If castles light your fire, then you're spoilt for choice with Chepstow, Caldicot and Raglan each boasting their own magnificent stone-built castle, or maybe, like Wordsworth it will be the lure of Tintern Abbey (less than 2 miles away) that draws you.
Being an area of outstanding natural beauty there are cool forests to stroll or bicycle in, hills and mountains to climb, a natural cave system to explore, valleys to picnic in, and even the beauty of the Gower Beaches to explore a little further afield.
If it's an adrenaline fix you're after then head to The National Diving + Activity Centre (just outside Chepstow) and experience weightlessness 245ft in the air on a giant 3G swing, or take a zip wire trip along the length of the 80m deep flooded quarry.
Head underground and discover the delights of Clearwell Caves, a natural cave system mined for iron ore for years but now open to the public. Or go down Big Pit, a working coal mine from 1880 - 1980 but now a fascinating industrial heritage museum.
Gastronomes can indulge in the sensational tasting menu at The Whitebrook (a 15 minute drive through the beautiful Wye Valley) which boasts a Michelin star and makes for an unforgettable dining experience. Or arrange your stay to take advantage of Abergavenny's famous Food Festival in mid September.
For those who seek peace and quiet at Orchard Cottage, you need go no further than the sun loungers on your private terrace, the bench by the stream at the end of the private orchard, or perhaps the swing bench, with a glass of wine in hand, listening to the prolific birdsong, and admiring the stunning view.
Anne's Hut, a short walk away through the fields, offers similar seclusion. Whether lying in the hammock under the ancient oak tree or nestling in by the fire pit with a rug as the plethora of stars appear arround you, total luxury and relaxation await.
For those who seek peace and quiet you need go no further than the sun loungers on your private patio, the seat at the end of the orchard, or maybe the swing bench, glass of wine in hand, listening to the prolific birdsong and admiring the stunning view.