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Valley View

(Ref. 2538)

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


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a pleasant stay at Valley View last week."

    Paul and Edwina have created a very comfortable space in an old cowshed. They have decorated and appointed it to a very high standard. We had long conversations with Paul but unfortunately weren't able to meet Edwina. Monty and Hector (their dogs) also kept us entertained. Their alpacas and sheep are also lovely. We had great lunches at various pubs from Hereford to Walford and would particularly recommend Wellington Inn near British Camp and The Mill Race at Walford very close to Howle Hill. Do not rely on your car GPS to get you here, you will reach Edge Hill Farm accurately with What 3 Words. Road from Coughton via Sharman Pitch going up Howle Hill is slightly wider and in good condition, therefore easier for a first time visitor. Thank you Paul and Edwina for the milk, coffee, teabags, crisps, local cider and ale, much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Abhijit5.0Jun 2024

  • "Very clean, comfortable and well appointed cottage."

    The property owners made our stay at Valley View very enjoyable and relaxing and nothing was too much trouble

    Reviewed by Goronwy5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely week."

    We know the weather at the end of Feb is unpredictable but we enjoyed a 'change of scenery', local visits and a relaxing week in a warm, comfortable cottage. The owners were very helpful and friendly. Directions to the cottage were quite vague, we had to phone the owners late Sat afternoon for directions. Some key 'pointers' would have helped - ie some signs to look out for rather than the broad/general directions given.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Feb 2024

  • "We've just returned from a week's stay at Valley View, which was very enjoyable."

    We were made to feel very welcome and found the accomodation comfortable, warm, clean and relaxing - everything we wanted. The cottage is well appointed and in a great location, particularly because there are so many lovely local walks on footpaths, bridleways and quiet rural lanes that run right from the doorway. The autumn colours in the surrounding woods were stunning. Paul gave us lots of useful information which helped, including where we could see the local zebra! It was very special to be able to watch the alpacas and sheep in the paddocks right outside the cottage too. To celebrate a special occasion, we also followed Paul's recommendation to eat at The Moody Cow, where we had a wonderful meal. The Hen and Dot cafe nearby, was a great place for coffee and cake too. Thank you Paul and Edwina - we hope to return to Valley View again in the future.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Nov 2023

  • "This was my third trip to The farm- twice at Valley View and once at Howle Hideaway and will definitely return in future."

    Love the area- so much to see and do. Feel like Ross is a second home!

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Nov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Valley View, the cottage was all we could wish for, spotless, comfortable and the view was spectacular."

    Mr & Mrs Mitchell were delightful hosts and supplied plenty of local information. I would highly recommend this holiday.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very quiet and peaceful."

    The owners are very helpful. Good area to explore the region. The property has everything and was cool in the hot weather. Will certainly return , this being our 3rd visit.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "We have just arrived home this afternoon after a fantastic week staying in your lovely cottage."

    Firstly, we want to say Thank you for a great time. Cottage was beautiful, clean, comfortable and so peaceful. Your Daughters were also lovely. They invited us to help feed and shower the Alpacas last night which was so so lovely. Maybe a couple of ideas for the cottage : A guest book where people can write comments about their stay, any recommendations of things or places, inc pubs etc, they have been to and would recommend or vice versa. A step going into the front door maybe as I slipped stepping out of the door one evening, this being due to knee replacement. A ramp or tape where there is a small step in the kitchen as even though we knew it was there Graham did trip couple times. We will definitely be back, bringing a stand up paddle board for Graham and a fold up chair for me!! Thank you so so much. Love Helen & Graham. X Ps we hope you had a fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, great location and very helpful and friendly owners living nearby."

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0May 2023

  • "This was my second visit this year and as i said the first time, i could not recommend the place highly enough."

    Lovely place, lovely people i will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Cosy cottage."

    Spotlessley clean. Very well equipped. Beautiful views of Wye valley. Well situated for Symonds Yat. Hereford and Gloucester. Friendly and helpful owners who leant us very handy walking maps. Alpacas greeted us every morning. Wonderful relaxing break. Would definitely return again. Thanks Paul and Edwina.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property was more than i could have hoped for, quiet location, very clean, all mod cons, lovely owners."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Valley View near Ross on Wye."

    Cottage was very comfortable, clean and well equipped. In the heart of the countryside with excellent views and also very well situated for the Forest of Dean Owner was very friendly and helpful and provided a nice welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely, cosy and well equipped accommodation in a super peaceful location with stunning views."

    The owners are so welcoming and friendly. A great base to explore the beautiful Wye Valley.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent base for exploring the Forest of Dean - the cottage was very clean & comfortable, and had everything we needed."

    Our hosts were very welcoming, and we enjoyed meeting the alpacas and the dogs. Great local pub recommendations too. Better directions to the property in our joining instructions would have been welcome (I suggest you check with the owners, or use What3Words) - we arrived in daylight, but I expect other people struggle....

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.4May 2022

  • "Fantastic property in a beautiful location."

    Very tricky to find initially even using Sat-nav. Found the sofas a little uncomfortable but not too bad. Spiral staircase was no problem for me but could be awkward for some. Lovely to see the Llamas, sheep and especially the friendly dogs!

    Glad you enjoyed your stay Andrew. Sat-nav covers quite a large area up here so for anyone else coming to stay and reading this try the 3 word location app. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Apr 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage, with everything needed available."

    Only downside was spirol staircase, however did not detract from our stay in any way.

    Thank you Ian, glad you enjoyed your stay. Spiral staircase can be a challenge ! best wishes Edwina and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Valley View."

    The house was very comfortable, warm, clean and well equipped. We packed lots into our week away but equally enjoyed our enforced day in with Storm Eunice. Thank you to the owners who made sure we were well equipped during the power cut! We would recommend the house very highly and wouldn’t hesitate to return.

    Thank you for your kind comments. Storm Eunice was swiftly followed by another storm and we have decided to get some battery operated lanterns ready for the next power cut! Property Owner

    Reviewed by **Stephanie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely position, a very well equipped property, hope to return"

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Had an excellent week in this cottage."

    It was spotless and all extra Covid precautions observed. The owners were very pleasant and at hand if ever needed. Would recommend and hopefully will stop again ourselves. The location was very peaceful and had lovely views over the countryside.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation, great location, friendly and helpful hosts - everything perfect."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent cottage with really nice owners."

    Couldn't do enough for us. Definitely will return.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2021

  • "A very relaxing place to stay, with great views and very peaceful."

    Accommodation spotlessly clean and comfortable. Bed a little hard for us but that’s down to personal taste. One recommendation, some new pillows!

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Aug 2021

  • "So glad we found Howle Hill Farm for a week break."

    We stayed in Valley View and it couldn't of been better, spotlessly clean, very well equipped with everything you could need, eco friendly, full washing facilities and just so comfy. The hosts Edwina and Paul were fantastic, really friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. An array of animals, mad friendly dogs, sheep and alpacas which we were privileged to watch and help in their yearly shearing. The views are stunning and just what you could need for peace and quiet. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great location with caring owners, the ideal place for peace and quiet."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at valley view very much, the location is beautiful and the cottage was perfect ."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful .The area is great for walking and there were plenty of nice places to eat .

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0May 2021

  • "Brilliant location - a little hard to find initially as off the beaten track so sat nav did not pick up at first."

    Cottage was perfect, central for many locations and things to do and see. The facilities were perfect and very clean. The owners even provided a welcome pack, with 2 lovely mugs to take home as a reminder! We thoroughly enjoyed being invited to feed the alpaca and watch them having a "shower". Would definitely recommend as a beautiful, peaceful break and hope to return there in the near future.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent and was perfect for relaxing"

    Reviewed by Angela4.4May 2021

  • "Beautiful location, friendly hosts and adorable alpacas, what's not to like?"

    The rambles from the cottage give you nature at it's best on your doorstep and the pretty market towns of Ross (very close) and Monmouth give you everything you need.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely area."

    Sparkling clean and although there wasn’t the usual embellishment i.e. cushions etc. due to the COVID pandemic, there was everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay. The spiral staircase took a little getting used to, but was perfectly fine for us. Paul and Edwina were very welcoming and gave us lots of information regarding the local area. We would certainly book Valley View again in the future.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Sep 2020

  • "The spiral staircase to the bedroom makes this property limited to fit and healthy people only."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely location, beautiful view, good starting point from which to explore local areas."

