The Dovecote location and grounds
The Dovecote offers you luxury self-catering in the picturesque village of Penallt in Monmouthshire, Wales. It provides the perfect romantic hide-away from which to explore the stunning Wye Valley AONB, making it perfect for a romantic break or honeymoon in Welsh countryside.
The Dovecote grounds include about two acres of Ancient Woodland - part of Pwll Mawr wood - and a Dingle. The tree canopy is essentially Oak and Hazel and also includes Ash, Rowan, Elder, Alder, Beech, Spindle, Douglas Fir, Birch, Lime, Yew, Holly and Perry Pear, with associated birds and animals.
Why not practice the ancient Japanese therapy of Forest Bathing, or Shinrin Yoku, which has been used for decades to improve health and happiness and bring about a sense of calm and well being.
There is an area just above the lawn in the woods, where logs have been set out for an opportunity to take advantage of the tree canopy, flora and fauna.
If you would like more information on Forest Bathing please look at the following links:
A Dingle in Autumn
The raven's croak from a sky-lined oak
Summons a sensation, thus awoke,
To climb, where the tower's trees will show
A long green corridor below
As sickly sunlight lingers low
Under King Offa's long divide
Gifting Gwy to the Celtic side
The fortified tunnel of cloud and tide
The Wye's wondrous waters, Merlyn mystified.
His ghost wanders throughout ancient Wales
The shadowed paths and dormouse trails
Weaved by harts tongue and turkey tails
Stepping steeply to a dingle and a dell
Above a man made meadow
By the melted chocolate river flow
Tree trunks and logs on tow
Like husks of dreams of long ago
Bathed in Autumn's dying glow.
Predators haunt holloways where
Among berried holly and birches bare
The hunters hide and have their lair
With here and there a perry pear.
Through fallen, ferny forks the phantom stalks
With wedged wings and rose red eyes,
While a vixen screams a victim dies,
Beneath a blood moon on the rise
Cutting into cold and bloodless skies.