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5 Star Self Catering

Elgar Cottage,
Ross-on-Wye,
Herefordshire

Gold Award Which Cottage England Approved

Sleeps: 2. Bedrooms: 1 (1 king-sized 4-poster + cot). Herefordshire. Short breaks. Sorry no pets.

Elgar Cottage Ross-on-Wye holiday cottage
This is a wonderful cottage, rated 5 stars by the Tourist Board and situated in 14 acres of parkland on the estate of Wharton Lodge, just outside Ross-on-Wye. Elgar Cottage is perfect for exploring the glorious Wye Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and the Royal Forest of Dean. Ross-on-Wye, where quaint wooden-framed houses line the streets is just 3 miles away and the surrounding landscape is studded with fine castles - Eastnor, Chepstow and Goodrich are all within easy reach. The cottage is centrally located for the Malvern Hills, the Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains and the Cotswolds, perfect, in fact, for anyone wishing to tour the Heart of England.

Stay in this lovely Herefordshire cottage and some of Britain's famous heritage is on your doorstep - Cheltenham's renowned Spa and the lovely Cathedral cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester are a short drive. The cottage is just two and a half hours from London - so it's perfectly possible to enjoy a short break here.

The River Wye snakes the countryside, providing the focus for an abundance of activities - try rock climbing, canoeing or abseiling on and around its picturesque banks or the scenic gorge at Symonds Yat. There are miles of lovely cycling through woodland and riverbank on quiet roads.

This rural retreat is a beautiful destination for a romantic break on a special occasion, or a honeymoon and it has earned a much sought-after Gold Award from the Tourist Board so comfort and luxury are assured.
1 bedrooms - sleeps
  • Bedrooms: 1 (1 kingsized four poster, + cot)
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1 (bath and shower)
  • Freeview flat screen TV, DVD/CD player
  • Dishwasher, microwave
  • Laundry room / laundry service
  • Central heating and electricity included
  • Designated parking
  • Located in beautiful parkland
  • Furnished glass house and Orangery
  • Courtyard garden with seating
  • Ross-on-Wye - 3 miles
  • Nearest Airports - Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, 1 hour
  • Nearest station - Gloucester - 15 miles
  • Good pubs and restaurants serving homecooked food
  • Pub, shop, garage in village
  • Golf, fishing, canoeing, walking, abseiling
  • Cycling on virtually traffic-free roads
  • Go Ape! Adventure Park nearby
  • Area of outstanding natural beauty - Wye Valley, Forest of Dean, Brecon Beacons
Accommodation :
Elgar Cottage is one of 3 cottages converted to an exceptional standard from a former stable block. The cottages, each with its own unique style, are arranged around a courtyard and situated in a stunning 14 acres of parkland. There are views of the parkland from every room in this pretty rural retreat.

This lovely holiday home for two creates a luxurious yet welcoming feel. Furnishings are of a high quality, rooms are spacious, and there are large windows that let the sunlight flood in. The cosy sitting-room provides lots of comfortable seating - a thick-cushioned 3 seater sofa and 2 armchairs, a pretty rug and fireplace and it is equipped with TV, DVD and CD player, as well as Wi-Fi broadband which you can access by bringing your own laptop. Whether you've been walking, canoeing or abseiling all day, or if you simply to spend the day curled up with a good book - you'll find it easy to relax in these comfortable surroundings. Adjoining the living space is a dining area where you can enjoy a romantic supper and relive the day's events.

The kitchen enjoys lovely views towards the Hope Mansel Valley, and is equipped with oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer. There is a laundry room shared with the other cottages and also the option of 48-hour laundry service so you can take a break from the chores.

This one-bedroomed cottage has stairs leading up to the landing from where a galleried space provides a seating area. Off this is the truly lovely bedroom where a canopied four-poster bed, clothed in luxury bedlinen of Egyptian cotton, provides a comfortable night's sleep. A cot is also provided if required - this cottage is equally suited to a couple with a baby. The ensuite has a bath, shower, wash hand basin and WC. The bathroom is furnished with a handmade vanity unit, fluffy towels and bathrobes and White Company toiletries for that long, indulgent soak.

Outside the cottage is the beautiful Italianate garden and glasshouse, a peaceful place to sit and read - all cottage guests are welcome to use this space. In the garden, ponds are home to all sorts of wildlife - dragonflies and bees and the occasional visiting heron. After supper there are walks from your doorstep through beautiful parkland where you can watch the sunset over the hills - the perfect end to a perfect day in this gem of a cottage in Herefordshire.

What's included :
There are lots of little extras to make your self-catering cottage holiday extra special: fresh flowers, a welcome basket and a bottle of local cider or perry greets you on arrival. Central heating, electricity, bath robes, towels and linens are included in the rental.

Directions :
Elgar cottage is just 3 miles from Ross-on-Wye on the Ross-on-Wye / Gloucester road between the villages of Lea and Ryeford (the A40). There are good signs for Wharton Lodge - on your left hand side as you approach from Ross, on the right hand side if you are coming from Gloucester. There is a separate entrance clearly marked 'To the Cottages' separate from the main drive. Secure electric gates and designated parking spaces are provided.

Change over day is flexible as short breaks are available. New arrivals are welcome from 3.30pm. Guests must vacate the property by 10.30am. Dogs are not allowed at Elgar Cottage but the owner has other pet-friendly cottages at the same location.
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