Boutique Cottages in Monmouth

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Just on the border of Wales and England is the characterful Monmouth, the historic county town of Monmouthshire. Nestled at the confluence of the River Monnow and the River Wye, this gorgeous waterside town boasts winding narrow roads, tall Tudor buildings and some of the finest examples of Georgian architecture that Great Britain has to offer.

Exuding history, this charming market town has a rich past with its connections to King Henry V and the great British cleric known as Geoffrey of Monmouth and is a melting pot of architectural styles. Great for urbanites, the town offers great shopping opportunities with its big brand names and independent boutiques and is also home to some fiercely popular eateries.

Hosting one of Europe’s largest Music Festivals each summer and Wales’ largest one-day county show, there is plenty to keep you entertained during your stay in Monmouth whatever the time of year. Take a peek through our luxury self-catering cottages in Monmouth and find the perfect base for you to start and each day of your decadent retreat.

Monmouthshire is known for its traditional and tasty home-style cooking, luring you out of your luxury cottage with mouth-watering aromas. Renowned for being the food capital of Wales, it has the perfect climate for rearing delicious, succulent meat and producing fresh crops you can guarantee the best ingredients around. Making the most of this gorgeous, seasonal produce, Monmouthshire’s delicatessens and restaurants are a treat for foodies looking to sample local culinary delights!

Stroll through the cobbled streets of Monmouth and peruse each eatery and restaurant’s bespoke menu to find the perfect evening for you and your loved ones. Enjoy the traditional taste of Wales in one of the cosy country pubs; favourites amongst the locals are the friendly and welcoming Lion Inn, the Whitebrook and the Stonemill. For those wanting something a little different, you also have the taste of Italy at La Piccola Italia and Green Jenks Gelato House, Thai cuisine at the Whole Earth Bistro and Indian at the Misbah.

Monmouth is found in the Wye Valley, which has been an Area of Outstanding National Beauty for over 40 years. Holidaying in this patch of Welsh heaven, you have a range of enchanting landscapes to enjoy right on your doorstep, as well as a variety of outdoor activities from hiking to to zip-wires! Immerse yourself in natural beauty and while away the hours in the town; an olde-worlde market town, there is the iconic 13th century medieval Gatehouse Bridge which goes over the River Mannow, the characterful and bold Savoy Theatre and the impressive Shire Hall which was built in 1724. 

As well as lots of one-off and annual festivities, the Monmouth Festival held each summer is one for the bucket-list, a free nine-day music festival, as is the Monmouth County Show (also in summer), a great local celebration of rural trades, talents and tastes. For the shopaholics among you, Monmouth is in easy reach of both Cardiff and Bristol too, meaning you will have all you need for your luxury self-catering holiday in easy reach. All that’s left to do? Relax. 

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