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Wyewood Cottage

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Please note: There is a temporary road closure affecting the cottage. The alternative route follows a narrow lane (1.9m at its narrowest.) Please see recent reviews to see that guests have continued to enjoy their stay. 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 cav...Please note: There is a temporary road closure affecting the cottage. The alternative route follows a narrow lane (1.9m at its narrowest.) Please see recent reviews to see that guests have continued to enjoy their stay. 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 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.More
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About the Owner
David U
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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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.
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Reviewed 16 August 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 equipped with everything you need for a...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Nicola M
david u, VR Owner at Wyewood Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2019

Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Happy to see return one day. Dave

Reviewed 13 August 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 a matter of meters away...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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david u, VR Owner at Wyewood Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2019

Pleased hear that you enjoyed your stay. You will be welcome to return at any time. Dave

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Reviewed 8 July 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 everything and more than anyone could need...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank wendy b
david u, VR Owner at Wyewood Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2019

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

Reviewed 5 July 2019 via mobile

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 what we needed it for as...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Vicki2948
david u, VR Owner at Wyewood Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2019

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

Reviewed 6 May 2019

We had the most wonderful stay in Symonds Yat. The cottage had everything you need and more. Epic views, walks and the river right on the doorstep. Thank you Dave. We will definitely come and stay again but next time for longer!!!

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank DMP123456
david u, VR Owner at Wyewood Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2019

Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay. You will be most welcome to return. Dave

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Game Room
Pool Table
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Boat Available
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
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Would you recommend this rental to someone who plans to do many outdoor activities during their trip?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
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, a little later to enjoy the wild garlic. The Forest of Dean is nearby.
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 towrds 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.
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