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Character country cottage; 360 degree views; spacious, comfortable and warm

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

This charming cottage offers a relaxing rural retreat, set in the midst of the Herefordshire countryside, with far-reaching views to be seen from every window. Our cottage is ideally located for enjoying walking or canoeing along the beautiful Wye river, swimming in the River Monnow, or for hiking in the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. The historic market towns of Hereford, Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth are each about 15 - 20 minutes drive from our cottage. The tourist destinations of Hay-On Wye, Symmonds Yat and the Forest of Dean, are also very accessible, as are many notable attractions of Herefordshire: historic houses, ruined castles, ancient churches, specialty food producers, and even Welsh wine.

The cottage has been recently renovated and tastefully decorated to a high standard. The spacious kitchen is well equipped with a preparation 'island', dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Along with a microwave, you may enjoy the exceptional taste of food cooked in the radiant heat of the electric (easy to control the temp.) Everhot cooker. There is a large dining room adjourning the kitchen with a table that seats six, or you might like to eat al fresco on our outdoor table and chairs while enjoying the expansive view over country fields. A highchair is available for young children.

There are two family rooms, one with a good variety of games for under 7 year olds. The drawing room has comfortable sofas and super-efficient 'Clearview' log wood burner. The main bedroom has a wonderfully large, spring pocketed Super-King size double bed, the other twin beds, plus a cot is available for use for children 3 and under. The spacious bathroom has a walk-in-shower and roll-top bath (with lion feet). There is a second loo on the ground floor. The utility room is equipped with a washing machine, a clothes dryer and a drying rack. There is broadband wi-fi access at the property and a television with DVD player and Freeview channels.

The cottage is south facing, with outdoor seating allowing you to soak up the sun and the view to the Black Mountains.

There is space for parking three cars in the gravelled drive and garden across the road from the house.

There is a pub just under a mile away, and a village shop and post office just under 2 miles away. The house is easily accessible from the M50, with Bristol or Cardiff only an hour away.

Over night guests more than 4 in number can sometimes be accommodated: please ask if interested.

More Details

Owner
Mrs Sandra Robinson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Mrs Sandra Robinson

We are a family of four: Andrew and Sandra, with two primary school aged children. This is our own holiday house which we have enjoyed visiting since 2009. We have got to know the area extremely well and will be happy to share our knowledge of the famous, and as-yet-undiscovered, wonders of south Herefordshire. The cottage has a distinctive style and charm and it is comfortable and well stocked. In our kitchen essential food items are available for guests to use, and we offer complementary Herefordshire cider and crisps for you to enjoy. While we do not live near our cottage we visit frequently and our neighbour directly across the road, Marina, is often on hand to welcome guests, and is happy to assist with any queries.

Mrs Sandra Robinson purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Mrs Sandra Robinson chose Saint Weonards

We love this area of Herefordshire for being so wonderfully rural, often with sheep in the fields around. Our comfortable cottage, with its wonderful views over the countryside, affords a relaxing break. There are many things to see and do in the surrounding area. A (relatively) undiscovered place is Garway Hill, which is visible from our front door: after a gentle 20 minute walk to the top there are stunning 360 degree views over 7 counties. We think some of the best hill view points in the country can be found in Herefordshire: at Symonds Yat, Black Hill and so on. This area is a walker's paradise. Other highlights include canoeing on the River Wye, visiting ruined castles and visiting the near by market towns.

Amenities

Saint Weonards Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - There is a toilet, separate bath and shower, and a handbasin
    Bathroom 2 - A second toilet is on the ground four
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Super Kind Size double bed and a large wardrobe
  • A portable cot is available for use.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • spelunking

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Character country cottage; 360 degree views; spacious, comfortable and warm
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
5

Relaxing country retreat within easy commute of some lovely places.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Excellent value for money, lovely rural location surrounded by sheep (which our 21 month old daughter loved), and brilliant views. The cottage is close to lots of wonderful places to visit (you will need a car and most places are between 15 minutes to half an hour) and it is a shame we couldn't stay longer. If we return to Herefordshire in the future, then we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Gorgeous house, lovely setting.

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. Chose this rental because of the location and it was described as family friendly. Our 14 month old daughter loved it, especially the toy box. Lots of character and nice little touches make it feel very homely. Very cosy, we all slept well!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Very homely - clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped with everything necessary for an enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay in our cottage, thank you.
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5

Wonderful , wish I owned it!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in lovely quiet rural location . Very clean everything you would want provided.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, delighted you had a good stay. Best wishes.
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5

Wow! The property is beautifully presented, cosy and warm with well equipped kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the new year in surrounded by the beautiful scenery. After days out in Hereford and Monmouth we found our evenings cosied up in front of the wood burning stove to be a perfect end to the day. The endless supply of wood was such a blessing on the cold December nights!

The country style, well equipped kitchen made our choice to cook a pleasant experience and the dishwasher was an appreciated bonus.

The beds were found to be comfortable. It was a real luxury to sit in bed in the mornings with a cup of tea overlooking the stunning scenery.

Across the road we found Marina to be helpful and pleasant.

All in all a perfect mini break. We will return I'm sure.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you had a lovely stay when the weather was wintery. Thank you for your review.
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A beautiful home in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We love the whole Welsh borders area, but this was our first stay in Herefordshire for many years. Although the house is semi-detached, it feels like a detached house and we hardly saw or heard the immediate neighbours. The house is very welcoming, homely (in the English sense, not the American), well equipped and maintained: warm range in the flagstoned kitchen that leads into lovely dining room, cosy living room with roaring log fire and views across fields of sheep at the back. And a very comfy bed!

The location is excellent for trips to Hereford, Monmouth and across into Wales for Abergavenny and Crickhowell. Very good for walking: not far to Offa's Dyke path and near that is Black Hill that leads up to Hay Bluff. If you like history, don't miss Mappa Mundi and Kilpeck church.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review, we enjoyed reading your thoughts on our cottage. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Herefordshire.
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Nearest Train
10 Miles
Hereford
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M50

1. Cities and Towns - Hereford it is a fine city with ancient origins. Its Cathedral is open much of the day year-round, contains the unique Mappa Mundi and chained library. Ross-on Wye and Monmouth are both attractive market towns easy to reach. The famous book festival town of Hay-on-Wye is a 40-minute drive from our house, through the Golden Valley.

2. Walks – Climbing Garway Hill (visible from our windows) is highly recommended – there is a 360 degree view over 7 counties from the top: definitely worth the 20 minute walk up the gradual hill. Even closer is Saddlebow Hill, Orcop: a short, steep walk offering fantastic views. A relatively easy, memorable walk is up Black Hill (made famous by Bruce Chatwin): to top is a rocky knife-edge offering fantastic views of a bleak, imposing Offa’s Dyke on one side, and over far-reaching farm land on the other. The place to get a spectacular view of the Wye river is from Yat Rock at Symonds Yat East. The Offa’s Dyke Path, along the Wye Valley, or the Herefordshire Path are all easily accessible from our house.

3. The Three Castles – Grosmont, Skenfrith and White Castles defended the Marches from the Welsh. There is a walking route to take them all in (17 mile circuit) but you could do them in a car in a couple of hours. Goodrich outside Ross (English Heritage) is an unusual sandstone castle with wonderful views over the Wye, and Raglan and Usk ( both beyond Monmouth on A40) magnificent.

45. National Trust and HHA – The gardens at Kentchurch Court (very close to us) are open much of the year, if not the house. The Kymin just outside Monmouth is a little pavilion but worth going to for its fine views over the town and countryside. The Weir (NT, north of Hereford) offers a lovely Wye-side walk and when its gardens are in season it’s great. Croft Castle (NT), Yarpole near Leominster, is a splendid stately home with mostly seventeenth and eighteenth century collections. There is a large garden, a playground for children, and parkland offering many walks. Hampton Court (HHA) (no, not that one: near Leominster) is a medieval castle with award-winning gardens, 1000 acres of parkland, and lots of interesting events held throughout the year. Also near Leominster is Berrington Hall (NT) with its Capability Brown landscape. Hellens in Much Marcle is the evocative home of the Munthe family, ancient medieval interiors and fine gardens (closes end of Sept). Eastnor Castle (HHA) outside Ledbury is great fun, huge early-Victorian interiors and extremely well set up for family visits. Hergest Croft at Kington (great for walks) has marvellous gardens and plant sales, and a tea room in a fine Victorian parlour even if the rest of the house is private.

7. Where to take children – Swimming, paddling and tadpole fishing is possible 10 minutes from our house in the River Monnow, Skenfrith. The Forest of Dean has numerous attractions for children – a Steam Railway, ‘Puzzlewood’ (unique place: worth googling), the Amazing Hedge Puzzle and the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo, Wye Valley Minature Golf among them. Beechenhurst Lodge in the Forest of Dean offers a cafe, playground, ‘Adventure Play’ for older children, ‘Tree Top Junior’, a climbing tower, family cycling and the Sculpture Trail (see above). The Clearwell Caves near Coleford are also worth a visit.

8. Activities – You can canoe with the Monmouth Canoe and Activity Centre or Hereford Canoe Hire. Fly-fishing is possible in the Rivers Monnow and Wye. For cycling Pedalabikeaway, Cannop, Forest of Dean has a range of waymarked routes to suit all abilities from gentle off road family rides, technical cross-country routes to full downhill lines. Pony Trekking is possible with Trevelog Farm, Llanthony Valley or The Equestrian Centre at Holme Lacy. The Old Forge Academy, Garway Hill offers a hands-on experience of the traditional art of blacksmithing: suitable for all ages. Cruises on the River Wye are also available from Symonds Yat. The Clearwell Caves, in the Forest of Dean are worth a visit. Gardens worth visiting are many and include: Brobury House Gardens, Hergest Croft Gardens; Ralph Court Gardens, Bromyard; Abbey Dore Garden; Kentchurch Court Garden.

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $77.37

Please see Rental Contract.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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