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

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

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:
12 November, 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.

Location

Garway Hill
"Garway Hill offers a fantastic 360 degree view over 7 counties from the top: definitely wort..."
Symonds Yat
"A spectacular view of the Wye River is from Yat Rock at Symonds Yat: there is a car park, to..."
Hereford Cathedral
"Hereford it is a fine city with ancient origins. There are walking tours and the Hereford Mu..."
Skenfrith
"Swimming in the Monnow, a ruined castle and a fine pub - Skenfrith is a beautiful village 1..."
Beechenhurst Lodge
"The Forest of Dean has numerous attractions – a Steam Railway, ‘Puzzlewood’ (unique place: w..."
Hay-on-Wye
"Apart from hosting the famous book festival every May/June, Hay is a delightful town full of..."
Much Marcle
"Hellens is the evocative home of the Munthe family. There are ancient medieval interiors and..."
Abbey Dore
"Abbey Dore is a marvellous former Cistercian Abbey turned into a Laudian parish church – it ..."
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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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Weonards in Saint Weonards

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • 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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • 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 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 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:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse 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
  • caving

Reviews

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Character country cottage; 360 degree views; spacious, comfortable and warm
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5

Lovely cottage in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely come again to stay here. Very comfortable, with everything you need. And wonderful views. Lots to see in the surrounding area. Not a good idea to try & find it in the dark when you first arrive though.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable weekend with friends

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very comfortable with a spacious well - equipped kitchen, a dining room perfect for meals with friends and a comfortable, cosy, well - furnished living room. The outside of the cottage is very attractive, and it was extremely enjoyable sitting outside with views across farmland. The bathroom is spacious and very bright; it is attractively equipped. The bedrooms are, once again, very comfortable and well laid out. The curtains and blinds throughout are particularly beautiful and very much in keeping with this cottage, which is full of character.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a wonderful stay at St Weonards!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was everything we had hoped for: clean, quiet, well appointed, and set in beautiful countryside. Marina provided the perfect balance:warmly welcoming us, offering any assistance we might need during our stay, and allowing us our privacy. Our visit to this very special part of the world was so much richer for our stay at Sandra's cottage: hope to do it again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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very beautifully decorated and ideallic surroundings

  • 5 of 5

to East is the forrest of dean and to the West is the Brecon Beacons - plan well in advance as there's so much to see nearby & our four-night stay was not long enough so planning again to hopefully come stay again

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you felt you had a good 'break-away' for your holiday. Thank you for your review.
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5

Wonderful roomy cottage, delightfully decorated, beautiful views, quiet location, we loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights at this really beautiful cottage. The kitchen is very well equipped, the lounge has two extremely comfortable large sofas, and there are also various other types of seating. The view from the bedrooms over fields and rolling hills is stunning, and the beds are of a high quality and also very comfortable. The bathroom upstairs has a lovely free-standing bath and also a large separate shower, and great views too. There is also a downstairs wc. The rear enclosed garden also has lovely views over fields. There is an ample parking area for two cars. We visited lots of interesting places which were easily accessed from the cottage e.g. Hereford, Monmouth, Symons Yat, and Ludlow, to name a few. After a busy day sightseeing, it was lovely to get back to the warmth and comfort of the cottage. Sandra, the owner, was extremely helpful with our booking, as was Marina who looks after the cottage and lives close by. This is a special place to stay, very relaxing, we loved it. Carol and Bill.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really delighted you had a lovely stay in the cottage, Carol. Thank you for your review, and for your email, I was glad to know you got to experience some of what makes Herefordshire so special and unique.
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5

Lovely cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in the UK, and we and our 2 kids (7 and 10) had a simply wonderful time during our two week stay here. The house is beautiful, spacious, and comfortably furnished, including a very well-stocked kitchen and comfy beds. The location is really quite perfect. St. Weonards is midway between the Wye Valley and Brecon Beacons, where we spent many days walking in the marvelous countryside. Closer by are plenty of castles, pubs (including the Fountain, which lucky for us had just reopened), and short hikes, such as up Garway Hill. Hereford and Monmouth are both just around the corner, so there's plenty of shopping. And on afternoons when we didn't feel like doing anything, we had fun looking out the window at the sheep in the field across the street! The cottage is really a perfect blend of isolated and in the thick of it---it's hard to describe, but exactly what we wanted.

There's ample parking in the little lot across from the house. The roads are rather intimidating at first---very narrow with tall hedges on either side, and the occasional tractor barrelling down from the opposite direction---but we got used to driving rather quickly. It helps that the locals are very sensible drivers.

Lastly, I highly recommend a visit to Hay-on-Wye. Spend some time in Addyman's bookshop, then have high tea at the Old Stables tea room.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review: we felt really honoured you stayed in our cottage on your first visit to the UK. I was most interested to learn what you enjoyed about your stay in South Herefordshire: a special and relatively unexplored part of the country with such beautiful country walks, as you suggest.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Weonards, Herefordshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas & New Year
15 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£515
 
 
Easter holidays
30 Mar 2018 - 23 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£495
 
 
May Half Term
25 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
£550
 
 
Summer 2018
15 Jun 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£555
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£234
for 3 nights
From
£78
£395
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £60

Please see Rental Contract.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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