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English Bicknor near Ross-on-Wye, Gloucestershire (Ref. 915266)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Reviews

    Mr Marshall

    “A comfortable, well equipped cottage with a stunning view from the terraces in the garden.”

Almshouse Cottages

Two wonderful, semi-detached holiday cottages situated on the western edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, in the village of English Bicknor. These delightful cottages are full of character and charm, ideal for a family holiday or romantic retreat in an unspoilt part of the country. Each property is set over two floors, with two bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor, along with a sitting room, kitchen and dining table downstairs. They also both have their lovely gardens where you can enjoy the sunshine, accompanied by the sound of the birdsong, and dine outdoors. There are many lovely walks and cycle routes to be enjoyed right from the doorstep, or for those who enjoy adrenaline-fuelled activities, try canoeing, abseiling, caving, and the high wire rope course in the forest! There is also opportunity to fish the Wye, or play a round of golf on one of many excellent courses, the nearest being Forest Hills only four miles away. A wonderful pair of cottages for a relaxing break, or a fun-filled adventure, in the Wye Valley AONB!

The cottage

A charming, semi-detached cottage with stunning views, situated on the western edge of the Royal Forest of Dean in the village of English Bicknor.

Furnished throughout to a high standard, this delightful Forest of Dean cottage is full of character and charm, ideal for a family holiday or romantic retreat in an unspoilt part of the country.

This Forest of Dean cottage offers two delightful bedrooms, both boasting original feature fireplaces, and a family bathroom.

There is a kitchen with a dining area and a door to the garden, while the cosy sitting room houses a warming woodburning stove, ideal for chilly autumn evenings.

Outside this Forest of Dean cottage, you will find two rear, decked areas with furniture where you can indulge in a barbecue and marvel at beautiful, far-reaching views.

With lawns surrounding this Forest of Dean cottage, the garden is the perfect place to sit and relax, and take in the sounds of the countryside.

A truly wonderful family base, ideal for exploring this picturesque part of the country.

This property is next to Ref 959035, together they sleep 8.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, 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
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front and rear lawned garden
  • Two decked areas with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: The Esse solid fuel range is for decorative purposes only and not for use

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About the location


Symonds Yat Rock 3 miles; Symonds Yat 7 miles; Ross-on-Wye 8 miles; Monmouth 8 miles.

The lovely village of English Bicknor, situated on the westerly edge of the Royal Forest of Dean and nestling within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is one of the ancient villages of the forest, situated at the top of a hill overlooking the valley, and once the site of an ancient motte and bailey castle, the remnants of which can still be seen. The villages of English Bicknor and nearby Symonds Yat are steeped in the history of this fascinating area and offer visitors a vast range of activities and landscapes. The Royal Forest of Dean comprises some 27,000 acres of woodland and provides, through a network of pathways and visitor centres, a chance to explore both its beauty and history. One great attraction is Symonds Yat Rock from which the breathtaking vista takes in the meandering River Wye and the distant hills of Herefordshire and Wales. Close by is the famous Goodrich Castle, a perfect example of a 12th century marcher castle, while just 8 miles away are the historic market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. These attractive riverside towns make a great day out, offering a mix of elegant Victorian courtyards and timbered Tudor houses as well as excellent shops, pubs and restaurants to suit every taste. Stroll along the riverbank, take a cruise along the river or view the surrounding countryside from a hot air balloon. Enjoy trips to Chepstow, Tintern, Hay-on-Wye, the Black Mountains, Gloucester, Cheltenham and the Cotswolds. The historic town of Hereford, with its magnificent cathedral housing the Mappa Mundi ancient map of the world, is also well worth a visit.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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