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Sparrow Cottage (sleeps 3) rural,with garden. Forest of Dean. Ruardean Woodside

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
3 guests
7 nights minimum
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Sparrow Cottage is a foresters cottage, around 150 years old, nestled in a peaceful, rural location close in the Forest of Dean with a beautiful private cottage garden and easy parking. Very comfortably furnished with 'period' furniture, wooden floors and cosy rugs, the cottage has a warm, characterful atmosphere - a real 'home from home' in the beautiful Forest of Dean. The cottage has two bedrooms and sleeps 1, 2 or 3. On a quiet country lane with footpaths and stunning ancient woodland almost on your doorstep. The local post office/village shop is 1 mile away. An excellent Farm shop and cafe are within half a mile and the local pub is also just 1 mile away. What's Included - Free Wi-Fi plus an incomi...Sparrow Cottage is a foresters cottage, around 150 years old, nestled in a peaceful, rural location close in the Forest of Dean with a beautiful private cottage garden and easy parking. Very comfortably furnished with 'period' furniture, wooden floors and cosy rugs, the cottage has a warm, characterful atmosphere - a real 'home from home' in the beautiful Forest of Dean. The cottage has two bedrooms and sleeps 1, 2 or 3. On a quiet country lane with footpaths and stunning ancient woodland almost on your doorstep. The local post office/village shop is 1 mile away. An excellent Farm shop and cafe are within half a mile and the local pub is also just 1 mile away. What's Included - Free Wi-Fi plus an incoming phone line exclusively for our guests. A complimentary welcome hamper (value approx £30-£35) for all stays of 7 nights or longer. Quality bed linen, plenty of towels, bath robes, disposable slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, hand soap, loo rolls. All the little kitchen 'essentials' - washing-up liquid, hand soap, tea-towels, kitchen paper, cling-film, foil, cooking oil etc. All electricity (for heating, cooking, hot water etc) is included in the price. Located in Ruardean Woodside, on a quiet rural lane,just a few minutes walk to woodland. 7 miles from the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye and 12 miles from Gloucester, Sparrow Cottage is a ideally located for exploring and enjoying the beautiful Wye Valley & Forest of Dean at any time of the year. The well-equipped kitchen has an electric oven and hob, integrated fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, electric food steamer, and a useful slow-cooker. For your laundry there's a washing machine, rotary washing line (outdoor) plus an iron & ironing board. There's an extending dining table in the kitchen to enjoy 'home-cooked' meals and plenty of great local pubs/restaurants if you prefer to venture out. The bathroom has a steel bath with an electric shower over the bath. In the lounge there are two comfy sofas, TV with 'freeview' & DVD, and a fireplace with an electric 'woodburner' for extra heat if you need it, plus a small selection of books, board games and DVD's. French doors open directly onto the gorgeous, traditional cottage garden, with pretty garden furniture for romantic outdoor dining - under the jasmine, or under the stars! At Sparrow Cottage we like to spoil our guests ...Your beds will be made up with down & feather duvets and fluffy pillows. In the kitchen and the bathroom you'll find all the little 'essentials' so you don't have to worry about bringing those. We even provide a picnic basket/rug and a selection of 'wellies', rain macs and large umbrellas (just in case!) We hope you enjoy the complimentary welcome hamper (for 7 night stays, or longer) which includes: tea, coffee, sugar, bread, milk, butter, cheese, jam, free-range eggs, chocolates, orange juice, biscuits, cake, seasonal produce etc.... and a lovely bottle of red, white or non-alcoholic wine to enjoy during your stay! No smoking in the cottage or the garden, and sorry, no pets. (We have occasional visits from the neighbours chickens and lots of wildlife including deer and wild boar along the lane) We like to add the personal touch and little, thoughtful extras that we believe will make your stay even more comfortable and memorable, and we look forward to welcoming you to Sparrow Cottage. CYCLING: unfortunately there isn't a facility for bike storage inside or outside the cottage. The Forest is a great area for cycling and cycle hire is available locally (Pedalabikeaway). Many of our guests bring their own bikes, storing them inside their vehicle. We have an outside tap/hose for bike cleaning. PLEASE NOTE: For your 1 week / 7 night holiday CHECK-IN DAY is SATURDAY, any time after 3pm, (To allow us enough time to prepare the Cottage for you) Departure/check-out by 10am please. Thank you.More
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About the Owner
Linda G
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2017
Interaction with guests
Self check-in (collect keys from key-safe) Check in is any time after 3pm. If you'd like someone to meet you and show you around when you arrive, we're very happy to do so, just let us know. You may contact us at any time, by phone (mobile, whatsapp & landline) or email during your stay.
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 19 November 2018

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Date of stay: November 2018
Flyer694340, VR Owner at Sparrow Cottage (sleeps 3) rural,with garden. Forest of Dean. Ruardean Woodside, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2018
Management response:Responded 30 August 2018

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Reviewed 28 July 2018

Sparrow cottage stands on the edge of the Forest of Dean. It is so quiet and peaceful it almost hurts your ears after London; no aeroplanes, only the occasional sound of residents cars coming and going (hardly any at all) and birdsong. Linda is a...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Chez W
Management response:Responded 29 July 2018

I am delighted that you enjoyed the comfort, peace and relaxed atmosphere at Sparrow Cottage. Thank you for your enthusiasm (which I very much share!) I do hope you're able to return soon, It was a pleasure to have you stay. Thank you.

Reviewed 25 June 2018

If you’re the type of person that can appreciate the finer things and attention to detail then you’ll love Sparrow Cottage. This is truly a little gem of a find in a location that gives easy access the beautiful Forest of Dean and the Wye...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank David D
Management response:Responded 28 June 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Sparrow Cottage and your kind comments. I'm so happy that you all enjoyed Sparrow Cottage and lovrd it as much as I do. It was great to have you stay and I'll look forward to...More

Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Linda has thought of everything, from wellies to raincoats to a hot water bottle for those cold nights. We had the perfect week there and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sparrow Cottage. A real home from home. Peaceful and cosy, and perfectly placed for exploring the...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank bookwormjus66
Management response:Responded 27 February 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you stay at Sparrow Cottage, and I'm so pleased you all loved it. Very best wishes, Linda

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Towels Provided
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Iron
TV
Parking
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
Sparrow Cottage is in 'Ruardean Woodside' a lovely rural location, on a quiet country lane, with Forest walks and footpaths almost on your doorstep. Ruardean Woodside is about 15-20 minutes drive from Ross-on-Wye, 30/35 minutes from Gloucester city / Gloucester Docks, 45 minutes from Cheltenham, and around 2 - 2.5 hours from London. In an area of outstanding natural beauty, you'll find that Sparrow Cottage is well-situated to provide the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley. (CYCLES: there isn't any facility for bike storage inside or outside the cottage, but many guests do bring bikes, storing them inside their vehicle. We have an outside tap/hose for bike cleaning) .
Getting around
A car is advised, but not vital. Public transport is available (nearest major train & bus station is Gloucester) If you'd prefer to visit 'car-free' please check online for full details of public transport. You'll find local papers, tourist information and a handy bus timetable in the kitchen.
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