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Robin Cottage; with stunning views, wood burner and its own bird hide

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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COVID-19 UPDATE 28th September 2020 We have had a good summer and are now looking forwards to autumn and winter at the cottages. We are reviewing the risk assessment that we carried out in July at Dean Cottages. We will be continuing to adhere closely to government guidance to self catering establishments, and for the autumn / winter season we are introducing a 3 night quarantine period between bookings. This only applies to future bookings until January 2021 when we will conduct another review. We have been awarded both Vsit England's 'Good to Go', and the AA 'Covid-19 Confident' accreditations. We are continuing to offer full refunds in the case of you being unable to travel owing to Corona Virus lockdown restrictions in either your or our postcode. One significant change that we a...COVID-19 UPDATE 28th September 2020 We have had a good summer and are now looking forwards to autumn and winter at the cottages. We are reviewing the risk assessment that we carried out in July at Dean Cottages. We will be continuing to adhere closely to government guidance to self catering establishments, and for the autumn / winter season we are introducing a 3 night quarantine period between bookings. This only applies to future bookings until January 2021 when we will conduct another review. We have been awarded both Vsit England's 'Good to Go', and the AA 'Covid-19 Confident' accreditations. We are continuing to offer full refunds in the case of you being unable to travel owing to Corona Virus lockdown restrictions in either your or our postcode. One significant change that we are really pleased with is our new digital guidebook which we provide to guests via an App. All the information that you will need for your stay is on there from the access information, to the cottage manual, to our local walks! About Robin Cottage Robin Cottage is one of a cluster of romantic hideaways at Dean Cottages. Perched on a sunny hillside at the edge of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, Area of Outstanding natural beauty, the cottage is a haven of peace and tranquillity and perfect for those who enjoy nature, walking, biking, canoeing and fishing. The cottage enjoys magnificent views over a river valley. Footpaths lead from the front door onto a vast network of Forest paths and tracks; you can literally walk for miles! The cottage has its own private patio for outdoor dining and taking in the wonderful panoramic views! There is also an additional 1/3 acre wildlife garden with it’s own bird hide and pond which is alive with frogs, newts, and stunning dragonflies. The cottage itself has been lovingly restored by owners Lis and Karen. The cottage retains its rustic charm, with its stone fire place and oak flooring, and yet it has a light and airy modern feel. The kitchen, bedroom and bathroom have lovely countryside views. The cottage is equipped with a wood burning stove for chilly evenings, a luxury Italian leather sofa, and a comfy King Sized bed in the spacious double bedroom. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might need for a longer stay. The bathroom is clean, bright and modern. It is fitted with a bath with shower over. Additional heating is provided by modern convector style heaters. Included in the price: electricity, free unlimited WI FI, basket of logs, milk, luxury biscuits, and local award winning apple juice, teas and coffee for your arrival. Also included; thorough cleaning prior to your arrival and upon departure as well as bedlinen and towels for two. Please note that access is via a single track unmade road and can be quite bumpy Parking is 30 metres uphill from the cottage. Washing Machine, drier, iron, ironing board and additional freezer are located in a separate building. NB This Cottage is not dog friendly; If you would like a pet friendly stay, try 'Wren Cottage” next door. There are many outdoor activities available in the Forest; hire a canoe or a kayak and paddle down the Wye, or a mountain bike and take to the cycle tracks which lead you through mile after mile of beautiful woodland. For those interested in history, within half an hour there are the Dean Heritage Centre and the border castles of Chepstow and Goodrich to name but a few. A bit further afield, Hereford cathedral where you can view the famous Mappa Mundi, Tewkesbury Abbey and Gloucester Cathedral are well worth the visit. The Cotswolds, the Brecon Beacons and the Malvern Hills are all less than an hours drive away. Mitcheldean is the nearest town (3 miles away), providing a small supermarket, Post Office, Butcher's, takeaways and Chemist's. There is a wider variety of shops and facilities at Cinderford, 5 miles away. Please note that access is via single track unmade road and can be quite bumpy Parking is 30 metres uphill from the cottage. Free WiFi via mobile device ensures good connectivity at this cottage although it is limited and not intended fro streaming. Washing Machine, drier, iron, ironing board and additional freezer are located in a separate building.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
No candles allowed
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Karen R
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2011
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Coming to the end of our first stay in this beautiful area, Robin Cottage has been our covid secure, cosy & comfortable home for the week & we will be sorry to leave. Lots of walking and exploring just what was needed. Thank you to...More

Date of stay: October 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set in the heart of the Forest of Dean this cozy cottage is ideally located to explore all the nooks and crannies this area has to offer. The cottage itself was very well equipped and boasts stunning views from the kitchen and bathroom. I was...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Andrew E
Karenteifi, VR Owner at Robin Cottage; with stunning views, wood burner and its own bird hide, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review of Robin Cottage Andy. We are very pleased to hear that you had a great time and enjoyed the views and wildlife here. We hoe to see you again one day soon, best wishes, Karen

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a much needed break from all the covid madness. really lovely cottage with everything you could need. views to die for and at night the stars look like they have been laid out on black velvet. thank you karen and lis for lettiing us share...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Trevor J
Karenteifi, VR Owner at Robin Cottage; with stunning views, wood burner and its own bird hide, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review of Robin Cottage. I'm so glad that you had a great stay. WE are already looking forwards to welcoming you back to stay again!

