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Wye Valley holiday cottages are surrounded by wooded glades, river valleys and ancient ruins on the border between England and Wales.

This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty stretches for 326 square miles. it covers parts of Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire and Herefordshire. Rare wildlife, unique geology and the remains of an industrial past make this an internationally renowned region.

The River Wye meanders through a deep valley, where limestone gorges and wild ravine woodland have created a paradise for walking, horse-riding, cycling, angling and water sports.

Suppose you want a countryside cottage to unwind in, in a wonderfully unspoiled area that has not lost its traditional, rural way of life. In that case, a Wye Valley holiday cottage could be exactly what you are looking for. Agriculture and forestry remain important industries, and there is only a few small towns in the area - Ross-on-Wye, Hay-on-Wye and Monmouth Self-catering holidays in Wye Valley Cottages are rewarding regardless of the season. In spring, the woods are carpeted in bluebells and wild garlic, while in summer, the meadows are alive with wildflowers. Autumn is a breathtaking display of gold and red, and winter offers far-reaching views of the snowy Black Mountains and Golden Valley. If you are seeking a scenic fishing holiday, then holiday cottages with fishing on the River Wye should tick all the required boxes quite comfortably.

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.

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Exterior of a large 3-storey Wye Valley holiday home.
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.

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The exterior of a stone-built cottage with a wooden extension overlooks a flower-filled garden.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Sitting on the lush grounds of the owner’s house in Welsh Newton, Pembridge Cottage charms visitors with its stone exterior and modern, characterful 2-bedroom interior. The pet-friendly Herefordshire holiday cottage offers high-quality accommodation and free fly-fishing lessons.

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Sleeps
22
Bedrooms
8

Once a village pub, The Anchor has been tastefully converted to create a large Forest of Dean Holiday Cottage, complete with a hot tub and games room. This family-friendly holiday home in Gloucestershire lies in a magical rural location in the Wye Valley. Pets welcome.

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A glimpse of the rooftop and 1st floor of a country cottage surrounded by woods and fields.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3

Endless Esther is a characterful eco-friendly cottage nestled among nature near Hewelsfield Common in Gloucestershire. The pet-friendly cottage boasts upcycled materials and features a generous garden, a courtyard with hammocks, exposed stone walls and beams, a log fire, and a sauna.

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Garden steps lead to the exterior of a classic 3-storey Georgian house with sash windows on all floors.
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
8

Viaduct House is a large and well-equipped 8-bedroom waterside holiday home on the banks of the River Wye in the Forest of Dean. It is perfect for country walks, cycling, and fishing in this gloriously scenic corner of Gloucestershire. Pets are welcome!

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A pair of slate-roofed stone cottages in Herefordshire with large gardens overlook a country lane.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

The Birches is a Wye Valley Holiday cottage nestled beneath the Black Mountains. It is the perfect rural retreat to enjoy spectacular scenery or the Hay-On-Wye literature festival. Try hill walking, paragliding, horse riding or walking in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Pets welcome.

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Aerial view of a holiday cottage surrounded by fields beneath a hilltop wood.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Orchard Cottage is a gorgeous stone-built romantic holiday cottage in the Wye Valley in a designated National Landscape in Penterry, Monmouthshire. The pet-friendly cottage offers contemporary comforts, a log fire, traditional charm, seclusion, an outdoor fire pit, and lovely rural views across Monmouthshire.

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A fenced-in outdoor pool on a lawn overlooked by a large holiday cottage.
Sleeps
24
Bedrooms
10

High Cloud is a large and comfortable Wye Valley Farmhouse and separate Barn in Monmouthshire with a swimming pool and hot tub. It offers self-catering holidays in a secluded countryside location—no neighbours or traffic noise, just panoramic, far-reaching rural views. Pets are welcome.

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The Wye Valley is scattered with charming villages and market towns, such as Monmouth, Symonds Yat and Whitchurch. Ancient fortifications dot the long-disputed border between England and Wales, from the castles of Chepstow and Goodrich to the ramparts of Offa's Dyke. Tintern Abbey is undoubtedly one of Wales's most iconic landmarks, attracting visitors for centuries. You will find the shell of this stunning Gothic abbey open to the sky in a tranquil setting near the banks of the River Wye. In the thriving communities scattered through the Wye Valley, you will discover restaurants and pubs serving delicious food prepared with the freshest ingredients from the surrounding countryside. The quality of the region's produce is celebrated at several renowned events, including the Abergavenny Food Festival.

Visiting the villages in the Wye Valley is highly recommended. They are charmingly picturesque and offer a chance to explore a Medieval Castle or two and eat and drink in some historic riverside pubs. Here are our favourite Wye Valley villages to visit:

St Briavels

This historic village is home to a castle dating back to the 12th century and is located in the heart of the Forest of Dean. The village is situated on a hill overlooking the River Wye and near the border with Wales. The Castle dates back to the 12th century and was initially built as a hunting lodge for King John. It later became a royal palace and a prison before becoming a youth hostel in the 20th century. Today, the Castle is managed by English Heritage and is open to visitors who can explore the Castle's history and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside.

Brockweir

This small village is located on the banks of the River Wye and is worthy of a waterside stroll to admire its picturesque cottages and historic church.

Llandogo

This Welsh village is known for its stunning views of the valley and is home to two pubs, all serving good food, including the Sloop, a waterside Inn on the banks of the river.

Redbrook

Another picturesque riverside village in the heart of the Forest of Dean that offers scenic walks and stunning views of the Wye Valley. Buy postcards in the village shop, stamps from the post office and write messages to friends from the garden in the BellInn overlooking the river.

Goodrich

A small village that is home to a medieval castle and is located on the banks of the River Wye. Visitors will enjoy exploring the Castle and dining in one of its historic inns, The Hostelrie and The Kilcot. The Castle is also a lovely place for visitors to enjoy a picnic while enjoying stunning valley views.

 

Where To Stay In The Wye Valley

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

Chepstow

Hay-on-Wye

Howle

Llangovan

Lydbrook

Monmouth

Penterry

Ross-on-Wye

Symonds Yat

Welsh Newton

Whitchurch (Herefordshire)