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Little Owl; welcoming, peaceful hideaway in stunning location!

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Wild boar can be found all over he forest including in our local woods.
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studio
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2 guests
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COVID 19: UPDATE 26tth JUNE 2020 We are very excited to be opening on the 4th July! We have carried out a full risk assessment at Dean Cottages, and have ensure full compliance with government guidelines issued this week.We are very happy to share this with anyone who is interested. What we have done so far: The default check in is now via Key Safes that will be disinfected prior to each new arrival. A socially distanced meet and greet available upon request. We have partnered with White Feather Holiday Management who will be carrying out our housekeeping. Together we have produced a detailed sheet of how the cottage will be cleaned and disinfected between each stay. Not just the frequently touched surfaces, but everything from pots and pans to skirting boards. We have installed ha...COVID 19: UPDATE 26tth JUNE 2020 We are very excited to be opening on the 4th July! We have carried out a full risk assessment at Dean Cottages, and have ensure full compliance with government guidelines issued this week.We are very happy to share this with anyone who is interested. What we have done so far: The default check in is now via Key Safes that will be disinfected prior to each new arrival. A socially distanced meet and greet available upon request. We have partnered with White Feather Holiday Management who will be carrying out our housekeeping. Together we have produced a detailed sheet of how the cottage will be cleaned and disinfected between each stay. Not just the frequently touched surfaces, but everything from pots and pans to skirting boards. We have installed hand sanitiser points in our bird hide and at our recycling point. We will be providing a welcome App to guests which will replace the in house manual, local guides and other information. We are continuing to offer full refunds in the case of a lockdown which prevents our gu About Little Owl Little Owl 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, this stunning studio apartment is a haven of peace and tranquillity, perfect for those who enjoy nature, walking, biking, canoeing and fishing. As soon as you turn off the main road and start the drive up to Little Owl you will feel that you are really escaping to that rural idyll! The views are amazing! The studio is located at the end of a quiet track with parking just outside, and overlooking a small Common. Footpaths lead from the front door onto a vast network of Forest paths and tracks; you can literally walk for miles! If you have one, your dog will be super excited to arrive here with so many foresty sniffs to investigate and after all the walking, he or she will be able to cuddle up in the studio. Pet throws and welcome doggie biscuits are provided. Little Owl has its own private furnished patio at the door. A couple of minutes walk downhill there is an additional enclosed 1/3 acre wildlife garden with it’s own bird hide and pond which is alive with frogs, newts, and stunning dragonflies. Admire the views from the picnic table with a glass of wine on a sunny evening –Bliss! The studio has been lovingly created by owners Lis and Karen. Inside Little Owl is deceptively spacious, clean, bright and airy. Once inside the living area is open plan and all on one level. It benefits from a with 33” flat screen TV, comfy sofa, and leather easy chair with reading lamp. The bedroom zone has a stylish comfy bed and plenty of storage for two. If you don’t feel like going out, you will feel quite at home cooking in the kitchen which is surprisingly spacious and very well equipped for a studio with plenty of work surface, full sized oven, microwave and even a breakfast bar with stools. There is a pull out dining table and chairs for more formal dining. Little Owl has a light and airy shower room, which is separate to the main living area. Heating is via a modern convector style heater, and heated towel rail in the shower room. This is supplemented by a flame-effect wall mounted heater, which is great for creating a romantic atmosphere. Included in the price: electricity, WiFi, milk, luxury biscuits, and local award winning apple juice. There are teas and coffees for your arrival and a starter pack of capsules for the Nesspresso machine is also provided. For Fido we include doggie welcome biscuits, sofa throw and towels as well as bags for our poo bins. There is a dog wash tap near the wildlife garden. He will be allowed on the sofa and bed, but doggie throws MUST be used. Please note that access is via single track unmade road and can be quite bumpy The walks from the door are all of moderate difficulty (up and down hill and some on rough paths) The wildlife garden is 30 metres down a fairly steep hill Free WiFi via mobile device ensures good connectivity at this cottage although limited and not for streaming. Washing Machine, drier, iron, and additional freezer are located in a separate building. There are many outdoor activities available in the Forest; hire a canoe 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. 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.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
No candles allowed
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About the Owner
Karen R
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2011
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Reviewed 25 May 2020 via mobile

What can I say about Little Owl.I first came here a few years ago as it suited me because I had a nervous rescue dog and the studio meant I could be in with him at all times as I did not know if he...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank traveller010157
Karenteifi, VR Owner at Little Owl; welcoming, peaceful hideaway in stunning location!, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2020

Thank you for this great review. It is lovely to see you returning here so often. and we always look forwards to your visits. We feel very blessed to live in this beautiful place with so may walks on the doorstep. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 2 April 2019 via mobile

Little Owl is very light and airy, and surprisingly spacious for a studio. I was always warm and cosy as there is an adjustible radiator and an extra heater that looks like a little wood burner that gave out good heating and the fake flames...More

Date of stay: March 2019
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Karenteifi, VR Owner at Little Owl; welcoming, peaceful hideaway in stunning location!, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2019

It was lovely having you and your lovely cat and little dog to stay. Lis and I are so pleased that you enjoyed everything Little Owl has to offer, and that you felt it was warm and welcoming, which is what we are aiming for...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2018

I contacted the owner as wanted to know if Little Owl would be suitable for my husbands needs , quick response to my query which enabled me to book knowing it would be fine , when we arrived we were happy to find Little Owl...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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Karenteifi, VR Owner at Little Owl; welcoming, peaceful hideaway in stunning location!, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thank you so much for this great review. I'm glad you found Little Owl to be perfect and that you enjoyed our beautiful and peaceful location. We hope that we will be able to welcome you back to stay one day soon, best wishes, Karen

Reviewed 27 February 2018

Just back from a peaceful girlie weekend away at Little Owl. We travelled down Saturday, via Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye. Ledbury was a lovely market town with lots of little shops and cafes, we managed to spend around 2 hours here. Rose-on-Wye was visited purely because...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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Karenteifi, VR Owner at Little Owl; welcoming, peaceful hideaway in stunning location!, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your weekend at Little Owl. I am am glad that you both had a relaxing time . Yes we are off the beaten track and well done for keeping going. It is...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I stayed here in August for 3 days. I wish it had been more and fully intend to return. The accommodation is 5 star. Everything you require is in the cottage along with a welcome pack of Apple juice,milk,tea,coffee and some delicious locally made biscuits....More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Morag G
Karenteifi, VR Owner at Little Owl; welcoming, peaceful hideaway in stunning location!, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you so much for this great review Morag! We're so pleased that you and/or little dogs had a great time and enjoyed the walks from the cottage. We love the biscuits too and have to keep them locked away so we don't get tempted!...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dryer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
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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If it’s wildlife you’re after you will find a guide in the studio to all the local reserves. If you are active, why not hire a mountain bike and peddle through the beautiful woodland, or take a canoe down the breath taking Wye Valley. If you are feeling more adventurous, you could try, abseiling, caving or even surf the Severn bore if the tide is right! For those interested in history, within half an hour there are the Dean Heritage Centre and the border castles of Chepstow and Goodrich. A bit further afield, Hereford Cathedral, where you can view the famous Mappa Mundi, Tewkesbury Abbey and Gloucester with it’s Victorian Quays and ancient Cathedral are all well worth the visit. Within an hour's drive you could also take in the Cotswolds
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