The Courtyard Studio

Monmouth, Monmouthshire

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


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


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.

The Courtyard Studio - Gallery

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
Entrance to The Courtyard Studio in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, under an old archway right in the heart of town

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


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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


  • 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 3 p.m.
Check out
By 10.30 a.m.
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.


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


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


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.


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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

  • Enjoy the glorious autumn colours in the Forest of Dean and along the Wye Valley from Redbrook to Tintern: spectacular walks from your front door, or within a short drive.
  • Book now for Christmas shopping in Monmouth, and the magical Monmouth Lantern Festival on Friday December 7th. #shoplocal
  • 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.


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.