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The Deck at Rough Pastures, Holiday Apartment in South Wales

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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Wake up to the sounds of birds and on a nice day breakfast on the spacious south facing Deck at Rough Pastures. (some 35 different bird varieties have been seen here).It is a self-contained apartment overlooking the Wye Valley and close to the Forest of Dean, the land of Myths and Legends. The house is set in 5 acres of woodland and garden with fantastic walks, cycle rides, bird watching, and views. Our Bluebell woods are fantastic in spring. Located on the Historic Welsh border, it is a part of the main house which is built around a several hundred years old cottage, standing on the site of the battle of Craig-Y-Dorth (Circa 1404). The area is designated “of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. It is in easy reach of a number of Castles and Ruins including Raglan and Chepstow Castles as well as ... Wake up to the sounds of birds and on a nice day breakfast on the spacious south facing Deck at Rough Pastures. (some 35 different bird varieties have been seen here).It is a self-contained apartment overlooking the Wye Valley and close to the Forest of Dean, the land of Myths and Legends. The house is set in 5 acres of woodland and garden with fantastic walks, cycle rides, bird watching, and views. Our Bluebell woods are fantastic in spring. Located on the Historic Welsh border, it is a part of the main house which is built around a several hundred years old cottage, standing on the site of the battle of Craig-Y-Dorth (Circa 1404). The area is designated “of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. It is in easy reach of a number of Castles and Ruins including Raglan and Chepstow Castles as well as the famous Tintern Abbey. The county town of Monmouth ( 3 miles) is an ancient market town steeped in history. A little further afield there are numerous historic towns and villages to visit. The Celtic Manor Resort and Spa with world class golfing facilities is within 25 minutes’ drive – with other excellent golf courses and Spa facilities available in nearer proximities. Superb eating out facilities for all budgets and tastes abound in the area. Access is independent of the main house via its own gravel drive and external stairs leading to the large south facing deck/ veranda and thence into a spacious open plan living room, equipped with Sky TV and wi-fi internet. The fully equipped kitchen has a fridge-freezer, dishwasher, 4 hob electric stove, and microwave. There is a gas barbeque available for guests’ use on the Deck. In summer the Deck acts as an extended living room, presenting a perfect ring side lounging area to watch and listen to the wildlife finding their night time roost at the end of a the day. The double bedroom has a recently installed modern en-suite bathroom with shower. The apartment is ideal for two people and a sofa bed in the living room is comfortable for a child or young person. The grounds are frequented by diverse wildlife including wild deer, many species of birds, rabbits etc. Red kites and buzzards frequent the area and we were recently visited by a Peregrine Falcon. Forest walks and cycle trails are plentiful in the surrounding countryside and the views are a wonderful antidote to today’s frantic workaday world. (Access to washing and drying facilities is available in the main house by arrangement).More
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Carole S
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2015
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We have earned three Certificates of Excellence for 2016, 2017 and 2018 and hope to do so again in 2019. The deck is south facing and a glorious suntrap. You can sometimes watch wild deer from it. The flat is modern and fully self contained. We have bees and chickens in the property and usually have Honey as well as eggs for sale. PLEASE NOTE that the Sofa Bed is really only suitable for 2 children. We welcome all guests personally but allow them full privacy during their stay. We can suggest places of interest and activity possibilities if you want. You are free to wander through the grounds as you wish. NOTE During May to June, 7 Cricket GOLD CUP ODIs will be played in Bristol and Cardiff, both less than an hour away
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Date of stay: May 2019
Caroleanne141, VR Owner at The Deck at Rough Pastures, Holiday Apartment in South Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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Reviewed 23 April 2019

We wanted a place away from it all with peace and quiet but still with the little luxuries you want on holiday The Deck has it all. Lovely place to spend our Easter break the weather was hot so we could use the deck for...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Caroleanne141, VR Owner at The Deck at Rough Pastures, Holiday Apartment in South Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2019

Hi Jane Thank you so much for a great review. We are very pleased that you could use the Deck and that you could take advantage of the lovely weather. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Best wishes Carole

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Reviewed 14 October 2018

The first thing we noticed about this accommodation was how immaculately clean it was on our arrival. Carol and Chris were the perfect hosts and very informative on the history of the property and the area in general. It is only a short drive to...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Caroleanne141, VR Owner at The Deck at Rough Pastures, Holiday Apartment in South Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you so much for a great review and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in the UK . Sorry I am late with my reply but I have been away. All the best Carole

Reviewed 2 October 2018

The Deck is a lovely quiet venue surrounded by amazing scenery and wildlife. Everything is included for a comfortable stay and even in the last week in September, I was able sit outside on the deck every day. There are lots of places to visit...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Caroleanne141, VR Owner at The Deck at Rough Pastures, Holiday Apartment in South Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Hi June Thank you for a fantastic review it was great to have you stay with us. Sorry it has taken me so long to reply but I have been away. I hope you have a lovely Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

A great place for a get away. Perfect accommodation for 2 people. Very peaceful, fantastic wildlife and views. High standard of cleanliness and comfort. Carole was very welcoming and there was plenty of tourist info in the apartment.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Catherine G
Caroleanne141, VR Owner at The Deck at Rough Pastures, Holiday Apartment in South Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Hi Catherine Thank you for your good review, I am very pleased that you were happy with your accommodation at The Deck, we enjoy having satisfied guests and we were pleased you had reasonable weather for your stay. All the best, Carole

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Blender
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in South Wales. With historic buildings such as Tintern Abbey, Raglan Castle. The area is rich in walks and many and varied sports facilities including the nearby Celtic Manor Golf Course. The Welsh capital city Cardiff is about 40 minutes drive and the M4 motorway is on 20 minutes way. Monmouth is the county town boasting fine dining and quaint high street shopping. Many pubs as well as fine dining restaurants are in the area with the nearest being the 'Lion Inn' and 'The Whitebrook' restaurant..
Getting around
The rural area really needs a self drive car. The nearest Bus and rail stations include Chepstow, Newport or Abergavenny.
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