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The Olde House

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Upton Bishop, Herefordshire Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "The Olde House was a delight."

    It is set up perfectly for both hot and cold weather - though we were lucky with the weather so were able to make the most of the glorious garden and complete peace. Lovely hosts who checked in on the first and last day to make sure we were okay.

    Reviewed by Tara5.0May 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The cottage is well equipped which is handy. The garden is lovely and we had the fortune of a few bits of sunshine during our stay to enjoy it, along with lots of birds :) We would definately come back again, and really enjoyed its location as a central point to so many places to visit. Most importantly the location is incredibly peaceful and we got some much needed rest. Thank you

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Mar 2024

  • "The Olde Workhouse was a great cottage which fitted our family needs perfectly."

    It was very clean, cosy, comfortable and we felt very welcome. The garden was perfectly secure for our children and dog to run around and enjoy, the kitchen well equipped and a ideal base for us to explore the Wye Valley. Great location, wonderful cottage and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Gila5.0Oct 2023

  • "Probably the loveliest cottage we have stayed in."

    The house was quirky but very homely and comfortable, it had everything we needed, the garden was amazing and the location was very peaceful. Other people have commented on how friendly and helpful the owners were without being at all intrusive and we agree completely with that! They were lovely. We went to Ross on Wye, Hereford, Newent and Gloucester while we were here, all places which are worth a visit. Ross had some lovely places for meals. Newent had a lovely lake and quaint shops. Upton Bishop itself was a great place for walking our dog. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday and we would happily stay in The Old House again.

    Reviewed by Iona5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely, clean and comfortable cottage with a beautiful garden run by a very welcoming couple."

    We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the countryside and found many dog friendly places. Thank you for a great week.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2023

  • "This has been the best cottage we have stayed in as a family, the house was spacious yet homely and had everything you needed for the stay."

    Some cottages provide the bare minimum of plates/glasses/ cook wear etc but this had it in abundance so no shortage. The owners of the property were lovely, and made you feel very welcomed. The garden was immaculate and it was lovey to be able to sit out and have dinner. Great base for exploring. Quiet cottage with lovely views Couldn’t fault it and would definitely recommend and go back to.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2023

  • "Really nice house in a quiet and beautiful location"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous location its very peaceful we had a great nights sleep every night the only noise is the birds."

    Character cottage with a lovely homely feel, would definitely return. The owners are extremely nice and welcoming and Couldn't do enough for us.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jul 2023

  • "Another fantastic stay."

    Jane and peter were very welcoming as always. The dogs loved the garden and so did we. We cannot wait to return. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was our second stay at The Olde House and we enjoyed our stay just as much as the first time."

    The owners Jane & peter are so welcoming and available if needed. Ideally situated just a few miles from Ross on Wye with lots of local facilities. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property is in the perfect location, in a 30mile radius to lots of beautiful walks."

    With some walks just on the door step. The garden is perfect if you have dogs, nice and big for them to get some exercise in. It is well looked after and the kitchen of fully stocked with all appliances you may need. The only things we found a tiny issue, was the shower sometimes wouldn’t heat up so you would often have to turn it off and on multiple times. And the downstairs sofa bed was extremely hard, so wasn’t the best night sleep. Other than that it was perfect and the whole house and gardens are very well maintained. It’s our second time visiting and I don’t think it will be the last :)

    Reviewed by GEORGIE4.7May 2023

  • "Jane and Peter are wonderful, very friendly and helpful."

    The cottage is lovely, spacious and comfortable. The garden is absolutely beautiful and very safe if you have dogs. The village has nice walks and few miles away there is The Alma Inn pub which is fantastic. The church in the village is a little gem. My husband and son have had problems with WiFi but Jane said that she would look into it to improve it if possible. If you are a family with dogs it is definitely a nice place to stay!! Many thanks J&P

    Reviewed by Raffaella4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday staying at the Olde House."

    The cottage itself is cosy, simple and comfy. The garden is amazing with unbroken views of the countryside. The location is just off a main road so easy to get to, yet rural. And it’s easy to get to the Forest of Dean and all the nice things in Herefordshire. Thoroughly recommend!

