Choose a self-catering cottage in Monmouthshire, the food capital of Wales. Come hungry and time your visit with one of the many South Wales food festivals, because the county has been earmarked as a food tourism destination - the first in Wales.
Start your stomp along the Welsh Coastal Path at Chepstow, or linger a while to watch some horse racing. Walk parts of the towpath along the River Wye and delve into the Wye Valley AONB with its most renowned spectacle, Tintern Abbey. Head northwards on the National Cycle Network towards Usk and on to either Monmouth or Abergavenny and the Blaenavon World Heritage Site. Whichever way you travel, you’ll be sure of a castle, ruined priory or glorious garden like the little known Dewstow Gardens and Grottoes.
However you choose to explore this part of South Wales, Monmouthshire holiday cottages will put you at the heart of this historic county.