Tintern Holiday Cottage - Riverside Cottage
Description

Holiday Cottage Wye Valley – Riverside

Right on the banks of the River Wye – with spectacular views across the Wye Valley and overlooking Tintern Abbey – stands this comfortable, 18th Century stone-built holiday cottage. It has its own terrace adjacent to the river (with railings, but children beware!) and a small lawned area with barbecue. Many local pubs offer home-made food. The beautiful surrounding countryside is excellent for walkers and dog owners alike, with Offa’s Dyke and the Brecon Beacons also within easy reach. Local fishing is available. There are eleven golf clubs and sixteen 18-hole courses within 20 miles from the property (one was the venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup). Monmouthshire also boasts six working vineyards with another four across the river Wye in Gloucestershire. Chepstow 5 miles, Monmouth 10 miles. Shops 0.5 miles and 1.5 miles, Seven pubs/hotels from 100 yards to ½ mile.

Your holiday cottage has a spacious, L-shaped sitting-room with open fire, exposed beams, stone walls and rugs on tiled floor. There is a separate dining room and a spacious well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar. On the first floor is a beamed ‘vaulted ceiling’ landing. The large double bedroom also has a beamed ceiling with a stone wall. The second bedroom is a twin with beamed ceilings and overlooks the river. There is a modern bathroom with over-bath electric shower and toilet.

Features
  • Detached Property
  • Electricity and full oil heating and hot water included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Open fire – coal and logs available locally
  • Pets Welcome (up to three well-behaved dogs welcome downstairs)
  • Large terrace with furniture
  • Small enclosed lawned area
  • Gas BBQ
  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Electric hob, grill and oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Freesat TV
  • DVD with a selection of DVDs
  • Video Player with a selection of ‘old’ tapes
  • Digital Radio
  • Radio/cassette/CD-player with a selection of CDs
  • Lots of books and local information
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Freesat TV
  • DVD with a selection of DVDs
  • Video Player with a selection of ‘old’ tapes
  • Digital Radio
  • Radio/cassette/CD-player with a selection of CDs
  • Lots of books and local information
Location and Directions

Leave the M48 at junction 2 and take the A48 towards Chepstow, Lydney and Monmouth. After about one mile proceed straight over the first roundabout (i.e. second exit) in the direction of Tintern and Monmouth (A466).

After a further mile continue straight over the second roundabout (keeping on the A466) and drive past Chepstow race course (on the right hand side). Keeping on the A466, drive through the small village of St Arvans (The Piercefield public house on the left-hand side precedes a sharp right hand bend in the road, and there’s a General Store after the bend on the right-hand side).

Remain on the A466 for a further four miles until entering the village of Tintern with the Abbey on the right-hand side (opposite The Abbey Hotel). Continue along the A466 past the George Hotel, and Rose and Crown (both on the left-hand side with the River Wye running alongside the road on the right-hand side).

Riverside Cottage is the only property on the right-hand side of the road between the Rose and Crown, and the Moon and Sixpence. It will be easier to drive past the cottage and do a ‘u-turn’ in the riverside car park before the Moon and Sixpence, and then drive into the entrance to Riverside Cottage.

Leave the A40 at the traffic lights opposite Monmouth School and turn left onto the A466 towards Chepstow and proceed over the River Wye (Note: When approaching Monmouth from the West it will be necessary to drive past Monmouth School and do a ‘u-turn’ at the next roundabout in about 1/2 mile returning on the A40 in the direction of Newport and Abergavenny).

Stay on the A466 and note that the main road quickly turns sharp right by Lidl (on the left hand side) – the road going straight on is the A4136 heading towards Coleford and Cinderford. Continue on the A466 for about five miles (passing through the village of Redbrook) with the River Wye on the right hand side until Bigsweir Bridge which is controlled by traffic lights.

Cross over the River Wye from England back into Wales noting that Bigsweir Bridge was built in 1827 and is a very elegant cast iron structure comprising a single arch of 50 metres with an abandoned toll house on the Welsh side.

Remain on the A466 for about five miles with the River Wye now on the left hand side of the road and pass through the village of Llandogo with The Sloop Inn on the left hand side. Enter the village of Tintern and continue along the A466 past Parva Farmhouse on the left hand side and The Wye Valley on the right hand side of the road.

Continue on the A466 with a garage on the left hand side and the Moon and Sixpence on the right hand side with the River Wye running alongside the road on the left-hand side. Riverside Cottage is the only property on the left-hand side of the road between the Moon and Sixpence and the Rose and Crown.

The entrance to Riverside and the parking area is before the Cottage when approaching from Monmouth.