For canoeists that wish to stay close to our canoe hire centre before or after their canoe hire trip Symonds Yat has a fair range of options.


Pubs and Hotels

We are based in the grounds of The Paddocks Hotel 01600 890246, which has 26 en-suite bedrooms. Facilities include a superb ballroom, bar area, large dining room and spacious, comfortable reception rooms. Food and accommodation can also be found at the Wye Knot Inn Tel: 01600 890501, Old Court Hotel Tel: 01600 890367 and the Ye Old Ferrie Inn Tel: 01600 890232.


Self catering

Located within the hotel grounds are The Paddocks Cottages Tel: 01600 890024 who can accommodate smaller groups in a selection of 1 and 2 bedroom bungalows. Also nearby is Wye Valley View Tel: 01600 890070 which caters for up to four people. 


Larger groups

For larger groups of between 12 to 22 people Holly Tree House Tel: 01600 772929 should be considered. It has 9 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms, covered hot tub, Sky TV and is pet friendly.


Camp sites are located at River Wye Camping Tel: 01600 890672 five minutes walk away and close by is Sterrett's Caravan Park & Campsite Tel: 01600 890886. Elmsdale Campsite at Marstow, five minutes drive away, has a flat field next to a meandering stream, and it makes a very pleasant base for exploring the area. Tel: 01600 890782. A little further away by road, but closer as the crow flies is Doward Park Tel: 01600 890438.


Other nearby accommodation

The river can be crossed by foot ferry at either the Ye Old Ferrie Inn (two minutes walk away, or opposite the Saracens Head (15 minutes walk away) where other accommodation can be found at Symonds Yat East -  The Saracens Head Tel: 01600 890435. You should allow 30 minutes to cross the river and the walk between Symonds Yat East and our canoe hire centre in Symonds Yat West. Other accommodation on the East side of the river is Symonds Yat Rock Lodge which is set in a scenic location high up by Yat Rock, just along the road there is also The Rock B&B. For those of you who would like to stay for a couple of days in the local area Yolande and Andrew at Caenwood have a couple of comfy, clean and modern rooms up on the quiet and peaceful Howle Hill. One is a spacious ensuite double at £40 per night  and the other is a kingsize with shared bathroom, (both are without breakfast and minimum 2 nights) Tel: 01989 563790.

Another option over the river is the large campsite at Bracelands in Christchurch run by the Forestry Commisson, which has 520 pitches; Tel: 024 7642 3008.

Nearby at Hillersland  is the dog friendly self catering holiday cottage at Mailscot View situated on the hillside above the rapids; Tel: 01594 836306. 

Just the other side of the A40 is the village of Whitchurch. It has Norton House B&B -  an award winning, 4 star B&B run by Lynda and David Whittle; Tel: 01600 890046.

Ten minutes journey down the A40 will bring you to the popular market town of Monmouth. There are numerous accommodation options here. For camping/caravaning there is the Monnow Bridge Caravan Site in Drybridge Street; Tel: 01600 714004, Kings Orchard Holiday Park; Tel: 01600 714186, Monmouth Caravan Park out on the Rockfield Road with 70 pitches; Tel: 01600 714745, about 4 miles from town is the Bridge Caravan and Camping Site; Tel: 01600 740241 and around 1.5 miles from town in the quiet village of Mitchel Troy is Glen Trothy Caravan and Camping Park ; Tel: 01600 712295.

Here are a few of the many B&Bs in or near Monmouth - Torlands; Tel: 01600 714654, Church Farm Guest House also in Mitchel Troy; Tel: 01600 712176, Ebberley House which is 5 minutes from the centre; Tel: 01600 713602 and Myrtle Place; Tel: 01600 713773.

Coleford is a market town in the Forest of Dean about 20 minutes away (with a brand new tourist information centre), that has a few options to stay. For camping and caravaning there is Rushmere Farm Campsite set on 3 acres, Tel: 01594 835319, Hawthorne Cottage Caravan Site; Tel: 01594 563117, Broadstone Park about a ten minute drive away in the village of Staunton, Tel:  07980 744163.

At Mile End on the outskirts of the town is the luxury glamping site called The Dome Garden - a collection of insulated geodesic domes in a beautiful woodland setting. Tel: 07974685818. 

Slightly further away in the picturesque village of Newland is Cherry Orchard Farm which has camping and B&B, Tel: 01594 832212, Tan House Farm B&B - a beautiful 17th Century Farm House, Tel: 01594 832222, and just outside the village is Greenacres Campsite; Tel: 01594 837753.

A newly opened campsite near the pretty village of St Briavels (about 25 minutes drive away) is Forest and Wye Valley Camping - their phone number is 01594 530777 and they have 43 pitches. Also available in the village is the unique YHA in the haunted castle, Willow House B&B; Tel: 01594 531280 and The George Inn; Tel: 01594 530228 and just outside the village is Green Gables B&B; Tel: 01594 531039. 

Around 35 minutes away on the road from Chepstow to St Briavels is the very attractive camping/caravan site of Beeches Farm. It is a lovely spot with amazing views over the Wye Valley towards Tintern Abbey and beyond, and very popular with Bristolians (but I think they let other people stay there as well!). The phone number is: 07791540016.


Contact Us

The Paddocks Hotel
Symonds Yat West HR9 6BL
01600 891100