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Mitcheldean 3 miles; Cinderford 3 miles; Monmouth 12 miles; Gloucester 14 miles.
The tiny village of Ruardean Hill is situated on the northern edge of the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The forest offers numerous trails that can be explored on foot, by bicycle or by horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are on offer for the more adventurous, whilst fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities in this unspoilt area. Just a short drive away, in the historic waterfront city of Gloucester, you will find Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and a spectacular Norman Cathedral (whose cloisters were used as a location in the Harry Potter films). Also within easy reach are the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye, in the heart of rural Herefordshire, boasting timbered Tudor houses and excellent shops, pubs and restaurants, and The Severn Estuary, famous for its tidal bore, which is a delight for birdwatchers, wildlife enthusiasts and bore surfers alike. This unspoilt area has something to offer everyone at any time of the year.
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Very much a 'home from home', this delightful Forest of Dean cottage offers spacious accommodation in a peaceful setting with a large sitting and dining room with original beams and a warming woodburning stove. A well equipped kitchen with doors on to a sunny patio area and four charming bedrooms, the master with an en-suite bathroom, complete the accommodation at this Forest of Dean cottage. The large cottage garden at this Forest of Dean cottage offers the perfect place for relaxing after a long day spent exploring the area and has the added benefit of long distant views – a great place to get away from it all and enjoy the many activities on offer in this unspoilt area.
Four bedrooms; 2 x double (one with ensuite basin and WC), 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks. Bathroom with whirlpool bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with doors to patio. Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
Oil central heating throughout with additional heating from woodburning stove in sitting room. Range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, drinks chiller, TV with Freeview, DVD, stereo/CD, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Enclosed garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Ivy Cottage:
The holiday was very nice. The cottage was very isolated as we had expected. The kitchen was nice and big and made it easy to prepare meals and drinks.
Mr Bennett, Wellingborough, November 2012
Fantastic position to explore the Forest of Dean and the areas surrounding. The accommodation was very spacious and the garden an enchanted area for the kids to play. Overall a fantastic base for our holiday.
Mrs Broadbent, Bristol, June 2012
The cottage was well above my expectations and the owners were very helpful. It was lovely to stay somewhere that was literally like home .
Ms Rees, Bristol, May 2012
The cottage was an excellent size to accommodate our party of 8 adults. Plenty of glassware and equipment ensured that we were never short.
Miss Balcarres, Bedworth, November 2011