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The Clock House

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7 Nights See prices

  • £630  to  £1050

Availability View full calendar

Short Breaks From

  • £90 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £150 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps

    4

  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children

    Yes

  • WiFi

    Yes

  • Dogs

    Sorry
    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms

    1

  • Access

    Stairs

  • Log Burner

About The Clock House

The Clock House is a rare find. The elegant holiday home is part of a beautifully transformed late-Victorian stable block on the Tal-y-Coed estate, sleeping four people in two double bedrooms with tranquil views of the surrounding parkland. It dates from 1888 and is Grade-II star listed, boasting beautiful period features combined with contemporary comforts to appeal to modern couples, families and friends. The location between Abergavenny and Monmouth could not be more perfect for a relaxed rural holiday. Spend happy days exploring the Brecon Beacons, Wye Valley, and a wealth of market towns and historic sights.

Tal-y-Coed is a small hamlet a twenty minute walk from the tiny Monmouthshire village of Llanvihangel-Ystern-Llewern, seven miles from Monmouth and nine miles from Abergavenny. Both are historic market towns with excellent amenities that include a choice of supermarkets, regular market days, and a range of independent cafes, pubs, restaurants, boutiques and other shops. Monmouth is best known as the birthplace of Henry V and has the only fortified bridge left in Great Britain. Abergavenny's High Street is mostly pedestrianised with historic buildings including the ruined Norman castle with fantastic views of the Blorenge, a gorgeous church dating from 1100 with an adjacent medieval tithe barn, and a lovely Victorian Market Hall, which is as much a hub of the community as it has ever been.

Llanvihangel-Ystern-Llewern is on the route of the Offa's Dyke footpath. The walk from the village to Pandy is charming, affording walkers with views of the Sugarloaf and the Skirrid as it goes through fields and villages you may not otherwise discover. It also passes White Castle. Together with Skenfrith and Grosmont, it is part of the popular Three Castles Walk. You're never far from a castle in Wales - a fact that is particularly evident along this stretch of the border! Mountain biking and cycling are both favourite activities. With the Brecon Beacons National Park, Black Mountains, and the Wye Valley all within easy reach, you're not short of options. Go fly fishing on the Usk, kayaking on the Wye, or boating on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. You can also play golf at the Rolls of Monmouth Club or have fun trying your hand at different activities like clay pigeon shooting.

Local attractions include the book shops in Hay-on-Wye, Chepstow Castle, Tintern Abbey and Hereford Cathedral. Good road links make Cardiff and Bristol less than an hour away. There are direct trains from Abergavenny to Cardiff and Hereford if you'd prefer not to drive. The local calendar is full of events that include festivals celebrating food, music, literature and agriculture. Having once been a hotbed of unrest and uprising, the area around The Clock House is now one of peace and beauty that is ideal for a holiday in all seasons.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Tom & Broo Innes joined Independent Cottages in April 2021


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Monmouthshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Clock House is set well back from the road at the end of a long tree-lined avenue with parkland on either side. Accommodation is over two levels. It's decorated in a simple style that suits the elegant features and proportions of the cottage.

Downstairs:

  • Living/dining with original pine floorboards, sash windows and French doors opening into the garden. The living area has comfortable seating around the log burner, while the dining area has an antique table and four chairs. There's a bookcase well-stocked with information about the area and other books to help guests plan activities and relax.
  • Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with fitted appliances and cupboards stocked with equipment, utensils, plates and glasses. Appliances include a fan-assisted oven, induction stove and dishwasher. There is a table and chairs and doors opening onto the deck on one side, and windows overlooking the garden. Solid wood floorboards complement the work surface and add to the sense of efficiency and calm.
  • Cloakroom with a WC and a handbasin.

Upstairs:

  • Both bedrooms are on the upper level. Each is furnished with a double bed with bedside tables with reading lights. Beds are made up for the arrival of guests, and bath towels are provided.
  • Modern tiled bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: Steps lead from the dining room to the front lawn, and the cottage also has a private deck with outdoor seating. There is secure storage for bicycles and off-street parking for two cars.

Additional Information: The cottage is suitable for guests over the age of 10. All utilities, a basket of logs, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided. Short breaks are possible, depending on availability. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

The Clock House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Mon, 1st Nov 2021 - Thu, 31st Mar 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £270 | 4 nights: £360 | 5 nights: £450 | 6 nights: £540

7 Nights
£630

3 Nights
£270


Fri, 1st Apr 2022 - Tue, 31st May 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £360 | 4 nights: £480 | 5 nights: £600 | 6 nights: £720

7 Nights
£840

3 Nights
£360

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 3 bedrooms (2 Doubles and 1 Small Single)
Children:
Yes
Dogs/Pets:
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Accessibility:
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
Smoking:
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Flexible
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Owner Area

Tom & Broo Innes
Member Since April 2021

The Clock House Noticeboard

UPDATE: We haven't advertised it up to now, but there is a small third bedroom with a single bed, suitable for a child (photo added to the gallery).

ALSO: there is a pub within 15 minutes' walk of the Clock House (10, if you walk quickly), Warwicks, which was closed, but has now reopened, for drinks only, no food. It has a nice garden. For bank holiday weekends, it will be open in the evenings, 6.00 - 10.00, Thursday - Sunday, and otherwise it is open Thursday - Saturday, same hours.

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The Clock House 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 6th December 2021