4.9★ Sykes rating 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Pets Yes Features Off road parking Ground floor bedroom Garden / Patio Pub/shop < 1 mile Washing machine Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews lovely (22) hosts (19) location (18) kathy (16) cottage (16) recommend (15) 47 Customer Reviews "We had a most enjoyable stay at the Stable and a very warm welcome from Kathy, Russell and the delightful Charlie the dog." The property is very comfortable, spotlessly clean, with everything you need if you want to self cater. There are books, games, information leaflets and an ordnance survey map. It is in a very beautiful part of the country with many places of interest within a short distance. Hi L & A. We're so pleased you enjoyed you stay at the Stable, Charlie definitely enjoyed you being here! Thank you for your lovely comments & feedback. It was great to meet you & hear about your adventures whilst you were here. Best wishes K,R & C. Property Owner Reviewed by Lyn5.0★Oct 2023 "Kathy was very welcoming and the lemon drizzle cake amazing." The property very comfortable and clean. If you want peace and quiet this is the place for you. Lots of lovely places to visit very close by.we would go here again. Thanks Ann Ruth and Luna the sausage dog. Hi Ladies. Thank you for the great comments & feedback. It was nice to meet you & hear about your days out, we're glad you had an enjoyable stay in the Forest. Best wishes K,R & C Property Owner Reviewed by Ruth5.0★Sep 2023 "What a wonderful place to stay, with lovely views and so peaceful." The owners, Kathy and Russell, couldn't have been more welcoming and the lemon drizzle cake was the best. To top it all, our son loved being greeted by Charlie wanting to play 'fetch' every time we arrived back after a day out. I don't know who wore the other out first! Thank you for a fantastic holiday. Hi The B Family. Thank you for the fabulous comments, really pleased you enjoyed your holiday here in the Forest. Yes, Charlie was really sad after his playmate left, they had a lot of fun. Hope your journey home was good. Best wishes K,R & C. Property Owner Reviewed by Gaynor5.0★Sep 2023 "We loved staying at the stable for our first holiday in 5 years." We couldn’t have asked for a better location, right on the doorstep of the forest and the property suited our needs perfectly. Kathy, Russell and Charlie the Collie were very welcoming. Russel was very helpful with suggestions on places to visit and activities to keep the kids entertained. Hi The P Family. Very glad you enjoyed your holiday here in the Forest & thank you for the lovely feedback. It was great to hear about your adventures whilst you were here. Best wishes Property Owner Reviewed by Jason5.0★Aug 2023 "Fabulous location on the doorstep of the Forest of Dean, stunning views and incredibly peaceful." The accommodation itself was spotless upon arrival and had all the amenities required for either a long or short stay. We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a break in the Cotswolds Hi The T Family thanks for the great feedback, it was lovely to meet you all So glad you enjoyed your holiday here in the Forest despite the 'black mamba' & scary 'kangaroo'!! Best wishes Property Owner Reviewed by James5.0★Aug 2023 "Lovely accommodation in a beautiful setting!" The owners were really friendly and gave some useful tips for things to do Hi. Thank you for the lovely comments, sorry the weather wasn't great for you. Thank you for the treats you left for Charlie - he loved them. Best wishes Property Owner Reviewed by Brett4.1★Jul 2023 "Excellent hosts, welcoming but not intrusive." Lovely cottage, very well equipped. Really nice peaceful location with a truly friendly pub half a mile away. Would highly recommend. Hi Both. So glad you enjoyed your holiday here in the Forest. It was lovely to meet you & thank you for the great feedback. Best wishes Property Owner Reviewed by Anne5.0★Jul 2023 "We had a lovely week at The Stables, Kathy and Russell were great hosts." The property was very well equipped and comfortable. Great if you have a dog as there is a lovely enclosed garden and paddock plus lovely walks on the doorstep. The Stables is perfectly situated for exploring the Forest of Dean which is beautiful. We would definitely want to visit The Stables again and highly recommend it. Hi to you both. So glad you enjoyed your stay here in the Forest, thank you for your great feedback. It was lovely to meet you & exchange chat about our projects. Hope you enjoy the ret of you summer. Best wishes Property Owner Reviewed by Sharon5.0★Jun 2023 "A wonderful relaxing week