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Birch Cottage - Eco Retreat, Chepstow

Chepstow accommodation with fireplace andkitchen

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Chepstow, ENG, United Kingdom
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    Aug. 25, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to European Holiday Home Association (EHHA - Europe) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • 6 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Parking available
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • In a rural location
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

What’s around

  • Tintern Abbey - 45 min walk
  • Forest of Dean - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Chepstow Racecourse - 6.6 mi / 10.6 km
  • Chepstow Castle - 7.9 mi / 12.7 km
  • Wye Valley - 8.5 mi / 13.7 km
  • Clearwell Caves - 5.5 mi / 8.8 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Double Bed

Bedroom 2

1 King Bed

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About this cottage

A beautifully restored stone cottage with private patio garden overlooking the stunning Wye Valley. This charming two-bedroom self-catering cottage has a master bedroom with kingsize bed, cosy living room with wood-burner, a light and spacious kitchen-dining area and a downstairs double bedroom. The cottage is 35 minutes walk from Tintern abbey and right on the famous Offa's Dyke footpath. It's the perfect place to find sanctuary from the modern world and to explore the surrounding beauty.

The space:

A 200 year old cottage which has been lovingly restored and modernised with an ecological approach - using natural, locally sourced and recycled materials.

The floors are underfloor heated and made from cob, using traditional and modern earthen flooring techniques to create a hard-wearing and beautiful floor that feels amazing to walk on. The stonework has been lovingly restored with traditional lime pointing and the roof with welsh slate. The kitchen is made from locally sourced ash slabs and recycled pallet wood, and combines rustic charm with all the modern appliances you would expect: fridges, freezer, dishwasher and washer-dryer.

Two fold-out futons in the living room mean that the cottage has a capacity to potentially sleep 8.

The heating system runs off renewable sources and is powered by two large solar thermal panels on the roof and a wood-burning stove with back boiler. Please note that in cold weather the wood-burning stove needs lighting everyday and needs frequent feeding with firewood (supplied free of charge) to keep the cottage from getting cold.

The cottage is furnished with traditional Balinese fabrics and pieces of furniture from Joe's travels, creating an exotic, soulful and earthy feel to the cottage.

I live on the land adjacent to the house in a yurt and I am available when needed for help or advice.

Other things to note:

Due to the unusual nature and construction of the cottage, it requires some care to ensure it stays in it's best condition and as such it is not suited for party groups or stag or hen parties.

The cottage is heated almost entirely by renewable sources. This means that the heating comes from the wood-burner boiler (which requires frequent feeding in cold weather). There is a woodstore in the patio garden and firewood is included in the price of your stay. Solar Panels on the roof provide hot water all year round and there is also a portable electric heater and back-up electric heating system for the water (so theres always hot-water coming out of the tap, even on cloudy days and when the wood-burner isn't on.)

The master bedroom sits just above the living room, and the staircase leading to it is situated in the living room (which can be seen in the second picture of the living room) and has a curtain that pulls across. Due to the nature of the thin wooden floor that separates the two rooms and the curtain across the staircase, sound-proofing between the rooms is quite poor. Please keep this in mind when planning sleeping arrangements (especially if one of your guests snores!).

What’s around


  • Tintern Abbey - 45 min walk
  • Forest of Dean - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Chepstow Racecourse - 6.6 mi / 10.6 km
  • Chepstow Castle - 7.9 mi / 12.7 km
  • Wye Valley - 8.5 mi / 13.7 km
  • Clearwell Caves - 5.5 mi / 8.8 km
  • Perrygrove Railway & Treetop Adventure - 6 mi / 9.6 km
  • Taurus Crafts - 6.2 mi / 10 km
  • St Mary's Priory Church - 6.8 mi / 10.9 km
  • Forest Hills Golf Club - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km
  • Offa's Dyke National Trail - Southern Terminus - 8.7 mi / 14 km

Getting around

  • Bristol International Airport (BRS) - 47 min drive
  • Chepstow Station - 15 min drive
  • Lydney Station - 19 min drive
  • Caldicot Station - 23 min drive
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Chepstow, ENG, United Kingdom

The manager

Joe Pawson

Speaks: English

The cottage

Key facts

  • Cottage (1076 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Car required
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Washing machine
  • Pets allowed


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 king bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 double bed
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower, 1 bathtub, and 1 toilet
  • Half bathroom - 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 6
  • Minimum check-in age: 21

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others

  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Long-term renters welcome.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of European Holiday Home Association (EHHA - Europe).

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  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Rising Sun (4 mi), The Piercefield (5.6 mi), and Lion Inn (5.7 mi).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like hiking, mountain biking, and rafting. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching, spelunking, and ecotours. Birch Cottage - Eco Retreat also has a garden.