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Church Hill Farm beautiful property in the Lower Wye Valley set in 63 acres

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Large luxury farmhouse gorgeous views and total privacy for up to 13

Main House sleeps 9. Large luxury farmhouse kitchen set in 63 acres, four bedrooms, study, dining room, living room, satellite TV. Wood burning stoves. Gorgeous views and total privacy.

We also have a new barn conversion (Property no 8209067) which can accommodate a further four people.

All kitchen equipment, linen, towels, heating and wood for fires included. Complete privacy and gorgeous views.

Perched on the edge of the hill with beautiful views across the Wye Valley to the Forest of Dean, sits the very private luxury farmhouse Church Hill Farm and the new barn conversion just below. Hidden away, over half a mile from the nearest road, the property is surrounded by its own land and overlooks the picturesque 11th Century Penallt Old Church. Behind the house ancient woodland provides a perfect backdrop. Deer, badger, foxes, and rabbits roam throughout the property, and the sounds of songbirds fill the air in spring. Buzzards soar in the air above the hill, and at dusk, if you listen carefully, you will hear the sound of bats chattering as they wake up for their evening foray into the air to catch insects.

Just five miles from Monmouth, the location offers a huge variety of different options for the perfect holiday break. The Lower Wye Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is literally on your doorstep. If you like walking, you can leave your car at home and explore the local area on foot.

Monmouth and the immediate area are within fifteen minutes. Without getting in the car you can go on one of a number of specially worked out circular or longer distance walks. En route you will see spectacular views, ancient buildings, old churches, miles of old stone walls, and peek into the gardens of the pretty cottages that are dotted throughout the countryside.

The town of Monmouth itself sits at the mouth of the Monnow where it meets the Wye. It is a picturesque and interesting place with a number of sites well worth a visit including the famous covered bridge, the castle, St Mary's Church, Agincourt Square and an attractive main street with a good selection of shops and a market in the square on Fridays and Saturdays.

There is a good leisure centre, two excellent golf courses and a canoe centre. Nearby are any number of interesting castles - Raglan, Whitecastle, Goodrich, Chepstow and Caldicot castles, and the very famous Tintern Abbey.

Day Trips in the area: Slightly further afield (12 miles) lies Abergavenny and beyond Hay on Wye. The back road from Llanvihangel Crucorney, home of the oldest pub in Wales, The Skirrid Inn, to Hay on Wye, is one of the most lovely rides in the country. The single track road winds slowly up the Black Mountains past the spectacular ruins of Llanthony Priory, through Capel-y-Ffin up to the top of Hay bluff. The view from the top of the bluff offers a 360 degree perspective for miles across three counties and is one of the most exhilarating in Wales. When the weather conditions are right you can watch the paragilders literally throwing themselves off the bluff to circle the hill or soar away across the countryside when air currents permit. At nearby Crickhowell there are a number of paragliding schools where the adventurous can learn to fly.To the east is the fascinating Forest of Dean. This is the largest forest in England and offers some beautiful walks and cycle trails as well as being steeped in history.

More Details

Property Manager
Christine Steuer
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Christine Steuer

Church Hill Farm was an addition to our existing smallholding which we bought in 1987. Christine is originally from the south of England and Max from New York City. This is a gorgeous spot and we just love it.

Christine Steuer purchased this house in 1987

Why Christine Steuer chose Monmouth

If you like real countryside with lovely views and great walks this is the place for you. Totally relaxing.

What makes this house unique

Off the beaten track with no other houses around except our new barn conversion which is quite separate from the main house.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just a little note to say how much we enjoyed staying in your wonderful house last week, thank you. It's a super spot, so peaceful and surrounded by beautiful countryside. The house is comfortable and welcoming and it was lovely to have an Aga! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Monmouth in Trellech United

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 is en suite with bedroom 2.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , Study with bed
  • Bedroom 2 has its own en suite bathroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • tennis


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Church Hill Farm beautiful property in the Lower Wye Valley set in 63 acres
average rating of 4.681818 based on 25 reviews

Fifth half term visit with daughter’s and grandchildren

  • 5 of 5

Ideally situated in a remote part of Monmouthshire but within a good walks distance or short drive to the county town. Lovely well equiped, warm farmhouse with all facilities to make your holiday enjoyable, even wild deer roaming free outside the house the family went on several “Gruffalo Hunts” !

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your visit. Hope to see you again soon.
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Marham, norfolk

Fab place

  • 5 of 5

A little tricky finding, but once we had we were very pleased! The track is uneven but we drove carefully and it was fine.

The house is very well equipped. We comfortably slept 10 people in the house without being on top of each other. The perfect location for exploring!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent accommodation, really well equipped, warm and comfortable. Fabulous situation.

  • 1 of 5

This is a place for walks, sunshine, bbqs and a good book. We had it all. We thought the dining room was surplus to requirements and would have made a lovely, second sitting room - especially for families with several children if the weather is inclement - which it wasn't for our stay. The owners are the hosts with the most - everything provided - but they are in no way intrusive. It's a house with THE most glorious views.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely well equipped house in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Great hosts, comfy beds, fab kitchen, beautiful views, brilliant for walking straight from the door, warm and cosy, so much wildlife, wish we had all week!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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great cottage but a little remote.

  • 4 of 5

This venue worked very well for our eight person walking group. The remoteness was not a major issue for us but the track to it does require some attention.

The facilities were excellent and we were able to find everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brian Many thanks for the review. The track does not belong to us and although we do periodically strip off the surface we have found that it is basically bedrock and very difficult to do anything with. We have never had a problem with any vehicle getting up and down the track provided you go slowly. It also is great security!
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Lovely house, home from home

  • 4 of 5

Adult Family party of 8 stayed and everyone was very impressed with the level of comfort and facilities. Its often the little things that stand out and so was the case here, great bathroom toiletries, everything you need in the kitchen including a large fridge/freezer, lots of towels. Super location and views. Couldn't fault the place and we shall be back. Watch out for the approach track though, some places REALLY rough and could be improved dramatically by just taking away a few large, embedded rocks and backfilling. Hence only the 4 stars rather than 5. But it is the only holiday house my wife has stayed in that she says she would live in... and that's quite a compliment !.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time. Unfortunately the track is not ours. It is one of those peculiar bits of land that no-one owns. We have spent a lot of money on it over the years but the hill is basically bedrock like much of the terrain locally. We see it as a great asset as it is the best deterrent for snoopers and burglars! In 40 years we have never had a problem and no-one has ever got stuck. We love being in a very safe area.
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
The Inn at Penallt
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
The Inn at Penallt
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Church Hill Farm, Penallt is a completely private luxury farm house set in 63 acres in The Lower Wye Valley area of outstanding natural beauty. It is half a mile from the nearest road and yet the town of Monmouth where the Monnow meets the Wye is just five miles away. Nearby are any number of interesting castles - Raglan, Whitecastle, Goodrich, Chepstow and Caldicot castles, and the very famous Tintern Abbey.

Half an hour away is Abergavenny and beyond, Hay on Wye via Llanthony Priory, Capel-y-Ffin Hay bluff. To the east is the fascinating Forest of Dean. This is the largest forest in England and offers some beautiful walks and cycle trails as well as being steeped in history.

Despite its seclusion, Church Hill Farm is just an hour from the major cities of Cardiff, Bristol and Newport. It is just an hour and a quarter from Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Golf: Monmouth Golf Club.

Rolls Golf Club (Monmouth)

Many beautiful walks in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Offa's Dyke Path


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £60

Our usual changeover day is Friday

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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