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Church Hill Farm beautiful property in the Lower Wye Valley set in 63 acres

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Large luxury farmhouse gorgeous views and total privacy for up to 13

Main House sleeps 9. Large luxury farmhouse kitchen set in 63 acres, four bedrooms, study, dining room, living room, satellite TV. Wood burning stoves. Gorgeous views and total privacy.

We also have a new barn conversion (Property no 8209067) which can accommodate a further four people.

All kitchen equipment, linen, towels, heating and wood for fires included. Complete privacy and gorgeous views.

Perched on the edge of the hill with beautiful views across the Wye Valley to the Forest of Dean, sits the very private luxury farmhouse Church Hill Farm and the new barn conversion just below. Hidden away, over half a mile from the nearest road, the property is surrounded by its own land and overlooks the picturesque 11th Century Penallt Old Church. Behind the house ancient woodland provides a perfect backdrop. Deer, badger, foxes, and rabbits roam throughout the property, and the sounds of songbirds fill the air in spring. Buzzards soar in the air above the hill, and at dusk, if you listen carefully, you will hear the sound of bats chattering as they wake up for their evening foray into the air to catch insects.

Just five miles from Monmouth, the location offers a huge variety of different options for the perfect holiday break. The Lower Wye Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is literally on your doorstep. If you like walking, you can leave your car at home and explore the local area on foot.

Monmouth and the immediate area are within fifteen minutes. Without getting in the car you can go on one of a number of specially worked out circular or longer distance walks. En route you will see spectacular views, ancient buildings, old churches, miles of old stone walls, and peek into the gardens of the pretty cottages that are dotted throughout the countryside.

The town of Monmouth itself sits at the mouth of the Monnow where it meets the Wye. It is a picturesque and interesting place with a number of sites well worth a visit including the famous covered bridge, the castle, St Mary's Church, Agincourt Square and an attractive main street with a good selection of shops and a market in the square on Fridays and Saturdays.

There is a good leisure centre, two excellent golf courses and a canoe centre. Nearby are any number of interesting castles - Raglan, Whitecastle, Goodrich, Chepstow and Caldicot castles, and the very famous Tintern Abbey.

Day Trips in the area: Slightly further afield (12 miles) lies Abergavenny and beyond Hay on Wye. The back road from Llanvihangel Crucorney, home of the oldest pub in Wales, The Skirrid Inn, to Hay on Wye, is one of the most lovely rides in the country. The single track road winds slowly up the Black Mountains past the spectacular ruins of Llanthony Priory, through Capel-y-Ffin up to the top of Hay bluff. The view from the top of the bluff offers a 360 degree perspective for miles across three counties and is one of the most exhilarating in Wales. When the weather conditions are right you can watch the paragilders literally throwing themselves off the bluff to circle the hill or soar away across the countryside when air currents permit. At nearby Crickhowell there are a number of paragliding schools where the adventurous can learn to fly.To the east is the fascinating Forest of Dean. This is the largest forest in England and offers some beautiful walks and cycle trails as well as being steeped in history.

More Details

Property Manager
Christine Steuer
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About Christine Steuer

Church Hill Farm was an addition to our existing smallholding which we bought in 1987. Christine is originally from the south of England and Max from New York City. This is a gorgeous spot and we just love it.

Christine Steuer purchased this house in 1987

Why Christine Steuer chose Monmouthshire

If you like real countryside with lovely views and great walks this is the place for you. Totally relaxing.

What makes this house unique

Off the beaten track with no other houses around except our new barn conversion which is quite separate from the main house.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just a little note to say how much we enjoyed staying in your wonderful house last week, thank you. It's a super spot, so peaceful and surrounded by beautiful countryside. The house is comfortable and welcoming and it was lovely to have an Aga! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
May 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Monmouth in Monmouthshire

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 is en suite with bedroom 2.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , Study with bed
  • Bedroom 2 has its own en suite bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Church Hill Farm beautiful property in the Lower Wye Valley set in 63 acres
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 21 reviews
4

great cottage but a little remote.

  • 4 of 5

This venue worked very well for our eight person walking group. The remoteness was not a major issue for us but the track to it does require some attention.

The facilities were excellent and we were able to find everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brian Many thanks for the review. The track does not belong to us and although we do periodically strip off the surface we have found that it is basically bedrock and very difficult to do anything with. We have never had a problem with any vehicle getting up and down the track provided you go slowly. It also is great security!
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Lovely house, home from home

  • 4 of 5

Adult Family party of 8 stayed and everyone was very impressed with the level of comfort and facilities. Its often the little things that stand out and so was the case here, great bathroom toiletries, everything you need in the kitchen including a large fridge/freezer, lots of towels. Super location and views. Couldn't fault the place and we shall be back. Watch out for the approach track though, some places REALLY rough and could be improved dramatically by just taking away a few large, embedded rocks and backfilling. Hence only the 4 stars rather than 5. But it is the only holiday house my wife has stayed in that she says she would live in... and that's quite a compliment !.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time. Unfortunately the track is not ours. It is one of those peculiar bits of land that no-one owns. We have spent a lot of money on it over the years but the hill is basically bedrock like much of the terrain locally. We see it as a great asset as it is the best deterrent for snoopers and burglars! In 40 years we have never had a problem and no-one has ever got stuck. We love being in a very safe area.
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5

A wonderful week in an idyllic location - can't fault it

  • 5 of 5

Church Hill Farm is a lovely, comfortable and well equipped property in the most stunning location, surrounded by woods, wildlife and the most beautiful views across the Wye Valley. This is our second stay here, and we wouldn't hesitate to come again. Christine and Max make you very welcome.

As well as the wonderful countryside on your doorstep it is a great place to stay to access activities in South Wales and the Forest of Dean. We enjoyed the Brecon Mountain Railway, Tredegar House, canoeing on the Wye and visiting the International Bird of Prey Centre. And the children were delighted to be able to build on the legacy of last summer's den and explore the woods around the house.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely words. So pleased you enjoyed coming back. Hope to see you all again soon. Best Christine
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4

Quite Place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Church Hill Farm from the 4th of August to the 11th of August 17. Our host met us and showed us round explaining the layout and running of the property. It is a beautiful cottage with a lovely view although some of the trees could be cut back so as to see more of the view. The Kitchen was superb and we loved cooking with the Aga and very well equipped you want for nothing. Lovely big Living Room and Dining Room both with a fantastic fire place. All Bedrooms a great size as were the Bathrooms and although we didn't use the shampoo, shower gel's etc. there was plenty if you run short or forgot. The only down side to the property on a personal note was there was only one television so everyone had to watch the same thing which could at times caused discussion, another one or two would have been great as we had teenagers staying and not everyone likes the same.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for hiking!

  • 5 of 5

The house is wonderfully large and was well appointed for the 8 adults in our group. It's remote, but is surrounded by fantastic hiking. We used the fire place inside, and then BBQ'd outside when the weather warmed up! We all had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely few days at Church Hill Farm. The house is very well laid out and was great for the six of us. The kitchen is big, with an Aga and plenty of cooking space and a table for eight. Although just fifteen minutes from Monmouth it is totally peaceful with lovely walks and lots of wildlife - and a good Wifi signal should you need it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time. Good luck with the new project! Christine
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Bristol
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
The Inn at Penallt
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Swansea
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Monmouth
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Newport
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
M48
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
The Inn at Penallt
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Newport
Car: necessary

Church Hill Farm, Penallt is a completely private luxury farm house set in 63 acres in The Lower Wye Valley area of outstanding natural beauty. It is half a mile from the nearest road and yet the town of Monmouth where the Monnow meets the Wye is just five miles away. Nearby are any number of interesting castles - Raglan, Whitecastle, Goodrich, Chepstow and Caldicot castles, and the very famous Tintern Abbey.

Half an hour away is Abergavenny and beyond, Hay on Wye via Llanthony Priory, Capel-y-Ffin Hay bluff. To the east is the fascinating Forest of Dean. This is the largest forest in England and offers some beautiful walks and cycle trails as well as being steeped in history.

Despite its seclusion, Church Hill Farm is just an hour from the major cities of Cardiff, Bristol and Newport. It is just an hour and a quarter from Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Golf: Monmouth Golf Club.

Rolls Golf Club (Monmouth)

Many beautiful walks in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Offa's Dyke Path

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Monmouth, Wales

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,360
for 7 nights
£1,360
 
 
Easter
23 Mar 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,060
for 7 nights
£1,060
 
 
May bank holiday
4 May 2018 - 11 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,060
for 7 nights
£1,060
 
 
2nd May BH
25 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,060
for 7 nights
£1,060
 
 
Summer 2018
20 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,260
for 7 nights
£1,260
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,310
for 7 nights
£1,310
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£640
for 2 nights
From
£290
From
£330
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,060
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £60
Pet Fee £0

Our usual changeover day is Friday

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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