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Cosy Cottage with bird hide in stunning location

Wren Cottage is in the foreground
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent
47 reviews
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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Overview
Cottage -
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 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...
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About the Owner, Karen R
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 11 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 116 reviews and 3 properties
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Listing #HL176199 by: Holiday Lettings
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in November 2016

Had a very enjoyable stay at the cosy Wren cottage. The cottage has everything you need and the welcome pack was appreciated. However would advise people to arrive in the day time as took us a while to find in the dark! Will recommend to our family and friends and hope to be back soon ourselves.

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Management response:

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Wren Cottage and we look forwards to welcoming you back soon. Yes, we do advise people to arrive in the light as is is tricky to find. Not so easy at this time of year with the dark evenings, but anyone reading this, please do phone us if you are lost and...

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12douglas
barmouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in November 2016

a lovely peaceful break with plenty of walks nearby and a few shops and takeaways not too far away. would book again

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Thank you for your great review. We're glad you had a good time and look forwards to welcoming you back one day soon!

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Moogar
Sevenoaks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in October 2016

Stayed for a long weekend in Wren Cottage. Everything you could possibly want and need is in the cottage. The walks are stunning - especially the one that goes via the Abbey. Some of the directions were a little shady, but that added to the fun. Would like to see a few more walks like that in the book - mid length. Such a gorgeous part of the world.

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Management response:

We're really glad you liked Wren Cottage! We agree (and so does our dog ,Teifi), the walks are fantastic here, especially at this time with all the reds and golds. I will have to walk the walks with Teifi and check the directions. So pleased you enjoyed it, and hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Amenities
  • 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
Suitability
  • Pets Allowed:
    Yes
  • Smoking Allowed:
    No
  • Kid Friendly:
    No
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

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
$70
£55
$76
£60
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Nov 1, 2016 -
Dec 23, 2016
Nov-Dec 2016
2 nights
$61
£48
$64
£50
$323
£254
Dec 24, 2016 -
Jan 2, 2017
Christmas / New Year 2016
3 nights
$95
£75
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$418
£328
Jan 3, 2017 -
Feb 28, 2017
Jan-Feb 2017
2 nights
$61
£48
$64
£50
$323
£254
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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
PLEASE ENQUIRE DIRECT WITH THE OWNER FOR 3-6 NIGHT BREAKS - PRICES MAY WELL BE LESS THAN THOSE QUOTED HERE.
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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Access
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.<BR>Nearest airport is Bristol 1 hour's drive approx.<BR>Nearest bus stop is Mitcheldean 3 miles<BR>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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