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.
Situated in seclusion on a wooded hillside above Tintern, this beautiful house is a case study in how good design can make you happy and serene. Boasting a wonderful living space, traditional Japanese elements, and a roof terrace in the tree canopy, Fforest Lodge sleeps 2 to 8 (plus an infant) in four bedrooms.
On the ‘Black and White Village Trail’ of historic Herefordshire villages, Millstream Cottage is charmingly situated on a tiny island in the peaceful village of Eardisland. A sparkling stream runs by, with swans, kingfishers and otters. This ancient timber-framed cottage makes an enchanting hideaway for a couple (plus a non-toddling baby).
A unique and wonderful place to stay in the heavenly countryside of the Golden Valley near the Black Mountains and Hay-on-Wye, Hodson’s House is a comfortable, spacious, beautifully restored craftsman’s studio sleeping 2 to 4 (plus an infant and 2 dogs).
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 2 good dogs).
This lovely little building is so-called because it is close to a tree where a Tawny Owl nests, but also because it is a wonderfully luxurious retreat and hideaway for a couple. Owl’s Nest is privately situated on the edge of the village of Brockweir, with a view of tree-tops from the raised verandah and heavenly comfort inside - a really special place for a couple (plus a non-toddling baby) to stay.
A light and airy house with a big garden in an astonishingly picturesque setting, The Musician’s House makes a superb base for family holidays, little get-togethers, and peaceful escapes from the hustle and bustle. Sleeps to 4 adults, plus 4 children, an infant and up to 2 good dogs.
Herb Farm Cottage, situated on an organic herb farm in the depths of beautiful countryside, is an ancient little timber-framed Herefordshire Cottage. Simple, sweet, and with lyrical views across to the Welsh hills, this little cottage sleeps 2 to 4 (plus an infant and a well-behaved dog).
This cottage has an extraordinary bird’s eye view over the Wye Valley, and a verandah from which to enjoy it. Great for families with older children, Cartref has a bar billiards table, a dart board and a good sound system to keep teens and pre-teens happy. Sleeps 2 to 6 (plus a babe in arms and a dog).
Clyro Cottage is set in a quiet location in truly glorious countryside. A wing of a lovely Georgian farmhouse, it has beautiful views of the famous ‘book town’ of Hay-on-Wye (a 10-minute stroll away), with the Black Mountains behind. Sleeps 2 to 4 (plus an infant and a good dog).
Stable Cottage, set in Herefordshire’s glorious Golden Valley, is a stunningly beautiful, immaculately converted 19th-century stable block just ten minutes’ drive from the ‘book town’, Hay-on-Wye. Lovely walks, great dining-out, wonderful comfort for 2-4, plus an infant and a dog.
The Cheese Market apartment is a wonderful space above the old building of that name, right in the heart of the vibrant ‘book town’ of Hay-on-Wye. Soaring ceilings, big windows and super-comfortable furnishings make this a fantastic base for bookshop and boutique-browsing, or for exploring the stunning countryside around it. Sleeps a couple (plus a babe-in-arms).
Rose Lodge is a contemporary, super-comfortable, and spacious-but-cosy single-storey holiday escape for 2 to 6 (plus an infant). It has great walking and wonderful cycle trails through some of the best Wye Valley scenery straight from the front door. One well-behaved dog welcome.
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).
Tucked into extraordinarily pretty countryside, Little Llanvolda will delight its visitors with comfortable furnishings, restful views, its proximity to handsome Monmouth, and many superb places to visit and things to do in the locality. Sleeps 2 to 4 (plus an infant and up to 2 good dogs).
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).
Situated on a hillside, enjoying a panoramic view across the beautiful Usk Valley, Ty Pedr is just a 15-minute drive to the Severn Bridge. You wouldn’t know it, though: this place is perfectly peaceful and rural, superbly comfortable and a great escape for a couple (plus 2 children and a dog).
Set in a picturesque Herefordshire village of black-and-white timber-framed buildings, The Throne is a superb example of Tudor architecture. The owners have added a contemporary twist to its renovation, so that it is now a wonderful fusion of old and new. The Throne (so-called because King Charles 1 spent the night there once) sleeps up to 9 adults, 5 children, an infant and 2 good dogs.
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. Margaret’s Cottage near St. Briavels sleeps 8, plus an extra child, an infant and 2 dogs.
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 lovely cottage has an unsurpassed position in the village of Brockweir, having the only garden in the village with riverside frontage. Glen Wye Cottage has been restored to a very high level of comfort, with ensuite bedrooms on the ground floor and the living room on the first – to make the most of the beautiful river view. Sleeps 2 to 4 (plus a baby and 1 well-behaved dog).
A delightfully cosy, beautifully designed cottage in the magnificent lower Wye Valley, The Nook sleeps 2 to 4 (plus one child or an infant) in great comfort. Set in a village, overlooking a church, there is both pub and shop in walking-distance. One well-behaved dog welcome.
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 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).
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.
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.
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 Saracen’s Head pub on the opposite bank.
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.
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 one dog) in great comfort.
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 little barn which punches well above its weight, this beautifully-renovated former hayshed commands a stunning, serene, unspoilt view and a luxuriously comfortable interior. It is a 10-minute drive into Monmouth for good shopping and eating. Sleeps 2-4 (plus an infant and a dog).
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.
Close to the river Wye in a pretty Herefordshire apple orchard, these two picturesque (and comfortable) bell tents make a lovely option for a family holiday, or a peaceful romantic break for a couple. A wooden cabin with all facilities makes this glamping, not camping. Sleeps 2 to 4 adults (plus 2 to 4 children, and up to 2 dogs).
A cosy holiday escape for 2 to 4 (plus an infant and up to 2 dogs), Mill Cottage is perfectly situated for exploring the attractions of the beautiful lower Wye Valley. With good access from the Severn bridge, this charming cottage is perfectly located for short breaks away from the hurly-burly of life. Tucked into a peaceful village corner, it has a pretty view of the church and is a short walk from river, pub and shop.
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).
A stunning detached 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.
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 private, detached little bolt-hole with the River Wye in full view, River Barn has been immaculately renovated in a rustic-chic style. The owners, an architect and an interior designer, know how to design space, and have created a truly romantic and beautiful place for a couple (plus a baby and a dog) to stay.
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.
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 (and a dog) in stylish eco-friendly comfort.
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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