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- What Our Customers Say

"as lovely as ever
stayed here with a friend in march, returned first week october for four days, symonds yat east is amazing, so much to see and do, garth cottage is definetly the only place to stay, faultless, food perfect thanks to mark, room spotless, view stunning, hosts well brilliant, keep up the fantastic service."
Trip Advisor Comment: October 2011

"First time visit
What a wonderful place to stay. I have just spent two night at Garth Cottage and was astounded by the standard of service offered. Nothing was too much trouble for Mark & Val. They made me welcome immediately with a cup of tea and cake - and a pleasant chat. My room was really…"
Trip Advisor Comment: September 2016

"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

It was such an enjoyable stay we decided within a matter of hours to re book for the end of august. Fantastic warm welcome coupled with wonderful rooms, food and hospitality made this a truly memorable long weekend. Thanks to Mark, Val and Bertie."
Trip Advisor Comment: July 2013

"Enjoyable break, would go back
Rereading the reviews having now stayed here we can see what people have been on about. Without doubt the welcome couldn't be better. Mark was most helpful with our stuff. The cottage is very homely and is all spotlessly clean. It's position right by the river is really good. The food (we only had breakfasts) was fine. We felt some of the decor was a little old fashioned and the room was a touch on the small side but honestly we didn't spend enough time in the room to really worry about this and in any event the wonderful outlook up the valley more than made up for it. On the whole Garth Cottage is really good value for money and we would definitely stay there again."
Trip Advisor Comment: September 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

Very little to add to the other reviews about Garth Cottage other than to say we agree with all the positive comments. We spent a weekend here and were lucky enough to be in Room 2, which has a dual aspect of the River Wye (awesome views) and was very clean and comfortable. Mark and family were very friendly and welcoming for the duration, adding up to a very relaxing time. The whole experience had a charm and uniqueness which, as a family-run business, is simply impossible to emulate in a larger property. The breakfasts are also worth mentioning, we tried smoked haddock and full english, and both were superb!"
Trip Advisor Comment: October 2011

"Lovely location and great host
We stayed for two nights in Room 3 and we were very impressed with our whole experience. The lovely seating area in front of the property allowed a great space to watch the world go by whilst enjoying a tipple from the nice bar that is definitely a bonus for a small B & B. Mark offers evening meals if booked in advance at very reasonable price and our meals were excellent. We would have gladly have stayed longer if we had known how good this B & B was before we set our itinery for our trip around this area."
Trip Advisor Comment: June 2015

"The perfect escape
Garth Cottage is situated on the banks of the River Wye at Symonds Yat and is the perfect place for either a quiet holiday enjoying the beautiful surroundings or for those wanting a more active holiday there are plenty of choices in the area. Our room was very clean and we had a great view up and down the river. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful and provided a wonderful breakfast."
Trip Advisor Comment: September 2015

"Great Bed and Breakfast.
We have been visiting Garth Cottage once or twice a year for the past twenty years and will continue to do so in the future. Val and Mark are very hospitable and nothing is too much for them. Mark offers a good selection of options for breakfast and I would recommend during your stay to ask for an evening meal. You will not be disappointed. Also an added bonus is the availability of private secure parking, which is at a premium in this beautiful location."
Trip Advisor Comment: September 2018

We've been coming here for about 5 or 6 years now and it just gets better every time,there is nowhere around here that gives you a homely stay like Garth Cottage does and the views of the river Wye in the morning are amazing,keep your eye out for the salmon jumping out of the river,again amazing! Thank you again Val,Mark and not forgetting Bertie"
Trip Advisor Comment: July 2017

"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

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