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Nuthatch Cottage in the Forest of Dean is a hidden gem just waiting.............

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Nuthatch Cottage is a detached former Forester's cottage sitting in its own maturing secure garden. The cottage sits on the hillside just below Shapridge common and overlooks the Flaxley Valley on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, one of England's surviving ancient woodlands. The cottage was lovingly renovated & refurbished in 2015 with new beds, furniture and appliances throughout. Upstairs is fully carpeted with black out blinds at all of the windows. There are 2 bedrooms, 1 with a king size bed whilst bedroom 2 has 2 single beds that can zip and link to make a superking. It comfortably sleeps up to 4 people. Perfect for couples, families or just you and your dog! The beds are extremely comfortable pocket sprung mattresses with hypoallergenic bedding. A travel cot & high chair are...Nuthatch Cottage is a detached former Forester's cottage sitting in its own maturing secure garden. The cottage sits on the hillside just below Shapridge common and overlooks the Flaxley Valley on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, one of England's surviving ancient woodlands. The cottage was lovingly renovated & refurbished in 2015 with new beds, furniture and appliances throughout. Upstairs is fully carpeted with black out blinds at all of the windows. There are 2 bedrooms, 1 with a king size bed whilst bedroom 2 has 2 single beds that can zip and link to make a superking. It comfortably sleeps up to 4 people. Perfect for couples, families or just you and your dog! The beds are extremely comfortable pocket sprung mattresses with hypoallergenic bedding. A travel cot & high chair are available if required. We have been awarded 4 STARS by 'Visit England' 2016/2017/2018 and the Tripadvisor 'Certificate of Excellence' 2017. We are pleased to announce that we have gained the prestigious VisitEngland Gold Award for 2018. The kitchen/dining area is open plan with oak flooring throughout. The lounge has a stone fireplace with a lovely wood burner to add to the cosy feel of the cottage. There are exposed beams, oak doors and an oak staircase. The bathroom is on the ground floor, designed as a wet room it is complete with shower as well as a bath, sink and toilet. . Patio doors open onto the fully fenced garden with numerous seating areas to enjoy the views and wildlife. There is an area for using disposable BBQs as well as an outside tap for washing down dirty boots and bikes. There is a secure shed which houses the tumble drier, extra sacks of wood and space for locking up your bikes if required. The cottage has full central heating, double glazing, led lighting and is fully insulated making it very thermally and energy efficient. Nuthatch cottage is ideal for short breaks but also fully equipped to make your longer stay more comfortable. We have wonderful views over the Flaxley valley from the Cottage and garden. Tracks and footpaths lead off literally from the gate. It is ideal for walking & cycling but if you are looking for something a little less energetic then sit back and enjoy the tranquillity of the local countryside from our numerous seating areas within our beautiful garden. The garden has a natural stone patio along with a lawn and a scattering of pots with mature plants along with a small barrel pond and wildlife area. You may catch a glimpse of the Buzzards or even a Red Kite circling high above the valley. You'll love listening to the Owls twit-twooing as night falls. Because there is very little light pollution you get a great view of the starry sky (clouds permitting). The Forest of Dean is beautiful whatever the time of year, its full of things to do and places to explore. We have free Wifi although this is limited and probably somewhat slower than you are used to due to our location.There is a selection of DVDs, books and games to keep everyone occupied. We have lovingly restored Nuthatch Cottage to be as warm and cosy as possible whilst maintaining its original cottage character. We were able to incorporate bat and bird boxes into the external stonework and encourage as much wildlife into the garden as possible. The property is accessed down a rural sometimes bumpy lane. There is off road parking for 2 cars. A short pedestrian path with steps leads down to the cottage from the parking spaces via a set of steps which are well lit at night. We welcome up to 2 dogs with well behaved owners and there is a small charge of £10 per pet per stay, this is used for extra cleaning and not a stealth tax. House rules are that pets are not allowed on the furniture or upstairs and a stairgate is provided to assist you with this. We provide towels and throws specifically for your pet's use. A welcome pack comprising of milk, biscuits, teas, coffees and a small basket of logs are included in the price along with all linen and towels. Extra nets of logs for the woodburner are available at a small charge. More
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Victoria H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2015
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We are usually on hand or a phone call away to answer questions or give advice on where to visit or eat but we realise that its your holiday and we let you get on with it.
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Reviewed 22 March 2019

