We felt very comfortable from the moment we arrived . Very impressive as you turn up the drive . Well equipped kitchen and utility room with two dishwashers and washing machine The main lounge is huge with views over the countryside . The long dining table feels very grand and easily fitted us all around . Plenty of bedrooms and corridors for the children to explore . The grounds are private and were covered in spring flowers on our visit . Day trips to the Gruffalo Trail , Puzzlewood and Kingfisher Cruise at Symonds Yat then back for a drink on the patio to see the sunset whilst waiting for our meal ( That we all took turns to cook ) .
Recently stayed with extended family. 20 from 5-81 years old. Great property with original features. Comfortable with large rooms. Fantastic views out over to the black mountains.
It's billed as disabled friendly which we needed for grandma who's is wheel chair bound. The ground floor room is accessible via the back which is a bit tortuous to get to and the ensuite is a little small... But it worked for the short time we were there.
I would say that it is in need of a little maintenance, particularly the kitchen which is very tired.
There is a nearby chicken farm which does occasionally impose its smell when the wind turns in the right direction.
Overall very good accommodation.
I stayed here in a group of 20, teenagers and adults. The house is very comfortable and well equipped. The rooms are all of a very good size, some of the bedrooms are massive. The kitchen was modern and contained everything you needed, the dining room table seated us all easily. The whole house is well decorated, not at all "tired" looking, so you feel very comfortable in it. But most of all, it was very clean and always warm, an essential in January. In addition, I left something behind at the house and the owners were extremely helpful and kind to arrange for it to be sent back by post.
Thank you for a lovely week.
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I was invited to join a group of friends for a party weekend at Bryngarth - and it fitted the bill perfectly. The dining room sat us all for the Birthday dinner which was presented by outside caterers. They did an amazing job, particularly since a guest turned on the immersion switch which promptly cut all the electric to the kitchen just as they were preparing the food! The owner was with us in minutes and made a good job of fixing the problem with profuse apologies - it all makes for memories and tales to tell in the future! The caterers remain cool as cucumbers (atleast on the surface) and simply switched to using the AGA - the food was great!
My friend an I shared a twin room with a bathroom along the hallway - as you might expect with so many people and old plumbing the shower was OK, but the water pressure wasn't the best and when we tried the bath, the water wasn't piping hot (hence the immersion switch incident!!). The beds were comfortable and our room was light and airy - at first we were non-plussed to be without an en-suite, but we soon got used to it.
The house and gardens are stunning and if you exit the property from the far left field gate you can walk along the pavement into the village and local pubs. We also did a great hike around the local villages (accessible by bus or, like us, you can walk to the start and add a mile or two onto the total) ending at the Axe & Cleaver for lunch and back via The Pilgrim hotel for afternoon tea! The entrance to the property is TRICKY from the main road and particularly in the dark!!
We have recently rented this house for a gathering of friends. It was perfect. Huge lounge, dining room & kitchen complete with Aga. The 9 bedrooms are all very large & comfortable. There are currently only 4 bathrooms but they owner advised come the summer there will be an additional ensuite added to the bedroom downstairs.
The owner is very very helpful, ensuring we had extra high chairs and warning us on our day of departure of a major traffic incident locally.
Location is beautiful, views are stunning but difficult to walk out from the cottage, you really need to use your car.
Monmouth well worth a visit, very pretty little town.