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  • Welcome To Excellence
  • AA Breakfast Award
  • Tourism For All
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms £33-£45 pppn, £31-£48 pppnb, £105-£135 prpn, £75-£90 prpnb


Portland House, Monmouth Suite

Portland House, Monmouth Suite




Mobile: 07973 657062,


Superior guest accommodation in Monmouth B and B. With newly refurbished rooms and AA Breakfast Award for 2012.

Just prepare to relax as a warm welcome awaits you at our elegant home. Portland House is uniquely placed in the Wye Valley on the borders of Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, proudly standing at the centre of Whitchurch, surrounded by wonderful scenery and history, in an area of outstanding natural beauty; adjacent to the famous Symonds Yat Rock and Gorge on the outskirts of the Forest of Dean. The River Wye is just five minutes away on foot. Wonderful documented walks direct from our door. Ross on Wye and several golf clubs just 10 minutes in the car.

The house is Grade 2 listed and has a wealth of character and charm plus a fascinating history; not overly large but very spacious for guests to feel relaxed and comfortable. In the spring/ summer you can relax in the interesting award winning garden or during autumn/winter in our very attractive lounge with a log fire; enjoy the elegant dining room and our wonderful 3 course breakfasts including yummy Aga baked muesli and fruit compotes, home made breads and up to nine different preserves to feast upon. Dinner can be pre-booked by arrangement.

Portland House has been graded as 4 stars by the AA and awarded a Green Business Award, and Wildlife Action Award for the lovely garden. Not only that but Herefordshire has awarded Portland House 5 Stars for Excellence under Food Hygiene Regulations

For the romantics amongst you, the majestic Monmouth Suite, with its own entrance hallway, has an unique king size 4 poster bed with a luxury mattress topper, a really comfy leather Chesterfield sofa to snuggle into while watching TV/DVD or just relaxing with a book or the magazines on offer. To complete your comfort the Victorian bathroom is complete with large roll top bath to gaze up at the black chandelier.

For wheelchair users and people with limited mobility, the luscious Lloyd Suite, just off the ground floor hallway, has been awarded a M2 level rating for accessibility for the disabled by the English Tourism Council. It has a small conservatory leading from the bedroom, which overlooks the garden. This is a special place to relax. The large ensuite bathroom is equipped with a toilet facility for the disabled and grab rails, a wet area for showering with wall seat, and a spacious bath.
The private Ross Family Suite on the second floor has two adjoining bedrooms to accommodate a family of 5-6, sharing an ensuite and looks onto the Doward. The suite is equipped with TV in each room with DVD as well as traditional past times such as chess and family games, and a doll's house and rocking horse.
Besides this we have other spacious bedrooms like the elegant Magnolia Room (double), overlooking our Magnolia Tree, the attractive Doward Room, (Twin) overlooking the Doward alongside Symonds Yat, and the pretty Marstow Room, (double) overlooking farmland at the rear.

All rooms are equipped with a service tray, hair dryer and shaver point, plus seating area with magazines. A trouser press is also available as well as iron and ironing board, and guests have use of a laundry room.
With this range of inclusive accommodation Portland House is considered to be one of the best venues for family and group events besides being an ideal place to stay for couples of all ages and types.

It's easy to find us. Just head North from the historic town of Monmouth on A40, after about 3 miles you will see a service station on your left. Just after this is the Whitchurch turnoff. Enter the village onto the Llangrove Road and look for the walls and gate portals of Portland House immediately to your right...

Children welcomeRadioTelevisionSatellite TVTea/coffee making in bedroomsLicenced (table or bar)Packed lunches providedLounge for residents' useIroning facilitiesPrivate parkingGardenTotally non-smokingSenior citizens reduced ratesDisabled facilitiesCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesElectric shaver pointsTelevision availableFishingPony trekking/horse-ridingGolf available (onsite or nearby)Cycles for hireVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedDogs/pets accepted by arrangementVegetarian diet availableWiFi or internet accessLeisure club (onsite or nearby)DVD playerEvening mealsHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots available

Children welcome from any age.



Plan route to Portland House using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 550176  Lat: 51.85562 Long: -2.65448

From Ross: A40 south, after approx. 5.4 miles, turn off for Symonds Yat West. Turn right at the roundabout, over the bridge into Whitchurch. Portland House gates face you. Drive in through the gate portals for private parking

From Monmouth: Take the A40 north and after approx. 4.3 miles turn off for Symonds Yat West. Portland House gates face you. Drive in through the gate portals for private parking


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Senior citizens reduced ratesSenior citizens reduced rates
  • Disabled facilitiesDisabled facilities
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • FishingFishing
  • Pony trekking/horse-ridingPony trekking/horse-riding
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Cycles for hireCycles for hire
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • Leisure club (onsite or nearby)Leisure club (onsite or nearby)
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available

Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath
    • YesWet room
  • YesSeparate shower unit with support handrails available
  • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available
  • YesBath with support handrails available
  • YesWCs with handrails available
  • YesBathroom with emergency call system available
  • YesBedrooms available with emergency call systems such as flashing lights (if fire alarm is activated)
  • YesBedrooms available with en suite bathrooms suitable for guests who use a wheelchair
  • YesBathrooms available that have been specially adapted for wheelchair users


  • On arrival at Portland House Guest House, your vehicle can drop you right outside the front door. There are no steps either outside or inside to navigate. Your route to The Lloyd Suite is all on one level. Wide doorways leading to the lounge and dining easily accommodate wheelchairs on the ground floor. Staircase to upper floors have handrails on either side of the stairs. Contrasting colour schemes allow for easier negotation of all spaces.


  • YesEntrance well lit
  • YesBell at main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian


  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
  • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
  • YesStaff have had disability awareness training