Idyllic Four Star Cottage In Village Location
Dogs Welcome, Log Fire, 200 Yds Pubs And Restaurants, WiFi on request
Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom)
The picturesque village of Clearwell is on the edge of the Forest of Dean, south of Coleford in an attractive valley adjacent to the Wye Valley Area of outstanding Natural Beauty. Wainlete is a very well equipped spacious one bedroom cottage originally built circa 1700, restored and extended to provide a high standard of accommodation. It is located on a quiet country lane in a row of four cottages, with parking outside the front door. We welcome you to a haven of tranquillity - away from the hubbub of modern life, a real ‘cottage’ feel but with a home from home range of amenities and facilities. A paradise for walkers having many varied walks on the doorstep: there are maps and books provided in the cottage, covering leisurely strolls to full day hikes in the Forest, or along the Wye Valley and Offa’s Dyke paths. All in all, Wainlete is the perfect setting for a leisurely break away from it all, and with central heating and log fire it is cosy at any time of the year.
One bedroom with brand new (June 2013) king size bed with goose down duvet. Dressing table, hairdryer and ironing facilities, and plenty of storage.
Newly fitted fully tiled bathroom, with bath, wash basin, wc and large separate shower. Big fluffy towels and toiletries provided.
Well equipped kitchen with ceramic tiled floor, pine worktops and Belfast sink. Fridge and icebox, microwave, gas cooker, washing machine and all mod cons. Usual store cupboard groceries, condiments, tea and coffee provided.
Exposed stone wall, log fire, easy chairs, dining table and high chair if required, well stocked bookshelf, TV, DVD, stereo with i-pod docking station, CDs, DVDs, sofa which converts to small double bed, plenty of games and things to do.
All towels, bedlinen and tea towels provided. Property cleaned immaculately between each let. Dog towels and bedding provided.
Barbecue, Parking, Garden.
Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine.
Central Heating, Internet Access, Satellite, TV.
The cottage was originally built in the 1700's and has restricted front door access and steps. We have developed a formal access statement in line with our four star tourist board grading and this is available on our main website.
Pretty patio garden with patio set for two, countryside views. A barbecue and charcoal is provided during the warmer seasons.
Important notes on accommodation
We have been awarded the prestigious four star English Tourist Board grading for the last five years showing an excellent standard throughout and the Pets Welcome award. Wainlete has full gas central heating, and all gas and electricity is included. WiFi details on request. A barbecue and charcoal is provided in summer, and for winter, the log fire will be laid ready for your arrival and the first basket of logs and bucket of coal is free. We also leave detailed instructions on how to light the fire and keep it going! The cottage is in a rural location, so please be tolerant when it comes to sounds and scents - it’s all part of being in the country! A locally resident donkey may be heard at about 9am!
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|1 January 2013 - 28 February 2013||£ 275.00||3|
|1 March 2013 - 31 March 2013||£ 310.00||3|
|1 April 2013 - 30 April 2013||£ 350.00||3|
|1 May 2013 - 31 May 2013||£ 365.00||3|
|1 June 2013 - 30 June 2013||£ 385.00||3|
|1 July 2013 - 31 August 2013||£ 415.00||3|
|1 September 2013 - 30 September 2013||£ 385.00||3|
|1 October 2013 - 31 October 2013||£ 350.00||3|
|1 November 2013 - 22 December 2013||£ 275.00||3|
|20 December 2013 - 4 January 2014||£ 395.00||3|
Notes on prices
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Short breaks are available all year. Please call for prices for breaks other than 7 nights. 20% discount for last minute holidays within 10 days of start date.
Changeover day is typically a Saturday, though this is very flexible especially outside peak times. Arrivals from 3pm and departures by 10.30, again flexible. Out of season text us for latest checkout time. if no one due that night you could stay till 5!
Booking is requested by email or phone, and a 30% refundable deposit secures your holiday. Full balance or cancellation must be received 8 weeks before holiday dates. A £50 security deposit is also collected, and returned if cottage left as found. Last minute bookings can be paid via bank transfer. For last minute bookings, made within 10 days of start date, a 20% discount will be applied!!!!!
