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Contact by Website: www.thatchclosecottages.co.uk


Relax in secluded Doggie Heaven, away from main roads, 12 acres of organic pasture , dogs are free to roam .

Three cottages, all en-suite sleep 2, 4 and 2 . under-paws heating. Two with enclosed patios, wooden easy clean floors. Doggie welcome basket.

Any number of dogs welcome.

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Three secluded romantic child and dog friendly oak beamed traditional barns, unspoilt picturesque rural location. 




Ideal for dogs to explore our 12 acres of organic grassland with many trees and abounding with wild-life.
Adjacent to Wye Valley and the ancient Forest of Dean. The three cottages : Cider Cottage sleeps 2, Bramble's Barn sleeps 4 and wheelchair accessible Valley View sleeps 2. All en-suite and can be rented individually or in combination.
Tucked away amongst unspoilt rolling hills in the Garron Valley on the edge of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to The Cotswolds and Black Mountains.
The 5 Star and 4 Star Gold, newly converted 17th century barns seamlessly blend traditional charm with modern conveniences ensuring comfort and tranquillity.
Wake up to birdsong, not traffic, then roam our 12 acres of fields, occupied since Saxon Times. The mature trees and hedges abound with wildlife.
Cider Cottage and Bramble's Barn have an abundance of oak beams, fenced and walled patios safe for children and dogs. Valley View is wheelchair accessible [graded M3], with electrically height adjustable worktop, dressing table and washbasin,.Valley View can be accessed to the ground floor of Bramble's Barn.
All cottages possess WiFi, widescreen TVs, hardwood floors with underfloor heating, en-suite wet rooms, shower toilets, ventilation heat recovery systems and kitchens fully fitted with quality appliances. The three cottages can be booked individually or interlinked for larger parties.
Our local pub The Royal Arms, welcomes children and dogs, whilst PGL offer activities for youngsters. Symond's Yat, 
The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley AONB [ Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.] Offer unlimited access in the ancient Forest for dogs and their owners .
Activities include Go Ape treetop experience, canoeing, caving, climbing ,forest walks and cycling. Places to visit including: castles, small market towns, , and watching the peregrine falcons beavers ,wild boar and other wildlife 
Thatch Close offers something for everyone. Please contact Edward and Marian for more information.
All three cottages can be linked internally, allowing for larger parties.

9 Review(s)

[email protected], January 2022

Recently stayed at Brambles Barn on my journey to Wales with my two small dogs, we couldn't have been made more welcome. The cottage was extremely well equipped and comfortable, I didn't need to ask for a thing. The location is ideal, the views stunning - especially from the mezzanine lounge. The owners couldn't do enough to please, allowing the dogs the surrounding fields to play in, off lead, and providing delicious baked goods. Highly recommended, would definitely stay again.

[email protected], January 2022

This was our second stay at Thatch Close Cottages - this time we stayed at the Brambles - this is a great location for walking and seeing the sights at Ross on Wye and Symonds Yat for example. Edward and Marion can't do enough for you - even bringing a welcome basked not only for us but also for the dogs - anything you need all you need to do is ask. Edward even give us a lift to the pub one evening. The views from the cottages are fantastic and even though you have to go through narrow lanes to find it - it's not too difficult to negotiate your way around and back to the main roads. There are pubs within walking distance also and the Royal Arms do lovely food too and dog friendly also. Wi-Fi at the Brambles was great there were a few of us using it and we had no issues with that. If you fancy something a little quieter and rural as a base to relax and enjoy some walks, I would recommend Thatch close cottages.

[email protected], January 2022

Very relaxing stay at Valley View, most dog friendly place I’ve ever been to yet still very clean and nicely furnished. We’re not disabled but we’re very impressed with the disabled facilities - rise and fall sink, hob, dressing table etc. Extra wide doors for wheelchairs made out of solid oak as were window sills and frames. Dog bowls and treats provided together with throws if the dogs wanted to sit on the sofa - though I couldn’t allow my scruffy mutts on that smart leather sofa! Valley View is well-named, absolutely lovely views. Nice welcome from the owners who were very approachable and helpful. The cream tea waiting for us was delicious as was the home-baked bread. Nice area, milk vending machine in the village also selling cakes, butter etc. Very large garden, most of which is grass with different types of trees here and there. The owner had mowed paths to make it easier for human and small doggie walking. My retriever and lab really enjoyed themselves romping through the grass. Can’t think of anything negative to say. Sally, Brian, Poppy and Bryn.

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Listing Updated: 13/05/2022

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Listing Address

Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye
Forest of Dean, Herefordshire
Wye Valley

Listing Details

Can Leave Dog Unattended


Exercise Area


Wheel Chair Access


Owner Has A Dog


Limit On Dog Size

No Limit

No. Of Dogs Allowed


Charge For Dogs


Miscellaneous Notes

We do not keep livestock; however our farming neighbours may have Cattle or sheep in adjoining fields.

Enclosed Garden


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