Submitted by Guests Comments on 16 December 2011 - 10:58am
Hurrah the renovations at Vanilla Cottage are ended and we had our Visit Wales grading inspection yesterday. Retained our 5 star as well. Jobs a good 'un! We have a few limited edition short breaks for January and February which are excellent value- come see!
New kitchen and bathroom pics are now on our website and pics of the other rooms will follow after the Christmas decorations have been removed. Now, wheres that corkscrew......
Submitted by Guests Comments on 13 December 2011 - 9:24am
A cheerful party to the Torchlit carols under the arches of roofless Tintern Abbey last night -despite 70 mile an hour winds and torrential rain. How very British. Still an atmospheric start to the festive season- but we were mighty glad to return to the twinkling lights,mulled wine ,baked potatoes and woodburner of cosy Tintern Abbey Cottage across the road!
Submitted by Guests Comments on 2 December 2011 - 6:08pm
We turned on the Christmas lights for the arrivals at Abbey Cottage this evening and Christmas stockings and cinnamon candles await all our guests at all three cottages from now to the big day itself. Ho Ho Ho!
Submitted by Guests Comments on 29 November 2011 - 7:35pm
More Opportunities to sightsee, skate and meet Santa in one place in our area next weekend, start here, then move on to Usk for the reindeer. Fabulous! http://www.blaenavonchristmas.com/
Submitted by Guests Comments on 29 November 2011 - 8:18am
No less than two tilers busy in Vanilla Cottage square-ing up to the task of making old and very unstraight walls all shiny bright and new. One cussing upstairs in the bathroom, and one cussing downstairs in the kitchen . Good luck guys. There might be a right angle there somewhere but you will have to search hard for it! At least now the electricians are done you can shine a light on the problem.......
Submitted by Guests Comments on 28 November 2011 - 9:31am
Submitted by Guests Comments on 27 November 2011 - 11:07am
If it moves salute it. If it stays still paint it white. So learns a young British Army sqaddie. Some of them should come and work at Vanilla Cottage. Everything is being undercoated ( white), bleached ( white), tiled ( white) , grouted ( white) or scrubbed ( knuckles white). In some cases all of that. All the linen is being renewed ( white). Is there a theme going on here? . Please just let the snow stay away till we are done. Would not be all white to have that right now.......
Submitted by Guests Comments on 25 November 2011 - 6:21pm
Mike the roof has been revitalising the chimneys at Vanilla and was just finishing off the pointing when the guys indoors wanted some warmth to dry their plaster- so I lit the woodburner..........Anyone want to hire a kipper?
Submitted by Guests Comments on 24 November 2011 - 11:09am
To all our many guests from across the big pond. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving .We hope to see you at Monmouthshire Cottages again before too long.
Submitted by Guests Comments on 24 November 2011 - 11:06am
Jo the Joiner busily fitting the posh new kitchen at Vanilla Cottage- looks so bright and shiny ( not the poor joiner who is covered in dust!). Cant wait to play house!