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The Bothy

Phocle Green near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire (Ref. 942403)

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  • Mr Martin

    “We have stayed at numerous Sykes' ...”

    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. ...

    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.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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, 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.


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.

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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