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Woods Edge

Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire (Ref. 914877)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "We were made most welcome Everything we needed was close to hand with lots of added extras."

    We enjoyed the outdoor space and the bird song. We would and may visit again

    Reviewed by RuthApr 2022

  • "The ideal location and the ideal hosts - a real pleasure to stay in Pam and Geoff's beautifully situated property."

    One of the nicest weekends away we've ever had! Thanks for accommodating our last minute booking, and special thanks for letting us have a leisurely Sunday afternoon to enjoy the forest and surroundings. A real treat.

    Reviewed by NeilApr 2022

  • "Second time staying at this property and it was just as great a time."

    Great location, great cottage, great hosts. What more could you want?

    Reviewed by DonnaApr 2022

  • "Quiet and peaceful."

    A warm welcome with added extras during the week.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay and the owners very welcoming and helpful anything we needed to know we could ask"

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2021

  • "Woods Edge is perfect if you want to get away from it all."

    It is in a very secluded and quiet spot where you will have wonderful quiet evenings, restful nights and peaceful mornings with a coffee in the garden with the sunrise. You are literally on the edge of the woods and can walk out your door down to the river and woods. Pam and Geoff are excellent hosts and will be as attentive or 'hands off' as you like. We arrived to fresh bread, eggs and bacon in the fridge! There was also a lovely welcome pack with prosseco, cake and other goodies. The bed is really comfortable, the shower and bathroom are very clean and the kitchen has an induction hob, kettle, microwave and plenty of utilities/crockery/storage. If you are after Internet and phone signal you are going for the wrong reasons! Arrive and shut off from the world for a few days and really relax. You're really secluded, phone and Internet is sketchy at best but we didn't need it! Pam and Geoff are very knowledgeable about the area and will offer you a surprise or two during your stay. We would recommend Woods Edge to anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle for a really relaxing stay. Sam and Caroline

    Reviewed by SamuelAug 2021

  • "The cottage has everything you need for your stay."

    It’s in the middle of a very quiet road, which when mixed with the comfy bed means lots of good nights sleep. There are lots of great walks nearby and you are near towns for pubs and restaurants. The garden is lovely and perfect for sitting in and listening to the birds. Pam and Geoff are the perfect hosts. They go out of their way to help with anything you need, including helping save your house sale!! The welcome box and friendly smiles really help this become a relaxing and welcoming place to stay. Can’t recommend this place enough, we’re already trying to work out the best dates to return.

    Reviewed by DonnaAug 2021

  • "Lovely well equpped cottage with garden in beautiful setting."

    Friendly obliging owners. Lovely welcome pack and goodies through the week as well as fresh towels when we needed them. Just be aware there's no WiFi and phone signal depends on network, but we were aware of this.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2021

  • "A well needed break in a beautiful property."

    An excellent welcome and was well looked after during my stay

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "A lovely property in a beautiful quiet place."

    The owners are very friendly and go out of their way to make sure you have a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2021

  • "Pam and Geoff were the ideal hosts very friendly and helpful."

    The cottage was exactly what we wanted and the garden just great for relaxing in.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "It was our second visit and was even more enjoyable."

    We found the owners so pleasant and helpful, and the cottage is lovely, clean, comfy, bright and welcoming. Every effort was made to make our holiday memorable. B&H

    Reviewed by HaroldJun 2021

  • "We enjoyed all our holiday."

    The Forest of Dean and surrounding area is beautiful and well worth exploring. The cottage was lovely and so quiet and peaceful and Geoff and Pam, the owners, couldn’t have done more to make our stay so enjoyable

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2021

  • "Cosy cottage in a beautiful location."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful, ensuring we had everything we needed. Great walks from the doorstep into the woods and surrounding countryside, easy access to Symonds Yat for canoing and cycle hire in the Forest of Dean. We particularly enjoyed relaxing in the garden listening and watching the birds and the company of the friendly cat Jet!

    Reviewed by JudithApr 2021

  • "Geoff and Pam are vey welcoming and helpful hosts."

    A lovely welcome pack on arrival! The cottage is beautifully located and ideal for those who like peace and quiet with great walks straight off the doorstep. The accommodation is well laid out and very comfortable in all respects. We enjoyed the use of the garden. There is a mini wood brazier which we used for a BBQ, plenty of fallen wood in the nearby woods. We enjoyed some excellent walks in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Very highly recommended!

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2021

  • "We were met by the owners who are extremely helpful."

