Brilliant location for us to attend my brother's surprise 50th birthday celebrations in Monmouth. We visited Symonds Yat rock Forest of Dean, Tintern Abbey, Monmouth, Big Pit at Blaenavon and had gentle strolls along the river each day with dog and dad. The family came to visit us and it felt like home from home. There was everything we needed in the cottage (and more). Leisurely breakfasts watching the foxes and pheasants in the back garden were a delight.