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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 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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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Skylark, the grounds, lake and fishing were excellent."

    Liz has extremely high standards and the attention to detail can be seen throughout the property and with arrangement of linens. Immaculate and felt like we were the first to use the lodge. Extra touches of bathroom products, paper products, cleaning and welcome tea coffee etc were unexpected and puts the lodge in the luxury category. The addition of a hot tube and excellent fishing really has made this our no. 1 spot in the uk. Thank you liz for the fast support when navigating how to work the oven.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2024

  • "This was a fabulous holiday lodge in beautiful surroundings and maintained to a very high level."

    Our lodge had everything we needed and host Liz was very helpful. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this lodge - it was the best we have ever stayed in and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Kaye5.0May 2024

  • "This property was beautiful, my family and I were able to switch off from the outside world, relax and enjoy the beautiful lake views and sound of ducks in the morning!"

    The interior was lovely and comfy, everything was perfect and the lodge had everything you needed and more, the owner Liz was lovely to and we wanted to thank her and say sorry we couldn’t leave a review in the visitors book we didn’t have a pen but we would had said. This was our best ever stay yet and thank you so much for making it so special xxxxx

    Reviewed by Jen5.0Feb 2024

  • "Really lovely location right on the lake."

    Appreciated the spotlessly clean windows throughout

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2023

  • "The setting is delightful - so tranquil and so soothing."

    The lodge is more than adequately equipped for any cook - there's even a pizza cutter and a lettuce spinner! The slippers left on the beds were a nice touch and the heating keeps the place at a comfortable temperature at this time of year. When we weren't out visiting sights in the area, we loved sitting on the verandah in the autumn sun, listening to the wind soughing in the alders and the three giant poplars; watching the ducks, moorhens and the heron; and observing how the surface of the lake changed with the wind and weather. Bliss.

    Reviewed by Jeremy Matthew5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have just returned from a lovely week staying in Skylark."

    The location of the site is ideal for exploring Ross-on-Wye and the Forest of Dean area. All the sites and attractions we visited were within a half hour drive and it was easy to pop into the town of Ross for an evening meal. The site has a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, although you could still sometimes hear the dull roar of the traffic on the M50 when sat out on the deck or in the garden, not that the noise spoilt our enjoyment. The cabin itself was comfortable and just the right size for us and our two young children. The kitchen was well equipped, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that we were supplied with tea towels, oven mitts, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets etc. There were also complimentary toiletries and even slippers, which was a nice touch! The beds in one bedroom were made into a comfortable super king size double, the second bedroom was made into two singles. However, the single beds were only 2’6 wide and one of my children fell out a couple of times in the night as they are used to 3’ single beds. I think adults would struggle to sleep in one of these single beds but I do appreciate the size of the bedroom dictates the size of the beds. We enjoyed using the hot tub but felt a bit overlooked by the Kingfisher cabin which is right next door. It’s a shame that the hot tub wasn’t sited in the garden area on the deck side of the cabin. At the time of booking, we could have booked any of the log cabins, however if we’d seen a site plan, we would have booked the Mallard cabin. It’s the same size as Skylark but on its own at the end of the lake, so would have been a bit more private and also given our boys a bit more outdoor space to play in. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again or recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely place, nice quiet stay to relax, if one thing could be added, that would be steps from the decking to the enclosed garden."

    We will are coming back.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2023

  • "Five star environment Two star Cabin Log cabin very dated needs a good update ..."

    Five star environment Two star Cabin Log cabin very dated needs a good update and decent table the one in Skylark is very poor The hot tub is poorly positioned as it is overloaded by the Kingfisher balcony We never saw the owners it would have been nice to say hello The plus side the Moody Cow food was excellent would highly recommend

    Dear Geoffrey Thanks you for your feedback. We are disappointed that our Scandi inspired decor which blends harmoniously with our beautiful lakeside setting, was not to your taste. We have many return guests who stay for this very reason. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey2.2Jul 2023

  • "Everything was excellent."

