Drybrook 1 mile.
This semi-detached cottage is situated in the small village of Ruardean Hill, near Drybrook offering a warm and homely stay for guests of all ages.
Perfect for families, couples or friends to enjoy any time of the year, this cottage is not to be missed.
On the ground floor, you will find a cloakroom and a utility room for those extras you may need throughout your stay.
The country-style kitchen boasts characterful units and has all of the necessary appliances you need to look forward to preparing your favourite meals before sitting down to enjoy at the dining area.
French doors take you out onto the patio, so you can wander outside for some fresh air whenever you choose.
On a quiet afternoon, the snug is perfect for reading a book and cosying up in front of the TV next to the stone fireplace, as the low lighting sets a warm ambience all round.
For more of this, the open plan living area is equally as delightful, hosting two arm chairs and a sofa so you can unwind in style.
To the other side, a characterful dining room is overlooked by wooden beams and sets a pleasant scene for gathering with your loved ones in the evening.
Come night time, there is a variety of rooms to suit your preference, including two double bedrooms, one boasting an en-suite, and two twins.
With each room being decorated to a high standard with soft furnishings, you can wake up to the lovely layout each day that goes by.
After a long afternoon, why not relax in the whirlpool bath, or simply get ready in the luxury bathroom, which is also home to a shower.
Ruardean Hill is the highest point in the Royal Forest of Dean and the nearby village of Drybrook is a great place for visiting 17th century market halls, majestic bridges, excellent shops, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes.
Stroll along the banks of the beautiful River Wye, take a river cruise or view the countryside from a hot air balloon.
Visit the famous bluebells at Soudley in the spring, a short drive away or enjoy the autumn riot of colour in the Forest of Dean.
The delights of Hereford and Cheltenham are also within an hour's drive.
A memorable holiday with walks from the door and many places to go sightseeing.
About the location
Symonds Yat 8.5 miles; Gloucester 14.5 miles.
The charming village of Drybrook, a former royal hunting ground, lies in the heart of the Forest of Dean and offers visitors many amenities, including a village store and Post Office, butcher, fish and chip shop and village pub. The area boasts many Nature Reserves, the closest being Wigpool Common, a 19 acre SSSI, a great place for nature lovers to see many rare species of flora, fauna and birds. The Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers numerous trails that can be explored on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are all on offer for the more adventurous, whilst fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities in this unspoilt area. Drybrook is located close to the delightful market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, whose timbered Tudor buildings, striking 17th century market halls, majestic bridges, excellent shops, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes, all make these areas a must to visit. Stroll along the banks of the beautiful River Wye, take a river cruise or view the stunning countryside from a hot air balloon! Explore Goodrich Castle, a perfect example of a 12th century 'Marcher Castle', or enjoy the renowned walks along Offa's Dyke and the Wye Valley Walk. Just a short drive away, in the historic waterfront city of Gloucester, you will find Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and a spectacular Norman cathedral; you may recognise the Cloisters as they were used in the Harry Potter films. Visit Symonds Yat with its towering rock where peregrine falcons breed or The Severn Estuary, famous for its tidal bore and a great place for wildlife enthusiasts. A great Gloucestershire cottage for a memorable holiday at any time of year.