Local Information

We are located in a great area with some fantastic things to do. I'm sure you can google your own stuff but here are some of our favourites

Food – Best local restaurant is The Wild Hare at The Royal George  in Tintern. Dog friendly and has vegetarian and vegan options. 


Slightly further afield is The Ostrich in Newland. A real Pub Pub and dog friendly. 


Extra Special is The Whitebrook a Michelin Star restaurant. For an indulgent treat try the Taster Menu


Jewellery Workshop – What could be more romantic than designing your own wedding rings or friendship bracelets. Chris Lewis will come to the cottage for a morning or afternoon and work with you to produce your own bespoke jewellery 


A Massage –  Ruth will come to the cottage and give a fantastic deep tissue or aromatherapy massage.  Perfect gift for a loved one


Canoe Hire – There are a number of options to canoe the Wye but our favourites are canoeing back to Monmouth 


Or canoe back to Symonds Yat 


Both dog friendly with great pub stops along the way.

Cycling – You can cycle from the door and head to some fantastic forest trails.  You can hire bikes in Tintern at  www.wyevalleyexperience.co.uk  who will also recommend some great local trails

 For some flatter cycling head to Pedalabikeaway and see some of the Forest of Dean or brave it on the mountain bike trails - dare you to attempt the famous GBU!


Mountainbiking and Mountainboarding - Learn to mountainboard or take on some downhill mountainbiking


Something Different - Go zipwiring or flyboarding at the National Dive and Activity Center. Or if you don't fancy anything as active its a great place for a cup of tea. About 20 mins drive away. http://www.ndac.co.uk/

Shopping - Monmouth is a lovely market town and still has some individual shops and theatre 



Drink - If alcohol is your thing you you can visit the vineyard in Tintern


or the microbrewery


or the vineyard in Monmouth


Much More – There is so much to do here so check out the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Website that has up to date information on everything local