"An absolute Gem."
The perfect “getaway from it all” location.
The perfect cosy country cottage with magnificent views in all directions.
Peace and quiet with the only sounds being the birds tweeting and the sheep in the field opposite.
Inside there is everything you could possibly want including log burning stove, well equipped kitchen, lovely clean bathroom and the comfiest bed and pillows we’ve slept in, in holiday accommodation.
We can’t recommend this cottage highly enough.
You really would not be disappointed if you chose to book here.
Shall definitely be back very soon.
"Lovely remote cottage that provides peace and quiet, no fireworks."
..so one very happy little dog!
A coffee table or 2 side tables by the sofa would be useful to enjoy a drink by the fire. If you are tall the shower is quite difficult to use due to the curvature of the bath. Other than that we really enjoyed our stay...lots of lovely walks nearby.
"Really lovely location and the cottage is very well equipped and thought out."
Excellently renovated, perfect for two. Would have liked more comfortable garden seating.
It would be worth noting the comments in the guest book. A few, ourselves included, have suggested coffee tables for drinks either end of the sofa, only slight irritant to mention!
hot weather lucky
location superb beautiful quiet very rural
stunning scenery peaceful very comfortable totally relaxing
monmouth wye valley etc all nearby
"The only small issue was the positioning of the microwave."
In fact the Butcher's Block in the kitchen was not very functional-a different unit would be more useful.
"A beautiful cottage with absolutely amazing views."
Me and my wife had a lovely few days accompanied by our little baby.
"A wonderful little cottage that had everything we needed."
Fabulously comfortable bed and a great wood burning stove. Stunning views and a quiet, peaceful location. We will definitely stay again. Thank you.
Very secluded / isolated, the road outside is a quiet lane
Walk in the woods starts 2 minutes from the door
The cottage sits on a ridge with great views on both sides, and the garden is entirely private
Kitchen very well equipped
Water is hot
Everything is clean and well looked after
The fire was laid when we arrived, which was a nice touch
No WiFi, no problem - downloaded several films and podcasts in advance
"It was really great, the only thing that could be improved is providing recycling bins and firewood in smaller size more suitable for the small woodburner (and/or supplying an axe)."
"The views the peace the garden the wood burner the comfy bed."
"The views towards the Black Mountains are exceptional especially the sunsets."
Rose cottage was very clean and well presented. The fresh flowers were a very nice touch and the welcome basket was thoughtfully stocked with excellent contents. The only small negative comment was the condition of the wooden spindle chair situated adjacent to the east wall of the cottage which suffered from loose joints on all four legs and the horizontal bracing struts. The bracing spindle attached to the front left leg became detached on the first day. I acquired some glue and made a temporary repair but the chair requires fixing properly to ensure no accidents occur in future.
Home hub instructions in property handbook, but just a phone socket in the wall! Otherwise very well provided for with supplies
"A beautiful cottage with spectacular views away from everything."
Exactly what we wanted! Would recommend to friends and family and definitely stay again!
"The cottage and the surrounding area is lovely."
We've just completed our fourth time there within 2 years.
There were a couple of minor issues that, when we reported them to Balfours, were communicated and dealt with well within our satisfaction. Balfours work really hard.
Sadly the same cannot be said for Sykes.
Having returned from a break in the cottage this time last year, I booked our breaks there for a week each in January and July this year. Their website wouldn’t allow me to make a minor amendment after I made a single date mistake. I had to ring them, lengthening the booking, whereby they hit me with a £38 amendment fee on top.
Shortly after, I started receiving money-off offers (mainly £25, sometimes £40) for my next booking. I rang them again and asked if one could be applied to the bookings I’d already made, having just committed to over a thousand pounds over the two, they told me no.
It’ll be no surprise then, that I told myself I’d never use them again.
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"Rose cottage was so cosy a home from home would definitely go back and recommend ."
"An exceptional property, furnished to the highest standard with beautiful furnishings and great taste."
A great garden, wood for the woodburner, superb 360 degree views and parking easy. So close to Monmouth and dog walks on the doorstep. Very peaceful.
"Our third time of visiting so we're obviously overly happy."
The cottage and it's location are lovely as ever. However the DVD remote still doesn't work - we first reported this on our first visit a year ago. The window blinds in the kitchen and bathroom have been removed but not replaced, - we used black bin bags. Also, still rather peeved about two things: Firstly, having booked (in July/Aug 19) this (Jan 20) and a future holiday in July 20, paying full price, I have constantly received emails from Sykes telling me I can have £20 or £40 off a future booking. I had 2 future bookings already made, our third and fourth with Sykes, but could not claim any discount. Second Peeve, when making those bookings online, I could make no amendment online meaning I had to ring Sykes, which cost me a £38 amendment fee. I will have paid over £1k on these two bookings alone but no chance of discount and the amendment fee was an insult on top. You tell me if I'm likely to use Sykes again????
"The views from the cottage were beautiful, and the cottage was lovely and cosy, ..."
