£75 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Wyewood Cottage – Home 359205 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly

Description from owner


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.

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 wild boar whilst 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 the 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.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Boat available
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

To access the Forest of Dean - head towards Ross on Wye and then take the turning for Symonds Yat East. Do not take the next turning for Symonds Yat. Puzzlewood (used to film Dr Who and Star Wars) is just beyond Coleford. The Cycle track Centre is signposted from Welsh Bicknor. For the Black Mountains, take the A40 towards Monmouth, follow the signs for Abergavenny and then Hereford; turn left at Llanfihangel Crucorney. For the Golden Valley, turn left at Woods of Whitchurch and follow signposts dependent on which villages you wish to visit.

Interaction with guest

Keys to the cottage are kept in a key safe by the door. My cleaner lives locally should there be any problems. I shall provide an Information Brochure approximately four weeks prior to your stay. This should tell you everything you need to know about the cottage and the surrounding area. Well behaved dogs are welcome with the proviso that they have been flea treated just prior to your stay.


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Please note that I am happy for you to bring your dog, BUT only if it has been flea treated just prior to your stay.
The non -smoking rule extends to the garage/Games Room.


About the owner

David U.
Average reply time:
1 hour 56 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
05 May 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Mar 2013. Located in Ross-on-Wye, it has 73 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £458 to £630.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 05 May 2021.


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Guest reviews

Very Good
73 reviews

Very Good

“Great trip”

Reviewed 17 Apr 2021

The house was clean and well equipped. Perfect location. The host was really helpful and very prompt at replying. Great for a stay with a baby and a dog


Reviewed 19 Feb 2021

We needed to be away from home while asbestos was removed from our house and this was perfect for us. All you need for a family of 4 and a dog. Good cooking facilities and a well equipped kitchen. A bath (essential for me!) and lots of walks right from the cottage door. I saw a review quibbling that this isn't a cottage, but the photos are a good representation of the property. No mobile phone signal for O2 or Three, but excellent WiFi. The temporary access route looks a bit hairy but easily passable in a Skoda Fabia estate with bikes on the roof. Quick responses from owner to all my questions. We felt very comfortable and at ease there. Thanks very much.

“Lovely cottage, wonderful location”

Reviewed 27 Oct 2020

The cottage has fantastic views and wonderful walks in the woods straight from the cottage, ideal with children and a perfect setting. The cottage itself is lovely and very well equipped and maintained to a good standard. For families with older children or adults on their own there are exceptional facilities offered for canoes/kayaks and pool table/table tennis. Previous reviewers have mentioned the access issues - in our opinion the cottage is perfectly accessible with a normal family car (ours being a CRV). I would definitely recommend this cottage to others and hope to enjoy a stay there again in future; in fact our daughter enjoyed it so much that she did not want to go home! One point to note- mobile 'phone reception at this location is practically non-existent. The cottage does have WiFi.

“Great location”

Reviewed 29 Sep 2020

Cottage was in a stunning location. Everything you need was in the property but all a bit tired. Overall enjoyed our stay.

“A break to forget....”

Reviewed 5 Aug 2020

We were desperately looking for a break to help our daughter (who was unwell) relax/recover after the COVID restrictions were lifted. Seeing the good reviews, we booked for the first available date and were hugely disappointed. The property hadn't been cleaned since lockdown. There were cobwebs and dead spiders (for which my daughter has a phobia of) everywhere including inside a cooking pot. This therefore ruined her holiday from the second we stepped in. There was no WiFi in the property nor was there any service on our phones to call the owner. We immediately decided to leave, but bumped into the caretaker who phoned the owner on our behalf and confirmed that the WiFi was not set up and needed a new device to be installed which we had to do ourselves. We had to clean the property (would not see it as a cottage) ourselves before sitting down or doing anything. There was no detailed information given about the narrow road which prevented us from taking the car out to explore - we ended up only using it to leave. There was no mention about the hand-pulled ferry being out of operation since Winter nor was there a warning about the Biblins bridge being out of commission. We were not able to cross to the other side of the river meaning our plans were ruined and we had a very disappointing stay. Inside the property, the smell of mould was very strong in the bedroom and we certainly will have inhaled the spores as the mould on the wall was very extensive. The so called 'dining table' - which is a drop leaf dining table - does in fact take up the whole floor space and was stained with pizza oil from the previous guest which obviously had not been cleaned for months. The cutlery was also very dirty and all had to be washed before being used again. The one star given goes to the wonderful neighbours, the view and the wonderful caretaker who provided us with kitchen roll, toiletries and sponges (none of which were available when we entered the property). Shame that the property was unsuitable for letting, the road unsuitable for wider vehicles and the local attractions inaccessible at the time of our visit. Had this information been shared with us beforehand, we might have chosen another destination and left this location for another day once everything was operational again. Hope this information is useful for those thinking of booking and makes you aware of the problems you may encounter.

Owner's reply: Unfortunately there are numerous inaccuracies in the review. The writer was a nightmare to deal with, initially insisting he wished to stay during lockdown. Having reluctantly agreed to let the cottage immediately following the end of lockdown he should not have been surprised to discover that everything could not be in perfect shape, though my cleaner did clean the property prior to their occupation. Not being able to visit the property before their stay, I was not are of the ferry closure etc. I would advise any holiday let owner to avoid accepting a booking from this gentlemen and would be happy to give a detailed account of the problems he caused me even before his stay.

“Will stay again”

Reviewed 18 Mar 2020

David was excellent beforehand, giving us a lot of information. People have said about the tightness of the roads but if you just take it nice and slow you’ll be fine Cottage was lovely, clean and cosy. We barely had any heating on at all, it was so warm in there! Lovely location, just so sad about all of the flooding recently!

“Lovely, comfortable cottage.”

Reviewed 16 Aug 2019

Plenty to do in the area, plenty to do in the cottage, card games, table tennis, pool. We made use of the kayaks they were great fun. Symonds yat is a really beautiful area. The cottage is well equipp… More

Owner's reply: Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Happy to see return one day. Dave


Reviewed 13 Aug 2019

what a perfect little cottage exactly as described, it had everything we needed to eat in, sleep and give us a base to walk the dog. The location is set at the bottom of the valley with the river only… More

Owner's reply: Pleased hear that you enjoyed your stay. You will be welcome to return at any time. Dave

“Lovely views, no complaints”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2019

My husband and I enjoy coming to Symonds Yat with our dog on a regular basis, but this is the first time we have stayed in this cottage. The place was relatively clean and very well stocked with every… More

Owner's reply: Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Not heard of previous problems at the Olde Ferrie Inn. Dave

“Great trip away”

Reviewed 5 Jul 2019

We visited the cottage for 4 nights in June/July time and had a great time. The cottage itself is starting to look a bit tired in places and could do with a freshen up, but was absolutely fine for wha… More

Owner's reply: Hi Vickie, Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Most people find that once they have traveled up and down the narrow section of lane a couple of times, it no longer presents a problem. Dave

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How do I find more info about the property?

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I edit my booking?

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If David (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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