The Medieval Manor

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Sleeps: 12 - 14 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended Manor Great Value
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed Parking Space Romantic Decorated for Christmas

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It is not often you are likely to have the opportunity to live like the Tudors in a Grade II manor house that once belonged to Henry VIII. The Medieval Manor comes with five atmospheric bedrooms, two bathrooms, an extremely characterful living room, a newly redecorated country kitchen fit for feasts and a mature garden. You will discover carved antique bedframes, heavy oak doors, tapestries, and exposed stone walls. There are ancient nooks and crannies, open fireplaces, beams and heavy stone lintels. Along with these wonderful nods to the past, The Medieval Manor offers modern touches including fabulous bathrooms.

This wonderful property enjoys a lovely setting in the delightful village of Caldicot, just 100 metres from Caldicot Castle which was founded by the Normans and its 55 acre country park. Just a few minutes’ walk from the manor house is the village pub, The Castle Inn. Caldicot sits in South Wales between the two bridges over the River Severn, between Chepstow and Newport. Close by, you can enjoy the subterranean hidden gardens of Dewstow and Wales’ last lave net fishermen practising the tradition at Black Rock. The Wye Valley Meadery Taproom is an excellent place to pick up a bottle or two of the local sparkling mead or Hive Mind beer made with honey from beehives in the Wye Valley. Caldicot enjoys a fascinating past, just as The Medieval Manor does. Dating back to the Bronze Age and mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086, the village offers ancient buildings such as Llanthony Secunda Manor built around 1120 as a grange for monks. England and Wales are both at your fingertips when staying here, with Bristol being a twenty minute drive away and the ancient spa city of Bath, thirty five minutes away.

When arriving at The Medieval Manor, you will find a characterful reception hall with a cloakroom and stairs leading to the farmhouse country kitchen upstairs. In turn, a few steps takes you to the lounge which has recently been redecorated whilst maintaining its fabulous nods from the past. The entertainment offered includes a television with Netflix, Disney channels, Now TV and many DVD’s. The chef in your group will be able to prepare a delicious feast in the kitchen which has all the modern appliances that you need for your self-catering stay including a range cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave. The dining table seats up to fourteen guests. Just off the kitchen is a utility area and the first of two family bathrooms. Here you can soak in a wonderful slipper bath, dreaming of how things were in days gone by or you can take a shower. Two bedrooms are located on the first floor including one master bedroom and a family room. Some of the rooms were originally dormitory rooms for the monks of Llanthony. The master boasts an intricately carved, four poster medieval bed, wonderful ceiling beams, a couple of accent chairs, the thickest of walls which are really apparent when you look out of the windows and an ensuite toilet. The other double room offers a vintage kingsize bed and a single bed, a feature fireplace, more beams and exposed stone walls.

A spiral staircase heads up to the second floor to a further three bedrooms. The first, another master, enjoys a vintage, intricately carved kingsize bed and exposed stone walls. The second is a cosy twin with a basin and mirror. The last is another family room with a double bed and single bed. Another family bathroom offers a slipper bath, shower and window seat. You will discover lots of window seats around and plenty of original medieval features. The house is steeped in history, offering a fabulous atmosphere.

The garden is lovely with high stone walls, bench seating and tables where you can enjoy a barbecue in summer months. From the 1st of March, 2024, our guests will have access to a new outdoor space, which will include a large hot tub under the gazebo as well as a covered seating area and outdoor bar. 

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What you should know…

  • Though The Medieval Manor has been revamped and redecorated, it does have some quirks including some spiral staircases that are not the easiest to manage with mobility issues or with very young children and plenty of vintage furnishings
  • The property owners live on-site though guests enjoy their own private front door and driveway. The owners are happy to offer advice
  • The Medieval Manor can comfortably sleep twelve guests and you are welcome to use the sofa bed in the living room
  • There is plenty of car parking space

This home is a part of our Great Value and Heritage Collection!

This is a historic home, and as such:

  • It has probably been standing for over 100 years, which means it's full of historic value and charm but it may also have one or two quirks!
  • Some of the decor and furnishings may not be brand new, but that should not detract from your holiday experience in this unique setting that allows you to take a step back in time!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Microwave Coffee Machine Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV TV DVD Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Parking Space Decorated for Christmas

Ground Floor
- Entrance hall
- Cloakroom

First Floor
- Living room
- Fully-equipped kitchen with range cooker, larder, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, blender, toaster, kettle and automatic coffee maker
- Master bedroom with king-size four poster bed and en-suite cloakroom
- Bedroom with double bed and additional single bed
- Family bathroom

