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River View From Every Window

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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 . We have two parking spaces on this lane, further spaces to park in village centre. Fishing: More Info about fishing in the area

:http://www.wyeuskfoundation.org/fishing/booking_office/ or http://www.oldharpfishery.co.uk/

Parking: Due to the very steep,scenic location : we only have 2 dedicated parking spaces for the Rookery. If you are travelling with Extra cars , you can park them in the village in front of the church which is unrestricted and a 7 minute walk from the Rookery.

Extra Guests: The cottage strictly accommodates 8 people , we are only able to accept extra infants<1yr( we have a bassinet ).

More Details

Owner
Murray Jones
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 December, 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 Hoarwithy

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hoarwithy in Forest of Dean District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • river
  • village
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Notes:
Extra Guests: The cottage strictly accommodates 8 people , we are only able to accept extra infants<1yr ( we have a bassinet ). 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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River View From Every Window
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
5

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: 05-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 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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5

Wonderful house, superb views and position

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic house in a beautiful position giving you incredible views of the countryside and the River Wye. Loudest noise I heard all weekend was a Swan occasionally taking off. The biggest compliment I can give is that I will be booking again

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant retreat overlooking the River Wye, a perfect family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay which was very comfortable for a family group of 6. Perfectly situated to explore the Forest of Dean the Brecon Beacons and all of the outdoor activities they are offer. The cottage was spacious and very well equipped and the owner 'Murray' was particularly helpful. The property had numerous types of tourist information and you are spoilt for choice. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a quiet rural location with scenic views and yet a short drive to so many activities.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Rookery, Hoarwithy

  • 5 of 5

Was such a lovely house to stay in. We were two families sharing and the two bathrooms plus an extra toilet and four bedrooms meant we weren't in each others way all the time. The views from the house are stunning and I loved the lovely crisp white bedlinen. Comfy beds too.

Its was a shame the weather wasn't good enough for us to really make the most of the balcony.. We never got a chance to sit and eat outside . But its so comfortable and roomy inside with the huge telly . Our teenage daughters loved the upstairs little snug room with their own telly in too.

The house is so central to many places too... 20 mins to supermarket and Hereford one direction, 20 mins to Ross-On-Wye in other direction. Also took a trip to "Skenfrith" which is just in the border in Wales. Cute tiny village with an interesting castle. But there is so much more we wanted to see. Puzzlewood was lovely enchanted forest and we spent hours there. We will probably have to come back again to see all the other places we missed this time. Also the "Cottage of Content" pub down the road took 20 mins to walk to and the food was amazing..All in all was a great holiday and would have been better if the sun shone a lot more for us.. We all want to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house overlooking the river

  • 5 of 5

The house is in an idyllic spot and it is wonderfully decorated and very comfortable. My extended family stayed here for a reunion of sorts (2 sons and fiance, parents and grand parent). There is so much to do in this local area if you like nature or if you simply want to relax you could not find a more wonderful spot. The house was clean and all information provided about places to eat and so forth. I would highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything about the house was fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

For the sixth year a group of mums go away for a long weekend. Two of the group make all the arrangements and keep everything secret and all is not revealed until we pull up at the address. A bit of a risk but we have been lucky each year and this year was no exception. The house exceeded our expectations, the photos don't do it justice as it doesn't show how roomy it is, the great reception area, how tastefully it is decorated, how well equipped the kitchen is, the beauty of the garden, the tranquillity that you feel when you walk through the door and knowing that you have made a great choice. The location was convienent and enabled us to get out and enjoy the days, plenty to see, do, pubs to eat in and an area to visit again for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

Distances:

Ross-on-Wye 5 miles, Hereford 10 miles

Parking: Due to the very steep,scenic location : we only have 2 dedicated parking spaces for the Rookery. If you are travelling with Extra cars , you can park them in the village in front of the church which is unrestricted and a 7 minute walk from the Rookery.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hoarwithy, Heart of England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
10 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
From
£195
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Rate 7
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,300
 
 
Low 2017
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
From
£195
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Mid Term Feb 2017
9 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
From
£225
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£975
 
 
Low Season 2018
19 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
From
£195
Fri,Sat,Sun
£875
 
 
Easter
30 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
From
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,100
 
 
Low Mid Season 2018
16 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
From
£195
Fri,Sat,Sun
£975
 
 
High Mid Season 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
From
£225
Fri,Sat,Sun
£975
 
 
High Season
29 Jun 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Sept 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£615
for 3 nights
From
£205
From
£225
Fri,Sat,Sun
£954
 
 
Low Oct 2018 Season
1 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
From
£195
Fri,Sat,Sun
£954
 
 
Mid Term Oct 18
19 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
From
£225
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Low End 2018
29 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
From
£195
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Xmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
From
£195
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

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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