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Rose Cottage

Winforton near Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire (Ref. 941939)


(56 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely, comfortable and homely cottage with the most fabulous views."

    Owners Sharon and Stephen are very friendly and helpful and respond very quickly if you have any questions. We were blessed with very good weather so enjoyed a lot of breakfasting and sitting out in the private garden looking out at the sheep and the countryside.The cottage was spotlessly clean, very well maintained and very well equipped and very conveniently located just off the A438 between Hereford and Hay on Wye. There are some welcoming pubs within a few miles offering nice food - and a very friendly local pub with good cooking about 2 minutes walk away. It was a perfect stay.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2022

  • "This is a lovely,comfortable property in a stunning and peaceful setting."

    Very handy for touring in the Wye Valley area. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2022

  • "A lovely holiday cottage in a peaceful location, perfect for a hiking holiday."

    Fabulous views from the sun/dining room and very relaxing to sit and watch the lambs in the fields. Good food served in the Sun Inn (limited opening times) and also in The Blue Boar in Hay-on Wye. My only recommendation would be perhaps to have a folder with information on how to use appliances/recycling etc?

    Reviewed by JenniferMar 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage in a peaceful location."

    Great location to explore the surrounding areas like Hereford, Ross on wye, Brecon etc. Cottage is in a village with one pub The Sun which is very welcoming and served lovely food. Lovely walk down to the river and back into village. Note there is know street lights in the village so a torch is very useful. The cottage itself is of very high standard everything for your needs. If you can excess “what three words” use this to identify location of cottage as it tucked away down a little lane.

    Reviewed by ChristineDec 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, only recommendation would be that maybe another chair would be useful in the sitting room if 6 adults are sharing."

    Would also be useful to have a laminated sheet advising of local walks etc

    Reviewed by JeanNov 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay and perfect location for walking and exploring the surrounding areas."

    Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by KimberleyOct 2021

  • "Such a beatiful cottage and location with everything we needed."

    Would certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage - everything was just perfect and lovely welcome basket"

    Reviewed by RogerOct 2021

  • "Absolutely stunning property , beautiful views."

    Everything you could think of was there. Definatley go again.

    Reviewed by VanessaOct 2021

  • "Brilliant quiet location in village with superb views across fields to the hills."

    Pub in village serves food but restricted opening hours. We visited nearby National Trust properties, gardens and Hay on Wye all within easy reach. House itself was perfect. Clean, warm, comfortable furniture inside and in the garden, with everything you needed in the kitchen and adjoining laundry room. But perhaps the best feature were the stunning views from the conservatory/ dining room and the 2 upstairs bedrooms. Would definitely recommend. Thank you also to Sharon the owner for the delicious and generous welcome basket.

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2021

  • "What an amazing place."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rose Cottage. The setting idyllic with a lovely walk to the river and a great 'foodie' pub nearby. The accomodation was the perfect blend of old world style in a fully new, clean, warm renovated building. Excellent facilities, olent of space for our party of 6. Great to have 2 bathrooms and a downstairs toilet. Garden was amazing to play lawn games. Had BBQ facilities if you needed it, a lovely woodburner that we didn't use but would be great in cold weather. All other equipment (eg kitchen) was more than adequate. Best of all Sharon the host was excellent....provided us everything we needed, responded almost immediately to any question and provided us a few welcome surprises that added to a lovely holiday experience. We will be back again!

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • "Excellent property shame about the television- too small"

    Reviewed by NevilleJun 2021

  • "Rose cottage is a lovely place to stay, all enclosed and with wonderful views of the hills across the fields."

    We liked the fact that it was completely detached, within its own grounds, and at the very end of a private lane. Very nicely laid out, with everything you could need for a holiday, and the milk and cake which waited for us were a nice touch by the owner. Sharon very promptly and helpfully answered our email enqueries both prior to the holiday, and during. All in all we would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2021

  • "Second visit to Rose Cottage - as good as our previous stay - it met our ..."

