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Church Hill Farm beautiful property in the Lower Wye Valley set in 63 acres

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Large luxury farmhouse gorgeous views and total privacy for up to 13

Main House sleeps 9. Large luxury farmhouse kitchen set in 63 acres, four bedrooms, study, dining room, living room, satellite TV. Wood burning stoves. Gorgeous views and total privacy.

We also have a new barn conversion (Property no 8209067) which can accommodate a further four people.

All kitchen equipment, linen, towels, heating and wood for fires included. Complete privacy and gorgeous views.

Perched on the edge of the hill with beautiful views across the Wye Valley to the Forest of Dean, sits the very private luxury farmhouse Church Hill Farm and the new barn conversion just below. Hidden away, over half a mile from the nearest road, the property is surrounded by its own land and overlooks the picturesque 11th Century Penallt Old Church. Behind the house ancient woodland provides a perfect backdrop. Deer, badger, foxes, and rabbits roam throughout the property, and the sounds of songbirds fill the air in spring. Buzzards soar in the air above the hill, and at dusk, if you listen carefully, you will hear the sound of bats chattering as they wake up for their evening foray into the air to catch insects.

Just five miles from Monmouth, the location offers a huge variety of different options for the perfect holiday break. The Lower Wye Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is literally on your doorstep. If you like walking, you can leave your car at home and explore the local area on foot.

Monmouth and the immediate area are within fifteen minutes. Without getting in the car you can go on one of a number of specially worked out circular or longer distance walks. En route you will see spectacular views, ancient buildings, old churches, miles of old stone walls, and peek into the gardens of the pretty cottages that are dotted throughout the countryside.

The town of Monmouth itself sits at the mouth of the Monnow where it meets the Wye. It is a picturesque and interesting place with a number of sites well worth a visit including the famous covered bridge, the castle, St Mary's Church, Agincourt Square and an attractive main street with a good selection of shops and a market in the square on Fridays and Saturdays.

There is a good leisure centre and swimming pool, two excellent golf courses and a canoe centre. Nearby are any number of interesting castles - Raglan, Whitecastle, Goodrich, Chepstow and Caldicot castles, and the very famous Tintern Abbey.

Day Trips in the area: Slightly further afield (12 miles) lies Abergavenny and beyond Hay on Wye. The back road from Llanvihangel Crucorney, home of the oldest pub in Wales, The Skirrid Inn, to Hay on Wye, is one of the most lovely rides in the country. The single track road winds slowly up the Black Mountains past the spectacular ruins of Llanthony Priory, through Capel-y-Ffin up to the top of Hay bluff. The view from the top of the bluff offers a 360 degree perspective for miles across three counties and is one of the most exhilarating in Wales. When the weather conditions are right you can watch the paragilders literally throwing themselves off the bluff to circle the hill or soar away across the countryside when air currents permit. At nearby Crickhowell there are a number of paragliding schools where the adventurous can learn to fly.To the east is the fascinating Forest of Dean. This is the largest forest in England and offers some beautiful walks and cycle trails as well as being steeped in history.

More Details

Property Manager
Christine Steuer
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Christine Steuer

Church Hill Farm was an addition to our existing smallholding which we bought in 1987. Christine is originally from the south of England and Max from New York City. This is a gorgeous spot and we just love it.

Christine Steuer purchased this house in 1987

Why Christine Steuer chose Monmouthshire

If you like real countryside with lovely views and great walks this is the place for you. Totally relaxing.

What makes this house unique

Off the beaten track with no other houses around.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just a little note to say how much we enjoyed staying in your wonderful house last week, thank you. It's a super spot, so peaceful and surrounded by beautiful countryside. The house is comfortable and welcoming and it was lovely to have an Aga! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
May 2014
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Amenities

Monmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Bathroom 2 is en suite with bedroom 2.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , Study with bed
  • Bedroom 2 has its own en suite bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Church Hill Farm beautiful property in the Lower Wye Valley set in 63 acres
average rating of 4.882353 based on 20 reviews
4

