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Bronte Owl Cottage

Lea, Forest of Dean, Herefordshire (Ref. 26230)

  • Bronte Owl Cottage - (Ref. 26230)

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  • Customer Rating: 3.2 / 4 out of 4

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Ms Strong

    “This is a lovely quirky country cottage, well placed for touring a beautiful area.”

    The owner is friendly and lives nearby cooking and heating by a rayburn was interesting but I think we did master the cooking part of it, however it was impossible to turn the heat down as the boiler remained on to heat the water and the temperature in the cottage was too hot for us. Lighting was poor throughout the ground floor with no main ceiling light in any room just a number of wall etc lights etc. This made it impossible to sit on an evening to read as the lights were simply not good ...

    The owner is friendly and lives nearby cooking and heating by a rayburn was interesting but I think we did master the cooking part of it, however it was impossible to turn the heat down as the boiler remained on to heat the water and the temperature in the cottage was too hot for us. Lighting was poor throughout the ground floor with no main ceiling light in any room just a number of wall etc lights etc. This made it impossible to sit on an evening to read as the lights were simply not good enough. We enjoyed this holiday and other than these points this is a lovely place to stay.

Features

  • 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/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
Facilities -
78/100
* Average score of 9 customer ratings

The property

A traditional terraced cottage set alongside two other holiday homes in the heart of the village of Lea, on the border of the Royal Forest of Dean.

Thoughtfully furnished throughout, the property provides welcoming, contemporary accommodation, ideal for a get-together with family and friends wishing to explore this unspoilt part of the country.

The cottage forms part of the former village Post Office and the original internal post box can still be seen in the sitting room; a spacious room with ample comfy seating, guests can settle in front of a stone inglenook fireplace, which houses a warming woodburner.

Through to the rear of the cottage is a large dining kitchen, which boasts a Rayburn, Belfast sink, oak worktops and the property’s original bread oven.

A useful wet room is also situated on the ground floor.

The stairs lead to a luxurious family bathroom and three lovely bedrooms (one of which is also a garden room, ideal for dining or relaxing with a book or a family board game).

This area doubles up to provide sleeping for a further two guests if required, on a very comfortable fold-out bed with traditional mattress.

Outside, the cottage has a ground floor patio area with furniture, along with a separate first floor patio, accessed through the garden room, and also an enclosed lawned garden with a summerhouse, ideal for enjoying an early evening drink or relaxing with a good book.

The intimate village of Lea has an excellent village pub and well-stocked shop, a Post Office, as well as a garage, whilst a whole host of attractions and amenities can be found in nearby Ross-on-Wye.

A wonderful cottage for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs. 26231 and 28550, together they sleep 17.

Accuracy of the listing -
83/100
Value for money -
75/100
* Average score of 3 customer ratings

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with additional 2'6" single on request, 1 x 4' double (accessed from one side only), 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room.

Comfort -
81/100
Cleanliness -
69/100
* Average score of 9 customer ratings

Amenities

  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Oil-fired Rayburn, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking
  • Private lawned garden with 2 x patio areas and summerhouse
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub, Post Office and garage less than 1 min walk.

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About the location

LEA

Ross-on-Wye 5 miles; Gloucester 13.5 miles.

The thriving village of Lea lies on the northern edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside and offers a village shop, Post Office, petrol station and a traditional village pub hosting a very good Indian restaurant, whilst other inns serving traditional pub grub can be found close by. Both the Gloucestershire Way and Wysis Way pass close to the village and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this stunning part of the country offers many activities and attractions, including numerous trails that can be enjoyed on foot, by horseback or by bicycle, as well as a high wire rope course, abseiling, caving and kayaking. The less adventurous can enjoy a days fishing on the River Wye or golf at one of the nearby courses. The historic market town of Ross-on-Wye, overlooking a loop in the River Wye, is just a short drive away and offers many amenities as does the waterfront city of Gloucester where you will find Roman foundations, Victorian docklands and a stunning Norman cathedral (whose cloisters were used in the Harry Potter films). Goodrich is a short drive away and boasts a perfect example of a 12th century Marcher castle or guests can enjoy a day trip to the Black Mountains, Hay-on-Wye and the magnificent Brecon Beacons National Park.

Location -
92/100
* Average score of 3 customer ratings

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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