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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was fantastic and one of the best equipped we have stayed in."

    Including things like kitchen towel and washing up liquid was really appreciated. Beds were comfortable and huge, hot tub was great and well maintained and views fantastic. We would definitely come back

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely quiet place, lovely friendly owner, lodge in great condition, amenities and city close by, lots to do around, even with kids, hot tub a bonus with a view of the lake, cannot fault it."

    We loved our stay, thank you!

    Reviewed by Chintan5.0Mar 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The accommodation was very clean, comfortable and warm. The setting was idyllic and peaceful. We were visited by the owner who wanted to ensure that everything was to our needs - it was. We will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful tranquil setting perfect to recharge the battery!"

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2023

  • "Overall good experience."

    Hot tub was awesome. Maintenance wise: chair was broken when we arrived and vertical board beneath dishwasher, sink area came out every time dishwasher was opened and needed to be kicked back in. Maintenance personnel around were friendly and helpful. Quite close quarters for 5 people to stay there — sound carries between kitchen and adjacent bedroom easily. Nice to have walks nearby and convenient to other activities. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Susy4.4Aug 2023

  • "Great venue and location."

    Lovely watching all the birds on and around the lake.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2023

  • "The lodge and grounds are absolutely beautiful."

    Really enjoyed our stay. Men enjoyed the fishing very much. We will certainly be returning again next year. Thank you for an amazing holiday. The little. Touches in the lodge over and above what was expecting was very welcoming

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2023

  • "The holiday house is in a beautiful location next to a quiet lake with only 3 other properties on site."

    Everything was lovely - the house is really nice with good showers and comfortable beds. The deck is lovely to sit out and the hot tub is really great. It is only a short drive to Ross-on-Wye where there are shops and restaurants. I would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage would definitely go back"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Arrived back home after a week at the Kingfisher Lodge."

    What a lovely peaceful place it is. We met the owner and his wife they will go out of there way to help you. We loved everything about it and will be booking again for next year. Thnkyou Jan & John

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Good quality cabin."

    Lakeside setting was great with onsite fishing. Location was fine for us but needed a car to get to any local pubs for a meal as the road was too dangerous to walk down. The rooms and fixtures were of a high standard and our group of 4 adults and one teenage child had plenty of space. I would recommend the cabin as a good base to explore the local area. Ross on Wye is only 10 mins drive and Usk 25 mins drive from the cabin. Only negative was we did ask for a toilet door lock to be repaired on day one but no repair was done during the stay. A bit awkward when sharing with others. Would return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2022

  • "A gorgeous wooden cabin in a beautiful location."

    We saw lots of wildlife and there was plenty to do in the surrounding area. The hot tube was very much enjoyed (it is emptied and new water put in before your stay & checked regularly). I would highly recommend this holiday.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent location and helpful owner."

    We really enjoyed our stay and the hot tub each evening!

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Aug 2022

  • "From the Baylis and Harding soap in the bathroom to the complimentary slippers in the bedroom, this property oozed 5 star appeal."

    It has everything, hair drier, sun loungers, shampoo, conditioner, umbrella, towels, Games, washing machine, dish washer, clothes drier. You literally have to take nothing. It was so clean when we turned up. Exceptionally clean in fact. It is a great size, we had 6 adults and we had plenty of space. Enough space so you aren't living on top of each other for a week. The kitchen is top quality with enough pots and pans to feed everyone. The bedrooms are 2 king-size beds and 1 double bed. Again these are superb with loads of space. The location is like a slice of heaven. So quiet with no light pollution and just the sound of the wildlife, which there is plenty of. We saw, kites, hawks, water vowels and several wild birds. The grass goes right down to the lake and there is loads of space to sunbath or just chill out. The hot tub is superb and easily seats 6 people. Its set to 37 degrees and is perfect. It overlooks the lake and is great at night time with a nice glass of red wine. Ross-on-Wye is a 7 minute drive away and has plenty of little trinket shops and supermarkets for food and shopping. The Butterfly Zoo with mini golf is excellent. For food, go to the Beef eater on the round-a-about, its about 3 mins in the car and excellent. We had plans to venture to Hereford and other places but we had 35 degrees so went out in the morning to buy ice lollies, then came back in the afternoon to sun bathe, fish and relax. It was too hot for anything else. Now we come to the fishing. When looking for these places you either get a good lodge and average fishing or great fishing and an average lodge. Not here, Phocle lakes has both. 5 star accommodation and 5 star fishing. The fishing wasn't hard, but we did have to work for it in the extreme temperatures. We had 107 carp in a week and that was fishing in the afternoons and into the evening, around 9:30pm as it went dark. The fish aren't huge. My daughters boyfriend is just starting carp fishing so we weighed all 107 fish. We only had 3 doubles, 2 at 10lb and 1 at 13lb. The rest were around 6lb to 9lb, so an average size would be 8.5 lb. Great fish and in immaculate condition. They always look bigger until you weight them and my daughters boyfriend was convinced they were doubles until we weighed them. Simple tactics caught them. Inline lead with a braided hook link and 14mm Strawberry wafter, or a Spinner Rig with a 14mm Dairy cream pop-up (from Angling direct). In truth, I think any boilie or pellet would catch them. Just be aware, these fight like the devil. Its fantastic sport. If I had to literally scratch around for one thing I'd say the lodge needs one more sun lounger. I know it was an exceptionally hot week, but with 6 adults, 3 loungers wasn't enough. If the owners read this I want to say thank you. You have created a slice of heaven for families and anglers alike. Its superb and I'm already looking for dates for next year.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Gate and steps from the raised decking area to the lakeside."

