Here are just some of the lovely things our guests say about The Benches
9/10 - Loved the well equipped kitchen plus 3 fridges was great! Enjoyed a trip to the Forest of Dean sculpture park; walked back to the house from Symonds Yat - a very pleasant 6 miles along the river Wye; trip over to Abergavenny worth it for the market plus a steep walk up Sugar Loaf if got the right boots etc!
Wiffen Family - January 2018
9/10 - Enjoyed our stay somewhere to hang all our coats would have been useful other than that we had a wonderful time. We also enjoyed the Puzzlewood and the Butterfly Farm.
Foster Family - January 2018
10/10 - Our whole family really enjoyed their stay at The Benches - it has everything you could want for a large group/family get away. The Benches is a beautiful house in a stunning location. A warm welcome was awaiting us on arrival and it was easy to book through Sleeps12. Whilst we were there 6 of our family went to the Savoy Theatre in Monmouth which is the oldest theatre in Wales!
Ward Family - New Year 2017
10/10 - Fabulous property very well equipped and maintained, very friendly and helpful support staff . We were worried with the cold and snow it may not be aired and warm, totally needlessly as the log burners and central heating were superb. Fantastic experience for the whole weekend. We enjoyed days out to The Forest of Dean and walks around Staunton.
Marriott Family - December 2017
10/10 - The house was amazing.....the only suggestion I would make would be to provide more serving dishes in the kitchen. We cooked a big Christmas dinner while we were there and could have done with a few more serving dishes. The Usk Christmas Market was fab!
Harrison Family - December 2017
10/10 - The Benches is a wonderfully warm, social, and homely place, in spite of its size. The pictures don't do it justice! The hot tub on an icy morning and the views from the property were great. Recommend: Monmouth town centre and castle. Walk to Redbrook along the riverbank to The Boat Inn and/or The Bell Inn. Both are perfect for walkers and do good food. Tintern and the Abbey.
Hard to think of anything that would have improved it.
Turvill Party - November 2017
10/10 - The kitchen was amazing, the hub of the house and used the most. The lounge although lovely let it down a bit as needs a transformation. Maybe knock through to kitchen. Most wonderful stay and will be visiting again. We would recommend a walk into Monmouth on the footpath.
Cowle Party - November 2017
10/10 - Everything was great, it was a lovely house beautifully done inside and out with lovely views and so much to see and do. We had fantastic weather and we all had a great time and a fantastic experience bringing the whole family together. We loved it so much we didn't go out! Thank you so much and thank you for the lovely chocolate cake. We would definitely come back again!
Stoner Family - October 2017
10/10 - We absolutely loved it. The property was beautiful, so relaxing. Even though it was October we enjoyed the pool as well as the hot tub. We walked along the river to The Boat Inn, which was about 2 miles - Lovely!
Morgan Party - October 2017
10/10 - Amazing property - everything was perfect!
Maidment Party - October 2017
8/10 - This place has everything to offer for families to spend time together, Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Pool Table and large dining table to eat together. Unfortunately the heated pool wasn't working properly but this was been fixed the day we left, and the only other thing would be the living room was very different to the rest of the property. Although it had its own quirks, it was very dated in comparison to the other rooms. All in all a beautiful place which offered a great holiday. We visited the Hedge Puzzle just up the road which has a butterfly farm and crazy golf which was a decent couple of hours out. We also visited The Royal pub in Ross of Wye which was lovely and recommended. The men played some very good golf courses near by too.
Heeley Family - September 2017
10/10 - Wow, Wow, Wow!! I was very fortunate to win your Facebook competition to stay at The Benches in Monmouth. We had a fantastic long weekend. The views and accommodation are absolutely stunning. The house is beautifully laid out for a big party. There is space for you all to be together, but also space to have quiet time away if needed. Thank you again.
