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Stunning stone cottage and garden
Enjoy relaxing with afternoon tea
Cosy living room with wood-burner
Well equipped kitchen
Spacious kitchen/diner
Dining area for whole family
Master  super-king-size zip-and-link
Master bedroom
Single bedroom with countryside views
Double bedroom overlooking fields and the garden
Bathroom with shower
Entrance porch
Plenty of space to leave muddy boots
Patio for dining al fresco
Enclosed yard with bike store and outside tap
View of the School House from the lane
The Wye Valley at Tintern
Tintern Abbey
Chepstow Castle
Black Mountains
Wentwood ancient woodland
Cadira Beeches, Wentwood
Electric vehicle charge point
1 / 23  Stunning stone cottage and garden
2 / 23  Enjoy relaxing with afternoon tea
3 / 23  Cosy living room with wood-burner
4 / 23  Well equipped kitchen
5 / 23  Spacious kitchen/diner
6 / 23  Dining area for whole family
7 / 23  Master super-king-size zip-and-link
8 / 23  Master bedroom
9 / 23  Single bedroom with countryside views
10 / 23  Double bedroom overlooking fields and the garden
11 / 23  Bathroom with shower
12 / 23  Entrance porch
13 / 23  Plenty of space to leave muddy boots
14 / 23  Patio for dining al fresco
15 / 23  Enclosed yard with bike store and outside tap
16 / 23  View of the School House from the lane
17 / 23  The Wye Valley at Tintern
18 / 23  Tintern Abbey
19 / 23  Chepstow Castle
20 / 23  Black Mountains
21 / 23  Wentwood ancient woodland
22 / 23  Cadira Beeches, Wentwood
23 / 23  Electric vehicle charge point

The Old School House - Earlswood

Chepstow (6mls W), Wye Valley
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Traditional stone cottage set within a peaceful Monmouthshire hamlet
  • A great base for enjoying the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and the Brecon Beacons
  • An area steeping in history with castles, caves and traditional villages to explore
Property code: 81047

This former school building with spacious accommodation is set within a peaceful hamlet on the National Cycling route and within easy reach of both the Forest of Dean and Brecon beacons National Park.

This characterful two-storey cottage in the rural hamlet of Earlswood is perfect for families or friends looking for a relaxing holiday close to the Wye Valley. The lovely town of Chepstow is six miles west, offering a good selection of eateries to suit all tastes and steeped in history with a Norman castle overlooking the Wye River. Walkers can enjoy the countryside along waymarked paths from your front door, including Wentwood, the largest ancient woodland in Wales. For cyclists, you can take advantage of the National Cycling Route (42), which runs past the house.

This former schoolhouse offers a warm welcome and retains a country style that blends seamlessly with contemporary comforts to ensure a memorable stay. The entrance leads into the kitchen/diner, where you can gather after a day of adventure and enjoy a hearty supper. The traditional kitchen has all the appliances you need to make meal preparation a breeze. The lounge is a relaxing space to sink into the comfortable seating and listen to a log crackling on the wood burner or watch the Smart TV. Climb the stairs to the first floor, where you will find three bedrooms: one super-king-size, a double and a single room. A bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC completes the offer of this charming cottage. Outside, to the rear of the house, you’ll find an enclosed garden with a table and chairs and a BBQ for a spot of al fresco dining.

The area is rich in culture, heritage, and natural beauty, with many castles, including Monmouth and Raglan, within 15 miles. The stunning Tintern Abbey is 9.5 miles where you can enjoy the tranquil setting and beauty of the Wye Valley. Walkers and mountain bikers will find plenty of trails for all ages and abilities in the nearby Forest of Dean (20 miles).

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin with 3ft singles on request), 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility area with washing machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Enclosed garden with charcoal BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Ev charging available
  • Bike store for four bikes with Sold Secure Gold anchor points.
  • Farm shop and pub 2 miles
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Avril Hitchman

This property is personally managed by Avril.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Melissa 23rd December 2023

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A lovely cottage that felt really homely and comfortable. The facilities provided were great - it had everything we needed and more. The additional items were very much appreciated. We had a great time during our xmas break. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Catherine 25th August 2023

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A clean, comfortable and very well-equipped cottage which provided an ideal base to tour this area of South Wales and the Bristol / Bath area.

Reviewed by Tracey 4th August 2023

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This is our 3rd visit to Simon's cottage in Earlswood and yet another wonderful visit. Simon is very helpful and responsive and the cottage is just beautiful and such a peaceful spot from which to explore Wales. We hope to be back again soon to explore some more!

