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The Apple Store, Great Doward In The Wye Valley

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Great Doward, Whitchurch, Herefordshire, England

The Apple Store is a self contained annexe to 'Old Kiln House', which is an 18th century farmhouse and cider orchard. Situated on 'Great Doward, a hill of mixed farm and woodland set in the lower Wye Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the property has extensive views across the Wye Valley. Numerous excellent walks begin right from the doorstep and King Arthur's Cave can be seen and easily visited from the Apple Store. The old barn and outbuilding have recently been restored to provide comfort and modern convenience in an idyllic rural setting.

Property Manager
Sarah Rogers
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

March 2013 - "a lovely, peaceful long weekend at The Apple store. The cottage is warm and very comfortable and provided everything we needed...we very much enjoyed walking all over Great Doward over to Symonds yat and along the river to Monmouth"

October 2012-"What a lovely cottage - really comfortable and has everything you need. Beautiful surrounding countryside in fantastic location. Time flew by - so much here to see and do!"

August 2012- " A relaxing and enjoyable week, lovely location, very tranquil, delightful and comfortable cottage. we had a great time, lots to do in the area.."

August 2012- "Comfortable cottage, gorgeous area with lots to see and do, and some lovely walks, We have had a very nice holiday here - lovely peaceful location, whilst very accessible. very friendly sheep and cats!"
Mar 2013
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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:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets to remain downstairs. Dogs may be left unattended for short periods provided they are in a sleeping cage/bed
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite shower room to bedroom 1, second shower room with wc, basin and shower downstairs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en suite shower room, Bedroom 2 with twin beds
  • Books
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Outside: Outside the cottage is a fenced orchard area with south facing patio and beautiful views. A graveled area to the side has space for 2 cars Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided


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The Apple Store, Great Doward In The Wye Valley
average rating of 4.733333 based on 16 reviews
Penrith, Cumbria

Perfect little cottage hidden away in the country

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several cottages in the area and this one is our favourite so far.

The cottage was very clean and equipped with everything we could need, the owners live next door and made us feel very welcome.

If you like walking or have a dog with you the location couldn’t be more perfect as there are lots of woodland walks to explore.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Emma. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.
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Idyllic location, lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Apple Store is situated in a beautiful rural valley, surrounded by sheep & horses. Sarah, the owner, is lovely and gave us some great recommendations for places to visit nearby. The cottage itself is great and has more or less everything you need. There's a lovely outdoor seating area at the back which is a real sun trap, and you're facing a valley of sheep (the "bleat chorus" begins late afternoon; our kids found it fun to join in). Inside, the ground floor is a bit gloomy because the windows are very narrow "slits" (presumably can't be widened due to planning laws) so you have to have lights on even during the day. Of course if you've got any sense, you'll be off exploring the local area by day so this won't matter. There are plenty of things to do and see, e.g. caves in nearby woodland, a nature reserve, and of course canoeing down the Wye at Symond's Yat. There's also a butterfly zoo nearby, where enormous butterflies fly past your nose and land on your shoulder! Our kids (6 and 4) were particularly taken by this. We also spent days in nearby Ross on Wye and Hereford. The former has a great fish & chips shop on the outskirts of town, called Audrey's -- if proper fish & chips is your bag, don't miss it!

One thing to be aware of is that you won't get any mobile signal inside the cottage, and the wifi is very weak, as you're sharing the wifi from the owners' house next door. We suggest either a) embrace this and go off-grid for your stay, or b) take a wifi range extender with you!

Overall, we had a great time, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely and comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage for us to explore the beautiful area. Well equipped and comfortable beds. Tranquil garden. We never tired of seeing the sheep run across the field!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage amongst beautiful scenery!

  • 5 of 5

Sarah made us feel very welcome, and the cottage is cosy and well stocked (including good kids dvds!) with very comfy beds! It's perfect for visiting all that the wye valley has to offer-we explored King Arthur's caves, went kayaking, visited the butterfly zoo, did go ape and rode the dean forest railway!

The kids loved watching the sheep and lambs in the field opposite and loved their cosy bedroom.

We loved our week here, thank you Sarah!

The Boyds x

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good place at a great price in a lovely area.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely character property, beautiful on the inside, with amazing views, and really close to all the best bits of the area.

Downside; rubbish showers - nothing else.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A pleasant stay but some details needed attention

  • 4 of 5

Sarah was a lovely host and was very helpful when we needed it - offered us tea on arrival and gave us some maps of the area. The Apple store itself was comfortable and pleasant. However, the wifi was non existent - every time it picked up the signal it was lost within seconds. A router in the Apple store itself is needed. The mobile reception is not good either although this can't be helped by the host. There was also no baths -only showers and these were not great. Nevertheless, it is well situated for the forest and all it's outdoor activities such as cycling and canoeing, and Monmouth is a pleasant small town to visit. In all a good break for us.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Five minutes from canoe and bicycle hire, golf course. Offa's Dyke path and Wye Valley walk also easily accessible.


Nearest airport Bristol - 35 miles


Ross on Wye 6 miles, Monmouth 4 miles, Whitchurch 1 mile, Bristol 35 miles, Cardiff 35 miles, Gloucester 25 miles, Cheltenham 30 miles

Further Details:

Village shop, post office, pubs and hotel available at Whitchurch, cinema, shops, leisure centre, theatres, restaurants, pubs and swimming pool at Monmouth and Ross on Wye


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Summer
14 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Autumn
8 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
Deposit at time of booking, balance 4 weeks prior to arrival

Changeover Day:
Friday or Monday. Arrive from 3 p.m depart by 10 a.m.

Notes on prices:
Price includes linen and towels. pets are welcome only by prior arrangement and an additional cleaning charge of £10 per pet is payable

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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