Just had a lovely peaceful weekend at Nuthatch Cottage. We had everything we needed and the views from the property are amazing. Our dog was safe in the enclosed garden with plenty of walks from the garden gate. The owners were on hand and extremely...More

Date of stay: March 2019
2  Thank MandyE257
Seaside593064, VR Owner at Nuthatch Cottage in the Forest of Dean is a hidden gem just waiting............., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou for leaving such a lovely review. Im pleased to hear that everything was to your liking with the cottage and that you enjoyed your time exploring the Forest of Dean. Vicki & Tim

Reviewed 16 February 2019

What a perfect find! Overlooking the Forest of Dean we were blessed with great weather to take in the stunning views from the doorstep. If you love walking and taking in the wildlife then this is the place for you, with great walks straight from...More

Date of stay: February 2019
1  Thank KellyHayes17
Seaside593064, VR Owner at Nuthatch Cottage in the Forest of Dean is a hidden gem just waiting............., responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2019

Guys, what a lovely review, Thankyou so much. We hope that you will come and visit us and the Forest of Dean again. Vicki & Tim

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Reviewed 11 February 2019

This cottage is located in an extremely picturesque setting, we enjoyed lovely walks from the front door. The cottage has everything you need for either a romantic stay or a break with children. Lovely we will be back

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank dedecker1
Seaside593064, VR Owner at Nuthatch Cottage in the Forest of Dean is a hidden gem just waiting............., responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2019

Thankyou so much for taking the time to review Nuthatch Cottage. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. Vicki & Tim

Reviewed 25 October 2018

What a wonderful place. Very nicely done 2 bed cottage. The location is stunning and the whole booking/ arriving process was brilliant. Good value and a wonderful base for exploring the amazing Forest of Dean- everything was within 30mins. The views from the cottage were...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank I503BJjamesc
Seaside593064, VR Owner at Nuthatch Cottage in the Forest of Dean is a hidden gem just waiting............., responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

James, Thankyou so much for your review of Nuthatch Cottage. You’ve said some lovely things and we really appreciate your comments and your time. We think the Forest of Dean is a wonderful place with so many different things to do and places to explore...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018

We booked Nuthatch Cottage to use as a base for visiting family in the area & for exploring. The cottage has everything you need, was very comfortable & with outstanding views! If you're looking for peace & quiet, then this is the place to stay....More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank keefos
Seaside593064, VR Owner at Nuthatch Cottage in the Forest of Dean is a hidden gem just waiting............., responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Thankyou so much for taking the time to leave a wonderful review for Nuthatch Cottage. Read our reviews and I think it tells you everything you would want to know about our cottage both good and not so good. As for the track that leads...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The forest of Dean is a beautiful place to visit whatever the season. The Forest of Dean lies between the Mighty Severn Estuary and the Beautiful Wye Valley (AONB). The Forest of Dean is one of England's surviving ancient woodlands and measures approximately 110 square kilometres, there are many beautiful walks, cycle tracks and interesting places to see and things to do. Go Ape, Puzzle Wood, Beechenhurst, Mallards Pike, Canoeing on the River Wye or maybe the 700 metre Zip Wire at the National diving & activity centre near Chepstow. A short drive takes you to the Wye Valley with its market towns of Monmouth, Chepstow or Tintern Abbey which lies at the mid point between the two towns along the Wye Valley.
Getting around
A car is essential to get around as we live in the middle of the country. There is a surprisingly good, frequent bus service that serves the Forest of Dean and beyond.
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