Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Mutlers Row cottage was originally built in the 1830's as a row of 4 cottages. Equipped to a very high standard. This fabulous '3 star' cottage is nestled on the north edge of the Forest of Dean in an elevated position overlooking the Severn valley, between villages on the borders of England and Wales. Offering easy access 3 County's (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Monmothshire) and the rich variety of activities they offer. Take one of the many forest walks; see the fascinating sights available in this idyllic area.
Less than a 20 min journey will transport you to historical Hereford, Monmouth with its unusual shops, Chepstow castle and Ross on Wye’s with its wonderful riverside walks and shops: Symonds Yat is the home of the nesting Peregrine falcons and its charming village offering canoeing and riverboat trips: Gloucester/Cheltenham is fantastic for ‘shopaholics’ and there are numerous ‘picture postcard’ Cotswold villages such as the stunning Bourton on the water close by.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Weston Super mare|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol, Nearest railway: Gloucester|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
3 x double beds or 2 x double + twin request on booking
Z bed or Travel cot and highchair available
Oil central heating / air-con are included within the price. The garden is completely enclosed and secure and has lockable gates. The garden has different areas to sit giving stunning views across the valley (Please note there are banks and steps in the garden). There is a fabulous decking area with table and chairs for alfresco dining, plus 6 sun loungers for your use on the upper patio (please request on booking). A large BBQ and cooking area.
We also have a summerhouse ideal for bird-watching. We have a bird feeding station and we have numerous varieties of birds from Crossbills, Woodpeckers to Goshawks visit us. Binoculars and bird book provided.
Our mini orchard is now planted (Feb 2011 - expecting fruit 2012) with apple, pear, plum and edible cherry trees - so hopefully lots of fruit to enjoy in the late Summer/Autumn.
|Further details outdoors|
The Royal Forest of Dean is literally 100m up and across the road; there are so many stunning walks it is impossible to name them all.
A massive range of activities for all ages and all occasions; whether it is History/Action/Arts/for Young Children/Nature/Retail therapy or Fine Dining you are looking for. We keep up to date info at the cottage.
We have our own paddock in front of the garden (occasionally there will be sheep/lambs in the paddock -(they are our environmental lawn mowers) and if you wish, it is possible to accommodate horses although it must be noted there is no purpose built shelter in the paddock.
We have uninterrupted views across the valley, a great place to sit with a glass of wine and absorb our wonderful British countryside.
We welcome your pets, but respectfully ask that all flea, worm and inoculations are up to date. Please do not allow pets on the beds and furniture.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The property was bought for its location, history and the stunning views. It is in an 'area of outstanding natural beauty' which means the land cannot be built upon, set in an elevated position on the edge of the 'Royal Forest of Dean' it nestles in a hillside over looking the Severn valley, it is perfect.
Having travelled extensively I strongly believe that Britain has the best scenery in the world and this area has some of the very best. It is a 1830's detached cottage with no near neighbors to mention, but the friendly village of Mitcheldean is only 0.5miles down the road, the 'White Horse' pub is wonderful and Sandra, Brian and Dan are so welcoming, as are the locals, so if you fancy a old fashioned singsong or a good 'chinwag' in a typical village pub, its the place to go.
Forest of Dean
Mitcheldean is only half a mile away. It is a typical Cotswold village and has a Coop, post office, butchers and fruit and veg shop. The local pub, 'The White Horse' has been described in our visitors book as the "most friendly pub in the world...". There is also a Chinese and fish and chip takeaway in the village.
Cinderforrd, a typical Welsh mining village, is 3 miles away and has numerous shops, banks plus a large Lidl and Co-op supermarket. There are many various takeaways and a few good Restaurants and an old fashioned friendly Cinema, where you get shown to your seat by usherettes.
Plenty of villages and local traditional pubs are within a 5 mile radius of the cottage and many fabulous restaurants. All information about the surrounding area and places to eat are kept in a book at the cottage along with taxi numbers and maps. Our guests regularly update the visitor’s book when they find a hidden treasure and we would encourage you to do the same.