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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 , Dr Who exhibit in Cardiff, and geocaching, the SUPERFAST WiFi ( from Sept 16) , 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 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.
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 a Green Tourism Business Gold Award ( highest level)
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.
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