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Cosy Country Retreat With Stunning Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage nr Usk, Between Monmouth and Chepstow, Monmouthshire, South Wales - Peaceful Location At The End Of A No Through Road

Inside the cottage there are three bedrooms. The first is a canopied king size bed with two side bedside tables, two bedside lamps, feather duvet, four pillows, wonderful view, wardrobe, long framed wall mirror, bedroom chair and an ensuite shower room. Towels and linen are included. Bedroom two is the elephant room, so called because there are several elephant pictures and a number of model elephants decorating the room. The twin beds are electric to make reading in bed a real luxury and the bed heads are antique and match a small cupboard in the room. In addition there is a large chest of drawers, a bedside cupboard, two lamps, towels, linen, feather duvets and a clothes hanging facility on the back of the door. This room has an ensuite bathroom with opening window to the front. Bedroom three has twin beds a lovely view and is refreshingly decorated in blue and white. In addition there is a large bookcase for clothes storage, a bedside cupboard, a touch lamp, towels, linen, feather duvets, a bedroom chair and a couple of rather nice pictures on the wall. This room is not ensuite but the family bathroom is very nearby. The kitchen is equipped with microwave, electric cooker, fridge freezer, coffee machine, toaster, electric kettle, dishwasher, cafetière and a wonderful view! There is a utility room that has a washing machine and airer and a combi boiler for unlimited hot water. This is also a very good space for dogs and there is a child gate to stop the dogs going further into the cottage when wet or muddy.

The lounge has a woodburning stove which is ready laid for you on your arrival and there is a basket of kindling and logs for future fires. The two sofas are white leather and have electric reclining seats. Further furniture includes a large coffee table, side tables, two dressers, solid wood dining table and six chairs. Inside the cupboards are numerous books, DVDs, CDs, games and rackets. There is a cd/radio/iPod player with remote control and table linen, wine bottle holder, candle sticks and candles and silk flowers in vases as well as several ornaments.

Outside there is a large stoned patio area with a paved patio within it and a gazebo over it to give shelter and shade to the outside wood table and six chairs. Around this patio are triangular flower tubs and small trees in pots. There are full size cushions for each of the chairs. Weather permitting, there is a badminton net set up on the back lawn and swingball. For those who like outside cooking there is a barbecue and there is a washing line in the side garden. The whole area of the burrow is fenced and gated and is a very reasonable size for children and dogs.

The location of The Burrow is handy for several golf courses including the famous Celtic manor and Alice springs. For the gourmet there are a number of reputable eateries including The Walnut Tree, The Hardwick and The Black Bear. Wales is well known for its castles and so there are many to see, one of the best is Raglan Castle which is just a few miles away.The Big Pit is a favourite with our visitors and the hidden garden of dew stone is a must. The Forest of Dean offers all sorts of sporting opportunities including biking and pony trekking and if the weather is disappointing, there are sports centres and swimming pools in easy distance. For the fit and healthy, there are the mountains and beacons to climb and plenty of easier walks along the canals for those who prefer a gentler form of exercise. Cardiff, Newport, Bristol, Abergavenny, Monmouth and Chepstow to mention a few, are all within easy reach for a little stroll round the shops, museums, castles or to visit the cinema.

The beautiful and picturesque Wye valley is half an hour away and this is a super place to hire canoes and travel leisurely down the river, stopping off for lunch and finishing in the village for a sundowner and a meal.

The Burrow is the ideal place for children and dogs. Fresh air, beautiful countryside, peace and quiet, this is what you can expect from this cottage. Families, couples, groups of friends can all be accommodated here. Coffee outside on the patio first thing in the morning or last thing at night watching the sun go down, will leave you with wonderful memories of a great holiday. We want all our guests to remember their stay as special and we will do everything we can to make sure it is.

Please contact me for a price if you want to stay longer than four days.

More Details

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About the Owner

Carole Lawrence
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Carole Lawrence

My name is Carole and my husband John and I have lived at The Warren, which is on the same land as The Burrow (W898) for 28 years. Previously, we lived in Muscat, Oman for 5 years and Oslo, Norway for 2. We thoroughly enjoyed living abroad but decided it was time to start a family and own our own property. We love the feeling of living in our own little world here at the end of a dead end country lane. As you meander down the lane you leave all the troubles of the world behind you. That feeling has never left us. Since living here we've had Ben (24) and Josephine (22) both having now flown the nest to follow their own paths. We thought our hidden world was worth sharing with others and hope, should you come to stay at The Burrow, that you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Carole Lawrence purchased this cottage in 1987

Why Carole Lawrence chose Monmouthshire

We bought property in this area because it is beautiful and although we have a lovely feeling of space and remoteness, it is easy to get to all the important towns and cities that are needed in modern life.

What makes this cottage unique

We are happy to accommodate people touring on horseback or who want to ride out from here each day and sleep comfortably at night!

17 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

5

Great House and Amazing setting

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolute gem of a place. We stayed only one weekend and had a lovely time. The place is clean, spacious and expertly decorated and furnished by John and Carole. There is a good size garden with plenty of space to play for the children. The beds are very comfortable and the living areas are large enough for 6 adults (we were 4 adults with 3 children and had no problems throughout our stay). Carole and John are terrific hosts and the view is truly breathtaking. Lovely Wales!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stefano for the great review. It was a pleasure to have you and your friends here to stay. Hopefully we will see you again some time in the future. Kind regards Carole
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5

Wonderful property in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We booked the cottage to surprise a friend on her 60th birthday. It was perfect, in a beautiful location with stunning views. The well equipped kitchen meant that there was everything we needed to cook the birthday dinner. Later on in the night we lit the log burner and listened to music and our guests were able to stay the night in one of the comfortable cosy bedrooms. The place itself was all we could have wanted and more and we spent mornings having breakfast on the patio, afternoons visiting local attractions and evenings with dinner "al fresco" finishing with late night chats and drinks in front of the log fire. Thank you to our hosts who added to the appeal of the place, with their friendliness, helpfulness and care. Excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The most perfect base from which to explore the local area - which is stunning! The bungalow is very clean, comfortable and spacious. We were met by Carole the owner who is lovely. The large secure garden perfect for children and/or dogs. We will definately be returning.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris for your lovely review. Might I in reply say that you, your mother and your dogs were exemplary guests and we look forward very much to your return.
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5

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

A very pleasant stay in a beautiful setting. The hosts were very helpful and friendly. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat for Christmas

  • 4 of 5

We were made very welcome and enjoyed a comfortable and cosy stay at The Burrow. Christmas day with the wood burner going was great and we enjoyed family time together and didn't miss the TV as there was a good selection of DVD. There was ample enclosed space for our Golden Retriever to run around (and watch the sheep) and the single track lane to the property is very quiet so it was no problem to take him a morning and evening walk. We would definitely recommend it for a get away from it all break.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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last minute break!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fabulous from start to finish , Carole & John were very helpful & accomadating ( very late booking !)as was biggles the dog , lovely well equipped cottage , gorgeous views , booked again for a longer stay ! Would definitely recommend beautiful !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We bought property in this area because it is beautiful and although we have a lovely feeling of space and remoteness, it is easy to get to all the important towns and cities that are needed in modern life.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Travel:

Cardiff and Bristol Airports within one hour drive away.

Distances:

Nearest village 7 miles away

Further Details:

Several gastro pubs in the area including The Hardwick, The Foxhunter, The Walnut Tree and The Bear. Wonderful local pub with great atmosphere and tasty wholesome food ten minutes drive from The Burrow.

Horses can be accommodated and there are several local hunts. Wentwood forest is a fifteen minutes hack away.

Local attractions include; Dewstone secret garden, The Big Pit, Raglan Castle, Bristol zoo, cardiff Bay,

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nightly Rate
5 Aug 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£100
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£150
for 2 nights
From
£75
From
£100
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
If staying for an entire week there is a weekly rate which is not affected by the number of people(up to 6) staying. If booking for under a week there is a nightly cost based on the number of people staying. Please contact Carole to discuss if in any doubt.


Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.


Notes on prices:
Short stays are based on £35 per person per night with a £140 minimum stay cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We are happy to accommodate people touring on horseback or who want to ride out from here each day and sleep comfortably at night!

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room with toilet and washhand basin en suite to bed one Bathroom with toilet and washhand basin en suite to bed two Bathroom with shower, toilet and washhand basin.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Kingsize bed, and en suite shower room, Bedroom 2 with twin electric beds and en suite bathroom, Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Travel cot available.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...

Notes:

  • Outside: French doors opening to outside patio area with beautiful views. Furniture outside includes dining table and six chairs, viewing bench and barbeque. Small garden for children or dogs and several acres of woodland and fields to walk and explore. Utility Room: Washing machine and combi oil boiler Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included.