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The Cottage

(Ref. 990342)

St Briavels, Gloucestershire Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "A wonderful contrast of old and new."

    Old cottage with contemporary extension. Lots of space. Some nice touches too.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, warm and welcoming, well equipped and comfortable."

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at The Cottage. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the house and we would love to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the cottage."

    What a fantastic location, the views are amazing and its easy reach of St Briavells. It is full of character and makes the most of the views with the large windows. It has been so thoughfully decorated and is really well equipped, confortable beds, everything you need in a holiday rental. Everyone of our family enjoyed staying there and we would love to book again one day.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and loved the location too. We hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jan 2024

  • "Great holiday with all the family."

    Felt like a home not a show house. Loved it, with walks straight from the house.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Cottage. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your New Years stay with us and the wonderful walks on your doorstep. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Dec 2023

  • "Fantastic stay at cottage."

    Great place to stay for Christmas. Oven worked a treat with our big turkey. Loved the layout of kitchen diner and lounge and log burner. Good parking for all our cars. Great pub in village. Great walking and cycling.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your Festive Christmas Break with us at The Cottage. It's lovely to hear how much you have enjoyed your stay with us and we would love to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eugene4.1Dec 2023

  • "Wonderful home."

    We loved our stay. Everything was perfect.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Cottage. It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely house which is well suited for inter-generational occupation with ground floor bedroom and 2 lounge/TV areas."

    Interesting parking.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad to hear that you had a nice break away and enjoyed the property! We hope to welcome you back one day in the future. Best wishes, HideAways. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vera4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at lovely interesting property and were well blessed with the weather."

    Very spacious and well equipped cottage for our party of 5 adults and 2 dogs.We would like to point out garden not secure for adventurous dogs.Spectacular views from upper floor and area very quiet.Pleasant walk into lovely village.Certainly recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to explore the beautiful Wye valley.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Jun 2023

  • "Really enjoyed the week at this cottage."

    Very comfortable, roomy and full of character. Easy walk into the village and food at the George was excellent.

    We're glad you enjoyed your week at The cottage and found the location to be so convenient. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage,comfortable, stunning views."

    Owners quick to answer queries. Parking a little tricky/ restricted if multiple couples staying. If I had to find fault I would say a deep clean was needed everything surface clean but sides of kitchen units grubby and lots of cobwebs. Would definitely recommend to my friends a little haven to go and relax and explore surrounding area from.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We will pass your suggestion onto the owner, we hope that didn't detract from your enjoyment of the property. Thank you for your offer of recommending The Cottage to others. Best wishes HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Apr 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a stunning location!"

    We have just returned from a week at The Cottage. As a party of 4 adults, 2 children and a dog, this suited us really well, with multiple spaces for us all to make the most of, without falling over each other, even on the bad weather days! The main living area is spacious and easily accommodated us all, even when we hosted relatives who live locally, for a birthday celebration. The owner responded quickly to a query we had on our arrival. There are footpaths straight from the door. We especially loved the walk in the wooded area Victuals Grove. Just perfect! The house was clean, warm and comfortable. The photos are a good representation of the actual house. The patio has actually been extended and provides plenty of seating for everyone. The kitchen was well equipped with utensils and cleaning products but unfortunately lacked all of the everyday items that were needed. No cooking oil, cling film, foil, pepper (there was a salt pot), tea, coffee etc. This made for a bigger shop than anticipated and was rather frustrating since we had specifically asked the owner about such items prior to going, since we arrived on Good Friday and were preparing for not being able to shop until the next day. Whilst we would never expect owners to provide food and drink things for the full stay, a small amount for the first morning would have been great. The welcome bottle of wine was very much appreciated, but a pint of milk would have been more useful! A few things could be done to make the place even better: The coffee maker needs cleaning and descaling but we could not do this due to a missing piece. A small tool kit would have been very useful as there were several things around the place with loose screws and bolts. Towels were provided but they were not bath towels, so if you want a large one you will need to bring your own. The garden is not securely fenced. Bear this in mind if your dog wanders (luckily ours does not, but having to take her out on a lead in the dark would have been a pain). As noted in other reviews, the parking is interesting!! The surfaced driveway could definitely do with being widened. Our 4WD was ok but the other car struggled to stay on the surfaced area and get around the tight turn at the top. The parking area itself is very muddy. The property write up lists a study with TV. I honestly have no idea what this refers to!