    It’s really annoying having to walk all the way around the property to get to the hot tub and the lake. Knives and forks are quite small. Almost like childrens cutlery. A butter knife would be useful too as the knives are all pointy ones. Apart from that the property was excellent!!

    Reviewed by Kenneth3.8May 2022

  • "Beautiful lodge with lake views plus ducks, geese & fish - tranquil setting amid great countryside"

    Reviewed by Karen L5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely bright,modern, high standard lodge."

    Everything we needed for our stay was there. All 3 bedrooms were a decent double size, with good sized wardrobes. Loved the hot tub and decking area. Fishing within stones throw was enjoyed too. Lovely areas to explore in the location- we did Ross on Wye, Symonds Yat and Go Ape in the forest 30 minutes away. ( Did a long weekend stay).Would love to stay there again and explore more.

    Reviewed by J5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable stay."

    Great location. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Kingfisher Lodge was clean, comfy, well equipped and in a lovely setting."

    Good location for days out.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a great 4 night stay at kingfisher."

    We will definitely be back. We stayed don't he first night during Storm Arwen and lost power (the whole county lost power) the owners were really supportive they made sure we were OK, they also sourced us a hotel out of the county which we could have stayed in if the power did not come back on (thankfully it did come back on at 4pm). Lovely place we will definitely be back to stay again with our family.

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Nov 2021

  • "Delightful location with a well furnished and equipped lodge."

    Nothing missing! Best compliment I can make is that we would stay again and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent peaceful location."

    We didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by Les5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday and Kingfisher Lodge was absolutely wonderful thank you, highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2021

  • "Hot tub was amazing and the fishing was great too, huge fish!"

    Kingfisher itself was lovely and peaceful only thing we didn't like is it overlooked the lodge in fronts hot tub slightly made us feel somewhat uncomfortable but other then that was a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Cynthia4.7Aug 2021

  • "The lodge is of a really high standard and is in a beautiful location."

    It is a short drive to Ross on Wye where we had some really nice meals.The hot tub was fantastic. We had a great time

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Just had a wonderful week in Kingfisher."

    Everything was just perfect. Such a beautiful and peaceful place to stay. Hot tub an added bonus. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Stunning location and the cabin was amazing."

    Everything we hoped it would be and more. Can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Danny5.0Apr 2021

  • "Excellent lodge in a beautiful setting."

    Imagine sitting eating breakfast and watching a heron catching its breakfast through the window!

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2020

  • "Absolutley perfect, gorgeous setting."

    Interior decor modern and lovely. Beautiful bathroom. Slippers and toiletries a wonderful touch

    Reviewed by Bree5.0Sep 2020

  • "A really nice comfortable lodge."

    Everything was supplied too. The location was spectacular. We had a really enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was a delight to find a property that really did tick all our boxes, spotless and it provided something that we have been searching for for a long time."

    The owners were very friendly, professional and added to the overall experience. Very unusually we will be returning next year.

    Reviewed by Rodney5.0Aug 2020

  • "The lodge was excellent."

    Very comfortable and clean. The ownwers were very friendly and helpful. The location is peaceful and out of the way. Easy to social distance here. The hot tub was lovely and well maintained and checked regularly. Many local takeaways deliver here too great.. The fishintg is great good fighters. Already booked to go again

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful, tranquil, quiet."

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Feb 2020

  • "The facilities at this place are amazing!"

    The owners have thought of absolutely everything you could possibly need from a washing machine including a handful of tablets, complimentary soaps, body lotions, umbrellas, a potato peeler to a Tupperware box. The list goes on. The lodge is beautiful, a true home from home, thoroughly cleaned and so tranquil. Despite witnessing some of the worst floods ever in the area during our stay and numerous road closures we managed to fill each day with something. There are many places a short drive away which are worth a visit. We thoroughly enjoyed walks around The Forest of Dean, Symonds Yat and Puzzle Wood. Finally, it must be said any time spent in the hot tub was such a luxury and so relaxing. On a clear night the stars were so clear. Well worth a booking.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2020

  • "One of the best places in the UK I have ever had the pleasure of staying at."

    The log cabin was lovely and had everything we needed and more. The owner left some local cheese and a bottle of wine which was I thought a lovely touch.. It was so quiet and peaceful. The fishing was great too. One day the only person fishing on the lake was me. Wonderful. I used the hot tub a few times and enjoyed this very much. Thank you for a super stay and I would really love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2019

  • "Another excellent week at Phocle Lake, having also previously stayed in Skylark."

    The only reasons expectations were not exceeded is by the fact we'd been there before. The perfect place for a quiet away from it all peaceful break with both teenagers and elderly grandparents. Great fishing, beautiful area, wonderful hot tub and excellent lodge. Thank you

    Reviewed by Hayley4.7Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful lodge, scenery and hot tub."

    We all enjoyed it and would recommend Phocle Lakes.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had the most amazing time!"

    Everything exceeded our expectations, both Sykes and the lodge owners have been amazing to deal with and communication has been fantastic. Fully recommend in all aspects! Thank you for another wonderful trip.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Jul 2019

  • "The excellent greeting and explanation of facilities in the cottage ."

    And the welcome wine and cheese The hot tub added to our pleasure in the evenings after a day spent out walking .

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2019

  • "This has been one of the best family holidays we've had to date."

    Our wonderful host Richard was extremely helpful and knowledgeable regarding where to go with the children. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Aimee-jo5.0Apr 2019

  • "Everything was as described, but made much more enjoyable by the welcome from Richard, and the local cheese and wine left for us, all the small complementary extras, and the superb fishing!"

    Reviewed by J5.0Mar 2019

  • "Absolutely amazing lodge, Richard and his wife go above and beyond to make you feel welcome here - even providing us with local cheese and wine on arrival!"

    The lodge was amazingly furnished, comfortable and clean! Would definitely recommend to others and would definitely like to visit again.

    Reviewed by Mollie5.0Feb 2019

  • "Our host at Kingfisher was hospitable, generous and helpful - and we really enjoyed the gift of local cheese and wine!"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2019

  • "This was a Christmas holiday for 3 generations of our family."

    .....it was perfect! Lots of space for all...warm and cosy with electric log burner too.....comfy beds and quality furnishings etc.... complimentary toiletries,slippers and welcome gift of wine and cheese....everything had been done to make us feel welcome and relaxed....very peaceful surroundings with a picturesque lake which we could see from the cabin. Fishable too if we'd brought our rods! AND, how can I not mention the hot tub! Icing on the cake...used every day/evening by all, with views of the lake and stars.

    Reviewed by Meirion5.0Dec 2018

  • "We had a lovely welcome from richard the owner and he had left wine and cheese for us."

    .both were delicious. The lodge is stunning and well equipped ..it is in a beautiful peaceful setting. We used the hot tub every night..we had clear skies so was great for stargazing. The lodge is ideally placed for getting around by car. We will certainly be visiting again soon. Thank you Richard and Liz x

    Reviewed by Venita5.0Dec 2018

  • "We had a fantastic 2 night stay in Kingfisher - our only complaint would be that it wasn't long enough!"

    The Lodge is immaculately clean and extremely well equipped, and the hot tub is lovely. Location is beautiful and is a great place to base yourself to explore the surrounding area. Richard and Liz were hugely welcoming and had even left us a bottle of local wine and some cheese to enjoy on our first night. We would thoroughly recommend for friends, family or couples alike and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Caitlin5.0Nov 2018

  • "Fabulous holiday!"

    Great fun in a beautiful place. Perfect cabin for families, friends or any occasion to just get away and unwind.

    Reviewed by Violet5.0Nov 2018

  • "Fantastic lodge with everything you need."

    Hot tub was an added bonus. Great place to relax

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2018

  • "Everything about this holiday was amazing especially the fishing, Richard, the ..."

    Everything about this holiday was amazing especially the fishing, Richard, the owner was very welcoming and friendly and we will return again soon

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Oct 2018

  • "Great location for keen fishers!"

    Owners were wonderful and made our stay so welcoming and comfortable

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely lodge at beautiful location."

