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"The peace and tranquillity that is 'The Reddings'"
Awesome... We were treated to a guided tour and had coffee made for us... then we started to chill out, lit the fire and listened to music; watched the birds and squirrels. The views were stunning, we did nothing but chill, which is very easy here... My wife genuinely shed a tear to have to leave the peace and tranquillity that is 'The Reddings'.
"We fell in love with the cottage the moment we saw it!"
We fell in love with the cottage the moment we saw it! Not only was the cottage warm, clean, comfy, beautifully decorated, we also got an amazing view too! Sitting in the hot tub on a chilly afternoon was perfect. (Plus our dogs Pippa and Bella could keep an eye on us through the French doors, from the warmth of the living room). Phill and Jayne were brilliant with all communication and very helpful with any questions we had. We were very excited to see all the Christmas decorations too. We look forward to returning!
"We'll be back soon :)"
We honestly couldn't have asked for anything more from a getaway. We've stayed in a few rented properties and this is, by far, the best one yet. Jayne and Phil have honestly thought of everything that you could possibly want and you could easily stay here for much much longer than a long weekend (we certainly wish we had!). Everything is so easy to navigate and use within the cottage and as soon as you walk in the door, you feel at home. We'll be back again soon :)
"A truly special find"
Such a charming and welcoming place with spectacular views you'd be hard pushed to find elsewhere. What's more, Jayne and Phill really have gone the extra mile to make the place even more special, with the beautiful decor, hot tub, chiminea, barbecue, sauna, swinging chair, the magical garden. the list is endless! We had an amazing few days and wouldn't hesitate recommending the place to anyone. A Truly special find!
|Nathan & Danae
"Luxuriously comfortable... the location is fab"
The Cottage was everything we hoped for and so much more... we loved the terrace, spending pretty much all our time there staring at the changing view and soaking up the scent of the garden. We loved the cottage, which is luxuriously comfortable and quirky... we geekily appreciated the tech for playing music and we're very reassured that the hosts have a good taste in music! The location is fab, we went caving, canoeing, walking and we visited the Hay Festival; but just hanging out on the terrace was the best bit for us all. We'll can't wait to return!!
|Anna & Elliott
"Deer grazing in the garden... truly amazing!"
We had an amazing long weekend at Wye Valley Forest Retreat and a retreat it was! The Cottage is warm, spacious and cosy with the most amazing views... we instantly felt at home…the kitchen is really well stocked…. we enjoyed walks in the local area, great food at the pub at Symonds Yat and of course the hot tub. To top off a great stay, we spotted two Deer grazing in the garden, it was truly amazing, we couldn’t believe our luck! We’ve returned feeling thoroughly relaxed and can’t wait to go again!
"Spacious & beautiful inside and out"
The house is absolutely incredible, so clean and spacious and just beautiful inside and out. The views are just amazing and the surrounding area was wonderful for exploring. I couldn't recommend staying here more. We had cake waiting for us on arrival, what more could a group of girls ask for!? Thank you so much Jayne & Phill! We would definitely stay again :)!
"We'll be back for sure!"
We booked this lovely house for a family get away, 6 adults, 2 dogs and a 5 month old baby. The house is wonderful, so well equipped and beautifully decorated. The hot tub and the sauna were a lovely extra and the views are stunning. The hosts were excellent and made sure we had all the information we needed. Thank you so much for a wonderful break. We’ll be back for sure!
"We were blown away!"
We spent a glorious 4 nights at the Cottage; we were blown away by how stunning both the views and the cottage is. Having seen the photos on the website, we knew it was going to be gorgeous, but being there in reality took it to a whole new level! It is so peaceful and serene, waking up to the mist rising over the forests and not a house in sight! The cottage is homely and beautifully kitted out. It is spotlessly clean and Jayne and Phill have thought of everything you might need. Being out in the hot tub looking at the many stars at night was just breathtaking. The local area is amazing too - would highly recommend Monmouth and Symonds Yat. Great area if you have dogs for walking, there are so many lovely walks to go on varying from short to long and hilly if you want a challenge! Thank you for a fab stay - we will be returning for sure.
"Breath-taking views and the Cottage is beautiful"
We had a fantastic family weekend at the Forest Retreat. Breath-taking views to wake up to and the Cottage itself is beautiful. Every home comfort you could imagine whilst meticulous attention to detail has been taken to preserve it's warm rustic charm. This was the perfect place to have spent our tenth wedding anniversary and my wife's birthday too. Thank you very much to Phill and Jayne; we’ll be back again!!
"Most relaxing, peaceful and beautiful place!"
We wanted a place for our Mom and Dad to stay for their wedding anniversary, and couldn't have found a better place! Stunning views, great location, a hot tub and sound, plenty of room, perfect for a couple or large family! We weren't meant to join them but we're so pleased we gate crashed! Most relaxing, peaceful and beautiful place, we didn't want to leave.
"We're itching to come back!"
Fabulous! From the moment we arrived we knew we had chosen the perfect place. Phill and Jayne were excellent hosts - warm, friendly, communicative and attentive; they thought of everything - gave us excellent tips for pubs and restaurants and even welcomed us with a local handmade cake which was a lovely touch. The decked garden with its hot tub, views across the hills bbq, chiminea, different levels, beautiful lighting and swing seat was the highlight of the trip for us although the house offers a lot more besides: TVs, sound systems, board games as well as a big dining room and well equipped kitchen. The beds were so comfortable our own beds are now disappointing in comparison and the power shower in the main bathroom was amazing. We're itching to come back! Thanks for a great stay.
"The pictures don’t do it justice!"
Truly a stunning... the pictures don't do it justice, from the interior of the house to the view, it's all beautiful! My girlfriend and I stayed here for 4 days and we loved it. The info pack in the cottage was very useful and thoughtful and made the experience even more enjoyable… we enjoyed the Hot Tub overlooking the incredible views, and enjoyed morning coffees on the deck swing. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend highly to any couples or families looking for a getaway in a stunning house within a stunning location.
"One of my favourite memories"
I have visited the Cottage on 2 occassions. I love spending time there, it's full of charm and character; the area is beautiful and perfect for outdoor activities. The view overlooking the valley from the decking outside their house is breathtaking at any time of year. Sitting in the hot tub on a December night just before New Year, enjoying a glass of wine and watching the lights in the valley is one of my favourite memories.
The Cottage is furnished to an extremely high standard, with large comfy bedrooms, several cosy living areas and a fantastic sound system and vinyl player combo. It’s simply gorgeous and there is lots to do in the surrounding area. Goodrich castle was a highlight, while a long walk along the river Wye took us through lush green fields. Can't wait to return!
"A truly amazing and magical place"
The cottage embodied so much character and charm and proved to be the perfect getaway from the city; it’s a truly amazing and magical place. The kitchen was supplied with all the basics and the rest of the cottage was equally well equipped with ample wood for fires in the evening, vinyl records, a great book and film collection; also lots of guides and maps with amazing walks on the doorstep. The greatest part about the cottage has to be the views from the decking; the photos really only capture a snapshot of the this. We would highly recommend the Reddings to anyone looking to get away from the hustle & bustle.
My friends and I visited in May 2016: The pictures do not do this place justice! Gorgeous home, beautiful views, we could not have asked for any more. Jayne and Phill were beyond helpful. The hot tub was awesome, completely private and totally made the stay. Jayne and Phill's pub recommendations were awesome suggestions, I only wish we could have tried them all. Highly recommended if you want to peaceful retreat, don't hesitate to book this place, it is really special We will definitely be back!
"Amazing & Fun"
My boyfriend and I stayed here in Spring 2016, and we'll be returning in August. It's set in an idyllic location and is a cut above the rest, with oustanding views. A glass of bubbly in the Hot Tub is the perfect way to end a day of walking and exploring the beautiful surroundings. I couldn't recommend it highly enough.
My partner and I visited with friends, we were looking for a forest retreat with good pubs nearby; and we weren't disappointed. The cottage is sensational, beautifully furnished and very cozy; but the views really take a biscuit, amazing! Jayne and Phill provided loads of information and suggestions for places to visit and activities; we hired bikes and went canoing to Symonds Yat; great fun. The hot tub was very nice, especially at night with a beer!!!!
"You're in for a treat!"
My chums and I have stayed twice, and we're going again soon. It's amazing, the uninterupted views over the misty hills in the morning are breathtaking, and better views in the evening, whilst sat in the Hot Tub feels super-opulent!! If you're going there, you're in for a treat!!
"Jayne and Phill have a real eye for detail"
Jayne & Phill have a real eye for detail and were lovely hosts. The view from the balcony is incredible and we had a couple of great evenings spent laying side by side watching bats flying overhead. The inside is very cosy and comfortable and we liked the extra touches such as the swing bench, the garden uplighting on the trees and the bird feeders that meant a constant stream of birds were entertaining us.