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Garth Cottage, Symonds Yat - What Our Customers Say

"We didn't want to leave!
Garth cottage is so much more than your typical B&B. For me, a good B&B has to do two things well. The first being Bed and the second, of course Breakfast. The bed was deliciously comfortable with high quality mattress, duvet and sheets. The breakfasts were outstanding - some 5* London hotels would struggle to match the cooked breakfasts that Mark magically conjures up! So that's two big ticks right there, but what makes this place stand out by quite some margin is the hosts. We could not have possibly asked for anything more given a million years! The Eden family are unbelievably accommodating, generous, kind, incredibly interesting and a real pleasure to stay with. We felt as though we had known them for years! I can't even explain just how fabulous our 2 night stay was! We felt right at home which is why people choose a B&B over a hotel in the first place,but these guys are different beasts altogether! A huge thank you again to Mark, Val and Bertie. I can say with confidence that we will be back! We only got home yesterday and are already trying to make space in the diary for our next visit!!!!"
Trip Advisor Comment: August 2013

"A beautiful location
My wife and I have just enjoyed a lovely midweek break at Garth cottage. The view from our room was beautiful. The owners, Val and Bert and their son Mark realy made us welcome and were good company when ever they joined us for a chat on their balcony which overlooks the river. Mark keeps a good range of drinks in the cosy little bar and he cooks a lovely breakfast which kept us going for most of the day. There are some lovely walks along the river and very nice places to visit by car. Garth cottage is excellent value for money and we will definitely be returning in the future. Phil and Carole, Stoke on Trent."
Trip Advisor Comment: July 2010

"Great breakfasts
What a comfortable stay we had here, as always. Our breakfasts were excellent, setting us up for the day. A friendly welcome is to be expected from Val and Mark. This is a very placed to explore this lovely area."
Trip Advisor Comment: May 2017

"Brilliant B & B in a beautiful setting
Stayed here for 4 nights for the first time and would highly recommend it! Mark and his mother Val could not be more welcoming and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Mark even helped my husband carry his fishing tackle down to the river bank and Val bandaged up his cut…"
Trip Advisor Comment: October 2016

"What a Cottage!!
From the moment we arrived, greeted by Mark with a tray of tea and cakes to the morning we left, nothing was too much trouble. One of the best B&B's we have stayed in. The room (No 4) was not overlarge but was more than adequate for our needs; very comfortable with a lovely bed and the shower / toilet was fine. Mark is an excellent chef, so be aware to pre book dinner; the variety of his dishes is great. This is definitely one to go onto the 'must visit again ' list. We stayed just two nights but it will be more next time."
Trip Advisor Comment: July 2013

"Great B&B, comfortable room
My husband and I stayed here in September for a couple of nights. We were given a warm reception and a fantastic room overlooking the river. Mark and his mum were very accommodating and helpful during our stay as well as offering suggestions for the second part of our trip. We would definitely stay here again, and give it a good recommendation."
Trip Advisor Comment: September 2012

"Wonderful overnight stay at Garth Cottage!
I booked Garth Cottage for a overnight stay for Saturday for me and my mum as we had a spa day booked on the Sunday. We wanted to stay on this strip but the Royal Lodge and Saracans Head were both fully booked but luckilly I came across this B&B who had availability. On arrival we were greeted by Mark and shown to our twin room (room 5) and offered tea and yummy Medeira cake! As it was such a beautiful hot day we sat out the front of the B&B overlooking the river for hours, we got very comfy and so couldn't move and became very lazy!! We chatted to Mark and his lovely parents until dinner time. Mark took our orders for breakfast and we chose exactly what we wanted. We took a stroll to the Royal Lodge for a drink and then drove into Monmouth for dinner. We arrived back at 11.30pm and again greeted by Mark who directed me into my car park space. Our room was lovely, clean and airy with a modern ensuite shower and toilet but the best part was the view! We could see up and down the river, was an excellent view. Breakfast was perfect, we had hashbrowns, toast, beans, scambled eggs, mushrooms, bacon and sausage, juice and tea. A very big thank you to Mark and his parents for our very relaxing stay, we were made to feel at home throughout and will definitely be recommending!"
Trip Advisor Comment: June 2013

"perfect b&b
We have just arrived home from a 3 night stay . We were a party of 2 couples from the warm welcome we received on arrival (tea & cake) to the friendly send off on our departure we could not fault our stay. The rooms were spotlessly clean with magnificent views of the River Wye from the windows. The Eden family were pleased to do anything possible to make our stay enjoyable. The lovely breakfast was cooked to order and was delicious as was the evening meal cooked for us by Mark on our second evening, even choosing our own menu. We will definitely be returning to this truly delightful B&B."
Trip Advisor Comment: June 2013

"It's the little things
Little things mean a lot, and there is plenty of personal attention to detail at this lovely friendly hotel - plus the warmest of welcomes, and excellent food morning and (if pre-booked) evening too - very special. The waterside location is the icing on the cake! Thankyou to the Edens"
Trip Advisor Comment: September 2015

"Good welcome
Here you will find old world courtesy, excellent breakfasts with plenty of choice and very comfortable rooms. We also enjoyed a beautifully cooked and plentiful evening meal. This is an excellent spot to visit the beautiful countryside around here. There is parking available too outside the property."
Trip Advisor Comment: May 2018

"You can only enjoy staying here
We had the brilliant bank holiday heatwave here,which we chose from the reviews and were well pleased.We had the dual aspect room 2 so that we could enjoy the river views. The bed was comfortable and the shower was excellent and the whole atmosphere relaxing .Mark loves to surprise what he can do for breakfast with signature melon with fresh fruit garnish and anything you can think of with of course a proper full English.And fresh cafetière coffee. Symonds yat is crammed in holiday time but Mark has his own parking area which he is happy to let you use after you have checked outTheir patio has plenty of room and is above the street level so the river view is unimpeded.Wifi not tested and TV is communal lounge Definitely value for money"
Trip Advisor Comment: May 2018

"Lovely, homely B and B
We enjoyed an excellent stay in Symond's Yat with Mark and his family. The B and B is very clean and in a very pretty location. Mark is an excellent cook and served us breakfasts of our choice daily as well as a really good evening meal on our last night. Highly recommended for guests who want a homely, welcoming place to stay."
Trip Advisor Comment: May 2013

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