- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
Winner of Best Place to Stay in Wales 2010 a picture postcard pretty 18th century stone cottage totally refurbished to provide a delicious holiday home.
The cottage opened to its first guests in November 2009, immediately gained its 5 star rating, and went on to be judged the Best Place to Stay in Wales at the 2010 Visit Wales National Tourism Awards (category for non serviced accommodation, not a complex) in October 2010 .
It is directly across the road (but set well back from the road, double glazed and thickly walled , so not noisy) from Tintern Abbey of which it has the most fantastic panoramic views.In the heart of an...cient Tintern vllage it also has the advantage of being in walking distance of pubs , hotels ,eateries and several wedding venues including the Church. and has the Wye Valley Walk from the doorstep. Since opening bookings have included golfers, honeymoons, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th and 90th birthdays (!) , several weddings and a moonlit proposal , some small business meetings as well as couples and families looking to relax- so we can safely say its great for romantic couples, wedding guests, small business meetings - as well as for family holidays!
We welcome well behaved pets and even have a bowl and spare lead in case you forgot yours. There is brilliant walking right from the doorstep.
We have a visiting pamper therapist who can offer relaxing treatments from manicure to aromatherapy on site by appointment.
Groceries can be delivered to the doorstep by several supermarkets groups and a chef can supply meals to the cottage or even come and cook on site for a special gathering.
The cottage sleeps up to 6 people. There are three bedrooms each of which can be configured to suit your needs.Each has a 6ft wide superking double bed- or we can supply a pair of 3ft twin beds in each room.
Each bedroom also has a flatscreen TV, ipod dock, clock radio , hot water bottle and hairdryer.
We have a travel cot ( and high chair and baby gate ) and numerous other small nursery items for your baby all available free of charge.
There are two new sparkling bathrooms. The family bathroom upstairs offers a wonderful Abbey View from the tub! It has a whirlpool bath and a shower ( plus WC , washbasin , heated tower rail and shaver socket of course) , the other bathroom is ensuite to the downstairs bedroom and has a dinnerplate headed shower over the bathtub, plus a wc, washbasin, shaver socket and heated towel rail.
The kitchen is very fully equipped with large range cooker ( 3 ovens and grill) , microwave, fridge and freezer,dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, kettle toaster and plenty of pots pans, crockery cutlery and glasses..
The comfortable sitting room has squishy leather sofas, a cosy woodburner, 37" flatscreen TV, DVD player.
We have broadband WiFi internet access for those who need Facebook on holiday so bring your devices..
Outside we have a large front garden sweeping down towards the Abbey, the back garden is fully fenced for the security of your pets and children and offers a sun trap terrace with furniture for outdoor meals.
The front garden has a peaceful spot for gazing at the ancient Abbey- especially beautiful when lit at night.
We have private off road parking for two cars easily or three at a push and more space is available locally.
If you would like to know anything more about our facilites or equipment before you book please just ask usRead more
Tintern Abbey Cottage
Tintern, South East Wales, Wales
Additional Location Information
We are in Tintern, the very Heart of the Wye Valley. The Wye Valley is officially designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ( AONB) and the designation is well deserved. Sparkling rivers, walkable forests, fabulous wld and birdlife and clean air. But we are neither remote nor boring in all this greeness! We are very easy to reach from the motorway network and to get the best from the area you need a car or a cycle though you can get here by train to Chepstow and then the 69 Wye Valley bus which stops at our door.( well actually its The Abbey stop but..).. Guests enjoy walking on waymarked trails, exceptional golf on over 20 courses ( this was the home of the Ryder ,Cup 2010) canoeing, pony trekking, mountain biking. rope climbing , fishing and many more outdoor actvities. To add to that we are awash with history . Our brooding border Castles , museums ( including Nelson and Roman remains, ) and Churches will excite the imagination of old and young alike.We have three small vintage cinemas and several theatres and Monmouthshire is known as the food capital of Wales. Taste Wales at numerous award winning eateries, two with Michelin stars, and in our village there is a micro brewry and a vineyard as well as pubs and eateries so no need to be thirsty!.
Star attraction is Tintern Abbey, ruined by Henry VIII , immortalised by Wordsworth and Turner- and discovered afresh every morning by our guests from the cottage windows.We have the premier view of the Abbey of anywhere in the village.
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Last updated on July 31, 2014
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Additional notes from the owner
3 night weekend short break or 4 night midweek short break for the same price. Cost varies according to exact date. Price is for whole house. Sometimes a reduction is available for a party of only two people please ask. The standard rate the system asks us to show is an average over the year . Each week has its own price and we are happy to provide all these on request..We look forward to hearing from you
- Alarm Clock
- Clothes Dryer
- Central heating
- Local Guides/Maps
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
What Past Guests Are Saying
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62 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Peaceful, rustic charm with luxury
Wonderfully situated cottage with views of Tintern abbey. An excellent base to explore the Wye Valley, and the added attraction of pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance. The cottage itself has everything you would need, and is tastefully decorated. Luxurious and comfortable bedding. Comfy sofas in living room and attractive dining room. Kitchen well equipped though we did have a few problems working out the oven (having accidentally switched it off, which we had been warned not to do, so our fault). The woodburning stove a real focal point and welcomed in the wild February weather! It was a bit of a pain having to remember (in our case write down) a code to open the door instead of having a key, especially in the pouring rain, but I suppose it is easier to manage than keys. My only suggestion would be having a small porch outside that door for weather protection as it is not pleasant punching in numbers to open a door with rain pouring on you. But I am perhaps being a bit picky and overall the experience was excellent, and we would definitely book again. Must also note charming and helpful owners, Malcolm and Fiona. Read more
Response from Monmouthshire Cottages - 02/20/2014
hello and thank you for taking the time to give us such a positive review. Sorry you got poured on going in and out but unfortunately you stayed with us in the week which broke all records for rain and gales. I think its even correct to say it is supposed to have been the wettest in 250 years- pretty much as long as the ancient cottage has been there! As you know we do provide an umbrella but I doubt it was man enough for those conditions!
