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Beautiful Detached Cottage Within A Large, Private Garden With Breathtaking View



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Cottage in Symonds Yat West, Herefordshire, England HR9 6BJ - Tranquil Location, Fantastic Views But Only A Few Minutes Walk To The River, Pubs & Many Activities

Tivoli is a detached cottage set in a large, private enclosed garden with views towards the River Wye. It is perfectly placed for walking and many other activities in the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean, which are areas of outstanding natural beauty. Other popular activities include canoeing, fishing, cycling, climbing and river trips. The many pubs and restaurants are within walking distance and the towns of Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye are a short distance away.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Darren and Suzanne Bird.We have been visiting Symonds Yat for 20 years or more and still love the area.We had always dreamed of owning a house here and when Tivoli came on the market in 2007 we had big plans to renovate this derelict cottage.We have only just converted it into a holiday let and are really pleased with the results

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We have had the most wonderful weekend in this lovely cottage - a spectacular area" Kate and Patrick, Aidan 5 yrs and Charlie 2 yrs

"This has to be one of the lovliest cottages we have ever stayed in.The veiws are stunning...a pleasure to return to the cottage at the end of the days walking." Richard and Judith,Essex.

Had a great few days here,the cottage is so welcoming and clean.We had some lovely alfresco times on the decking and stayed out until late.

See you again soon.

Jennifer and mum.

"Just a few words to let you know how much we enjoyed our holiday in your cottage, no wonder you wanted a cottage there, what a beautiful place, with such views and so near the river and pubs"

Kathryn and family
Jan 2013
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14 Reviews

based on 14 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely Cottage in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

This is I think the fifth time that we have stayed at this cottage so it is about time we gave this a review. The fact that we have been five times and have another booked for next year should tell you something about how we feel for the place.

The cottage itself is excellent, a good front room, two comfortable bedrooms, a characterful and well equipped kitchen, and a nice big practical entrance room for getting the muddy boots off. There are log burners in both the front room and the kitchen/diner area which is nice, but also the central heating is excellent so we use the fire just cos we can :).

The outside space is lovely with a great decking area with spectacular views of the Wye Valley and to the side is a nice landscaped garden as well.

The location of the cottage is great for us too, it is easy to reach from the main A40 and what we like is the close proximity to the walks around Symonds Yat, and for the evening the excellent choice of local boozers The Wye Knott is the nearest and is a cosy friendly pub and we like the Crown at Whitchurch for it's excellent and cheaply priced Vodka selection. Also the Old Ferry Inn as a great pub located right on the river and the Saracen's head on the other side.

Finally the owners are great and helpful when needed and always prompt with coming back with any questions you have.

Is there anything that could be done better, well it has a rather noisy fridge but that is about it... who cares :). I suppose one thing to note is the steep steps from where you park the car to the property could be a look out for some but for most that is not a problem.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The pictures do not do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fantastic stay at Tivoli! The cottage is perfectly well equipped and easily caters for 6 people. The garden area and multiple outdoor decking areas are really impressive! Only wished we had less rain and could have enjoyed it more! Bread, milk and biscuits on arrival...classy touch! Private parking for up to x3 cars is such a bonus in the valley and shouldn't be underestimated! Perfect location situated between two pubs...a very short stumble home! As the title suggests, the photos do not do this cottage justice. We cant wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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A beautiful well equipped cottage.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful well equipped cottage with lovely outdoor space to relax and admire the amazing views. Great walks, friendly pubs with good food. Brilliant place for the dogs. The surrounding area is quite stunning. A great place for a very relaxing break and one I hope to return too. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Another wonderful stay....

  • 5 of 5

another wonderful 3 day stay at Tivoli Cottage....turning into my favourite place to stay!. Cottage is perfectly appointed, the location is stunning and we had a weekend of wonderful long walks and great food in the old Ferrie inn.....floated into work on Tuesday morning....love this place. Paul, Merseyside.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Great get away

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place to get away from it all. Easy access to the river with the kids and dog, so we had plenty of walks enjoying the lovely surroundings. Loved the log fire, specially the one in the kitchen making the cottage cosy and comfortable. The cottage was well equipped and it was nice to arrive to a loaf of bread, milk and some cookies. Thank you. Kids loved the garden, lots to explore but safe for them to play out with a secure fence allowing the dog freedom too.

