Little House in the Big Woods
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- Romantic place for a couple to stay – great for minimoons or anniversaries
- Sleeps a couple
- Lovely woodland walks from the front door
- Close to the river Wye
- Eco-friendly, organic and Fairtrade, where possible
- Outside Brockweir village, but close to its amenities: good pub and award-winning community shop/café
This little wooden house is smartly black-clapboarded on the outside, and beautifully fitted out inside with white woodwork and lovely decorative touches. A perfect space for a couple (and a dog), the Little House is small but designed to be spacious, with everything ship-shape and in its place. Cosy and snug in the winter, it has a superb wood burner and an endless supply of logs; but its big French doors all open wide to catch summer breezes and to enjoy inside-outside warm-weather living.
Downstairs, the open-plan living-room comprises a dining-area, a sitting-area and a spacious kitchen (plus a shower room in the corner). The room is very effectively warmed by a top quality wood burner, but there is electric back-up if the weather is particularly cold. The owner, who is a dedicated ‘upcycler’ has refurbished furniture, used recycled materials and bought items from Ebay and vintage stores. She has a strong green philosophy, which is reflected in the little house, with its eco-energy, negligible carbon footprint, and use of organic, recycled and Fairtrade products. None of these compromises on comfort, however, and this little house will make you feel cocooned, looked-after, and peacefully restored.
Upstairs, a mezzanine level has a double bed and an ensuite loo and hand basin. The stove pipe goes up into this room from below, and warms the space beautifully.
Outside, there is an enclosed sitting-area bounded by a willow fence. French doors open out to a table and chairs and a chiminea.
The Wye Valley, where it winds through the ancient Forest of Dean, is a particularly special area – not least that the river in this stretch is a dedicated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Beautiful walks abound, as do places to visit, and outdoor activities. There are plenty of good places to eat out and fine shops in the old county town of Monmouth for food (and other) shopping. Famous Tintern Abbey, inspiration for poets and artists, as well as evidence of the wrath of Henry VIII’s reformation, is a short drive away. Closer to home, Brockweir village has mysterious ancient buildings and fascinating higgledy-piggledy houses on quiet, mossy-walled lanes – perfect for idle strolling. Bridleways and ‘fairy’ footpaths lead you through woodland and along the grassy river bank, a haven for dogs and humans alike.
The nitty gritty
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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From the visitors book at Little House in the Big Woods
"Such a fantastic, quirky little cottage, one of my favourites. The Wye
Valley is wonderful and made all the better with the balmy February weather.
Thanks." Clive and Dale, Derbyshire
"We've had a lovely week staying here in your cosy cottage. Very
relaxing, but with enough energetic walks to keep us busy. Loved the mezzanine
bedroom, and the whole place has been designed with detail and style - thank you."
Kirstie and Anthony, Nottingham
"We both (and Roxy the dog) had a brilliant time, the weather was tip-top, we both got burnt due to how hot it has been!! The Little House is lovely and cosy - spesh as you are literally in the woods and in the middle of all the wildlife - roaring fire at night too!! Walks are amazing, so many different routes to take, like we did, and nearly ended up in Chepstow!! Will defo be back in future."
"Such a beautiful cottage and fantastic views. We loved the peaceful environment, birds singing, watching the squirrel jump from tree to tree. The Log burner is a lovely feature and so warm. Thank you Jill for the tasty welsh cakes and letting us stay in your quaint little house and the company of your very friendly hen xx." Helen and Jason, Oswestry