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The Nutshell

(Ref. 1052396)

Penrhos near Monmouth, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved the cosy feel of the cottage."

    Beautiful location.peaceful getaway :) thank you for sharing your bit of paradise :)

    Great guests .So glad to be able to share the farm . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michal5.0Mar 2024

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay - see you again."

    Lovely people .Hope to see again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely place in a rural working farm."

    The owners are delightful, the views from the accommodation stunning. And we enjoyed a short circular walk centered on Offa's Dyke National Trail which goes straight through the farm!

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jul 2023

  • "The owner provided a warm welcome to the Nutshell tucked into Grange farm on the spectacular farm traversed by Offa's Dyke."

    Wonderful early spring weather and stunning views made this a very nice place for a short break.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth2.8Feb 2023

  • "The Nutshell is well placed for touring the area which is both interesting and beautiful."

    The kitchen facilities were adequate, however the markings on the knobs controlling the hotplates had worn off and we needed more kitchen utensils such as large serving spoons and spatula. The hosts were very friendly and helpful, sharing their knowledge of farming and the local places of interest. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend the Nutshell.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Sep 2022

  • "A lovely stay in a sweet annex."

    The views and surrounding area was just magical. So lovely being on a working farm. We stayed for a full month as we are in between selling and buying our house - would have been amazing to have a dishwasher, but not a problem without. Bed is a little squashed in the eaves and had a few head banging moments in the morning! But honestly was such a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Oct 2021

  • "In a nutshell The Nutshell was perfect!"

    Lovely cottage in gorgeous surroundings and so relaxing and peaceful. The hosts were lovely, there if you needed them but not intrusive in any way. Fields for as far as the eye could see with walks on the doorstep which my border terrier loved. Monmouth town a short drive away a really quaint little town with independent shops and dog friendly cafes. A special shout out to Roger the hosts cat who always greeted you with a purr whenever he was passing by. Thank you so much The Nutshell for a relaxing recharging week x

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Sep 2021

  • "Oven/microwave too high as partner could not see the controls."

    Floor looked clean but was dirty when wiped with wet cloth. NO mop or broom available to be able to clean up. Only dust pan and brush found on last day as hidden under the cupboard. Alas the bed was too soft.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.4Sep 2021

  • "This was a lovely place,the owners were very helpful and professional nothing was to much trouble for them,I would like to think that we will be going back."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2021

  • "The hosts were so friendly and knowledgeable about the area."

    Had a very relaxing time and navigating the narrow country roads was no issue. The nutshell is very well equipped with an amazing microwave oven that allowed us to cook a wide range of meals… the recipe booklet was a nice touch. Great place for pets, our dog loved meeting the other animals and thoroughly enjoyed the walks and castle visits. There’s plenty to do nearby. Looking forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by Simone5.0Jul 2021

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  • Mezzanine-style double bedroom
  • Ground-floor shower room with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and seating area with electric fire
  • LPG gas heating with electric fire
  • Combi microwave/oven, electric two-ring induction hob, fridge
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawn area to the front of the property, plus side patio with table and chairs
  • Well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.3 miles, pub 2.9 miles
  • Note: This property is located on an organic working farm
  • Note: Pease keep dogs under close control when on farm land
  • Note: The head height in the bedroom is restricted, please take care. Note: This property only accepts a minimum of 3 night stay Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100
  • Please note: This property only accepts bookings of 3 or more nights.

The property

Resting within 120 acres of the owner's land, on a working organic farm just outside of the hamlet of Penrhos near Monmouth, and boasting far-reaching views of the Black Mountains, Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) is The Nutshell, a cosy couple's retreat for a rural and romantic escape to South Wales.

Step inside this charming property to discover an open-plan living space, complete with quarry tile flooring and a compact but well-equipped kitchen.

Cook delicious meals for two including the organic beef and lamb that can be purchased from the farm, to be enjoyed together at the dining table.

The seating area has two inviting armchairs, each with its own footstool, to relax in whilst enjoying a film on the TV and turning on the cosy electric fire to fill the space with warmth.

Discover the handy ground floor bathroom, which offers a walk-in shower for a refreshing soak, before climbing the wooden staircase to the mezzanine-style double bedroom, which does have a restricted ceiling height, so do take care.

Enjoying a peaceful morning coffee in the front garden, complete with a small lawned area and side patio with table and chairs for al fresco dining in the warmer months.

Find Offa's Dyke Path just yards from the front door; One of Britain's National Trails, the route boasts incredible walking and cycling trails through unspoilt landscapes.

Make your way into Monmouth to discover a selection of shops and eateries, as well as attractions like The Nelson Museum & Local History Centre and the Grade I listed Monmouth Castle.

Be sure to explore the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with canoeing, climbing and walking opportunities, and stop off to enjoy a romantic picnic with a picturesque view.

With five castles all within a small radius of the property, take an enchanting woodland walk through the Forest of Dean and discover the ruins of the remarkable 11th century Goodrich Castle and visit the 15th century fortress of Raglan Castle.

Immerse yourself in history at Blaenavon World Heritage site, whilst further afield the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacon National Park) is ideal for keen hikers, with some of the finest routes in the area, including Craig-Gwaun-Taf and Fan Fawr Summit.

Providing a farm based natural retreat, The Nutshell is an idyllic base to return to after a fascinating day exploring the South Wales countryside.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1052397 and 1052395, together sleeping eight guests.

Note: This property has a 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.

Note: This property only accepts a minimum of 3 night stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas