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.

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Lower Freedom Cottage near Tintern

Lower Freedom Cottage


Sitting above Llandogo village with views over the valley and Cleddon Woods, this wonderfully cosy and welcoming cottage has lovely terraced gardens featuring perfectly positioned viewing platforms. Sleeps 2-4 adults, plus 2 children, a non-toddling baby, and a well-behaved dog.
Pentwyn Farm holiday cottage

Pentwyn Farm Cottage

Surrounded by wildflower meadows on a precious Wye Valley nature reserve, this secluded Welsh cottage makes a delightful short break or holiday retreat for a couple and a child (plus an infant and up to 2 well-behaved dogs).
The Old Post Office, Symonds Yat holiday cottage

The Old Post Office

A charming cottage in Symonds Yat West which enjoys both elevated views of the Wye from its terrace, and a riverside garden for picnicking, launching a canoe or fishing. The Old Post Office makes a very special get-away for 2 to 4, plus an infant.
Hot tub and views, perfect family cottage in secluded Wye Valley


A very special holiday home in stunning countryside, whether for family fun in the holidays or as a bolt-hole for a couple. Beautifully secluded, with a big garden and lots of woodland to roam around in, but easily accessible from the M4, too. Sleeps up to 6 adults plus 2 extra children, an infant and up to 2 well-behaved dogs.
Monmouth Wye Valley cottage

Pen y Fedw

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.
Riverside holiday cottage in Symonds Yat

Beaufort Cottage

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.
The Coach House cottage near Hay

The Coach House

A perfect example of how a small cottage can be made spacious by good design: this beautiful, original, thoughtfully planned holiday escape for a couple, and two children (plus an infant and a good dog) is located in a very peaceful village within walking distance of Hay-on-Wye.
Mill Cottage holiday let near Tintern

Mill Cottage

A charming, cosy holiday home for 2 to 4 (plus infant and 2 dogs), this cottage is perfectly situated for exploring the Wye Valley. Good access from the Severn Bridge: a perfect location for escaping the hurly-burly of life. Tucked into a peaceful village corner, it has a pretty view of the church and is close to river, pub and shop.
Gattimer Lodge

Gattimer Lodge

Luxurious, spacious comfort for 2 to 6 (plus 2 children) in the beautiful Golden Valley. This wonderful detached barn has far-reaching rural views, proximity to a country village with good pub, and is only 10 minutes to Hay-on-Wye.
Lovely converted cottage for family holidays

The Wagon House

This supremely comfortable detached holiday barn in beautiful unspoilt hill country above Tintern enjoys the best of both worlds: a rural location, but with easy access to all the visitors’ attractions of the lower Wye Valley. Sleeps 2 to 4 (plus an infant and a well-behaved dog).
The Hayloft holiday studio

The Hayloft

A light, bright and stylish holiday studio for a couple to enjoy a fascinating break on Kate Humble’s animal-filled farm. Stunning countryside, with lots to see and do; and good pubs nearby. Sleeps 2, plus an infant.
Offa's Lodge

Offa's Lodge

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).
Gorgeous little holiday let near Hay

Brick Cottage

An amble from Hay-on-Wye, this little village property is beautifully comfortable, and has all you need from off-street parking to a little private garden. Close to Offa’s Dyke and the Black Mountains, this little cottage makes a great base for exploring. Sleeps 2-4 (plus an infant and a well-behaved dog).
Herefordshire holiday cottage on working Herb Farm

Herb Farm House

This farmhouse on the Welsh Borders is situated on a peaceful organic herb farm, where the noisiest things are the buzzing of the bees and the calling of the birds. This is lovely cycling and walking country, dotted with beautiful ancient villages to make your heart sing. Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children, plus an infant and a good dog.
Lovely Wye Valley cottage near St Briavels

St Margaret's Cottage

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.
Clearwell cottage in the Forest of Dean, The Old Bakery

The Old Bakery

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.
Symonds Yat holiday cottage near Yat Rock

Bluebell Cottage

This lovely detached ‘longhouse’ cottage is tucked up on a hillside above the River Wye. In a peaceful village setting, it is close to good facilities but nicely private, too, Bluebell Cottage sleeps 2 to 8 (plus an infant and up to 2 well-behaved dogs).
Priest Chambers near Ross-on-Wye

Priest Chambers

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).
Ty Cryddion near Chepstow - self-catering holiday cottage

Ty Cryddion

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.
Holiday flat in Hay on Wye town centre

The Cheese Market

The Cheese Market apartment, a wonderful space above the old building of that name, sits right in the heart of the ‘book town’ of Hay-on-Wye. Soaring ceilings, big windows and lovely 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 and up to 2 well-behaved dogs).
Large house with views for family holidsays

Ty Mawr Barn

A beautiful big barn with magnificent views across the Usk Valley, this is luxurious architect-designed accommodation, with lovely detailing and ingenious use of space. Sleeps 2 to 10 in 5 bedrooms (4 are zip-and-link superking/twin; one is a king-size), plus a baby and 2 good dogs.
Rural holiday cottage with private garden

