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Wren Cottage; pet friendly with wood burner and bird hide in stunning location

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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Mitcheldean, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Perched on beautiful Shapridge Hill at the end of a quiet track, Wren Cottage is the perfect romantic getaway. The cottage is a haven of peace and tranquillity and the large wildlife garden enjoys stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Footpaths lead from the front door onto a vast network of Forest paths and tracks; you can literally walk for miles!

The cottage benefits from a large wildlife garden with its own birdhide and excellent views. Feeders are provided with plenty of nuts and seeds for you to top them up, as well a pair of binoculars so you can really get a good view! If you love wildlife, you will love the garden, for example watching the swallows skimming the surface of the pond for insects in summer and witnessing the house martins mobbing a hobby overhead! In winter you maybe lucky enough to see a rare hawfin...
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Listing #HL176199
About the Owner
Karen R
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2011
Interaction with guests
We are very proud to have been awarded World Host accreditation, which means that you are assured of a great welcome. We live nearby are on hand to answer any questions or fix any problems that you might have. We also understand that whilst some guests enjoy a chat with us, others have come to escape and we will respect your privacy. Should you arrive late at night, we have a key safe so that you can let yourself in. In the event that we are away during your stay, you will also be able to use the key safe and you will be able to contact us by telephone at any time should you have any questions or difficulties. Our local representative will be on hand to deal with any problems.
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Country cottage "away from it all". Very friendly and helpful hosts. Beautiful views, edge of Forest of Dean. Perfect for walkers and bird watchers. There is even a hide in the garden for bird watching. Lovely welcome pack, even some treats for our dog. Cannot...More

Date of stay: April 2018
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Karenteifi, VR Owner at Wren Cottage; pet friendly with wood burner and bird hide in stunning location, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for your great review! We are glad you had a great stay at Wren Cottage, and it's lovely to hear when people have had a good holiday. We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely quiet location, cottage small but comfortable and well appointed. Well positioned for lots of local walks from the doorstep. Perfect for short breaks in the picturesque Forest of Dean and surrounding area.

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Steve p
Karenteifi, VR Owner at Wren Cottage; pet friendly with wood burner and bird hide in stunning location, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I'm glad you enjoyed your time here including the local walks. We look forwards to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Superb tranquil location. Fabulous cottage with great forest walks from the front door. We will be returning!

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank andreacooper8
Karenteifi, VR Owner at Wren Cottage; pet friendly with wood burner and bird hide in stunning location, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for your kind comments Andrea. We look forwards to welcoming you back again in the future!

  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The ensuite is fitted with a shower, heated towel rail and shaving point. All rooms have an electric convector heater.
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
No candles allowed going to potential fire risk.
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
Show Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
  • Damage Deposit: R 1 450 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rates include WiFi electricity, bed linen, towels, a welcome pack (basket of logs, kindling, firelighters, hand soaps, pint of milk, biscuits and juice). Cleaning at the end of your stay is also included in the price. Pets are welcome at an additional charge of £10 per pet per stay. Maximum 2 pets per unit by prior arrangement.
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About the neighbourhood
There is plenty to see and do in the local area. Here are a few examples;
Puzzle wood, the film set for the most recent Star Wars Film
Canoeing the Wye
Mountain Biking (Bike hire available at Peddalabikeaway in Cannop)
Visit a number of magnificent castles on the Welsh borders.
See Peregrine falcons and admire the views at Symonds Yat Rock
Go Ape
Walk the Sculpture Trail from Beechenhurst Lodge
Visit Tintern Abbey in the Wye Valley
Tour the Mill and taste the cider at family run Westons Cider, in Much Marcle
Visit the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust's reserves and see birds such as Haw Finch, Cross bills, shrike, Hobby and Goshawks.
Getting around
We are not on a bus route, so most people will find a car essential unless the purpose of the holiday is to walk from the cottage everyday. The walks do start from the doorstep of the cottage.
Without a car, access would be by bus from Gloucester railway station to Mitcheldean and then either walking (45 mins with some uphill) or by taxi. There is no taxi rank, so the taxi would need to be pre-ordered.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Bristol: 68.0 km
Railway: Gloucester: 23.0 km
Easily acessible by car from the M5, M4 and M50 motorways.Nearest airport is Bristol 1 hour's drive approx. Nearest bus stop is Mitcheldean 3 miles. Nearest railway station is Gloucester 12 miles
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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