Local Area

The Herefordshire village of Weston-under-Penyard is situated only 2 miles from the bustling town of Ross-on-Wye, and commands spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. With the Wye Valley fewer than 10 minutes' drive away, Ariconium Place gives you an easy escape into the heart of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With Gloucester only 15 miles away and Hereford only 18, it offers both the relaxed rural lifestyle you crave and easy commuter access to nearby cities and beyond.


Enjoy a spot of retail therapy Ross-on-Wye - try the bustling market which is held every Wednesday and Saturday. Or you could visit the nearby shopping malls at Hereford Old Market or Gloucester Quays. Both are host to a number of large department stores, chain restaurants and cafes. Within Ross-on-Wye there are large supermarket chains including Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Aldi as well as numerous independent grocery stores, butchers, delicatessens and health food shops stocking local and organic produce. 

Outdoor activities

For those seeking more of a thrill, the surrounding Wye Valley area is home to a number of adventurous activities for all ages. From shooting to canoe hire, mountaineering to pilot lessons there is something for everyone within easy reach. There are excellent fishing opportunities along the banks of the River Wye. Walking is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the area for both visitors and residents. Every trail is unique and a perfect way to admire the true beauty in this part of the country. For those who are really serious, there a number of clubs to join in the local area.

Eating Out

If great food is what you’re after, the Mill Race pub in Walford is close by, offering an award-winning food and wine menu, using the very best local produce. Ross-on-Wye also offers a variety of modern restaurants, cosy pubs, coffee shops and takeaway food outlets. The high quality and varied local produce is a key feature on many menus!


Ross-on-Wye has a good selection of primary schools available to local residents. Within the town there is also a high school as well as an Ofsted rated 'Outstanding' sixth form. There are technical colleges available in Hereford, Gloucester and The Forest of Dean. In nearby Monmouth, Gloucester and Cheltenham there are numerous independent schools, including the renowned Cheltenham College and Cheltenham Ladies College, The Haberdashers Schools and The King's School. There are also various nurseries and pre-schools within the town for younger children.