Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye.

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6 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, bed sheets
6 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, bed sheets
6 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, bed sheets

Overview of Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye.

Entire homePrivate host

Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye.

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

6 bedrooms6 bathroomsSleeps 14

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
Ross-on-Wye, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWye Valley21 min drive
  • Popular LocationGoodrich Castle25 min drive
  • Popular LocationForest Hills Golf Club35 min drive
  • AirportGloucester (GLO-Gloucestershire)72 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye.

Holiday home in Ross-on-Wye with private pool
Riversdale Lodge was built circa.1910. It 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 in the summer from June 1st to September 30th) 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.

6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, large lounge, dining room and kitchen. Swimming pool
Riversdale Lodge at Symonds Yat West is the place for you would like:
- unobstructed views of the River and of the Symonds Yat valley
- river access via private gate onto the banks of the river Wye
- the great outdoors on your doorstep
- sitting on a terrace with a glass of wine and watching the world go by
- swimming in a private heated outdoor pool (June to Sept)
- fantastic garden for children with zip wire, trampoline, football goal and swing
- watching and listening to the wildlife on your doorstep
- playing pool, table football, watching dvds, with sky (with all sport channels)
- cooking in a large kitchen for 14 wonderful friends!
- sitting in one dining room for 14 overlooking the river
- having a canine friend or two with you
- watching the river wye and the canoeists paddle over the rapids (and capsize)
- getting involved in the canoeing on your doorstep
- walking 10 minutes to the Olde Ferrie Inne for a pint with Jamie the landlord
- walking 2 minutes and getting hand pulled ferry to the Saracens Head across the Wye
- cycling down the river path, going over Biblins suspension bridge and cycling up the other bank to get to the Saracens Head for a beer (25 minutes)
- walking on the same route (all flat) for a pint at the Saracens (60 minutes)
- walking up into the forest and the surrounding woods
- playing cricket or football in the car park (which is huge!)
and many more sightseeing and activities!

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 4Kitchen - with breakfast bar for four Utility Room - with washer / dryer, second sink, drying area
Bedroom 1 - Double with ensuite shower, washbasin and toilet
Bedroom 2 - Two singles (& cot) with ensuite shower, washbasin and toilet (the wooden cot is too large to transfer to other rooms)
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, 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 4 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 £25 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 poop 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.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers private pools and a hairdryer. Guests can make use of the in-room microwaves and coffee/tea makers.

Property amenities


  • Private pool

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 6 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 6 bathrooms
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Pool or billiards table


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Pet friendly
  • 2 per room
  • Welcoming dogs only


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board


  • Sleeps 14
  • Unit size: 16146 sq ft (1500 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 30


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events (including family gatherings, birthday parties and weddings) are allowed on site. Maximum attendees: 50
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Riversdale Lodge is set Heart Symonds Yat Overlooking River Wye
Riversdale Lodge is set Heart Overlooking River Wye
Riversdale is set Heart Symonds Yat Overlooking River Wye
Riversdale is set Heart Overlooking River Wye
Riversdale Lodge is set Heart Symonds Yat Overlooking River Wye
Riversdale Lodge is set Heart Overlooking River Wye
Riversdale is set Heart Symonds Yat Overlooking River Wye
Riversdale Lodge is set Heart Overlooking River Wye
Riversdale is set Heart Symonds Yat Overlooking River Wye
Riversdale is set Heart Overlooking River Wye

About this area


This holiday home is located in Ross-on-Wye. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. St Mary's Priory Church and St Bridget's Church Skenfrith are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Perrygrove Railway & Treetop Adventure - 17 min drive
  • Wye Valley - 21 min drive
  • Goodrich Castle - 25 min drive
  • Forest Hills Golf Club - 35 min drive
  • Clearwell Caves - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Abergavenny Station - 24 min drive


  • The Saracens Head - 7 min walk
  • The Potting Shed - 3 min drive
  • The Whole Earth Cafe Bistro - 8 min drive
  • Punch House - 8 min drive
  • Old Nag's Head - 8 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 12 out of 14 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 14 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 14 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Stunning 🤩
We had an amazing week at Riversdale Lodge. The house is absolutely beautiful and very well equipped. Ideal for a large group. Lots to do just at the house - pool table, table football, games, DVDs, zip wire, trampoline etc. All ages loved it - humans and doggy! Great parking. Perfect location. Lots to do within 10 miles. Brilliant, responsive communication from the owners. Seamless process. Thank you 😊
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Amazing Stay!
What a fabulous property in a stunning location. Just perfect for a much needed get away. Great for walking, biking, and relaxing. Lovely en suite bedrooms, great communal spaces, a lovely garden (which our dog is really going to miss!!) we would definitely love to book again. Hopefully for longer next time. Chrystel was great with communication from booking until check out and was so kind letting us amend our booking due to family circumstances. A truly magical place!!
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic family holiday
A beautiful secluded house for a family holiday in a stunning location overlooking the river Wye and Yat Rock on the opposite shore. We were welcomed upon arrival by the owner who provided information and answered any questions we had. The kitchen was very well equipped for the 12 of us self catering. The bedrooms were all very comfy and the added bonus of having en-suites made it much easier to get out in the mornings. We had many lovely walks along the river and Monmouth is only 12 minutes drive for any shopping required. There was ample parking for the 5 cars.
Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

A wonderful home from home- just perfect
Stayed with family to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday. It was just what we wanted and more! Warm, cosy with plenty of space for everyone. Grounds and location was stunning. Wonderful inviting lounge area and spacious kitchen and dinning area. Bedrooms were comfortable with en-suite facilities ensured privacy. Great communication from owner Chrystel who gave us lots of information about the surrounding area and how to locate the property. There was even a little welcome gift for us.Because our visit was in December we had the bonus of the house being decorated for Christmas. Will definitely return. Thank you Chrystel
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful country house in Symonds Yat
The house was lovely, beautifully furnished and well equipped, with lots of space. We really enjoyed the swimming pool and gardens, with the amazing views of the river and valley.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021