A delightful barn conversion cottage, set in the grounds of the owner's home, ideally located in the heart of the village of Shortstanding, on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, in Gloucestershire.
Comfortably furnished throughout, this charming Forest of Dean cottage combines traditional features with modern day comforts, making it ideal for a romantic retreat for couples wishing to explore the beauty of the Cotswolds.
Set solely over the ground floor with views across the owner's cottage garden and beyond, this Forest of Dean barn conversion offers a bright and airy king-size double bedroom and a shower room.
The charming open plan living area, with exposed stone walls and a slate floor with underfloor heating, plays host to a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area, where you can enjoy romantic candlelit dinners, and a cosy sitting area with an electric stove, ideal for those chilly evenings.
Outside, the front patio is the perfect spot for relaxing with a good book and a glass of wine after a day exploring the fantastic attractions this area has to offer.
Many walks and cycle routes can be enjoyed from the doorstep of this Forest of Dean cottage, with the Wysis Way and Wye Valley Walk running close by.
After a day discovering these wonderful trails, enjoy an evening at the local pub, which serves excellent food and real ales.
Symonds Yat offers long distance views across the River Wye from the viewpoint at Symonds Yat Rock, as well as boat rides on the river, lovely riverside walks and lots of welcoming pubs.
Within an hour's drive you can find numerous unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages, the Brecon Beacons National Park, The Black Mountains and Malvern Hills.
This wonderful Forest of Dean barn conversion truly is the ideal retreat for a romantic break, at any time of year.
About the location
Coleford 2 miles; Whitchurch 6 miles; Symonds Yat 6.5 miles; Cinderford 8 miles.
The intimate village of Shortstanding lies on the north east edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, offering a traditional country pub serving classic British food, real ale and showcasing regular live entertainment. Many lovely walks and cycle routes can be enjoyed from Shortstanding, with the Wysis Way running just north of the village and the Wye Valley Walk also close by. Just two miles away, the pretty village of Symonds Yat straddles the River Wye, with is glorious natural scenery and magnificent limestone 'rock', a favourite breeding spot for Peregrine Falcons, the spot is popular with climbers for its wonderful viewpoint. The Royal Forest of Dean, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England's largest oak forest and offers numerous trails that can be enjoyed on foot, bicycle and even horseback. The site is fantastic for adrenaline junkies, offering fantastic caving and abseiling opportunities and a high wire rope course. You can also try your hand at fishing, kayaking and canoeing and practice your golf swing on the many nearby golf courses! The riverside towns of Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye make a great day out, offering a mixture of elegant Georgian mansions, Victorian courtyards and timbered Tudor buildings as well as a fabulous array of unique shops, restaurants, cafes and lovely walks along the banks of the River Wye. Visit Goodrich Castle, a perfect example of a 12th century "Marcher Castle", Hereford with its historic cathedral and Mappi Mundi World Map, and the waterfront city of Gloucester, where you will find Roman foundations and Victorian Docklands. The stunning Malvern Hills, Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park are also within easy reach, making this unspoilt area a great holiday destination, at any time of year.