About the home
• Perched on the side of beautiful Shapridge Hill at the end of a quiet track, park your car in the parking space and walk down to find Robin Cottage, the perfect romantic getaway. The cottage is a haven of peace and tranquility and enjoys stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Footpaths lead from the front door onto a vast network of Forest paths and tracks, you can literally walk for miles! For those who enjoy fishing, there is also a Forest of Dean Angling Club fishing permit for use at 6 lakes included in the rental cost. (www.fodac-online.org.uk)
• The cottage benefits from a large wildlife garden with its own birdhide and excellent 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, inculding it's large fireplace which has now been fitted with a woodburner to set the scene for those cosy, romantic evenings in. It also has the modern convenience of electric convector heaters in all the rooms!There are far reaching views from the bedroom, and superb views over the valley from the French doors in the kitchen - perfect for indoor dining! Robin Cottage has been awarded a 3* rating by 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.
• 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 free drop-in interenet access at the local library. There is a wider variety of shops and facilities at Cinderford, 5 miles away.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 3|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Bathroom includes bath with shower over. 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
Fishing permit for Forest of Dean Angling club 6 lakes www.fodac-online.org.uk
• Rental includes a wlecome tray of tea, coffee, biscuits and a bottle local fruit juice
• A generous basket of logs is included in the price
• Electricity is by pre-payment metre (£1 coins accepted)
The Central England / Cotswolds / Gloucestershire 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!
The Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean area
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
How to get there
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Easily acessible by car from the M5, M4 and M50 motorways.
Nearest airport is Bristol 1 hour's drive approx.
Nearest bus stop is Mitcheldean 3 miles
Nearest railway station is Gloucester 12 miles
Activities near Forest of Dean
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
29 Apr 2013
This has been one of my most favourite places to stay so far. The website pictures are exactly as they state and so is the promised peace and quiet. Listening to the owls in the forest late at night was amazing. The view from the cottage is one I wish I could see every day.
A visit to Puzzlewood is a must and so is a visit to Littledean Jail.
We ate at The Glasshouse and I wish it were my local. Try the real ales!!
Will revisit for sure.
Yes we like listening to the owls and enjoy all the wildlife around here and it is great to be able to share it with others who appreciate it too
19 Nov 2012
Lovely cosy cottage, exactly what I was hoping it would be! beautiful views with stunning walks nearby. The cottage came with everything we needed, the logs and firelighters and the refreshments provided were a lovely touch. Brilliant for price as well - could not recommend this place highly enough!! would definitely recommend bringing a car.
Glad you loved the ammenities as much as the cottage. Thank you.
21 Oct 2012
One of the easiest cottages we have ever had to book and one of the nicest , delightful owners . The cottage is in a peaceful location with wonderful views and it was spotlessly clean. Regret we couldn't have stayed for longer .
Thank you for your very positive comments we are so pleased that you loved the cottage as much as we do.
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|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|November - December||1 Nov 12||21 Dec 12||£ 169||£ 32||£ 36||2 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year||21 Dec 12||3 Jan 13||£ 244||£ 46||£ 53||2 Nights|
|January - February||3 Jan 13||2 Mar 13||£ 188||£ 35||£ 40||2 Nights|
|March - April||2 Mar 13||4 May 13||£ 268||£ 51||£ 60||2 Nights|
|May - June||4 May 13||1 Jul 13||£ 299||£ 58||£ 67||2 Nights|
|July - August||1 Jul 13||2 Sep 13||£ 359||£ 72||£ 83||2 Nights|
|September - October||2 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 268||£ 51||£ 60||2 Nights|
|November - December||1 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 188||£ 35||£ 40||2 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year||20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 268||£ 51||£ 60||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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Prices include bedlinen, towels, cleaning, a generous basket of logs and a welcome tray
Electricity is excluded and is by payment metre (£1 coins accepted).
Rate for a 1 night stay is the same as for a 2 night stay.
A discount of 10% is given on the overall price when Robin and Wren Cottages are booked jointly.Book
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