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Beautiful relaxing stay Forest of Dean cottage gem

Entire cottage hosted by Kate
5 guests3 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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The host doesn’t allow parties or smoking.
Beautiful relaxing holiday cottage. Stylish spacious ‘home from home’. Perfect Forest of Dean & Wye Valley base. Walks, cycle trails, rivers, railways, castles, Go Ape! and caves all nearby. Chef-ready kitchen, bright sun-room, enclosed garden, summerhouse, gas BBQ & dining area. Large lounge - cosy stove, smart TV, fast WiFi. 3 bedrooms, soft fluffy towels, crisp linen. Welcome hamper. Village shop, pub, fish & chips. Covid clean standards. Dog-friendly. Short drive Gloucester, Bath, Bristol.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed, 1 toddler bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Washer
Dryer
Essentials
Dedicated workspace
TV
Iron
Hair dryer

Accessibility

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Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance
Wide entrance for guests

Bedroom

No stairs or steps to enter

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Location

Blakeney, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Arch Cottage sits in the heart of Blakeney - a traditional Forest of Dean village conveniently situated on the edge of the forest. It's easy to find and perfect for exploring the wide variety of attractions in the area.
Walkers, cyclists, riders, divers, canoeists, climbers, fishermen and golfers are all well catered for and with the beautiful Forest of Dean just on your door step, it's perfect for a break with family or friends. The Forest is beautiful whatever the season and has a myriad of scenic footpaths and trails to discover.
For fun (whether you have children in tow or not), why not try Go Ape!, Puzzlewood, the two steam railways, cycling trails, segways or stand up paddle-boarding to name just a few of the options. There are even giant mazes and riding schools too. A wealth of historical attractions can be found nearby including castles (Chepstow, Caldicot and Goodrich for example), cathedrals (Hereford and Gloucester), ancient woodlands and the beautiful ruins of Tintern Abbey, 18th century Littledean jail, decommissioned collieries and the atmospheric Clearwell caves which used to be the source of ochre for painting.
In addition cider makers, gin distilleries, aromatherapists and cooking schools are all in the proximity. Visit Symonds Yat, Yat Rock or The Kymin for wonderful scenery, rock climbing or spotting wildlife such a peregrine falcons.
There are many excellent pubs and restaurants within easy reach, and many of them are dog friendly too.
For the more adventurous, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, zip-wiring and diving are all within easy reach.
Wildlife lovers can enjoy the wide abundance of birds and even try to spot wild boar, deer, the recently introduced beavers and pine martens.
Explore the market towns throughout the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley with many craft and heritage centres, tea and coffee shops to be discovered. There are two lovely local small cinemas which are well worth a visit on a rainy day.
Lydney has its own outdoor lido Bathurst swimming pool, a beautiful country estate (famous for its spring bluebells), a great craft centre and a picturesque harbour on the River Severn as some of its many attractions. The River Severn is also the home of the unique Severn Bore - a seasonal tidal event allowing the spectacle of surfing down the river.
The fantastic website http://www.visitdeanwye.co.uk is an excellent source of information on the whole Forest of Dean and Wye Valley area.
Walking distance from the cottage you can find the well-stocked village store, a post office, a friendly church, a very tasty fish and chip shop, and the local public house, The Cock Inn. There are also some attractive easy country walks right from Arch Cottage doorstep - around the local fields, woods and along streams (including Fairy Glen) and a disused railway.

Hosted by Kate

Joined in July 2016
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Tim and I welcome you to Arch Cottage, Blakeney, in the beautiful Parish of Awre. You have chosen a fantastic part of the country for your break and we really look forward to having you to stay. We enjoy exploring and learning about the beautiful Forest of Dean and its abundant wildlife. As keen joggers, we like to discover trail runs and the forest has many. We also love relaxing with friends over home-cooked food and of course a glass of wine. I love cooking and making things from things we grow in the garden or forage in the countryside. Hopefully you will enjoy some jam I have made. Tim is a photographer who loves to sketch, and is always working on the best way to outwit elusive pike fish everywhere! Upholstery is my latest challenge and I've just completed diploma course in traditional methods. Hopefully some items will make it into the cottage! We love going to the theatre when funds and time allows (mainly to watch our son, aspiring to be a success in musical theatre!) We just know you will enjoy this wonderful place - whether it’s your first visit of discovery or one of many return visits to a favourite destination.
Tim and I welcome you to Arch Cottage, Blakeney, in the beautiful Parish of Awre. You have chosen a fantastic part of the country for your break and we really look forward to havin…
During your stay
Usually we would love to meet you face to face and welcome you to Arch Cottage, but sadly this is not currently advisable. We are very happy to liaise as much as you would like us too. We love to hear from you and will do our best to offer tips and recommendations and help with any questions both before and during your stay. We are very friendly and can be easily reached by phone, message or email whenever you need us. We look forward to having you.
Best wishes Kate and Tim
Usually we would love to meet you face to face and welcome you to Arch Cottage, but sadly this is not currently advisable. We are very happy to liaise as much as you would like us…
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House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $169
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