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're delighted to hear you had an enjoyable Easter weekend and made the most of exploring the local area and catching up with relatives. We will ensure that your comments are looked in to. Best wishes, HideAways. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely Cottage in a really quiet area with excellent walks from the door."

    The sitting area on first floor has particularly good views of the valley, and of the wonderful variety of wild birds. The Cottage was warm and very comfortable, we didn’t need to light wood burner. As noted previously the parking is interesting, with cars in a line, blocking front cars in, but it didn’t cause much inconvenience at all.

    We're pleased that you enjoyed the peaceful location and beautiful views from the cottage. Best wishes, HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful house in a stunning location."

    We loved the upstairs living room with the amazing views. Our only upset was not having any matches/lighter for the log burner! Which I think was just a one off mistake by the sounds of it. But it was otherwise completely perfect. Thank you

    Thank you for your feedback, we're so pleased you had a relaxing stay at The Cottage. We have followed up with the owner regarding the matches for the log burner. Best wishes, HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anastasia4.4Feb 2023

  • "A lovely weekend away."

    Mostly positive feedback with just one criticism... Gill and Malcolm's cottage is absolutely beautiful, and set in stunning surroundings. The views from the upstairs lounge are really gorgeous. There's a wonderful mix of old and new, with great original features and all the mod-cons, including 3 luxurious bathtubs. The decor is modern with stunning furnishings - the dining table is huge and very unique. The beds are lovely and comfy, and even the smallest room is a decent size. There's plenty of room here for large groups. The 4 bathrooms are a real bonus for friends and family staying together, also. More than sufficient crockery and cooking apparatus' is provided for large groups, and the property includes all key electrical appliances you may need. Gill was a good host who responded quickly to a query one of our guests sent by text during our stay. She also ensured the £200 bond was paid back promptly on our departure day. Some useful literature about the home and local area had been left for us, as well as a much appreciated bottle of wine! Saint Briavels itself is a quaint little village, a 10 minute walk away from the cottage (the walk is a little hilly but perfectly manageable for most without mobility issues). We visited the George Inn for Sunday lunch and would highly recommend this! The one issue we had with the property was the parking. The driveway to the property is incredibly steep and turns at a sharp right angle which leads on to single-track, dead end. We managed to just squeeze 4 cars into it, but it meant no one could move from the parking area bar the last person to arrive without some chaotic jostling around, which we avoided purely for convenience sake. I really don't like leaving anything negative in a review (especially when everything else was so lovely) but I think the parking arrangements should be better explained in the property advertisement. This property may not be suitable for guests with perhaps older or less powerful cars - due to the steepness of the driveway, two of our cars really struggled up to the parking area, to the point you could smell burning very strongly. One of these cars broke down not far from the cottage on departure day with a burnt out clutch. We loved our stay, bar the parking issue, and with this exception I would highly recommend Gill and Malcolm's property. One thing to note for prospective guests (and this is not a criticism but a 'good to note'), the property does not come with essential food stuffs (i.e. condiments, salt and pepper, tea, coffee, milk, cooking oil, clingfilm) or shower gel/shampoo like most 'home from home' properties do nowadays, so you will need to bring your own. It's not a problem, but it's good to know so that you can pack these things.

    Reviewed by Morgan3.4Jan 2023

  • "Superb property in a great location with wonderful views."

    Clean and very well equipped. The open plan is ideal for family gatherings. Nice local village pub with good food within easy walking distance. We would definitely return in the future

    Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful feedback about the The Cottage and local area. We look forward to welcoming you all back. Best wishes, HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Dec 2022

  • "Lovely set up in the cottage and everything spotlessly clean."

    Close to plenty of lovely walks and pubs for food.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed the property and local area. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes, Hideaways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah Jane5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a fantastic holiday with all our family at 'The Cottage', it was spacious, well equipped and set in a beautiful location."

