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Commended Holiday Cottage In Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty



Updated: 22-Aug-2016
Cottage in Symonds Yat, Herefordshire, England - Peaceful Village Location, 5 Minutes Walk From River Wye

This outstanding self catering cottage enjoys lovely far reaching views within a tranquil family managed smallholding, complete with some friendly sheep! Everything is provided to ensure a comfortable stay. Relax on the decking in a peaceful setting. We provide private off road parking and canoe and secure bike storage as well as maintenance and wash down facilities. There is easy access on foot or bike to the River Wye and great walks, canoeing, fishing, cycling, rock climbing, river cruises and local hostelries, as well as excellent road links for exploring further afield. Closed from Oct 2016-Mar 2017.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"A lovely cottage with everything needed for a relaxed, comfortable holiday. The little touches made all the difference and has set this accommodation apart from others we have used around the UK, and fabulous views!"

"It's always nice when the accommodation you have booked lives up to your expectations, which is exactly what we found.. and the attention to detail made this cottage extra special".

"Perfect location. Perfect accommodation. Perfect hosts. Will certainly recommend to others".
Jan 2014
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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


A warm welcome in the Wye valley

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay in this cottage. It was exactly as we expected from the website description but in addition there were many special touches which enhanced our stay. We particularly enjoyed the local wildlife especially watching the small birds feeding in the garden and the tame pheasants clearing up the scraps. The owner of the property was efficient during the booking process and quickly responded to any queries. Our housekeeping deposit was returned promptly.

Once we arrived we did not need to move our car throughout our stay as there are several good pubs nearby for evening meals and plenty of walks and other activities on the doorstep.

We would not hesitate to stay there again and would happily recommend the cottage to anyone wanting to stay in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodation with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our family holiday with two small boys. It was well equipped with plenty of extras to keep the boys entertained, games, books etc. The owners were extremely helpful, both before we went and on arrival. The views from the cottage are beautiful and we all enjoyed watching the local wildlife from the front room, the friendly pheasant, many other birds and of course the friendly sheep who we liked giving the treats to. Symonds Yat is a great location for exploring the Wye valley with lots of lovely walks right from the doorstep. We also enjoyed days out to Eastnor Castle, Puzzlewood and the Forest of Dean. Would definitely recommend the place and accommodation, we hope to visit again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious cottage overlooking Wye Valley

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic week at this clean well equipped and spacious cottage. The pleasant owner greeted us on arrival and showed us round the property. Very convenient for local walks from the doorstep and within walking distance of local hostelries. Goodrich Castle and Monmouth well worth a visit. Fantastic view from the balcony and upper floors and pleasant rear garden area -loved watching the birds on the feeders and the pet sheep in the paddock. Hope we will be able to make a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great location with stunning views of the surrounding area. Also great location with regards to getting to nearby attractions for children. Cottage is very well equipped with everything needed especially all the toys for the kids! One final mention for the very friendly sheep that are always ready for a feed!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The perfect location for a quiet family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks with our twin daughters (5 years old), and we enjoyed our stay very much!

After a friendly welcome, we found a holiday cottage that was absolutely clean, with all the little things provided we often missed in other places: liquid soap, shower gel, washing-up liquid etc.

The cottage was great fun for our children:

- games and childrens' DVD's provided (a choice much larger than we actually needed for a holiday)

- wildlife (squirrels, birds) attracted by feeders just in front of the large sitting room window: a perfect view from our dinner table. When we were away during the day, the feeders re-filled themselves magically for the next evening's show...

- they could hand-feed the two sheep every evening (a box of suitable dry food provided by the owner)

- an outside playground with a childrens' hut and a lot of garden toys to use whenever they wanted, no worries for the parents as everything is away from the village street (the gate at the end of the drive is kept closed at all times).

For the parents, there were books on local attractions to browse through, and free WiFi with a reliable connection.

Outside table and seats are provided with a beautiful view over the Wye valley, with the landscape presenting itself in impressive light and colours especially during the evening hours.

We found this place to be ideal for a quiet holiday close to nature, without the tourist crowds of a large resort. You can set off for walks from the door although to explore the area we would judge a car is necessary.

Attractions in the area (except for the great walks): we enjoyed Goodrich Castle (really close) and Tintern Abbey, also there is Symonds Yat East with the famous Rock, further away you might want to see Kilpeck Church or the ruins of Llanthony Priory, and Gloucester is a good choice for a rainy day.

At least two pubs also offering food are within walking distance, one of them just next-door. A third one can be reached using a historic foot passenger ferry across the Wye to Symonds Yat East (this ferry is also very convenient for walks on the other bank of the Wye)

And sorry... - no review for the TV as we did not feel like turning it on even once! ... with our children watching the squirrels instead of a DVD.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and calm place to be

  • 5 of 5

We were made to feel so welcome, the cottage was immaculate, comfortable and with everything we needed..lovely to watch the buzzards flying overhead, pheasants in the garden and the very friendly sheep in the meadow behind us.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your kind comments are very much appreciated - we were glad to have the opportunity to try to make your stay as good as possible. Thank you.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol at 50 Miles Nearest Train : Hereford at 17 Miles Nearest Motorway : M50 at 9 Miles Car: recommended


Beaches of South Wales and North Somerset within 1-1.5 hour drive.


Nearest airports: Bristol and Cardiff, just under 1 hour away by road.


Located within the famous small scenic village of Symonds Yat on the English/Welsh border. Fast road links to nearest towns: Monmouth (5 miles) and Ross on Wye (9 miles), as well as nearby Forest of Dean, Brecon Beacons, Cotswolds etc.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 12
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 13
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner direct for enquiries and bookings.

Changeover Day:
Usual changeover day is Saturday. However customised booking dates can be considered upon request.

Notes on prices:
Prices stated are for 5-7 nights. Discounted prices are available for 3-4 nights.

A booking deposit of £50 is required. The balance plus £100 security deposit is due as cleared funds 6 weeks before the holiday commences.

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Updated: 22-Aug-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) double bed which can also be arranged as twin (2'6) beds. Adult guests only.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: No smoking, no pets, no babies or children Outside: Private/enclosed decking/garden area with patio set, BBQ and beautiful views. Use of additional gardens. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen and towels are included at the commencement of your stay at no extra cost plus welcome pack, toiletries, free wi-fi, etc. Cleaning takes place upon changeover.

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