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The Deck at Rough Pastures, Holiday Apartment in Monmouthshire - South Wales

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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WE WILL CLOSE ON 30th NOVEMBER Reopening mid-March 2020. Wake up to the sounds of birds and on a nice day breakfast on the spacious south facing Deck at Rough Pastures. (some 35 different bird varieties have been seen here). It is a self-contained apartment set in a rural setting. The property overlooks the Wye Valley and is close to the Forest of Dean, the land of Myths and Legends. The house is set in 5 acres of woodland and garden with fantastic walks, cycle rides, bird watching, and views. Our Bluebell woods are fantastic in spring. Located on the Historic Welsh border, it is a part of the main house which is built around a several hundred years old cottage, standing on the site of the battle of Craig-Y-Dorth (Circa 1404). The area is designated “of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. It is ...WE WILL CLOSE ON 30th NOVEMBER Reopening mid-March 2020. Wake up to the sounds of birds and on a nice day breakfast on the spacious south facing Deck at Rough Pastures. (some 35 different bird varieties have been seen here). It is a self-contained apartment set in a rural setting. The property overlooks the Wye Valley and is close to the Forest of Dean, the land of Myths and Legends. The house is set in 5 acres of woodland and garden with fantastic walks, cycle rides, bird watching, and views. Our Bluebell woods are fantastic in spring. Located on the Historic Welsh border, it is a part of the main house which is built around a several hundred years old cottage, standing on the site of the battle of Craig-Y-Dorth (Circa 1404). The area is designated “of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. It is in easy reach of a number of Castles and Ruins including Raglan and Chepstow Castles as well as the famous Tintern Abbey. The county town of Monmouth (3 miles) is an ancient market town steeped in history. A little further afield there are numerous historic towns and villages to visit. The Celtic Manor Resort and Spa with world class golfing facilities is within 25 minutes’ drive – with other excellent golf courses and Spa facilities available in nearer proximities. Superb eating out facilities for all budgets and tastes abound in the area. Access is independent of the main house via its own gravel drive and external stairs leading to the large south facing deck/ veranda and thence into a spacious open plan living room, equipped with Sky TV and wi-fi internet. The fully equipped kitchen has a fridge-freezer, dishwasher, 4 hob electric stove, and microwave. There is a gas barbeque available for guests’ use on the Deck. In summer the Deck acts as an extended living room, presenting a perfect ring side lounging area to watch and listen to the wildlife finding their night time roost at the end of the day. The double bedroom has a recently installed modern en-suite bathroom with shower. The apartment is ideal for two people and a sofa bed in the living room is comfortable for a child or young person. The grounds are frequented by diverse wildlife including wild deer, many species of birds, rabbits etc. Red kites and buzzards frequent the area and we were recently visited by a Peregrine Falcon. Forest walks and cycle trails are plentiful in the surrounding countryside and the views are a wonderful antidote to today’s frantic workaday world. (Access to washing and drying facilities is available in the main house by arrangement) More
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Carole S
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2015
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We have earned four Certificates of Excellence for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and hope to do so again in 2020. The deck is south facing and a glorious suntrap. You can sometimes watch wild deer from it. The flat is modern and fully self contained. We have bees and chickens in the property and usually have Honey as well as eggs for sale. PLEASE NOTE that the Sofa Bed is really only suitable for 2 children. We welcome all guests personally but allow them full privacy during their stay. We can suggest places of interest and activity possibilities if you want. You are free to wander through the grounds as you wish.
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Reviewed 23 September 2019

The Deck is a comfortable, very well equipped holiday let with everything you need for a happy stay. It is very clean and a real home from home. It is set in a beautiful area of Monmouth with lovely gardens and in easy reach of...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

Spent a couple of days in this stunning corner of Wales. The Deck was a lovely, well set up little hideaway on the side of a hill. Its complemented by a private veranda with comfy steamer chairs; the perfect spot to relax amongst the trees...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Caroleanne141, VR Owner at The Deck at Rough Pastures, Holiday Apartment in Monmouthshire - South Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2019

Thank you so much for your great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Deck and our beautiful part of Wales. All the best Carole

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Reviewed 20 August 2019

My husband and son were taking part in an activity at Humble by Nature and The Deck was the perfect location as it was only 5 minutes drive away. It was also lucky that it was in such a beautiful area with amazing views. The...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Caroleanne141, VR Owner at The Deck at Rough Pastures, Holiday Apartment in Monmouthshire - South Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2019

Thank you very much for a lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your weekend and that the birthday present was a success. Best wishes, Carole

Reviewed 15 August 2019

My husband and I had a wonderful 4 nights stay at the Deck.  The accommodation is just perfect for a private getaway for a couple.  The outside decking is a perfect place to sit, unwind and watch the birds.  The accommodation is spotlessly clean with...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Caroleanne141, VR Owner at The Deck at Rough Pastures, Holiday Apartment in Monmouthshire - South Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2019

Thank you so much for a fantastic review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Deck and hope to see you again next year. Best wishes, Carole

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Reviewed 6 August 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: July 2019
Caroleanne141, VR Owner at The Deck at Rough Pastures, Holiday Apartment in Monmouthshire - South Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2019

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Blender
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in South Wales. With historic buildings such as Tintern Abbey, Raglan Castle. The area is rich in walks and many and varied sports facilities including the nearby Celtic Manor Golf Course. The Welsh capital city Cardiff is about 40 minutes drive and the M4 motorway is on 20 minutes way. Monmouth is the county town boasting fine dining and quaint high street shopping. Many pubs as well as fine dining restaurants are in the area with the nearest being the 'Lion Inn' and 'The Whitebrook' restaurant..
Getting around
The rural area really needs a self drive car. The nearest Bus and rail stations include Chepstow, Newport or Abergavenny.
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