    Second visit to Rose Cottage - as good as our previous stay - it met our expectations - one of our favourite places The view from the cottage is beautiful - sheep in the meadows The Black Mountains in the distance - you feel like your ON HOLIDAY

    Reviewed by TMay 2021

  • "It was a very peaceful location with lovely views."

    The home itself was superb and the welcome pack was very much appreciated. A wonderful place to relax and take in the sights.

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2021

  • "An immaculate and well-appointed cottage in a beautiful and peaceful location."

    Our visit was the first after the latest travel restrictions had lifted but everything went smoothly. The owners were extremely helpful and made contact prior to our break with useful local information and to check how the bedrooms should be configured. We enjoyed the recommended local walks and relaxing in the lovely garden, taking in the views and being entertained by the lambs in the neighbouring field. We have already booked and are looking forward to our next stay.

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2021

  • "The property was superb and in beautiful surroundings."

    A real getaway that we would highly recommend

    Reviewed by LizOct 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage in peaceful, convenient setting with wonderful scenic views."

    Lots to see in the area including stunning gardens at Brobury House and Hergest Croft. Cottage was very clean, well equipped, warm with individual room stats, excellent bathrooms and comfortable beds. Sharon, the owner, was very helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by NicolaOct 2020

  • "We had an amazing week long stay at Rose Cottage and would definitely return!"

    The cottage itself was lovely, with gorgeous views and all the amenities we needed for a more than comfortable stay. We ended up visiting all of the places Sharon recommended by email and were not disappointed, the cottage was a great location for us to do as many things as possible without having to drive too far. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a country break.

    Reviewed by RakheeSep 2020

  • "Rose cottage was lovely, the owner Sharon was very friendly and extremely helpful."

    The cottage was lovely and clean.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2020

  • "We had no hesitation in booking this cottage for a second visit as we had been impressed by its cleanliness and the attention to detail of the fittings and facilities on offer."

    We were delighted to find that it was just as wonderful this time. Sharon had contacted us with very detailed guidance and advice about our stay and was extremely helpful. It may not be the first place you think of for a holiday but we had great days out walking, visiting bookshops and exploring beautiful gardens and there is a lot on offer for all ages. It’s also a wonderful place to just sit back and relax in the garden (and space to be more active if you must) with the most stunning view over the valley. We also enjoyed meals in the conservatory with the same view and enjoyed watching the antics of the sheep, rabbits and birds in the fields beyond!

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful, clean well presented and a wonderful find."

    Have already recommended it to others. Great location as you are not to far from some lovely places to explore. The Sun Inn that was recommended was as good as advertised, lovely local with great food.

    Reviewed by AlexFeb 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    My 1 year old absolutely loved waking up to the "baa's" (sheep) in the fields each morning. Cottage was exceptionally clean and warm on arrival. We stayed here for the weekend whilst attending my brothers wedding at Whitney Court, which was less than 2 miles away from the cottage. My only very small recommendation would be for an upgrade on the ironing board. The boys shirts got creased in transit and when I went to use the ironing board it left one sleeve quite badly marked due to not much padding on the board. We live just 30 minutes from the cottage and know the area well so didn't actually do any sight seeing as such, but I would highly recommend Rose cottage and wouldn't hesitate in rebooking should the opportunity arrise.

    Reviewed by NickyNov 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Home from home! Absolutely everything you could want. Would thoroughly recommend. Will definitely go back

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2019

  • "A superb house"

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Very clean and excellent facilities. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2019

  • "Rose Cottage at Winforton is a beautifully appointed house with all you need for your comfort and enjoyment."

    The views from the dining room were captavating . We could not take our eyes off the red kites, lambs and rabbits. All in all a great spot for visiting Hay on Wye and the National Trust properties nearby including Weir Gardens with great walks by the river. Fabulous Holiday,. lovely Cottage what's not to love.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2019

  • "Rose Cottage is an exceptional property ..."

    Rose Cottage is an exceptional property All three bedrooms are spacious and clean, equally the bathrooms The Kitchen/ Dinning area perfectly adequate for 6 occupants, the Appliances / Cutlery and Tableware all more than satisfactory Easy access on arrival No hesitation on recommending this property

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2019

  • "Lovely, clean, well-equipped cottage with great facilities."

    Amazing views from the back of the house.

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2019

  • "Beautiful house is a lovely location, the house is very well equipped."

    We loved watching the sheep and lambs from the conservatory each morning.

    Reviewed by SamApr 2019

  • "Rose Cottage is a beautiful place to stay."

    In rural surroundings and beautifully equipped and clean. The property overlooks rolling hills and countryside and is quite idyllic. It was nice to be able to see the stars in the evening due to the little light pollution. On the day we arrived there was a burst water main in another village causing the loss of water, this is obviously an unforeseen event - beyond the owners control, that said the cottage owner met us on arrival to explain the problem and to provide us with plenty of bottled water to tide us over. We would not hesitate in recommending this property and would not be surprised if we return.

    Reviewed by NigelApr 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    Very comfortable and clean and everything you'd expect from a holiday cottage. Cake, tea and milk on arrival very welcome. Only criticism is that the bedrooms lacked mirrors so for a girls weekend it was a bit of an issue. Otherwise would highly recommend the place and would definitely return. 10/10.

    Reviewed by AnnaMar 2019

  • "Rose Cottage was fabulous, everything you needed for a relaxing weekend away."

    The beds were very comfy and the kitchen was very well stocked with utensils. The gift of a small hamper on arrival just confirmed the standard of the cottage. Would recommend this again. All arrangements were very well timed. I will be using Sykes cottages again as my experience with them on both occasions was great. Hassle free and efficient .

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2019

  • "Sharon was brilliant at communicating with us before and during the holiday."

    We loved the peace and quiet of Rose Cottage even though it was close to a main road we didn't hear any traffic while in the house and even outside it didn't bother us. The views were beautiful, it was very hard to tear ourselves away from them!

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2019

  • "Everything about the cottage was excellent."

    All facilities were top quality and complete. The fit out of the kitchen, two bathrooms and cloakroom was "as new". The cottage was like new throughout and all equipment were good quality. We would recommend this cottage to any of our friends and family.

    Reviewed by PhilipJan 2019

  • "The cottage was everything we hoped for and more - carefully put together, beautifully designed and very comfortable."

    Also the location was perfect.

    Reviewed by BetiNov 2018

  • "Rose Cottage is a lovely cottage."

    So comfortable and spotlessly clean. It is obvious that the owner has taken great care over the property. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage or book again when in the area. One of the best cottages we've stayed in for sure.

    Reviewed by KatharineOct 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Fantastic views from the rear conservatory and garden and it had everything we needed for our break. Clean, comfortable and the addition of the welcome basket and introductory email were thoughtful and helpful touches. My only observation would be that it seemed smaller than in the pictures. Fine for us, but I would think a large party would find the lounge in particular very cosy!

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2018

  • "Rose Cottage is simply outstanding."

    Located in the quiet village of Winforton, just 12 miles from the large town of Hereford Rose cottage is ideally positioned to allow easy exploration of the surrounding area. Whether that be a trip to the Brecon Beacon National Park, retail therapy in the town of Hereford or just simply exploring the surrounding villages, Rose Cottage offers the ideal base from which to do it all. The cottage itself easily accommodated both myself and my wife along with our three children, in extreme comfort. From the moment you drive up to the flower edged driveway Rose cottage captivates you and gets your holiday off to a great start. The facilities within the cottage itself; underfloor heating, fully serviced kitchen and separate laundry room, three large bedrooms (one en-suite), one toilet downstairs and one upstairs with separate shower and bath, spacious living room and diner come conservatory give you that home from home feeling. Rose Cottage is exactly as advertised and is fully maintained to a 5 star standard, with cleanliness to match. I can't recommend Rose Cottage enough, delightful stay and would definitely use again in the future.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2018

  • "Rose Cottage was amazing."

    Lovely house and garden, great views, great location. we would definitely recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2018

  • "The property was very nicely presented and the owners provided a welcome pack of goodies and put roses on the table which were lovely touches."

    The e mails from the owner beforehand were very informative too. Only slight issue was no EE phone coverage at all- not anyone’s fault at all and fortunately the WiFi was good.

    Reviewed by TeresaSep 2018

  • "Rose Cottage is ideal if you want a peaceful and relaxing holiday."

    It has wonderful views and is very comfortable. I would definitely recommend it to family and friends.

    Reviewed by JaniceAug 2018

  • "Rose Cottage is a lovely, comfortable cottage in a beautiful, quiet setting down a near private lane and not at all overlooked which is exactly what we were hoping for."

    Views from the conservatory and garden were everything we could have wished for and we enjoyed watching the sheep trying to keep cool under the shade of the trees during the hot, sunny weather as we gazed across open farmland to the wooded ridge on the other side of the river. It would have been nice to be able to sit outside in the garden to enjoy this view but were disappointed that there was no parasol to go with the table and benches and the sun was just too hot for us. An alternative would have been garden chairs we could move to suitable shadier areas. One or two other suggestions- The provision of a non-slip shower and/or bath mat would have helped as we found the shower trays uncomfortably slippy when soapy. Although the beds were very comfortable, the pillows were all a little solid and we would have liked the option of slightly softer ones. The information on recycling was sparse so we had to guess what this council were able to take. Some instructions on using the cooker and microwave would have been useful, as well as for other appliances such as rebooting the broadband router. I had forgotten to bring my binoculars and a house pair would have meant enjoying the scenery and wildlife even more. Even so, we really enjoyed our week and would not hesitate to rebook or to recommend for anyone wanting to stay in this beatiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by EleanorJun 2018

  • "Rose Cottage was one of the best cottages that we have stayed in."

    The location is very private and there are beautiful views from the back of the cottage. The cottage is on a private lane and there is no access past the cottage which made it even more private. The local pub "The Sun Inn" was very handy and was very good for food. Be aware that the phone signal on any provider in the cottage and the surrounding areas is very poor but this may be a blessing for many.

    Reviewed by RonaldJun 2018

  • "Definitely as advertised, this is simply the cleanest cottages we have ever rented."

    Our only problem now is that nothing can compare. It is in a beautiful setting, it’s cozy, beautifully decorated and the owners have used quality fittings throughout. The beds are comfy and large. We cannot praise this beautiful home from home enough. We have just spent a week watching lambs frolicking in the sunshine and listening to the birds singing. There is plenty to do and lots of great places to ear out in the area.

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2018

  • "A beautiful, comfortable cottage."

    Despite the snow which restricted us for only one day during our week, we had a lovely relaxing break. We were so warm and comfortable, it was a pleasure to spend time in the cottage. The location is excellent. Great walking, lovely National Trust properties, lovely places to eat. We will definitely return, we have a lot more to do!

    Reviewed by BarryMar 2018

  • "Absolute pleasure to stay in this immaculate holiday cottage."

    Extremely comfy beds which is real delight and very well equipped, I would give it 10+. Only down side: no instructions for equipment and a few pegs in the laundry room would be appreciated.

    Reviewed by CeliaMar 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, fantastic view, and excellent facilities."

    Kids loved it, as did we, and we would definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by GuyFeb 2018

  • "The cottage is beautiful and of a really high standard."

    The views are wonderful allowing us to watch foxes and buzzards and much more. We enjoyed our few days break and will look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by KimJan 2018

  • "Had a lovely stay."

    Spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Will be back again next year.

    Reviewed by CharlieDec 2017

  • "The cottage is beautiful and very clean."

