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The Old Mill
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14 reviews
The Old Mill
The double height kitchen/dining area with its fine timber work
The large, very light upstairs sitting room
The dining area at The Old Mill looks out onto the patio and garden beyond
The main entrance through double doors into the kitchen/dining area
The double height kitchen/dining area
The dining table has seating for up to 10 guests
The fully fitted kitchen includes an island unit
The large, very light upstairs sitting room
The light and very spacious upstairs sitting room
The sitting room leads out onto a small, glass-fronted balcony
The upstairs sitting room overlooks the kitchen/dining area
The upstairs sitting room overlooks the kitchen/dining area
The twin bedroom
This double bedroom leads out onto the patio area
The other double bedroom
The main bathroom
..... and ensuite shower room
The lake in the meadow adjacent to the cottages
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England

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Excellent - based on 14 reviews
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Alan P
Rotherham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A superb holiday”
Reviewed 22 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The standard of the property was outstanding. The Old Mill had been refurbished to a very high level with excellent workmanship throughout. On arrival we were met by Ben who showed us round and how everything worked. A comprehensive welcome pack was provided..
The surrounding area is beautiful with lots of things to do and see. Facilities are suitable for all ages. We visited the Cotswolds,Bath and Gloucester Docks and Cathedral being our favourites. Altogether a memorable holiday. Added bonus the weather was good..

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Liked best: Accommodation and surrounding facilities.
Liked least: Mattress in bedroom opposite the stairs (we're in our eighties,could feel sprigs)
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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John N
Ripon, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Simply Wonderful”
Reviewed 14 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Great welcome from the owner Ben. The pictures do not do this place justice. The attention to detail is very impressive. An old building fabulously restored and finished to such a high standard giving a great feeling of luxury. Opening the fridge to find bread, eggs, milk, butter and orange juice and even a bottle of wine to welcome us was terrific. And as for the huge coffee cake....delicious. So many thoughtful touches such as the toiletries, boxes of tissues etc
From the moment we drove through the electric gates and down the driveway to the house we just knew this was something special .

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Sep 2014
Thank you for your feed-back about The Old Mill. We're glad you received such a special welcome from Ben & Kelly and enjoyed your stay. We wholeheartedly agree with your comments about the accommodation. Hideaways Reservations team.
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Peter T
Hong Kong
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What a fantastic stay!!”
Reviewed 8 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

From the moment we steeped in the door we knew that we had found a gem!! A fantastic barn in a beautiful location only made better, by what can best be described and good old English hospitality from Ben and Kelly, who own the barn.
Barn was keep impeccably clean throughout our 5 week stay and information on what was on offer in the local area was all on hand.
We just had the best time ever!!! Dear Ben and Kelly thanks you so much and we hope to see you guys next summer!! We better book early!!

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Sep 2014
Thank you for your feed-back. we're glad you had such a fantastic stay at The Old Mill and were so well-looked after by the owners. Hideaways Reservations team.
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Lisa G
Tring, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gorgeous place”
Reviewed 24 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We stayed at the Old Mill for a week and had a fabulous time. The property is gorgeous, beautifully decorated and very well equipped. Sort of place you wouldn't mind having a rainy day in - it's so cosy, immaculate and beautiful. Ben and Kelly left a fab welcome pack (which included cake and wine, best welcome pack we've ever had at a holiday rental place) and were very helpful and welcoming. Well kitted out for kids too, with toys, books, plastic plates, cups etc. Ben made my son's day by giving him a ride in the tractor and he was able to watch them making bales. All in all, highly recommend this place - best holiday place we've ever rented and we've been to quite a few. Would definitely go back.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Jul 2014
Thank you for your kind and positive feed-back about The Old Mill. We're glad you had such an enjoyable stay. Hideaways Reservations team.
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Incey3
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Stunning Cottage, Gorgeous surroundings. Highly recommend!!”
Reviewed 23 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We celebrated my mums 50th here and it was such a great weekend. Ben and Kelly were the perfect hosts, so helpful and even showed us around their farm. The cottage is absolutely perfect for a group of 6. Plenty of cutlery, lovely white towels and modern decor. Its all very well thought out. We used the BBQ 2 nights in a row as we were very lucky with the weather and it was great. Would highly recommend, especially if its for a special Occasion. We loved it and would certainly return.

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Liked best: The BBQ, The lovely lawns outside and the beautiful large kitchen
Liked least: I didn't like that i couldn't stay longer :-)
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
27 May 2014
Thank you for your comments about The Old Mill, which will be very helpful for future guests planning a holiday here. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hideaways Reservations team.
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MRChefhol...
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fantastic long weekend”
Reviewed 19 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Spend a long weekend here to celebrate a 50th birthday, the place is amazing very well lit in every room and decorated to a very high standard. Highly recommended go ape and canoeing down the river Severn (both about 30 min drive)

Tips: its very bright in the morning in the 2 front rooms as the sun rises directly in front, I couldn't sleep past about 6am but a coffee on the balcony in silence watching the sun rise is great.

2.bring bbq utensils.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
27 May 2014
Thank you for your positive and helpful comments about your stay at The Old Mill. We're very glad you enjoyed your weekend. Hideaways Reservations team.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ashley_ev...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect, tranquil spot, amazing hosts...everything you could ask for!”
Reviewed 9 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

I booked the Old Mill for the first bank holiday weekend in May. It seemed the perfect place to take my wife and son, sister-in-law and her family, and my father-in-law to celebrate my wife's 30th birthday. Suffice to say my wife was taken aback by the house and by the landscape it sits in.
The Old Mill sits in an enclosed compound which sits on a very large acreage in a hamlet named Flaxley. Given my sister-in-law has a two-year-old daughter, it was a perfect place for her to run about without us having to worry about what she was up to. When she fell backwards off a picnic bench and smacked her head off the stone pavement the owner, Ben, brought a small child's bench for her to use. We also arrived back from a few long walks to extra toys awaiting us, which I believe is conduct above and beyond.
Ben and Kelly were the most accommodating and inviting hosts and I can't say enough about them. I suppose mentioning that we will be making the Old Mill an annual weekend away should suffice.
If you have a family and want a safe, beautiful place to get away I can't recommend it highly enough.

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Liked best: Location, owners, mezzanine living room, closed compound
Liked least: internet was not broadband, but not the fault of the owners; just not available in that area!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
27 May 2014
Thank you for your excellent feedback about The Old Mill. We're so glad it proved to be suitable for your needs and you had a great holiday. Hideaways Reservations team.
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