On this page you can find all the information you need for canoe hire accommodation in Symonds Yat West. For canoeists that wish to stay close to our canoe hire centre before or after their canoe hire trip Symonds Yat West has a fair range of options.

Pubs and Hotels

We are based in the grounds of The Paddocks Hotel Tel: 01600890246, which has 26 en-suite bedrooms. Facilities include a superb ballroom, bar area, large dining room and spacious, comfortable reception rooms.

Just down the road is the Old Court Hotel Tel: 01600890367, This historic Herefordshire hotel has Standard Double, Feature Double, Twin Size and Four Poster rooms as well as Four Poster suites.

Close by the river is the Ye Old Ferrie Inn Tel: 01600890232, All of the rooms have their own unique feel, each consist of crisp white linens, soft woollen bedspreads, and an array of refreshments that will make your stay more comfortable.

Self catering

Located within the hotel grounds are The Paddocks Cottages Tel: 01600890024, they can accommodate smaller groups in a selection of 1 and 2 bedroom bungalows.

Located at the top of the Paddocks driveway is Quarry Cottage. Enjoying an elevated location above the Symonds Yat Rock face with stunning views across the River Wye and Symonds Yat

Also nearby is Wye Valley View Tel: 01600890070. A comfortable self catering holiday cottage on one level for up to 2 adults in Symonds Yat.

Larger groups

For larger groups of between 12 to 22 people Holly Tree House Tel: 01600772929 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: 01600890672 located five minutes walk away. Right next to them is Sterrett’s Caravan Park & Campsite Tel:01600890886. 

Elmsdale Campsite Tel: 01600890782 is five minutes drive away and has a flat field next to a meandering stream, and it makes a very pleasant base for exploring the area.

A little further away by road, but closer as the crow flies is Doward Park Tel: 01600890438. 

Another option over the river is the large campsite at Bracelands Tel:02476423008 in Christchurch run by the Forestry Commisson, which has 520 pitches. 

Other nearby accommodation

The river can be crossed by the foot ferry at either the Ye Old Ferrie Inn (2 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:01600890435. You should allow 30 minutes to cross the river and walk between Symonds Yat East and our canoe hire centre in Symonds Yat West.

Other accommodation that can be found on the East side of the river is Symonds Yat Rock Lodge which is set in a scenic location high up by Yat Rock viewpoint. 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 Tel:01989563790 have a couple of comfy, clean and modern rooms up on the quiet and peaceful Howle Hill. One is a spacious en-suite double at £40 per night  and the other is a King-size with shared bathroom, both are without breakfast and minimum of 2 nights.

Nearby at Hillersland  is the dog friendly self catering holiday cottage at Mailscot View Tel:01594836306 situated on the hillside above the rapids.

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


Ten minutes journey down the A40 will bring you to the popular market town of Monmouth. There are numerous accommodation options here. 

For camping and caravans there is the Monnow Bridge Caravan Site in Drybridge Street; Tel: 01600714004. Kings Orchard Holiday Park Tel:01600714186. Monmouth Caravan Park Tel: 01600714745 out on the Rockfield Road with 70 pitches. Bridge Caravan and Camping Site Tel:01600740241.

Around 1.5 miles from town in the quiet village of Mitchel Troy is Glen Trothy Caravan and Camping Park; Tel:01600712295.

Here are a few of the many B&Bs in or near Monmouth. Torlands; Tel:01600714654. Church Farm Guest House also in Mitchel Troy; Tel:01600712176. Ebberley House which is 5 minutes from the centre; Tel:01600713602. Myrtle Place; Tel:01600713773.


Coleford is a market town in the Forest of Dean about 20 minutes drive away. For camping and caravans there is Rushmere Farm Campsite set on 3 acres, Tel:01594835319. Hawthorne Cottage Caravan Site; Tel:01594563117. Broadstone Park about a ten minute drive away in the village of Staunton, Tel:07980744163.

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:01594832212. Tan House Farm B&B – a beautiful 17th Century Farm House, Tel:01594832222. Just outside the village is Greenacres Campsite; Tel:01594837753.

St Briavels

A newly opened campsite near the pretty village of St Briavels (about 25 minutes drive away) is Forest and Wye Valley Camping – Tel:01594530777 and they have 43 pitches. Also available in the village is the unique YHA in the haunted castle. Willow House B&B; Tel:01594531280. The George Inn; Tel:01594530228. Just outside the village is Green Gables B&B; Tel:01594531039.

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, very popular with Bristolians (but I think they let other people stay there as well!). The phone number is: 07791540016.



Canoe the Wye Ltd, Paddocks Hotel Grounds, Symonds Yat West, HR9 6BL