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River Wye from every window !

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Hoarwithy, Nr. Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England

The River Wye flows in front of the house and can be seen from all our windows. A multitude of outdoor activities very nearby including canoeing, fishing, walking, bike riding and outdoor pursuits. Hereford and Ross-on-Wye both within 15 minute drives and the Welsh Mountains equally accessible. The house benefits from a large open open plan living room with full height double concertina doors which open onto a dining terrace with panoramic views of the river. The second twin is set up as a children's room with small attached Games/DVD den to provide a separate space for children to play. Short breaks available upon request.

Fisherman Please Note: There is a small country lane between the house and the river . We have two parking spaces on this lane, further spaces to park in village centre. Fishing: More Info about fishing in the area - get in touch with WyeUsk foundation or Old Harp Fishery

Parking: Due to the very steep,scenic location : we only have 2 dedicated parking spaces for the Rookery. If you are travelling with Extra cars , you can park them in the village in front of the church which is unrestricted and a 7 minute walk from the Rookery.

Extra Guests: The cottage strictly accommodates 8 people , we are only able to accept extra infants<1yr( we have a bassinet ).

More Details

Property Manager
Murray Jones
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Murray Jones

We bought this lovely house in January 2013 and have been working hard to bring it up to a premium standard holiday let. We have added solid wooden floors, halogen down lighting with a classic country interior design with a contemporary feel. Our many guests immediately get the 'Wow' factor when walking through the front door. We have also added touches such as Egyptian cotton sheets to make the stay extra special. At the end of the day, nothing beats the amazing view from all the windows of this house. The river Wye is enchanting and this house is situated directly above it. We have two black Labradors and, when we stay here, we make full use of the river by taking them for frequent swimming and ball chasing in front of the house.

Murray Jones purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Murray Jones chose Hoarwithy

Herefordshire is an amazing place, there is so much beautiful countryside and so few people here ! The view from this house is across to the other side of the river where there are no roads, just fields, horses and woodland as far as the eye can see. It's not really well known and we hope to keep it that way - a hidden secret !

The river Wye has been recognised for its beauty ever since tourists started coming to the area in the late 1700s.

The village of Hoarwithy has remained largely unchanged and is about as quiet and peaceful as you could wish for.

What makes this cottage unique

It is rare for property to sit right on the banks of a river - with only a narrow country lane separating the two.

The property sits high up enough to afford fabulous views.

The cottage enjoys a south-easterly aspect so that you can enjoy fabulous sunrises.

The garden behind the house rises up to provide even more impressive views and is covered by mixed woodland.


Hoarwithy Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 downstairs with shower, basin and toilet , 1 upstairs with Bath/Shower and toilet and further 3rd toilet with basin upstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is a master bedroom on the ground floor King bed and sofa. Bedroom 2 is a smaller bedroom with King bed and River views upstream. Bedroom 3 is a twin bedroom with original cottage windows. Bedroom 4 is a twin bedroom more suited to children.
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Extra Guests: The cottage strictly accommodates 8 people , we are only able to accept extra infants<1yr ( we have a bassinet ). Outside: Alfresco Dining Terrace with Barbecue and 8 seater setting and panoramic 180 degree views of the river Wye. Climb higher into the woods belonging to the house and get even better views of this area of outstanding Natural Beauty. Utility Room: Separate utility room with washer/dryer iron/ironing board Cleaning / Bed Linen / Maid service: Towels and Egyptian cotton bed linen provided Other: At any time there are up to 100 Swans directly in front of the house with other birds such as Heron, Canada geese, Barn Owls and Woodpeckers. The woods behind are home to a very large family of Rooks nesting in the trees above.


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River Wye from every window !
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

wonderful birthday weekend

  • 5 of 5

Everything we expected. Well appointed cottage with wonderful views of river and rolling countryside. Too many things we liked to list, but chiller drinks cabinet was a bonus, as was children's den, with DVD player - meant the adults had their own time of relaxation. Great we could take a dog as well. We couldn't have chosen better.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marion We are so happy that you like the Rookery as much as we do ! Thanks for the review. Murray and Richard
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Relaxing stay in peaceful location with lovely views.

  • 4 of 5

Cottage had a lovely homely, welcoming atmosphere with lots of space for the six of us and two dogs.

We had an enjoyable week and would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous location with amazing views over the Wye.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely large cottage, amazing views and really peaceful. Two great pubs within walking distance. Dog friendly with enclosed gardens and lovely walks to be enjoyed. Would benefit from some sun loungers for the terrace and a decent size wok/frying pan. This is our second time at The Rookery and our favourite cottage. No doubt we will be back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great holiday with the family, perfect for dog walking. Two pubs within walking distance. Stunning views!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our weekend away celebrating my husbands 30th birthday was wonderful. The location of this cottage was just perfect. We were very lucky with the weather, but regardless the views are stunning.

The house was immaculate when we arrived and it was a great touch to have cupboards stocking essentials like toilet rolls etc.

Our 11 month old had a blast crawling around. It was a baby friendly house with highchair and travel cot provided. My baby and I spent many (an early morning) sat on the decking watching the swans.

We’ve actually been looking at booking another weekend with the grandparents as we enjoyed our stay so much.

Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Views!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely riverside location with great views and plenty of sun. Comfortable and spacious house. Only 10 minutes walk to a good pub down a very quiet lane. Hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Stephen!
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Car: necessary


Ross-on-Wye 5 miles, Hereford 10 miles

Parking: Due to the very steep,scenic location : we only have 2 dedicated parking spaces for the Rookery. If you are travelling with Extra cars , you can park them in the village in front of the church which is unrestricted and a 7 minute walk from the Rookery.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $117.65
Pet Fee $39.22

Please note we book a minimum of 2 nights . Our bookings are usuaally Friday to Friday , Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday nights but feel free to get in touch and we shall see if we can fit you in.
Fishing - No direct River Access , there is a small lane in front of the house , more info regarding fishing spots on WyeUsk Foundation website.
Access : 32 wide flat steps up to the front door with handrail. No wheelchair access
Changeover Day:
Friday is the preferred change-over day for weekly stays.

Notes on prices:
Prices based on a 7 night stay. Short breaks available on request (min 3 nights) subject to availability. Deposit required for dogs and an extra cleaning charge of £30 per dog will be made. Max 2 Dogs.
The rental payment is payable within 7 days: A full refund is due if cancelled 2 months prior to start date and a 50% refund is due if cancelled 1 month prior to start date.
£100 security deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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