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The Garden Flat

(Ref. 1080875)

Blakeney, Gloucestershire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "The garden flat is situated in a peaceful spot for a thoroughly relaxing break/holiday and is very comfortable."

    Mike, the owner, has put a huge amount into the cottage and can't do enough for his guests

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Sep 2021

  • "We were really pleased with the accommodation - everything in 'The Garden Flat' was high quality and well-thought out."

    We enjoyed the garden and we could sit out under the canopy even when it was raining, and take in the peace and the lovely view. Mike, the owner, went out of his way to make our 'anniversary' break enjoyable and special. He even offered to 'chauffeur' us to our anniversary meal. Thank you, Mike and we would love to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Garden Flat is really beautifully presented, with stunning views, lots of lovely local walks and friendly owner - a perfect stay!"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2021

  • "We spent a week relaxing under the pergola in the garden flat, looking onto the Forest of Dean, and came back feeling truly refreshed."

    It’s a really unique place - characterful building, interiors and true inside-outside living. If you’re looking for nature and somewhere to decompress, this is the spot for you. The host is super helpful and the local area has great places to eat and explore. I’d come back in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Aug 2021

  • "The cottage itself is absolutely incredible, very nicely decorated, quiet and very well cleaned/maintained."

    However the cherry on the top is the owner, Mike, who went above and beyond any expectations we had to make sure we enjoyed our stay and checked we had everything we needed. The garden area is fantastic, with seating and a nice firepit to sit, relax and unwind. Words could not describe how much we enjoyed this stay! Mike & Abby

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Aug 2021

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  • Ground-floor apartment
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with sofa bed
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed multi-level garden with patio, furniture and barbecue
  • Dog-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: There are steps up to the property
  • Note: The owner lives in the apartment above

The property

Lydney 2.7 miles.

The Garden Flat is a quaint, ground-floor apartment resting in the hamlet of Blakeney, within short walking distance to the Forest of Dean and situated near the town of Lydney.

It offers a beautiful, maintained private garden with views into the forest and a covered area for shade and inclement weather.

This stylish, modernised apartment is a relaxing and comfortable base for an escape to the Forest of Dean; a wonderful, exciting and varied part of Gloucestershire.

There are interesting places to visit from the door step, including outdoor activity centres, lake-side walks, cycle routes, country houses and many visitor attractions.

Modern appliances and furniture combine with old country beams and features for a true ‘WOW Factor’.

Designated roadside parking is available before a short walk along a peaceful lane to the entrance of the property.

You’ll pass beautiful, scented potted plants as you take steps up to the enclosed garden with patio, furniture and a barbecue area to enjoy al fresco dining and stunning views.

The garden is dog friendly and secure for pets, your bicycles, walking boots etc.

Upon entering The Garden Flat there is a relaxing, botanical themed double bedroom which has storage space for guests to unpack, and bathroom with both bath and a shower, so guests can get ready in their own style.

Moving through the property there is a stylish kitchen equipped with the all you need to fully enjoy a self-catering stay.

There is a washing machine, and lots of cooking tools.

You can also enjoy an attractive breakfast bar area with atmospheric lighting, creating an interesting spot for home dining and some relaxation.

To complete The Garden Flat interior there is a snug and cosy sitting room, also decorated with the botanical theme and offering SKY TV, comfortable furniture and a great pull out sofa bed.

The Garden Flat is just a short walk away from The Cock Inn pub which serves great quality food and the Wenchford Picnic Site, along with Mallard Pike lake which is a great spot for a walk or a picnic.

In the nearby town of Blakeney, you can find a fish and chip shop or a convenience store if you need to grab any essentials to enjoy a home cooked meal.

Close by is the town of Lydney which has some gorgeous parks, great restaurants and takeaways, a train station, a golf club, a thriving harbour, and is home to the steam powered Dean Forest railway which offers events and dining, as well as some scenic views of the area.

Another lovely town to explore is Coleford, with traditional boutique shops, artisan bakery, butchers, florists and lovely cafes.

Also in the area you can discover the Dean Heritage Centre or take a thrill seeking adventure at the local Go Ape adventure centre.

For a scenic holiday to this part of Gloucestershire, choose The Garden Flat as your home-away-from-home.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.