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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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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • View on map

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  • Mrs Higginbotham

    “Beautiful cottage enjoyed every moment ,very peaceful , thank you to the owners who left us a welcome pack”

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!

Summary

  • 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 induction 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.

About the location

WESTBURY-ON-SEVERN

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

The bustling village of Westbury-on-Severn lies on the banks of the River Severn and offers a Post Office, a traditional pub serving real ale and good food and the National Trust property of Westbury Court Garden, a 17th century Dutch Water Garden. Nearby the thriving village of Newnham-on-Severn is steeped in history and offers specialist shops to suit all interests, along with traditional pubs and cafes. This charming village, part of which is 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 Natural Beauty, offers numerous trails that can be explored on foot, bicycle or horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high-wire rope course are on offer for the more adventurous, while fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are also available. Gloucester is just a short drive away, where you will find Roman foundations, Victorian docklands and a spectacular Norman cathedral (whose cloisters were used in the Harry Potter films). Littledean, with its unique Jail Museum and Quadrophenia Collection, Westbury Court Garden, the only restored water garden in the country and the ancient caves and eerie caverns of Clearwell Caves (as seen in Dr Who and Merlin) make for great family day out. 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 celebrated race course and impressive Norman castle. Also Cheltenham is well worth a visit with its famous Gold Cup horse racing. A little further afield, discover the beautiful Malvern Hills, Black Mountains and Brecon Beacon National Park. A great location for a relaxing break or activity holiday at any time of year.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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