Herb Farm Cottage

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).
Self-catering near Chepstow and Monmouth - real wood fire and terrific walks right from the door in Brockweir

Johnson Cottage

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).
Birds eye views of the river Wye


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).
Country cottage with super views

Ty Pedr

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).
Cottage near Hay for couples

Hodson's House

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).
Rosewell Cottage, Brcokweir near the River Wye and Forest fo Dean


As pretty and romantic as a cottage can be, this lovely place close to the River Wye, with beautiful views across the valley, is just right for a get-away couple (plus an infant and up to two good dogs), but is great for a family of up to 5 people. Rosewell is both away from it all, and a very accessible 20 minutes from the M4 Severn Bridge.
Hayshed holiday barn in Monmouthshire

The Hayshed

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).
The Nook in Llandogo, near the river Wye

The Nook

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.
Cottage near Hay for couples

Millstream Cottage

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 - but extremely comfortable - timber-framed cottage makes an enchanting hideaway for a couple (plus a non-toddling baby).
Hay on Wye holiday home - short walk from bookshops

Corner House

A short stroll from the centre of Hay-on-Wye, this lovely comfortable Edwardian house is cosy enough for a couple, but spacious enough for a family holiday. Peaceful and restful, with a view of the church on one side, and the Black Mountains across the rooftops on the other, this makes the perfect town-meets-country retreat. Sleeps 2 to 6 (plus a baby) in 4 bedrooms.
Riverside holiday cottage in Symonds Yat


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.
Wood clad holiday cottage in Monmouthshire with views


This cedar-clad barn in the wildlife-rich Monmouthshire countryside is a beautiful airy space for a couple. Ashmead is cosy and very comfortable, and has big windows and a generous terrace for full enjoyment of its panoramic view. Sleeps 2 (plus a couple of children on a sofa-bed, and an infant).
Riverside cottage on the banks of the Wye

Glen Wye Cottage

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).
Holiday cottage in Penallt near Monmouth

Rose Lodge

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.
Y Golau modern holiday cottage in Wales

Y Golau

A beautifully designed house, with lots of west-facing glazing for maximum light. Comfortable, full of character and superbly situated, with the Brecons, the Black Mountains, the River Wye, and all the conveniences of a village on your doorstep. Sleeps 2 to 6, plus an infant and 2 good dogs.
The Malt House in Brockweir - self-catering, Wye Valley

The Malt House

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).
Monks Hall, luxury self-catering in the Wye Valley

Monks Hall

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.
Little House in the Big Woods - Brockweir

Little House in the Big Woods

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.
The Piggery on Kate Humble's farm

The Piggery

A lovely cosy cottage on Kate Humble’s farm in beautiful Monmouthshire – perfect for a couple or as a base for a small family’s happy holiday. Sleeps 2 to 4 (plus an infant and up to 2 well-behaved dogs).
Tudor house for large groups in Weobley

The Throne

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 10 adults, 3 children, an infant and 2 good dogs.
Stunning views at Hunters Lodge

Hunter's Lodge Retreat

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).
Holiday cottage for amazing holidays near Hay

Clyro Cottage

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 6 (plus an infant and a good dog).
Old Schoolhouse in Bredwardine

The Old Schoolhouse

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).
Japanese influence in a modern home - as seen on TVs Grand Designs

Fforest Lodge

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.
Holiday barn in Herefordshire near Hay on Wye

Stable Cottage

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.
Stylish and beautifully furnished holiday cottage near Abergavenny

Glentrothy Old Stables

In a very peaceful position on a lovely country estate near Abergavenny, this stylish cottage is situated in a gently picturesque valley, close to Michelin-starred dining and lots of great walking. Suits a couple, a baby and up to 2 good dogs.
Spellbinding location next to the river Wye for this holiday cottage in Brockweir

River Barn

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.
Cottage in Brockweir, near the Wye - perfect for walking and activities in and around Tintern and the Forest of Dean

Brockweir Cottage

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).
Fairhaven cottage with river views for 6 in the Wye Valley


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.
Beautiful, secluded Welsh holiday home

Glentrothy Lodge

A pretty little detached house in a heavenly situation – completely secluded, private, peaceful, and luxuriously comfortable. All this, and only a short drive to really good amenities and superb pubs and restaurants. Sleeps a couple, plus 1 child and an infant (and a very well-behaved dog).
The Almshouse, Monmouth

Orchard Barn

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.
Owl's Nest romantic cottage in Brockweir

Owl's Nest

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.
Liitle Llanvolda holiday cottage near Monmouth, the river Wye and the Black Mountains

Little Llanvolda

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).
The Humble Hideaway

The Humble Hideaway

This really is a proper hideaway, tucked well away into a peaceful and private corner of a field on Kate Humble’s Welsh Borders farm. This spacious and cosy shepherd’s hut has charming companion buildings for all the facilities and a big spacious garden with hammock and fire pit. Sleeps a couple, plus a babe in arms, and up to 2 good dogs.
Large home for holidays with kids in the country

The Musician's House

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.

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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