    Our grandchildren loved the table football in the snug. The owners Gillian and Malcolm were very accommodating and the village of St.Briavels has a friendly pub, community shop and ancient castle. Lots to see and do locally. We would thoroughly recommend a stay.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such lovely feedback on your stay. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at The Cottage and we hope to be able to welcome you again one day soon. Best wishes, HideAways. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful and well appointed cottage - comfortable, spacious and warm with ..."

    Beautiful and well appointed cottage - comfortable, spacious and warm with fabulous views Approach lane and parking area very narrow but managed to park 4 cars

    Thank you for providing us with feedback on your stay at The Cottage. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time away and hope to welcome you again one day soon. Best wishes, HideAways. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely property in a fabulous location!"

    Fantastic you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage."

    The house was so well equipped, everything we needed was available to us which can not be underestimated when you have small children with you. The house is truly beautiful, very well looked after and just perfect! Thank you so much!!

    Amazing you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. So pleased you were so happy with everything in the property. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirstie4.7Jun 2022

  • "A gorgeous cottage with the most stunning views!"

    Had a lovely week here with our family, so nice to unwind in the peace and quiet of the beautiful countryside. A short walk into the village for the little shop and pub and we found some lovely walks in the surrounding area. The kitchen and house was very well equipped with everything needed. Thank you!

    Thank you for your lovely review and we're delighted your enjoyed your stay at The Cottage - it does indeed have stunning views! It's great that you made the most of the surrounding area and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic property."

    Warm, spacious and light. Nicely arranged seating areas for conversation, eating and relaxing. Perfect for a group of adults to catch up Set in beautiful village and surrounding area. Plenty to visit and see.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are so pleased you loved The Cottage. We agree this property is fantastic and are so pleased you were able to have a lovely catch up with friends! We hope to welcome you back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2022

  • "Our stay was just for a long weekend but the cottage was very lovely and enhanced our short stay with its comfort and beautiful view over the Wye Valley."

    Everything was as described and even the weather was beautiful in the early Spring sunshine to enhance our visit. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was amazing !"

    Spotlessly clean and really well equipped . Views from both sitting rooms were amazing ! 4 bathrooms was an absolute bonus ! We loved our stay and would definitely recommend!

    Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay at The Cottage and your kind comments are very much appreciated. It is pleasing that our continuing efforts regarding cleanliness of the property are recognised .. thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you both back in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is a truly unique cottage with amazing views from the windows ."

    Your every need has been thought of in this well planned cosy home . We spent many evenings sitting by the log burner watching television and we used the large dining table to sit and play board games . There is also a music system if you want to play music . Make the most of the surrounding countryside and many walks on the doorstep of the cottage . There is also a local pub called the George within walking distance . We had a really relaxing holiday and will definitely be back again soon .

    We are thrilled to hear that you had a delightful time at The Cottage, and enjoyed the views and also exploring the surrounding areas. Please do come again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage - very comfortable and with every amenity - in a beautiful location."

    The view from the lounge was stunning! The owner was extremely helpful and responded to queries immediately. All in all first class accommodation.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Cottage. It's always lovely to hear how much a guest has enjoyed their stay and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jan 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage and would definitely recommend."

    We're glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the feedback, you are welcome to return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Dec 2021

  • "Myself and my family had booked the getaway before covid hit."

    With having to move the date to a year later due to the pandemic we couldn’t wait to finally go away on our mini break! The picturesque location and beautiful cottage did not disappoint. We booked the cottage to be with the family and the layout of the cottage was amazing. We spent some evenings downstairs in the cozy lounge and kitchen and another evening in the games room. There was space to get away and very sociable spaces for us to be all together at breakfast and dinner. The cleanliness of the cottage was amazing. The cottage has such a cozy feel to it. The pictures don’t do the place justice. There isn’t much around the area but with the cottage and the couple of days we were there we were happy to go for walks and stay in. We walked to the pub down the road one day and had a delicious roast dinner. This was our first break in a long time and it has made us want to go back! We will definitely be booking again! Thank you to the amazing owners who were in contact with us a week before we arrived to answer any questions we had. On another note we travelled with a 1 year old and the travel cot, high hair and stair gate they had made our stay so much easier. Thank you again! We couldn’t have asked for a better break! ☺️ Vicky Lowe and family

    Thank you very much for this wonderful feedback. We are delighted to hear that you had such a good time whilst staying with us at The Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Dec 2021

  • "An excellent property in a great location."

    The local pub served good food.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage itself was idyllic as were the surrounding views."

    However the overall cleanliness of the cottage was not great, we weren't allowed in until 5 and had to leave by 9am on the morning off so that it could be deep cleaned. Not entirely sure what is being cleaned it definitely isn't the downstairs bathroom or bedrooms nor under the couch. The owners were lovely via email before and after our stay but believe they should address the cleaning issue.

    Reviewed by Jess3.4Dec 2021

  • "It's a great cottage !"

    ! in a fantastic location with brilliant views.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Nov 2021

  • "Good location, plenty of space for 6 adults & 2 dogs."

    Good local walks, great pub within easy walking distance.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Oct 2021

  • "A truly wonderful and relaxing holiday home, beds were all super comfy and the area was quiet with fabulous views across the Wye Valley."

    We would recommend this house to anyone wanting a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle whilst within easy reach of interesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Cottage is a beautifully presented house in a lovely location."

    The local shop is a 15 minute walk and the local pub is directly opposite. Travelling around by car was easy and considering it was school holidays, the roads were remarkably quiet. The local pub serves really good quality and tasty food at very reasonable prices. The house itself suited our party of 8 adults and 2 dogs perfectly, with plenty of room both indoors and outdoors. Would recommend.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, really delighted that you and the dogs enjoyed your stay and made good use of the facilities available. looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2021

  • "Great location for exploring Wye Valley."

    Great views from cottage on very quiet road, short walk to village centre. Cottage very comfortable and well furnished.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the cottage with a party of 6."

    The property has everything you need for a trip away. All kitchen utensils, towels and lining. The views from the upstairs lounge are spectacular! The town of St Briavels is stunning and the meals served at the local pub (The George) are wonderful. The nearby town of Coleford has butchers and a lidl supermarket to pick up supplies. We utilised the garden BBQ and the outdoor area for dining. Lots of beautiful walks near by with easy commutes to local Cotswolds villages and the town of bath. Thank you so much to Gill for being a fantastic host who was very helpful and responsive. We look forward to returning!

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at The Cottage. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2021

  • "THERE WERE 7 OF US FOR OUR WEEKEND AWAY."

    MUCH NEEDED BREAK AFTER THE YEAR WE HAVE HAD. GREAT WEATHER AND LOTS OF LAUGHS. IDEAL KITCHEN WITH THE BI FOLD DOORS WHEN THE WEATHER IS GOOD. GREAT VIEWS ESPECIALLY FROM THE UPSTAIRS LOUNGE. LOTS OF NICE WALKS. THE LOCAL PUB THE GEORGE INN IS ONLY A SHORT STROLL WHERE THE FOOD IS LOVELY. A LOVELY WEEKEND WAS HAD BY ALL.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at The Cottage. We love getting feedback from our guests and thank you for yours. We hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely time, the accommodation and location was exactly as described."

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at The Cottage. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    We loved our stay - great location, lots of space and it had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2020

  • "A great place to stay with the corona about village pub was great good little ..."

    A great place to stay with the corona about village pub was great good little shop good walks out side the door the house was 10 hope to go again den and ange

    Thank you for your feedback, we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equipped and great for a large party with all the bathrooms."

    Loved the open plan kitchen / diner / lounge, very sociable area. Quite isolated, take a torch! Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jan 2020

  • "We had a fantastic stay, warm and welcoming cottage."

    We would definitely recommend staying here, a great cottage for a group of friends to stay at, with lots of things to do in the local area or a short drive away. The owners were fantastic and very easy to contact and answered and clarified any questions.

    Reviewed by Bethany4.7Nov 2019

  • "We loved the design of the cottage - a beautiful blend of old and new."

    There was plenty of space to share, but also a second sitting room for quiet time if needed. Situated as it is, on the edge of an attractive village was perfect for our family and the community was very friendly towards visitors. The owner was very helpful and the caretaker arrived in the morning of our departure to help us to make sure nothing was left behind, and have a friendly chat. The cottage was very cosy in October but the option of the woodburner in colder times looked really inviting too. This is a beautiful part of the British Isles to explore, and a perfect base to return to in the evenings. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Cottage is a fantastic building."

