Wye Valley, Monmouthshire
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A beautiful and tasteful conversion of an old shed with white walls, pops of colour, your own wood-fired hot tub and a characterful feel


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

The Experience

You’ll feel very remote here down a steep and single lane track. The owners’ cottage is on the other side of the road and there’s another self-catering space next door but you’re facing away from both and overlooking a field with the river Wye at the bottom.

You’ve everything you need in miniature after a day out exploring: small kitchen for cooking holiday meals, underfloor heating to keep you cosy – and plenty of books and games if the weather isn’t playing ball.

On sunny days you can spill out onto a little raised area with a picnic bench and barbecue – al fresco suppers here will be quiet and view-filled. Tumble into the surrounding countryside for walks long and short, paddle in or picnic by the river, join the Wye Valley walk.

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We think you'll love

  • Waking up to see the valley's morning mists from above
  • Walking through beautiful countryside from your retreat
  • The unpolluted skies for stargazing on clear nights
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You should know

  • You're not completely on your own
  • The mezzanine bed is reached via a ladder so you need to be sure-footed
  • It'll cost you £50 to have the (no-chlorine) hot-tub filled and heated for you


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm Monday and Friday
Check out
By 10am Monday and Friday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub 10-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £64
Weekly price
from £450
Damage deposit
Available with The Donkey Shed for parties of 6.
1 Studio for 2
From £641 bed1 bedroom


So this was quite possibly the best escape I have ever had. I went alone, and honestly I highly recommend it to everyone who just wants some me time away from it all. It was my own personal space of heaven. From waking up to the birds singing, to seeing deers on my first night, and the hot tub where I had to make my own fire! Absolute perfection! Catherine & Hugh are outstanding hosts who made went above and beyond to make me feel welcome and comfortable in their own little slice of heaven. It was nice knowing that they were close if I needed any help, will be back again for another solo trip

Rebecca, Wolverhampton

Myself and my partner had an absolutely wonderful stay here at Seren! The accommodation is so lovely and the views are just incredible! We would definitely recommend the hot tub to anyone staying at Seren in the future too.. It was absolutely perfect and beautiful to relax in the hot tub after a day of walking and exploring all of the lovely nature around. We were super lucky to get a clear night during our stay too, so we got to sit in the hot tub with a beverage and gaze at the stunning stars above! The only thing we were sad about is that our stay just went far too quickly!

Danni, Ipswich

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay at Seren! It was a lovely place that was well equipped and comfortable. The view is stunning and the hot tub was great for relaxing and star gazing! Catherine and Hugh were really friendly hosts and helped with a problem we had very quickly. Would definitely recommend!

Anya, Woking

We had the most beautiful stay in Seren for our week away in the Wye Valley. Catherine and Hugh's place is in such a stunning spot directly overlooking the valley and Seren is such a well designed space with all the amenities you could need in a cosy space. It was brilliant to have Catherine on hand with all the local tips and we loved exploring the area on foot/ bike. Our highlights would have to be the wood fired hot tub (great to use whatever the weather!) and morning coffees with that unbeatable view.

Carla, Bournemouth

Seren is a beautiful place to stay. Not only is the location stunning but Hugh and Catherine have thought of everything you will need while staying in Seren. The studio was spotlessly clean. Hugh and Catherine are wonderful hosts, ensuring you have everything you need for your whole stay. Seren is a little out of the way but once found you won't want to leave!

Sarah, Petersfield

After 16 mths of staying at home, cancelled holidays last year & recent lockdown, this was the best place to relax, unwind & recharge. We stayed 3 nights in Seren. Catherine & Hugh were there to greet us on arrival, showed us how to use the hot-tub. The accommodation was fantastic! There was nothing more you needed, it was like home from home. Good quality furnishings and appliances. The view was stunning overlooking the River Wye. Great base for exploring the Wye Valley Area, the walk to the Boat Inn at Penallt is worth the effort. We will definitely return and highly recommend.

Vicky & Sean, Dursley

Such a great place for a break. Seren has been thoughtfully designed and created with the most beautiful, timber hot tub for relaxing, and stargazing. Highly recommended.

Georgina, Winchester

Seren Cottage was fabulous. Everything you need for a weekend away; super comfortable bed, well-fitted kitchen, beautiful surroundings and a hot tub that is such a treat after a lovely walk in the Wye Valley. Catherine and Hugh were wonderful hosts - we'll be back!

