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Lower Lodge

Monmouth (3.5mls SW), South Wales
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Characterful detached cottage set in acres of farm and woodland with mountain views
  • Explore the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Cosy bolthole, perfect for a group holiday with friends and family
Property code: 42868

Set in front of ancient woodland on a quiet farming estate, this sunny, spacious rural cottage has unspoilt views across the valley to the mountains – the perfect bolthole for a taste of country life.

There is plenty to explore with ancient woodlands and well-marked footpaths available from the front door and for keen cyclists, there is access onto the National Cycle trail with route 42 and plenty of local mountain biking. Visit one of the many vibrant market towns, the closest being Monmouth with its ancient bridge and independent shops, and slightly further Chepstow, Abergavenny and Crickhowell, all steeped in history. The area is full of Norman castles and ancient abbeys such as the nearby Tintern Abbey, Raglan Castle, White Castle and Grosmont. There’s the Forest of Dean where you can explore not just ancient woods but nature reserves and deep caves, and the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains where you can enjoy mountain climbs, waterfalls and the River Wye.

Sitting in the grounds of a working farm this cottage offers an ideal space for friends and family to get together. It is architect-designed and beautifully decorated like a home from home with many books and pictures. There’s an outside porch, and inside a spacious hallway with stone tiled floor and a delightful bench, where you can kick off muddy boots and hang coats before you head into the kitchen. Off this hallway is also a cupboard with washing machine and tumble dryer, and a separate WC. Next, step into a stunning kitchen/dining space, a large L-shaped room with a wood burner where you can relax and enjoy a glass of wine, a dining area with large table and chairs to accommodate eight guests with huge windows onto the garden and woodlands, and the kitchen area too. The kitchen is well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, as well as lovely touches such as cookery books, and a hatch through to the lounge with shutters. In the lounge, there is also a wood burner, and the room has two seating areas, one for relaxing in in front of the Smart TV and another for reading or chatting in front of the fire. It is very bright and sunny with three south-facing windows. On the ground floor is also the biggest bedroom, with two huge windows onto the garden, and a super-king-size zip-and-link bed (which can be made into a twin on request) with en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath, and WC. Climb the stairs to a further three bedrooms, one super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request) with stunning south-facing views, one double bedroom with the same views, and one king-size room looking over the garden and woodland. There is a bathroom with claw-foot bath and WC, and a separate shower room with shower and WC.

Outside is a spacious enclosed garden with table and chairs on the grass for summer dining, an alternative table and chairs near the house for dining, a charcoal BBQ and a chimenea to gather around on winter nights. The garden is backed by woodland where you might see deer (including an albino deer that roams the estate), woodpeckers and owls. There is 270 acres of farmland, storage for bikes and ample off-road parking.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 super-king-size zip-and-links (which can be made into twin beds on request), 1 double and 1 king-size
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 bathroom with claw foot bath and WC, 1 shower room with shower and WC and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility area with washing machine and dishwasher
  • 2 wood burners (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Enclosed garden with two dining tables, charcoal BBQ and chimenea
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Secure storage for bikes
  • Pub and shop 3 miles

Sara Hughes

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Eddie, 24th September 2021

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It will be much better when the access road is improved.

Reviewed by Iain, 10th September 2021

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A lovely location but a car is needed to go anywhere. Driveway is particularly bad due to lots of pot holes and if you have a low car can be a challenge. Cottage is roomy and has everything you need for a home from home holiday. Lovely views and garden and plenty of parking. Cottage could benefit from more wardrobe space as only 1 for 4 bedrooms. LRead moreovely powerful showers and well equipped kitchen. Nice log burners although we did not use as was lovely and warm when we stayed. Hide

Reviewed by Libby, 6th September 2021

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This is a lovely comfortable cottage, set in a gorgeous location, everything is to a very high standard.

Reviewed by Lynne, 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by Jennifer, 13th August 2021

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Be aware of narrow lanes approaching the cottage. Also know about long bumpy lane down to the cottage.

Reviewed by Petrina, 6th August 2021

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Lovely cottage to explore surrounding countryside and different places of interest. The cottage is very well equipped so home from home, and very spacious for a big family. The surrounding garden was bigger than we expected and secure,so a nice surprise for our dog.

Reviewed by Anne, 9th July 2021

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We spent a wonderful week at Lower Lodge. We were met with a warm, friendly welcome. The accommodation met all our family needs and the garden was excellent for our young grandchildren. The parking space was brilliant.

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Location

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