Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
The Whitehouse is an extended tradiitonal stone-built forest cottage locate in the village of Pillowell in the Forest of Dean. The edge of the forest is 2 minutes walk away. The cottage is extremely comfortable with 5 bedrooms (one with en suite bathroom) and sleeps up to 10.
There is a huge living room with piano, TV, DVD and a games room/dining room with large oak dining table (seats 10-12), full-size table tennis table and good selection of board-games. The kitchen is well-equipped with an extensive range of crockery and cooking utensils and an adjoining breakfast-room . Beautiful garden with fruit trees, lawns and flower beds. Patio and outdoor dining area with exterior lighting and a good range of garden furniture including a large circular wrought-iron table with parasol shade, folding gazebo and BBQ. All bed linen, towels, utilities inclusive.
The Whitehouse provides an ideal base for exploring this beautiful area with its wealth of wildlife, natural scenery and historic monuments.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||50 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Extensive selection of books and boardgames
Satellite TV with DVD player and selection of DVDs
Utility room with 2nd fridge freezer, washing machine and dryer
Infant high chair
Toddler's high chair
|Further details outdoors|
Double garage with electric doors and outside parking for an additional 2 cars.
Price if fully inclusive of bed linen, towels and utilities.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The region is characterised by rolling countryside with many wooded hills, rivers, charming villages and historic towns. The great river Severn defines the S.E. boundary of the area, flowing through the cathedral city of Gloucester and widening gradually to over a mile across at its mouth where it is spanned by 2 stately suspension bridges. The area is studded with romantic ruins including Tintern abbey, Chepstow and Monmouth castles.
Forest of Dean
The forest of Dean has been populated at least since Roman times and is of great historic interest retaining vestiges of its varied past as a centre for charcoal-burning, iron and coal mining and forestry. It represents one of the largest tracts of historic forest in England with many varied broad-leaved and coniferous trees - some of them hundreds of years old.
The cottage is situated right next to the forest which offers a wealth of outdoor activities including mountain-biking (family trail with cycle hire 2 miles away), canoeing and kayaking on the river Wye (Symonds Yat 4 miles away), a high wire forest adventure course at 'Go Ape' (2 miles), as well as an extensive network of forest trails. The area abounds in wild-life; highlights include peregrine falcons, goshawks, deer and wild boar. In the Spring, the forest floor is carpeted in some areas with magnificent displays of bluebells and other wild flowers. Clearwell caves are within easy reach as are the atmospheric ruins of Tintern Abbey. A steam railway operates from Parkend, about 1.5 miles walk through the forest from the house.
The nearest pub and shop are about 1/4 mile away. Chepstow and Gloucester are within 30 minutes' drive, while Bristol can be reached within 45 mins-1hr. The nearest main-line railway station is in Lydney, approx 3 miles away. Further afield, the attractions of S. Wales are within easy reach (Brecon Beacons National Park is about 1 hour's drive away).
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20 Aug 2013
"Wonderful house for a family re-union"
Picture and description does not do it justice. Not fancy and luxurious but comfortable and homely. Large and roomy house with plenty of space for everyone, none of the rooms are too small. Nicely furnished and equipped. Table tennis a big bonus. Pretty garden and patio lovely to sit out in if the weather is good. Great proximity to the Forest of Dean. Plenty to do in the area if you want to.
20 Feb 2013
"Great stay for a birthday weekend!"
We had a really good weekend away, the bedrooms were all really warm and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipt with all the things you could need. the house was very warm and the heating being time… More
3 Feb 2013
"Great for large groups"
Our group of 8 adults and 4 under fives had a great weekend stay. this is a great house for large families or groups in a nice village location. Plenty of space to spread out and nice big bedrooms which are big enough to have travel cots in as well. The table tennis table also went down well with our group! The decor etc is not exactly modern but it is well enough furnished and it is also a nice warm house for winter stays. Only slight negative is the showers are a bit hit and miss with variable temperature and pressure. Mobile phone signal is also very hit and miss which could be negative or positive depending on your point of view!!
9 Dec 2012
"What a super location for cycling and walking and a cosy place to stay"
The Whitehouse is a large and well equipped place for a group or large family. Its location is great for cycling and walking in the forest. You will need a car but local taxis can be booked - just make sure you book them in advance. A great place ot stay - clean and comfortable.
18 Apr 2012
"Fabulous location, plenty of room for 10 people, lots of extra provisions provided made for a very nice stay"
The house is a generous size and our party consisted of 6 adults and 4 children including a baby. A travel cot was provided, with two high chairs. This is also a very warm house, despite the size and age which made for cosy evenings playing games and watching TV. Lots of extras were included (such as sandwich bags, tinfoil, cooking spices, cleaning products, DVD's, books, games - not forgetting the table tennis table - loads of fun with that!), which are very thoughtful and useful items. The house is located in an excellent position for exploring the Forest of Dean and we visited the Dean Heritage Centre, Symonds Yat, Butterfly farm/Maze and Puzzlewood all of which are no more than 20/25 min drive away. We also explored the woods opposite the house which made for a nice afternoon out. The owner was very obliging and pick up/drop of keys very convenient.
27 Feb 2012
"Spacious house with everything you need to have an enjoyable stay!"
I stayed in the White House with a group of 8 friends for a short weekend break to explore The Forest of Dean.
This house is very spacious and can easily sleep 10 people with just about everything you could need plus more! Lovely big living room area with a piano, TV and DVD's, we really loved the fireplace and made use of this in the evening, this house really does have a homely feel to it.
The kitchen is very well stocked with cooking utensils, pots and pans a dining table and breakfast bar. There is also a games room with table tennis which we kept ourselves entertained with in the evening. The house has a lovely garden area, which would be lovely in the summer time, as we stayed in January we weren't able to make use of this.
Amazing views from the bedrooms which were more than adequate for our stay with wardrobes and most importantly for the women the many mirrors! The En-suite in the master bedroom was also very useful as there were 7 women, so no fighting for the shower in the morning.
We really did enjoy our stay in the whitehouse and the landlady was very helpful if we had any questions or queries or couldn't find something.
Dan was also very accomodating, we booked for a weekend but asked if we could stay a few extra hours on the Sunday and this was no trouble at all. A real pleasure to deal with.
I would definately recommend this house and we hope to return again in the summer months.
Thank you for a lovely stay.
22 Feb 2012
"Large, comfortable house...with table tennis table!"
I visited the Whiehouse with a group of friends in Feb 2012. We all had a great stay. The house with very comfortable, the kitchen spacious and we enterteined ourselves for hours with the TT table!
The area is great too, loads of nice walks and pubs.
And dealing with Dan and his wife was easy and a pleasure.
4 Nov 2011
"Fantastic accomodation, appealed to our entire party. Thank you."
We were greeted on arrival with the keys and given a welcoming tour of the house. The house was warm, comfortable and convenient. We had our food delivered by the local supermarket and settled into the wine while the children slept.
There were lots and lots of local attractions to keep us all happy, ranging from the great outdoors to steam train rides with friendly local pubs at the end of the line.
Thank you for the supply of films and games. The children loved the garden and we loved eating our breakfast outdoors on the patio area.
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