Cottage on the Common

Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1008335)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No


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  • Mrs Seymour

    “Home from home experience.”

    From the peace and quiet to the amazingly comfy bed which was so fresh smelling and beautifully clean. We loved the layout of the cottage and it's decor is a very high standard. We even had a few warm days where we opened the windows and listened to the birds singing. Don't let the bumpy lane put you off it's a little piece of heaven when you get to the end.

The property

This country cottage, close to the village of Westbury-on-Severn, is an excellent base for those looking to explore the unspoilt countryside of Gloucestershire, including the nearby Forest of Dean and beyond.

The property offers an exceptionally well equipped kitchen with table and chairs and all the appliances you could need.

The kitchen leads into a bright, comfortable and cosy living room with hardwood floor and tasteful artwork on the walls, with a sofa which converts into a sofa bed.

On those chillier evenings, there's a woodburning stove to keep you warm and give the room an even more welcoming feel.

Also on the ground floor is the contemporary bathroom with its generous sized shower, toilet and basin.

Upstairs you will find the spacious, attractive bedroom with king sized bed, en-suite toilet and plentiful storage.

Although there is no designated garden area, a bench sits at the front of the cottage where you can relax, perhaps with a glass of wine in the early evening, and listen to the many birds in the hedgerow opposite and those further afield.

The cottage, which is attached to the owners property, lies beside Walmore Common, accessed through a gate a few metres away.

Walmore Common is an SSSI, mainly because of the birds it attracts.

Although, sadly, the numbers have declined over the years, it still draws a wealth of different species, particularly in the winter months when the migratory birds such as Canada geese and Bewick swans arrive.

Occasional birdwatchers, on their way to the Common, walk past the house with their binoculars and tripods.

During wet winters the area floods and it's like living on the edge of a lake!

The flooding is controlled, and eventually drained into the river Severn.

The Common perfectly reflects the changing seasons so when the young wading birds have fledged in Spring, cattle and horses are brought onto the common for grazing.

There is always something to see here!


  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size bedroom with en-suite basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee machine, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with FreeSat, DVD player and WiFi
  • Central heating and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, deli, restaurant, cafe 0.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles.

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About the location


Littledean 3 miles; Gloucester 10.5 miles; Ross-on-Wye 11.5 miles; Monmouth 17.5 miles.

Half a mile from the property is the renowned Severn and Wye Smokery which has a cafe and restaurant, deli and impressive fresh fish counter. Opposite the Smokery is a petrol station with a small convenience store where you can also buy your newspaper. A little further along the A48, the village of Westbury-on-Severn offers a Post Office and an award winning pub serving real ales and excellent food. Here you will also find The National Trust property, Westbury Court Garden, a 17th century restored Dutch water garden. Nearby, the thriving village of Newnham-on-Severn is steeped in history and offers a variety of shops along with traditional pubs. This charming village, part of which is a designated Conservation area has a tree lined main street, many listed buildings, a striking central clock tower and is ideally located for watching the spectacular Severn bore. The Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Beauty, offers numerous trails that can be explored on foot, bicycle or horseback. As you would expect, the Forest is home to much wildlife including deer and the infamous wild boar. Caving, abseiling, deep water diving and a high-wire rope course are on offer for the more adventurous, whilst golf, fishing, river kayaking and canoeing on the Wye, are also available. In Lydney you will find a harbour and the heritage Dean Forest Railway, which offers various events and special trips throughout the year. Littledean houses a quirky Jail Museum and Quadrophenia collection. Clearwell Caves (as seen in Dr Who and Merlin) with its ancient, eerie caverns and caves is well worth a visit as is Puzzlewood, a fascinating area of woodland used on many occasions for filming including Star Wars and Dr. Who. In the city of Gloucester, a short drive away, you will find Roman foundations, the regenerated Victorian docklands and the spectacular Norman cathedral, whose cloisters were used in the Harry Potter films. The ancient market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth have excellent shops, pubs and restaurants, plus many black and white timbered buildings, or visit the historic walled town of Chepstow with its impressive Norman castle and celebrated racecourse. Cheltenham is also worth a visit with its Regency architecture and famous Gold Cup horse racing. A little further afield, discover the beautiful Cotswolds, Wye Valley, Malvern Hills, Black Mountains and Brecon Beacon National Park. Cottage On The Common is a great location for a relaxing break or activity holiday at any time of the year.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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