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Cosy Cottage with bird hide in stunning location

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Cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Sleeps 2 Pets allowed Save
Wren Cottage is in the foreground
Wren Cottage is in the foreground
Snuggle up for the evening in front of the woodburner!
Comfortable bed with memory foam mattress.
Warm yourself in front of the log burner on this comfy sofa.
En suite shower room with oak part-glazed folding door.
Arrival after 4pm and then at any time thereafter.  Departure by 10.00am
Wren and Robin Cottages
Wren Cottage
Somwhere to soak up the evening sunshine
Welcome tray including locally made apple juice and biscuits.
Superb wildlife garden with its own bird hideand breathtaking views across the valley
Wildlife spotted; newts, bats, muntjack, bullfinch, pheasant, hobby, slow worms, foxes, tawny owl
Our dog Jodie enjoying the garden!  Wren Cottage welcomes pets.
Forestry commission track from the front door giving access to a vast network of footpaths!
A rural very rural location
Autumn tree on Shapridge Hill
The approach to the cottages is along an untarmacked farm track
Snowy scenes
November is a great time to visit fir aumtumn colours
Soudley; the best place to see the amazing display of bluebells in spring.
Weather watching is a popular pastime here! - Our valley in the mist.
May Hill, a 15 minute drive into Herefordshire, but well worth it.
View of the River Severn from Edge Hills - the hill opposite the cottages
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Mitcheldean, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Perched on beautiful Shapridge Hill at the end of a quiet track, Wren Cottage which 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 if you wish. 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! .

Inside the Cottage has been renovated to high standard, and retains much of its rustic charm, in...
Listing #HL176199
About the Owner, Karen R
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
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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Andy B
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in April 2017

Lovely setting. Cottage cosy. Had all we needed for our 5 day stay. Walks nearby woods very special. Plus smudge woofer loved it too!

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Thank you for taking the time to review Wren Cottage. We're really glad you had a great stay and hope that you enjoyed your tandem ride. It's also good to hear the lovely Smudge enjoyed it too!


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Helen H
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in April 2017

Wonderful cottage with loads of character. Spacious yet cosy for two people and a dog, with loads and loads of thoughtful gestures. Doggy welcome pack, basket of logs, pint of milk plus tea & coffee - just perfect! Maps, books, selection of videos, handwash & dishwasher tablets - so helpful to make the extra touches feel luxurious. A perfect retreat...

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Thank you for taking the time to leave this fabulous review! It is nice to hear that we are doing a good job and we're really glad that you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime and we will look forwards to seeing you!


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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in March 2017

This cosy cottage is set in a great location overlooking the valley. Peaceful hideaway with wonderful walks and wildlife. Ideal spot especially for dogs. Plenty of places to visit , nature reserves, centres for activities and the Forest of Dean are just a few.

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We're glad you have enjoyed your time with us and that you like the Wren Cottage. It has been great to meet you and see your lovely dogs too having a good time sniffing about, even at the ripe old age of 12 and 15! You certainly made the most of your stay and visited lots of interesting places. If...


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  • Dining Seats (4)
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Yard
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
Not kid-friendly
Smoking not allowed
Pets allowed
Additional amenities & feature info
The ensuite is fitted with a shower, heated towel rail and shaving point. All rooms have an electric convector heater. There is a heated towel rail in the ensuite
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
Apr 28, 2017 -
Jun 30, 2017
May Bank Holiday we -June 2017
3 nights
Jul 1, 2017 -
Aug 31, 2017
July-August 2017
3 nights
Sep 1, 2017 -
Oct 31, 2017
September-October 2017
3 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Payment can be made by cheque or Bank Transfer or PayPal
Prices include bedlinen, towels, cleaning, a generous basket of logs and a welcome tray
A charge is made of £10 per pet staying in Wren Cottage
Electricity is excluded and is by payment metre (£1 coins accepted).
Rate for a 1 night stay is the same as for a 2 night stay.
A discount of 10% is given on the overall price when Robin and Wren Cottages are booked jointly.
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About the neighborhood
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: 42.3 mi
Railway: Gloucester: 14.3 mi
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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