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The Deer

(Ref. 1143160)

Blakeney, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • well (2)
  • hot tub (2)
  • hot (2)
  • stay (2)
  • forest (2)

3 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic 4 nights staying at the Deer."

    We came in search of Wild Boar and were not disappointed. We saw them on 3 separate evenings and very nearby. Mission success! There were many other beautiful places to visit, many of them listed in a handy welcome pack at the accommodation. We spent hours wandering through ancient forest. As an absolute bonus the Deer was cosy and well presented and had everything we needed. Thank you, Jeremy, for making us feel so welcome, we had a blissful stay.

    So glad you had a great stay and accomplished your mission Thank you for your feedback Jeremy & Becky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Apr 2024

  • "Truly an amazing place."

    Bed so comfortable, so quiet with the best views ever! Amazing hot tub and fabulous walks into The Forest of Dean. Faultless. Thank you. Can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The place was lovey and well kept and a very comfortable stay. The private hot tub was great and we will definitely reccomend to people and would come again.

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback we're so pleased you had a great stay and hope to see you again soon. Jeremy & Becky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2023

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  • One mezzanine-style king-size bedroom with TV
  • Ground-floor wet-room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Air-source central and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, 2-ring induction hob, fridge, dishwasher
  • Free WiFi, Smart tv and TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed decked area with furniture, hot tub, and secure bike storage
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (please do not leave them unattended)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.8 miles, River Severn 1.8 miles
  • Note: Due to the spiral staircase, care should be taken at all times
  • Note: No children over 5.

The property

The Deer is a delightful, detached barn conversion set in the grounds of the owner's home, close to the ancient village of Blakeney resting on the south-east edge of the brilliant Forest of Dean.

This is a lovely cottage, nestled in an elevated position, overlooking an ancient cider orchard, and offering light and bright accommodation, as well as a hot tub.

This is a perfect romantic retreat from which to explore this beautiful corner of the country.

The Deer has an open-plan living area with whitewashed, wooden floorboards, a contemporary, well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar and a plush leather sofa in the sitting area where you’ll also find a large LED, HD TV to relax in front of after a busy day exploring the area.

A sleek wet room is also located on the ground-floor.

Climb the wrought iron spiral staircase to the first-floor bedroom that contains a sumptuous double bed, TV, DAB bedside clock radio with iPod dock, along with incredible views.

To the front of the cottage is an enclosed decked area with furniture, ideal for a refreshing drink, especially with the wine cooler to hand, or for added indulgence, take a dip in the bubbling hot tub in the evening as the starry night begins to appear overhead.

Walks to the Forest of Dean can be embarked on right from your front doorstep, or why not take a stroll to the village of Blakeney to delight with a drink in the village pub, or sample a treat of local fish and chips?

A wonderful cottage for a memorable break at any time of year, make The Deer your next base in Gloucestershire.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1143159, together sleeping up to four guests.

Loiterpin Holiday Lets

Set a short distance from the banks of the River Severn in the quaint village of Blakeney rest the brilliant duo of holiday homes belonging to the Loiterpin Holiday Lets. Boasting off-road parking spaces, enclosed gardens with hot tubs, and a superb location just a stone's throw from the closest shop and pub, Loiter Holiday Lets make an idyllic base for families, friends, or even sharing couples looking to book a relaxing, self-catered escape to Gloucestershire. The surroundings of the properties enjoy proximity to the pristine Mallards Pike national forest, the brilliant Dean Heritage Centre in Soudley, and the lush woodland of the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail. During your stay, you can pop into the Blakeney News convenience store to stock up on homely essentials, tuck into a hearty pub lunch at The Cock Inn, or grab some fish and chips to enjoy back at your accommodation from the Blakeney Chip In. For a day out, jump in the car and head west into the magnificent Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a breathtaking conservation area home to emerald hillsides, expansive woodlands, and iconic locations including Goodrich Castle, King Arthur's Cave, the Forest of Dean, and the National Trust spot of The Kymin. Make your next stay in Gloucestershire unforgettable by making Loiterpin Holiday Lets your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Gloucester 16 miles; Monmouth 16 miles; Ross-on-Wye 17 miles.

The ancient village of Blakeney lies on the southeast edge of the Royal Forest of Dean and was once a site of a Roman Villa dating back to 75AD. Equidistant to Gloucester and Monmouth, the village boasts many 16th and 17th century buildings, with a charming 16th century coaching inn, and also offers a good selection of amenities including a fish and chip shop, village store and Post Office, as well as numerous walks and cycle routes. 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 horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course can be enjoyed by the more adventurous, whilst fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities available 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 for wonderful walks. 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, which offers a fusion 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 home to 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas