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Luxury Holiday Cottages in Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire, nestled in the lush countryside of Wales, offers the perfect destination for a luxurious holiday cottage experience. Whether you're seeking a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a chance to unwind and reconnect with nature, Monmouthshire has something to offer. Read on for our top tips on making the most of your stay when you let holiday cottages in Monmouthshire.

Monmouthshire Holiday Cottages: The Perfect Getaway

Monmouthshire is a great destination for those looking for a luxury holiday cottage experience. With its stunning countryside, beautiful properties, and endless outdoor activities, Monmouthshire is the perfect destination for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday with family, friends or work colleagues.

Known for its picturesque landscapes and charming towns and villages, booking holiday cottages in Monmouthshire is the best way to experience the county. Your minutes from the Wye Valley is a lovely area with its winding river, lush greenery, and picturesque villages. The Forest of Dean is also beautiful, with its dense woods and tranquil lakes. The county has many charming towns and villages, such as Monmouth, Abergavenny, Chepstow, and Usk, all with their own unique character and historic architecture.

Monmouthshire also offers a great diversity of landscapes, from the rolling hills to the rugged cliffs and the peaceful valleys; visitors can enjoy that. The county is also home to several historic sites and landmarks, such as Tintern Abbey, Chepstow Castle, and the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, which add to the area's charm and appeal.

The History of Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire is a historic county in southeast Wales. It has a rich history dating to pre-Roman times. The Celts, Romans, Normans, and Saxons all left their mark on the area. Monmouthshire was an important centre of iron and coal mining and agriculture in the Middle Ages. 

During the English Civil War, Monmouthshire was a royal stronghold and was the site of several battles. During the 19th century, the county experienced significant growth and development. This development came as a result of the railway expansion and the growth of the coal and steel industries. Today, Monmouthshire is known for its picturesque countryside, historic towns and villages, and for being home to the famous Tintern Abbey.

Things to do in Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire offers a variety of activities and attractions that are perfect for large groups. Some suggestions include the following:

  • Take a guided tour of Tintern Abbey, where a knowledgeable guide can provide historical context and interesting anecdotes about the site

  • Visit the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape, where you can arrange group tours to learn about the area's role in the Industrial Revolution

  • Go on a hiking or cycling excursion through the Wye Valley, which offers a variety of trails for all skill levels and beautiful scenery

  • Enjoy the many parks or gardens in the area, such as the Priory Park or the Abergavenny Castle grounds

  • Organise a team-building activity, such as a treasure hunt, orienteering, or even an escape room in Monmouthshire

  • Have a group meal at one of Monmouthshire's many excellent restaurants, The Hardwick, The Crown or The White Hart

  • Visit the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal and take a boat ride or picnic on the canal's banks

  • Rent a large cottage or farmhouse and have a weekend getaway with your friends or family

  • Have a group cooking class in one of Monmouthshire's many cooking schools

  • Play a round of golf or have a footgolf game at one of Monmouthshire's many golf clubs

There's also a wide range of attractions in Monmouthshire for visitors to enjoy. Some popular things to do in the area include:

  • Visit the historic town of Monmouth, known for its well-preserved medieval and Georgian architecture and its lively market and independent shops

  • Explore the beautiful Wye Valley, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and known for its stunning scenery and outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and fishing

  • Visit Tintern Abbey, a ruined Cistercian monastery that dates back to the 12th century and is considered one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Wales

  • Take a trip to the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that tells the story of the South Wales Valleys' role in the Industrial Revolution

  • Enjoy the outdoors with a visit to the Forest of Dean, a large forested area that offers walking, cycling, horse riding, and fishing activities

  • Visit the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, which offers a peaceful and scenic route for walking and boating, and passes through the beautiful countryside

  • Visit Abergavenny, a historic market town known for its food and drink, and host of the Abergavenny Food Festival

  • Take a trip to the medieval castle of Chepstow, the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain, which offers a great view over the River Wye

After exploring Monmouthshire, you can relax in the hot tub at your Monmouth holiday cottage. 

Amenities at Our Manor on the Monnow

Named one of the top places to live in the UK, Monmouth is home to the gorgeous Manor on the Monnow, just a 10-minute stroll from Monmouth Castle and all the independent shops, cafes, and bars.

This Monmouth cottage comfortably accommodates 22 people (with a handful of fold-out beds for toddlers) and has seven ensuite and four shared bathrooms. The twin room, number 11, is located on the ground floor, with its own private bathroom and commode. Similarly, Bedroom 10 is a sizable twin ensuite that can be reached directly from the ground floor through four broad steps.

A hot tub to relax in after a day of hiking, canoeing, or cycling in the nearby Wye Valley and Forest of Dean; a games room with table tennis, pool, table football, and more; a barbecue area and plenty of outdoor seating where you can relax and listen to the River Monnow wind its way downstream to join the River Wye; and so much more will keep your group entertained.

So whether you're planning a family reunion, a team-building exercise with people from your company, or a holiday with friends, there are plenty of monmouth cottages to make it even better.

What are you waiting for?! Check out our list of holiday cottages in Monmouthshire and select yours right now!

  • Bromsash House

    Prices from £3,650.00

    Bromsash House is a grand Manor house boasting six acres of land. 5 bedrooms in the main house sleep 14 adults .There are also 2 self contained annexes each of which sleeps 3 . There is a Lodge with 3 double bedrooms and Games Room.. The gardens are huge and boast a huge array of unusual trees, fruit trees, rose bushes, and magnolias, creating perfect areas in which to play and explore. Patio with lovely furniture and Hot Tub. Bromsash House sleeps 24 in total.

    • 2 Hot Tubs
    • 2 Annexes sleeping 2 + 1 in sofa bed
    • 2 Pets Welcome
    • Max sleepers 24
    • Linen Provided
  • Wye Rapids House

    Prices from £2,950.00

    13 bedroom (11 ensuite) converted hotel overlooking the River Wye rapids at Symonds Yat. Large dining room , bar, lounge, patio, riverside garden plus outdoor hot tub (that can be hired) and games room. Plenty of room to relax and enjoy the sights and sound of nature all around you. An ideal pet-friendly cottage for large group holidays. With flat walks and 3 nearby pubs and restaurants, Wye Rapids provides an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life for up to 30 guests (26 adults max plus 4 children)

    • 11 ensuite Bedrooms plus family room and shared bathroom sleeps 26 adults plus 4 children
    • Hot tub hire available
    • All dine together
    • Fully commercial kitchen
    • Offroad parking for 16 cars
  • Monnow Valley Studio

    Prices from £3,650.00

    Sleeps 24 in 11 bedrooms , world famous recording studio on banks of the River Monnow, full of memorabilia with Party Room, Games Room, Cinema Room, stunning dining room, huge modern kitchen, hot tub (hire charge) . Pets are not allowed. peaceful, quiet , safe with no traffic, fishing and swimming from the garden. Licensed for Weddings - 50 max.

    • Outdoor Hot Tub
    • Huge soundproof Party Room
    • Games and Cinema Room
    • 11 bedrooms sleeps 24
    • Licensed for weddings up to 50
  • The Manor on the Monnow

    Prices from £2,950.00

    Majestic Manor House sleeping 24 in 11 bedrooms, huge lounge and dining room. Big kitchen and separate breakfast room. Games room and covered Hot Tub in 2 acre safe and private grounds. On the banks of the River Monnow, fishing from garden and wild swimming a very short walk. 10 minute flat stroll into town, the Manor is perfect for town and country group self catering in the picturesque border town of Monmouth. Pet friendly.

    • Games Room and Hot Tub
    • Fishing from riverbank
    • Wild swimming 100 yards
    • Galleried Hall with woodburner
    • 11 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms
  • Forest House

    Prices from £2,950.00

    This 11 ensuite bedroom converted 4* Hotel sleeps up to 25 in the centre of Coleford, the heart of the Forest of Dean - Hot Tub, 2 Lounges, Games Room with pool table, Large dining room, fantastic kitchen. Off road walks and cycling from door. Pet friendly. Short walk to shops, pubs, restaurants. A perfect location for sampling the huge array of activities and attractions in the Forest of Dean.

    • 11 Ensuite bedrooms sleeping 25
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Games Room with Pool Table
    • All Dine Together
    • Pet Friendly for 2 dogs
  • Holly Tree House

    Prices from £2,450.00

    Charming villa above Symonds Yat, sleeping 22 in 9 bedrooms overlooking River Wye. Two lounges, a large dining room and patio plus covered, outdoor Hot Tub and Games Room. Short walk to 3 pubs (with excellent food), river ferry, and flat riverside circular walk - super pet-friendly. Loads of activities inc canoes and paddle boards. verty safe and secure, no traffic. Ideal multi generation holiday cottage. Holly Tree House provides accommodation in an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

    • 9 bedrooms sleeping 12 - 22
    • 8 Bath and Shower/Loos
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Pet Friendly
    • 3 Pub/Restaurants walkable
  • Fairlea Grange

    Prices from £2,650.00

    This striking gothic townhouse in the heart of Abergavenny is full of character and inspired Alfred Hitchcock's classic movie The Lady Vanishes. It was the childhood home of Ethel Lina White who wrote the original novel. If you want your stay to evoke a dramatic atmosphere this is the holiday home for you! 9 bedrooms, sleeping up to 24 people with 2 lounges , 2 kitchens , games Room, Hot Tub, enclosed garden in walking distance of town centre and Station. Pet friendly.

    • 9 bedrooms, 7 ensuites
    • Pets Welcome
    • Games Room
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Near Brecon Beacons
  • River Wye Lodge

    Prices from £3,150.00

    Converted Coaching Inn on the banks of the River Wye, with park and canoe launch - short walk to village shop, pub, Indian takeaway and fish and chip shop. Sleeps 26 in 12 bedrooms, 10 having glorious views of the River Wye. Accessibility ramp to the front door and the ground floor houses a wheelchair friendly twin room with an en-suite wet room. Huge dining room and lounge, 2 connected kitchens, playground outside. Games Room. Pet friendly.

    • 12 Bedrooms sleeping 26
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Games Room
    • Dine 26 round one table
    • Twin disabled bedroom wet room en suite
  • High Cloud Farm and Barn

    Prices from £2,450.00

    The secluded hilltop retreat of explorer, adventurer, and author Christina Dodwell, High Cloud Farm, a perfect location for 3 generation celebrations, with maps, books, pictures and artefacts in evidence everywhere. This remote rural cottage on the Wales borders offers total privacy as a large party house or holiday retreat. Hot tub and heated Swimming Pool (May till October). farmhouse sleeps 12 and Barn sleeps 12. Everyone can dine together in the Barn. 3 Kitchens, Games Room, pet friendly.

    • Dining table seats 24
    • 10 bedrooms sleeps 24
    • Large games room
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool
    • Covered hot tub
  • Orchard House

    Prices from £2,950.00

    farmhouse and annexe sleeps up to 24 people in 10 bedrooms and is ideal for family occasions, birthday celebrations, reunions, and holiday breaks. Walk through the fields into your own private woodland, bike on traffic free lanes, canoe or cruise the nearby River Wye, enjoy unlimited local activities and award winning pubs and restaurants. Hot tub hire available and well behaved hens are welcomed. Stunning Spanish riding horses bred on site. pet friendly. Big games room and ground floor bedroom/shower room for limited mobility guests.

    • 10 Bedrooms
    • 2 kitchens
    • Large TV Lounge
    • 8 bath and shower rooms/loos
    • Hot tub Hire available
  • The Anchor

    Prices from £2,450.00

    Set in the heart of Lydbrook in the Forest of Dean and previously know as The Anchor Inn, this cosy village pub, which dates back to the 15th century, is now a charmingly converted holiday cottage sleeping 20 in 7/8 ensuite bedrooms. Lovely Games Room and covered Hot Tub. Enclosed rear garden, pet friendly. Walk to village pubs, shop and chippie! Easy access to riverside.

    • 7/8 ensuite bedrooms sleep 22
    • G/F room, sofa bed & bathroom
    • Dogs and other pets welcome
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Dine 20 round one table
  • Pencraig Court

    Prices from £3,850.00

    Classic country house sleeping 36 in 11 bedrooms midway between Monmouth and Ross on Wye overlooking the river. Pet friendly, stunning rooms, large grounds, games room. On site 3 bed cottage sleeping a further 8 available. Landscaped grounds and gardens and a sweeping drive with an extensive parking area, totalling 3.6 Acres. Hot tub hire available.

    • 11 Ensuite Bedrooms sleeping 36
    • Attached 3 Bed cottage sleeping 8
    • Games Rooms with Table Football and Pool table
    • Hot tub Hire available
    • Pet Friendly
  • Carefree Cottage

    Carefree Cottage is a pretty 3 bedroom cottage sleeping 8 midway between Ross on Wye and Monmouth