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Cotswold Country Cottage, 3 Dbl Bedrooms In Area Of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty'

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Mitcheldean, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, UK - Stunning Views In Forest Of Dean Near The Wye Valley, Plenty Of Activities In The Surrounding Area

Mutlers Row cottage was originally built in the 1830's as a row of 4 cottages. Equipped to a very high standard. This fabulous cottage is nestled on the north edge of the Forest of Dean in an elevated position overlooking the Severn valley, between villages on the borders of England and Wales. Offering easy access 3 County's (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Monmothshire) and the rich variety of activities they offer. Take one of the many forest walks; see the fascinating sights available in this idyllic area. Less than a 20 min journey will transport you to historical Hereford, Monmouth with its unusual shops, Chepstow castle and Ross on Wye’s with its wonderful riverside walks and shops: Symonds Yat is the home of the nesting Peregrine falcons and its charming village offering canoeing and riverboat trips: Gloucester or Cheltenham is fantastic for ‘shopaholics’ and there are numerous ‘picture postcard’ Cotswold villages such as the stunning Bourton on the water close by.

Caroline West
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Caroline West

Hello I am Caroline and I live with Keith my partner, I loved the location of the cottage and the history of the original buildings (info at cottage). Having had many cottage holidays ourselves, both in UK and abroad, I spent a lot of time trying to create the ideal place to relax and have fun, I wanted to make sure that it would be as I would expect - a place to chill, or to have adventures with either family or friends. I was adamant we should have very comfortable beds the cottage has been let since 2006, and if the comments from our guests are anything to go by I have succeeded. It is the perfect place to appreciate Britain's scenery at its best; our repeat bookings show me we are doing something right; so come visit my favourite place, kick off your shoes, grab a glass of wine & take in the view, enjoy.

Caroline West purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Caroline West chose Forest of Dean district

The property was bought for its location, history and the stunning views. It is in an 'area of outstanding natural beauty' which means the land cannot be built upon, set in an elevated position on the edge of the 'Royal Forest of Dean' it nestles in a hillside over looking the Severn valley, it is perfect. Having travelled extensively I strongly believe that Britain has the best scenery in the world and this area has some of the very best. It is a 1830's detached cottage with no near neighbours to mention, but the friendly village of Mitcheldean is only 0.5miles down the road, the 'White Horse' pub is wonderful and Sandra, Brian and Dan are so welcoming,as are the locals, so if you fancy a old fashioned singsong or a good 'chinwag' in a typical village pub, its the place to go.

What makes this cottage unique

There are so many benefits to this property I cannot name them all, so here are a few:- the cottage is literally on the doorstep of the Forest of Dean (across the road) where the walks are simply breathtaking, plenty of quaint villages within 1 – 5 mile radius, Monmouth, Chepstow and Cardiff are 15, 20, 45 minutes away (Wales), & Ross on Wye, Hereford, Gloucester, Bristol (England) 15,20,20,45 minutes in the other direction. Lovely golf courses close to hand as well as horse riding, Llama trekking and adventure parks, so much for children from toddlers to teenagers its impossible to name them all as the list goes on and on, plus great many eating places and wonderful pubs for the grown ups. You can have a chilled break or adventures every day, the choice is yours.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing time here, the cottage is absolutely fantastic. Cannop Ponds in the Forest of dean is a beautiful place to see lots of walks and a lovely lake. Littledean jail is a must - not for young children - Mr a Mrs Moore, Portsmouth.

The only fault we could find with our stay here, was the fact we didn't want to go home! The whole experience was very relaxing and the view from the garden was breathtaking. The cottage wants for nothing, very user friendly and ideal if you have pets or children with you. Take our advice light the BBQ, open a bottle of wine, pull up a chair and enjoy the view - The Browns - Wales.

First visit to the 'Forest of Dean' Cottage very comfortable and relaxing we feel very at home, its very well equipped and the beds are very comfortable - would definitely recommend it - The Player family, Hertfordshire.

