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Pet Friendly Monmouthshire holiday Cottage and Barn, comfortable self catering holiday accommodation with fabulous views located near Chepstow in the
Wye Valley

Clare's Cottage & Dolly's Barn are a pet friendly holiday cottage and barn near Chepstow, Monmouthshire, in the beautiful Wye Valley. Both of the self catering cottage rentals are detached from each other offering complete privacy. Situated on the edge of a village with 3 local pubs that serve food and all within walking distance of less than a mile 2 of which allow dogs inside. The location of the holiday cottages have all the benefits of a rural location without being remote. both Clare's Cottage and Dolly's Barn have stunning views and a lovely relaxed atmosphere for your well earned break with just sheep and cows for your neighbours. Monmouthshire & the Wye Valley has something for everyone, a vast array of outdoor activities and historical sites and coupled with a warm, homely property to return to makes it the perfect holiday destination.

Clare's Holiday Cottage Sleeps up to 4 in two bedrooms

Dog friendly and now Eco friendly Clare's Holiday cottage is filled with old fashioned charm. Two bedrooms, one double the other single and both have plenty of room for a comfortable ‘put you up’ for the 4th person to offer flexible sleeping arrangements. The antique furnishings and wood-burning stove give a very homely feeling, plus there's central heating heated by a Biomass boiler and solar panels to make sure you're nice and cosy in the colder months.
A separate fully fitted kitchen with all modern electrical appliances and a small breakfast table to seat 4. Bone china tea sets and linen tablecloths are also there to complete the vintage feel. The bathroom has a full length bath and overhead shower. Small touches include a pair of binoculars to view the bird feeding area and ever present wildlife that visit, picnic set, a small library of books, walking guides and maps, and DVD's. The cottage sits in its' own delightful organic 1/2 acre private cottage garden. Lovingly tended it has an abundance of traditional roses and flowers, a lawn and a grassed area which is large enough to kick a football around. Facing south, the patio is a lovely place to sit and relax, listen to the birdsong and take in the stunning views that surround the cottage. An outside tap is useful for washing muddy paws or walking boots and parking is off road in the gravelled yard. 2+ dogs welcome, please check before booking.


Dolly's Barn sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom

Pet friendly and now Eco friendly Dolly's was converted from a single storey stone barn. It offers a roomy 1 bed-roomed holiday let on one level situated in its own grounds adjacent to a paddock which is presently being restored to a wild flower meadow with the addition of a wildlife pond.  Its perfect for giving your dog a run. Light and airy with windows on all sides it still retains a warm cosy atmosphere. Stripped floors and kemin rugs, beautifully furnished with quality fittings, Biomass and solar panel and that 'must have'  country wood-burning stove.   The open plan kitchen/living room has a well equipped fully fitted kitchen plus a dining table seating 4. The Bathroom has a walk in shower. Like Clare's Cottage there is a picnic set, binoculars to watch the birds, a library of books, games and DVD's. Your nearest neighbours are some very inquisitive cattle that come close enough to be stroked. As one guest said you couldn't be closer to the countryside. In 2012 we were delighted that Barn Owls nested in the old Oak Trees for the first time in 20 years. Dolly has its own private driveway for off road parking and 2 dogs are welcome at no extra charge.

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