Second Floor
- Master bedroom with king-size four poster bed and en-suite cloakroom
- Bedroom with king-size bed and additional single bed
- Bedroom with twin single beds
- Family bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Large garden
- Dining facilities
- Medieval barbecue
- From the 1st of March, 2024, guests will have access to our new outdoor space, which will include a large hot tub under the gazebo as well as a covered seating area and outdoor bar

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Smart TV
- Selection of books & board games
- Laundry facilities
- Parking for 10 cars

Location

About the surrounding area of The Medieval Manor
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The Medieval Manor is located between Cardiff and Bristol on the southern tip of the Wye Valley, an area known for its outstanding natural beauty. This wonderful property is just three miles from from the market town of Chepstow. Further afield, you can discover Abergavenny and the Brecon Beacons. Caldicot, home to The Medieval Manor, is a charming village with an incredible history. Nearby, the medieval Church of St Mary’s was also built by the monks of Llanthony in the 12th century.

Bristol, a city steeped in history, enjoys top attractions including Bristol Cathedral and the Lord Mayor’s Chapel, SS Great Britain, one of the best preserved boats in the country, Brunel’s masterpiece, the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol Aquarium and Aerospace Bristol.

Chepstow, famous for its racecourse, offers a wonderfully scenic entrance to Wales. The racecourse is home to Wales’ most prestigious race meeting, the Coral Welsh Grand National and thirty other annual meetings so you may be lucky enough to enjoy a racing experience during your holiday. Chepstow also boasts a magnificent castle which towers over the cliff sides of the River Wye, the Chepstow Museum where you can learn about the history of the town and many excellent shops, restaurants and cafes. There is a National Diving Centre nearby and peregrine falcons on the river. There are many walking trails from the town including the Wye Valley Walk, the Offa’s Dyke National Trail and the Wales Coast Path.

The compact, friendly Welsh capital Cardiff offers much entertainment from global sporting events, intimate gigs, national museums, a castle, cosmopolitan dining and excellent shopping. Its 76,000 seater stadium sits right in the heart of the city. Cardiff Castle is nearly two thousand years old but had a lavish makeover by the architect William Burges in the 19th century. With ornate décor, intricate carvings and rich colour tones fusing Arabian, Gothic and Mediterranean styles, it is a must visit. It offers an incredible view of the city and beyond if you climb to the top. Bute Park, a sprawling green space, sits next to the castle. You can enjoy a meander along the River Taff, look out for wildlife, visit the cafe or enjoy a delicious picnic. You can also soak up some culture at The Old Library which is home to the fabulous Museum of Cardiff. The National Museum Cardiff sits in a grand building offering an enormous collection of Impressionist art and hundreds of exhibits. Music lovers may want to visit the oldest record shop in the world, Spillers Records which opened in 1894. Chapter Arts Centre in Canton and Tramshed in Riverside are great for some evening music and arts entertainment.

Roughly forty five minutes away, Abergavenny is a wonderful blend of old and new. With fresh mountain air and the beautiful scenery of the Usk valley, it offers an excellent range of shops, restaurants and cafes, a museum, a ruined Norman castle, a colourful market, all with a dramatic backdrop. This south east corner of the Brecon Beacons National Park is a fabulous base for walking, cycling and enjoying the great outdoors. Its annual Abergavenny Food Festival is fantastic. This market town boasts a rich history and heritage. Visitors enjoy exloring the area’s castles, medieval mansions, Roman remains and standing stones. The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is on the doorstep and the Blaenavon World Heritage and Big Pit Mine are just up the road. The Abergavenny Museum is set within the grounds of the castle, an ideal spot for a picnic or a walk. The museum building was formerly a hunting lodge built by the Marquess of Abergavenny. This area of South Wales is certainly fit for foodies. Visitors enjoy the very best of Welsh cuisine at the superb, Michelin starred Walnut Tree Inn and The Hardwick Restaurant. There are many other fantastic restaurants and gastropubs including The Bell at Skenfrith or The Skirrid Inn.

Other popular Welsh excursions including kayaking and canoeing in the rivers, shooting, hang gliding and bird watching. If you fancy a day by the sea, you can head to the beautiful Swansea Bay coastline and the Gower Peninsula with its gorgeous coves and glorious stretches of fine sand. The Victorian seaside village of Mumbles with its promenade, shops and restaurants is worth a visit. Mumbles was one of Dylan Thomas’ many stamping grounds and is the home of some world class ice cream. Mumbles is steeped in history with its lighthouse being built in 1794. It also boasts a Victorian pier and Oystermouth Castle which sits on the hilltop overlooking the sea. There are lovely boutique shops and galleries including the gorgeous Lovespoon Gallery and the Gower Gallery. No visit to Mumbles would be complete without sampling some ‘fresh off the boat’ seafood, its handmade chocolates and its fantastic ice creams.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bristol

(48km)

Nearest Ferry Port Southampton

(156km)

Nearest Train Station Caldicot

(1.6km)

Nearest Village Caldicot

(350m)

Nearest Town/City Bristol

(32km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Castle Inn

(160m)

Nearest Supermarket Asda

(500m)

Nearest Beach Sugar Loaf Beach

(40km)

Nearest Golf Dewstow Golf Course

(270km)

Nearest Tennis Rogiet

(4km)

Nearest Piste Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre

(44.5km)

Region

While the image of lush valleys and a laid-back lifestyle are right at the heart of a holiday in Wales, don’t think stunning landscapes and a bit of relaxation are the only thing on offer in this beautiful country. Don’t believe us?

Check out our Wales travel guide – it’s full of handy hints, travel ideas and great stuff for families and groups of friends to do.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

The Medieval Manor makes an excellent choice for families travelling with children, who will enjoy a real history education staying in this 800 year old home while still enjoying all the modern facilities to keep them entertained, including Wi-Fi and television with Netflix, Disney and Now TV as well as lots of DVD’s. There are two family bedrooms with a double and single bed plus a delightful twin room.

The location is wonderful for families. Bristol offers an incredible range of entertainment with its aquarium, Aerospace Bristol and the Wild Place Project. Bristol Aquarium is teeming with marine life from around the World. You will see sharks, rays, skate, native and freshwater species and invertebrates. The Wild Place Project is a fun family attraction that provides outdoor adventure, play and learning. Children will meet animals from across the world, from mischievous lemurs from Madagascar to magnificent European brown bears. In fifty beautiful acres including woodlands, gardens and meadows, families can enjoy summer picnics, a thrilling outdoor climbing adventure with a ‘Leap of Faith’ jump and a giant swing where visitors are strapped into paragliding harnesses and winched 25 feet up in the air, playgrounds and the Bear Wood. The Bear Wood is the only one of its kind in the UK with four incredible extinct British species, bears, wolves, lynxes and wolverines.

Children enjoy visiting the area’s castles where they can climb on walls and enjoy picnics and family games such as frisbee throwing. The Abergavenny Museum offers an activity room for children where they can enjoy craft activities.

Beacon Park Boats offer wonderful boat tours on the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal. It is a great day out. The electric boats can be hired for the day, half day or hourly with instruction given as well as life jackets and a boating pole. There are also Canadian canoes with a single bladed paddle for each person. You can moor up for a picnic on the towpath side of the canal or stop at one of the riverside pubs.

The Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway is very popular. The steam trains head north to the Whistle Inn, a short walk from Blaenavon town centre and to Big Pit Halt, next to the Big Pit Mining Museum. Children love the outing with picnic areas along the way, the Garn Lakes, the Furnace Sidings Tea Rooms and Eric’s Train Emporium. The Big Pit National Coal Museum is a real coal mine and an amazing museum which educates and entertains all ages. There are exhibitions that tell the story of coal in Wales, machinery, a virtual miner and an underground tour. You will be heading 300 feet down the mineshaft to a section of original underground works with a real miner to guide you. The Mining Galleries are fun with plenty of crashes, bangs and flashes to excite the children. Activity packs are available. During the high season, there are craft activities, story telling, dressing up and more.

If you head to the south coast of Wales, Swansea offers much entertainment for youngsters. There is tenpin bowling, cinemas, museums, go-karting, a trampoline park, a zoo, a waterpark, soft play areas and a lido. Plantasia Swansea is a unique tropical haven of wonderful plants and animals in the heart of Swansea. You will discover insects, reptiles, fish, monkeys, birds, bananas, pineapple plants, cacti, giant bamboo and much more. The Rainforest Hut has been been built using tribal techniques and is full of hammocks, musical instruments and spirit masks with tribal singing in the background. Children love seeing the chameleons, parakeets and the aquarium. There is an educational greenhouse walk and arid and tropical climate houses. The LC Swansea is a leisure destination on the doorstep of the Gower with swimming, surfing, climbing and rides including the white-knuckle rollercoaster, the Masterblaster. There is a fun indoor surf machine and a lazy river as well as a bubbling whirlpool. Little water babies can play in the mini pool. An aquatic maze also adds to the fun with bridges, ball pits and looping slides. Blackpill Lido is an outdoor water park with a splash pad, paddling pool, a dry play area, climbing rock and picnic facilities. There are plenty of gorgeous beaches to visit including the three mile long Aberavon Beach. The beach is popular with families and surfers. The award winning Langland Bay Beach is also very popular, just around the headland from the pretty Victorian seaside village of Mumbles. It offers wide golden sands and plenty of rock pools. It is a bigger surfer destination during the winter months. Another popular beach is Caswell with its long stretch of sand.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Night lights
  • Bath mat
  • Food blender
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Ruins
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Xbox/Playstation/Wii
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Children's books
  • Croquet
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Wine, champagne, and chocolates upon request at an additional charge
  • Stock fridge service available

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Though The Medieval Manor does not have a licence for wedding ceremonies, the superb St. Mary’s Church of Caldicot is just on the doorstep. What a wonderful venue the Grade II listed Medieval Manor would be for a reception with your intimate group of loved ones. This fabulous property, once owned by Henry VIII, will provide bucketloads of character, atmosphere and charm. Your wedding night will be in a lavish carved antique bed alongside ancient stone walls and opulent tapestries. Outside, you can celebrate using the bar and make magical memories that will last a lifetime. 

