Cottage in Ganarew, Nr. Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales - Peaceful Location, Extensive Walking & Cycling. Dog And Children Friendly
Ganarew is situated in a spectacular part of the Wye Valley around the area of the Wye Gorge and falls within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Whitchurch and Ganarew Parish is blessed with the largest number and greatest length of footpaths of any parish in the whole of the United Kingdom. This Character cottage has recently been renovated to a very high standard. It sleeps 8 comfortably in 4 spacious double/twin bedrooms. By using zip and link beds, we are able to offer a flexible set up with either twin rooms with good sized singles, or once linked together we can offer superking doubles instead. The Master bedroom enjoys fantastic views and includes an ensuite bathroom with a large bath and benefits from an adjoining nursery. Family bathroom is all newly installed as of 2015. It boasts a good sized bath and a high quality overhead shower unit. Main living room features wood burner and stone floor. The kitchen is very well equipped, but most importantly is the garage adjoining the kitchen. This provides essential wet-dog space, laundry facilities, indoor games room & bike and kayak storage.
Top Traveller Review
Ideal family retreat
About the Owner
I live in Herefordshire with my husband, 2 dogs and various other animals in our small holding.
Katie purchased this cottage in 2014
Why Katie chose Forest of Dean district
The Cottage was bought in 2014 at auction in a poor state. It desperately needed some love and attention. We spent 9 months working with structural engineers, planning consultants and builders to restore the cottage to what you find today. It truly was a labour of love.
It became clear very early on that this would be a great holiday let. The village is very safe for children to play in and is connected to a vast array of footpaths. Also, for the size of the cottage it is incredibly spacious.
What makes this cottage unique
The property is just two miles from Monmouth and 10 minutes walk away from the famous Wye Valley, thus ideally located for walking.
My favourite part of this property and the location is the church opposite and the walk up the hill behind, where from the top you can look into both Wales and England.
(3 traveller reviews)
Ideal family retreat
Thoughtfully laid out and well equipped. Situated close to many attractions and activities. Good bike trails and walks. Games room led to lively evenings...no need for TV.
What an amazing place! We booked here to celebrate my birthday, 8 of us in total, and I think we all immediately fell in love with this cottage.
Spacious, comfortable and just a delight, I wish I lived here.
Beautiful places to visit in the area and fab places to eat and drink, especially The Hostelrie in Goodrich.
We will definitely be back!
Excellent, spacious, comfortable property.
Stayed with my father. Very well appointed and situated (for Wye Valley and Forest of Dean especially). Monmouth is very near and is an interesting, historical town with much feeling of community. Would like to go back again. Would be an excellent property for young families. Vey cosy and welcoming.
From the Owner
“The Cottage was bought in 2014 at auction in a poor state. It desperately needed some love and attention. We spent 9 months working with structural engineers, planning consultants and builders to restore the cottage to what you find today. It truly was a labour of love. It became clear very early on that this would be a great holiday let. The village is very safe for children to play in and is connected to a vast array of footpaths. Also, for the size of the cottage it is incredibly spacious.”
Activity and Interests
Garnarew is a small hamlet located only 1 mile from the Welsh border, just off A40 between Monmouth and Ross on Wye.
It is easy to access, 2 hours drive from M25 and 50 minutes from M42/M5 Junction.
Please note the SatNav will take you to the wrong part of Ganarew. You need to go into the hamlet of Ganarew itself. The Cottage can be found next to the Care Home, and opposite the church.
2 miles from Monmouth, 8 miles from Ross on Wye and 1 mile from Whitchurch
Less than 2 miles away is Whitchurch where you will find ‘Woods of Whitchurch’. Woods is a fantastic local shop selling many groceries including fresh bread, pastries and wine. They often offer take aways, including Pizza on a Friday and Saturday night. If you’d like to check in advance if they stock an item you’re looking for,
Monmouth has major supermarkets including:
- Marks & Spencer
Waitrose will deliver to Ganarew. We are happy to take receipt of an order for you between 12noon and 2pm on your arrival day, but please do give us advance notice.
- The Gulf Petrol station off the A40, between Whitchurch and Ganaarew
- Cashback also available at Woods of Whitchurch
Hereford is the most local A&E
Monmouth has a boots and superdrug on the main Monnow Street
Pubs / Restaurtant
- Ye Old Ferrie Inn
A charming local pub with stunning views across the valley and honest food. There are lots of outdoor tables on the riverside terrace and a roaring log fire inside.
- The Old Court, Whitchurch
With an historic Tudor Dining Room restaurant, a more informal bar and conservatory and a very large garden, the Old Court provides for everyone
- Saracens Head, Symonds Yat
A great pub to enjoy a sandwich or a pint during your walk along the Wye. Note it can get quite busy during the summer
- The Ostrich Inn, Newland
A free house renowned for its excellent food with one of the best restaurants in the area, catering for a wide variety of tastes, including vegetarians.
- The Bell, Skenfrith
A smarter eatery, on the River Monnow and opposite the castle. Great food and wine.
- Lough Pool, Sellack
A very good pub with lovely food, just north of Ross on Wye. We recently went her
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
PAYMENT A deposit of one third of the rental fee is payable if the booking is made more than 8 weeks before the start of the rental. The balance is payable 8 weeks before the start of the rental. Non-payment of the balance will be taken as a cancellation of the booking. For bookings made less than 8 weeks before the start of the rental, the total fee is payable.
Friday and Tuesday changeover days offered. Arrival from 4pm onwards, Departure by 10am. Alternative changeover dates might be possible, but please contact us in advance.
Notes on prices:
We have quoted 1 week prices, but are equally able to offer short breaks with changeover days of Friday or Tuesday.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
From the Owner
“The property is just two miles from Monmouth and 10 minutes walk away from the famous Wye Valley, thus ideally located for walking. My favourite part of this property and the location is the church opposite and the walk up the hill behind, where from the top you can look into both Wales and England.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Dishwasher ...
- Freezer ...
- Kitchen ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Table Football
- Game Room
- Games ...
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible ...
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a bath with handheld shower unit, toilet and sink. The Family bathroom has a new bath, sink and toilet. Fixed above the bath is a full shower system.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms rooms have zip and link beds, thus can be made as a superking double or good sized twins. Master bedroom has ensuite bathroom and adjoining nursery, all other bedrooms have vanity sink units and they all share a family bathroom
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Max. occupancy: 8
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: There is also a downstairs cloakroom available Outside: There is a small private garden with a permanent barbecue and a picnic table. Utility Room: Utility room doubles up as a garage, games room, bike/kayak storage, laundry room and wet dog room. Equipment includes freezer, washing machine, drier rack, multi-games table (snooker, table tennis, table-top football). Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Towels and linen are included for 8 people. Property will be cleaned on turnover days only.