Symonds Yat holiday cottage rental with internet access, walking and TV and rural retreat

Excellent 4.5/5

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The Cider Loft

Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 304858

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

(Wi Fi available in Norton House)

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
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Access Car advised
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
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Herefordshire region

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.

Symonds Yat

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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Review 1-10 of 12

10 Apr 2015


"Away from it all - but not too far away!"

We had a wonderful time with our two terrier dogs. The cottage is greatly positioned in terms of being near a main dual carriageway so everywhere where we wanted to go was easily done. And yet we were right in the countryside with great walks and we went to a couple of nearby castles. The hosts were extremely helpful and we arrived to a wonderful welcome pack.

12 Jul 2013


"Lovely cottage"

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 Bill

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