Bedrooms - 2
Sleeps - 4
Bathrooms - 1
Pets welcome - 1
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India Cottage in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire - 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4
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India Cottage lies in the heart of the Ross-on-Wye, a lovely historic town with timber framed houses, beautiful walks and a number of outstanding pubs and restaurants. The town sits on the border with Wales and is surrounded by the beautiful Herefordshire countryside and the Wye Valley, an area of Outstanding National Beauty. There are many local attractions and activities and the cottage makes a perfect base from which to tour the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean, Symonds Yat, the Welsh Borders, Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire.
The spacious accommodation in India Cottage sleeps 4 in a Grade II listed building which has recently achieved a 4 stars Quality in Tourism Award. While it's in the thick of things, walkable to the restaurants, pubs and shops on your doorstep, and close to the twice-weekly market, India and China Cottages are tucked away in an historic cobbled courtyard, and benefit from private parking and a roof terrace.
If you are two couples or families with older children looking for quality self-catering cottages in an area with plenty of sightseeing, sporting activities and stuff for children to do, then these lovely Herefordshire cottages are second to none.
The area is famed for gourmet foods, local crafts and international festivals. The rivers of the Wye and Usk snake through the valley, through the fine market towns of Monmouth, Chepstow, Abergavenny and Newport and across beautiful surrounding landscapes. For a cycling holiday, there is a superb selection of cycle routes with forest and riverside cycle ways and there are many water-based activities within easy reach of your cottage. At one of the prettiest parts of the River Wye at Symonds Yat, you can hire a canoe, some of which can accommodate up to 4 persons (typically 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults) and paddle through the dramatic gorge carved through the land by the current. If you'd rather someone else do the work(!) a boat cruise along the Wye takes you through a beautiful area rich with wildlife - you may spot the rare peregrine falcon. It is an popular with walkers and with many local pubs and restaurants along the banks offering cream teas and pub lunches it's easy to stop and reward yourself for all the exertion! Anglers will enjoy the amazing salmon fishing and the Wye Valley is traversed by many bridleways and stone tracks through woodland making it perfect for horseriding.
There are many historic sites – the red sandstone Goodrich Castle is one of the most distinctive ruins in the area, perched high above the River Wye on a craggy crop surrounded by an empty moat, with tremendous views from its towers across the Wye Valley. The cottage is perfectly placed for Offa's Dyke, and is the ideal gateway into the Forest of Dean. The cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester and the Spa town of Cheltenham are an easy drive, as are Chepstow and Hereford for a day at the races. Ross-on-Wye is conveniently situated at the end of the M50, surprisingly close to London, (approx 2.5 hours). Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff are all approx 1 hour. This self-catering, pet friendly cottage is lovely for a short break or longer holiday
Although situated in the heart of town, India Cottage is privately located in an historic cobbled courtyard next to China cottage. Its south-facing roof terrace enjoys lovely views towards John Kyrle's Summer House and the spire of the 14th Century St Mary's Church. The 4-star cottage has spacious accommodation arranged on 3 floors, with living space on the first floor. Housed in a former teashop, (hence the name) it was completely refurbished in 2002 in a superb style that blend the teashop's old oak beams with contemporary fittings and décor. The accommodation sleeps 4 - India Cottage is suitable for a couple and 2 children (aged 10 or above), teenagers or active adults. As there is a bedroom accessed by steep ladder steps, it is not suitable for younger children. The sister property, China Cottage, is new to let in 2009 and is refurbished to the same high standard. China Cottage sleeps 3, with the same steep ladder steps in the galleried bedroom making it unsuitable for children younger than 10.
On the ground floor the kitchen-diner has a modern fully-fitted kitchen, under-floor heating and is fully equipped with oven, hob, extractor, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment and every cooking utensil you will need to cook that hearty breakfast before a day of sightseeing. There is an attractive dining table made of contemporary and natural materials, along with 4 high-backed chairs.
The bathroom has a modern white suite with a shower over the bath, toilet, washbasin, lighted mirror and shaver point. It's nicely equipped with heated towel rail and under floor heating. A Miele washer drier is available for your exclusive use and luxury cotton towels and bathrobes are provided for your comfort.
The master bedroom located downstairs is stylishly furnished with cream, distressed, ‘French style' furniture, and complimented with crisp white cotton bed linen and a pure silk Conran throw. A radio and hairdryer are available so you can travel light to your holiday cottage.
Stairs lead up to the open plan floor living room on the first floor, beautifully decorated in black and gold with doors that open out to the terrace. There are contemporary furnishings – black leather sofa and armchair, designer black and gold lamps, and silk curtains giving the room an opulent yet cosy feel. The cottage is equipped with the latest technology including Sky TV and Home Theatre with a selection of DVDs and CDs provided. There is Wireless Internet available throughout the cottage included in the rental.
Older children will love being away from the grownups in the galleried bedroom where laddered stairs lead up to the twin beds, nestling beneath the beautiful oak beams. The room is fitted with full size single beds so adults can also be accommodated easily. There is a view from the galleried bedroom of the hallway below.
Facilities in summary: Balcony or terrace, Wi-Fi available, Washing machine, Dishwasher
Holiday activities: Walking holidays, Water sports, Horse riding, Fishing, Cycling holidays, Golf course
The private south-facing roof terrace with table and chairs is a lovely place for a eating outside during the summer months. And after a day walking, fishing, canoeing or sightseeing you can enjoy a drink and watch the world go by in the town below.
Fresh linen, towels, bathrobes, heating and electricity, and Wireless Internet are included within the price.
India Cottage is situated in the heart of the popular market town of Ross-on-Wye. More detailed directions are provided on booking.
Change over day is Friday - but this is flexible, please let the owner know your requirements. Three night breaks are available from Friday to Monday and four night breaks from Monday to Thursday. No smoking at either cottage. Well behaved dogs welcome.
- Bedrooms: 2 (1 double, 1 twin)
- Sleeps: 4
- Second Cottage available, sleeps: 3
- Bathrooms: 1 (bath and shower)
- Sky TV, Home Cinema, DVD player, CD player
- Washing machine/tumble drier
- Underfloor heating
- Contemporary decor with exposed beams
- Roof terrace
- Garden furniture
- London - 2.5 hours drive, Bristol, Cardiff - 1 hour
- Nearest station - Ross-on-Wye
- Good food pubs and restaurants - large selection within walking distance
- Excellent for walkers
- Canoeing, horseriding, cycling, fishing
- Central location for exploring the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean
- Historic towns of Monmouth, Chepstow, Abergavenny and Newport within easy reach
- Pets welcome
- Ladder stairs - not suitable for children under 10