Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Rhos-on-Wye

The tall spire of St. Mary’s Church has looked down on the ancient Herefordshire market town of Ross-on-Wye for nigh-on 700 years. Locally known as the ‘birthplace of modern tourism (you’ll need to visit the town to find out why!), the Ross on Wye holiday cottages are a comparatively recent, but no less desirable, arrival within the town’s ageless appeal to visitors. Looking down on the River Wye from its perch atop the cliffs that rise from the river, the town is often referred to as the southern gateway to Herefordshire and the Wye Valley. It lies within easy reach of Symmonds Yat and the Forest of Dean.

Exterior of a 3-storey Edwardian country house surrounded by a walled garden.
Sleeps
22
Bedrooms
9

Hollytree House is a spacious 3-storey holiday home in Symonds Yat, Wye Valley. The house offers breathtaking views of the river and comes equipped with a relaxing hot tub. It's perfect for large groups of up to 22 guests looking for a peaceful and rural location to spend special occasions, reunions, or self-catering holidays. The house is an ideal place for those who want to spend their time enjoying the beauty of the river and its surroundings.

  • Active Holidays
  • Child-Friendly Cottages
  • Cottages with Hot Tubs
  • Countryside Cottages
  • Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottages
  • Large Holiday Cottages
  • Managed by My Favourite Cottages
  • Short Breaks
  • Walking Holidays
A stone-built Herefordshire cottage overlooks a tree-lined lawn and parking space.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

2 The Oaks is an elegant 19th-century semi-detached sandstone cottage set amidst manicured gardens in Hoarwithy, Herefordshire. The rural holiday cottage boasts generous grounds with wonderful views and fresh air, a sophisticated interior with exposed beams, open-plan spaces and a wood burner.

  • Active Holidays
  • Agency Cottages
  • Child-Friendly Cottages
  • Countryside Cottages
  • Cycling Holidays
  • Romantic Cottages
  • Small Cottages
  • Walking Holidays
A stone-built Wye Valley holiday cottage overlooks a paved patio with dining furniture.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Rustic elegance defines Valley View, a stone-built romantic Herefordshire holiday cottage in Howle Hill. The semi-detached property overlooks the Wye Valley and boasts a wood burner, contemporary fixtures and fittings, flagstone floors, exposed stone walls, a sun-drenched patio and countryside views.

  • Active Holidays
  • Agency Cottages
  • Countryside Cottages
  • Cycling Holidays
  • Farm Cottages
  • Romantic Cottages
  • Short Breaks
  • Small Cottages
  • Walking Holidays
A 2-storey house with a single-storey wing, overlooks a courtyard with a BBQ terrace.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Eleven acres of private grounds surround Howle Hideaway, a sophisticated romantic cottage in the Herefordshire countryside. The rural holiday cottage in Ross-on-Wye blends contemporary style with rustic charm. It features a traditional fireplace housing a woodburner, tiled floors, a lawned garden, and a patio with beautiful rural views.

  • Active Holidays
  • Agency Cottages
  • Countryside Cottages
  • Farm Cottages
  • Remote Cottages
  • Romantic Cottages
  • Short Breaks
  • Small Cottages
  • Walking Holidays
A modern brick house with a large sunroom is surrounded by mature gardens.
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

The Coach House is a delightful detached country cottage in Herefordshire with an outdoor swimming pool. It is located in the village of Welford, a Wye Valley village near Ross-on-Wye. The dog-friendly cottage offers cosy, well-equipped self-catering accommodation for 2-5 guests in 3 bedrooms (one ground floor).

  • Active Holidays
  • Child-Friendly Cottages
  • Countryside Cottages
  • Cycling Holidays
  • Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottages
  • Fishing Holidays
  • Short Breaks
  • Walking Holidays
A 3-storey-rendered Herefordshire farmhouse overlooks a block-paved courtyard
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Wye View is a sophisticated modern Wye Valley holiday let with traditional features and views of the River Wye. The romantic cottage in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, is furnished to a very high standard and features a bay window, wooden floors, exposed stone walls and a light-filled, open-plan design.

  • Active Holidays
  • Agency Cottages
  • Countryside Cottages
  • Romantic Cottages
  • Small Cottages
  • Walking Holidays

There are many opportunities to get out on the River Wye at Ross; choose a Kingfisher River Cruise for a 40-minute trip or hire a canoe from the Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre. It’s no surprise that the town attracts many superb artists, craftspeople, and those choosing to visit Ross for a weekend break or extended holidays. To get a sense of the creative talents living and working in the area, visit the Ross Arts and Crafts Centre in the old and architecturally pretty 17th Century Market House or one of the small art galleries and shops nearby. Thrice-weekly markets are still held beneath its sandstone arches, giving you two reasons to visit. Are you holidaying in summer? Then, if hiring a canoe to glide downstream on the Wye doesn’t float your boat (or you are happy to let the children go it alone), why not relax in the park on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy a traditional bandstand concert? For land-based exercise, the Wye Valley Walk along the riverside is recommended. For a gentle stroll, visit Goodrich Castle, perched above the Wye Valley at Symmonds Yat, or explore the nearby Butterfly Zoo. Ross-on-Wye’s most popular tourist attraction recently is The Amazing Hedge Puzzle.

. Young and old alike enjoy finding their way through this, one of England’s most famous mazes.

Ross-on-Wye’s symbol is a hedgehog, a creature the townsfolk have taken to their hearts. There’s an annual hedgehog poetry competition for an ‘Ode To A Hedghog’, or The Mrs Tiggy Winkle’s Tea Trail, which you can enjoy if you’ve booked your holiday cottage in Ross-on-Wye in late July. Throughout August, shopkeepers decorate their windows with hedgehog-themed displays to entice visitors!

Find Wye Valley holiday cottages available to rent in these charming little waterside towns and villages:

Chepstow

Hay-on-Wye

Howle

Llangovan

Lydbrook

Monmouth

Penterry

Symonds Yat

Welsh Newton

Whitchurch (Herefordshire)