Bailey Point Cottage

Wigpool near Drybrook, Heart of England (Ref. 28115)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Drybrook 2 miles.

A beautiful, ground floor barn conversion, a wing of the owner’s home, surrounded by the owner's 5-acre smallholding, down a lane in the SSSI in Wigpool, in the heart of the Forest of Dean.

The smallholding is home to chickens, sheep, ducks, horses, a woodland area and an orchard, and is just two miles from the village of Drybrook.

Luxuriously-furnished throughout, with the owner's personal touches, this delightful cottage offers contemporary accommodation, ideal for a romantic break or a get-together with family and friends in a peaceful and unspoilt part of the country.

Set over the ground floor, overlooking fields and woodland, the cottage has a master bedroom with French doors and views of the garden, a large open plan living area which exudes quality and style and includes a well-equipped kitchen with French doors into the garden and a warming woodburning stove in the sitting area, ideal for those chilly evenings.

French doors lead to the rear decked area, with further seating at the front of the cottage, both ideal for enjoying a relaxing drink or a good book, whilst taking in the sounds and daily activities of the local wildlife.

Close by, Wigpool Common Nature Reserve, a SSSI, offers an abundance of flora, fauna and birdlife which can be observed from areas around the common.

The pretty Forest of Dean village of Drybrook offers a range of amenities, including an excellent local butcher, Post Office and village store, a fish and chip shop and a local village pub.

The forest offers many stunning walks and cycle routes, which can be enjoyed from the doorstep of your delightful cottage.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request). Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.


Gas central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven, gas hob, fridge (no ice box), washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent, additional fuel can be purchased from owner. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Highchair available. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage. Rear decked area with furniture and seating at front. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles. Note: There is a duck pond and a steep bank in garden, children to be supervised.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Little bit of paradise!”
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    • “Bailey's Point cottage is set right in the forest itself, so if you are looking for peace and quiet and the beauty of nature this is the place to be. But don't imagine slumming it as the facilities in the cottage are excellent with stylish décor and all mod cons. My husband is usually a fairly early riser in the mornings but on 2 occasions during our week's stay he slept till 10am! Unheard of in our household! There are deer and wild boar in the forest but unfortunately we did not spot any on our visit. However, with a bird feeder outside the back door we were entertained to a great variety of small wild birds which was lovely. Other areas of the Forest of Dean are easily accessible from the cottage as are Gloucester, Ross, Tewkesbury etc. The owners who live on site were very welcoming and helpful and provided us with a basket of eggs and a locally made loaf of wholemeal bread. Unfortunately my mobile company (EE) could not provide a signal at Bailey's Point but my husband's (O2) did.”

    Hili, Benfleet, United Kingdom, September 2015

    • “Superb High Standard Cottage”
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    • “This cottage is ideally located for exploring various counties and places around the Cotswolds. The owner Tanya is a lovely lady and greets you upon arrival with a freshly home baked loaf and 6 duck eggs. The cottage is furnished to a very high standard and is well equipped. Great surroundings for a walk. No question we are returning in 2016 it was that impressive. A great shower. If you are a family there is adequate seating outside with a swingball. A lovely colourful garden”

    Ozzy94, Wakefield, United Kingdom, June 2015

    • “Beautifully furnished cottage in paradise”
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    • “We have just spent 2 weeks at Bailey Point Cottage and feel like we found paradise. The cottage is beautifully decorated and furnished to a very high standard. The owners Tanya and Duncan were there to meet us and help with our luggage and gave us a very friendly welcome, there was a loaf of homemade bread and 6 eggs left in the cottage for us which we much appreciated. Their friendliness continued throughout our stay, delivering logs for the log burner stove and also bringing a bottle of wine and some chocolate cake for my husbands birthday. Within their grounds they have 2 horses, some sheep,ducks and a very enthusiastic dog called Huxley, there is also deer and wild boar within the forest. The surrounding grounds are so beautiful and peaceful, you can walk for miles and just hear birds singing and sheep baaing. It's a truly away from it all holiday but there are lots of things to do within a few miles, the canal cruise at symonds yat was very enjoyable followed by a delicious meal at the Saracen inn. If shopping is your thing then the Ross Label shopping village is a must, lots of choice for men and women plus bedding, China and gifts, again a very nice lunch is available at a reasonable price. The scenery in this area is stunning and we both came away feeling really rested and relaxed. We are definitely going back to Bailey Point Cottage next year.”

