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River Wye Fishing Holidays & Accommodations

If you dream of planning fishing holidays this year, you have come to the right place! Our guide to River Wye fishing holidays will help turn your dream into a reality. Along the way, you’ll uncover insider tips to help get the most out of this bucket-list experience!

You won't be the only person seeking a restful break along the English and Welsh border. People from all over the UK and Ireland come to explore the natural wonders here. However, with its vast landscape, you will always find a private slice of heaven.

If this sounds like your cup of tea, read on to discover River Wye accommodation with fishing and more!

Reasons to Stay in Holiday Cottages on the River Wye

Holiday Cottages on the River Wye offer space for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of life. Located in the heart of the Wye Valley, our homes provide the perfect base for exploring nature.

Some of the most compelling reasons you should stay in a holiday home are the following:

Scenic Locations

Big House Holiday Lets are nestled in some of the most beautiful places nationwide. Wye is an iconic river that meanders through pretty terrain and historic towns.

Wye Valley is a designated Area for Outstanding Natural Beauty. It boasts breathtaking scenery, making it the perfect location for a peaceful vacation.

Comfortable Accommodation

A getaway is supposed to be a comfortable break from the stresses of life. This is what you get in our Big House Holiday Lets rentals. 

We offer comfortable and spacious accommodation, with several options to suit your needs. From cosy cottages to a grand country house, there is something to suit your taste and budget. All accommodation comes with modern facilities to ensure you have a comfortable stay.

Pet Friendly

Many Big House Holiday Lets are pet-friendly, so you don't have to leave your furry friends behind. The Wye Valley is a perfect spot for dogs, with plenty of walking trails and open spaces to explore. 

Since some lodgings have enclosed gardens, you can relax knowing your pets are secure.

Family Friendly

Big House Holiday Lets properties are perfect if your family wants a fun and relaxing trip. With plenty of outdoor attractions, there is something to keep everyone entertained. 

It is an astonishing setting to snap family photos so your memories can live long into the future.

Activities and Attractions

The Wye Valley spans around 326 sq. km of postcard landscape. Therefore, it is no surprise you can find a range of activities and attractions to suit all ages. 

There is something for everyone here. The activities go from outdoor pursuits such as hiking and cycling to leisurely delights such as wine tasting and spa days. The area is also rich in history and heritage, with numerous castles and abbeys to explore.

Peace and Quiet

Big House Holiday Lets homes lie in peaceful and tranquil locations, away from busy city life. The Wye Valley is where you can escape the stresses of everyday life and relax in the peace of the countryside. With no traffic noise or crowds to contend with, you can truly unwind and recharge your batteries.

Best Time to Go on a Fishing Holiday

The best time to go fishing on the River Wye depends on the fish you hope to catch.

Generally, the fishing season runs from mid-March to mid-October. But some fish species have specific closed seasons. Salmon fishing is closed from October to January, and trout fishing is shut from October to March.

  • The best time to catch salmon on the River Wye is from late May to early August.
  • The best time to catch trout on the River Wye is from mid-April to late June and from early September to mid-October.
  • The best time to hook graylings on the River Wye is October to March.

No matter what time you visit, search for River Wye accommodation with fishing nearby.

Best Time to Go For Outdoor Sports

The best time to visit the Wye Valley for outdoor sports would be in spring and summer. This period runs from April through to September. The weather is generally warm and sunny, excellent for hiking, cycling, and kayaking. 

Wye Valley is particularly appealing in the spring. Wildflowers like bluebells and primroses are abundant. You could also see various wildlife, including nesting birds and newborn animals.

Summer offers long days with plenty of sunlight and warm temperatures. Thus, it is great for outdoor ventures, especially swimming.

July is the hottest month when temperatures can reach 22 degrees Celsius.

Things to Do Along the River Wye

River Wye fishing is arguably the most popular pastime for locals and tourists. Yet, if you are searching for something more active, you are in luck. Below are some of the best things to do while you are in the surrounding area.

Try Canoeing/Kayaking

The River Wye is a popular spot for canoeing and kayaking. You can rent a canoe or kayak and paddle down the river, enjoying the stunning scenery along the voyage. Many businesses offer guided tours and equipment rentals.

Take Walks/Hikes

There are many scenic walks and hikes along the River Wye. One popular walk is the Wye Valley Walk. It is a 136-mile trail that follows the river from its source in the Welsh mountains to the River Severn. Some shorter walks offer stunning views of the river and surrounding countryside.

