Alvington holiday cottage rental with internet access, walking, fireplace and TV

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  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the owner

Situated in an acre of private gardens, the cottage is approached from the A48, through a secure, electric gate to the private driveway. This pretty and very secluded converted barn is the ideal location for rest and relaxation, just 2 miles from Lydney - the gateway to the Royal Forest of Dean.

Downstairs the Barn is open plan. The kitchen/dining area contains an upright "half and half" fridge/freezer, halogen hob, oven and a dishwasher, dining table and four chairs. The boiler supplies hot water, day and night and the central heating is controlled easily with the Hive Thermostat and thermostatic valves on the radiators in each room, offering you the ultimate in comfort.

The lounge has a corner sofa, large enough for 3/4 people and two bucket chairs - enabling you to enjoy the view through the French doors to the garden to watch the wildlife. There is a wall mounted electric fire and TV. Amazon Prime and Netflix is provided free of charge, so you don't have to miss your favourite shows on the days when you feel like staying in and chillaxing! As mobile signals can be sporadic in the Forest, there is a landline telephone with "honesty box" in the lounge to enable you to make calls in comfort. WiFi is free. We provide a DVD player and several DVD's at the property for your further enjoyment, along with books and games.

Well behaved pets are welcome at £10 per pet per stay. Please advise how many pets you will be bringing when requesting a quote, or advise when emailing us. Pets are not permitted upstairs or on the furniture unless covered completely with your own throw.

There is also an Alexa Show in the lounge from which you can view the entry gate, answer the doorbell, play radio or your favourite songs, playlists etc.

The newly refurbished bathroom comprises a sink, toilet and bath with handles. (No dogs in the bath please!)

There is an outside shower with thermostatic control for washing off muddy paws or for a full doggie shampoo, or for removing mud from boots.

Upstairs the main double bedroom has a wardrobe, a Freeview TV and an en-suite shower room.

The second bedroom has a queen bed and a single bed, a small wardrobe, chest of drawers and Freeview TV.

The large, wild gardens at the front and the rear make the Barn a great location for amateur bird and wildlife spotters, attracting visits from otters, heron, kingfishers and buzzards. There is a patio in front of the French doors with a table and four chairs - along with cushions and an umbrella for when it is warm and dry. There are steps leading down to Colne Brook with a further seating area allowing you sit and watch the brook and passing birds and fish. At the rear of the property there is a small raised patio area with a bistro table and two chairs.

(Smoking is not permitted inside the cottage, and guests are requested to provide their own ash/litter containers for smoking outside).

Located on the A48 between Chepstow and Lydney, the Barn is an ideal base for exploring the historical cities of Cardiff, Bristol, Bath, Gloucester and Cheltenham and the many castles in the area. Nearby local attractions include the Royal Forest of Dean, Chepstow Castle, Symonds Yat Rock, famous for its nesting Peregrine falcons, Clearwell Caves, Perrygrove Railway and Puzzlewood - where many popular series and films have been filmed (Merlin, The Hobbit and Star Wars). Other attractions within a 40 minute drive include Gloucester Cathedral, where some of Harry Potter was filmed, and Brunel's SS Great Britain in Bristol.

Swan Tea Rooms is directly opposite Colne Brook Barn, which serves good food including afternoon teas, and is fully licensed. There are 4 pubs within a 5 minute drive or a short walk away, providing good food. There are 2 local shops, one in Woolaston, one in the BP Garage in Alvington, both around half a mile.

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Double Bed Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

We will advise process for collection of keys before your stay and if we are available, will usually pop over to say hello sometime during your stay and make sure you are comfortable. You may see us walking our dog in the field over the bridge, where you are welcome to come and say hello.
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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 15:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.

Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

House rules

Pets are charged at £10 each per stay. Please request a quote advising us of pets accompanying you before booking.

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About the owner

Shirley N.
Calendar updated:
24 Jul 2024

Years listed:
11

Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 09 May 2013. Located in Lydney, it has 32 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £458 to £630.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Jul 2024.
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Reviews

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32 reviews
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Dream67063790290

Another good week at the barn
Sep 2021

Have just returned home after our second visit to the Barn, we were not disappointed, what a lovely place it is so quiet and peaceful, there is a bit of road noise it’s true, but you don’t… More 

Reviewed 18 Sep 2021

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Y5245PQcraiga

Fantastic stay
Aug 2021

2nd stay here and again not disappointed. So many things to do in the area and then come back to a lovely cottage with the amazing wildlife and birdlife in the garden. Owners are extremely helpful as … More 

Reviewed 6 Aug 2021

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Lovely place
Oct 2020

Just spent a week here and it was lovely. Very homely with everything you need. Sofa was really comfortable and relaxing with the fire lit. Bed was comfortable and had good night's rest every nig… More 

Reviewed 1 Nov 2020

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Redfox1276
Ramsey, United Kingdom

Wonderful cottage
Aug 2020

Lovely cottage, had all we needed and more. Really clean and comfortable, all mod cons including sky and an Alexa. Cooking was made easy as the kitchen was fully equipped, it really was home from home… More 

Reviewed 8 Oct 2020

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Y5245PQcraiga

Fantastic stay
Aug 2020

This property is well maintained, very homely and felt so comfortable in these testing times. The amount of wildlife and Birdlife in the garden is also amazing. Will be back soon.

Reviewed 7 Aug 2020

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Review 1-5 of 32

FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Shirley (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Shirley (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Shirley (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Shirley the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Shirley (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Shirley (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Shirley (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Shirley (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Shirley (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Shirley (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Shirley (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Shirley (the owner) a message.

If Shirley (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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