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- Pub 'on foot'
- Child and Baby Friendly
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Cyclists Accepted
- Walker Friendly
- Open Fire or Stove
- Own Parking
- Golfing Breaks
- Short Breaks
- Wi-Fi Access
- Rural Location
The Haywain, near Monmouth, is a quality holiday cottage, one of six charming stone cottages at Steppes Farm that can sleep up to four. guests. With a double bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor, The Haywain is of particular interest to elderly visitors or those who cannot manage stairs.
The ground floor double bedroom has oak beams in the ceiling and is tastefully furnished with mahogany fittings. Upstairs, the second bedroom contains twin pine beds with matching furniture and a window in the sloping roof, letting a broad expanse of sky flood the room with natural light. The contemporary bathroom has a bath with shower over, and all towels are included.
Downstairs, an open-plan kitchen has plenty of space for dining at the large farmhouse kitchen table, and it is linked to the spacious and comfortable lounge. A TV with DVD player is available, and logs are available on site for the log burner. Free WiFI is available throughout the cottage.
Outside, there is plenty of parking space, and guests can make use of the gardens and grounds, as well as their own patio area.
Also on-site at Steppes Farm is The Stonemill, an AA 2 Rosette and Michelin-listed restaurant, offering a delightful dining experience. All vegetables for the restaurant are grown on-site at Steppes Farm, and only the best local meat and fish are used to produce dishes that deliver exceptional quality and taste. From a three-course meal throughout the week to a traditional Sunday lunch, The Stonemill is known to frequently tempt visitors away from the self-catering facilities offered by the properties. Typical menus might include a starter of pan-seared scallops with pickled vegetables, followed by roasted loin of venison with a chocolate jus, and a decadent Rocky Road Cheesecake for dessert. With dishes as good as this, it is not hard to see why guests often return to Steppes Farm after their first visit.
With so much to see and do in Monmouthshire, those repeat visits can easily be filled with new and exciting adventures. Wales is home to more castles per square kilometer than anywhere else in Europe, and nowhere is this more evident than in Monmouthshire. Raglan Castle, White Castle, Chepstow Castle, and Caldicot Castle all speak of the tumultuous history of this border region and offer fascinating insights into life in times gone by. Monmouth itself is steeped in history, and the towns Monnow Bridge is well worth a visit, as it is the only medieval gated stone bridge in the country.
If outdoor adventures and sporting pursuits are more appealing, the area around Monmouth certainly doesn't disappoint. From walking in the beautiful Wye Valley, mountain biking in the Forest of Dean or kayaking on the River Wye, there are plenty of adrenaline-fuelled thrills and spills on offer. A little further afield, the peaks of the Brecon Beacons offer more challenging hikes and The National Diving and Activity Centre at Chepstow provides thrilling dive facilities for divers of all abilities.
For a more leisurely holiday, the market towns of Monmouth, Usk, Hereford, and Abergavenny are all within easy reach. With picture-postcard streets filled with eclectic boutiques and artisan food stores, each of these towns makes a great destination for a day of sightseeing, shopping and perhaps a good lunch at a local restaurant or pub.
Whatever type of holiday you are looking for, The Haywain at Steppes Farm is sure to delight, offering as it does a warm welcome and spacious, comfortable accommodation. With The Haywain as your base, your Monmouthshire holiday is one you'll remember for a long time to come.