We have had a lovely time here at Anne's Retreat. The location was superb, the fire pit was great when the weather permitted and the hut had everything we needed to make us feel at home
The dog especially enjoyed having all the space to run around and explore.
Thank you Euan for all your useful tips and info about the area and for helping us with the flat tyre!
Dan and Gemma
Thom and Grace
27 to 30 May 2019
Thank you for the perfect little escape. Anne's Retreat exceeded expectations and is the ideal combination of an outdoorsy experience with luxury touches. Euan has done an amazing job of building a beautiful place and thinking of everything necessary to make the stay special and hassle free. Cosy bed, fluffy robes, well equipped kitchen, flowers and fairy lights. We appreciated the warm welcome and the local tips, from good walks to the nearby farm shop. We loved cooking delicious dinners on the fire pit and a cosy evening by the indoor wood burner with the cookies Euan provided for us. A circular walk taking in the Devil's Pulpit and Tintern Abbey was especially good.
Hope lots of others enjoy this beautiful place as have done! The best stay we have had in a long time.
Lucas and Hannah
25 to 27 May 2019
Thank you Euan and Laura for a wonderful stay, a perfect way to finish of our wedding weekend. We hope many more happy couples enjoy this beautiful spot as we have done
See you again
Tina and Baden
17 to 20 May 2019
Just WOW !
An idyllic tranquil retreat, couldn't have been more perfect for our complete escape from everyday life! We arrived to the warmest of welcomes from Euan who was so warm and informative, gave us some wonderful tips on places to visit, local walks with breath taking views and of course we had to sample the local sausages. They were delicious!
The accommodation is so unique and finished to high standard, with many luxury touches! IT really made it the perfect weekend get away.
Woodland view bath- just fabulous
Fire pit - great for relaxing and cooking
Bed - Super Comfy
We would love to return, you are doing a wonderful job, thank you for such a special weekend
Nat and Kat
6 to 10 May 2019
Beautiful retreat in a beautiful setting - the woods full of birdsong and bluebells. Fire to cook on and the friendliest of resident dogs! What more could you want for a holiday
Thank you Euan and Laura for creating this place and looking after us so well.
All the best
Nat and Kat
Sandra & Nigel
Words cannot describe how much we have loved our 7 days here. Wonderful setting. Anne's Retreat is the best "hut" we have ever stayed in (and we have stayed in quite a few!)
Euan, you have created the most amazing indoor and outdoor space. The kitchen is superb and very well equipped as we do like to cook!. The bed is so comfortable and we are mezmerized by the beautiful headboard. The shower is perfect and being called out of the bath after 2 hours says it all!!
Thank you so much for your genuine care around our stay and the lovely treats waiting for us, the non alcoholic drinks were brilliant. We will see you again soon
Sandra and Nigel
Tom & Lucy
12-15 April 2019
A perfect stay in a perfect place, not a single drop of rain, no wind and beautiful sunshine. I am almost certain we had more fun than anyone else who stayed here, outdoor fires every night until the early hours. We'll be back for sure. Tom and Lucy
Sarah & Jonathan
08 -11 April 2019
Thank you so much for your genuine thought and interest in our comfort and pleasure. The Shepherds Hut exceeded all our expectations, allowing us a much needed break from it all, in impeccable luxuriant comfort. Euan, Laura and Hamish you were all unfailingly kind and helped us to feel most welcome your magical place. We just wish we could stay longer.
Wishing you all the best
Sarah and Jonathan
Tracy and Charles
5 to 7 April 2019
Well, where do I begin? Pulling into the drive way and being greeted by the friendliest of dogs was just the start of our amazing weekend. Euan and Laura were fabulous hosts, very friendly and accommodating.
Euan, your mum would "love" that you called this little gem after her. It's 5 star accomodation in the middle of nowhere, so peaceful and tranquil. A weekend just wasn't enough. The hamper was amazing with fresh eggs from the local farm. The luxury bathroom was heavenly.
