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Wye Valley Cottage

Symonds Yat, Herefordshire (Ref. 27850)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Not suitable area for anyone with walking difficulties."

    Reviewed by BelindaMay 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage and great location."

    Reviewed by DawnApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely few days here in Symonds Yat, we had brought wash up liquid, tea towels etc but it was lovely to have the things already there to use."

    We cooked while there and although the hob took a bit of time heating up we managed fine and there was a good assortment of equipment to make cooking easy. The cottage was perfectly placed for many walks, and not too far from other places.

    Reviewed by EmmaFeb 2022

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in a stunningly beautiful area."

    The views were breathtaking with the autumnal landscape scenes across the river and mountains opposite the cottage. We look forward to a revisit.

    Reviewed by RachaelOct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean."

    And decorative. Kitchen a little old but nothing wrong with that as fully equipped. Great location. Great neighbors. Road to cottage not great but advice is take your time as lots of traffic backwards and forwards. Will definitely be booking again next year. Price for rent was very reasonable. Very happy. Thank you

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2021

  • "A lovely setting but not ideal for over 80s - steep hillside, lots of steps and very steep, creaking, stairs in the cottage."

    The road in is rough,narrow with limited passing places/ peoples driveways to allow passing. The old electric oven has lost all its 'heat markers' and should be replaced

    Reviewed by RupartMay 2021

  • "We had a brilliant stay, the cottage was modern and cosy with everything we needed in the kitchen to self-cater."

    Photos on here don’t do the property justice, much more modern and redecorated since they were taken. There is dish washer (bonus!) bring some tablets with you as only one provided. Spotlessly clean and beautiful location right on tut river. The spaniel had a whale of a time (as did his owners!)

    Reviewed by JennyOct 2020

  • "Excellent holiday, booked again."

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "Excellent location if you like to be fairly remote."

    Closed road and very narrow alternative meant we walked and cycled everywhere, which suited us just fine. Having breakfast outside each morning, looking across the valley was the highlight. So much to do, all from doorstep; cycling, walking, canoeing, swimming. Good local pubs. Cottage had all we needed, plenty of kitchen items, plenty of towels, enough space for family of four. Big communal garden for children to play in was a bonus.

    Reviewed by LeighAug 2020

  • "Superb location to explore Symonds Yat."

    Well equipped cottage with traditional decor. Suffers at present from road closure which makes access difficult through very narrow lanes. Nearby river crossing also inaccessible which is a shame as the saracens head is a lovely pub to visit. Wye River is stunning and water activities are a great way to spend the day.

    Reviewed by JonathanJul 2020

  • "The only positive feedback we can give is that the beds were comfortable and the area was peaceful."

    Bring your own tea coffee sugar milk , tea towels, dishwasher tablets. Ladies the lighting is too dim , bring your own hairdryer.

    Reviewed by CarolaJan 2020

  • "The cottage was clean and functional."

    However, there was no wifi, hairdryer and the road to the cottage was terrible. So narrow. On two of the four days the ferry didn't run because of the high tide. The latter was no fault of the owners of the cottage, but it tainted the holiday as we had to drive out, hence using that awful road. In fairness I don't think we will return there because of the lack of wifi and more so, 'that' road.

    Reviewed by JoMar 2019

  • "We had a lovely time with beautiful weather; however whilst we were aware there was no wifi at the cottage, we did not realise that there was absolutely no mobile signal anywhere nearby and this did cause us some issues - had we realised this, we would have booked a cottage with wifi/."

    The cottage is lovely but furniture/hob somewhat dated although this did not detract from our holiday; beautiful garden wonderful views and lovely area. Mr & Mrs Eason were at pains to ensure that we understood that the road past the Ferry Inn was tight - we have a Rav 4 and it was not a problem for us. Cottage was clean and tidy and had everything we needed for a short break - except wifi.

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2019

  • "Address is Wye Rapids Cottages not Wye view which hindered locating cottage."

    Other than that superb.

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2018

  • "- lovely break & the cottage made for a very pleasant stay indeed."

    Could'nt get WIFI - not sure if No 2 had that facility - and also belive a DVD player as part of the TV was mentioned- but either we were being silly/ short sighted as we could'nt see one !...Neither of these observations show stoppers, but by way of feedback...thanks Nigel & Sarah Brigden

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay and made friends with the local wild life."

    .We were enthralled at seeing the Peregrine Falcons over the Valley. We actually got snowed in toward the end of our week and had to contact the owner who enabled us to stay on for the following week as well. Even though we had to ration our food a little bit we found it a great experience. We had all the creature comforts and were very warm and cosy in the cottage , waking up to a beautiful dawn chorus each morning and welcoming the migrating geese as they were arriving.We even made a snowman. Excellent break.

    Reviewed by CarolynFeb 2018

  • "I asked a number of questions about the property and all the replies I got just pointed me back to the website listing (which didn't answer my questions - that's why I contacted Sykes directly)."

    I decided to book anyway as the cottage was very good value that week (9th-16th Dec). First of all we had great trouble finding the place as the directions were not at all clear- and when you do eventually arrive you find the cottage is very confusingly called Quat' Saisons not Wye Valley Cottage so you think you have the wrong place. The location is beautiful with lovely views and ideal for us as dog owners with walks straight from the door. Disappointed with the cottage itself which is distinctly average. Jerry-built with poor quality fixtures and fittings, the focus has clearly been on economy so while it is functional there is nothing that made me think that the place was particularly loved and cared for. The place is tiny - OK for us as a couple but would be a real squash for a family. Heating is by inefficient storage heaters with free standing fires which we had to use most of the time as it was a really cold week. Draught whipping in under the front door which opens straight onto the lounge. Kitchen rather poorly equipped. Shower rather weak. As I say, it was all functional and I only paid £255 for a week so I pretty much got what I expected. The following week (Christmas week) was nearly £700 and had I paid that much I would not have been at all happy. We enjoyed our week because of the location and would stay in the village again but not at Wye Valley Cottage. It's a shame as with a bit of love and care it could be a beautiful little place.

    Reviewed by TracyDec 2017

  • "A very comfortable cottage with some new furniture and carpets."

    Very homely and the owners and the cleaner were very friendly and helpful. We stayed for 2 weeks and the bedding and towels were changed for us. There was a small issue with the cottage being very cold when we arrived because the storage heaters were not on as we expected them to be and we didn't know how they worked. But the handy man soon came out and sorted that out. There was some other heating in the cottage anyway. All in all, very nice and a lovely situation and we will definitely want to stay again.

    Reviewed by JOct 2017

  • "This is a very comfortable cottage in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2017

  • "The weather - lovely warm cottage - fantastic views - very well equipped"

    Reviewed by MarianOct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with sofa bed and electric fire.
  • Electric storage heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed patio garden with furniture
  • Shared use of 1.5 acres of gardens with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Property close to the River Wye, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times when outside.

The property

This charming terraced mews cottage sits in a beautiful location 200 yards from the banks of the River Wye, in the village of Symonds Yat.

Offering stunning views of the river and the surrounding woodland, this cottage in Symonds Yat is perfect for families and friends seeking either a relaxing break or an activity-filled getaway.

This Herefordshire holiday cottage offers comfortable accommodation with its well-equipped kitchen, cosy dining room and spacious sitting room boasting spectacular views.

Outside this Wye Valley cottage is a rear patio garden with furniture, perfect for a peaceful morning coffee, whilst the shared landscaped gardens offer different seating areas, which are ideal for enjoying the quiet tranquillity of the area with a book or a picnic.

Within easy reach of this Symonds Yat cottage are many activities and attractions, including the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, which offers numerous walks, cycle routes and high wire rope courses, the charming riverside town of Ross-on-Wye and the majestic ruin of Goodrich Castle.

Wander beside the beautiful River Wye which flows alongside the village before looping through wonderful Herefordshire countryside, or try a little fishing, canoeing or kayaking.

The surrounding area boasts many National Trust properties, festivals and museums, excellent pubs and restaurants, plus of course, a whole host of further attractions await you across the border in Wales.

A perfect Herefordshire holiday cottage to be enjoyed at any time of year.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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