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40 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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Mrs Idres...
Kent, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Totally recommend this property”
Reviewed 3 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Property was clean, comfortable and supplied with all you needed.
The owners were welcoming and very helpful regarding the area
Well equipped for dogs with towels,bags Tec supplied.
We had a great week.

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Liked best: .made to feel welcome with the dog
Liked least: No complaints
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Nov 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Little Owl. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Reviewed 30 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

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Liked best: The cottage itself and the surroundings.
Liked least: The pot holed lane leading to the cottage.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
1 Oct 2015
It's great that you had such a good time at Little Owl and thank you for your kind comments about the studio. We were envious when we read in our visitors' book that you had seen the red moon! It is great for looking at the stars and planets as is is properly dark here at nightime. We're glad you want to return another time, and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Sean L
2 reviews
“Lovely little studio lodge in the heart of the forest”
Reviewed 12 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Had a fantastic weeks holiday here, very welcoming with loads of information available about where to go, eat etc. Our two dogs also had a great time in the forest, Quite convenient to attractions, walks for dogs literally minutes away and accessible on foot. Will definitely be back again. Very clean and well equipped for both us and the dogs. Were lucky enough to spot deer, wild boar and a slow-worm in the forests!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Secure garden not attached to property
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Sep 2015
Thank you for your lovely review, we really appreciate it. We're so glad that you had a great time and that you were lucky enough to spot both boar and deer!
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Les P
Gt. Yarmouth
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“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.
Was this review helpful? 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.
Recommended for:
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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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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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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