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Pet friendly Clare's Cottage with Delightful Cottage garden & fabulous views - Dolly's Barn Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



Dolly's Barn Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

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.

About the property


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.

Helen Kenneally
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Helen Kenneally

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.

Why Helen Kenneally chose Chepstow

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.

What makes this barn unique

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.

Available Rentals

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Deposit Non refundable

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover.

Notes on prices:
From £285 Low Season to £510 high Season


Accommodation and facilities for Dolly's Barn Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)in Chepstow in Devauden

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Pet friendly, linen and towels provided, each property has its own hair dryer. Free WiFi Outside: Outbuilding available for lockable storage of bikes or canoes. Parking off road at both Clare's Cottages and Dolly's Barn


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average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Dolly”s in an idyllic location and has everything that you could need for your stay. We will definitely return as there is so much more to see in easy driving distance of the cottage. We loved being greeted by the cows in the field behind and also enjoyed the visits from the pheasants and squirrels. I also found myself rounding up two sheep that escaped from the field opposite the property

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pretty, well maintained property

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dolly's Barn

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, Warm, Welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful Dolly's Barn is lovely

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dolly's Barn is delightful !

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
St Pierre Chepstow
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Ogmore on Sea
Car: necessary


Bristol Airport 25 miles. Cardiff Airport 44 miles

Chepstow Train Station 3.5 miles. Bus stop 5 minutes walk.


Cottage located on the edge of Itton, Shirenewton 1 mile with 3 pubs. Chepstow 3 miles has a Racecourse host to Welsh Grand National and has regular meetings, A magnificent Castle and the National Diving and Activity Centre 4 miles. The renowned Tintern Abbey beloved by Wordsworth is 4 miles. 4 long distance footpaths, Wales Coast Path, Offa's Dyke Path, Wye Valley Walk and Gloucestershire Way all start/end at Chepstow. Walking from the doorstep and numerous mountain bike trails.

Further Details:

Monmouthshire is also regarded as the food capital of Wales. Two Michelin Star restaurants within 10 miles. Abergavenny Food Festival is considered to be the best in Wales. Chepstow has 3 Supermarkets plus independent shops and there is a regular Farmers Market and a Farm Shop 2 miles from Chepstow.