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Bracken Hill Lodge

Welsh Newton Common, Wye Valley
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 3
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious property surrounded by open countryside and enjoying stunning views with a large enclosed garden
  • A great base for outdoor enthusiasts with canoeing and cycling and a wealth of walking available from your front door
  • Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean
Property code: 52149

Secluded property overlooking open countryside within the grounds of the owners’ home, comfortably finished with spacious single storey accommodation, ideal for relaxing after a day exploring. The garden also makes a great playground for children, and our croquet lawn and fenced paddock make perfect places to let off steam.

The tiny hamlet of Welsh Newton Common is situated between the beautiful Monnow and Wye Valleys amidst the borderlands of England and Wales. It is close to Offa’s Dyke and the attractive market town of Monmouth with its mixture of elegant Georgian mansions and Victorian courtyards, offering excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. For the more energetic there is great walking and cycling available from your door, including walks along Offa’s Dyke, the Wye and Monnow Valleys and the Forest of Dean, as well as horse riding and canoeing nearby. The area is also rich in heritage, with many castles including Monmouth, Goodrich & Raglan Castles, and numerous beautiful churches including the remains of the stunning Tintern Abbey just half an hour away. Other attractions include Clearwell Castle and Caves, Puzzle Wood, Symonds Yat, Monmouth Activity Centre and Hereford with its beautiful cathedral, excellent shopping and of course the Mappa Mundi.

Set on the edge of the valley above Monmouth, the property boasts breathtaking views stretching across the Wye Valley and to the Black Mountains. Your front entrance leads you into a simple breakfast room with sofa and desk, table and chairs - the perfect place for a lazy breakfast enjoying the morning sun. This leads into the spacious, comfortable sitting room with its range of family games, books and DVDs for all ages and tastes: a cosy room for getting together and enjoying a movie or putting your feet up after a day’s walking. The kitchen is the hub of this home, welcoming the best of chefs: it’s well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, large fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer - and both a cafetiere and coffee filter machine! A large farmhouse table and chairs invite you to enjoy a hearty meal and linger on into the evening – unless of course you decide to sit outside and watch the sun go down.

When the day is done this single storey accommodation has three bedrooms: one spacious double with TV and en-suite bathroom with large corner shower, WC and basin; one twin made up of two adjoining single rooms with an open doorway between them; and one large twin. All bedrooms have French doors opening to courtyards that surround the property. There is also a family bathroom with a shower over the luxurious corner bath, basin and WC.

Heading outside, you can relax over breakfast or an evening barbecue watching the sun set, play croquet on the large flat lawn outside the cottage or explore the grounds and take in the wildlife (we have masses of rabbits, squirrels & hundreds of birds – including majestic buzzards which soar proudly over their domain), ponds and woodland.

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 2 twins
  • Property can sleep 6+2 with 2 children able to sleep on the sofa beds in the lounge
  • 1 bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Locally sourced and home grown produce seasonably available
  • Allocated private parking for 3 cars
  • Wi-Fi included, New high speed WIFI installed
  • Regret no smoking
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Pub and shop 3 miles
  • TV/DVD in lounge and TV in double bedroom

Samantha Weatherstone

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Samantha.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jill, 20th August 2021

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Very quiet location with space for children and dogs to run around. Cottage is well equipped and spacious though a little tired. Helpful owner who was happy to indulge the granddaughters interest in her animals. Good for a family though you need to travel further afield for activities.

Reviewed by Julie, 30th July 2021

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We really enjoyed our holiday and were made very welcome by the owners, with lovely produce available and safe area for the dogs to play.

Reviewed by Glenn, 16th July 2021

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We have had a fabulous holiday here, the location was so peaceful and beautiful and the bungalow was perfect for a comfortable relaxing stay. The owners we very friendly and welcoming and helpful. They also respected your privacy. We would defiantly go back and could not speak highly enough about the place it was magical.

Reviewed by Valerie, 18th June 2021

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Friendly helpful owners. Cottage situated in lovely position, close to many places of interest.

