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Rose Cottage

Welsh Newton near Monmouth, Herefordshire (Ref. 930279)

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  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • “A heavenly hideaway! - we visited twice and have booked again for next year!”
    This beautiful little cottage is possibly our very favourite place to go when we want to unwind. When you're at work and it's stress, stress, stress, everyday, you can forget all that when you come here. ...
    This beautiful little cottage is possibly our very favourite place to go when we want to unwind. When you're at work and it's stress, stress, stress, everyday, you can forget all that when you come here. Whilst most people decide to go off touring and seeing the local sights, we literally stayed here at the cottage all week and did as little as possible. The settings are just superb, hidden away down a tiny country lane out of the way of everyone and overlooked by no one. We didn't see a soul all week and we loved it! So what do you do if you're not going out sightseeing? We took leisurely walks with the dog, sat out in the garden, read books, listened to classical music and just completely relaxed and switched off. This cottage really is a breath of fresh air and considering that I am someone who doesn't sleep well and wakes up in the morning feeling tired and achy, I can truly say that here, I woke up in the morning after the best night's sleep ever, feeling refreshed. We love this place so much following our first visit in October 2016, that we subsequently visited again in June 2017 and we have two weeks booked here in 2018. We simply cannot recommend this place highly enough if you're looking for somewhere to wind down, switch off from the world and get away from everyone. In addition to that, you have beautiful surroundings and a full view down the valley and across to the Welsh mountains. June brings the beautiful summer flowers and in October, the nightshade and yew berries as well as beechnuts and beautiful autumn leaves just cover the lane. There's always lots of nature around and about, we've seen hares, pheasants and various birds in the garden. At nighttime, you have perfect peace and quiet, not a sound and no light pollution, you can sit out and see thousands of stars. And even if the weather is varied, which it was when we stayed, it doesn't spoil the beauty and tranquility of this cottage. The cottage itself has an open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area, complete with dining table, settee, woodburner, TV and DVD player. You are welcomed with a basket in the kitchen which contains various goodies, upon your arrival. You look out upon fields and beautiful countryside as you eat your breakfast and then you can open the doors into the patio area where you'll find chairs and a table and even a lantern if you wish to stay out after dark. The washing machine and dryer and logs for the woodburner are located in a shed conveniently situated just a few feet away at the top of the garden. We didn't use the woodburner however, even in October, we were perfectly warm enough with the underfloor heating which is another little luxury of this cottage. Upstairs you have the bathroom which is thoughtfully laid out and spacious and then the lovely little bedroom and in summer you can have the bedroom window open to let the breeze flow through. So all in all, we absolutely love this place, so much so that although we very highly recommend it, we don't want to because we want to very selfishly keep it all to ourselves! ;-)
    - Matt B, October 2017
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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio

The property

Welsh Newton 1 mile.

This beautifully secluded, detached, hilltop cottage, is situated on the outskirts of the hamlet of Welsh Newton in Herefordshire and close to the popular riverside market town of Monmouth in Wales.

This delightful cottage is an idyllic getaway for couples looking for a romantic retreat in understated elegance, perfect to sit and relax in each other’s company or explore the stunning Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.

Set over two floors, there is a bedroom with a king-size bed with an adjacent bathroom on the first floor, whilst downstairs there is a compact kitchen, an intimate dining area and a cosy sitting area in front of the warming woodburner, all with fabulous views out onto the garden and across the valley.

Outside, you can sit on the patio in the pretty garden and gaze out across the fields, whilst you enjoy an early morning coffee or relax as the sun goes down.

The area surrounding this charming cottage is working farmland and is criss-crossed with footpaths, leading literally from the door, perfect for taking a stroll before venturing out to one of the local restaurants.

Monmouthshire has a fabulous selection of Michelin-starred restaurants and gastronomically renowned eateries, so you’ll have plenty of choice.

You are ideally placed to explore the fabulous Wye Valley, Herefordshire, and the Forest of Dean, the whole area is a patchwork of fabulous countryside, walks and spots to sit and relax.

There are a vast array of outdoor activities on offer nearby such as exploring the Sculpture Trail, tree top adventures, canoeing, golf and cycling.

Alternatively, why not try a course at the cookery school or a trip around Clearwell Caves or explore one of the several castles in the area?

Slightly further afield, the popular market town of Abergavenny awaits, gateway to the stunning countryside of the Brecon Beacons National Park or the World Heritage Site of Blaenavon with its Big Pit museum, or even a day at Chepstow Races.

If retail therapy is more your thing, the cities of Hereford, Cardiff and Newport are all within an hour’s drive, as is the large spa town of Cheltenham which is also well worth a visit.

This lovely cottage is the perfect retreat to return to, whatever you choose to do.


One king-size double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburner. External utility.


  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer in external utility, TV with FreeSat, DVD
  • Fuel and power and all fuel for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Hedge enclosed lawned garden and patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome downstairs only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3.25 miles
  • Note: Due to the nearby road and sheep in surrounding fields, please ensure dogs are kept under control and sheep trained and please ensure dogs are kept on their lead at night
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only
  • Note: Mobile signal is variable.

About the location


Monmouth 4 miles; Symonds Yat 4 miles; Ross-on-Wye 8 miles.

The tiny hamlet of Welsh Newton is situated between the beautiful Monnow and Wye Valleys amidst the borderlands of England and Wales, close to Offa’s Dyke and the attractive market town of Monmouth. Wonderful walks are available nearby, including walks along Offa’s Dyke and the Wye and Monnow Valleys. The area is rich in heritage with many castles and churches. The historic town of Monmouth, with its mixture of elegant Georgian mansions and Victorian courtyards, is just 4 miles away, offering excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. Ideal for families and couples alike, this is a wonderful area to get away from it all.

Region Information

Note: Babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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