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The Pound

Trellech near Monmouth, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 938052)



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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage ."

    Clean and tidy .Great location . Had a fabulous stay thank you.

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2021

  • "Great little base."

    Photos don’t do it justice. Friendly host too.

    Reviewed by KarlOct 2021

  • "Great location for walking trails - decent pub - pleasant hosts."

    Reviewed by PollySep 2021

  • "Very comfortable, well equipped holiday cottage."

    The owner was very helpful too. Good location and village pub 5 mins walk away which serves excellent food. We very much enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2021

  • "We were greeted with a very warm welcome."

    The cottage was beautiful. Full of character and nothing left wanting. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by MarcellaAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with everything needed for our stay and friendly owners."

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday ."

    The pound was so comfortable and cosy. We had everything we needed and more. Jean made us so welcome and left us milk, eggs. welsh cakes and new potatoes. Lovely pub in the village just 5 mins walk serving excellent food. Lots of interesting walks and things to see in the village. Monmouth is just 5 miles and is a great place to go shopping. A lovely place not far from lots of interesting towns and places for sight seeing and walking. Erika and Brian Lucken

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2021

  • "Cosy cottage and great if you want a couple of days walking in the Wye Valley area and do not mind being "off the grid"."

    There is no EE mobile signal or 3G/4G inside the property and the WIFI is very weak. Jean, the owner who lives in the adjacent house, was very helpful and resolved the issue that we had with the central heating quickly. The Welsh cakes were a nice touch too!

    Reviewed by MegApr 2021

  • "This is an amazing little property, so much bigger than outside would suggest."

    It is warm and comfortable with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Jean is next door and is like a helpful neighbour if you need her, otherwise she lets you get on with your holiday without interference. The phone signal can be an issue depending on provider but was fine with one of our phones and Jean helps with advice and the use of her landline for incoming calls if required.

    Reviewed by PatOct 2020

  • "Great little cottage ideally placed for exploring the Wye Valley."

    Local pub The Lion does decent grub and always a warm welcome. A lovely stay for the money.

    Reviewed by AbigailAug 2020

  • "We really felt like valued guests and Jean did everything she could for us to be comfortable and well-entertained."

    Her advice and recommendations about the local area were invaluable. The cottage was immaculately clean and equipped well beyond our needs, we prepared all but one of our meals there. The downstairs layout worked well and the lounge is more spacious than it appears in the photos. Upstairs there was a beautifully spacious main bedroom and bathroom. The second bedroom was as expected and is comfortable but quite tiny. Wonderful mattresses and pillows. The stairs, usefully for us, had bannisters on both sides. I struggled with the internet connection, but our host came over and helped us out. We will definitely be recommending The Pound to friends.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2020

  • "We enjoyed our week at the Pound, Jean is an excellent host and made us feel very welcome as did all the people we met."

    The extra touches were a lovely bonus with milk and eggs, tea and coffee and even some bubble bath. The cottage is excellent for relaxing or for getting out and enjoying the local area. The cottage location is perfect for exploring with walks from the front door and easy access to Tintern with its Abby and surrounding walks, Monmouth is with its shops and history is another must-do. I can honestly say after a busy few months a week at the Pound has left us feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. We are already planning our next visit.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our short break to the Pound in Trelleck."

    The hosts were extremely kind, they left fresh eggs, milk, tea, coffee, and welsh cakes which was a very thoughtful touch and put up with our 2 collies, the dogs also had a lovely time with loads of country walks in the area. We would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by RhianJul 2020

  • "Very cosy cottage,excellent facilities."

    Well equipped kitchen,cooked all our meals there.Bed very comfortable. Pub nearby which has a restaurant.Unfortunately the local shop has now shut down,with the nearest shop 10 minutes drive away in Llandogo.

    Reviewed by FrankOct 2019

  • "A lovely week in a quiet village."

    A great base to explore Monmouthshire and the surrounds.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2019

  • "We had a most enjoyable week at The Pound."

    It's a cosy cottage with everything you need and a warm welcome from Jean including some lovely Welsh cakes, eggs, butter and milk which was a lovely touch. There's a great pub in the village within walking distance which serves delicious food. There is an abundance of places to visit and beautiful walks along the river. The scenery is stunning. Thank you Jean for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by BevSep 2019

  • "Beautiful area"

    Reviewed by MelAug 2019

  • "The welcome was good,milk bread eggs and welch cakes had been left for us, nice touch."

    Good jumping off point for so many interesting places, good local pub with very good food all day.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2019

  • "It was a bit too quiet in the area for us, however, we enjoyed the break."

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2019

  • "The Pound is a lovely, cosy cottage, with good amenities and with access to a beautiful garden."

