Communication and response from Olivia the owner was excellent.
While we were there she was available if needed but left us to peacefully enjoy the accommodation.
As stated in the website there is no kitchen but all high quality utensils and crockery with a small fridge and microwave. Lots of places to eat out or takeaway anyway.
Good heavy iron and ironing board available. Free Wifi.
You have French doors looking over the fields to the front and from this view you can watch Olivia school her horses.
The back of the house is where you enter via an impressive oak canopy. This area is exclusively yours to sit with champers (or endless pots of tea :-). The chorus of birdsong was enchanting and particularly enjoyed 2 robins strutting around on the ground in a display of machoism.
Our very favourite thing was meeting Harry the border collie - perfect for a farmhouse setting. He kept myself and my two Mini Jack Russel terriers entertained and was very gentle. He is a bit shy and would keep away if you don't want him to visit but I coaxed him near so I could pet him.
The house is beautifully decorated with beamed ceilings and a fabulous bathroom with huge shower. Attention to detail is second to none and you can feel the love and pride that Olivia has put into every nook and cranny.
We visited Chepstow castle 13 mins drive and with dogs accepted on leads. Stunning old castle. Tinturn Abbey ~ 25mins drive. Wow the place is breathtaking with the river Wye running alongside. I can see why this area gets the accolade of outstanding natural beauty.
i have to say I was annoyed at the reviewer who marked down saying no kitchen. This was unfair as it is clearly stated on the website. As for complaining about a TV facing the bed - so easy to turn to face the sofa if preferred. The sofa faces the window overlooking the fields. Why stick a TV in front of the view!! Ah well some people are strange.
Would highly recommend and will be back.
We wouldn't have booked here if my husband had realised there is no kitchen, to be fair this is stated on website. How anyone would manage with children I don't know as only room for two at dining table, there is a small table in each bedroom. Washing up in the bathroom is unpleasant and difficult.
The view of the property is misleading as entry to the property is at the back.
The place is clean and the bed is comfortable but the layout doesn't work, the only way to watch tv is from the bed. The location is lovely, very quiet overlooking fields.
Peacefully quiet, no hassles, no dramas. Far enough away to feel secluded but close enough to civilisation to be left feeling you're in the middle of nowhere
We visited in March, which wasn't the best due to constant rain, but we were happy to find the place was in a pretty setting with a lovely outlook. The owners have created a lovely place to get away from it all. We stayed with friends and it was kind of fun, congregating in the bigger bedroom to have breakfast in the morning. The decor and set up are all to a high standard. Lots of little touches, making it a home from home. Very small negatives were, the bedroom our friends stopped in is two single beds put together (we were told this in advance and so wasn't a problem for us). Also when we came back after our evening out, there isn't anywhere comfortable to sit and chat. There are chairs, but these are the sort that you sit at a table on. Again don't let this put you off, as we thoroughly enjoyed our stay an found the owner helpful and hospitable. A lovely stay and would recommend.
We really enjoyed our two nights at this cottage. It was peaceful and quiet, within easy access of the Forest of Dean. We were able to walk to the pub and the village of Lydney. There was plenty of leaflets and information about local attractions and a helpful welcome letter. The cottage was delightful, inside and out with a lot of attention to detail to make our stay more comfortable. Loved the shower. Pity that there is no kitchen area to prepare food and clean the dishes. We made use of the old DVDs provided and of course the kettle for a cuppa.
Would definitely stay again and have already recommended to friends.
We enjoyed a short autumn break at this old mill cottage. Situated down a quiet country road (look for the sign to Aylburton Common) on the edge of a farm, very quiet, but a few minutes' walk to the village. Two sizeable bedrooms with modern shower, facilities included several towels, jar of coffee, TV, microwave, fridge, and some crockery, cutlery and glasses, and cleaning products, plus children's toys and some old books and DVDs. All clean and well presented. Perfectly located as a base for touring around the Forest of Dean, via the Cotswolds or Wye Valley. Couple of friendly pubs in the village and superstore in the next town.
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