The views from the cottage were beautiful, and the cottage was lovely and cosy, just a couple of minor improvements would improve your stay ie a chest of draws in the bedroom instead of a dining table, also a little side table in the lounge for drinks by the fire, the sofa needs replacing as uncomfortable and scruffy, but all in all a lovely cottage in a beautiful area with woodland walk on your doorstep, bed very comfy a lovely welcome tray on arrival also great having a washing machine and dryer at hand would highly recommend this cottage,
"We had a lovely relaxing holiday at this secluded cottage It had everything we needed."
It was warm and cosy and had a lovely comfortable bed Brought some feeders for the small tree in the garden and it was lovely to watch all the beautiful birds and we even had a woodpecker visit one day . Our dog loved the woods 5 minutes walk away. loved the welcome pack of cider crisps & welsh cakes and the flowers. It really felt like home . We liked the town of Monmouth which had plenty of shops and places to eat and a lovely river running through it . We came home feeling very chilled out and hope to come back soon. Thank you Mandy & Andy & Max
"The peace and quiet and lovely cosy warm cottage"
"We loved this beautiful cottage."
Wonderful, secluded location with no near neighbours except the sheep, yet just 3 miles from the lovely town of Monmouth. Breathtaking views of the sorrounding countryside.
"Sadly this beautiful cottage has been let down by lack of cleaning, cobwebs on and behind most furniture and fittings."
Old grass mowings around the edges of the lounge area! A couple of baking tins for use in the oven would be very helpful.
Lovely and warm with stunning views.
"The cottage was lovely."
The views were amazing. The welcome tray of treats far exceeded expectations. All in all a great holiday.
"We love the cottage."
Superb and well provided in a lovely location. Our second stay here, the shower behaved better for us this time but the DVD remote still doesn't like me. There were a few cobwebs around, behind the tv and in the ceiling corners but other than that the place is idyllic. Don't mind whether you publish this or not, we will certainly book again.
"This superb cottage is well-equipped, spotlessly clean and is located in a tranquil spot but within easy reach of Monmouth and many other tourist places."
We enjoyed Monmouth itself, a visit to the Forest of Dean, lunch at The Ostrich Inn (Newland), a walk to The Kyrin and visits by car to a number of National Trust properties (Tyntesfield, Croft Castle, Berrington Hall, Westbury Garden) plus a surprisingly pleasant hour spent wandering around the mediaeval village of Weobley.
"Rose Cottage is absolutely wonderful."
The design and facilities are just right, and the views are incredible. I will hope very much to have the opportunity to book this cottage again.
"Cottage was warm and welcoming, soon got hang of wood burner stove."
Not used to induction hob and took long time to get hang oven as interpretation of icons missing (not all ovens are the same!) so more detail would be appreciated.
Equally took time to find less used equipment like oven dishes and sharp vegetable knife.
Big crockery mugs attractive but could do with occasional trip through dishwasher!
Compost bin appreciated but no instructions as to where to put it when full.
No recycling facility (but none locally either!)
Warning as to very narrow approach lane might be helpful to some - not matter to us as we are used to them.
These are minor niggles which did not detract from a very peaceful and relaxing stay.
"Rose cottage is exactly as described."
We went away for a quiet romantic break to get away from the city. It's a cute cosy cottage perfect for two. We were greeted with a tray of a few welsh goodies and more than enough kindling and logs. The heating was generously set so it was also really warm without the fire. Rose cottage is on it's own, incredibly peaceful and quiet. Monmouth is really close for supplies and we spent 2 days hiking - Breacon Beacons and Wye Vally. There are guide books and maps in the cottage so we just picked some walks out of the books once we arrived. The bed is really comfy and the kitchen is well stocked with utensils/pans etc, we cooked every night. If you want a remote break to get away from everything I can really recommend staying here.
"Lovely little cottage down a country lane, the views out of every window were outstanding and we fully relaxed during our three night New Year stay."
The cottage was clean, warm and very cosy and would definitely recommend to anyone who wants a secluded break away...
"The only complaint being a lack of WiFi."
The phone signal is very poor so WiFi is essential.
"I don't think you should describe this property as dog friendly, for the following reasons:
• you expect dogs to stay downstairs, but there's no way of ensuring this!"
• the property is on an unlit, unpaved road, so you have to drive anywhere to walk a dog
• there is little information about where local dog friendly eateries are, and as there's no Wi-Fi you can't research it!
"Great cottage, amazing setting with lots to do in the area"
"We have stayed in some lovely places over the years."
This is easily the best we have stayed in! Lovely, peaceful setting, well equiped, even a welcome tray with local cider, welsh cakes, apple juice etc and a bunch of roses!
We will be back, can't recommend it enough!
"Stunning location,great value for money."
A haven for butterflies which we loved.
"Very enjoyable, would recommend."
"I want to go back now and only came home yesterday"
"This is a delightful cottage and set in a perfect location from where you could explore Wales, Gloucertershire, and Monmouthshire."
