“The cottage is beautiful and in such a perfect setting.”
The owners are lovely and cannot do enough for you.
The owners are lovely and cannot do enough for you. Would recommend 100% and would love to go back one day.
“If Sykes would sent the details in writing what I asked for it would have been ...”
If Sykes would sent the details in writing what I asked for it would have been ok , as I told them I was not able to print it of for drirection I hat to write all the directions out in hand , but the cottage was great the owner was very friendly and helpful thank you , but Sykes I didn’t think I will be bucking again with you as you don’t send the details in in the post tha last couple of buckings I have not got in the post
“Lovely cottage in the most peaceful of settings with a warm welcome from Tania on our arrival.”
Really well laid out and spacious cottage with a homely feel but fully kitted out with mod-cons.
“We had a great short break here - just wish we could have stayed longer.”
Very relaxing few days in a great cottage in a perfect setting.
The cottage was well equipped and tastefully decorated. The owners were on site and very welcoming. Huxley the dog was just gorgeous. Loved the duck pond and the way the area around the cottage was left as a meadow which encourages the wild life.... A fairytale location.
“Bailey Point is a lovely cottage extension to the owners house with good outdoor space.”
You do have privacy and the owners are friendly and welcoming but not intrusive at all. It is very well furnished with stylish fittings and accessories. Very comfortable beds with quality bedding. Excellent large shower with good water pressure and constant temperature. There is a lovely log burner (which we made good use of as it was very cold) The web notes say there is no freezer at the cottage, this is true except that the owner has a freezer in an out building a few steps from the property and they make one drawer available for use of visitors. We enjoyed many walks in the area some directly from the door. There are so many varied walks and other things to see and do within a short drive. We particularly enjoyed a walk from Goodrich Castle which went along the river Wye. There is some walk information in the cottage. Would absolutely recommend a visit here at any time of year.
“We spent a short, mid-week break at this well equipped and comfortable cottage.”
It is very rural and is set in woodland, a beautiful tranquil location. Duncan and Tanya were very helpful and made our stay very enjoyable.
Peaceful and relaxing a perfect way to get away from it all would love to go back abs spend another weekend
“Best appointed cottage we've stayed in over 35 years of self catering!”
“This was a lovely, large cottage.”
The largest 2 bedroom cottage we've seen. Everything about it was great.
“Beautiful cottage in an idyllic location”
A great modern cottage in a beautiful setting off the beaten track. If its peace and tranquility you require then this is the ideal cottage for you with walks on your doorstep and an abundance of wildlife nearby ( sadly we didn't see any deer ). A short drive away are many activities and places to visit including The Forest of Dean, Symonds Yat, Monmouth, Ross on Wye and as many castles as you could wish to visit. We had no trouble finding places to eat and drink in nearby villages. The cottage itself is beautifully furnished and has everything you require, it is well equipped and clean and the beds are so comfortable. The owner Tanya gave us a warm welcome on arrival and the welcome pack was full of useful information and leaflets. We had a wonderful short break and there was enough to do to keep two teenage girls occupied so I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage. Thank you Tanya and for the lovely duck eggs
“Perfect setting for a fantastic relaxing break”
Bailey Cottage is tucked away in the middle of the forest, lots of stunning walks and wildlife on your doorstep. The owners have put a lot of thought into the accommodation, the bed is very comfortable. Each room is equipped for your every need. The owners make you very welcome and are on hand if you need them. They have horses, ducks, a cat and a bouncy dog who all add to the enjoyment. We felt at home straight away and staying in on a dark night with the wood burner going and a glass of wine was a perfect way to relax. If your into bird watching we managed to see, 18 Goldfinches, Robins, Long Tailed Tits, Great Tits, Blue Tits, Green and Spotted Woodpecker, Nut Hatch, Jay and Buzzards.. We also where very privileged to see a stunning fox at the Wigpool close by. We will go back and feel that any other places we stay now will have a lot to live up to.
