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Wallhope Retreat


Sleeps 4
Romantic Retreat
No Pets
Hot Tub
Additional fee applies
200+ Mbps
Get a taste for farming life at Wallhope Retreat. Set on a working dairy farm alongside over 200 cows you are surrounded by glorious countryside with amazing opportunities for walkers, cyclists and climbers. What makes this a breathtaking retreat is the far-reaching panoramic views from the garden and hot tub. The cottage is light and bright with two nature inspired bedrooms and a spacious sitting room with a wood burning stove to cuddle up in front of. From your door follow Offa’s Dyke or the Gloucestershire Way, cycle to Tintern Abbey along the old Wye Valley greenway, explore Lydney, castles at Chepstow and discover the beauty of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.
Full Description
Just on the edge of the Wye Valley, Wallhope Retreat is a break away from the real world. The cottage sits overlooking fields of cattle, to the River Severn and Old Severn Bridge, further beyond to see planes coming into Bristol airport and through to the Mendip Hills right in the distance. It is a private bolthole from where you can start your countryside adventures. This rural cottage is ideal for couples looking for a romantic weekend away, groups of friends who want to take full advantage of the surroundings or families with children who would love to stay on a farm.

Having been thoughtfully renovated, the love the owner’s have put into it is clear. The sitting/dining room is a welcoming and comfortable room to dine in or relax in front of the wood burning stove. Open the window and let the outdoors in to really enjoy this refreshing location. The well-equipped kitchen is to the rear of the cottage and has a breakfast bar for a quick morning meal. Upstairs you are reminded of where you are with wildlife themed décor and large windows, so you never miss out on the view.

Slipping into the hot tub in the front garden at the end of the day you will never want to leave. This is a dreamscape for anybody feeling the draw of an authentic country retreat. With Chepstow and it’s castle and racecourse less than 10-minutes’ drive, Lydney and Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean 15 minutes and the Severn Bridge giving you access to Bristol and Bath you get the perfect combination of rural seclusion and exciting days out.

Ground Floor

This country chic kitchen combines modern grey units and fresh white worktops with wooden stools and industrial style lighting. It is perfectly sized for four guests with an oven and hob, microwave, kettle, fridge/freezer and breakfast bar area. A door opens out to a rear patio where there is a bistro set giving you space to sit while waiting for dinner to finish cooking.

From the kitchen is a handy cloakroom with a WC and sink.

Sitting Room/Dining Room:
The high ceilings in this room and arched window looking out to the front garden and spectacular views beyond make it bright and spacious. The sitting area in front of the wood burning stove has a two-seater sofa, cuddle chair and an armchair, perfect for curling up after long walks in the country. The dining table sits under a statement light and is a lovely spot to serve evening meals together.

The utility is hidden away by the dining area and is a very useful space for doing the laundry and it provides some extra storage space. You will find a washing machine and sink, and the ironing facilities are stored here.

First Floor

Bedroom One:
The master bedroom is airy and spacious with a king-size bed which faces a large window looking across to the Severn Bridge and the river. Waking up here and opening the blinds is a real treat as you are staying in the heart of beautiful farmland. The soft furnishings are inspired by the clover, fields of lush grass and surrounding flora that you can see in this area. A chest of drawers, bedside table and a dressing table furnish this room.

The modern and monochrome en-suite to bedroom one gives this room some additional privacy if you are staying with friends. A walk-in shower, WC and sink in white with contrasting black details give this room a professional finish.

Fantastic wallpaper makes the family bathroom an unexpected statement in this cottage. With elements of the farm reflected in the design you will see pheasants, crickets, bridges and lots of greenery. A freestanding bath sits in the centre of the room giving you a spa-like experience as you soak tired walking legs.

Bedroom Two:
This second bedroom has twin beds which can be a super king-size double on request. At the back of the house, this room has a view out onto the field behind the cottage. This room has also taken inspiration from the history of the farm, hares leap on the curtains and they used to be seen around the farm in the owner’s childhood. You have a chest of drawers and bedside tables along with an armchair to read a book before settling to sleep.


The garden serves as your own private viewpoint of the spectacular outlook from Wallhope Retreat. With a corner sofa and table, you will adore having your morning coffee here while the birds swoop above you, bees visit the lavender, and the tractors get to work in the fields. Sitting in the hot tub at the bottom of the garden you feel hidden away with only the sounds of country farm life to keep you company. There is a small lawned area, a gravel pathway and colourful hanging baskets and planted borders. You are given complete privacy to really soak in this rural retreat. To the rear is a small paved area with a bistro set. Off-road parking is provided for up to four cars. Bike storage is available by prior arrangement.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - Twin (can be super king-size on request)
  • 2 Bathrooms - Family bathroom and en-suite shower room
  • Hairdryer
  • Fire - Logs provided for an initial fire 01 Oct - 31 March. Additional logs can be purchased from the owners (£5 per bag)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Wine fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 4
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Drying rack
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 200+ Mbps
  • TV - Smart
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Please provide your own charcoal
  • Hot tub - Additional fee applies
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 4 cars
On your Doorstep
Farm shops, delis, and shopping: Hanley Farm Shop (1 mile) stocks local produce and have an on-site café serving drinks, breakfasts, and lunches. Cowshill Farm Shop (2 miles) supplies pedigree pork and beef and in the village of Tutshill is A&H Jones Butchers and deli. Nearby Chepstow (3.5 miles) is a charming market town where you will find a selection of coffee shops including a wine shop, florist, book shop and sweet shop. Taurus Crafts (7.5 miles) hosts local crafters and artisans, it is a fantastic destination for gift shopping. There is also a zero-waste shop, and kitchen serving breakfasts and light bites.

Cafes, pubs, and restaurants:
  • The Rising Sun, Woodcroft – a community pub and local hub serving traditional pub grub which hosts a weekly quiz night (2 miles)
  • The Wild Hare, Tintern – countryside inn in the picturesque village of Tintern (7 miles)
  • The Cross Inn, Aylburton – woodburning stoves and wooden beams make this a cosy choice (7 miles)
  • Una Vita, Chepstow – elegant Italian restaurant in the heart of the town (3.5 miles)

Walks: Wallhope Retreat is the ideal base for a walking holiday with Offa’s Dyke, the Gloucestershire Way and the Wye Valley Greenway all running through the farm. Using these you can easily reach Chepstow along the Gloucestershire Way, Tintern on the greenway, which is also perfect for cycling, or follow Offa’s Dyke along the River Wye north towards Monmouth. A walk up to the Jubilee Stone on the chase behind rewards you with possible sightings of pine martens amongst the woods. Wintour’s Leap provides spectacular opportunities for climbing and provides a viewpoint high above the River Wye.

Places to Visit:
  • Wallhope Farm Tours – the owners are happy to take you on a tour of the farm, please contact them directly to arrange
  • Chepstow Castle – a grand ruin along the cliffs edge of the River Wye (3 miles)
  • Chepstow Racecourse – home of the Welsh Grand National (5 miles)
  • Tintern Abbey – remains of a gothic abbey on the banks of the River Wye (7 miles)
There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean and Herefordshire, why not have look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
  • Wallhope Retreat is one of our pet-free properties and therefore dogs and other pets are not permitted. Please note the owner has two dogs, Dave and Jessie. They do not have access to Wallhope Retreat but you may meet them along the farm road.
  • There is an additional charge of £75 for use of the hot tub to be requested at time of booking. Please make yourself aware of the hot tub rules of use and the hours of use.
  • Wallhope Retreat is set on a working farm. At certain times of the year there is more activity than others such as in Spring when the cows will be calving and must be attended to whenever required.
  • Bike storage is available at your own risk, please contact the owners to arrange this. E-bikes may not be stored in the property.
  • CCTV records the farm access track for security, it does not cover the property.
  • The twin beds can be arranged as a super king-size on request.


We were not disappointed in our choice of accommodation. The cottage is beautifully appointed with stunning views. Every room is tastefully decorated with a homely feel. The kitchen is well equipped and having the hot tub was an added bonus, especially with the uninterrupted views over the fields and the river. We had a wonderful stay, and the owners were very friendly and welcoming. We loved the addition of the milkshake, milk and ice cream vending machines. I would definitely recommend Wallhope Farm to anyone wanting a restful break, with rural views and plenty of places to go sightseeing and walking. The town of Chepstow has some good restaurants if you want to venture out, otherwise, the cottage has everything you need for a self-catered holiday. We will be back!

| 29/03/2024

A stunning cottage in a scenic location, immaculate and very well presented throughout. Make sure you try out the farm’s gelato from their dispensing machine in the barn next door. You will also get a complimentary bottle of the farm’s milk waiting for you in the fridge on your arrival, which is a lovely touch. We didn’t pay the £75 for using the hot tub so can’t comment on that. The back garden looks lovely though and has a charcoal BBQ too ready for the warmer weather. We ate at the Parva Farmhouse one evening in nearby Tintern which was amazing. Overall, a really stunning place to stay for a short break.

| 22/03/2024

Superb stay. Immaculate property. Brilliant views. Host really friendly and responsive. Cleanliness was as if everything was brand new - so clean! Cannot recommend highly enough. Perfect.

| 19/03/2024

What a find! Walllhope Retreat was stunning! Our stay was everything we hoped it would be and more. The house was beautifully presented to a very high spec, with everything to make a comfortable and peaceful stay. Every room was immaculate, squeaky clean and practical. We took advantage of the wood burning stove in the lounge, so lovely to sit and unwind after a day's walking and exploring. The hot tub was an added bonus, overlooking the beautiful fields and River Severn. I would definitely recommend this property to family and friends and hope to return ourselves. Thank you !

| 08/03/2024

Beautiful property could not ask for more.

| 25/02/2024


Less than four miles from the bustling market town of Chepstow, Wallhope Retreat is surrounded by spectacular farmland scenery and outdoor opportunities. Three popular walking trails pass through the farm making it easy to explore from your doorstep. Choose from the Wye Valley Greenway, the Gloucestershire Way and Offa’s Dyke, the historic boundary built between England and Wales. You can spend days out in the Forest of Dean, head into the Wye Valley, visit Lydney, Tintern Abbey and Chepstow Castle or travel further afield to Bristol and Bath, or Gloucester and Cheltenham.