Located in the wonderful Wye Valley is Wyndcliffe Court that has beautiful landscaped gardens and a vintage tea room.
Update: In September 2016 Wyndcliffe Court sadly closed to the public. I’ll leave this blog up with some of my favourite photos…
The Arts and Crafts style gardens at Wyndcliffe are Grade II-listed and feature work by many sculpture artists amongst the blossoming bushes. The sculptures (and some of the flowers) are also available to purchase.
Initially designed by Henry Avray Tipping in the 1920’s, the split-level gardens are full of features that would have many of you green-fingers green in envy!
The Sculpture Gardens have also featured in the media several times since opening two years ago and have graced the cover of Monmouthshire Country Life Magazine.
The top garden is an explosion of colour where tinted glass ornaments shimmer in the sunshine amongst the vibrant mix of flowers.
There’s also a summer-house, lily pond and bushy path that invites you down to another garden below.
It was a busy Sunday afternoon but the staff were very accommodating. Once seated we didn’t wait long for our food and our tea pot was filled regularly. There were three of us eating and the portions were very generous.
The selection of cakes were light and fluffy and I didn’t feel overly full to squeeze in a scrumptious scone.
The top tier also had a few flavoursome chocolate and lemon tarts topped with summer fruit.
On the border of Wales and England, Wyndcliffe Court is only around half hour from Bristol and Newport with great access from the M48 and M4 motorway.
It’s also near the base of the Wye Valley walk – so if you’re a keen rambler there’s plenty of routes in the area to explore.
Other sight seeing opportunities nearby include Chepstow Castle and Tintern Abbey (see my Real Wales Tour by clicking here).
Surrounded by the lush landscape and meandering river Wye, the Abbey is a very impressive sight to see in a quaint country village.
Want to swap the countryside for the seaside? Take a look at my Six Reasons to Visit Tenby by clicking here.
I was a paying guest at Wyndcliffe Court and all opinions are my own. Updated 06/2017.