A warm welcome awaits at Blake Cottage which has a 4 star Quality in Tourism and overlooks the wildlife conservation area, Linear Park. This can be reached by a short walk across the common opposite. There is a shop/off license almost opposite and a pub serving good honest food around the corner. The historic market town centre is less than a mile away where there are shops, restaurants, banks, the refurbished Edwardian Palace Cinema and a leisure centre.
The cottage provides all the modern conveniences you could need but retains its rustic charm. It has two Victorian fireplaces, original terracotta floor and large windows that bring in natural light. Solar panels provide lots of hot water to soak away any aches and pains from activities during the day and there is a gas BBQ in the enclosed garden where you can unwind and watch birds in the fine stand of oaks beyond.
The cosy sitting room has a 2/3 seater settee with a spare chair and a warm rug in front of the electric coal effect fire with TV, DVD and WiFi Internet. Also a small snug upstairs with settee if you want to relax with a book or listen to music with a view over the garden and woods beyond. The well lit double bedroom overlooks the forest and has some wonderful sunsets. Well equipped modern fitted kitchen/diner for those evenings in and a utility room/bike or canoe store with plenty of drying facilities to prepare for another day.
An ideal base to enjoy all this area has to offer; walking, cycling, touring, canoeing, fishing, pot holing, climbing, riding, golf and much much more ….
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 70 km, Nearest railway: Lydney 11 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
All central heating and electricity included
Solar hot water.
Utility room with WC.
Lockable bike/canoe storage.
Travel cot provided.
|Further details outdoors|
Parking with no restrictions on the road outside the cottage.
Well maintained enclosed garden with table and seating for 4 people.
A welcome tea tray is provided with a local or homemade treat.
The Royal Forest of Dean is the largest oak forest in England with some magnificent scenery to enjoy in all seasons. It is ideal for an activity based holiday or equally enjoyable to drive or stroll around to enjoy its beauty and the surrounding areas of the Wye Valley, Severn Estuary, Vale of Leadon, Welsh Mountains, Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds; all within easy distance.
An ideal place to spot wildlife including wild boar and deer or to see the nesting Peregrine Falcons at Symonds Yat Rock overlooking the spectacular horseshoe bend in the River Wye.
CINDERFORD was within the original Royal hunting forest and later grew around the mining industry. There are many historic sites to be found around this area and the old rail routes and industrial areas are now developed into scenic walks and cycle tracks. The Linear Park with ponds and extensive wildlife is overlooked by our cottage and only a short walk away. St. John's Church is next to the local shop almost opposite the cottage. In the town there is the refurbished Palace Cinema and many shops, restaurants and leasure centre.
On the outskirts of the town is Steam Mills lake for fishing, Littledean Jail "Crime through Time Museum" and Soudley Ponds with the Dean Heritage Museum.
Enjoy local produce in the many pubs, restaurants and tea rooms. Immerse yourself in the history of the area by visiting museums, Dean Forest Railway, Clearwell Caves or the magnificent Puzzlewood where Tolkien is believed to have got his inspiration for Middle Earth in The Lord of the Rings and filming regularly takes place for scenes in Dr Who, Merlin and more.
Walk the nearby Sculpture Trail from Beechenhurst Lodge, see the Goshawks at New Fancy or try Llama trekking based at Mallards Pike Lake.
There are activities and attractions in abundance so why not come and see for yourself?