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41 reviews
Cosy lounge area with electric flame effect wood burner (electricity is included in the rental)
A welcome tray includes local apple juice and biscuits as well as teas coffees and a pint of milk
Parking and path as seen from the front door of Little Owl
Sculpture Trail from Beecehnhurst Lodge
November is a great time to see the autumn colours: here St Anthony's well down in the valley
Wild boar can be found all over he forest including in our local woods.
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Condo/Apartment -
Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Mitcheldean, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England

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Les P
Gt. Yarmouth
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Lovely little retreat”
Reviewed 5 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We stayed here for a weekend break a year earlier, and it just wasn't long enough. This time we stayed a full week. The studio is perfectly adequate for a couple, it was clean, tidy and well equipped. It is quite easy to find, if you follow the owners directions. It is quite a long way from (or at least it seems so) public roads which means you are in quite a quiet location. On the down side this access road is the only vehicular way in and out. That said it isnt far from the forest of dean at all and we find it a very convenient base for the area, not far from Gloucester in one direction and the forest in the other.
The owners a very friendly and left a very welcome "welcome" pack.
Highly recommend this if you are looking for a quiet relaxing location to chill out.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Aug 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review Little Owl. We are glad you had another great stay in The Forest!
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Daniking2...
Yeovil, United Kingdom
1 review
“Peaceful, relaxing, amazing”
Reviewed 19 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Was looking for somewhere to relax on my own, couldn't have found a more perfect place. On arrival I was surprised by a little welcome present of milk and other delicious treats. The area was so close to places for mountain biking and walks in the woods. There was a handy guide book provided to find this out. I spent a lot of time sat outside, I was blessed with perfect weather for my 2 night stay. There was a beautiful wildlife garden to sit and read in with a lovely view, and the sun into the late afternoon. The apartment was amazing, could quite happily live there. There was little selection of dvd's provide, which came in very handy when relaxing with a glass on wine in the evening. Thank you for an amazing stay ☺

Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Jul 2015
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about Little Owl. We really enjoyed meeting you and are glad that you enjoyed your stay so much!
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

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Liked best: peace and quiet, stunning scenery.
Liked least: the 'a' level ramming I had to do !!!!
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Jun 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I'm really glad that Little Owl gave you the peace and quiet that you were seeking. Away from the drone of the traffic you can really enjoy the sounds of nature!
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ashkumar2...
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Modern cottage with plenty of character + easy access to the Forest”
Reviewed 19 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

I came to the Little Owl for a 4-day working vacation: I wanted to get a fair amount of reading and writing done but also be able to go for long walks and explore the surrounding area. Little Owl allowed for both of these. It's a very nice cottage, finished to a high standard, with skylights everywhere, a well-stocked kitchen, good wifi and TV. This meant that it was a pleasure to spend hours indoors and was very cosy and comfortable. Some holiday rentals are just places to sleep; Little Owl is a place to relax.

There were plenty of walks outlined and I was able to go for 1-2 hour walks from the cottage. Karen and Lis were always willing to give tips and clarify directions. Mitcheldean the town is a bit dead but is accessible by foot.

I would recommend this for couples, groups, and especially for solo academics looking to get some writing done but in a pleasant and painless way.

Will be returning to the area.

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Liked best: Cottage; access to forest.
Liked least: Mitcheldean as a town didn't seem to have much going on. This would have been a problem for a longer stay.
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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Management Response
20 Apr 2015
Thank you so much for reviewing Little Owl. We are glad that you liked what it has to offer and that you were able to relax and focus on your work. We look forward to welcoming you back here in the future.
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Gillian H
2 reviews
“Fantastic location - great accommodation.”
Reviewed 12 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We have never stayed in this area before so it was a bit pot luck choosing a location and accommodation. We couldn't have chosen better. Had a great time and will be going back!

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Management Response
13 Apr 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review Little Owl, we really appreciate it. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon!
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Sadie P
Halstead, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent base for exploring the area”
Reviewed 28 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

The studio has everything you could possibly need for a few days stay. Really considerate of your dog, with blankets and towels provided if you forget to take your own. Some really nice touches made which makes the stay welcoming and enjoyable. There is even a fully enclosed garden a short hop away to exercise you dog off the lead as they can't escape!

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Liked best: Apple juice :-)
Liked least: The rain!!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Dec 2014
It's great that you enjoyed your stay in Little Owl this Christmas. We have two pooches of our own and so we know what makes a great stay for a dog and what we would like for our own dogs when we go away. After all it is your dog's holiday too! If you have any suggestions of what else we could provide to make your dog's stay more enjoyable, we would be happy to hear it!
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Corrin S
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Very relaxing”
Reviewed 19 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

If you want to get away from it for some peace and quite this is the place for you. Lovely walking from the front door, with some good guides from the owners. Very clean, lovely and warm, owners can't do enough for you. We will be back.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Dec 2014
Thank you for your appreciative comments. We are hoping to note the directions for some more local walks which should be ready for your next stay! We look forward to seeing you again then!
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