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Cosy Cottage with bird hide in stunning location

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Snuggle up for the evening in front of the woodburner! Comfortable bed with memory foam mattress.
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42 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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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Mitcheldean, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England
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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! .

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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: 7 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 109 reviews and 3 properties
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Listing #HL176199 by: Holiday Lettings
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Mark P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in August 2016

My fiancée and I stayed in the Wren cottage for 3 nights and we were both pleasantly surprised with property. Very well equipped, and although small, served our needs perfectly. Clean and tidy upon arrival, and we did enjoy the complimentary welcome pack of apple juice and biscuits! The Internet access (which was important to us) was excellent considering the...

Management response:

It's great that you had such a great stay! We're glad you enjoyed our BBQ area and found your stay with us so peaceful. It's also good to have the feedback on our new Wi-Fi system -it's obviously much better now. We look forwards to welcoming you back on your next stay. Thank you so much for taking the time...


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Rome, Italy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in August 2016

We had a lovely stay at Wren cottage with our 2 mini dachshunds. The cottage was decorated in a very modern way which combined very well with the restored cottage! We felt like we were in the middle of nowhere with a beautiful view and a wildlife garden for the dogs to safely enjoy! Would highly recommend it and would...

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Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are really pleased that you had such a great stay and we look forwards to welcoming you back one day soon.


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Dean M
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in August 2016

Off the beaten track and very peaceful. Just what we were looking for. We would use this cottage again should we return to the Forest of Dean.

Management response:

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time out to review Wren Cottage, we really appreciate it.


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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
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Kid Friendly:
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
Sep 1, 2016 -
Oct 31, 2016
Sept-Oct 2016
2 nights
Nov 1, 2016 -
Dec 23, 2016
Nov-Dec 2016
2 nights
Dec 24, 2016 -
Jan 2, 2017
Christmas / New Year 2016
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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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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