What a drive to the cottage after you left the main road as you delved deeper and deeper into the forest. Right away I could feel myself starting to relax. We were greeted at the cottage by the owner who gave us a quick tour and then left us to chill out and relax. The cottage is beautifully laid out and very clean and so so quiet. Sitting in the garden was fantastic. Night time too was equally super where you were surrounded in complete darkness due to no 'light pollution'. This was getting better and better in fact the sky was so clear that during the night the meteor showers we were told about were awesome although I did only see two. Would I recommend this place for a holiday? A big yes jumps out. The instructions and directions given to the cottage were spot on. Now a word of caution but this in no way has to do with the cottage. It is advisable to have a proper AA / RAC road map or, like us, you'll have fun with the sat nav. Work out where you are going first and if you disagree with the sat nav trust your instincts. It took us two days to work out the the parallel road was better than the directions the sat nav were using. This is by far and away the best holiday cottage we have stayed in and we would hurry back.
“Idyllic place to stay”
The owners were friendly and welcoming.The property, which was set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, had an extremely comfortable bed and excellent shower and kitchen facilities.
“Little bit of paradise!”
Bailey's Point cottage is set right in the forest itself, so if you are looking for peace and quiet and the beauty of nature this is the place to be. But don't imagine slumming it as the facilities in the cottage are excellent with stylish décor and all mod cons. My husband is usually a fairly early riser in the mornings but on 2 occasions during our week's stay he slept till 10am! Unheard of in our household! There are deer and wild boar in the forest but unfortunately we did not spot any on our visit. However, with a bird feeder outside the back door we were entertained to a great variety of small wild birds which was lovely. Other areas of the Forest of Dean are easily accessible from the cottage as are Gloucester, Ross, Tewkesbury etc. The owners who live on site were very welcoming and helpful and provided us with a basket of eggs and a locally made loaf of wholemeal bread. Unfortunately my mobile company (EE) could not provide a signal at Bailey's Point but my husband's (O2) did.
“Superb High Standard Cottage”
This cottage is ideally located for exploring various counties and places around the Cotswolds. The owner Tanya is a lovely lady and greets you upon arrival with a freshly home baked loaf and 6 duck eggs. The cottage is furnished to a very high standard and is well equipped. Great surroundings for a walk. No question we are returning in 2016 it was that impressive. A great shower. If you are a family there is adequate seating outside with a swingball. A lovely colourful garden
“Beautifully furnished cottage in paradise”
We have just spent 2 weeks at Bailey Point Cottage and feel like we found paradise. The cottage is beautifully decorated and furnished to a very high standard. The owners Tanya and Duncan were there to meet us and help with our luggage and gave us a very friendly welcome, there was a loaf of homemade bread and 6 eggs left in the cottage for us which we much appreciated. Their friendliness continued throughout our stay, delivering logs for the log burner stove and also bringing a bottle of wine and some chocolate cake for my husbands birthday. Within their grounds they have 2 horses, some sheep,ducks and a very enthusiastic dog called Huxley, there is also deer and wild boar within the forest. The surrounding grounds are so beautiful and peaceful, you can walk for miles and just hear birds singing and sheep baaing. It's a truly away from it all holiday but there are lots of things to do within a few miles, the canal cruise at symonds yat was very enjoyable followed by a delicious meal at the Saracen inn. If shopping is your thing then the Ross Label shopping village is a must, lots of choice for men and women plus bedding, China and gifts, again a very nice lunch is available at a reasonable price. The scenery in this area is stunning and we both came away feeling really rested and relaxed. We are definitely going back to Bailey Point Cottage next year.
