Stunning contemporary Farmhouse in country paradise
Magical house in the hidden Llangovan Valley with lawns, terraces, woodland, stream, wild ponds, total peace. Dark skies.
Hidden away in the mysterious Llangovan Valley, Orchard House shares an estate with the Jareta stables where classical Spanish horses are bred and trained. The house owners live in the converted barns nearby.
The large grounds include wild fields, walking trails, Llangovan Brook, 40 acres of cider apple trees and the beautiful Gaer Wood , views of the Brecon Beacons, and in springtime an amazing panoply of the increasingly rare British Bluebell – it’s worth visiting just to inhale the scent .
The house is a luxurious, light-filled, 10 bedroom, 8 bathroom retreat with games room, disabled facilities and panoramic views without traffic or noise. For lovers of “Dark Skies” and isolated countryside it’s a rare place. Please be aware that this is a tranquil location and is not suitable for raucous parties or events. Amplified music is not permitted out doors.
The accommodation sleeps up to 24 people and is ideal for families, birthday celebrations, reunions, and holiday breaks. You can walk the hills into the private woodland, bike on traffic free lanes, canoe or cruise the River Wye, enjoy an enormous array of local activities and excellent pubs and restaurants. If you want something a little less sapping you can just wind down and sip a drink on the terrace watching the red kites drift lazily over the acres of cider orchards below you with nothing but the sounds of the horses in the neighbouring fields.
Ground floor fully accessible disabled twin bedroom and shower room
Smart, warm, flooded with light, beautiful lounge and snug with woodburner. 2 kitchens and fully glazed dining room. Annexe with disabled facilities, large games room, large TV lounge and snug
The farm itself has enchanting walks, with a roman fort in its own woodlands, and the stream walk which has many little waterfalls and wild flowers. Free of noise and traffic, just horses and cattle in nearby fields. Lots of birds, including red kites and buzzards. Badger dens by stream. Wonderful sunsets with occasional hot air balloons floating in the skis above.
On the border between England and Wales, this area has numerous spectacular ruined castles and churches, the closest being Raglan Castle and Tintern Abbey.
The area offers boat cruises, walks and adventure activities in Wye Valley Gorge, or walks on Offa’s Dyke, Sugarloaf and other mountains. For towns, we’re within an hour of Bristol, Cardiff, Chepstow, Cheltenham and Hereford.
Nearest pub 5 minutes by car, in Dingestow, the Somerset Arms.. Village shops: 10 minutes by car. The Raglan Londis shop bakes fresh bread and pies. The nearby town of Monmouth has many restaurants and independent shops.
Easy access to M4, M5 and M50. The drive from west London takes 2½ hours, Birmingham 1.5. Perfect for any group wanting togetherness with a bit of their own space as well.
Pubs, bars, and restaurants
- Somerset Arms Dingestow (6Km)
- Lion Inn Trellech (8Km)
- Raglan (10Km)
- Abergavenny (40Km)
- Cardiff (70Km)
Average week price
1st Jan 2019 — 31st Dec 2018
Average weekend price
1st Jan 2019 — 31st Dec 2019
Average midweek price
1st Jan 2019 — 31st Dec 2019