It’s the perfect antidote to the urban grind: escape to the country, staying in a lovely old farmhouse or cosily converted cowshed. The writer Sali Hughes takes her family on an unforgettable trip to a working farm in Monmouthshire.
William Wordsworth sighed over its “steep woods, lofty cliffs and green pastoral landscape.” JMW Turner immortalised it in his paintings. Over two centuries later, the Wye Valley is still as enchanting as ever. It’s a superb choice for an active break, exploring by kayak, on horseback or on foot.