We stayed at Robins barn for 5 nights in March. The cottage is lovely and very cosey, lovely wood burner. Jane and Tim are very nice and are there to help if you need anything. Jane has taken the time to type put some fantastic dog walks in the local area. It’s so beautiful and defo worth going on these walks. It was so nice to relax and watch films / read. I would recommend taking food with you rather than arriving then going out to shop as the shops are not close by. The only thing I would say is dogs are not allowed upstairs, which is fine and I’m sure very common in self-catering. However if you have a needy dog who will whine all night if he/she can’t be with you, then be warned the stairs are not suitable for dogs at all and the two sofas are two seaters so sleeping downstairs with the dog wouldn’t be an option. It was fine for us as our dog sleeps well in his basket in separate rooms to us at home, but I thought I should highlight this in case you like your dog on the bed with you! We went to The Inn at penalt for home made pizza on the Thursday and it was amazing! They let you take dogs in to this pub. Defo worth a visit and is a 25 min walk from the barn. Just be warned if it’s snowing you will have to call tim so he can direct you downhill as our Audi didn’t get up some of the hills in the snow! All in all perfect little retreat for a peaceful break and amazing doggie walks.
Jane and her husband were wonderful hosts and the whole weekend was brilliant. Great walks from right outside your front door that were all slightly different so you got a good variety. Cottage was exactly as described and the log burner was perfect considering the weather outside. Decent selection of eating places within easy reach all of which were very good. I can fully understand why the visitors book is full of people who have visited more than once because the whole set up is just top drawer.
In the area there numerous holiday lets are available but few will equal Robin's Barn.
Set in substantial grounds with a variety of wildlife passing through and views that are hard to equal of the Wye Valley. In easy reach, walk or drive, of some great walks and lovely pubs.
The Cottage is very comfortable and beautifully presented with some lovely touches; flowers, freshly baked malt loaf and a wood burner that quickly makes it cosy. In terms of equipment you want for nothing. Lots of useful maps and guide books describing bespoke walks, good to places to eat
Our hosts could not be more welcoming of us and our hound. They were delighted to share their wealth of local knowledge while at the same time being unobtrusive.
We recommend booking through Trip advisor, the commercial sites indicated the property was booked when it wasn't.
Unequivocally recommend Robin's Nest Barn
Robin's Barn is quite simply a beautiful hideaway retreat - set in an enviable location overlooking the Wye Valley with an outside area that makes the most of the picture perfect scenery.
Wonderful, thoughtful hosts who provide everything that you need to make your stay perfect - lovely little touches like fresh shortbread on arrival, fresh flowers on the table and a ready made up fire in the woodburner...you really cant ask for much more - would go back there in an instant!
Hidden down the tiny roads of the Wye Valley the cottage is situated in the owners 12 acres which descend from just above their house with the cottage next door, down almost to the river. The area is heavily wooded with deer and woodland birds all around and in the gardens. The nearby town of Monmouth is of great interest with the only surviving medieval gatehouse bridge in the UK, and in the surrounding area there are wonderful gardens and castles - particularly Chepstow. For the walking enthusiasts, the Wye Valley walk is just down the road with a footbridge over the river next door to an excellent pub, and there are woodland footpaths close to the cottage.