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Riversdale Lodge, S.Yat West

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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
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Overview
6 bedrooms
7 bathrooms
14 guests
Min stay varies
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Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye. Riversdale Lodge was built circa.1910. It is a six bedroom house that has in it's time been a small hotel - hence it has 6 bedrooms and six bathrooms! Riversdale Lodge is on the banks of the River Wye and has direct access from the garden to the river and the riverside path that leads down to Biblins Bridge and beyond. The Lodge has an outdoor swimming pool (open from 1st May to 30th September) and has great views of Symonds Yat East and the rapids. We accept weekly bookings as well as bookings for midweek (Monday to Friday) and weekends (Friday to Monday). Due to the nature of the property we do not accept all male or all female parties (or close to this) - Riversdale Lodge is for mixed groups and familie...Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye. Riversdale Lodge was built circa.1910. It is a six bedroom house that has in it's time been a small hotel - hence it has 6 bedrooms and six bathrooms! Riversdale Lodge is on the banks of the River Wye and has direct access from the garden to the river and the riverside path that leads down to Biblins Bridge and beyond. The Lodge has an outdoor swimming pool (open from 1st May to 30th September) and has great views of Symonds Yat East and the rapids. We accept weekly bookings as well as bookings for midweek (Monday to Friday) and weekends (Friday to Monday). Due to the nature of the property we do not accept all male or all female parties (or close to this) - Riversdale Lodge is for mixed groups and families. The prices for the bookings are shown on the price list. The layout of the lodge is: Lounge - with log burner and three sofas, a pool table, a football table, a TV that can be used for games consoles (guests would need to bring console) and also a plasma with Sky HD tv (including all sports) Dining room - with two round tables, one seating 10 and one seating 4 Kitchen - with breakfast bar for three Utility Room - with washer / dryer, second sink, drying area Bedroom 1 - Double with ensuite shower, washbasin and toilet Bedroom 2 - Two singles (& travel cot) with ensuite shower, washbasin and toilet Bedroom 3 - Double with ensuite shower, washbasin and toilet Bedroom 4 - Double with ensuite shower, washbasin and toilet Bedroom 5 - Two singles and a bunk bed (for two) - with plasma tv and dvd (no tv signal - just for dvd) Bedroom 6 - Downstairs double with no stairs from front door with ensuite shower, washbasin and toilet There is also a family bathroom on the first floor with roll-top bath, washbasin and toilet We allow one or two dogs - that have to stay on the ground floor (Bed 6 is downstairs) Immediately outside the house there is a patio area with 2 wooden benches, two chairs and large table. There is parking for up to 8 cars in the large car park which is at the end of the drive near the house. The pool is heated and open from 1st June to the end of September. It is 3ft 6" sloping to 5" maximum. It is a private pool for the house - not shared with any other house. Guests will need to bring pool/beach towels for use by the pool. The pool uses an eco-friendly heat transfer system to heat the pool - it relies on the heat of the air to transfer to the water (therefore if there are periods of cooler weather the pool will not necessarily be that warm). From the car park there are two shallow steps down to the house level, and then one step up into the house. Bedroom 6 is on the ground floor so one or two persons with limited mobility could use Riversdale Lodge. We are dog friendly and allow a maximum of two dogs per stay. There is a charge of £35 per dog and we do not allow the dogs upstairs in the house or on the furniture! Bed 6 is downstairs - and it has a wooden floor so okay to sleep with you dog/s In the same room. We do ask that dog owners clean the lawns of any doo doo's before they go. Outside of the school holidays we accept bookings for weekends or midweek breaks. A weekend is from Friday 4pm to Monday 10am. A midweek break is Monday 4pm to Friday 10am . Please contact us for more details.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We don't allow Hen or Stag parties. Riversdale Lodge is a family home for families and mixed groups of friends
Bathrooms
5 Attached (ensuite), 1 Half bath, 1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Chrystel A
Hosting since June 2013
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 95%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (91)
Brian J
Brian J
Northampton, United Kingdom9 contributions
We just made another visit to Riverdale Lodge in Symonds Yat. This time a Family Pre-Christmas get together. We enjoyed the property so much last year we booked it again. It was Amazing, what a location and the property was very clean and had everything we needed. In addition, we had asked the Owners if they could possibly give the place a Christmassy feel. Wow they really did that, we arrived and there were 3 Christmas Trees, which we all loved! It was a short walk to the village pub, where we had a really nice meal on Saturday evening. On Sunday we went for a walk through the forest and over the bridge over the River Wye. The property is really spacious and even has Table Football and a Pool table, so ideal for a family holiday. We will definitely be booking this property again!!! We are becoming regulars, and why not, the location is Brilliant, and the Lodge has everything we need, including table football and a pool table for the kids and adults!!! Brilliant
Visited November 2022
Written November 27, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rachel B
Rachel B
Beeston, United Kingdom10 contributions
This is the second year we have stayed in this amazing house. It’s perfect for our wider family(aged from 11 to 79) with something for everyone. Pool table, table football, everything you could need in the kitchen including an oven large enough to cater for 14 of us. All spotlessly clean on our arrival. And lots to do locally - butterfly farm, canoeing and paddle boarding, steep walks up the hills for those with lots of energy and flatter more gentle walks for those whom prefer a gentle stroll. Already booked for next year!
Visited September 2022
Written October 4, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Climber00254694981
Climber00254694981
1 contribution
The views of the forest and the river from the house, terrace and garden are simply breathtaking - changing as the light shifts during the day and encouraging peaceful relaxation. At the same time the zip wire is probably the most exciting in the west and the pool a perfect size and temperature - a real bonus in the heatwave. There are great pubs to eat at on the riverside nearby but we also loved family meals and BBQs on the terrace and in the spacious dining room. Plenty of room too for the popular table football and pool table. It was special feeding the goldfish in the lily pond and then slipping down to the river via a magical secret path for brilliant adventure walks or for painting. The owners could not have been more helpful when belongings were mistakenly left behind!
Visited July 2022
Written August 10, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Deborah H
Deborah H
1 contribution
We had a wonderful time at Riversdale Lodge celebrating a 60th birthday with 3 generations of family. The house is very spacious and well equipped and we loved the welcome pack. The pool was wonderful and a lovely temperature. We especially enjoyed the easy access to the Wye from the house so we could launch our kayaks. A very special week
Visited July 2022
Written August 3, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Brady
Brady
1 contribution
Our group had a fantastic stay at Riversdale Lodge, the setting and views across the river wye are truly amazing, and can’t be done justice in photos! The pool is big enough for a large group to enjoy and was perfect for the hot weather! The home is lovely and cosy inside, but was still surprisingly large and fitted us all well, the games rooms was our particular favourite! The many bedrooms and en suite bathrooms are a big plus as everyone has their own space. The terrace provides a great casual area and stunning views, and there is even a permanent bbq to the side of the house! Chrystel was great and very helpful with communication and provided extensive suggestions of pubs, walks and things to do. Some of the braver of our group even climbed the pinnacle which can be seen from the house! The welcome pack was also a lovely touch! We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend!
Visited July 2022
Written July 18, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Stacey P
Stacey P
1 contribution
Booked for a family get together to celebrate my daughters 18th. Beautiful grounds including a heated swimming pool. House was well equipped, clean and dog friendly. Short walk along the river to Ye Olde Ferrie Inn pub for great food. Will definitely be returning in the future, many thanks Chrystel 😊
Visited July 2022
Written July 5, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nancy Whiskin
Nancy Whiskin
1 contribution
Had such a fantastic time in this wonderful house celebrating our joint 60th Birthdays with our family of 12. Honestly you can’t ask for much more than this house in this spectacular location. The house is big spacious and has something for everyone. The kids, loved the pool, zip wire, trampoline and the walks just outside the gate to the river and beyond. The tranquil sound of the river and the ambience is exactly what was needed for us stressed out adults after the last 2 years. Swimming in the pool surrounded by the trees and watching the peregrines in the distance is really something. Lots of lovely walks, pubs and activities in walking distance. The house has every thing you could need and is very well stocked, clean and tidy. Chrystel is very accommodating and handover was very smooth. I can’t wax lyrical enough about this place and will definitely be returning. Thank you!
Visited June 2022
Written June 28, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

