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Cottage With Views Of Forest Of Dean



Updated: 20-Nov-2016
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 with a log burner. Walking distance to local pub with great attractions nearby. Peaceful location with private patio and BBQ area. 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

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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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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15 Reviews

based on 15 holidaymaker reviews


Quiet Cottage, Ideally placed for exploring the Forest of Dean

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the cosy cottage with it's well appointed ensuite bathrooms and well equipped kitchen. The seating area for watching tv is somewhat compact for 4 but has table and chairs behind for overflow seating. Some written instructions on how to use fittings (shower controls, etc) and equipment (ovens, microwave and how to connect DVD player to TV) would be helpful as well as advance warning of the need for indoor footwear. We really enjoyed our stay and found plenty to do and places to eat locally. Recommended

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely cottage in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was cosy and warm with everything we needed. What a treat to have an en suite bathroom to every bedroom, and we enjoyed the open plan living space. There was lots of good walking very close to the cottage and a pub serving good food just 10 minutes walk away. We cooked at the cottage too and found the kitchen to be well equipped. Communication with the owner was very good right from the moment of booking. We would recommend this cottage and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

A delightful cottage in a beautiful area.

Spotlessly clean,with 3 ensuite bedrooms,very well equipped kitchen facilities,and dining/lounge area.

The cottage has stunning views of the Forest of Dean,and its wonderful to watch the eagles flying overhead,and listening to the dawn chorus.

The owners are very helpful,and on hand to give advice about the surrounding area.

Thankyou for making the booking process so easy and simple,nothing has been too much trouble right from booking earlier on in the year,you are great hosts,and we wish you all the best.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect stay in a lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time in this beautiful home. Arriving to a basket of homemade brownies, cider, fresh eggs and bread set us up for a fabulous three days. The cottage itself has everything you need and is situated in a lovely garden nestled amongst the Forest of Dean. Fay and her family could have been more welcoming or helpful. It's a great location with lots of walks and activities nearby. We would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Old Tump House

  • 5 of 5

We were guided by other reviews when we chose this cottage, and we not disappointed! The location is super, especially if you want to walk, run, cycle or canoe. The cottage is fab - the rooms are spacious, clean and beautifully presented with everything you need to self-cater. The owners were very friendly and helpful and we would strongly recommend this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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AMAZING holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the Old Tump House August 2014. I cannot recommend this place enough! The cottage was stunning. It was beautifully decorated, with luxurious beds and bathrooms. We were able to sit out every night and BBQ, and enjoy the amazing views across the valley and to the forest. The owners were lovely, very helpful and friendly. I have been recommending this place to everyone I know and will DEFINITELY be going back. There are tones of activities in the forest for all ages. We stayed for a week and did something different every day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
1 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
6 Jan 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • 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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