Goodrich near Ross-on-Wye, Heart of England (Ref. 17058)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A former village forge, this charming Herefordshire holiday cottage is located next to the owners' home in the centre of the thriving village of Goodrich in the heart of the Wye Valley.

This delightful Herefordshire holiday cottage sits on a smallholding with sheep, goats, chickens, geese and guinea fowl, and offers spacious accommodation which seamlessly combines many original features with contemporary furnishings, perfect for spending time with family and friends.

Oak flooring, ceiling beams and exposed stone adding character, this Herefordshire holiday cottage has two bright, light bedrooms, a luxurious bathroom and a large sitting room with sumptuous leather sofas and cosy woodburning stove.

A small but well-equipped kitchen is also on offer, along with a dining room with original stone floor leading out to the sunny rear garden with patio and furniture, a perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy the delights of outdoor dining.

Goodrich village boasts two traditional pubs, a post office, village store and a 12th century marcher castle, all just a short walk away from this lovely cottage in Herefordshire.

Spend a day in the ancient riverside town of Ross-on-Wye, enjoy spectacular Symonds Yat, or explore the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which offers many activities including cycling, walking, caving and fishing.

Hereford, Monmouth, the Black Mountains and the waterfront city of Gloucester are also close by.

A wonderful Herefordshire holiday cottage for a memorable holiday at any time of year.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double with access to family bathroom, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC (access also from double bedroom). Fitted kitchen. External shared utility. Dining room with doors to garden. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric combination microwave oven/grill, 2-ring hob, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and fuel for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike/kayak storage. Rear garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 mins walk, pub 3 mins walk. Note: There is an unfenced wildlife pond and marsh at this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “First Class Accommodation”
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    • “I stayed at Longfellow with one friend whilst on a 3 day fishing trip. Immediately impressed with the high quality of fixtures, fittings and linen etc. Ginny the owner was very friendly and helpful. Heating was good with log burner if required. Kitchen was a little small but more than adequate for light cooking. All wifi and other electrics worked fine. Shop and pub within easy walking distance, about 3 minutes. Would thoroughly recommend.”

    John T, East Grinstead, United Kingdom, November 2014

    • “Everything you could ever want”
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    • “This cottage, which is deceptively large, has all the home comforts you could ever need. Yes the kitchen is small, but that is a small price to pay for such a wonderful place. The lounge with its log burner was great for the cold evenings. Whilst the bedrooms were both good sizes and the bathroom was just lovely. The cottage oozes character and charm and if that is not enough to make you happy the views from the windows are magical with rolling hills and valleys all around. Even the loo has a view!!! Set on a small holding with goats, sheep, ducks, and gease just to name a few, and the owner Jinny is next door. She is a wonderful host, showed us around the small holding, introduced us to her friends, and generally coulld not do enough for us to ensure we had the best time. There are 2 great pubs near by which both serve great food and local beers so no need to cook!!! The area itself has many great walks right on the doorstep, and a castle just to name a few things to do. If you have children then they will love the animals, and Jinny is always looking out for volunteers to help with feeding time. there are plenty of books available as well as a box full of games, which are great for playing on wet weather days. This cottage is one of the best we have been too and have no hesitation in recommending it. You will have a wonderful time, come rain or shine.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Newton Le Willows, May 2014

    • “Excellent”
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    • “Longfellow cottage was a very well maintained cottage, excellent situation with friendly host. everywhere was clean, beds comfortable, and all facliities as described in the holiday booking details. our dogs were welcomed and we fully intend to return at some point next year.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Christchurch Dorset, September 2013

    • “Great cottage, great area, great host.”
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    • “Very well appointed cottage, stacked with everything just in case the weather is inclement. Good position, close to all the areas of interest and necessity. Ideal for family, including animals! Had a wonderful stay, and the landlady is a diamond.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Northampton, August 2013