Glad you coped with the door code- we have this system for the security of our guests. With keys we never know who has them ,who may lose them, who may have copied them With a code its far more secure as its only you that has this weeks code. We think this aspect makes it worth the minor hassle.
We are delighted you plan to return and very much look forward to seeing you again!
Midsomer Norton, Bath.
Simply breathtaking, a view that's priceless and you won't be di
We have stayed in this wonderful, cosy and luxurious cottage twice in three months and already want to return. We arrived to find the log burner roaring with the sound of crackling wood, the table laid for dinner and a bottle of complimentary wine ready to pop open. A selection of cakes in the tin to have with a welcoming cup of tea and if you're partial to a tipple, a decanter of home made black currant vodka. All of this and more to make your stay a special one. Fiona and Malcolm really have thought of everything including hot water bottles, a bag for life so there's no need to buy one and lots of homely touches like tea lights... Every bedroom is warm, clean and have wonderful shutter windows but out of the very same windows is the most outstanding view of Tintern abbey. Early morning it's draped with fog and by night lit up in all it's glory, it does make you imagine what life would have been like so many years ago... Also supplied is a variety of maps for those who like to venture out on foot but for us this stay was to relax and so the menu's of local pubs and restaurants and more importantly how to use the whirlpool spa bath was much more inviting. Staying here is a quiet yet very homely sanctuary away from al the hustle and bustle and we can't wait to return. Fantastic!
J and G
Perfect for a family celebration weekend
A beautifully restored cottage with stylish but comfortable modern furnishings, warm and cosy with both central heating and a wood-burning stove. The kitchen is the best equipped we've ever had in thirty odd years of renting cottages, beds huge and very comfortable, baths and showers very efficient with loads of hot water, high quality towels and bed linen. What made it really special though was the personal welcome by the owner, table beautifully set for dinner, bottle of wine, flowers in every room: so many small details.
And the surroundings? Apart from that amazing view of Tintern abbey across the road (no noticeable traffic noise), there is plenty of scope for walks from the door, interesting sites to explore and places to eat without using the car. Our expectations were high - and exceeded.
Perfect relaxing family weekend in a stunning cottage
My shoulders dropped the moment we stepped into Tintern abbey Cottage and my little family explored their new home for the weekend. I booked this weekend as a surprise 40th birthday present for my husband and it was just perfect. I was expecting it to be lovely having studied the pictures and reviews online but finishing touches such as freshly cut flowers, home made blackcurrant vodka, logs for the fire, welsh cakes, wine and a personal greeting from Malcolm made us feel instantly at home. Highlights were playing board games in front of the fire, misty early morning walks in our pyjamas, Sunday lunch at the Moon and Sixpence, enjoying a glass of red at The anchor whilst watching our children play, exploring Tintern and the abbey and just generally mooching around the cottage and being together. We had grand plans to explore Chepstow Castle, Monmouth, Puzzle Wood and the Big Pit but we pretty much just stayed put and relaxed. We will be going back to do it all again!!
Fantastic 5* Cottage - the perfect location for a relaxing famil
We had a fantastic short break at Tintern abbey Cottage at the end of October. The cottage definitely lives up to it's 5* ratings. The cottage is a real credit to it's owners Fiona & Malcolm, their attention to detail is second to none. The little extras they supplied were well appreciated by us all. It truly is a real home from home and we will definitely be returning in the near future!
Really lovely cottage with literally everything you could need - really good comms from owner - dog friendly - great location - village has good eateries - think this might be a fav of ours and will be going again.
Portland, Oregon USA
Magical view and feeling
We received a personalized welcome, met by the host, complimentary wine and also homemade liquer. The cottage is full of information on the multitude of activities that can be pursued by all ages in all weathers.
Home is beautifully restored and the kitchen and baths are high quality. We enjoyed eating at home so much in the evenings with our view of the abbey.
Super comfortable beds and the baths were heavenly!
fantastic cottage, lovely welcome and views
Just returned from a lovely week at this stunning cottage. As others have said, this is the first time I've been personally welcomed by the owner at holiday accommodation. The cottage was beautifully presented on arrival, with fresh flowers, wine and even the table was laid! The cottage is very well equipped and a lot of thought has gone into making everything perfect.
The location is excellent too, right across the road from Tintern abbey and a few steps from a good pub/restaurant, The anchor.
The surrounding area is very picturesque. We strolled along by the river through Tintern, and visited the Old Station. We also drove up to the Forest of Dean and Symonds Yat. We went to a few castles nearby, there are so many! There is a wealth of tourist information in the cottage and as there seems to be so much to see and do that we didn't have time for, we have already promised ourselves a return visit in the future. Thoroughly recommended.
A great base for the Forest of Dean in comfort
We stayed for 5 nights at this modern-fitted cottage in the beginning of the school holidays. It was a great base for our family (2 adults, a 5yr old and our dog). The cottage itself is immaculate with everything you could ask for! Every kitchen utensil and crockery ask (including childrens plastic tablewares, a jacuzzi bath, a spare brolly, a reusable shopping bag, a spare dog lead, a stair gate, a bike lockup, good quality towels and bed linen - the only thing missing is a shaver socket! We were welcomed by Fiona and yellow roses in every room which was a lovely touch - it should be nominated for a Home & Garden photoshoot! The location is brilliant for everything in the Forest of Dean - Tintern Station is exceptionally good value on themed weeks for kids, even the abbey and Chepstow Castle kept my 5yr old son amused (no mean feat), Puzzlewood is a must, Peddleabikeaway (for bike hire and family trails), the caves and having Chepstow and Monmouth for more modern amenities (cinema and leisure centre in case of rain). Lots of food choice and plenty of childrens play areas within a 20minute radius. We found it very peaceful, yet quietly busy even in the school holidays. Nothing too stressful, no queues and simply a great holiday. We could have invited the grandparents due to the size of the cottage but thought we'd steel ourselves away! We'll definately be back to explore the bits we didn't get time for. Read more
Response from Monmouthshire Cottages - 08/11/2013
Thanks so much for this wonderful review. We are delighted you had such a good time and hope you will come again. One small matter is that we do have a shaver socket in each of the two bathrooms- but discretely in the sides of the mirrors. Too well hidden obviously,sorry! We will show you next time! Kind regards
Beautiful cottage in Beautiful location
We were welcomed personally by Fiona who showed us around and explained the workings of the cooker etc. We have never been welcomed at any other cottage/locations so it was a lovely touch.
The cottage was very comfortable, especially the lovely 6ft bed!
Being able to take our small dog with us to a 5 star cottage was a treat, we always seem to get substandard accommodation where dogs are allowed, but in this case even the dog enjoyed the gardens. The views of the abbey were outstanding.
It was a bit of a shame about the noise from the many motorcycles who passed through the village(non of them obeying the 30mph!!)As it was so hot we noticed it more having the windows open at night.
Lovely, relaxing break + views to enjoy at any time
We were looking for a relaxing mini holiday and saw Tintern abbey Cottage in a magazine.
Sometimes places look good in the brochure or on-line but fail to live up to expectations - not the case here this was everything we wanted / expected and needed.
Great place, lovely walks and a spectacular view!
Although we only stayed a few days they were a lovely few days. One of us is unable to walk very far at the moment, but we managed to hobble along to several local eateries and had some excellent meals. The abbey was awe-inspiring despite the arctic wind blowing through it, and we enjoyed taking photographs of the ruins - especially when we could artfully include the cottage peeping through crumbling windows. The accommodation was fabulous - much nicer than home! We loved the shutters and the luxury bathrooms, the jugs of daffodils on most of the windowsills, and the many thoughtful touches (like powerpoints next to the mirror - very handy for drying your hair). All in all, it was great.
Ilfracombe. North Devon
Fantastic Week spent in a Lovely Warm & Friendly Cottage
We have Just had a lovely week in Tintern. Tintern abbey Cottage is just as discribed by the owners. They have renovated the cottage to high standards, it is extremely clean and tidy and we had a lovely warm welcome. It was lovely to wake up and look out of the window right over the abbey on a Cold and Frosty morning. Great for the Dogs too with enclosed garden. Situated in a good area central to everything really, great walking, good amenities near by and Cardiff just a short train ride away from Chepstow.
Would go back again and stay again without a doubt.
We have just returned from a wonderful weekend break at Tintern abbey Cottage.The cottage is realy high spec with excellent facilities. It was lovely to walk in and find the fire light and the table set with napkins, glasses etc.We would definately reccomend the cottage it was fab.
The cottage is well placed for lots of lovely walks and the abbey accross the road is spectacular.
We had dinner at the anchor, we booked for 8.45 for six people and arrived in plenty of time, the lovely waitress took our drinks order and we waited for the menu to arrive. The Manager a woman came over after about 10 minutes asking us for our order. When we pointed out that we hadnt yet received the menu, she proceeded to tell us we had 5 minutes to order. We couldnt believe it, her approach seemed to be that it was our fault that we hadnt got the menu, it spoiled the ambience a bit but she did give us a further 10 minutes to order andd when the meal came it was excellent. It was a shame she didnt handle the situation with more tact.
A great cottage, relaxing and cosy.
Stayed here for a family get together and loved the place. Great space, yet cosy and quaint. Well equipped with great attention to detail throughout. The owners were very accommodating to our families needs and exceeded our expectations with the personal touches.
The location is good, with easy access to Chepstow and of course the welsh pubs on the doorstep!
Can't wait to stay again in the near future.
THE MANN FAMILY
This was our second stay at Tintern abbey Cottage, and as before everything was fantastic!
The cottage is so cosy and has everything you need even for our 6 month old little boy!
A wonderful relaxing week in the beautiful abbey Cottage
We highly recommend staying at this beautiful homely cottage. It definitely exceeded our expectations! Lovely comfortable bedrooms, cosy lounge, well equipped kitchen and modern bathrooms. We only ended up eating out once in the whole week as we were far happier cooking up our own feasts and sitting by the log burner in the evenings! Amazing scenery and wonderful walks. A superb selection of pubs within walking distance. What more could you wish for!!
