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Howle Hideaway

(Ref. 2537)

Howle Hill near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Very nice property in super surroundings,really enjoyed our stay."

    Good eating places close by serving good food.

    Reviewed by Brian4.4May 2024

  • "Lovely peaceful location."

    We were blessed with the weather, so made the most of sitting outside of the cottage. Owners friendly without being intrusive. Cottage was comfortable and equipped with all implements. WiFi was intermittent but we did get online everyday.

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Sep 2023

  • "Howle Hideaway is a brilliant place to stay."

    Very peaceful with beautiful views over the Wye valley. This was my second visit to this location- the first was the adjoining Valley View which was just as good. Will definitely return in the future. Ross on Wye is one of my favourite towns in the country with beautiful river walks.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2023

  • "Had a great stay, nice and peaceful, Paul and Edwina very pleasant, allowed us to feed the Alpacas, weather could have been better, but that's out of everyone's hands."

    Would stay again if we came back to same area.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely spacious and clean cottage with very welcoming hosts."

    The patio area overlooking the garden and fields was great to sit in and enjoy the views and peacefulness of the area and seeing the alpacas was a bonus. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Lyndsay5.0Jun 2023

  • "The owners of the property were very helpful without being intrusive."

    Reviewed by Colin4.7May 2023

  • "Warm welcome from the owners (& their 2 lovely dogs!"

    ) Lovely, well equipped barn conversion holiday cottage, in quiet country side setting, with beautiful views. Delightful open patio area (perfect for doing a bit of art work!) Enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Great to look out on the sheep and alpacas every day. Owners were on hand and very helpful. Good location for exploring surrounding area. Would be happy to return in the future, especially in warmer months.

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in quiet countryside."

    We had a great week thank you. J and L

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2022

  • "Had a fantastic week at Howle Hideaway ,would highly recommend this accommodation,peaceful beautiful location close to many walks and places of interest."

    Apprecaited being able to freely roam the owners grounds and meet their dogs,and many thanks to Edwina for the maps and advice! Definitely will rebook Debby and Martin

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Aug 2021

  • "The owners were helpful and promptly sorted out any issues."

    The cottage was well equipped despite many items being removed due to covid restrictions. The directions to the cottage were minimal but more helpful information was available from the owners (what three words). A car is needed to get the most from the area as the property is near the top of a hill but the Wye Valley has many activities to enjoy nearby.

    Reviewed by Sian4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely place in the middle of nowhere with all facilities required and close to plenty of walks which is what we wanted"

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jul 2021

  • "The sofas were very saggy and gave us a backache and it didn't help that the cushions had all been removed!"

    The spiral staircase is very difficult to use as the toilet is downstairs and you can't get up them with a suitcase! The people were lovely but I wouldn't stay there again I'm afraid.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.1Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was exceptional."

    Beautifully appointed spotless and very comfortable. The owners had thought of everything and were very welcoming on arrival and helpful throughout our stay when we needed anything but always respecting our privacy We particularly liked the private patio and our own garden where the wonderful surroundings and bird song could be fully appreciated. The spiral staircase to the bedroom took some getting used to but was no problem We will certainly return - a truly magical place. Heather and Roger Wing

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2021

  • "An excellent holiday cottage and absolutely spotless, thank you."

    Lovely patio and surroundings. Owners very welcoming and helpful. Just found the spiral staircase, although we had no mobility issues rather difficult at times. Perhaps would have liked additional place mats to protect the dining table. Realise that this had to be reduced owing to COVID, two additional would have been useful. An absolutely wonderful holiday and will aim to return next year.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely gem of a place if you want peace and quiet with nothing around you."

    Hosts very accommodating nothing was too much trouble. You do need a car to get around but ideal base to explore

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "After a long time in lockdown we were really looking forward to a cottage break away for 7 days."

    We can honestly say this fabulous cottage did not disappoint and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole of our stay. On arrival, we were met by the owner who made us feel very welcome. He left us some fresh eggs, crisps, drinks and even a couple of decorated mugs of the cottage and the wye valley for us to take home after our stay. Nice touch thank you! The cottage is beautiful, well equipped and has a gorgeous patio area and garden at the back to relax after long days out walking. Can recommend Symonds Yat for walks with a magnificent viewpoint.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    We enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Abbie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Howle Hideaway is a lovely, comfortable, clean cottage."

    It is located in beautiful countryside with lots of woodland walks nearby. The owners are friendly, welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely spot for a restful week but with plenty of walking and the river nearby for canoing ."

    Cottage was spotless and very comfortable with a lovely garden with morning and lunch time sun and dappled shade in the afternoon which was much needed in the heat wave . A decent pub nearby in Goodrich only five minute drive away but you do need to drive down the hill to get any where . However for walkers the cottage is very near plenty of footpaths to explore the local area . Thank you to the owners who were very helpful and friendly and we loved the addition of the alpacas and Mony and Hector the dogs who greeted us each day in the garden . Yes the spiral staircase is an issue if you are older and a bit frail as the bathroom is down stairs so night time loo jaunts are fun but fine if you have no mobility issues. However the cottage is beautifully presented ,was immaculate and to have our own little garden to sit in and chill out was just perfect . Thank you so much for a lovely stay .

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2020

  • "Excellent location."

    Welcome pack was a nice touch. Thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is located in a quiet location with stunning views of the surrounding countryside."

