from £57 / night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Romantic hideaway; stunning views and wood burner – Home 169362 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Romantic hideaway; stunning views and wood burner – Home 169362

Excellent Excellent – based on 39 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Perched on a sunny hillside at the end of a quiet track, Robin Cottage is the perfect romantic getaway. The cottage is a haven of peace and tranquility and enjoys stunning views over a beautiful river valley. Footpaths lead from the front door onto a vast network of Forest paths and tracks; you can literally walk for miles!

The cottage benefits from a large wildlife garden with its own bird hide and panoramic 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, including it's large fireplace which has now been fitted with a woodburner to set the scene for those cosy, romantic evenings in. (Additional heating is provided by modern convector heaters

Perched on a sunny hillside at the end of a quiet track, Robin Cottage is the perfect romantic getaway. The cottage is a haven of peace and tranquility and enjoys stunning views over a beautiful river valley. Footpaths lead from the front door onto a vast network of Forest paths and tracks; you can literally walk for miles!

The cottage benefits from a large wildlife garden with its own bird hide and panoramic 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, including it's large fireplace which has now been fitted with a woodburner to set the scene for those cosy, romantic evenings in. (Additional heating is provided by modern convector heaters located in every room). Upstairs there is a spacious double bedroom with a KING SIZE BED from which you can take in countryside views. There is a separate bathroom with full sized bath with shower attachment and screen. The large wildlife garden has magnificent views over the valley and is a great place to take your breakfast on a sunny morning or enjoy the sunset of an evening. In addition to the garden there is also a BBQ area with seating and a table just opposite the cottage. Robin Cottage has received a Gold award from Quality in Tourism, 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 a wider variety of shops and facilities at Cinderford, 5 miles away.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ACCESS TO ALL OUR RENTALS IS VIA A SINGLE TRACK UNMADE ROAD (In adverse weather condiions there can be some bad potholes).

Parking is 30 metres uphill from the cottage.

Washing Machine, drier. iron, ironing board and freezer are located in a separate building.

The England 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!

Mitcheldean

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

More Less

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

More Less

Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
To be covered by Payment Protection this rental needs to be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy

About the owner

Karen R
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
02 Dec 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 10 Jun 2011. Located in Forest of Dean, it has 39 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £275 to £412.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 02 Dec 2016.

Map

Map and how to get there

Map

Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 39 reviews Excellent
39 reviews

Write a review

Excellent
35
Very Good
3
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
0
Write a review

“A great get-away in stunning countryside”

Reviewed 20 Jan 2016

Comfortable cottage with everything you could want. Lovely views and cosy log stove for wet winter days.

Thank you for your kind comments. We're glad you had a lovely time at Robin Cottage.

“Idyllic Christmas and New Year stay”

Reviewed 11 Jan 2016

A well appointed cottage with eveything you need. Lovely walks straight from the door and several towns not too far away by car. We particularly loved the wood burner and took some wood with us to supplement the basket full provided. This cottage has lots of extra's like the welcome tray and pint of milk, tea towel and washing up liquid as well as hand soap, although we had taken everything with us as we arrived on christmas eve and don't know the local shops, had we forgotten something we wouldn't have been stuck. The bed is really comfy and the wall heaters work a treat and the cottage retained the heat well. We'd have no hesitation in recommending this cottage. Thankyou Karen and Lis for allowing us to stay

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Robin Cottage. We're really glad that you had a great Xmas and New Year break with us and It is nice to know that the extra touches that we have put in are appreciated!

“Robin Cottage was very high quality accommodation and the owners were friendly and helpful.”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2015

We stayed in Robin Cottage for 2 weeks and were impressed with the cottage. It was very attractive and had stunning views. Every need had been catered for with a comfortable bed, smart bathroom, well equipped kitchen and cosy lounge area with log burner. We enjoyed sitting outside on the bench in the evening sun and there was also an area with a table and chairs for eating outside which we used. There was a path leading from the cottage down into the wooded valley. The cottage had various suggested walks in a folder. We saw deer, buzzards, a kingfisher, peregrine falcon, herons and cormorants during our stay, with a glimpse of what might have been a wild boar. There was a resident robin who sang outside the cottage daily. We had a lovely time and would certainly stay at the cottage again.

Thank you for taking the time to review Robin Cottage, we really appreciate it. We're glad that you enjoyed the cottage and all it has to offer and we both enjoyed having you to stay. You did really well with your wildlife sightings especially the kingfisher!

“Amazing and tranquil place to stay”

Reviewed 17 Jul 2015

Robin Cottage was a little bit of heaven. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Karen and Lis have made the cottage a real home from home. It has everything you need for your stay. We had an amazing week and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to get away from it all.

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about Robin Cottage. We're so glad that you loved the cottage and had a great holiday here!

“Long Weekend Break”

Reviewed 16 Jun 2015

The owners of this cottage have done an amazing job. They had a milk in the fridge for us as well as a bottle of local juice and biscuits on our arrival. A very clean and modern kitchen and bathroom. The log fire with supply of logs was a nice touch. The view from the cottage was stunning and walks available from the front door. This is a lovely quiet rural location which we can highly recommend. Everything a escape weekend should be. Lots of places to visit too with Forest of Dean a short drive. We will definitely be looking to go back asap.

We're glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet as well as the views from the cottage. We feel privileged to live here! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

“Cosy cottage in a beautiful location”

Reviewed 27 Jan 2015

Lovely and comfortable little cottage overlooking the Forest of Dean. . We really liked the location, easy to get to but away from it all. Nice secluded place with unspoilt views and access to paths and walking routes The cottage is cosy and well equipped, we liked the welcome tray of biscuits, tea and juice the owners put out, as well as the logburner. We also liked the folder full of information about local walks and good places to eat in the area. The bed was very comfortable, with the complete silence at night you won't sleep better! Anyone letting this cottage in the winter would be advised to bring slippers and/or some very thick socks as the floor is cold. Also bring £1 coins as the electricity is controlled by a meter. Finally, bring supplies of food etc with you as there aren't many large supermarkets nearby. Booking is very easy and Karen and Lis are very helpful with anything you would need.

We are really glad you had a great stay here at Robin Cottage. It is true that the nearest supermarkets of any size are in Cinderford and if you want a superstore you would have to go to Gloucester, but is you need any essentials the CO-OP in Mitcheldean is quite good. I'm glad you like the walks I put in the folder, I have detailed a few more this January all of which can be done without a car, straight from Robin Cottage!

“Cosy getaway with great views!”

Reviewed 30 Nov 2014

Very nice cottage with lovely views in a very peaceful area. Great nearby walks both from the cottage and a within short drive. Local food options can be limited but there is a great food pub called the Farmers Boy Inn not far away but the kitchen is well equipped to cook most meals. Don't forget pound coins for the electricity meter.

We're glad you enjoyed your stay in Robin Cottage and thank you for your kind comments.

“Fabulous retreat”

Reviewed 4 May 2014

I stayed in Robin Cottage for a week as a sort of retreat to concentrate on some work. It was everything I wished and hoped for, and more. Really comfortable, nice layout, good quality furniture and great to have a log burning store to top off the comfort. It also has the benefit of a great view over the valley from the kitchen, brilliant when the hailstorm came in, good walks nearby too. The peace and tranquility of the location and the cottage was fabulous (it was also helpful to have the friendly owners close at hand if I needed anything or help). I stayed on my own but it can easily take a couple, there's enough room. I just can't wait to go back, this place really is a little gem.

We are really pleased that you had such a great stay and thank you for your amazing comments. We enjoyed meeting you and look forward to welcoming you back again one day soon.

“One word- stunning!”

Reviewed 8 Apr 2014

This little cottage was absolutely perfect! Beautiful on the outside and just as beautiful inside. Tranquil and peaceful- the only sound around were the birds! The cottage had EVERYTHING- I was extremely pleased that there was also a hairdryer! The log burner was just wonderful- I made the most of sitting on the sofa, with a blanket and absorbing the amazing smell coming from the burner. Really couldn't fault the cottage at all- it was spotless, a lovely shower, REALLY comfortable bed and a great big duvet for the slightly chilly nights- perfect! I booked this with my partner as a birthday get away. I've always wanted to stay in a cottage in the Cotswolds and I am so glad that I chose Robin Cottage! It was the perfect minibreak and I had a lovely birthday.

We are so glad that you had such an amazing time on your birthday. Thank you for posting your comments, it's great to get such positive feedback.

“Fantastic stay in the beautiful Wren cottage”

Reviewed 7 Apr 2014

Wren is a lovely little one bedroomed cottage finished to a very high standard, your every need is catered for by the owners and plenty of added extras to make your stay even more enjoyable. It is set in a beautiful area with gorgeous views and a lovely little wildlife garden. Pets are warmly welcomed here. Close to Micheldean and Ross on Wye there is plenty to see and do. We would definitely recommend a stay in Wren cottage, where a relaxing stay is guaranteed.

It's is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Wren Cottage. Thank you for your feedback, it was good to hear about your stay with us.

Review 1-10 of 39

Build your perfect trip, with Holiday Lettings & TripAdvisor

Book with confidence

Pay online to be covered by Payment Protection

Real opinions, real reviews

Genuine guest feedback from 100,000+ reviews

Safe, simple, secure

When you pay online with PayPal or by credit/debit card

Quick response times

Know where you're staying within 24 hours

Also consider

Europe Holidays

431300 properties

United Kingdom Holidays

49822 properties

England Holidays

35393 properties

Forest of Dean

113 properties

Lydney

14 properties

Coleford

10 properties

Mitcheldean

9 properties

Newent

8 properties

Southrop

7 properties

Blakeney

6 properties

Bisley

6 properties

Start a new search

This advert is created and maintained by the advertiser; we can only publish adverts in good faith as we don't own, manage or inspect any of the properties. We advise you to familiarise yourself with our terms of use.