Definitely a five star cottage
We really enjoyed our stay at Tintern abbey Cottage it was so well equipped and comfortable it felt just like home. The position of the cottage, across the road from the abbey was a lovely location surrounded by the most beautiful countryside and very close to the anchor, our base for drinks and meals.
There was great service from Fiona who answered all my questions promptly and patiently, and Julie, the caretaker, who was very kind when I had a senior moment!!!
I'm sure it won't be too long before we return.
Gorgeous cosy retreat
We received a lovely warm welcome from Fiona who showed us around and gave helpful local information on events and eateries. gorgeous cottage with every amenity and lovely log burning stove-perfect for our December stay. Breathtaking views over the abbey ruins. We will certainly return!
A lovely week in a gorgeous cottage with stunning views of Tinte
We had a lovely week in Tintern, a charming village on the River Wye surrounded by beautiful countryside. The cottage was really well equipped and immaculate throughout and the welcome from the owners a nice touch. Tintern is a great base for a holiday, with walks from the door, great local pubs and easy driving to abergavenny, Chepstow, Bath, Hay-on-Wye and of course the Forest of Dean; we were spoiled for choice and Monmouth is particularly great for foodies. There was a Folk on the Lawn festival the weekend we arrived and some great amenities in Tintern itself including gift shops, tea rooms, pubs and its own micro-brewery and vineyard. We would love to come back.
Luxurious and comfortable
The weather could have been kinder, but it was always a pleasure to return to the cottage after soggy walks. It is beautifully presented, and we were happily surprised by the home made blackberry vodka and bottle of wine.
The view over to the abbey was lovely, especially when lit up at night. A lot of thought and effort has clearly gone into creating this lovely holiday accomodation. Would certainly recommend to others.
Tintern abbey cottage was beautiful, with a lovely feel and had everything at hand that you need for a great holiday. The view out of the windows onto the abbey and the cows grazing was breathtaking. We had wonderful weather and took advantage of the garden facilities, our dogs if they could speak would have asked to stay there forever, as the walks, within such easy distance (no car needed) were a dream. Having an enclosed safe garden for the dogs was fabulous! Should you drink alcohol there was a bottle of red and some blackberry vodka for arrival (which my parents enjoyed) I would have liked a non alcoholic treat as my partner and I felt a little left out :(
Tintern is great for walks and such beautiful views, although the town itself is a little run down, but i'm sure should you want to ..you could easily jump in the car and find yourself in another little town, but we loved the river and the greenery so much we didn't leave except to go to visit the horse sanctuary a few minutes away.
The cottage was well equipped and comfortable (I wouldn't suggest more than 4 people stay in it as there is comfortable space for 4 in the lounge , at a tight squeeze 5 but not 6.
I would definitely go back to stay at the cottage and certainly recommend to a friend for a quiet calm holiday.
Response from Monmouthshire Cottages - 06/23/2012
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. We are glad that members of your party enjoyed the flowers ,wine and fruit vodka we left as a welcome gift with our compliments. We hope that those who we now know dont do alcohol appreciated the tea coffee and milk instead ( and the dogs liked their biscuits) . If you remind us before you come again we will be happy to provide something different next time, we have many repeat people and we do try hard to please when we have come to know everyones preferences.
We absolutely agree that we dont have space for 6 adults plus 2 two dogs ( so 8 bodies) in the sitting room. This is exactly why we restrict the total number of bodies in a party ( whether human or canine) when we take a booking and we ask about the size of pets in order to ensure that everyone can be accommodated in comfort. We sleep 6 in giant beds, can seat 6 adults easily, plus highchairs, round the dining tables both indoor and out . Our sitting room is not huge but we are careful to make everyone comfortable. We can seat 6 round the fire. One sofa is a large 3 seater and one is a large two seater plus there is an armchair available if a party of 6 is booked with us . When a smaller party is expected ( in your case you booked for only 4) we change things round . As you saw we take the armchair out of the sitting room and change the position of coffee and side tables This still allows a sofa seat for each human but provides more floor space for pets and its hopefully why you were very comfortable. Hope this explains.
We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the not too distant future!
Cockerill & Allan family
wonderful family holiday location
Excellent well appointed cottage set in superb scenic location. Many options for all ages within 10-20 miles. Excellent pubs and restaurants within easy reach including walking distance.
Awesome views and wonderful location, stylist cottage
We had a family reunion here and it catered for all our various idiosyncratiuc needs. Amazing views staright into the ruined abbey and Wye Valley. Walks galoare and loots to do. Accommodation really top specification. Friendly and helpful owners.
Unforgettable - the highest quality imaginable
From the moment we arrived until we had to leave this was a fantastic family reunion. As we entered, the wood burner was lit and the blackcurrant vodka was poured. The fantastic views of Tintern abbey provided a background, as the 6 of us entertained 9 family members who were all able to sit down, and dine, in this spacious house. All the appliances are of the highest quality and the whole experience was very comfortable. We walked and talked all around this beautiful area, getting an unforgettable view of the cottage (oh, yes, and the abbey) from The Devil's Pulpit. Can we come back please?
Becky McCorquodale and Jason Meachen
Immaculate cottage in a picture postcard village
We loved our stay at abbey Cottage. The view over to the abbey is fantastic, and is especially atmospheric at night. The cottage itself is one of the best equipped that we have ever stayed in, supremely comfortable and very tastefully furnished. Excellent walking and cycling from the doorstep, and the cottage makes an excellent base for exploring other places in the area such as abergavenny, Ross on Wye, the Brecon Beacons and the Forest of Dean. We especially loved the wlecome gifts of a bottle of wine and some very generous measures of homemade blackcurrant vodka!
