Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Perched on a sunny hillside at the end of a quiet track, Robin Cottage is the perfect romantic getaway. The cottage is a haven of peace and tranquillity and enjoys stunning views over a beautiful river valley. Footpaths lead from the front door onto a vast network of Forest paths and tracks; you can literally walk for miles!
The cottage benefits from a large wildlife garden with its own bird hide and panoramic views. Feeders are provided with plenty of nuts and seeds for you to top them up if you wish. If you love wildlife, you will love the garden, for example watching the swallows skimming the surface of the pond for insects in summer and witnessing the house martins mobbing a hobby overhead!
Inside the cottage has been renovated to high standard, and retains much of its rustic charm, including it's large fireplace which has now been fitted with a woodburner to set the scene for those cosy, romantic evenings in. (Additional heating is provided by modern convector heaters located in every room). Upstairs there is a spacious double bedroom with a KING SIZE BED from which you can take in countryside views. There is a separate bathroom with full sized bath with shower attachment and screen. There are also superb views over the valley from the French doors in the kitchen - perfect for indoor dining! There are panoramic views over the valley from the picnic table in the wildlife garden. Robin Cottage has received a Gold award and a 3* rating from Visit Britain, so quality is assured!
There are many outdoor activities available in the Forest; hire a canoe or a kayak and paddle down the Wye, or a mountain bike and take to the cycle tracks which lead you through mile after mile of beautiful woodland. As part of our package we have a special fishing permit which gives access to all the Forest of Dean Angling Club ponds and lakes for the duration of your stay. (www.fodac-online.org.uk)
For those interested in history, within half an hour there are the Dean Heritage Centre and the border castles of Chepstow and Goodrich to name but a few. A bit further afield, Hereford cathedral where you can view the famous Mappa Mundi, Tewkesbury Abbey and Gloucester Cathedral are well worth the visit.
Within an hour's drive you could also take in the Cotswolds, the Brecon Beacons, or the Malvern Hills.
Mitcheldean is the nearest town (3 miles away), providing a small supermarket, Post Office, Butcher's, Green Grocer's, Fish & Chip Shop and Chemist's. There is a wider variety of shops and facilities at Cinderford, 5 miles away.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ACCESS TO ALL OUR RENTALS IS VIA A SINGLE TRACK UNMADE ROAD (In bad weather there can be some bad potholes).
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 68 km, Nearest railway: Gloucester 23 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, 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 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Bathroom includes bath with shower from bath mixer taps(not a power shower). There are electric convector heaters in all rooms and an electric heated towel rail in the bathroom.
|Further details outdoors|
One designated parking space 50 metres uphill from the cottage
Picnic table is provided in the wildlife garden
BBQ available upon request at a small additional charge.
• Rental includes a wlecome tray fudge, choclate and a bottle fruit juice all produced locally
• A generous basket of logs is included in the price
• Electricity is by pre-payment metre (£1 coins accepted)
Please note that this is a rural area and broadband tends to be super slow rather than super fast!
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The Forest of Dean is an extensive area of ancient woodland stretching from Mitcheldean in the East as far west as the River Wye and south to the banks of the Severn. The region is rich in flora and fauna, and is beautiful in springtime when the woods are adorned with successive carpets of wild daffodils (Newent), bluebells and wood anenomes. Early morning or dusk are the best times of day to spot some of the wildlife including fallow deer and wild boar. For avid bird lovers the Forest of Dean is a joy, with the possibility of spotting the goshawks at New Fancy View, the peregrine falcons at Symmonds Yat Rock, dippers nesting in the banks of a stream or the pied flycatchers which make their nests in the hollowed out trunk of an oak tree. In summer be sure to look out for the many and varied butterflies which reside in the Forest including the white admiral, purple hairstreak and sliver washed fritillary.
The Forest is an undulating landscape and your walks may well be accompanied by the sound of a stream babbling along a valley bottom as well as strident birdsong. There are many views to be admired from the hill tops across Forest and rivers, towards the Malvern Hills or to the Welsh Mountains across the border. Try May Hill for the best vantage point over the Forest!
Forest of Dean
There is plenty to do in the local area! Here are some examples;
• The sculpture trail at Beechenhurst Lodge
• Puzzlewood - an old open cast mine reclaimed by the landscape
• The family cycle trail / trails for more advanced riders.
* Fishing with the Forest of Dean Angling Club (permit provided for free)
• Canoe/kayak hire available at various points along the River Wye
• The Dean Heritage Centre, museum and cafe with walks into the Forest from the centre
• Goodrich Castle, dating back to the 11th century perched on a hilltop above the River Wye
• Tintern Abbey , majestic ruins of a Cistercian abbey the banks of the river Wye
• Westons cider, find out about cider making and taste the various different ciders on offer
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5 Jul 2014
"Back to nature in the forest!"
We had a great week in the Forest of Dean, managing to spot lots of animals and birds... wild boar, stoat, deer, goldcrests, nuthatches and treecreepers, woodpeckers and even a seal in the Wye at Lanc… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We are so glad that you had a great time in the Forest and managed to see such a wide variety of our local wildlife.
21 Jun 2014
Beautiful cottage in a great location if you want to get away from it all. Wonderful venue for nature lovers. Friendly hosts. Lots of walking opportunities in the area.Our second visit and we would … More
Thank you for your lovely comments about your stay with us. We are really glad you had another enjoyable holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back again one day.
