Broad Oak is ideally situated, being near to main routes from London, the South West, Midlands and Wales but also rural enough to enjoy dark skies, bird song and beautiful views of the rolling countryside of the Marches (an ancient border region between Wales and England).
The Studio occupies part of our 17C home which originally was a row of cottages with some stables at the end. The studio opens on to a garden which is managed for wildlife and also grows some vegetables. Studio guests are welcome to enjoy the garden at all times.
As well as ourselves, the cottage is also home to our friendly dog. Other livestock include a crazy chicken that we inherited and that lives in the garden.
We can supply a self service breakfast, simple lunch and cooked meal in the evening. All produce is locally sourced and organic where possible, we also sometimes use veggies from the garden. Dietary needs can be catered for, please let us know in advance.
The newly renovated rooms can sleep up to five in one double bed, one single bed and a third room with beds that can be made into a double or twin. A shower room is near to the single room and a bathroom sits between the two double rooms, all these are on the first floor. Being old, the cottage is characterful with some low door lintels to the bedrooms and narrow, steep stairs to the two double rooms.
Broad Oak is 8 miles from the historic town of Ross on Wye and 6 miles from the ancient border town of Monmouth. The area is very popular with walkers, there are long and short distance walks very close by and it may be possible to arrange a guided walk if you would like to see the countryside that way.
Monmouth sits at the top of the Wye Valley which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). There is a local company that offers self led and guided canoe hire.
The Brecon Beacons are about an hours drive away.