    Reviewed by Alexa5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our 3rd visit and always lovely and clean and great owners, can 100% recommend the Olde House."

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Oct 2022

  • "A hidden gem."

    Excellent communication with owner. Located in beautiful countryside, near to Ross on Wye, to the River Wye, and to shops. Restful garden; our son (six) filled the birdbath, and our daughter (fifteen) read in the shade of a tree. Comfortable house, well cared-for, fully equipped (not too much, but just enough) for our purposes. Will be glad to return.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2022

  • "This cottage was very well described and well-equipped."

    The bedrooms were spacious and the outdoor seating area and extensive well-tended gardens were an added bonus.

    Reviewed by M H5.0Jul 2022

  • "We’ve just stayed for a week at the olde house with family, (4 Adults, 2 children) and were delighted with our stay & choice of property."

    The property is well equipt and had everything we required for our stay. The owners Jane & Peter were great and live close by which is a bonus. Friendly people and to hand but at the same time not intrusive. The Garden is fantastic and very well maintained. We enjoyed many evenings sat out on the patio admiring the garden. Great garden furniture & BBQ is available for cooking outdoors. The garden was also secure and our 8 month old Labrador also loved it. This property is situated in a small quiet village location so ideal if this is what you are looking for. As there were six of us staying we utilised the snug as a third bedroom which was fine as this left the lounge & dining area along with the patio via sliding doors from the lounge for living spaces. The bed in the snug is a high quality sofa bed that looked new and we both commented on how comfortable this was. To summarise this property ticked all of the boxes & we wouldn’t hesitate recommending to others. It’s a property we will look to stay at again in the future. Thanks Jane & Peter. Best regards, Kevin & family.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the Olde House, Jane was brilliant and on hand for any queries we may of had."

    Both our dogs loved the large garden which is well enclosed. We had a very relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was in the most beautiful setting and the garden was beautiful the ..."

    The property was in the most beautiful setting and the garden was beautiful the walks from cottage are amazing sadly the beds were very uncomfortable and the 3 bedroom is a put up sofa bed which was like laying on a piece of wood I did tell the owner that the mattress are not good and the stairs I would not recommend anyone of 65 to use them and cooker seal was gone as our cooking took forever but I also told owners about that but other then those bits it was a wonderful holiday

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you found the beds uncomfortable, the mattresses were replaced in 2019, just before we closed the property due to the pandemic. We understand that comfort is a very personal thing and some people prefer a very soft mattress. As the description mentions, there is a snug with a sofa bed, this doubles up as a 3rd bedroom for guests to use. We have taken your comments on board during your stay and have ordered a new one to be delivered within the next 4 weeks. The cooker seal has also been dealt with and has been resolved. We appreciate that you brought additional guests that we not part of the booking details. We ask that all guests details are updated to ensure they comply with the allowed occupancy at the property, unfortunately, was not the case for your party. We are happy to hear that enjoyed your stay at The Old House, and our wonderful garden. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy2.8Apr 2022

  • "Our 3rd Visit."

    ......We'll be back :-)

    Reviewed by Cy5.0Mar 2022

  • "We just loved this cottage from the moment we walked through the door."

    The comfortable lounge with the open fire and everything needed in a home from home. We particularly liked the older part of the building with so many original features. Just loved the enormous old fire place in the snug. The stairs and doors amazing, what stories they could tell. We slept very well and often late. We spent a lot of time sitting on the patio listening to the birdsong and watching the bees and butterflies busy in the borders and relaxing. The garden itself is enormous and extends a long way back. We recommend The Alma at Linton. You don't need to drive vast distances to find places to visit, Monmouth, Ross on Wye, Forest of Dean to name a few. We were exceptionally lucky with the weather for time of the year. Lots of wild daffodils everywhere. Thank you Jane and Peter for a lovely holiday. Thank you Jane for the Chinese lanterns and Cyclamen plants which are now in our garden in Lincolnshire.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Mar 2022

  • "Our Second Stay, and as always lovely and clean and very friendly owners, we had a brilliant two weeks stay again and the garden and walks for our two Welsh Corgi's and having friends nearby made it a perfect holiday for us."

    We are booking again!

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great! We'll be back soon"

    Reviewed by Cy5.0Sep 2021

  • "It was an old work house where slaves worked and had a weird cold feeling about the place."

    Also very out dated and needed decorating in a big way. Not cozy at all

    Thank you for your feedback. The booking was made for 2 people and 1 dog, however you arrived with 4 people and 2 dogs, please next time make sure you inform Sykes about any party size amendment. We have run this holiday cottage in excess of 30 years and have received very positive feedback. The property was redecorated during COVID lock down last year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert2.5Aug 2021

  • "Second visit to the Olde House and just as fantastic as our first visit."

    Unfortunately more grey and moody skies than wall to wall blue like last year, but the views and walks were still breath taking and the garden was still blooming lovely! The house accommodated a family of 5 and a dog very comfortably. Kitchen is a great size and all utensils, pots, plans etc you could need are there. The owners are a stone throw away and so helpful but never intrusive. Just fabulous.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great area."

    House was a great size and well laid out and the garden was great fun.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location, lovely surroundings beautiful garden The owners greeted us on ..."

    Great location, lovely surroundings beautiful garden The owners greeted us on arrival and very helpful Cottage was clean and had everything you could possibly need, Would defiantly re visit again

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic garden ideal for holiday makers with dogs, located 10 minutes away from local village restaurant/bar {Moody Cow}."

    Ideally situated to visit Forest of Dean, the black and white trail, south coast of Wales and Cotswolds all within easy reach. Owners Peter and Jane very friendly and helpful, a lovely quiet retreat.

    Reviewed by George5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful, it had everything you needed it was spotlessly clean the garden and the views were amazing just so relaxing."

    The owner Jane was lovely she came to introduce herself on our arrival to check that everything was ok .

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay , home from home and would definitely go back."

    We felt very welcome in their home.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2020

  • "Nice well equipped cottage with character."

    The dog walking area nearby was ideal.Beautiful enclosed garden but unfortunately the weather prevented us from enjoying it fully. There were BBQ facilities and a lovely outdoor seating area, maybe we'll be luckier with the weather another year

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2020

  • "We so enjoyed the holiday, the house and large garden with lots of flowers and the rural location (especially at harvest time) and local wildlife ( owls, red kite, buzzard, etc)."

    Great views of rolling landscape and Malvern hills. Good base for visting lots of places ( Forest of Dean and the Wye valley, Malvern hills, Black Mountains). Very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2020

  • "An absolutely gorgeous property."

    Had a fantastic stay. The owners of the property live close by & were great. Definitely going back.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Jul 2020

  • "We went over Christmas period."

    The cottage is very well equipped , large bedrooms and bathroom. pleasant lounge and dining area. The garden in summer would be beautiful with far reaching views over Malvern hills. the view from bedroom was superb . The owners were very pleasant and when we had two very minor problems they were sorted out very quickly. It was an excellent for what our family required over the Christmas period. The area around Ross is excellent, eating pubs that supply good basic food at good prices try the Man of Ross, King Charles 2nd, Royal Hotel good bar with excellent seating area outside with far reaching views over the river Why.

    Reviewed by George5.0Dec 2019

  • "Superb cottage, spacious bright warm & cosy, wonderful enclosed safe garden, we appreciated the cut grass, always a huge bonus for dog people."

    Jane & Peter are brilliant hosts not at all intrusive but "on hand" should you wish to ask/require anything. You will need to take milk with you but everything else is provided to tie you over. We would highly recommend The Olde Workhouse and would like to return. Thank you very much. Rochester, Kent.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely House and gardens very well managed gardens and spotless house, Jane the ..."

    Lovely House and gardens very well managed gardens and spotless house, Jane the owner was lovely and was on hand if we needed anything

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2019

  • "Our holiday was great including our Cottage with everything we needed."

    The garden was fantastic for our 2 dogs to play in-being enclosed is a main deal with dogs of course!.The location was just what we wanted with no long distance trips to the locations we visited.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was amazingly well-kitted out, especially in the kitchen and it was lovely to meet the owners."

    Reviewed by Ann4.6Dec 2017

  • "The cottage we stayed in was beautiful, and the garden was lovely."

    The owners who we met were so friendly, would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Roberta5.0Aug 2017

  • "Very dog friendly with a lovely big secure garden."

    We enjoyed the quiet area. The cottage was comfortable and spacious, the owners helpful. A very relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Christine4.6Jul 2017

  • "The cottage was very clean and well maintained."

    It was clear that the owners took a pride in their cottage and made guests very welcome. The garden was well cared for and the lawn was recently cut. The owners should be complimented on their cottage and how well they look after it. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by George4.8May 2017

  • "No, it was all excellent."

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Sep 2016

  • "Great location, lovely garden, fully equipped cottage with everything you could need, lovely owners."

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Snug with new sofa bed.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Covered bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, not to be left on their own in the cottage
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Dogs are not allowed upstairs in this property
  • Please note: due to the age of the property, the stairs are steep, so please take care
  • May not be suitable for persons with limited mobility
  • Note: This property accepts on Saturday weekly bookings, if it is different to this then please contact Sykes directly

The property

A traditional semi-detached 19th century cottage located in the Herefordshire village of Upton Bishop.

This lovely cottage is surrounded by beautiful countryside which offers many walks, cycle routes and horseback riding.

The cottage benefits from many original features including stone flag floors, ceiling beams, elm doors and a wonderful elm staircase.

A very well-equipped kitchen leads to a spacious snug with a double sofa bed.

There is a lovely dining room to seat all guests and a warm and welcoming sitting room with open fire and lovely views across the large cottage garden.

Make your way upstairs to the first floor double bedroom and cottage bathroom.

The second floor has a twin bedroom with long distant views to the Malvern Hills.

Outside, the wonderful enclosed rear garden can be enjoyed at any time of day with a large lawned area for picnics and family games and a patio with furniture where guests can enjoy alfresco dining on a summer's evening.

Take a stroll to the village pub which serves home-cooked food using local produce, as well as a good selection of real ales.

The ancient town of Newent and pretty riverside town of Ross-on-Wye are both close by.

Why not visit a National Trust property or try one of the many outdoor activities on offer in the area?

A wonderful cottage to be enjoyed at any time of year.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Ross-on-Wye 3 miles.

The thriving village of Upton Bishop lies in beautiful Herefordshire countryside close to the border with Gloucestershire and has an excellent village pub, craft centre and is just 3 miles from the pretty riverside town of Ross-on-Wye. Upton Bishop offers many lovely walks and cycle routes with the Herefordshire Trail and Wye Valley Walk both close by. Nearby Gorsley offers a well-stocked village shop with Post Office and off licence, along with a popular free house pub with restaurant that's renowned for its Nepalese cuisine both in the county and beyond. Newent, one of the most attractive market towns in the Vale of Leadon and formerly a Roman settlement, has a wide range of attractions, including the half-timbered Old Market Hall dating back to 1668, traditional inns, restaurants, tea rooms and individual shops. Overlooking a large loop in the beautiful River Wye is the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye, situated 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. The magnificent Royal Forest of Dean boasts many trails which can be enjoyed on foot, bicycle or horseback or why not try your hand at fishing, golf, kayaking or caving all of which can be enjoyed in the area. Try the local wine at the Three Choirs Vineyard or visit the waterfront city of Gloucester with its Roman foundations, Victorian docklands and Norman Cathedral. The stunning Brecon Beacon National Park, Cheltenham, Ledbury and the unspoilt Cotswold villages and towns and the beautiful Malvern Hills also make a great day out.

Note: This property accepts on Saturday weekly bookings, if it is different to this then please contact Sykes directly

Please NOTE: Due to the steep stairs, this property may not be suitable for persons with limited mobility.

The property is on oil central heating, which is metered. There are 50 litres to use each week, if you go over this there may be an additional charge at the discretion of Owner.