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Magnificent Ragland Castle, Monmouthshire
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Holiday Cottages and Self Catering in Monmouthshire

Situated in the south-eastern corner of Wales and bordering England as well as three other Welsh counties, Monmouthshire is a county that is steeped in history and blessed with natural wonders. As a place to get away from it all, the region has an abundance of countryside and scenic landscapes intertwined with small towns and villages to create a fantastic portrayal of traditional Wales. Read more

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51.836136, -2.750283

Party like a rock royalty in this amazing large group self-catering property on the border between Wales and England. Monnow Valley Studios has hosted legends such as Tom Jones, Oasis, and Ozzy Osborne, who all stayed here while recording. Now you, your family and your friends can enjoy the same facilities that include 11 bedrooms to sleep up to 26 people, huge grounds with wild swimming and fishing potential, a cinema/games room, and a soundproof party room. Monnow Valley Studios is two miles from Monmouth and within easy reach of the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and the Brecon Beacons. It's available for bookings all year round, with well-behaved hen and stag parties welcome. 

Weekly guide price:
£3950 to £5250
Short breaks from £950 per night

26  |   11  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.820732, -2.721905

Relax in the beauty of the Welsh countryside in this big group holiday let in the Wye Valley. The Manor on the Monnow sits in two private acres of ground and fronts on to the River Wye at Monmouth, sleeping up to 24 people in 11 bedrooms. The centre of the historic town with its pubs, cafes and shops is a gentle 10-minute stroll, while the Wye Valley AONB, Forest of Dean and Brecon Beacons National Park are also close. The property manages to be both impressive and homely at the same time, and is ideal for groups of extended families and friends.

Weekly guide price:
£3650 to £4350

24  |   11  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.749127, -2.790905

If you are the size of family who needs 40 acres and two buildings to fit everyone, then you'll love Orchard House. This beautiful big holiday let is in south Wales, close to the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley yet just 20 minutes from the Severn Bridge. It comfortably accommodates up to 24 people in 10 bedrooms, with multiple living areas indoors and a vast expanse of grounds that include woodland trails and an orchard. It is ideal for multi-generational family celebrations, milestone events and fun holidays with friends.

Weekly guide price:
£3450 to £3950

24  |   10  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.752023, -2.811397

High Cloud Farm and Barn provide not only fantastic self-catering accommodation for big groups, but also the perfect spot to host your family Christmas, milestone birthday party or hen weekend. The two properties combine to sleep up to 24 people in ten very comfortable bedrooms, sitting within 30 private acres with beautiful views and walks from the front door. It is peaceful and private, with easy access to the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Wye Valley and favourite market towns such as Abergavenny and Monmouth.

Weekly guide price:
£3650 to £4500
Short breaks from £1250 per night

24  |   10  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.815870, -2.825240

Enjoy the beautiful Welsh borders from the comfort of this gorgeous stone holiday cottage. The Lamb Shed is a converted barn on an organic farm at the end of a country lane in Llanvihangel-Ystern-Llewern, a tiny village between Abergavenny and Monmouth. There are stunning footpaths, including Offa's Dyke, within walking distance, with more footpaths and mountain bike trails nearby in the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons National Park, and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The one-bedroom cottage is perfect for couples or individuals, and it's dog-friendly (two maximum). Short breaks and long stays are available all year round. 

Weekly price:
£693 all year
Short breaks from £110 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.838017, -2.841145

The Clock House is a lovely holiday cottage surrounded by parkland with beautiful views. It is part of the former stable block on the Tal-y-Coed Estate, which guests reach by driving down a tree-lined avenue. The two-bedroom cottage sleeps four people and is ideal for couples, friends, or families with children over 10 years. It's close to Monmouth, Abergavenny and Raglan, and just half a mile from Offa's Dyke Path. The Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains and Wye Valley are all within easy reach, and the cottage is only an hour from Bristol and Cardiff. 

Weekly guide price:
£630 to £1050
Short breaks from £90 per night

4  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.817742, -3.010141

This Victorian beauty is ideal for large group self-catering in the Brecon Beacons. The 9-bedroom house sleeps up to 24 people with lots of space for socialising both indoors and outside. It's dog and family friendly and perfect for celebrating something special or catching up with family and friends. The location, within walking distance of Abergavenny train station and town centre, is perfect for a holiday as there are lots of ways to explore without needing a car. The Wye Valley, Forest of Dean, Hereford and Cardiff are all easy to reach, and there is an excellent calendar of fun events celebrating everything from the landscape to the food it produces.

Weekly guide price:
£3650 to £4250

24  |   9  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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Holiday in Monmouthshire

To experience nature, then Monmouthshire is one of the best places in the whole country to do so. With typical Welsh valleys and rolling hills stretching out into the horizon, the county is a real beauty spot and it is also home to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It features the River Wye which is the 5th longest in the UK and offers a variety of water sports in addition to gentle sailing. There are many different types of wildlife in the Wye Valley, from rare species of fish such as twaite and shad, to ravens, falcons and hawks. The whole area is great for wildlife and bird spotting with endless photographic opportunities of the dramatic landscapes and picturesque natural portrayals of Wales.

The Black Mountains provide some of the best scenery in the whole of the UK and part of their reach falls under Monmouthshire. They stretch off out into the distance with intense scenery and numerous walking, cycling and climbing trails.

Monmouthshire is a county that is steeped in history and heritage. There are various castles in its boundaries that have played a significant role in the history of the area. Chepstow Castle for example dates back to the 11th century and is the oldest post-Roman stone fortification in the whole of Britain. It was used as an important strategic defense in the wars between England and Wales and is a great way to learn about the history of the local area. Raglan Castle can also be found in the county and, even though it is slightly newer being a late medieval construction, it was an important castle during the English Civil War.

Abergavenny is a small market town but is the biggest in Monmouthshire. It has narrow streets, an abundance of local stores and holds markets every week where you can buy local produce. The Abergavenny Food Festival is held there every September and provides a chance to sample local Welsh dishes as well as those from further afield.

Monmouthshire has a deep heritage and offers some enduring picturesque scenery. The county is not as well known as some others in Wales or in the rest of the UK, however, it has a lot of things to offer tourists. It is hard to get more traditionally Welsh than here, both in the local culture and the environment. While you need to look elsewhere to find bustling cities and energetic urban areas, what you can find in Monmouthshire is the chance to get away from the rigours of everyday life and experience the great outdoors of the Welsh countryside.