Seren

Wye Valley, Monmouthshire
Self-catering


A beautiful and tasteful conversion of an old shed with white walls, pops of colour and a characterful, cheerful feel

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

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's one room - there's no escaping each other

Essentials

  • 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
  • Cot available

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Special offer: Banish the January blues with a break to the beautiful Wye Valley! Book now for 15% off short breaks throughout January (Mon to Fri or Fri to Mon) - £170 instead of £200. Week stays £298 (from £350)

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm Monday and Friday
Check out
By 10am Monday and Friday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Pub 10-minute drive.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £50
Weekly price
from £350
Damage deposit
£0
Surcharges
Available with The Donkey Shed for parties of 6.
1 Studio for 2
From £501 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

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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Location

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 Inn at Penallt, 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

Introducing

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.