The welcome we received by the hosts was very warm. Nothing was too much trouble. The bed was large and comfortable. The WiFi worked fine, and the breakfast was delicious and with a large choice of muesli, granolas, fruit compote (home made), cooked options etc. Amazing ! And the landlady made us sandwiches for lunch on our walk on Offa’s Dyke which runs along the back garden. Thank you for making our walking holiday special ! 5 stars !
I want to emphasize how warmly Siobhan welcomes you to her place – and the degree to which she goes out of her way to help. We were really sad to leave. As well as the amazing breakfasts, Siobhan (and her occasional helper Lisa) gave us a range of great tips for exploring the area, maps to borrow, and details of places to eat. We arrived to fresh cake and left with more cake! But the thing I really want to stress is the degree of sincerity in Siobhan’s hosting - we have stayed at a range of B and B’s - even those that have won ‘friendliest landlady of the year in Wales’ (Inglewood is in England just), but often the welcome feels like a performance and is staged (and you can’t really blame some people for this given the behaviour of some guests!) Yet, Siobhan really sets out to help people and it is obvious (to this social scientist) that she sincerely cares that you have a good stay. I would also add that while super friendly, Siobhan is very careful not to be overwhelming …she respects your private space and time, and will chat with you if you want, or leave you alone if you are just there to chill. In sum, I couldn’t recommend this place more highly!
[Runner’s tip - from Inglewood, cross the footbridge over the river, turn left, stick to what looks like a private driveway (but is fine for pedestrians and bikers- they go around the gates too), and you have an incredible 10km return run in the forest!]
Wow so rare in this day and age to receive such amazing hospitality
Siobhan welcomes you to her B n B like you are an old friend nothing seems to be too much trouble
The breakfast choices are amazing ,locally sourced high quality wild boar sausages!! Homemade compote, muffins
Had the best nights sleep in ages
Charming B&B. The owner went out of her way to make it a special stay. Wonderful breakfast. Even made fresh scones and biscuits for us to take on the trail. Drove us to Monmouth to pick up the trail there and cut off a couple of miles. Highly recommend!
With Offa Dykes walk starting at the back garden and the river in view, this is a great location for cycling or walking. Deer was seen in the garden. Sitting right on the border of England and Wales, the local pub 5 mins away over the river over the bridge has great real ale and country wines and a huge collection of cider. The Ostrich is a charming 45 min walk or 5 minute drive away and has amazing food with cosy fires. For fine dining there's a large range of alternatives. Inglewood has large rooms with period features that are in the process of being restored. The bathroom in the Red room was massive and the bath lovely after a days walking. There's loads of toiletries if you have left anything behind. There's a dry secure area for bikes and a pretty garden for sitting out. The porch is great for leaving your boots at the door. The breakfast is huge and there's sweets, cake, biscuits and a huge range of teas left about the shared living room along with a fridge so plenty of snacks and places to store your own goodies. However, it was a little fussy - not much room for longer stays to put stuff away as spare drawers are filled with bedding and every piece of furniture has something on it leaving a shortage of room for your own stuff. Also the owners tried super hard to please especially with dietary requirements. This was nice but did make you feel a bit molly coddled and obligated to eat all of the special food put out which there was plenty of. Fruit was left out as well and whilst the strawberries were lovely some fruit was overripe and had to throw away some apples that had gone rotten at the core. Would suggest pairing down some of the extras to allow for easier provisioning and more room for guest personal space and enjoyment.
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