Fairlea Grange

At a glance...

  • Sleeps 12 – 24
  • Near Brecon Beacons
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • 2 Sitting Rooms
  • Well appointed Kitchen with Aga
  • Two connected Dining Rooms
  • 8 Bathrooms/Loos
  • Games Room
  • 1 Home Cinema Lounge
  • Mini Gym
  • Sky TV
  • Wood burner and open fires
  • Pets Welcome
  • Hot tub
  • Walled Garden
  • Wifi and Mobile reception
  • Pubs/dining in walking distance
  • Linen and towels provided

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Fairlea Grange

Ideal access to the Brecon Beacons, The Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean

Fairlea Grange is a historic holiday home in Wales.  This imposing Gothic Townhouse located in Abergavenny 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 house available to rent for parties, celebrations and get-togethers with family or friends.

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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

Situated in quiet area 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 cottage.

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. Don’t forget that our midweek breaks are great for a last minute getaway.  You can view our prices below.

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. See it on Google Maps.

2 Sitting Rooms with Sky TV

2 connected Dining Rooms adjacent to kitchen

Wood burner and open fires

Quiet reading spots

Large windows

Classic dark wood features throughout

Kitchen (Ground Floor)

Electric Cooker and Oven

Large Fridge and Freezer


Microwave Oven


Plenty of room for food storage

Cutlery and crockery supplied.

Kitchen/Diner (Basement)


Hot Tub

Balcony on First Floor

Mezzanine Bedroom

Lounge/Playroom in basement

Mini Gym

Sun Lounge

Games Room

Sauna for 6 people

Walled Garden

Pets welcome

10 bedrooms / 8 Bathrooms

4 Kingsize beds

7 Double beds

2 Single beds

6 en-suite shower/bathrooms

4 shared bathrooms

2 sofa beds

2 cots

Lawn (suitable for games)

Hot tub

Patio with barbecue area

Outdoor seating

Parking for 6 cars with additional on-street parking

Abergavenny Market
The heart of the town and the place to go for fantastic locally sourced food.  If you fancy turning your self catering holiday into an episode of Masterchef, this is the place to go!

The Three Castles Walk
If you're looking to spend your day going on a good lengthy walk, pack your lunch and some bottled water and try the Three Castles Walk.  Clocking in at 18.6 miles you'll find yourself on a route through the Norman castles of Skenfrith, Grosmont and Whitecastle.

Included in our costs are:

Bed Linen
Bath and Hand towels (not hot tub towels)

Change-over days are Friday and Monday.

Check-in time: 4pm
Check-out time: 10am
This may be adjustable by prior arrangement except on days where guests are leaving and arriving.

2017/18 Week Midweek Weekend
January £2750 £1600 £1750
February £2950 £1600 £1750
March £3150 £1950 £2450
April £3150 £1950 £2450
May £3150 £1950 £2500
June £3150 £1950 £2500
July £3450 £1950* £2650*
August £3450 Full Week Only Full Week Only
September £3450 £2000* £2450*
October £3450 £1850 £2150
November £2950 £1750 £1875
December £2950 £1750 £1875

*Please note that from July 19th - Sept 2nd we only accept 7 night bookings.

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Prices for Public Holidays at Fairlea Grange

Spring Bank Holiday
Full Week Only
Check-in 24/05/2019

Easter Holidays
Full week only
Check-in 19/04/2019

Christmas Holidays:
5 Nights
Check-out on Fri 27/12/2019

Christmas Holidays:
7 Nights
Check-out on Fri 27/12/2019

New Year:
5 Nights
Check-in Sat 28/12/2019

New Year:
7 Nights
Check-in Sat 28/12/2019

Bank Holiday Weekends:
(excl. above) 4 Nights
Check-in Fri, Check-out Tue

October Half-term
Full Week Only
Check-in 25/10/2019