Monmouth is the county town of Monmouthshire. It lies in the Wye Valley, where the River Wye meets the River Monnow. It was once the site of a Roman fort and was established after the Normans built a castle here. Exploring the town centre from your holiday cottage in Monmouth, you will notice striking landmarks such as a stone gated bridge – the only one of its kind in England. There are a variety of independent shops in the town centre, many of which are on Monnow Street. Cobbled and pedestrianised Church Street is also worth exploring, with a bookshop, a craft shop and some excellent cafes and restaurants. A market is regularly held near the bridge with a range of stalls selling fresh produce from the Wye Valley. If you fancy a pint of local ale before returning to your holiday cottage in Monmouth, try the Punch House, the Griffin or the Old Nags Head. Alternatively, see what’s on at the Savoy, a charming theatre and cinema on Church Street. Monmouth is well-known for its busy events calendar including the Monmouth Show, which has taken place every year since 1919.
The Manor on the Monnow is an impressive baroque manor house located on the east bank of the River Monnow, just a short walk from the centre of Monmouth. The property comfortably accommodates 24 guests in 11 bedrooms/9 bathrooms, with spacious communal areas, great outdoor space, and a hot tub too!
High Cloud is a large and comfortable Wye Valley Farmhouse and separate Barn in Monmouthshire with a swimming pool and hot tub. High Cloud offers self-catering holidays in a secluded countryside location - no neighbours or traffic noise, just panoramic far-reaching rural views. Pets welcome.
Self-catering holidays in Monmouth are popular among visitors who want to explore the Wye Valley, an enchanting expanse of wooded glades, river valleys and ancient ruins covering 326 square valleys on the border between England and Wales. Within a few miles of Monmouth, you will discover rare wildlife, incredible geology and the remains of a unique industrial past. The River Wye meanders through a deep valley where limestone gorges and ravine woodland have created a paradise for walking, horse-riding, cycling and water-sports. Ancient fortifications dot the border between England and Wales, from the castles of Chepstow and Goodrich to the ramparts of Offa’s Dyke. Tintern Abbey is one of Wales’ most iconic landmarks and has attracted visitors for centuries.