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Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1043544)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our week at Ostlers."

    The substantial welcome pack was good to receive on our arrival with treats for both humans and canines. Ostlers is a cosy, clean, well equipped cottage with a good outside space. The cottage was a perfectly good size for the two of us and our dog. The owner lives nearby. She was very friendly and gave us ideas on pubs and restaurants. The weather was mostly very good during our stay and so we spent a lot of time walking trails in the Forest of Dean to get some shade for our dog. We drove to Ross on Wye where we walked by the river, Symonds Yat and Monmouth. All are worth a visit. We had one meal out at the Farmer's Boy Inn at Longhope. The staff were very friendly, definitely dog friendly and the food was good, especially if you like a pies!

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2022

  • "The welcome goodies were excellent - scones, jam, cream, butter, milk, tea & coffee."

    No need to rush to local shop to stock up. Lovely converted stables in good location although would be a little cramped for 4 adults. Would book again without hesitation for the 2 of us

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2022

  • "Good friendly welcome with supply of scones, clotted cream and home made jam."

    What a good way to start a holiday.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2022

  • "Lovely place, compact & cosy."

    The owner, Pat, very friendly & welcoming, makes great scones!!

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Ostlers cottage."

    The owner, Pat, was very friendly and helpful, leaving us a welcome pack of home made scones jam and cream as well as milk, marmalade and bread. Even our dog was left some treats. The cottage was well appointed, comfortable and decorated to very high standard. The cottage was also very well positioned, in a quiet street, but close to many attractions just a short drive away, a lovely location We will definitely like to return again in the near future.

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and comfortable."

    Pat provided everything we needed aswell as tasty homemade scones she was the perfect host. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2022

  • "A lovely welcoming cottage, very peaceful location with a well stocked Co-Op store around the corner."

    Pat, the owner, is helpful and friendly as are the local inhabitants. The enclosed courtyard is patio and gravel - great for sun worship and al fresco dining. Our dog and several others headed for the nearby grass and bracken hillside. Just past the church, designated for dogs' enjoyment, and providing extensive views. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2022

  • "Very quaint but clean and modern."

    The owner Pat was lovely and the welcome pack of scones cream bread etc was appreciated

    Reviewed by PeterFeb 2022

  • "Lovely clean cottage and the Owner a very nice lady."

    Great location for visits to Ross on Wye and Gloucester Quays. Only negative was both myself and my wife have Vodafone and we could not get any signal at all in or around the cottage. All in all a very nice stay and well looked after. Nigel + Tracey Reed

    Thank you for your feedback in regards to your stay at Ostlers. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and exploring the local area. We are sorry to hear that you had difficulty getting signal at the property due to the Vodaphone network Property Owner

    Reviewed by NigelDec 2021

  • "Ostlers is a beautiful cottage and we were very comfortable for our short visit in Mitcheldean, will definitely come again."

    The welcome pack was excellent and our hostess was very pleasant and friendly. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JanetDec 2021

  • "The owner was very helpful, provided a welcome pack on arrival."

    Property was nice and warm , beds were comfortable.

    Reviewed by PhilipNov 2021

  • "Very welcoming, lovely secure garden, very handy for walks in the forest."

    Smart TV for catch up etc. Lovely large bath sheets.

    Reviewed by IreneOct 2021

  • "A lovely stay."

    Ostlers was so comfortable, warm and snug. Well equipped with the added bonus of a lovely private garden, a bit of a sun trap so even in October we could sit outside. The owner was very helpful and left the most delicious cream tea and home made marmalade as well as other essentials on arrival. A great base for exploring the Cotswolds

    Reviewed by VanessaOct 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation with a friendly welcome and thoughtful treats for all upon arrival."

    Easy to find, well equipped and very comfortable, an ideal base for getting out and about, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    The owner Pat was very thoughtful and left goodies for us and our dog. We would thoroughly recommend a holiday here.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely week I Ostlers."

    It was clean, modern with everything you could need. Pat the owner was very friendly and left us a welcome pack of home made scones jam and cream as well as bread,milk and butter. Also dog friendly and a secure garden. Would recommend this cottage to anyone .

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2021

  • "Pat, the owner welcomed us with homemade scones, absolutely loved it."

    Beautiful cottage, had everything needed for our family of 4. Many places to explore in the area. Lovely Stay at Ostlers.

    Reviewed by TirthaAug 2021

  • "Pat, the owner, was absolutely wonderful and really looked after us."

    The house was absolutely lovely. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by NathanAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and great host."

    Everything we needed was provided and more! Lovely touch of homemade scones with jam and cream on arrival (delicious!) as well as tea, coffee, milk and bread and homemade marmalade. My dog was also welcomed with a tin of dog treats - what more could we ask! Garden was perfect for dog all safely enclosed so no worries. Cottage was clean and seemed all freshly decorated. Great location lots of places to visit nearby - would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2021

  • "The cottage is decorated beautifully, is comfortable and has everything you need."

    It is very pretty and has a lovely courtyard garden.

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2021

  • "The property was lovely and Pat was a great host welcoming us with milk, bread etc and being close at hand to answer any questions."

    Reviewed by CarolineJul 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Ostlers the friendly owner Pat met us on arrival to hand over keys as she lives next door."