The Grant Adamsons
Stow on the Wold
Great location, great beds!
Warm,very comfortable cottage in an enviable location...!
Tasteful furnishing, immaculate bathrooms and supremely comfortable beds...not easy to find! Thoughtful touches from the owner and wonderful views of Tintern abbey .. a great base to explore this wonderful area.
Jacqui & Alain
You feel so at home in this cosy cottage with a unique view of T
We fell in love with the cottage when visiting Tintern abbey last summer & looked up the website where the true-to-life photos only confirmed our wish to book up for an Easter 2012 stay with friends from France. The cottage owners were always very prompt in dealings via internet to book & pay, & gave us a lovely welcome upon our arrival with their famous blackcurrant vodka (& an Easter egg & a bottle of wine!), having taken the time to present all the cottage's numerous amenities. Everything you needed was there! We slept like logs in the beds, happily cooked together on the superb kitchen range, relaxed on the sofas after some great walks direct from the cottage (or further afield up the Brecon Beacons) never ceasing to admire the view of the abbey opposite - magical! Fiona Wilton even put us in touch with a fantastic country pub just outside Tintern called the Fountain Inn where we had the privilege to play a bit of music on their first Open Mic Night. The food was wonderful home-cooking (the Sunday roast was to die for!) & the atmosphere in the pub was super with the fires burning in cosy nooks). We thoroughly recommend it (& you can even walk there & back for lunch). So much to see around Tintern & so little time... We'd love to come back!
Couldn't have been more relaxed!
We had such a fabulous family weekend at Tintern abbey cottage. Not only was the cottage first class - really beautiful and tastefully decorated, the loaction was just amazing. We couldn't be closer to the abbey, and all we had to do ws step outside and we were en route to some lovely walks. A plus for us was the pub at the bottom of the road, serving great cider and delcious meals. The cottage has obvioulsy been a labour of love by the owners, who have really paid attention to detail, and their thoughtful welcoming touches made us feel right at home. There was even a treat for Chalrie our spaniel, who seemed to be in seventh heaven for the whole weekend! It was such a shame to have to leave after a relaxing long weeked, but I'm sure we'll be back, and might even have to show off our find to some other family members and friends...
A beautiful cottage with an incredible view
When we arrived, Fiona was waiting to greet us. She was friendly and welcoming and very thorough in her tour, crucially pointing out the delicious home-made welcome treat in the dining room!
The cottage itself is beautiful, inside and out, with an amazing view of the abbey over the road. Comfy beds, comfy sofas, and the option to have a real fire on chilly nights! Can't recommend highly enough.
The cottage is very well situated for the village and within easy driving distance of the larger towns in the area. There are supermarkets in Ross on Wye (about 20mins away), and plenty of shops in Monmouth (10mins away).
Very pleased with the cottage. It was very welcoming on arrival with the table set for dinner, an unexpected bottle of good wine, and a roaring log fire.
Good food also at the anchor Inn near the abbey.
Made a good venue for a family to get together for an event close by.
Odette and Paul Chetcuti
Just as our car went into the driveway our host Fiona was there to give us the most warming welcome. Everything was well organized and set...even a roaring fire...the rooms were comfortable and we loved the view of the abbey from the cottage windows...we felt like being home away from home really
Best escape ever!
Tintern abbey Cottage - according to the locals has the best view in the village and they are not wrong! Perfectly located in the beautiful Wye Valley right opposite the abbey. This really is a 5 star cottage providing everything you could possibly need to escape into the countryside. Nothing is left to chance. It is quaint but modern and provides TVs and Dvds and Ipod docks in every room more or less including the kitchen so the cook doesn't miss out.
We parked the car and didn't touch it till we left. The walks around about are beautiful, inspiring, and fun! Our dog loved every second and was exhausted on our return - the only downside is that he'll be expecting the same fun walks every day.
The anchor pub opposite was friendly and served great food and cider, most of the day.
Also highly recommend WyeValleyPicnics and Parva Vineyards both made our stay fun and memorable.
Adrian & Judith Alger
5 star cottage with a location to die for.
This was the second time we'd stayed here, which speaks volumes in itself. If you like abbeys, which I do, then this must be the best located cottage in the UK. The cottage is equipped and furnished to a standard which can only be described as outstanding. We have stayed in cottages all over the UK as well as abroad, but none have come up to the standard of abbey Cottage. We absolutely adore it and I'm sure will be back again.
lovely cottage in a lovely location
Arrived on a very chilly day but we got a warm welcome from fiona, the log burner was alight and the cottage was warm and cosy. The cottage was well equipped and the garden was enclosed making it very dog friendly.The area is very idyllic and it is well placed for visiting chepstow,forest of dean, brecon beacons. The views from the front of the cottage are of the magnificant tintern abbey. Next time we visit this area we would like to stay here again.
Well worth the wait...