    The cottage is close to the woods with lots of walks around and about. There was a welcome pack waiting for us and during the week the owners popped across to ensure we were OK. We were very grateful for their hospitality ( even though we were socially distanced due to the rules during the pandemic.) The property is not large but it was more than adequate for our needs. We would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by John MartinSep 2020

  • "My partner and I had a wonderful stay at Woods Edge!"

    Pam and Geoff are friendly and welcoming hosts who included really thoughtful touches throughout our break, such as popping over with treats and leaving a lovely 'welcome hamper' upon arrival. The hosting made the holiday a 10/10 for us. On top of this, the location of the cottage couldn't have been better, with the forest just a 30-second walk away and the scenery visible from the garden every morning with a cup of coffee. The cottage was clean, practical and yet cosy (with a warming electric fire) and had everything we needed to cook a meal in the evenings and watch the dusk settle over the garden. We definitely hope to return!

    Reviewed by AliceSep 2020

  • "My Wife and I were visiting relatives in Ruspidge and I also enjoyed walks with my camera in The Forest."

    The Cottage is wonderful , compact but very clean and comfortable .We had a welcome box on arrival containing , Cake, Wine , Coffee, Tea,and Pringles , also Eggs and Milk in the fridge. The owners Pam and Geoff were very friendly and on hand just over the road for help and advice when needed, with a wealth of knowledge about the area, nothing was too much trouble . We had a lovely walk through the woods to St Anthony's Well, on Sunday morning, as recommended by Geoff, and were greeted by Fresh Croisants and a Paper, from Pam, on our return . The location is perfect to unwind and is surrounded by wildlife . I managed to get some great shots of Wild Boar in the woods , we also saw Squirrels , Jays , Buzzards, Bulfinch , Butterflies and Dragon Flies all around the cottage. All in All a great place to stay , thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "Place was fabulous, small but cosy."

    Everything you could ever need and a lovely welcome pack from Pam & Geoff the owners who were on hand without being in your face for any help you needed. There was also a few wee nice touches put in during the week like a newspaper & croissants. Bed was extremely comfortable, lovely & peaceful with lovely nearby walks. Garden area was lovely, pics they put up don’t do it justice. We had a lovely stay here, would highly recommend. 10/10

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2020

  • "Lovely stay with lovely hosts."

    We came for our honeymoon and the hosts went out of there way to personalise and make it extra special. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JonathanAug 2020

  • "Beautiful Location, Pamela And Geoff have a lovely place, after 45 years of hiring holiday places this one is brilliant."

    It ticks all the boxes for a quite secluded get away. Right on the forest edge in a glorious setting, ideal to get away from the stresses and strains of modern living. but close to town for shopping etc. Brilliant takeaways in town. Your hosts are top class, nothing is too much trouble, and an encyclopedic knowledge of the area. I had forgotten what a wonderful area it is with so much to see and do. Go on spoil your selves, we'll be back . Thanks P&G for a great time

    Reviewed by GeoffreyAug 2020

  • "We were not aware initially that there was no Wifi which was a shame as far as we were concerned."

    Everything else was excellent. We were aware that mobile connection could be poor but we found that acceptable and had no problem with it as long as we were a little patient! The owners were exceptionally helpful and friendly and made our holiday most enjoyable. The cottage was really lovely inside and out.

    Thank you for taking your time to leave your feedback. Due to the property location, Wi-Fi is not available as per the advertisement so we can only apologize if you had missed this. We are happy to hear that you have had an enjoyable holiday and thank you again for your valuable feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HaroldJul 2020

  • "My husband and I loved this place."

    It was clean and tidy and Pam and Geoff thought of all the little things that made it welcoming. They were friendly, kind and helpful and were there to help if we needed it. We found plenty of places to explore on everyday of our week there. When we stayed in we had a comfortable place to relax and a great spot in the sun with the sun loungers and patio furniture outside. They welcome pack was an extra nice touch and we returned home feeling re-energised and relaxed. We will definitely be going again and would recommend Woods Edge to anyone that wants a quiet, romantic getaway.

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2020

  • "Where do I start?"

