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In 2009 we bought the Tintern Abbey Cottage and undertook a total renovation to conserve its 250 year old slate and stone heritage and create a "smart new house in a wonderful old body - and with a million dollar view". It was immediately awarded its five star status and within months won the Best in Wales Award. Come see!
This quote is from guests October 2011 - "Tintern Abbey is just over the road although it may as well be in your front garden. It appears out of the mist on a chilly October morning and it just takes your breath away."
Originating from the 18th century, Tintern Abbey Cottage is chocolate box cute and has been transformed into a smartly contemporary and deliciously comfortable holiday house in an ancient body. Right across the road from the mighty roofless Abbey, of which it has glorious panoramic views, the photos show how amazingly close we are to it! The cottage directly adjoins the Wye Valley Walk, is in the heart of the ancient conservation area of Tintern and there are several pubs a couple of small cafes and two busy hotels in easy strolling distance -all offering food and several featuring local produce. The village even has a prizewinning vineyard and a microbrewery both open to visitors! Also in the village are a craft centre and vintage book shop. There's a bus stop at the bottom of our drive so you could walk along the wonderful Wye Valley or visit Chepstow Castle or Racecourse and get a bus back .
Importantly, we are walking distance of the Church ( the functioning one) and several hotels plus the Old Station with wedding licences - so ideal for the bridal party to stay or for wedding guests.
The village is a popular tourist destination and particularly in summer is busy with everything from Morris dancers to cricket matches, coach tours, festivals, folk music, weddings and numerous other events taking place. Its nevertheless suprising that when the closing bell rngs at the Abbey peace returns.
Tintern Abbey Cottage has a warmly comfortable sitting room with slate type floor, rug, woodburner and flatscreen TV, as delightful on a summers evening as for opening your Christmas parcels.
There is a very well equipped fitted kitchen, through an arch / open to the large dining area. There is a back door from the kitchen to outside .
Also down stairs is one of the three bedrooms with its en suite. ( good shower over bath,dinner plate rain head) , WC and washbasin, shave socket, towel radiator.
Accessed from the driveway is a lockable bike store
Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms, both whith exceptional Abbey views,. Two doubles with 6ft beds which can also be converted to pairs of 2ft twin beds. . All bedrooms have their own radiators and TVs with DVD players radio alarms and ipod docks.
A travel cot is available on request and fits comfortably into the master bedroom ( It fits into the other upstairs bedroom but does not leave much access space) . We have hairdryers.
The master bedroom has a safe.
The upstairs bathroom is between the two bedrooms and has spa bathtub with shower over, ,WC,basin, shaver socket. towel radiator and of course Abbey views!
The pretty back garden with its lavender hedge is fenced and gated to be suitable for pets and children. There is a terrace with large table , brolly and chairs.
The front garden is much larger and is unfenced to make the most of the fabulous views. Children and pets are welcome there -but should be on a lead due to the drop to the drive and to the road. Adults will enjoy sitting watching the Abbey- expecially in the late evenings when it is illuminated and the bustle of the day ends .We have a stone bench for the purpose!
The off road car parking area has lighting. It now has room for three estate cars or four compact cars when very tightly packed.in. The more usual one or two visiting cars have plenty of space! Parking is at a premium in the village so this is valuable to our guests.
A traditional Welsh whitewashed stone cottage dating from approx 1750 . Of great character, with sheltered and charming cottage garden, in a quiet but not isolated rural village of the lower Wye Valley, South Wales.
The cottage is easily reached, being in the conservation area of from historic Tintern , 10 minutes drive from both the Severn Bridge (M48) at Chepstow, and 15 mins from the dual carriageway north to M50 / M5 / M6 / M42 at Monmouth, making it a convenient choice all year round.
Winner of Best Place to Satay in Wales 2010 ( this award given only every 3 years).
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 VW AWARDS for facilities for walkers and cyclists.
The cottage sleeps 6 and we have a travel cot and a highchair for a baby , a portable stair gate and a nursery fireguard ,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. 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.
Green Business Tourism Scheme Gold award. Please see the website section called "our Green Credentials "for fuller details).Renewed 2011,12 13 . 2014 For reasons of cost we no longer renew the badge but we have not dropped the highly green ethic..
We have green air source heating and we participate in the recycling scheme run by Monmouthshire County Council.
Monmouthshire Cottages has won the Self catering category for South east Wales at the National Tourism Awards!
Five star holiday cottage, Foxes Reach, in the Wye Valley near Tintern, has had a whole new kitchen fitted. It now boasts shiny new units and a range cooker as well as a new fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher and all the "bits"
The car parking area has been extended and landscaped at Tintern Abbey Cottage so now there is room for around 4 cars in the fenced and gated rear garden.