Burton House Monmouth, The Wye Valley

£1750 per week

Why We Reccommend Burton House

A splendid Georgian townhouse in the ancient market town of Monmouth. Ideal base for exploring Ross on Wye, the Black Mountains and the Forest of Dean.


Beautifully proportioned classic Georgian townhouse set out over three floors with an elegant drawing room commanding fantastic views at its heart. This luxurious house is an ideal location for gatherings of friends and family alike.

  • Burton House stands on a handsome square overlooking the church with the Wye Valley hills as a backdrop.  Surrounded by other historic houses in a quiet backwater of the county town of Monmouth, just a minute's walk away from the impressive River Wye. 
  • Monmouth School, founded in 1614, is just around the corner and there is a host of fascinating historical buildings all around Burton House just waiting to be discovered. Perfectly positioned for walking tours of the town as well as for hiking and canoeing on the River Wye, this sumptuous house will make an excellent base for groups of friends and family.
  • The Georgian drawing room on the first floor will certainly play host to many a jovial gathering. The French doors and Juliette balconies look out over the square making this the ideal room for pre-dinner drinks. On the ground floor you will be delighted by the open plan aspect giving space foryour guests to mingle. The immense dining table easily accommodates a feast and the roaring fire will help you linger, relax and ease back into a slower way of life.
  • Every whim has been catered for here. There are 21st century comforts such as a flat screen tv, wifi, a state of the art coffee machine and lashings of hot water for many showers and baths. Good books and games and luxurious linens and pristine fluffy towels will make your stay complete.
  • Wye House reflects the owners artistic background and exquisite taste throughout. Original artworks, antiques and linens gathered from far away travels adorn every room. 
  • There are four spacious bedrooms on two floors - three doubles and a twin. The master bedroom is furnished with a rosewood hand carved kingsize bed. All bedrooms have views of the square or the Wye Valley hills to the rear. There are two good bathrooms and a convenient ground floor cloakroom.
  • After a long walk or a lazy day spent on the River Wye, enjoy al fresco dining or maybe quietly reading a good book in the intimate courtyard to the rear of the house. 
The perfectly located  town house set in an elegant Georgian terrace of Monmouth. Truly spot-on for stylish celebrations and long awaited gatherings in the heart of Monmouthshire - just steps away from the magical River Wye.


    Monmouth Town 

    • Monmouth is a town that looks forward as well as backwards and its events programme is a particular draw - with the Monmouth Festival, one of Europe’s largest free music festivals, and the Monmouthshire Show, the largest one-day show in Wales. 
    • Within the pretty little town you will find an eclectic mix of independent shops, cafes and bars alongside some fascinating buildings - the Savoy Theatre, a Grade II listed site and the oldest Cinema in Wales, Monmouth School, founded in 1614, and Monnow Bridge which is the sole medieval fortified bridge still standing in Britain - it even played a part in the English Civil War!

    The River Wye

    • Hire a canoe or kayak - just two minutes’ walk away at The Monmouth Activity Centre. It is possible to canoe on the river for over a hundred miles from Hay on Wye to Tintern Abbey. The River Wye is one of the most unspoiled rivers in the UK giving shelter to a dazzling array of birds and other wildlife. Tuition available for all ages and levels.

    Puzzle Wood, Forest of Dean

    • JRR Tolkien is reputed to have taken his inspiration for the fabled forests of Middle Earth from this unique and enchanting place in the beautiful and historic Forest of Dean. The TV series of Dr Who and Merlin have been filmed here and the woods were also used as a location for the filming of Star Wars - amongst many other big budget films.
    • Explore a mile of meandering pathways, with fantastic tree and rock formations, through this truly unique fourteen acre ancient woodland.

    Symonds Yat

    • Famed for its natural river scenery and wooded expanses, Symonds Yat Rock is a limestone outcrop rising some five hundred feet from the banks of the River Wye as it winds its way through a deeply wooded gorge. You can cross the river by a hand-pulled rope ferry to cross between the villages of Symonds Yat East and Symonds Yat West.
    • The limestone bluffs of Symonds Yat rock have been a traditional nesting site for the majestic Peregrine Falcon. You may see them as you wander the slopes of the rock but there is also an RSPB site with volunteers on hand to help you spot the elusive birds and their young high up on the cliffside.

