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Anvil Cottage

(Ref. 1148090)

Gatcombe near Blakeney, Gloucestershire Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first-floor king-size, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric stove-effect fire
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear, multi-level garden with lawn and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1.4 miles, River Severn 0.1 miles
  • Note: There is a drop in the garden, please take care and ensure children/pets are supervised
  • Please note: Sorry, this property cannot accept puppies, apologies for any inconvenience this may cause

The property

Blakeney 1.6 miles.

Anvil Cottage, an idyllic Grade-II listed retreat, is situated near the banks of the ever-changing tidal River Severn in Gatcombe near Blakeney.

Located in a wooded valley which runs down to the Severn, this charming, pet-friendly property serves as the perfect sanctuary for couples, families, or friends seeking both exploration and tranquillity in the picturesque countryside.

Anvil Cottage was originally used to make and repair fishing boats and nets; It was part of a salmon fishery and is next to an old cider mill with a seventeenth-century horse drawn millstone.

Nearby is Drake’s House, where Sir Francis Drake is believed to have lodged whilst buying forest timber for ships.

Immerse yourself in the classic charm and character of Anvil Cottage, where a Smart TV ensures entertainment after a day of adventures, making it an ideal destination for a truly memorable break with your furry friend.

Step inside, where classic charm and character seamlessly blend in the open-plan living space, an inviting setting for gatherings with loved ones.

The electric stove-effect fire adds a homely touch, setting the stage for family movie nights, while the well-equipped kitchen caters to your culinary needs, allowing you to savour home-cooked meals at the dining table.

As you retire for the night, two tastefully decorated bedrooms await, a king-size and a ground-floor twin, designed for convenience and accessibility; the ground-floor bathroom, complete with all the usual fittings, ensures a peaceful space for you to unwind in and completing your nighttime routine before hunkering down for the night.

When the sun graces the skies, venture to the enclosed rear, multi-level garden with its lush lawn with swing chair, pergola and secret garden, offering an ideal spot for alfresco dining.

From Gatcombe there are walks along the Severn, the cottage is close to a recently restored section of the Severn Way offering fantastic views.

Explore the National Waterways Museum in Gloucester and unwind with a riverside stroll in Monmouth, appreciating its bustling streets and historic architecture.

For the adventurous spirits, consider canoeing from Ross-on-Wye downstream to discover the beauty of the River Wye.

After a day of outdoor pursuits, return to the comfort of your cottage for a well-deserved rest.

Anvil Cottage invites you to an exceptional stay in the Gloucestershire countryside, promising memories that will linger in your heart for a lifetime.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Gloucester 16 miles; Monmouth 16 miles; Ross-on-Wye 17 miles.

The ancient village of Blakeney lies on the southeast edge of the Royal Forest of Dean and was once a site of a Roman Villa dating back to 75AD. Equidistant to Gloucester and Monmouth, the village boasts many 16th and 17th century buildings, with a charming 16th century coaching inn, and also offers a good selection of amenities including a fish and chip shop, village store and Post Office, as well as numerous walks and cycle routes. The magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasts numerous trails that can be explored on foot, by bike or horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course can be enjoyed by the more adventurous, whilst fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities available in this unspoilt area. In the Forest of Dean lies Puzzlewood, a magical ancient woodland attraction for all ages and used as a famous filming location in Dr Who and Star Wars. The eerie caverns and ancient caves of Clearwell are close by, as are the Gloucestershire Way and Offa's Dyke Path for wonderful walks. Close by, Symonds Yat boasts natural scenery and straddles the beautiful River Wye with its magnificent limestone rock, popular with climbers, and well known for its viewpoint. Visit the historic town of Monmouth, which offers a fusion of elegant Georgian mansions and Victorian courtyards, or the lovely town of Ross-on-Wye with its timbered Tudor houses and delightful riverside walks, both home to excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. The unspoilt Malvern Hills, Brecon Beacon National Park and Black Mountains, as well as lovely Cotswold towns and villages are just a little further afield.

Note: There is a drop in the garden, please take care and ensure children/pets are supervised.
Please note: Sorry, this property cannot accept puppies, apologies for any inconvenience this may cause

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas