5 Wye Rapid Cottages in Ross on Wye, Herefordshire
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5 Wye Rapid Cottages Self-Catering
Holiday home 5 Wye Rapids Cottage is a mid-terrace cottage in the village of Symonds Yat in the Wye Valley. The cottage sleeps four people and has one double bedroom and one twin together with family bathroom. Also in the cottage is a fitted kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with electric fire. Outside is off road parking for one car with some visitor parking on a first, come first served basis, a courtyard with furniture and BBQ and shared landscaped gardens with seating areas. Situated in the heart of the Wye Valley, 5 Wye Rapids Cottage is a lovely family holiday cottage all year round. Note: One well-behaved dog welcome.
Accomodation Details Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with electric fire.
Area The pretty village of Symonds Yat straddles the beautiful River Wye with its natural scenery and magnificent limestone 'rock', popular with climbers and is internationally renowned for its viewpoint. Symonds Yat West is situated overlooking the beautiful Wye Valley, and is close to the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering numerous trails that can be explored on foot, bicycle or horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are on offer for the more adventurous, whilst fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities in this unspoilt area.
Region Visitors to the Cotswolds have long treasured memories of charming towns and villages built from the famous honey-coloured stone, it now boasts a thriving community of contemporary artists working from studios and shops throughout the area.
Amenities Electric storage heaters with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, WiFi, telephone, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Off road parking for 1 car. Visitor parking on first come, first served basis. Courtyard garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Shared landscaped gardens with seating areas. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1 mile, pub 10 mins walk. Note: The Saracens Head pub on the other side of the river, offers a river ferry, which operates until closing time. Note: Pets to be kept on a lead at all times when outside property. Note: Some mobile providers do not have a strong signal.
We have been to this same cottage for the last few years Definitely booking again hopefully April 2021 time now, everything about it’ is perfect the location for walking, eating out No need to use your car once there, no more I can say just perfect,thank you to Sykes too everyone who I have spoken to are very helpful great customer service.. Thank you again will be in touch soon to book again
Mrs Eveleigh, September 2020
The place is very nice and comfy and a stone's throw from the walking paths.. It was clean and we were left some biscuits and a pint of milk, which was lovely.There is everything you need including dishwasher tablets, laundry tabs, washing up liquid, hand sanitiser and anti-bac wipes. The stairs are quite creaky so walk on the edges if you are trying not to wake anyone up ! Unfortunately the front door did not lock from the inside which we reported to Sykes Cottages but hadn't been fixed by the time we left (to be honest we didn't report it until our second day as we couldn't get hold of them !! Their telephone number is 01244 352059 which I searched for as it doesn't appear anywhere on their website). A couple of things you need to know, which are nothing to do with the owner of the cottage, are the ferry run by the Saracens Head is NOT RUNNING (as at 07.08.20) due to the floods they had in Feb which damaged it. This means to walk to the other side of the river is a brisk 45-50 minute walk. Also the road, which other people have mentioned, is extremely narrow (we thought it was a footpath !) and you need to be quite a confident driver to get down it. There are a couple of places where you need to turn your wing mirrors in and some of the passing places are actually where cars park so you cannot pull in there. It is a two way road and luckily we didn't meet anyone coming the other way, but something to bear in mind. The above is not moaning about the place, I just thought it would be useful for people to know about the ferry and narrow road. We would happily stay here again
Miss Fisher, August 2020
This cottage is in a fabulous location in order to explore the area of Symonds Yat East and West.. The ferry across was not operational due to flood damage a few months ago, so there was no option but to drive out. Herein lies the biggest drawback from staying in the cottage. The main access road to the cottages has been closed for 2 years awaiting resolution to some works dispute. Although it does state in the listing there is only a narrow byway to navigate, I think this should be more prominent so a proper informed decision can be made. I only spotted this after booking and was unable to cancel. I'm a driving instructor and even I found it the most anxiety- provoking drive. Mirrors need to be pulled in. My car just about got through but problems come if a car is coming the other way. There are very few passing places and you have to be confident in reversing into these. I would return to the cottage for another holiday, but only when the proper access road has reopened. Once out, there are some amazing walks and views. A must is to climb up the path from The Saracens pub to Yats Rock where views across the valley are spectacular. Lots of lovely walks around the area.
Ms Wilson, July 2020
This is our 2nd visit to this cottage and it is a really lovely place, ( credit to the owners), in a beautiful area.. It is unfortunate that the usual road to the property is closed and the alternative, (a footpath), is so narrow that you have to pull the wing mirrors in but that mustn't take away from a wonderful relaxing and peaceful place. We came home 2 days early mainly due to the quietness of the towns and the lack of amenities due to this horrible virus. Hopefully we will be able to go back sometime in the future.
Mr Mawson, March 2020
The present road to the cottage is terrifyingly narrow which can put you off exploring the neighbourhood..
Mrs Creighton, October 2019
We were saddened to hear of the ongoing road closure causing difficulty with access for all the visitors..
Mr Ell, September 2019
The cottage is lovely; it is quaint, but well equipped, comfortable and homely.. Despite the fact that most of the other cottages were occupied by other holiday makers, and, indeed, some residents; the whole area was really natural and quiet and “away from it all”; the calm, quiet location was perfect for a much needed break.”
The area around the cottages was clean, tidy and well kept. In fact the whole area was a pleasure to meander around. There were numerous walks and/or mountain bike routes and plenty of opportunities to canoe hire and paddle down the river; something we thoroughly enjoyed. A walk to the “Ferrie Inn” on the west bank of the Wye was pleasant and easy and a trip across to the east bank to “The Saracens” by ferry was an optional experience too. We noted other review comments about the narrow byeway access which we found to be grossly exaggerated; yes it is somewhat unusual to find such narrow roads these days and to some drivers they may find them “a bit tricky”. However, there are still a number of tourist areas in various parts of the UK (such as parts of the West Country, The Lake District and also parts of Scotland for example) where access is no better than here but to be honest if you enjoy getting off the beaten track then this is an ideal location so do not let the reviews put you off. We would happily go back again despite the narrow road access.
Mr Warren, July 2019
The cottage is in the most perfect position in Symonds Yat.. With the most beautiful scenery you could wish for. Lots of walks just off your door step along the riverside. There is no need to go anywhere else. The cottage itself was fully equipped, clean and spacious, with a nice small garden at the back. Lovely landscape gardens at the front too. The drive in was a bit tight, hence why we left the car at the cottage for the whole week of our stay. But well worth the drive, as you don't need to leave, its too beautiful! The Saracens Head Pub is just across the river via hand ferry, and a lovely pub just down the way called Ye Old Ferrie Inn, which was our stopping point every day after long walks. We hired a Canadian Canoe locally, who took us up to Ross-on-Wye, and we paddled 14 miles back to Symonds Yat. It was great fun, with beautiful views on the way. Yat Rock is a must for awesome views of the river and Valley, and where the peregrines nest. And the Seven Sisters too, if you can find them are worth the trek with gorgeous views of the winding river and Biblins Campsite. Symonds Yat is the best place Ive been to, and definitely my favourite holiday Ive ever had! We shall return! Thank you for our lovely stay.
Mrs Dunham, August 2019
The cottage is really lovely, very comfortable furniture and presented in a homely earthy tones and we appreciated the calm and quiet even though there were people in almost all the other cottages.. The communal grounds are excellent, very well kept, not fussy just really natural, tidy and a pleasure. Walking to the Ferrie Inn for a drink was easy and using the ferry to go over to The Saracens was great. The walk around via the bridge was a good couple of hours there and back but nice on a late afternoon. Pity all the pubs don’t offer all day food in the high season. We would love to go back BUT not until the proper road access is fixed, using that narrow byeway is a bit tricky honestly and not really acceptable as you can’t just pop in and out when you want to, we would never drive it in the dark as you’d definitely damage your car. A little car is okay but I wouldn’t do it again.....actually something stinks about the whole situation because it’s been going on for nearly two years and they haven’t fixed it yet!
Mrs Bailey, May 2019
This was a great holiday in a fantastic location, the cottage was lovely with good parking and nice view, the walks along the river were great and 3 pub close by for meals out, I would stay in this cottage again if visiting that area..
Accommodation was extremely clean, attractively presented, magnificent location, comfortable beds , well located, pleasant gardens.. Additions to property could include
A grill pan - essential
DVD player and DVDs as most rentals include these.
Otherwise would highly recommend this property to friends and family.
The listing warns you about the limited width access to the cottage - however, be warned that this limited width access is about 0.. 7 miles long and the first time you drive it, its quite worrying and I would try to avoid doing this in the dark the first time.
There was no grill pan which made grilling a little difficult and no cooking trays.. These items would have been useful.
The cottage is lovely.. Beautiful peaceful setting. Vehicle access however is not for the faint hearted. Whilst this is out of your control, it should be stressed. It does however make for lighter traffic.
A lovely well equipped cottage, stunning setting, one of the best if not the best cottage we have stayed in.. The only negative was the weather.
Access to the cottage is a bit of a nightmare, otherwise perfect.. The cottage is one of the best we've ever stayed in. The owner has put such a lot of thought into making it comfortable and welcoming.
A lovely holiday home.. The access was not a problem as there are good walks around and two pubs nearby.
Road closure, restricted access Via narrow detour.. Nearest shop 1.5 miles away.Beautiful location otherwise.
Apart from the obvious problem of the road - although interesting that we were only told about it a week before when it had happened 3 months before - we were very happy with the cottage.. The accessibility to the river and the cycle/walking paths was great which, as getting out was not good with bikes on the car, was a bonus.
Only one niggle, the towels had been washed using conditioner which made them lovely and fluffy but no good for their intended use. Please ask the owner not to use conditioner, a dryer fluffs just as well. We had to go out and buy clothes wash powder just to wash all the towels.
It was excellent..
