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The Bothy

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Phocle Green near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely quiet comfortable cottage."

    Light and spacious open plan living area. Excellent hosts making sure our stay was very relaxing.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Aug 2023

  • "Unfortunately there were many cobwebs, dead insects and dusty bowls etc."

    No continuous hot water even after host twice looked at the boiler. Note: No hairdryer provided so take your own! Beware of the garden bench - not safe to sit on. We won't be returning.

    Reviewed by Angie3.4Jul 2023

  • "The owners were extremely kind to us when the storms caused the electricity to go off on Monday evening and then again on Tuesday."

    The negative points of the Bothy were: 1. the lack of continuous hot water: we could have a wash or wash up only in the morning because in the evening there was no hot water at all. 2. There were a lot of cobwebs around. The owner mentioned the cleaner was new, so I suggest they tell her/him to just move a chair or a curtain.

    Reviewed by Teresa3.1Jun 2023

  • "The Bothy is quirky, but we like it because it suits our dog, is quiet and easily accessible off the M50 (which we cannot hear from the site)."

    The property has a grass run from the patio towards a field; the run is gated and our dog likes to run up and down it chasing balls thrown. Phocle Green is also near to lovely little towns such as Newent and Ledbury using the M50, both of which we prefer to Ross-on-Wye (best part of Ross is the Riverside Walk, which is lovely. Also, Hereford and Tintern Abbey are easily reached by car.

    Reviewed by Colin4.4May 2023

  • "Mary and Dorian are so so welcoming."

    Thoroughly recommend to anybody to book the bothy

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0May 2023

  • "Extremely nice hosts and cottage."

    Well equipped and clean. Secure outdoor space for the dog with permissive access paths right on your doorstep. Would recommend!

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a very pleasant 3 night stay at The Bothy."

    Everything was as expected and we were very comfortable there. The enclosed area for the dog was perfect for her. We shall certainly use it again.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is a lovely place to stay."

    It is well equipped and the bed is extra comfy. Electric radiators were easy to adjust and kept the cottage pleasantly warm.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Welcoming owners.(Mary and Dorian). The area is so quiet and relaxing, but transport is required. Used as a base for visiting the local areas, towns and villages. Would definitely book this cottage again. Thanks

    Reviewed by Brendan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a great time lovely cottage may stay again in future."

    Reviewed by Sarah Tuffin5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely week staying at the Bothy."

    Set in a very quiet location with a lovely suntrap patio area and enclosed run for our dog. The bed was very comfortable we slept like logs.The owners were very welcoming,friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Glen3.8Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in perfect location"

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Aug 2022

  • "Well equipped comfortable cottage."

    The bed and bedding was of a high standard. The bathroom was chilly . The owners were very welcoming and approachable.

    Reviewed by Marguerite4.4Aug 2022

  • "A perfect little barn conversion."

    We loved our stay at the Bothy. Such a lovely space to relax in. The Bothy is perfectly situated in the Wye Valley. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Had a loverly couple of days at the bothy."

    Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Bothy is in such a great position."

    Easily accessible off the end of the M50 with quick journeys to nice towns like Rosson-wye, Monmouth, Ledbury and Newent. Not too far from Tintern Abbey either. We holidayed with our lady lurcher dog who really enoyed the grass run that is off the back of the property. Inside it is an excellent and restful Bothy with more space than the Sykes pictures suggest. We thoroughly enjoyed 'chilling out' and doing short trips. The surrounding grounds are beautifully kept and the local road/lane fine for short dog walks. For real dog exercise space we found a dog field about 15minutes away at Redmayes on the Gloucester road off the M50, two junctions to the east.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2022

  • "We loved the Bothy it had everything we needed, a lovely private sun trap garden in a pretty setting."

    Great place to relax and read with the sound of birds and deer grazing right up to the back garden. Excellent location for Ross. Very friendly owners who recommended the Alma pub at Linton which was great. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay."

    Made to feel welcome, Clean, comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "PILLOWS! We always take our pillows with us when we travel because poor sleep can be a deal breaker for a good holiday - we needn't have bothered though because The Bothy has the most comfortable bed ever!"