    Fishing was amazing. Very helpful and friendly owners. Everything we wanted and more - we will be back!

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a lovely week staying in Kingfisher Lodge."

    The accommodation was immaculate and very comfortable. The hot tub and fishing was an added bonus. Well placed for visiting the border towns with plenty to do for all ages in the surrounding area. The booking process was straightforward and helpful to have reminders at various intervals before the holiday.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2018

  • "Really relaxing place to stay in beautiful surroundings."

    Everything you could wish for in the lodge and it made a great base for day trips to discovery the area. Lots of wildlife on the lake to watch. The hot tub was an added bonus which we really enjoyed. I would recommend this lodge if you require a peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2018

  • "A beautiful location and immaculate lodge."

    Richard and Elizabeth were extremely welcoming hosts... we’d love to go back again soon!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2018

  • "I’m still waiting for the good housekeeping bond to be returned to me by the owner of the property - should have been within 7 days as stated in your correspondence."

    The owner did email to say he didn’t have my bank details but I provided them to him a week ago. I would think twice before booking with you again!

    Reviewed by Lindsay3.8Apr 2018

  • "Kingfisher is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the countryside, there was so many little touches that added to make it just that little bit extra special!"

    Hot tub was amazing!!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2018

  • "We had a great time at Kingfisher Lodge."

    Very polite, helpful owners. Super clean and the beds were comfy. Netflix on the TV so no need to leave the lodge other than to use the hot tub (which was also perfect)! Couldn’t recommend this place enough. We will definitely be visiting again. Very enjoyable stay!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2018

  • "Superb location,best ever accomodation,thank you very much to the owners."

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2017

  • "Brilliant place."

    Well equipped. Only criticism would be that the hot hub needed to be hotter!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower room, basin and WC, 2 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility.
  • Gas central heating with electric flame effect stove
  • Gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x Smart TVs with Freeview, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Decked balcony with furniture
  • Private lakeside garden and private hot tub on a patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: This cottage takes a £250 Good Housekeeping Bond
  • Note: No BBQ's
  • Note: Alternative bed arrangements need to be requested one week prior to arrival
  • Anglers are expected to have the appropriate fishing license and have experience of coarse fishing with the necessary tackle (barbless hooks only)
  • Please note: Weekend bookings are for four people or less, bookings for 6 people can be accommodated Monday to Friday or for full week stays
  • Please note: No stag, hen or similar Please note that electric car charging is not permitted without prior arrangement with the owner , where a small charge will be payable , depending on the size of the car

The property

A stylish, modern wooden lodge located just outside Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire.

Open plan living, Smart TVs with Freeview in each room make this lodge the ideal stay for a family to come and experience the incredible Wye Valley.

Note: Life jackets are provided for children.

Note: This cottage takes a £250 Good Housekeeping Bond.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 951180, 989212 and 1070243 together they sleep 18.

Note: This property only accepts a Friday or Monday check-in.

Please note that electric car charging is not permitted without prior arrangement with the owner , where a small charge will be payable , depending on the size of the car

Woodsman Lodges

Well-presented wooden log cabins in Crow Hill just outside Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire. These are four of the most beautifully decorated, stylish log cabins on our books, wonderfully furnished with open-plan living areas containing a very well-equipped kitchen with modern fixtures and fittings, electric stoves. TV in every bedroom, Smart TVs with Freesat and DVD player in the living areas. King-size beds, en-suite shower rooms, family bathroom, utility areas and a delightful outside decking area with charming furniture to make the perfect chilling spot on the warmer days. These lodges are located on the edge of a lake with private coarse fishing facilities. Birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts will also love these lodges. You will also be within walking close proximity to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making it the prime location for families and groups to come together and experience this incredible location. Nearby, the beautiful countryside town of Ross-on-Wye has your amenities in an attractive town with timber Tudor houses. There is a fantastic range of high quality shops, pubs and restaurants as well as activities in and around the River Wye to enjoy if you are more of a thrill seeker. Four superb lodges in a beautifully secluded location.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Symonds Yat 6.8 miles; Monmouth 10.5 miles.

Overlooking a large loop in the beautiful River Wye is the historic market town of Ross-on-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.

Note: This cottage takes a £250 Good Housekeeping Bond

This property can be booked along with Skylark (951180) & Mallard (989212), together they sleep 14 people.

Please note: Weekend bookings are for four people or less, bookings for 6 people can be accommodated Monday to Friday or for full week stays

Please note: No stag, hen or similar

Please note that electric car charging is not permitted without prior arrangement with the owner , where a small charge will be payable , depending on the size of the car

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas