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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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 and two sit-on kayaks 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|
|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||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, 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|
About this location
The Herefordshire region
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.
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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22 Jan 2015
"Clean and very well equipped."
The cottage was in a very good location for walks etc. It was very clean and well equipped. Wifi was an added bonus as phone signal is poor. Loads of books/games/sky etc. Will aim to return later in … More
6 Nov 2014
"Great value, cosy and very well equipped."
Everything about our stay was perfect. The owner sent us an information brochure beforehand so we knew which things we did/didn't need to take. The house was lovely with amazing views of symmond&… More
28 Sep 2014
"Very comfortable, well equipped property in an excellent location"
The booking of the cottage was smooth and troublefree and an excellent information pack was sent from the owner in good time ahead of our stay .Directions to the cottage are accurate and easily follow… More
20 Sep 2014
"So much more than what we expected!!"
On arrival my husband and I were delighted with the cottage and the views and location were just breathtaking! We had our 6 month old twins with us which the cottage catered for exceptionally well. … More
1 Sep 2014
"Comfortable accomodation in a beautiful area"
We have just returned from a lovely stay at Wyewood Cottage. We are an active family with a very active dog!! The area didnt disappoint as the walks were plentiful and on our doorstep. We made full us… More
31 May 2014
"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
"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
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
"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
"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
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