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Wye Valley Cottage

(Ref. 27850)

Symonds Yat, Herefordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Comfy and well-equipped cottage in a beautiful and peaceful area, Very dog friendly with bowls, toys and towels - even a jar of dog treats!"

    Lovely to listen to the bird song. Despite the rain, we managed some lovely walks. Would certainly consider returning!

    Reviewed by Antonia4.7Mar 2024

  • "Very peaceful property amid a beautiful setting, ideal for walks and an excellent base for exploring the surrounding places of interest."

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Mar 2024

  • "Perfect little cottage for a week away with everything we needed."

    Would definitely like to come back.

    Reviewed by Katherine4.1Mar 2024

  • "Spectacular remote location but excellent local pubs and hotels."

    - great walks around the River Wye. Hosts are welcoming and helpful and although it’s a small comfy-cottage facilities are modern and practical.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage in an amazing location."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage was beautifully clean."

    The photos on the website do not do it justice, as they make the furniture look old fashioned, when it actually isn't. The kitchen and TV are brand new. The location is lovely, especially with all the autumn colours. The owner was very helpful before our visit and there is a lovely neighbour who offered to give us any information we needed during our stay. The Old Ferrie Inn is within walking distance, the food is delicious & they are very dog friendly. We really enjoyed the riverside, woodland walks & had a very relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Nov 2023

  • "Nice clean well equipped cottage, comfy bed."

    The courtyard at the back needs a serious makeover. very untidy with very old rusty garden furniture. TV could possibly do with an update. Saying that it is a beautiful location and we would stay again.

    Thanks for your feedback, the garden furniture is actually new but with a verdigris finish to make it look old, so I can see how that might be confusing. We are looking at replacing this and will also look at the crockery which we have had for some time now in the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carl4.7Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic location, lovely woodland and riverside walks straight from the front door."

    The cottage itself is the best equiped that we have ever stayed in, great kitchen/diner, has everything you need to cook away from home (apart from a lack of kitchen sissors). Nice to have a fridge freezer and not just a fridge with a small ice box. Great bathroom with powerful shower. Comfy beds, plenty of storage. Only downside was the patio area, which could do with some landscaping and the patio table and chairs need replacing as they were very rusty. Although we found it a great place to stay, so much so we have already booked to come back next year, I would not recommend it for the less mobile or a nervous driver - the lane down to the cottage is very steep, narrow and had quite a few bends, saying that we rather enjoyed negotiating it.

    Thanks for your feedback there is very little we can do to the courtyard as we are restricted by it’s limited size. We like it to have some perennial plants and pots to give a little interest. It is however worth making the most of the shared gardens in the front, part of the original gardens from the original Wye Rapids Hotel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vivienne4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, quiet and comfortable."

    A very narrow lane *does* lead to it and sat nav *does* get confused, but the owner's directions are very helpful and we were well used to it before we left. A welcome basket would have been a nice touch so we could have a cuppa or something before having to go shopping. There's a doggy basket filled with toys, blankets, towels and even treats, so why not for the humans.

    Thanks for your feedback, we provide tea, coffee and biscuits for when you arrive. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.4May 2023

  • "We had a fantastic 4 day break."

    Great instructions to find the cottage, i don’t think we would have by using satnav alone. The cottage was very peaceful, listening to the birdsong during the evening was bliss. The cottage itself was very well equipped, very comfortable and was like a home from home, probably the best cottage we have stayed in with the dogs

    Thanks for your feedback, we provide tea, coffee and biscuits for when you arrive. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "The property was clean warm & had everything we needed, going as far as the good neighbours."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2023

  • "Clean and comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    The views were great, especially when covered in snow!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a very quiet location overlooking the River Wye with beautiful views."

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Mar 2023

  • "The cottage is well equipped and comfortable."

    In a beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and well equipped, especially the kitchen and bathroom."

    It's peaceful and the shared grounds are brilliant. We did a great circular walk from the cottage to the river which was manageable for two small children. It was great for us to be able use the cot and stairgate to save room in the car, although it would be useful to have two stairgates so we could prevent toddler both going up and going down the stairs. If you have young children you need to be careful in the car park because of a steep drop but otherwise we found it worked great for children. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent cottage ,beautifully situated in a quite and relaxing position in the valley."

    Cottage was warm and comfortable and adequately stocked with everything needed for a nice stay.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Feb 2023

  • "Had the most wonderful stay at Wye Valley Cottage."

    It had everything we needed for our little one as they can provide cot, hight chair and stair gate on request. It's the perfect location to go to and be able to just open the door and explore. It was nice and clean and looked like a brand new kitchen as the pictures on here looked different and dated. Will be back again!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2022

  • "The property was fabulous ."

    The only drawback for myself was the single track lane .

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Nov 2022

  • "Family of 4."

    Really enjoyed our stay. The “house book” was really useful. Neighbours really nice. Lots of opportunity for walking in the forest, can walk to Monmouth, round to the pubs on both sides of the river or to the cafe in the forest, or Whitchurch. Relatively easy to get to by car. Good local pubs with beautiful scenery, nice food and staff with great view of forest on other side of valley. Monmouth easily accessible for main shopping. Small shops (and excellent cafe) in Whitchurch. Great fun hiring paddleboards. Nice and quiet! No noise. It is on the side of a hill with a nice view of the valley.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday and we found the cottage very comfortable and cosy."

    It had all essential ammenities. Minor suggestions for improvement would be to provide a hairdryer, a mat for the shower, and also a container in the shower for shower gel and shampoo.

    Reviewed by Garry3.8Jul 2022

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful location and is well equipped and clean."

    However, the back garden area was overgrown with brambles, nettles, rotting leaves from previous years and weeds growing through the patio area which has not even been swept in a long time. We had expected this space to be an ideal spot for breakfast or a glass of wine in the evening, this was an usable space

    Reviewed by Lynn4.1Jun 2022

  • "Enjoyed our first visit to Wye Valley."

    Cottage easy to find with directions. Parking was not a problem. Very clean with everything we needed for our stay. Many walks directly from cottage. Very nice pubs within walking distance or across ferry. Only thing we would add is the little courtyard was a bit overgrown and with a bit of tidying up wouldn’t be lovely for breakfast. Overall we enjoyed our holiday

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great cottage in a beautiful valley."

    Wonderful views from the front door and very well sited for pubs, walks and general activities.

    Reviewed by Carl4.7May 2022

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

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0May 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage and great location."

    Reviewed by Dawn Louise3.8Apr 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 Emma5.0Feb 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 Rachael5.0Oct 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 David4.7Sep 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 Rupart4.1May 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 Jenny5.0Oct 2020

  • "Excellent holiday, booked again."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 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 Leigh3.8Aug 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 Jonathan4.1Jul 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 Carola2.5Jan 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 Jo3.4Mar 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 Richard3.4Feb 2019

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

    Other than that superb.

    Reviewed by James4.7Nov 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 Sarah3.1Oct 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 Carolyn5.0Feb 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 Tracy3.8Dec 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 J5.0Oct 2017

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

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2017

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

    Reviewed by Marian4.8Oct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with walk in shower and WC
  • Kitchen Diner
  • Sitting room with sofa bed and electric fire.
  • Electric storage heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer, 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 1 car with numerous visitors parking that can be used
  • 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 0.2 miles
  • 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas