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Wren Cottage; pet friendly with wood burner and bird hide in stunning location

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
Wren Cottage is one of a cluster of 3 romantic hideaways set in stunning location overlooking quiet river valley. 1/3 acre wildlife garden with stunning views and it’s own private hide. A footpath literally on the doorstep leads to mile upon mile of fantastic woodland walks. ➢ Stunning location, amazing views! ➢ Large wildlife garden onsite ➢ Private patio for your sole use ➢ Private birdhide ➢ Wood burner with logs provided ➢ Extra logs always available ➢ Flat screen TV ➢ Bluetooth speaker ➢ Nesspresso Coffee maker ➢ Numerous walks straight from the door. We are on a footpath, not a road! ➢ Pet friendly (Wren Cottage and Little Owl studio only) ➢ Excellent Welcome Guidebook provided via a downloadable App ➢ Everything included apart from the extra logs, if required. For Fido we i...Wren Cottage is one of a cluster of 3 romantic hideaways set in stunning location overlooking quiet river valley. 1/3 acre wildlife garden with stunning views and it’s own private hide. A footpath literally on the doorstep leads to mile upon mile of fantastic woodland walks. ➢ Stunning location, amazing views! ➢ Large wildlife garden onsite ➢ Private patio for your sole use ➢ Private birdhide ➢ Wood burner with logs provided ➢ Extra logs always available ➢ Flat screen TV ➢ Bluetooth speaker ➢ Nesspresso Coffee maker ➢ Numerous walks straight from the door. We are on a footpath, not a road! ➢ Pet friendly (Wren Cottage and Little Owl studio only) ➢ Excellent Welcome Guidebook provided via a downloadable App ➢ Everything included apart from the extra logs, if required. For Fido we include sofa throw and towels as well as bags for our poo bins. There is a dog wash tap opposite the cottage. He will be allowed on the sofa with a throw, but not on the bed. 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. There are also plenty of opportunities for course fishing and fishing on the Wye. 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 hour's 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 for streaming. Washing Machine, drier, iron, ironing board are located in a separate building.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
A full and detailed list of House rules that must be adhered to is given in the rental agreement. Here is a useful summary. No candles allowed owing to potential fire risk. No smoking at this property. Quiet period between 10pm and 9am. Sofa throws must be used with pets. Dogs should be kept under close control. The current COIVD-19 Guidance must be followed.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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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
Interaction with guests
We are very proud to have been awarded World Host accreditation, which means that you are assured of a great welcome. However, with the advent of COVID19, we will be offering that great welcome at a safe social distance. Access will be via a key safe so that you can let yourself in. We live nearby are on hand to answer any questions or fix any problems. You will be able to contact us at any time should you have any questions or difficulties.
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Reviewed 13 June 2021

This is the fourth time we have visited these cottages, the first two in Robin Cottage and the next two in Wren. We love the area and the cottages are so peaceful with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Easy access to Hertfordshire and Monmouthshire...More

Date of stay: June 2021
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Karenteifi, VR Owner at Wren Cottage; pet friendly with wood burner and bird hide in stunning location, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2021

We are really glad that you both had another great stay at Wren Cottage. Thank you for coming back again and for taking the time to review our place. We look forwards to welcoming you back for your 5th visit!! (NB For those considering booking,...More

Reviewed 30 April 2021

It is a lovely place! It has everything you would need. The wildlife garden is very pretty and peaceful, and the patio is just the perfect breakfast spot. Really enjoyed exploring the surrounding area as well. The owner was very friendly and helpful.

