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Charming Spacious Open-plan Studio In The Heart Of Monmouthshire

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Cottage in Shirenewton, Chepstow, South Wales, Wales - Perfect Location For Accessing The Wye Valley, Vale Of Usk, Cardiff And Bristol, Lovely Pub Nearby

The outstanding 4-star living accommodation is open-plan with a fitted kitchen area. The dining table seats 4 people comfortably.

Full 3D walkthrough available to view under the Facilities section.

The Studio benefits from a wooden floor and large-scale custom made and double-glazed timber framed windows and is decorated in muted Farrow & Ball greens and creams. Furnishing is in a modern country style. We have also fitted a brand-new luxury kitchen in May 2015 with all new appliances, which will hopefully make your stay as comfortable as possible.

The Studio is equipped with a flat screen Freeview television / DVD player (with iPod / MP3 connectivity) and a CD player / radio. There is a gas 'coal flame' stove to supplement the central heating and make for cosy nights in during winter.

A tiled internal entrance porch makes a good place to shed muddy boots and to hang coats. There is also a small patio area with a beautiful view of the church and the centre of the village. There is ample space to store bikes, either in the entrance porch (or we can provide additional space should it be required).

All bed linen, towels, gas, electricity and use of Studio washing machine are included. A cot and high chair are available upon request, with the option of a folding bed for a third occupant (by prior arrangement). Wireless internet can also be made available should it be required.

The Studio is annexed to our family home but with its own private entrance. As a family with young children we also recognise the needs of parents (and the value of some time alone for parents) so we would be happy to discuss any requirements you may have.

There is ample parking on the road outside the Studio. There is the possibility, by special arrangement with the owners only, of using an off-road parking space for 1 small-to-medium sized car. However the access to the off-road space is a little narrow and requires some manoeuvring.

We can accommodate 1 small dog (by prior arrangement only) but unfortunately no other pets. The Studio is strictly no smoking.

More Details

Sarah Al-Nuaimi
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Sarah Al-Nuaimi

Sarah and Omar live next door to the Studio at The Old Rectory with their young family, and have been residents of the village of Shirenewton for more than a decade.

They enjoy their rural and idyllic lifestyle in the village while remaining within touching distance of Bristol, Newport and Cardiff.

They look forward to welcoming you as their guests

Sarah Al-Nuaimi purchased this cottage in 2010

Guestbook comments from the owner

See below a sample of comments that guests have left in our Guest Book following their stay at The Studio:

“An amazing Studio! We will definitely be back and telling all our friends. Thank you for the wine and the biscuits.”

K & M, Kingsmill.

"This place was exactly what we needed! Thanks Sarah & Omar for your care and spontaneity. We will come back."

A & S, Colchester.

“What a fantastic place. We have enjoyed some lovely walks in the snow, has been great to relax here. Thanks for all the special touches. Hope to be back again”

C & B, Hertforshire.
Oct 2014
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Caldicot Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The sleeping area with a king-sized bed is contained in a mezzanine gallery reached by a conventional staircase, within the overall open plan Studio space. there is no separate bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: We are proud to welcome cyclists and walkers to our Studio, and there is a wealth of fantastic riding and walking to enjoy in the local area. Outside: A charming south-facing patio area is available to our guests with seating and a table for two. Utility Room: Access to a washing machine and indoor drying area is provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen will be provided and we will happily discuss changing linen for guests staying for more than one week.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Charming Spacious Open-plan Studio In The Heart Of Monmouthshire
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews

Cosy and welcoming place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful first impression- we were welcomed by the owner on our arrival. Then the quick show around followed. We loved everything about the property- clean, modern, spacious and cosy. We even had a dishwasher, very useful when after breakfast you just want to get ready and go off for the day. Nice touch was the welcome amenity- bottle if wine and traditional welsh cakes. Also there is a storage space where you can store your bikes. Good location with a lovely local pub just 2 min walking distance.We did enjoy our stay. Hope to return one day!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and we really enjoyed having you as guests; we really hope to welcome you back again soon! Sarah and Omar
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Lovely studio property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this lovely property. The owners provide nice touches especially the welcome wine and Welsh cakes! It is well equipped with all that you need for your stay. It was great to have bed linen and towels provided to save you bringing all of these along. An attractive property all round for an extremely pleasant stay. Many thanks to the owners.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay, we would love to welcome you back another time. Sarah and Omar
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Lovely studio and lovely environment. The studio was comfortable for two and a very pleasant stay.

  • 5 of 5

The village was idealic. We would love to return if we have opportunity in the future. The studio had all the features necessary to make the stay very enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, and we are really pleased you had a lovely time. We would love to welcome you back another time. Sarah and Omar
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The pictures of the studio didn't do it justice. When I first walked in I was blown away. Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The weekend was exactly what me and my wife needed. A perfect weekend to unwind and relax. Sarah showed great hospitality and provided more than we expected. It was like home away from home! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and you were a pleasure to have stay with us; we really look forward to seeing you back another time. Kind regards, Sarah and Omar
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A Little Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here recently. It was cozy, comfortable and it was fun to sleep in a loft. The apartment was very modern and well equipped. Shirenewton is a great little town to wander around and the nearby pub Tredegar Arms had great food. Many thanks to Sarah and Omar for sharing this with us and for the extra touches that you provided. J&S, Ontario Canada

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind review, we are so glad you had a lovely time and look forward to welcoming you back some time. Sarah and Omar
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Cyclists dream holiday home

  • 4 of 5

The Studio is comfortable, quiet, well equipped for self-catering and in an excellent position for Chepstow, Wye valley, Forest of Dean and the Transporter Bridge at Newport (worth a visit). Also, numerous castles within easy reach. An ideal retreat for cyclists as secure storage for bikes along with tools and spares if needed as well as cleaning products and an outside hose for washing off any mud! Definitely worth a visit, would love to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind feedback and we are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and the wonderful cycling in the area. We hope to be able to welcome you again some other time soon.
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Bristol - 21 miles

Cardiff - 27 miles

Monmouth - 14 miles

Further Details:

The pretty stone-built village of Shirenewton is a excellent centre for exploring the Wye and Usk valleys, the Brecon Beacons and the Forest of Dean.

Although we are only 5 miles from the Severn Bridge (with fantastic access to Bristol and Cardiff) you will find that we are well and truly in the country with the advantages of a thriving village with 3 pubs (including a gastro pub less than 50 metres walk away and another that serves very good home-cooked food).

Keen walkers will find several easy walks mapped from the house and we have equipped The Studio with maps and guides books to the surrounding area. Cyclists will find the area very rewarding, both for road cycling and mountain biking in nearby Wentwood.

Golfers will find the famous St Pierre course 5 miles away and the 2010 Ryder Cup venue Celtic Manor 11 miles away. Chepstow Racecourse is less than 4 miles away. If you love castles you will also love Monmouthshire!

There is a lot more information on the village and the surrounding area available on the Shirenewton Village website.


Rates & Availability

Caldicot Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 4
Apr 23 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 5
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 17
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner

Notes on prices:
We are always willing to consider a request for a weekend break instead of a full week, which is why we have Friday as our change-over day. Please be aware however that these requests will be harder to accommodate during the peak holiday weeks and season. Please also ask if a Saturday to Saturday stay works better for you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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