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.