We spent hours sitting by the fire which Euan kindly lit for us toasting marshmallows and giggling like schoolchildren. We will be sad to be leaving Anne's Retreat so soon, but our batteries are fully charged and can't wait to come back for longer next time.
Thank you both for letting us stay in your lovely place.
Tracy and Charles
Sanchia and Steve
1 - 5 April 2019
It's rather difficult to do justice to this little spot with words or pictures. Suffice it to say that head home somewhat richer in spirit, rested, refreshed and full of gratitude.
Sanchia and Steve
27 - 31 March 2019
We really enjoyed our stay at Anne's Retreat. We were really lucky with the weather so saw the area at its best. The walk from Tintern Abbey to The Devil's Pulpit rewarded us with a wonderful view of the valley.
We had an excellent dinner at The Royal George but it was not as much fun as cooking our sausages over the fire pit!
Thank you Euan and Laura for being such good hosts
Catherine and Stuart
25 -27 March 2019
We have had a fabulous couple of days in the beautifully made Shepherds Hut. The perfect combination of life under the stars and five star luxury. Thanks so much for the warm welcome and hospitality. We will definitely be back and hopefully for longer next time.
Catherine and Stuart
James and Caroline
20 to 22 March 2019
Thank you Euan for the lovely welcome to Anne's Retreat. Just what is says on the tin!
What a wonderful time we have had, amazing walks and views, yummy food (The George in Tintern) and the Fire Pit and great fishing at Ravens Nest- 3 x delicious trout.
Thank you again
Janie and Nick
15 -17 March 2019
What a wonderful birthday weekend I have had. Euan was so welcoming and helpful.
We loved the "Shepherds Hut" warm and cozy, our enjoyment of it all was not "dampened" by the rain and the wind.
Excellent meals - wonderful restaurants - good golf - we will be back - perhaps when the weather will be a little warmer!
Janie and Nick
Steve and Julie
1 - 4 March 2019
Wow! We have had a wonderful long weekend in this magical setting, the hut exceeded our expectations, "Euan, you have done a great job here"
Despite differing weather we have been all over the place from the Forest of Dean to the mighty Brecon Beacons (which still look beautiful in the wind and the rain of Storm Freya!)
Thank you for making us so welcome
We WILL be back !
Steve and Julie
Tom and Natalie
18 -22 February 2019
We have really enjoyed our stay here at Anne's Retreat. The hosts have been fantastic (friendly dogs included!) and we have been provided with everything we need to make our stay super comfortable. There is so much to do nearby, we have visited Chepstow Castle, walked up Shugarloaf Mountain, taken a pottery class at Hot Pot pottery and visited some local pubs and cafe's.
We have also enjoyed plenty of relaxing time the hut, playing games by the fire, taking baths with a view of the woods and having a BBQ on the open fire.
Definitely just what we needed for a relaxing countryside break.
Tom and Natalie
Colette & Andy
7 - 10 December 2018
A magical little place for a winter getaway. A beautiful setting and the hut is cosy with lots of luxuries included. The log burning fire, the bath with the view over the woodland and the fluffy bathrobes really made it for us.
Euan provided a warm welcome and all the info we could need for making the most of our stay.We were lucky with the weather and got to enjoy sitting out by the fire pit twice, cooking lunch and roasting marshmallows too.
In the area Tintern Abbey is stunning, as is the road up the river Wye to cycle (beware of speedy drivers overtaking though). The Forest of Dean has a great mountain biking area too.
Loved our stay here, a really unique place
Kevin and Natalie.
23- 26 November 2018
Thank you so much for Creating such a wonderful retreat! Kevin and I had the most lovely time. it was a truly unique birthday surprise for me. Euan is a star, so helpful, freindly and welcoming, providing a fantastic start to our amazing stay that we wish could have lasted longer! Next time for sure!! Every little touch adds to the magic of this place. We will definitley be returning. When we saw this hut on line we thought it looked fantastic. Even with high expectations it exceeded it beyond our imgaination. The fire pit was an amazing treat to end our stay and allow us to BBQ our feast.
