From a night in an army truck to a week in a windmill - check out these unique holiday rentals

Have you ever spent the night in a windmill?

By Chloe Shakesby   |   Property writer   |
Thursday 4th August 2022 11:28 am
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Monmouthshire has plenty of unique places to stay. (ruralretreats.co.uk )

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Monmouthshire is a beautiful place to live - so much so that when we’re thinking of a holiday, many of us opt to stay in the area.

There are plenty of unique holiday rentals on your doorstep that will help you discover parts of your home county that you never knew were there.

Llancayo Windmill, Usk

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The windmill dates back to the 1800s. (ruralretreats.co.uk )

Dating back to 1813, this former mill was in operation until a fire in 183. After three years of renovation in the 2000s, the windmill now offers a unique holiday experience. The let can host twelve people across five floors and includes six bedrooms, four en-suite shower rooms, one family bathroom, a kitchen, a sitting room, a dining room, a snug, and a balcony, as well as a barbecue area outdoors.

Apple Tree Cabin, Monmouth

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The picturesque lodge is short walk from the centre of Monmouth. (Louise and Kenton on Airbnb )

This cabin sits in the ‘Secret Walled Garden’, which dates back to Tudor times and is just a 12-minute walk from Monmouth centre. The cabin houses two people, with an open plan living room, kitchen, and bedroom, plus a bathroom and a hot tub outdoors.

Big Daf, Usk

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The converted army truck has space for two adults and two children. (Sara on holidaycottages.co.uk )

This is an original DAF military truck parked in Llangwm, Usk, that has been converted into a holiday home that sleeps four. It includes a hot tub outside, while inside there is an open plan living room (with a sofa bed) and a kitchenette, plus two built in bunk beds and a shower room.

Stargazer Cabin, Monmouth

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The cabin has a glass ceiling through which you can stargaze. (Louise and Kenton on Airbnb )

The Stargazer Cabin is a ten-minute walk from Monmouth, and offers a glass roof for stargazing, as well as a fire pit if you would rather sit outside to watch the skies. The accommodation sleeps two, including an open living area with a kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom.

The Welsh Gatehouse, Mathern

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There is a viewing platform at the top of the gatehouse tower. (Juliet Grayson on booking.com )

Built in approximately 1270, this medieval gatehouse has two towers, arched windows and high ceilings. Inside there is a lounge, a kitchen, a bedroom, a bathroom, a dressing room, and a viewing platform at the top of the tower.

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