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Lovely forest views and pet friendly

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Blakeney, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England - Peaceful Location

A charming unusual shape single story cottage in the beautiful part of the Forest of Dean in the hamlet of Pitching Green on the outskirts of Blakeney village. This cosy cottage is situated in the grounds of the owners home. It was a former carpenters workshop which we have converted to a very high standard with exposed stone work and oak beams.

Step through the French doors to a light and airy lounge/dining room with table and chairs, wood burning stove, sofa bed for 2 extra guest, 32" flat screen TV/DVD player, there are books, games, puzzles, dvd's , local attractions info. The unusual shape kitchen is fully equipped with Oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/ freezer, iron and ironing board, rotary washing line with pegs and all the utensil you would need for your stay including coffee, tea and sugar. It has tiled underfloor heating and has beautiful views of the island garden and brook, there is a stable door with steps leading down to a small terrace seating area with table and chairs for 4 guest and gas BBQ. Off of the kitchen there is a shower room with quadrant shower, wash hand basin, wc and heated towel rail. From the lounge is the large double bedroom with shabby chic painted furniture, wrought iron king size bed with luxurious bed linen, hair dryer, complimentary cole and Lewis hair and shower gel. There is a small step up leading into a quirky shape en-suite bathroom with painted exposed stone work. It has a bath with overhead power shower, wash hand basin, wc and tiled underfloor heating. The cottage has a eclectic mix of old and new furnishings and some handcrafted wooden lamps made by the owner. The flooring in the lounge and the bedroom is solid wood with nice cosy rugs.

We have a secure lock up for bikes and an outside hose for cleaning bikes and muddy boots, there is Off road parking for 2 cars. The local shop, post office, pub/restaurant, fish n chip shop and Italian restaurant are within walking distant from the cottage, with lots of other interesting attractions nearby.

On your arrival you will find a welcome basket with our own free range eggs from the girls, loaf of fresh bread, local butter, milk , bottle of local cider, herbal teas and fresh coffee for the cafeteria, to get you started. During the winter period and chilly evenings your first basket of logs and kindling is provided, there is a charge of £3.00 thereafter.

The cottage is non smoking but you may smoke outside.

The owners are on hand for any advice or should you need anything.

More Details

Owner
Diana Read
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Diana Read

Owners Steve and Diana live in the opposite cottage with son Harry and there 2 springer spaniels Millie and Charlie, as well as the chickens and ducks. They are always on hand for local information and any other requirements.

Diana Read purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Diana Read chose Forest of Dean district

We moved to the forest to have a slower relaxing pace of life. Once we walked round the island garden and stood by the old railway tunnel, we new this was the property we wanted to live in and renovate the old stone workshop into a holiday let for other people to come and enjoy.

What makes this cottage unique

Workshop cottage is on the edge of the forest which makes it a perfect base for exploring all the local attractions and visiting the surrounding area. DiaOwners

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage and setting. We both can't wait to come back and explore some. Jessica, Daniel and Maxwell.



We had a wonderful relaxing time in your beautiful cottage with everything we could possibly want provided. A fantastic setting, look forward to coming back again and seeing more x. Samantha and Alex



Such a lovely cottage, beautifully restored. Brilliant for the dogs and children. Owners are very very welcoming and the basket of bread, eggs etc was lovely. We will definitely return, thank you! Gill, Ben and girls



Lovely cottage in a lovely setting. Brilliant time of the year to visit Forest of Dean all the colours on the beech and chestnut trees. Visited Clearwell caves, La Dolce Vita Italian excellent, many thanks. Graham and Amanda



We had a fantastic weekend in your lovely cottage. We will come back again, thank you very much! Giedre and Edgaras
Mar 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Blakeney in Awre

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom with bath and overhead power shower, wc, wash-hand basin, shaver point and underfloor heating. Shower room with corner shower, wc, wash-hand basin and heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) With sofa bed in lounge Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with Wrought iron king-size bed with luxurious bed linen, shabby chic painted furniture, oak beams, exposed stone work and solid wood flooring.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The cottage has off-road parking for 2 cars. There is poor mobile reception (with exception of Vodafone) We can provide a high chair and travel cot upon request (cot bedding not provided) We'll behaved pets are welcome Outside: The cottage has a patio area with gas BBQ and outdoor seating for 4 people perfect for relaxing and eating alfresco in the evening or morning coffee. Visitors are welcome to walk around the 3/4 acre grass island and orchard or just sit and relax by Blackpool brook, which flow's around the island then through the old railway tunnel. There are many woodland walks from the cottage without using the car. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Included: Linen and towels (changed weekly for stays of more than one week) Basic household items including washing liquid, tea towels, dishwasher tablets, bin bags, washing detergent, kitchen cloths and toilet paper

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lovely forest views and pet friendly
average rating of 4.892857 based on 29 reviews
5

Perfect Property in the Forest

  • 5 of 5

A lovely well equipped cottage in a stunning location. A perfect garden for our 2 Spaniels and welcoming hosts. An enjoyable and relaxing break. We look forward to a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A delightful cottage in a beautiful setting!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the cottage. There was enough space for 4 of us and found everything we needed. The garden was delightful but unfortunately the weather meant we were unable to make the most of it. The hamper was delicious, fresh eggs and bread were perfect for breakfast!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I, together with Amber our aging border collie, had a lovely few days stay. Diana was very welcoming. We really appreciated the complementary hamper on our arrival. This certainly saved us having to worry about finding the local shop as soon as we arrived. The cottage had everything we could have needed for our stay and was very comfortable. The garden is stunning and dog friendly. The cottage is tucked away up a hill with walks on it's doorstep. We would highly recommend this cottage as a base to explore the Forest of Dean.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

We loved the cottage and the friendliness of Diana Steve and the local people

  • 5 of 5

Idealy situated for reaching all the forest walks and surrounding towns would happily go again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Wonderful countryside retreat in the Forest of Dean

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here in Workshop Cottage. It has been so charmingly decorated and furnished and is so comfortable. My huaband, 10 month old and I were provided with everything we needed for a perfect stay, including a cot and high chair. The welcome hamper including delicious eggs from their chickens was such a nice touch. Diana and Stephen were so nice and welcoming . We really did feel like it was a perfect relaxing and homely retreat. I also should mention that the bed was so comfortable and the cottage was spotlessly clean. We only stayed two nights after attending a wedding celebration nearby but wished we could have stayed longer! We hope to return. If you are looking for a lovely restful stay in the Forest of Dean I thoroughly recommend it! And as for local recommendations- the local pub The Cock does great food and we enjoyed a walk round mallards pike lake. Didn't have much time for anything else due to attending a wedding, but hope to return to explore some more!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Beautiful, so glad we booked this!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful cottage, huge garden. Owners are lovely. Loved the welcome hamper. Booked here to celebrate our daughters 2nd birthday and it was just perfect. Thanks to the pack in the cottage we rented bikes and went for a beautiful ride round the forest family trail. Highly recommended. We will be returning:)

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Location

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cock Inn
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Lydney
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Lydney
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
M4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Blakeney
Car: recommended

Distances:

The cottage is located in the small hamlet of Pitching Green just outside Blakeney. The village shop and pub is walking distance, with forest walks just outside the door, with all attractions a short drive away.

Wenchford picnic area - 1 mile

Beechenhurst sculpture trail - 7 miles

Newnham-on-seven - 5 miles

Chepstow -13 miles

Monmouth - 16 miles

Ross-own-wye - 17 miles

Gloucester - 19 miles

Cheltenham - 25 miles

Further Details:

Workshop cottage is a great base to explore the beautiful Forest of Dean and the surrounding area. You will find the Forest's most popular picnic area (Wenchford) a short distance from the cottage. You can hire cycle's from pedal bike away and explore the many cycle trails in the forest. High wire adventure at Go Ape, and ride the new segways just 2 miles away. Canoeing at Symonds Yat on the river Wye. Dean Heritage centre for going back in time at Soudley, the magical puzzle wood as featured in Merlin and Lord of the rings, Clearwell caves, Tintern Abbey and lots more activities.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Blakeney, Gloucestershire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 4
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£90
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£550
 
 
Rate 5
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
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£80
£400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A provisional booking can be made by telephone or email and we will hold for 5 working days pending receipt of completed booking form and a non refundable 20% deposit. The full balance is due 6 weeks prior to your arrival. If your booking is made less than 6 weeks before your arrival date then the total must be paid at the time of booking.

Changeover Day:
Arrival time is after 3pm, departure time is by 10am
But can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Midweek breaks and weekly stays are available please email or telephone to enquire for prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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