    ... Old with new...everything for our comfort & convenience was available...the views were stunning....parking available at the top of a short steep drive...Dog owners be aware that there are a few escape places in the garden...but this was overcome by using our extendable lead .....plenty of walks nearby friendly staff in The George pub & helpful shopkeeper in The Pantry....a most enjoyable time was had by all...

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Aug 2019

  • "This is a lovely property with views across to the Brecon Beacons and wonderful sunsets."

    The owner was extremely helpful and and the photograph in the hallway shows the amazing transformation into a modern home. We would stay here again and our favourite room was the upstairs lounge and view.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful but it was too remote for us."

    there was a pub within walking distance but not a paper shop. We do not like to drive once we get there and so I would not go to the location again. There was no bus service on weekends.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Jun 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely and great for a large family or group, the times of arrival and departure could be better, it’s strict as we found out from the feisty housekeeper."

    I like the mix of new and old and the owners have done a great job in renovating. The views are lovely from the large upstairs viewing window. Wi-fi was good and having two sitting rooms worked well for us. I’ve dropped two stars because it’s not clean enough, the windows hadn’t been cleaned, nor the cooker extractor, fire still had wood ash in, dead flies on the window sills, the mattresses in the upstairs room were very comfy but the one in the old section needs replacing.

    Reviewed by Lorraine3.4May 2019

  • "The Cottage is situated on a ridge with spectacular views over a valley within easy walking distance of the village of St Briavels."

    The village is delightful with a castle and a great pub. The Cottage is very well equipped with three bathrooms and a shower room. The upstairs living room had brilliant views and a table football machine. The garden is wild though we did have a very interesting game of Boule on it. In summary the accommodation was great, the views spectacular and the location just right.

    Reviewed by Harry4.7Apr 2019

  • "We spent a very happy week in the Cottage, St Briavel's over Easter."

    It is a very warm, comfortable and spacious cottage that more than accommodated a family of 5. We particularly loved the outstanding views and the walks from our door, and the local villagers are very friendly and helpful too. All round a delightful holiday and we will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Joelle4.4Apr 2019

  • "The wonderful views from every window in the property and especially the upstairs lounge WOW!"

    Reviewed by Melanie4.7Feb 2019

  • "The Cottage is a spacious & very well-equipped mix of traditional and new with some spectacular features emphasising it's tremendous location."

    It proved to be the perfect choice for our family get-together as, despite the disappointingly dismal weather, a great time was had by all. The only downside (with having two toddlers to entertain) is that the extremely narrow roads and footpaths in the immediate vicinity are not child friendly, nor is the 10am check out time. Also, given the 4pm check in time, our 3 night stay only equated to 2 full days in real terms.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2018

  • "The peaceful upper room with the stunning views across the valley were a real bonus giving time to sit and think."

    Having plenty of bathrooms was also great avoiding queues and giving privacy. Well thought out accommodation with a homely touches. Thank yo Malcolm and Gill you helped make a big birthday celebration memorable for all the family.

    Reviewed by Joy4.7Nov 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with good facilities."

    Comfortable for eight adults. Tastefully decorated and the kitchen very well equipped. Felt like a home rather than a holiday rental. A visitors book would be a good idea to write down any comments. We were looking forward to lighting the log burner and searched high and low for matches to no avail!! Had to buy some the next day. (Also, loo roll was in short supply.) We were concerned about our booking with Hideaways as we received no confirmation of payment of the balance or any information about collecting keys, etc which was a bit worrying. We then found that there was a confusion of administration and our booking was cancelled and rebooked for us. Luckily all turned out ok. We spoke to the owner who was very helpful.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2018

  • "The Cottage is situated in a lovely location within walking distance of The George pub which did great food and was dog friendly."

    The views across the valley are stunning as are the sunsets which can be easily viewed through the panoramic windows. As there were eight of us it was great to have two lounges plus a couched reception area so there was plenty of places to sit and relax.The upstairs lounge with tv, chess and tabletop football kept our teen members busy. There were many beautiful walks just a short drive away as well as local ones. Tesco did a home delivery to The Cottage as well which was great. We loved it and hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2018

  • "Great place for a family gathering."

