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Wye Valley Forest Retreat

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Perched high in the Royal Forest of Dean with breath-taking views across the Wye Valley & Brecon Beacons, an intimate and delightful Cottage. Most rooms open to a huge decking with integrated Hot Tub & Sauna with amazing views. For an extra touch of luxury, we can also arrange for guests to enjoy a Swedish Massage, Reflexology or other Spa Treatments provided by visiting Therapists. Perfect as a base for up to 6 guests and their dogs, for a multitude of adventures and exploring - we have plenty of ideas if you need them. It's also ideal for couples or friends looking for a romantic or relaxing hideaway. The Cottage was originally built for a local miner in the 1850's, and still retains much of it's original charm e.g. thick walls, low ceilings and narrow entrances; but it has also been...Perched high in the Royal Forest of Dean with breath-taking views across the Wye Valley & Brecon Beacons, an intimate and delightful Cottage. Most rooms open to a huge decking with integrated Hot Tub & Sauna with amazing views. For an extra touch of luxury, we can also arrange for guests to enjoy a Swedish Massage, Reflexology or other Spa Treatments provided by visiting Therapists. Perfect as a base for up to 6 guests and their dogs, for a multitude of adventures and exploring - we have plenty of ideas if you need them. It's also ideal for couples or friends looking for a romantic or relaxing hideaway. The Cottage was originally built for a local miner in the 1850's, and still retains much of it's original charm e.g. thick walls, low ceilings and narrow entrances; but it has also been refurbished to modern standards, over 5 levels of delightful and intimate living. The lounge has a log fire (logs are supplied as part of the welcome pack), surround sound system and there is access to free wifi, Bluetooth sound system, DVD player and library of movies. All bedrooms are decorated to a high standard, with good quality beds; Room 1 has a king size bed and a lovely en-suite; Room 2 has a double beds and Room 3 has 'adult size' bunk beds. There's also access to an 'Air Bed'. The family bathroom has also been completely refurbished, with an excellent 'power shower', and there's a cloakroom/toilet on the ground floor. The traditional kitchen is well equipped and there's a shabby chic dining room which easily sits six people. All bedrooms, living rooms, dining room and kitchen have splendid views of The Wye Valley. The Cottage and garden are only overlooked by the birds so you can feel comfortable to relax and kick back in your own private hideaway. At night, the garden comes to life with fairy tale illuminations; and there is a chiminea to cozy up to. Comfortable, quality furnishings & décor are provided throughout, all reflecting the rustic nature of The Cottage and surrounding area.More
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About the Owner
Phill B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2016
Interaction with guests
We respond very quickly to all enquiries and welcome questions about our cottage or the surrounding area. Once guests book with us, we keep guests updated and help in any way we can with questions they may have e.g. about places to visit, eateries and pubs. We aren't usually available when guests arrive, though we can be on request, but we always provide detailed information including clear directions and to help guests prepare for their stay. Whilst staying at our cottage, we are available as necessary but we tend to leave guests to relax and enjoy.
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Reviewed 8 March 2019

Just finished a lovely week at wye valley retreat. The weather was not the kindest but the cottage is excellent, on arrival we found tea,coffee and all the home comforts as well as a lovely cake. We wanted to take the dog with us and...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank nicksN1042IA
Scenic18899813487, VR Owner at Wye Valley Forest Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2019

Thanks for your lovely review Nick, this is more than a 'holiday let' as far as we're concerned, we love the place and the area, so it's great to hear that you/others love it as much as us!

Reviewed 1 July 2018

The Reddings really is a tremendous place. We felt completely at home there as it's so well appointed, cosy, beautifully furnished and has the most incredible view. We were spoilt with perfect weather and fabulous sunsets. I can't rate this place highly enough...you must go!

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank KTaylor1969
Management response:Responded 2 July 2018

Wow, thank you for you Awesome review, we really appreciate it and hope you come back soon xxx

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We had an absolutely fantastic time staying in your beautiful home. Location is great, 15mins tops from many great locations..... Ross on Wye, Goodrich Castle, Go Ape, Segway, Clearwater caves, The Secret Forest, Krazy Golf, Hot Pot Pottery.... and after all that a fabulous relax...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Boardski
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Where to start, so much to say: Idyllic, blissful, outstanding comfort, great luxury and excellent idiot proof notes/advice for the home and surrounding area . Wonderful evenings relaxing on the terrace, in the hot tub/sauna and in front of the log fire. The guide to...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank judylording
Management response:Responded 28 December 2017

Hi Judy, many thanks for your wonderful review, we loved having you come to stay at our cottage and very much hope you come back again xxx

Reviewed 5 August 2017

Visited The Reddings just last weekend for a long weekend break with my friends. There were 4 of us and we booked after seeing excellent reviews on Airbnb. A warm welcome from Jayne and Phill, who were just leaving as we arrived, and they gave...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Lucy C
Management response:Responded 28 December 2017

Hello Lucy, we so appreciate your wonderful review, it was great to meet you and we're delighted you had such a good time - come back soon!!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Towels Provided
Cycling Trips
TV
Corporate Bookings
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Sauna
Hot Tub
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
House Swap
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
The Cottage is on the edge of The Royal Forest of Dean, about The River Wye, affording guests with spectacular views of the River and beyond to The Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Along The River Wye guests will find an abundance of activities including canoeing, miles of beautiful walks; during the summer, guests can swim and children can play in shallow waters. The Forest of Dean was recorded in The Doomsday Book in 1086, it’s surrounding area is steeped in wonderful and ancient history and there's a wealth of actual and fantastic myths and legends associated with the area.Not far away, guests will discover the Cathedral Cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester; and many quaint markets towns.
Getting around
Keen walkers or cyclists will be delighted with the off road and family tracks and trails, guests can walk to the picturesque riverside hamlet of Symonds Yat; local buses will take guests to Ross on Wye, Monmouth, Gloucester and Hereford. Trains are available in Gloucester and there are local taxi services too.
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