Sunrise Lodge

Amazing holiday cabin in Garway, Monmouthshire
IN BRIEF
  • A snug little cabin in a peaceful, private position
  • Lovely wide verandah with rocking-chair
  • Well-equipped
  • Wood burner
  • Dog-friendly
  • Enclosed garden
  • Good walking close to the cabin

Free fire wood for duration of your stay at Sunrise Lodge.

Sunrise Lodge is situated in a beautifully peaceful, secluded location on Garway Hill, close to the Black Mountains. The only sounds are of birdsong and the gentle rustling of poplar and birch trees. This little wooden cabin - colourful, cosy and surprisingly spacious, has a lovely wide verandah with a rocking-chair for sunning yourself on a fine morning; and an enclosed garden with sitting-out area for all-day sunshine. This is a wonderful private get-away for a couple (plus an infant and 2 well-behaved dogs).

Outside seating for summer dining
Rocking chair Outdoor furniture Verandah

A short walk across a small field from the dedicated parking area is Sunrise Lodge, surrounded by its own little fenced garden. Inside, all is open-plan in an L-shaped space – except for the shower room (plus loo and hand basin) in one corner. The cabin has been really well-planned out, with a space-dividing shelf and drawer unit separating the sleeping/living area from the cooking/eating area. Huge windows look out onto the verandah and the grassy garden, across the surrounding field, and towards the woods. The pots of scarlet pelargoniums and a red stable door set the colour-scheme inside: bright and white, with wooden beams, and lots of warm red highlights.

Open plan holiday space
Well equipped kitchen Breakfast bar Bed

The kitchen-space is a joy – everything you need, including a dishwasher, fridge with ice-box, a double sink, a microwave-cum-oven, cheerful red pots and pans, and a gas hob. The little round antique dining-table, with a couple of comfy upholstered chairs, looks out across the geranium-fringed verandah.

Open plan bedroom and living area
Bed Bed and windows onto verandah

A black leather sofa backs onto the comfortable king-size bed, so virtually all you need to do to get to bed after a hard day’s relaxing in front of the wood burner is a backwards somersault. Thick, lined curtains block out any daylight, so sleep can be long, late and peaceful.

Cosy stove Kitchen
Living room area of open plan holiday cabin

Things to do in and around Sunrise Lodge in Garway

The surrounding area offers so much to the visitor that it is hard to know where to start the list of recommendations. Walking, of course, is magnificent in this area, and spectacular views abound. All sorts of other outdoor activities can be enjoyed, too – from canoeing on the river Wye to pony-trekking in the Black Mountains. Hay-on-Wye is within reasonable reach, as is Hereford, Monmouth, Abergavenny and Ross-on-Wye. Garway hill, just on the doorstep, is a famous viewing-point with a 360 degree view, stretching from Somerset across the Bristol chanel, to the Malverns, the Black Mountains, and the Cambrian Mountains. It is a perfect location for exploring the historical aspects of the area, with an abundance of castles - Skenfrith,White Castle, Grosmont all within a fifteen minute drive, not to mention the Knights Templar church at Garway, and Kilpeck church, famous for its beautiful carvings.The area specialises in great places to eat out – from good pub grub to fine-dining, and there’s something to suit every taste and pocket.

Bathroom Pot plants outside Shower

The nitty gritty

  • Good mobile reception
  • No wifi
  • TV with Freeview and DVD/CD-player (some DVDs included)
  • Wood burner (logs supplied with first basket included in price)
  • Gas hob
  • Microwave/oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge with ice-box
  • No washing-machine (owner will do a service wash if needed)
  • Toaster, kettle and all utensils, crockery and cutlery
  • Coat rack
  • Some games, books and tourist info
  • Separate shower room with loo and hand basin
  • King-size bed
  • Bedding, towels, soap, loo roll and cleaning-materials included

  • One baby welcome, but please bring travel cot with you
  • Some store cupboard essentials included: tea, coffee, sugar, s&p and olive oil
  • Verandah with rocking-chair and wicker chairs
  • Sitting-out area with a table and two chairs
  • Dedicated parking well away from the approach lane
  • Lots of local walks, including through woodland right by Old
  • Orchards
  • The next-door field can be used for exercising a dog and the woods are great for dog-walking, too
  • Good pub about a 10-minute drive away
  • Village of Ewyas Harold (10 mins) has little shop/post office (good bread), 2 good butchers, pubs, a doctor, a petrol station, and a fantastic fish-and-chip shop

Dining by the window Front door Verandah seating
LOvely garden Garden with private outlook - holidays in Monmouthshire

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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Holiday cabin - perfect for couples
Spacious, private cabin for romantic breaks near Monmouth and Ross on Wye Nearby woods - great for walks with, or without, dogs!

Location map



Gate to cabin Country cabin for rent
Rural surroundings - peace and quiet on holiday

From the visitors book at Sunrise Lodge

Via email:

Dear Sarah & Martin,

We had a lovely relaxing weekend - it was the perfect place to escape to and recharge the batteries!  The homemade bread and shortbread were tasty welcoming treats, thank you! During our stay we enjoyed a walk up to Garway Hill, a trip out to Skenfrith and dinner at the Moon in Garway.  

Best wishes,

Stephanie and Pete (Bristol)

'What a wonderful and unique place to stay! A very relaxing break in a peaceful setting. Will surely be telling all our friends about this fantastic place. Thank you very much.' Clare and Andrew, Liverpool

'A complete delight! We have spent a relaxing and sunny few days enjoying the peace and tranquility. We would love to return in the future and will recommend to friends. Thanks.' Gillian and Peter, Wigan

'What a lovely time we've had on our first holiday as a little family! How delightful to introduce our baby to sheep, fields and long outdoor walks. We recommend yoga and star-gazing on the lawn (shooting stars!), as well as hikes from the Bell outside Abergavenny.' Liz, Chris and Beatrice, London