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Spacious holiday home accommodating 20 people in village setting

Bedrooms 6
Space 10 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Accommodates large groups of up to 20 with many amenities and attractions nearby

The house is Grade 2 listed with a wealth of character plus a fascinating history; the oldest part is Georgian (1676) - spacious to feel relaxed and comfortable, and especially cosy during the autumn and winter months. In the spring/ summer you can relax on the terrace and pergola with a cool drink and enjoy a BBQ or during autumn/winter relish a log fire in the large lounge; as well as enjoy the elegant dining room for dinner cooked on the Aga during Autumn and Winter. Dining room can seat up to 22., kitchen/breakfast room has table seating up to 8 (useful for young families). 3 High chairs available. Outside catering can be pre-booked for celebrations. Good range of cooking facilities. 2 oven Aga - (note: only on during months of November to April). Eye level double electric ovens and grill. 4 ring gas hob, and 2 electric rings, 2 microwaves - one of which is convection and grill. 2 Fridge/freezers and cupboards containing utensils equipment, and china sufficient for catering for 22 people. Dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Classy and very comfortable accommodation over 7 bedrooms/suites. Day room on the ground floor can double up as a double or family bedroom. Alongside the Day Room is a large ensuite bath and wet room equipped with a toilet facility for the disabled, a shower area and wall seat as well as a bath. Also attached to the Day Room is a small conservatory overlooking the garden with access to the outside.

On the first floor - the Monmouth Suite has an unique king size 4 poster bed as well as a Victorian bathroom complete with large roll top bath.

The spacious Hunter Suite, overlooking farmland, has a king size bed and single beds for a family of 4, with a large shower ensuite.

Other attractive ensuite bedrooms include the Magnolia Room (1 double and 1 single bed) ; the Doward Room, (3 single beds) ; Marstow Room, (1 double).

On the second floor - The Ross Suite has two adjoining bedrooms to accommodate a family/group of 6, most bedrooms are equipped with TV , some also with DVD. Traditional past times such as chess and family games and a doll’s house available. Free WiFi.

Good choice of eateries/pubs – 3 in walking distance, and also an all day breakfast diner. Wonderful famous local shop, Woods of Whitchurch, besides providing you with your welcome cake, it has a deli, bakery and off licence.

More Details

Property Manager
Jenny Jarvis
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Jenny Jarvis

We have owned Portland House since 2004. We loved it from the first moment we saw it. It’s a charming house and one we have enjoyed looking after. In 2013 we realised it was too big for us and decided we’d share it with others as a holiday home.

Jenny Jarvis purchased this house in 2004

Why Jenny Jarvis chose Ross-on-Wye

You cannot help but admire this area of outstanding natural beauty. It’s been a privilege to live here for over 12 years in a friendly village, with our fabulous local shop and local restaurants, and near so many attractions in the Forest of Dean Being able to walk straight out of the door with family and the dog to enjoy nature and history at its very best is such a bonus too. So much to appreciate so much to learn.

What makes this house unique

Portland House is Grade 11 listed. The first dwelling began as a modest little cottage in the 17th century, evidenced by some features at the back of the house. . In the 18th century it gained its Georgian façade and became the local asylum and hospital, with the Doctor’s quarters and padded cell! After this it was a Young Gentleman’s Academy.and gained a Victorian wing which is now part kitchen, part lounge. In the 20th century it was divided up into 3 residences and the current Portland House was formed. It was then run as a private hotel, then as B and B for over 40 years.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ross-on-Wye in Whitchurch

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 10 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Our Terms and Conditions must be read before arrival
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 22 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Shower Enclosure
  • All bedrooms are ensuite
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 and 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Ross
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , Doward
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Magnolia
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Monmouth
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , Marstow
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Hunter
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Lloyd ground floor
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Spacious holiday home accommodating 20 people in village setting
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Very spacious house with great facilities. Ideal for our family get together.

  • 5 of 5

Easy to find. All rooms of a very high standard. It made it easy for everyone to mix. The kitchen was very well equipped so we all could enjoy the celebratory meal st measure.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alun and Maria Thank you for such a lovely review. It was out pleasure to have you and your family stay at PortlandHouseUK. Best wishes Jenny and John
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Fabulous Portland House

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying at Portland house along with 18 of my nearest and dearest ladies for my hen weekend in June 2017. Wow, what a house! The house itself is absolutely beautiful. All of the rooms are decorated to a high standard and are very spacious. All bar one of the bedrooms have an en-suite and the house easily accommodated all 19 of us. It didn’t take us very long to feel right at home. The garden was stunning and provided the backdrop for many of our photographs! Luckily we were blessed with fabulous weather too. We found the location to be ideal with amenities close by and easy access to local towns for shopping etc. On arrival at the house we found a most delicious cake had been left for us along with a ‘starter pack’ of kitchen items to get us going. The kitchen itself was very well equipped with everything we needed to prepare and eat our buffet. Both Jenny and John were very responsive and helpful, keeping in touch with us before and during our stay. Overall we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Portland house. Every single one of us would highly recommend it and we are already talking about returning next year!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Absolutely wonderful group of guests who were a delight to have. They made Portland House their own for the weekend and that's just lovely. J and J
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  • 4 of 5

We hired the property as it had the right number of bedrooms; a good kitchen + additional space for dining & louge. It also had disabled facilities that we required & was dog friendly. It wsa a good family weekend & the house delivered everything we asked of it!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased to know that your expectations were all met.
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Brilliant weekend at a fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

22 of us had a weekend at Portland house for a surprise 40th birthday, the house was huge, comfortable and just what we needed, would definitely recommend and hope to return in the future

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear J Many thanks for that very kind review. I know you want to com we back and I hope you can manage that in the near future. All the best. Jenny
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

This house was far better than we expected, beautiful big and old. Great rooms, and huge garden. The kitchen was bigger than we expected. Loved the open fire and the Aga. Would love to stay again!!!

There is a lovely shop that sells home made and local produce, wine, wood, chocolate, cooking essentials and other exciting treats.

There is also an amazing quirky cafe reataurant "The Potting shed", 5 mins walk down the lane..highly recommended .. best food!

The area is beautiful and Monmouth is great to visit.

(The only thing I wasn't expecting was the big road that harshly cuts through the village ☹️️)

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review, thank you very much. We're so pleased you had such wonderful time. The road was built in the 1970s but fortunately we can ignore it with the wonderful countryside all round us. And it really obviously doesn't affect the experience of Portland House. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Next door
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Newport Gwent
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Next door

Maze and Butterfly Zoo in village, walking distance. River Wye in walking distance - water sports and fishing. Bike Hire. Bus stop - routes to Ross on Wye and Monmouth and Hereford. Forest of Dean 10 minutes. Wye Valley just outside the house door. A visit to Symonds Yat Rock is a must. World Famous Iconic viewing platform over looking River Wye.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ross-on-Wye, Heart of England

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
4 May 2018 - 26 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season
27 Jul 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
Early Autumn
7 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
Late Autumn
2 Nov 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
Pre Xmas
14 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Festive Season
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
early summer 2019
26 Apr 2019 - 11 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £5
Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Dog fee per do per night £5

Please see Terms and conditions concerning number of people to stay at the property, additional guests up to Max of 22 are charged at £25 pppn. Hot Tub is an extra to be ordered please fro the owner. Dogs are charged at £5 per day per dog. Travel cot £10 fixed amount. Please note no bed linen is supplied for cots, please bring your own. High chairs are complimentary. Starter pack for the open fire is complimentary. Welcoming cake is complimentary. We do not provide a hamper, but a litre of milk, tea coffee and sugar are provided which again are complimentary. Village shop is just across the road with all you need. Wifi is free at the property. Bath towels or bath sheets are supplied, plus 2 hand towels per room. Table linen also available at £4.50 each, max reqd would be 4.

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