Holiday home Woodbank is a stunning, detached South Wales holiday cottage, bordering the River Usk and is located just two miles from Llanhennock and can sleep 20 people. This cottage is set over three floors and has a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, two family bedrooms with a double and two single beds (zip/link, can be super-king-size double on request) with en-suite bathrooms, a twin bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, a twin bedroom (zip/link, can be super-king-size double on request) with an en-suite bathroom, a ground floor twin bedroom (zip/link, can be super-king-size double on request), two lower ground floor twin bedrooms (zip/link, can be super-king-size double on request), one with a basin, a lower ground floor bathroom and two ground floor rooms with basin and WC. There is also a kitchen with dining area, a utility room, a dining room, a sitting room, a snug, a snooker room and a gym. Outside there is ample off road parking, bike storage, a substantial terrace around the property and a large lawned garden to all sides with a patio, furniture and a barbecue. Woodbank is a wonderful place for your holiday in Wales.
Area Llanhennock is a scattered village that is located in Monmouthshire, set in unspoilt countryside. The village benefits from a thriving village pub, serving real ales and homemade food.
Region Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.
Amenities Underfloor heating throughout. Electric oven and hob, AGA with 4 x oven, 2 x hob and hot plate, microwave, 2 x fridge, 2 x freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair available. Ample off road parking. Bike storage. Substantial terrace around property. Large lawned garden to all sides with patio, furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Due to the nearby river which borders the property's grounds (approx. 1 acre from the house), and the deep pond in the garden, please ensure children are supervised. Note: Check-in 4pm. Note: No stag/hen, or similar.
Reduction in guest numbers:-
Please note some of the bedrooms and principle rooms at the property may be closed to reflect to reflect the reduced number of guests booked
We were originally meant to go away in March but had to rearrange the date of the holiday as it was the first week we went into lockdown the first time.. Sykes refused to refund our holiday but instead charged us another £313 to change the date. Every other holiday agent refunded or moved the date for holidays in this country. My family and I have always used Sykes to book our holiday home in this country but I will never use them again after this. The date we were forced to go on got locked down in the area we were staying at for the second time but we had no communication from Sykes at all and unable to get through on the phone to see if we had to leave the property.
Lovely surrounding countryside. Lovely house although more expensive than we are used to. While we were there the biggest bedroom was unusable due to overwhelming smell of paint which also permeated into an adjoining bedroom.
Take extra bin bags as only one provided. Also extra toilet rolls.
The biggest bedroom was unusable due to the overwhelming smell of paint.. .
Due to a cancer diagnosis one couple was unable to come with us so we were able to manage without using this room although the smell did permeate into an adjoining bedroom.
Otherwise an enjoyable holiday.
Woodbank is a beautiful house in a beautiful setting, the views are spectacular.. You feel right in the countryside but you are not far away from local shops and amenities.
The only downside are the showers not in every ensuite and not always easy to use. But that is only a small point and we really enjoyed ourselves and would recommend and have recommended Woodbank to our friends.
A splendid property in an excellent area.. As a group of 12 we did not need to use the largest lounge the kitchen and smaller adjoining lounge kept us all comfortably grouped together.
The property its self is vast and the interior, the exterior just a little tired but this did not distract from the excellence of this property. Woodbank is well equipped if you ignore one TV not working there were several others that were. The kitchen very well equipped and enormous as was the dinning room.
The property its self is vast and the interior, the exterior just a little tired but this did not distract from the excellence of this property.. Woodbank is well equipped if you ignore one TV not working there were several others that were. The kitchen very well equipped and enormous as was the dinning room. As a group of 12 we did not need to use the largest lounge the kitchen and smaller adjoining lounge kept us all comfortably grouped together.
A splendid property in an excellent area
Everything was brilliant! Although the property was fantastic, there were a few basic facilities missing, such as toilet paper, salt, pepper, bin bags, surface cleaner etc.
Other than that, everything was brilliant!
I don't normally write reviews, but I felt I had to share my experience of this marvellous property. This is my second visit with a large group to Woodbank - we returned to the property for two key reasons: the fantastic amenities and the sheer beauty of the property and surrounding area.
The amenities at Woodbank are second to no other place I have ever stayed at - including places I have stayed on business and for pleasure. The sheer number of rooms and bathrooms allowed us to comfortably accommodate around 20 people for our yearly off-site team building weekend. We had people arrive from Manchester, London, Birmingham and other locations around the UK, so the plentiful parking on the property was very helpful. We held our workshops in the traditional main dining room (which has a very large table) and we were pleasantly surprised by the reliability of the Wi-Fi and phone reception in the property - handy for those instagram posts too! The kitchen was big featuring multiple fridges, ovens and hobs, so cooking and prepping meals for such a big group was effortless - we also enjoyed using the BBQ on the patio on our last night. There is a audio system on the ground floor which fills the rooms with music - great for when we had finished workshops and started to unwind in the evening. There are plenty of lounging areas including the bottom floor snooker table room with large TV. The hosts were very accommodating, going above and beyond to cater for our needs and ensure our weekend was productive, comfortable and enjoyable.
The design of the property was especially charming, the chic yet classic decor of the rooms made the property seem very grand and every room had character and was beautifully presented. The views from the rear patio of the property were especially breathtaking. Coming from London, it was a rare sight to be in such a spacious property, surrounded by rolling green hills and fresh air. It was so lovely to sit on the patio in the evening after our daytime activities to unwind. The local pub was only a mile away and the stroll on Sunday afternoon there was almost as pleasant as the friendly locals of Llanhennock (I still can't pronounce the name of the town though!) The gardens were very large and well maintained. Even though we didn't need to use the outdoor green space much, it was lovely to just to look at and admire from the house and patio - probably could have got a very large marquee in the gardens for bigger events.
Truly a spacious yet cosy, clean and comfortable hidden gem in South Wales, I am so glad we have found this place - we will be back again next year!
Loved it. The house is beautiful and very well equipped for a large party.. The owners are very helpful and quick to respond to any concerns.
Excellent property would definitely recommend we had a fantastic weekend.. Had everything we needed as a family
Having stayed in Woodbank before I was expecting another amazing weekend and that is exactly what happened. The house is beautiful and the grounds and countryside surrounding it is simply breathtaking. I couldn't have had a better stay and I very much hope to visit again.
When you enter this house you are immediately left gobsmacked by its grandeur. The facilities are more than sufficient with added extras included a snooker table and small gym area. What is more important is the picturesque views and the stunning setting. Loved every minute of it!
Mr Elsayed 19 Aug 18
.... Mr Elsayed 19 Aug 18
The house was lovely The view was magnificent from every corner of the house especialy From the seat in the balconies from which surrounding the house
everyone enjoyed the time we spent there
The owner of the house she was nice and very accommodating
would highly recommend it for great memorable break
The property was wonderful.. Loads of rooms and plenty of space for a very large family celebration (ages 9 weeks to 72 years). The games room and large outside space went done really well - karaoke and inside games one day and a barbecue/outside games the next. Also, walking distance to a lovely interesting village. The owners were really helpful and kind. No complaints from us, a great time was had by all!
We all had a brilliant time the house, it was spacious and had a lovely feel about it.. The kitchen was very well equipped, unlike some other places we have stayed in.
The owner gave us a great welcome and showed us around the property and answered any questions we had.
We will certainly be using this property again.
Fantastic time together.. Very spacious... Adults and kids had great fun...
Will recommend at anytime...
The house was fantastic.. The pictures really don’t do it justice, the place is huge! Fantastic location with beautiful views. Perfect for a big holiday and the owners have obviously listened to previous reviews about the kitchen equipment as we found it to have everything we needed to cater for 20 people. Would definitely go back!
One thing you will find with this property is that the photos do not do it justice! From when we arrived at the large black gates and drove down to the front door my jaw was on the floor. It really did take my breath away. The house itself is much bigger than i was expecting with enough room to make the weekend not feel claustrophobic and as if you were on top of each other. The standard to which the house has been done too was very high, it was beautiful but still usable. All the bedrooms were large and comfortable and clean. The many en suits which were attached to the rooms were all very large with beautiful facilities. The Kitchen was massive and was big enough for us to cook a 3 course Christmas dinner for 20 people which turned out fantastic even though none of us had experience using an aga. I would mention that it is worth bringing a few extra kitchen knifes, we brought an extra 6 and it was enough to get all prep, and carving done. The House's sound system was such a great addition the the weekend. with speakers in nearly every room the party was not confined to just one area and it lifted the overall good feeling of the weekend i believe. It is a simple aux cable connection so any phone, iPod or music playing device can be plugged in. The grounds surrounding the property are very well kept and this just enhances the many spectacular views from the balcony which surrounds the property. We are a party of 20 in our 7th year in a row of Christmas weekends and this has to be the best property and weekend we have ever had so far. If you are slightly doubting this as your selection, i would look no further as you will not find a better place.