4 May 2014
I stayed in Robin Cottage for a week as a sort of retreat to concentrate on some work. It was everything I wished and hoped for, and more. Really comfortable, nice layout, good quality furniture and great to have a log burning store to top off the comfort. It also has the benefit of a great view over the valley from the kitchen, brilliant when the hailstorm came in, good walks nearby too. The peace and tranquility of the location and the cottage was fabulous (it was also helpful to have the friendly owners close at hand if I needed anything or help). I stayed on my own but it can easily take a couple, there's enough room. I just can't wait to go back, this place really is a little gem.
We are really pleased that you had such a great stay and thank you for your amazing comments. We enjoyed meeting you and look forward to welcoming you back again one day soon.
8 Apr 2014
"One word- stunning!"
This little cottage was absolutely perfect! Beautiful on the outside and just as beautiful inside. Tranquil and peaceful- the only sound around were the birds! The cottage had EVERYTHING- I was extremely pleased that there was also a hairdryer! The log burner was just wonderful- I made the most of sitting on the sofa, with a blanket and absorbing the amazing smell coming from the burner. Really couldn't fault the cottage at all- it was spotless, a lovely shower, REALLY comfortable bed and a great big duvet for the slightly chilly nights- perfect!
I booked this with my partner as a birthday get away. I've always wanted to stay in a cottage in the Cotswolds and I am so glad that I chose Robin Cottage! It was the perfect minibreak and I had a lovely birthday.
We are so glad that you had such an amazing time on your birthday. Thank you for posting your comments, it's great to get such positive feedback.
7 Apr 2014
"Fantastic stay in the beautiful Wren cottage"
Wren is a lovely little one bedroomed cottage finished to a very high standard, your every need is catered for by the owners and plenty of added extras to make your stay even more enjoyable. It is set in a beautiful area with gorgeous views and a lovely little wildlife garden. Pets are warmly welcomed here.
Close to Micheldean and Ross on Wye there is plenty to see and do.
We would definitely recommend a stay in Wren cottage, where a relaxing stay is guaranteed.
It's is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Wren Cottage. Thank you for your feedback, it was good to hear about your stay with us.
4 Apr 2014
"Lovely Stay, would definitely recommend"
We stayed for 2 nights at this cottage and really enjoyed it. I'd definitely recommend it to others.
The owners were lovely and were very happy to help and assisted in getting the log fire up and running.
I actually enjoyed the high pressure shower, although my partner not so much!
We stayed for 2 nights but there is plenty to do in the really lovely area, so a longer trip would be very suitable too.
Thank you for your great review. We're really glad you had a good time at Robin Cottage and hope to welcome you back sometime soon.
22 Feb 2014
"Lovely cottage but not perfect."
The cottage is in a lovely position on the side of a valley and has been converted to a high standard and the owners are extremely pleasant. The lounge has a delightful free standing stove that really… More
Thank you for your positive comments regarding the setting of our cottage and the standard of the renovation work. We are sorry that your experience did not fully meet with your expectations. We do state in all our advertising that electricity is by prepayment meter and we have set our prices to reflect this. We feel that rather than including a set amount for each guest to cover our electricity costs, guests can choose how much they wish to spend. We do acknowledge that the track leading to the cottages is currently in a poor state owing to the recent adverse weather that we have had in this part of the country. Following your comments we will aim to make this fact more prominent in our advertising which will help future guests in choosing the right holiday for them. As soon as conditions are more favorable, the local farmer will resurface it, but it is not tarmacked and so will never be perfect. We also thank you for your comment about the shower, and having reviewed our advert we are already working on the wording to provide a more accurate description.
22 Dec 2013
This cottage is a great place to stay. The cottage is perfectly decorated,and the log burner is excellent for when the weather is cold. There is also a selection of walks that you can do from the cot… More
We're really glad you enjoyed your stay at Robin Cottage. Thank you so much for your comments. We look forward to meeting you again at some point in the future.
25 Oct 2013
"We did not go on holiday by mistake!"
Robin cottage was very comfortable and easy to live in. The views were fantastic and best of all Lis had given details of a number of walks that we could go on straight from the cottage. This was exac… More
Thank you for your appreciative comments. We enjoy sharing our local knowledge about walks etc with guests and are glad you enjoyed the walks we put together. We love walking in the valley ourselves as it so peaceful on this side of the Forest. Hope to welcome you again sometime in the future.
30 Jul 2013
"Nice cottage in a great location"
Robin Cottage is a perfect base for exploring the Forest of Dean and the surrounding area. It's rural and quiet without being too far from the nearest shop or pub. The cottage is well appointed and the owners have obviously spent a lot of time and money making the cottage feel homely and comfortable.
The kitchen is very well equipped and has all the everything you need to prepare meals, read the instructions on how to work the oven though, it had me confused for a while. There is a television with DVD player and a selection of DVD's, jigsaws, books and cards if you fancy a night in or the weather turns. I would have loved to try the wood burning stove but it was the warmest week of the year so far and we would have roasted, there was plenty wood supplied. There was lots of tourist information provided and the copy of the OS map is a brilliant addition.The bathroom is clean and has an amazing view when sitting in the bath. However if your a man you will not be able to stand up to shower due to the cove but with such a lovely view this is not an issue. The bed was comfy and there was plenty storage for clothes. The wildlife garden and bird hide is a perfect place to sit and have a meal or just unwind while watching the birds and acrobatic squirrels.
Lis and Karen where welcoming and helpful as were their dogs. If I was in the area again I would definitely book in to Robin or Wren cottage.
So glad the cottage met your expectations and we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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