The garden is fenced for pets and has patio furniture
  • The garden is fenced for pets and has patio furniture
  • Hard floor, rug, leather furniture, garden view. Woodburner. Relax with a book , tea, wine or a film!
  • The kitchen is very well equipped and is open plan to a dining area. Ther is a DAb radio and garden view.
  • The bathroom has a whirlpool bath with shower over, WC, wash basin, shaver socket. Towels  and roves are provided.
  • The bathroom has a whirlpool bath with shower over, WC, wash basin, shaver socket. Towels  and roves are provided.
  • The master bedroom has a 5 ft bed with eyptian cottons and hypoallerganic pillows and duvet. It has a garden view.
  • 5ft bed, egyptian cottons, hypoallergenic pillows and duvets, small TV , garden view
  • The single bedroom is small but has all you need.
  • As well as modern mugs and stainless steel, Vanilla has  a silver tea set and vintage china. Enjoy a real tea on the terrace or by the fire!


A delicious gem of a stone built 19th century cottage sleeping 3 near Usk. It has been completely refurbished to a 5 star standard and features a king-sized 5 ft bed. It adjoins a nature reserve and is in an elevated position above the banks of the river Usk. We have a suntrap terrace in a fully enclosed garden. We can arrange trout fishing (river Usk) or salmon fishing (river Wye) in season. It is right on the Usk Valley walk which includes stretches of riverbank with excellent wildlife including otters, herons, buzzards and more.

The National Cycle route 42 passes within yards and number 30 is nearby. A wide choice of pubs and award winning restaurants are nearby, including the foodie mecca of Abergavenny. Excellent location for visiting Tintern Abbey, Caerleon Roman remains, descending for coal into Big Pit and enjoying the ancient stone castles of Chepstow, Raglan and Skenfrith, the Brecon Beacons, the book town of Hay on Wye, boating on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal at Goytre Wharf, walking, eating or simply chilling out.

There is one double bedroom and one single room. because the stairs or quite steep and twisting they are impossible to gate and therefore we do not accept toddlers but immobile babies and older children are welcome. For the same reason wobbly older folk should beware.

We have a good Tv and DVD and superfast broadband included in the rental.
Some mobile phones work well but some do not so we can offer a landline against your credit card if required.

central heating is included to 21C year round.
Steep stairs make the cottage unsuitable for toddlers or those with mobility difficulties unfortunately.
Special offer short breaks spring autumn and Advent plus Christmas and New Year . Particularly suitable for honeymoons weddings and anniversaries. Ideally located for golfing walking and sightseeing.Excellent eating out options all very local
Sheltered garden is fenced for dogs
Terrace is a suntrap
There is private parking for only one car off road but a second car may be parked on the roadside.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Vanilla Cottagefrom £399.00 to £699.00 per unit per week

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Booking & Payment Details

  • Christmas special programme
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Barbecue


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from age 3

Cooking Facilities

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave cooker

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating
  • Real log/coal fires

Laundry Facilities

  • Drying facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washing machine

Leisure Facilities

  • Fishing
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Health/beauty facilities onsite

Linen & Bedding

  • Linen provided


  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Cleaning service
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Radio
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television

Site Features

  • Garden

Target Markets

  • Single sex groups welcomed

Property Facilities: Vanilla Cottage

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Bath
  • King-sized bed
  • Scenic view
  • Shower
  • Spa bath


Map & Directions

Vanilla Cottage

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The Steppes, Kemeys Commander, Near Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1JZ
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  • 5 Visit Wales Stars Self-catering
5 Visit Wales Stars Self-catering


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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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