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Characterful Stone Cottage With Lovely Views Over The Surrounding Countryside



Updated: 23-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Glewstone, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England - Very Peaceful Location Yet Only 4 Miles From Ross-on-Wye

see also www.watchmakerscottage.com

Watchmaker's Cottage is your perfect base for a holiday in the stunning Welsh borderlands,offering easy access to the historic market towns of Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury and Monmouth and areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, and Black mountains, where you can find an array of outdoor activities for adults and young people alike. Sleeps 4. The main bedroom has a Kingsize 4 poster bed with own bathroom, and the second bedroom can be made-up as either a kingsize double or twin beds with en-suite bathroom. The cottage also offers sitting room with log fire and fully fitted kitchen with dining area.

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About the Owner

Mrs Jenny Clark
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Mrs Jenny Clark


Mrs Jenny Clark purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Mrs Jenny Clark chose Herefordshire


What makes this cottage unique


Guestbook comments from the owner

"Our 7th Visit, why go anywhere else"

"Lovely comfortable, cosy cottage in beautiful surroundings. Thank You."

"So well equipped, a real home from home"
Feb 2015
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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Our 7th Visit, why go anywhere else"

"Lovely comfortable, cosy cottage in beautiful surroundings. Thank You."

"So well equipped, a real home from home"
Feb 2015
  • 1 of 1

6 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Beautiful and Stunning Location

  • 5 of 5

A really beautiful property, with considerable care and attention to detail -everything is both pristine and stylish. We had a great week, and Jenny and Max are on hand if you need any ideas on days out. The location is peaceful and yet convenient. Recommended !!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Totally comfortable and totally relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Over the years my wife and I have stayed at quite a few self catering cottages, many of which are adjoined to or on the grounds of the owners. However this is the first one that I’d really like to return to. The others were good but this one is great. Totally comfortable and totally relaxing. The owners are the friendly, accommodating and genuine sort that are so easy to get on with. The little extras like sending our son’s matchbox cars to us through the post when we thought we had lost them for good, speaks volumes.

The deceptively spacious cottage is appropriately furnished and the kitchen includes everything you could need - even cookery books! The main bed is so nice it’s difficult to get out of. The baths deep enough to really enjoy a good soak and the gardens are beautiful to wander through.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our weeks stay in Watchmakers cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was my wife and myself's first visit to Ross on Wye and we decided to stay in the Watchmakers cottage which we found to be absolutely fabulous.Spotlessly clean which everything you could possible need with the owners going out of their way to ensure we had a memorable holiday. Can highley recommend this cottage and if we are in the area again we will certainly head to the watchmaker.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were made extremely welcome on arrival. A cream tea awaited us, and Jenny picked us a bowl of fresh plums from the kitchen garden behind the cottage whilst we settled in. The cottage is cosy, thoughtfully equipped, and furnished to a high standard. So often the second bedroom is a bit of an afterthought in holiday cottages, but this isn't the case at Watchmakers. We enjoyed the beautiful gardens and views surrounding the house, and although set in peaceful countryside, it is not far from main roads, so it's a perfect spot to head off and explore the surrounding counties. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage, would definitely go again

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Watchmakers Cottage. The cottage itself is clean, comfortable and has everything you need for a great stay.

We were met on arrival with a tray of tea and delicious homemade cake from owners Jenny and Max, who are such friendly and welcoming people. There was plenty of information available about the surrounding countryside - places to go and things to see, and the hot sunny weather we had meant we could take full advantage. Sitting out for a drink on the patio in the evening or going for a stroll round Jenny and Max's stunning rose garden set us up nicely for dinner.

Both bedrooms were immaculate and SO restful, and it was perfect having a bathroom each

A sitting room for relaxing before bed, with inviting chairs to curl up in and watch a bit of late night TV (TV is present but does not dominate the room).

There is Wi-Fi in the cottage and a radio in the kitchen, along with everything else you could want

We would go again, and will most definitely recommend Watchmakers to others

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in this cosy, clean and well-equipped cottage. Jenny and Max were very welcoming and friendly, and were happy to advise us on places to walk in the area. The area is beautiful and the cottage is within easy access to historic sites, caves, towns and country pubs.

The cottage gardens are well-maintained and pretty (perhaps just a bench or two needed to sit with a cup of tea and admire the views). We would highly recommend this cottage and look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol at 120 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Red Lion Inn at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Ross Golf Club at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Hereford at 18 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A40 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Glewstone Court Hotel at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Oxwich Bay at 120 Kilometres Car: recommended


Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff airports approx 60 miles

Gloucester railway station 20 miles

By car 3 hours from London, easy access via M4, M5 or M50

Use of car recommended

Easy access from M50, M5 & M4 motorways


Ross-on-Wye 4 miles, Monmouth 7 miles, Cathedral Cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester 40 minutes drive away. Hay-on-Wye, Tintern Abbey and the many border castles of Goodrich, Ludlow, Chepstow, Raglan,etc. within easy access.

Further Details:

Local post office/store and farm shop within 2 miles. Supermarkets, shops, banks and full local facilities in Ross-on Wye and Monmouth.

Good pubs and restaurants using local produce nearby.

Walking in Forest of Dean, the Wye valley, Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons and Malvern Hills.

Visit Puzzle Wood in the Forest of Dean and Gloucester Cathedral to see where quite a lot of Harry Potter was filmed

Fishing and canoeing on the river Wye

Cycling in the Forest of Dean and Wye valley.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Autumn 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year 2017/8
21 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Further information on www.watchmakerscottage.com

Booking may be made by phone or email. We ask for a 20% deposit with booking and the balance 8 weeks before arrival. Payment is made by personal cheque or bank transfer. We are unable to accept bank cards.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is usually Saturday, but we will be flexible if possible, especially for short breaks. Please ask.

Notes on prices:
Weekly rates are:-

Winter £340, Spring and Autumn £400, and Summer £500

Short breaks available: please ask for our 4/5 night rates as the OD system is not able to give correct rates currently at 13/09/2015

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 23-Jun-2017


From the Owner


Property Type

  • cottage


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/power shower over, wc and washbasin Bathroom to bedroom 2 en suite with bath/power shower over, wc and washbasin


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 4 Poster King sized double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King-size 4 Poster bed and bathroom, Bedroom 2 with either 2 singles or King-size double Bedroom 2 with King size bed which splits to form twin beds,with en suite bathroom. Both bathrooms offer power showers. .


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only


  • Outside: Our cottage is situated in a peaceful location within the beautiful grounds of a country house with private parking, 2 acres of terraced gardens including lawns, Rose Garden, Victorian Walled Kitchen garden and herbaceous borders. It is surrounded by meadows and orchards with views towards the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean Utility Room: iron, ironing board and Dyson vacuum cleaner Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and all linen included in the price, changed weekly. The property is cleaned before each visit Other: Radiator heating throughout. Secure storage facilities for cycles