    Margaretrm, Truro, United Kingdom, May 2015

    • “Stunning”
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    • “It is hard to describe the overall enjoyment and relaxation that I gained from the ambiance generated from both the accommodation and location. Starting with the warm welcome I received from Duncan and the welcome pack of bread, eggs and beer and lit log-burner by Tanya, through to the tranquility of the setting and abundance of wildlife. If you are looking for a very clean, modern, high quality yet secluded base, either to just relax at or as a starting point for day trips, I cannot recommend this high enough. Try the Crooked End Farm shop too, it does fantastic coffee and a good range of local of home grown organic meat and veg”

    7356peekay, Brinsley,United Kingdom, November 2014

    • “Fantastic Recharge”
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    • “What a fantastic find, Bailey Point is faultless, comfy and so clean. Absolutely everything you need plus so many extra lovely touches, even fresh eggs, homemade bread and a bottle of wine to welcome us! Great location for exploring. We would highly recommend and will be returning in fact we might not leave ;)”

    Sarahhillstyle, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, October 2014

    • “An Excellent place to stay”
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    • “We have just spent a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage and can highly recommend this one - the facilities are perfect - all high quality - clearly no expense spared with all the equipment - everything was clean and very welcoming as were the owners. The surroundings are glorious. If you want an away from it all holiday I can recommend booking Bailey Point Cottage. We would like to have taken the cottage home with us!!!!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, September 2014

    • “Lovely accomodation, great place to stay”
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    • “We've just returned from a week at Bailey Point Cottage, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The accommodation was faultless, very clean and well maintained, some really lovely touches too. We would definitely recommend this as a place to stay if you're planning to visit the Forest of Dean.”

    Preston323, London, United Kingdom, July 2014

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    • “A real escape from the hustle and bustle. Time to rewind and recharge batteries. The furnishings were modern and tasteful, and all included all you could need to chill out. Set in beautiful countryside, albeit a little remote if you like to be close to a town an amenities.”

    Mr Boardman, Glossop, November 2015

    • “The cottage was beautifully designed and the decoration was beautiful, everything in it was top quality. We have never stayed in such a well appointed property. Excellent on every respect”

    Mrs Wilmer, Woodbridge, October 2015

    • “A great location, perfect for rest and relaxation. The cottage was furnished to a very high standard. The local shop was close by and there was loads to do. It was good value for money and there were quality furnishings in the cottage.”

    Ms Finan, SURREY, September 2015

    • “Liked the high quality of the cottage in a superbly quiet location, and the attention to detail given by the owner.”

    Mr Bourke, Norwich, August 2015

    • “We were made very welcome and totally at ease. For a quiet, away from it all holiday, you couldn't wish for any more.”

    Mr Waites, Brentwood, July 2015

    • “Fantastic cottage in a fantastic location. The owners really made us welcome throughout our stay. It was the most relaxing holiday we have ever had.”

    Mr Whalley, Welling, June 2015

    • “This was one of the nicest holidays I've ever had. Lovely hosts and a beautiful location, the cottage could not have been better. All in all I would recommend this location for anyone looking for peace and quiet, superb scenery, and the wild flower garden is something else, which in the peak must be a riot of colour, plus wildlife galore. The holiday was a joy and I will be returning.”

    Mr Ross-munro, Truro, May 2015

    • “In a tranquil, peaceful location but within short distances of places of interest.”

    Mrs Locker, LETTERSTON, March 2015

    • “The owners were brilliant, really friendly and helpful. The cottage itself was really cosy with the log burning fire an absolute dream. There was nothing to complain about whatsoever and we shall be returning in the summer.”

    Mr Sims, Stoke On Trent, December 2014

    • “I cannot recommend this cottage enough to anyone. We left yesterday and I already want to book to go back. Extremely well designed and maintained on the inside, set in a wonderful location in the forest next to many walks and places to visit by car.”

    Burrows, Much Wenlock, December 2014

    • “We loved the location, there was plenty to do whatever the weather, something for every taste whether it be outdoor pursuits, sightseeing or shopping. The cottage is furnished and equipped to the very highest standard, in particular the bed and sofa are extremely comfortable, the power shower is excellent and we loved the log fire, a real treat.”

    Mrs Pickard, Preston, December 2014

    • “The beds and sofa were very comfortable, the kitchen well equipped and the décor and furnishings were of a very high standard. The log burner was very comforting too. We would love to come back and would recommend the property to others.”

    Mr Edwards, Lincoln, November 2014

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About the location


Symonds Yat 8.5 miles; Gloucester 14.5 miles.

The charming village of Drybrook, a former royal hunting ground, lies in the heart of the Forest of Dean and offers visitors many amenities, including a village store and Post Office, butcher, fish and chip shop and village pub. The area boasts many Nature Reserves, the closest being Wigpool Common, a 19 acre SSSI, a great place for nature lovers to see many rare species of flora, fauna and birds. The Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers numerous trails that can be explored on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are all on offer for the more adventurous, whilst fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities in this unspoilt area. Drybrook is located close to the delightful market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, whose timbered Tudor buildings, striking 17th century market halls, majestic bridges, excellent shops, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes, all make these areas a must to visit. Stroll along the banks of the beautiful River Wye, take a river cruise or view the stunning countryside from a hot air balloon! Explore Goodrich Castle, a perfect example of a 12th century 'Marcher Castle', or enjoy the renowned walks along Offa's Dyke and the Wye Valley Walk. Just a short drive away, in the historic waterfront city of Gloucester, you will find Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and a spectacular Norman cathedral; you may recognise the Cloisters as they were used in the Harry Potter films. Visit Symonds Yat with its towering rock where peregrine falcons breed or The Severn Estuary, famous for its tidal bore and a great place for wildlife enthusiasts. A great Gloucestershire cottage for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

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