Special cottages for romantic breaks and active holidays
Wye Valley Holiday Cottages are a hand-picked selection of self-catering places to stay, chosen for their unique qualities and wonderful locations - click here to view a video of a short stay in one of our cottages. The criteria are strict: the cottages must be really special and in an unspoilt situation. Whether you want a weekend mini-break, a family holiday or an unforgettable honeymoon, we can help you find the perfect retreat. Click on the photos on this page to find more about the cottages and book online - our availability calendars are always 100% up to date. Or simply email us and we'll do it for you.
With a romantic view of Tintern Abbey from the bedroom window, Beaufort cottage is uniquely situated close to this very special historic building. Sumptuously furnished for a couple, an infant and up to 2 good dogs, it makes a great base for exploring the Wye Valley.
A woodland idyll, both well away from it all and easily accessible for last-minute short breaks or wonderful holidays in the Wye Valley. This pretty and comfortable cottage sleeps 1 to 2 couples (plus an infant and a dog).
Overlooking the Wye, with the river lapping at the foot of its garden, Erwarton is a wonderful cottage for 2 to 6 (plus an infant and up to 2 good dogs). This lovely place is situated in the heart of Symonds Yat village near the hand-ferry to the Saracenís Head pub on the opposite bank.
This delightful 15th century cottage, in a peaceful Herefordshire village, was, prior to the Reformation, home to the local priest – hence its name. It is now a lovely holiday cottage with a sweet little garden, a superb kitchen, two sitting-rooms (each with a wood burner), sleeping 2 to 5 in three bedrooms (plus an infant and a dog).
This classic Wye Valley cottage is pretty, comfortable, spacious and very well-equipped. Surrounded by its own lovely enclosed garden, with a field behind for exploring, St. Margaretís Cottage near St. Briavels sleeps 8, plus an extra child, an infant and 2 dogs.
Tucked into pretty countryside at the end of a country lane, Ty Cryddion makes a lovely, very accessible escape for couples or small families. Extremely well-appointed, this is a properly cosy little cottage with peace, quiet and comfort in spades. Sleeps 2 to 4 in a double bedroom (with king-size bed) and a twin bedroom, plus an infant and 2 dogs.
An example of Edwardian Arts & Crafts style in the form of a lovely ‘almshouse’ cottage, this beautifully restored holiday escape looks out onto a peaceful rural scene. An accessible 40 minutes from the M4, this very comfortable cottage for 2 to 4 (plus an infant) is close to the amenities of the lovely county town of Monmouth.
The Old Bakery is situated in the quiet village of Clearwell, surrounded by the picturesque Forest of Dean. This beautifully restored cottage is cosy and comfortable, sleeps 2 to 4 (plus a baby and a good dog), has a private enclosed garden, is a short walk from three excellent pubs and a restaurant, and is perfectly positioned for exploring the extensive charms of the Lower Wye Valley.
Lovely, airy, spacious Hunter’s Lodge Retreat commands the most amazing view of the Wye Valley. You could watch it all day, but there are other things to be getting on with in this beautiful area: outdoor pursuits, good eating-out, woodland walks, and fascinating sight-seeing. Sleeps 2 (plus a child, an infant and a dog).
Superb, homely cottage nestled in the small village of Brockweir in the heart of the Wye Valley near Tintern - perfect for walking and other outdoor activities on or around the Wye and Forest of Dean - or simply relax in this beautiful area, a few steps from the Wye. Sleeps up to 4 (plus a baby and 2 dogs).
A fresh and breezily decorated holiday cottage on the slopes of the Wye Valley, The Green Barn has a certain jaunty New England feel to it. Extremely well-supplied and very comfortable, this lovely spacious barn, with a view in a million, sleeps up to 5 people (plus an infant and 2 good dogs) in double, twin and single rooms.
A perfectly lovely hideaway near Brockweir in the beautiful Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, this gorgeous little wooden house is everything you will need – and more – for the ideal escape. Sleeps a couple (plus an infant and a dog) in stylish eco-friendly comfort.
