Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
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|
Features and Facilities
|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 Central England/Cotswolds region
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.
Forest of Dean
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?
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4 Mar 2014
Very good location for walks, dog friendly. Very clean and well equipped for self catering, owner has lots of information for exceptions, would highly recommend, for a relaxing break, we went for 29t… More
So pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Forest of Dean for your wedding anniversary and pleased to hear that you found everything you needed at Blake Cottage.
28 Aug 2013
"Amazing Cottage in a great location"
We booked Blake Cottage for the weekend after our wedding.We arrived on Friday evening to a lovely Welcome tray including a home made cake.The cottage is beautiful and in an excellent location to expl… More
23 Aug 2013
"Lovely cottage in the perfect place in The Forest"
Blake cottage is super, compact, comfortable and has everything you might need. It is set on the edge of Cinderford so you are ideally placed for the countless attractions of the area. That area is am… More
Thank you so much for leaving this review to inform future guests of how well placed the cottage is. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
9 Jul 2013
"Holiday with dog!"
What an excellent cottage! The owners have thought of everything, the interior is beautiful and all the space is clever used. We really were impressed by the hospitality. We stayed with our dog, and h… More
1 Jun 2013
"Beautifully renovated with a great view of the forest"
A small but attractive and well equipped cottage which is well placed for the Forest of Dean.
Cinderford is not attractive but has good supermarket provision. The local pub doesn't allow dogs, so we ate in at night, which was fine.
The Forest of Dean was pleasant with good walks, but not spectacular. Ross on Wye is worth a vist as is Gloucester
Blakes cottage was the best part of our visit- the owner was welcoming and even left us a home made cake.
1 May 2013
beautiful cottage with fantastic views of the forest of dean
immaculate and clean with all mod cons
thank you for the Victoria sponge and milk on arrival
max the spaniel loved all the fantastic walks around the area
we will definatley be back and will recommend to our friends
7 Aug 2012
Just back from a weekend at Blake Cottage and cannot enthuse enough about it! The cottage thoroughly deserves it's 4 star status (I'd give it 10!). It has been renovated to a very high standard and Richard and Sally have thought of absolutely everything to ensure a great holiday. We took our dog and she settled in very quickly, loving the garden. We didn't eat out due to the dog being with us but eating in (or outside with the BBQ) was not a problem as everything was provided. This is the most informative rental I've ever stayed at, there were leaflets about absolutely everything in the area, walks, attractions, pubs, restaurants etc. We were also impressed with how 'green' the cottage was, with instructions and suggestions on how to help the environment by recycling, composting and using public transport. There were lots of walks very close by. We started with a short walk in Speech House Woodland, then took our border collie on the dog walk near the cottage. Next morning we did the Sculpture Trail from Beechenhurst Lodge which took just over 2 hours and was lovely and peaceful. In the afternoon we took a stroll down to Linear Park and saw ducks, herons and moorhens. The following day we went to the Cyril Hart Arboretum which was full of squirrels and wild birds, fantastic! We had an amazing weekend and our only regret was that we didn't stay longer but this is a good excuse to come back! Also the home made cake was very welcoming and gorgeous!
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