Go Fishing

The River Wye is known for its excellent fishing holidays. It is home to salmon, trout, grayling, and other fish species. There are many fishing spots along the river and several places to hire a guide or go alone.

Stop by Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey is a stunning ruined abbey located on the banks of the River Wye. It was founded in 1131 and is now a popular tourist attraction. You can take a guided tour or go it alone.

Visit Symonds Yat

Symonds Yat is a popular tourist spot located on the River Wye. There are many things to do here, such as cycling and rock climbing. You can also take a boat tour of the river or enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants in the area.

Search for River Wye Fishing Holidays Today

River Wye offers excellent fishing opportunities. Additionally, it has countless accommodations if you want to enjoy a fishing holiday. With its scenery and abundant wildlife, the River Wye is a destination for any angler.  

There are plenty of options whether you are looking for a luxurious stay or a budget choice. Overall, a fishing holiday on the River Wye will be a memorable and enjoyable experience.

If you still want River Wye fishing holidays, book your accommodation today before it is too late!

  • Orchard House

    Prices from £2,200.00

    farmhouse and annexe sleeps up to 24 people in 10 bedrooms and is ideal for family occasions, birthday celebrations, reunions, and holiday breaks. Walk through the fields into your own private woodland, bike on traffic free lanes, canoe or cruise the nearby River Wye, enjoy unlimited local activities and award winning pubs and restaurants. Hot tub hire available and well behaved hens are welcomed. Stunning Spanish riding horses bred on site. pet friendly. Big games room and ground floor bedroom/shower room for limited mobility guests.

    • 10 Bedrooms
    • 2 kitchens
    • Large TV Lounge
    • 8 bath and shower rooms/loos
    • Hot tub Hire available
  • Wye Rapids House

    Prices from £2,650.00

    11 ensuite bedrooms, converted hotel overlooking the River Wye rapids at Symonds Yat. Large dining room , bar, lounge, patio, riverside garden plus outdoor hot tub (that can be hired) and games room. Plenty of room to relax and enjoy the sights and sound of nature all around you. An ideal pet-friendly cottage for large group holidays. With flat walks and 3 nearby pubs and restaurants, Wye Rapids provides an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life for 26 people.

    • 11 ensuite Bedrooms sleeps 26
    • Hot tub hire available
    • All dine together
    • Fully commercial kitchen
    • Offroad parking for 16 cars
  • Holly Tree House

    Prices from £2,200.00

    Charming villa above Symonds Yat, sleeping 22 in 9 bedrooms overlooking River Wye. Two lounges, a large dining room and patio plus covered, outdoor Hot Tub and Games Room. Short walk to 3 pubs (with excellent food), river ferry, and flat riverside circular walk - super pet-friendly. Loads of activities inc canoes and paddle boards. verty safe and secure, no traffic. Ideal multi generation holiday cottage. Holly Tree House provides accommodation in an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

    • 9 bedrooms sleeping 12 - 22
    • 8 Bath and Shower/Loos
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Pet Friendly
    • 3 Pub/Restaurants walkable
  • Pencraig Court

    Prices from £3,000.00

    Classic country house sleeping 36 in 11 bedrooms midway between Monmouth and Ross on Wye overlooking the river. Pet friendly, stunning rooms, large grounds, games room. On site 3 bed cottage sleeping a further 8 available. Landscaped grounds and gardens and a sweeping drive with an extensive parking area, totalling 3.6 Acres. Hot tub hire available.

    • 11 Ensuite Bedrooms sleeping 36
    • Attached 3 Bed cottage sleeping 8
    • Games Rooms with Table Football and Pool table
    • Hot tub Hire available
    • Pet Friendly
  • The Manor on the Monnow

    Prices from £3,500.00

    Majestic Manor House sleeping 24 in 11 bedrooms, huge lounge and dining room. Big kitchen and separate breakfast room. Games room and covered Hot Tub in 2 acre safe and private grounds. On the banks of the River Monnow, fishing from garden and wild swimming a very short walk. 10 minute flat stroll into town, the Manor is perfect for town and country group self catering in the picturesque border town of Monmouth. Pet friendly.

