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


Also recommended is Lucy Fear on 07853251887

Canoe Hire – There are a number of options to canoe the Wye but our favourite is 


Other options are canoeing back to Monmouth  https://www.monmouthcanoe.co.uk/

Or canoe back to Symonds Yat  http://www.canoehire.com/

All are dog friendly with great pub/picnic stops along the way.

Stand Up Paddleboard – A beautiful and peaceful way to experience the Wye or local ponds. Or why not try SUP Yoga which is fun yet challenging and allows you to really connect with nature and your own body. The team at www.supfod.com run classes and private sessions which are thoroughly recommended.   

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


Walking - So many fantastic walks and lots of information at the property but here is a great website if you want to plan some walks in advance 



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