at The Stable @ Rose Cottage." Kathy & Russell are very welcoming, the Lemon Drizzle cake was delicious and musn't forget Charlie the very friendly dog. The location is so peaceful and we had a great time. Plenty of pubs around to eat out in the evening as we did. HI Both Thanks for the great feedback, it was great to meet you & hear about your adventures whilst you were here in the Forest. Enjoy your summer. Best wishes Property Owner Reviewed by Paul5.0★May 2023 "A lovely peaceful location and a very comfortable cottage." Easy to access many areas of the Forest by car and a footpath close to the cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, found it very relaxing. Owners very friendly and helpful, would not hesitate to recommend. thank you for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay Best wishes Property Owner Reviewed by Janice4.4★May 2023 "Fantastic place to stay ." Kathy and Russell are wonderful hosts and the lemon drizzle cake was lovely and went down a treat . The location is great for visiting local attractions and every morning we enjoyed our morning walk in the woods spotting the deer and listening to the birds singing. Would highly recommend ‘The Stable ‘ Thanks for the lovely feedback , It was great to meet you both & so glad you got to enjoy our Forest inhabitants, We must create a Wildlife Safari Challenge for guests!! !Hope the rest of your time away went well. Best wishes. Property Owner Reviewed by Louise5.0★Apr 2023 "Fantastic place owners extremely helpful would recommend to anyone" Glad you enjoyed your stay , Thank you for the great feedback. Best wishes. Property Owner Reviewed by Hilary5.0★Apr 2023 "Just came back from a wonderful stay here at the stables." Fantastic location to explore the area. Lovely local pubs and walks. Kathy and Russell are great hosts, the lemon drizzle was amazing. Amber found new friend in Charlie too. We would definitely return. Hi - Thanks for the great feedback . It was lovely to meet you all, esp the gorgeous Amber (I think she wanted to stay longer!!) Have a Happy Easter weekend. Property Owner Reviewed by Suzy5.0★Mar 2023 "Cannot recommend highly enough." Beautiful, peaceful location. Barn was clean and comfortable and very well equipped. Hosts were fabulous and went above and beyond. Hi The C....Family. Thanks for your great feedback - Glad you had a relaxing break . Charlie is missing his playmates! Enjoy the rest of the summer. Property Owner Reviewed by Caroline5.0★Aug 2022 "Had amazing 5 days, cottage was beautiful and clean had every thing you needed ." Ross and Kathy and Charlie their dog were so friendly made myself my mom and her dog feel very welcome . Definitely going back Would highly recommend this place . Hi Marie, Sue & Ellie. Thanks for the great feedback,& the new dog ball!! Look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner Reviewed by marie5.0★Jul 2022 "Nicely presented stable conversion with everything you need." Good instructions on how to get there. Bed comfortable, living area was well planned out. Compact shower room, WC and basin. Towels provided. Highlight for me, the bird feeders.....plus birds! Usual garden birds but also saw a spotted woodpecker, and 2 jays together! Great location! Thanks you for your kind feedback Elaine, we're glad you got to see our 'locals'!! Property Owner Reviewed by Elaine K5.0★Apr 2022 "The photos didn’t do it justice." It was a little piece of heaven. Reviewed by Diane5.0★Oct 2021 "Kathy and Russel were wonderful hosts with a beautiful cottage in a gorgeous location." Reviewed by Thomas5.0★May 2021 "The holiday cottage was in an idyllic location, the hosts went above and beyond." Would definitely recommend. Reviewed by Cathy4.7★Apr 2021 "The location was lovely and peaceful, the hosts were very pleasant and helpful" Reviewed by Anne4.7★Oct 2020 "The Stable had everything we needed for a lovely holiday." The hosts were welcoming, helpful and kind. The location was great for visiting local attractions and walking in the forest. We enjoyed spending time at the Stable and relaxing in the beautiful surroundings. Reviewed by Tracy5.0★Sep 2020 "We had an amazing stay at The Stable @Rose Cottage." We will definitely be booking here again. The hosts were lovely and very welcoming. Reviewed by Emma5.0★Aug 2020 "The stable@rose cottage was a lovely place to stay for a week, the owners Kathy ..." The stable@rose cottage was a lovely place to stay for a week, the owners Kathy and Russell were very welcoming, and our dog gizmo very much enjoyed the company of Charlie, i loved the cake and fresh flowers when we arrived, and the area that the stable had