Cwrt y Gaer means 'court in the fort and is a scheduled hilltop castle ringwork. Its stunning location and elevated position offer 360 degree views through a crown of trees of the now tranquil Monmouthshire countryside. It is the perfect retreat for a couple to escape, unwind and wander in 21 acres of meadows and woodland or explore further afield on local footpaths. There is wildlife in abundance and if lucky you might see deer, hares and orchids or even hear nightjars. CADW have the site listed as MM067 and dated to the medieval period circa. AD 1066 1485. Though its history is lost in the mist of time it is claimed to be the Wolff family manor, who came with the Romans and gave their name to the village of Wolvesnewton. With Monmouthshire being so rich in heritage, it is the ideal base to explore its colourful history that spans standing stones, the Roman amphitheatre in Caerleon (15 miles), Tintern Abbey (9 miles), numerous fabulous castles through to unecso s World Heritage Big Pit Coal Museum (22 miles). The property is also well situated for exploring the Wye Valley, Brecon Beacons National Park and the Forest of Dean. Activities include walking, fishing, gliding, cycling, canoeing, swimming, rock climbing, golf etc. For those that like touring there are some wonderful scenic day trips over the Brecon Beacons and the Cambrian mountains, as well as to the border towns in the Marches. If you wish to visit Cardiff there is no need to drive all the way as you can also catch a train from Chepstow (8 miles) direct to the capital. Cwrt y Gaer is easily accessible as the M48 Severn Bridge and the M4 are within 11 miles: yet that will be hard to believe when you arrive and see the far reaching views. The Old Dairy is a traditional stone building with oak joinery that has been recently renovated to a very high standard and is located to the far side of the owners sub medieval house. There is private parking a few yards from your front door. Step inside the open plan living space, beautifully finished with comfortable seating and a wood burning stove for those colder evenings. The dual aspect windows give views of the courtyard, the extensive garden and to distant mountains. For dining, there is a table for four. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you may need for your stay. There is a generously sized bedroom with a king size bed and en suite bathroom. Outside, there is a lawn and patio with a garden table and chairs, along with a BBQ and a firepit, as well as loungers and a hammock in the new orchard. For a romantic evening, there is a bistro table on an elevated bank overlooking the Sugar Loaf, Skirrid and the Brecon Beacons, with a view of the setting sun. This fantastic holiday home is a place where you can find plenty to do, or easily read a book and while away the hours doing nothing. Need to know: 1 king size bedroom. 1 bathroom with a shower over the bath, and WC, heated towel rail. Electric oven, hob and extractor fan, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wood burning stove (logs included). Smart TV in the lounge. WiFi. Lawn, patio with garden table and seating for 4, BBQ, firepit, loungers and hammock. Secure bike storage. Private parking for 2 cars: onsite and parking only is covered by cctv. Pub 4 miles and shop 6 miles. 360 degree far reaching views.
Downstairs bedroom, Downstairs bathroom, Enclosed garden / patio, Open fire / woodburner, Internet access, Fishing onsite / nearby, Romantic, Does not allow pets, Cottage, Yes, Yes, Yes
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