Reviewed 10 September 2020

We have just returned from a 4 night stay at Robin Cottage and we really didn’t want to leave. The cottage inside is done up so nicely and the views from the cottage are beautiful, it’s so quiet and peaceful. The location is great as...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank CFrances92
Karenteifi, VR Owner at Robin Cottage; with stunning views, wood burner and its own bird hide, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it. We are so pleased to hear that you had such a good stay you didn't want to leave! I'm glad you found our new digital guidebook useful and that you thought the...More

Reviewed 11 August 2020

A lovely Covoid friendly four night break to Robin Cottage, our first time Summer visit. We discovered lots of lovely local walks and enjoyed the tranquillity and stunning views of the wild life area. Until the next time...........

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank nick t
Karenteifi, VR Owner at Robin Cottage; with stunning views, wood burner and its own bird hide, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2020

Hi Nick and thank you for your lovely review!. We were so pleased to see you and Sue back at Robin Cottage and it's great that you had another good stay. We look forwards to seeing you again in November, best wishes, Karen

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Reviewed 25 July 2020

Keep returning here because love it so much . Views are stunning and lots of walks on your door step. The cottage is homely and furnished to a very high standard the view from the bathroom is fantastic & the log burner in lounge is...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Lottieloo37
Karenteifi, VR Owner at Robin Cottage; with stunning views, wood burner and its own bird hide, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2020

Thank you for coming back to stay at Robin Cottage. We are so glad that you were able to get away after lockdown and it’s so good to hear that you were able to relax and enjoy your stay! We are looking forwards to welcoming...More

Reviewed 24 July 2020

Superb as usual. Covid precautions and policies developed were spot on. My wife and myself had a fabulous peaceful week.

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank corrins203
Karenteifi, VR Owner at Robin Cottage; with stunning views, wood burner and its own bird hide, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2020

Thank you for your glowing review Corrin. It was lovely to see you both again and I am really glad you had another great stay!

Reviewed 23 November 2019

A perfect find for a 2 night stopover enroute to Celtic Manor. From the welcome tray of local Apple Juice, Biscuits Teabags and Milk to the stunning views, there is nothing to fault about this property. A log burner, comfortable furnishings, dressing gowns and a...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank wedd986
Karenteifi, VR Owner at Robin Cottage; with stunning views, wood burner and its own bird hide, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2020

Thank you for your review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your break and we'd love to welcome you back anytime!

Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Very pleased with cottage lovely and peaceful. road works in the area made it a nightmare to get about.

Date of stay: August 2019
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Karenteifi, VR Owner at Robin Cottage; with stunning views, wood burner and its own bird hide, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2019

Thank you for your review. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay at Robin Cottage. Thankfully the roadworks are fiinished now! You are all welcome back to stay anytime, best wishes, Karen

Reviewed 27 April 2019

This is the second time we have stayed at Robin Cottage and we will be back again. Lovely location and perfect for 2. We were very lucky with the weather and had an amazing time. Many thanks to Lis and Karen:)More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Karenteifi, VR Owner at Robin Cottage; with stunning views, wood burner and its own bird hide, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2019

It was great to be able to welcome you both back to stay again at Robin Cottage and we are glad that you enjoyed as much this time as you did the first time. We look forwards to seeing you again soon, best sites, Karen...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Shared Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Attractions in the Forest of Dean are open, but do check ahead for COVID restrictions. There is plenty to see and do in the local area. Here are a few examples; Puzzle wood, the film set for the most recent Star Wars Film Canoeing the Wye Mountain Biking (Bike hire available at Peddalabikeaway in Cannop) Visit a number of magnificent castles on the Welsh borders. See Peregrine falcons and admire the views at Symonds Yat Rock Go Ape Walk the Sculpture Trail from Beechenhurst Lodge Visit Tintern Abbey in the Wye Valley Tour the Mill and taste the cider at family run Westons Cider, in Much Marcle Visit the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust's reserves and see birds such as Haw Finch, Cross bills, shrike, Hobby and Goshawks.
Getting around
We are not on a bus route, so most people will find a car essential unless the purpose of the holiday is to walk from the cottage everyday. The walks do start from the doorstep of the cottage. Without a car, access would be by bus from Gloucester railway station to Mitcheldean and then either walking (45 mins with some uphill) or by taxi. There is no taxi rank, so the taxi would need to be pre-ordered.
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