    The village of Trelleck is full of history and archaeology in beautiful countryside with wonderful walks. Jean is an excellent host and one of the kindest people I have ever met.

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage and Jean the owner couldn’t have been more helpful."

    Trellech itself is also a great base; a lot of history for what is now a small village, a great little pub and perfectly positioned to explore the Wye valley and surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by JasonApr 2019

  • "Jean is a very welcoming and kind person who made me feel at home and was always on hand if I needed anything."

    Trelleck is a lovely village rich in history and archaeology. The Pound itself is a cosy cottage which also has a long history. Trelleck is a gateway to some beautiful towns and there are castles galore. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AngelaMar 2019

  • "Very warm and cosy cottage, Jean the owner had left bread,butter,milk,and the best eggs we've had in a long time, altogether a very pleasant place to stay."

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2018

  • "We have just returned from a weeks stay at The Pound."

    A delightful cottage very cosy and warm and is much bigger inside than appears in the picture. The cottage is very well equipped and very well situated for Monmouth, Chepstow and surrounding areas such as The Forest Of Dean and Tintern Abbey. Jean is a lovely lady on hand if needed and we were very comfortable in the cottage. The local pub The Lion is at the top of the village a short walk from the cottage, the food is delicious and freshly cooked to order. The little local shop is just around the corner from the pub and sells lovely fresh bacon, sausages and a selection of provisions and newspapers . We liked the village very much very friendly and has a lovely church. We would stay here again

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2018

  • "The Pound must be one of the most well equipped cottages we have ever stayed in and the cleanest."

    Lovely thoughtful welcome pack. We were surprised just how spacious it was inside, a real tardis. Ideally situated between Chepstow and Monmouth. On the edge of the Forest of Dean which had great walking for our two Westies, Archie and Mollie. Great dog friendly pub just up the village with a roaring log fire, good food and chatty locals. Exceeded our expectations and we would definitely go there again.

    Reviewed by JackieSep 2018

  • "Lovely area, Trellech is a good starting spot for seeing the area from."

    The Pound, fascinating history and plenty big enough. Jean was very welcoming, we look forward to coming back.

    Reviewed by LesleySep 2018

  • "Jean and John were lovely hosts."

    They were helpful and very accommodating to our needs. The Pound is a fantastic place to stay when visiting the Trellech area. We so enjoyed our visit.

    Reviewed by GregAug 2018

  • "Firstly you are met with a warm smile from both John & Jean, you go on to find that they have provided you with a few essentials, bread, butter ,milk, tea and coffee."

    You then start to explore the cottage and find that you have book a clean, comfortable and well maintained property that suits all your needs, so you can immediately start to relax and enjoy your break. A trip to the local pub, and you are made to feel welcomed by all on both sides of the bar! So, what are the down sides, simply there are none! We travelled all around South Wales, and I cannot think of a better lace to do it from. We had a fantastic break, and we hope that you will too staying at The Pound

    Reviewed by DennisJul 2018

  • "The owners John and Jean are really lovely people and you couldn't ask for nicer host."

    The cottage had everything you need and it was my brother-in-laws 60th while away and John and Jean bought us a drink in the pub to help celebrate his birthday. It is a lovely cottage. Beds were lovely and clean and comfortable and the kitchen had everything you could want. Locals were very friendly and the village has a shop and a beautiful church and only a short drive from tourist attractions. There are also walks from your door if you like to take a stroll in the fields.

    Reviewed by JanisJun 2018

  • "We shared the accommodation with many, many spiders so anyone with a fear of them wouldn't be able to stay there, The owners were very pleasant and helpful and everything we needed was provided."

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2018

  • "Our break at The Pound was excellent."

    Thank you to John & Jean for your friendly welcome and the food/drink starter pack provided. The Pound is a lovely cottage with good facilities in a wonderful village, which contains a welcoming pub (The Lion) that serves real ales, good food and welcomes dogs. Trellech is about 4 miles from Monmouth and perfect for exploring the Wye valley and nearby Forest of Dean. We will return.

    Reviewed by GlennJun 2018

  • "The pound is a really lovely little cottage and jean and John are a very welcoming couple."

    We enjoyed our short stay and hope to return.

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2018

  • "Jean and John who own the cottage were lovely and were on hand if we needed anything."

    I would recommend The Pound and Sykes cottages again.

    Reviewed by DouglasMay 2018

  • "A superbly located holiday home, surrounded by local history."

    The owners live on site and are very helpful and friendly. Being as the home is at a road junction, this is not the quietest home we have stayed in, but then again it's wasn't the noisiest either!. Also worth mentioning that the home is warm, the bedroom gets quite "Toasty". Would I stay here again? yes most certainly!

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2018

  • "The owners were lovely and made our stay even more enjoyable."

    Welcoming pack of flowers, tea, coffee, bread etc was unexpected but such a nice touch. The only criticism is being on at times a very busy road junction which did detract from the overall experience. Thanks again for a great stay and would highly recommend to anyone. Kevin and louise Eastment, Cricklade, Wiltshire.

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2018

  • "The cottage was well presented and very well equipped."

    The owners John and Jean had left fresh milk, bread, eggs and welsh cakes for us which was really appreciated. The area is very rural and tranquil. Chepstow, Monmouth and Abergavenny are all about 15 minutes away and Cardiff is around 50 minutes away. A true gem just across the border. However as stated in the details this cottage is directly next to a quite busy road and there is noise, it did not spoil our holiday at all but it is worth mentioning. We will definitely be returning to the Pound for a well earned break very soon.

    Reviewed by TrishMar 2018

  • "A lovely little cottage in a great location for walking."

    The village has a delightful pub, whoch is very welcoming and offers great food. For "limited" mobile reception, read "none", anywhere in the village.

    Reviewed by RupertNov 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely - just right for me, my partner & our 11 year old son!"

    It was well sited for our trips to the Brecon Beacons & Forest of Dean. The hosts were wonderfully welcoming & we had a great time.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2017

  • "The Pound is one of the best cottages we have stayed at and a credit to the most friendly owners, John and Jean, who made us feel at ease from the minute we arrived."

    The very generous welcome pack was a nice touch and John and Jean had a mine of information on the surrounding area that made it an even more enjoyable experience .We would not hesitate to recommend the Pound to anyone wanting to visit this beautiful part of Wales.

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2017

  • "The property was absolutely delightful and the owners charming."

    I felt instantly at home and wished I had been able to stay much longer. Cottage cosy and comfortable - had it rained all week I would have been more than happy to stay in. Location excellent. Some beautiful Wye Valley walks, close to Monmouth. The area is stunning in the autumn. I hope to return.

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2016

  • "The Only fault, if you can call it that, is there is no carpet up the stairs, which is quite steep, even a strip up the middle would give you more confidence when going up or down."

    . Also a bolt on each of the Bathrooms would afford a little more privacy. Overall we had a lovely stay at the Pound and our Hosts John & Jean were most welcoming, Eggs, Milk , Butter,Bread and some lovely Welsh cakes were there to start us off.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2016

  • "A beautiful property with the owners living in the house opposite."

    They are lovely people, very friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJun 2016

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The property

This cosy detached stone-built cottage is situated next to the owner’s home, in the quiet village of Trellech on the outskirts of Monmouth in the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This welcoming cottage is the ideal base for couples or small families wishing to explore this wonderful area all year round.

There is a well-equipped kitchen and the cosy sitting room with dining area is the perfect place to relax in and enjoy your meals at the end of a busy day exploring the various attractions this area has to offer.

Upstairs there are two comfortable bedrooms, the single room may be better suited to a child or young adult.

Outside sit and relax on the patio with a cold drink and plan the next day’s adventures.

The amenities of the village of Trellech are a short walk away and include a local shop and pub.

The beautiful surrounding area offers many lovely walks and cycle routes, whilst a short drive will take you to the historic towns of Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye, or why not explore the cathedral city of Gloucestershire?

This delightful cottage offers warm and welcoming accommodation for your break in this spectacular area.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Side patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Small front cottage garden
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Property is next to a road, so some road noise may be heard
  • Note: Due to the eaves, there is restricted head height in the bedrooms and care should be taken
  • Note: Mobile signal is limited however the owner's will provide use of their landline for incoming calls by prior arrangement.

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About the location


Monmouth 6 miles; Chepstow 10.6 miles; Ross-on-Wye 16 miles.

The beautiful village of Trellech is located in the picturesque Wye Valley, close to Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth, Llandogo and Tintern with its famous Abbey ruins. The village derives its name from the three standing stones, known as 'Harold's Stones', and was once one of the largest towns in Wales, hence its wonderful church. The history of the village draws many to visit the three stones as well as the Virtuous Well and the Tump Turret, a 40 foot mound which dates back to Norman times and is known to be the remains of a motte and bailey castle. Outstanding walks are enjoyed by all, whether to explore the history of the area or just take in the magnificent countryside. Pop into the village pub or enjoy a picnic along the way. The surrounding area gives you the option to explore more history at Tintern Abbey and Raglan Castle, visit beautiful Ross-on-Wye or enjoy cycle rides in this most scenic part of Wales. The South Wales coast is only 50 minutes’ away and there are easy road links to Bristol and Cardiff and all of their attractions. A perfectly peaceful location for wonderful holidays.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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