Fairlea Grange is an imposing Gothic Townhouse in Abergavenny and was once the childhood home of Ethel Lina White, whose book The Wheel Spins was adapted by Alfred Hitchcock into the classic hit movie, The Lady Vanishes. It is now a large holiday home available to rent for celebrations and get-togethers with family or friends.
What to expect from Fairlea Grange
Fairlea Grange is a 10 bedroom house which comfortably sleeps 12 – 24 people, with a couple of additions in z beds plus 2 cots for infants.
If you’re looking for a holiday home with character the lounge has a great fireplace, complete with woodburner. The tall, bay windows illuminate the house whilst the staircase is imposing and grand and would make a great photograph!
Bedrooms are large and welcoming, family bathrooms are similarly spacious and there are wonderful views up to the Welsh mountains above the town.
There are a number of ways your large group can relax at the cottage such as a hot tub, games room, minigym and a 6 person sauna. Well behaved dogs and other pets are welcome
Fairlea Grange is not suitable for stags, hens or raucous parties.
Things to do
Ideally situated close to both the Brecon Beacons and the Wye Valley, with the Forest of Dean only a short drive away, there is no shortage of activities for yourself and other guests whilst staying at this fabulous large holiday home.
Whether you prefer to eat at two Michelin Star restaurants based in Abergavenny, get out into the countryside or pursue your interests at local attractions, you can find more details of what’s available on our ‘things to do’ page.
How do I book?
If you’d like to stay at Fairlea Grange, please get in touch with us to discuss the details of how we can accommodate your large group. You can also check the availability of your preferred stay before getting in touch.
The History of Fairlea Grange
Fairlea Grange was built by William, the father of Ethel Lina White, in the 1880s. It was designed in a Mock Tudor style with carved fireplaces, stone archways and stained glass windows. The layout of the staircase featured in the novel The Wheel Spins and was also featured in later movie adaptations of The Lady Vanishes.
Ethel Lina White was seen as a contemporary of fellow crime writer Agatha Christie and when it came to casting the lead role for Hitchcock’s original version of The Lady Vanishes, Margaret Lockwood said she was inspired by the heroines of White’s novels.
Where is Fairlea Grange?
Fairlea Grange can be found just 5 minutes walk away from Abergavenny train station and 10 minutes walk from the the centre of this historic market town.