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The Apple Store, Great Doward In The Wye Valley

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Cottage in Great Doward, Whitchurch, Herefordshire, England

The Apple Store is a self contained annexe to 'Old Kiln House', which is an 18th century farmhouse and cider orchard. Situated on 'Great Doward, a hill of mixed farm and woodland set in the lower Wye Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the property has extensive views across the Wye Valley. Numerous excellent walks begin right from the doorstep and King Arthur's Cave can be seen and easily visited from the Apple Store. The old barn and outbuilding have recently been restored to provide comfort and modern convenience in an idyllic rural setting.

Property Manager
Sarah Rogers
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

March 2013 - "a lovely, peaceful long weekend at The Apple store. The cottage is warm and very comfortable and provided everything we needed...we very much enjoyed walking all over Great Doward over to Symonds yat and along the river to Monmouth"

October 2012-"What a lovely cottage - really comfortable and has everything you need. Beautiful surrounding countryside in fantastic location. Time flew by - so much here to see and do!"

August 2012- " A relaxing and enjoyable week, lovely location, very tranquil, delightful and comfortable cottage. we had a great time, lots to do in the area.."

August 2012- "Comfortable cottage, gorgeous area with lots to see and do, and some lovely walks, We have had a very nice holiday here - lovely peaceful location, whilst very accessible. very friendly sheep and cats!"
Mar 2013
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Ross-on-Wye Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en suite shower room, Bedroom 2 with twin beds
  • Books
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Outside: Outside the cottage is a fenced orchard area with south facing patio and beautiful views. A graveled area to the side has space for 2 cars Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided


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The Apple Store, Great Doward In The Wye Valley
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 14 reviews

Lovely and comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage for us to explore the beautiful area. Well equipped and comfortable beds. Tranquil garden. We never tired of seeing the sheep run across the field!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage amongst beautiful scenery!

  • 5 of 5

Sarah made us feel very welcome, and the cottage is cosy and well stocked (including good kids dvds!) with very comfy beds! It's perfect for visiting all that the wye valley has to offer-we explored King Arthur's caves, went kayaking, visited the butterfly zoo, did go ape and rode the dean forest railway!

The kids loved watching the sheep and lambs in the field opposite and loved their cosy bedroom.

We loved our week here, thank you Sarah!

The Boyds x

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good place at a great price in a lovely area.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely character property, beautiful on the inside, with amazing views, and really close to all the best bits of the area.

Downside; rubbish showers - nothing else.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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A pleasant stay but some details needed attention

  • 4 of 5

Sarah was a lovely host and was very helpful when we needed it - offered us tea on arrival and gave us some maps of the area. The Apple store itself was comfortable and pleasant. However, the wifi was non existent - every time it picked up the signal it was lost within seconds. A router in the Apple store itself is needed. The mobile reception is not good either although this can't be helped by the host. There was also no baths -only showers and these were not great. Nevertheless, it is well situated for the forest and all it's outdoor activities such as cycling and canoeing, and Monmouth is a pleasant small town to visit. In all a good break for us.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Short stay in comfortable in peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable, well equipped cottage in a peaceful setting. Lovely views from patio. Travel directions slightly misleading and narrow road after leaving A40. Best driven in daylight. Friendly owner. Description doesn't make it clear that bathroom for the twin bedroom is downstairs but having two bathrooms was useful as we were two couples. Twin bedroom and kitchen dark due to only slit window to let light in as other window opens under covered area between cottage and owner's house. Double bedroom and lounge light and airy. Fridge has freezer compartment(not separate freezer) but adequate for holiday stay. Tip- take kitchen roll and napkins if you use them and dishcloth as only sponge/ scourer for washing up. Small dishwasher. Comfortable beds. Plenty of space for clothes. Cottage clean apart from cobwebs in places and dusty under sofas and behind chest of drawers. WiFi only works in part of cottage. Mobile reception limited.

Plenty of interesting places to visit without travelling too far. We went to Symonds Yat, Hereford and Raglan Castle during our short break.

We would be happy to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal for people who enjoy walking or just want to relax .

  • 4 of 5

Property was as described on the website. The wi-fi and TV reception was variable but wasn't a problem for us.Very clean and well equipped . It was dog friendly with good walks all around and we were welcomed by the owner on our arrival. Would be very happy to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Special interest holidays:

Five minutes from canoe and bicycle hire, golf course. Offa's Dyke path and Wye Valley walk also easily accessible.


Nearest airport Bristol - 35 miles


Ross on Wye 6 miles, Monmouth 4 miles, Whitchurch 1 mile, Bristol 35 miles, Cardiff 35 miles, Gloucester 25 miles, Cheltenham 30 miles

Further Details:

Village shop, post office, pubs and hotel available at Whitchurch, cinema, shops, leisure centre, theatres, restaurants, pubs and swimming pool at Monmouth and Ross on Wye


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13.85

Booking Notes:
Deposit at time of booking, balance 4 weeks prior to arrival

Changeover Day:
Friday or Monday. Arrive from 3 p.m depart by 10 a.m.

Notes on prices:
Price includes linen and towels. pets are welcome only by prior arrangement and an additional cleaning charge of £10 per pet is payable

Deposit paid on booking. Balance 4 weeks prior to arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.