    Beautiful cottage in a very good location. Comfortable, lovely decor, plenty of bathrooms, really like the open plan communal living/dining/room/kitchen. Amazing views, enclosed garden, walks on the doorstep. We loved the village of St Briavels, good for a stroll around, castle, the Pantry and play park v good (and free)\ Forest of Dean and Wye Valley beautiful for walking and running. \

    Claire Bagness

  • ": thought it was a lovely property and would stay again, owner responded quickly to questions"

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x king size double with TV en suite shower, over bath, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin with en suite bathroom, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area and woodburner
  • First floor living room/games room
  • Study with TV
  • Utility.
  • Central heating, woodburner
  • Range-style cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD, WIFI, iPod dock
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Small patio with garden furniture
  • Table football
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 0.5 miles.

The property

Standing in an elevated and private position on the outskirts of the small village of St Briavels, The Cottage enjoys tremendous panoramic views over the Wye Valley below. Originally a small worker’s dwelling, the property benefits from the addition of a much larger, contemporary extension providing bright and spacious accommodation.

Guests will find a fantastic mix of the old and the new when they set foot inside the cottage.

The original part of the cottage retains some period features, such as old stone fireplaces and narrow stairs, while the extension has been thoughtfully designed to provide a wonderful feeling of space and comfort. Particularly impressive are the bi-fold doors along one whole wall of the living area bringing the outdoors in.

Throw in the spectacular views when you are relaxing on the large patio with a glass or two in the evening and you’ll be left with a truly memorable holiday experience.

Accommodation within The Cottage is as follows; one ground floor double, one king size double with TV en suite shower, over bath, basin and WC, one double, one twin with en suite bathroom, basin and WC.

Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. St Briavels stands almost 800 feet above sea level overlooking the Wye Valley, and is only a 10 minute drive from The Forest of Dean.

The village has an ancient moated Royal castle, a communal green, a playground, an art gallery and monthly farmers’ market.

It’s history dates back to the 11th century and beyond – the Hudnall woods, one of King John’s favourite hunting grounds, are one of the few remaining unmanaged woods in the Country.

The Cottage is a brilliant, scenic property for a brilliant family getaway and with plenty of attractions not too far away, you will never be lost for something to do.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

St Briavels

Monmouth 8 miles; Chepstow 9 miles

St Briavels stands almost 800 feet above sea level overlooking the Wye Valley and is only a 10 minute drive from The Forest of Dean. The village has an ancient moated Royal castle, a communal green, a playground, an art gallery and monthly farmers' market. It's history dates back to the 11th Century and beyond - the Hudnall woods, one of King John's favourite hunting grounds, are one of the few remaining unmanaged woods in the Country. Other nearby attractions include Puzzlewood, Clearwell's ancient caves, Symonds Yat with its outstanding views across the Wye Valley and riverside walks and many castles to explore. St Briavels is situated on the English side of the English/Welsh border providing easy access to the historic castles in Monmouthshire, and the foody delights of Abergavenny and the unspoiled and untamed natural beauty of the Breacon Beacons. On the English side of the border the beautiful market towns of Ross-on-Wye, and the cities of Hereford and Gloucester are within an hours drive or less. St Briavels offers easy access to a wealth of beautiful and historic walking trails, including Offa's Dyke. The area provides opportunities for many outdoor activities including cycling, caving, canoeing and abseiling. 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 on horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are for the more adventurous, whilst fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities in this unspoilt area. The ancient caves of Clearwell are nearby, as are the Gloucestershire Way and Offa's Dyke Path. Symonds Yat boasts natural scenery and straddles the beautiful River Wye with its magnificent limestone outcrop, popular with climbers, and well-known for its viewpoint. Visit the nearby historic walled town of Chepstow with its impressive Norman Castle and the celebrated racecourse, whilst the pretty market town of Monmouth, with its mixture 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 offer excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. The unspoilt Brecon Beacons National Park and Black Mountains, as well as lovely Cotswold towns and villages are just a little further afield as are the cities of Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cardiff, Newport, and just across the Severn Bridge, Bristol and Bath. St Briavels is ideally placed for enjoying the delights of Gloucestershire at any time of the year.

Please note £25 charge per pet.
Please note there is a £200 Good housekeeping bond payable to the owner prior to arrival, account details will be sent once you final balance is received.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas