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Cedars House

(Ref. 26807)

Whitchurch near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 16 Guests

  • 8 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Cedars House is a beautiful property, in a lovely part of the country."

    There was plenty of space for us to enjoy, and a secure garden, which was particularly important with little children about. Cakes and fresh flowers welcomed us in to the large kitchen and we were particularly impressed with the comprehensive and generous nature of the cooking utensils and the crockery - with 16 of us there we never ran out of plates, mugs or cutlery! Beds were all comfortable, and bathroom facilites adequate. The house felt very warm and welcoming, and our only 'less than perfect ' comment is that the settees were rather stale smelling, and would benefit from a deep clean.

    Reviewed by Francesca4.7Jul 2023

  • "36.05."

    2023 - 02.06.2023. We were a family of 14, 8 adults, 6 children range 7-16 and 2 dogs, celebrating 2 70th birthdays. We all had a brilliant time, plenty of rooms for children to play hide & seek, or sit and relax/read. The dining room accommodated all 14 around the table. The kitchen had all the utensils, big pans for self catering as was plenty of plates mugs, dishes etc. There was 2 large fridge freezers to keep food, wine and beer cold. There was also plenty of indoor board games. The garden was big enough to play football, safe for dogs from escaping and to throw balls for the them. We took our own swing ball and badminton net/rackets, but there was also plenty of outdoor toys there. We took our own paddle boards and kayaks and there was a self launch jetty through the nearby camp site £2.00 per board or kayak payable to the icrecream parlour. Which was handy, we paid for one car (£6.50 for all day) with all the equipment and the rest walked the few hundred yards. I would point out that ‘The Crown Pub’ is no longer a pub but an Indian Restaurant which does take always. The food is excellent. The local shop/cafe is packed with all essentials and there is a Budgen and Lidle a short car ride away. The family would like to go again maybe over Christmas! I would recommend Cedar House especially suitable for large families or group of friends. Suzanne

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.4May 2023

  • "Great position , loads to do lovely big house."

    kids really enjoyed the garden. impressively equipped kitchen, with lots of lovely cupboards to store food in too. bathrooms were a bit tricky, very few showers and the main, non ensuite shower drained very badly and had a tendency to overflow if you took more than the briefest of showers. check in very easy

    Thank you for your feedback. We have fixed the problem with that shower draining slowly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Becky3.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely place to say and excellent location"

    Reviewed by Nigel3.8Mar 2023

  • "We were a party of eight adults and six children."

    What a fantastic place to spend a birthday weekend. The house was perfect for us and the children loved the rambling corridors and rooms. All in all a great weekend and just to put the icing on the cake we had snow on the last day with snowball fights for all in the garden.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Dec 2022

  • "We all adored this property, would love to know the history of it."

    I have a bad back and the bed I used ( room on its own, double in the servants' quarters? ) was perfect but many of the others would have been too hard. Again with the seating, it was all too low for me but I had a seat raiser cushion with me ( ex boat cushion ) and that was perfect. I would suggest though that an occasional chair ( a padded chair a bit higher than the sofas)) would be a good idea . Thank you for all the little extras too. Lovely thought and very helpful. Plenty of room for the 13 of us ( 2 sons in law could not come, one under the sea and the other had no holiday left) we ranged from 10 months to 66 years old. Seven under twelves so the fact that the sofas were older , etc, was a blessing to us. The children adored playing in the garden so you may find a couple of balls when gardening ! ! The house itself is wonderful for playing 'Hide and Seek' in. Thank you for a lovely stay. :)

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Aug 2022

  • "This is a wonderful older property."

    We were three generations of a family and it suited us quite well. There is a lot of ornaments that you need to watch little fingers with. But the location was perfect and this was a suitable base for us to do all the activities and enjoy the wonderful countryside. The photos of the property are accurate, although some of the furniture is older now.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Aug 2022

  • "Excellent property for our large party of 16 adults."

    Old and quirky but plenty of space and parking, and a great garden for the dog to explore. A few of the beds are not very comfy though but overall we all had a great time. Excellent location for Symonds Yat and the Wye, with some excellent walks and pubs. The cafe at the local shop also great.

    Reviewed by Mike4.4Mar 2022

  • "Cedars House is a wonderful place for family, friends and dogs to spend a relaxing holiday - highly recommended."

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Feb 2022

  • "Property suffers from serious damp, walls etc are all damp, not pleasant to stay in with two of our party getting colds."

    Needs damp treatment or to be removed from site.

    We believe this comment to be completely unjustified. We have in fact recently had repairs carried out to the roof at Cedars House and, as part of the work, the contractor undertook a damp survey in every room and concluded that there is no significant damp problem. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sinead2.2Oct 2021

  • "The house and garden were ideal for our family group of 18, aged from 2 to 70, plus dog."

    The location was great for the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean. There was plenty of everything provided in the house and plenty of space for the younger ones to run around, inside and out.

    Reviewed by Robert4.1Sep 2021

  • "There had obviously been a new bathroom fitted, which was lovely, but with the hiccough that it can sometimes bring, we fully understand and are thankful for the swift fixing of a leak that resulted."

    However, the house itself was advertised as a 'Vintage stay' appropriate for photo shoots etc. the reality was a house that had broken furniture, old, ripped sofas, rising damp and mice. This was not what we anticipated nor was it to the standard that we had hoped from a 'Sykes' accommodation. Although it was a good location with good sized rooms, the interior would benefit from some attention.

    Reviewed by Judith1.9Aug 2021

  • "Lovely house."

    Good location. Great for a family celebration. Fab time was had by all. Kept up to date on arrival/departure details by very friendly owner. Cant fault anything.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely time, the house has lots of space and a evocative air of faded grandeur!"

