Forester's Inn

Parkend near Monmouth, Gloucestershire (Ref. 28825)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Mr Marsh
    November 2015
    “The cottage was particularly well ...”
    The cottage was particularly well presented with a very tasteful and individual touch. There was much more provided than expected. Very comfortable and warmer than expected for a wet and windy November!


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A charming mid-terrace former forester's cottage, ideally located in the centre of the thriving village of Parkend in the Forest of Dean.

Finished to a high standard throughout, this charming Forest of Dean holiday cottage offers comfortable, well-equipped accommodation with a wonderful combination of modern furnishings and original features with a welcoming and cosy atmosphere, perfect for a romantic retreat or holiday with friends.

The delightful sitting room at this Parkend cottage boasts an inglenook fireplace with warming woodburning stove and original stone flag floor.

The lovely rear garden is ideal for alfresco dining, whilst just a short walk away the two village pubs serve excellent food and real ales.

The village of Parkend, at the foot of the Cannop Valley, offers many lovely walks and cycle routes and numerous outdoor activities in the Forest of Dean and RSPB wildlife reserve, home to countless rare birds.

Just a short drive away from this cottage in Parkend are the eerie caves of Clearwell, the riverside towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth and the Severn Estuary, famous for its tidal bore.

A perfect destination for a memorable holiday at any time of year.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Electric wall heaters with underfloor heating in shower room and woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, Bluetooth speaker, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Access to the property is via 12 external stone steps.

About the location


Monmouth 11 miles; Ross-on-Wye 12.3 miles; Symonds Yat 12.7 miles.

The thriving village of Parkend, at the foot of the Cannop Valley, lies at the southern end of the Royal Forest of Dean and offers two lovely pubs, a store, Post Office and a 19th century railway station, part of the Dean Forest Railway. The RSPB Nagshead Reserve is home to many rare woodland birds and offers interesting events for all ages throughout the year. The magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasts numerous trails that can be explored on foot, by bike or on horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are for the more adventurous, whilst fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities in this unspoilt area. The eerie caverns and ancient caves of Clearwell are close by, as are the Gloucestershire Way and Offa's Dyke Path. Close by, Symonds Yat boasts natural scenery and straddles the beautiful River Wye with its magnificent limestone 'rock', popular with climbers, and well-known for its viewpoint. Visit the historic town of Monmouth with its mixture of elegant Georgian mansions and Victorian courtyards, or the lovely town of Ross-on-Wye with its timbered Tudor houses and delightful riverside walks, both offering excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. The unspoilt Malvern Hills, Brecon Beacon National Park and Black Mountains, as well as lovely Cotswold towns and villages are just a little further afield.

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