I booked the cottage for a long weekend away for my Mum's 60th birthday, just 3 adults and 3 dogs (although the cottage easily accommodates up to 9 people).
Although a little difficult to find (I blame the satnav), Chris was at the end of the phone to direct us.
The cottage is beautiful, quaint, quirky and incredibly homely. I really can't fault it. There was everything you could need and the cupboard of bits and bobs such as tea, coffee etc was a lovely welcome. Although I did make a Tesco online order beforehand which arrived within an hour of us getting to the cottage, so we soon had the cupboards and fridge full of our home comforts too.
The cottage is situated quite close to a main road but once you're inside you can't really hear the traffic and, let's be honest, a main road in Upton Bishop is like a quiet cul-de-sac back home.
We spent an hour in the pub opposite on Sunday afternoon which I can highly recommend. The staff are lovely and, whilst we didn't eat there, the restaurant seemed very busy so I imagine the food must be good.
Ross-on-Wye is just a 10 minute drive away for those who like a mooch around the shops and, if you're the unlucky one who ends up waiting outside the shops with the dogs, you won't be alone - the town is full of people in the same boat who are all very friendly and welcoming.
The dogs absolutely loved their break and the cottage provides towels to dry their paws as well as drinking bowls and throws for dogs who sneak on the sofa when you're not looking.
All in all a wonderful weekend at a place that I would definitely recommend!