The Benches

A gorgeous Italianette style villa in Monmouthshire with snooze space for 12 in 6 en suite bedrooms. There’s an OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL, SAUNA and HOT TUB, plus a pool table, table football and play equipment. 1 toddler bed (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge. - Quality Assured - 5 Star Exceptional Award Visit Wales - Self Catering - 5 Star Award

The Benches is a very unique large group holiday home on the edge of Monmouth in Wales. The setting is gorgeous – right on the banks of the River Wye with views over the waters to the countryside beyond. 6 bedrooms sleep 12 people (one in the self-contained Riverview Annex); on the terrace there’s a swimming pool and hot tub, in the summerhouse, a sauna.

From the garden gate you can join the Wye Valley Way and walk into the countryside to join Offa’s Dyke, or amble to the Boat Inn just a couple of miles upriver. In the opposite direction you can stroll into town where you’ll find a big market square, plenty of shops and some good places to eat.

The Benches is well placed for exploring the beautiful Wye Valley, the Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains and the Forest of Dean. You’ll find heaps to do if you like outdoor pursuits – hiking, pony trekking and mountain biking, and at Symonds Yat you can go canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding, or try rock climbing, abseiling or bushcraft at Forest Adventure Activity Centre. Follow the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, swing on the high ropes at Go Ape, ride on a steam train with Perrygrove Railway, explore the enchanting world of Puzzlewood and the underground caverns at Clearwell Caves, watch butterflies at Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo. 

Discover the towns in the area – Hay on Wye for booklovers, Usk for anglers, Abergavenny for foodies, or go to Gloucester and visit the cathedral and the vibrant Victorian docks. Wales is famous for its castles and you’ll find several nearby, like Raglan and Chepstow; for more history go and see the ruins at Tintern Abbey or Caerwent Roman Town. You see? A multitiude of things to see and do for all ages and all tastes! Check availability and book your stay at The Benches today!


  • Sleeps 12 + cots and toddler bed in 6 en suite bedrooms
  • Outdoor heated pool Easter to October half term
  • Fantastic for family gatherings
  • Pool table and table football
  • Beautifully furnished
  • Outdoor play equipment
  • Hot tub & sauna all year round
  • Bose sound system
  • Stunning views over the river Wye
  • BBQ
  • Direct access to river walks
  • Wood burning stoves (logs provided)
  • Walking distance of Monmouth town centre
  • Neighbouring properties - consideration required
  • 2 x Dogs by prior arrangement £50 Each
  • WIFI
  • No Stag or Hen Groups
  • Short breaks available
  • Non smoking
  • No fireworks, sky lanterns or drones
  • Ratings & Awards
    • Visit Wales - Self Catering - 5 Star Award
    • - Quality Assured - 5 Star Exceptional Award
    • Visit Britain - We're Good To Go
    • Car Required
    • Child Friendly
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Non Smoking
    • Not Suitable for Wheelchairs
    Child / Baby Facilities
    • Cot Available
    • Toddler Beds
    Eco Features
    • Recycling Available
    Entertainment Facilities
    • DVD Player
    • Pool Table
    • Table Football
    • TV
    • WiFi
    General Facilities
    • Catering Available
    • Central Heating
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron & Board
    • Linen Provided
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Shower
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine
    • Woodburner
    Leisure Facilities
    • Hot Tub
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Pampering Available
    • Sauna
    Local Activities
    • Canoeing
    • Cycling
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Horse Riding
    • Shopping
    • Sightseeing
    • Swimming
    • Walking
    Local Amenities
    • Bus
    • Cafe
    • Car Hire
    • Firewood
    • Laundrette
    • Medical Centre
    • Pharmacy
    • Pub
    • Restaurant
    • Shops
    • Taxi
    Outdoor Facilities
    • Balcony / Terrace
    • Barbecue
    • Climbing Frame
    • Garden
    • Outdoor Lighting
    • Parking for several vehicles
    • Parking Off Street
    • Patio
    • Patio Furniture
    Type of Location
    • Peaceful
    • Scenic
    • Town
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"10/10 - Thank you so much for letting us stay at the Benches. We had a fantastic time and Mandy, Elisabeth and the owner, Jackie, made us feel very welcome. The Benches is an absolutely stunning house and we throughly enjoyed every minute. It is a weekend we will all treasure, so thank you very much."