Glentrothy Lodge

Exterior of beautiful holiday lodge
IN BRIEF
  • Secluded, peaceful, beautiful rural location
  • Short distance to lots of good amenities
  • Local pub is a short drive away, as is The Walnut Tree Inn for excellent dining
  • Pretty, sheltered garden with a stream: parents of small children please be aware
  • Dog-friendly: one well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sleeps 2 adults, plus one child and an infant
  • Couple’s discount available outside the holidays (based on the use of one bedroom only)

Situated on a beautiful country estate, this adorable Victorian cottage is wonderfully situated down a private track, right by a stream, and surrounded by fields. Peace, perfect peace, and privacy, is what you will find here. The cottage is surrounded by a lovely big garden with a stream, a sheltered patio, flower beds, shrubs, trees, and plenty of lawn. The cottage itself is light-filled and very prettily decorated by one of the owners, an interior designer. Recently refurbished, it is luxuriously comfortable and well-equipped perfect for a romantic stay or honeymoon for a couple, or a holiday base for a small family.

18% couple’s discount available outside the holidays (based on the use of one bedroom only). Select this option when booking, and the price will reduce automatically.

Light-filled living room

The living-room comprises a good-sized kitchen with all you could need for easy self-catering, a place to sit and eat, and a very comfortable sitting-area with sofa, armchair and TV. A wood burner warms the place well in winter; and in summer, the French doors open out onto the sunny sheltered patio and garden.

Dog friendly cabin in the woods
Patio door Comfy sofas and furnishings French windows
Bright, light living room

The master bedroom upstairs has a wonderful big bed with a view through the window towards the Skirrid Mountain (the eastern extreme of the Brecon Beacons National Park). A big luxurious bathroom with roll-top bath, big separate shower, loo and hand basin is ensuite. The children’s bedroom sleeps a child in a single bed and an infant in a cot.

Kitchen Well equipped kitchen
Sink in self-catering kitchen in Welsh holiday cottage Beatles poster Views of the Skirrid

Offa’s Dyke passes close to this cottage, as does the circular Three Castles' Walk, so you are within easy reach of some spectacular walking – both straight from the door, or in the lovely Black Mountains, an easy drive away. This is rural Monmouthshire at its best, and the cottage is lucky enough to be situated on a beautiful country estate, with all the peace and privacy that that entails. Great things to see start nearby, with White Castle dramatically situated atop a neighbouring hill. This was a garrison castle for Norman troops, and is very well-preserved, with a moat and splendid views in all directions.

Sumptuous bed

Head south-east, and the majestic river Wye isn’t far either, with all the sights and adventures that a big river can offer: lovely riverside villages, ancient sites, canoeing, wild swimming, gliding, golf, fishing, rock-climbing, and yet more castles. Family pursuits are extensive: with cycling on tracks through woodland, high-wire and zip-wire fun in the tree-tops, a steam train through the forest, a butterfly zoo and maze, limestone caves, and an ancient, mysterious woodland park, families can be kept amused for days and days.

Cosy bedroom

This part of Wales is rightly proud of its pubs and restaurants, where all kinds of eating is available – from delicious authentic Italian pizzas in Abergavenny, to Michelin-starred dining at the wonderful Walnut Tree Inn just a few minutes drive away. The local pub does an excellent hamburger (amongst other things), and has a lively, friendly community atmosphere.

Bathroom Traditional bathroom
Beautiful rural setting near horses, hills and the River Wye Lovely bathroom

The nitty gritty

  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • TV with Freeview and DVD
  • Wifi
  • A small amount of mobile signal
  • Electric stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge with ice-box
  • Washer/dryer
  • Heating, hot water, electricity and logs included
  • Bedlinen, towels, loo paper, soap, and cleaning equipment included
  • Store cupboard basics included (tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper, oil)
  • Baby-friendly (travel cot and high chair available)
  • Master bedroom has super-king bed
  • Children’s bedroom has a single bed and space for a cot
  • Big bathroom has separate spacious shower, roll-top bath, hand basin and loo
  • Board games
  • Dog-friendly: one very good dog welcome, as long as visitors are aware that there are sheep and horses in the vicinity which must on no account be bothered. Please make sure that muddy paws are wiped before going inside. Dogs allowed downstairs only and not on any furniture.

  • Garden furniture (table and chairs)
  • Plenty of parking
  • Spacious garden surrounded by fields (enclosed on one side by a stream; on others by stock-proof fencing)
  • Stream accessible from garden: parents with small children please be aware of this, especially in very wet weather when it can flow fast. There is also a bit of a drop down to the stream from the garden, so please take care with little ones
  • Very private and peaceful location well away from any other buildings/roads
  • Close to Offa’s Dyke footpath
  • A short drive to excellent pubs and restaurants, including the famous Walnut Tree Inn
  • Local pub is friendly, open every day, serves good pub food and is just a short drive away
  • 10 minutes drive into Abergavenny; 15 minutes drive into Monmouth
  • 18% discount for a couple outside the holiday periods (based on the use of one bedroom only). Select this option when booking and the price will reduce automatically


Single bedroom Single bed

Live online booking

Changeovers are normally Mondays and Fridays. Weekends are set-priced from Friday 4pm to Monday 10.30am; so you can stay 1, 2 or 3 nights for the weekend price. Check availability and book online below, or check availability for all cottages.

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Large, private garden
Main bedroom with log burner Stream outside cottage

Location map



Gateway and parking Stunning rural setting
Private holiday cottage in rural Wales

From the visitors book at Glentrothy Lodge

'Glentrothy Lodge is a beautiful cottage, superbly appointed, and the perfect place to get away for peace and quiet in a wonderfully gorgeous location. We had a fantastic stay, with the only downside being that you have to leave! Service from booking, to all the way through excellent. Thank you.' Simon and family, Tewkesbury

'Lovely property, booking straightforward and helpful. Thanks very much.' The Brewsters (from Brighton)

'The cottage was excellent and we really enjoyed our stay.' The Johnsons, Dudley