An Introduction to Historic Redbrook Village

An aerial view of Redbrook village

A village of two parts, steeped in history

Divided into Upper and Lower Redbrook, the village straddles a captivating landscape where England meets Wales. Lower Redbrook nestles along the serpentine route of the main Monmouth to Chepstow road, a scenic journey that courses through the breathtaking Wye Valley. In contrast, Upper Redbrook lies on a winding road that climbs through a picturesque valley toward the quaint village of Newland. Remarkably, most of the village falls within the boundaries of Gloucestershire, England, while a portion extends into Wales, adding to its unique character.


Redbrook's history is steeped in industry, tracing its roots to once-thriving copper works that eventually gave way to a significant tin production facility. Upper Redbrook was historically a hub of milling activities, benefitting from a brook that eventually feeds into the River Wye.

Today, the village offers a quaint and inviting atmosphere, complete with a local church, a community shop filled with local produce, and two charming pubs. One of these pubs is conveniently located on the English side of the River Wye, while its Welsh counterpart can be accessed via a footbridge that links the two nations.


Adding to the area's intrigue, this footbridge is an evocative remnant of the Wye Valley Railway. It served as a crucial connector between two railway stations: Penallt Halt on the Welsh side to the west of the river and Redbrook station on the English east bank. Though the trains no longer run, the footbridge stands as a symbol of the village's rich history, providing a picturesque pathway between the English and Welsh parts of this unique and charming community.



Being a central and popular business within Monmouth, we are often asked by clients who have experienced our residential success to manage their commercial needs. The result is that we have an impressive level of success selling and renting a range of investment properties including single plots and development land, woodland, shops, warehouses, offices, and pubs.

Group Holiday Lettings

Big House Holiday Lets is an independent company co-owned and run from the offices of RRK by Lewis Scott. The company specialises in letting large houses for groups of up to 30 people for friends and family get-togethers, birthdays, or anniversaries. Services offered include “meet and greets”, check outs, cleaning, maintenance and laundry. We speak to our guests rather than booking online to ensure that the houses are respected and looked after.


Strategically funding your property purchase can be an important factor to consider when buying a property. As a buyer, having an agreement in principle in place before a viewing will stand you in better stead when negotiating with the vendor. We have connections to established mortgage brokers who can compare the market for you, offering third party advice on what product would be best for you depending on your personal circumstances.


There are a number of factors that can influence the timescale involved in transferring ownership of a property from seller to buyer. We work closely with a number of local solicitors who provide a helpful and efficient service designed to be stress-free for our customers. Our recommended solicitors pro-actively work to best protect your interests and ensure legal title is transferred as quickly as possible. A member of our team would be happy to provide details of our recommended contacts.


Once you’ve had an offer accepted on a property, you’ll be wondering whether you need a house survey and if so, which one. A property survey is optional and not always required, but it can help you avoid expensive and unwanted surprises, as well as giving you peace of mind. We work with several local, qualified and experienced surveyors who offer a range of different survey types to suit different needs – simply ask a member of our team for more details.


Letting Fee Information

The asking rent does not include letting fees. Our standard administration fee (which covers general administration and preparation of paperwork) is £xxx (£xxx+VAT). A security deposit, usually equivalent to six weeks rent, is also payable.

Depending on your circumstances and the property you select, one or more of the following may also be charged to you upfront;

Fees may be charged on a per person or per property basis, please call us on 01600 772929