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Oak Bank Cottage

Longhope, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1051022)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "A cozy space in a beautiful village."

    Fi was very welcoming and helpful, especially loved the cream tea!!

    Reviewed by NaomiNov 2021

  • "A wonderfully cosy country cottage which gives you that "home from home" feeling."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend the cottage and its location. Thank you to our host, Karen, for the delicious cream tea which awaited us on our arrival!

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2021

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage in a great location for exploring the area."

    Thank you for the warm welcome and the afternoon tea. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2021

  • "We have stayed in many holiday Cottages over the years and this one is by far the best equipped."

    My husband and I, our son, his fiancée and their 16 month old baby had a lovely holiday stay in this cottage. It was ideal for families and a good central base to explore the area. We especially like the fact it had a utility room where we could come in via the back door with our dogs, dry them off and put them straight into the dog room to thoroughly dry off before they joined us in the large kitchen/dining area. The dog room was an added bonus with 2 large dog beds and food/water bowls. We had a great holiday thanks to Fiona the owner making our stay more than comfortable and leaving a complimentary delicious afternoon tea for us to enjoy and basket of logs for the log burner.

    Reviewed by TeresaOct 2021

  • "The owner was easily contactable and very helpful."

    She took trouble to make the cottage welcoming when we arrived. We always felt she put the guests first and everything was done to enhance our holiday. A fantastic week!

    Reviewed by CathyOct 2021

  • "Great location for visiting area with easy access to main routes."

    Pretty country side. Great cottage with space and well equipped. We felt the owners really wanted to make the holiday special.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and central for all activities within Forest of Dean area."

    Cottage is large and accommodated 3 dogs no problem with the added bonus of a dog den which was great for cleaning them after walks and feeding. Cottage supplied towels, bowls and even dog poo bags just incase which was great. Cottage is very comfy and has everything you would want and more. Good secure outdoor space for dogs complete with hose to clean the little rascles, also good walks straight from the door. Cream tea on arrival was a nice surprise and was lovelly. I would recommend and would stay again if in the area.

    Reviewed by StephSep 2021

  • "We had a fabulous week staying at oak bank cottage ."

    It had everything you could need and the location was beautiful. It was peaceful and relaxing and perfect if you have dogs like we do . I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone as it’s in a beautiful area

    Reviewed by VerenaSep 2021

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The property

Spend a week of relaxation in the comforts of Oak Bank Cottage, found on a quiet residential lane in the tranquil village of Longhope among the Gloucestershire countryside.

This detached holiday home is perfect for a large family gathering who want to bring young children and pets, in the distance of the calming river Severn, and the magical Forest of Dean.

Access to the property is found up several stone steps and into the home, offering the perfect mix of contemporary amenities with a welcoming countryside fashion.

The entrance brings you through to a playful puppy paradise, a lovely resting spot for your furry friends, boasting two dog beds, food and water bowls, a selection of toys and a dog gate for security.

Feel the warmth of the ground-floor's underfloor heating, walking past a handy utility room equipped with a washing machine and tumble dryer, and an accessible shower room.

Show off your impressive home-cooking in the farmhouse-style kitchen/diner, a homely space fitted with all the necessary kitchen amenities, as well as a formal dining table for you and your guests to enjoy quality time of tasty cooking or indulge in a takeaway.

Patio doors take you out to a private garden, a quiet spot for you to delight in a private morning coffee and enjoy the serene setting.

Saturday evenings can be spent in the antique-style sitting area, snuggling up next to the wood burning stove on a frosty winter's night, letting a film entertain you among various period paintings and traditional décor.

When you're ready to call it a night, head up the stairs to the first floor, finding four exceptional bedrooms, a super king-size which can be made into a twin if preferred, a king-size double with its own luxury en-suite shower, another double and a single, all featuring ample storage and attractive décor.

Run a soothing bubble bath in the family bathroom, dipping your toes in for a hot morning soak on a lazy Sunday morning before wrapping a toasty towel around your shoulders from the heated rail.

Enjoy a short stroll over to The Farmer's Boy Inn, a Gloucestershire award-winning accommodation serving delicious food, tasty ales, and independent wines in a welcoming environment, with the comforts of Longhope village centre further down the road, boasting a local shop, café, bakery, and a yoga studio.

Explore the magical Forest of Dean, setting out on a quest along the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, or seeking out medieval stories throughout the enchanting setting, alternatively you can visit the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo or Symonds Yat's fascinating Hedge Puzzle.

Discover the ancient ruins of Goodrich Castle, dating back to the 11th Century, boasting spectacular views of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a haven for ramblers looking for a wealth of walking and hiking trails, challenging cycling routes and natural beauty.

Try your luck at a variety of water sports on the River Wye, enjoying a thrilling day of kayaking, rafting, paddle boarding, gorge scrambling, or dry activities such as climbing, abseiling, and archery.

Other amazing attractions worth a visit include King Arthur's Cave, an ancient limestone attraction deep within the Lord's Wood, or visit The International Centre for Birds of Prey before taking a ride on the Dean Forest railway.

Bring the whole family along for a rural retreat at Oak Bank Cottage, perfect for young kids and playful pets.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Dog den
  • Oil central heating, underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x travel cots, 2 x highchairs and stairgates
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Private garden with lawn, patio and seating
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: There are steps to the property exterior
  • Note: The dog den includes two dog beds, bowls, toys and a dog gate
  • Note: The single bedroom holds a utility cupboard with the boiler inside

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

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About the location


Mitcheldean 1.8 miles; Cinderford 5.4 miles; Gloucester 10.5 miles; Stroud 19.9 miles

The rural village of Longhope is nestled in the west of Gloucestershire, right in the heart of the Forest of Dean, lying between the Severn and the Wye. The quaint village is home to a local store, Post Office, The Farmer's Boy Inn pub and restaurant, a café, bakery, yoga studio, a church, as well as a local football club dating back 100 years. Longhope is tucked away in between the village of Mitcheldean and Lea village, two equally charming destinations offering a wider variety of shops, pubs, restaurants, parks, takeaways, and B&Bs. The Forest of Dean is an ancient forest with aspects of medieval culture, steeped in history, acting as a royal hunting forest, navy timber source and coal mining industry, and is now home to unique wildlife, walking trails and adventurous activities. The cathedral city of Gloucester is easily accessible, boasting vibrant amenities for an exciting day out, whereas the Wye Valley AONB lies on the opposite side of Longhope, home to serene landscapes, nature and countryside air. Longhope acts as a tranquil getaway location deep within a charming corner of Gloucestershire.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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