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Paradise Found

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Symonds Yat, Herefordshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Hosts were very accommodating and thoroughly recommend this property for a nice break."

    We had some lovely walks and the local pub was very friendly. Bearing In mind our stay was over New Year the hosts couldn’t do anymore to make us feel welcome. The welcome pack was outstanding and we enjoyed it immensely and so did our four legged companion. Lovely property, views and hot tub fabulous. We were in our own little bubble and were so relaxed and will definitely be returning.

    Thank you so much for the feedback. We enjoyed hosting you very much Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Dec 2023

  • "The owners were absolutely lovely and very welcoming and attentative."

    Upon walking into the property I immediately fell in love with it, it was so interesting, and very cosy, a great balcony and the best views in the area. If we are back in the area again, we will not hesitate to stay here again.

    Reviewed by James4.4Nov 2023

  • "Very quiet and peaceful setting overlooking the River Wye."

    Kev and Susie were unobtrusively very welcoming and friendly - the foodie welcome pack was the best we've had in many years of self catering holidays. The oriental decor made the apartment feel like a different world - a great escape from the modern rush of the day. Huge choice of books to read. The kitchenette really is as described, a place to prepare simple meals and there's plenty of choice of eating very near by. If you pick stay here, we hope you feel as relaxed as we have.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Paradise Found."

    It’s in a beautiful spot with great views across the Wye Valley and fabulous walks on the doorstep. The hosts were very friendly but gave us our space too, the welcome pack provided was thoughtful and generous.The accommodation mostly suited our needs but we felt a couple of updates/additions would have improved our stay e.g. something to dry damp towels/robes especially during the wetter months would be a great help and a little more storage to hang clothing would be great. The small kitchen area was ok but the tap barely trickled so could do with looking at, we worked around it so not an issue just something that could be looked into. Overall we had a lovely stay.

    Thanks for your feedback. Have now instilled electric drying rack to supplement radiator. Tap issue sorted - wish you had let us know at the time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie3.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely time had at Kev and Suzis place."

    Great location for a chilling week. Everything within walking distance, pub, shop, woodland walks with the dog, and the river Wye.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderfully relaxing holiday at Paradise Found."

    The apartment was beautifully done, well equipped and very comfortable. The welcome pack was extremely generous and very delicious. We especially enjoyed barbequing on the balcony, listening to the birdsong, seeing deer up close in the wooded lanes and birds of prey over the valley. There are excellent eateries serving local produce all around, and many are walkable. There are wonderful walks right from the doorstep both up and over The Doward, to caves and cliffs, into the woods and down by the river. You can get the hand ferry or walk to the rope bridge over the river and explore there too. Our little dog loved his walks and dips in the river. What a truly special area this is, and a fantastic place to stay for nature lovers. Many thanks to our hosts for sharing their home and garden with us for what was probably the most relaxing holiday we have had. We will come back! Kind regards Kate, Steve and Ozzy.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent Hosts."

    Beautiful Views from an Idyllic Location. Perfect stay to enjoy the Wye Valley, Symonds Yat and Forest of Dean.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7May 2023

  • "I wanted a quiet retreat to simply relax and unwind, Paradise Found was exactly that!"

    With stunning views and birds chirping, woken daily by a dawn chorus, it really is an idyllic place. A beautiful Buddha shrine outside the balcony was the perfect motivation to meditate deeper and longer. There were lots of goodies to eat and drink, especially after a long session in the hot tub, wrapped in a bathrobe! Shame I couldn't stay longer but will definitely return.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We really look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sammie5.0May 2023

  • "This beautiful tranquil home exceeded expectations."

    The photos on here are beautiful but to actually be there and feel the atmosphere was enchanting. This is the most relaxed on holiday I have ever felt, my dog was so relaxed ,I needed to wake ' him' up in the mornings ! The hosts Kev & Suzy are wonderful, very kind genuine friendly people who went above & beyond to make this a home from home stay. On arrival we found they had provided so many treats ,fruit, sweeties ,nuts ,cheese ,scones ,jam , butter ,bread ,wine, tea coffee, fresh milk , I could go on ! I was literally blown away. It is immaculately clean & fresh, the bed is very comfortable and the sofa.....I wanted to take it home ! Clean towels and dressing gowns were provided , lovely warm blanket hoodies & toiletries. The decor here is stunning ,you can really feel the personal heart felt love & time that has been put in here, I'm just so thankful Kev & Suzy have opened the doors to share this little sanctuary. The views are stunning, no need for music, the bird song is plentiful , from the little Robins to the geese skimming the river just below.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great, quirky & packed with loads of local produce"

    Thank you for your feedback. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and we look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Racheal4.4Dec 2022

  • "We absolutely loved the stay, the welcome pack of goodies was excellent and saved us wasting time shopping locally."

