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Old Chapel Cottage, in grounds of Old Chapel House

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Old Chapel Cottage is a delightful 3 bedroom cottage set in the most tranquil and picturesque setting overlooking the Wye Valley in South Herefordshire. Located between the historic market towns of Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye in South Herefordshire.

The cottage is a detached 3 bedroom property, sitting in the grounds of Old Chapel House, which was formally the chapel for Leys Hill and is surrounded by mature enriched gardens and the views from every room are breathtaking. The woodlands behind the cottage, provide a natural playground for children and numerous walks right from the doorstep. The Wye Valley Walk is minutes away.

The well equipped cottage comfortably sleeps up to 6 people (plus a baby), in 3 good sized bedrooms, each with spectacular views across the Wye Valley.

Perfect for family holidays, romantic getaways and a place for groups of friends to meet and enjoy each others company.

There is so much to do and see in the local area - and if you enjoy the outdoors, there is no better place to stay.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame
Access Secure parking

The Heart of England/Peak District

The River Wye runs from Plynlimon in the Welsh mountains to Chepstow on the England/Wales border, where it flows into the Severn Estuary. Along its length the Wye runs through some of the most picturesque scenery in the country, taking in several historical towns and villages dotted along its banks. Much of the river is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Old Chapel Cottage is located between the historic market towns of Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye, on Leys Hill overlooking the village of Goodrich and the River Wye as it meanders around Coppet Hill towards Symonds Yat.

This area is perfect for adults and children of all ages. There really is so much to do. We have listed below some ideas of activities which can be done in the local area:


The Wye Valley is a walkers paradise. There are so many walks in the immediate vicinity and the woodlands surrounding the cottage are full of paths and bridle paths for you to explore. Below are links to a small selection of the better known walks in the area.

Walk from Goodrich Castle - 6.5 miles

The Wye Valley Walk

Symonds Yat walk - 4 miles

Brockweir / Tintern - 6.5 miles

Symonds Yat walk - 12 miles


With the River Wye literally minutes away from Old Chapel Cottage, canoeing is a big part of life on the Wye. There are several companies in the local area who can provide you with all the equipment and can help you plan a great day out. The river is mostly gentle and tame and so beautiful, although the rapids at Symonds Yat will test your new skills. (There is a great pub, and lovely walk past here if you would prefer to just watch!)

- Wye Valley Pursuits (just down the bottom of the hill)

- Symonds Yat Canoe Hire

- Wyedean Canoe Hire

Mountain biking / Cycling

If you are a keen mountain biker then pack your bike! Lots of trails on the doorstep and also some good technical rides in the Forest of Dean.

The Pedalabikeaway centre in Canop Ponds is the place to go for bike hire and easy family trails (incl childrens bikes, baby seats, tag alongs etc).


The sandstone outcrops at Symonds Yat provide the perfect area for all climbing abilities. If you are a beginner then there are several local companies who can provide all the equipment and teach you the basics of climbing in a safe and fun manner.

There is also a static 13m climbing tower at Beechenhurst Lodge for children and adults to use.

Castle visits

The England / Welsh border is home to a large number of historic castles with Goodrich, Chepstow, Monmouth, St Briavels, Clearwell and Raglan castles being within 15 miles of the cottage. Goodrich is our local castle and is a short drive or 30 minute walk from the cottage.

Many of the castles host medieval battle re-enactment days over the summer where the whole family can get involved.

Pot-holing / Caving

The Forest of Dean Area has a rich mining history dating back to ancient times and has a number of iron, coal and stone mines, some of which are still active today. The towering cliffs at Symonds Yat bear evidence of the cave bearing limestone in the area and in recent years new discoveries have well and truly put the Forest of Dean area onto the U.K. caving map. Discoveries such as Otter Hole, Wetsink, Redhouse Lane Swallet and more recently Miss Graces Lane have shown that there is a huge potential for finding new cave. With large resurgences and numerous sinks in the area the opportunities for virgin cave exploration are abundant.

There are several guides available in the area to ensure you have a thrilling, safe adventure (usually adults only).

Caving - Forest Adventure

Royal Forest of Dean Caving Club

Clearwell Caves

Den making/exploring!

There are beautiful woodlands surrounding the cottage, and it is a safe natural playground for children. Let your imagination run wild and you can play in these woods for hours on end. Den making, tree climbing, stick collecting, exploring whatever you can think off!

Local attractions

Just a small selection of local attractions in the area.

- Jubilee Maze and Butterly Park

- Dick Whittington Farm Park

- Puzzle Wood

- Forest of Dean steam railway

- Perrygrove railway

- Go Ape! - Tree top adventures!

- Clearwell Caves

- Beechenhurst Lodge - walks, playparks, cafe, Sculpture Trail, public BBQ area (BBQ's provided).

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