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Bream, Gloucestershire (Ref. 966511)


(34 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Brilliant place to stay, great location, lovely house and gardens, fully equipped"

    Reviewed by SheilaMay 2022

  • "Our stay was very comfortable and the views from our rooms were just stunning."

    The property had all you needed to get a meal going as soon as you got in. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and had lots of fun things to do in the Forest of Dean.

    Reviewed by OlusolaApr 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    Very clean, not cluttered - plenty of space for all our things, even with 4 adults a toddler and a baby! Having a travel cot, high chair and baby bath at the house meant we could travel lighter so greatly appreciated. Very useful info pack, map and leaflets. Short walk uphill to the village chippy, and near enough to Chepstow, Symonds yat, or over the bridge to bristol for lots of choice for day trips. Overall a great holiday facilitated by lovely accomodation! Thankyou

    Reviewed by RachelMar 2022

  • "What a wonderful property, perfectly located to explore the Forest of Dean."

    The photos of the property don’t quite do it justice to how spacious and comfortable it is! We were able to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of normal life. The beds were very comfortable and it was a wonderful experience to wake up open the curtains and watch the sunrise over the forest. Everything you could need from a holiday cottage, highly recommended.

    Thank you for your kind comments. The features you pick out are exactly the ones that we most value about Pippins. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MatthewFeb 2022

  • "We had a fantastic weekend stay at Pippins Cottage."

    The cottage is bigger than it appears in the photos and it was very cosy and absolutely loved the wood burner. The only drawback for us was that the bed in the master bedroom was made up of two separate mattresses and kept falling into the middle. Other than that the cottage is in a lovely area and is very close to a selection of woods to walk through and explore. The sheep are free roaming in the area and are very friendly - they love a good carrot if you have any spare.

    Thank you for your feedback about the bed. I am sorry to hear that you had problem with the master bed. Following your comments I had a look at it to see if something had broken. It all looked OK and I could not see how anything , let alone a person, could fall through. Glad you had a good stay apart from that. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NathanDec 2021

  • "Everything possible done to make us comfortable and welcome - even a bottle of wine in the fridge and a log fire left ready for us to light."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2021

  • "Lovely and comfortable cottage in a beautiful area with so much to do close by."

    Reviewed by LisaSep 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage in a great area, lots to see and do all within easy reach."

    Forrest of Dean Railway, Lydney Hasrbour, Raglan & Chepstow castles along with many more. the cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, the only problem might be the narrow staircase. Parking is on the grass outside the cottage, just watch out for the sheep poo it's everywhere as sheep roam freely in the village. The village has a chippy, coffee shop, and a good-sized Co-op, we tried all three. Overall we had a great week!!!

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2021

  • "Fantastic location to visit all areas of Forest of Dean."

    Pleasant, homely cottage.

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and had all we needed."

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2021

  • "A lovely place to stay, very well situated for visiting the area."

    Pippins had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by MaxineJun 2021

  • "Pleasant little cottage - well equipped with comfortable bed and good ensuite."

    Complimentary shortbread and wine was nice touch. Great conservatory and pleasant garden which we could not really use as the weather was poor.

    May 2021

  • "We stayed over the wettest weekend in October but the cottage was so cosy we hardly noticed."

    Everything very well set up, we had everything we needed. Very close to all the activities we had planned. We had a super weekend in Pippins

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2020

  • "Such a wonderful property."

    Boasting 3 good size bed rooms and benefitting from 2 lounges downstairs - one perfect for children - our 15 month old loved playing with his toys in his new play room. The kitchen was excellent and is well kitted out. There was an option of a high chair and travel cot, even a baby bath in the utility, which again shows that the owners have really thought about how to make the property feel like a home away from home. The location of the property is excellent, alot of trails are 15minutes away. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2020

  • "A very well equipped holiday home , all very clean and cosy for our weeks stay at the end of February ."

    We would like to return here in the future , and will recommend to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by KeithFeb 2020

  • "Very relaxed feeling - granddaughter able to crawl about happily ."

    High chair good, but travel cot mattress v thin. No bath, but baby bath provided. Good bedrooms, comfy beds, good quality bedding and towels. Great kitchen - with large table. High winds blew Rayburn out on 2 of 3 nights so no radiators. Great wood burning stove! Chris very helpful and arranged for Rayburn to be relit (tricky job - needs an expert) Garden will be lovely in spring & summer. Would love to stay again, if only to have another attempt at the devilishly difficult jigsaw which I couldn’t manage to complete!!

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and cosy lovely welcome of chilled wine in the fridge and well stocked log pile."

    cottage was comfortable and met our needs.

    Reviewed by KathrynJan 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage in a lovely location."

    So close to many great attractions for adults and children. The cottage itself was cosy and very inviting. It may have been November when we stayed but the fire was on and made our stay even better. The kitchen is a great set up and we had everything we needed and more for our family of 5. Thankyou, we would love to return!

    Reviewed by NatashaNov 2019

  • "The Forest of Dean area is brilliant for a holiday with a family."