    The owners have provided it with many extras and a basket of goodies awaited us. The reasons we would not book again are practical. The lighting in the lounge while being modern and attractive was too poor to read comfortably. There was a beautiful dishwasher but only 6 mugs and no cups or saucers so we were constantly washing mugs while waiting to fill the dishwasher. Everything was a beautiful quality but the bath towel was so small. Heating while very modern and eco was difficult to adjust. The welcome folder was beautifully presented but we couldn’t find any instructions for appliances. The views in the cottage were excellent.

    Reviewed by JanetNov 2017

  • "We loved the house and the surroundings."

    It was nice to meet the owner, Mr. Williams And the welcoming package was a nice surprise!!!! A place to go back to in future!!!

    Reviewed by MiekeOct 2017

  • "A new traditional cottage built with quality materials and fitted out internally to a high standard."

    Tastefully done and very comfortable. Enjoys open views across farmland to the south. Large expanse of lawn garden to side and rear. 1st class.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2017

  • "This is a fantastic cottage Having been built end of 2016."

    Extremely well equipped and very comfortable. All rooms equipped to a very high standard. A huge welcome pack of food on the table as we arrived .No negatives whatsoever.. Views from the conservatory are amazing..fields and hills. Huge garden. This has got to be the best cottage we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2017

  • "Really enjoyed staying at Rose Cottage and the owner is very accommodating, even leaving a birthday cake and candles for my husband which he loved."

    The cottage has everything you will require for a comfortable stay. Our grandson loved playing in the garden and watching the lambs. There are brilliant views from the conservatory, it is a peaceful location which we loved. Rose cottage is located behind another property down a small lane near the church and when entering Winforton it is the first turning on the left. Look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by GaryFeb 2017

  • "The owner of this beautiful house kept in regular contact with me prior to our arrival, and provided clear instruction of how to get there."

    We were blown away at how beautiful this place is. We walked into a warm house as the owner switched on the fireplace for our arrival. Overall this place ticks every box. If you are looking for a place that guarantees satisfaction then this is the place for you. Get booking now!

    Reviewed by MonchurJan 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request), 1 x ground floor twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and breakfast bar
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Air heat source central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed front, side and rear lawned gardens with patio and a picnic bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 2 mins walk.

The property

A stunning, detached cottage conveniently located in the centre of the Herefordshire village of Winforton, close to Hay-on-Wye.

Rose Cottage provides stunning, contemporary accommodation ideal for a get together with friends or family holiday.

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About the location


Hay-on-Wye 6 miles; Hereford 15.5 miles.

A pretty Herefordshire village boasting an excellent pub serving locally sourced food, many lovely walks can be enjoyed from the village with the Herefordshire Trail, Wye Valley Walk and Three Choirs Way all passing close by. Visit the 12th century village church with its stunning bell tower or climb to the top of Mervach Mountain and enjoy the wonderful panoramic views. The whole area is renowned for its beautiful countryside, which provides excellent cycling, bird watching, fishing and canoeing in the nearby River Wye - look out for the otters by the river and the Red Kites above! Nearby, the delightful medieval village of Eardisley is part of Herefordshire's famous Black & White Village Trail. It boasts many early 16th century black and white cottage, two pubs and village shop. Hay on Wye, the 'town of books', renowned for it's world famous Hay Festival of Literature, lies on the Welsh/English border. This ancient market town lies on the River Wye in the Brecon Beacons National Park, and is renowned for its many book shops, antique shops, restaurants and cafes, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The ancient city of Hereford, the epitome of picturesque England, lies just over half an hour’s drive away, with its magnificent cathedral housing its famous chained library and Mappa Mundi. Builth Wells can be reached within a pleasant drive, and is home to an 18-hole golf course, a pony trekking centre and a selection of amenities, plus each July it plays host to the Royal Welsh Show. Visit the popular riverside towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth or try the excellent cafes and restaurants in Ludlow and Abergavenny. A stunning cottage for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

Region Information

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