CEM1974
CEM1974
Bedford, United Kingdom30 contributions
My partners father booked for his 70th birthday to bring the whole family together. There were 11 of us and the house was perfect. Large rooms, lots of space, lovely pool and well kept gardens. The area is stunning. You can walk for miles. 2 nice pubs in walking distance. 1 requires the hand ferry which does not run after 6pm unless by prior arrangement. We cooked every night but one. Everything you need is in the kitchen. Big Morrisons and Aldi in Ross on Rye. M&S and Waitrose in Monmouth. Definitely recommend a stay.
Visited June 2022
Written June 4, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Barry H
Barry H
1 contribution
Held my Wife's 50th Birthday celebrations at Riversdale and I have to say, we have the most fantastic time. The accommodation was more than expected, plenty of room, very clean and the house was very well equipped - perfect for the 12 of us staying. Set in stunning landscape overlooking the Wye which made for great viewing watching the Kayaks tackle the rapids. The pool was surprisingly warm for May and with the Games room in the house kept us all entertained. I could not fault Riversdale in any area, what also made our stay even better was the extremely kind and informative way that Chrystel dealt with any of my questions leading up to the weekend - as I said Simply Superb and we will be booking again!! Thanks to Chrystel and her team
Visited May 2022
Written May 17, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Wendy B
Wendy B
Bristol, United Kingdom2 contributions
Just had the most amazing weekend away. Fabulous house set in the most beautiful location right on the river with everything we needed, including being dog friendly, just perfect. Lovely friendly owner, would definitely re-visit when the lovely outdoor pool is open!
Visited April 2022
Written April 26, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Pool Table
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Private Yard
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Swingset
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
There are several pubs within walking distance of Riversdale Lodge: The Saracen's Head - one of the best restaurants and terraces The Olde Ferrie Inn - run by the friendliest landlord in England The Old Court Inn Hotel - good bar and restaurant The Wye Not Inn - good for locals and visitors alike There is kayaking and canoeing directly on the river Wye - with fishing with permits from the local fishing shop in Ross on Wye There are lovely walks along the river to Biblins Bridge - you can cycle down or walk There is the local maze, butterfly garden and amusements in Symonds Yat The local tourist site has listing of 58 different activities and 51 Attractions on www.visitforestofdean.co.uk
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyThere Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins DriveHorse Riding NearbyWatersports Nearby
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Riversdale Lodge, S.Yat West

Riversdale Lodge, S.Yat West is able to accommodate up to 14 guests. See all property details.

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