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  • A happy 2018 from Nickie & Phil
  • Help us to make the Wye Valley road safer for all
  • We’re getting Greener!
  • Thank you for our 2017 Award

A happy 2018 to you all

We would like to wish all our guests and friends a Happy New Year. We hope the year ahead brings good health and happiness to you all, and we look forward to welcoming you  to the Wye Valley in 2018. Best wishes, Nickie & Phil 

Winter woodlands above Llandogo

 Article: January 2018

Help us to make the Wye Valley road safer for all

Speeding is an issue on the A466 in Llandogo. Indeed vehicles have been logged at 60-70mph as if our village was a race track. Local residents are upset by it and I know that a number of you, our guests, have had to deal with speeding, aggressive, selfish drivers as you use the A466. Our road is also being used as a short-cut by HGVs well over the 18 tonne weight limit set at the Grade II listed Bigsweir Bridge. 

We are petitioning Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire County Council’s to 1) introduce traffic calming measures and better road signs in our village, 2) stop HGVs illegally using the road and 3) reduce the A466 Chepstow – Monmouth to 50mph. We are appealing to everyone who loves the Wye Valley to support this cause by signing all three petitions. It only takes a minute. Here are the links: 

Stop Speeding in Llandogo

Stop HGVs illegally using the A466

Reduce the A466 national speed limit sections to 50mph

And once you’ve signed up, please do spread the word, forward the link to your friends and family, share on social media and mention to everyone! Many thanks, Nickie & Phil (Llandogo Community Speed Watch Coordinator)

 Article: November 2017

We’re Getting Greener!

Sustainability and caring for our environment are core principles here at Tŷ Bryn. In 2014 we were delighted to attain a Silver TripAdvisor Green Leaders Award. We recycle, compost, seek to save water and energy and reduce our use of chemicals. We use energy efficient light bulbs throughout. We also look to reduce the air mileage of the B&B food we provide and either grow our own, choose local, organic and/or fair-trade where possible.

This autumn we have teamed up with Monmouthshire County Council and Gwent Energy CIC to install an Electric Vehicle Charge Point (EVCP) for guest use (guests to provide own charge lead) as part of the Fully Charged Project. We are proud to be one of the first EVCP’s to be installed in the lower Wye Valley, providing guests with electric vehicles the freedom to journey to and around Monmouthshire, South Wales and beyond. For more information about the project and other local charge points visit Gwent Energy CIC website. 

Of course there is always room for further green improvements, but rest assured we will continue to look into that.

Article: November 2017

Thank YOU for our 2017 Award 

We are over the moon to announce that we have been awarded a 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. This award is based wholly on the independent ratings of our guests written on TripAdvisor. We have retained this award for 4 years running now; an acknowledgement of the continuous hard work we put in to try to ensure a comfortable, relaxing and smooth stay for all our guests.This summer we were pleased as punch to gain our 200th review too. 

We hugely appreciate the time and thoughts that our guests have given – it’s no small task when life is so very busy and everyone is clamouring for a review – so a heartfelt THANK YOU to you all. Nickie & Phil x 

Article: September 2017