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

77 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay

Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking.  See Policies & House Rules
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the owner

Nuthatch Cottage is a detached former Forester's cottage sitting in its own maturing secure garden.

The cottage sits on the hillside just below Shapridge common and overlooks the Flaxley Valley on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, one of England's surviving ancient woodlands.

The cottage has been fully renovated & refurbished with new beds, furniture and appliances throughout. Upstairs is fully carpeted with black out blinds at all of the windows. There are 2 bedrooms. Bedroom one has a king size bed whilst bedroom two has two single beds that can zip and link to make a superking upon request when booking.

Nuthatch Cottage comfortably sleeps up to 4 people. Perfect for couples, families or just you and your dog!

The beds are extremely comfortable pocket sprung mattresses with hypoallergenic bedding. A travel cot & high chair are available if required.

We have a wood fire hot tub. It takes approximately 1 hour to fill and 1.5/2 hours to heat. Crates of seasoned hardwood are available to buy from us and will be delivered to the cottage for you upon request.

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Gold Award for accommodation and customer service by VisitEngland again for 2020/21. We currently hold the Tripadvisor 'Travellers Choice' and the Airbnb “Superhost” Award.

The kitchen/dining area is open plan with oak flooring throughout.

The lounge has a stone fireplace with a lovely wood burner to add to the cosy feel of the cottage.

There are exposed beams, oak doors and an oak staircase.

The bathroom is on the ground floor, designed as a wet room it is complete with shower as well as a bath, sink and toilet.


Patio doors open onto the fully fenced garden with numerous seating areas to enjoy the views and wildlife.

2020 saw the building of a beautiful Cedar Gazebo in the garden to give shelter on the sunny or less sunny days. Comfortable seating and a chiminea make this a wonderful area for relaxing whatever the weather.

There is an outside tap for washing down dirty boots and bikes and a secure shed which houses the tumble drier, extra sacks of wood. We also have an area for locking up your bikes near the car park area.

The cottage has full central heating, double glazing, led lighting and is fully insulated making it very thermally and energy efficient.

Nuthatch cottage is ideal for short breaks but also fully equipped to make your longer stay more comfortable.

We have wonderful views over the Flaxley valley from the Cottage and garden.

Tracks and footpaths lead off literally from the gate. It is ideal for walking & cycling but if you are looking for something a little less energetic then sit back and enjoy the tranquillity of the local countryside from our numerous seating areas within our beautiful garden. The garden has a natural stone patio along with a lawn and a scattering of pots with mature plants along with a small barrel pond and wildlife area.

You may catch a glimpse of the Buzzards or even a Red Kite circling high above the valley. You'll love listening to the Owls twit-twooing as night falls.

Because there is very little light pollution you get a great view of the starry sky (clouds permitting).

The Forest of Dean is beautiful whatever the time of year, its full of things to do and places to explore.

We have free Wifi and there’s a selection of DVDs, books and games to keep everyone occupied.

We have lovingly restored Nuthatch Cottage to be as warm and cosy as possible whilst maintaining its original cottage character. We were able to incorporate bat and bird boxes into the external stonework and encourage as much wildlife into the garden as possible.

The property is accessed down a rural sometimes bumpy lane. There is off road parking for 2 cars. A short pedestrian path with steps leads down to the cottage from the parking spaces via a set of steps which are well lit at night.

We welcome up to 2 dogs with well behaved owners and there is a small charge of £10 per pet per stay, this is used for extra cleaning and not a stealth tax.

House rules are that pets are not allowed on the furniture or upstairs and a stairgate is provided to assist you with this. We provide towels and throws specifically for your pet's use.

A welcome pack comprising of milk, biscuits, teas, coffees and a small basket of logs are included in the price along with all linen and towels.

Extra nets of logs for the woodburner/chiminea are available at a small charge and are located in the shed for convenience.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Super King Bed 2 Single Beds
  • Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome


  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


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

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Interaction with guest

We are usually on hand or a phone call away to answer questions or give advice on where to visit or eat but we realise that its your holiday and we let you get on with it.



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: 15:00 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).

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No smoking at this property

House rules

Pets are not allowed upstairs at any time during your stay. ( a stair gate is provided)
Pets are not allowed on the furniture.
Pets are not to remain in the cottage unattended.
Any mess from your pet is to be picked up, bagged and disposed of responsibly at the earliest opportunity.

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About the owner

Tim R.
Calendar updated:
22 Jun 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Aug 2015. Located in Forest of Dean, it has 77 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £1123.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Jun 2021.


77 reviews
Very Good

Loved our stay
Dec 2020

What a lovely little cottage, set in stunning surroundings and great walks right on your doorstep. The Forest of Dean is beautiful. The cottage has all you need we had a wonderful week there thank you… More 

Reviewed 5 Jan 2021

Owner's reply:
Thankyou Yvette for your wonderful review of Nuthatch Cottage. We look for ward to you staying with us again.

Peaceful, cosy weekend break
Aug 2020

Such a beautiful cottage, just the right size for a family of 4. Despite thunderstorms we were able to enjoy the outside seating under the cover, with the children (7 and 6 yrs) enjoying toasting mars… More 

Reviewed 5 Sep 2020

Owner's reply:
Thankyou for your wonderful review of Nuthatch Cottage. We hope you come again.
Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Nuthatch Cottage
Nov 2019

This was our second stay a few years apart and the cottage is just as clean and tidy as when we first visited. Tim is really friendly and Jasper and George (the dogs) are lovely. The Cottage is outst… More 

Reviewed 10 Nov 2019

Owner's reply:
Thankyou so much for taking the time to leave us a review. It’s always a pleasure to have you stay with us, really pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
Mark g
Brandon, United Kingdom

Our 2nd Stay, and Definately not our Last!
Aug 2019

Second review of Nuthatch cottage, everything as good as the first time(apart from the weather!). We were made to feel very welcome again. The garden has evolved in the past 14 months for the better a… More 

Reviewed 17 Aug 2019

Owner's reply:
Thankyou Mark for leaving us such a wonderful review. We loved reading your comments on the garden which happens to be a passion of ours. It’s great to also read that you make the most of what the Forest of Dean has to offer. We really do appreciate your feedback especially as you have visited more than once. Your comments make sharing Nuthatch Cottage and all the work we put in worth while. Thankyou so much.
Greater London, United Kingdom

Jul 2019

Just returned from a fantastic stay at this cottage. We had a lovely time. The cottage was so beautiful. The views from the cottage were amazing! The weather was great and Tim and Vicki were so helpfu… More 

Reviewed 29 Jul 2019

Owner's reply:
Thankyou for your lovely review of our Cottage Sonia. It was great to meet you all and look forward to meeting you again.
Review 1-5 of 77


How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Tim (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 Tim (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 Tim (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 Tim 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 Tim (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 Tim (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 Tim (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to your holiday home when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Tim (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. Tim (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 Tim (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 Tim (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 Tim (the owner) a message.

If Tim (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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