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Welsh Marches at Upper Glyn Farm

(12 Guest Reviews)

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Review Summary

  • Cottages 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 4.8
  • Facilities 4.8
  • Service 4.9
  • Location 4.8
  • Breakfast 5.0

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Welsh Marches at Upper Glyn Farm Information


Set on a farm in the heart of rural Monmouthshire on the edge of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty our three dog friendly cottages are ideal for activity and tranquility. We are less that 15 minutes from the old Severn Bridge, M48 and Chepstow yet Bristol is 30 minutes away; Cardiff 40 minutes. The bridges are now toll free. Our small working farm, with views over the River Severn, has horses, cows, sheep, chickens and ducks as well as our spaniels and cat . We are at the heart of a network of paths, tracks and rural roads ideal for walkers, runners, on and off-road cyclists and horse riders. We are close to renowned rock climbing, potholes and canoeing in the Wye Valley; the National Diving Centre; Chepstow Racecourse and David Broome Equestrian Centre; and the glorious Black Mountains. Brecon Beacons and Forest of Dean with its mountain biking hub near Coleford are within an easy drive. There are routes to explore on the farm and from the farm to pubs and locations such as Tintern Abbey. We are on the edge of a 1,000 acre wood. All bedrooms are en suite in buildings renovated to the highest specification. Everything is new. High ceilings and large windows are features of all the west facing rooms which look across the Glyn valley. Each Cottage is named and themed after one of our local hills. The Sugar Loaf has three bedrooms while the Skirrid and Blorenge have one double bedroom each. Each cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge with smart TV. Visitors will find a small provision of household essentials on arrival including fresh eggs from our own hens. We have a separate washing and drying room; and a warm shower for muddy dogs and bikes, and a secure room to store your valuable bikes. Your hosts offer guided walks in the Wye Valley, Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons for every level of walker and you can book shiatsu treatments from a qualified practitioner.

Your hosts John and Chris Brooks run their successful media company White Hart from offices on the premises. John is a former BBC radio and TV journalist who is a qualified Hill and Moorland leader and registered human and equine shiatsu practitioner. Chris has followed her passion for horses since she was a girl. She has been involved in the Pony Club, including District Commissioner of the local branch, for more than 40 years; she is a health and safety advisor for major three-day events and has a particular interest in horse behaviour. John offers guided walks in the local area to suit people's fitness and interest and trips can end at one of the many excellent pubs and restaurants he has well researched! He is also a shiatsu practitioner and is available for sessions.


  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Stables
  • Bike lock-up
  • Terrace
  • Pet(s) live on property
  • Well lit path(s) to entrance
  • Wide entrance to property


  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Highchairs

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Horse racing
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Scuba diving
  • Walking
  • Farm life
  • Adventure
  • Backpacking
  • Card, board, video games
  • Games, chess, cards
  • History/science museums
  • Mountain sports
  • Team building
  • Wild life


  • Check in
    15:30 21:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Infants and children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Dogs welcome, Pets by arrangement
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from M5/M50 (44.0 miles)

    Leave the M5 at junction 7 taking the M50 to Ross on Wye and proceed on the A40 to Monmouth.
    Follow the dual carriageway through Monmouth through traffic lights with Monmouth School on the right and the river and bridge on the left.
    Continue straight on through the lights then turn left to Trellech and Mitchell Troy immediately before the tunnels.
    At a T junction turn left and follow the road over a small bridge. Take the next left on to the B4233 signposted to Trellech and Chepstow. There is a small white house on the junction.
    After 8 miles you will reach Devauden. Take the right fork at the village Green.
    From here you will take the third turning right. The forest road is at the end of the Green. The second is signed to Kilgwrrwg which is where Sat Nav may try to take you. Ignore it. You want the next right.
    Please be aware that the turning is on a straight section of road and other vehicles may try to overtake as you are turning so indicate early.
    Travel down the hill through a small crossroads. Upper Glyn Farm is the first property on the right.
    You will see a sign outside with White Hart on it. This is a business we run on the farm.
    The car park is to the right next to the cottages.
    If in doubt call 01291 650761 or 07850 758201. Don’t rely on the postcode in the last half mile.

  • Road from M4 (11.0 miles)

    Leave the M4 at Junction 21 taking the M48 towards the old Severn Bridge which is free to cross.
    Leave the M48 at junction 2 for Chepstow. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A466 link road to Chepstow.
    Go straight on at the next roundabout, 2nd exit, and continue on the A466.
    After about a mile take the first exit at the roundabout by Chepstow Racecourse, onto the B4293, to Itton and Devauden.
    Follow the road for about 5 miles through the small hamlet of Itton. You then pass through woods on either side of the road for about half a mile. Just after the woods clear on the left take a left turn down a small lane. On the junction there is a sign post bus stop with the sign “Nex Common”
    Almost immediately you will reach a small crossroads where you turn left. Upper Glyn Farm is 200 metres down the lane on the right. You will see a sign outside with White Hart on it. This is a business we run on the farm.
    The car park is to the right.
    If in doubt call 01291 650761 or 07850 758201. Don’t rely on the postcode in the last half mile.

  • Train from Chepstow train station (6.0 miles)

    Train: The nearest train station is Chepstow (12 minutes away by car) with direct links to Birmingham New Street and Cardiff. If you need a taxi it would be best to pre-book We use Terry’s taxis on 01291 630999/07955 859180 but there are several other local firms.

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