    ! Add to that everything you could need a for a quiet little escape to the country, including great road connections for easy access to Ross, Hay, Hereford etc. Make sure you don't miss Symonds Yat Rock which has beautiful wood and river walks too. Mary & Dorian were the perfect hosts - there if you need, but otherwise you are left to your own devices. We really enjoyed our stay :)

    Reviewed by Deb5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    The bothy was very homely and the hosts extremely welcoming and helpful. Facilities all very clean and in excellent condition and nicely furnished. We had a lovely time in the area - it is so quiet (no road noise for anyone wondering) and was lovely waking to bird song each morning! The valley in which the property is situated has a lovely path for an evening stroll (though no access to Upton Bishop as the OS map suggests) and we did a number of longer walks in the Wye Valley and wider area (Symonds Yat, Tintern Abbey, Sugar Loaf & Forest of Dean). The owners recommended the Alma at Lintern for food, which was a lovely village pub - though worth calling ahead for food as their kitchen is small! All in all, an excellent holiday and we would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2022

  • "Clean, quiet and comfortable."

    Nice hosts. Good base for touring the area, 5 minutes drive to Ross town centre.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was in an extremely peaceful location and was beautifully presented and clean."

    The owners were very welcoming. We would highly recommend The Bothy

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage with everything we needed for our stay"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "The lovely couple that own The Bothy are so welcoming and we had a fantastic long weekend with lots of river walks nearby and our Spaniel loved it !"

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Sep 2021

  • "A 5* experience!"

    'The Bothy' is a delightful place for a vacation. It is adjacent to the owners property, 'The Coach House', in a lovely rural location, within easy reach of a range of places to visit. The owners are a delightful couple who are friendly and knowledgeable should you wish to discuss the locality or have any issues (unlikely as The Bothy is presented in an excellent condition). The accommodation is attractive with original features such as wall and ceiling beams, whilst having been tastefully modernised to provide all key facilities. Our dog was nicely catered for with an enclosed patio area and semi-enclosed garden/field area for exercise and fun. The nearest pub, The Moody Cow, was already fully booked across the weekend we were there, so booking before you arrive is advised, as it looks to be very nice (they only take email or 'phone bookings). Ross-on-Wye (~10 mins) appears, most unfortunately, to have suffered in recent times with many vacant shops. Of the local towns Monmouth (~15 mins) was the most delightful, with a wide selection of independent shops as well as a small Waitrose and M&S Food Store, alongside a wide range of restaurants. Even though it was only a weekend break, we thoroughly enjoyed visits to Symonds Yat (~15 mins) and 'Waterfall Country' in the Brecon Beacons (~1.5 hrs).

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean ."

    Totally relaxing. Mary and dorian the owners were extremely accommodating, they are both salt of the earth lovely couple. Totally enjoying relaxed holiday.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is an excellent little base for a couple to explore the area, very comfy bed"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very cosy and comfortable and great quiet location."

    Good for touring and pubs not too far away for meals.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with great access to the Wye Valley."

    Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Oct 2020

  • "Enjoyable stay at the Bothy, Wonderful Location very Peaceful."

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Oct 2020

  • "Mattress lumpy and sloping to either side making sleep impossible."

    Complained to owner, nothing done or offered. Left after one miserable night. No refund or gesture of goodwill. Basically tough!

    Reviewed by Mark2.8Oct 2020

  • "The location was ideal and the cottage itself was excellent, well equiped and furnished to a high standard ,very cosy and welcoming."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful. Would cetainly stay there again when visiting the beautiful Wye Valley and surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had an amazing time at the Bothy."

    It was clean, warm, comfortable, and quiet. The Osborne's were very lovely, attentive, yet respectful of our privacy. We had everything we needed and could not have enjoyed our time more. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Aug 2020

  • "Home from home ."

    .. comfortable, exceptionally clean and the owners were very friendly and helpful .

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2020

  • "Stairs are very steep for anyone with mobility problems."

    Owners were lovely, couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming ,a lovely peaceful spot to relax and unwind. thank you

    Reviewed by Josephine4.4Jul 2020

  • "We had everything to hand we needed."