One thing you will find with this property is that the photos do not do it justice! From when we arrived at the large black gates and drove down to the front door my jaw was on the floor. It really did take my breath away. The house itself is much bigger than i was expecting with enough room to make the weekend not feel claustrophobic and as if you were on top of each other.
The standard to which the house has been done too was very high, it was beautiful but still usable. All the bedrooms were large and comfortable and clean. The many en suits which were attached to the rooms were all very large with beautiful facilities.
The Kitchen was massive and was big enough for us to cook a 3 course Christmas dinner for 20 people which turned out fantastic even though none of us had experience using an aga. I would mention that it is worth bringing a few extra kitchen knifes, we brought an extra 6 and it was enough to get all prep, and carving done.
The House's sound system was such a great addition the the weekend. with speakers in nearly every room the party was not confined to just one area and it lifted the overall good feeling of the weekend i believe. It is a simple aux cable connection so any phone, iPod or music playing device can be plugged in.
The grounds surrounding the property are very well kept and this just enhances the many spectacular views from the balcony which surrounds the property.
We are a party of 20 in our 7th year in a row of Christmas weekends and this has to be the best property and weekend we have ever had so far. If you are slightly doubting this as your selection, i would look no further as you will not find a better place.
The house and grounds are just stunning, fabulous location.. The owners were lovely and very accommodating. Would highly recommend Woodbank for a memorable break.
The house itself is so beautiful and spacious, with a spectacular view. Woodbank is very clean, with great facilities such as a pool table and speakers around the house, plenty of room for parking and a large back garden for games and relaxing walks.
I would 100% recommend and can't wait to stay here again next year!!
The house is fantastic and made a great setting for a brilliant weekend.. Plenty of space for 5 families.
We had a fabulous holiday at Woodbank.. The house is stunning; comfortable and plenty of space for everyone. Very good facilities inside the home, and plenty to do nearby. Local shops, takeaways and restaurants a mile away. Supermarkets do deliver here, but the facilities in the house are so good that it's a shame to leave it. We loved every minute of our time here and will return.
Had a fab weekend. The house was in perfect working order, the garden is absolutely beautiful and has an amazing view. Best bit though is the games room! Will go again for sure!
An incredible house with beautiful grounds in a stunning setting. There is so much natural beauty around and the house is amazing. Couldn't have had a better stay, definitely visiting again soon!
A large group of us stayed at Woodbank for a long weekend and it is fair to say that it is by far one of the most beautiful houses we have stayed in. It has great views over the countryside, a huge number of rooms but still manages to be cosy. I highly recommend !!!
Such a huge house in an amazing quaint location. You will find it very easy to relax here. The house comes with all the amenities you will need along with a games room and gym. It also has an amazing garden and outdoor patio for barbecues and meals. The only problem you may have is that you don't get a chance to visit all the rooms because this place is huge! The house also comes with loads of board games and cards and TV and wifi.
I LOVE this place! very spacious - cosy, great panoramic view in the garden. The photos really don't really do this place justice you just need to experience it for yourself. Thank you for contributing to what turned out to be an amazing weekend!
Peaceful and tranquil setting with excellent facilities in beautiful grounds. Bedrooms were huge and clean, kitchen was enormous with ample large goods and great views and scenery throughout.
Wifi, in-built speakers, snooker table were all great touches, along with a veranda.
Would definitely recommend and plan to visit again.
