The Cider Loft
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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Tastefully created and set in the grounds of Norton House, the Apple Store and Cider Loft have been lovingly converted from old farm buildings to provide the highest standard of holiday accommodation. Securely set within the grounds of Norton House yet both with private gardens these cottages provide an ideal base for exploring the area. We are just a short walk from the River Wye and Symonds Yat so there is a lot to offer on your doorstep. For the walkers there are superb river walks and the Great Doward and Little Doward are easily accessible. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural beauty, the location is ideal for exploring the Wye Valley, The Royal Forest of Dean, Herefordshire and South to Mid Wales. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Jayne & Bill Lapping
The Cider Loft Self Catering Cottage at Symonds Yat, near Ross-on-Wye
Used in the 19th century as living area for farm workers making cider, with privy and dormer windows.
With the high-pitched ceiling formed from roughly hewn trusses and rafters, the cider loft lives up to its name. The low door frames are part of the character!
The spacious accommodation, is approached from the side of the hill, so although it is situated above the Apple Store, the entrance is at garden level. Comprising: open plan lounge, dining room and fully fitted kitchen all on one level, two steps take you from the entrance hall into a double bedroom, bathroom with bath and overhead shower.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham 50 km, Nearest railway: Hereford 18 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Heart of England/Peak District
The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) was first designated in 1971, covering 128 square miles from Mordiford near Hereford, through Ross-on-Wye, Symonds Yat and on to Chepstow in the south. It is an internationally important protected landscape, one of the most dramatic and scenic areas in southern Britain. It is the only AONB to straddle the border between England and Wales. Whitchurch and Symonds Yat sits in the heart of the valley with great walks and kayaking on your doorstep.
Ross on Wye
Whitchurch and Symonds Yat offers great access to all that the Wye valley has to offer with Yat Rock being the iconic viewpoint.
Symonds Yat Rock overlooks a spectacular gorge through which the River Wye snakes. This rock is the perfect viewpoint from which to watch raptors. A pair of Peregrine Falcons that nest annually within sight of the rock can be watched through telescopes set up by the RSPB. Buzzards, goshawks and hobbies are also regularly seen and it is sometimes possible to see migrant raptors such as ospreys and European Honey Buzzards.
Approximately six miles from the town of Ross-on-Wye and three miles from Monmouth, the villages are a hive of activity and a popular spot for taking forest walks, canoeing, fishing, taking a cruise along the River Wye or enjoying a cream tea. There are traditional rope ferries, which are moored at the Saracen's Head Inn and the Ferry Inn and crosses the river regularly, taking passengers between the two villages. As well as being a pleasurable experience, this short crossing saves a five mile journey by road.
Canoeing and kayaking on the River Wye is a popular local activity, mainly during the summer months but it is also an all year round activity for the more hardy and adventurous. You can either use your own craft or canoes can be hired to make the journey, which you may like to take a few days to complete, camping along the route. You can, of course, do only part of the journey, hiring a canoe for a day or part day....
Nearby in the Forest of Dean are some of the best downhill biking facilities in the country, bring your own bike or hire one on site, the choice is yours and there is even a service to take you and your bike back up to the top of the hill if you want.
Great days out can be had with visits to castles such as Goodrich, Raglan and Chepstow which are steeped in history. Tintern Abbey is a short 15 minute drive away and is a magical place to visit sitting on the banks of the Wye. We have easy access to the Brecon Beacons and the Malverns with great walks on offer. Take a tour round the Spa town of Cheltenham or enjoy the world famous book festival at Hay on Wye all are just a short drive away.
We look forward to welcoming you to this great area and can provide great ideas and local maps and information to help plan your stay.
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5 Aug 2014
"Fabulous cottage for a perfect mini break in a lovely part of the country"
Had a fabulous few days away staying The Cider Loft, the cottage was lovely and was full of character it had everything you needed plus lots of little touches which made it extra special. The locatio… More
29 Jul 2014
"One week stay Cider Loft"
Had a great week here. Lovely loft. Everything there u would need. Cosy and comfortable. Enjoyed the welcome pack and the hosts were lovely. Lots to do in the area. Just a couple of things that did di… More
Thank you for your review, the outside doors and windows are oak and designed to be go sliver with age and should not be painted. We do provide dog proof gardens and in rare cases a guests dog has managed to find a way out into our main garden, this tends to be more of an escape artist than a problem. We have already mended the table and planted seasonal plants as we do every year. We do provide outside bird feeders to attract various birds into your garden for your enjoyment, they do tend to leave unwanted deposits, however these are regularly removed. Glad to here that overall you enjoyed our lovely cottage. Thanks Bill & Jayne
10 Jun 2014
"cider loft norton house self catering cottage"
We had a very enjoyable short break here. Well equipped clean cottage in a nice village. Bill and Jayne are great hosts and good source of helpful info. Good, central location for wye valley and fores… More
18 May 2014
"Wye Valley Holiday"
We stayed at the Cider Loft, Norton House, during a week's visit to the Wye Valley. I would agree with everthing already written about Norton House. It is a wonderful place to stay, ideally situa… More
7 Aug 2013
"To close to a very busy noisy road"
The Cider Loft is a lovely cottage inside with everything you could want thought of. A very nice touch is the welcome pack.The garden and outside could do with a general tidy up but the worse thing is… More
Thank you for leaving a review, we were disappointed that you did not mention your concerns during your stay, although near to a road we have had hundreds of totally happy guests stay at the Cider Loft who have never mentioned the road as an issue.
We have many people book year after year who enjoy the location and all it has to offer. The garden did need some attention after many days of rain and indeed as soon as the rain had stopped, I was out there as usual making sure that the cottage was tended to.
We love sharing our home and cottages with guests and are exceptionally proud of the Cider Loft. Again sorry you were not totally happy and wished you would have shared your thoughts with us during your stay as we could have discussed them together. All the best.
Bill & Jayne
12 Jul 2013
Many thanks to Jayne and Bill, not forgetting Archie. We have had a wonderful time here in the Wye Valley, made all the more special by returning to the Cider Loft after our days out. A lovely welcome pack, and everything we needed for a great holiday. Thank you . Would recommend!!!!
Great to know that you enjoyed the Cider loft, with the sun beating down the Wye valley is unbeatable and we hope the cider loft provides the ideal base.
Hope to welcome you back soon.
All the best
13 May 2013
Cottage was perfect for us - comfortable & homely. We lucked out with 4 great weather days so we enjoyed afternoons in the suntrap garden after walking or travelling about. Generous welcome pack inclu… More
You certainly enjoyed the best few days of the spring/summer to date and we hope there are many more sunny days to come. We often walk to the seven sisters and think the views from there are simply stunning.
All the best
Bill & Jayne
3 Oct 2012
we stayed in the guest house 2 years ago while on a conoeing weekend, we got a lovely reception then and got the same when we stayed in the ciderloft cottage on our return for a hiking weekend. the co… More
What a great time of the year to be in the Cider loft, apple trees full of fruit and lovely crisp bright mornings (well most days). Hope you can come visit again in the future.
20 Aug 2012
"Relaxing stay at the Ciderloft, Norton House"
We stayed at the Ciderloft self catering cottage for 2 weeks. Bill and Jayne gave us a warm welcome and were very happy to suggest places to visit and share their knowledge regarding local restaurant… More
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