Grove Wood Cottages
Near Ross on Wye
Perrycliff sits high on a ridge above the village of Upton Bishop, cosily hunkered down, with the expansive views across the border, way back into the Black Mountains that make the heart soar.
The perfect tonic to blow away lock-down cobwebs, refresh the soul and expand your lungs. Sandra and Alan are very natural hosts and Perrycliff is a very welcoming cottage. Think reassuringly thick walls, squishy sofas, oak beams, and a warming log burning stove, all set against a calming contemporary colour palette.
The spacious stone floored hallway is well stocked with novels, jigsaws, local maps, and carefully curated recommendations of ‘must sees’. There’s a high-quality kitchen complete with a welcoming Aga, a ‘Quooker’ tap and all mod cons, making mass-catering for three generations a genuine breeze. Sliding doors open onto a terraces and those wide-open vistas. Sandra’s meticulous attention to detail includes a BBQ, an atmospheric firepit, an Ooni pizza oven, quality outdoor furniture and blankets, all ideal for an al fresco supper watching the sunsets. There’s even a drying cupboard for wet raincoats and boots, so there’s no excuse for not stretching those legs.
The four stylish bedrooms are split across the ground and first floors, and sleep eight comfortably all with en-suite bathrooms. Egyptian cotton bed linen, fluffy robes and dreamy Myddfai toiletries make stealing an early night an enticing prospect.
Guests have use of the tennis court next door, but for those who are here to re-set, try taking a chilled bottle just across the lane to the summer house in the cottage’s very own ancient west facing orchard; a gorgeously peaceful ‘time stops’ spot, and watch the sun go down whilst the children play. Space to breath and room to relax.
With a well-regarded gastro-pub supper just a ten minute walk away, it’s just as well the cycle routes and footpaths of the Forest of Dean are within easy reach. Perrycliff warms the cockles.
About South WalesThe Romans set up camp in Cardiff 2,000 years ago. Their fort has since grown into a fabulous city-centre castle. It’s a surprising sight that sets the tone for the entire region. Forgive the cliché but we really are full of surprises. Take the Valleys.
With the expansive views across the border, way back into the Black Mountains that make the heart soar. The perfect tonic to blow away lock-down cobwebs, refresh the soul and expand your lungs.07831 091767 firstname.lastname@example.org Birtletons, Upton Bishop, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7UF, UK