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River View From Every Window

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House in Hoarwithy, Nr. Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England - A Short Walk From 2 Quintessential Village Pubs (one Good Pub Guide Listed)

The River Wye flows directly in front of the house. A multitude of outdoor activities very nearby including canoeing, fishing, walking, bike riding and outdoor pursuits. Hereford and Ross-on-Wye both within 15 minute drives and the Welsh Mountains equally accessible. The house benefits from a large open open plan living room with full height double concertina doors which open onto a dining terrace with panoramic views of the river. The second twin is set up as a children's room with small attached Games/DVD den to provide a separate space for children to play. Short breaks available upon request.

Fisherman Please Note: There is a small country lane between the house and the river. More Info about fishing in the area :http://www.wyeuskfoundation.org/fishing/booking_office/

More Details

Murray Jones
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

About Murray Jones

We bought this lovely house in January 2013 and have been working hard to bring it up to a premium standard holiday let. We have added solid wooden floors, halogen down lighting with a classic country interior design with a contemporary feel. Our many guests immediately get the 'Wow' factor when walking through the front door. We have also added touches such as Egyptian cotton sheets to make the stay extra special. At the end of the day, nothing beats the amazing view from all the windows of this house. The river Wye is enchanting and this house is situated directly above it. We have two black Labradors and, when we stay here, we make full use of the river by taking them for frequent swimming and ball chasing in front of the house.

Murray Jones purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Murray Jones chose Herefordshire

Herefordshire is an amazing place, there is so much beautiful countryside and so few people here ! The view from this house is across to the other side of the river where there are no roads, just fields, horses and woodland as far as the eye can see. It's not really well known and we hope to keep it that way - a hidden secret !

The river Wye has been recognised for its beauty ever since tourists started coming to the area in the late 1700s.

The village of Hoarwithy has remained largely unchanged and is about as quiet and peaceful as you could wish for.

What makes this cottage unique

It is rare for property to sit right on the banks of a river - with only a narrow country lane separating the two.

The property sits high up enough to afford fabulous views.

The cottage enjoys a south-easterly aspect so that you can enjoy fabulous sunrises.

The garden behind the house rises up to provide even more impressive views and is covered by mixed woodland.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hoarwithy in Heart of England

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • river
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 downstairs with shower, basin and toilet , 1 upstairs with Bath/Shower and toilet and further 3rd toilet with basin upstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is a master bedroom on the ground floor King bed and sofa. Bedroom 2 is a smaller bedroom with King bed and River views upstream. Bedroom 3 is a twin bedroom with original cottage windows. Bedroom 4 is a twin bedroom more suited to children.
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Outside: Alfresco Dining Terrace with Barbecue and 8 seater setting and panoramic 180 degree views of the river Wye. Climb higher into the woods belonging to the house and get even better views of this area of outstanding Natural Beauty. Utility Room: Separate utility room with washer/dryer iron/ironing board Cleaning / Bed Linen / Maid service: Towels and Egyptian cotton bed linen provided Other: At any time there are up to 100 Swans directly in front of the house with other birds such as Heron, Canada geese, Barn Owls and Woodpeckers. The woods behind are home to a very large family of Rooks nesting in the trees above.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)


wonderful birthday weekend

  • 5 of 5

Everything we expected. Well appointed cottage with wonderful views of river and rolling countryside. Too many things we liked to list, but chiller drinks cabinet was a bonus, as was children's den, with DVD player - meant the adults had their own time of relaxation. Great we could take a dog as well. We couldn't have chosen better.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marion We are so happy that you like the Rookery as much as we do ! Thanks for the review. Murray and Richard
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Beautiful house with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and cosy, the kitchen well equipped, lovely woodburner, stunning views, very comfortable beds and generally just a lovely peaceful place to stay. We would definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Christmas retreat

  • 5 of 5

Wanted a larger property for a family Christmas near Hereford. The property fitted the brief in terms of size and location. It was very nicely decorated, very clean and comfortable. Easy to contact caretaker whilst there, booking and payment via owner was all completed via e mail discussion which made it efficient.

Great walking area, some lovely pubs to get good meals if you want a task free stay. Would make a great all year round place to stay though heavy snow may make this difficult on some roads so too if Wye floods but in summer it would be a joy, would love to sit on terrace sip a glass of wine and watch river rolling by. Would return and recommend. It's an expensive property especially if you are funding stay for others but I would pay the price just to have the treat of staying in such a lovely location.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your review, we are really chuffed that you liked the decorations and had a fabulous Christmas at The Rookery ! Murray and Richard
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Great cottage to explore the Wye Valley.

  • 5 of 5

This was a very relaxing cottage with very attentive owners. Great views of the river in a very quiet position.

Lovely comfortable beds for a restful nights sleep after being out and about all day!

Clean and practical.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect get-away!

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking for somewhere to stay with a quiet tranquil setting, this lovely house is worth considering. We found it clean, well maintained and perfect for our needs during our stay.

The house sits on the banks of the river Wye and there are some scenic walks from there. With good pubs and interesting places to visit towns a short drive this was a perfect base for us. We recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great weekend away

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a dog-friendly house that would accommodate our family of 4 (and dog) and my sister-in-law's family of 4 and dog. The plan was to have a pre-Christmas get-together and a big meal on Sunday with my father-in-law and my brother-in-law and his family joining us. This place ticked all the boxes.

It was roomy enough with a large dining area and a cosy living room kept warm by the wood burning stove. The kids especially loved the bedroom with a crawl space and tv.

We cooked all of our meals there and the well-stocked kitchen had everything we needed.

The dogs loved the place, too. Right outside the door is a path down the river which was ideal for dog walks.

The house is right on the beautiful River Wye with stunning views from every window. Ross on Wye is a few miles down the road and a great place to visit. I especially liked the organic food store, Field Fayre.

The owners were very helpful and always quick to reply.

It's a place that we'll be returning to again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
25 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Please note we book a minimum of 3 nights . Our bookings are Friday to Friday , Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday nights.
Fishing - No direct River Access , there is a small lane in front of the house , more info regarding fishing spots on WyeUsk Foundation website.
Access : 32 wide flat steps up to the front door with handrail. No wheelchair access
Changeover Day:
Friday is the preferred change-over day for weekly stays.

Notes on prices:
Prices based on a 7 night stay. Short breaks available on request (min 3 nights) subject to availability. Deposit required for dogs and an extra cleaning charge of £10 per dog will be made. Max 2 Dogs.
The rental payment is payable within 7 days: A full refund is due if cancelled 2 months prior to start date and a 50% refund is due if cancelled 1 month prior to start date.
£150 security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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