There are a lot of castles and houses to see as well as such beautiful countryside too. There are some narrow lanes to travel down but take care and they are good to use.
Rose cottage is very well designed and has everything you need for a wonderful stay. It was very well equipped with everything from microwave, hair drier, store cupboard with flour, sugar, spices, tea and oil which was very helpful. One lovely touch was the welcome tray with a bottle of Welsh beer, Welsh cider, Kettle crisps and some Welsh cakes.
Rose cottage is very private with a large lawn garden with views across the fields with sheep and lambs in them. From every window there are delightful views of the countryside. The building at the top of the garden had a washing machine, tumble drier, sink and spare logs and kindling for the wood burner.
The bed is very comfortable to sleep in. The cottage is really lovely to stay in. There is patio area outside the patio doors and it is a real sun trap. There are lots of good walks nearby.
There are a lot of leaflets and maps and guides to help you make the most of the area.
There is a Lidl at Monmouth which is close by for shopping . While in Monmouth near the Monow bridge on the way up to the town there is a passage way with a shop called Pasty heaven. Their pasties are gorgeous especially the steak and Stilton ones.
It is a lovely place to stay and we would recommend it.
"Rose Cottage is probably the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in."
The cottage has been very tastefully modernised include every facility one could ever need. Nothing has been omitted. Others may have had problems with the shower we had none. Others may have missed having wifi but we found it refreshing. One or two minor criticisms....the grass outside was very long and made recovering dog poo difficult.....it would have been nice to have the phone number so we could receive incoming calls (particularly as the mobile signal was intermittent). Having said that we had a marvellous week. We can recommend Picton Castle and gardens, walk to Blackpool Mill, the Old Station near Tintern and all walks on the river Wye at Symonds Yat. For eating out we found the Royal Arms at Llangrove excellent for Sunday lunch and we ate there in the evenings but the menu is a little limited. Altogether Rose Cottage is a 5* cottage.
"Rose cottage was a beautiful little cottage in a stunning place."
Alround country views.it was a very realaxing week. Are dog poppy loved the garden.it was every thing sykes cottage said it would be and more.we were all very happy.
"Fantastic cottage, very well appointed and in a lovely, peaceful location."
The underfloor heating and log burner made the property really cosy. We didn’t want to leave!
"The quietness of the location, the outstanding views and the walks in the nearby wood."
We have stayed in this cottage once before but are definetely going to book again to experience the spring/summer season. Such a beautiful cottage. The owners have exceeded themselves.
"What a beautiful place."
The cottage was high spec and enchanting. The views on both side of the cottage were lovely. The remoteness made it a great escape for us. None to bothered about wi-fi. Perfect!!!!
Please don't tell anyone else about Rose cottage then it will be available whenever we want it!!!
"Excellent cottage in a stunning location."
The current lack of broadband was not a problem, we quite enjoyed it !
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."
The only thing that did not seem to turn on was the shower but that did not matter to us. The bath was great
"Rose cottage is beautifully finished and its location is lovely with views of the countryside from every window."
We had a wonderful relaxing break, sadly we had to leave early due to family illness but we will definitely book Rose cottage again.
"A perfect getaway!"
Gorgeous cottage, isolated location but within easy reach of good walking country and the lovely town of Monmouth. Have rarely stayed in such a well-appointed cottage with beautiful decor and little touches. Thank you!
"We wanted a rural, quiet, away from it all cottage and that's exactly what we got, but we hadn't bargained for the fabulous views in all directions!"
The cottage was cosy and warm, the bed comfortable and everything was very clean. The welcome tray was much appreciated with local beer, just up our street! Only criticism, would be the bath/shower, a case of design over function, but we coped for the 10 days we were there. A brilliant holiday cottage for a couple and one we would definitely return to or recommend.
"This cottage had it all and the response from the land agent when we needed them was excellent ."
I would recommend Sykes for choice and the cottage for quality .tricia from Devon.
"We wrote a complimentary comment in the visitors' book."
We were very pleased.
If there is any criticism, it is that perhaps we were treated TOO well: a lot of the crockery was Wedgewood and the wine glasses, etc, all matched and looked quite expensive. We were therefore a little more anxious than usual about accidental breakages. Luckily, we didn't break anything! Possibly replace some of the plates, cups, etc with something a bit more bog-standard mix-and-match? If one then does break something, it can be discreetly replaced before the end of the holiday. Embarrassment spared.
"It was a lovely cottage and a peaceful getaway."
The only think that bugged us a little bit was the lay out of the bathroom. Not easy to stand up and have a shower and also everywhere got soaking wet. Plenty of room for a separate shower cubicle.
"This is a lovely cottage, in a perfect location, with lovely scenery."
"Rose Cottage was so homely, remote and welcoming."
We had one of our best holidays here; we truly relaxed. The cottage is situated in a great location.
"Rose Cottage was clean, comfy and warm."
The views were breathtaking and the location perfect for good walks and peace and quiet. It was very private.