We rented this property for my Husbands birthday so that we could celebrate with family and friends. The pictures of the property looked good and the reviews were also quite good. The pictures really do not do this place justice! It's huge and grand but actually feels homely and comfortable. The views from the patio/veranda were outstanding. All of the bedrooms were comfortable and the bathrooms amazing. We absolutely loved to be able to sit around one huge table in a grand dinning room to eat our Sunday roast. My Husband loved the integrated music system and everyone loved the very well kept full size snooker table. Do take sharp knives if you are planning on cooking which I did after reading other reviews and take extra loo roll as not a lot supplied. I hope that we will go back maybe next year as it was such a fantastic holiday with friends and family in the most wonderful house.
Everyone in my party was impressed with the house, from the size of the bedrooms to the kitchen with four chandeliers.. The snooker room was a bit hit with the men.
We regularly go on group holidays this is our 4th one . This house is outstanding. The pictures don't do it justice. I'm the cook for the holidays and I never wanted to leave the beautiful kitchen that was well equipped. The view from the kitchen was breathtaking. We all went on different excursion came back daily with are stories of what we had discovered in the area. Can't recommend highly enough.
My (now) wife and I rented Wood Bank as the venue for our wedding reception - this had not been our first choice, BUT, it was immediately clear that Wood Bank was vastly better suited to our needs than the location which had been our first choice - and I'm therefore so glad that we were able to be at Wood Bank instead - we were SO lucky. The house, grounds and facilities at Wood Bank were all first-rate, the manager of the property was very helpful, and our family fully intend to return in the future. Thank you! Outstanding.
The house is fantastic, with fantastic views. The owner was very pleasant and accommodating, and the location is good, near to town but far away enough to be on your own.
An excellent location and property.
The house and grounds at Wood Bank were as lovely as we had hoped they would be. We were extremely satisfied with everything about the house and the owner was most helpful. 5 Stars. Excellent.
Wood Bank had plenty of space for everyone. There were good facilities and it was situated in a lovely location. The property was ideal for a family get together
The house was beautiful, the games room was a real bonus and it was set in a beautiful location. The beds were comfy and the kitchen was well equipped, all was really lovely!
Wood House was a beautiful, well equipped cottage with plenty of room for all 18 of us. The younger children had so much room to play hide and seek, the teenagers loved the snooker table and gym. We all loved sitting on the terrace in the evening and admiring the beautiful grounds and surrounding views. All in all it was a great place for a get together!
We had a wonderful week at Woodbank house with our family of 18. The house was perfect and had enough space for us all. We were given one of the family rooms which was very spacious and had an ensuite with bath and shower and beautiful view. Our two adult sons enjoyed the games room where they played pool. We cooked every night and were all able to sit together at the large dining room table which was special. We have some happy memories of our time together there.
Beautiful house and grounds. Thanks for having us.
The house is absolutely fantastic and perfect for a large group weekend away. If anything the photos don't do it justice, it is even nicer than the website suggests.
We were a party of 20 people and there was plenty of space for everyone in comfort and loads of room for people to find a quiet space if they wanted to be on their own. A beautiful house with stunning gardens and views. We all had a fantastic time and would love to return.
Spacious accommodation and gardens, well suited for large gatherings. It had beautiful furnishings.
The property was huge, plenty of room for the 17 of us. The beds were really comfortable and the furniture was in character with the house, we felt we were staying in Downton Abbey! We all loved it from the youngest who was 8 to the oldest who was 70. Something for everyone.
This was a fantastic property with wonderful surroundings for all occasions.
It is called a cottage but anything but! A long drive leads up to the property situated amid lovely scenery. There are 8 large bedrooms with 6 of them having en-suite bathrooms. There is a large well equipped kitchen with an AGA, 2 fridges, 2 sinks, microwave and dishwasher. There is a lounge area off the kitchen, and an even larger lounge on one side of the house. As the property is on the side of a hill, there is a basement area that has a games room and gym. There are extensive gardens, patio furniture and BBQ. The place was warm from underfloor heating except the towel rails in the bathrooms did not appear to work. There is WiFi and several TVs and each room is wired to a sound system where music can be heard all over the property. The access is suitable for the disabled but there is only one bedroom on the ground floor and that doesn't have an en-suite. The 8 bedrooms sleep 20, so a lot are suitable for family rooms. Overall it is a fantastic place to stay in!!
What an amazing house there was nothing not to like. I want to live there!
The place really was outstanding in it's decor. I know it has recently been renovated but we were so impressed by the detail and effort that had gone into things. It really was a truly lovely place to stay
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