Date of stay: April 2021
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Karenteifi, VR Owner at Wren Cottage; pet friendly with wood burner and bird hide in stunning location, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2021

Thank you for reviewing Wren Cottage. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed staying here. We hope to welcome you back again one day, best wishes, Karen

Reviewed 30 April 2021

This is the second visit my wife and I have paid the wren cottage, we love it. With its cosy log burner, private enclosed garden area and wonderful wildlife garden (which we were lucky enough to see owls and dear within it), it really is...More

Date of stay: April 2021
Thank Mark M
Karenteifi, VR Owner at Wren Cottage; pet friendly with wood burner and bird hide in stunning location, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2021

Thank you Mark for taking the time to write this great review of Wren Cottage. We especially loved hearing that you had seen and Owl and a deer in the garden! How wonderful! We look forwards to welcoming you back again soon, best wishes, Karen

Reviewed 16 October 2020

Our stay at Wren Cottage couldn't have been better. It was the perfect getaway set in an ideal location in the Forest of Dean. The cottage was snug and homey but also very clean and well-equipped (the kitchen is fully kitted out with modern amenities...More

Date of stay: October 2020
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Karenteifi, VR Owner at Wren Cottage; pet friendly with wood burner and bird hide in stunning location, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2020

Jennifer, thank you so much for your wonderful review of Wren Cottage. It's so lovely to hear your feedback and it makes all our hard work this year feel worth while. We would really love to see you again and look forwards to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 10 September 2020

We had a very pleasant stay very friendly & warm welcome from Karen & would recommend it, we made full use of our outside area for bbq & the bird hide was an added bonus, once again thanks for a lovely break & we hope...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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Karenteifi, VR Owner at Wren Cottage; pet friendly with wood burner and bird hide in stunning location, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2020

Hi Linda, and thank you for writing this lovely review of Wren Cottage. I'm really glad that you enjoyed your stay here and that you'd like to come back. That is good news!

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Reviewed 5 September 2020

We've been here twice before using Robin Cottage but this time we tried Wren Cottage instead due to availability. We were delighted with the cottage and I can say that this will be my first choice next time. Beautiful location and Karen couldn't be more...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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Karenteifi, VR Owner at Wren Cottage; pet friendly with wood burner and bird hide in stunning location, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2020

Thank you for your great review Debbiie, and I'm really pleased that Wren Cottage exceeded expectations! We look forwards to see ing you again next year -you are always welcome here!

Reviewed 16 April 2020

My dad booked this place a while ago and visited last year, it was such a clean, homely place to stay! I would for sure recommend this place to those looking for a comfortable stay. Thank youMore

Date of stay: November 2019
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Karenteifi, VR Owner at Wren Cottage; pet friendly with wood burner and bird hide in stunning location, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2020

Thank you for reviewing Wren Cottage Jamie. We really appreciate you doing this in, what are for holiday destinations like ours, very challenging times. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your November stay, and maybe we'll see you again once the lockdown has lifted...More

Reviewed 1 March 2020

We were informed the cottage was down a track but goodness it really needs some sorting out the suspension on my car was not impressed. The cottage was smaller than we expected also the 2-seater sofa was the not the most relaxing another chair would...More

Date of stay: February 2020
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Karenteifi, VR Owner at Wren Cottage; pet friendly with wood burner and bird hide in stunning location, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2020

In view of the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic we were also extremely disappointed to receive this, our last Trip Advisor review, before lockdown. We have fully refunded all our guests and are relying on our past reviews to encourage bookings when we can...More

Reviewed 6 April 2019

My partner and I stayed in Wren cottage with our dog for 5 nights April 2019 and had the most wonderfully relaxed holiday. Karen and Liz were warm, friendly, welcoming and helpful. Their property is gorgeous, and the wildlife garden has tremendous views over the...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Karenteifi, VR Owner at Wren Cottage; pet friendly with wood burner and bird hide in stunning location, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2019

Thank you for a lovely review. It's so good to hear that you had such a great stay in Wren Cottage and that you were able to spot lots of the local wildlife and birds. This and the views are why we love it here...More

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Date of stay: February 2019
Karenteifi, VR Owner at Wren Cottage; pet friendly with wood burner and bird hide in stunning location, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2019

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Housekeeping Included
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Shared Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
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
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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Wren Cottage; pet friendly with wood burner and bird hide in stunning location is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Wren Cottage; pet friendly with wood burner and bird hide in stunning location has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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