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Pirate of the Caribbean

Pirate of the Caribbean

An original Pirate of the Caribbean and a survivor of the charge of the Light Brigade would have been some of the fascinating stories our guests in the Blorenge Cottage learned about last weekend when they visited Tredegar House near Newport. It was one of two...

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Leaf peeping

Leaf peeping

We are entering a golden period in which to visit the Welsh Marches, Wye Valley and Forest of Dean because as the leaves start to turn, we are blessed over the coming weeks with spectacular displays of autumnal colours. Upper Glyn Farm is surrounded by woods. We sit...

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Team Away Day

Team Away Day

The three Welsh Marches cottages played host to a team away day for a fantastic social enterprise called IRIS which is a general practice-based domestic violence and abuse (DVA) training support and referral programme. It is a relatively young, not for profit,...

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Dogs and Horses in the Frame

Dogs and Horses in the Frame

We have a new puppy on the farm. His name is Bru, as in Brewdog, and he’s a four-and a half month old rescue lurcher from Ireland. We got him via the Forever Hounds Trust charity and travelled down to Devon to pick him up. We know he comes from a stray greyhound bitch...

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Wye Valley Mighty Hike

Wye Valley Mighty Hike

A team from the cancer support charity Macmillan stayed in our cottages over the weekend while they staged the Wye Valley Mighty Hike fund raiser on Saturday September 7th. The hike started at Chepstow racecourse which is less than 10 minutes from us and finished at...

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Rugby and an amazing coincidence

Rugby and an amazing coincidence

Former US airman Lance Wolfe, his wife Pattie and friends Randy and Debbie Joseph stayed with us in the Blorenge and Skirrid cottages on Sunday and Monday after watching the Wales v Ireland rugby match at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Lance from West Virginia had...

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The Wow Factor

The Wow Factor

Canoeing, wild swimming, walking, running, horse riding and sightseeing all featured for our guests this week counterbalanced by the quiet and tranquillity of Upper Glyn Farm and the simple pleasure of sitting outside with a glass of wine and watching the sun go down...

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Three Castles

Three Castles

We do the Three Castles trek every year and it never disappoints. It is a triangular walk between the Norman castles of Grosmont, White Castle and Skenfrith. You can start at anyone of them and walk clockwise or anticlockwise. On Saturday five of us set out at 8.20pm...

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Pilgrimage to Tintern

Pilgrimage to Tintern

  St Mary’s Church and burial ground date back to the 12th century. It was replaced in 1866 but was destroyed by fire in 1977 and never restored. Graves in the churchyard are still tended.   There’s been a church at Penterry since 995 AD. It was extended in...

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One Man & His Rescue Dog

One Man & His Rescue Dog

      The view from the top of the Blorenge with the Skirrid in the distance.One man and his rescue dog Andy White from London picked up his rescue dog from Battersea Dog’s Home just six weeks ago and last week, the two of them spent 4 days with us in...

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