The Old Dairy is a beautiful three storey 1850’s stone cottage in the semi-rural village of Bishton (near Magor) - a country feel yet scores of amenities within a short drive.
You'll notice heaps of original features from its working farm history, including stone walls, oak beams, wood floors plus many other quirky characteristics!
It has a well furnished, cosy living room/kitchen for your comfort.
Sleeping space - The Apple Loft & Creamery are delightfully unique and tastefully furnished.
The Old Dairy is a hugely unique, three storey cottage with cosy yet totally functional living space on the ground floor, gorgeous bedroom and bathroom with original floorboards on the first floor (Old Creamery), then above you’ll find The Apple Loft, a spacious Master bedroom & office with stunning oak beams in the attic space.
The Old Dairy is ideally situated - with quick motorway access just 5 mins from the M4 Severn/Prince of Wales Bridge - The Gateway To Wales - giving fantastic access to all nearby attractions - as well as being right on the edge of stunning Monmouthshire.
The cottage is ideal for a romantic hideaway for couples or weekend retreat for friends - all of whom are more than welcome to bring well behaved dogs along with them. My two Springers love it here.
The cottage is also suitable for professionals working in the area requiring easy access to M4 & M5 motorways, and is an ideal base to get around.
Within 5 minutes drive is the quaint nearby village of Magor, offering a choice of coffee shops and places to eat. (This includes a Co-Op store, Chinese/Fish & Chip/Pizza takeaway, two Indian restaurants, a post office, a barber, dentist, hairdresser & beauty salon, a small bakery, and two pet friendly pubs).
For those who are a little adventurous, you can walk to Historic Magor Square with the dogs for a delicious meal at the award winning Golden Lion. Find a seat on a comfy sofa by their log burners, choose a well earned glass of hand picked wine, experience first class service and welcoming atmosphere from Louise and her team before walking off our dinner on the way home. Highly recommended! Dogs are allowed in the bar at the front.
The Old Dairy even provides our guests with a complimentary voucher for The Golden Lion and a copy of their menu & cocktail list - just let them know you’re staying at The Old Dairy to redeem the voucher!
(I can also recommend a local taxi service for those who would like to take advantage of everything but the walk!).
Other places to eat are;
The Milton Hotel, Llanwern.
The Farmers Arms, Goldcliffe
The Rose Inn, Redwick.
There are lovely walks from the cottage - with or without dogs, plus Wentwood forest a short drive away provides miles upon miles of forest trails! The RSPB Wetlands centre is also nearby for a stroll close to nature.
The Magor to Goldcliffe Coastal Path Walk forms part of the Gwent Levels and is well worth it. Top tip - try out the quirky little Seawall Tearooms at Goldcliffe!
If you’re a cycling enthusiast it’s perfect as there are plenty of flat roads and villages to explore - there are lots of cycle routes available on: http://www.newport.gov.uk/documents/Leisure-and-Tourism/Newport-Cycle-Map-Edition-3.pdf.
Places of interest also close by;
15 mins from Chepstow/Forest of Dean.
25 mins from Tintern Abbey/Wye Valley.
30 mins from Cardiff
25 mins from Bristol
15 mins from Newport
7 mins from the Celtic Manor Spa Hotel, conference and golf resort.
Nearby are the Monmouthshire towns of Usk (8 miles), Chepstow (10miles) & Monmouth (17miles).
Other places worth visiting;
Magor Marsh Nature Reserve - 90 acres of Wetland (5 mins)
Caldicot Castle & Country Park - great for dog walks (10 mins)
St Fagans (30 mins)
Chepstow Racecourse (15 mins)
Newport Transporter Bridge (10mins)
Carleon & surround area (10 mins)
Tredegar House & Gardens National Trust - pet friendly (15 mins)
Sirhowy Valley Country Park (25 mins)
In addition, there are many well known chain restaurants in Spytty Retail Park, and the new Friar’s Walk shopping complex in Newport. Or if you want more choice, you can always nip into Cardiff (16 minutes) or Bristol (21minutes) on the train from Newport station if you’d like a spot of retail therapy!
There are two parking spaces to the rear of the cottage, and an extremely pleasant front garden which has the sun all day at the front.
I very much enjoy keeping the garden pretty this time of year for guests to enjoy - feel free to sit outside on the garden set to enjoy your morning coffee or a little al fresco dining!
I love our birds in the garden at The Old Dairy and will leave plenty of food so that you can fill the feeders if you wish. There is a resident Bishton Woodpecker around most days along with plenty of robins, sparrows, tits and a whole host of other fabulous songbirds who will all happily feed right outside the front door.
Passing trains can sometimes be heard and seen in the distance on the far side of the fields. The excellent additional glazing in the Old Creamery ensures a quiet nights rest. Sometimes guests are lucky enough to have a sighting of a passing steam train, which is a real treat!
The kitchen is small but perfect for everything you need! It has a traditional Belfast sink and electric oven, microwave and fridge/freezer. There is a washer dryer at the cottage for your use, (although please try to use the washing line for drying in summer).
The living space has a beautiful old Welsh dresser and old antique pine pieces in keeping with the age of the cottage with very comfortable leather sofa and chairs.
The bedrooms have high quality furnishings and bed linen for your comfort.
The Old Dairy welcomes your furry companion with open paws!!! We provide spare leads, bowls, towels and blankets for you to use in the antique pine trunk in the living room for an enjoyable and comfortable stay with your pet.
(PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT PROVIDE GUEST TOWELS. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR OWN, THANK YOU).
Very happy to answer any queries at any time, and look forward to hearing from you!
The village of Bishton's historic name was “Bishop’s Town”. It is a linear village dating back to the post-Roman period when it was a centre for the Bishops of Llandaff. It has a strong association with Cadwaladr the Blessed, the last Welsh king to claim sovereignty of Britain. Cadwaladr later became a Welsh Christian Saint and Bishton’s Church is named after him, one of only three in Wales.
Key features of Bishton today are St Cadwaladr’s Church, the former Primary School (now the village hall), a number of houses dating from the 17th/18th centuries together with more recent dwellings including several converted from agricultural barns. Its population is about 150.
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Bishton, Wales, Storbritannien