Wye Rapids House, Symonds Yat East, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6JL. Tel: 01600 890 210


Wye Rapids House, formerly Forest View Guest House, has opened its doors from February 2021. This striking mid 20th century building has undergone refurbishment and now has a fresh new welcome along with a new management team of John and Clare, who will bring their hospitality experience, love of nature and the great outdoors to their guests.

Located in Symonds Yat, the heart of the Wye Valley, Wye Rapids House is a family-owned and run bed and breakfast offering 10 ensuite rooms (Wi-Fi, TV), 1 self-contained apartment, car parking, private grounds with terraces and lawn overlooking deep forest on one side, winding river on the other. The south-facing view enjoyed by the 9 front facing bedrooms is of the famous River Wye Rapids and Three Counties View (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

Our simple yet comfortable en-suite accommodation, set up from the River Wye, offers panoramic river views, with easy access to outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling, canoeing, climbing and caving. Ideal for those seeking either quiet seclusion or a base for outdoor activities, there’s always a warm friendly atmosphere waiting for you after a hard day exploring.

We cater for all types of visitor, with a flexible approach towards providing memorable stays. Whether you’re looking for a short break or to stay longer, Wye Rapids House is the perfect base to explore Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Brecon Beacons and Royal Forest of Dean.

Part of wild deer, boar, hedgehog, peregrine and owls’ domain, Wye Rapids House lies on the site of the old railway line that ran from Monmouth to Ross, with the rail tunnel set in the foliage next to the property. If you are looking for ancient forest walks, tranquility, wildlife and stunning river scenery – Wye Rapids House is the perfect location.