    Lovely setting.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely clean, comfortable, well equipped lodge in beautiful well kept surroundings."

    Fishing was good, will return.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really nice place, we booked it for a week but only stayed for 5 days due to work commitments."

    The site is well looked after, the lodge was very clean and spacious, had everything we needed. Cutlery etc was spotlessly clean which is something we always look for. We used the beefeater pub down the road a few times, we found the staff there very friendly and the food was good too. The location is far enough out of town for nice quiet evenings but close enough to the town for daytime shopping and exploring. All in all, we were very impressed. There was one odd situation with a guy riding round on a quad bike. Maybe the owner/groundskeeper?? Seemed to stare into the lodge all morning which made us feel a little bit like we were under observation. My son stayed with us and has his own car so he parked by the lodge, out of the way. After a morning of staring into the lodge the guy on the quad drove past, purposefully looked at my sons car and shook his head. No idea what that was all about, maybe he doesn’t like Vauxhalls?? I went out to see if there was a problem but he’d gone. Strange.. Anyway, other than that, would recommend.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Apr 2023

  • "It was pleasure to stay there, everything was good, thanks a lot."

    Reviewed by Nada5.0Dec 2022

  • "A beautiful peaceful location."

    Breakfast with birdsong every day, great facilities in the house and a relaxing hot tub. Even our teenagers loved it.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really beautiful and tranquil and caught some carp."

    Excellent get away.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jul 2022

  • "We have just returned from a lovely two week holiday staying in Skylark Lodge."

    We had forgotten just what “peaceful” really meant. No sound of traffic or other associated noises just the sound of birdsong with the occasional quack from the ducks and maybe a rumble of a distant tractor. If you are looking for somewhere to relax this is the place. The lodge itself could not be faulted, all of the windows overlooked the lake. Sitting around the table on the veranda for breakfast or dinner allows hours of pleasure watching nature evolve around you. The lodge had everything and more that was needed to allow you just to unpack and relax. Within a five minute drive or twenty minute walk was “The Moody Cow” excellent food and service. If the budget is a little more restricted a ten minute walk in the opposite direction would bring you to the “Beefeater” which itself has a comprehensive menu. Fishing on the lake is very good but whether you catch or not it doesn’t matter. There are many places of interest to visit, we went to nearby Ross-on-Wye handy for shopping as it has a Sainsbury’s and Morrisons as well as numerous individual shops. Days out were spent in, Hereford, Gloucester Quays, Leominster, Ledbury (don’t forget to buy some cherries from the local farms if you are there in July) and Great Malvern. Needless to say we have rebooked to return. One last thing a big “Thank you” to Mark for recovering my fishing float which had been expertly cast by me into a tree!! Ann Adams

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really enjoyable stay."

    More provided than said in your information. Eg tea cloths, washing up liquid, little biscuits, plenty of shower gel etc. very relaxing, beautiful surroundings

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "This is a beautiful lodge in a stunning setting, sited right beside a small lake."

    The site is maintained immaculately, and a wonderful place to spend time birdwatching and just enjoying the peace and quiet. It would have been nice to have a welcome pack on our arrival, as there is no shop within walking distance, and after travelling, a cup of tea is the first thing you want. However, Ross is less than 10 minutes away by car, where there are plenty of shops.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2022

  • "Honestly, can't recommend here highly enough!"

    This was my first holiday without my family, and it was simply amazing :) The lodges and the lake are all absolutely beautiful, and the facilities (especially the hot tub!) were excellent and there was everything we needed. The owner was excellent and very kind, and when there was a leak, he handled it very quickly and effectively with an engineer so there was no stress at all- Absolutely amazing, thank you so much for a great holiday, and i hope to return, this time bringing my family :)

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jan 2022

  • "A delightful lodge, in lovely surroundings."

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0Oct 2021

  • "The complete relaxation and quietness of the cabin and surrounding area."

    The cabin was beautiful and all we could have wished for, thank you.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely location, nice accommodation, great fishing."

