Rosewell

Rosewell Cottage - Wye Valley self-catering sleeping 7
IN BRIEF
  • Sleeps 2 to 7  (20% discount for couples outside the school holidays based on the use of one double bed)
  • Beautiful location
  • Stunning cottage garden with terrace, and woodland behind
  • 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 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. Surrounded by its own garden, with bluebell woods, fields, and the river Wye at the bottom of the hill, this pretty cottage makes a wonderful get-away. But it is also close to a charming village with a really good pub, an excellent community shop-cum-cafe, and only 20 minutes from the M4 Severn Bridge.

"We Returned from Rosewell last Friday. It was AMAZING - the best holiday cottage we've ever stayed in. I cried when we left!" - Guest tweet

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This lovely cottage can be rented by a couple at a discount of 20% outside the school holidays based on the use of one double bed only (when you book for a couple, the price will be discounted automatically). 

LIving room at Rosewell holiday let, Brockweir
Cottage rental in woodland setting, Wye Valley A dog friendly cottage in stunning, perfect walking country

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.

Kitchen and provisions at holiday cottage just above the Wye Well equipped self-catering kitchen for large families or smaller parties

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.

Dining area to seat the whole family Lovely views from dining room in this superb holiday cottage

The garden has everything: a sunny patio which overlooks the terraced garden, a lawned area at the bottom, fields to one side, and 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 extremely sweet 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.

Dining area to seat the whole family Front of Rosewell Cottage near the river Wye
Dining area to seat the whole family Front of Rosewell Cottage near the river Wye

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.

Beautiful bedroom - holiday cottage Brockweir
Bedrooms to sleep 7 - family holiday cottage Twin beds in the quiet countryside of the Wye Valley

The nitty gritty

  • Clearview wood burner (logs supplied, first basket free of charge)
  • Free wifi
  • Mobile reception
  • HD TV with Freeview and DVD (plus a good selection of DVDs and games).
  • CD-player/radio
  • Ipod docking-station
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Electric hob and oven
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Store cupboard essentials included (coffee, tea, sugar, s&p, spices, herbal teas, olive oil etc)
  • Bedding, towels and all basics included (soap, loo paper, cleaning materials etc)
  • Elec, heating, hot water included
  • Baby-friendly (ask owner for travel cot, high chair, stairgate etc)
  • Dog friendly (up to two well-behaved dogs welcome downstairs, but be aware of sheep in the vicinity)
  • Garden furniture
  • Roll-top bath and separate power shower
  • Downstairs loo
  • Loo and wash hand basin in the dressing room of one of the double bedrooms
  • Plenty of books and local information
  • Great walks to the River Wye and Offa's Dyke nearby
  • Lots of wonderful wildlife
  • Good pub a walkable 1/4 mile away (serves food)
  • Excellent community shop and cafe (with play area) in the village
  • Beautiful views across the Wye Valley
  • Great star-gazing from the roof terrace, as no light pollution (bring your telescope)
  • The owner can supply a hamper on request, or set up a picnic in the woods for you to stumble across, or a bottle of Champagne on ice at a table overlooking the view for a special proposal. Family catering can also be arranged
  • Bike storage
  • The lane to the cottage is narrow - not to be attempted in anything wider than a Ford transit.
  • Rosewell can be rented by a couple at a discount of 20% outside the school holidays based on the use of one double bed only (when you book for a couple, the price will be discounted automatically). 

Lovely decor at Rosewell Cottage Cottage holiday on the England-Wales border A quiet getaway near the Wye
Al Fresco dining in the Wye Valley

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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Paddocks and woods - holiday let in the countryside
Colourful garden flowers at the entrance to Rosewell holiday let in the Wye Valley Rosewell Cottage near Tintern and Chepstow Woodland walks from the cottage

Location map



A picnic in a glade behind Rosewell
Dining area to seat the whole family Front of Rosewell Cottage near the river Wye

From the visitors book at Rosewell

By email: "Hi Lucy,
We wanted to say an enormous thank you for your beautiful cottage and all the love and time you've put into it.. It was amazing to arrive to a fire already laid and mulled wine to put on and goodies to eat. Such a lovely touch. It was such fun to explore the cottage and marvel at the lovely light and views when we woke the next morning. It was the perfect place for us to stay and enjoy being together as a family.We really appreciated the toys for the babies to be able to play with and a high chair to save bringing two and we all enjoyed your books, your lovely paintings, furnishings and decor and being able to feed the sheep and fish. It's such a magical place for walks, and we'd definitely love to come back and explore more at different times of year. Kevin especially loved sitting on the veranda, despite the weather, and it would be lovely to spend more time in the garden when the weather is warmer.Our daughter with the twins lives in Bristol so it meant her partner was still able to get to work for a few days but have some holiday time too which was ideal.I think they both valued having more hands to help with the babies and being able to have some time without them!"
Jo, Exeter

"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. "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

Dining area to seat the whole family Front of Rosewell Cottage near the river Wye
Woodland walks from the cottage Rosewell Cottage near Tintern and Chepstow Woodland walks from the cottage