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Idyllic Four Star Cottage In Village Location, 10 minutes walk Clearwell Castle

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Clearwell, Forest of Dean, England - Dogs Welcome, Log Fire, 200 Yds Pubs And Restaurants, Free WiFi

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.

Property Manager
Jayne Rogers
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Finnish
Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2017

About Jayne Rogers

I am a Chartered Environmentalist working for a large engineering company in Bristol, but have always been proud to be Welsh and live in north Cardiff, not far from where I keep my horse. I love the countryside, and spend most of my spare time out and about in it, be it walking, riding or at music festivals. My son and daughter are grown up now, and only sporadically live at home!

Jayne Rogers purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Jayne Rogers chose Forest of Dean district

I bought the cottage as I wanted a getaway in the heart of the countryside in a peaceful village location but not too far from the nearest shop! Wainlete has the history and age that I was looking for, and had been sympathetically modernised. The location is perfect, with an easy to maintain enclosed garden and a park and open space for the dogs to be able to enjoy a break too. The fact that the renowned Ostrich pub restaurant is just a mile away helped too, and the local pubs and restaurants in Clearwell itself are friendly and welcoming to visitors like myself. I also wanted a cottage close enough to my home and work so that I can look after all the changeovers myself to ensure my guests get the best welcome each time, and everything is spotless for them.

What makes this cottage unique

Wainlete is just one bedroom but has a large bathroom and kitchen that would equally serve a 3 bedroom cottage- some I saw had tiny bathrooms and kitchens. I love the separate shower, and the exposed stone walls and open fire in the sitting room. The thick walls ensure the cottage stays cosy for a long time after the heating has gone off, and is never draughty or cold. The small garden has far reaching views of the fields and valley and is a pleasure to sit in of an evening with a glass of wine. I especially enjoy the housemartens that nest under the eaves every year, in the mornings in spring and summer I lie in bed watching and listening to the parents feeding their young and teaching them to fly.

Guestbook comments from the manager

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.
Apr 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Clearwell in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Fully tiled bathroom, with bath, wash basin, wc and large separate shower. Big fluffy towels and toiletries provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with king size bed with goose down duvet. Dressing table, hairdryer and ironing facilities, and plenty of storage.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: We maintain the cottage to the prestigious four star English Tourist Board grading 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 for access to free internet. 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! Outside: Pretty patio garden with patio set for two, countryside views. Secure to keep even the most houdini of dogs in. 100 yards down the lane is the entrance to the local park, with enclosed childrens play area, and open fields for dogs to run in. Cleaning / Towels / Linen : All towels, bedlinen and tea towels provided. Property cleaned immaculately between each let. Separate dog feeding bowls, towels and bedding provided if dogs staying.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)


Cosy dog friendly cottage in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our recent stay at Wainlete. Jayne provided everything we needed, from towels for us to towels and treats for our two dogs. Kitchen is well equipped, the log fire was lovely and the feather bedding was appreciated. Lots of great dog walks nearby and a great base from which to explore the forest and surrounding area. We would recommend a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location,very friendly owners and warm and clean cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We chose this cottage because it is dog friendley and it is perfect location for exploring Forest of Dean.

It definitely exceeded our expectations how nice and homely it was and in particular the welcoming feel from our caring owner Jane.

We will certainly recommend this cottage to all of our friends if they are looking to visit Forest of Dean or just looking for peaceful hideaway.

Thank you from Lili,Josie and our two dogs Muffin and Dottie

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for taking the time to write a review- I am so pleased you and your dogs enjoyed your New Year break at Wainlete!
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Very cosy cottage with everything I needed and dog friendly.

  • 4 of 5

Definitely a 5 star stay- very welcoming/cosy cottage with everything I needed. Owner even thought about the dogs with dog biscuits and blankets.

Had a wonderful stay and enjoyed all the information about the area and vicinity.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I do like to ensure all guests enjoy their break... even four-legged ones!
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Cozy, well equipped, dog friendly cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage for a long weekend, as a base for exploring the Forest of Dean and local area. The cottage was clean, warm and cozy, and extremely well equipped. The owner provided everything needed for a comfortable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay, Jayne
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

Wainlete feel like coming home from the moment the frontdoor opens. Lovely cottage in a friendly Village.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I do strive to make sure all guests feel completely at home! Jayne
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very homely

  • 4 of 5

very clean and welcoming cottage with additional treats of wine and doggy treats. well equipped with good quality towels and bedding. cottage well situated for exploring the area and we tried several of the "easy" walks identified in the tourist brochures. thoroughly enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for leaving a review for Wainlete, glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Standard price
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Changeover fee £75
Pet Fee £0

Please contact me for stays other than 7 days to confirm a price. For last minute bookings, made within 10 days of start date, a 20% discount will be applied.

Changeover Day:
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.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Short breaks are available all year. Contact me for 20% discount for last minute holidays within 10 days of start date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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