Cottage in Clearwell, Forest of Dean, England
About the area
Two courses within 2 miles of the cottage:
The Forest of Dean Golf Club. Parkland course in Forest of Dean. 18 holes 6033 yards. S.S.S. 69. Practice area. £18 per round Mon-Thur. Visitors always welcome please book teeing-off times with Professional. New golf shop on site tennis court bowling green golf cars available. Telephone 01594 832583
Pro: John Hansel 01594 833689 / Secretary : Mrs J. Sandalls 01594 832583
Forest Hills Golf Club
Parkland with panoramic views to Welsh hills & Wye Valley. 18 holes 6300 yards. S.S.S. 72. Practice ground, putting green & driving range Mon to Fri £17.00 per round. Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays £25.00 per round. (Saturday Tee Times before 11.00 hrs £30.00 per round). 2007 Summer Twilight Special. Sunday to Friday after 3pm and all day Tuesday 18 holes of golf and a drink in the bar for only £12.00 per person. Visitors very welcome. Telephone: 01594 810620. Pro: Richard Ballard. 01594 810620 / Secretary Dave Bowen 01594 810620
Special Interest Holidays
Wainlete, on the border of the stunning Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean, is the perfect base for walking a beautiful and historic region of Gloucestershire. The scenic delights embrace bare moorlands on the eastern edge of the Black Mountains, rolling country of the Wye and golden valleys, dense woodland of the Forest of Dean and the dramatic limestone gorge of the lower Wye nearby. Red kites and peregrine falcons soar the skies whilst otters hunt the waterways and fallow deer and wild boar haunt the secluded woodlands of the Forest. Only perhaps at the famous Yat rock will you be aware of more than a handful of like minded souls looking for peace and solitude. Major recreational trails include Offas’ Dyke Path National Trail, Wye Valley Walk, Marches Way and the Mortimer Trail. We provide: OS maps, Jarrold walking guide books, other published walks, our own walks from the cottage door, backpacks and binoculars. Walks range from half an hour to all day hikes.
How to get there
Bristol Airport and Cardiff Airport are both about an hours drive. Use of a car is recommended, though there is a regular bus service to Clearwell from Coleford. 10 miles to M4, M5, M50.
Clearwell Castle, Clearwell Caves, Puzzle wood and Perrygrove Railway are all within 1 mile. The market town of Coleford is 2 miles away. Tintern Abbey (6 miles); Chepstow (10 miles); Symonds Yat (10 min drive) and Hereford, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bath, Worcester, The Malverns and South Wales all within an hours drive.
Set in a gentle valley, the centre of the village is dominated by a 14th century stone cross. Clearwell lies within a Conservation Area and there are many fine buildings in the village. Notable among these buildings are Clearwell Castle and the Church of St. Peter. Clearwell's history can be traced back to Roman times and evidence of early iron workings can be seen at Clearwell Caves, an award winning mining museum. Tourist attractions within a mile include Clearwell Caves, Perrygrove railway, and Puzzlewood. The village hosts Good Pub Guide pubs and restaurants. The Lamb, 100 yds from the cottage, has real ales straight from the barrel. At the cross, the Wyndham Arms serves good food in front of the impressive large fireplace. Opposite, the Tudor Farmhouse Hotel features a romantic candlelit restaurant, ideal for that special occasion.
Next door is the Butchers Arms, an inn with a large range of facilities including a fine restaurant. Children are welcome in all the hostelries in the village. Dominating the village is Clearwell Castle, built for the Wyndham family in 1727 on the site of a Tudor manor and is a fine early example of Gothic revival architecture. It was England's first neo-gothic mansion.
Coleford offers usual facilities including various Shops selling local produce, a Post Office, Banks, chemist, Supermarkets, a Cinema and petrol station. Along the valley brook to the west of Clearwell is the charming medieval village of Newland where the 'Cathedral of the Forest' crowns the hillside. The Ostrich pub here is a fine eatery described in the Good Pub Guide.
Many places of interest are easily accessible with Tintern Abbey (6 miles); Monmouth 8 miles, Chepstow and racecourse(10 miles); Symonds Yat (10 min drive) and Hereford, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bath, Worcester, The Malverns and South Wales all within an hours drive.
We have a guestbook on our website, but here are a couple:
What a lovely cottage in a wonderful location! Very snug and cosy with everything you could want. Richard and Meriel.
Fantastic cottage, the personal touches made all the difference. The dogs loved the open fire too! The cottage is so cosy we enjoyed a couple of nights in. We will all be back again! Fay and Neil, Jasper and Chester.
Had a lovely, kid free weekend, made use of your typed up walks, very enjoyable. Thanks for providing an ideal parent retreat. Will hope to make use of it again, babysitters pending!
A very relaxing fortnight in the most well-equipped cottage we've ever stayed in. Much appreciated the food basics so we didn't have to shop from scratch & the wine went down very well too, thanks! The food at the Butcher's Arms was very good and reasonably priced and a friendly welcome is to be had at The Lamb! Trish and Baz, London.
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