A charming collection of rustic self catering holiday cottages between Monmouth and Abergavenny, with panoramic views stretching across the Wye Valley, Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains.


Escape the hustle and enjoy Penylan’s more gentle pace of life, in one of our three charming self catering cottages. Spend your holiday on our farm in unspoilt hilltop tranquility, ten minutes from the historic market town of Monmouth.  Awake to the sound of the bird song, take in the fresh welsh air and enjoy wonderful local walks and panoramic views from our small working farm focussed on environmental stewardship.

Our Cottages

Each of our cottages have been individually converted to a high standard with plump down duvets, Egyptian cotton bedding and welsh wool blankets together with original oak beams and underfloor heating to make your stay with us extra special. The cottages are set in a courtyard each with their own adjoining south facing patio.

Arrive and feel instantly at home in our cosy cottages. All accommodation has well equipped kitchens, flatscreen TVs with DVD, city-speed Wi-Fi, dishwashers and bags of upmarket country charm. We are on hand for local knowledge or any extras you may need.


Mill Self Catering

A luxury conversion on two levels ideal for couples, The Mill has been elegantly furnished.​


Ciderhouse Self Catering Patio BBQ near Monmouth

Ciderhouse Cottage, a former cart shed, has an open plan living area perfect for gathering with family and friends.


Beili Accommodation Monmouth Abergavenny

Beili Stable is a spacious barn with touches of brick, slate and antique oak, looking out to wonderful views.

our neighbourhood

Penylan Farm enjoys a hilltop setting atop of the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside. We are just 5 miles from the medieval market town of Monmouth, birth place of Henry V and are nestled between Abergavenny, the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean, Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. 

On our immediate doorstep is the historic Hendre Estate which was the family home the Rolls family (of Rolls-Royce fame). Local footpaths connect to Offa’s Dyke or you can follow one of our own custom designed walks from the farm exploring the history of The Rolls Family. 

Once you have recharged your batteries there are plenty of local activities to keep you going including water sports on the River Wye (voted the public’s favourite river in England and Wales) and cycling in the Forest of Dean, or along the ‘Peregrine Trail’ following the Wye to Symonds Yat. We have done the leg-work for you, find something for everyone, at any pace, at any point of the year at the link below.

“Wow just wow!”

“The minute you walk in you can clearly see the care and attention the owners Cathy and Dave have made. Lovely three night stay with beds you could sleep in all day! A fantastic stay and the three of us commented that we will be back!”

“I couldn’t have hoped for a better home away from home.”

“Cathy is a generous and charming hostess. Brilliant position, nestled halfway between Monmouth and Abergavenny. There are excellent walking opportunities direct from the door.”

“One of the most beautiful and tranquil settings in the UK”

“If you want a really get away from it all holiday in beautiful unspoilt surroundings with fantastic views and excellent accommodation , then this is for you.”

Our Ethos

We’re the Bowen family. We started self catering at Penylan to open up our beautiful part of the world with visitors aiming to make them feel as at home and at peace here as we do. 

We do our best to make your visit one to remember, providing local knowledge on great places to visit, tourist attractions and seasonal events, and of course the best places to eat.

Monmouthshire has recently been named the top food destination in Wales, with friendly local hostelries and Michelin starred restaurants. We’ll point you towards great locale produce and Dave will happily explain his approach to sustainable farming and biodiversity. 

Farmhouse bed and breakfast self catering
Cathy and Dave Bowen