Old Orchard Barn
“Well maintained rural barn conversion with an abundance of various architectural features adding to the charm of the barn” - VisitEngland Assessor
Our Inspector's view
This converted, Grade II listed, 18th Century stone threshing barn is situated 4 miles from the historic town of Monmouth, in the picturesque Monnow Valley. Beautiful countryside surrounds the barn with footpaths and many walks. There are some lovely country pubs/restaurants nearby. The barn comprises kitchen, shower room, dining area, living room with wood burning stove, sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (one with en-suite shower room) and a large family bathroom. There is a garden and off-road parking.
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About the area
In their bid to control the borderlands of Monmouthshire – also known as the Marches – the Normans built a triangle of castles: Grosmont, Skenfrith and White. At first, they were simple wooden structures strengthened by earthworks, but when the lively Welsh refused to stop attacking them, it was decided more permanent fortresses were needed. All three are worth a visit and the views from the battlements at White Castle over the surrounding countryside to the Black Mountains are stunning, as is all the scenery in this area – consisting of a patchwork of low hills, hidden valleys, fields criss-crossed with hedgerows and small belts of woodland.
Monmouth itself makes a great base to explore the beautiful Wye Valley, as well as being known as the home of Rockfield Studios, where Queen recorded Bohemian Rhapsody in 1975. The largest town in the county, Abergavenny is creating a name for itself as the foodie capital of the Usk Valley, and has held a weekly cattle market on the same site since 1863. Its location just six miles from the English border means it’s often described as the ‘gateway to Wales’.
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