About the home
This delightful barn conversion which is attached to the owners' house but completely self contained and private, has been finished and furnished to a high standard and offers immaculate accommodation for 2-4 people. Conveniently situated on the A40 Gloucester to Ross-on-Wye road this property offers a lovely, airy, open plan living/kitchen area with breakfast bar and french windows, leading onto a private courtyard filled with flower filled tubs. The patio has a bistro table for alfresco dining or a perfect spot to sit outside in the morning and enjoy that first "cuppa"!
The living room is tastefully furnished to a high standard and at the end of the day offers a perfect spot to catch up on all the days activities and includes a television, DVD player, DVDs, books and games. The modern kitchen has cooker/hob, fridge/icebox, microwave and all the crockery, cutlery you could need. For a small charge, the owners are happy to provide a laundry service should you need it. There are two bedrooms; one bright double aspect ground floor bedroom with king size bed and luxurious mattress. Stairs from the living room lead upstairs to a landing with velux window, 3 piece bathroom with shower and twin-bedded room again with luxurious pocket mattresses. This room has dormer windows overlooking the babbling brook and countryside beyond.
The conversion has been designed to be eco-friendly with heat retaining glass in the french doors, insulated throughout with sheeps' wool and centrally heated so that it provides a very cozy "home base" on cooler days.
There is off-road parking for 2 cars and 2 pubs within a few minutes walking distance offering good food and good ale! The nearest pub, The Farmers Boy, featured on the Channel 4 programme "Four in a Bed" in November 2011 and is famously known for it's 2-in-1 pies!
There are several award winning vineyards nearby where you can enjoy wine tastings, tours and cookery demonstrations.
The Cathedrals of Hereford, Malvern and Gloucester (where scenes from Harry Potter were filmed), take turns in hosting the world famous Three Choirs Festival. The Malverns also host the Royal Horticultural Society Spring and Autumn Shows and of course not forgetting Cheltenham Racecourse where races are held throughout the year including The Festival and Gold Cup in March.
The Royal Forest of Dean and Wye Valley are also a mecca for lovers of the outdoors, with its abundance of wildlife, pastoral scenes, open gardens, arboretums plus many leisure activities including golf, canoeing, rivercruising, rock climbing, cycling, fishing, horse riding as well as walking the many paths including the Wysis Way and Gloucestershire Way. For the younger generation or the young at heart there are also activities such as Go Ape! (Tree Top Adventures for the whole family), Dean Forest Railway and The Jubilee Maze.
Cheltenham Folk Festival (February)
Cheltenham National Hunt Festival (March)
Kempley Daffodil Weekend (March)
Malvern Spring Garden Show (May)
Cheltenham Jazz Festival (May)
Hay-on-Wye Literature Festival (May/June)
Three Countries Show (June)
Cheltenham Science Festival (June)
Linton Music Festival (July)
Three Choirs Festival (August)
RHS Malvern Autumn Show (August)
Cheltenham Arts Festival (October)
Ross-on-Wye (2 miles)
South Herefordshire (4 miles)
So whether you are going to come on holiday, want a romantic getaway or just take a break with family/friends, we offer the perfect spot to get away from it all! A perfect location for touring this area of outstanding natural beauty and offering an abundance of activities for everyone.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Further details outdoors:
A private patio area with flower tubs, overlooking a babbling brook and countryside beyond.
Please note that there is a minimum of 2 nights stay. If you have any queries about length of stay, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Weekend rates apply to Friday/Saturday/Sunday.
All electricity, towels, linen and tea towels included in price.
The Central England / Cotswolds / Gloucestershire region
Central England has a host of things to see and do. Historic architecture, modern shopping centres, waterways and the Royal Forest of Dean has over 100 square kilometres of woodland made up of both evergreen and deciduous trees. Visit the Dean Heritage Centre to discover more about the Forest's fascinating history and heritage. There are lakes and rivers where you can fish, canoe, kayak and swim or if walking/cycling are something you enjoy, there are many well marked paths and trails to follow. Visit the many charming villages in the Cotswolds including Tetbury where the Prince of Wales has a home and guided tours can be arranged of both the house and garden. Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's birth place) and spa towns of Cheltenham, Bath and Royal Leamington Spa are all within easy reach. For book lovers, the world reknowned Hay on Wye is just on the border of England and Wales. This year's Book Festival runs from 23rd May - 2nd June 2013. We really are centrally situated for visiting so many places!
The Forest of Dean / Longhope area
As featured on the BBC's "Countryfile" programme, the Wye Valley and Ross on Wye were 2 of the first places in the country to be recognised as tourist areas and we are only a short drive away! There are plenty of beauty spots and country drives nearby including The Wye Valley, Malvern Hills, Brecon Beacons, Symonds Yat - viewpoint and River Trips, Tintern Abbey, Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust, Goodrich Castle, Clearwell Caves, Heritage Centre, Speech House plus many more!
How to get there
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Hopebrook Haven is conveniently situated on the A40 Gloucestershire/Herefordshire border providing easy access to the Royal Forest of Dean, Ross-on-Wye, The Wye Valley, Symonds Yat, Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Cotswolds. It is a perfect location for touring this area of outstanding natural beauty and offering an abundance of activities for everyone.
Bristol 56miles 91km (1 hr 10mins approx)
Birmingham 73miles 117km (1 hr 30mins approx)
Heathrow 102miles 164km (2 hr 15mins approx)
Cheap flights available through bmibaby and flybe.
Train and Bus/Coach Station:
Gloucester 10miles 16km
Taxis and Car Hire available - please contact owner should you need further details.
Activities near Forest of Dean
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
07 Jan 2013
We had such a lovely break, and we were very impressed at how welcoming the cottage felt. Had some great walks, and in the grey wintery weather, we couldn't wait to come back and cosy down with a cup of tea! Everything was so clean, and I especially loved the little touches that really made it home from home!
Thank you for your lovely comments. We always strive to make people feel at home when they visit us. Hope to see you again soon!
22 Oct 2012
I took my partner here for her birthday. We stayed for 2 nights and really wished we had booked a third by the time we were leaving. We're a young couple in our mid/late 20s and found it was everything we wanted. The owners were more than welcoming. The location was a very short 10/15min drive from everything you'd want to see, such as Puzzlewood, Clerewell Caves, The Secret Forest, Symonds Yat and Symonds Rock, etc. It has a very nice walk of its own 1/2 a mile at the rear of the cottage called May Hills. You'd need to drive 5 mins to it though just to save your legs for the actual walk. Very beautiful on a clear evening at sun set, with some wild horses, it really was lovely!
A 100yrds down the road was a cracking little country pub called the Farmer's Boy Inn! you dont need to stray any further that there on an evening really as you can walk there, have a few drinks and a meal and walk back. The Staff are very friendly and attentive, and the food is second to none! We had theire 'famous' 2in1 pie of coliflour cheese with Steak and guiness which we thought was amazing, only to be out done on our second evening when we ordered the 8oz fillet from their specials menu....I cannot find the words to decribe how nice this meal was... all i can say is, ORDER IT and find out for yourself! It is testiment to a pub when it is consistantly busy every evening! We were lucky to get in on our first night as we never booked, but the staff made room for us!! :)
We will definately look at staying here again the next time we decide to visit the Forest of Dean!
So good to hear that you enjoyed yourselves so much! Of course we'd love to see you again. As you mentioned,there are so many other places to visit. We are so centrally situated for Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and South Wales. Look forward to hearing from you!
24 Sep 2012
Harry and myself enjoyed our stay very much,the cottage was very comfortable just like home from home it had everyyhing you could ask for.Vronica and Steave made us feel very welcome and we would have no hesistations in booking for next year,cant speake highly enougt of the place and Proprorters. Harry & Catherine from Braintree Essex
Thank you for your kind comments. Glad you were able to relax and visit some of the places you'd intended to. Look forward to welcoming you to Hopebrook Haven again soon!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|1 Oct 12||21 Dec 12||£ 475||£ 70||£ 75||2 Nights|
|21 Dec 12||7 Jan 13||£ 575||£ 95||£ 95||Flexible|
|7 Jan 13||8 Mar 13||£ 395||£ 65||£ 70||2 Nights|
|8 Mar 13||17 Mar 13||£ 575||£ 90||£ 90||2 Nights|
|17 Mar 13||29 Mar 13||£ 395||£ 65||£ 70||2 Nights|
|29 Mar 13||15 Apr 13||£ 495||£ 80||£ 85||2 Nights|
|15 Apr 13||3 May 13||£ 395||£ 65||£ 70||2 Nights|
|3 May 13||12 Jul 13||£ 475||£ 70||£ 75||2 Nights|
|12 Jul 13||13 Sep 13||£ 575||£ 90||£ 90||2 Nights|
|13 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 475||£ 70||£ 75||2 Nights|
|1 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 395||£ 65||£ 70||2 Nights|
|20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 575||£ 95||£ 95||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.
Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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A refundable Damages Deposit of £100 will be required in addition to the total holiday rental cost to cover any damage or breakages. This does not include normal wear and tear.
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