An authentic former schoolmaster's cottage near Abergavenny with astounding views over the Black Mountains, and a beautiful enclosed private garden. Sleeps 4, plus infants. Great home-cooked welcome pack, and lovely home cooking available to order.
A rural idyll Court Lodge is in an outstandingly pretty position on a private, peaceful estate near Monmouth. Within easy reach of the Black Mountains and the River Wye, this cottage makes a great escape for families or couples. Ideal for 2 to 6 (plus an infant and up to 2 dogs).
A delightfully light and airy barn conversion in pretty countryside near Hay-on-Wye, Orchard Barn sleeps 2 to 4 (plus an infant) in a double bedroom and a twin. There are beautiful views of the Black Mountains from the spacious enclosed garden, and the River Wye is about 7 miles away for fun on the water. Dog friendly.
Located in a quiet hamlet on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, and a short distance above the majestic River Wye, this beautiful detached cottage typifies the romance of the perfect holiday home. Pretty of face, its interior adorably and comfortably decorated in a timeless style, and peacefully situated in a classic cottage garden, Offa’s Lodge sleeps 2 to 4 (plus an infant and one good dog).
Poised on the cusp of England and Wales, close to Hay-on-Wye, and surrounded by serenely beautiful countryside, this former schoolhouse is now a lovely, well-equipped retreat for 2 to 4 (plus an extra child, an infant, and up to 2 good dogs).
As pretty and romantic as a cottage can be, this lovely place close to the River Wye, with beautiful views across the valley, sleeps couples (plus an infant and up to two dogs) outside the holiday periods, but is great for families of up to 7 people during the holidays. Rosewell is both away from it all, and a very accessible 20 minutes from the M4 Severn Bridge.
This beautiful 16th-century Grade 2*-listed house, with a rich and complex architectural history, is now a fabulous place to stay close to the River Wye. Situated in the beautiful village of Brockweir this historic holiday home is steps away from a lovely country inn and amazing community shop. Sleeps 2 to 4 (plus an infant and a dog).
A rare combination of grandeur and intimacy, this wonderful historic house is a 2-minute walk from the River Wye. A 20-minute drive from the M48 Severn Bridge, makes this a very accessible escape for a special short break for a couple or a family holiday. Sleeps 2-4 (plus an infant and up to 2 dogs) in great comfort.
A delightfully bright, stylish and eco-friendly cottage with beautiful, serene views across glorious Monmouthshire countryside, Pen y Fedw sleeps a couple (plus a baby and two well-behaved dogs). No necessity or luxury has been ignored, from wifi to Ipod docking-station; from roll-top bath to wood burner – this cottage has it all.
A stunning cottage overlooking the River Wye, enveloping enough for a couple but roomy enough for 6 (plus a child and an infant). Contemporary comfort meets rustic charm in this beautiful holiday escape: all possible modern conveniences are in place, but without affecting its lovely country feel. Great walking from the door, plus quantities of family pursuits in the local area.
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A special place to stay in the Wye Valley
We know how important it is to visit somewhere that is not only very special, but also clean, comfortable and well-equipped. All the necessities, as well as some luxuries, are included in the price. We know only too well how depressing it can be to arrive somewhere late at night to find that not even soap or washing-up liquid have been supplied. Our cottages all have something special about them, whether it is the wealth of beams or an original 17th century wooden screen, as well as their beautiful unspoiled locations.
The Wye Valley - History, Spectacle, tranquillity
The Wye was recently voted the public's favourite river; no wonder - it winds through some of the UK's most spectacular scenery. The Wye Valley, covering parts of Monmouthshire, Herefordshire & Gloucestershire, is know as the birthplace of tourism as 18th century visitors were lured to the area with posters and etchings showing dramatic scenery and quaint villages. Today it is designated an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty (AONB), containing stunning viewpoints, dramatic cliffs, tranquil woods, rolling meadows and rambling river paths that still casts a spell over its lucky visitors. Beside the countryside itself, there is an incredible amount of major historical landmarks (such as Chepstow Castle, Raglan Castle and Tintern Abbey) and a thriving culture scene. Our Wye Valley Holiday Cottages are the perfect bases to explore this stunning part of the country.
Map of our self-catering cottages in the Wye Valley area