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The Old Mill Bake House

(Ref. 1064620)

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful week, lots of walks planned plus some sightseeing."

    Trish and Gary are very helpful and there if needed. Plenty of info on the local area (we have visited before but found the walking info particularly helpful). The walk along Coppett Hill and down to the Wye below Symonds Yat is particularly lovely. Very well equipped, well insulated so cosy and warm. Thank you again. Oh and the cake was delicious.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2023

  • "One of the very best self catering we have stayed at ."

    . . and we have stayed at a fair few. Perfect location . . . very welcoming, friendly and helpful hosts . . . accommodation was clean, spacious and very comfortable. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Aug 2023

  • "From arriving to leaving we couldn’t find a single fault with the cottage."

    Everything was to a high standard that made for a comfortable stay. The hosts were a delight to meet as was their neighbour. The location is perfect for exploring the nearby river Wye and the forest too. The outdoor seating area was a very welcome place to relax into the evening when the weather permits.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely superb, no complaints whatsoever."

    The venue and accommodation was just what we were looking for. Trish and Gary were brilliant hosts and added some nice touches to make us feel home from home. Thank you

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage that was well equipped and very comfortable."

    Hosts were charming and friendly and welcoming Ideally positioned for many of the local attractions and also handy for a couple of supermarkets. The sun terrace an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, very clean, modern and well equipped."

    Large patio area is a lovely suntrap. Great base for walking and exploring the surrounding areas. Hosts are very friendly and helpful and not intrusive. Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect in every way."

    Comfortable, clean, Trish & Gary first class hosts.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2023

  • "This property is a real find."

    Spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable, tastefully renovated and well equipped. There is a lot of information provided on things to do in the area and the hosts are on hand to answer any queries. There was also a lovely welcome pack with homemade cake, milk and fresh eggs. There is traffic noise due to the location but this is minimal once inside the property and doesn’t interfere with the enjoyment of this unique holiday home.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2023

  • "A beautifully restored property with all the home comforts required."

    Spotlessly clean and very welcoming owners.

    Thanks for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed our property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Dec 2022

  • "A brilliant cottage that had everything we needed."

    Clean, comfortable base to head out from everyday and somewhere to snuggle up in the evening. Plenty of things to see and do locally to the cottage we could have done with an extra week to squeeze it all in. Great to stay somewhere with a secure bike storage and bike wash facilities which were well used. Thanks so much for letting us stay.

    Reviewed by Madeleine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent holiday cottage, beautifully restored to a very high standard."

    Well equipped and well positioned for visits around the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. The hosts, Trish and Gary, are very friendly and helpful and provided a very delicious welcome pack!!

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our week in this beautifully renovated cottage in a great spot for walks from the door, or easy access for sightseeing."

    Lovely welcome from hosts with much appreciated cake, eggs milk and wine provided on arrival. Cottage is very well equipped and very comfortable. Some lovely dining pubs nearby.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Clean, comfortable and our hosts were lovely. The welcome pack including home made cake, milk and eggs was greatly appreciated. We definitely will be back for a longer stay! Yes there is a main road near by, but this did not affect our enjoyment of this wonderful cottage.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Aug 2022

  • "An amazing place , great welcome from the hosts lovely extras eggs, cake, milk and wine enjoyed watching the kingfishers and heron down m by the weir ."

    yes there is road noise but not inside the cottage and when you have been there a day or two it just blends into the background. would recommend this cottage , lovely area and close to lots of places

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely property."

    Clean, well-equipped and tastefully decorated. The hosts were very friendly and provided a great welcome pack (including a delicious home-made cake). Well located and a great base for exploring a beautiful part of the world.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had such a lovely stay in the Bake House."

    Everything was absolutely spotless on arrival and the owners property surrounding is kept beautifully. The whole house is finished to a high standard, with everything you need for a comfortable holiday. The kitchen is well equipped, and left with some essentials like fresh milk and eggs. The bathroom has a powerful dual shower which is amazing, especially after a sweaty day's canoeing on the Wye! The bedroom has a huge, very comfortable bed, with ample space to store your belongings. The dressing table is a lovely added bonus. Luckily we had amazing weather to enjoy the sun trap which is the outside decking. Whilst being sheltered from the wind, you get sun throughout the day, and blankets are provided to keep you warm when stargazing in the evening. With it's proximity to the A40 there is some road noise, as warned on the listing, but this quietens down at night (the building itself is well soundproofed so never an issue indoors) and you can always drown it out by listening to the birds in the trees that surround the property. The location of this property is fabulous to jump straight on the A40 to visit nearby Symonds Yat and Ross on Wye, or to drive a little further afield. We would thoroughly recommend this property as a base for adventures around the Wye Valley, or just as a place to get away and relax. Thank you again!

    Reviewed by Bethan5.0Jun 2022

  • "The house was just perfect for our stay."

    The lovely warm welcome and added extras were a nice bonus! Everything we needed was provided. Very clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend. Everything you need for a stay away from home is provided.

    Reviewed by Amy Jane5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a wonderful break at this amazing cottage."

    Great place to explore the area. Trish and Gary are lovely hosts and made us feel so welcome. Cottage is immaculate with everything anyone could need and more. No problem recommending this property. Thank you again for a perfect week.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have just returned from a week’s stay at The Old Mill Bakehouse."

    It is the perfect base for exploring the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and surrounding area. It is ten minutes by car from Goodrich Castle, twenty minutes from Monmouth and you can walk along the river from the property to the nearby village of Whitchurch. The cottage has been restored and furnished to an incredibly high standard. There are so many positives about this property - too many to mention here - it has everything you need for a lovely stay - and more!

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Apr 2022

  • "Without a doubt this is the best cottage we have stayed in."

