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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

More about Tintern Abbey Cottage- in the very heart of the Wye Valley

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.

  • It sleeps 6 and has three bedrooms with superking ( 6 feet wide) beds which can each become a pair of 3 ft twin beds on request. One of the bedrooms is spacious the others are standard size original cottage rooms  (and as in the 18thCentury beds were not 6 feet across, as ours are, there is less spare space in those two rooms!) .
  • Two bathrooms with both baths and showers ( lit mirors and shaving sockets, heated towel rails), a whirlpool in one of the bathrooms, a dinnerplate headed shower in the other, ) 
  • cosy woodburner, squishy leather suite,
  • sheltered and fenced garden with furniture, private off road parking.
  • Enjoy top of the range equipment from 5 flatsceen Tvs with freeview channels including radio, Ipod docks and and Wifi
  •  a fully fitted kitchen with all mod cons (washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer and a super range cooker with extractor hood)
  • A very full inventory including many extras , combined with modern basics like double glazing , excellent insulation, and a green central heating system go without saying. 
  • If you would like to know more about anything specifically please ask us.
  • This cottage is also often chosen for honeymoons, reunions, and significant birthdays  and by by couples requiring a little extra space. Please scroll down to see lots of pictures and just ask us if you need to know more.

Downstairs

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

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!

Outside

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.

Facilities.

  • Comfortable sitting room with slate look  floor rug  and leather furniture
  • Cosy wood-burning stove and full  central heating included ,thermostatic valves, double glazing.
  • Flatscreen high quality  TV, with DVD player
  • Kitchen  and all bedrooms TV cabled to freeview and with ipod dock
  • All bedrooms have their own flatscreen TV s with DVD players.
  • Three  Radio alarm clocks/ipod docks.
  • BT Vision Freeview  TV ( with radio) gives you over 200 channels by internet
  • Phone land line by arrangement
  • Superfast WiFi  included free
  • Dishwasher
  • Fully fitted kitchen with twin sinks,
  • Range cooker with double Electric oven  and with grill
  • Electric halogen hob with 5 rings
  • Extractor fan and hood
  • Fridge
  • Microwave oven
  • Lots of cutlery, crockery and cookware
  • Hairdryer , safe ,and ipod dock ,Radio Alarms
  • Spacious  beamed dining area
  • Flagged floors and exposed stone
  • Freezer
  • Cards, indoor and outdoor games, magazines, books DVDs 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)
  • Garden games including large size outdoor draughts
  • Outside there is a sheltered and charming cottage garden. Garden furniture includes dining table and 6 chairs, and BBQ plus frame for a disposable foil BBQ ( no cleaning up!)
  • Private off road parking for 2 cars. More at a pinch

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 delivery services operate to the village.

NOTE
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.

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