    Had a relaxing week at Skylark and would definitely go back there.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Sep 2021

  • "Well placed, quiet location, good for access to beautiful walks and attractions in Herefordshire/Forest of Dean/Welsh borders."

    The private hot tub has therefore been a very welcome feature at the end of the day. We had a lovely and comfortable stay. The Cosens family, August 2021

    Reviewed by Audrey4.4Aug 2021

  • "Lovely week in a tranquil setting."

    Really enjoyed sitting out on the decking overlooking the lake. Lodge was maintained at a high standard. Clean and well stocked with necessary household items (including foil, cling film and grease proof paper), Minor point - maybe a few extra more plates and serving bowls would be useful. Hot-tub was great. Nice touch to provide ‘hotel’ slippers.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Jul 2021

  • "Everything was excellent, very quiet location and very private Facilities for ..."

    Everything was excellent, very quiet location and very private Facilities for a BBQ at some distance from the main cottages would have made it perfect

    Reviewed by Leonard4.7Apr 2021

  • "We were disappointed in the cleanliness of the property given the present pandemic situation."

    We took our own cleaning materials and spent the first two hours cleaning. It was not just hidden areas i.e. under furniture but also visible areas.

    Thank you for your feedback though we were sorry to read your comments regarding the cleanliness of the property. As you can see our standards are usually excellent which is shown in the feedback we normally receive. If we had been made aware of the issues noted in your comments at the time of your stay we would have been happy to resolve these for you immediately. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas3.8Sep 2020

  • "The lodge we stayed in (Skylark) was perfectly positioned for fishing."

    It had its own jetty, which my husband spent s lot of time on. He caught some fantastic fish and plenty of them. The hot tub was also a lovely treat. Very peaceful and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great location,peaceful surroundings."

    Lodge is excellent

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2020

  • "Absolutely superb couldn't fault it."

    Location was fantastic. Views stunning. The perfect get away.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Dec 2019

  • "It was a literal home from home and gave us the perfect relaxing family break."

    Well located and a good price.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Oct 2019

  • "Friendly owners , lodge very upto date and modern ,very well equipped, peaceful and tranquil"

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2019

  • "We just love this place!"

    This is the fourth time we've stayed, each at a different time of year so we can see the contrasting seasons. The one constant is the tranquility. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely property, very comfortable, excellent location, quiet and peaceful."

    Had a great week. Ideal for exploring in to Wales and the Forest of Dean as well as Ross on Wye a couple of miles away.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "This place is a gem ,second time we have been and loved every minute off our 2 week holiday."

    Cant wait to go back next year..paul and benda hartlepool.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2019

  • "Owners very helpful."

    My only criticism is that the lane leading to the Lodges drive entrance is pitted with large potholes. While trying to avoid the largest ones I damaged the front underside of my Nissan Qashqai. Due to the very wet weather it was impossible to judge the depth of the potholes when full of water. I think it would be helpful to future tenants to be made aware of this before they arrive.

    Reviewed by Garnet5.0Jun 2019

  • "The location was superb the lodge was beautifull ."

    Richard was very friendly and welcoming. And the fishing was wonderful. Will be back again.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0May 2019

  • "The location is beautuful perfect for a relaxing holiday."

    Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0May 2019

  • "Hot tub. Lovely welcome we received from the owner Richard."

    Great fishing.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2019

  • "This was just a great place."

    Second time back and had everything we wanted from our holiday so peacful and the settings are fantastic

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Apr 2019

  • "Third time here and we've already booked again for September."

    Our home away from home. Thanks to Richard and Liz for making this place so special.

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Mar 2019

  • "Our Hosts Richard and Liz, had done everything to make the week perfect."

    Skylark is a beautiful lodge in a peaceful relaxing environment, I would highly recommend this place to anyone seeking a restful escape.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Feb 2019

  • "We had a brilliant weekend in such a lovely setting."

    The children loved the hot tub. We will definitely come back

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Feb 2019

  • "Comfortable accommodation with lovely extra touches in a quiet and beautiful location."

    Owner was extremely helpful on arrival and throughout stay. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Nov 2018

  • "This was a fantastic getaway, very reasonable for the price."

    On arrival we were greeted by a lovely gentleman Richard, he was extremely pleasent! Excellent location, lots of finishing touches made the break so much more enjoyable than places I have stayed previously, really appreciated the cheese and wine on arrival. Highly recommend this place and will be returning back next year +++++

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2018

  • "We stayed at skylark for 3 nights and what an incredible place it is."

    We cannot wait to return. We met Richard who is a lovely chap, he showed us around the cabin and explained how to use the hot tub and where to find the best pubs. The cabin was decorated beautifully and had all the items needed for a self catering stay. We wish we could live there! See you again soon. Charlotte and Jamie x

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Nov 2018

  • "A fantastic lodge in wonderful surroundings You will get a lovely welcome from the owner Richard All you have t o take is yourselves and perhaps your fishing tackle as everything is provided ."

    Thankyou for everything Richard hope to meet again.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Nov 2018

  • "What a wonderful place to stay, quiet,relaxing and so much wildlife on the lake."

    the size of the carp that were regularly jumping out of the water was amazing. The lodge itself was excellent and to be able to sit out on the balcony in the sunshine, read a book and have a cup of tea was pure bliss. Richard and Liz did us proud and I wish them all the best in their venture, I cannot see how anyone could be disappointed when staying here.We will certainly be back

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2018

  • "A lovely lodge in fabulous setting very well equipped and comfortable"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely tranquil place."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely lodge. Highly recommend it. Hot tub was a great addition. Decorated and furnished to a high standard Thank you Richard and Liz for making our stay enjoyable and thank for the wine and cheese. Regards Lynne Andy Tracy and Dave X

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Aug 2018

  • "What a fantastic place ,cant wait to go back next year ."

    Thanks richard for the cheese ,wine ,and the preseco.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2018

  • "Fantastic place , a little piece of heaven on earth."

    Already booked for next richard was such a friendly and relaxed guy.roll on next year.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2018

  • "Skylark is a wonderful lodge in a tranquil location."

    We previously visited in November 2017 and had a great week, but our return in May 2018 was even better due to the excellent weather. Our host Richard made us feel particularly welcome and we have no hesitation in recommending this place to anyone who is looking for relaxation and quiet.

    Reviewed by Bev5.0May 2018

  • "On arrival we were just amazed at how idealic this is It was just perfect for ..."

    On arrival we were just amazed at how idealic this is It was just perfect for us as we love the wildlife that is so abundant around the lake especially the birdlife The main supermaket is close enough yet far enough away as well The owners are lovely and really friendly It really is an amazingly restfull and peacefull get away

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Apr 2018

  • "Great lodge in a fantastic location."

    Reviewed by Michelle4.8Dec 2017

  • "Peaceful location to relax and enjoy the countryside."

    The lodge itself is wonderful, as was the warm welcome from our host Richard. We have booked again for next May to experience some of the seasonal variations of this special place.

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Nov 2017

  • "Lovely cabin, in a lovely location."

    The owners have created a lovely setting and a wonderful place to stay, and are extremely welcoming. The whole place has a great ambience and would certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Oct 2017

  • "Great location and really well appointed lodge"

    Reviewed by Michael4.8Aug 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x Twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request) with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Electric flame effect stove.
  • Gas central heating with electric flame effect stove
  • Gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 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 BBQs allowed
  • 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)
  • 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

The property

A gorgeous two bedroom lodge with stunning furnishings offering coarse fishing, lovely walks from the doorstep, the Wye Valley Walk passes close by, and interesting cycle routes.

The lodge provides welcoming high quality accommodation with versatile sleeping arrangements and private decked area within a lakeside setting.

Note: Life jackets are provided for children.

957169, 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 property requires a Good Housekeeping bond of £250
This property can be booked along with Kingfisher (957169) & Mallard (989212), together they sleep 14 people.
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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas