Pen-y-Fedw Farmhouse

Monmouth, Monmouthshire

Urban shenanigans mean little here, so leave them behind for a down to earth, rustic experience in a magical cottage and garden


5 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


Slope back to a less stressful way of life in this beautiful old cottage. Getting here is half the fun – off a minor road five miles from Monmouth, then a track, then a lane with grass in the middle (great for cleaning your car’s bottom) and a gate to open. Then… a house that’s straight out of a fairy tale: ferns on stone roofs, flagstone floors, ancient oak, art, interesting books, furniture that’s been in the family for decades, wood-burners to curl up by. The kitchen has an oven and two hobs (one run on bottled gas), big table and a dresser of pretty china. Up steep stairs find characterful bedrooms and bathrooms; children will love the attic rooms. The garden was created over 30 years and plants were chosen for colour, scent and wildlife: honeysuckle, roses and jasmine clamber up old walls, there’s a pond edged with gunnera, fig and fruit trees, cottagey borders with irises, peonies, knautia, masses of geraniums;  pick berries for your breakfast, eat at a slate table by espaliered pears with glorious views over hills, ponder on the bench in a tiny walled garden, spot swooping bats and swallows, buzzards… and the amazing stars. The barn has indoor games; bring wellies, let children run wild – and don’t forget to stroke the resident cats.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Short breaks available.
November - March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub 3 miles. Restaurants 7 miles.


Nightly price
from £92
Weekly price
from £650
Damage deposit
Short breaks available: £400 to £450.
1 Cottage for 6
From £925 beds3 bedrooms


We had a lovely stay. Jo was very helpful. The house is amazing and in a beautiful place. There is a brilliant games barn. It is a very relaxing and special place to be able to stay at. Thank you.

Kian, Bristol

Totally beautiful house in stunning landscape. The interiors are even more interesting than the photos show. Jo has filled the house with antique textiles and old Welsh furniture. The children loved exploring the winding staircase and secret doors and details everywhere. Jo is a very helpful and welcoming host. The directions were excellent.

Helen, London

We had a great stay -it is such a lovely house with a friendly host. We had a bit of a rainy weekend but spend some family time in the playroom in the barn, around the fire place stroking the cats, visiting the Big Pit mine close by and having great pub food! We hope to come back with more sunshine! Highly recommended!

Joanna, London

It’s a beautiful place to stay. Astonishing! The house, the wonderful garden. One doesn’t need to plan too many trips, just stay in Pen-y-fedw and enjoy.

Johannes, Cologne

The place is absolutely amazing. We loved the house and the garden. Ther perfect place to escape and relax. We will defenately go back there one day.

Yvonne, London

Finding a place that's in a lovely location is one thing, but an aesthetically perfectly restored and furnished house is not an easy find. Beautiful furnishings, textiles, lovely warm stoves, lots of great books, games and a barn full of things to keep kids busy. Step right out of the door for a great walk. There's no need to leave the house - everything is just there. Oh and the owners are super nice and helpful and couldn't be more welcoming. We will be back.

Hester, London

Beautiful and authentic Welsh farmhouse with a stunning garden in a wonderful spot. A truly lovely place to spend some tranquil time. Highly recommended.

Mary, Exeter

We had a wonderful time in this beautiful old house filled with memories. We loved the house, the garden and the environment and Jo is just lovely!! The children loved running around, staying outside all day and hicking in the area. I can really recommand this place and i hope to come back here one day. !

Sabine, Amsterdam

Twice we had the privilege of spending some summer time in Pen-y-Fedw, and thinking about our time there brings back some very good memories. Once in and around the house, one is far away from the daily hustle and bustle. Having lunch in the garden, enjoying the beautiful surroundings, spending evenings reading around the fireplace, the cats on our laps. Bathrooms and kitchen are well equipped. And leaving the house every now and then: beautiful landscapes and places of interest plenty. Ok, one small thing: since we're two tall Dutchies, we have to mind our heads in this lovely old farmhouse..

Wilco, Amsterdam

Coming to stay here is like stepping out of modern life and into another beautiful place and time. Filled with historic detail and lovely country antiques the house is a very relaxed place to spend time. There are great views from the pretty, sunny garden, and our children loved picking fruit and playing with the cats. We enjoyed trips to several local castles - also great for kids. Monmouth is a lively local town with good shops for nice food, and a market on Saturdays. If it rains (this is possible in Wales!) there was plenty of space for everyone to spread out and relax inside.

Anna, Berkhamsted hertfordshire

With friends and kids we had a wonderful week at Pen-y-Fedw farmhouse. It's location is not far from the main road to Monmouth, but the feeling is one of being in a privileged oasis. The centuries-old farmhouse has a cosy atmosphere and the retrofitted barn is a great playing space for kids. The most wonderful asset however is the pretty gardens around the house. In the warm week we were in Pen-y-Fedw we ate outside, the kids were playing around endlessly and I wrote inspired chapters for my novel. We had lovely hiking walks. When we left, it felt like leaving paradise. Absolutely recommended!

Andy, Delft

A little paradise: silence, flowers, fruit trees, views of the Welsh hills. The 16th Century farmhouse has been lovingly restored by two generations of architect-owners. Every day we had breakfast at the long table in the garden, overlooking the hills, in the distance a farmer mowing the grass, in the pasture next to the walled garden cows mooing. We enjoyed the peaceful rest and had time to really be together. Our children enjoyed themselves on the trampoline, played hide and seek in garden and barn. Every detail of Pen-y-fedw breathes respect for its place and history. It is very special.

Lidewij, Amsterdam

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jo Edwards

  • Walks: Pretty walks from the front door. Offa's Dyke path passes just a few hundred meters away.
  • More Walks: Lovely hill climbs over Skirrid, Sugar Loaf, The Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. We also love to walk from Monmouth beside the River Wye to Symonds Yat (great cream teas) and back.
  • Architecture & History: Pretty market towns of Monmouth, Abergavenny and Usk. Raglan Castle, Whitecastle, Skenfrith, Goodrich and Chepstow Castles. Big Pit Mining Museum. Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean.
  • Culture: The Savoy cinema and theatre in Monmouth. Baker Street cinema in Abergavenny. Beechenhurst sculpture trail in the Forest of Dean.
  • Eating out: The famous Walnut Tree is nearby, as is the v good Bell at Skenfrith. Sports: You can hire canoes at Simonds Yat. You can hire bikes in the Forest of Dean.
  • Lazing: We often just laze in the garden – dozing in the hammock while the kids play on the trampoline. Depending on the season, you can help yourselves to strawberries, cherries, plums, pears, apples, raspberries, red currents and mulberries.