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Aboutime Cottage

Parkend near Monmouth, Gloucestershire (Ref. 920956)

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score over the last 3 months

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25 Customer Review(s)

  • “Local pub was excellent, we had a fab meal there!”

    About time cottage was amazing, perfect for a family stay.

    About time cottage was amazing, perfect for a family stay.

    - Mrs Lings, January 2020

The property

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

This wonderful holiday 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.

Offering bright and airy rooms, there are four ground floor bedrooms, two with en-suite facilities and there’s a ground floor bathroom available.

The fifth bedroom is located on the second floor and has the added benefit of a balcony, along with a separate bathroom.

The living accommodation covers the whole of the first floor with leather seating located around a wall-mounted flat screen TV and a dining area where all guests can gather together and discuss the events of the day.

Also in the sitting room there's a games area and doors to the rear garden.

The separate kitchen has everything the chef in your party could wish for and comes with a small breakfast bar.

The private rear garden is fully enclosed and has a decked area with seating, ideal for relaxing after enjoying the many outdoor activities on offer in the area.

With local amenities just a stroll away, the village of Parkend offers many lovely walks and cycle routes, along with a RSPB wildlife reserve, home to countless rare birds.

Just short drives away are the eerie caves of Clearwell, the riverside towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, as well as the Severn Estuary, famous for its tidal bore.

A superb cottage that’s ideal for a memorable holiday at any time of year.


  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor king-size double (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, 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 bar (seats 3)
  • First floor sitting room with dining area and games area with table football and mini pool table
  • External utility.
  • Electric underfloor heating throughout
  • Rangemaster electric cooker with double oven and 5-ring hob, microwave, fridges, freezer, dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with decked area and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Spiral staircase with open steps, care to be taken.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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