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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Facilities were very good, every thing you could want for a stay. Master bedroom is large and beds are very comfortable, plenty of extra bedding and towels. Kitchen is large and has everything you could need. There's 3 bedrooms, a sitting/games room, lounge, kitchen , laundry+ room and conservatory. Every thing was very clean. Lovely location for forest walks. I managed to blow a fuse by plugging in a faulty charger, the owner answered my call straight away and told me where the consumer unit was, so sorted. My one small comment would be there is only one en suite in the master bedroom, so other guest would have to go downstairs to use the toilet downstairs in the laundry/shower/toilet room or go into the master bedroom. Not a problem for us as only 2 of us stayed. Once again I have to say we loved your cottage and certainly recommend it thank you.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Nov 2023

  • "Cottage was very nice and authentic."

    Lovely setting big rooms and comfy. Well thought out and all you need for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a great time."

    Clean and with good quality furnishings. Lots of space. Ideally located for the Forest of Dean Mountain Bike centre which is a 4 mile cycle from pippins , mostly off road, and the cottage also has a garage for bike storage.

    Reviewed by Philip4.1Oct 2023

  • "This is a cracking cottage."

    Has 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, 2 shower rooms and a large kitchen diner. Although there was only the 2 of us on this occasion, there is plenty of room for a family getaway. The facilities were spot on, everything you could ask for, like home from home. Log fire was a dream to ward off the chills of the evening, but to be fair we were lucky with the weather during the day for the week we were there. Although we didn't use the garden, it is very secluded and can see it being a lovely sun trap in summer - also enclosed so no issues with either little uns or dogs getting away from you. It's not detached, but we didn't have any issues with the neighbours or any noise when we were there - and lovely doris (sheep) and friends were there to greet us every time we came out of the cottage. There are many scenic walks from the doorstep, but it is a short walk to village pub and shops if you didn't want to venture far. Would I recommend this cottage? Yes indeed I would and if ever I want to return to the area, I know where I will look first.

    Reviewed by Debbi5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a fantastic week at Pippins."

    The cottage is spacious, comfortable and well kitted out to cover all of our needs. Nice little welcome pack of wine & shortbread from the owners. Decent Chinese & chip shops close by, shop in the village & supermarket only a few miles away. Great base for exploring the area, and loved the sheep right outside the gate

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2023

  • "We thought the cottage was detached but was a semi."

    The bathroom backed on to nextdoors small garden. The bathroom itself is very dated also a lot of the doubleglazing needs replacing as the seals have gone and are full of condensation. But the worst thing was all the sheep mess it was every where and you could not avoid treading in it. We sometimes had a dozen sheep sleeping right outside the front gate. There was no mention about the sheep mess in your information of course. We would not stay at Pippins again sorry!! David Basten

    I am sorry that your stay was spoiled by the sheep. The sheep are allowed to graze in the Forest of Dean. It has been very hot and sunny recently and outside our front gate is a shady spot that they are therefore naturally drawn to. Recently there has been more sheep mess than usual and I have been clearing it regularly; but of course this only happen once a week. I have just checked the property details and I cannot find any mention of Pippins being detached. Strictly speaking I would say it is an end of terrace. You are quite correct that some of the double glazing panels need replacing and it is on the list of maintenance thanks for reminding me! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David2.8Jun 2023

  • "We had a Lovely stay in Pippins."

    The cottage is comfortable and central to lots of attractions near by. Everything you need is provided and it's a nice touch having a welcome package and some log for the wood burner to get you started. Big garden for the kids to play in and some books and games to keep them occupied too. Beautiful area, we thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to the Wye valley and the Forest of Dean.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7May 2023

  • "We had a fabulous time at pippins."

    There was wine in the fridge, and biscuits left for our arrival with was a very nice touch. The property was large and comfortable the master bedroom has a large bed which was very comfy. Pippins is well situated for walks in the forest and only a short walk to the village shops.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Feb 2023

  • "A very well presented property."

    Situated in a lovely quiet location. Spacious and comfortable rooms, warm and cozy and nicely furnished. Pippins was surely a "home away from home" experience. Chris even kindly provided us with a Christmas tree as our booking coincided with the festive season. Would definitely return to Pippins.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage in a lovely location!"

    The location is set in beautiful countryside and in a very quiet location- we weren’t disturbed by anyone around and in the mornings you could hear owls and birds from the windows. Sheep also love to roam free nearby! The cottage itself is incredibly spacious- our family of 6 all had plenty of room to move freely. There is an added bonus of the children’s playroom for them to break off into as well. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable and the added extra of a utility room and downstairs toilet is great. The log burning stove was so lovely to sit in front of and provided some nice extra warmth on the chillier nights. The owners have clearly taken the time to think of anything and everything that you could need in a home away from home and I can’t think of anything we wished we had with us. There’s a travel cot, baby bath and wooden highchair provided for babies which is much better than some other cottages we’ve been to. The downstairs toilet is the only toilet available for everyone to use as upstairs there’s an en suite- this was a bit tricky for our 3 year old to get to in the night so was a bit of a downside and the playroom doesn’t have a radiator so a bit cold- although the owners have got extra heaters that could have been used. Overall a great stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Nov 2022

  • "We REALLY enjoyed our stay at Pippins and I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the area."

    The house was lovely, spacious, well equipped, and comfortable. Above all it was very clean and it's clear the owners put a great deal of personal effort in to maintaining the house and its presentation. We we very happy with our stay here and appreciate the personal touch this house shows. As for the area, again, very impressed. There were so many things to do in and around Bream that we could happily have spent another week there. Excellent all round - Thanks!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely clean house with excellent communication pre arrival."

    It was very spacious, warm and the furniture and fittings were of a high quality.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Sep 2022

  • "The house was very clean, comfortable and well-equipped."

    It's a good base for exploring the Wye valley and the Forest of Dean. we had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Cathy4.7Jul 2022

  • "This is a very comfortable cottage in a very peaceful location."

    Everything was provided and some very nice extras as well. I think the property could be improved with some structural work upstairs to provide a separate bathroom if 4 adults are sharing. For just the two of us it was lovely.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jun 2022

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

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 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 Olusola4.7Apr 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 Rachel5.0Mar 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 Matthew5.0Feb 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 Nathan4.4Dec 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 Mary5.0Sep 2021

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

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 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 Colin5.0Aug 2021

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

    Pleasant, homely cottage.

    Reviewed by Amanda3.8Jul 2021

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

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2021

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

    Pippins had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Jun 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.

    4.7May 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 Helen5.0Oct 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 Steve5.0Sep 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 Keith5.0Feb 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 Louise3.8Feb 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 Kathryn3.8Jan 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 Natasha5.0Nov 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 Joan5.0Sep 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 Ian5.0Aug 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 Mel4.7Apr 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 Zoe4.1Apr 2019

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

    Reviewed by Marilyn3.8Mar 2019

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

    Reviewed by James4.7Dec 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 Patricia5.0Nov 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 Janet4.7Aug 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 Lindsay5.0Jul 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 Janice4.7Jun 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 Cynthia5.0Jun 2018

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

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7May 2018

  • "Exactly what we were looking for."

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

    Reviewed by Elan4.8Dec 2017

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

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 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 Jeffrey4.8Oct 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 with so much to do, it is perfect for a fun family holiday.

You have a choice of sitting rooms with this property, both come with comfortable seating and are ideal spots to sit and relax when you're not out exploring what this thriving area has to offer.

The fitted kitchen diner is spacious and tastefully decorated, providing all of the essential equipment along with a fantastic oil-fired Rayburn.

The ground floor of Pippins also has a bright and fresh conservatory with seating, and a spacious shower room with a baby changing counter, perfect for families.

The first floor is accessed via a staircase, typical for a stone cottage of this period, being a bit steeper and narrower than the more modern variety and boasts three pleasant bedrooms, all with delightful bed linen and one with a stylish en-suite shower room.

The garden that comes with Pippins is an excellent spot to sit in the sun, you have the choice of the brilliant lawn brimming with fruit trees, or a patio area with a picnic bench where you can enjoy a refreshing drink or even alfresco dining.Pippins overlooks a pleasant grassy field right next to the Forest of Dean which was once a royal hunting ground.

Sheep and wild boar roam free in the Forest so care should be taken when driving in the area.

The village of Bream is the ideal place to have your holiday, it offers the usual shops, restaurants and cafés, as well as activities such as caving, abseiling and a high ropes course are available.

Nearby there is the Wye Valley AONB, offering fantastic opportunities and natural beauty, the stunning River Severn is also nearby.

Pippins is a fantastic cottage in a beautiful 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.

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas