The Portland

Whitchurch, Symonds Yat

The Portland at a glance

  • Sleeps 22
  • 8 bedrooms
  • En-suite bathrooms for each bedroom
  • Grade II Georgian village house
  • 5 mins walk to river
  • Pet friendly cottage
  • 3 pub/restaurants within walking distance
  • Stunning village deli/shop
  • Near the Wye Valley Visitor Centre
  • Short walk to hire canoes
  • Hot Tub available on request

The Portland is a big holiday cottage that sleeps 12 – 22. It is a spacious Grade II Georgian House positioned in an idyllic village setting. On the cusp of three beautiful counties (Herefordshire, Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire) and close enough to offer great Symonds Yat accommodation.

There are amazing rural views from most of the 8 beautiful en suite bedrooms (one including a four poster bed). This big holiday cottage has a large enclosed garden making it dog friendly should you want to bring your pets along.

If you fancy a long soak in the evening after a hard day’s activity there is a hot tub available on request.  There are also disabled sleeping/bathing facilities to ensure everyone is catered for.

The cottage also has private parking, so no fighting for parking spaces.


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The Portland Details

Sitting Room


Seats 12

Day Room

Seats 5

Dining Room

Seats 20

Flexible dining table layout

Kitchen/Breakfast Room


4-ring Hob


Table & chairs (seats 8)


Private Parking

Pets Welcome

Utility Room with Dishwasher

Boot Room with washing machine and tumble dryer

Ground Floor Bedroom (Day Room)

1 x Sofa Bed

En-Suite Wet Room with Shower. Bath & WC

Marstow Room

1 x Double bed

En-suite Shower & WC


Doward Room

3 x Single bed

En-suite Shower & WC


Monmouth Suite

1 x Four-Post Bed

1 x Bathroom with Roll-top Bath & WC

TV & DVD player

Magnolia Room

1 x Double bed

1 x Single bed

En-suite luxury shower & WC


Hunter Suite

1 x Double bed

1 x single bed

1 x sofa bed

Ross Suite

2 Rooms plus En-suite Shower & WC

1 x Double bed

2 x Single bed

1 x 3 Berth bunk bed

TV & DVD player

Toy box with assorted children’s play items

Large Enclosed Garden

Garden Terrace with outdoor seating

BBQ area

Hot tub


There are many golf courses nearby, the closest being 10 minutes drive.

Whitchurch has many great places for for food with an award-winning delicatessen and pubs nearby.

Canoe the Wye
Organise trips to canoe down the River Wye.  many options available for beginners or experienced canoeists alike.

Amazing Hedge Puzzle
If you’ve always wanted to get lost in a hedge maze or re-enact scenes from Harry Potter then The Amazing Hedge Puzzle is for you!

Summit Mountaineering
Whether you want guided walks, orienteering, hill scrambling or lessons in climbing these experts will test your skills and teach you new ones whilst on your stay. Then you can come back to Hollytree House for a soak in the hot tub after a hard day’s climb!

Explore the heart of the Forest of Dean by hiring a bicycle and following the 11 miles that make up the Family Trail.  With plenty of amazing scenery and abundant wildlife there is always something to discover.  Alternatively, why not take lessons from the experts on mountain bikes and learn how to take your skills to the next level!

The Portland: Your questions answered

The cottage is just a stones throw from a wonderful local shop, Woods of Whitchurch, which is licensed and has a well-regarded delicatessen and bakery and serves great coffee! Just over the road is an excellent pub/ restaurant with two others within walking distance.

With the River Wye only five minutes walk away you’re not far from some beautiful scenery.  There is also a visitor centre with a hedge puzzle, miniature golf and laser tag, and nearby, a canoe hire facility.

For a list of more things to do in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley view our activities page.

If you’re interested in staying at The Portland then get in touch with us or check to see if your preferred dates are free on our booking availability page. Don’t forget that our midweek breaks are great for a last minute getaway.  You can view our prices below.

Where is The Portland?

The Portland can be found in the village of Whitchurch, between Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye, just off the A40.

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Prices for The Portland

2017/18 Week Midweek Weekend
January £2750 £1850 £1850
February £2750 £1800 £1850
March £2750 £1800 £2150
April £3000 £1800 £2150
May £3400 £1800 £2300
June £3400 £1800 £2300
July £3400 £1800* £2650*
August £3500 Full Week Only Full Week Only
September £3300 £1800* £2000*
October £3300 £1800 £1750
November £3300 £1800 £1500
December £3250 £1800 £1500

*Please note that from July 19th – Sept 2nd we only accept 7 night bookings.

Included in our costs are:

Bed Linen
Bath and Hand towels (not hot tub towels)

Change-over days are Friday and Monday.

Check-in time: 4pm
Check-out time: 10am
This may be adjustable by prior arrangement except on days where guests are leaving and arriving.

Public Holidays

Spring Bank Holiday
Full Week Only
Check-in 22/05/2020

Easter Holidays
Full week only
Check-in 10/04/2020

Christmas and New Year Holidays:


Bank Holiday Weekends:
(excl. above) 4 Nights
Check-in Fri, Check-out Tue

October Half-term
Full Week Only
Check-in 23/10/2020