Maes y Gwy is one of two self-catering Monmouthshire cottages set on a working farm in 126 acres of beautiful open meadows, woodland and rolling hills. With a wood burner and an outdoor hot tub (shared with 1 other cottage), the cottage is perfect for relaxing and is ideally located for exploring the numerous attractions in the area. The cottage also comes with a large play area. And with chickens, goats and many other animals around children are welcome to help with the feeding and egg collecting.
Built in a traditional Welsh Longhouse style the cottage adjoins Maes y Felin, and the main farm building. Both these luxury Monmouthshire cottages can also be booked together to accommodate bigger groups.
Open plan format with lounge area, fully equipped kitchen and dining area.
Maes y Gwy self catering, Monmouthshire offers a cosy lounge with a wood burning stove, comfy seating and TV.
Ground floor cloakroom with W.C. and hand basin.
Double master bedroom
Two single bedrooms
Shower room with W.C and hand basin
All bedrooms offer fantastic views across the farm and open countryside
Table and chairs at front of property and BBQ set available
Large fenced off play area with picnic bench directly to the front of these Monmouthshire cottages, providing a superb, safe area for children to play.
Large Hot Tub located in a private, fenced in area. Guests staying at the other cottage can also use the hot tub and access is between 10am and 7pm. (Jan to March the opening hours will be from 10.00am until 5.00pm)
South facing front patio
- Bed linen, hand and bath towels and hairdryer included.
- Electricity and heating included. (Electric radiators upstairs)
- Logs are provided free of charge as and when required.
- Wheelchair access provided
- Wireless internet access is available free of charge. (Please note wifi signal in cottage cannot be guaranteed due to wall thickness. WIFI is not available from the games room)
- The following items are also provided at the cottage for your stay… Kitchen: washing up liquid, washing up brush,sponge/scourer and tea towels Bathroom: initial toilet roll.
- Asda home delivery available
- Maes y Gwy self catering, Monmouthshire welcomes 1 well behaved dog (ground floor only) with prior arrangement and at an additional charge of £37. Please note that dogs must be kept on the lead on the property grounds.
- Iron provided
- Travel cot and high chair available on request. Please bring your own cot linen.
- Please be aware this is a working farm and children must not be left to roam unattended.
- Please note that mobile coverage in the area is only available via some networks. We recommend you check with your provider if the signal is a necessity.
- Shared utility room for both these Monmouthshire cottages with washing machine and 2 large freezer units
- Maes y Gwy is joined to Maes y Felin Holiday Cottage. Both may be booked together to sleep up to 10.
- This property has a £150 good housekeeping refundable bond, which is payable to Best of Wales along with the balance of your holiday. Alternatively, you can waiver this bond by paying a non-refundable fee of £5 per person instead.
- Hot Tub is available all year
- Sleeps 4
- 3 Bedrooms
- 1 Double bed
- 2 Single beds
- 2 Bathrooms
- Accepts 1 pet
- WiFi internet
- Hot Tub
- Open fire or woodburner
- Friday changeover
- 35 Miles from a beach
- 1.5 Miles from a pub
- 5 Miles from a shop
- On a working farm
- Private parking
- Bed linen provided
- No smoking
- Towels provided
- No tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Highchair available
- Travel cot available
Lovely location and friendly surroundingsI Collier - 16th August 2018
Excellent, quiet environment. Great property. Friendly hosts and really helpful.Stephen from Reigate - 19th June 2018
Lovely host's great break, everyone had a great timeStephen from Inverness - 13th June 2018
Very enjoyable. The hosts were most friendly and accommodating.
Tips: Go and see Chepstow Castle. Puzzle Wood is good, as is the steam railway at the Big Pit.Family from Glasgow - 22nd August 2017
A very relaxed family break with our 2 sons (17 and 20) and dog. The games room at the property provides a nice option if raining or to break up the walking/culture for the younger participants!
Recommendations: Caldicot Castle, Offa's Dyke walk (Devils Pulpit route and also other way from Tintern Old Station), Tintern, Usk. Tredegar Arms in Shirenewton - great pub/restaurant, we had two lovely meals there including lunch on Sunday.Family from UK - 16th August 2017
We had a lovely stay in this farm. Silence and nature were the protagonists. Then the game room, hot tub and fresh eggs were a PLUS.
Recommendations: Walking, visiting Chepstow castle and Tintern Abbey.Glenda from Bristol - 24th August 2016
Very friendly owners. The chickens, horses and goat were a delight. It was a lovely break.
Recommendations: Wyndcliff Sculpture Gardens are beautifulGlen from South Wales - 26th June 2016
Chepstow is only a 10 minute drive away and is a nice little town.Friends from West Midlands - 13th June 2016
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Maes y Gwy is one of two self-catering Monmouthshire cottages located on a 126 acre working farm, just 1.5 miles from the delightful village of Shirenewton with its 3 friendly local country pubs. Chepstow, home to the oldest surviving stone castle in Britain is only a short drive away. This really is castle country, in addition to Chepstow there are several nearby including Caldicot and Raglan.
Chepstow is an historic market town and from medieval times it was the busiest port in Wales. It is also famous for its Racecourse (only 5 miles from your luxury self catering, Monmouthshire) home to the Welsh National. 5 miles to the north of Chepstow is Tintern with its ruined abbey and stunning natural scenery making it a popular tourist destination. Monmouthshire as a whole is also developing a reputation for its high quality restaurants and the nearest Michelin restaurant is located just 11 miles from Maes y Gwy cottage.
The Wye Valley & Vale of Usk contains around 1,500 miles of public rights of way. The nearest walks pass through the Farm. With many more including the Wye Valley Walk, Usk Valley Walk, Brecon and Monmouthshire canal and the famous Offa’s Dyke Path that runs along the Welsh-English border. In its 177miles / 285 kilometres it passes through no less than eight different counties and crosses the border between England and Wales over 20 times.
Located just five miles from the Severn bridge, these luxury Monmouthshire cottages are also well placed for the M4 and M5 corridors and for visiting Newport, Cardiff and Bristol. The Royal Forest of Dean is about an hour away.
Many spectacular walks can be found in Monmouthshire. The closest public footpath passes through the farm 0.1 miles.
Offa’s Dyke Path and Wye Valley Walks 5 miles.
Quiet country lanes and routes including NCN Route 42 from Chepstow to Abergavenny. 4.0 miles
Many top class venues in the Wye Valley & Vale of Usk including the Celtic Manor home of the Ryder Cup 2010, 17 miles and Chepstow St Pierre, 5 miles.
The Wye Valley has some excellent fishing on the world famous River Wye and its tributaries. Fairoak trout Fishery providing fly fishing. 6 miles.
Trek in the Wye and Severn Valleys with Severnvale award winning Equestrian Centre. 8 miles.
Monmouth Canoe and Activity Centre, trips on the whole 100 miles of the river 18 miles.
Western, Barry, Porthcawl beaches and the Glamorgan Heritage Coast all within an hour’s drive.