The Courtyard Studio

Monmouth, Monmouthshire
Self-catering


Town centre – yet quiet – Georgian apartment, for browsers, foodies, walkers and water-lovers – the Wye and Monnow rivers meet here

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The Experience

You could happily settle in, by the cobbled courtyard of the former Beaufort Arms (where Nelson stayed in 1802), and forget the car. Admire the Norman Monnow Bridge and the eclectic Museum. Browse the shops, book a meal, take in a show at the volunteer-run Edwardian theatre, find bric-a-brac, crafts and a street food market around the corner in the stately Shire Hall.Heading into the countryside on foot or by boat is easy too: follow Offa’s Dyke Path down the gorgeous Wye Valley or deeper into Wales via White Castle to the Black Mountains – and you can canoe to Symonds Yat from the town boathouse.Back at your studio, relax with a book – maybe one of Louise’s translations – or watch passers-by through the lofty living room window; the courtyard gate is closed at night so it’s peaceful. And if you don’t feel like making breakfast it can be delivered.

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We think you'll love

  • Having a peaceful, ground-floor pad in the middle of Monmouth with all you need within a stroll
  • Bringing back finds from the local produce and craft market – on Fridays and Saturdays
  • People-watching through the living room's beautiful window
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You should know

  • The kitchen and the shower room are small
  • No garden or enclosed outside space
  • There are storage heaters rather than central heating

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: Monmouth's array of independent local shops, cosy pubs, restaurants and atmospheric lights make it the perfect place for a pre-Christmas shopping break.

Booking information

Check in
Flexible
Check out
Flexible
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £70
Weekly price
from £490
1 Apartment for 2
From £701 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

Fantastic apartment and helpful and accommodating hosts. It is just off the High Street, so close to everything you need, but it is very quiet and peaceful. The place to stay in Monmouth.

David, London

Delightful place for two,within an historic building with the attractions of being very central for the town but wonderfully quiet.The care in presenting very useful information about the town,its environs and where to shop was noteworthy.We can thoroughly recommend a stay

Richard, Skipton

Thanks ever so much. An ideal and very tasteful base for a short break.

Andy, Nuneaton, warwickshire

Great location! Stylish & comfortable bolt hole from which to explore Monmouth and the surrounding area. We wish we could have stayed longer! We enjoyed supper at La Piccola Italia and breakfast at The Whole Earth Café - great coffee at the latter!

Kathy & jeremy, Pembrokeshire

Thank you Louise for being so helpful at such short notice! The studio is in an excellent central spot yet very quiet. A real ‘quirky ‘ gem with quality furnishings. Bed is very comfortable.

Heather, Abergavenny

Excellent location; just a short walk from the shops, pubs and restaurants around Agincourt Square but on a peaceful courtyard that provides a quiet retreat (especially at night, when the gate that leads directly to the square is locked). Rooms are tastefully decorated and well-furnished; bedroom and lounge being spacious and bright, and the kitchen well stocked with crockery, cutlery, and cooking utensils. It comes with a free parking space which is close by and means that you don't have to worry about finding a space in the busy and (relatively) expensive public car park

Andrew

The apartment is right in the centre of Monmouth, only minutes from all the pubs, restaurants and shops. That said, it is tucked away and very quiet, perfect for getting a good sleep. The apartment is ideally located for trips into the Forest of Dean and the surrounding area. Everything inside the apartment was spotless, and everything was very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay so much that we added an extra night! We would thoroughly recommend Louise and her lovely apartment.

Kathryn

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Location

The neighbourhood

The Studio is in the hub of historic Monmouth. Come for the Music Festival (July/Aug) and shows at the Blake, or comedy at the Savoy Theatre (Wales’ oldest). There are weekly markets, good shops – independent butchers, bakers and booksellers – and eateries – from pubs, to the Bangladeshi Misbah. Offa’s Dyke Path crosses the town and follows the Wye Valley, past Tintern Abbey, a 20-minute drive; it’s 35 to Llanthony Priory. Serious castle country too.

Local points of interest from Louise Rogers Lalaurie

  • Offa's Dyke Path and the Wye Valley Walk are a few minutes' walk from our door.
  • Canoe the Wye from Monmouth Rowing Club, a five-minute walk away.
  • Monmouth is the perfect base for touring the Forest of Dean, the Wye Valley and the Black Mountains. A string of award-winning country pubs lie within a 30-minute drive.
  • Foodies will love The Marches deli on Monnow Street, selling Wye Valley and Forest of Dean game, cheeses, craft gins and more.
  • Monmouth's fabulous independent shops and restaurants are seconds away on foot: atmospheric Church Street, Georgian Swan Court, weekend craft market and renowned street food on Agincourt Square. Our guest booklet gives full details.
  • The beautiful Savoy Theatre on Church Street (just around the corner) is Wales's oldest active venue, and a fixture on the comedy circuit.

Introducing

Louise Rogers Lalaurie

Monmouth is in Louise’s blood and though she and Frédéric have been based in France for more than 25 years – she translating French fiction, he working in aviation – they love their foothold here and visit often. Louise’s parents ran the Foxhunter Café on Monnow Street for many years and her late father, John Rogers, is a well-known local artist whose works hang in the Studio.