Lovely house, home from home

  • 4 of 5

Adult Family party of 8 stayed and everyone was very impressed with the level of comfort and facilities. Its often the little things that stand out and so was the case here, great bathroom toiletries, everything you need in the kitchen including a large fridge/freezer, lots of towels. Super location and views. Couldn't fault the place and we shall be back. Watch out for the approach track though, some places REALLY rough and could be improved dramatically by just taking away a few large, embedded rocks and backfilling. Hence only the 4 stars rather than 5. But it is the only holiday house my wife has stayed in that she says she would live in... and that's quite a compliment !.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time. Unfortunately the track is not ours. It is one of those peculiar bits of land that no-one owns. We have spent a lot of money on it over the years but the hill is basically bedrock like much of the terrain locally. We see it as a great asset as it is the best deterrent for snoopers and burglars! In 40 years we have never had a problem and no-one has ever got stuck. We love being in a very safe area.
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5

A wonderful week in an idyllic location - can't fault it

  • 5 of 5

Church Hill Farm is a lovely, comfortable and well equipped property in the most stunning location, surrounded by woods, wildlife and the most beautiful views across the Wye Valley. This is our second stay here, and we wouldn't hesitate to come again. Christine and Max make you very welcome.

As well as the wonderful countryside on your doorstep it is a great place to stay to access activities in South Wales and the Forest of Dean. We enjoyed the Brecon Mountain Railway, Tredegar House, canoeing on the Wye and visiting the International Bird of Prey Centre. And the children were delighted to be able to build on the legacy of last summer's den and explore the woods around the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely words. So pleased you enjoyed coming back. Hope to see you all again soon. Best Christine
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4

Quite Place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Church Hill Farm from the 4th of August to the 11th of August 17. Our host met us and showed us round explaining the layout and running of the property. It is a beautiful cottage with a lovely view although some of the trees could be cut back so as to see more of the view. The Kitchen was superb and we loved cooking with the Aga and very well equipped you want for nothing. Lovely big Living Room and Dining Room both with a fantastic fire place. All Bedrooms a great size as were the Bathrooms and although we didn't use the shampoo, shower gel's etc. there was plenty if you run short or forgot. The only down side to the property on a personal note was there was only one television so everyone had to watch the same thing which could at times caused discussion, another one or two would have been great as we had teenagers staying and not everyone likes the same.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for hiking!

  • 5 of 5

The house is wonderfully large and was well appointed for the 8 adults in our group. It's remote, but is surrounded by fantastic hiking. We used the fire place inside, and then BBQ'd outside when the weather warmed up! We all had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely few days at Church Hill Farm. The house is very well laid out and was great for the six of us. The kitchen is big, with an Aga and plenty of cooking space and a table for eight. Although just fifteen minutes from Monmouth it is totally peaceful with lovely walks and lots of wildlife - and a good Wifi signal should you need it.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time. Good luck with the new project! Christine
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5

Gorgeous secluded location. Especially at this time of year when the bluebells surround the place.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for any group who want a peaceful getaway. There are numerous great walks rights from the front door where you don't meet a single road which we loved. The aga and log fires were a nice bonus.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lydia Hope the cake baking went well. Hope to see you all again Christine and Max
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Bristol
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
The Inn at Penallt
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Swansea
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Monmouth
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Newport
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
M48
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
The Inn at Penallt
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Newport
Car: necessary

Church Hill Farm, Penallt is a completely private luxury farm house set in 63 acres in The Lower Wye Valley area of outstanding natural beauty. It is half a mile from the nearest road and yet the town of Monmouth where the Monnow meets the Wye is just five miles away. Nearby are any number of interesting castles - Raglan, Whitecastle, Goodrich, Chepstow and Caldicot castles, and the very famous Tintern Abbey.

Half an hour away is Abergavenny and beyond, Hay on Wye via Llanthony Priory, Capel-y-Ffin Hay bluff. To the east is the fascinating Forest of Dean. This is the largest forest in England and offers some beautiful walks and cycle trails as well as being steeped in history.

Despite its seclusion, Church Hill Farm is just an hour from the major cities of Cardiff, Bristol and Newport. It is just an hour and a quarter from Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Golf: Monmouth Golf Club.

Rolls Golf Club (Monmouth)

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Our usual changeover day is Friday

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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