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Vanilla Cottage

BOOK LIVE ONLINE warm welcoming cottage. Woodburner. CH incl ,Spa bath , Sky.TV,WiFi .Stroll to riverbank pub . Excellent golf,fishing walking eating. Sleeps 3. 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom,Pets,Parking

Self-Catering in or near Usk - 1 unit sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms


One of three individually located  cottages owned by a prizewinning family business, Warmly romantic year round five star comfort  above  the  banks of the River Usk. Beautiful  countryside easy for both Brecon Beacons and Forest of Dean and the many atractions and activities of the area. An easy short drive from popular concert and event venues including Caldicot Castle and Chepstow Racecourse..  Perfect for honeymoons, significant birthdays, golf, sleeping, eating, walking and castles.  Sleeps up to 3 in 2 bedrooms. 

Lavendered linens, whirlpool bath, towels, robes. Unusually comprehensive equipment including , Satellite TVs, Superfast WiFi, . included , Ipod dock, Woodburner, Central Heating included.

Logs for the woodburner are always available and charged at cost for your convenience. Its lovely to relax by the fire!

Washer, dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, double oven , microwave, tassimo coffee machine , hairdryer etc Very well equipped throughout.

Adjoining riverbank walk, fishing, nature reserve.. Rural, tranquil,  yet easy M4/ M50/ M5. Fenced delightful cottage garden, Off road parking space .Suntrap terrace with furniture and a lavender hedge, Well behaved pet welcome. Excellent walking from the doorstep . Visiting pamper therapies and hairdressing available. 

(Tiny immodible babies bringing their own carry cots  welcome but Vanilla is not suitable for the infirm or toddlers due to attractive but steep original stairs. Please consider our Foxes Reach or Tintern Abbey Cottage which are easier in this regard and which appear on this website)

We offer whole weekly rentals starting on Fridays throughout the year and short breaks of 3 nights ( Fridays) or 4 nights ( Mondays) for the same price on most dates except school /.bank holidays..Our Snowdrop and  Daffodil breaks in Spring and our Advent breaks in December  are especially good value and always sold out.

Winner of Best Self Catering in Wales 2018

Runner up best in Wales 2003 and 2007, Green award. WINNER Gold Award WINNER  National Tourism Awards Best Visitor Welcome 2015

WINNER  Best Hospitality Travel and Tourism Business 2015 and again in 2016 - Monmouthshire Business Awards

Indulgent Short breaks . Credit cards accepted. Immaculate. Convenient.

NOTE Please click though to our own website where you can see  our availability and prices  We will gladly quote for your stay if you cant see the price you are looking for.

SPECIAL OFFERS Autumn, Advent Christmas and  Spring are now on our website. There are couples discounts on peak season school holiday summer dates.


Opening Times

Open all year.


  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Dog Friendly
  • Drying facilities
  • Electric shaver points
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Freezer
  • Garden
  • Golf
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Linen provided
  • Microwave cooker
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Self-Catering
  • Single sex groups accepted
  • Sky TV
  • Sleeps 3 or 4
  • Television
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Woodburner


1, The Steppes
Kemeys Commander
NP15 1JZ
O/S Ref: SO 348056

Enter your start address:

From Central Usk take road next to 3 Salmons Hotel signed to Abergavenny. After 3 miles arrive at Chain Bridge which is a green bridge over the River Usk., Do not cross bridge but take turning to right on the riverbank uphill. After 300 yards we are first on the right.

  • Rural
  • Usk



Snowdrop break per party for 4 nights - £239


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