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“A Little Piece of Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Prospect Cottage

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Prospect Cottage
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54 reviews
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“A Little Piece of Heaven”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

My wife, parents and I stayed here for four nights in June. We had not stayed before at this B&B, as we usually use and establishment on the opposite side of the Forest of Dean. We fancied a change and more quiet and peaceful location to stay. We certainly struck gold with Prospect Cottage.
The B&B is located down an unmade track right beside the River Wye and is a 5 minute drive from Bigsweir Bridge, so its location couldn't be better. We were greeted warmly by the hosts, Lesley and Roger and made to feel right at home. We were shown the property and straight away we felt like we visiting relatives instead of a B&B. We were greeted with hot drinks and some cake and were able to observe the wonderful view of the river and the numerous birds visiting the feeders from the balcony of the house. This was a lovely feature and every morning and evening you were drawn to the balcony to take in the views.
The rooms are comfortable and well furnished and the bathrooms well equipped. There is Sky TV in the lounge which leads to the balcony and is also where you have breakfast, which is excellent (best bacon I've had in a long time!)
We all thoroughly relaxed and slept well after our long walks from the property and surrounding countryside, we will be back as soon as we can!

Room Tip: Lower of the two rooms has access to a bath and shower - the top room just a shower.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Maidstone
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

This converted gardener's cottage is ideal for those who just want to get away from it all for a while.
Lesley and Roger are as good as their word.A warm welcome WAS waiting for us as we arrived and it continued throughout our stay(which sadly flew passed)
Our hosts live on the ground floor,while guests occupy the upper ground floor(dining room and sitting room) including a balcony which overlooks the nearby River Wye.The house is surrounded by trees and the bird life is endless.
The two guestrooms are found on the first and second floors.That found on the first floor is slightly larger but the other has better views.Both have private bathroom facilities.The rooms are light and airey and very comfortable.
Lesley's breakfasts are a real treat including cereal/porridge,tea coffee and toast and the traditional "full English"(not for the fient hearted) You WILL need a walk afterwards !!
Although they have only been in the valley a short while both Lesley and Roger have a good knowledge of the area and are determined to ensure that guests get the very most from their stay. We all had a truly wonderful time.

Room Tip: There are only 2 guest rooms both are excellent.The lower room is slightly larger while the bathroom...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Absolutely wonderful visit, Lesley went above and beyond to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We were on our first day of Offa's Dyke and managed to lose the path in bad weather, and Mr Farmer came to meet us and guide us back to the B&B.

The rooms were wonderful, so clean, little extras like the hospitality tray were a wonderful touch (especially the soya milk on mine!) as was the surprise of the enormous hot-tub bath on the first floor!

However the best part had to be dinner, I was worried that it would be difficult for our hosts to accommodate my vegan diet but Lesley prepared what has to be one of the most delicious meals I've ever had. We begun the meal with a warming potato & leek soup, followed by lasagne – a meat one for my dad and a leek & vegetable dairy free one for myself. The extra touches like the local wild garlic flowers in the salad were a welcome treat. Could not recommend this place more, it was a lovely evening!

Room Tip: I stayed on the first floor double and my Dad in the penthouse however both rooms were wonderful - t...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

My two sisters and I took a 9 day trip through Wales and parts of England, and were able to stop for two days in Prospect Cottage in the Wye Valley. We stayed in private Bed and Breakfasts for the entirety of our trip, and I must say that this location and Prospect Cottage was by far our favourite place to have been able to stay. Leslie and her husband were wonderful and warm and welcoming. They made sure that we had everything that we needed and they went above and beyond to help us when we needed it. The rooms and bathroom were spotless clean and the suite was like a refuge where we were able to escape after hiking in the steady rain through the forest on a 12 mile hike. It's only a ten minute drive to places such as Tintern Abbey, or Puzzlewood, and there are so many walks that you can take straight from their front door. It was an excellent experience over all. The area was beautiful, the hosts were wonderful, and the house was perfect. I would recommend it to anyone who's interested in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean area, and I would definitely book again myself.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Barry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

If you are worried about driving your Porche on a slightly bumpy road, up a one mile exclusive tree lined drive, past a multi million pound mansion to a four storey huge "Cottage" right on the River Wye don't go here. If not and you want a very relaxing break in one of the most beautiful places in the UK read on.

We spent two nights in "The Penthouse" with our 15 year old Daughter in the single room next to our double. We went for a walk at dusk and came upon a Polish Scout Association Summer Camp. We walked along The River Wye and saw a Badger emerging from the set. I could write a load more but Lesley is the perfect host, you will feel like a millionaire and she will feed you really well. Why haven't you booked yet!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Prospect Cottage
Address: Prospect Cottage Lower Wye Valley Road | Bigswier, Saint Briavels GL15 6RR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Forest of Dean > Saint Briavels
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Briavels
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you want peace and tranquillity, then Prospect Cottage fulfills your needs as it is situated in an idyllic setting on the River Wye. Offa's Dyke footpath runs alongside the property and together with the myriad of footpaths in the area it is an ideal base for walkers. Cyclists are also welcome and we have secure parking & storage. All the other attractions of the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean are within easy reach. We aim to source locally produced food wherever possible. ... more   less 

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