Mrs Sandra Robinson
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 Llanwarne
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.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Well trained dogs for additional fee
Cot, highchair and games provided.
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Home from home in rural Herefordshire
A lovely property with all the home comforts. Situated on top of a hill with wonderful views, easy access to the best of Herefordshire and the Welsh borders (Symonds Yat, Wye Valley, Hereford, Hay-On-Wye) and great for walking. Very helpful owner and also caretaker. Highly recommended!
Long weekend stay
Beautiful cottage so many features, well equipped and very comfy bed. A weekend wasn’t long enough.
Would book again!
Well-appointed cottage in lovely natural surroundings. The garden is definitely a plus. The perfect base to explore Herefordshire and Wales... or enjoy some time away from the daily grind. So tranquil you can hear the sheep graze!
Beautiful, quiet country cottage
In an idyllic setting which seems miles from anywhere but in fact is only a few miles from Hereford, Ross and Monmouth, all lovely places to visit. The cottage is perfect and feels very homely and comfortable, would highly recommend.
Lovely cottage in beautifully peaceful countryside
The cottage is very well kept with a lovely kitchen and living room area, comfortable bedrooms (although only one with a double bed) and a spacious bathroom.
Only negative was that some of the cutlery and utensils were not clean. I'm sure this is probably down to previous guests but it did mean we had to wash quite a few things before using them.
Communication with the host was easy and the check-in process was similarly straightforward, and we were greeted by Marina shortly after arrival.
The location is stunning, set in the rolling countryside along a quiet road with only two or three other properties in close proximity. Perhaps not great for allergy sufferers or people with asthma due to grass/hay and the prevalence of wood-burning fireplaces.
Worth noting that there is parking space for two cars. A taxi from Hereford station was ~£25. It's a 20-minute drive to Hereford and Ross-on-Wye, and around 40 minutes to Abergavenny.
Overall 4.5/5 and would definitely stay here again.
Thanks for your thorough review, Tom. I'm not sure why the cutlery was not clean as we do have an efficient dishwasher. Yes, one super king size bed, but we recently got a new bedhead for it, and our website has a photo of it as it was, and as it is now, but with the same quilt - I hope this wasn't confusing?
What a beautiful cottage it just went on and on
The cottage was full of character, extremely comfortable and clean. The only problem was that it wasn't suitable for people with disabilities, I myself found the stairs to be high with no rails
Hello Helen, I'm really sorry you found the stairs difficult, but I'm glad that other aspects of the cottage were satisfactory. Thanks for letting us know.
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.