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The cottage seen from the communal gardens

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Set in the magnificent Wye Valley at Symonds Yat, famous for its hand-pull ferry, its peregrines, canoeing, cycling, fishing and walking. Wake to nothing but the sound of birdsong. This very comfortable and exceptionally well-equipped property will make your holiday the perfect place to unwind. Set in over one acre of shared gardens, the property has its own barbecue area and the double garage is equipped with pool table, table tennis and a darts board for rainy days. There are four bikes in the garage which can be used to explore the tracks through the nearby woods.

You walk from the cottage directly into the magical woods with their network of easily accessible caves, including the famous King Arthur's cave and Merlin's cave. The woods abound with deer and two wildlife reserves are renowned for their bird and butterfly life. Just across the river lies Symonds Yat Rock where peregrines can be viewed at their nest from the RSPB telescopes.The river provides an opportunity to explore either by canoe - two inflatable canoes are available for guest use, whilst there are boat trips up the river for a more sedate journey.

The Forest of Dean is nearby as are two market towns of Monmouth and Ross on Wye both with good shopping facilities. Abergavenny and Hay on Wye are both within easy reach and providing the gateway to the Black Mountains. A chain of border castles from Goodrich to Grosmont are all easily accessible. The cities of Gloucester, Hereford, Cardiff and Bristol are all within one hour's driving distance.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cardiff/Bristol/Birmingham, Nearest railway: Chepstow/Newport/Abergavenny/Gloucester
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Boat available
General TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The Heart of England/Peak District

Lying close to the Welsh border, Wyewood Cottage, on the western bank of the river is in Herefordshire, whilst just across the river is Gloucestershire and the Forest of Dean. This part of Britain has a huge heritage to offer, with its historic Norman castles; black and white houses; Celtic culture and prehistoric cave dwelling sites.

The forest landscapes with abundant wildlife including deer and wild boar; also feature a railway; sculpture park and cycle trails. Local market towns offer a selection of shopping both traditional and modern. Within easy reach is the town of Hay on Wye famous for its Literary Festival, whilst Abergavenny is renowned for its Food Festival.

The mountains of Wales are within easy reach, whilst city centres such as Gloucester; Hereford; Bristol and Cardiff are all within a one hour drive.

Ross on Wye

Symonds Yat has a long history as a tourist spot, visited by Wordsworth and many of his contemporaries. The RSPB involvement with the local nesting Peregrine falcons has put it once more in the spotlight. The west bank (where Wyewood Cottage is located) is the quiet area, though there are several good pubs in the village. The hand-pulled ferry gives you easy access to the eastern bank of the river and the pubs on offer there.

The river offers quiet river cruises or more energetic canoeing expeditions, besides angling opportunities. Or, you can sit in the gardens and watch the river flow by.

Come in the spring to see the thousands of snowdrops by the river or, a little later to enjoy the wild garlic. Many of the residents feed the local bird population and in winter you can expect to see flocks of siskins and goldfinches around the garden whilst the resident pheasants add a tropical touch.

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31 May 2014

5/5

"All you need for a lovely break"

Wyewood cottage did not disappoint. It had everything we needed for a lovely long bank holiday weekend.Our teenage children especially love the garage space and really enjoyed playing pool and table t… More

12 May 2014

4/5

"really lovely setting and nice cottage"

We had a lovely stay at this cottage. Great setting really quiet and the cottage had lots of facilities, including canoes for the adventurous. A really good base to reach Forest of Dean and Brecon Mou… More

26 Dec 2013

5/5

"Tranquil"

My wife and I had a fantastic weekend away at Wyewood cottage. It's in a wonderful location with beautiful views over the river Wye and some of the most amazing picturesque walks we've ever … More

26 Oct 2013

5/5

"Great Cottage, Great Location"

My partner and 1 year old son stayed at Wyewood cottage at the end of October. The cottage is in a great location at the end of a one way track. The views from the cottage were breathtaking and the w… More

15 Oct 2013

5/5

"Home away from home"

This place is wonderfully well equipped and maintained. It is not one of those done to the minimum standard with cheap and nasty furnishings. It is beautiful, thoughtfully and tastefully done with goo… More

28 Aug 2013

5/5

"A lovely well equipped cottage in a perfect location"

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. All our needs were catered for, including a couple of good pubs within walking distance. The cottage itself is very clean and the beds very comfortable, something… More

12 Jun 2013

5/5

"Ideal location, breathtaking scenery and wildlife and great outdoor pursuits."

Stayed at wyewood cottage with our 2 year old and friends from London in May 2013. We had a great weekend in the modern and well equipped accommodation, making our own bread and being grateful for the… More

9 Jun 2013

5/5

"excellent well equiped modern cottage"

Well equiped dog friendly cottage with all mod cons with steps to access property, very clean and welcoming. Cycles and inflatable canoes available for own use.and pool/table tennis table in garag… More

7 May 2013

5/5

"Lovely cottage in stunning area"

We had a brilliant 3 night stay over the bank holiday weekend. It's a cosy cottage with everything needed for a relaxing break, including a travel cot and high chair which is great if you are there with a baby. The setting is really peaceful, coming from London it was lovely to wake up to birdsong rather than traffic noise! The communal gardens are beautiful, we had our lunch down on the picnic table on one of the days. Symonds Yat and the surrounding area is really picturesque with plenty to do. We had a lovely walk along the river up to the suspension bridge and back along the far side then used the old fashioned hand pull ferry to cross the river back to the cottage! The nearby Puzzlewood attraction is also definitely worth a visit. The games room is a nice touch, though we didn't get a chance to try the bikes or canoes unfortunately. The only downside is the lack of mobile phone reception, however there is a pay phone in the cottage if needed, and there is wifi too. All in all a really nice place

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