The Rapids Cottage
The Rapids Cottage
Deep within the woodland of the Symonds Yat Valley lies The Rapids Cottage. The most sumptuous and cosy cottage perfect for those looking to switch off and embrace the serenity of mother nature. Relax in the bubbling outdoor bath, listening to the river rapids, the birdsong and the rustling of the trees. Breathe in the breath taking views and embrace the tranquility that will wash over you at this Hygge Escape.
The superior scandi style interiors are so enchanting you may just find yourself cosied up for the entirety of your stay. Yet the outdoor calls to the adventurer within. There are plenty of walking and cycling trails right on the doorstep. Or try your hand at watersports, fishing or horse riding! And at the end of a busy day you can enjoy some hearty pub grub at the local Inn and then sink into the family sized sofa amidst the warmth of the log burner. The perfect escape from the everyday.
Inside Rapids Cottage
Built in 1850, Rapids Cottage is a home from home filled with rustic charm and equipped with all the essentials you could need for a relaxing getaway. The charming interiors are cosy and inviting, just perfect to sink into at the end of a busy day exploring. And the views can be devoured from the windows, should you not wish to brave the brisk outdoors on a cold day.
To the downstairs there is a lounge area with sumptuous sofa and warming log burner. The separate kitchen and dining area has everything you need for a peaceful night in. Upstairs Rapids Cottage boasts two gorgeously refurbished bedrooms, one king size and one adaptable king or twin room. The modern and sleek bathroom has a relaxing walk in shower, to ease the aches of the day’s adventures.
To The Outside
Enjoy your morning cup of tea, watching the mist arise from the river below on the outdoor decking area. Embrace the full beauty of the natural surroundings and the breath taking views. Rapids Cottage houses the most enchanting festoon lit decking area that can be enjoyed in all seasons. With the highlight being a 4 person William Holland jetted bath. Simply fill like a bath, jump in and enjoy a chemical free dip in the most serene setting. Observe the famous pinnacle of Yat Rock, the ancient woodland that encircles the cottage and the local wildlife. Barbeques and al fresco dining can fill up summer evenings and cold winter dips in the bath while away long dark nights.
The Wye Valley AONB has many wonders just waiting to be explored. And you don’t even need to hop in your car when you are staying at Rapids Cottage. So many adventures can be had right from the doorstep. With walking trails, cycling routes and the River Wye all within easy reach.
For those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, the famous Yat Rock is a popular location for climbing, or try some exhilarating canoeing or paddle boarding along the River Wye. Or for a more subtle adventure, relish in a gentle stroll through the ancient woodlands and then watch the world and its river users go by from one of the many inns and tea rooms.
A 10 minute drive by car will find you in the historic town of Monmouth. With its iconic gatehouse bridge and famous past, it’s also renowned for its independent shops and foodie delights.
There really are a plethora of places to explore in this scenic part of Britain. Whether it is on foot, on the water or on wheels. From castles, to caves and amazing hedge mazes. There is something for all ages and interests.
Best Choice For…
Couples looking for a rural and romantic retreat or adventurous families looking for a luxury base from which to explore.
Why it should be on your Wanderlist
Stunning scandi interiors and the outdoor jetted bath!