not a complex) we have all year round five star comforts, each in a tranquil rural setting.
There are numerous beautiful old churches and a range of ancient and modern wedding and civil partnership venues close to us. From Tintern Abbey Cottage with its superking beds and whirlpool bath there are three within walking distance and others in minutes by car. Choose between historic venues like Clearwell Castle or Caldicot Castle, the ancient parish Church on the riverbank or even Chepstow Racecourse or The Old Railway Station. - wherever you are getting married we can look after your guests or the lucky couple .
Little Vanilla Cottage is very often chosen for a few days peace and quiet after the hectic wedding - sometimes for the Bride's parents!
Monmouthshire is the Food Capital of Wales so why not make your stay a truly 5* foodie break? There are excellent restaurants and pubs nearby all three houses. We can supply a list with choices from Michelin starred to a local chippie if you want to make reservations.
We can also “package” a holiday to be a Wedding Present, Engagement gift or surprise, supplying a suitable card for you to present as an announcement of your gift. If the recipient is not able to stay at the cottage on the "right" day but will enjoy their stay later on this would also make a great choice.
If you would like more arrival treats (which could include real champagne, extra flowers, seasonal fruit, bathrobes , balloons, cakes, chocolates, cheeses, strawberries or a host of other options designed to please) just let us know your budget and we can arrange them for you .
We can point you in the direction of golf courses, theatres, balloon flights, visiting beauty treatments, restaurant reservations, mountain biking, fishing guide, riding lessons and lots lots more. We have a visiting chef service, fresh freezer fills can be arranged and our brilliant cook can do you canapes or main course dishes for your special meal at the cottage. Thanks to our visiting pamper therapist you can even be pampered at your cottage without lifting a finger - unless you'd like it painted! How about a hairdo ,aromatherapy massage or manicure as an extra gift? Just ask!
Vanilla Cottage is a perfect honeymoon hideaway whether for the whole holiday or for a few days before jetting off elsewhere.
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Lord Elis-Thomas was in Tintern Abbey for the opening of the Museum of the Moon, part of the exceptional Wye Valley River festival.
Monmouthshire Cottages has again won the top accolade of Best Self Catering in Wales
Snow blanketed the Wye Valley in early March 2018