Reviewed by Jill, 11th June 2021

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Beautiful, remote location. Immediate roads are very narrow but nonetheless Monmouth just a 20 minute drive away. Very dog friendly and fence/gate boundaries exceptionally well secured against escapees. Cottage is spacious, well laid out and generously equipped. Owners were most hospitable and we welcomed the opportunity to buy their fresh produce.Read more Well marked footpaths from the door across some lovely countryside. Excellent value for money. Hide

Reviewed by Stanley, 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by C, 7th May 2021

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Well equipped and spacious accommodation in a lovely setting with very welcoming hosts.

Reviewed by Pam, 30th April 2021

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We had a great holiday. We loved the location, the cottage, the animals and beautiful scenery.

Reviewed by Helen, 25th December 2020

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Reviewed by Sinead, 23rd October 2020

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A wonderful cottage with lots of additional touches. The garden is great for children and dogs alike. The hosts extremely welcoming!

Reviewed by Patrick, 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Rachael, 2nd October 2020

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Beautiful property with panoramic views of the countryside. Perfect setting for owners with dogs as the paddock/garden area is completely enclosed. The cottage is spacious and has every home comfort provided for. The bed linen and towels are all excellent quality. The Forest of Dean is only approx 10 miles away so great location. Would highly recomRead moremend. Hide

Reviewed by Emily, 18th September 2020

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We had a wonderful stay, the cottage has everything you need for a cosy stay. The views are incredible and it's so peaceful and quiet. The big garden is a huge plus for the dogs and we enjoyed our morning breakfasts and coffee on the sunny patio. It's advisable to find the cottage in daylight on the first day and follow the booking instructions. ThRead moree hosts are really kind and helpful. They potter around to feed the goats and geese, but leave you to it. It was nice to meet Flapjack the pup too. Hide

Reviewed by Olivia, 4th September 2020

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We had a great time at Bracken Hill Lodge! Having the opportunity to feed Dobby the sheep on a daily basis was an activity our 2 year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed. The lodge is located in a beautiful, quiet spot with great views.

Reviewed by Louise, 1st September 2020

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Amazing cottage/hosts/location. Couldnt of asked for a better holiday and the children are already asking to go back

Reviewed by Rebecca, 14th August 2020

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The cottage was spacious, nicely-furnished and comfortable and the hosts very welcoming, helpful and kind. The location was wonderful, with amazing views and lovely walks from the door and it was brilliantly set up for taking a dog - the bowls and bed were a thoughtful touch. We loved the homemade produce, and the nearby goats and poultry and our pRead moreuppy made friends with Flapjack the dog. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon, 7th March 2020

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Lovely tranquil location and a very comfortable bungalow. Owners live next door but are very helpful and unobtrusive. Very good value

Reviewed by Rachel, 28th December 2019

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We had a fabulous New Years family get together. The countryside location is gorgeous and quite literally a breath of fresh air from busy life. The dogs had a lovely time exploring the countryside. The cottage was well equipped and the beds very comfortable. The eco friendly touches were great from the compost to the loo roll !! Victoria and Nagi wRead moreere very helpful and friendly. Thanks for a lovely stay. Hide

Reviewed by Yvette, 20th December 2019

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A little gem hidden away in beautiful rolling hills but only a stones throw from the county town of Monmouth. The cottage is roomy with plenty of space for family get togethers and is equipped to a high standard. The kitchen is the heart of the cottage and is fully equipped to cook any meal and a huge table to sit and enjoy that meal. Outside thereRead more is plenty of room to sit and enjoy the views. The owners live on site and provide a very warm welcome making a very comfortable stay. Hide

Reviewed by Johanna, 1st November 2019

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Reviewed by Claire, 27th September 2019

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Victoria and Nagi ate very friendly and helpful hosts. The cottage is very spacious and all on one level, which was great for my elderly dad. The outside area is secure for dogs with the 5 bar gate closed. Our 3 dogs loved it. It is a very rural and peaceful location and would have been perfect if the weather had been better. Monmouth is about 15 mRead moreinute drive and great for provisions, eating out, shopping and walking. Fab cottage to explore the Wye Valley, Tintern and Forest of Dean. Hide

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