Thank you Euan and Laura for letting us stay in this magical little place and being so accommodating.
Kevin and Natalie
Sally & Andy
11-14 November 2011
What a find!
Lovely hut, quiet and away from the Rat Race . All you could ask for . Euan, what a smashing guy. Would love to come back
Sally & Andy
David and Camilla
08-11 November 2018
Staying here and exploring this pocket of Monmouthshire has made us both very happy. The autumnal colours blaze across the valleys surrounding the meandering rivers, Wye, Monnow and Severn. The silence is audible and the air fresh. A day's hike to Tintern proved restorative and energising.
Euan, thank you for being so welcoming and ensuring that the hut is perfectly equipped and stocked. We enjoyed the circular walk you recommended from the hut which took us to the top of the hill to see severn counties. We also enjoyed the Royal George in Tintern, that ale is delishious! We also enjoyed our afternoon in Monmouth. Isn't Britain beautiful. We will be back.
David and Camilla
Jill and Jonas
01-04 November 2018
Our 3 night stay at Anne's Retreat was the magical. Starting with Euan's friendly and wholeheartedly kind welcome (even when we arrived much later than planned!) to the gorgeous interior and generous welcome hamper. Euan even brought us some lovely local sausages back as he was popping out to the shop.
Bring marshmallows and sit by the fire pit and listen to the leaves falling off the trees, bring bubble bath and sit looking out into the woods.... my first bath with birdsong for company.
A little gem hidden in the Welsh Countryside.
Many thanks for a relaxing break
Jill & Jonas
19 -24 October 2018
What a perfect antidote to busy city life! The huts provided everything I needed for a relaxing stay. Warm cosy indoor and outdoor fires, fluffy robes, towels and hot water and the lovely hamper of treats. I cannot wait to return and share this with my husband next time!
Euan and Laura, thank you for sharing your beautiful slice of paradise with me. I look forward to next time.
27 to 30 September 2018
This wonderful stay began with Euan's warm, friendly welcome. Anne's Retreat is simply beautiful and has everything I needed to make myself comfy and cozy. I've enjoyed many a doze in the hammock, taken advantage of the walks on the doorstep affording stunning views of the Severn, take in the stars by the roasty fire pit and of course enjoyed several long lie in's
This was just the perfect peaceful, solitary spot I needed to rest and recharge
Ryan & Hannah
11 to 15 September 2018
Ryan and myself have had the most wonderful and relaxing honeymoon. Euan was a pleasure: telling us about "must see" places, the best pubs, butchers and shops etc.
Anne's Retreat was exactly what we needed, we don't want to leave!
Advice for fellow guests: Marshmallows, lots of casserole ingredients, good books, walking shoes and never leave the hut!! Because it is SO perfect.
Thank you for having us Ryan and Hannah
Jonathan & Hafsa
25-28 August 2018
We enjoyed a fantastic and secluded three nights at Anne’s Retreat. The seclusion is the number one thing about this place! The hut itself is beautiful and finished to the highest standard. It was clearly made with love by the owner and host Euan (who lives nearby to welcome and help with anything). It is a really fun place and host Euan, was quick to show us the log burner inside and the fire pit outside which we enjoyed keeping stocked each evening. The separate bathroom hut is beautifully finished including an external light which when turned on at night, means you can sit in the bath and and look out over the secluded woodland. Also, it rained all day on one of our days (so take Monopoly, just in case!) which is great fun from inside the warm hut (if you like the rain, like us!). Obviously the bathroom hut is separate so you will get fractionally wet popping to the loo! For us this absolutely added to the quintessential charm of the place.
There are endless walks from and around Anne’s Hut (maps provided - although I would really just ask Euan as he knows the best spots and is more than willing to help!). Tintern, a lovely little village on the river, is 10 minutes away with plenty of places to eat and Tintern Abbey is stunning.
My advice is to go food shopping before you arrive and stay on site, away from the rest of the world, for as long as possible! The 4G connection, if you want it, is pretty good too.
Euan really went above and beyond, going as far as to chop wood for us each day and help build our fire pit each evening. He really couldn’t have been more helpful.
"Dear Laura & Euan
What a complete dream to find Anne’s Retreat and you both. The perfect spot to escape the rabble.
Complete perfection in every way.
Thank you and hope to return very soon
All the very best, Olivia"
Anne and Mike
17- 20 August 2018
Having seen a Shepherds Hut on TV, we wondered what it would be like to stay in one. We were not disappointed! Quirky but with all the mod cons! Very comfy bed and great shower!
The location is idillic, such wonderful peace and quiet. The dogs who greeted us every time we came back were a bonus
Laura and Jim
6 - 8 July 2018
Anne's Retreat was the most perfect antidote to busy London, tucked away in the beautifully rural Wye Valley, but with every possible luxury one might find in a 5* hotel including an extremely comfortable superking bed, soft dressing gowns, toiletries and a bath that looked out into the dappled woodland sunlight outside.
Laura and Euan could not have been more warm and welcoming hosts, thinking of everything from bundles of kindling for the little woodburner inside, to treats for our breakfast which we enjoyed sitting outside on our private decking. They were a fountain of knowledge for the local area, resulting in some of the best walking we've ever done around historic Penterry. I only wished we could have stayed longer- a truly romantic getaway that trumps any 'glamping' experience. Our return couldn't come any sooner!
Laura and Jim, London
Stefan and Gabbie
Anne's Retreat & Orchard Cottage
"We had a wonderful time at your Orchard Cottage and also in the brand new 6 (out of 5) stars Anne's Retreat. Marvellous place , marvellous hosts, marvellous landscape, marvellous everything. I am sure we will be back. Thanks for all, Stefan and Gabbie"
Flicia, Helen and Pumpkin (the dog)
16th – 23rd June 2018
The cottage is beautiful, the location is wonderful and we couldn’t ask for better hosts. We will definitely be returning! Many thanks Felicia, Helen and Pumpkin
7th – 11th June 2018
A wonderful cottage and location. I wanted a few days of peace and quiet and Orchard Cottage is the perfect place.
Thank you to Laura and Euan for making me feel like a house guest, to Badger and Bronte for regularly dropping in and to the delinquent lambs for making me laugh!
I will be back …. Carol, Pyrford, Surrey
Barbara and Trevor
24th – 29th May
Our second visit to Orchard Cottage was just as lovely as our first last year – and the woods and the fields were at their best with the last of the bluebells and full of wild flowers.
We had some super walks – to Tintern through the woods, and in the Forest of Dean visiting some of the pretty villages there. We were lucky enough to enjoy the flower festival at Penterry Church, complete with musicians and cream tea.
We re-visited The Whitebrook which is a real treat. But mostly we enjoyed the peace, the surrounding walks and the wonderful views. Orchard Cottage is extremely comfortable, has everything needed, and is in the most perfect setting. WE feel very refreshed after a lovely relaxing break. Barbara and Trevor
Tony, Julie and Toby (the dog)
12th -22nd May 2018
We have been coming to this delightful cottage since early 2007. Every time the visit has been faultless, mostly due to the care and attention of Laura and Euan.
Many thanks. Julie, Tony and Toby
PS We LOVE the 5* shepherds hut!
Penny and Martin
22nd March 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and are already making plans for when we might return. The cottage is lovely, very spacious, warm and comfortable. We wished we could have stayed longer. Thanks also for your warm welcome and very generous welcome pack.
Penny and Martin
Jill and Shaun
16-21 March 2018
Thank you both for another warm, comfortable and enjoyable break (I think our fourteenth with you!). We love to be here.
Jill and Shaun
Jenny and Chris
22nd – 25th February 2018
What a charming cottage this is – a pleasure to stay here in this idyllic spot. Very impressed by the thoughtful way it’s fitted out. A lovely spot from which to explore the beautiful Wye Valley.