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Perfect Location for exploring Gloucestershire Herefordshire and Monmouthshire

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Longhope, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. - Rural location but close to all amenities - post office / supermarket / pubs serving food.

Great location for easy access to the Forest of Dean, Symonds Yat and the local market towns of Ross on Wye and Monmouth.

Hereford, Gloucester, Cheltenham and the Cotswolds are all within a short drive away. A great base to explore all the area has to offer at reasonable rates An ideal location for golfing or cycling breaks. Secure attached garage available for storage of golf clubs / canoes / bikes etc. Sorry no smokers or pets.

Please note that a £50 damage deposit will be taken for all bookings, this will be

refunded to you 48 hours after your departure either by cheque or internet banking subject to a satisfactory inspection. The minimum stay is 3 nights.

Wi fi is available through BT and is unlimited. ( Pass code can be found in Red Welcome Folder within the property.)

The property is equipped with two televisions (one in the bedroom) a dvd player, bed linen and all towels are provided. The bed itself is a six foot double or can be split into two three foot singles. The kitchen is fully equipped with all you would need and there is also a small utility room. The cottage is centrally heated - radiators in all rooms. A walk in wardrobe where there's room to store luggage as well as all your clothes. Two garden chairs are available for the summer and also a cool box if you decide to make a picnic for your day out.

Harts Barn Craft Centre with the cookery school is nearby. There are lovely views down the valley and lots of country walks. Two good food pubs within a couple of miles but a car is essential and a parking space on the drive right outside the front door is allocated.

The cottage is not suitable for small children and persons with restricted mobility.

More Details

Property Manager
Gillian Shaw
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Gillian Shaw

We are a couple who have tried to create self catering accommodation at a reasonable price in a rural location, yet providing all the home from home comforts. We are on site to give help or advice about the local area if requested.

Gillian Shaw purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Gillian Shaw chose Longhope

We joined forces as a couple seven years ago and purchased this house together, we love the rural area and all it has to offer. It is away from the crowded cities yet within easy distance of all one would need for an enjoyable break.

What makes this cottage unique

Local country walks from the front door. Easy access to the cities of Gloucester and Hereford. Secure garage storage for bikes or canoes if required. Flexible changeover days - just ask!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Great cosy accommodation with lots to see and do... -Anton Somerset
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Longhope in Forest of Dean District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom with full sized bath and power shower over, low level wc, heated towel rail and shaver point.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Large 6ft king size which can be split into 2 x 3ft singles. Walk in wardrobe. Hairdryer.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • caving
Notes on accommodation: No smoking within the property please. Not suitable for pets. Outside: Parking space for one car on the drive. Garage available for secure golf clubs / bike or canoe storage. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath / hand towels and all bed linen included. Other: Hallway linking bedroom / bathroom.


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Perfect Location for exploring Gloucestershire Herefordshire and Monmouthshire
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 30 reviews

Location and hosts excellant

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could need for a relaxing vacation

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage is perfect for us.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable and spacious

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was excellent value, well located for exploring the Forest of Dean and the owners were welcoming but not intrusive.

Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable and just what we required.

  • 5 of 5

Good base for exploring the area. Quiet roads for cycling and several 'bus routes pass nearby.

Excellent bakery within walking distance.

Accommodation suited us perfectly. Owners considerate and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a week away

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for a week away from the city! It's in an ideal location for day trips to the Forest of Dean, Wales or even to the beach (Weston Super Mare is 1hr 30 mins away) Excellent for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life for a while 😊

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a great time in Longhope

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice cottage in Longhope. Not far for all the Gloucestershire attractions and also not far for the Bristol and Cardiff area.

We are not British citizens and we didn't know the "Forest of Dean". Very amazing! And just in front of the door!

In the apartment was everything we need and all was very clean.

Thank you to Gillian and Chris!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thomas Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Chris and Gillian
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May Hill
Great walk to the top. Fantastic views on a clear day!
Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Bristol or Birmingham
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest pubs serving food
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Forest of Dean Golf Club
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Lydney station
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
M50 7 miles / M5 13 miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Ross on Wye
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Gloucester Dry Ski Slope
Car: necessary


Full directions to property will be provided at the time of booking. 25 mins from M5 junc 12 (Gloucester). 15 mins from M50 junc 4 (Ross on Wye)

A car is essential to enjoy all the area has to offer!


A short drive to the Forest of Dean, 7 miles to Ross on Wye, 16 miles to Cheltenham Spa heart of the Cotwolds and home to National Hunt Racing. Gloucester Quays with its antique centre and outlet shopping 11 miles drive.

Labels Outlet Shopping Junc 4 M50 Ross on Wye.

500 yd walk (3mins) to fully stocked local shop and Post Office in the village of Longhope.

Co op open until 10pm 7 days a week in local village of Mitcheldean. Link cash machine located here - free cash withdrawls.

Further Details:

Local well stocked supermarket open 7 days a week 0700 to 2200 - 3 miles.

Local pubs offering full restaurant facilities all within a short drive.

'Pedalabikeaway' in the Forest of Dean , offering bike hire with flat safe off road trails and challenging mountain bike areas. (Or bring your own bikes - we have safe storage).

Local cookery school (Harts Barn) 2 miles.

Local shooting school (Chessgrove Shooting School) 2 miles.

Symonds Yat with canoe / kyak hire 9 miles. A local beauty spot!

Champagne Hot Air Ballon and training flights through Wye Valley Avation based in Ross on Wye.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Long lets for 1 month or more available / subject to availability - please contact us for a quotation - reasonable rates - flexible on dates subject to availabilty. Wi fi in property. No pets - sorry!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.