    Grandparents,parents and a 2/3 year old all had a great time.Lots of walking and exploring the Forest trails but also Chepstow Castle and of course the steam trains! Pippins is situated in a quiet village and is very close to all local attractions.It is comfortable and well equipped with a lovely garden.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth JoanSep 2019

  • "Great location close to the Forest of Dean and many points of interest also ..."

    Great location close to the Forest of Dean and many points of interest also numerous walks within a 10 mile radius and on the doorstep

    Reviewed by IanAug 2019

  • "The cottage is really comfortable and cosy."

    We loved the kitchen and the decor in the bedrooms especially. The lack of upstairs communal bathroom is fine once you get used to going up and down the stairs at night. The location is lovely right opposite an enclosure with sheep and with walking access in to the Forest of Dean. We hired bikes from Parkend which is walking distance and our grandparents were able to explore the area using their bus passes! We had a really nice family gathering and the cottage was ideal for us. The extra living room/bedroom downstairs was great for my teenage son who didn't want to share with his mum! The people in Bream are very friendly too.

    Reviewed by ZoeApr 2019

  • "There are plenty of things to do regardless of age."

    Pippins itself has a lovely little garden where you can just chill if you don't feel like doing anything. You may need to get used to sheep though as they are everywhere including sat in the middle of the road or, looking expectantly for food at the garden gate.

    Reviewed by MelApr 2019

  • "Could not find an iron or ironing board ,but everything else was to hand"

    Reviewed by MarilynMar 2019

  • "Holiday cottage was clean and comfortable and exactly as stated"

    Reviewed by JamesDec 2018

  • "Pippins is a beautiful holiday let, very spacious, and had every facility we needed, and more."

    The hosts left a lovely welcome tray to get us started which was just what we needed after such a long drive. Lots of things to do in the area, just perfect for a break.

    Reviewed by PatriciaNov 2018

  • "Great cottage."

    Woodburner was essential on what was a very wet weekend at times. Beds comfortable and the area quiet. Well located for Forest of Dean activities.

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2018

  • "A lovely cottage, very well equipped and plenty of room for our family of 5."

    Very clean and nicely decorated throughout. Ideally situated for exploring all the attractions the local area has to offer.

    Reviewed by LindsayJul 2018

  • "We had a super holiday at Pippins in Bream."

    It was such a hot week we didn't always fancy going out with our little grandson - he just wanted to stay and play in the lovely garden or playroom. Pippins was well equipped, comfortable and clean. The only inaccuracy about the info we we're given was that the local pub which we were led to believe normally did food, didn't, and hadn't for a while as they were awaiting the start of some renovations. There were good places a drive away but it would have been good not to have to drive as it was hot and we all like to have a glass of wine. But! No worries! Thank you Mr & Mrs Stone for a super holiday venue and thanks to Sykes for your outstanding service as usual.

    Reviewed by JaniceJun 2018

  • "Pippins is a really lovely house in a fantastic location."

    The cottage is very spacious and our bedroom was massive .It was very well equipped. The owners left us basics plus wine which was very well received after our long journey.As the weather was so lovely we spent lots of evenings in the enclosed garden.If we were going back to the area I would love to visit Pippins again.All in all a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by CynthiaJun 2018

  • "As reported direct to Mr and Mrs Stone, the cottage listing could do with a warning regarding the steep stairs."

    Reviewed by DanielMay 2018

  • "Exactly what we were looking for."

    Great cottage for children too. Clean and comfortable. Thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by ElanDec 2017

  • "Relaxing and inviting cottage with good facilities for families"

    Reviewed by AngelaDec 2017

  • "Pippins is a lovely cottage: clean, cosy and welcoming."

    The owners are very helpful. We had a great time exploring the mountain bike trails at Cannop and in the local woods, and enjoyed a beautiful walk around Symonds Yat. The kids loved the play areas on the green across the (very quiet) road. Overall, a really great holiday. Thanks!

    Reviewed by JeffreyOct 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with a woodburning stove
  • Second sitting room with sofa bed
  • Conservatory.
  • Oil central heating ( on from October until end of April )
  • Woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, oil Rayburn, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike/canoe storage in lockable garage
  • Enclosed south-facing lawned garden with terraced area with picnic bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: This property accepts a maximum of 6 adults, and 1 infant
  • Note: As this property is a traditional cottage, the stairs are steeper than normal

The property

A charming, fresh cottage that sits wonderfully in the village of Bream in Gloucestershire.

Pippins, originally built in 1814, is a traditionally built two up two down stone cottage that has been sensitively extended whilst preserving the best of the old world charm.

Pippins is well-decorated and comes in a location...

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About the location


Coleford 3 miles; Lydney 4 miles; Monmouth 8 miles; Ross-on-Wye 20 miles.

The pretty village of Bream offers magnificent views of the Royal Forest of Dean to the Cotswold Hills beyond. Clearwell with its ancient caves and eerie caverns and the village of St Briavels with its castle are also close by. The magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest, offers numerous trails that can be explored on foot, cycle or 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. Just a short drive away is the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye, with timbered Tudor houses, excellent shops, pubs and restaurants all in the heart of rural Herefordshire. This unspoilt area has something to offer all tastes at any time of the year.

Region Information

Note: This property accepts a maximum of 6 adults, and 1 infant.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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