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



Updated: 26-Nov-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful cottage in a great location, great guests made our Xmas week holiday very special
Dec 2014
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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


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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Character Cottage in lovely location

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a fantastic home from home for a holiday. It has everything you need for a family stay in a quiet location. The property is all you expect a cottage to be with it's beams and fireplaces, an added bonus is the beautiful garden with it's hidden corners and swing seat! It's location is ideal for getting into Wales - with Cardiff an hour away and a little further gets you into the heart of the Brecon Beacons, whilst being within reach of locations in England like Gloucester and Stratford on Avon.

The fully equipped cottage (cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine) meant we didn't have to think twice about meals - one main shopping run at the start of our week and it was all there for us.

Four adults were staying at the cottage for the week and we had plenty of room and all thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it is definitely on our list of places to revisit and recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol Airport at 39 Miles Nearest Barpub : Rising Sun at 600 Metres Nearest Golf : Lydney at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Lydney at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : M48 at 12 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Parkend at 1 Miles

Special interest holidays:

Ideal for walking or cycling holidays, with forest walks including The Gloucester Way under 5 minutes walk from front door. Lots of forest activities around the area and some great places to eat and drink if you so wish.


The nearest airport is Bristol Airport which is 37 miles east of the property.


The towns of Lydney and Coleford are both approximately 3 miles away with local amenities and attractions.

The village of St Briavels with its castle is 4 miles also Clearwell with its famous caves is just under 3 miles.

Dean Forest Steam Railway is under 2 miles away in Parkend. There are numerous other attractions within easy reach.

Further Details:

Local amenities are within a 5 minute walking distance. These include a post office, community library and a general store operated by Spar which includes a cash machine. Bream boasts a superb fish and chip shop (Frydays) and Chinese takeaway (Golden Lake); there is also the local pub the Rising Sun all in walking distance.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 2
1 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
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
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 50% of holiday costs. Therefore a refund of only 50% will be refunded.
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:
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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From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • 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.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

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


  • 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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