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Wren Cottage; pet friendly with wood burner and bird hide in stunning location

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Our dog Jodie enjoying the garden!  Wren Cottage welcomes pets.
Autumn tree on Shapridge Hill
Welcome tray including locally made apple juice and biscuits.
A rural location with plenty of horses, sheep, even a couple of pigs and a donkey!
View of the River Severn from Edge Hills - the hill opposite the cottages
Snowy scenes
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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: Today
Listed since : Jun 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 149 reviews and 3 properties
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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Sheila B
Somerset, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in July 2017

The cottage exceeded expectation. Location and views are as good as website photos suggested. Often not the case with holiday cottages. We were very comfortable and relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed our week. Those who like the luxury of space would do better in the adjoining cottage. Had the weather been warmer and drier we'd have opened the French doors to...

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Thank you so much , Sheila, for taking the time to review Wren Cottage. It is certainly an achievement for us that Wren Cottage exceeded your expectations! We must be doing something right! We hope to be able to welcome you both back again soon!


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Olwyn A
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in July 2017

as we were familiar with the other side of the valley, on arrival we found the location of the cottage to be stunning and knew immediately that the accommodation would fulfill our expectations and it certainly did. The inside was snug even without using the woodburner and the amenities well presented plus a lot of thought had gone into making...

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Thank you Olwyn for this fabulous review! We're so pleased that you thought Wren Cottage was the perfect hideaway and that the weather was good enough for you to take in the views from the garden bench. I'm glad Charlie the Jack Russell enjoyed his holiday too - our 2 dogs are lucky to be able to walk in the...


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Julie k
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in July 2017

A wonderful weekend away in this excellent cottage. Every detail was thought of, from the very helpful folder of local walks to the very well equipped kitchen. A perfect home from home. The local craft centre served wonderful food and tea in a very charming atmosphere. Excellent meal at The Glass house pub which was recommended in the information folder....

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Thank you Julie for your kind words! I'm so glad that you had a great time at Wren Cottage and that everything lived up to your expectations. Harts Barn Craft Centre and tea rooms has been very popular with our guests and we love it too! They are so friendly and helpful and the food is excellent! We enjoyed meeting...


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  • Dining Seats (2)
  • 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
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Yard
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The ensuite is fitted with a shower, heated towel rail and shaving point. All rooms have an electric convector heater.
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
No candles allowed going to potential fire risk.
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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
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Jul 1, 2017 -
Aug 31, 2017
July-August 2017
3 nights
Sep 1, 2017 -
Oct 31, 2017
September-October 2017
3 nights
Nov 1, 2017 -
Dec 21, 2017
November-December 2017
2 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
Rates include WiFi electricity, bed linen, towels, a welcome pack (basket of logs, kindling, firelighters, hand soaps, pint of milk, biscuits and juice). Cleaning at the end of your stay is also included in the price. Pets are welcome at an additional charge of £10 per pet per stay. Maximum 2 pets per unit by prior arrangement.
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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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