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Rainforest Cottage

(Ref. 1018978)

Ruspidge, Gloucestershire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • excellent (5)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "Rainforest Cottage is right on the edge of The Forest of Dean close to interesting walks and a fascinating Heritage Centre, which is well worth a visit."

    The cottage itself is very well equipped and largely very comfortable. The wifi is excellent and there is the luxury of Sky tv, including cinema and sports, as well as an X box! The only slight issue we had was with the heating which is controlled remotely by the manager although when we asked for it to be turned up or down this was done straight away. For older people the access to the bathroom is down two steps and then up two more without a rail and could be hazardous without care. However, the property can be recommended in this very attractive area.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Oct 2023

  • "Lovely location."

    Clean Loved the jacuzzi bath . Excellent welcome pack. Garden needs weeding.

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Sep 2023

  • "Parking is a problem."

    Although the cottage has its own hard standing, getting on and off is a problem. The access road is narrow and one side is used for residents parking and this leaves about 2meters of road available for manoeuvring and if you car is bigger than a Smartcar then its a problem

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Sep 2023

  • "Excellent location."

    Liked the welcome pack. It would have been nice to have control over the heating system. It would have been nice to be provided with oven gloves & a kitchen hand towel.

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Jul 2023

  • "Beautifully presented property."

    Kitchen well equipped. Really enjoyed the spa bath after long days spent walking. Great location for walking. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for your positive feedback and we would always welcome your return. We are always available to contact if any of our guests have any additional facilities you may need above the provisions provided to make you feel at home and to get you settled in, so please dont hesitate to contact us. All requests subject to requirements and availability. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fijn vakantiehuis,alles is aanwezig."

    Mooie omgeving.

    Reviewed by Conny4.1Oct 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage in a quiet area, with everything we needed and a generous welcome pack."

    The only thing that was missing was a clothes airer but we found that one can be delivered on request - they are not kept in the cottage on a permanent basis as unfortunately they keep being stolen. Potential visitors need to be aware that the stairs to the bedrooms and bathroom are quite steep so possibly not suitable for people with limited mobility.

    Reviewed by Cathryn5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent property, all mod cons so it was like home from home."

    The kids loved the whole gaming aspect and my mum loved having the Sky TV. Beds were very comfy and the rear of the cottage was excellent for sitting out in the morning with a coffee and enjoying the fresh morning air and at night with the magical lighting as the sun set. The bathroom was a very good size too.I think you have done a great job and we would love to return sometime in the future as we felt relaxed from start to finish. Many thanks for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "Loved it. Nice place, good location."

    Was great to have the garden with outdoor furniture. The boys LOVED the jacuzzi bath and the Xbox. It's really easy to get into the forest from there. The only problem was it was a bit tight getting onto the drive when neighbours parked opposite sometimes. Not a huge issue thou. Forest of Dean is amazing... a MTB Mecca!

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely, clean and comfortable, the only couple thing that It could do with would be a chest of drawers in each bedroom as theres very little drawer space and a washing line ( maybe a rotary line that could be put away after use), apart from that it was just perfect."

    We both really enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Apr 2022

  • "Excellent property in a good location."

    Very comfortable stay. Our second visit to this property.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had an absolutely brilliant stay."

    The cottage was perfect and absolutely spotless. The area couldn’t have been nicer. Beautiful views of the forest out of the windows and some lovely walks straight from the front door. You also didn’t have to drive out very far to find more places to explore. The welcome hamper was especially appreciated. Can highly recommend this as a good place to stay and will definitely return here next time we plan to stay in the Forest of Dean.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2021

  • "Cottage is very cosy and everything within it is "top notch"."

    The owners have gone to long lengths to make it a very pleasant stay. It is very close to some lovely walks

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2021

  • "I like that the cottage is really clean and comfortable - decoration is minimal but tastefully done."

    It has everything we needed in terms of amenities and facilities. Perfect base location for short drives to the wales border, the Malvern and next door to the Forest of Dean which is just marvellous! Plenty of shops and takeaways nearby. Most importantly, this cottage gives one a feel of being at home.

    Reviewed by Sabrina5.0Sep 2020

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request) with TV and xbox
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Utility
  • Dining room with electric fire
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating and 2 x electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer 2 x TV Sky-Q, DVD player, Xbox, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car and roadside parking available
  • Two patios with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note check-in 6pm
  • Note: Rainforest Cottage is 0.2 miles from Rainforest Chapel
  • Up to 2 Dogs allowed with a £30 per pet supplement.

The property

Rainforest Cottage is a charming 200-year-old cottage located in Ruspidge, overlooking the beautiful Forest of Dean National Park, wonderfully suited to a family of four or a group of friends.