    Reviewed by Newton4.4Sep 2019

  • "Superb Cottage, wonderful scenic, peaceful, relaxing location."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2019

  • "Holiday cottage was beautifully presented and in a glorious location."

    Owners very helpful and welcoming - would definately stay again if ever in the area. Important to follow the simple directions to the property as we were unable to locate just with SatNav when travelling from a different direction.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2018

  • "The views from the cottage were beautiful and grounds were nice and clean."

    The owners were friendly and there is a welcome basket. The downsides were the tiny staircase leading to upstairs bedroom which is pretty small and has no toilet facilities. The bed was not the most comfortable. Despite listing WiFi the cottage definitely doesn’t have this. You have to go outside and find a place to stand near the owners cottage to use theirs. Despite this it’s a really lovely place and extremely well equipped. Cute friendly dogs. It’s great for walkers who are used to country roads

    Reviewed by David3.8Aug 2018

  • "Really enjoyed our stay and was very easy and relaxed."

    Would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Amy4.7Jul 2018

  • "This is a beautiful cottage in a great location."

    And I had a lovely week of exploring the area but I think the owner really needs to bear in mind that the phone signal there is virtually non existant and they dont provide wifi so as a single traveller myself its important for me to be able to keep in touch with family. I was having to walk up the road every night to get a phone signal. The owner gives you the password to their own wifi but you can only get that if you push your equipment right up against the wood burning stove and then its very weak ... the cottage next door couldnt get any signal at all . The complimentary jam crisps and cider were a very nice touch but after a 180 miles drive all you want is a cup of tea so a complimentary tea and coffee tray would have been great

    Reviewed by Dawn3.8Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was well clean, comfortable, well presented and situated in a peaceful area."

    The only downside was the narrow spiral staircase up to the bedroom which you had to be fairly agile to cope with.

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Jul 2018

  • "Beautiful 1 bed cottage on a small farm that keeps Alpacas & a rare breed of black sheep."

    The cottage was extremely well furnished and the kitchen area included a dishwasher and washing machine. The luxury bathroom had a walk in shower. Although a bit off the beaten track the quietness of the location and beautiful views from its high vantage point made it ideal for those looking for a peaceful holiday. It's just a 10min drive to Ross-on-Wye and 5mins drive to the Mill Race, the nearest Pub/restaurant. A friendly place recommended for meals. Also worth visiting is the No.3 Restaurant in Ross-on-Wye. Paul and Edwina made us feel very welcome. A nice touch was the welcome basket which included some local goodies. A bonus for keen gardeners is Howle Hill Nursery, just a couple of minutes walk away. This is a gardener's paradise which has won 9 gold medals at the Chelsea Flower show, so well worth a visit. We had a week of hot sunny weather so the coolness of the cottage with its thick walls, made coming back to it after a day touring around, a pleasure. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2018

  • "Amazing area lots to do if you want peace it's perfect too."

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2018

  • "Our hosts Paul & Edwina could not have been more helpful"

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Jun 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in very lovely surroundings."

    Ideal for that getaway from the rat race.

    Reviewed by Antony3.8May 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage , ideal for touring the Wye valley ."

    A little piece of tranquility away from the normal chaos of life ....heaven !

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2016

  • "The owners are very nice indeed."

    There were a few things not quite right for the cottage to be labelled as a luxury five star property but it was pretty close.

    Reviewed by Darren4.4Aug 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 & Belfast sink, dining area & sitting area with woodburner & sofa bed
  • Note: Bedroom accessed via spiral staircase.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting area
  • Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, flat screen combination TV/DVD player with Freeview, additional flat screen TV in bedroom, stereo/CD player
  • Fuel, power & starter pack of wood for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shed for bikes
  • Delightful patio with garden furniture & BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop & pub 1.5 miles
  • Note:Due to the location the wifi can be intermittent
  • Note: this property only accepts bookings starting on Saturday. 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 superb semi-detached barn conversion on 11 acres, on the owner's smallholding with Alpacas and Black Sheep, just 3 miles from Ross-on-Wye.

Well-decorated and furnished open plan cottage accommodation.

Ideal for couples or small families.

Note: This property can accommodate four people or be booked with Ref. 2537 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.