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Traditional Stone Forest Cottage In The Forest Of Dean Within Village Location

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Cottage in Bream, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England - The Forest Footpath (Gloucestershire Way) Is Only A Couple Of Hundred Metres From Property

Mill Hill Cottage was constructed circa 1850 and was originally built as a forester's cottage being extended in the early 1980's. It sits on a gentle slope and is central to local amenities and a very good local bus route to the nearby market towns of Coleford and Lydney. The cottage is located in Bream, Gloucestershire which is arguably the largest village in England. It is situated in the Forest of Dean which is a former mining area lying between the rivers Wye and Severn. It is known for its free roaming sheep, deer and wild boar.

Gill and Gordon Relf
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About Gill and Gordon Relf

We are a small family who originated from East Sussex who moved to the Forest of Dean to enjoy all the facilities it has to offer. We hope you will visit us here and enjoy the quiet country life as well.

Why Gill and Gordon Relf chose Forest of Dean district

We like where the property is located as it is in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of the countryside away from crowds with various attractions and amenities in nearby areas which we enjoy using.

What makes this cottage unique

It is the ideal place to enjoy the rural life and walking, cycling and outdoor pursuits in the forest.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful cottage in a great location, great guests made our Xmas week holiday very special
Dec 2014
  • 1 of 2


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)


Nice quiet place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Quaint cottage - very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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compact little cottage, near to Forest of Dean attractions

  • 4 of 5

We lit a fire and settled in quickly. From the cottage it was easy and close to various Forest of Dean attractions, like Puzzlewood, Clearwell caves, and our favourite - Kayaing on the river near Symonds Yat. Also nice to walk out from the cottage and easy to walk into the Forest itself. Disappointed not to see wild boars, but saw evidence of their activity! When the weather allowed, it was nice to eat meals in the garden.The cottage was clean, though it would have been nice to have some basic cleaning liquids left in the cottage, and to be supplied with more than one J cloth, one roll of loo paper and one binliner - we were five adults. And for five people there was only a very small towel rail for drying towels. My little double bedroom overlooking the garden was cosy, but the people who slept in the main bedroom had to put extra covers over the mattress as the springs were coming through, the bed was very uncomfortable without those extra layers. Surprised that the owners were not there, as recent emails gave no indication that they would be absent, though we were given a welcome by their daughter. There were lots of pamphlets and a black book giving basic as to shops, amenities and eateries close by, maybe a more personal touch with a book, where people staying at the cottage could write in their impressions, recommendations and suggestions, stories, places they have enjoyed during their stay, would be an asset, and help other visitors enjoy their stay. writing here is limited, a book makes it possible for children to contribute, maybe someone would draw something, leave a poem, ..whatever .....it just makes the place more welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our stay in Bream, Forest of Dean

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful well maintained cottage for my 50th birthday with family. Having not stayed in this area before we were not sure of what was around the area, but there were no need to worry. Gill and Gordon had supplied a book with everything you could think of from tourist attractions, shops, eateries, you name it. We would definitnitely stay there again and would recommend to friends and family

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We both hope you had a great stay in the forest of dean, you are a great group of people and would love to have you back to stay with us again. Gill/Gordon
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A great base for exploring the Forest of Dean

  • 4 of 5

We received a warm welcome from Gordon when we arrived, and the house and garden were ideal for us (three adults and two children). Good amount of space to play in the garden in the evenings, a table to eat outside when the weather was good, and a stone's throw from the Forest itself. We'd warmly recommend this cottage as a base from which to explore the Forest of Dean.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great family that respected the cottage and the area, would warmly recommend them and would love to have them back to stay.
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Charming, nice location, and perfect for our family

  • 4 of 5

The cottage perfectly accommodated our family of 6. It was a charming stone cottage with a lot of personality. Location was what we wanted: close to the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean, and Chepstow Castle in Wales. Ideal for hiking in the forest or driving around this beautiful area. The property was clean, well tended, the hosts were available for questions during the booking process. Their garden is beautiful, and there was ample space to park the car. We enjoyed our time there and would likely go back when we can. The town does not have a Pub or Coffee shop in walking distance, but it does have a good supermarket.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The 'village' doe's have a Pub 300 yards along the road but perhaps this is not in walking distance for our guests, I know I have walked it many times but must admit I do stagger home. As for a coffee shop they are correct, but we are a small country village in the forest of dean and if they had wanted a coffee they could of got one in the pub.
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Ideal quiet space!

  • 5 of 5

We met friends here and found that for four adults and two children, this was perfect. The cottage was clean, well-equipped and safe, and nothing is too much trouble for the Relfs! The 'black book' of local information was particularly helpful, and the surrounding area was peaceful and picturesque. Lots to do nearby and a big range of amenities. Worth exploring the garden! Many thanks for having us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleasant and considerate guests, great family would have them back again.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 1 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 2 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 3 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 4 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 5
1 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Xmas 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 6 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £50
Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
Cancellation up to two weeks prior to commencement of break will incur a forfeit of 100% of holiday costs, therefore no refund will be given.
We operate a NO SMOKING and NO CANDLE policy.
Please check website for other conditions.

Changeover Day:
Mondays and Fridays. Arrivals not before 4PM and departure no later than 10AM.
(We are flexible on change over days depending on booking dates)

Notes on prices:
Booking payments are by Bank Transfer in advance or cash on day of arrival, card payments are not accepted.
Prices shown are for full weeks however a daily rate is applicable for shorter stays of 2, 3 or 4 nights etc and are available on request.
Daily rates start from £75.00 per night for up to 6 guests, thats only £12.50 per person.
Towels are NOT provided unless requested at time of booking and a fee of £10 per person per booking will apply

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bream in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • A family bathroom with full length bath and separate shower. Also has a shaving point and heated towel rail.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 6 (3 Bedrooms 4 beds) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is a large double with bedside and clothing storage. Bedroom 2 is a small double with clothing storage. Bedroom 3 is a twin room with two single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
ENTRY to the cottage is NOT PERMITTED BEFORE 4:00PM and DEPARTURE NO LATER THAN 10AM unless otherwise agreed with the owner. Notes on accommodation: The property can cater for up to 2 pets, a charge is applied for each animal per stay. If pets arrive with no prier arrangement then the fee will be deducted from security deposit at end of visit). The property also operates a no smoking and no candle policy. Outside: The cottage provides a secluded garden which includes a picnic table, a swing seat in a wooded area and two washing lines for use. BBQ's are also allowed. Cleaning / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is inclusive but towels are not provided. Property is cleaned each time guests depart and prior to arrival. Other: There is a snug which is used as a reading area at the entrance of the cottage complete with a log burner.

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