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Wye Valley Forest Retreat

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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Lydbrook, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Perched high in the Royal Forest of Dean with breath-taking views across the Wye Valley & Brecon Beacons, an intimate and delightful Cottage.

Most rooms open to a huge decking with integrated Hot Tub & Sauna with amazing views. For an extra touch of luxury, we can also arrange for guests to enjoy a Swedish Massage, Reflexology or other Spa Treatments provided by visiting Therapists.

Perfect as a base for up to 6 guests and their dogs, for a multitude of adventures and exploring - we have plenty of ideas if you need them. It's also ideal for couples or friends looking for a romantic or relaxing hideaway.

The Cottage was originally built for a local miner in the 1850's, and still retains much of it's original charm e.g. thick walls, low ceilings and narrow entrances; but it has also been refurbished to modern standar...
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About the Owner, Phill B
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 18 days ago
Listed since : May 2016
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 6 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We respond very quickly to all enquiries and welcome questions about our cottage or the surrounding area. Once guests book with us, we keep guests updated and help in any way we can with questions they may have e.g. about places to visit, eateries and pubs. We aren't usually available when guests arrive, though we can be on request, but we always provide detailed information including clear directions and to help guests prepare for their stay. Whilst staying at our cottage, we are available as necessary but we tend to leave guests to relax and enjoy.
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

We had an absolutely fantastic time staying in your beautiful home. Location is great, 15mins tops from many great locations..... Ross on Wye, Goodrich Castle, Go Ape, Segway, Clearwater caves, The Secret Forest, Krazy Golf, Hot Pot Pottery.... and after all that a fabulous relax in your hot tub and sauna! The views from all windows and the hot tub...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Where to start, so much to say: Idyllic, blissful, outstanding comfort, great luxury and excellent idiot proof notes/advice for the home and surrounding area . Wonderful evenings relaxing on the terrace, in the hot tub/sauna and in front of the log fire. The guide to the surrounding area and walks were amazing we tried almost everything and didn't get lost!...

Management response:

Hi Judy, many thanks for your wonderful review, we loved having you come to stay at our cottage and very much hope you come back again xxx


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Lucy C
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Visited The Reddings just last weekend for a long weekend break with my friends. There were 4 of us and we booked after seeing excellent reviews on Airbnb. A warm welcome from Jayne and Phill, who were just leaving as we arrived, and they gave us a tour of the quirky property. Rooms are cosy and well-furnished and the house...

Management response:

Hello Lucy, we so appreciate your wonderful review, it was great to meet you and we're delighted you had such a good time - come back soon!!


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Super King
    1 Bunk
    1 King
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  • Damage Deposit: R 1 721 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
The Cottage is on the edge of The Royal Forest of Dean, about The River Wye, affording guests with spectacular views of the River and beyond to The Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Along The River Wye guests will find an abundance of activities including canoeing, miles of beautiful walks; during the summer, guests can swim and children can play in shallow waters. The Forest of Dean was recorded in The Doomsday Book in 1086, it’s surrounding area is steeped in wonderful and ancient history and there's a wealth of actual and fantastic myths and legends associated with the area.Not far away, guests will discover the Cathedral Cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester; and many quaint markets towns.
Getting around
Keen walkers or cyclists will be delighted with the off road and family tracks and trails, guests can walk to the picturesque riverside hamlet of Symonds Yat; local buses will take guests to Ross on Wye, Monmouth, Gloucester and Hereford. Trains are available in Gloucester and there are local taxi services too.
Car recommended
How to get there
We provide detailed guidelines and directions a week or so before guests arrive; but the cottage is located in Lydbrook, Gloucestershire.
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