My wife and I stayed at The Nurtons for 2 nights in June 2013 and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The house is tucked away deep in woodland with wonderful views over the valley below. The famous Tintern Abbey is just about visible round the bend of the River Wye if you climb the hill behind the house. Adrian and Elsa were excellent hosts and made us most welcome. Our room on the first floor up a steep staircase overlooked the driveway at the front of the house; it had delightful views of the woodland sculpture park that Adrian and Elsa have created over the four decades that they have lived in the house. The bedroom was large and furnished simply. The bathroom was rather cramped but adequate for our needs. There is a sitting room available for guests to use with a wide range of reading material; the pity was that we did not have time to delve into it as most of our Saturday in the area was spent at a Kilvert Society gathering. The Nurtons is one of Alastair Sawday's Ethical Collection of Properties and the proprietors environmental credentials soon became apparent in the way the gardens and woodland are maintained; in their organic vegetable and fruit areas and their involvement in local community projects such as the restoration of an ancient slipway on the west bank of the River Wye. Elsa cooked for us on both evenings; we had a delicious 3 course vegetarian meal on the first evening and a salad platter on the second. Both meals were reasonably priced and we provided our own wine (with no corkage charge imposed). The house has a quirky almost undiscovered feel about it, with a history dating back to medieval times, and its proximity to the abbey ruins and peaceful character will no doubt draw us back there again in the future.
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- The Nurtons Tintern, UK - Wales