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

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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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 has been fully renovated & refurbished with new beds, furniture and appliances throughout. Upstairs is fully carpeted with black out blinds at all of the windows. There are 2 bedrooms. Bedroom one has a king size bed whilst bedroom two has two single beds that can zip and link to make a superking upon request when booking. Nuthatch Cottage 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 hypoall...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 has been fully renovated & refurbished with new beds, furniture and appliances throughout. Upstairs is fully carpeted with black out blinds at all of the windows. There are 2 bedrooms. Bedroom one has a king size bed whilst bedroom two has two single beds that can zip and link to make a superking upon request when booking. Nuthatch Cottage 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 are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Gold Award for accommodation and customer service by VisitEngland again for 2020/21. We currently hold the Tripadvisor 'Travellers Choice' and the Airbnb “Superhost” Award. 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. 2020 saw the building of a beautiful Cedar Gazebo in the garden to give shelter on the sunny or less sunny days. Comfortable seating and a chiminea make this a wonderful area for relaxing whatever the weather. There is an outside tap for washing down dirty boots and bikes and a secure shed which houses the tumble drier, extra sacks of wood. We also have an area for locking up your bikes near the car park area. 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 and there’s 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/chiminea are available at a small charge and are located in the shed for convenience. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pets are not allowed upstairs at any time during your stay. ( a stair gate is provided) Pets are not allowed on the furniture. Pets are not to remain in the cottage unattended. Any mess from your pet is to be picked up, bagged and disposed of responsibly at the earliest opportunity.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Tim R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely little cottage, set in stunning surroundings and great walks right on your doorstep. The Forest of Dean is beautiful. The cottage has all you need we had a wonderful week there thank you so much Tim and Vicky see you in December...More

Date of stay: December 2020
Thank yvettePolegate
Reviewed 6 September 2020

Such a beautiful cottage, just the right size for a family of 4. Despite thunderstorms we were able to enjoy the outside seating under the cover, with the children (7 and 6 yrs) enjoying toasting marshmallows on the outside fire. Once the kids were in...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Explorer25861150590
Reviewed 10 November 2019

This was our second stay a few years apart and the cottage is just as clean and tidy as when we first visited. Tim is really friendly and Jasper and George (the dogs) are lovely. The Cottage is outstanding and a true gem. The stars...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank Melhomerlawson
Seaside593064, VR Owner at Nuthatch Cottage in the Forest of Dean is a hidden gem just waiting............., responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2019

Thankyou so much for taking the time to leave us a review. It’s always a pleasure to have you stay with us, really pleased that you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 17 August 2019

Second review of Nuthatch cottage, everything as good as the first time(apart from the weather!). We were made to feel very welcome again. The garden has evolved in the past 14 months for the better and will get better every year, I'm sure! The cottage...More

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

Thankyou Mark for leaving us such a wonderful review. We loved reading your comments on the garden which happens to be a passion of ours. It’s great to also read that you make the most of what the Forest of Dean has to offer. We...More

Reviewed 29 July 2019 via mobile

Just returned from a fantastic stay at this cottage. We had a lovely time. The cottage was so beautiful. The views from the cottage were amazing! The weather was great and Tim and Vicki were so helpful. We visited Puzzleforest and the Mines which were...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Smiley72
Seaside593064, VR Owner at Nuthatch Cottage in the Forest of Dean is a hidden gem just waiting............., responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

Thankyou for your lovely review of our Cottage Sonia. It was great to meet you all and look forward to meeting you again.

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Reviewed 27 July 2019

We had a wonderful stay at Nuthatch Cottage while visiting family in the Forest of Dean. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need and was spotlessly clean! The views and the garden are just wonderful. We were blessed with mostly warm weather, so...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank eleanore961
Seaside593064, VR Owner at Nuthatch Cottage in the Forest of Dean is a hidden gem just waiting............., responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

Thankyou for taking the time to leave a wonderful review of Nuthatch Cottage. I’m so glad that it met your expectations and that you enjoyed your stay. Your comments are much appreciated.

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
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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

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
2  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
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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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