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Detached Cottage C1760 in Great Doward, Symonds Yat West, in 2 acres of land

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Stunning river views, dog friendly, secluded location in 2 acres of garden/woodland. 15 Minutes Walk To The River W

A delightful stone built detached cottage, C.1760, refurbished. Set in a truly unique hillside setting with positively stunning views over the River Wye Valley and Yat Rock, giving all the privacy that two acres of gardens and woodland affords. Absolutely ideal for walkers and nature lovers and for enjoying the many attractions of this Area of Outstanding Beauty. PLEASE NOTE: This property is approached by many STEPS AND A SLOPED PATH. Please view owners website for access statement and more information.

Graham Thomson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017

About Graham Thomson

Graham & Jan Thomson. We have lived in this area for over 16 years and we are still finding new walks to go on. Plenty to do and see in the local area.

Graham Thomson purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Graham Thomson chose Herefordshire

Fell in love with The Cot Cottage when we saw it and we believe it makes the most perfect holiday cottage, in a truly wonderful location.

The Cottage has the most wonderful views over to the river and Symonds Yat Rock.

The cottage has the advantage of being remote, but being able to look down from a distance onto the river activities. Perfect to wind down in the evening with a glass of wine, watching the wildlife (deer, pereguines, hawks etc.).

The Cot is in a wonderful location, away from the crowds, offering wonderful seclusion.

What makes this cottage unique

Please note: THIS COTTAGE HAS QUITE A FEW STAIRS & A SLOPING PATH. The views and seclusion are second to none. The cottage is set in its own grounds of approx. 2 acres, yet it is within a 15 minute walk to the river and riverside pubs.

The cottage itself (circa 1760), is very homely and tastefully decorated and is extremely well equipped.

You can go on wonderful varied walks straight from the cottage, either down to the river, or up to King Arthur's Cave or the Roman Fort on top of Little Doward.

There are many tourist activities close by and lots to see and do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We have stayed in many cottages all over the UK - I have to say "The Cot" is the nicest yet! The views are amazing, the locals very friendly and you come back to a simply wonderful cottage. Nothing has been spared in making this cottage a home from home - 5 stars!!!

"Location! Location! Location! Spell-bound all week. The many thoughtful and kind touches from the owners make The Cot a real home from home. Even hooks on doors - rare in holiday cottages. We have had a memorable break and found the privacy we sought - just 2 hours from home."

"Spectacular views... Fabulous, comfortable cottage with everything you need for a most enjoyable stay. Our two dogs have also had an amazing holday - thank you, would definately come back!"
Jan 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ross-on-Wye in Forest of Dean District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • WC, sink, bath with electric shower over, heated towel rail, mirrored cabinet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • caving
Notes on accommodation: The cottage has woodburning stove in dining room. Multi-fuel burner in living room. Night storage heaters, beams. Fantastic views from all rooms. Very secluded. Note: Stairs to car park The front patio area has been made as secure as possible for dogs. The front garden is mostly fenced/hedged. Side and back gardens go straight into the woods. Footpath at side leads straight down to river and local pubs. Outside: One acre of woodland. Patio area immediately outside of front of cottage. Slopped one acre of garden. Small patio, barbecue, table and 4 chairs, outside woodburner. Greenhouse, hammock. Garage at car park level for storing of bikes etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh linen and towels are included (one Egyptian cotton bath towel/hand towel per person - plus towels for the bathroom). Property cleaned before and after use. Other: Dining Room - Table and four chairs, 2 seater sofa, wood burner, display unit,


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Detached Cottage C1760 in Great Doward, Symonds Yat West, in 2 acres of land
average rating of 4.785714 based on 15 reviews

The Cot

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week. The cottage is beautiful with stunning views even from your bed. The cottage is very well equipped with lots of extras. We had a lovely relaxing time. You do need to be aware that there are a lot of steep steps to negotiate (which had been disclosed) but we have already booked another week and can't wait to come back

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. Sorry we didn't achieve 5 stars because of the numerous steps and steep slope getting to the cottage. We do understand that this can be a bit of a nuisance. Looking forward to welcoming you back shortly.
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Amazing retreat

  • 5 of 5

My best friend and I stayed here for 2 nights on a little hiking holiday. The Cot was very clean, the beds were comfortable, and it had all the necessary amenities/appliances (wifi, DVD player, etc). The hosts (Janet) were communicative, helpful and very friendly, and even gave us a number of hiking maps/trails. Complimentary milk and wine were also provided. There were some games provided, as well as a single swing outside, thus relatively kid friendly, though there are a lot of steps up to the car park

The location is the real treat. The views from the patio table are incredible and you get a real sense of peace (a great escape from my London home). Straight from the patio is a small trail the winds you down to the river where you find the Old Ferry Inn pub which is right on the River Wye with lots of outdoor seating. Good food and surprisingly large selection of ciders. Basically you can hike all along the river valley and pop down to some river pub for some refreshment. We hardly saw anyone on the hiking trails, but when we did meet people, everyone was super friendly. We also found a mini-golf, maze and butterfly zoo across from another lovely old pub (The Old Court). There was also canoe hire.

Overall if you want an escape from City life or just some lovely hikes in the countryside this is definitely worth trying!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Character cottage, well presented, lovely location, friendly hosts.

  • 4 of 5

we came looking for a restful and relaxing time, the cottage location was ideal for this. the views were outstanding and the cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. we enjoy the surrounding area having visited it many times.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning cot

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay at the cot. Peaceful, quiet and with stunning views. The owners were fantastic and provided everything you could possibly need

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location and stunning views

  • 5 of 5

The Cot cottage had everything we needed and more. It is very well equipped and the extras like tea, milk, biscuits and even bottle of wine were not expected but very much appreciated.

The location is great. Very quiet but short walk down to the pubs and river. Plenty of walks available within the area and a lovely garden for kids or dogs to enjoy.

We are looking forward to our next visit to the Cot. Thank you Jan and Graham.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The cot is set in the most beautiful spot and is very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed down to some milk in the fridge for a cuppa when we arrived. You can go off on walks right from the front door and we were lucky enough to see the wild deer twice along with other wildlife. What a treat its been

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Cardiff airport - 1 hour

Bristol airport - 1 hour

Birmingham airport - 1 hour 15 mins


Monmouth - 3 miles

Ross-on-Wye - 7 miles

Hereford - 18 miles

Gloucester - 18 miles

Cardiff - 25 miles

Further Details:

Canoeing, absailing, horse riding, golf, fishing, available locally.

Three pubs within walking distance, Old Ferrie Inn, Wye Knot, The Old Court.

Village shop 'Woods of Whitchurch', Total garage and Spar along A40.

The Maze, Butterfly Park, Mini-golf, amusement arcade within 1 mile.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ross-on-Wye, Heart of England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 10
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 11
29 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 12
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
50% deposit is required at the time of booking with balance due 30 days before arrival. Price includes bed linen, towels, electricity, wi-fi.
Changeover Day - the preferred changeover day is Friday.
Arrival time after 2.30pm, departure time by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Weekly bookings are Friday to Friday
Short bookings are usually friday to monday (3 nights) and Monday to friday (4 nights)


Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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