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Old Forge Cottage

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7 Nights See prices

  • £910  to  £1190

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Short Breaks From

  • £125 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Old Forge Cottage

Old Forge Cottage is brimming with character from top to bottom. Recently refurbished to a high standard, the period holiday cottage sleeps up to eight people (plus infant) in four bedrooms with furnishings that are both comfortable and stylish so that guests feel welcome as soon as they arrive. Being close to the centre of historic Ross-on-Wye means that guests are within walking distance of the market, tea shops and pubs.

Ross-on-Wye epitomises the word "charming". With its picturesque location beside the River Wye and easy access to beautiful walks and bike rides, it offers everything guests want from an escape to Herefordshire and the Wye Valley. Stop by St Marys, which has been a focal point of the community for more than 700 years, making time to drink in the panoramic views at The Prospect next to the churchyard. On a clear day, you can see as far as The Malvern Hills and the Black Mountains - both favourite spots for local and visiting walkers and mountain bikers. Symonds Yat is breathtaking all year round and especially memorable in autumn, while the Forest of Dean is also worth visiting. For those who enjoy fishing, the owner can offer half price fishing at their nearby lakes on Trippenkennett Farm.

People have been doing their shopping undercover at the Market House for 400 years, where there is a thriving twice-weekly market every Thursday and Saturday. It's an excellent place to browse and pick up local produce to cook back at the cottage or take home as a tasty souvenir of your holiday. With a choice of cafes, pubs and supermarkets, you won't go hungry!

There is plenty to see and do during your stay at Old Forge Cottage. Spend a day shopping and sightseeing in Hereford, where the cathedral houses the medieval Mappa Mundi, or enjoy a relaxing few hours browsing the bookstores in Hay-on-Wye. Being so close to the Welsh border means there is no shortage of castles with the closest to Ross-on-Wye being Goodrich, Skenfrith and Grosmont. The Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo is always a favourite, as are Puzzlewood and Clearwell Caves.

There's nowhere quite like the Wye Valley for a holiday. The scenic landscape is peaceful in every season yet offers lots of opportunities for adventurous types. It's fun and relaxing, and a fantastic choice for guests of any age.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Zoe & Gareth Williams joined Independent Cottages in October 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (Herefordshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

The owners have done a remarkable job refurbishing this traditional townhouse, retaining original character while incorporating contemporary touches that make it comfortable for modern families. Accommodation is over three levels.

Ground Floor:

  • An open-plan layout and a sympathetic extension makes the ground floor an extremely versatile space. Hardwood floors and oak beams contrast beautifully with fresh white walls, while plush furnishings and throws make it comfortable and welcoming. A fireplace with a gas-effect wood burner is a lovely feature in the living room, which also boasts a 55-inch Smart TV.
  • Stylish grey kitchen cupboards keep all appliances, utensils and plates neatly tucked away while not in use, and also provide space to store food. Glass French doors open onto the sunny patio garden, adding to the sense of light and space. A farmhouse pine table has a long bench and chairs, and is perfect not only for relaxed meals with your family and friends, but also for drawing, games and other activities.
  • Snug with a sofa, two armchairs and a Smart TV and glazed doors opening onto the patio.
  • Cloakroom with a WC and a handbasin.

First Floor:

  • Spacious bedroom with a exposed oak beams, hardwood floor, a chest of drawers, and a king-size bed with bedside tables and a reading light.
  • Another lovely king-size room, this time with views over the garden and a modern ensuite with a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Twin room with two full-sized single beds and decor that is suitable for children, teenagers or adults. It has a small chest of drawers, and each bed has a bedside table with a reading light.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the freestanding bath, a WC and a handbasin.

Top Floor

  • Careful conversion has turned the attic into another comfortable king-size bedroom with original beams, ample headroom, a chest of drawers, and views over the rooftops to St Mary's steeple.

Outside: The cottage has a private walled garden with a table and chairs and a BBQ for guests to enjoy eating outdoors in fine weather. There is a designated parking space and free parking on the street with permit provided for one car outside the cottage, plus further parking if needed in the town car park a short 1-minute walk away which also has EV charging.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided. A travel cot (no bedding), highchair and stairgate are available. Short breaks and longer stays are possible, depending on availability. Smoking is not permitted. Pets by arrangement at an additional cost of £15 per pet and subject to remaining downstairs, not being left unattended or allowed on furniture. The owner can put you in touch with a local caterer should you want a special meal prepared or night off cooking.

Old Forge Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Wed, 1st May 2024 - Thu, 30th May 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £420 | 4 nights: £560 | 5 nights: £700 | 6 nights: £840

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 31st May 2024 - Fri, 28th Jun 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £450 | 4 nights: £600 | 5 nights: £750 | 6 nights: £900

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 29th Jun 2024 - Fri, 26th Jul 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 27th Jul 2024 - Fri, 6th Sep 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 7th Sep 2024 - Thu, 31st Oct 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £450 | 4 nights: £600 | 5 nights: £750 | 6 nights: £900

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (3 Kings, 1 Twin)
3 or more dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - Yes (by arrangement).
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7790 148237 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Zoe & Gareth Williams
Member Since October 2020

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