How to Find Us

Where Are We?

You will find Prospect Cottage located in the centre of the lower Wye Valley,
8 miles from both Chepstow and Monmouth. 
Although our address is St. Briavels we are actually on the river 2.5 miles
below the village of St Briavels at Bigsweir.
 The A466 follows the river Wye between these two historic market towns and at
 Bigsweir the road crosses a narrow iron bridge controlled by traffic lights.
If you are coming from the Chepstow direction proceed over the bridge
 and immediately turn right before the lodge house into the the Bigsweir Estate.
Don't worry about the PRIVATE sign!
If coming from the Monmouth direction turn in left after the lodge house immediately before the bridge. 
 You are now on a private lane through the Bigsweir Estate and exactly 1 mile from Prospect Cottage. 
Keeping to the right, the tree-lined drive leads towards Bigsweir House.
Do not go up drive to Bigsweir House, you will not be welcome.
 still keeping to the right, the green lane then passes Bigsweir House.
Again, do not go into Bigsweir Cottage, you will not be welcome.
Just beyond the house there is now a new metal gate across the lane,
if it is closed please close it again after you have gone through.
Continue directly along the river bank for a further half mile.
Here the green lane starts to incline and,
(don't follow the Offa's Dyke Footpath signs alongside the river)
 after a further 200 yards, you will find our gates and a warm welcome!
Previous Guests will be pleased to note that remedial work has been
carried out on the lane but
we would still advise our guests to take care on the new surface.
We do not own the lane.
We would advise that you print off these instructions.
Sat Nav is unreliable in the area,
also don't rely on your smartphone, wifi and 3G reception is patchy.


If you want a good view of where we are, you can see us on Google Earth.
If you search by the post code GL15 6RS (yes I know its not ours!)
you will find us and then you can see how close we are to the beautiful River Wye and multitudes of footpaths.


You can also use the AA route planner by :-


Click this link for further directions

(Insert GL15 6RR and your postcode)



Prospect Cottage, Lower Wye Valley Road, St Briavels, GL15 6RR 
01594 530566