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About Time Cottage

Parkend, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1062726)



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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Its a shame that the property details do not let you know that there are real problems with mobile phone coverage in the area."

    Whilst people with smart phones can use wifi anyone with an older / more basic phone will not be able to make / receive calls or texts. We could not contact one member of our party who arrived separately and spent ages trying to find the cottage.

    Reviewed by ValerieMay 2022

  • "Really great stay here - plenty of social space for everyone to get together."

    Would be happy to recommend About Time Cottage to anyone looking to stay in the area

    Reviewed by PhilyApr 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable family weekend get-together for my 70th at the cottage."

    Our only observation is that due to the open spiral staircase, and exposed wooden floors, noise travelled up to the second floor, and down to the ground floor from the sitting room on the first floor. Perhaps some rugs/floor coverings would reduce the noise?

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "Beautiful house, well kept and spotlessly clean."

    Comfortable, warm and a generous welcome package was a lovely surprise. Friendly and helpful owners, thank you.

    Reviewed by SaskiaMar 2022

  • "Everything was great."

    Very spacious and well equipped. One minor thing the dishwasher door is not easy to open and very slow. Would definitely recommend to friends.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have now repaired the dishwasher door. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SallyFeb 2022

  • "Great location, comfy, cosy house."

    Very caring owners and the welcome treats were greatly appreciated. Well equipped bedrooms and lovely towels! The pool table was a big hit in the lounge but could be a bigger size. Just a couple of things let the property down. The TV in the lounge could definitely do with updating to a Smart TV and the kitchen needs some attention. The smaller half of the oven doesn’t work and the dishwasher is tricky to open, getting wedged on the plinth. Well equipped though with great amount of fridge space. All aspects of the property were clean except for the wooden floor which could do with a deep clean. Instructions for the bins outside would be useful as all counties/areas are different. Overall we had a lovely holiday and would recommend this cottage.

    Thank you for the feedback.. It is great to hear comments on how we can help you out further with your stay, so we will definitely discuss and update where possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RuthFeb 2022

  • "This is a beautiful immaculate cottage ideal for group to have a holiday together."

    They have thought of everything from extremely comfortable beds, beautiful bedding - we all had the best nights sleeps ! fluffy towels ,lovely high spec bathrooms, to a kitchen with every utensil and dish you could need to cater for a large group.The huge living space with games, table footy, pool table ,TV all perfect for lovely evenings together - even a hostess trolley ! .Also the underfloor heating meant the cottage was always warm and cosy despite its size.The spiral stair case is beautiful but also substantial so no worries there.The village is right in the forest with cycle hire and forest walks just a few minutes from the door.Also a shop next door and 2 pubs withing a 10 minute walk - what more could you want for a perfect weekend !

    Thank you for your lovely words - so glad you had a lovely break! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2022

  • "My family of 8 adults, 1 child and 1 dog had a lovely early-Christmas at Aboutime Cottage."

    The house was very clean and well equipped and there is tons of space. Each couple having their own bathroom was a real luxury. The house was beautifully decorated for Christmas, which we really appreciated, and was very warm considering the large living space. Parking for 4 cars was also great. The location is excellent with so many walks and interesting places on the doorstep and two good pubs within 5 minutes walk. The owner is super helpful and responsive. The only thing I would improve would be the one sofa that has seen better days and was moulting leather flakes everywhere, but that is a very small point. Thank you for hosting a wonderful ‘Christmas’.

    Reviewed by SianDec 2021

  • "Perfect property for a family birthday but if you have small children you will need a gate across the spiral staircase as non is provided."

    Excellent location for walking in the forests.

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2021

  • "One of our best ever holiday houses."

    Ideal for our large family group, plenty of room for all, each couple with its own space. Comfortable throughout, excellent facilities, good location.

    Thank you for the feedback - we do try and think of everything for you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by HowardDec 2021

  • "We had the most amazing time at this lovely cottage."

    It has everything, great location, very spacious, great location. Lisa the host is extremely nice fantastic communication and always ready to help with anything you might need. We cant wait to hopefuly go back in spring time.

    Thank You for the lovely feedback, I will pass on your comments to Lisa who really does do a sterling service. Look forward to seeing you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by SilviaDec 2021

  • "Wonderful house, fantastic living space, great for socialising with your travel companions."

    (We had a group of 10 adults.) Clean & comfortable. Location perfect for exploring the stunningly beautiful Forest of Dean. Prior to our visit the owner was great with communicating & general friendly advise. We ate at the local pub a couple of times which is in easy walking distance of the cottage! I wouldn’t recommend this property if you were unsteady on your feet, only due to the amazing spiral staircase! Other than that.. what are you waiting for

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2021

  • "Fabulous comfortable house."

    With copious space, games area, well equipped kitchen and a great living area. All bedrooms spacious , especially the upper suite. The veranda was pretty and although it was a cold weekend we managed to sit outside for breakfast/coffee. Great location for exploring the Wye valley. Had a lovely welcome of cake, biscuits bread and tea and coffee already in the pots. Tesco delivery was also prompt. Thanks so much for a warm and lovely stay, We would come again, all 9 of us.

    Reviewed by CathieNov 2021

  • "Excellent place to stay."

    Only issues were .. .. .. 1. Cooker hob cracked 2. No plug in hand sink in wet room 3. No dustpan & brush or spare rubbish bags in kitchen 4. One couch in lounge shedding its plastic coating

    Reviewed by ElizabethNov 2021

  • "We had a fantastic trip, loved the house."

    The only thing we would recommend is a pull across stair gate as the little ones were fascinated with the stairs when we spent time in the living room area. Brilliant stay, will be booking again :)

    Reviewed by HollyOct 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation everything you needed at hand."

    Would certainly recommend it for a family gathering.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2021

  • "The house was perfect for our family party of eight (and dog), very spacious and comfortable."

    The weather was fabulous and the sunny decking area with outdoor dining was wonderful. Made good use of the well equipped kitchen - dishwasher was much appreciated! Great location with walks from the village straight into the forest. Overall an excellent holiday - would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by PollySep 2021

  • "A beautiful house made very homely with the addition of pictures, ornaments, accessories."

    All bedrooms nicely furnished. We asked for one of the double rooms to be split into two singles - no problem. Large spacious accommodation with pool table and table football to keep our 10 & 13 year old grandchildren amused. Clean, tidy, so much provided - bedding, two towels each, bathroom hand towels, tea towels, oven gloves, washing up liquid, kitchen roll. Also toilet rolls in each bathroom and dishwasher tablets to start your holiday. Lots of utensils too which you don't always get - ice cream scoop, pizza cutter, bottle openers, cheese graters. Plenty of glasses, crockery, cutlery, knives, pots and pans, salad bowl all included and extremely clean. Lovely 'welcome' pack including, cake, cookies, milk, bread, butter, cookies, cake, marmalade, teabags, instant coffee. This is just a super house to rent enjoyed by three generations to celebrate a 70th birthday. Garden was bigger than expected - nice garden furniture with cushions provided. Football field up the road. Great places to visit and activities nearby. Fountain pub in the village and Miners Arms at Whitecroft were great places to eat. Ate in both twice. Booked and ordered in advance as there were quite a few of us and meals were great. We would certainly recommend this house to any groups of 10 although because of the beautiful spiral staircase it wouldn't be suitable for anyone with mobility problems or toddlers. just one small thing - could the recycling folder explain what to do with food waste. Coming from an area where food waste is not collected we were not sure weather it was put in the outside food bin bagged or loose so ended up putting it our ordinary rubbish. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by JillAug 2021

  • "The holiday cottage was clean and very well presented, there was even a cake and a assortment of biscuits waiting for us when we arrived."

    I would fully recommend the cottage and the service provided thank you.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2021

  • "Aboutime is well set up and equipped for a get together."

    Lovely bathrooms and lots of space. Lovely local shop just a few doors away and lots of walking in the area.

    Reviewed by FrancesMay 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor double with balcony and seating, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen with breakfast area
  • First-floor living/dining room with games area
  • External utility
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Rangemaster electric cooker with double oven and 5-ring hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, pool table, table tennis and a selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and 2 highchairs available
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with decked area and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop next door and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Spiral staircase with open steps, care to be taken
  • Note: Check-in is from 5pm

The property

A stunning detached cottage located in the thriving village of Parkend in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean.

About Time Cottage offers very comfortable accommodation, with the luxury of underfloor heating throughout, individually styled and furnished, this delightful cottage is ideal for a get together with extended family and friends looking to discover this beautiful area of Gloucestershire.

Offering bright and airy rooms, there are four...

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £600.

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About the location


Monmouth 11 miles; Ross-on-Wye 12.3 miles; Symonds Yat 12.7 miles.

The thriving village of Parkend, at the foot of the Cannop Valley, lies at the southern end of the Royal Forest of Dean and offers two lovely pubs, a store, Post Office and a 19th century railway station, part of the Dean Forest Railway. 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 Beacon National Park and Black Mountains, as well as lovely Cotswold towns and villages are just a little further afield.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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