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Quiet and secluded cottage in beautiful countryside with its own private garden

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Monmouth Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Well-equipped country cottage, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4, dogs welcome

This quality 5 star cottage is a converted barn on a traditional pasture farm, detached and independent, but close to the farmhouse. The approach is along a quiet country road with tall hedges and ancient oak trees. Your hosts, Edwina and John, will welcome you and show you round - they are always on site, living on the farm, and are happy to guide and help you enjoy your stay. A small welcome pack is provided. Free WiFi is available too.

The front door opens into a spacious hallway with feature staircase. In the living room there is Freeview TV, DVDs, books, games and magazines, as well as a range of maps and lots of local information. The kitchen has an oven, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer, etc. In addition to the full central heating there is an electric 'wood-burner' fire.

Upstairs, there are 2 en-suite bedrooms. Bedroom 1 has a double bed and its bathroom has a bath. Bedroom 2 has two single beds and its bathroom has a shower. All duvets, linen and towels are provided and the beds will be made up for you.

The minimum stay is 2 nights. The changeover day is Saturday. Short breaks at weekends or in mid-week can sometimes be fitted in.

All prices are per week, for up to 4 people, including all electricity, heating, bed linen, towels, etc., and range from 400 to 625 pounds sterling, depending on season. For the full tariff, please look at the cottage website. Dogs may be brought with you for no extra charge but please enquire first.

The cottage is non-smoking throughout. An access statement can be provided on request.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Edwina Huckle
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2016
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About Edwina Huckle

John and Edwina, originally both from London, are now retired and came with their horses to The Farr Farm for peace and quiet and lovely rural views. After renovating the farmhouse and some of the buildings, they opened Becher's Cottage in 2006 for holidaymakers to enjoy. They continue to renovate and improve the farm and to look after their horses, dogs and cats. They particularly enjoy the slow and friendly pace of life here in South-East Wales and feel it is the best move they could ever have made! They enjoy meeting all their guests and sharing with them the peace and quiet of the beautiful Welsh countryside and spectacular views all around. The clear night sky has to be seen to be believed and they feel that the total silence by day and night is quite remarkable.

Edwina Huckle purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Edwina Huckle chose Monmouthshire

Becher's Cottage was an old barn on the farm. previously used for rearing calves and before that it was a stable and open-ended cart shed with hayloft above. Edwina and John carefully converted it into a modern, comfortable cottage, which provides everything for a family holiday, while retaining original features, and it is situated in one of the last genuinely quiet places in the UK. Here there are rolling hills, ancient hedgerows and oak trees, pastures, long-distance views of mountains and quiet country lanes. In the evening you can hear owls and see bats, and at night the stars are bright in the silent darkness.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet days and dark nights - no noise or light pollution. No one to disturb you except the birds and the bees. Far-reaching and unspoilt views, interesting walks, museums, caves, rivers and valleys, castles and churches, market towns and quiet country roads.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Once again a lovely welcome back to Becher's Cottage. We have thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful cottage and farm for the past three years. I am sure we will return again in the future...
May 2014
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based on 8 traveler reviews

Quiet and secluded cottage in beautiful countryside with its own private garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

a true delight

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Becher's cottage. The cottage is located in a rural farmland area. It is a converted horse stable on a working farm where the owners, John and Edwina live. The conversion is a great job and very comfortable. John and Edwina are great hosts. We had the opportunity to have drinks with them and hear their story about how they bought Farr farm, rebuilt the facilities and raise race horses. The cottage is easy car access to the sights in South Wales. John and Edwina will send you specific instructions on how to get to the cottage and I recommend you follow them exactly the first time. Many of the roads are one track and the GPS will often lead you on some that are much more narrow and in worse condition than others. Once you have done it according to their instructions, you will be able to apply judgement when you travel.

I read through the guest book and the thing that is a real testimony to the cottage is the number of repeat guests. One family has been coming annually for over 12 years.

If you are going to Wales, stay here. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad these guests from America enjoyed their stay with us so much. They were a lovely group who seemed interested in everything this part of the country has to offer and in the farming community around us. It gives us such pleasure when guests enjoy themselves!
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friendly welcome at peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Booked very last minute. Edwina was very accommodating and helpful. Spacious Cottage nicely decorated, clean and well equipped. Excellent location for our outdoor holiday. Dogs very welcome, they loved the walks on the farm and surrounding countryside.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to accommodate these guests with their lovely big dogs who were very well behaved and thoroughly enjoyed themselves..
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Very clean, comfortable and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Bechers Cottage is a real home from home. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay. All facilities are modern, very clean and well maintained. The garden was securely fenced to safely contain our dogs and provided views of the surrounding countryside. It's in a really peaceful and beautiful location. The owners are close by, friendly and helpful but not overly intrusive. We enjoyed a very relaxing break at Bechers and would love to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Becher's Cottage and found it such a comfortable place for you and your dogs. You were lovely guests who left the cottage as you found it and we too hope you may return one day!
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Lovely cosy cottage away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely comfortable cottage with everything you might need in excellent location. Away from it all but near enough to explore the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and the Brecon Beacons. Great warm cottage to come home to after a day of exploring. The owners went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. We loved the horses, enclosed secure garden for both children and dog. We all had a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that these lovely guests enjoyed their stay with us here in lovely Monmouthshire. They certainly found lots of places to explore and the children and their dog thoroughly enjoyed their half-term holiday on the farm, and our horses loved all the attention! We hope the family will come back soon.
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absolutely wonderfull

  • 5 of 5

Edwina and John give you a heartly welcome to a lovely cottage with all the facilities needed on ones holiday. The place is - of course - immaculately clean and the view is breathetaking. If you seek tranquility this is the place to book.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was lovely to meet you both and we hope you continue to enjoy your honeymoon trip around Wales.
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Fantastic cottage, Lovely scenery

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant time at Bechers cottage. Very clean inside and well kept grounds. The owners were lovely and helpful. Picturesque town of Monmouth isn't far and Abergavenny is about the same distance. We made trips to the top of the brecon beacons and spent our final day around the forest of dean.

Hot water and heating within the cottage was fantastic. Board games which were supplied gave a great night of entertainment.

The garden is great. all fenced in with two horses in the adjoining fields. Our dogs were particularly happy with this!

Highly recommended and will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bristol International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Bell at Skenfrith
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Rolls of Monmouth
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Bell at Skenfrith
Car: necessary

The River Wye and the Wye Valley are famous for their spectacular vistas and provide glorious walking, cycling and canoeing. It is where tourism was first invented and the bustling market towns of Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye are situated there. The Royal Forest of Dean, with its rich industrial history, has woodland walks, caves and adventures, and a host of different attractions, and arts and crafts. It is one of the best places for cycling with specific routes graded for difficulty and bicycles are easily available for hire in several places.

Social, economic and cultural history is richly illustrated by visits to the World Heritage Sites of Blaenavon and Tintern. In Bleanavon there is the Big Pit coal mine to explore and the recently restored ironworks, and Tintern of course has its famous Abbey on the banks of the Wye.

From the cottage you can see Skirrid Fawr and the Black Mountains which are within easy reach and they open the way to Hay Bluff and The Brecon Beacons National Park.

Monmouthshire has become a magnet for top-class restaurants. Just ask us for our current recommendations. Becher's Cottage is 5 minutes away from The Bell at Skenfrith, 15 minutes from The Walnut Tree and 25 minutes from The Foxhunter and The Hardwick. Various pubs offer good food and traditional surroundings, with real ales and local cider. One of our favourites is The Lough Pool at Sellack, only 20 minutes away. The Abergavenny Food Festival grows in stature every September and quality local produce is always available in a variety of specialist shops.

There are horse shows and National Hunt racing at Cheltenham and Chepstow, and golf at Celtic Manor Resort, recent venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup, and at many other attractive courses including the Rolls of Monmouth, one of the prettiest, and former residence of the Rolls family, famous in aviation and motor cars!

Cardiff provides world-class opera in the Wales Millennium Centre, international rugby and football at the Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Bay hosts Dr Who and a huge variety of entertainments and restaurants. Hereford has its cathedral with the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library in the cloisters.

Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury are beautiful market towns full of character and Hay on Wye has the Literary Festival in May. There are a number of food, wine, cheese, ale and cider festivals throughout the year in different towns and villages.

Encompassing a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with spectacular castles and acres of ancient woodland, the Wye Valley and Royal Forest of Dean has become a huge draw for film and TV makers, hosting multi-million pound movies alongside smaller productions. The region's unspoilt countryside, which spans both England and Wales, and the 3 counties of Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, has appeared on the big and small screen much more often that many people will have realised. This lovely landscape, with the River Wye winding through, has also inspired writers and poets through the centuries.


Rates & Availability

Monmouth Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Half Term
Oct 15 2016 - Oct 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

All inclusive prices
Euros accepted
One-third deposit required to secure the booking followed by the balance 4 weeks before arrival
Payment by cheque or bank transfer
Discount for 2 people sharing one bedroom
No extra charge for dogs

A deposit of one-third is required to secure the booking. The balance is due 4 weeks before arrival. Payment by cheque or bank transfer. We also accept payment in Euros.

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Monmouth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Each bathroom is 'en-suite', fully tiled and equipped, with towels, heated towel-rails, bathmats, shower mats, basic toiletries, mirrors, tissues, cleaning materials, automatic humidistats, etc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Each bedroom has an 'en-suite' bathroom. Each bedroom has bedside tables with lamps, mirrors, chest of drawers, hanging cupboard, easy chair, window with curtains, and fitted carpet. All beds are made up with sheets and duvets/continental quilts, 2 pillows for each person.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking

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