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Cottage With Views Of Forest Of Dean

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Blakeney, Gloucestershire. Perfect for Exploring Forest Of Dean And Wye Valley. Weekend and short breaks available.

Lovingly renovated 18th century cottage overlooking the Forest of Dean. All rooms have lovely views over the adjacent orchard and towards the Forest.

The cottage has an open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge area. There is seating for 6 around the dining table and in the summer you can enjoy eating outside on the patio/barbecue area. In the winter you can cosy up on the four-seater sofa around the log burner.

The local pub is within walking distance and there are great attractions nearby. The peaceful location and fantastic local attractions will suit people wanting to recharge or make the most of the great outdoor activities on offer. The owners and their young family live in the adjacent house so are on hand for any advice or should you need anything. For further information please visit our website oldtumphouse.co.uk

More Details

Mrs Fay Bouri
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage was beautiful and had everything we needed. Lovely layout, inviting fire, great location and beautiful views. A wonderful host and great place to stay! Thanks so much.

The Waltons.

A lovely week in an excellent cottage. The cottage had everything you would need and Fay is very welcoming. We have found some lovely walks in the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and Wales and the 12 mile family cycle route is a must. Still lots I would like to do in the Forest of Dean and would definitely stay here again. Thank you.

Rosie, Russell, Jessica and Luke.

What a beautiful cottage with lovely decor and furnishings! It has been a delightful week even with the rain! There are so many places to visit. we didn’t even make a dent in the list we had. We all feel we want to go home and redecorate to make our homes as restful and tasteful as the Old Tump House. Thanks for the welcome and an idyllic setting for my birthday.
Mar 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Blakeney in Awre

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms have been renovated to a very high standard. En-suite to bedroom 1 has a bath with overhead shower. En-suites for bedrooms 2 and 3 have large showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All spacious bedrooms are double aspect with modern en-suites. Bedroom 1 on the ground floor has a double bed. Bedroom 2 on the first floor has twin beds that can be converted to a kingsize on request. Bedroom 3 on the first floor is a double.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: The cottage has off-road parking for 2 cars, with additional free on-street parking around 200m away on New Road. Please note that a short stretch of New Road near to the cottage does not have a pavement. The Cottage has very poor mobile reception (with the exception of Vodafone) We can provide a high chair and travel cot upon request (cot bedding not provided). We do not allow pets. Outside: The cottage has a private patio/grassed area, perfect for relaxing after exploring the Forest. There is a gas BBQ and outdoor seating for 6 people. Please note that there are uneven paths and some steep ledges so children must be supervised at all times. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Included: Linen and towels (changed weekly for stays of more than one week). Basic household items including bin bags, washing up liquid, tea towels, dishwasher tablets, washing detergent, kitchen cloths and toilet paper.


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Cottage With Views Of Forest Of Dean
average rating of 4.818182 based on 23 reviews

Beautiful, clean and warm

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for Christmas week and had a wonderful Christmas. The cottage is well equipped, maintained and clean. Faye is very helpful. The beds are comfortable, we all slept well. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tania, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay!
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A lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

A brilliant base to explore the Forest of Dean. We were three adults with three little girls and we all felt very comfortable in this cottage and felt very welcome by Fay and her family. We would highly recommend this cottage to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot surrounded by apple blossom

  • 4 of 5

The cottage occupies a surprising spot and offers a lovely retreat especially in spring when the meadow around it is full of blossom. A well equipped kitchen and extremely comfortable beds were particularly welcome. The cottage is decorated in a stylish and very tasteful way which we loved.

Local walks were delightful particularly along the Wye valley.

We confidently recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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beautiful cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage, spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. The basket of milk bread and other goodies on arrival was very welcome. The owner greeted us on arrival, and helped settle us in and answered any questions. The property is in a great position for exploring the area. I have no hesitation in recommending this property, as we had a most enjoyable stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week in the Forest of Dean. The old tump house is located on the edge of the forest with a beautiful backdrop of trees. It is really well presented with 3 large bedrooms all en suite and a kitchen, dining and living room all combined. All the attractions are no more than 30 minutes drive from the house. The village where the house is located is small but Lydney is 10 minutes drive away and has all the amenities needed. Thanks to Faye and family for your kind hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place to have a family week in the forest.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property, so comfortable, clean, warm and good size bedrooms, loved coming back to it every evening. And the beds.....so snuggled we slept! And best of all the forest is literally out the gate. Faye (owner) was lovely and our kids enjoyed playing with hers. All in all a great place to visit even in the winter!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely comments - we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we (especially the kids!) look forward to welcoming you back sometime.
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Car: recommended


The cottage is located on the edge of the picturesque village of Blakeney. The local pub and shop are within walking distance. The Forest itself is right outside the cottage and there are superb attractions a short drive away.

Beechenhurst sculpture Trail - 7 miles

Wenchford picnic area and Blackpool Brook - 1 mile

Ross on Wye - 17 miles

Chepstow - 13 miles

Monmouth - 16 miles

Gloucester - 18 miles

Newnham-on-Severn - 5 miles

Further Details:

The Old Tump House is a great base to explore the beautiful Forest of Dean and surrounding area. There is fantastic walking and you will find the Forest's most famous picnic spot only a short distance from the cottage. There is a whole host of other great activities a short drive or cycle away.

Whether you are looking for an action-packed, adrenalin-fuelled holiday or a relaxing and quiet short break, the Forest of Dean has a wonderful range of activities. For walkers, there are numerous way-marked routes and footpaths throughout the area, as well as several circular routes through historic market towns, picturesque villages and some of the most scenic parts of the Forest of Dean.

The Forest is perfect for cyclists. The Family Cycle Path runs through the heart of the Forest, safely away from traffic, while a dedicated off-road area behind Pedalabikeaway Cycle Hire is popular with mountain bikers.

The Wye Valley is easy to get to and is renowned for its climbing, abseiling, canoeing and kayaking activities.

For those with a head for heights, there are superb high wire adventure courses set within beautiful woodlands, plus the area boasts one of the country's top inland diving centres.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Blakeney, Gloucestershire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
5 Jan 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
6 Apr 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
20 Jul 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Check in is after 4pm and check out by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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