Longhope holiday apartment rental with walking and rural retreat and DVD

Gypsy's Loft

from £90 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5

15 reviews

from £90 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Open Planning Living/Dining with fully equipped Kitchen & breakfast bar

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 194551

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Gypsy's Loft which has recently beem awarded a 4* rating by Visit England is a 2 bedroomed apartment in a quiet rural location along a lane, although only 1 mile away from the nearest main road & 1.5 miles from local facilities. The owners live next door, but the apartment is self contained and private. (Gypsy's Stall is located on the ground floor and has separate access). Visitors can use the adjoining paddock for dog walking, although there is an abundance of footpaths and walks on the doorstep with May Hill, a National Trust beauty spot just a 20 minute walk up the lane. The Malvern Hills, visible from the property, are only 12 miles away.

There is an abundance of wildlife in the area - the cuckoo is a regular visitor and normally arrives in April/May! Badgers can often be seen waddling along the lane and if you're lucky you may catch sight of a Muntjac deer disappearing up the driveway. You will also hear the owners' cockrell crowing and see their tame sheep looking for tid-bits!

The area is ideal for cycling with miles of country lanes to explore - guests are welcome to bring their bicylcles with them as there is a lockable storage facility for them during your stay.

A horse or two is also welcome as there is ample grazing, together with room for parking a horse box (details upon request).

There are various festivals and events on in the area such as:

Cheltenham National Hunt Festival (March) - Home of the famous "Gold Cup"

The Malvern Spring Garden Show (May)

Hay on Wye Literature Festival (May/June)

The Three Counties Show (June)

Linton Music Festival (June) - or you can sit outside and listen to it from the patio instead!

Three Choirs Festival (June)

Malvern Autumn Show (September)

Cheltenham Literature Festival (October))

Golf Courses:

Ross on Wye (3 miles)

South Herefordshire (4 miles)

Forest Hills (Coleford) (11 miles)

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach Clevedon 80 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol 80 km, Nearest railway: Gloucester 19 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

A cot and highchair can be provided with prior notice.

This is a first floor apartment, accessable via stairs. A stair gate is available if young children are staying.

The Master bedroom contains a double bed & the 2nd bedroom has bunk beds (which are suitable for adults). Both bedrooms have south-facing Velux windows.

There is plenty of hanging space & storage in both rooms. Both bedrooms also have the benefit of a TV with Freeview.

The modern family bathroom contains a bath with shower over, wc and handbasin & a shaver point.

The kitchen/living area is open plan with 2 sofas (one 3 seater and one 2 seater), with a patio door at first floor level with a large balcony with seating for 4. From there you can look into the owners field and watch the sheep and horses grazing. The kitchen is fully equipped - containing ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer & a washer/dryer & we have recently installed a Dishwasher. There is a breakfast bar with 4 bar stools for dining.

Linen and bathroom towels provided.

An iron and ironing board is also provided together with a clothes airer and also access to a washing line outside if required.

Further details outdoors

There is a gated parking area which is shared with the downstairs apartment, Gypsy's Stall, with overspill parking if required in the owners' driveway.

Your well behaved dog is welcome with prior arrangement & with an additional charge - please contact the owners in the first instance as agreement to the conditions of bringing your dog will be required.

Further details

There is an opening patio door which is at 1st floor level with a large balcony overlooking the field.

Arrival 3.00 pm onwards

Departure by 10.00 am (unless by priory arrangement with the owners)

The Gloucestershire region

Gloucestershire is a diverse and beautiful county, from the picturesque Cotswold villages to the majestic beauty of the Forest of Dean, an ancient Forest of 27,000 acres of woodlands. The properties are situated right on the border of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, giving you two beautiful counties to explore.

The Regency spa town of Cheltenham is 18 miles away, home to the famous Cheltenham Hunt Festival, with the city of Gloucester some 11 miles away, famous for it's Cathedral and restored Victorian docks..


The Forest of Dean - recently voted one of the 7 Wonders of Britain - is a stones throw from Gypsy's Stall & Gypsy's Loft, together with Herefordshire and the Wye Valley, with it's Gorges and stunning scenery beginning approximately 7 miles away at the pretty market town of Ross on Wye.

For visitors looking for beautiful scenery, walking or cycling holidays this area is ideal. There are numerous activities to enjoy in the Forest - from cycling & white water rafting, golf, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, birdwatching, hiking, canoeing and kayaking etc. More information can be obtained from www.visitforestofdean.co.uk.

Just over a 1 mile away at the end of the lane there are two local pubs, both serving locally sourced home cooked food.

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Review 1-10 of 15

4 Sep 2014


"lovely surroundings lovely place"

We stayed in gypsys loft for 4 nights and it was lovely! It was clean, well equipped and comfortable. Or hosts were very friendly and knowledgeable. Nothing was to much. The surroundings were absolutely beautiful. It was very peaceful and pretty lots ot squirrels and rabbits to be seen in the evenings!

Thank you for your kind review. It was good to meet you all and we are really glad you enjoyed staying in Gypsy's Loft and also appreciated the lovely countryside. Enjoy the rest of your stay in the UK!

26 Aug 2013


"Modern, well presented apartment, in a delightful tranquil countryside setting"

We stayed in both Gypsy's Stall and Gypsy's loft. Both were of the same high standard throughout. Probably better to opt for the ground floor Gypsy's Stall if some occupants are not likely to be so keen on bunk beds in the second bedroom. We had a lovely stay here. Very well situated for exploring the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Wales. Nearby there are ample good quality pubs and restaurants. We would certainly stay again if we are in the area and have no hesitation recommending it.

Thank you for taking the time to post a review for us. Much appreciated!

18 Jun 2013


"Just what we wanted"

My partner and I stayed for a long weekend. A lovely, newly renovated property. Very clean and comfortable. Perfect location for us to visit the Cotswolds. Lovely scenery and would recommend visiting the pub at the top of road - The Farmers Boy Inn. We would definitely come back and will recommend to friends and family. Thank you, Lori and Chris

Thanks for taking time to post a review! Pleased you enjoyed your stay.

25 Nov 2012


"A perfect modern loft cottage"

A great modern loft cottage with everything you could want. Great for couples or a family of four. Also dog friendly and a great location for the forest and other lovely market towns for shopping.

We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll return. Thanks for taking the time to put a review on for us.

13 Aug 2012


"Accessible Country Getaway"

I came across Gypsy's Loft purely by accident when looking for a dog friendly accomodation near Ross On Wye/ Forest of Dean Area. We were only looking for a weekend break and being August thought it might be impossible/ reall expensive. I emailed Jill on the off chance to see if there was any availability and was thrilled when she said yes and we booked. Gypsy's Loft was easy to find thanks to Jill's directions. Its set in a lovely area where the only noise really are the sheep in the field. The Loft is well presented, spotlessly clean and comfortable. It has everything you need and they even provided bread, milk, eggs and butter which we werent expecting. Alongside is the paddock where we were able to run our dog offlead which he enjoyed as well as saying hello to the resident Collies through the fence. We would recommend Gypsy's Loft for a weekend break or a longer stay :)

Great we could accommodate you and pleased to have your dog along too!

29 Jun 2012


"A nice, cosy retreat with beautiful Gloucestershire to explore on your doorstep"

A great location both the setting for the loft cottage with rolling hills and in the surrounding area with plenty to explore. A very versatile place suitable for couples and families young and older. Our son was entertained watching the sheep in the field which the balcony window. Also explored the local farms, kids parks and the Forest of Dean steam train. Plenty left over to do for when he is older! Owners were friendly and very helpful, lovely stay

Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you very much for taking the trouble to post this review!

30 Apr 2012


"Excellent apartment for short break in the Forest of Dean"

Good base to explore the nearby Forest of Dean and also the Cotswolds. Very comfortable with all amenities - the television in the bedrooms was particularly appreciated by our teenage daughter. Welcome pack much appreciated as we arrived on a wet Friday afternoon. Just one small thing to mention. The central heating was rather too effective and we were all a bit too hot at night but I'm sure that easily be remedied. (We did have a bit of difficulty finding the property as there wasn't the sign mentioned on the road to the property but I believe that is going to be added in the future).

Thanks very much for the feedback. Delighted you enjoyed your stay!

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