    It is ideally situated and provides easy access to the many places of interest in the local and surrounding areas. Spotlessly clean and the owners have been incredibly generous with the facilities they have provided. The welcome pack (including the yummy home-baked cake) was particularly welcome. If you want a lovely place to stay in beautiful surroundings then look no further than The Old Mill Bake House. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Mar 2022

  • ""This beautifully restored cottage sits within large grounds opposite the owner’s restored Old Mill, nestled in the quaint village of Goodrich", so says Sykes' blurb."

    Unfortunately this property is nearly 2 miles from Goodrich and the owners' landscaping is unfinished bigtime (a couple of skips and mounds of building materials everywhere you look). So it's actually "nestled" between the incredibly noisy A40, the busy B4229 and an industrial estate, specialising in vehicle repairs. Do look at it on Google Earth, not Sykes' map, before booking. "Perfect for a relaxing break" it is not, which is a huge shame, because internally it is excellent, but externally it gets worse. Sykes' commentary continues, "From the cottage there is access to a path which takes you to the waters edge and under the tunnel to a weir which is used to supply the water for the Old Mill and Bake House". As with the Goodrich nestlement, Sykes are once again misrepresenting the true situation. The "tunnel" is the A40 overpass. At least the owner has the decency to put this in her very helpful manual, but Sykes have distorted it, doubtless not wishing to deter visitors with the admission that this property is a stone's throw from a relentlessly noisy dual carriageway. Although we had booked a week, we only spent one night here, during which time we slept a mere couple of hours, all because of the horrifyingly disruptive dual carriageway traffic. In the morning we found ourselves somewhere quieter in Herefordshire, which may come as a further surprise to Sykes, as at time of writing this property is filed by Sykes under "Cotswolds-Gloucester-Goodrich", which is inaccurate on all three counts (the Bake House's nearest village is Whitchurch, not Goodrich, which isn't in Gloucestershire and definitely isn't in the Cotswolds). This is not our first cottage with Sykes, but it's certainly our last. We expect a refund, but, as with so much of Sykes' customer service, this is like pulling teeth.

    We were so sorry that you felt you could not stop at our property. We are at present doing some landscaping work on our property (due to the fact we were flooded and have had to put some flood defences in), but we have made every effort to make sure The Bake House and surrounding area is tidy and together. Our proximity to the A40 can be seen on the map and, although, there is some road noise when outside, the new double glazing in the property means you cannot hear it when inside the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan3.1Mar 2022

  • "Despite the inclement weather we couldn’t have chosen a better cottage for a cosy week away in February."

    The accommodation is absolutely perfect for a couple, the attention to detail by the thoughtful owners (who are on hand across the drive but unobtrusive) was very much appreciated. The interior is modern, very comfortable and clean but retains character. The facilities provided would be brilliant for cyclists wanting to explore the area, with an attached outbuilding for cleaning, drying and secure storage. We will definitely return and can’t recommend this property highly enough.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent cottage for 2 in a great location on the Wye."

    Owners left great starter pack inc homemade cake and wood burner supplies for the week. Very helpful and flexible with checkout as no following guests.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jan 2022

  • "A lovely property and a very warm welcome from really friendly hosts."

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "Home made cake on arrival was a very nice touch."

    The accommodation lovely, very clean and modern with some great features like the sun deck and the wood burner. The house is in a lovely area very easy to walk to pubs nearby or drive the 1 mile or 2 if you prefer.

    Reviewed by Ed5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, beautifully renovated, clean and comfortable."

    Perfectly positioned to explore the local area and beyond.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Aug 2021

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  • One king-size bedroom with TV and en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TV, Fiber WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed multi-level garden with decking and furniture
  • Lockable large shed for bikes and kayaks, with charging facilities for electric bikes which also doubles up as a drying room with sink and radiator
  • External bike wash area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: The property is next to the owners' property and located close to the A40 so traffic noise is audible when outside

The property

Whitchurch 1.4 miles.

This beautifully restored cottage sits within large grounds opposite the owner’s restored Old Mill situated between the villages of Goodrich and Whitchurch.

The Old Mill Bake House offers an attractive accommodation for a couple’s retreat to Herefordshire, with the sites of Symonds Yat and Forest of Dean within easy reach.

Discover the open plan living area, where you can get the woodburning stove roaring before sinking into the sofa and finding something good to watch.

The kitchen is well-equipped with everything required to prepare delicious home-cooked treats for you and your partner, with a dining table where you settle down and toast to a wonderful holiday.

At the end of the day, climb the open wooded staircase to the reach the bedroom, wrapping yourself under the king-size duvet, and begin dreaming about the next adventure to come.

Start the morning with a refreshing wash in the contemporary shower room, before heading out to the raised decking where you can enjoy a morning coffee and a light breakfast.

The village of Goodrich stands on the banks of the River Wye, providing a tranquil setting for a walk, and you may stumble across the medieval Goodrich Castle, boasting a fascinating history and spectacular views from the battlements, it promises a great day out for everyone.

Venture to the charming market town of Ross-on-Wye, home to a 17th century market hall where there are plenty of excellent shops, pubs and restaurants to suit every taste or visit the village of Symonds Yat, where you can hire a boat to explore the waters of River Wye, see the tropical realms at the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo, or simply admire the stunning valley views at Symonds Yat The Pinnacle.

Outdoor enthusiasts won’t be short of things to do in the area, with the glorious Forest of Dean situated nearby, there’s plenty of opportunities to enjoy cycle trails, walking, high ropes course, paddle-boarding and kayaking!

You might fancy a visit to the wonderful town of Monmouth, home to some superb attractions such as Monmouth Castle and the Georgian Shire Hall – it’s a town brimming with great history!

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and attractions of Herefordshire from The Old Mill Bake House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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, 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas