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Christmas Cottage two bedroom Beautiful vintage village cottage.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 11 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 11 nights

About the property

Christmas Cottage Village Vintage style country cottage - Peaceful Location 5 Minutes Walk Into The Open Country

Christmas cottage has been recently restored with a Vintage style theme. Real open fire, as-well as gas heating, perfect for those cold winter and spring evenings and not forgetting those lovely romantic summer nights.

The cottages are situated in private gated complex with private parking.

Perfect for walking Mountain biking fishing golf everything on your doorstep.

We have a fully equipped Kitchen and everything you will need should you decide to bring along your own food.

We have also introduce a midweek deal Monday to Thursday £300 all in available until the 1st June 2016.

One or two night deals are also available please ask for quotation.

One small well-behaved dog is welcome charges apply +£25 Per stay.

We do not accept credit cards or cheques.

There is also a on-site store were you will be able to fully stock your holiday.

You are right in the open country you guys in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean perfect for the outdoor enthusiast.

Come and check out the location where are Star Wars Harry Potter and numerous other filming events has taken place.

It's all here guys.

The cottage is fully equipped with everything that you will need for your perfect break, free Wi-Fi private parking bed linen, and a free welcome pack on arrival.

Please note that a £85 returnable damage deposit is required.

See you guys soon.

More Details

David J G Mills
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 February, 2017

About David J G Mills

Hi I am David J G Mills

I am proud to say I am a local born business man.

The Forest of Dean is an area of outstanding natural beauty and hosts a wealth of outdoor activities.

Blakeney is one of the most prettiest unspoiled villages within the Forest of Dean, with a local Italian restaurant a award-winning fish and chip shop as well as a local inn all located within the village.

Not forgetting the local village store.

We are on the bus route, post office, Doctors surgery all with in this rural village.

I love this place.

David J G Mills purchased this cottage in 1980

Why David J G Mills chose Forest of Dean district

The properties in Blakeney still maintain there natural beauty,

we live in a outstanding village, oozing with community spirit, especially at the local inn. Not forgetting that Italian restaurant within walking distance from the cottages and and An outstanding fish and chip shop within the village, local shop & Post office.

We do welcome pets one/two small well-behaved dog are welcome at

£25 per stay, per dog.

What makes this cottage unique

The benefits of living here.

All you need for the out door enthusiast.









And so much more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great cottage

lovely host

loads to do and see
Mar 2015
  • 1 of 1


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


A hidden secret gem

  • 5 of 5

A positively charming cottage with all amenities and lots of very thoughtful extras provided, the interior has quality bedding and towels and the kitchen is equipped with all you will need and more....

The owner is hospitable and is close by to offer information on the area and activities available.

A truly relaxing stay. Thank you David.

Annie & Adrian

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Annie and Adrian Thank you guys so much for that lovely review I hope to see you both again in the foreseeable future it was a pleasure having you both stay in Christmas cottage .
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Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage, very clean and comfortable in a great location for day trips. Warm and welcoming host. Both pub and restaurant in walking distance great food and service.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Cottage, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage, plenty of space for a family of 4 to enjoy and base ourselves for a well deserved break. The cottage has everything you could need, comfortable and clean in a lovely village with everything you need on your door step! Perfect for exploring the Forest of Dean!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Christmas cottage over Easter with our 2 sons age 3 and 5 who say it was their best holiday ever! Christmas cottage was even better than it looked in the pictures, beautifully decorated and catered for all our needs. The boys loved all the country walks with sticks, streams and animals and especially enjoyed the sculpture trail from Beechenhurst Lodge, there is no shortage of things to do in the area. The food in the Italian really is as delicious as the other reviews say and the local pub also served very good meals. We had a very relaxing few days away and will definitely be returning to Christmas cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all very much guys ,it was a pleasure having you all stay in Christmas cottage. You certainly made the most of your stay in The Royal Forest of Dean . It will be a pleasure meeting you guys again in the foreseeable future. Regards David & AJ
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First Class!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful property. It was well equipped and extremely comfortable. We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the hot tub immensely. The shop, restaurant and fish and chip takeaway all on the doorstep. David and Angela were fantastic hosts and always on hand if required. But left us to enjoy our stay without intrusion. Cannot recommend highly enough. Thank you David

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys you were both great guests, left the cottage immaculate hope to see you again . Best wishes David & Aj
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Can't think of any negative feedback

  • 5 of 5

First impressions - What a lovely place to spend the next week. We felt immediately welcome, with a personal greeting from David the owner. Christmas Cottage is well equipped and every room was so tasteful, comfy and inviting. In addition to being well presented, the little but well appreciated attention to detail such as radio in the bedroom, coffee maker and pods, teabags and sugar in the kitchen, along with nibble bowl and Scandinavian Christmas decorations, napkins and candles provided a cosy New Year break. The secure courtyard provided parking and a little private garden.

David was always on hand should we need him and with his assistance we were directed to local restaurants - Dolce Vita, to quote Chris “the best Italian outside Italy” was our favourite and just along the road the Cock Inn. We also enjoyed lovely walks locally and had easy access into the Forest of Dean and its attractions. A short drive away is Chepstow which is a beautiful town in Wales with its castle and many unique shops. We also made good use of the well stocked local convenience shop.

We can't think of any negative feedback to provide! We would definitely look to stay there again and are happy to recommend this property as it ticks all the boxes - including wi-fi should you need it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have to say many thanks and what a amazing family you are, thank you for leaving the cottage as you found it clean & tidy. I have also taken on board your thoughts & ideas for the foreseeable future. Thank you all again. Best wishes David X
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Cosy winter nights in by the f
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Gorgeous spring is here
1 Apr 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Hot summer nights around the c
2 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Golden autumn
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Crispy winter is here
1 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
The festive season
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
11 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £85

Booking Notes:
50% Deposit payable on booking, £25 pet fee to be added if applicable.

Changeover Day:
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Notes on prices:
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Blakeney in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One bath room with large walk in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One King size bed with a chic finished furniture. Second bedroom has Two single beds with chic furniture.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: We offer free wifi DVD and CD player private parking Outside: We have a outside seating aria, with BBQ Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels,Linen, shampoo are provided free of charge Other: The showroom is tastefully finished and plenty of room for the larger person. we provide towels shampoos and conditions.

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