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Whitchurch near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire (Ref. 937758)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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41 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Heeley

    “The welcome at the Apple Store was wonderful.”

    Our host had put out a whole cake, loaf of bread, butter, jam, marmalade and milk for us to enjoy during our stay. It was also the way in which Sykes cottages kept us up to date throughout the holiday. We'll done one and all.

    Our host had put out a whole cake, loaf of bread, butter, jam, marmalade and milk for us to enjoy during our stay. It was also the way in which Sykes cottages kept us up to date throughout the holiday. We'll done one and all.

    - Mr Heeley, October 2020

Norton House & Cottages

Three characterful cottages resting amongst the majestic surroundings of Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, hidden away in the pretty village of Whitchurch. Each property enjoys a flexible sleeping arrangement, allowing groups of families and friends to come together to enjoy all that this part of the country has to offer, including the nearby, enchanting Royal Forest of Dean. In each of the properties, you will be delighted by the spacious layout containing everything you could possibly need for a self-catered stay, as well as private gardens, so that you can enjoy your rural settings in peace or with all of your loved ones gathered around a sizzling barbeque during a summers evening. Whilst you are here, be sure to take a stroll to the local shop and café, which offers homemade, locally sourced produce or try a meal at the local pub if you do not feel like cooking one evening. From here, a multitude of scenic walks can be enjoyed across the Wye Valley AONB, while the quaint village of Symond's Yat is just a stone's throw away. Also nearby are the popular market towns of Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye, both exude character and offer a range of things to see and do. A short walk away from the cottages is a butterfly zoo and maze, or if you are feeling adventurous, hire a canoe and discover the wonderful River Wye. Other nearby attractions that guests of all ages and tastes can enjoy includes the outdoor activities in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Here, you can choose to participate in horseback riding, abseiling, caving or explore the numerous cycle routes. Other things to do include, Symonds Yat Rock, Clearwell Caves, Puzzlewood and the historic towns of Ledbury, Hereford and Gloucester. Norton House Cottages promises to be the perfect base for all to enjoy.

The property

A charming stone-built, all ground floor barn conversion below another apartment located in the grounds of the owner’s home in the pretty village of Whitchurch, close to the Royal Forest of Dean.

The charm of the cottage is evident as you walk through the cottage garden to the front door.

A small hallway, with space for walking gear, leads to a superb open plan living area complete with 450 year old beams, exposed stone walls and feature picture window overlooking the garden.

This room boasts a very well-equipped kitchen, dining area and a sumptuous sofa, ideal for relaxing at the end of a day spent exploring.

A delightful double bedroom with an ornate bedstead ensures a good night's sleep.

The cottage boasts both a front and rear garden, so no matter what time of day you can sit outside and enjoy the sounds of the countryside while discussing the day's activities over a refreshing drink or summer BBQ.

A gorgeous cottage for a romantic break at any time of year.

Note: This property can be booked alongside 937759 and 1049726, in total they sleep 9.


  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden to front and rear with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop/café and pub with restaurant 2 mins walk
  • River Wye 10 mins walk
  • Note: There are 9 steps up to access the property
  • Note: There is one step up to the kitchen in the open plan living area
  • Note: Adults only
  • Note: This property has a separate apartment on the above floor

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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.

Region Information

Note: Adults only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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