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With commanding views over Monmouth, the Wye Valley and beyond, Wern Farm Cottage is a cosy, snug recluse ideally situated for all that Monmouthshire has to offer. Light, airy and welcoming, there is accommodation for 2-4 that is is flexible to your needs.
Approached up a short farm track, Wern Cottage has its own private parking area. The front door leads into a light and airy double height hallway with beautiful oak beams. Downstairs there is a good sized, well laid out kitchen with everything you need for relaxed entertaining. The living room has fantastic views of the valley below with french doors opening out onto a sunny terrace. The bathroom downstairs is light and modern with loo,sink and a generously sized shower. There is also a utility room complete with washing machine and tumble dryer. Both bedrooms have zip and link beds so each can be configured to a king or a twin. Just let me know your requirements and I’ll set it up for you. There is one bedroom downstairs and one upstairs. The bathroom upstairs is simply decorated with lovely old beams. Perfect for relaxing in the tub and enjoying your getaway.
If you are bringing bikes we have a secure shed with bike racks and a hose nearby for any bike washing required.
The cottage is situated 3 miles outside Monmouth on a non working farm with lovely views. There are some great walks right from the door and lots more within a short drive. We are ideally situated for lots of outdoor activities with the Forest of Dean, the Brecon Beacons and the Black mountains nearby.
Monmouth is about a 5 minute drive. There are several pubs there along with a Pizza Express, the Estero Lounge, an Italian restaurant, several Indian restaurants and a Chinese restaurant. There are several other local pubs also within a 5 to 10 minute drive. The whitebrook which is a fantastic Michelin starred restaurant is only about a mile and a half away. As for shops, there is a Waitrose, a Lidl, a Co-op and a Marks and Spencer’s in Monmouth. There is also a village shop in Dingestowe which sells delicious homemade pasties ,sausages and cakes only 2miles away and a farm shop about a mile away. Most supermarkets will deliver here.
Sightseeing is brilliant with Tintern Abbey and Raglan Castle and White Castle an easy drive away. Children love the butterfly zoo and maze at Symonds Yat, the steam train through the Forest of Dean, and Puzzlewood, a unique and enchanting place where programmes like Dr. Who, Merlin and The Night Garden have been filmed.
There are some beautiful walks along the river Wye which is only a short drive away or if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous the Sugar Loaf, Skirrid and Penny Fan are only about a 20 minute drive away.
If you are keen on biking there are lots of great places to go within 5 to 10 minutes drive and then there is Pedal Bikeaway (about 20 mins away) which is in the Forest of Dean. There are some fantastic downhill trails there and also a great family trail. You can even book biking lessons for kids there(£10 for 2hrs coaching). Bike park Wales, the first full scale bike park in the Uk is about 40 minutes away.
Canoeing down the Wye River is another fantastic activity on offer near us. It’s lots of fun paddling down the river with a couple of pubs to stop at along the way.
If fishing is your thing there is a fishery nearby, too, for coarse fishing (Grange Springs Fishing Lakes, 01600 860403).
I’ve listed some activity ideas below
The Caves at Clearwell www.clearwellcaves.com Rock-climbing in the Wye Valley: Inspire Consulting and Coaching, Monmouth. www.inspirecc.co.uk - 01600 891515 High-wire adventure in the tree tops: Go Ape! High Wire Forest Adventure at Lydney www.goape.co.uk - 0845 094 8623 Making the most of the beautiful river Wye: Monmouth Canoe & Activity Centre. www.monmouthcanoe.com - 01600 713461 Wye Pursuits at Kerne Bridge. Canoe, Kayak and white water rafting www.wye-pursuits.co.uk - 01600 891119 Wyedean Canoe & Adventure Centre. Symonds Yat near Monmouth www.wyedean.co.uk - 01594 833238 Family cycle rides of all levels on forest trails: Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre, Forest of Dean near Coleford www.pedalabikeaway.co.uk - 01594 860065 For a bird’s eye view: South Wales Gliding Club Near Usk. www.uskgc.co.uk - 01291 690536 Or a gentler form of exercise: The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club www.therollsgolfclub.co.uk - 01600 715353