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

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


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
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Calendar last updated:
July 27, 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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Monmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • 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
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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Church Hill Farm beautiful property in the Lower Wye Valley set in 63 acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

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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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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Beautiful old house in lovely, peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Church Hill Farm. The owners were very helpful, the property was comfortable, spacious and exceptionally well maintained. We were a family of 7 with additional day visitors and never felt crowded. The location near Monmouth is perfect - handy for shops, cafes etc but very quiet with lots of nice walks from house. We had fabulous weather and saw the beautiful scenery at its very best - we all hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time. Hope to see you again in the near future. Christine
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Wonderful property set in a fantastic landscape

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay , a group of us met for a gathering and some walking. Christine met us on arrival and was ever so accommodating , the property was clean and well presented,it was deceptively large,the kitchen had a real farm house feel to it, and the log fire in the living room was roaring all weekend. The grounds were lovely ,set in fantastic scenery and perfect for long or short walks. In short we couldn't of had a better stay and fully intend to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a good time. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Christine
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A lovely house in a perfect, peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a super stay at Church Hill farm, with 4 adults and 3 children in the party. The house is well equipped and very comfortable, and provided everything as described, and more. The only ambiguity in the listing concerned the study which provided the 9th bed - I had not picked up that the downstairs bedroom and shower room were accessed through this study, so it might limit it's use as a bedroom depending on the make-up of your party. It didn't affect us but would have done if our full intended party of 9 had been there. The owners were welcoming and provided excellent support and service during our stay.

We loved the woods and grounds of the farm - the children had lots of fun exploring and building a den (and looking for the gruffalo holes!). Access to activities and places of interest was easy - we canoed on the Wye, walked trails in the Forest of Dean and visited castles and historic sites in Wales as well as the International Centre for Birds of Prey at Newent.

All in all it was a brilliant holiday, and we would definitely recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
The Inn at Penallt
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
The Inn at Penallt
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
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)


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 14 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Aug 25 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 23 2018 - Apr 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 20 2018 - Sep 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 6 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

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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