    Furniture was comfortable. Heating was easy to use and temperature just as we liked. It was peaceful and quiet, and great to relax. The surrounding countryside was stunning and we walked miles. Just what we wanted. Even the rain didn't sent our spirits.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2019

  • "Owners were delightful and took every effort to ensure we had a good stay"

    Reviewed by William4.7Sep 2019

  • "Extremely caring and helpful owners."

    Lovely location and patio for sitting out, also great garden space for the dog. It would be good to have a washing machine if staying any length of time, also more places to hang clothes and coats.

    Reviewed by Rosalyn4.1Jul 2019

  • "There was nowhere to hang our coates, especially when they were wet, or to put muddy boots/shoes."

    (I believe the owner is aware of this). We were unfamiliar with the oven to start with but eventually found the instructions in the drawer with the tourist brochures. (Maybe any user instructions could be left out.). The owners were friendly and welcomingand were readily available if we had needed them. (They gave advice on the best pub with food in the area - we took them at their word and they were right!) It was an enjoyable break.

    Reviewed by Denise4.4Jun 2019

  • "This is a comfortable and well appointed holiday let, within reasonable distance of places of interest."

    Owners are most helpful. We were well satisfied and if we took another holiday in the area we would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jun 2019

  • "A comfortable cottage in a lovely rural area."

    Very peaceful.

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2019

  • "The mattress on my side was beyond its best and I constantly felt I was rolling out of bed."

    No hair dryer for my wife and crumbs on the work top when we arrived. Needs a deep clean

    Reviewed by Craig2.5May 2019

  • "Very comfortable in a gorgeous spot"

    Reviewed by Susan4.4May 2019

  • "Lovely break in a superb location."

    Couldn't have been nicer hosts, very attentive and eager to ensure we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2019

  • "Welcoming hosts."

    Very comfortable cosy cottage in a fantastic location. Ideal for that little getaway. Dog friendly with private patio.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Feb 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay, were made to feel very welcome by our hosts and appreciated the quiet environment around us."

    We’d recommend The Bothy as it’s both a quiet retreat and there are plenty of interesting things to see and do in the area.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Dec 2018

  • "The owners' house is alongside the Bothy but it still felt private and the outdoor seating area is not overlooked (except by sheep)."

    The cottage was lovely for a quiet winter break. It warmed up quickly with well placed electric heaters. The WiFi was mostly good. We didn't get any mobile signal. All in all the cottage was as we expected it to be and we had a peaceful time which is what we wanted.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Dec 2018

  • "For personal reasons we had to depart on 17."

    9.18 (my mother passed away). The owner of the property was very kind. We would like to return to this area at some point and the Bothy was a lovely property.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2018

  • "The Bothy was set in beautiful surroundings near to the main owners house."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful and were also very welcoming towards our golden retriever. The facilities in the Bothy were excellent though I would have loved a small TV in the bedroom as well as the lounge only because I just love relaxing in bed watching the TV before going to sleep. Only a minor complaint. The situation of the Bothy was very convenient for the M50 and also the main roads to Ross on Wye and Hereford. Going away from the towns you were immediately in the countryside and close to some excellent forest walks. A very good few days break for all of us.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Sep 2018

  • "Cottage was very convenient for Ross on Wye and central to all the other places of interest."

    The owners could not have been more helpful and friendlier.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Aug 2018

  • "The Bothy is located just outside the Village of Phocle Geen, about three miles from Ross on Wye."

    The access to the property is down an unmade track from the B4221 and can be hard to find. The Kitchen/Sitting room is upstairs and there is access to the patio area which has a small table a chair and a two seater sofa. The bedroom is downstairs, which was particularly nice given that it was very cool in the recent very hot weather. The couple who own the cottage were fantastic, welcoming and very helpful, providing information about taxi services, where to shop and things to see in the area.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2018

  • "The instructions to find the cottage made it easy to find & when we arrived we were made most welcome & shown around being also told if there was anything we required just ask."

    The cottage was very nice with pleasant surroundings, nice & peaceful suitable for our requirements.

    Reviewed by Rodney4.7Jun 2018

  • "Such a relaxing place to stay."