Reviewed by Anthony 28th July 2023

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The cottage is beautiful and quirky, immaculate with everything you need. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Jurg 21st July 2023

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Nice comfortable cottage, which is actually the former headmaster's house. Lots of space, excellent beds. Most cleanly place we have ever stayed at, absolutely spotless.

Reviewed by Sarah 30th June 2023

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Great property and location. The Old School House is located within close proximity to the ancient Wentwood Forest in the small hamlet of Earlswood. The schoolhouse and garden are absolutely charming with all modern conveniences provided to a high standard and immaculately presented. The lounge area is cozy with a wood burner for chillier days. TheRead more schoolhouse is in a great area for countryside walking and cycling, and for exploring Neolithic, Celtic, Roman, Medieval, and industrial South Wales. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 23rd June 2023

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The property is first rate. Beautifully restored, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. It's in a very quiet location. We loved sitting in the garden watching the bird life. The beds were comfortable. Our host was very welcoming and responsive when we had questions. It was a lovely break.

Reviewed by Bob 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Sophia 18th April 2023

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Very lovely cottage! Beautiful and spacious. Also received a very lovely welcome by the owners with some Welsh cakes and treats! Very clean and comfy home, also had puzzles, games and some books available. So will be great for families. Also had a washing machine available. Very great location close within driving distance of Usk, Raglan and MonmouRead moreth and Abergavenny, which are nice castles and small towns. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 22nd December 2022

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Super stay in this cosy yet spacious cottage. Beautifully decorated for Christmas plus fire logs and welcome basket which were much appreciated. Well equipped kitchen and comfy beds. Spotlessly clean, furnished and decorated to a high standard with nice touches. Stunning views from the house and lovely countryside walks. Clear instructions and goodRead more information on the surrounding area. Hosts close by in case of any problems which didnt occur. Would love to return. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 23rd October 2022

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Reviewed by elaine 16th September 2022

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The property is clean & comfortable, good location with some nice scenery , just not secure enough garden for our dog & no stair gate provided to keep dogs away from bedrooms

Reviewed by Angie 9th September 2022

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Fabulous cottage in an idyllic location! Although this property is only given 4 star rating it was the best holiday cottage we have stayed in! It was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The bed was amazingly comfortable and the views from the cottage were stunning! The large enclosed garden was perfect for our dog to run around too! Simon and Read moreChris were available to help if needed but not intrusive at all. A beautiful cottage in a peaceful location with lovely walks straight from the door. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 19th August 2022

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The house was absolutely lovely. Comfortable and clean with all the appliances you could possibly need. Perfect base to explore South Wales

Reviewed by Patrick 5th August 2022

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A fantastic update to a 19th century property. The thick stone walls are an absolutely blessing in weather like 2022's heatwave, while the facilities are firmly 21st century. If you're a confirmed city dweller, do be warned that the nearest pub is a mile away along a country road with no pavement, and the nearest shop is somewhat further, so you maRead morey need to check the bus timetable in advance. But with that comes clean air, fantastic views over the Severn Estuary, and loads of wildlife. Hide

Reviewed by Nicholas 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Tracey 22nd July 2022

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This is our second stay in Earlswood School House and it was just as wonderful this time. Ideally situated to explore south wales and such a wonderful peaceful location. The cottage is exceptionally well equipped and spotlessly clean and Simon was so helpful with any questions we had. Looking to book our third visit soon!

Reviewed by Kitty 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by Stephen 6th May 2022

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The Old School.House enjoys an idyllic setting, peaceful & teeming with wildlife. Perfect location for trips to bustling Bristol, equally well suited for cyclists & walkers with some terrific woodlands close by. The cottage itself can't be faulted. Furnished & equipped to a high standard, you're sure of a relaxing stay. Simon and Chris, next door, Read moreare helpful & discreet, and we much appreciated the lovely welcome pack. Highlights: cycling, walking, visits to Bristol, relaxing on the patio. Hide

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Stunning stone cottage and garden
Enjoy relaxing with afternoon tea
Cosy living room with wood-burner
Well equipped kitchen
Spacious kitchen/diner
Dining area for whole family
Master  super-king-size zip-and-link
Master bedroom
Single bedroom with countryside views
Double bedroom overlooking fields and the garden
Bathroom with shower
Show 11 moreEntrance porch

Location

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