Pubs & Restaurants
There is a local traditional pub, The Boat which is dog friendly, serves food and real ale and is situated by the River Wye and there is always something to watch there, including salmon leaping in the autumn and the occasional kingfisher. A footbridge crosses the river here and leads to the village of Redbrook which has a shop and pub. The Boat can be reached on foot by a path across the fields or down a forestry track or it is 5 minutes by car. For fine dining, the Whitebrook, owned and run by Chris Harrod, is within one mile of here. A bistro called the Pig and Apple has recently opened in Penallt on Kate Humble's farm (open Wednesday - Sunday.)
If you want peace and tranquility, good walks and to see the stars at night, this is the place. Beautiful views."
Lee, Judith and Fudge Major, Bridgend,
Robin’s Barn is in the depths of the countryside, however it is just 2.5 hours from London and within one hour of Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham and Hereford.
Overlooking the Wye Valley, it is in a tiny hamlet at the end of a country lane, reached by a private driveway (OS grid ref 528 075) The nearest village, Penallt, which has a pub, bistro and a historic 13th century church, is less than 1 mile away.
"Thankyou for our lovely stay at Robin's Barn - Everything was perfect, lots of walks, ale, and each day finished off in front of a cosy fire."
Katy and Stevie, London
Flora & Fauna
You can walk from the door of Robin’s Barn straight into reputedly the oldest deciduous wood in Wales. It is resplendent with bluebells in the spring and the Autumn colours are magnificent. It was from here that the wood was taken to make the arrows for the Battle of Agincourt in the 15th century.
There is an abundance of wildlife to enjoy from the comfort of Robin’s Barn, including deer, badgers, foxes, buzzards, owls, woodpeckers and swallows.
"A lovely quiet cottage, in a beautiful spot, We love it, Thankyou.""
Kathryn, Michael and Elsie, Birmingham