    The accommodation was of a high standard with open plan living area and kitchen, ground floor shower room, first floor bedroom accessed by a wooden spiral staircase and a lovely paved south facing patio overlooking fields and woodland. On arriving we received a warm welcome by the owners and we were delighted with all the little extras that the accommodation had to offer. Access to the alpaca and sheep on the farm was a delight and getting up close and personal a special touch and we would definitely return here again for a short break.

    Reviewed by Roselind4.7Aug 2019

  • "Holiday enhanced by extremely good weather and beautiful area."

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7May 2019

  • "Excellent situation very quiet close to footpaths and easy access to many attractions."

    Reviewed by Rodney5.0May 2019

  • "An excellent cottage, beautifuĺly furnished and fitted out with easy parking right outside."

    The location is very private and peaceful, being at the end of a private farm lane accessed through a gate. The owners made us very welcome. The ground floor accommodation is generous for a one bedroom unit with lovely patio and access to the surrounding paddocks, where alpacas and sheep may be grazing. The spacious and well furnished bedroom is accessed via a spiral staircase, which could be challenging for anyone with limited mobility. An excellent base for exploring the area, or simply to chill out. Your own transport is essential given the very rural location.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage in beautiful surroundings ."

    We were made to feel very welcome by Paul with lots of info about the property and the local area. The cottage itself was perfect for us with everything we needed and was beautifully decorated throughout, it was a pleasure to come back to the peacefulness after days out in the area .Definately a well deserved 5*rating. The cottage itself is situated in a perfect position for exploring many beautiful towns and villages and also the stunning scenery of the Brecon Beacons and the Forest of Dean.We would definately return.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2018

  • "Absolutely fantastic holiday accomodation."

    Fantastic base to explore the area. Hosts are a lovely couple who have thought of everything so you have a memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by Ralph5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    The cottage was lovely and very peaceful, hosts were great and we had everything we needed. The location and views were beautiful. Lots to see and do in the surrounding areas, plenty of hill walks and Ross-on-Wye not too far by car.

    Reviewed by Imogen4.7Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    Everything we needed, modern, good quality furnishings throughout. It was lovely to be surrounded by the countryside and we were not far from Symonds Yat and The Forest of Dean, as we'd hoped.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2017

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, host was very obliging."

    Big thank you.

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.8May 2017

  • "Spiral staircase to bedroom would be a problem for the less mobile,"

    Reviewed by Alan4.6Jun 2016

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  • One double bedroom with flat screen TV
  • Ground floor shower room with large shower, basin & WC
  • Open-plan living area with fitted kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area & sitting area with woodburner, sofa bed & doors to patio/lawn
  • Note: Bedroom accessed via spiral staircase.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting area
  • Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, flat screen TV with Freeview & DVD player, 2nd flat screen TV, stereo/CD player
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shed for bikes
  • Delightful side patio & lawn with garden furniture & BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop & pub 1.5 miles
  • Note; due to the location the wifi signal can be intermittent
  • Note: this property only accepts bookings starting on Friday. Please note if booking the weekend of 13th June 2024 there is a local festival nearby (GemFest) which will be ongoing and may cause some noise disruption
  • Apologies for any inconvenience

The property

A lovely, semi-detached Ross-on-Wye cottage on an 11-acre smallholding with Alpacas and Black Sheep, just 3 miles from Ross-on-Wye.

Finished to a high standard, this barn conversion is perfect for couples or small families.

Note: This property can accommodate four people, or be booked with Ref. 2538 to accommodate up to 8 people.

Edge Hill Farm Cottages

Two delightful, semi-detached, stone-built barn conversions, in a lovely rural setting on an 11 acre smallholding on the slopes of Howle Hill, which overlooks the beautiful Wye Valley. The barns have been lovingly converted to offer high quality accommodation with excellent contemporary fixtures and fittings, yet also retaining a cosy cottage atmosphere, including airy open plan living areas and crackling woodburners. Both properties have their own delightful patios, ideal for relaxing and dining alfresco while enjoying the surrounding countryside. This is the perfect location for discovering the beautiful Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, with wonderful scenic walks, cycle trails and an abundance of wildlife. Visit the lovely towns of Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury, Monmouth and picturesque Symonds Yat. Two lovely cottages in a tranquil location, perfect for a romantic break at any time of the year.

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About the location


Ross-on-Wye 3 miles; Hereford 15 miles.

A tiny rural hamlet, scattered over the slopes of Howle Hill, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty overlooking the wonderful Wye Valley and with views towards the Royal Forest of Dean. Howle Hill is ideally located between the delightful historic market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, whose timbered Tudor buildings, striking 17th century market halls, majestic bridges, excellent shops, pubs and restaurants suit all tastes. Stroll along the banks of the beautiful River Wye, take a river cruise or view the stunning countryside from a hot-air balloon! Explore famous Goodrich Castle, a perfect example of a 12th century "Marcher Castle", or enjoy the renowned walks along Offa's Dyke and the Wye Valley Walk. Visit beautiful Symonds Yat (4 miles) with its towering rocks where peregrine falcons breed, and take the ferry across the river to the Wye Valley Visitors Centre. Visitors to this area can also enjoy day trips to delightful Hay-on-Wye, the Black Mountains and the scenic Brecon Beacons National Park. Also recommended is a visit to nearby Hereford with its historic cathedral, museums and a tremendous variety of shops and restaurants.