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Wren Cottage; pet friendly with wood burner and bird hide in stunning location – Home 176199 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Wren Cottage; pet friendly with wood burner and bird hide in stunning location – Home 176199

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

Excellent Excellent – based on 72 reviews

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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

Description from owner


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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • 1 En suite


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

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

We are not on a bus route, so most people will find a car essential unless the purpose of the holiday is to walk from the cottage everyday. The walks do start from the doorstep of the cottage. Without a car, access would be by bus from Gloucester railway station to Mitcheldean and then either walking (45 mins with some uphill) or by taxi. There is no taxi rank, so the taxi would need to be pre-ordered.

Interaction with guest

We are very proud to have been awarded World Host accreditation, which means that you are assured of a great welcome. We live nearby are on hand to answer any questions or fix any problems that you might have. We also understand that whilst some guests enjoy a chat with us, others have come to escape and we will respect your privacy. Should you arrive late at night, we have a key safe so that you can let yourself in. In the event that we are away during your stay, you will also be able to use the key safe and you will be able to contact us by telephone at any time should you have any questions or difficulties. Our local representative will be on hand to deal with any problems.


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

Damage deposit: £80.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy

House rules

No candles allowed going to potential fire risk.


About the owner

Karen R.
Average reply time:
1 hour 33 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
13 May 2018
Years listed:
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 22 Jul 2011. Located in Forest of Dean, it has 72 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £315 to £510.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 13 May 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 72 reviews Excellent
72 reviews

Very Good

“Lovely, well equipped cottage overlooking the Forest of Dean and it's walks.”

Reviewed 22 Jan 2018

Well fitted out cottage with a log burner and up to date kitchen. Easy to find, down a farm track, and surrounded by the Forest of Dean. We loved the setting and the walks are easy to access. Saw our first snowdrops and think that this will be amazing place to be in the Spring, as more wild flowers emerge. Very peaceful and just what we wanted!

Owner's reply: We're really pleased that you liked Wren Cottage and the surrounding countryside. We are lucky to live in such a fabulous place! We'll have to look out for the snowdrops as we haven't seen them yet, although we did see some daffodils starting to come out down at Abenhall Church -in January !!? Come March there are wild daffodils in the woods near Newent, you're right, it is a good time to come. Thank you for taking the time out to write a review, it means a lot, best wishes, Karen.

“A Little Gem”

Reviewed 16 Oct 2017

We stayed at Wren Cottage. It was set in a beautiful location overlooking fields and woodland. It wasn't too far off the beaten track but was still quite isolated away from the traffic etc. The cottage was really cosy and comfortable for the two of us and our dog. It was well equipped and modern. It's ideal for people who love the country and wildlife. For dog owners there are plenty of walks on the doorstep or if preferred it's only a few miles drive to the Forest of Dean. Over the years we have stayed in many similar places to Wren Cottage and this must be up there with the best (if not the best). We'll certainly be back in 2018. 10/10, 5 stars etc. Thank you Karen and Liz.

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for taking time out to write this lovely review of Wren Cottage. We are really pleased that you rate Wren Cottage so highly and we are already looking forwards to welcoming you back to stay next year, Karen and Liz


Reviewed 11 Aug 2016

We have just returned from 4 nights at Wren cottage.After parking the first thing that you notice is the fantastic view as you make your way down the path to the cottage. Inside it is small but everything is provided to start you off...tea,coffee,sugar,milk,buscuits,loo roll,washup liquid,dishcloth,teatowels and towels.The kitchen is very well equipped with a nice large fridge freezer. Mitcheldean is very near just down the lane with Co-op,butchers,pub,fish and chips and Chinese.Very handy for exploring the Wye valley, Forest of Dean, Monmouth, Ross on Wye and Gloucester. Or just stay put and take a walk straight from the door or sit in the garden and just gaze at the beautiful view. Karen very kindly offered to show us inside Robin cottage which is beautiful and Little Owl, again lovely and ideal for people who cant do much walking. An ideal getaway, we will be back!

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for reviewing Wren Cottage. We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday here and that you would like to come back and stay! Your comments are very helpful to those who are thinking about coming here and I am sure they will be appreciated. We are very much looking forwards to welcoming you back!

“Nice cosy cottage”

Reviewed 19 Jan 2016

It was perfect, really relaxing break. Cosy cottage in a lovely setting away from roads. You can walk straight in to the forest and surrounding countryside and has good views from the doorstep. The owner was very welcoming on arrival.

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to review Wren Cottage. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay!

