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Sleeps 2. 1 bedroom small barn on 1 level. Pets are welcome at Dollys Barn which is a recently restored outbuilding with triple aspect windows making it light and airy. The open plan lounge/kitchen gives fantastic views and has patio doors which lead onto a small terrace with table and chairs. There is the country 'must have' of a wood-burning stove plus an 'Eco friendly' Biomass central heating and solar panels. TV, DVD, radio, Free Wifi, library of books, walking guides and DVD's. Located in its own grounds with a gravel drive with off road parking. It lies adjacent to an acre paddock which is presently being restored to a wild flower meadow, a great place to play games or give the dog a run.
Pet friendly Clares Cottage and Dolly's Barn although different in style have both been furnished to give a very cosy feel to make you feel right at home with that country 'must have' of a wood-burning stove for Winter nights in. Clare's has a traditional cottage garden filled with flowers & perfect for sitting out and relaxing and also has the convenience of an outside tap for muddy boots or paws. Dolly is sited in its grounds next to a wildflower meadow and wildlife pond. The views from both properties are just lovely and facing west give some wonderful sunsets. Being only 3 miles from the popular border town of Chepstow its position is ideal to explore Monmouthshire, Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and Brecon Beacons National Park. 3 local pubs two of which serve food and allow dogs inside. For a different cultural experience, Cardiff, Bristol and Gloucester can be easily reached within 40 minutes.
Hi Everyone. I have lived near Chepstow for the past 30 years and the beauty of the countryside around still takes my breath away. I am a keen walker and one of the organisers of Chepstow Walking Festival which takes place in April.
My enthusiasm for the area including the Brecon Beacons for which I am an Ambassador rubs off onto visitors. I love my dog and am always pleased to meet owners pets and the owners of course!. A vast array of breeds have visited over the last couple of years.
I respect peoples privacy but am always willing to give a few suggestions if asked or have a chat over a cup of tea or something stronger.
Other interests include gardening, wildlife, (in a fashion) skiing and meeting people, who wouldn't in this business.
Monmouthshire is one of Wales secrets. It is just stunning.
A small County as the crow flies it is approx 15 miles wide and 24 miles in length and incorporates the beautiful Wye Valley a Designated Area of Outstanding Beauty and part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Being a border town it is rich in history and it is thought there are more castles here per square mile than anywhere else in Europe! The renowned Forest of Dean is our neighbour. The area has everything for those that enjoy the outdoors, walking, canoeing,cycling, golfing even diving.
Monmouthshire is also the food capital of Wales, plenty of celebrity chefs and two restaurants boasting Michelin stars. Farm shops and markets all sell award winning produce.
One of the advantages of the location of Clares Cottage is that it so near (only 5 miles from the motorway network) but so far away from the hustle and bustle. There are no major cities in the County so you don't end up wasting time by sitting in traffic jams.
Visitors who enjoy gardens will love Clares Cottage. You could describe it as a cottage garden. Totally organic and filled with flowers and shrubs with an abundance of wildlife. Swallows visit every year and Jacdaws nest in my chimneys. A couple of bats come out at dusk and in 2013 Barn owls nested in the paddock which is being restored to a wild flower meadow. Sadly my bees were lost but hopefully will start again in 2014.
Deposit Non refundable
Notes on prices:
From £285 Low Season to £510 high Season
We really enjoyed our stay here. The cottage is lovely and clean, just the right size, with a great view over the surrounding countryside. It has a gorgeous wood burner, and was a very peaceful base from which to explore the local area, such as Tintern Abbey and Offas Dike. Would definitely recommend!
It was perfect from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. If you are after a peaceful break away from the rush and madness in a beautiful location Dolly's is the place. It was lovely and we can't thank Helen enough for being so accommodating! We will be returning!
Dolly's Barn is an amazing place to stay, and is full of character and charm. Set in beautiful scenery and with amazing walks, it is perfect for a holiday with or with out dogs (who are as welcome as humans)! Going back for the 5th year next year!
We have enjoyed a lovely week staying in Dolly's Barn. The description was accurate, the property immaculately clean, the welcome friendly whilst the visitors information pack was not only extensive but truly useful and accurate.
The locality is very convenient for day trips or just relaxing in the cottage.Excellent kitchen equipment means that you can self cater to a high standard or enjoy eating out and snacking back at the barn. Highly recommended.
Dolly's Barn is absolutely delightful. Everything is there to make you comfortable, especially the bed ! The views are stunning from the bedroom window and there is a lovely paddock for the dogs to run in. There is a small library to borrow from and lots of local information and maps. The owner is reallg nice , friendlg and informative. Its a great location , woods about 1/2 mile away for dog walking , Chepstow 3 miles about 10 mins by car , Monmouth about 30 mins and Abergavenny about 40.The huntsman pub up the road does a lovely Sunday lunch, can recommend the pork ! Can't wait to go back.
We had a wonderful stay at Dolly's Barn very quite and peaceful would recommend anyone who wants to chill out. Helen made us most welcomed, We visited many places weather was good to us our little dog also loved the stay. We will be returning in the very near future.