Lovely cottage, with a beautiful view and surroundings.. Thank you for a lovely weekend.
Lovely cottage beautiful location, the accommodation was lovely and warm on arrival and stayed warm all weekend, the view from the front bedroom window was great across the wye valley, waking up in the morning with the bedroom window open you could hear the birds and water fowl going about their business and more importantly no road or traffic noise! If you want to get away from everything and enjoy peace and quiet plus nice walks, this is the place
The cottage was extremely comfortable, cosy and tastefully decorated in a lovely peaceful location with all of the facilities available.. Last Thursday 23rd, I looked up the cottage to see if it was still available for another few days. Unfortunately it wasn't as we would have enjoyed a longer stay.
Good cottage in an excellent location..
Great location, walking from doorstep, lots to see and do, very quiet, but near to pubs..
Directions to the cottage need to be a little more explicit..
Mrs Munson, June 2017
One of your better cottages extremely well equipped and very comfort show
Mr Holman, March 2017
The directions for getting to the cottage were unclear.. When we were actually on the very narrow road to the cottage the instructions were not specific enough.
Mrs Foley, February 2017
Fantastic location.. Beautiful, cosy cottage and very relaxing place to be. Everything was provided for in the cottage even a welcome decorated Christmas tree, milk and biscuits!
Miss Rycroft, December 2016
Very nice cottage in an excellent location.. Symonds Yat is a beautiful spot with great walks and lovely scenery. There are several excellent pubs close by. Cottage very comfortable with great wifi.
Mr Deadman, November 2016
Charming cottage in a beautiful setting..
Charming cottage in a beautiful setting.
It was cosy clean, comfortable and in a wonderful location, it was everything we wanted.
A lovely cottage in a wonderful setting!
The holiday cottage is in a fantastic location overlooking the River Wye. The cottage was furnished to a high standard and was very clean through out. We would have no hesitation in staying in this lovely cottage again or recommending it to family and friends.
Ms Allen, May 2016
The holiday cottage is in a fantastic location overlooking the River Wye.. The cottage was furnished to a high standard and was very clean through out. We would have no hesitation in staying in this lovely cottage again or recommending it to family and friends.
Mr Sievewright, May 2016
It was cosy clean, comfortable and in a wonderful location, it was everything we wanted..
Miss Sills, April 2016
This was a great accommodation in a great location.. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone interested in staying in the area.
Mr Hawkins, May 2016
Fantastic accommodation.. Excellent communications. Will definitely book again!
Fantastic accommodation. Excellent communications. Will definitely book again!
This was a great accommodation in a great location. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone interested in staying in the area.
Miss Oliver, April 2016
The cottage was light and airy as well as being cosy and warm.. It is in a beautiful setting with lots of walks on the doorstep.
The cottage was light and airy as well as being cosy and warm. It is in a beautiful setting with lots of walks on the doorstep.
We loved the cottage, it was so tastefully decorated that it felt homely. Wonderfully clean and spacious despite it being a small terraced cottage. The property deserves a five star rating. The views are amazing, walks from your doorstep and a pub across the river. Fantastic. We are coming again!!!
Rev Sykes, February 2016
We loved the cottage, it was so tastefully decorated that it felt homely.. Wonderfully clean and spacious despite it being a small terraced cottage. The property deserves a five star rating. The views are amazing, walks from your doorstep and a pub across the river. Fantastic. We are coming again!!!
Mr Howitt, September 2015
Position of cottage was ideal for walking, canoeing and directly opposite; for the pull ferry across to the pubs.. The accommodation was comfy and homely. We would stay at this particular cottage again.
Position of cottage was ideal for walking, canoeing and directly opposite; for the pull ferry across to the pubs. The accommodation was comfy and homely. We would stay at this particular cottage again.
A comfortable and well equipped cottage in very scenic surroundings. It was well situated to visit many places of interest with walks and river trips in the area. There were good pubs serving meals both in Symonds Yat East and Symonds Yat West. We really enjoyed our week and would have no hesitation recommending it.
Mr Sargant, July 2015
A comfortable and well equipped cottage in very scenic surroundings.. It was well situated to visit many places of interest with walks and river trips in the area. There were good pubs serving meals both in Symonds Yat East and Symonds Yat West. We really enjoyed our week and would have no hesitation recommending it.
The cottage was comfortable, well appointed and situated in a beautiful area.
Mrs Winter, July 2015
The cottage was comfortable, well appointed and situated in a beautiful area..
Fabulous location, wonderful view and very peaceful. The perfect break for peace and quiet.
Mrs May, June 2015
Fabulous location, wonderful view and very peaceful.. The perfect break for peace and quiet.
Spotless and in a beautiful location. Well equipped with little extras to make life easier. Well considered accommodation, perfect for our 4 and 8 year olds, they loved it too.
Mrs Lowe, May 2015
Spotless and in a beautiful location.. Well equipped with little extras to make life easier. Well considered accommodation, perfect for our 4 and 8 year olds, they loved it too.
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