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Lovely forest views and pet friendly

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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

About Us

stephen read
pitching green cottage, pitching green
GL154DQ blakeney
VAT Reg No

Diana Read
Member since: 2014
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:
19 February, 2018

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 Blakeney

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Blakeney in Awre

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 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 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


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Lovely forest views and pet friendly
average rating of 4.923077 based on 40 reviews

Really nice location in beautiful settings and very private

  • 5 of 5

Really nice and clean cottage with very friendly owners who go the extra mile. If your looking for a relaxing little getaway then this is a great place

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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My Birthday weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Mine and Clare's second time here and it won't be the last! Again we had a great stay (weather on Saturday was pants...but what can you do about the great British weather!). A really lovely cottage and great grounds that it's set in... Diana and Stephen are great owners and made us feel welcome again. We will be back for sure in the Summer so we can take advantage of the outside seating, BBQ and grounds... Thanks again Mark & Clare

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review, glad you had a relaxing break despite the weather, when you come back in the summer will have glass of wine or two with you down on the island. See you soon.
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  • 5 of 5

My partner, I and our two dogs loved our little weekend break in this cottage. Unfortunately we were let down by the weather but that just meant we spent more time relaxing in front of the log fire. It had everything we needed and more. The welcome basket of milk, butter, bread and cider was lovely, there were even some treats for the dogs! The gardens and views were lovely. Diane and Steve were both friendly and informative and we will definitely be back again in the summer to enjoy more of the forest and surrounding area but hopefully in the sunshine.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments we try to make the cottage home from home, yes it was a pity about the weather but if you come back in the summer or spring you will see how beautiful The Forest of Dean is and be able to enjoy the island garden with well appointed pergola with glass of wine or cup of tea while your two dogs run round the garden amusing there self’s.
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Late November 2017 Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We chose this cottage for it's rural location, away from town and city life and on the Forest of Dean's doorstep. It didn't disappoint - if we weren't out woodland walking in the winter sunshine or having evening drinks in the nearby Cock Inn, we were cosied up at the cottage with logs in the fire playing board games or watching Xmas films :-) The owners, Diana and Steve, were very welcoming and super helpful - would definitely recommend a visit here! Sarah and Digby

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Birthday Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Clare and I had a brilliant time here. A gem of a place. Very well kitted out and lovely grounds for the dog, Milo, to wander around and enjoy his time here also. Owners are very helpful and lots of walks near by... We will definitely be returning for a longer stay! It was just what Clare was looking for on her birthday...away from it all relaxation and a bit of pampering... Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage renovated with love and attention to detail and finished with quality furniture

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our long weekend here. Cottage was perfectly located in the forest with a garden surrounded by a stream - great for little adventurers. Hosts were friendly and helpful. Lovely welcome hamper provided included eggs from chickens we help feed. We will definitely be returning and staying longer next time

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review , glad you felt at home we try to make the cottage feel like home. Glad you had a lovely stay even though it was short and the weather was'nt that good. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cock Inn
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended


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.


Prices & Availability

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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 25% 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.