    We did have a little trouble with one of the toilets and the fan oven was not very reliable.

    Reviewed by Shirley3.8Mar 2020

  • "Beautiful house with lots of character."

    Plenty of space. All beds nice and comfy. Lovely little touches left for us on arrival by the owners. We had a lovely family weekend and would love to come back.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely old house with loads of character."

    Perfect for our family weekend away. The house is in a great position for exploring the Wye Valley & surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Nov 2019

  • "It was a wonderful holiday with a marvelous accomodation."

    We look forward for another one soon. The area was beautiful and Cedars house was more than marvelous

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Sep 2019

  • "All members of our party agreed that this house gains attractiveness, the longer you stay, so we were really glad to have opted for booking the whole week, although some of us had to leave earlier on account of work and other prior commitments."

    There were a number of minor maintenance issues, which however we reported directly to the owner, whom we met as we were preparing to leave on our last morning. He assured us these would be attended to.

    Reviewed by Martin3.8May 2019

  • "Great location and the house great for an extended family get together - we enjoyed every minute."

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2018

  • "Owners very friendly, helpful and accommodating."

    Lovely old comfortable house full of character, suited our party of 16 and dog!

    Reviewed by Sarah4.2Dec 2016

  • "Owners were extremely helpful, very nice and kind"

    Reviewed by David4.6Dec 2016

  • "Fantastic house."

    Ideal for a large group get together. Plenty of places to visit as it is in an ideal position.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Oct 2016

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Cedars House."

    It was very comfortable and clean, and it's well positioned for some of us who liked walking and climbing at Symonds Yat. Lots of places to visit and have days out. l loved shopping at Ross on Wye, it's a really nice place. My only concern was the large amount of crockery and ornaments which were for display purposes only, on ledges and the dressers. I found it to be a large responsibility and had to put some items out of the way for my own peace of mind. My party consisted of tall adults, it would have been so easy for any one them to have inadvertently knocked something off with their elbows when standing near the dressers. Apart from that we had a really good time in all

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Aug 2016

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  • Bedroom 1: Large room with king size bed and en-suite shower room with toilet and basin. Bedroom 2: Large double room with double bed and basin. Bedroom 3: Double bedded room. Bedroom 4: Twin bedded room with basin. Bedroom 5: Twin bedded room. Bedroom 6: Large twin bedded room with en-suite shower room with toilet and basin. Bedroom 7: Large room with double bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet and basin. Bedroom 8: Bedroom located on ground floor with two single beds (one folds down below the other for single occupancy)
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 6)
  • Scullery/boot room
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Two sitting rooms.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric Rangemaster range cooker with double oven, warming drawer and 5-ring ceramic hob, microwave, fridges, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 8 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 mins walk, pub 8 mins walk
  • Cots and highchairs available upon request
  • Note: Property does not accept Stag/Hen Parties or similar
  • Note: Cedars Cottage can only allow check-ins on a Friday

The property

A wonderful Georgian holiday home ideally located in the heart of the village of Whitchurch in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The property is situated between the pretty riverside towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean.

Full of character and charm, the property provides versatile accommodation perfect for a large family gathering or get together with friends by seamlessly combining modern day essentials with original features such as feature fireplaces, wooden floors and panelling, all with a vintage twist.

Each of the eight bedrooms have been individually styled including antique beds, Louis XVI style French furniture and modern bedding, which all add to the charm and home-from-home comfort.

Three out of the eight bedrooms have the added benefit of en-suite facilities with the family bathroom featuring a freestanding roll-top bath.

This well-laid out holiday home has two separate sitting rooms, perfect for those needing a bit of quiet time.

Relax with friends over a celebratory dinner or relaxing Sunday lunch in the large dining room, which is big enough to accommodate the whole party, or enjoy morning coffee in the farmhouse-style kitchen complete with range cooker.

This delightful holiday home also boasts a scullery/boot room and separate utility complete with games for all ages.

Outside is a large enclosed garden with seating areas, ideal for enjoying alfresco dining or relaxing with a refreshing drink after a day exploring this beautiful part of the country.

Many lovely walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep with the Wye Valley Walk running close by.

Nearby, guests can enjoy the many outdoor activities in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley as well as Symonds Yat Rock, The Amazing Hedge Puzzle, Clearwell Caves, Puzzlewood and the historic towns of Ledbury, Hereford and Gloucester.

A wonderful property for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

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About the location


  • Symonds Yat 0.5 miles
  • Monmouth 4 miles
  • Ross-on-Wye 7 miles

The village of Whitchurch lies between the small market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean. Boasting lovely walks in every direction, Whitchurch has a thriving village shop and coffee shop selling locally sourced products, a pub and a restaurant. Just a short distance away is Symonds Yat, a pretty Herefordshire village, which straddles the River Wye, home to the magnificent natural limestone rock popular with wildlife enthusiasts and climbers, as well as a Butterfly Farm and Maze. The Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasts many outdoor activities, including horseback riding, abseiling, caving, numerous cycle routes and a high wire rope course. Other activities on offer for the less energetic include fishing, golf and kayaking to name just a few. Close by is the pretty village of Goodrich with its 12th century Marcher Castle, village shop and two pubs both serving good food. The historic town of Monmouth is well worth a visit with its mixture of Georgian mansions and Victorian courtyards, while the riverside town of Ross-on-Wye has many timbered Tudor buildings, riverside walks and excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. Day trips can be enjoyed to the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park, the unspoilt Malvern Hills, Hereford and Hay-on-Wye.

This property will accept two well-behaved pets.

Note: Property does not accept Stag/Hen Parties or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas