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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   2015 and 2016 . 2 years running 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 Proud to have won the Spotlight Awards Best Family Business title 2017

Foxes Reach- an ideal Wye Valley Holiday Cottage

A traditional Welsh whitewashed stone cottage of great character, with sheltered and charming cottage garden, in a quiet but not isolated rural hamlet of the lower Wye Valley, South Wales.

The cottage is easily reached, being about 1 mile from historic Tintern , 15 minutes drive from both the Severn Bridge (M48) at Chepstow, and the dual carriageway north to M50 / M5 / M6 / M42 at Monmouth, making it a convenient choice all year round.

(OS Grid Reference 509029).

Quietly located in a residential village (Catbrook)  this is a perfect location for families and walkers -with great walks from the doorstep . The Abbey ( under 2 miles by road see pictures below) and a myriad of other historic, sporting and family friendly attractions are easily reached.

The sheltered well stocked garden has its own hot tub  and the cottage is pet friendly .This cottage is also often chosen for honeymoons , family reunions, anniversaries , and significant birthdays by couples requiring the luxury of a little extra private space. 

Foxes Reach has long been a family holiday favourite   ( lots to do locally including numerous family orientated  attractions, plenty of sporty things to interest active older children , international shopping and sporting events in Cardiff, and geocaching, the SUPERFAST WiFi  , and hot tub are hits with teens) . We have many walkers ( every walk type from easy lanes to canalside to open mountain within  about an hour ).

Please scroll down to see lots of pictures and just ask us if you need to know more.


Foxes Reach has a warmly comfortable  sitting room with oak floor,  thick rug, woodburner and flatscreen satellite TV, as delightful  to relax in after the hot tub  or on a summers evening as for opening your Christmas parcels.

The very well equipped fitted kitchen  with range cooker is open plan to the dining area with its original thick stone walls.  Whether watching the TV/DVD  ( with ipod dock) or chatting to friends  round the table the holiday cook is not isolated.

There is a back door from the dining room to outside and a door from the kitchen end to the hall. with hanging space

Downstairs there is a smart limestone/travertine Fired Earth shower room with a good shower cubicle, double showerhead ( one has a dinner plate rain head) , WC and washbasin

Accessed from the courtyard is a spacious lockable laundry/boot room with  sink, excellent washer dryers and boot racks.Perfect for drying hot tub, swim and golf wear.


Up straightforward stairs with a good handrail  there are 4 bedrooms, two doubles and two singles . All bedrooms have their own radiators and TVs with DVD players    A travel cot is available on request and fits comfortably into  either of the two single rooms. We have hairdryers.

The upstairs bathroom is fully tiled and has  bathtub with shampoo shower, WC, washbasin, shaver socket.


The pretty garden is fenced and gated  for the safety of children and pets. There is a terrace with large table, brolly and chairs, a second little bistro table in the courtyard,  sun loungers in summer, and of course the hot tub, which is particularly wonderful as the sun goes down and on starry nights.

There is off road parking for two cars, three at a push.

Official Awards and Star Grading

Awarded the coveted five stars for facilities and quality by  Visit Wales, the owners also hold the "Croeso Cynnes Cymreig ( Warm Welsh Welcome) award .The cottage also holds the Walkers are Welcome and Cyclists are Welcome  awards and meets the standard of the  Green Tourism Business Gold Award ( highest level)


  • Comfortable sitting room with oak floor and leather furniture
  • Cosy wood-burning stove and full oil central heating available,thermostatic valves, double glazing.
  • Flatscreen high quality  TV, ( BT Vision)  with DVD player and childrens videos and player in sitting room
  • Kitchen TV cabled to freeview and with ipod dock
  • All bedrooms have their own flatscreen TV s with DVD players.  The single bedrooms are freeview.
  • Two Radio alarm clocks, one is also an ipod dock.
  • BT Vision TV which gives you about 200 TV channels plus radio and  BT Sport via the internet
  • Phone land line by arrangement
  • Superfast WiFI  included free
  • Dishwasher
  • Fully fitted kitchen with twin sinks,
  • Double Electric oven with grill
  • Electric halogen hob with 4 rings
  • Extractor fan and hood
  • Fridge
  • Microwave oven and Tassimo coffee maker
  • Lots of cutlery, crockery and cookware
  • Hairdryer , safe ,and ipod dock ,Radio Alarms
  • Open plan dining area with oak furniture and TV/DVD/Radio
  • Flagged floors and exposed stone
  • Freezer
  • Laundry /boot room accessed from the terrace with sink, two automatic washing machines, tumble drier, iron and board, boot drying racks.
  • Cards, indoor and outdoor games, magazines, books DVDs and videos to borrow.
  • Bed linen- freshly laundered Egyptian cottons, low-allergy fluffy duvets and pillows.
  • Hotel-style spa cosmetics
  • Towels provided (even a special one for dogs) Robes available at extra charge on request .Please bring your own pool towels for the hot tub.
  • Garden games including large size outdoor draughts dominoes and darts

Services which will visit the cottage

  • We have a beautician  who will provide wonderfully relaxing pampering treats by appointment at the cottage. Indulge!
  • Tesco, Sainsburys , Asda and Waitrose online delivery services operate to the cottage.
  • Visiting chef service available please ask

How many people  does the cottage take?

The cottage sleeps 6 and we  welcome a baby plus we welcome pets. however we think that if you exceed 7 bodies ( adult child or pet bodies added together ) or bring a second travel cot you may feel a little cramped. The cottage is of cottage proportions and is not a modern large house. Please see the photographs. The four bedrooms are of similar sizes which means that the doubles are relatively small whilst the singles are relatively spacious. Space is particularly to be considered during the Christmas season when we also have a full sized Christmas tree. Very beautiful but also taking up space!  We do not want you to feel squished.

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