You’ll be spoilt for choice when you shop in the Monmouth area. Waitrose, M&S and Co-op can supply groceries (you can order a delivery from Tesco in Hereford or Waitrose in Monmouth), but the majority of shops in Monmouth, Ross and Abergavenny are great little individual enterprises with masses of choice. Market days are Friday & Saturday in Monmouth; Thursday & Saturday in Ross; and Tuesday, Friday & Saturday (plus Flea market every Wednesday) in Abergavenny.
If you’d like to have outside caterers to provide a welcome meal upon your arrival or a special meal during your stay we recommend Gail Gibbons.
There’s plenty to do in the area besides walking though some wonderful countryside.
Cycle – through the Forest of Dean with all the family, including young children, with – Pedal-A-Bike-Away.
Tree Top Walks – with Go Ape.
Canoe – with Monmouth Canoe Hire and Activity Centre. (Other canoe hire companies are Wye Canoes, Canoe the Wye, Wyedean Canoe Company.)
Get outdoors – with Summit Mountaineering, Way-2-Go Adventures, Yeehaa Outdoor Pursuits.
Gorge Walking, Abseiling, Climbing and Caving – with Life Changing Activities.
Laser Ops – with Wye Valley Laser Ops Warfare
Climb, Abseil, Canoe, Go Caving – with Wye Pursuits, Inspire 2 Adventure
4×4 Outdoor Driving – with Whitecliff Outdoor Driving Experience.
Golf – at four local courses the closest being The Rolls of Monmouth. Others are – Monmouth Golf Club, Forest Hills Golf Club, Ross-onWye Golf Club.
Be Amazed at The Amazing Hedge Puzzle at Symonds Yat West.
Taste Wine at Anchor Hill Vineyard.
Learn about brewing at Kingstone Brewery & Ross Cider Company.
Walk with butterflies at The Butterfly Zoo at Symonds Yat West.
Play Mini-golf at Wye Vallery Miniature Golf.
Go on a train ride at – Perrygrove Steam Railway or Dean Forest Railway.
Visit Puzzlewood – Dr Who and Merlin at Puzzlewood. the magical scenery at Puzzlewood has provided filming locations for these and more – and makes a great day out for you too.
The Stone Mill www.thestonemill.co.uk
The Bell at Skenfrith www.skenfrith.co.uk
The Hardwick at Abergavenny www.thehardwick.co.uk
The Walnut Tree www.thewalnuttreeinn.com
The Ostrich www.theostrichinn.com
The Saracens Head www.saracensheadinn.co.uk
I just wanted to extend all of our gratitude and express how much everybody enjoyed themselves at Rockfield. The accommodation was perfect, with everything necessary to make our stay comfortable and convenient. We could not have asked for a better weekend weather-wise but being able to enjoy the grounds and picturesque surroundings really added to the experience.
To meet Kingsley and be allowed to see and hear about the rich heritage of the property and all of the incredible artists who have recorded there really was the icing on the cake! Thanks so much for all of your help in making such a memorable weekend for our group, we will all certainly be recommending the property to those we know.Chris Brown
We had an absolutely brilliant weekend. The mountain biking was awesome and the studio tour was a fantastic and unexpected bonus. I had no idea how historically significant Rockwell studios is plus we had some wannabe rockers in the group who unsurprisingly loved it. Also the hosts – Lisa, Amanda and Kingsley – were so relaxed and welcoming.
I will definitely be recommending the place to friends.Matthew
Just to let you know that we had a great weekend and everyone was delighted with my choice of property which proved ideal for everyone and was very well stocked for us.
Gail and her colleague cooked us a fantastic meal, the weather was amazing and Kingsley gave us a fascinating and most entertaining tour of the studios on Sunday morning. Thank you so much for helping me to get everything arranged so easily and replying to my various queries so quickly.Jill