    • “Thoroughly enjoyable!”
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    • “Enjoyed a wonderful week in this cottage with very helpful and friendly owner next door. Cottage is well equipped and comfortable, beds and linen etc etc. Would have given 4.5 stars, knocked half a star off because the kitchen is very small (although this is stated in the description) and also the garden is on the "main" road and although not busy with traffic, the traffic does go fast. If, like us, you have dogs that like to escape make sure the two gates in the garden are always closed.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, July 2013

    • “Venue is great for us”
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    • “Great facilities and will use again. Clean,tidy and comfortable.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Stockport, May 2013

    • “Lovely location”
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    • “Beautiful location, friendly,helpful owner. The cottage itself was clean, well appointed and had a warm, pleasant feel about it.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Preston, September 2012

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    • “What a wonderful time we all had in this beautiful and extremely comfortable cottage. It was amply equipped with everything you could possible need and more! The owner of the cottage was very friendly and made us feel at home. The surroundings are beautiful and there are no ends of things to do/places to see. Would definitely recommend!”

    Mrs Mcloughlin, Wirral, August 2015

    • “Beautiful property in a lovely location, had a very friendly and helpful owner who made us feel very welcome. It was great to have access to the smallholding to see the animals.”

    Mrs Rowling, Isle Of Skye, February 2015

    • “An excellent cottage and very dog-friendly, it had a safe enclosed garden area. In a very good location. The friendly welcoming owner made us feel 'at-home'.”

    Mr Beale-pratt, Carnforth, February 2015

    • “A very comfortable and pretty cottage in a village with pub, shop, and great walks. On a bus route to Monmouth.”

    Mrs Bitmead, Colchester, December 2014

    • “A beautiful cottage with everything provided and friendly owners. An excellent local pub and village shop just a few steps away; a lovely area.”

    Mrs Lawman, Lynton, December 2014

    • “Wonderful host could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Lovely area.”

    Mr Fear, Bognor Regis, November 2014

    • “Friendly welcome; really helpful host. Lovely standard of accommodation and lovely views from the cottage.”

    Mr Smith, Hatfield, October 2014

    • “The cottage was very clean and well equipped, one of the best we've had for a long time. The owner was very helpful and I would thoroughly recommend this lovely retreat.”

    Mrs Haynes, Hull, June 2014

    • “The location was perfect. We were given a warm welcome and heartfelt interaction from the owner during our stay. The beds were very comfortable and the shower was good. The lounge was very spacious and comfortable. Lots of games and DVD's available to use.”

    Mrs Waldron, Towcester, April 2014

    • “Longfellow was a lovely cottage in a lovely location. We had everything we could need in there and it was lovely and cosy, especially with the wood-burner roaring. Would definitely stay again!”

    Miss Howard, Cadnam, March 2014

    • “The cottage was wonderful, the pictures do not do it justice. Longfellow was comfortable and clean and the owner could not be more helpful, advising us on the local area and activities we could do. We will be rebooking soon.”

    Miss Ward, Warrington, January 2014

    • “Beautifully furnished cosy cottage within easy walking distance of good pub and castle.”

    Mrs Lucas, Oxford, January 2014

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About the location


Symonds Yat 1.5 miles; Ross-on-Wye 4 miles.

This lovely, quaint village stands on the banks of the River Wye, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the wonderful Wye Valley, and borders the Royal Forest of Dean. The famous Goodrich Castle is situated within the village, a perfect example of a 12th century “Marcher Castle”. Nestling amidst the village’s picturesque houses are the delightful village hall, friendly shop and two friendly pubs serving good food. Close by, overlooking a large loop in the River Wye, is the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye, in the heart of rural Herefordshire. This attractive town has timbered Tudor houses clustered around the striking 17th century Market Hall, and there are excellent shops, pubs and restaurants to suit every taste. Stroll along the lovely river bank, take a river cruise, or view the surrounding countryside from a hot-air balloon. Enjoy trips to Symonds Yat, Hay-on-Wye, the Black Mountains and the Forest of Dean, while The Cotswolds and Cardiff are less than an hour’s drive away.

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