Paula, London

We cannot recommend Seren more highly. The accommodation was spotless and well equipped. The hot tub was a lovely added bonus at the end of a long day walking. Catherine and Hugh had thought of everything including beer on arrival! We will definitely return next year!

Karen, London

An incredibly beautiful location and superbly equipped, with every last detail thought of! The welcome of milk in the fridge and biscuits was so so lovely, and Catherine the host is incredibly helpful! The wood-fired hot tub was an experience like no other, especially star gazing at an unpolluted sky (facing the Brecon Beacons dark zone). Lots of local, well signposted, walks (Natural Resources Wales) which are all incredibly beautiful, delicious eating spots and also plenty of local (ish) amenities in Monmouth a very pretty 15/20 minute drive away. I cannot recommend Seren enough!

Helen, Ilkeston

Seren is a fab little place - beautifully designed and every detail has been considered. The outside space is a serene spot to drink morning coffee overlooking the valley and to watch the bats or listen to owls in the evening. Straight from the door there are endless tracks for walks and cycle rides. Great local pubs and nearby community shop are a bonus too. Thanks Catherine and Hugh for your excellent hospitality and friendly vibes !

Clara, Kent

A blissful quiet retreat in the heart of the Wye Valley. Seren is nicely tucked away in the countryside but perfectly located close to lots of activities, walks and superb restaurants, not to mention it boasts a stunning view of the valley below. The property is cosy and comfortable and has everything two people need for a long weekend or week stay. Catherine and Hugh were great and recommended lots of local spots that did not disappoint. Whether you want a relaxing break, a busy outdoor adventure holiday or something in between Seren offers it all.

Andrew, London

We had a wonderful stay in Seren. Perfectly formed with everything you'd need for a great stay and the outside spaces on site offer tranquil views and relaxing seclusion. Catherine and Hugh were brilliant hosts offering advice on local highlights and having the hot tub ready to use upon our arrival was such a lovely touch. We rode horses, canoed on the river and walked and cycled in the hills all within easy driving distance. Would definitely stay here again.

Ben, Birmingham

Having ventured to the Wye valley for some countryside air we were blown away with the peaceful spot and the lovely welcome from Catherine and Hugh. Seren was a really comfortable place to stay, the perfect size for two people. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend cycling, walking and playing scrabble!

Bernice, London

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The neighbourhood

You're down a narrow lane (which forms a section of the Wye Valley Walk) through beech woods carpeted with wild daffodils and bluebells in the spring. Seren and Donkey Shed overlook the river and there's wildlife spotting from the sofas (deer, swallows in the summer, buzzards, foxes, badgers). There are great walks from the door - head down the hill and follow the river to The Boat Inn.

Local points of interest from Catherine Marsh

  • Step out the door and onto the Wye Valley Walk. Explore ancient woodlands, carpets of bluebells, wildflower meadows, autumn leaves and frosty winter mornings. Head down to the river to join Offa's Dyke. Head up to Beacon View and take in the Brecon Beacons
  • Monmouthshire has some great pubs and Michelin starred restaurants. The Whitebrook Restaurant is 10 minutes by car (or a lovely walk), The Pig & Apple, Walnut Tree, Hardwick Arms, Bell at Skenfrith and Kingstone Brewery are all within reach
  • Well situated for Abergavenny Food Festival, Green Man and Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival. Visit Tintern Abbey or explore the castles of the Welsh Marches. Also a great spot for taking in Monmouthshire's beautiful and inspiring open gardens
  • The Black Mountains are 35 minutes away, the Brecon Beacons are 1 hour. Please ask for some of our favourite routes - walking or mountain biking
  • Canoe the River Wye - there are several canoe hire outlets in Monmouth who also provide guiding. Local fishing. Road cycling - including the alpine Lydart ascent from Monmouth. Mountain Biking - home of Dirt magazine, ask Hugh about local singletrack
  • Visit the local rare breeds smallholding, Humble by Nature and take a course in rural skills. Go Ape in the Forest of Dean or get lost in Puzzlewood, climb Symonds Yat Rock and get back to nature with Forest Bushcraft


Catherine Marsh

Catherine and her husband live on a smallholding with beautiful views over the Wye Valley. They've loved welcoming guests to stay at the Donkey Shed in this special spot. Recently they decided to convert another outbuilding to form Seren so that they can share it with more people! They would love to welcome you here for some fresh air and relaxation. They live across the lane so there is an equal share of privacy and availability. They love the outdoors and are more than happy to offer recommendations of our favourite local spots.