    The property itself, although smallish it made very good use of space and the views from the verandah which is close to the canopy of the trees were beautiful, and we had the visit of a friendly robin every morning. Lots of books to read and waking up to that view was a great tonic. The hosts, Kevin and Suzie were very welcoming and shared their knowledge of the area, and of course the hot tub setting in such a location was perfect. the local pub YOFI is a five minute walk away and excellent and we loved the local walks. All together a lovely 4 night break.

    Thanks. Hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Nov 2022

  • "Paradise Found is a unique holiday experience, perched high on the Wye valley side, it's a great place to relax."

    The spacious veranda has spectacular views across the valley and we spent a lot of time sitting and taking in the peace and quiet, it really feels like you're in a world of your own. The basic cooking facilities are augmented with an electric barbeque and good weather allowed us to make full use of the outside space. The hot tub is special too and we made good use of it. The studio apartment is compact, cluttered, but quite comfortable. Kevin, the host is very friendly and offered us several good suggestions for local places to visit. The YOFI (Ye Olde Ferrie Inn) pub, a short downhill walk away was well worth several visits!

    Reviewed by Eric4.4Aug 2022

  • "Kevin and Susie could not have been more welcoming and we felt so at home the minute we stepped through the door."

    The little extras they have thought of from the Smart TV, Alexa to the scrummy welcome pack - they really have thought of everything. The location, views, so peaceful and calming for the soul. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Miss5.0Aug 2022

  • "We spent a really fabulous time in Symond's Yat - Kevin was the perfect host, there when you needed him but completely unobtrusive."

    Unlike the local robin which would perch on the armchair looking for crumbs! The flat is much larger than it looks on the photos and although the kitchenette is small there's everything you could need to cook a decent meal (which we did several nights). If you can't be bothered there's a really good pub at the bottom of the hill though ;-) Incredible views and the most generous welcome package I've ever seen full of local treats. Hope we can go back again!

    Thank you so much for such lovely feedback. It’s great when someone appreciates the place and area as much as we do too. It was lovely to have you as our guests and we hope to see you again sometime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very genuine welcome and support."

    Lovely welcome pack. Could have been cleaner (socks and undergarment under bed), but difficult not to walk dust etc. in,- possibly a change of doormat which does not shed fibres would help. Facilities rather too limited for those wishing to self-cater more than occasionally.

    Hi. Sorry you felt this way. It does say small kitchenette in the write up and there is an electric bbq. The garments left under the bed were obviously from the last guest and I apologise for not noticing. We note your comments re the mat. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony3.4Jun 2022

  • "What a beautiful, relaxing place."

    The views are simply amazing and the apartment is quirky and very comfortable. Sitting on the deck in the morning and evening was blissful! Suzy and Kevin are lovely! So helpful and welcoming. A beautiful apartment in a beautiful setting!

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2022

  • "Paradise Found is a perfect name for the property."

    The views are stunning! We particularly loved sitting on the balcony/veranda with a coffee in the morning to listen to nature and simply unwind. We had a BBQ on George Forman a couple of times which was super easy to use and enjoyable. It’s perfect for a couple with a furry a friend. Kevin and Suzy are super friendly and accommodating - thank you! We will definitely be back. Kevin and Tina

    Thank you for your feedback. We enjoyed you being here and look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2022

  • "The property was very comfortable and cosy."

    The views were stunning and the surrounding area stunning. The hosts were very knowledgeable about the area and were friendly and helpful. The steps to the property are not for the faint hearted but well worth the climb. The welcome pack was above and beyond which was a lovely touch. The kitchen is small, but has everything you need. Although the hosts do use the hot tub during your stay, it is very private and it’s just amazing to sit in whilst taking in the views.

    Christine and Dave - Thank you so much for your comments, we really appreciate them. It was great to have you as our guests and we hope to welcome you again sometime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Apr 2022

  • "The property is beautifully situated on a steep hill overlooking the Wye valley, river and country side."

    The location could not be more perfect for a trek down to the valley, river activities or just a visit to the wonderful pub situated within a 5 minute walk from the property. The host were very friendly and welcoming, it made our stay a treat to meet such nice people. They also prepped us with loads of information and had a wealth of maps/guides available inside to plan our visit. The facilities and amenities in the property are excellent and well appointed, personally we loved the décor of the study and living room. The kitchen amenities were excellent and you found everything you might need to make yourself a quick breakfast prior to setting out. Our favorite space was the terrace that overlooked the valley, you could not ask for a nicer view when having your morning tea. Also, the hot-tub was a treat and much needed after exploring the valley for hours. I would recommend anyone wanting to stay in Wye valley to book this location, we look forward to returning for longer.

    So pleased you enjoyed your holiday so much. It was great to meet you both and Archie your dog. Look forward to seeing you again in August Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maciej5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic hosts, very friendly and welcoming."

    Views from the decking were wonderful, over looking the river Wye, nice to sit out and chill with a glass of wine and nibbles which were part of the hamper left for us. Very different decor, we felt we were staying somewhere in the far east, loved it. Definitely will recommend it to family and friends and certainly will return ourselves. Thank you Suzy and Kevin for a wonderful break.

    Thank for the wonderful feedback. You were great guests and hope you'll come again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2022

  • "We couldn't have asked for a nicer way to spend my husbands birthday."

    The location was great with a very good food pub within walking distance. The accommodation was first class very quirky and fun with amazing views from the bed and large windows. Nice hot shower with fluffy towels and gowns. Our host's where very accommodating .and friendly we would definitely recommend this to our friends and family.

    Thanks for the feedback. So pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna4.7Mar 2022

  • "We absolutely loved Paradise Found - quirky and unique, in a spectacular location."

    Kevin and Suzy are perfect hosts, such lovely people — chat to them, they’re interesting and knowledgeable and super friendly! There was a brilliant welcome hamper on arrival and we enjoyed the interesting chess board and books. Star-gazing is recommended, the hot tub is a great bonus, the local pub (YOFI) is stellar, and having a balcony in the Wye Valley is wonderful. Keep an eye out for buzzards and falcons, the odd military plane, and use it as a remarkably well-connected base to explore nearby areas. We’re delighted to have been the first guests at Paradise Found — thanks for having us Kevin and Suzy!

    Thanks for the great feedback and we really enjoyed having you to stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Mar 2022

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  • Ground-floor annex with own separate electronic door entrance
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchenette, dining and sitting area with electric log burner effect fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Combination microwave/infrared oven and grill, hot plate, fridge
  • WiFi with 70+ mbps
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • EV car charger
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Bathrobes, slippers and toiletries included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Safe storage for bikes
  • Large river view sheltered balcony with furniture and electric barbecue
  • Enclosed garden and patio area
  • Hot tub available on request only (situated around the side of the property 15 yards away in a private area)
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, 3 wonderful pubs serving food within 0.5 miles
  • Note: This property is accessed via 39 steps, not suitable for those with limited mobility

The property

This unique, ground-floor annex rests alongside the owner’s home overlooking the idyllic River Wye, in the village of Symonds Yat.

Boasting glorious, elevated views of the river and surrounding woodland, Paradise Found truly lives up to its name, offering a romantic break for couples.

Boasting a striking interior, enter into the sitting room and curl up in front of the electric log burner fire as you reminisce on the day’s events.

A small kitchenette offers a combination microwave/ infrared oven and toaster, hot plate and fridge, and together with the outside electric BBQ, you can prepare food when you’re not dining at a local restaurant.

The bedroom is sure to catch eyes, presented with bookcases flanking a double bed and similar book-themed throw.

Start the morning with a hot shower in the en-suite shower room before heading out to the decked area and sampling those far-reaching rural vistas.

On a clear night, head round the corner to find the hot tub and enjoy a soothing soak as you marvel at the starry sky (Hot tub available on request only (situated around the side of the property 15 yards away in a private area)).

Within close reach of this Symonds Yat property there are many activities and attractions; walk directly from the property alongside the river or up to the ancient hill fort, cross the river and climb or drive up to the amazing Yat viewing spot, head to the scenic Forest of Dean and see a wide variety of wildlife and high wire rope courses, spot rare butterflies at Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo, and even see the many filming locations of the popular Netflix series’ Sex Education.

For a leisurely afternoon, stroll along the River Wye which flows alongside the village before looping through picturesque Herefordshire countryside, test your angling skills with a bit of fishing, canoeing or paddle boarding, or hire a bike and cycle along the old railway track to Monmouth.

Further afield, soak up the charming splendour of the region by visiting the riverside towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, offering quintessentially British tea rooms, quirky shops and traditional pubs, or the castles at Chepstow, Raglan and Goodrich and the stunning Tintern Abbey.

For a getaway you won’t forget, book your next escape at Paradise Found.

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About the location


Monmouth 5 miles; Ross-on-Wye 7 miles; Gloucester 23 miles.

The pretty village of Symonds Yat straddles the beautiful River Wye with its natural scenery and magnificent limestone 'rock', popular with climbers and is internationally renowned for its viewpoint. Symonds Yat West is situated overlooking the beautiful Wye Valley, and is close to the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering numerous trails that can be explored on foot, bicycle or horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are on offer for the more adventurous, whilst fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities in this unspoilt area. Visit the historic town of Monmouth with its mixture of elegant Georgian mansions and Victorian courtyards, or the lovely town of Ross-on-Wye with its timbered Tudor houses and delightful riverside walks, both offering excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. Just a little further afield discover the unspoilt Malvern Hills, Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park. A great area to unwind with family and friends.

Hot tub available on request only (situated around the side of the property 15 yards away in a private area)

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas