Clare's Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
About Helen Kenneally
Hi Everyone. I have lived near Chepstow for the past 30 years and the beauty of the countryside around still takes my breath away. I am a keen walker and one of the organisers of Chepstow Walking Festival which takes place in April. My enthusiasm for the area including the Brecon Beacons for which I am an Ambassador rubs off onto visitors. I love my dog and am always pleased to meet owners pets and the owners of course!. A vast array of breeds have visited over the last couple of years. I respect peoples privacy but am always willing to give a few suggestions if asked or have a chat over a cup of tea or something stronger. Other interests include gardening, wildlife, (in a fashion) skiing and meeting people, who wouldn't in this business.
Why Helen Kenneally chose Chepstow
Monmouthshire is one of Wales secrets. It is just stunning. A small County as the crow flies it is approx 15 miles wide and 24 miles in length and incorporates the beautiful Wye Valley a Designated Area of Outstanding Beauty and part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Being a border town it is rich in history and it is thought there are more castles here per square mile than anywhere else in Europe! The renowned Forest of Dean is our neighbour. The area has everything for those that enjoy the outdoors, walking, canoeing,cycling, golfing even diving. Monmouthshire is also the food capital of Wales, plenty of celebrity chefs and two restaurants boasting Michelin stars. Farm shops and markets all sell award winning produce.
What makes this Cottage unique
One of the advantages of the location of Clares Cottage is that it so near (only 5 miles from the motorway network) but so far away from the hustle and bustle. There are no major cities in the County so you don't end up wasting time by sitting in traffic jams. Visitors who enjoy gardens will love Clares Cottage. You could describe it as a cottage garden. Totally organic and filled with flowers and shrubs with an abundance of wildlife. Swallows visit every year and Jacdaws nest in my chimneys. A couple of bats come out at dusk and in 2013 Barn owls nested in the paddock which is being restored to a wild flower meadow. Sadly my bees were lost but hopefully will start again in 2014.
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Very enjoyable holiday.
We were made to feel really welcome. The property was very dog friendly. The cottage setting was lovely, beautiful views all round of the surrounding county side and lots of walks.
The true nature
It was great week, the cottage located between fields, from any place great view. Around home many birds, sing and fly. Helen was very kind and tried make everything to help us.
Idyllic Cottage in Fairy Tale Setting
The setting is perfect, the scenery is breathtaking and the solitude complete. Hellen is the perfect hostess. She was always willing to assist in making our visit complete. We could not have chosen a better place to start our holiday to Wales and the nearby English counties. We loved every second and were reluctant to move on.
Lovely cottage in a wonderful location
We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Clare's Cottage. The cottage is comfortable with a beautiful garden in a lovely location. The host Helen was very welcoming and informative. There is lots to do and the area is very dog friendly. We hope to stay again soon.
Thank you very much it was great having you all to stay and thank you for looking after Clare's and leaving it so clean and tidy. Luna your beautiful Siberian Husky behaved impeccably. Hope to see you all again
Quaint and peaceful cottage
Great to get away from it all, comfortable and quaint with a lovely log fire
Lovely cottage, fantastic garden, great location!
We picked Clare's cottage for the location but the place exceeded our expectations. Comfortable beds, nicely furnished plus everything we needed (including an electric whisk!) and everything worked !! The garden is gorgeous, beautifully kept, but super for the dog. We loved sitting on the terrace watching the wagtails and house martins swooping low over head. Helen was very welcoming, too.
And the location came up to expectations, Tintern Abbey, Chepstow with its Heritage Trail, Cardiff Bay, Newport, Monmouth, Abergavenny Castle, Usk Rural Life Museum, Trelleck, Symonds Yat - all within an hour's drive.
Thanks, Helen - we'll be back !!
Bristol Airport 25 miles. Cardiff Airport 44 miles
Chepstow Train Station 3.5 miles. Bus stop 5 minutes walk.
Cottage located on the edge of Itton, Shirenewton 1 mile with 3 pubs. Chepstow 3 miles has a Racecourse host to Welsh Grand National and has regular meetings, A magnificent Castle and the National Diving and Activity Centre 4 miles. The renowned Tintern Abbey beloved by Wordsworth is 4 miles. 4 long distance footpaths, Wales Coast Path, Offa's Dyke Path, Wye Valley Walk and Gloucestershire Way all start/end at Chepstow. Walking from the doorstep and numerous mountain bike trails.
Monmouthshire is also regarded as the food capital of Wales. Two Michelin Star restaurants within 10 miles. Abergavenny Food Festival is considered to be the best in Wales. Chepstow has 3 Supermarkets plus independent shops and there is a regular Farmers Market and a Farm Shop 2 miles from Chepstow.