    My husband and i were late in arriving, I was able to update the owners as they were meeting us. They told us it was no trouble and to have a safe journey. When we arrived, the cottage is set in a most tranquil area of the Forest of Dean, we were surrounded by beautiful woodland. As we arrived at dusk we didn't get the full idea of how close to nature we were until we pulled back the curtains the following morning...wow! A deer in the orchard and a lovely little Robin on the gatepost to wish us a good day. My husband and I enjoy cycling and on arriving had asked with regards to the best cycle areas of which the owners said they would look into. The following morning, the owner came over and had done research into the best cycle paths in the Forest of Dean. Cannop cycle hire is not too far a drive and we had the most enjoyable day, all off road cycling through the forest with paths set out for various abilities, we took the family cycle trail which at a leisurely pace took around 3 hours, is on a loop, with a half hour break to take in the scenery, finished off with a wrap and a latte from the carpark cafe. A day trip to Ross on Wye is definitely worthwhile, picturesque and a beautiful pub set on the River Wye plus a lovely town with lots of varying shops. We were only away for 3 nights and I'm certain there is more to see and do. The owners have a manual in the cottage which provides the very interesting history of the cottage and its former uses and also places of interest so there is something for everybody. Lastly, I cannot fault the cottage accommodation. My husband and I just wanted to get away, we love the rural areas of the country and the Forest of Dean is somewhere we haven't been. We were not disappointed. The external area of the property allowed us a seating area to take in the views for our morning coffee and our evening meal. Due to the surrounding woodland we felt very sheltered from winds and the air was warm. We were able to rest and read awhile on the sunloungers which were extremely comfortable. Upon entering the modern and clean cottage, the comfortable sofa affords you a view through patio doors to the forest and we were able to enjoy breakfast at the table for two taking in the view. The kitchen area allowed us to cook an evening meal for two with ease, lots of saucepans and crockery so everything was at hand. The cooker was amazing and the electric hob worked a treat. The bedroom is very sumptuous, the bed extremely comfortable, allowing for a good nights rest, the bedding and pillows were extremely luxurious. The bedroom window allowed for a lovely breeze to flow through so as it wasnt too warm to sleep. The ensuite, accessed via the bedroom had the most amazing power shower. We called into the local fish and chip shop only a short drive from the cottage, the fish was beautiful and the owner of the chip shop very pleasant, giving us lots of ideas for places to visit...Ross on Wye, Speech House if we wanted to see wild boar and deer. The local grocery shop is just next door to the chip shop so amenities are close by. For a tranquil get away I would definitely recommend Woods Edge Cottage. A beautiful setting with friendly approachable owners who live nearby for any queries etc but do not encroach on your time away. I would definitely encourage anyone to stay here and we will definitely be returning. In the current climate of Covid-19 it was noticeable just how clean the cottage was and how the owners had gone the extra mile in maintaining safety and cleanliness. I felt by the end of the three days that the owners were definitely friends and my husband and I can't thank them enough for their kindness and hospitality. An amazing holiday making amazing memories. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by TracyJul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • 1 x double with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchenette, dining and sitting area
  • Electric fire in lounge, electric fire in bedroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Electric shaving point
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed lawned garden and courtyard with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 1.2 miles

The property

Surrounded by unspoilt countryside on the outskirts of the village of Mitcheldean in the Forest of Dean, is this single-storey converted barn, Woods Edge.

Offering a secluded retreat while still being close to the amenities of Mitcheldean, Woods Edge is perfect for couples wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and explore this scenic part of Gloucestershire.

Stepping into this cute hideaway, you are welcomed into the open-plan living area, comprised of a sitting area with TV and electric fire, ideal for those cosy nights in on sofa, as well as a kitchenette and dining area for two where you can enjoy breakfast whilst planning for the day ahead.

The bedroom has a double bed and plenty of storage for your personal items, along with an en-suite shower room with walk-in shower.

To the rear of the cottage is a courtyard and a lawned garden where you can relax on a summer’s evening with a good book.

Right from the doorstep there are a number of walking and cycling routes through the Forest of Dean, or stroll into Micheldean to find two pubs and a supermarket for any essentials.

Visit the pretty riverside towns of Monmouth and Wye Valley for a memorable day trip, or travel further afield to the city of Gloucester and explore a range of historic attractions including two museums and the medieval Cathedral.

A great Forest of Dean cottage for a romantic break and for discovering all that the region has to offer.

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About the location


Ross-on-Wye 6 miles; Gloucester 13 miles.

The thriving village of Mitcheldean, with its old timbered houses and narrow streets is situated close to the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The forest offers numerous trails that can be explored on foot, by bicycle or by horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are on offer for the more adventurous, whilst fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities in this unspoilt area. Just a short drive away, in the historic waterfront city of Gloucester, you will find Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and a spectacular Norman Cathedral (whose cloisters were used as a location in the Harry Potter films). Also within easy reach are the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye, in the heart of rural Herefordshire, boasting timbered Tudor houses and excellent shops, pubs and restaurants, and The Severn Estuary, famous for its tidal bore, which is a delight for birdwatchers, wildlife enthusiasts and bore surfers alike. This unspoilt area has something to offer everyone at any time of the year.

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