was great, we had a couple of nights sat around the lovely fire pit, My wife and I both said we would love to visit again, there are many lovely walks and pubs about the area, and my daughter and her friend both enjoyed searching for wild boar, which we was lucky enough to see Reviewed by Dave5.0★Aug 2020 "A lovely comfortable barn-conversion, fresh and clean with some lovely little touches such as fresh flowers and a delicious home-made cake to welcome us." The owners were so welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Decor and furniture was all new and modern and we had everything we required for self-catering for the week. Children loved Charlie the dog and we had many lovely days out in the surrounding area. Would certainly recommend this cottage! Reviewed by Rachel4.7★Jul 2020 "Lovely cottage in a fabulous location." Perfect for dogs and a very safe enclosed garden for children. The area is in the outskirts of the forest, only a short drive from the vast array of activities. Hosts Kathy and Russell were brilliant and really helpful advising us about where to visit in the area. We look forward to returning next year. Reviewed by Annabel5.0★Jul 2020 "A lovely place to stay, exactly as described." Lovely welcoming touches such as milk in the fridge, tea & coffee, a lovely homemade cake and flowers. The owners were so welcoming and helpful. There was a super garden space that was secure for our dog with a field we could also use (once again secure). I would not hesitate to recommend staying here. Reviewed by Sharon5.0★Sep 2019 "The owners we're so friendly and welcoming." Everything you need is there. The views are stunning and my son loved running around. Everything is enclosed so we knew he was safe. The owners dog Charlie is so cute too. We enjoyed throwing him his ball. We was lucky with the weather too going during a heat wave. I'd love to come back Reviewed by Jenna5.0★Jul 2019 "Was really nice place ." ..kathy and Russel very hhelpful..would definitely be going back here again with our 2 Dogs Reviewed by Mark5.0★Jul 2019 "We found The Stable clean and modern with everything we needed." It was in a great location for the Forest of Dene, with sheep and boar able to roam beyond the external gates. The owners Kathy and Russell were easy to chat to, and our dog had a great time playing with their Border Collie Charlie in their paddock which was adjacent to The Stable's garden. The spacious enclosed garden was also a nice touch. We really enjoyed our stay; would stay again if we were that way and would definitely recommend to others. Reviewed by Olivia4.7★Jul 2019 "The cottage has beautiful views a pleasure to sit outside for meals." The owners are fantastic, very friendly and helpful. A very useful base for touring the area. The second bedroom quite small but the cottage very well equipped. Reviewed by Wendy4.7★Jun 2019 "Idyllic setting on the edge of the forest with lovely walks in every direction." We had a wonderful time exploring and then relaxing! The owners were fantastic too. Reviewed by Madeleine5.0★May 2019 "Wonderful location run by a lovely couple." Reviewed by Marianne4.7★Apr 2019 "Such a lovely place to stay and lovely host both Cathy and her husband" Reviewed by Bex5.0★Mar 2019 "Excellent hosts and a warm welcome Good position for walking" Reviewed by Garry4.7★Dec 2018 "The accommodation was spotless, warm, comfortable and well equipped." We could not have asked for more and we were greeted with fresh flowers and a delicious home made cake! The information on your website was completely accurate and perfectly reflected what was available. We would definitely be happy to visit again and to use your company again. Many thanks. Reviewed by Jill5.0★Nov 2018 "Great area to visit." Kathy and Russell couldn't do enough to help. Garden and paddock excellent for dog who had so much fun playing with Charlie Kathy's collie. We enjoyed it so much already looking at rebooking next yeat Reviewed by Neil5.0★Oct 2018 "Very welcoming hosts and Charlie the dog." Cathy and Russell always had time for a chat or to offer advice when asked. Beautiful setting with lots of safe space for grandson and our dog to run around in. Easy access to walks and places of interest. Reviewed by Christobel5.0★Sep 2018 "A lovely location and a comfortable cottage." Kathy and Russell are perfect hosts, loads of information and local knowledge. All this and lemon drizzle cake! Can’t fault it, will definitely recommend (and have already done so). Reviewed by Rosemary5.0★Sep 2018 "The hosts at this cottage are lush - they are so welcoming and make the stay so lovely." Reviewed by Claire5.0★Aug 