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John's Lookout

(Ref. 1053384)

Monmouth, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Great property, close to the town with a lovely view from the sitting area windows."

    Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful, comfortable, modern holiday home in great location for visiting the area and with lovely views across the valley."

    We shared our stay with friends we have known for many years so the two main bedrooms with two separate bathrooms on the ground floor was ideal. The upstairs light and airy living and dining area with fully fitted kitchen was superb. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2023

  • "Spacious, well-equipped, lovely view from living room window."

    Close to the town centre (10-15 minute walk). A lot of useful information about local attractions provided.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property is as described and I feel that the photo's do not do it justice."

    The space in the living area is huge and the outside patio put to good use with the incredible weather that we had. It is within walking distance to Monmouth centre and also a handy base for touring and exploring the Forest of Dean.

    Reviewed by Barry4.4Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful property in a fantastic location with delightful views over the valley."

    It's only a 10 minute walk into town (the Italian restaurant on the main street is excellent) and the property is pefectly located for visiting a number of local attractions. The facilities in the house are modern and the place is obviously well-maintained and looked after. A perfect holiday base for our 2 adults / 2 children party.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0May 2023

  • "Nice cottage with a great view."

    Easy walking into the town. We enjoyed our stay.

    Dear William, I am sorry and surprised that you felt that John's Look Out was not of the highest standard with regards to cleanliness, and maintenance. A little more detail would be appreciated so that we can mantain our usual high standards. Thank you for staying at J.L., and I am pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay. Kathy Property Owner

    Reviewed by William4.4May 2023

  • "Really beautiful cottage."

    Meticulously clean, well layed out and lovely view. We so enjoyed our stay and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Pippa5.0May 2023

  • "A very comfortable, well-appointed house and outdoor areas in a beautiful setting."

    The location to the town centre and amenities meant that we could easily walk into Monmouth.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2023

  • "Could not fault anything love,y place"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2023

  • "Apart from Sykes providing us with the wrong key safe code we enjoyed our break in Monmouth."

    After overcoming the confusing start we were very satisfied with the holiday property. John’s Lookout is modern, well presented and comfortable …. a good base for exploring the surrounding countryside. We would not hesitate to use it again.

    Reviewed by George5.0Sep 2022

  • "Went with my Mum, sister and niece for a few days to visit family in Wales."

    Such a great setting and the accommodation has everything you can think of for guests convenience. Would love to stay again soon

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great place."

    Lovely views and really warm and comfortable. Loads to do in the area and the town is lovely too.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely modern, comfortable and clean house."

    Perfect location for a stroll into town or a walk along the river.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2021

  • "We found this to be a very well appointed, uncluttered and modern property with excellent spaces and lighting - and state of the art heat pump!"

    On the trivial side, it only needs a tiny tweak or two to make it excellent in our opinion, so a couple of bars for hanging the kitchen tea towels on the end of the sink/worktop unit might be a consideration. In addition the area is known for its scenery and walks - and a Waitrose in town - we booked it again!

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Nov 2021

  • "An excellent property in a lovely location."

    Handy for all amenities. Excellent range of equipment in the kitchen. Beautiful lounge/kitchen/dining space.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Nov 2021

  • "We really liked staying at John's Lookout."

    It was bigger than we thought it would be. So much light upstairs in the living space. Kitchen well equipped. Large dining table and area. Sofas comfortable and view really beautiful. Lovely quiet street within walking distance of the town where there are plenty of good take outs and restaurants. Very easy access to property with private parking space. Monmouth really nice place and very central to Wye Valley and even east Brecons. Don't hesitate to book this property.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2021

  • "A very well equipped property with excellent facilities."

    Beautiful outlook over the valley. Short walk to the shops and several restaurants in Monmouth.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Aug 2021

  • "John's Lookout is an elegantly designed and constructed building with a superb views across to the Kymin and the Wye Valley hills."

    The open plan layout of kitchen, dining and TV areas worked well for us, as did the layout of the 3 bedrooms. The grassed are to the rear was also good once the sun came out! Generally the kitchen was very well equipped but lacked a potato masher and large serving spoons. The en-suite and bathroom areas were good though the pillows on the beds were a bit unforgiving. From the house it's just a 15 minute walk into Monmouth, an excellent little town with a very good range of cafes and shops. I'd particularly recommend Coffi Lab.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Jul 2021

  • "It was extremely hot in the property."

