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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was spotless and comfortable."

    Wonderful views.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "TV needs a booster poor reception at times not bad if that’s all I found wrong"

    Hi Grenville. Thanks for your feedback, we will look into that and see if we can improve. Hope to welcome you back again soon. :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Grenville5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great cottage presented to a high standard."

    The views fron the property are amazing (a great selling point!), with the added bonus of a garden terrace to relax in. There is plenty of room with an open plan downstairs area (with an extremely comfortable seettee in!), two double bedrooms and a large bathroom with separate bath and shower. We really enjoyed our stay here

    Thanks for the fab feedback. Glad you enjoyed the house and views. Hope to have you back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great little cottage - very well located for touring around the Forest Of Dean - well kitted out with a smart TV and dog friendly."

    Great stay.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the great feedback and we hope to have you back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2023

  • "Belvedere, was a fantastic place to stay and we very enjoyed our week there."

    The cottage was very homely and welcoming. The renovation was carried out to a very high standard. The views over the River Severn were stunning and beautiful to wake up to all adding to the ambience of the property. Local amenities of Littledean were close by. Excellent location for walking in the Forest of Dean, with a good walk from the property down to Newnham, where you can sit on the banks of the Severn. I would definitely recommend this property.

    So kind of you to give us such lovely feedback, it really means a lot. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope you come back again soon! :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0May 2023

  • "Belvedere is a lovely cottage with the most superb views."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone

    It is great to hear you would recommend and we're so thrilled you enjoyed the views so much. Hope to have you back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Apr 2023

  • "This was our second time at the ‘Belvedere’ and didn’t disappoint."

    The cottage is welcoming and clean with enough space for our family. It’s a central location for visiting the surrounding areas. Whether you want to spend your time in the Forest of Dean or explore Gloucester or Bristol. Would highly recommend a visit.

    It was wonderful to have you back again. We 're so pleased you enjoy the cottage and the local area. Hope to have you visit again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a lovely week staying at Belvedere cottage despite the inclement weather."

    The cottage was welcoming, warm and cosy. And thank you Gemma and Luke for the welcome pack treats…much appreciated! Would recommend and stay again if ever in that area.

    We're thrilled you had such a lovely time and hope to have you back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Mar 2023

  • "A great place to stay - clean and well equipped with all mod cons and everything you need for a comfortable break."

    We spent Christmas in this lovely cottage and although we did a lot of relaxing, there are plenty of places to visit should you wish to get out and about. We most definitely recommend a stay here and hope to visit again in the near future.

    It is fantastic to hear you had such a great stay and a special Christmas. We hope you come back to visit Belvedere very soon. There are certainly lot of places/tourist attractions to visit nearby. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great location, lovely cottage with spectacular views and loved the log burner too which was perfect for a winter break."

    Really comfortable and a few small touches would really finish it off (eg: a soap/shampoo holder in the shower, a bedside light in the 2nd bedroom, also a tip to bring extra sundries such as loo roll and dishwasher tabs as you will need more than provided, for 7 days)

    Thanks for the really useful feedback. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Avril4.7Dec 2022

  • "This a beautiful house with an outstanding view."

    The owner has spoiled us all with a beautiful kitchen and bathroom. It also has a very cosy dining room/ lounge. It is the kind of place you don’t want to leave. It is on a hill but once you have been up and down a few times it is nothing. Love it.

    Thanks very much for the wonderful feedback. We’re really pleased you enjoyed the cottage and it’s features. Hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2022

  • "A very well-appointed cottage with fantastic views."

    Extremely clean. Would re-book as first choice if we ever visit the area again.

    Thanks so much for the great feedback. Great to hear this would be your first choice in the area and we hope to have you back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Sep 2022

  • "Belvedere is a beautiful cottage on the edge of the Forest of Dean overlooking the River Severn (although there was very little river to be seen with the recent heat etc)."

    It has all that one could wish for a base to explore the Forest and Gemma and Luke are excellent and considerate hosts. The only reason for not giving a 10 for likely to recommend is the proximity to the road, which was much busier than you might expect and would certainly be a worry to anyone with children, or possibly visitors with mobility problems. Otherwise, would thoroughly recommend and we would certainly stay there again on future visits to the area.

    Thanks very much for your feedback. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely modern cottage, tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed to make our stay as comfortable as possible - thank you for the welcome basket and addition of milk in the fridge on our arrival after a long journey."

    Beautiful views. Had the use of the BBQ on the patio which was lovely dining looking over the stunning views. A very pleasurable week's holiday. Lots to do within an hour's drive such as Gloucester and Bristol cities and lots to do in and around Forest of Dean with steam train, Go Ape, water activities and walks within a short distance.

    Thanks for your wonderful feedback. It’s so great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, the beautiful views and the tourist attractions both locally and further afield. We hope you come back to stay again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Belvedere, it is modern, well equipped and comfortable."

    There was a nice welcome food package. The only thing that would have been nice is a sit in area in the back yard. The view from the front windows is awesome and great to wake up to. We would stay here again.

    Thanks very much for the great feedback. We’re really glad you enjoyed your stay and would stay again. We hope to welcome you back! We would have loved for you to have sat on the bench up on the top patio. Please do get in touch if you wish and we can chat further about this, we appreciate this sort of feedback as we are in our first year of hosting. Thanks again. Gemma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Reginald4.7Jul 2022

  • "The quality of the finishes in the house were exceptional."

    It was a pleasure to stay there for the week. Great bathroom and exceptional views. All was good.

    Thanks very much for your feedback Derek. It was great to meet you and we hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2022

  • "Amazing property - so carefully renovated and immaculate."

    Gemma was so accommodating and obviously cares about making her guest’s holiday perfect. We are already planning our return.

    Thanks for your feedback, that’s so wonderful to hear. We look forward to welcoming you back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful cosy cottage with fantastic view out over the countryside to the horseshoe bend."

    Lovely friendly owners and the cottage has all the comforts of home.

    Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback. You were absolutely perfect guests! Hope to have you stay again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2022

  • "Probably the best all round cottage and location we have stayed in."

    The owners bought a 200+ year old cottage and completely renovated it adding such luxuries as underfloor heating. The open plan layout downstairs maximises the space and makes for great family living. It is well equipped for home cooking. (Or sample the excellent fish and chips from Frydays!) Every room enjoys amazing views down the Severn valley. It is a fantastic base to travel to explore the Forest of Dean and venture out to Gloucester, Cheltenham and Chepstow. It is located off on a quiet country lane but only a few minutes drive to the main roads and shopping in Cinderford - it even has a local cinema! Be sure to walk down to Newnham and reward yourself a cake at the local store. (Sadly we had the wrong date to watch the surfers riding the waves!).

    Hi Michael. Thank you for such fantastic feedback, that really means a lot to us. We are so pleased you have took so much pleasure from the cottage and local area. We hope you come and stay again soon. My husband surfs the bore and would be very happy to show you the best spots to watch from if you came again! :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was immaculate, and there's an amazing view from the top of the garden."

    It's a really peaceful area, me and my dog loved it. The owners are really helpful and welcoming, which makes everything less stressful. Great place to stay, especially if you have a dog.

    Thanks for your wonderful comments. We are so pleased you and your dog enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back very soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2022

  • "Friendly hosts with impeccably clean cottage and outstanding views."

    Beautifully set out cottage with a very spacious and luxurious feel. We brought our small dog and she settled instantly and we enjoyed exploring the area together. The log burner was simple to use and even without lighting it the cottage was cosy with both underfloor heating and radiators upstairs. The hosts were quick to respond and resolve any questions Such a hidden gem, we will definitely be returning.

    Thanks so much for such fab feedback. We are so pleased you had such a great time and wish to return. You were perfects guests! Hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Apr 2022

  • "We stayed at the Belvedere over Easter as a family break away with our 2 boys."

    The cottage was immaculate throughout, with plenty of room for us all. The views across the River Severn were beautiful with stunning sun rises. The local village is only a short walk down the road with a good fish & chip shop and pub. With the Forest of Dean, Gloucester and Bristol on the door step your well positioned for some good days out with the family. Thank you for a lovely stay. Would definitely recommend.

    Thanks very much for the wonderful feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Belvedere."

    Its a beautiful cottage with wonderful views. The property has been refurbished to high standard and has everything you could need. Perfect for walking and cycling in the forest of Dean. Highly recommended ☆☆☆☆☆

    Thanks for your wonderful feedback. We’re so glad you enjoyed it and really appreciate your high recommendation. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rr5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautifully modernised, providing all facilities needed."

    Stunning views, can watch sunrise or sunset. Always felt warm, the log burner heated the house really well if you didn't want the heating on. Very cosy. Traffic could be fast and busy in certain times of day, but that didn't affect me as no kids or dog just need to be mindful when coming out of the cottage. This made an amazing break. Thanks to the owners for making it ready at short notice and being so friendly. Well done for being great hosts. I will be back!

    Thank you Karen for the great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2022

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  • Two double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car adjacent to the property
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: Please ensure dogs are kept on the ground-floor
  • Note: There is no enclosed area for dogs
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: There are steep, narrow outside steps at this property leading up to the garden

The property

Perched between Newnham and Littledean in the hamlet of Pleasant Stile, Gloucestershire, in the centre of a picturesque network of public footpaths, is this wonderful, two-bedroom detached house, Belvedere.

Enjoying a fantastic location within the scenic Forest of Dean and offering epic views over the Severn estuary’s horseshoe bend (featured in Cotswold Life Magazine), Belvedere is idyllic for couples or a family of four.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living space, where you can look forward to whipping up delicious treats for your guests in the well-equipped kitchen, complete with handy dishwasher and washing machine, ready to enjoy at the dining table for four.

After a hearty meal, if the cosy underfloor heating doesn’t suffice, fire up the woodburning stove, sure to be your pooch’s favourite sleeping spot, and relax on the corner sofa as you select a much-loved film from the smart TV (with built in Alexa) as the evening’s entertainment.

When sleep calls, climb the stairs to the first floor where you can choose from two sumptuous double bedrooms to catch your rest in.

In the morning, wake-up tired eyes with a refreshing shower before rustling up a steaming cup of coffee ready to enjoy out in the rear garden as your four-legged friend stretches their legs.

Explore the local village of Littledean where you will find the charming Bespoke Brewery where you can enjoy a tour of the site and sample the award-winning beer, as well as the Belfry Hotel where you can treat your loved ones to a meal in the hotel’s restaurant, followed by drinks in the bar for a lovely evening without having to venture too far.

There is also Frydays Traditional Fish & Chips takeaway where you can savour a tasty fish supper in the comfort of Belvedere.

Head down the hill into the charming riverside village of Newnham which is home to a selection of locally run shops, pubs and eateries, offering locally sourced goods.

Newnham, a historic shipping village filled with listed buildings, is a popular viewing point for the Severn Bore tidal wave where people travel for miles to watch, kayak or surf this spectacle!

Jump in the car to visit the bustling town of Cheltenham to spend the day dressed up to the nines at the races or if that's not for you head to the city of Gloucester to marvel at the Cathedral which was featured in the Harry Potter franchise.

If you need to leave your pooch at home, there is a doggy day care and kennels in walking distance from Belvedere.

For more impressive filming sites, explore the Forest of Dean to see where Lord of the Rings was brought to life; the Forest of Dean was also home to J.K Rowling!

Outdoor enthusiasts are well-catered for with a plethora of activities on offer, including high ropes courses at Go Ape, archery, mountain biking, underground mine tours, arts and crafts, rock climbing or canoeing and kayaking along the River Wye.

For those in your party seeking something a little different, why not enjoy a local spa or a spot of forest bathing as you soak up your magnificent surroundings.

All this and more awaits with a stay at Belvedere.

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

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About the location


  • Newnham-on-Severn 2 miles
  • Gloucester centre 14 miles

Littledean is a village in the Forest of Dean, containing many ancient buildings, and with Roman fortifications evident on the hillside east of the village. It provides a shop, Post Office and two pubs. The nearby picturesque village of Newnham-on-Severn offers riverside walks, a wide range of individual shops, and traditional inns within well preserved Georgian buildings. The Royal Forest of Dean, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and England's largest oak forest, offers many activities including cycling, horse riding and numerous lovely walks. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are on offer for the more adventurous while other activities include fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing. Victorian docklands, Roman foundations and a Norman Cathedral can be found at the riverfront city of Gloucester. The market town of Ross-on-Wye, overlooking a large loop in the River Wye, has excellent shops, pubs and restaurants to suit every taste plus many black and white timbered buildings, and is close by as is the River Severn Estuary, famous for it's tidal bore, bird watching and abundance of wildlife. View the area from a river cruise or hot air balloon or enjoy trips to Symonds Yat, the Black Mountains, Hereford and Monmouth.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas