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Description from the owner
Detached 2 bed-roomed cottage sleeps up to 4 set in its own delightful lovingly tended garden with fabulous views to the surrounding Welsh countryside. Perfectly placed for exploring Wye Valley, Vale of Usk, Royal Forest of Dean and yet only 3 miles from the popular border town of Chepstow which has lots of cafes, restaurants and a regular farmers market. With easy access to the motorway system, in less than an hour the cities of Cardiff, Bristol, Bath, Hereford and Cheltenham can be reached. 3 traditional village pubs locally within walking distance of less than a mile and all serve food.
Chepstow, South East Wales, Wales
Additional Location Information
Monmouthshire is a border county steeped in history with beautiful countryside and Itton is in a designated area of natural outstanding beauty. The area is noted for its abundance of castles, apparently there are more here per square foot than anywhere else in Europe. Two major rivers course they through the County, the River Wye and River Usk both popular with fly fisherman and canoeists.
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$114||$114||$455 - $759||$0||1 night|
|Jan. 4 2013 - Mar. 22 2013||-||-||$455||-||3 nights|
|Mar. 23 2013 - Apr. 5 2013||-||-||$713||-||3 nights|
|Apr. 6 2013 - May. 3 2013||-||-||$576||-||3 nights|
|May. 4 2013 - May. 10 2013||-||-||$607||-||3 nights|
|May. 11 2013 - May. 24 2013||-||-||$576||-||3 nights|
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|May. 25 2013 - May. 31 2013||-||-||$728||-||3 nights|
|Jun. 1 2013 - Jun. 28 2013||-||-||$637||-||3 nights|
|Jun. 29 2013 - Jul. 19 2013||-||-||$683||-||3 nights|
|Jul. 20 2013 - Aug. 30 2013||-||-||$759||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 31 2013 - Sep. 27 2013||-||-||$652||-||3 nights|
|Sep. 28 2013 - Nov. 1 2013||-||-||$576||-||3 nights|
|Nov. 2 2013 - Dec. 20 2013||-||-||$546||-||1 night|
|Dec. 21 2013 - Jan. 3 2014||-||-||$728||-||7 nights|
|All Other Dates||$114||$114||-||-||1 night|
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Additional notes from owner
Short breaks available contact owner for details Flexible change over
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 03, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Superb little Cottage
My wife and I have just returned from a 3 night midweek break at the cottage and thoroughly enjoyed it. The location is brilliant and the views stunning. We had the dogs with us and found the owner Helen to be very accomodating. Her suggested walks were terrific as was her recommended choice of restaurants. We hire a cottage at least once a year and this is up there with the best and I have no doubt we will return.
Brigg, United Kingdom
Dog Owners Beware!!!
We would not recommend this cottage/garden for people with dogs or young children in it’s present form.
Garden not secure – dogs can get out onto road and across road into field full of sheep!
Garden has loose chickens in!!
No security lighting in garden, cream carpets in cottage.
John & Michelle
A great stay - lovely cottage in picturesque setting
We stayed in Jan/Feb 13 and were very comfortable. Helen could not make us feel more welcome. Would absolutely recommend this for anybody wishing to stay in Monmouthshire as the location is stunning.
Lovely stay in Wales
This was our honeymoon holiday and first time in Wales. We were impressed with the lovely countryside in a quiet area surrounded by nature. We enjoyed the sheep, cows and hen every morning.
Though a couple of days were rainy we still enjoyed the cosy warm cottage. It is central heated, equipped as a self catering cottage should be. Some traditional pubs and restaurants are within 2 minutes drive.
Helen, the owner is very friendly and always helpful with suggestions which made our stay a memorable one.
The Perfect place for an escape to the countryside.
It really was a wonderful few days for us at Helen's lovely cottage. Surrounded by stunning countryside, sheep in the far field and cows that come & say hello, not to mention the clucking Hens chilling out in the large front garden. We went in early December, so the wood burner was perfect to come back to. Loved our walk down the country lane to the cute local pub (had the rabbit, lovely) lit only by he stars (& our torch).
The cottage is lovely, surprisingly big, nice kitchen, cosy living room with the burner, good bathroom & a really nice main bedroom. Will be great to see the second, more modern cottage ready - looking cozy do far!
And last but so not least, Helen, who is awesome. A great host with great and useful knowledge of the local area & the best places to go.
Stayed in this cottage by lookingup dog friendly cottages and this oneticked all the boxes. The most amazing setting, with a beautiful garden, cottage so well equipped and cosy. Helen has put somuch information about where to walk, eat,visit that there is somuch to choose from. We wentfor a relaxing break andit certainly was that- peace and quiet but near enough to everything that you don't have to travel miles and miles to get anywhere. I would thoroghly recommend this cottage and will definately be going back.
Eden, NSW, Australia
Our Welsh Experience
We arrived early evening to the cottage, having no problems following Helen's direction to a very warm and friendly greeting. The information in the cottage of what to see, where to go was fantastic all accompanied with photographs - we spent the week exploring a lot of the sites listed.
The cottage itself is a "home away from home", just so quiet, comfortable and tastefully furnished, set in the most amazing gardens.
The location is so convenient - Chepstowe, where we did most of our supplies shopping is approx 4 miles and has everything you could possibly need. We ran out of time to visit all the historical and scenic sites in the surrounding area, but what we did manage gave us such a wonderful taste of Wales, its beautiful scenery and its history.
We would and have already recommended Monmouthsire Cottage to our friends and thank Helen for making our stay just so wonderful.
This is a lovely cottage in a fantastic location. A perfect getaway for those with young families and dogs. Helen is incredibly helpful as well! We'll be going back for sure.
Paul & Wendy
A wonderful holiday
We had a wonderful stay, the cottage was the most comfortable that we have ever stayed in with lots of nice touches to make a real difference; you can tell that the owner really cares that you have an enjoyable stay. The garden was a real feature, great for children to play in or your dog to enjoy and this with wonderful views on all sides made a most relaxing stay. Helen provides so much information on things to do, walks and local knowledge that we found some great places that you would not have been able to find if left to your own devices. The cottage is just out of the village and within easy reach of several towns so an ideal combination of an "away from it all" feel but close enough to amenities if needed. A weeks holiday was simply not enough time and there were still things on our "to-do" list so the only option is to stay again!
Wonderful cottage in a beautiful part of the UK. Have already decided we would like to come back next year! Helen is a lovely lady who helps make this cottage simply perfect!
Lovely, faultless cottage!
We had a great time when we stayed at the cottage! You coudnt stay in a nicer place, very clean, cosy and comfortable.
The views are outstanding!! Lots of really nice walks right outside the door.
Handy enough to go to Chepstow if you want.
Helen is lovely, we were made very welcome! So much so we have booked again for September!
Would definetley recommend the cottage it is fantastic!!
A wonderful stay in a wonderful cottage!
With Mother-in-law and a slightly crazy collie in tow my partner and I enjoyed a fabulous week in Helen's cottage.
The cottage was cosey with everything we could possibly need for a relaxing and comfortable break.
The garden was perfect for the dog with amazing walks from right outside the door.
Would highly recommend and we hope to return again next year!
Terneuzen, Zeeland, Netherlands
have had a fantastic stay
it was lovely. our dog loved the big, beautiful garden.
Helen and her son Patrick are very nice people.
when we got up and looked outside we had a marvelous wide view.
we can recomand this cottage to everyone who loves the silence of the country.
Mrs. Bruno, The Netherlands
Lelystad, The Netherlands
privacy in friendly and nature environment
A stay at Helen's cottage is a real treat: a very warm welcome, a cottage with everything you could wish for and a private terrace, where you catch the sun from morning to evening. The Wye valley and river Usk within easy reach.. acyually I shouldný praise it so much: now everybody wants to book this cottage...
Ann and Family
Comfortable cottage set in a beautiful garden.
This is our third visit to Monmouthshire Cottage, Helen always welcomes us like old friends. A lovely, comfortable,very well equipped, clean, peaceful cottage in a wonderful area, the garden is amazing! We will be staying again.
Warm and Welcoming
Helen goes out of her way to ensure that any one staying in the Cottage is made to feel welcome. Lots of information for the surrounding areas provided and Helen is happy to provide any further information on places of interest. Have already recommended the Cottage to a friend.
Dave & Norma
Great cottage in beautiful setting
Couldn't ask for anything more,accomodation,location,friendly and helpful owner,peaceful but within distance of any number of spectacular walks and places to visit.
George and Linda Cook
The best by far.
On arrival we were greeted by Helen with a big hug. She showed us around the cottage and explained where everything was and how things worked, There are also numerous leaflets and booklets of places to visit and Helen has made a list of walks, dog friendly pubs etc. and is always ready to give any help and advice.
Our three Border Collies were greeted by Sam, Helen's dog, and they got on well together.
The accomodation was excellent, the kitchen clean and with everything needed for a self catering holiday. The lounge was comfortable with many 'goodies' to look at, a large flat screen TV for when the weather is bad.
Upstairs we found the bathroom to be clean and tidy with a bath with shower overhead.
The main bedroom, is large with a very comfortable bed and ample space for keeping all your clothes, very clean with bed made ready to fall into after a long day out and about.
The second bedroom, also quite large was unused by us but again bed made ready and ample space for clothing etc.
Outside is a large patio with a path, to the left or 3 steps down to the ornamental part of the garden, beyound which is a large grassed area to excersise your dogs, all enclosed and very safe. At the far end is a trampoline for those with children.
To the rear are views over the countryside with bullocks visiting in the morning. To the front are views over fields where sheep roamed.
Parking is just a few yards from the main entrance.
There are so many things to do, for ramblers, cyclists and, in our case, visiting the many Castles in the area.
For those with a Blue Badge the Severn Crossing toll bridges is free, just show your Blue Badge. The car parks we used showed 'Blue badge holders free in any space. If you happen to be a member of English Heritage for more than one year entrance to the Cadw sites is free.
If you are using a Sat Nav enter 51.657684, -2.752208 to arrive at the entrance.
In brief Wonderful, Perfect, ideal with or without pets.
Peace & Tranquility
What a week! The sun shone, the garden was beautiful and the cottage had everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay.
Monmouthshire Cottage is set in a quiet countryside location, a few hundred yards down the hill from the small village of Itton, so apart from the occasional car passing by, there is a very little noise to spoil the tranquility.
I slept particularly well in a very comfortable bed, and my batteries were fully recharged by the end of the week at Monmouthshire Cottage.
I was particulary impressed about how nice Monmouthshire and the Wye Valley are, and we went on quite a number of walks detailed in the 'Walks in the Lower Wye Valley' booklet.
I discovered that Chepstow is a pleasantly attractive and unspoilt town with a castle, the Wye river passing through and several restaurants and pubs/cafes that we visited.
I also really enjoyed a pint (or two) of Old Rosie cider and an appetising meal at the Carpenters arms down the road at Mynyddbach / Shirenewton.
Helen was friendly, welcoming, and offered any help should it be needed during our stay. The cottage was spotless on arrival.
There is a wealth of information (leaflets, booklets, maps) provided in the cottage, which helped us enjoy our time in the area.
We had a truly magnificant time at Monmouthshire cottage. Ideal location. Easy driving distance to lots of lovely walks ( we took our dog). Helen made us feel very welcome and was very helpful. The cottage was clean and comfortable. The wood burner was lovely in the chilly evenings. Lots of info on the local area. Good pubs and food. A fantastic holiday. Charlie-dogg loved it too!
Marilyn Derek and Toyah
Fantastic cottage - highly recommended
We stayed for 5 nights and did not want to go home, Helen made us so welcome. The cottage had everything and was home from home, the views and garden was great. The walks were great and varied. It is a place you want to go back and we highly recommend this cottage.
Excellent views, perfect peace and quiet.
Our friendly and ever-helpful host, Helen, was there to meet us on arrival and gave us a tour of the cottage and grounds. The rural location is great for walkers and/or those who just like to relax. The views are spectacular, especially from the bedrooms upstairs where to wake to such views every morning was just lovely. It is in a quiet area with much natural beauty and at such good rates my family and myself cannot wait to stay again!!! I would strongly recommend a vacation in this cottage to anyone, we had an excellent stay.
A cosy, comfortable break.
Our stay at Helen's cottage will be long and fondly remembered. We needed for nothing and were even supplied with towels to dry the dogs after wonderful walks. The cottage is fully equipped, clean and warm and the garden is lovely; we will return to take advantage of it in summer.Plenty of local info at hand.
Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful setting
Cosy cottage, well equiped and comfortable. Extra touches like milk and children's Dvds were very welcome
Wonderful home from home and very happy holidays!
Helen's cottage is an absolute delight - a perfect home from home. We enjoyed a wonderful weekend at Monmouthshire Cottage and that was largely a result of the beautiful cottage we found ourself in and due to Helen's kindness, warmth and generosity. Helen made us feel very welcome in her cottage which is situated in a area of stunning beauty and close by to some great walks, pretty villages and larger towns. We would have loved to spend more time at the house as it was so relaxing and comfortable with everything all of us need. Me, husband, grandad and kids were all very much at home. We spent most of our weekend involved in a family wedding but the cottage was a very welcome retreat - Helen even gave us a lift to the wedding which was very kind and generous. I've already recommended the cottage to family and my mum, who had to come by for a nose, has booked it already! You can be sure of a warm welcome, a comfortable stay and a complete refresh at this beautifully presented and immaculately clean cottage.
Ideal accommodation and location
Had a fantastic break here. The cottage is ideal, comfortable, well appointed and with fabulous views across the Monmouthshire countryside. Helen was very helpful and approachable but not intrusive. Nothing was too much trouble. A brilliant location for visiting the area with good roads and little traffic. I hadn't been to the area before and didn't realise how beautiful it is. We'll certainly come back and stay here again.
Saudi Arabia ( work contract)
Family 'early' Christmas
Fantastic holiday rental. We stayed with our two children ( 16 and 20) who flew in from Spain and Saudi arabia so we could all have a family get together. Couldn't have asked for more from the house, the location and our host. Wonderful welcome, coffee, milk, fire wood and a stunning cosy family house. Great thought has gone into the decor and the standard is very high right down to the Waitrose coffee! Within an hour in any direction are wonderful sights and beautiful walks right from the front door. Can't wait to go back to build some more family memories. Wonderful all round. Highly recommended.
Stunning cottage with stunning views ...
We were so lucky to be able to stay in Helen's gem of a cosy cottage. Idyllic location with stunning views over the surrounding hills - we loved it! Hope we can stay again next year!!
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The loveliest place to stay in.
Helen is a very warm hostess and she made us all felt at home right at the minute we stepped in. The cottage is lovely and we really liked the personal touch and my parents loved the fireplace alot! The whole place is well heated and everything that is needed in a home is provided. We also loved the gorgeous view we wake up to every morning and it really felt like it was heaven on earth. Hopefully we will have the chance to visit again. Thank you, Helen!
Centennial, Colorado USA
I want to live here!
The photographs on Helen's website show the cottage and the grounds very nicely but they can't show the feeling the Monmouthshire Cottage and gardens have. Quaint is applicable but doesn't quite get it because the stone walls of the cottage are two feet thick giving each window the feeling of a window seat and the whole structure a presence and substance that quaint doesn't typically evoke. Everything inside the cottages five rooms is clean and fresh as well as being homey and comfortable. The kitchen has most everything you could possibly need including a view out into the English Garden that sits below the cottages outdoor patio. The two bedrooms have views out over a lovely valley with pastures, hedgerows and the rolling hillsides of the area and...quality comfortable beds as well.
The location is quiet, serene and removed and the five to ten minute drive from Chepstow wanders through the same beautiful rolling hill landscape that the Cottage nestles into.
We couldn't have been happier with our stay and Helen's suggestions for hikes and scenery in the area were spot on for our interests and tastes.
Wish we could go back tomorrow...
Isle of Wight
The perfect get-away
Monmouthshire Cottage is the perfect place if you are looking for a quiet hideaway where you can relax, unwind and recharge your batteries. It is also an ideal base for exploring the Wye Valley and beyond. The fact that dogs are so welcome is an added bonus and there are fantastic walks right from the doorstep.
The cottage and the gardens are beautiful and the views from the windows are amazing. The cottage is equipped with everything you could wish for and more besides! Helen is was a wonderful host - very welcoming and a fountain of local knowledge, be it local attractions, walks or good places to eat. We were only there for a weekend, and it wasn't long enough. It is definitely a place we will be returning to and would highly recommend it.
Newcastle Upon Tyne
A great holiday, relaxing in the cottage and exploring the area.
We received a really warm welcome from Helen and were delighted with the cottage, the lovely gardens and the fantastic views from every window.
Helen was able to advise us on all the best walks in the Wye Valley and the Welsh coastline. Every day out was memorable! We were also pointed to some excellent pubs and restaurants.
We will definitely return to enjoy this comfortable cottage and the relaxing country gardens.
mark and kay
wonderfull cottage beautifull location marvellous host
we had a wonderfull stay the cottage is beautifull and you only have to look out of the windows to see the amazing monmouthshire countryside, i would highly recomend this cottage for anybody, whether you just want to lock yourself away from the world or put your shoes on and explore the wonderfull countryside available just a step outside the front door. we will be going back it is worth every one of the 5 stars we have given it.
Jane & Will Cockburn
Best holiday home ever !
We've rented holiday homes all over the UK and Ireland but this one really stands out. The cottage is cosy, comfortable, immaculately maintained and equipped with everything a holidaymaker could reasonably want and more. The garden is like something belonging to the National Trust and it was a joy to sit in it on a sunny day surrounded by colourful herbaceous borders and rolling Welsh hills. There's free on-site parking for two cars and loads of outdoor space for kids to play safely - things that aren't always available with a holiday home. The location on the southern end of the Welsh/English border means that all sorts of attractions are within easy travelling distance or there's loads of great walks from the cottage itself if you want a break from driving. Helen the friendly,helpful owner who lives across the courtyard is a mad keen walker and a mine of information about Monmouthshire and neighbouring counties. At her suggestion we visited some places that would never have occurred to us e.g. the historic settlements of Trellech and Usk. If you're not already keen to explore South Wales then you will be after half an hours chat with Helen. She should be on a retainer from the Wales Tourist Board ! Monmouthshire Cottage is a gem and we've recommended it to all our friends and relatives. Thanks for a brilliant holiday Helen. Just like your swallows we hope to return next year, maybe to see the famous Severn Bore.
A real gem
The cottage is everything you expect it to be and more .Straight away we felt at home and the garden & views were fantastic . The photos don' t do it justice , we loved the binoculars so that we could see the birds on the feeders , the bonus was that we were able to bring our dog with us also 2 of the local pubs allowed dogs & the walk through the woods to get there was lovely . The cottage was spotlessly clean , fully equipped & value for money . The owner Helen was very helpful & friendly & couldn't do enough for us. We will definately be returning next year .
The perfect peaceful retreat to re-charge your battery!
I've stayed in some holiday lets in my time, but this beats them all. It is in such a quiet and peaceful location, where all you hear is the birds singing.
The cottage itself is cosy and very well equipped, even down to a pair of binoculars so you can get a closer look at the birds. Plenty of information about local attractions, guide books and maps provided. We were greeted by the owner, who made us feel so welcome - it was like home from home.
We shall definitley be returning next year.