    Would benefit from some cooling devices such as fans.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Jul 2021

  • "A beautiful property."

    Clean and modern. Great location and facilities. I would definitely book again

    Reviewed by Rinku5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great few days spent at John's Lookout and lovely to spend time with the family."

    Perfect location for exploring the local area and the house was finished off to a very high standard. Really enjoyable stay!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a great week at John’s Lookout, the property itself is well provisioned and in excellent condition."

    Can’t fault it. The area is also great for families with lots of activities very nearby. Would most definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Apr 2021

  • "Really lovely home."

    Had everything you could require. Cant wait to visit again! Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Nov 2020

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  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite wet room, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Air-sourced heating and underfloor heating throughout
  • Electric combi oven/microwave with induction hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed courtyard with seating area
  • Enclosed first-floor lawn
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Open-tread staircase leading down to ground floor courtyard, please take caution
  • Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100

The property

Perched on the banks on the rivers Monnow and Wye, within the idyllic Welsh town of Monmouth, you will find the beautifully appointed cottage of John's Lookout.

Newly built to a high standard, this eco-friendly dwelling is perfect for a group getaway for six.

Enter into this reverse-level accommodation and discover a fabulous open-plan living space, boasting beautiful high ceilings with exposed wood beams, and emanating light from its Velux windows.

Impress guests with your best culinary skills as you take to the chic and contemporary white kitchen, home to a sea of sleek electrical appliances and handy utensils.

Take a seat at the attractive dining table and enjoy a delicious group dinner, as you crack open a bottle of fizz and exchange your most memorable moments from the holiday so far.

Cross the solid oak floors to the sitting area and allow yourself sink deep into the plush grey sofa, snuggling up to loved ones as you watch an entertaining movie on the Smart TV.

Venture down the staircase to find three well-decorated bedrooms consisting of a bunk room and two doubles, one of which benefits from a tranquil en-suite wet room.

Indulge in some 'you' time as you while away the hours with a deep soak in the spacious tub that sits peacefully within the ground-floor bathroom.

Make the most of warm summer days out in the courtyard as you delight in lunch alfresco at the outdoor seating area, before climbing the open-tread stairs up to the first floor garden and lounging on the lawn as you bask in the sunshine.

Take advantage of this fantastic setting as you explore the very best that both Wales and England have to offer, embarking on action-packed adventures in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the nearby Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons).

Lose yourself on a scenic woodland walk through the Forest of Dean, and discover the enchanting 11th century ruins of Goodrich Castle.

Wander the grounds of the imposing 15th century fortress of Raglan Castle and uncover the ruins of the Cistercian abbey, close to the unspoilt landscapes of Offa’s Dyke.

Spend the day in the town of Chepstow and learn of the rich local history of Chepstow Museum, before taking a tour of Chepstow Castle.

Further afield, the Brecon Beacon National Park is home to some of the finest hiking routes in the area, such as Craig-Gwaun-Taf and Fan Fawr Summit.

Visit the nearby city of Newport where you can enjoy a spot of shopping and admire breath-taking art at Newport Museum and Art Gallery, before returning to Monmouth for a refreshing pint down at the local pub.

Grab dinner at one of the many well-established restaurants within the area, or pick up ingredients from the supermarket for a hearty home-cooked dinner back at the cottage.

Live unforgettable moments with your loved ones on a exciting escape to John's Lookout.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


  • Ross-on-Wye 10 miles
  • Usk, 14.5 miles
  • Abergavenny 18.5 miles

An intriguing market town on the border between Wales and England and close to the exceptional Offa’s Dyke, this wonderful town combines old and new, from the old castle ruins to the vibrant weekly market. Located at the confluence of 3 rivers – the Wye, the Monnow and the Trothy, it is an excellent base to enjoy river boating, scenic walks and a little shopping too, or to sit and relax on the edge of the river and watch the rowers who regularly race and practise their skills. Monmouth is most famous as the birthplace of Henry V and offers the opportunity to see historic buildings, the preserved medieval 13th century bridge over the river Monnow (the only one of its kind in Britain) and the famous Nelson Garden. This is truly a small town with a huge array of interesting sights to visit. The surrounding areas are steeped in history too and short drives will take you to nearby Usk, Abergavenny, Ross-on-Wye and even into the spectacular Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons), Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. A perfect location with so much to see for all ages.

Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas