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The Nurtons
Ranked #2 of 2 Tintern B&B and Inns
Reviewed 29 July 2012

This b&b was one of the dearest we stayed at in Wales. For our tastes it didnt quite measure up to what we were getting elsewhere.
We did not get a cooked breakfast, no wifi, no tv. (both of these should have worked but neither did).
The sittingroom was dark, and it did smell musty. bedroom was fine bed was ok, handheld shower as well.

Room Tip: Do not choose the apple room
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

Adrian greeted my taxi and carried up my heavier bag. My room was at the top of the building: the small kitchen area with table, and the bathroom, are on one level, and it’s down some steps into the bedroom, where the small, though digital, TV is. Tall people may not like this room.
There’s a kettle, microwave, fridge and dishes, but no sink to wash dishes, so the bathroom sink has to be used. Could have been cleaner (cobwebs, inside fridge). The TV was not working well, and wireless did not work upstairs but did in the ground-floor lounge.
Queen-size bed, comfortable. Heaters work well. Hair-blower provided. Clock-radio (but wasn’t set when I arrived).
Very historic building. Beautiful grounds in spring: yellow forsythia, white and pink magnolias, daffodils, etc.
No hot breakfast but freshly squeezed orange juice, homemade applesauce, good bread, cheeses, fruit salad and cereal toppings. Soymilk and rice milk available. Their duck eggs are used in their Welsh cakes.
The hot dinner platters were amazing: fresh mini-loaf of bread, olives, roasted almonds, oil/balsamic vinegar for dipping bread, small mug of green-pea soup; salad with avocado and greens, cucumber, tomato; half a baked eggplant stuffed with raisins, pine nuts, topped with asparagus spears, and cauliflower, carrots, parsley, roasted potato wedges, red wine gravy; and “one glass of wine is included,” but three of us shared an entire bottle of nice pinot grigio. Desserts and tea/coffee are available. Extremely good value for such plentiful dinners.
Laminated trail maps available to borrow.
Adrian came up to help with my bags on departure, and both he and Elsa made a point of being around when I left to say goodbye.

Room Tip: tall people might not like the top-floor room
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 December 2011

what an amazing surprise... everything is fantastic there. Discreet people, amazing food (all coming from mother nature in the garden) Each room is filled with charm. You just want to come again and again to try them all. You'll leave the place totally relaxed, refreshed and reenergized

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 July 2011

The first B&B/hotel that we have been to in a long time where we are likely to return. If you are looking for organic whole food cooking, mainly vegetarian, then you can't go wrong. As well as breakfast, we had packed lunches on both days plus the salad platter one night and the hot food platter the other night. Much of the food was sourced from their own garden. You won't like it if you want a cooked breakfast, but for delivering food of the type and quality mentioned on their website the owners get 10/10. Yes, there is a slight "New Age" vibe to the place, but don't let that put you off. Also, if you like gardens or walking it is a perfect spot. Our bedroom was very spacious with windows on two sides.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2011

This B&B is set in a grand old house halfway up a hillside. It's the opposite of a modern chain-hotel experience - lots of character, quirkiness and history. It has very laid-back, slightly hippyish vibe, but not in a self-indulgent way.

Our room was enormous, very clean, with beautiful views. Some noise from other guests, but this is true of all hotels.

The breakfasts are incredible. Don't expect egg and chips or microwaved croissants (though I'm sure they could be provided). The food is organic, homemade and delicious (and gluten-free, if you want it).

Unlike some family-run places, the owners are friendly without being cloying and give you plenty of space.

It might not be your thing if you like Travel Lodges (nothing wrong with those), but we loved it.

Room Tip: Explore the gardens - you might see a woodpecker
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 October 2010

The Nurtons is located up a lane so it's away from the traffic that is constant in the Wye Valley. It looks out over the beautiful ancient woodlands that cover the sides of the valley. Nice spacious room with the spectacular view though a huge window. Comfortable bed. The supper was fabulous - made with vegetables from the garden - it was beautifully presented and delicious. Breakfast was rather delightful too. None of the fried stodge, but nice combos of fruits and nuts. The extensive gardens are incredible - acres and acres of flower beds, lawns, potagers, woodland etc. All managed by the owners and cooked up for the suppers. Very peaceful and comfortable.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: Tintern NP16 7NX, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Monmouthshire > Tintern
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Tintern
Price Range: $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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