    • Games Room and Hot Tub
    • Fishing from riverbank
    • Wild swimming 100 yards
    • Galleried Hall with woodburner
    • 11 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms
  • The Anchor

    Prices from £2,400.00

    Set in the heart of Lydbrook in the Forest of Dean and previously know as The Anchor Inn, this cosy village pub, which dates back to the 15th century, is now a charmingly converted holiday cottage sleeping 20 in 7/8 ensuite bedrooms. Lovely Games Room and covered Hot Tub. Enclosed rear garden, pet friendly. Walk to village pubs, shop and chippie! Easy access to riverside.

    • 7/8 ensuite bedrooms sleep 22
    • G/F room, sofa bed & bathroom
    • Dogs and other pets welcome
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Dine 20 round one table
  • River Wye Lodge

    Prices from £3,300.00

    Converted Coaching Inn on the banks of the River Wye, with park and canoe launch - short walk to village shop, pub, Indian takeaway and fish and chip shop. Sleeps 26 in 12 bedrooms, 10 having glorious views of the River Wye. Accessibility ramp to the front door and the ground floor houses a wheelchair friendly twin room with an en-suite wet room. Huge dining room and lounge, 2 connected kitchens, playground outside. Games Room. Pet friendly.

    • 12 Bedrooms sleeping 26
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Games Room
    • Dine 26 round one table
    • Twin disabled bedroom wet room en suite
  • Forest House

    Prices from £3,000.00

    This 11 ensuite bedroom converted 4* Hotel sleeps up to 25 in the centre of Coleford, the heart of the Forest of Dean - Hot Tub (hire charge) , 3 Lounges , Large dining room, fantastic kitchen. Off road walks and cycling from door. Pet friendly. Short walk to shops, pubs, restaurants. A perfect location for sampling the huge array of activities and attractions in the Forest of Dean.

    • 11 Ensuite bedrooms sleeping 25
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Games Room with Pool Table
    • All Dine Together
    • Pet Friendly for 2 dogs
  • Monnow Valley Studio

    Prices from £3,300.00

    Sleeps 24 in 11 bedrooms , world famous recording studio on banks of the River Monnow, full of memorabilia with Party Room, Games Room, Cinema Room, stunning dining room, huge modern kitchen, hot tub (hire charge) . Pets are not allowed. peaceful, quiet , safe with no traffic, fishing and swimming from the garden. Licensed for Weddings - 50 max.

    • Outdoor Hot Tub
    • Huge soundproof Party Room
    • Games and Cinema Room
    • 11 bedrooms sleeps 24
    • Licensed for weddings up to 50
  • The Cedars

    Prices from £3,150.00

    The Cedars is a lovely Georgian holiday home ideally located in the heart of the village of Whitchurch, in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, and sleeps 16 people.

    • Sleeps 12 - 20
    • 8 bedrooms
    • 5 mins walk to River Wye
    • 4 en-suite bathrooms
    • Walk to 3 pubs/restaurants
  • High Cloud Farm and Barn

    Prices from £2,800.00

    The secluded hilltop retreat of explorer, adventurer, and author Christina Dodwell, High Cloud Farm, a perfect location for 3 generation celebrations, with maps, books, pictures and artefacts in evidence everywhere. This remote rural cottage on the Wales borders offers total privacy as a large party house or holiday retreat. Hot tub and heated Swimming Pool (May till October). farmhouse sleeps 12 and Barn sleeps 12. Everyone can dine together in the Barn. 3 Kitchens, Games Room, pet friendly.

    • Dining table seats 24
    • 10 bedrooms sleeps 24
    • Large games room
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool
    • Covered hot tub
  • Carefree Cottage

    Prices from £600.00

    Carefree Cottage is a pretty 3 bedroom cottage sleeping 8 midway between Ross on Wye and Monmouth

  • Fairlea Grange

    Prices from £1,975.00

    This striking gothic townhouse in the heart of Abergavenny is full of character and inspired Alfred Hitchcock's classic movie The Lady Vanishes. It was the childhood home of Ethel Lina White who wrote the original novel. If you want your stay to evoke a dramatic atmosphere this is the holiday home for you! 9 bedrooms, sleeping up to 24 people with 2 lounges , 2 kitchens , games Room, Hot Tub, enclosed garden in walking distance of town centre and Station. Pet friendly.

    • 9 bedrooms, 7 ensuites
    • Pets Welcome
    • Games Room
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Near Brecon Beacons