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Enjoy the view from the hammock in the owners' grounds
Lots of wildlife has been spotted in the grounds
Sunsets can be beautiful here
Enjoy the leaves crunching underfoot whilst walking the grounds in autumn
Not many properties have their own moat!
Daffodils line the drive in spring
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29 / 29  Daffodils line the drive in spring

Cwrt-y-gaer - The Old Dairy - Wolvesnewton

Chepstow (5Mls NW), Wye Valley
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Romantic retreat with touches of luxury and 360 degree views including The Black Mountains
  • Set within a hilltop castle-ringwork from which to explore the area's colourful heritage
  • Relax  in the cosy cottage or the extensive grounds to enjoy abundant wildlife
  • Perfect location with secure parking for motoring in the Wye Valley and the Welsh Mountains
  • Activities galore: bring boots, binoculars, OS maps, bike, rods, golf clubs, wetsuits, canoe ….etc
Property code: 91941

Cwrt-y-Gaer means 'court in the fort’ and is a scheduled hilltop castle-ringwork. Its stunning location and elevated position offer 360-degree views through a crown of trees of the now tranquil Monmouthshire countryside. It is the perfect retreat for a couple to escape, unwind and wander in 21 acres of meadows and woodland or explore further afield on local footpaths. There is wildlife in abundance and if lucky you might see deer, hares and orchids or even hear nightjars. CADW have the site listed as MM067 and dated to the medieval period circa. AD 1066-1485. Though its history is lost in the mist of time it is claimed to be the Wolff family manor, who came with the Romans and gave their name to the village of Wolvesnewton. With Monmouthshire being so rich in heritage, it is the ideal base to explore its colourful history that spans standing-stones, the Roman amphitheatre in Caerleon (15 miles), Tintern Abbey (9 miles), numerous fabulous castles through to UNECSO’s World Heritage Big Pit Coal Museum (22 miles). The property is also well situated for exploring the Wye Valley, Brecon Beacons National Park and the Forest of Dean. Activities include walking, fishing, gliding, cycling, canoeing, swimming, rock-climbing, golf etc.  For those that like touring there are some wonderful scenic day trips over the Brecon Beacons and the Cambrian mountains, as well as to the border towns in the Marches. If you wish to visit Cardiff there is no need to drive all the way as you can also catch a train from Chepstow (8 miles) direct to the capital. Cwrt-y-Gaer is easily accessible as the M48 Severn Bridge and the M4 are within 11 miles: yet that will be hard to believe when you arrive and see the far reaching views.

The Old Dairy is a traditional stone building with oak joinery that has been recently renovated to a very high standard and is located to the far side of the owners’ sub-medieval house. There is private parking a few yards from your front door. Step inside the open-plan living space, beautifully finished with comfortable seating and a wood burning stove for those colder evenings. The dual-aspect windows give views of the courtyard, the extensive garden and to distant mountains. For dining, there is a table for four. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you may need for your stay. There is a generously sized bedroom with a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom.
Outside, there is a lawn and patio with a garden table and chairs, along with a BBQ and a firepit, as well as loungers and a hammock in the new orchard. For a romantic evening, there is a bistro table on an elevated bank overlooking the Sugar Loaf, Skirrid and the Brecon Beacons, with a view of the setting sun.
This fantastic holiday home is a place where you can find plenty to do, or easily read a book and while away the hours doing nothing.
  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with a shower over the bath, and WC, heated towel rail
  • Electric oven, hob and extractor fan, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Wood burning stove (logs included)
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Lawn, patio with garden table and seating for 4, BBQ, firepit, loungers and hammock
  • Secure bike storage
  • Private parking for 2 cars: onsite and parking only is covered by CCTV
  • Pub 4 miles and shop 6 miles
  • 360 degree far reaching views
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Avril Hitchman

This property is personally managed by Avril.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Gavin 16th February 2024

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Stunning Cottage. Very well appointed and super clean and comfortable. Fresh interiors and traditional oak windows and doors are perfect. Log burner and plenty of dry wood to burn is a treat. Excellent hospitality shown with welcome goods; cheese, bread, butter, milk and eggs. Plus a lovely bowl of fresh fruits along with tea, coffee and sugar. SupRead moreerb views from the cottage. Wonderful countryside walks and wildlife to spot. Great selection of information for visitors to explore surrounding areas Hide

Reviewed by Julianne 18th November 2023

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Harry and Elizabeth were friendly and considerate hosts. The Old Dairy was spotless, very well-equipped and extremely comfortable. The welcome pack (bread, milk, cheese, tea and coffee) was much appreciated. That was the most comfortable bed! The views were outstanding and it was quiet and relaxing. It was easy to get to around - Chepstow (The UglyRead more Mug cafe was great), Abergavenny, Tintern Abbey, Hay-on-Wye (Cafe in the Castle was great). Newchurch Farm shop and cafe not far (and great!) Hide

Reviewed by Autumn 14th October 2023

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We loved our holiday here. Perfect location to enable you to go exploring and to also visit the nearby cities. We really cannot fault our stay and cannot thank the owners enough for their lovely property and land. Would 100% recommend!

Reviewed by Evelien 18th September 2023

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We had a lovely stay at this cottage. The weather wasn't too good, but we loved spending time inside in this beautiful, light cottage that had everything we needed including some tastefull groceries. When it was dry for a bit, there was much to see in the garden or in the surrounding area. We are definitely going back, that says it all right? :-)

Reviewed by Joanna 8th September 2023

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The hosts were very friendly, and the location was quiet with wonderful views. We were so close to all sorts of wildlife, including red deer and many kinds of bird. The cottage is extremely well-appointed and has everything you might need. The bed was very comfortable, the bath long, and the water hot. There was a wonderful welcome pack of deliciouRead mores Artisan bread and several kinds of cheese. We left very relaxed after our week there, and hope to go again. Hide

Reviewed by David 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Cornelia 25th August 2023

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We stayed here with our 10 month old daughter for a long weekend. We had a fantastic, peaceful time, admiring the countryside views in every direction. Our daughter enjoyed the friendly chickens and we enjoyed watching the deer and rabbits in the surrounding fields. There are many interesting places a short drive away or you can hike from the frontRead more door. The cottage is cosy and newly kitted out. The owners were very welcoming and proactive in ensuring we had a lovely time. We would stay again Hide

Reviewed by James 18th August 2023

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The cottage is up on top of an historic site with wonderful views over hills and valleys, with the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons in the distance. It is so peaceful and restful, but only a few miles from Usk or Chepstow. Most days we watched the deer pass through the fields below, buzzards & kites flying the thermals, while we sat outside drinkRead moreing a beer, coffee, or even a chilled white wine. The facilities in the cottage are the best we have seen in any holiday let. Hide

Reviewed by Mike 5th August 2023

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Great location, stunning views, spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable, we were made to feel very welcome on arrival and during our stay. Spotted red deer, hares an many bird species in the grounds. We shall definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Tim 14th July 2023

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Loved our stay, magnificent views, well equipped modern and spacious cottage. Peaceful surroundings in a rural setting, with walks from the cottage. In addition we were spoilt for choice for things to do in the area, just a short drive away. The owners made us feel very welcome without being intrusive and had obviously put a lot of thought into makRead moreing our stay special. We hope to return soon! Hide

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