“Perfect hideaway!”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2016

We stayed in Wren Cottage for a week over Christmas with our dog and 2 cats! We visit the Forest of Dean regularly for daytrips but it was lovely to spend a whole week there, exploring new places. The cottage is well located with walks from the doorstep, or you have the option of an easy drive to other parts of the Forest. The cottage itself is perfect for two (plus pets!) and has everything you need. And if you find something that you need isn't there Karen and Lis are most helpful. The logburner was wonderful and made the cottage feel very cosy. We were not cold at all! We loved the wildlife garden with it's beautiul view across the valley and was it was great to be able to let our dog have a runaround and play some games. We look forward to coming back again when it is dry and sunny!

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We're glad you and your four legged friends enjoyed a lovely Christmas in the Forest! It was nice to have some cats to stay for a change. Sorry it did not snow -not even a frost! We enjoyed meeting you and look forwards to welcoming you back in the sunshine!

“A beautiful cottage in a lovely area”

Reviewed 1 Jan 2016

We stayed for the weekend - not long enough though! A lovely cottage - very comfortable and cosy!.The views from the cottage are wonderful and so many walks from the doorstep. Wood burner was lovely during the evening - there was everything you needed in the cottage. Dog friendly to - wouldn't hesitate to recommend the cottage to others. We will definitely be back!

Owner's reply: We're so glad you liked Wren Cottage! We never tire of the views ourselves, being lucky enough to live here. We look forwards to seeing you again soon and thank you for the review.

“Lovely and cosy dog friendly cottage in beautiful surroundings”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2015

For a getaway from hectic work schedules - this was a hidden gem in the Forest of Dean. Karen and Lis are impeccable hosts ensuring that all your needs are met. The cottage was extremely well equipped and the tranquil setting ensured we both swtiched off and slept incredibly well! It was lovely to be in a cottage that was truly dog friendly. Crumble has never been more relaxed on holiday!! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Wren Cottage.

Owner's reply: Thank you fro your lovely comments and we're so glad that you had a relaxing time here. It was great to meet you both and Crumble too!

“Beautiful cottage in a tranquil setting.”

Reviewed 5 Jul 2015

We loved the cottage so much that although we'd booked for 3 days, we ended up stayed for 4. Our hosts Karen and Lis were super welcoming, even changing our welcome tray to be vegan friendly at the last minute. Overall, we found Wren Cottage itself very comfortable and cosy. The bedroom was pretty and restful, with a handy en suite bathroom. The kitchen equipment provided was comprehensive - only thing we couldn't see were scales, but there was a jug so we could convert to cups. The half door in the kitchen was good for leaning on to watch squirrels. We also loved lurking on the sofa in the sitting room watching the bats at dusk. The internet connection was reliable if a bit slow. But who needs the internet when you have the outdoors? We enjoyed superb walks through the woods and fields and spent lots of time in the beautiful nature garden trying to spot another badger (we saw one on the first night). We drove out to Chepstow to look at the castle, to Dewstone to look at the subterranean gardens, to the Dean Heritage Centre to play with ferrets and took numerous walks. Everywhere we went was lovely and quiet - this is an unspoilt gem of a destination. Don't tell your friends or they'll all want to go.

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive and positive review of Wren Cottage. We really enjoyed having you to stay and hearing about your wildlife adventures! We are looking forwards to welcoming you back one day soon.

“Fantastic views, cute cottage”

Reviewed 28 Sep 2014

We based our holiday around our dog, who loves a good forest, so this seemed the obvious choice. None of us were disappointed, we were right in the middle of the most stunning forest location with views to die for. It was refreshing to escape the rat race and hear nothing but birds singing and sheep bleating. The cottage was very cosy, and Lis and Karen had thought of everything, even including a towel for the dog. The wildlife garden was a fantastic idea, with its little hide, although I think the exotic creatures were feeling a little shy, as we only saw squirrels and dragon flies, and a couple of Jays, didn't see any wild boar (not sure whether to feel happy or sad about that!) The sheep that passed the cottage twice a day, having a quick nosey into the cottage as they passed were hilarious. Would recommend as a relaxing, escape from the big smoke, and the dog have it the paws up too. Fantastic for walking and mountain biking too.

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you had such a good time in the forest. It really is a stunning place and we feel privileged to live here!

“I would happily live here.. its beautiful”

Reviewed 24 Mar 2014

Beautiful cottage, perfect for short weekend breaks. Would liked to have been nearer a local pub/food place so that i could walk there and back safely at night/evening. The owners were really welcoming, but did not intrude on my stay. We took our dog and it was perfect for her to run around the local fields/woods. Would visit again, just need to get some time off work... :-) Thank you

Owner's reply: Thank you for your great comments, we are please you and your dog enjoyed your stay.

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