    Pat had kindly left us fresh bread, milk and butter also homemade scones with clotted cream and jam, all very delicious. Ostlers is a very nice conversion of an old stable and we were very impressed with the comfortable modern accommodation tucked away down a narrow lane with the local convenience food store just a few minutes walk away. We visited Gloucester, Ledbury, Hereford, Ross on Wye and Chepstow with ease by car and also walks in the Forest of Dean.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2021

  • "Friendly helpful owner."

    Well equipped kitchen but no dishwasher as described. Good for 2, managed for 3, need furniture moving daily for 4 but still possible. Sheltered sun trap garden.

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and garden, quiet location and lovely host."

    Just the right size for a family of 4 and great having 2 bathrooms. Only a short drive to the wye valley and main things to see in the Forest of Dean. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2021

  • "Very enjoyable time despite weather being inclement."

    Very hospitable and very welcoming owner.

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2021

  • "This is our first visit to this area and Ostlers is an ideal place for exploring the Forest of Dean and surrounding countryside."

    It is an excellent holiday home made even more special by the hospitality of our host. The provisions left ie milk/bread etc were very welcome as was the homemade cake. Highly recommended, we definitely plan to return.

    Reviewed by ChristopherOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage!"

    ! Beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. Good location in the center of the village within walking daisy to the shops and takeaways! Pat is a lovely thoughtful owner who lives next door and always has a smile & wave as she walks past the windows! Gorgeous scones all set up on arrival to welcome you and dog treats too! All COVID-19 essentials provided if needed...masks & sanitizer!

    Reviewed by SoniaOct 2020

  • "Remarkable venue tastefully decorated and dog friendly."

    Location was just what we needed with a private garden and off road parking. Kitchen facilities are a must for us (plant based diet) as we cooked every evening and there were even dog treats provided!! I would definitely recommend this venue with a big “thank you” to the hostess.

    Reviewed by KayOct 2020

  • "Totally enjoyed our stay at Ostlers, charming host & accommodation."

    Could have stayed for longer, maybe return @ later date.

    Reviewed by TimSep 2020

  • "Great accommodation, great host, and great scones on arrival."

    What more can you ask for? We will be back for sure.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

  • "Two bathrooms was what we needed but didn't know one was downstairs and as we were two elderly couples that wasn't ideal."

    However both bathrooms were beautifully appointed. We realize this was a cottage and cottages are usually on the small side but it was a bit of a nuisance to have to drag out a table and chairs for mealtimes. Our host Pat Nixon was wonderful and very friendly. We arrived to scones and jam and cream left for us plus several useful staples. She couldn't have done more. Parking tricky for two cars a bit tricky and a very tight turn into the lane. Ideal for a walking holiday and some wonderful pubs around for good food

    Reviewed by CyrilAug 2020

  • "Pat was an amzing host, very welcoming and generally brilliant."

    She struck a perfect balance of being around, but never interfering. Welcomed with a cream tea and milk in the fridge, perfect.Ostlers is an excellent little cottage, with everything you could ever need as a base to explore the Forest of Dean and beyond. Will book again.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Ostlers."

    The property was in excellent condition and was very very comfortable and homely. All the facilities were in excellent condition and the garden was a great space to sit in in the evenings. We found Ostlers to be a great base to visit lots of places of interest that were only a short drive away by car. Our host was friendly and welcoming and we would not hesitate in recommending Ostlers to anyone. Many thanks for a lovely holiday destination.

    Reviewed by NaomiAug 2020

  • "Lovely little barn conversion, and great location as a base for exploring the forest of dean."

    The Host was a lovely lady, who checked we had everthing we needed and even left us a homemade cake (which was lovely by the way), and tea/coffee milk etc and dog treats ready for our arrival. Would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone looking for a break in or around the forest of dean area

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2020

  • "Cottage garden was great for the dog!"

    Nice quiet location with easy access to local sights, attractions and amenities. All round perfect cottage experience !!

    Reviewed by JuliaJul 2020

  • "Lovely stay at Ostlers cottage Very comfortable with everything you needed for ..."

    Lovely stay at Ostlers cottage Very comfortable with everything you needed for a relaxing holiday plenty of lovely walks in the forest our dog really had a good time will definetly book again later in the year

    Reviewed by RobinMar 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with double walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen and sitting room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven with electric hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available upon request
  • Off-road parking available for one car
  • Enclosed garden
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 0.1 mile, pub within 0.2 miles

The property

Hidden within the lively village of Mitcheldean you will find Ostlers.

This idyllic detached cottage offers a wonderful countryside retreat for couples or a small family of four, travelling with their canine companion.

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About the location


Ross-on-Wye 6 miles; Gloucester 13 miles.

The thriving village of Mitcheldean, with its old timbered houses and narrow streets is situated close to the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The forest offers numerous trails that can be explored on foot, by bicycle or by horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are on offer for the more adventurous, whilst fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities in this unspoilt area. Just a short drive away, in the historic waterfront city of Gloucester, you will find Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and a spectacular Norman Cathedral (whose cloisters were used as a location in the Harry Potter films). Also within easy reach are the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye, in the heart of rural Herefordshire, boasting timbered Tudor houses and excellent shops, pubs and restaurants, and The Severn Estuary, famous for its tidal bore, which is a delight for birdwatchers, wildlife enthusiasts and bore surfers alike. This unspoilt area has something to offer everyone at any time of the year.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas