Set in the heart of the delightful little village of St. Briavels, adjacent to the castle and next to the church is this charming stone property nestled with its own private entrance.
On a beautiful summers' day you can walk straight around to the walled garden at the rear of the cottage and with the sun washing the lawn with a golden glow, sit on the patio as the fancy takes you and absorb the peaceful atmosphere.
Step straight into the conservatory which creates a lovely harmony with the outdoor space, presenting comfortable seating to relax and enjoy a film on TV or simply the views of the garden.
The ground floor also comprises a twin room and a shower room for your convenience along with ample storage and a rack to place your muddy boots.
Meander up to the first floor to find a fully-equipped kitchen with a splendid dining area.
The interior exudes a light and airy feel within homely surroundings and fantastic vistas can been seen of the pretty gardens and countryside beyond.
The nearby thriving town of Lydney is situated on the edge of the Forest of Dean and the River Severn boasting a good range of shops, a leisure centre and sports facilities as well as pubs and eateries.
There is an art gallery and a monthly farmers market attracting many visitors.
Plenty of walking opportunities and nature trails are available on foot, by bike or on horseback should you wish to take an adventure to the Forest of Dean and discover its outstanding natural beauty.
The ancient caves of Clearwell are nearby, along with the Gloucestershire Way and Offa's Dyke Path.
A little further afield are the cities of Cheltenham, Bristol, Bath and Cardiff.
Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x double. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. First floor kitchen with dining area. Ground floor conservatory/ sitting room.
About the location
Monmouth 8 miles; Chepstow 9 miles
St Briavels stands almost 800 feet above sea level overlooking the Wye Valley and is only a 10 minute drive from The Forest of Dean. The village has an ancient moated Royal castle, a communal green, a playground, an art gallery and monthly farmers' market. It's history dates back to the 11th Century and beyond - the Hudnall woods, one of King John's favourite hunting grounds, are one of the few remaining unmanaged woods in the Country. Other nearby attractions include Puzzlewood, Clearwell's ancient caves, Symonds Yat with its outstanding views across the Wye Valley and riverside walks and many castles to explore. St Briavels is situated on the English side of the English/Welsh border providing easy access to the historic castles in Monmouthshire, and the foody delights of Abergavenny and the unspoiled and untamed natural beauty of the Breacon Beacons. On the English side of the border the beautiful market towns of Ross-on-Wye, and the cities of Hereford and Gloucester are within an hours drive or less. St Briavels offers easy access to a wealth of beautiful and historic walking trails, including Offa's Dyke. The area provides opportunities for many outdoor activities including cycling, caving, canoeing and abseiling. The magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasts numerous trails that can be explored on foot, by bike or on horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are for the more adventurous, whilst fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities in this unspoilt area. The ancient caves of Clearwell are nearby, as are the Gloucestershire Way and Offa's Dyke Path. Symonds Yat boasts natural scenery and straddles the beautiful River Wye with its magnificent limestone outcrop, popular with climbers, and well-known for its viewpoint. Visit the nearby historic walled town of Chepstow with its impressive Norman Castle and the celebrated racecourse, whilst the pretty market town of Monmouth, with its mixture of elegant Georgian mansions and Victorian courtyards, or the lovely town of Ross-on-Wye with its timbered Tudor houses and delightful riverside walks, both offer excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. The unspoilt Brecon Beacons National Park and Black Mountains, as well as lovely Cotswold towns and villages are just a little further afield as are the cities of Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cardiff, Newport, and just across the Severn Bridge, Bristol and Bath. St Briavels is ideally placed for enjoying the delights of Gloucestershire at any time of the year.