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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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
Member since: 2014
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 May, 2018

About Gill and Gordon

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 chose Bream

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bream in West Dean

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • 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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Traditional Stone Forest Cottage In The Forest Of Dean Within Village Location
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 21 reviews

Location, Location, Location!

  • 4 of 5

We had 3 lovely nights at the cottage and thoroughly enjoyed the garden and the experience of staying in a very old building with beautiful views. The cottage is very well presented and comfortable and provides all the basics you would need for your stay. The location is excellent with many major attractions within a few miles (Clearwell Caves is well worth a visit and is less than 3 miles away), and it's just a short walk to the local shop. The local fish and chip shop is very good, the local pub does not serve food but is very friendly! There are some good alternatives nearby and we would particularly recommend The Royal Oak which is either a long walk or a short drive.

Communication with the owners, Gill and Gordon, was very straight forward and easy, and everything was ready for our arrival, including a thoughtful bottle of milk in the fridge, and we appreciated the collection of leaflets, maps and general info on local attractions.

Overall, good value for money and a very beautiful part of the country which we would certainly visit again to cross some more of the walks off our list.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and for leaving the cottage as you found it. Very much appreciated We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found the area to your liking and we would love to host you again should you wish to return to the Forest.
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Ideal for access to the Forest

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is ideally situated at the edge of the forest. We were able to enjoy wonderful walks with our dogs notably at Symonds Yat and the Sculpture Park. The cottage provided plenty of space for our party of 5 adults and is well equipped. The secure garden provides space enough for the dogs to roam and has a picnic table for al-fresco dining. Running late for our arrival time due to traffic, we had to call and cancel our grocery order, however to our delight Gill (owner) had taken delivery on our behalf and even put our frozen and perishable items in the fridge and freezer for us. Great service! Thank you Gill and Gordon we had a lovely time.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our stay at Millhill cotage

  • 4 of 5

Very spacious, well equipped except no cleaning materials (eg for sink and toilet ) well situated for getting into the forest and sight seeing. We enjoyed our holiday except for the rain but plenty to do

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your break except for the weather sorry about that. The cleaning materials for sink and toilet we do not leave out incase it gets into the wrong hands such as kids and we are self catering, however we will have a think on what we could leave out in the future that is safe. Thanks
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A good property to stay in a peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. Good correspondence from the owners. Two minor points. It would have been useful to know about the very steep staircase unsuitable for the infirm or very young. The weather was cold and heating only on in winter so we had to buy logs and kindle normally supplied in the winter months. Neither of these points applied the holiday however.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The information about the cottage doe's inform you that it is not suitable for children between the age of 2 and 10, we are sorry that you did not ask about heating as we could of sorted the problem for you very easily but being August we expected you to be warm enough. We are glad you had a great experience in the Forest and thank you for leaving the cottage clean and tidy. Glad you had a safe journey home and hope to see you again.
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Very nice clean traditional cottage

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location to explore the Forrest. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great family group would highly recommend
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Lovely cosey cottage

  • 4 of 5

Lovely large cottage. Beautiful private garden. Well equipped kitchen. The owners made the booking process very easy and we would recommend them to anyone looking for a holiday in this area.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and leaving the cottage so clean.. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and welcome you back at anytime..
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Bristol Airport
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Rising Sun
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Damage Deposit £50

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:
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
Any pets that are not paid for when booking the cottage but turn up on day, will have to be paid for on arrival or charge will be deducted from deposit at end of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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