While watching Sex Education, have you ever wondered what it might be like to live in Jean and Otis’s beautiful hillside home? If so, you’re in luck, because the 100-year-old Norwegian chalet is available for short-term holiday lets.
“The Chalet” (to give the house its official name) isn’t listed on Airbnb, but is available to rent through a private website. It’s located in the village of Symonds Yat in the Wye Valley in Herefordshire, a few miles from the Welsh border and the pretty historic town of Monmouth.
Other nearby towns include Hereford, Ross-on-Wye and Chepstow, but this is very much a country getaway where you can really make the most of nature and all its mental health benefits. Stunning views of the River Wye are a huge part of the house’s appeal.
It sleeps up to 10 people in five bedrooms: four doubles and one twin. It has its own pizza oven on the patio – yes, the patio where Gillian Anderson’s Jean often enjoy a leisurely breakfast – and a separate summer house with a “secret cinema”.
On the website you can check out photos of the chalet’s tasteful Farrow and Ball interiors – the designers definitely paid attention to the sage green interiors trend. You can also see the chalet’s plant-filled conservatory and standalone bath, where you can just picture yourself reading the new Sally Rooney.
According to the website, the chalet is a minute’s walk from a local pub and a country hotel, and has easy access to walking and cycle trails. You can get a glimpse of the chalet’s picturesque setting in this short promo video.
As you might expect, the chalet has limited availability at the moment and isn’t exactly cheap to stay in: the price based on a four-night stay for 10 people is £2,995. Still, there’s no harm in looking, is there?
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