Lavender Cottage

Hoarwithy near Ross-on-Wye, Heart of England (Ref. 22082)

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Cottage features

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

A charming, detached, stone cottage on the outskirts of the Herefordshire village of Hoarwithy, close to both Ross-on-Wye and Hereford.

Overlooking the River Wye and boasting long-distance views, this Hoarwithy cottage appeals to couples and families alike.

Thoughtfully furnished throughout, this Herefordshire cottage provides spacious accommodation and is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful part of the country.

This Herefordshire cottage has two welcoming bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, cosy sitting room with woodburning stove and a conservatory with a dining area from where the lovely long-distance views can be enjoyed.

Outside this Hoarwithy cottage is a side patio area and front tiered garden, which overlooks the Wye Valley; relax and take in the view at any time of day.

The village of Hoarwithy is just a five minute walk away and has a good pub, Post Office and well-stocked shop, plus with many walks and cycle routes from the doorstep, this Herefordshire cottage is ideally situated for exploring the surrounding countryside.

With so much to see and do in the area, this excellent Hoarwithy cottage is bound to please at whatever time of year you wish to stay.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Conservatory with dining area.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front lawned garden and side patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, Post Office and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Due to the cottage's elevated position, it is approached by steep steps, and has a tiered garden, so is not suitable for children under 12
  • Note: Low head height in cottage, please take care

Note: Due to the cottage's elevated position, it is approached by steep steps, and has a tiered garden, so is not suitable for children under 12.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Excellent, well equipped property with wonderful views over the river.”
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    • “Greeted by the friendly owner who helped us carry our luggage up the steps. These seemed off putting at first (my husband and I are over 70) but soon became of little difficulty. They are nicely divided for the opportunity to gaze at the view and have hand rails. The cottage has every thing in the way of equipment and the dining conservatory is a perfect place for leisurely meals and card games. The bedrooms are comfortable and cosy, though the bathroom is a little on the small side. There are various areas for sitting outside in the pretty garden and watching the bird life and canoeists on the river. An easy stroll into the village for a meal and a visit to the unusual church is a must.”

    Judith R, November 2014

    • “Beautiful!”
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    • “Lavender cottage is quite simply beautiful inside and out. The views are spectacular, overlooking the river Wye. You do need to climb quite a few steps, however, but this is what gives the cottage it's fantastic vista. Inside you will find the most gorgeous and homely cottage with everything you could possibly want for a fantastic stay. - Brilliantly fitted kitchen with all the pots/pans/crockery/glasses/cleaning products you could ever wish for, plus the extra bonus for me was the dishwasher, just great for a relaxing holiday. The beds were so comfortable and bedrooms had loads of storage. The wood burner was the extra touch, just making the evenings so cosy and warm. We enjoyed a completely relaxing holiday and it was lovely for the kids to do something other than be on the internet! I would thoroughly recommend this cottage. However, if you do have mobility issues this is probably not for you as the steps are quite steep, but worth it if you can manage them.”

    NikiH, Frodsham, October 2013

    • “Lavender Cottage is a complete and total joy!”
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    • “Lavender Cottage is both comfortable and beautiful. All our requirements were more than met. The garden was a colourful and fragrant delight - and the location, overlooking the Wye, provided a peaceful and tranquil setting which was nevertheless close enough to all amenities(5 minutes walk to an excellent pub and approx 4 miles from Ross on Wye). The owners, who greeted us in person, were friendly and helpful. For us, this was a perfect setting - but one not really suitable for anyone with mobility problems. There is no immediate access to the cottage from the car and there are very many uneven steps to be negotiated. Inside, the stairs are quite steep and the bathroom is compact with no room for a separate shower. Nevertheless, if this is not a consideration, Lavender Cottage is a complete and total joy!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Newcastle Upon Tyne, September 2013

    • “Great cottage, great holiday.”
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    • “From selection, booking, arranging to collect keys etc, everything was so easy and worked to make the holiday great.The owners could not have made us more welcome and accommodated. Unlike many sites on the internet, the information on Sykes Cottages is accurate and includes all that you would want to know. This is the fourth time we've used them and now would only use them.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Hertfordshire, August 2013

    • “A quiet spot with one of the best views of the Wye in Herefordsh”
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    • “A charming holiday letting, consisting of two very old cottages made into one, with a conservatory extension. We found it both comfortable and spacious. The cottage was well stocked with a number of unexpected extras which were much appreciated: milk on arrival, such things as dishwasher tables, a bottle of local brew beer, etc. Having suffered a day of heavy rain, the conservatory proved ideal for the solving of the supplied jigsaw puzzles. The peace and tranquility was occasionally very occasionally broken by a curious sound - like a group of joggers on the road below in heavy boots. It was at least three days before the mystery was solved. The sound was made by the wings of swans beating the water as they took flight from the river. So utterly delightful! The cottage has one big down side: the approach from the car park below is via around 60 very steep steps - definitely not for the infirm or anyone suffering from angina, but well worth the effort to climb for anyone else.”

    Leisurely, Cheshire, December 2013

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    • “The cottage was beautiful and we enjoyed staying there. The views were stunning and the cottage was a very relaxing place to stay.”

    Mrs Alexander-dent, Corbridge, August 2015

    • “The location was perfect and we had a warm welcome. It was very well equipped and spotlessly clean with superb views.”

    Mr Wood, Canvey Island, August 2015

    • “This is a lovely cottage sitting above the River Wye with a great view. We felt very comfortable and at home and it was also a good base for exploring. It would be possible to spend hours just sitting and savouring the views of the river from the house and garden.”

    Mr Foster, Canberra, July 2015

    • “The cottage is beautiful and very well equipped.”

    Mrs Kemp, Stourbridge, June 2015

    • “It is a really lovely rural retreat. There was lots of beautiful scenery with plenty of wildlife.”

    Mrs Edge, Malpas, June 2015

    • “There was a lot of thought and love put into the cottage, it was to a very high standard, could have stayed longer.”

    Mrs Horsewood, Scunthorpe, May 2015

    • “Liked the quietness of the location, the excellent accommodation and the views from the cottage.”

    Mrs Kelly, Darlington, May 2015

    • “The view from the cottage was fabulous and the kitchen was exceptionally well equipped.”

    Ms Pharaoh, Liverpool, December 2014

    • “The warm welcome and the quality of things inside the house were excellent. The views are spectacular, and it is a very peaceful place. The cottage was cosy (even the conservatory was warm enough in November!). Another plus was the variety of bird life in and around the garden.”

    Rev Willett, Coalville, November 2014

    • “A delightful cottage with splendid views; would highly recommend.”

    Mrs Saggers, Hoddesdon, October 2014

    • “I liked the quality of the equipment. The dining/conservatory was particularly comfortable, with wonderful views over the river.”

    Mrs Rothwell, DAVENTRY, September 2014

    • “The views from the cottage were lovely. Centrally placed but quiet.”

    Mrs Kiddle, WHITBY, September 2014

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About the location


Ross-on-Wye 5.5 miles; Hereford 9 miles.

Hoarwithy village is ideally situated between the city of Hereford and town of Ross-on-Wye. This pretty, meandering village nestles on the banks of the River Wye and boasts a lovely church, built in an Italianate style with a beautiful interior, an excellent pub with restaurant, Post Office and shop. The pretty hamlet of Carey is also nearby, offering a good pub/restaurant. The whole area is surrounded by stunning countryside and has excellent walking, cycling and birdwatching amidst the scenic Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and the Golden Valley. Explore Hereford with its wonderful 11th Century cathedral and famous Mappa Mundi world map and chained library, or visit the Cider Museum, How Caple Court Gardens, lovely Ross-on-Wye with its delightful riverside walks and even the Malvern Hills and Brecon Beacons. A great location at any time of the year.

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