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“Fantastic Cottage”
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Riversdale Lodge as viewed from our swimming pool (which is open June to Sept)
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Riversdale Lodge as viewed from our swimming pool (which is open June to Sept)
Riversdale Lodge as viewed from the pond level
The swimming pool and the pond viewed from the top terrace outside Riversdale Lodge
Bottle of wine for two overlooking the pool
Birdwatchers will be able to look out for Buzzards, Peregrine Falcons and Kingfishers amongst others
The lounge with log burner and lovely views over the garden and River Wye
The pool table and football table in the lounge
The lounge from the window side
The kitchen with breakfast bar for three
The Dining room (showing one of two tables that are in the room)
Bedroom One at Riversdale Lodge - with ensuite facilities. Views over the river Wye
Bedroom Two at Riversdale Lodge - two single beds with Cot and ensuite. Views over the River Wye.
Bedroom Three at Riversdale Lodge - with ensuite facilities. Views over the river Wye
Bedroom Three at Riversdale Lodge - with ensuite facilities
Bedroom Five at Riversdale Lodge - with two singles and one bunk bed. Also a flat screen tv with dvd
Bedroom Six at Riversdale Lodge - with ensuite facilities. This bedroom is on the ground floor.
Family bathroom with roll-top bath, sink and toilet
The view of the River Wye from bedroom one
Riversdale Lodge from the opposite side of the River Wye
The swimming pool with two sets of steps in - pool is 3ft shallow end / 5ft deep end
Goal, trampoline, zip wire at end of bottom garden
The lower lawn with goal, swing and trampoline at the far end
Two dogs on the lower lawn (we do allow dogs for a small fee). Please enquire.
Path down from bottom lawn to the river Wye (garden is  fenced to stop average dogs escaping!)
The car park at the Lodge has parking for up to 8 cars - great place to ride bikes/play football!
Gates leading from the car park to the main house
Riversdale Lodge as viewed across the River Wye from Symonds Yat East
View from Riversdale Lodge across the Wye towards Symonds Yat East
Hand pulled ferry takes you from Lodge Side of river to Saracens Head and Royal Lodge (50m)
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6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England

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JoelLevs
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic Cottage”
Reviewed May 19, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Had a brilliant weekend here!
With breathtaking views and excellent facilities this is a really well setup cottage.
Helped by brilliant weather the outdoor heated pool was a great feature to have available.
Really impressed with the comfortable beds, good showers and enough appliances and crockery to cater for cooking your own meals comfortably.
Will definitely be going back.

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Anne T
Oldbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic stay!”
Reviewed April 29, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This cottage was booked to celebrate my '50th' birthday. It was a mixed party with age ranges from 6 to 76! We all thought it was fantastic. I had left it rather last minute to book this but the owners were brilliant even when I keep emailing about little things that kept occurring to me- nothing was too much trouble for them, even when I had to call on arrival because I didn't have the housekeepers detail to be able to get in!
The lodge was even better than the picture- the location just by the river was superb and we even had glorious sunshine the entire weekend! The rooms were lovely, spacious and very clean, the facilities wonderful - (we really loved the kitchen and bathrooms) - a real home from home - my two boys (6 & 10) spent almost the entire weekend on the zip wire- a definite favourite! The bottle of wine and chocolates were especially welcomed and were consumed with relish that first evening!
We only went to the pub across the river The Saracen's Head - the food was lovely as well as the people there- the ride across on the hand-pulled ferry was worth the journey alone!
I can honestly say there was nothing we didn't like and my husband even said it was the kind of house we could live it permanently. There are some lovely walks and the bridge over the river about 1.5miles from the cottage is not for the faint-hearted but well worth crossing!
Only negative point was the fact that the pool was not open but we arrived before it was open in May- that would have really added to the weekend!
We are going to try to book it again in the summer this time because it would be even better than at Easter time!!
Would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat!
Thank you Christina, Anthony and Jo
The Tinley Family - West Midlands

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Liked best: The spacious rooms and the location - fantastic!
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Catherine...
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Absolutely Fabulous”
Reviewed February 11, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

The house and location are both stunning, tucked at the end of a little lane it feels very private with a superb view of the river. The garden was great for the six children, who described the zip wire as "awesomely amazing," and the house was equally perfect. Huge living room and kitchen and diner, with 14 of us altogether it never seemed at all crowded. The kitchen was extremely well thought out, we catered easily for everyone. Each bedroom was lovely, and the kids loved the DVD player and DVD's in their room. Wine and snacks had been left along with balloons and a card for my husband's 40th, Christina was also very helpful about things to do locally. However, as we were lucky with the weather we walked to Biblins Bridge and caught the hand ferry over the river to climb Symonds Yat Rock, all of which were accessible by foot. It couldn't have been better situated for us and we would highly recommend this property.