Indoor Capacity - 20

Outdoor Capacity - 20

Wedding Ceremony
The property does not have a license for wedding ceremonies. Caldicot’s St. Mary’s Church is just 100 yards away.

Wedding Reception
Intimate wedding receptions for up to 20 guests in this wonderfully historic setting.

Additional Fees for Events 

The property charges an additional fee to be paid directly for the reception. Please enquire.

Restrictions on Decorations and Themes
There are some restrictions; the walls and building interiors must be protected in regard to decoration. Please enquire.

Wedding Planning
The venue can recommend suppliers and caterers. 

Catering
There is no in-house catering; clients can choose from a list of recommended suppliers.

Where To Stay
The train station is less than 1 mile away. B&Bs are local to accommodate the overflow. Only 16 guests can stay at the Manor itself.

Venue Accessibility 
There is complimentary parking on-site. There is limited wheelchair accessibility, please inquire for details.

Flexibility on Duration
There is a two-day minimum stay.

Children
Children are welcome, but no childcare services are available. 

Noise Restrictions
Noise should be minimised after a certain hour to respect neighbours. No noise after 11 pm outside. 

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Arrival time 4.00 pm
Departure time 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit
Pets welcome? Well-behaved pets are allowed on request at time of booking. Please note that dogs must be over 9 months and spayed or neutered as their own dog lives on-site
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted indoors
Changeover day Any day except Saturday or Sunday
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 2-night minimum stay, this may be increased to 7-nights at peak times
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 1st 2024 £1,935 £2,580 £3,225 £3,870 £5,160
Mar 1st 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 £2,150 £2,795 £3,440 £4,085 £5,375
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £2,150 £2,795 £3,440 £4,085 £5,375
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 £2,043 £2,688 £3,333 £3,978 £5,268
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 - - - - £5,375
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - - £5,375
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 28th 2025 £1,935 £2,580 £3,225 £3,870 £5,160
Feb 28th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 £2,150 £2,795 £3,440 £4,085 £5,375
Jun 27th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 £2,150 £2,795 £3,440 £4,085 £5,375

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 1st 2024 €2,106 €2,808 €3,509 €4,211 €5,615
Mar 1st 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 €2,340 €3,041 €3,743 €4,445 €5,848
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €2,340 €3,041 €3,743 €4,445 €5,848
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 €2,223 €2,924 €3,626 €4,328 €5,732
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 - - - - €5,848
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - - €5,848
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 28th 2025 €2,106 €2,808 €3,509 €4,211 €5,615
Feb 28th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 €2,340 €3,041 €3,743 €4,445 €5,848
Jun 27th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 €2,340 €3,041 €3,743 €4,445 €5,848

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 1st 2024 $2,283 $3,043 $3,804 $4,565 $6,086
Mar 1st 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 $2,536 $3,297 $4,058 $4,819 $6,340
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $2,536 $3,297 $4,058 $4,819 $6,340
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 $2,410 $3,170 $3,931 $4,692 $6,213
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 - - - - $6,340
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - - $6,340
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 28th 2025 $2,283 $3,043 $3,804 $4,565 $6,086
Feb 28th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 $2,536 $3,297 $4,058 $4,819 $6,340
Jun 27th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 $2,536 $3,297 $4,058 $4,819 $6,340

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • An amazing week!

    on 15/08/2022

    We had a wonderful wedding at the Castle and an amazing week at The Medieval Manor, it is such a great place and we couldn't have had better weather so particularly made good use of the garden. The kids loved it!
    All the family are hoping we will have another opportunity to stay.

  • Thank you

    on 19/07/2022

    Everyone had a great time and it was probably one of the funniest weekends we've ever experienced. The house and facilities were perfect - the bathrooms were beautiful and the beds were really comfortable. The house was such a novelty and a weekend we ail never forget.

  • A Perfect Christmas

    on 01/01/2022

    It was a perfect Christmas weekend and the extra effort you made with all the decorations was really appreciated by kids and adults alike. I don’t believe any of us have ever stayed anywhere quite so unusual and other worldly, it really felt like travelling back in time to a distant age and was a hugely memorable treat for the whole family.

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