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- Sleeps 2 to 7 (20% discount for couples outside the school holidays)
- Beautiful five-and-a-half-acre location, with woodland behind
- Stunning cottage garden
- 20 minutes from the M4 Severn Bridge
- Child, baby and dog friendly (up to 2 dogs welcome)
- Close to the River Wye
- Easy 15-minute walk to good pub
A perfectly lovely cottage with a stunning view across the Wye Valley, Rosewell is snug enough to be a perfect romantic retreat or a restorative weekend escape for a couple outside the holiday periods, but roomy enough for a family of up to 7 (plus an infant and 2 dogs) during the holidays. It is in its own wonderful spacious five-and-a-half-acre setting, with bluebell woods behind and fields around, a sunny garden in front with lawn, terraces and a shady loggia. The river Wye is at the bottom of the hill. This pretty cottage makes a wonderful get-away, but is also close to a charming village with a pub, an excellent community shop-cum-cafe, and only 20 minutes from the M4 Severn Bridge.
This lovely cottage can be rented by a couple at a discount of 20% outside the school holidays (when you book for a couple, the price will be discounted automatically).
Downstairs, there are two front rooms – a very prettily decorated sitting-room with a wood-burner, and a play-room where children can spread out their toys. Behind, there is a spacious, beautifully equipped kitchen with a sunny eating area (which leads out through French doors onto a terrace and the garden), plus a downstairs loo. A utility room and back porch are useful for leaving muddy boots and hanging up coats.
Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms, one with a dressing-room (including loo and hand basin) which leads out onto a little roof terrace; a twin bedroom, and a small single bedroom. A lovely family bathroom comprises a glamorous roll-top bath, and a separate shower and loo.
The garden has everything: a sunny patio which overlooks the terraced garden, a lawned area, and a shaded loggia for eating outside on hot days. The cottage is cloaked by beautiful deciduous woods behind, thick with bluebells and wood anemones in spring. Secret paths to investigate and little fairy doorways hidden in trees will entrance children, and a peaceful little clearing makes a perfect place for adults to enjoy a drink in the summer. (There is even a bottle-opener attached to a tree!) Some black-faced sheep in an adjacent field are happy to make friends. Children can feed them with sheep nuts supplied by the owner, and a safely-covered fish pond provides children with hours of happy entertainment. At night, star-gazing from under the loggia or snuggled up on the roof terrace can be fascinating or romantic (or both), depending on your mood. There’s no light pollution, so the sky is properly black. In the daytime, views across the Wye Valley are just beautiful.
Rosewell can be the place to relax and enjoy the peace of its lovely surroundings; or it can be used as a base for a multitude of wonderful things to do or interesting places to visit in the area. Children will adore the steam train which runs through the Forest of Dean, the dedicated cycling track at Pedalabikeaway, the caves at Clearwell, and (for older ones) canoeing down the River Wye. For those who enjoy ancient monuments, Tintern Abbey is just down the road, and the beautiful old county town of Monmouth is ten minutes away. Walking in the area is superb, with many footpaths winding through the forest, or following the course of the River Wye. Eating out is good, too, from pub food and a pint at The Boat Inn at Redbrook to excellent Italian bistro food at Prego’s in Monmouth. For more details of what to do in the area, please click on the Local Information link at the top of this page.
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.
There is a couple's discount in place for this property (the price will adjust automatically when you book for 2 adults).
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From the visitors book at Rosewell
"We had a lovely time at Rosewell. It made us feel really close to nature. It is a paradise for bird-watching and for people who want to get away from the polluted air of big cities. We thank you for letting us stay at your lovely cottage. We hope to come back." Dr and Mrs Mukherjee, Cardiff
"What an amazing and beautiful place: so much to explore and see. The village is lovely and so is the drive here. It was so beautiful that my boyfriend decided to propose to me here! I of course said 'yes'. Thank you for making it very special and memorable weekend. See you soon!" S Waldron and A Ham, Midlands
"Thank you for allowing us to stay in Rosewell. The atmosphere and view is fantastic. We have had a great relaxing weekend in this lovely cottage...hope to come back soon." Mr and Mrs Ahmed, Lancaster
"An enchanting hidden gem. We felt at home as soon as we arrived, and are very reluctant to leave. We have had a lovely time in your very special hideaway. We feel lucky to have stayed in such a fantastic place - thank you for sharing it with us. " Tina and Tamo, Bodmin
"Beautiful house in a fabulous location. Great walks. The boys loved the wildlife, expecially seeing the stag!! Hope to come back soon." The Nicholsons, Southsea
"What a magical place! We loved it so much, we'll be back. What a beautiful house; can I buy it? Lovely, lovely, lovely... The best way to spend your 50th birthday, despite the weather. The cottage completely exceeded our expectations." Sharon & Co, Somerset
"Have you ever been to a place where you felt so at home that you just wanted to stay? Beautiful views from every window, lovely walks, friendly and welcoming people, fantastic food, eccentric sheep, wondrous wildlife. We'd move here tomorrow if our girls would let us." Simon, Carla and the girls, London
"Such a beautiful cottage in a glorious setting. Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing stay. Loved feeding the friendly sheep, even saw some deer on a nearby walk we took. Log-burner kept us warm and cosy. We've had a lovely few days of peace and quiet (oh, and a very comfy bed!). Long, hot baths, short cold walks. Thank you again." Daniel and Rachel