After many months of trying to get our group together, I was the first of our party to arrive at abbey Cottage. I did so on a crisp winters evening with a clear night sky and a full moon. Breathtaking scene of the abbey as I drove over the brow of the hill into Tintern. I wondered if this might be the highlight of our stay but the cottage only continued to add to the experience. A very atmospheric start to a wonderful weekend. The warmth of the cottage(not just from the roaring log fire)its decor and design was immediate. Incredibly welcoming and cosy. A glug of the damson gin reached the cockles and lowered the tensest of shoulders. Understated luxury and comfort. The morning light provided us with another and very different view of the abbey and a chance to explore our surroundings. We managed a couple of walks on our long weekend, a quick jaunt into Monmouth,a trip on the Santa Train at Lydney and quite possibly the best Sunday lunch ever in a gorgeous little pub(as agreed by us all) at the Fountain Inn (excellent recommendation Fiona, thank you!). We could all have stayed for much much longer and are already planning our return. Highly recommended. Diolch yn fawr!!
The fire was lit, the table laid, and the cottage was clean, warm and ready for us to relax...even a decanter with glasses was prepared.
the cottage is brilliantly equipped and extremely comfortable.
Tintern abbey, in its magnificience, is directly opposite the lounge windows.
There are wonderful walks from the house and nearby, plus quirky towns well worth a visit. The local pub-less than a five minute stroll- sells excellent food for reasonable prices and has very welcoming hosts.
we enjoyed our stay so much that we plan to repeat it soon.
Gorgeous and well kept
Arlington, VA (outside Washington, D.C.)
The most well kept rental we've ever seen & family friendly.
Our party of five (two adults, two children, and my father) rented this cottage for a week in the spring to use as a base from which to tour the castles and stately homes of Southern Wales. The owner was so helpful: she answered all my questions in advance, provided excellent directions to the cottage, and was there to greet us when we arrived. In all our travels (all three adults have extensive international travel experience) we have never found a place so welcoming--the cottage looked beautiful and everything was ready for us to relax after a long trip. The cottage is extremely well prepared for visitors: the kitchen was by far the cleanest and best stocked of any place we've ever stayed, the dining room had more than enough seating and cushions for our children to use, and there was literature about the local attractions in the living room that was interesting and useful. The location was excellent; we visited Tintern abbey several times and had a lovely view of the abbey illuminated at night, and we took day trips to Cardiff, the Big Pit, Chepstow, Caerphilly, Castle Coch, Raglan, Berkeley Castle, and Dyrham Park. It was the best rental we've ever seen and if we ever return to the area we would love to stay at this cottage again or any one of the owners' properties.
Top Quality Cottage in Superb Location
This was our 2nd trip to abbey Cottage as the first 3 day break was not long enough. This time we stayed for a week with our friends and their daughter.
So 6 of us in abbey Cottage - did we feel cramped? No, absolutely not. The cottage itself is deceptively roomy, superbly appointed and well furnished. I have rented cottages in the UK before and been disappointed by the attention to detail and comfort. Not here though: Fiona and Malcolm have gone for the best quality appliances, and good solid but comfortable furniture.
Kitchen - washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge freezer and a lovely big oven. There are lots of plates, bowls, pots and pans.
Dining room - lovely big solid, wooden table. Great for dining but also playing games on!
Lounge - 2 sturdy, yet comfortable leather sofas. So comfy it is very easy to nod off. There is a log burning stove with bags of kindling and logs (you pay separately for these).
There is also a downstairs double bedroom with en-suite.
Upstairs, there are 2 double bedrooms and bathroom with shower and jacuzzi bath. Luxury!
Best of all is the view - 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.
Things to do:
Puzzlewood - Merlin has been filmed there for the BBC, as has an episode of Dr Who. It's a dramatic mix of rocks, trees, moss and caverns made so by mining in Roman times. Very good for an autumn ramble.
The Nags Head, Usk - great local food, and superbly entertaining and friendly landlord who is very proud of his food and ale.
The Fountain Inn, Trellech Grange - great food, huge portions at a very reasonable price.
So, a great stay. Fiona and Malcolm really make you feel at home. As it was our second stay, we were treated to some cakes and scones as a welcome back. Yum. Can't wait to go back!
This cottage is a delight, everything promised is there.
Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings
Greeted by owner on arrival, with a bottle of wine on the table (very good start).
Our 16yr old son stayed in the downstairs bedroom, where he was very happy with his en-suite bathroom, TV/DVD player and Ipod docking station - we hardly saw him!
Upstairs was just as well equipped with technology. We all had such a laugh with the whirlpool bath (one at a time) - and decided by the end of the week - no bubble bath at all was best.
Having 2 boys we enjoyed canoeing on the Wye, visiting the races at Hereford and local walks.
But the cottage position directly opposite Tintern abbey was the best feature for us, the early morning mist and night time lighting was magival.
Having to holiday during school hols made the cottage quite an expensive choice for us - it was definately the most amount of money we have ever spent on a cottage.
A wonderful cottage in a beautiful location!
Tintern abbey Cottage is a beautiful place to stay. Malcolm and Fiona have thought of everything to make a holiday here as comfortable as it could possibly be - whatever the weather! They are really thoughtful hosts and we can't fault the cottage. Being able to look out of the windows and see Tintern abbey, the hills and the river is so special - this is a stunning location. We had a fantastic week and didn't want to leave!
Quality cottage in an excellent location
The location of this cottage would be hard to beat. Tintern abbey is directly opposite the cottage; it is often misty first thing in the morning and the abbey shrouded in that morning mist is a magical view. Tintern is a real nugget of a village, we stayed a full week and hardly left the village. So many forest walks alongside the Wye River, we were well and truly exercised. The pubs and tearooms within Tintern kept us well nourished. The cottage itself is of a very high standard and when coupled with the location makes it an unforgettable holiday.
Rodeo, CA USA
Fiona was there upon our arrival and showed us around the cottage. The dining room table was set up for 6 with fresh flowers. Very nice touch. Cottage was very modern w/updated appliances. View of Tintern abbey was the best. It would be lit up at night which was great. Beds were very comfortable which is always a plus although pillows were flat (I would suggest you bring your own). 3rd bedroom was quite small for King size bed. Luggage had to be stored outside room and door hit bed when going in and out. Living room was a bit small for 6 people but furniture was very nice. We did not use the fireplace but I'm sure it would be great in the winter. Not everyone could be in the room at the same time. Kitchen had everything you could need and more than most. Awkward setup in Kitchen with silverware and glasses in dining area and all other dishes in kitchen. It meant going back and forth a lot. Bathrooms were very modern with beautiful tile and flooring. The second bathroom had a rain shower style fixture. For me that was a negative as it takes twice as long to shower and wash your hair. For some this would be a positive. Outdoor area was very attractive with seating and a nice garden area. A bonus was the Yak in the neighboring yard. Fiona was always quick to respond to any of our needs and very helpful. Visited a lot of towns in area and trust properties. We enjoyed our stay.
Welsh Conbloc Couple
An exceptional find
On our arrival we were met by Fiona Wilton who warmly welcomed us and explained all that we needed to know about the cottage. The accommodation was an absolute delight and lacked for nothing. No matter how hard we tried to find any little fault, we failed!!! There were so many delightful little touches - such as the dining table already set for four people when we arrived there to the vodka fruit drink that was there on the table in the lounge. The heating system is most impressive and very much eco friendly. It provides a background heating from early morning to late evening - and if extra heating is required, the the lighting of the log burner simply adds to the ambience within the cottage. We used the cottage as a base for lots of walks within the Wye Valley. We would not hesitate to recommend without reservation Tintern abbey Cottage, and we hope to return at some time in the future.
The Sun Shined!
A beautiful cottage, with everything to hand, wonderful little touches by the owners which really made you feel welcome. Tintern abbey Cottage has a wonderful relaxing feel to it, the garden furniture was just perfectly set up to enjoy the afternoon sun (yes, we got lots of sunshine!)A very memorable stay.
A & C Caulfield
Fantastic cottage, we received a warm welcome from the owner upon arrival. The cottage was spotless & faultless throughout and truly deserves it's 5* status. The location is excellent - all local amenities on hand with excellent eating places nearby, plus the amazing bonus of the abbey views.
Granite Rock, Victoria, Australia
Heavenly Stay for Helen & Brian
Visiting the UK from regional Victoria in australia and delighted to stay at Tintern abbey Cottage for 2 weeks 28 Dec - 12 Jan. Brian is originally from Monmouthshire so we know the area quite well and we were extremely happy to simply relax in front of the fire or head off by car to Monmouth, Cheltenham, Swansea, Ross on Wye, Worcester, Stratford, all on day trips. Although in a peaceful rural village the connections to motorways etc are very easy driving. Some superb dinners at The anchor Inn (next door to the abbey ruins), also at The Three Salmons (Usk) and The Beaufort arms (Raglan). The owners, Fiona & Malcolm, are a terrific couple to deal with and the cottage a truly excellent 5 star home away from home - they deserve the accolades!
Vale of Glamorgan
cottage in the snow at christmas
Tintern abbey cottage was a delight,peaceful,and a great location to spend Christmas despite the snow and ice, in fact, it made the scenery more spectacular. The view from the cottage was something one looked forward to waking up to!! The peace and tranquility made this a special holiday. Took advantage of walks being in easy reach. The extra touches on arrival - bottle of wine,christmas crackers,mulled wine and mince pies were much appreciated.
JLJ,RHJ, and RUBY the DOG
"Don't hesitate.This is the one!"
All needs were catered for effortlessly,and of course we will return sooner rather than later.
Me and my partner had a briliant stay at Tintern abbey Cottage.. The cottage was perfect, very clean and well looked after. There was everything you could possibke need in a self catering property.
We were wlecomed with a home made drink and our dogs Molly and Bailey even had a biscuit waiting for them.
The location was brilliant, everything we wanted,,, The view from the cottage was breath taking!! Plenty of walks beautiful walks nearby to.
The anchor pup across the road from the cottage served us a lovely sunday roast, although was really busy when we arrived and had to wait for a table.
We travelled into Monmouthshire which was only a short journey by car... Marks and Spencer and also Waitrose in town which is very handy...
All in all, a brilliant short break and a fatastic cottage in beautiful Tintern.
A Family Break
A break away with the whole family. (Dogs inc.)
I had been trying to find somewhere to go away for a few days with the family. mum + dad, 3 kids (19. 22.+ 24) + 2 small dogs. I came across an advert for Tintern abbey Cottage and got in touch with them. Fiona was very helpful, booking was easy. The cottage is absolutely beautiful. Everything that you need is probably there. Maps of the local area were handy. There is plenty of room for 6 adults. We visited in December and were very cosy. The setting is stunning. The first morning we woke to a thick fog so decided not to drive anywhere. We went for a walk up a wooded track behind the cottage. It was so peaceful, every now and then the sun shot a few rays through the mist and lit up the trees, beautiful. We ate locally, the hotel next door and the pub opposite were equally good. We visited Castell Coch, worth a trip out. There is a little private castle at Usk, small but truly lovely. We bought a huge bundle of mistletoe to take home for ?2. (The 7ft christmas tree for ?15 wouldn't fit in the car). In Tintern the abbey is stunning. What a view to wake up to. We hope to return some time soon.
Picture postcard cottage in a stunning location. Beautiful views of Tintern abbey from most rooms. Outdoors afforded the option of sitting out in comfy loungers looking across to the abbey or eating al fresco on the sun trap patio at the rear of the building. This well appointed cottage makes an excellent base for exploring the Wye Valley area.
A wonderful week.
The location of this property is marvellous. Overlooking Tintern abbey, it was always a delight to gaze out of the window and watch the building change with the differing weather and light conditions. Even my 14 year old son was inspired to get up at 7.30a.m. on the first day to photograph the abbey in the morning mist!
The accomodation was warm and had a friendly feel.
The owners have provided many extra little touches to make one feel an important guest.
The dining area was spacious, the sitting room cosy and made a comfortable place to be with my family.
The bedrooms are not large, but the beds are!Cupboard/drawer space is a little limited, but adequate for a week's stay and the quality of decor, linen, towels etc. made staying there enjoyable.
The kitchen had everything we needed and of good quality.
One slight negative was the small slope from the living areas up to the kitchen and ground floor bedroom. (The owner had warned me about this when I booked as I explained my elderly father was coming too.) Dad was able to cope with the slope, but it is something to be aware of .
There was plenty for the family to do in the area - lots of history to explore and many adventurous outdoor activities as well as wonderful walks.
There is no doubt that I would be very happy to spend another holiday at this delightful, well equipped cottage.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Very comfortable, high quality cottage
We spent two weeks at abbey Cottage. It was very comfortable and extremely clean on arrival. The quality of the accomodation is very high and the short introduction from Malcom was very helpful in enabling us to make the most of the cottage as quickly as possible. The surrounding countryside is beautiful with much to see and do. There is no such thing as the wrong weather in this part of the country - just the wrong kit, so make sure you cater for most kinds of weather and nothing keeps you stuck indoors - unless you choose to, and given the high level of comfort, you might choose to do just that.
Lovely cottage, lovely view and snow too
This cottage was recently finished when we visited. The interior is lovely, really well done, cosy wood burner and some lovely Christmas touches in our pre-Christmas break. As soon as we arrived felt really cosy and relaxing. The owners were away when we arrived so I think they usually meet you and the burner is lit but we soon did that ourselves. Opposite Tintern abbey so fabulous view. Very high standard and attractive fixtures. As a bonus it snowed on our last morning so very happy kids and dog!
Pauline, Phil and Poppy
peace and quiet
A lovely cottage, decorated beautifully. The cottage over looking the abbey gives you a sense of peace and tranquillity. And at night the abbey is lit up and you can lay in bed and look at it. The cottage is warm and homely with its log fire. This is one of our favourite cottages and look forward to returning next spring. Fiona and Malcom gave a very warm and friendly welcome to us and it is so nice to be able to take our dog. Plenty of places to walk and visit.
Beautiful, well equipped cottage with stunning view
Tintern abbey Cottage is a recently refurbished holiday let and has been lovingly done, with care taken to maintain the character of the cottage while giving it a modern feel. Very comfortable and well equipped, and midweek deals are very good value for money. The view over Tintern abbey is glorious, and there are beautiful walks all around. The cottage is also dog friendly and the garden is fully enclosed.
The Harrison Family
A magical cottage in an enchanting location!
We had a family wedding at nearby Clearwell Castle in May. My husband and our adult children, along with our daughters' boyfriend wanted to find a special place where we could relax, dine in or out if we chose, explore the area and not "break the bank". What luck that we found "Tintern abbey Cottage". Even before we arrived we were smitten by Fiona Wilton who owns the property with her husband Malcolm! She is a delight, answering many questions and helping our reservation work out smoothly! The website is terrific and yet truly does not do the cottage justice! It is absolutely charming, beautifully kept and there are little thoughtful touches at every turn! AndTintern is a "box of chocolates"! We looked out the windows at the beautiful ruins of the abbey, walked all over Tintern and explored Stonehenge, Bath, Chepstow and Bristol by car! We loved it!
The Lewis Family
Great Stay at a Great Cottage
Spent a long week-end at Tintern Cottage in March and would fully recommend it. High quality furnishings and fixtures throughout and all set in a very relaxing Welsh Village. Great walks/views nearby and also a number of good standard golf courses.
Mossend, North Lanarkshire
We stayed in the cottage for 2 nights after renting it for a family wedding whcih was being held in the neighbouring hotel. To say the cottage is luxurious is an understatement. The furnishings are very "high end" and the owners have really gone the extra mile with the personal touches with there being wood available for the wood burnign stove, blackcurrant vodka to sample and the decoration is very reflective of the local environment. If I was ever coming back to the area its the only place I would stay. It has fabulous views over the abbey which is beautiful when lit up at night. All in all we were very impressed.
Beautifully renovated high standard cottage with lots of creature comforts. Sky, broadband and more tv's than bedrooms what more could you ask for!
Really nice location with excellent views of Tintern abbey as well. A frequently visiting peacock also added entertainment whilst we were there.
For families with children there's helpfully a high chair, socket covers and gates. For very small children you may need to be careful because there are stone floors with a slope to the kitchen and downstairs bedroom. Not a problem if they are watched or if they are steady on their feet.