Mitcheldean holiday studio rental with internet access, walking, TV and rural retreat

44 reviews

From the owner

  • Studio
  • No bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

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 a helpful summary of our principal measures:

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).

About Little Owl

Little Owl is one of a cluster of romantic hideaways at Dean Cottages.

Perched on a sunny hillside at the edge of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, Area of Outstanding natural beauty, this stunning studio apartment is a haven of peace and tranquillity, perfect for those who enjoy nature, walking, biking, canoeing and fishing.

As soon as you turn off the main road and start the drive up to Little Owl you will feel that you are really escaping to that rural idyll! The views are amazing! The studio is located at the end of a quiet track with parking just outside, and overlooking a small Common.

Footpaths lead from the front door onto a vast network of Forest paths and tracks; you can literally walk for miles! If you have one, your dog will be super excited to arrive here with so many foresty sniffs to investigate and after all the walking, he or she will be able to cuddle up in the studio. Pet throws and welcome doggie biscuits are provided.

Little Owl has its own private furnished patio at the door. A couple of minutes walk downhill there is an additional enclosed 1/3 acre wildlife garden with it’s own bird hide and pond which is alive with frogs, newts, and stunning dragonflies. Admire the views from the picnic table with a glass of wine on a sunny evening –Bliss!

The studio has been lovingly created by owners Lis and Karen. Inside Little Owl is deceptively spacious, clean, bright and airy. Once inside the living area is open plan and all on one level. It benefits from a with 33” flat screen TV, comfy sofa, and leather easy chair with reading lamp. The bedroom zone has a stylish comfy bed and plenty of storage for two.

If you don’t feel like going out, you will feel quite at home cooking in the kitchen which is surprisingly spacious and very well equipped for a studio with plenty of work surface, full sized oven, microwave and even a breakfast bar with stools. There is a pull out dining table and chairs for more formal dining.

Little Owl has a light and airy shower room, which is separate to the main living area.

Heating is via a modern convector style heater, and heated towel rail in the shower room. This is supplemented by a flame-effect wall mounted heater, which is great for creating a romantic atmosphere.

Included in the price: electricity, WiFi, milk, luxury biscuits, and local award winning apple juice. There are teas and coffees for your arrival and a starter pack of capsules for the Nesspresso machine is also provided.

For Fido we include doggie welcome biscuits, sofa throw and towels as well as bags for our poo bins. There is a dog wash tap near the wildlife garden. He will be allowed on the sofa and bed, but doggie throws MUST be used.

Please note that access is via single track unmade road and can be quite bumpy

The walks from the door are all of moderate difficulty (up and down hill and some on rough paths)

The wildlife garden is 30 metres down a fairly steep hill

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

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

There are many outdoor activities available in the Forest; hire a canoe 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. 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 hours drive away.

Mitcheldean is the nearest town (3 miles away), providing a small supermarket, Post Office, Butcher's, takeaways and Chemist's.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Beds in other rooms: Double Bed
  • 1 Shower room


  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets welcome


  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • 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 see 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

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

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.

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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: £200.00

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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 Studio has 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Nov 2012. Located in Forest of Dean, it has 44 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £355 to £578.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Jun 2021.


44 reviews
Very Good
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Perfect hide-away in a stunning location
Sep 2020

We spent a few R and R days in Little Owl (Dean Cottages) The studio accommodation is immaculately clean, and super-comfortable. The location, looking over a stunning wooded valley is to die for. The … More 

Reviewed 20 Sep 2020

Owner's reply:
Hi Debbie, thank you so much for writing this lovely review of our Little Owl! We loved seeing you back again and are so pleased that you enjoyed another great stay with some good R&R! It's great to hear that everything we are doing is appreciated, Karen and Lis

Great location.
Sep 2020

Welcoming lovely clean accommodation in peaceful location. Great walks. Good amenities Will visit again.

Reviewed 10 Sep 2020

Owner's reply:
Thank you for taking the time to review Little Owl. I am really pleased that you thought the accommodation lovely and also clean (which is really important at the moment of course!). We look forwards to welcoming you back again soon!
Warwick, United Kingdom

Home from Home
Feb 2020

What can I say about Little Owl.I first came here a few years ago as it suited me because I had a nervous rescue dog and the studio meant I could be in with him at all times as I did not know if he wo… More 

Reviewed 25 May 2020

Owner's reply:
Thank you for this great review. It is lovely to see you returning here so often. and we always look forwards to your visits. We feel very blessed to live in this beautiful place with so may walks on the doorstep. We hope to see you again soon, best wishes, Karen and Lis

Sunlit studio, home away from home
Mar 2019

Little Owl is very light and airy, and surprisingly spacious for a studio. I was always warm and cosy as there is an adjustible radiator and an extra heater that looks like a little wood burner that … More 

Reviewed 2 Apr 2019

Owner's reply:
It was lovely having you and your lovely cat and little dog to stay. Lis and I are so pleased that you enjoyed everything Little Owl has to offer, and that you felt it was warm and welcoming, which is what we are aiming for of course! Thank you for writing such a comprehensive review, which I am sure other potential guests are going to find really useful. We hope to see you again one day soon., best wishes, Karen and Lis

Really lovely place to stay.
Jun 2018

I contacted the owner as wanted to know if Little Owl would be suitable for my husbands needs , quick response to my query which enabled me to book knowing it would be fine , when we arrived we were h… More 

Reviewed 24 Jul 2018

Owner's reply:
Thank you so much for this great review. I'm glad you found Little Owl to be perfect and that you enjoyed our beautiful and peaceful location. We hope that we will be able to welcome you back to stay one day soon, best wishes, Karen
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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.

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 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.

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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.

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 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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