    Raglan Castle

    •  If, as they say, an Englishman’s home is his castle, then William Herbert’s Raglan is the Welshman’s equivalent. Built for show rather than with battle in mind, it still held off parliamentarian forces for thirteen weeks in one of the last sieges of the Civil War. Even though the castle was eventually taken and systematically destroyed by parliament, enough of it still remains to impress.

    Tintern Abbey and the Old Station

    • Tintern Abbey’s beauty once inspired the romantic poet Wordsworth and visitors love its charm to this day. Roam the evocative ruins and learn more about their history - or enjoy a picnic in the picturesque grounds.
    • For family fun visit The Old Station which nestles beside the River Wye at Tintern. This idyllic 10-acre site boasts the best of all that Monmouthshire has to offer There is fantastic food and an award-winning tearoom, family events and live music throughout the summer, a children's' play area and a zip wire - all making for a great base for walks along the Wye Valley!

    Chepstow Castle

    • Chepstow was the first of Britain's stone-built strongholds. Started during the infancy of castle building, it was improved throughout the centuries right up to the Civil War and beyond. Because of this it is one of the few castles in Britain which traces the evolution of medieval military architecture from start to finish.

    Sugarloaf Mountain and Sugarloaf Vineyards

    • The gentle, rounded heather and bracken-clad shoulders of the mountain are crisscrossed with paths which provide an exhilarating place to walk and take in the landscape’s rugged wilderness throughout the year.
    • The mountain is a haven for upland wildlife – wildly tweeting skylarks soar into the sky, house martins and swallows flit to and fro and red grouse skulk in the heather, while Buzzards and the occasional red Kite soar overhead.

    ·         After your walk chill out at the Vineyard and enjoy fine welsh produce and sample the home grown wines.

    Good Food around Monmouth

    • Monmouthshire has a well-deserved reputation for fine dining and innovative cuisine with exquisite menus at the Whitebrook Restaurant or the Walnut Tree.  After an exhilarating day on the Wye or rambling in the Forest of Dean be sure to make time for real ales and divine home cooked local produce at the Ostrich, Newlands. Settle by the fire and mull over the next days' adventures!

     Festivals for All

    • The Monmouth Festival, held over 9 days in summer, is an eclectic showcase of music.
    • Also held in summer and now over 30 years old and here to stay - the Hay Festival is a carnival of ideas and stories.
    • The Green Man Festival is a great mix of contemporary music and performing arts held every August.
    • The Abergavenny Food Festival held in early autumn is a showground for Britain’s top chefs and the best produce with plenty of free samples to be had.

    Abergavenny Market

    • Abergavenny Tuesday Market is well known as one of the major markets in Wales.  Visitors come from far and wide to enjoy a traditional indoor & outdoor market with over 200 stands selling a huge range of goods.  There are smaller but equally good markets held on Friday and Saturday. Sample Welsh Cheese and a myriad other delicious goodies.  



    Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 8 adults.  1 Kingsize, 1 Double with vanity sink unit, 1 Twin on 2nd Floor, 1 Double with vanity sink unit on 1st floor.
    Bathroom with walk-in shower with monsoon head, toilet, and washbasin on 1st Floor. Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet, and washbasin on 2nd Floor.

    Drawing Room on 1st Floor.  Extremely spacious room with double French doors and Juliette balconies. Large in-use antique marble fireplace, 2 x 3 seater sofas, armchair, occasional chairs, chaise longues, antique bookcase, occasional tables etc.

    Kitchen/casual lounge well appointed and in country style with wooden worktops, range-style cooker, fitted units, fridge/freezer, microwave, Krupps coffee machine, dishwasher, sofa and breakfast bar. Leads into:

    TV Lounge 3 Seater Sofa, 55-inch Screen Smart TV,  folding feature doors into: 

    Dining Room with table and 8 chairs, original marble fireplace, in-use.

    Utility Room off kitchen with door to courtyard garden.  Washer, dryer, large fridge freezer.

    Cloakroom with toilet and washbasin.

    Grounds private courtyard garden with outdoor table and chairs to seat 8, occasional seating in addition.

    N.B.Rear access is shared.


    Additional Information

    Short breaks - Yes

    WiFi - Yes

    Changeover – Friday/Flexible

    Logs supplied


    Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

    Is there a gate to open? Yes

    If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? Yes

    Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? Yes

    Are there paths? Yes

    Are paths level and firm? No

    Type of suface Paving

    Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

    Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No

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