I was invited to join a group of friends for a party weekend at Bryngarth - and it fitted the bill perfectly. The dining room sat us all for the Birthday dinner which was presented by outside caterers. They did an amazing job, particularly since a guest turned on the immersion switch which promptly cut all the electric to the kitchen just as they were preparing the food! The owner was with us in minutes and made a good job of fixing the problem with profuse apologies - it all makes for memories and tales to tell in the future! The caterers remain cool as cucumbers (atleast on the surface) and simply switched to using the AGA - the food was great!
My friend an I shared a twin room with a bathroom along the hallway - as you might expect with so many people and old plumbing the shower was OK, but the water pressure wasn't the best and when we tried the bath, the water wasn't piping hot (hence the immersion switch incident!!). The beds were comfortable and our room was light and airy - at first we were non-plussed to be without an en-suite, but we soon got used to it.
The house and gardens are stunning and if you exit the property from the far left field gate you can walk along the pavement into the village and local pubs. We also did a great hike around the local villages (accessible by bus or, like us, you can walk to the start and add a mile or two onto the total) ending at the Axe & Cleaver for lunch and back via The Pilgrim hotel for afternoon tea! The entrance to the property is TRICKY from the main road and particularly in the dark!!
We have recently rented this house for a gathering of friends. It was perfect. Huge lounge, dining room & kitchen complete with Aga. The 9 bedrooms are all very large & comfortable. There are currently only 4 bathrooms but they owner advised come the summer there will be an additional ensuite added to the bedroom downstairs.
The owner is very very helpful, ensuring we had extra high chairs and warning us on our day of departure of a major traffic incident locally.
Location is beautiful, views are stunning but difficult to walk out from the cottage, you really need to use your car.
Monmouth well worth a visit, very pretty little town.
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The house has a large amount of rooms which can cater for a large family or gathering for a special occasion. Plenty of parking for all only problem can be the entrance of the drive because you leave and enter onto a main A road. As we had children we used the second sitting room as a play room for them, which left the main sitting room mostly for the adults. The dinning room can cater for everyone who is staying in the house with no problem. The bedrooms are all of a good size and have double beds in all rooms, the only bedroom which is a problem is the one downstairs because it has no bathroom on that level only toilets which you have to walk to the games room. It had great views from the front facing rooms over country side.
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