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Britain > Wales > Monmouthshire

The Piggery - Self-catering cottage in Monmouthshire

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Upper Meend Farm, Lydart, Monmouth
Wales, United Kingdom

Ludo Graham www.humblebynature.com/acco...
+44 (0)1600 714595(landline)

Collect eggs from the hens, join a rural skills course, help farmer Tim, or lounge about with a book in vintage chairs by the wood-burner

A neat-as-a-pin refurbishment of an 18th-century Welsh farmhouse bang in the middle of a proper working farm. You're surrounded by a sweet garden (mostly edible) and sheep, cows, chickens, the most beautiful pigs and inspiring views. If you're keen you can join farmer Tim for a morning and learn the ropes. Or try your hand at bee keeping, orchard planting, smallholding or foraging. This is Wordsworth and Turner country, with delicious landscapes accessible by foot, canoe, car or bike. Return to a perfect home-from-home with slate floors, jolly rugs, good art, a roaring wood-burner (logs on the house), comfy vintage chairs and sofa, books, games, and a cook's dream of a blue-panelled kitchen where local cook Katherine Marland can come and give you a private lesson – but lazy bones can order tasty home-cooked food to be delivered. Sleep peacefully: pristine bedrooms have soft Welsh blankets and thick blinds at the windows with a bit of a hare theme going on; wallow in a deep bath – solace for walk-weary limbs. In summer spill out to the garden for perfect barbecues and long convivial evenings watching the sun slither down.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Wireless internet access available.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from Ludo Graham:

Local points of interest from
Ludo Graham:

  • Meet the rare breed animals on the smallholding trail. Kids will love the farmyard activities and natural timber climbing frame with zip wire (free entry for guests). Browse local produce and gifts in the farm shop or have a delicious lunch in the cafe.
  • Discover the historic ruins of Tintern Abbey and Raglan Castle. Explore the beautiful ancient woodland, fantastic sculpture trail and playground at Beechenhurst, Forest of Dean.
  • Learn about Welsh mining history at Blaenavon World Heritage Site.
  • Many fantastic restaurants close by, including The Walnut Tree in Abergavenny and The Inn at Penallt.
  • Ideal for visiting Abergavenny food festival or the renowned Hay-on-Wye literary festival.
  • Book courses in advance. 10% discount for Piggery guests.
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  • 1 Cottage for 4
Price:(i) £450 to£650 per week

Short breaks available £100-£130 a night. Minimum 3-5 nights.

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Upper Meend Farm, Lydart, Monmouth, Monmouthshire

Self-catering The Piggery (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double, 1 twin; 1 bathroom.
Price: (i) £ 450 to £ 650 per week
Ludo Graham www.humblebynature.com/acco...
+44 (0)1600 714595(landline)

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