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The Weir House

Symonds Yat

Sleeps 8
No Pets
Local Pub
12-24 Mbps
Overlooking the River Wye, where it flows into the gorge at Symonds Yat East, The Weir House provides the perfect base for getting back to nature in this truly beautiful part of the country. Renovated to a high standard with a stylish Scandi finish, this four bedroom house set over three floors is a delight to come home to at the end of the day. With the Wye Valley on your doorstep on the edge of the Forest of Dean, the options of activities here are endless. From walking to cycling, paddling to caving, your day can be as adventurous or as relaxing as you’d like it to be.
Full Description
Sitting just above the banks of the River Wye above Symonds Yat East, The Weir House is made for walkers, cyclists, mountain bikers, watersports enthusiasts and groups of families and friends looking to spend quality time together. Surrounded by beautiful views, with the Netflix TV series Sex Education chalet in the woods behind, you will have a fantastic stay here no matter where your interests lie.

Set over three floors this incredibly well-equipped house has been finished to a high standard. The contemporary kitchen/dining area is warmed by a wood burner and is the heart of the home. Enjoy celebratory meals together here and step out onto the terrace for a toast on the river’s edge. At the end of busy days, put your feet up in the living room and chill out catching up on your favourite series on the large Smart TV. Perfect for multiple families sharing with two en-suite shower rooms and a further two bathrooms. The addition of a small sitting area on the second floor makes this a wonderfully communal house.

Making the most of the location, the private terrace enjoys uninterrupted views of the River Wye, you can dine al fresco while watching canoes float by on their way to tackle the rapids further downstream. You can enjoy this area no matter the weather and store muddy boots here after a long walk. Across the quiet lane is off road parking for four cars, a fantastic amenity that is hard to come by in this village.

Ground Floor

Kitchen/Dining Room:
The open plan kitchen/dining area is where you will spend the majority of your time together. This bright and welcoming room looks through the French doors across the terrace to the wooded slopes opposite. A modern woodburning stove adds comfort and warmth while you dine at the table seating eight. A breakfast bar separates the kitchen area and provides space to serve from. Beyond, the well-equipped kitchen has a range cooker, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher and ample fridge/freezers. There is plenty of storage space including a handy pantry.

Living Room:
This cosy room has been beautifully finished with light wood and neutral colours, offset by the bright blue sofas. With space for six to sit comfortably, retire here after dinner once the children have gone to bed for evening drinks or a movie night on the large Smart TV. Doors open to the terrace so you can extend the space and watch the sun setting over the hills.

First Floor

Bedroom One:
Wake up in the king-size bedroom to a river view whetting your appetite for exploration. There are bedside tables, a chest of drawers, wardrobe and a Smart TV so you can relax here at the end of the day.

In the en-suite is a shower, WC and sink and there is room to store your toiletries so you can feel at home.

Bedroom Two:
Two single beds furnish bedroom two and you can also enjoy a river view from here. There are bedside tables, a chest of drawers, wardrobe and Smart TV.

This twin room also has a compact en-suite shower room with shower, WC and sink.

Completing the first floor is a family bathroom, so you have the option to relax amongst the bubbles after a long country hike, perhaps to see the views from nearby Yat Rock. There is a deep bath with shower over with a rainfall shower over, and a WC and sink.

Second Floor

Bedroom Three:
At the top of the house, bedroom three has a double bed and looks over the river to the trees beyond through a Velux window. It is well furnished with bedside tables chest of drawers and hanging space. Both second floor bedrooms sit under the roof and have reduced head height on one side.

Bedroom Four:
The second double bedroom on this floor also has bedside tables, chest of drawers and hanging space. Wake up and open the Velux window to gaze across the river.

Sitting Area:
A surprising addition at The Weir House is the second floor sitting area. With a mini fridge and kettle you don’t need to head down to the kitchen to make a morning cup of coffee. There is a table and four chairs for guests of bedrooms one and two to spend time together and a Smart TV. If you need to catch up on work there is also a small desk. A door opens to the rear terrace and looking up the hill behind, you will see the famous red chalet often seen in the popular Sex Education TV series.

Shower Room:
Equipped with a shower, WC and sink, this shower room can be shared between guests staying in bedrooms one and two.


Make the most of your stay at The Weir House by watching the river flow by from the terrace. Dine al fresco, have a morning coffee and pastry or just sit with a book as paddleboarders float on by. Fire up the BBQ and enjoy time here no matter the weather. Behind the house is a second terrace where you will find laundry facilities.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - Twin
  • Bedroom Three - Double
  • Bedroom Four - Double
  • 4 Bathrooms - 2 x en-suite shower, 1 x shower room, 1 x bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Fire - Logs provided for an initial fire 01 October to 31 March
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 8
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • Drying rack
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV - Smart
  • Desk chair
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided) - 1
  • Highchair - 1


  • Garden - Enclosed terrace front and rear
  • Outdoor dining area - Seats 10
  • BBQ - Gas
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 4 cars
On your Doorstep
Farm shops, delis, and shopping: Symonds Yat is a beautifully picturesque area of the Wye Valley. Woods of Whitchurch (3.5 miles) is a local village shop, deli and coffee shop. The nearest shops can be found in Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Ross-on-Wye offers a Vintage and Design shopping trail which includes 17 specialist independent shops from antiques and crafts to vintage clothing and jewellery. Markets are held regularly at the 16th century Market House (twice-weekly on Thursdays and Saturdays). Monmouth is the UKs first bee town, showing its recognition for work done to improve the area for these useful pollinators. Because of this, you can shop a number of honey based products in Monmouth. It is also a fantastic location for craft shops, galleries and locally made produce.

Cafes, pubs, and restaurants:
  • The Saracens Head Inn, Symonds Yat East – award-winning food from breakfast through to dinner in a traditional pub setting (next door)
  • The Royal Lodge, Symonds Yat East – serving meals from breakfast to dinner (100 yards)
  • Yaks n Yetis, Ross-on-Wye – Nepalese restaurant with an extensive menu (7 miles)
  • The Whitebrook Restaurant, Whitebrook – Michelin starred restaurant with a focus on sustainability serving set menus (13 miles)

Walks: Symonds Yat East has unmatched opportunities for walkers. Follow trails along the River Wye or head up to Yat Rock for stunning views and a break at the Log Cabin cafe. Circular walks are available using the hand ferry from outside the Saracens Head or walking over Biblins Bridge to cross the River Wye (check ahead to ensure these are available and open). Visit Forestry England for a trail map which includes routes taking from half an hour up to five hours. There are also cycle trails marked.

Places to Visit:
  • Wye Dean Canoe Hire – try kayaking or paddle boarding on the River Wye (90 yards)
  • Symonds Yat Rock – experience the fantastic views and spot Peregrine Falcons (1 mile on foot)
  • King Arthur’s Cave, Great Doward – shrouded in mystery this limestone cave can be found by following one of the many walking trails (2 miles on foot)
  • Dean Forest Railway – enjoy a steam train ride through the Forest of Dean (12 miles)

Train - Lydney railway station (13 miles) has services to Cardiff, Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa.
Taxis - CDS Taxis, Mr Taxies

There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean and Herefordshire, why not have look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
  • It is the policy of this property not to take bookings for groups where the majority of guests are under the age of 25, or single-sex group celebrations, including stag/hen parties.
  • The Weir House is one of our pet-free properties and therefore dogs and other pets are not permitted.
  • There are open tread stairs to the second floor, younger children must be supervised.
  • The terrace has lockable gated access but children should be supervised at all times as this leads to a lane used by cars and the River Wye below.


The house is in the most perfect location with amazing views, right on the banks of the river wye and next door to the owner's lovely pub/hotel, The Saracens Head. The house is very well equipped and would cater well for both families and a group of friends looking for a relaxed stay.I stay at the pub/hotel many times on business and its always a pleasure to come back, especially with my family. Can't recommend it highly enough.

| 05/04/2024

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| 07/03/2024


The stunning Wye Valley is a gateway to relatively untouched nature. Walks along the river or hikes uphill to Yat Rock reward you with beautiful views. It is one of the best spots to see Peregrine Falcons in the country. From the doorstep of The Weir House you can follow circular walking routes across Biblins Bridge and in summer cross the river using the hand-pulled ferry. Watersports are available down the lane and you are next door to The Saracens Head for delicious meals out.