Life begins in Llangrove...

Meet Jenny who spent the first 23 years of her life in Llangrove in south Herefordshire. Hear why the rural idyll will always hold a special place in her heart.

Jenny, aged 4 (left), with her 7 year old brother

Jenny, aged 4 (right) and her 7 year old brother


I was lucky enough to grow up in the village of Llangrove. I lived there for 23 years and enjoyed many aspects of my childhood and early adulthood there. Set in beautiful rural, scenic countryside, Llangrove is only five miles from Monmouth and eight miles from Ross on Wye, so as a busy family we had the choice of which town we visited for shopping and leisure activities.

The M4, M5 and M50 are also easily accessible from Llangrove; I remember many day trips out as a youngster to the likes of Birmingham and Cardiff in particular.

The village of Llangrove itself is lovely and is a proper community with the primary school at the heart of it. It's always been a very good school, but it has gone from strength to strength in recent years and in 2017 was nominated as one of Tatler’s top ten state primary schools. It has close links with the village church and there's a friendly village pub too – The Royal Arms –  so there’s plenty of opportunity for everyone to get to know one another and become part of the community.

Llangrove is a village for everyone, whether you are a young family or retiring; it’s a place you can call home. I couldn't think of anywhere I'd have rather grown up and I will always want to return there.


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Jenny's family farm

Jenny's family farm in Llangrove

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