2018 "Excellent base to explore from, walk right from the cottage into the Forest of Dean." Lovely light and airy cottage with fantastic view. Really helpful 'hosts', who provided yummy lemon cake for us. Lots of local wildlife too. Reviewed by Ak5.0★Jul 2018 "Wonderful break, exactly what we needed." Lovely surroundings, accommodation and the owners were welcoming and helped us discover lots of places to go. Highly recommended. Reviewed by Joshua5.0★Jul 2018 "The hosts couldn't do enough to help us enjoy our holiday, they were friendly and gave us lots of information about the area." The cottage was ideal for our dog as the garden is enclosed so that we could all relax. The accommodation was immaculate, the area stunning and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to our friends. Reviewed by Brian5.0★Jun 2018 "We had a wonderful holiday at Rose Cottage" Reviewed by Philip5.0★May 2018 "Fantastic home from home accommodation, very well equipped & comfortable." Excellent base for walks in the forest & friendly hosts. Would definitely recommend! Reviewed by Kate5.0★Mar 2018 "Gracious,friendly and helpful hosts." Perfect location We had a brilliant holiday. Reviewed by Andrea4.8★Aug 2017 "This is a beautiful property with amazing views." We were made to feel very welcome when we arrived and throughout our stay. No problems whatsoever and we look forwarded to returning soon. Reviewed by Jackie5.0★Feb 2017 "We had a fantastic time and our hosts were amazing and very accommodating." Reviewed by Kevin4.8★Oct 2016 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Summary All ground floor Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks Shower room with shower, basin and WC Open plan living area with kitchen inc, dining area and sitting area. Off road parking for 1 car 40 meters away - Please be aware the access to the property is via a path Oil central heating Electric oven and hob, microwave, shared use of washing machine in drying room fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, selection of games Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Front lawned garden with furniture and BBQ One well-behaved dog welcome Sorry, no smoking Shop and pub 1 mile Note: Mobile phone reception can be limited in the cottage with some providers. The property Yorkley 1.1 miles. A superb all ground floor barn conversion set in the grounds of the owner's home on the southern edge of the Forest of Dean. A bright and cheery feel is evident as you enter this property with its spacious open plan living area complete with kitchen, dining area to seat all guests, and comfortable sitting area from where the lovely views can be enjoyed. The two bedrooms are positioned at either end of the living area, both with views over the garden and countryside beyond. Two sets of doors from the living area lead to the front garden, a pleasant area to sit, relax and take in the sounds of the countryside, enjoy alfresco dining or a summer barbecue. Next door to the cottage is a useful drying room with washing machine. Enjoy walks or bike rides from the cottage and perhaps stop for refreshment at one of the traditional pubs in the area or visit one of the many farm shops. For the more active there is an abundance of activities to be enjoyed in the forest. Just a short drive away are the ancient caves of Clearwell, the riverside town of Ross-on-Wye and the Severn Estuary, famous for its tidal bore, and a delight for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts. A wonderful cottage for a romantic break or small family holiday, to be enjoyed all year round. View on map About the location YORKLEY Clearwell 5.5 miles; Symonds Yat 13.6 miles; Ross-on-Wye 14.8 miles. A thriving village on the southern edge of the wonderful Forest of Dean with an excellent pub and village shop offering many lovely walks and cycle routes in all directions. The RSPB Nagshead Reserve is home to many rare woodland birds and offers interesting events for all ages throughout the year. 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 eerie caverns and ancient caves of Clearwell are close by, as are the Gloucestershire Way and Offa's Dyke Path. Close by, Symonds Yat boasts natural scenery and straddles the beautiful River Wye with its magnificent limestone 'rock', popular with climbers, and well-known for its viewpoint. Visit the historic 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 offering excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. The unspoilt Malvern Hills, Brecon Beacons National Park and Black Mountains, as well as lovely Cotswold towns and villages are just a little further afield.