It is hard to describe the overall enjoyment and relaxation that I gained from the ambiance generated from both the accommodation and location. Starting with the warm welcome I received from Duncan and the welcome pack of bread, eggs and beer and lit log-burner by Tanya, through to the tranquility of the setting and abundance of wildlife. If you are looking for a very clean, modern, high quality yet secluded base, either to just relax at or as a starting point for day trips, I cannot recommend this high enough. Try the Crooked End Farm shop too, it does fantastic coffee and a good range of local of home grown organic meat and veg
What a fantastic find, Bailey Point is faultless, comfy and so clean. Absolutely everything you need plus so many extra lovely touches, even fresh eggs, homemade bread and a bottle of wine to welcome us! Great location for exploring. We would highly recommend and will be returning in fact we might not leave ;)
“An Excellent place to stay”
We have just spent a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage and can highly recommend this one - the facilities are perfect - all high quality - clearly no expense spared with all the equipment - everything was clean and very welcoming as were the owners. The surroundings are glorious. If you want an away from it all holiday I can recommend booking Bailey Point Cottage. We would like to have taken the cottage home with us!!!!
“Lovely accomodation, great place to stay”
We've just returned from a week at Bailey Point Cottage, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The accommodation was faultless, very clean and well maintained, some really lovely touches too. We would definitely recommend this as a place to stay if you're planning to visit the Forest of Dean.
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Drybrook 2 miles.
A beautiful, ground floor barn conversion, a wing of the owner’s home, surrounded by the owner's 5-acre smallholding, down a lane in the SSSI in Wigpool, in the heart of the Forest of Dean.
The smallholding is home to chickens, sheep, ducks, horses, a woodland area and an orchard, and is just two miles from the village of Drybrook.
Luxuriously-furnished throughout, with the owner's personal touches, this delightful cottage offers contemporary accommodation, ideal for a romantic break or a get-together with family and friends in a peaceful and unspoilt part of the country.
Set over the ground floor, overlooking fields and woodland, the cottage has a master bedroom with French doors and views of the garden, a large open plan living area which exudes quality and style and includes a well-equipped kitchen with French doors into the garden and a warming woodburning stove in the sitting area, ideal for those chilly evenings.
French doors lead to the rear decked area, with further seating at the front of the cottage, both ideal for enjoying a relaxing drink or a good book, whilst taking in the sounds and daily activities of the local wildlife.
Close by, Wigpool Common Nature Reserve, a SSSI, offers an abundance of flora, fauna and birdlife which can be observed from areas around the common.
The pretty Forest of Dean village of Drybrook offers a range of amenities, including an excellent local butcher, Post Office and village store, a fish and chip shop and a local village pub.
The forest offers many stunning walks and cycle routes, which can be enjoyed from the doorstep of your delightful cottage.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request). Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
- Gas central heating with woodburning stove
- Electric oven, gas hob, fridge (no ice box), washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent, additional fuel can be purchased from owner
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Highchair available
- Off road parking for 2 cars
- Lockable bike storage
- Rear decked area with furniture and seating at front
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and pub 2 miles
- Note: There is a duck pond and a steep bank in garden, children to be supervised
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About the location
Symonds Yat 8.5 miles; Gloucester 14.5 miles.
The charming village of Drybrook, a former royal hunting ground, lies in the heart of the Forest of Dean and offers visitors many amenities, including a village store and Post Office, butcher, fish and chip shop and village pub. The area boasts many Nature Reserves, the closest being Wigpool Common, a 19 acre SSSI, a great place for nature lovers to see many rare species of flora, fauna and birds. 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, by bicycle or on horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are all on offer for the more adventurous, whilst fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities in this unspoilt area. Drybrook is located close to the delightful market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, whose timbered Tudor buildings, striking 17th century market halls, majestic bridges, excellent shops, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes, all make these areas a must to visit. Stroll along the banks of the beautiful River Wye, take a river cruise or view the stunning countryside from a hot air balloon! Explore Goodrich Castle, a perfect example of a 12th century 'Marcher Castle', or enjoy the renowned walks along Offa's Dyke and the Wye Valley Walk. Just a short drive away, in the historic waterfront city of Gloucester, you will find Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and a spectacular Norman cathedral; you may recognise the Cloisters as they were used in the Harry Potter films. Visit Symonds Yat with its towering rock where peregrine falcons breed or The Severn Estuary, famous for its tidal bore and a great place for wildlife enthusiasts. A great Gloucestershire cottage for a memorable holiday at any time of year.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute
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