Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental with internet access, balcony/terrace, walking and fireplace

82 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

From the owner

COVID-19 UPDATE February 2021

If you are interested in booking for April onwards, please feel free to send us an enquiry and we will be happy to advise you. If you book through Trip Advisor you will be subject to one of their cancellation policy. We have set ours to the least strict "Flexible" policy for 202. This entitles you to a 100% refund, minus the guest traveller's Fee and our commission if you cancel up to 14 days before your stay for any reason.

We have been awarded both Vsit England's "Good to Go", and the AA "Covid-19 Confident" accreditations. Here is a useful summary of our current risk assessment:

1. Stringent cleaning in place including the sanitisation all surfaces, all high touch points and soft furnishings.

2. Contactless check in with our key safes.

3. Sanitising points in our recycling area and bird hide

4. We will be wearing a mask if we need to see you in person.

5. No more leaflets or in house manuals. We now have an App we send out in advance with all cottage info and local guides. (Clean hard copies are available if necessary).

6. Further details available on request.

About Wren Cottage

Wren Cottage is one of a cluster of 3 romantic hideaways set in stunning location overlooking quiet river valley. 1/3 acre wildlife garden with stunning views and it’s own private hide. A footpath literally on the doorstep leads to mile upon mile of fantastic woodland walks.

➢ Stunning location, amazing views!

➢ Large wildlife garden onsite

➢ Private birdhide

➢ Wood burner with logs provided

➢ Extra logs always available

➢ Free unlimited broadband

➢ Flat screen smart TV

➢ Bluetooth speaker

➢ Nesspresso Coffee maker

➢ Numerous walks straight from the door. We are on a footpath, not a road!

➢ Pet friendly (Wren Cottage and Little Owl studio only)

➢ Excellent Welcome Guidebook provided via a downloadable App

➢ Everything included apart from the extra logs, if required.

➢ Autumn getaways include a 3 night quarantine of the cottage prior to your stay.

For Fido we include sofa throw and towels as well as bags for our poo bins. There is a dog wash tap opposite the cottage. He will be allowed on the sofa with a throw, but not on the bed.

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. There are also plenty of opportunities for course fishing and fishing on the Wye.

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.

The Cotswolds, the Brecon Beacons and the Malvern Hills are all less than an hour's drive away.

Mitcheldean is the nearest town (3 miles away), providing a small supermarket, Post Office, Butcher's, takeaways and Chemist's. There is a wider variety of shops and facilities at Cinderford, 5 miles away.

Please note that access is via SINGLE TRACK UNMADE ROAD and can be quite bumpy

Parking is 30 metres uphill from the cottage.

Free WiFi via mobile device ensures good connectivity at this cottage although it is limited and not intended for streaming.

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

Further details

• Rental includes a pint of milk, teas and coffees, a welcome tray of luxury biscuits and a bottle fruit juice all sourced locally

• A generous basket of logs is included in the price

* Electricity is included in the price

* Heating is by modern convectors in all rooms

* Free WiFi via mobile device ensures a good connectivity

Further details indoors

The ensuite is fitted with a shower, heated towel rail and shaving point. All rooms have an electric convector heater.

Further details outdoors

One designated parking space 50 metres UPHILL from the cottage

Private gated patio where you can relax with your dog. Parasol provided in summer.

1/3 acre enclosed wildlife garden (shared with 2 other rentals) with fantastic views, picnic bench, pond and birdhide. Visiting wildlife includes badgers, foxes, muntjac deer, and rabbit as well as many varied birds!

Bench outside the cottage catches the evening sunshine.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • 1 En suite


  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets welcome


  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Interaction with guest

We are very proud to have been awarded World Host accreditation, which means that you are assured of a great welcome. However, with the advent of COVID19, we will be offering that great welcome at a safe social distance. Access will be via a key safe so that you can let yourself in. We will welcome you via a telephone call after your arrival. We live nearby are on hand to answer any questions or fix any problems, but at the moment we will be asking guests to call us or message us. You will be able to contact us at any time should you have any questions or difficulties. If you need to see us in person we will be happy to do that, but rest assured we will be practising safe social distancing.



Cancellation policy

Full refund

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

Partial refund

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
Booking confirmed
100% refund100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.
24 hours after booking
No refundNo refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.
2 weeks before
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Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 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: £250.00

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No smoking at this property

House rules

A full and detailed list of House rules that must be adhered to is given in the rental agreement. Here is a useful summary.
No candles allowed owing to potential fire risk.
No smoking at this property.
Quiet period between 10pm and 9am.
Sofa throws must be used with pets.
Dogs should be kept under close control.
The current COIVD-19 Guidance must be followed.

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About the owner

Karen R.
Average reply time:
38 minutes

Calendar updated:
23 Jun 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Jul 2011. Located in Forest of Dean, it has 82 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from $588 to $953.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Jun 2021.


82 reviews
Very Good
Horndean, United Kingdom

The perfect base to explore the Wye valley:)
Jun 2021

This is the fourth time we have visited these cottages, the first two in Robin Cottage and the next two in Wren. We love the area and the cottages are so peaceful with beautiful views over the surrou… More 

Reviewed 12 Jun 2021

Owner's reply:
We are really glad that you both had another great stay at Wren Cottage. Thank you for coming back again and for taking the time to review our place. We look forwards to welcoming you back for your 5th visit!! (NB For those considering booking, please note the typo in this review: our guest meant Herefordshire not Hertfordshire)
Balázs N

Cute and cosy
Apr 2021

It is a lovely place! It has everything you would need. The wildlife garden is very pretty and peaceful, and the patio is just the perfect breakfast spot. Really enjoyed exploring the surrounding area… More 

Reviewed 30 Apr 2021

Owner's reply:
Thank you for reviewing Wren Cottage. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed staying here. We hope to welcome you back again one day, best wishes, Karen
Mark M
Bristol, United Kingdom

The perfect peaceful getaway
Apr 2021

This is the second visit my wife and I have paid the wren cottage, we love it. With its cosy log burner, private enclosed garden area and wonderful wildlife garden (which we were lucky enough to see o… More 

Reviewed 30 Apr 2021

Owner's reply:
Thank you Mark for taking the time to write this great review of Wren Cottage. We especially loved hearing that you had seen and Owl and a deer in the garden! How wonderful! We look forwards to welcoming you back again soon, best wishes, Karen
Jennifer Q
Bristol, United Kingdom

Lovely cottage with stunning forest views
Oct 2020

Our stay at Wren Cottage couldn't have been better. It was the perfect getaway set in an ideal location in the Forest of Dean. The cottage was snug and homey but also very clean and well-equipped… More 

Reviewed 16 Oct 2020

Owner's reply:
Jennifer, thank you so much for your wonderful review of Wren Cottage. It's so lovely to hear your feedback and it makes all our hard work this year feel worth while. We would really love to see you again and look forwards to welcoming you back, perhaps in 2021.
Valencia, Spain

Wren cottage
Sep 2020

We had a very pleasant stay very friendly & warm welcome from Karen & would recommend it, we made full use of our outside area for bbq & the bird hide was an added bonus, once again thanks… More 

Reviewed 10 Sep 2020

Owner's reply:
Hi Linda, and thank you for writing this lovely review of Wren Cottage. I'm really glad that you enjoyed your stay here and that you'd like to come back. That is good news!
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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Karen (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 Karen (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 Karen (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 Karen the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Karen (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 Karen (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 Karen (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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You can also request a quote from Karen (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. Karen (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 Karen (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.

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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 Karen (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 Karen (the owner) a message.

If Karen (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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