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Liked best: The location and the graciousness of the house.
Liked least: The local roads are a little hairy!
Traveling group: Young Children
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Paul M
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“So good, I kind of want to keep it a secret”
Reviewed February 3, 2015 for a stay in September 2014

I organised a trip for a group of old friends to Riversdale in late September 2014 but have only finally got around to writing a review.

What a fantastic weekend! Riversdale is tucked away at the furthest most point of the narrow winding road (your satnav may attempt to send you into the river, so take care...) The house is enormous and its former life as a hotel is evident - both in the sheer amount of space and the six (yes, six) bathrooms. Lack of queuing for a shower in the morning on these kind of weekends is always a bonus.

Because it was September, the pool was still open and we made use of it daily. The easy and exxlusive access to the river was another bonus.

The kitchen has everything you need, including a full range with two ovens, meaning catering for 12 hungry people was easy. The round table in the dining room can easily accommodate ten but will stretch to twelve and the cavernous living room (in effect two large rooms knocked through) has more than enough seating for all. Again, the pool table is another bonus.

Comfortable beds and flat screens in all of the bedrooms coupled with a chilled bottle of wine and snacks awaiting your arrival all round off what is a genuinely wonderful holiday let.

Christina was extremely helpful throughout - and her additional help and understanding on a number of issues (not least posting a pair of shoes one of us had left behind!) was really appreciated. My only reservation on posting this review is the knowledge that it will let more people in on a place I would rather keep a secret. I certainly hope to go back one day.

Traveling group: Friends
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Sue C
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fabulous house, amazing views.”
Reviewed December 10, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We had a wonderful time at Riversdale Lodge celebrating a 'special' birthday' with family and friends. The location is stunning and the house everything we could have asked for. Booking was easy and Christina very willing to answer any questions. The joining instructions were very helpful -especially reassuring for guests arriving in the dark. We visited both the Ferrie Inn and the Saracens Head. The food was great and the staff really friendly and helpful.
We all felt that we had found a real gem for our gathering and there was talk of 'doing it again in the summer' Watch this space.
Thank you Christina (and Jo) for

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Liked best: Spacious house with stunning view
Liked least: Some showers were low power
Traveling group: Large Group
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steveR700...
Oakley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wonderful location with excellent spacious house, great local hostelries.”
Reviewed November 10, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

My Wife and I found the whole experience of arranging our family holiday a pleasure. Christina the owner was very helpful with our questions & local information.Riversdale is a
spacious,relaxing house with stunning views of the River Wye ,great for children inside & out.
A good base to explore the surrounding area of Ross to the forest of dean,great walks around symonds yat.All the local pubs are very welcoming including children from 10 months
to 9 years, can also recomend the canoeing for half day so peaceful . This is a great location
for all tastes, quiet ,relaxing,yet plenty to do.We used outside caterers for my wifes special day
who were fantastic and recommended by previous guests.( Alimento catering ).

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Going Home
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Jakesmum2...
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing views, wonderful house and fantastic facilities”
Reviewed August 17, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed here to celebrate a family occasion and loved the peaceful setting and picturesque spot. We swam every day, found a wonderful cycle trail in the forest and canoed down the. Wye. Everyone found something to suit and the pool and football table were especially popular in the evening. We visited both the Ferrie Inn and the Saracens Head pubs. Both were extremely accommodating and the food was excellent. We much appreciated the late night ferry back from the pub to the West side with the very patient barman being guided back by our six year olds mad waving of his head torch! Riversdale is truly a home from home and we have many happy memories from our stay. Our thanks to. Christina, Yvonne and Jo.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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