Probably be back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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A fantastic cottage set in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

This is a real gem of a place. Set right in the middle of village but totally secluded with no directly neighbours. A very quite location set between the two pubs. It is one of the best we have stayed in. Everything inside is immaculate and has fantastic views from the terrace. A very nice touch leaving bread, milk and tea for when you arrive. Very clean and crisp. The boundary was secure so you could let the dog out and know he could not escape.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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From the Owner

We love the area because it's a perfect escape from the crowds but with plenty to do and see if we choose.There are wonderful views from the cottage and there are many walks straight from the garden gate.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Activities in the area:


* Forest of Dean Ramblers

* Forest of Dean Tour Guides


* www.canoehire.com

* www.wyedean.co.uk

* www.riverwyecanoehire.com


* www.monmouthgolfclub.co.uk

* www.celtic-manor.com

* www.bells-hotel.co.uk

* www.foresthillsgolfclub.co.uk


* Goodrich: www.english-heritage.org.uk

* Chepstow: www.cadw.wales.gov.uk

* Tintern Abbey: www.cadw.wales.gov.uk

* Raglan: www.cadw.wales.gov.uk

Symonds Yat Attractions:

*Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo: www.butterflyzoo.co.uk

* New Weir Forge: 18th/19th century ironworks near the river Wye.

* Leisure Park: www.symondsyatleisure.co.uk

* The Amazing Hedge Puzzle: www.mazes.co.uk


* Contact Wye Angling, Ross-on-Wye.

Outdoor adventure:

* Motiva Ropes Course: www.motiva.co.uk

* Go Ape! www.goape.co.uk

Mountain Biking:

* Wye Valley Hire: www.wyevalleybikehire.co.uk

* Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre: www.pedalabikeaway.co.uk


Monmouth - 3 miles

Ross-on-wye - 7 miles

Hereford - 18 miles

Gloucester - 18 miles

Cardiff - 25 miles

Further Details:

Dogs are welcome but not in bedrooms or on furniture.

(A charge of £20 per dog per stay)


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
10 TO 12
27 Oct 2016 - 7 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
12 TO 1
8 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Weekend 3 night stay's are available if available.Price on request.
A 20% Deposit is to be paid at the time of booking and the full balance is to be paid 4 weeks before the date of arrival.
If a booking is made within 4 weeks of arrival date a full payment will be taken.
Weekly bookings are Friday to Friday. Short booking are Friday to Monday(3 nights) and Monday to Friday (4 nights)
If a booking is cancelled four weeks before the arrival date or less the deposit is non refundable.
Changeover Day:
Arrival time is after 3.00 pm, departure time 10.00am.
Change over days are Friday and Monday (flexible)

Notes on prices:
There is a double sofa bed in the lounge that is suitable for two children or one adult.Prices are based on up to four people and a £50.00 supplement per extra person per week or short stay will be charged.

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Updated: 29-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The cottage is set in its own private grounds and is only a few minutes walk to the river and pubs.The cottage benefits from its own off road parking for three cars.It has two large decked areas which are great for al fresco dining or admiring the views with a glass of wine.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • caves
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • caving


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • WC, bathroom with bath and shower over, large airing cupboard.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds (or a double king size bed can be provided on request) Bedroom 2 with twin beds


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Wood burner fires in kitchen and lounge, as well as central heating. Outside: Enclosed private gardens surrounding the property. Two decked areas with table and chairs and barbecue for guest use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: *Freshly laundered and ironed bed linen, made up for your arrival. *Property cleaned before and after use. *Electricity. *Heating. *Bag of logs. *Towels available for £10.00 per set (4 bath towels and 4 hand towels). Other: Dining area with table and 4 to 6 chairs. Large outside decked areas with fantastic views and seating for 8 people and barbecue.

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