We are very used to dogs staying at the Welsh Marches Cottages with their humans but we’ve never had a cat stay before…well not in the cottages in their current form.

Thirty years ago, when we first moved into Upper Glyn Farm these buildings were a thriving kennels and cattery business which we ran for a few years before converting the properties into offices. Four years ago they underwent a complete renovation and resizing which turned them into the four and five star holiday cottages they are today.

Nick and Maria Morgan stayed in the Skirrid while she attended a corporate team building event at Chepstow Castle and he took advantage of our high-speed broadband to carry on working from our holiday cottage.

Accompanying them on their mini break was their house cat Sisi, a tabby which they found abandoned as a stray where they live in Hatfield, London.

Sisi is now a contented house cat and settled into the Skirrid with ease. Not surprising really when you consider the Skirrd had been a cattery in its previous life housing up to 20 cats at a time.

Purrfect for a holiday stay with the humans working by day and relaxing in the evenings.

Nick told us in his review that the Skirrid “felt like home.”

“The location was beautiful, overlooking a luscious field with several horses. It was quiet and well-maintained. I had the opportunity to speak to one of the owners, and we had a nice chat during which he told me about the property’s history. The place came with a guest recommendation book, which was extremely useful.

I wish I booked a longer visit, that is the only negative but that’s my fault!”

Skirrid holiday cottage under construction

SIsi, the cat made herself at home in the former cattery which is now the Skirrid cottage at Welsh Marches.

Skirrid holiday cottage under construction

Just like home: Quiet and peaceful, just how Sisi likes it.