    . Only about 2 miles from Ross on Wye but felt like miles from anywhere.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2018

  • "We have stayed at numerous Sykes' cottages over the years but I must admit that the owners of the Bothy are the most helpful we have come across."

    They even took my wife to a local historical society meeting as they knew we were interested in moving to the area. This is an upside down cottage with the living room on the first floor. It is very cosy and the the surrounding countryside is bursting with wildlife. From the living room you can exit the cottage and follow a small path down to the ground level so that dogs do not need to negotiate the fairly steep steps inside the cottage. Apparently one visitor had complained that the wifi was not working properly so the owners have installed a new system. When we arrived they checked the new system with us and I am pleased to say that it worked perfectly for the whole week. There is no mobile reception within the cottage but you only need to step outside to restore services. A great property with exceptional owners.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2018

  • "The hosts were lovely and willing to go out of their way to be of help and the cottage was lovely"

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2017

  • "The couple who own the cottage were fantastic, welcoming and very helpful."

    The cottage was delightful and set in picturesque and peaceful countryside.

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Jun 2017

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  • One ground floor double bedroom with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric coal-effect fire.
  • Electric convector heaters with electric coal-effect fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, TV with Freeview, DVD and WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Please be advised that between 26th August - 1st September 2022 due to a change in providers the owner cannot guarantee Wi-Fi at the property.

The property

Situated next to the owners’ 19th century Coach House, The Bothy is a delightful detached barn conversion located along a quiet country lane approximately three miles from Ross-on-Wye in the hamlet of Phocle Green.

As you step through the front door you will notice the beautiful oak flooring and the character beams and stonework typical of the Herefordshire area.

The immaculately presented accommodation is set over two floors, with the attractively furnished and decorated spacious bedroom and en-suite bathroom, and cloakroom on the ground floor.

Head up the oak staircase and you will find the open plan living area on the first floor, with a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable sitting and dining areas and French doors leading to the private patio area to the rear of the cottage.

With its secluded aspect and countryside views the patio is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy an early morning coffee whilst you plan your day’s activities or enjoy alfresco dining.

Lovely countryside walks are right on your doorstep and the location of this delightful Herefordshire cottage just under three miles from historic Ross-on-Wye, makes it the perfect base from which to explore any number of local attractions.

The annual Ross Walking Festival offers walks of between three to eight miles and your four-legged friend will be welcome on some of them too.

Why not spend time exploring the glorious countryside?

With the Malvern Hills, Symonds Yat, the Wye Valley, Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons), the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds all within easy reach you will be spoilt for choice.

Take a day or two to discover historic Hereford with its renowned cathedral, home of the Mappa Mundi, or elegant Bath with its Roman Baths and Georgian architecture.

Then there is the riverside City of Gloucester with its unique history from its Roman foundations to its Victorian docklands or the equally splendid Regency town of Cheltenham, known as the cultural centre of the Cotswolds.

The nearby town of Ross-on-Wye itself offers many activities such as canoeing, walking, cycling, fishing and golf.

Whatever your interests you will be sure to find something to delight and entertain you with historical properties, stately homes and lovely gardens to visit and enjoy.

The Bothy is a wonderful, quality characterful cottage, perfect for a romantic break for two and surrounded by tranquil Herefordshire countryside.

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About the location


Upton Bishop 1.8 miles; Ross-on-Wye 2.5 miles; Symonds Yat 9 miles; Monmouth 12.8 miles, Hereford 14.5 miles.

The hamlet of Phocle Green lies between Ross-on-Wye and Upton Bishop and is less than 3 miles from Ross-on-Wye. Ross-on-Wye is a historic market town overlooking a large loop in the beautiful River Wye, situated in the heart of rural Herefordshire and in the picturesque Wye Valley. 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. The thriving village of Upton Bishop also nearby, is situated in beautiful Herefordshire countryside close to the border with Gloucestershire and has an excellent village pub and craft centre. Upton Bishop offers many lovely walks and cycle routes with the Herefordshire Trail and Wye Valley Walk both close by. Phocle Green is an ideal base for exploring all that this region has to offer.

Please Note - This property only accepts Friday check in.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas