The Old School Penallt ref: UK11307

Penallt, near Monmouth, Wye Valley

4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • All En-suite 
  • Open Plan 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


This fabulous 19th-century school has been converted into a great holiday home. Situated in the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this detached property is a real home from home with everything you could need, set in a quiet village location just walking distance from the local pub/restaurant. There are three large bedrooms all with en-suite facilities, one of which is on the ground floor with patio doors leading out to a lovely enclosed garden, great for your animals to exercise in. There is also a community play area at the rear of the garden.
There is a spacious open plan kitchen, dining and living area with beams and a wood burner – great for cosy nights in. There is also a snug on the ground floor; a great place for the kids if they want to watch some TV or play games.
The market town of Monmouth is approximately 5 miles from the property and hosts an abundance of shops, cafés and restaurants. Steeped in history, a must visit is Monmouth Castle and the Monnow Bridge and Gate.
The Forest of Dean National Park and Symonds Yat are approximately 12 miles from the property, and plenty of walks to be had with Offas Dyke not being far from here. Whatever you do on your holiday this spacious conversion will be the ideal place to base yourselves from. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 350 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, 48" Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
Dining area: With slate floor.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and slate floor.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Snug: With Freeview TV.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), Freeview TV, patio doors leading to the garden. En-suite with shower cubicle, bidet and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With zip and link 2ft 6in twin beds (can be kingsize on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With zip and link 2ft 6in beds (can be kingsize on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for the wood burner included, remainder at £6.50 per basket. Highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.


Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    350 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    350 yards
  • Railway station distance
    13.6 miles
  • Lake
    18 miles (reservoir)

About the local area

Stretching from the village of Mordiford just south of the City of Hereford to the rocky outcrops of Chepstow Castle and covering some 72 miles of the banks of the River Wye, the Wye Valley was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural beauty (AONB) in 1971. Recognised as an internationally important landscape it has now been a protected area for almost 35 years.

Ross-on-Wye is the only town that actually lies within the AONB and it also forms an approximate boundary between the two very different types of landscape that predominate in the valley. To the north of the town the river meanders slowly over the lowlands of Herefordshire. The undulating sometimes steep wooded slopes around the villages of Woolhope, Fownhope, Mordiford and Brockhampton changes to a more gentle flood plain of rich agricultural land as it approaches the town of Ross-on-Wye.

To the South of Ross-on-Wye the scenery changes again into the spectacular and famous landscape of the Wye Gorge that stretch from the village of Goodrich all the way to Chepstow. The dramatic limestone cliffs of Symonds Yat tower above the river as it meanders through the steep wooded slopes of the narrow gorge and forms a huge horseshoe bend almost five miles long. Extensive woodlands cover the slopes and cliffs that surround the river and you can find some impressive viewpoints along the course of the river as it passes through Redbrook, Brockweir, Llandogo and Tintern on its way to the cliffs of Wintour's Leap and its tidal lower reaches.

Golfers are excellently catered for, with no less than 18 courses in the area, including the prestigious Celtic Manor Resort, where the Wentwood Hills course will be the host for the Ryder Cup in 2010.

Fans of the great outdoors will not be disappointed either. There are two national trails, and over 1000 miles of public paths a varying difficulty by meandering rivers, gentle hills, or the rugged Black Mountains. And if you have chance to relax a little why not try some local, homegrown produce in the local farmers markets, which feature closely in the wide variety of superior restaurants in the region.

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