This property is perfect for exploring the luscious lands of Gloucestershire and beyond, with décor that is bright and airy, and loaded with original features, including a stone feature fireplace and exposed stone walls.

Enter into the utility area, with space to hang your coats and a seat to remove your boots after a busy day exploring the forest, from here a single step down leads you into the lovely shaker-style kitchen with natural wood worktops, Belfast sink and breakfast area, all fully kitted out with contemporary integrated appliances.

Move through the cottage past the feature stone wall, taking you into the beautiful dining room, the heart of the cottage with its original stone feature fireplace with an electric woodburning stove at its centre.

One door leads you into the front porch, which takes you out into the fully enclosed garden with lots of entertaining space for relaxing or watching the sun set over the Forest of Dean, you may also sometimes spot bats emerging for their evening feed time!

The second door takes you into the sitting room equipped with Sky TV and another small feature fireplace for those nights in relaxing, putting your feet up, reading a book, playing games or unwinding watching a film.

Finally, the staircase leads you up to the bathroom, fully fitted with a jet spa bath with shower over for those needing to relax after a day of walking.

From the landing, take two steps up into the master bedroom with two single beds which can be made into a super-king-size on request, boasting all of a Sky TV, DVD player and Xbox, while two steps from the landing takes you into the second bedroom which is home to a double bed and stunning views of the forest.

Be sure to spend quality time outside together on the patio, where you can kick back and relax on the outside furniture making it the perfect place to soak up the scenery each evening.

Rainforest Cottage is the perfect choice for a break away to Gloucestershire, at any time of year.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 938318, together sleeping 8 guests.

Rainforest Cottages

Resting in the delightful Forest of Dean village of Ruspidge are these two wonderful properties, Rainforest Cottage and Rainforest Chapel, each enjoying their own unique features and style and perfectly positioned for an outdoor adventure in Gloucestershire. One is Grade II Listed chapel, renovated and brought into the 21st century with quirky furnishings, rustic style and original features, while the other has its history rooted 200 years ago when it was first built, now presenting a mix of classic and contemporary to offer a fantastic holiday home. Being positioned in Ruspidge means you have all you need for a self-catered stay on your doorstep, with the village home to a local shop and a pub, and the nearby town of Cinderford, just under two-miles away, hosting even more selection. Both cottage boast views over the Forest of Dean National Park with access into numerous beautiful forest walks, as well as interesting attractions like the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail which sees visitors meander through a tranquil woodland art trail discovering 16 discreet and nature-inspired sculptures along the way, can you spot them all? Excitement can be found at the fantastic Go Ape Forest of Dean, challenge your fears by swinging through the forest canopy along a treetop adventure trail, or for another perspective enjoy a Forest Segway tour taking in the idyllic scenery as you go. Ruspidge is also well-positioned for day visits to Cheltenham and the famous Cheltenham Races, get dressed up and place your bets at this prestigious ground. Embark on some riverside walks along the River Severn and the Severn Bore, wander around Gloucester Docks and Cathedral, and further afield Symonds Yat, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the banks of the River Wye, makes an extremely scenic spot for a picnic. Brecon Beacons, Oxfordshire, Bourton-on-the-water, Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold and much more can all be found within driving distance, promising attractions of all kinds to suit all ages and tastes. Enjoy an adventure from Rainforest Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


10.4 miles Ross on Wye , 15 miles Gloucester, 13.2 miles Symonds Yat

Ruspidge is a lovely little village situated in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. The village offers its guests a wonderful selection of amenities, with local shops, pubs, and a children's play area, it offers everything you could need for a self-catered stay, while nearby Cinderford boasts a wider selection. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activity within the local area, with the Lightmoor Pool (Royal Forest of Dean Angling Club) being just a short trip from the village, as well as Soudley Ponds being home to a a raft of ducks, making a lovely spot for a morning stroll. Situated between the River Severn and the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you can expect to find a plethora of wonders just a stone's throw away; take a trip to the Clearwell Caves, a hidden world where you can learn of the iron ore mining, the main industry in the Forest of Dean, up close on a tour, or give beer pilates a go for an experience like no other! You will also find a good selection of sporting opportunities including archery, paddle boarding, scrambling and rock climbing just to name a few, or if you're seeking a more relaxed day out venture to the cathedral city of Gloucester; explore its history in the Blackfriars Priory site, Museum of Gloucester and the Jet Age Museum, or indulge in a day of retail therapy with plenty of shops to take your pick from. In easy reach, you can find Cheltenham too, home to Cheltenham Racecourse with its wonderful races and various events throughout the year, as well as the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty being just a scenic drive away too.

Note check-in 6pm
Note: Maximum 2 dogs are allowed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas