Mr Williams, September 2019
A really nice cottage with very good facilities, in a handy position.. ......
The cottage grounds, the actual cottage and the facilities were great. The cottage is a good size (2 bed) and in a handy location to get out and about. It's peaceful and secure in a small quiet village location and is just a nice area to go for gentle walks.
The owner was very pleasant and helpful and the cottage is situated in a good location for nearby Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth and Hereford as well as the motorway to go further afield to places like Gloucester. All of these are worth a visit.
Also, Symmonds Yat viewpoint is nearby which is spectacular.
For families with children, it's a short drive to Coleford to visit Beechenhurst (walking trails, kids play park, large cafe, climbing / highwire facilities, cycling tracks), Symmonds Yat for river cruises, Cannop ponds for wooded lake side walks, and the Dean Heritage Centre which has outside space, a museum and regular craft type events in the village of Lower Soudley.
*The listing advertises fishing on site, but this is not accurate and the listing really needs changing. The listing says to speak with the owner to arrange fishing from their land, into Garron Brook, but this wasn't actually an option. I spoke with her and she advised fishing elsewhere and provided contact details of a local fly fishing club. The owner did not provide an option of fishing on their land at all.
This is not what I expected and was disappointing.
The town stretch of the river Wye in Ross-on-Wye can be fished on a day ticket scheme, with tickets purchased from the tackle shop on Ross-on-Wye High Street. However, it's busy (as you'd imagine) with canoeists, swimmers, dogs etc. Also, the bank is very steep in most places so there are only a handful of accessible swims. It certainly looks a great spot to wet a line though, so worth considering.
Overall this was another lovely family holiday away in this part of the UK. Well worth a visit.