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"As garden ornaments go its hard to beat. A 12th century monastery in picturesque disarray with frothing beechwoods for a backdrop. The lawns of Tintern Abbey Cottage slide down to meet the Cistercian sanctuary after which its named. Today its gorgeously restored."
- The Sunday Times, November 2012
The proud winner of the Best Self Catering Place to Stay in Wales 2010.
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. It is right across the road from the mighty roofless Abbey, of which it has glorious panoramic views
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.
This cottage is often chosen for reunions,honeymoons, and significant birthdays by couples requiring a little extra space.
Tintern Abbey Cottage is 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 WiFi , are hits with teens) . We have many walkers ( every walk from easy lanes to canalside to open mountain within reach within about an hour ). Tintern Abbey Cottage is very popular for family reunions , significant birthdays and anniveraries, and chosen by professional couples wanting a little extra space for a honeymoon or just to relax. Film crew and professional performers come too . All people who want comfort, location and civilised convenience.
Private off road parking for 2 cars. More at a pinch
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