• Wenallt

  • Usk & Wye Valley
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Property Highlights:

  • Featured in Countryfile September 2018 as a wonderful place to stay for an autumn break
  • Wye Valley holiday cottage with wood-fuelled hot tub
  • In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with breathtaking views over the Usk Valley, Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. 
  • Near world famous Tintern Abbey and riverside market town of Chepstow.

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Guest Book Comments

Good views and experience of hot tub

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for your review of Wenallt

Andrea Marshall-Wright - 20th April 2019

Lovely, well-equipped cottage with wonderful views. Perfect retreat for some well-deserved R & R. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Mark & Iona Parry-Jones, Bangor - 15 July 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A clean, well-equipped holiday cottage. Amazing views – beautiful sunsets and a rich scenic and cultural area to enjoy on the doorstep.

Ian & Sue Guildford, Holmes Chapel - 19 August 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A beautiful, sophisticated cottage . A place for retreat, stillness and restoration.

Rosemary & Jake Walker, Malvern - 22 August 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A beautiful view from a very comfortable modern cottage – very relaxing , which was just what we needed. A great area to explore – canoeing on the Wye a must-do.

Rob & Sally, Wimbledon - 29 August 2016
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Peaceful with beautiful views; really well placed to visit S Wales mountains and coast-line, the Border Towns and the Forest of Dean. Will definitely be back!

Collete Gambell, Ramsey, Isle of Man - 4 September 2016
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Property Description

Wye Valley holiday home with wood-fuelledhot tub near Tintern Abbey - enjoy a sense of retreat and tranquility

  • Wenallt is a stylish open plan property nestling on the ridge between the Usk & Wye Valleys, just off the A466 between Chepstow and Tintern. It hasspectacular views over theUsk Valley,Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons from the private terrace.
  • Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the outskirts of Devauden with village shop and local pub, there are regular buses into the nearby towns.
  • This newly built home is flooded with lots of natural light- enjoy a sense of retreat and tranquillity in the privacy of your own surroundings, well designed interior space with lovely wood burner for cosy winter nights and enjoy the state of the art kitchen with changing colour mood lighting and granite worktops.
  • The lounge boasts incredible views over Usk Valley through giant bi-fold doors,great for watching the ever changing weather, (sometimes dramatic)from the comfort of your armchair.
  • This is great base from which to explore the area's wild beauty. Relax and unwind with a book or DVD on rainy day.Take wonderful walks on the footpaths straight from your door.
  • Tintern is just 4 miles away and the local market town of Chepstow is 5 miles. Within a 15 mile radius are Monmouth, Usk,Raglan and Abergavenny. Take aday trip to Cardiff, 26 miles away.
  • Gentle footpaths, forest trails, jogging paths, cycling trails and kayaking on the Wye are all on offer close by or for the more adventurous, rock climbing and white water rafting in the Forest of Dean, within half an hours drive.

2 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4. 1 Kingsize and 1 Twin, both on ground floor.

Shower Room with shower cubicle, toilet, washbasin, heated towel rail.

Kitchen with black granite worktop, new white kitchen with changing halogen coloured lights, microwave, electric oven and hob, dishwasher. Fridge/freezer with ice box, washing machine, butchers block.

Dining Room conservatory style with fantastic views over to the Black Mountains, table and chairs seating 6

Lounge open plan with 1 x 3 seater and 1 x 2 seater sofa, flat screen TV/DVD, wood burning stove, Bi-fold doors to terrace.

Grounds large sized garden with lawn and patio, dining table & chairs to seat 4. Wood-fuelled Hot tub.

Additional Information

Short breaks - Yes, all year excluding peak weeks unless it's a last-minute request

WiFi - EE box

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes, ample

Fuel - Oil central heating inclusive May to September. Outside these dates 20 p/w. Starter pack of fuel free

Dogs - No

Travel cot - Yes on request

Highchair - No

Bed linen - Included as standard

About the Area

Tintern Abbey

  • The village of Tintern, nestled quietly in the Wye Valley is home to the ruins of the glorious Tintern Cistercian Abbey - one of the greatest monastic ruins in Wales, famous for the poets and painters such as Wordsworth and Turner who visited it 200 hundred years ago in the Romantic period.
  • It is indeed a wonderfully romantic place, lying on the Welsh side of the winding valley of the River Wye between Chepstow and Monmouth.

Forest of Dean

  • Explore the ancient woodlands, Sculpture Trail and adventure playground at Beechenhurst or take the steam train through the forest. The dedicated downhill cycling track at Pedalbikeaway is great fun also the caves at Clearwell and for the more daring, canoeing down the River Wye and wild swimming are great ways of getting intimate with the local wildlife.

Eating out

  • Eating out is excellent in the area , from fine dining at 'The Crown'' at Whitebrook to really good gastro-pub food at 'The Inn' at Penallt, enjoy a great pint at 'The Boat' at Redbrook, right on the river. There are many country pubs closer to Wenallt serving great pub grub too. If you like Indian food try the award winning 'Misbah Tandori' in Monmouth.
  • The nearby market town of Abergavenny has celebrity status in the foodie world with its famous yearly September Food Festival and many good restaurants in its environs such as 'The Walnut Tree' and 'The Bell' at Skenfrith.


  • With its handsome Georgian town houses, is a handy 10-minute drive away and food shopping is really good here, with supermarkets and a variety of independent shops, including good butchers and a superb green-grocer, plus a local market every Saturday outside the Shire Hall. With plenty of cafes and fabulous shops you will find something to satisfy all tastes.
  • Discover all the outdoor activities on offer with activities on the River Wye (with Monmouth Canoes), golf, walking, cycling and horse riding and lots more besides.
  • Check out events at The Savoy Theatre and Cinema and the Blake Theatre in Monmouth
  • Visit Kate Humbles farm "Humble by Nature". A rural skills and small holdings school, with inspirational food, cookery courses and unique pop up events year round.

Chepstow & Chepstow Castle

  • This is an historic walled border town, once a thriving port, with lots of independent shops , places to eat and drink as well a world famous race course.
  • Do visit Chepstow Castle - at first seems as if a quick stroll around some old ruins is all that's on offer, but once inside, you realise that this turns into an amazing experience which spans almost 1000 years of history. Walks around the outside, the internal buildings and the ramparts add to the experience of being in a real medieval castle. - if you're lucky enough to visit on a day when re-enactments are taking place do take along a picnic and enjoy the day.

National Diving and Activity Centre, Chepstow

  • Every kind of water sport activity is available at this fantastic Activity Centre which is also home to one of the UK's longest, tallest and fastest zip slides, running the 700 metre length of the NDAC Quarry. Launch yourself from the 70 m high cliff edge and speed along the length of our 80 m deep flooded quarry.... the exhilarating ride will take your breath away

Wyndcliffe Court Sculpture Gardens

  • Tucked away close to St Arvans, near Chepstow, the atmospheric Wyndcliffe Court offers beautiful views of the River Severn and an opportunity to enjoy a relaxing walk in the gardens and sculpture trail. The lovely cafe serves cream teas, home made cakes and light lunches - sit on the terrace and admire the vista!
  • The entrance fee includes a brochure and also allows free entry for the next 12 months - a bargain!

Great Welsh Castles

  • Within an easy drive is Raglan Castle, one of the last true castles to be built in Wales -which can be seen for miles around - a wonderful place to visit and seldom crowded.
  • The ruins of the 'Three Castles of Skenfrith' - Skenfrith, White Castle and Grosmont can be found in the Monnow Valley - built as part of the Norman conquest of South Wales - a visit here is sure to intrigue!

Explore South Wales Highlights

  • Stock up on Wales' favourite tipple, award winning Welsh whisky at the Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre. Visit Wales' vibrant capital city of Cardiff. Mumbles, gateway to the beautiful Gower Peninsula, punctuated by breathtaking beaches which are 90 minutes away, closer than you might think. Discover Wales' great industrial past at Big Pit Coal Mining Museum in Blaenavon. Explore spectacular Dan yr Ogof National Showcaves of Wales and other attractions at Pen y cae in the western Brecon Beacons.

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