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“Perfectly placed to explore the area”
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Beautiful Olive barn
Beautiful Olive barn.
Christmas Cottage
Stunning Christmas cottage next door to Olive barn
Beautiful bluebell woods 20 minutes walk from the cottages.
Relax in this beautiful vintage style bedroom.
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Living room
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On the left The Old Store Barn  & Court Cottage
Blakeney
Five minutes walk into the beautiful country from the cottages.
Dog Friendly ....Stanley ..... Does not like Arthur the pig.
Clana .......... 15 mins from Blakeney
Beautiful wild garlic and bluebells five minutes walk from the cottages.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England

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little_mi...
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfectly placed to explore the area”
Reviewed 6 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

A cosy place to return to after a long day walking and exploring the Forest of Dean.
The cottage is equipped with all you need. Tea / coffee / sugar / milk provided. Lovely fresh towels and linen, very quiet at night and offers secure parking right outside.
Spoilt for choice with a chip shop, Italian restaurant, shop & a pub literally a stones throw.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and visited some lovely places - Chepstow ( cute little town offering nice places for lunch and large tesco's) Symonds Yat (beautiful area to walk, we walked into Monmouth 15miles but worth the effort) A quirky craft centre called Taurus.
A long weekend that gave us the relaxing break we needed! FAB!

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Liked best: location
Liked least: bed too soft and hot tub out of order
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
6 Jul 2016
Thanks guys was a pleasure having you here and hope to see you again in the foreseeable future
Regards
David ;-)
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debraj7
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent !!”
Reviewed 31 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Just stayed 28th-30th May and couldn't have asked for anything better. The cottage is absolutely gorgeous with everything in it that you need. Exceptionally clean with tiny little touches here and there just to add to the decor. When we arrive there were candles burning and music in the bedroom, this was a lovely touch, you don't even get this in 5star hotels!!
David and Angie are the most friendly and welcoming hosts, David suggested places to eat and visit. We went to the Forest of Dean sculpture trail which our pup Lexi really enjoyed.
If we are in this area again we would not hesitate to stop in olive barn or the adjoining Christmas cottage. Thank you for a wonderful stay and Lexi says woof woof to Stanley !

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Liked best: Location and friendliness of owners
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
1 Jun 2016
Thank you very much you guys was lovely experiencing your company looking forward meeting you guys again in the foreseeable future woof woof to lexy from Stanley the site manager X
Regards
David & AJ
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Ian W
1 review
“Lovely little cottage - perfect base for the Forest of Dean”
Reviewed 13 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our 4-day stay at Olive Barn. The cottage was beautifully presented - as soon as we walked in, we knew we'd arrived somewhere special. David was an exceptionally welcoming and helpful host, and the cottage had a cosy old-fashioned charm, while being fully equipped with modern items such as central heating, tv, dvd player, wi-fi and digital radio. The free tea, coffee and chocolates on our arrival were a particularly nice touch.

The location seemed ideal for exploring the Forest of Dean, with virtually all attractions within half an hour's drive. The nearby Italian restaurant was superb, with excellent food and friendly staff. The local fish and chip shop also provided great food in large portions, while the pub just up the road had a warm, cosy atmosphere and a wide range of drinks. The pub also served food, but the midweek menu looked very basic, so we weren't tempted to try any.

Overall, we had an excellent holiday, and would definitely recommend Olive Barn.

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Liked best: Walking into the cottage and seeing it for the first time
Liked least: Can't think of anything!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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chickenjo...
herts
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“What a little gem!”
Reviewed 11 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We stayed for a week in Olive Barn with our dog and what a wonderful little place it is. David, the owner, made us very welcome indeed. He's a very friendly chap with an easy way about him.

Never having visited the Forest of Dean before we really didn't know what to expect. My first thoughts on driving into Blakeney was that it looked a little down at heel. But the barn soon changed my mind!

The barn is small but perfectly formed and has some lovely decorative touches that make it feel more like a home from than just another holiday rental. The furnishings and fittings are high quality and the kitchen is very well equipped. We cooked our evening meal on a couple of occasions and we wanted for nothing. David had even left teabags, coffee, sugar and a pint of milk. The bed was comfortable and the bedding was lovely and felt new. And as for the shower...well it made me feel like I was on the Starship Enterprise! There are books to read, a digital radio, free wifi and a flat screen TV which we didn't turn on all the time we were there.

There is a shop on site and is really well stocked with all sorts of things. There was even a watch winder for sale in the 'miscellaneous' department! But the local bacon and sausages were exceptionally good. We brought some home with us. The shop had everything we needed. The village also has a pub, The Cock Inn, about a 7 minute walk away and serves very good food Weds - Sat and Sunday lunchtime. Opposite the shop is Dolce Vita, an Italian restaurant serving really good value Italian food. There's also a small beer garden there too.

Blakeney is absolutely ideally situated for exploring the Forest of Dean - there are some amazing walks - but also Gloucester, Chepstow, the Severn and more. Symonds Yat is a 'must see.'

We loved Olive Barn, we loved the Forest and the local people are really friendly.

I highly recommend it.

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Liked best: The standard of fittings and equipment and the lovely furnishings.
Liked least: Didn't dislike anything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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UckfieldB...
Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Perfect Base For Forest of Dean”
Reviewed 9 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We stayed two nights at Olive Barn and was greeted on arrival by David the owner. Very charming and full of information about the area.

Olive Barn is absolutely perfect for a couple to explore the local area. Clean, very well furnished and equipped with a certain style that suited us perfectly. We would not hesitate to recommend Olive Barn! Thanks David for a perfect break.

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
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