Please check our website for more guest reviews - or to add your own
Oct 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mitcheldean in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs bathroom with deep old fashioned bath and overhead shower, WC and hand basin. Shower in downstairs bedroom Separate upstairs WC and hand basin. All towels are provided free of charge.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 with super Kingsize bed or two large single beds (depending on your requirements, plus Z bed if required). Bed 2 with large, comfortable double bed. Bed 3 ground floor with double bed;with shower All beds are extremely comfortable.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Oil central heating / air-con are included within the price. The garden is completely enclosed and secure and has lockable gates. The garden has different areas to sit giving stunning views across the valley (Please note there are banks and steps in the garden). There is a fabulous decking area with table and chairs for alfresco eating, for your use on the upper patio. A large BBQ and cooking area. We also have a summerhouse ideal for bird-watching. We have a bird feeding station and we have numerous varieties of birds from Crossbills, Woodpeckers to Goshawks visit us. Binoculars and bird book provided. Our mini orchard is now planted (Feb 2011 - expecting fruit 2012) with apple, pear, plum and edible cherry trees - so hopefully lots of fruit to enjoy in the late Summer/Autumn. Outside: Large BBQ is available for your use with a large patio that is great for catching the sun, and a furnished decked area for alfresco dining, ample patio furniture. Plus a summerhouse for those who love to bird watch. We have our own paddock in front of the garden (occasionally there will be sheep/lambs in the paddock - (environmental lawn mowers) and if you wish, it is possible to accommodate horses although it must be noted there is no purpose built shelter in the paddock. We have uninterrupted views across the valley, a great place to sit with a glass of wine and absorb our wonderful British countryside. Utility Room: Utility room has its own separate access to the garden. It is equipped with a washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer and cloakroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided. If you do wish to make the trip to the beach at Weston Supermare, you will need to bring beach towels. Cleaning once a week on changeover day - Fridays, further days cleaning can be arranged if required. Other: Panoramic, south facing 9m x 3m (30ft x 10ft) conservatory with fully automatic air conditioning for those hot days, 2 comfortable sofas, coffee table and a large dining table seats 8 (highchair provided on request) Stunning views over the Severn Valley.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


2/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


very dissapointing overall

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We were looking forward to our stay in the cottage,but we encountered our first problem as we turned off the road into the so called drive,It was appalling, very steep and uneven surface, unable to reverse or turn around, so had to leave the car at the very top, so every time we went out we all had to walk on this very dangerous surface.As for the extremely busy road directly behind the cottage, it was very noisy and difficult to get onto from the cottage.

The cottage itself was very tired and needed a good clean.The cupboard under the sink was full of rubbish and dirty, so was the big cupboard in the hall that stored the hoover and lord knows what else.The ground floor bedroom had a disgusting cupboard in it where we were supposed to hang our clothes (not so likely) with a bad smell of sewers coming from it and the toilet was at the other end of the house. The dustbins at the top of the drive ready for the bin men were full of maggots and haden't been emptied for a while.It also states that the cottage has Wi fi, but that was not the case, we tried for 7 days without success,also the lights in the conservatory were very poor considering we had to use the table out there for eating and reading

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Carol Thank you for your feedback. I am really sorry you did not enjoy your stay. I am a little surprised by some of your comments as we have had nothing but good reviews/remarks on our cleanliness and how lovely the cottage is. I will definitely look into this. The cottage is always redecorated through completely at the end of the season and has been re-painted last week (7th Nov) All bedding and towels have been replaced as they are every year. The drive is steep which is stated in the directions, for more nervous drivers we do suggest to leave the car at the top, that is the nature of the position of the cottage and the lovely views. The Wi-fi is sometimes fickle. again the cottage is in the countryside and that is out of our control. I hope I have answered your review and thank you once again for the feedback regards Caroline
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Mar 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Jun 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter (exc xmas/NY)
1 Dec 2017 - 1 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be e-mailed, phoned or use the booking form on our website. A deposit of 30% of the cost of the holiday is required to secure your booking. Reservations will not be treated as complete until the deposit has been received. The balance is payable eight weeks prior to the arrival date. If the booking is made within eight weeks of the arrival date, the rent must be paid in full at the time of booking. Payment can be made by online bank transfer or PayPal

Changeover Day:Fridays and Mondays - allowing for long weekend breaks
Changeover days Fri or Mon, arrive after 4pm. Vacate by 10am.
3 and 4 night breaks are available, we can be flexible depending on time of season, please contact owners for details.
For price per night or any special requirements - please contact owner.

Notes on prices:
Check out the website www.cotswoldcountrycottage.co.uk for some late/last minute deals. Keep checking for updates.

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