Laura - August 2017
10/10 - Mandy and Lis were real gems looking after us so well. Thanks for a lovely stay, we had a really lovely holiday and the location cound not have been better. The Wye Valley is absolutely beautiful. Thank you. Hopefully we can come back one day. The walk from Tintern Station to Tintern Abbey, Inspire Gorge Scrambling Eperience and Canoeing from Monmouth past the house to Whitebrook are great activities to do during your stay.
Blunden Group - August 2017
9/10 - The swimming pool and he views were enjoyed. An additional toilet and changing facility on the ground floor would be useful. Visited Raglan Farm while we stayed.
Johnston-Smethurst Family - August 2017
10/10 - Enjoyed the whole experience and as it was a celebration for my 60th birthday it was very special. We ventured out to Cardiff, Ross on Wye, Abergavenny and of course Monmouth town and we enjoyed each one. We also took a course of Archery which everyone enjoyed and our party was aged between 29-82!
Horridge Family - July 2017
10/10 - Enjoyed the pool hot tub billiards and sauna. We had two cars and would have appreciated two gate openers. Lovely property, very clean stunning location and very warm greeting from Mandy and Elizabeth. Thank you! We would recommend Wye canoeing for half a day is safe and fun for a family and needs no prior experience.
Flett Family - July 2017
10/10 - We had a lovely time and the home is just perfect. The views are outstanding, the grandchildren absolutely loved the pool, and the house is immaculate. My Mum enjoyed her birthday with the family in a beautiful place, she said it’s a real surprise because you arrive in the carpark and then as you approach the house the setting reveals itself, getting better and better all the time. Mandy and Elisabeth were great, making us feel very welcome. We would love to book up again sometime.
Roberts Family - June 2017
10/10 - All of the facilities are outstanding. We stayed at the property the whole time!
Lewis Family - June 2017
10/10 - Excellent house, beautifully furnished. We particularly enjoyed the pool and hot tub. We recommend Raglan Castle, Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo and The Amazing Hedge Puzzle for days out!
Moris Family - June 2017
10/10 - Thank you so much for letting us stay at the Benches. We had a fantastic time and Mandy, Elisabeth and the owner, Jackie, made us feel very welcome. The Benches is an absolutely stunning house and we throughly enjoyed every minute. It is a weekend we will all treasure, so thank you very much.
Francis Group - May 2017
10/10 - The location and facilities and river view flat! We all had an amazing time at your dream home, we all fell in love with the whole experience, the house, the setting, the garden and all the finishes you've done to the property. You will definitely be seeing our group again as we've found a jewel. May we compliment you on the cleanliness of the property, Mandy and Elizabeth keep it immaculate , which is how we like to leave it when we leave.
We pulled straws for picking bedrooms as we thought that was the fairest way to pick. But we loved all of them, River View is so relaxing, all the birdsong and sound of the river.
George Group - April 2017
10/10 - We had a great 5 days and would not have changed anything.
Smith - April 2017
10/10 - We enjoyed the stunning views and the river. The large kitchen/dining area was great for our large family group. We also enjoyed discovering Monmouth which is very attractive. We visited Puzzlewood Forest, Clearwell Caves and Pedalabikeaway.
Perry Family - April 2017
10/10 - Stunning house, very clean, every room had an en suite and the hot tub and pool area was very spacious. Couldn't have asked for more in the house, including the lovely ladies who came to greet us.
Mcintosh - March 2017
10/10 - Probably the most comfy beds I've slept in! We picked the most beautiful weekend as the weather was amazing. The views were superb, also enjoyed the jacuzzi and sauna. The riverview bedroom is definitely the best room in the house. The house was so amazing that we didn't want to leave, The River Wye is just at the back of the house so there's some amazing walks and scenery. Also the town is just a 5 minute walk.
Stephens - March 2017
10/10 - The property was of a very high standard & had everything we needed to prepare a 3 course dinner for 12. We had a lovely welcome from the owner and one of the most scrumptious chocolate cakes I've ever had.
Bates - Jan 2017