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Jessamine Cottage

Ruardean, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1033705)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful time, the location was perfectly situated in the middle of everywhere we wanted to go."

    The property was comfortable and very clean and tidy. We very much appreciated the biscuits and milk in the fridge, and our dog enjoyed the special dog biscuits too! We didn't have one complaint. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JasonApr 2022

  • "Please note my feedback is based on a three week stay (we had a delay before moving to our new home) some of the issues would not affect a short break."

    On the positive side- the cottage is well positioned for walking/activities in the Wye Valley/Forest of Dean.It is cosy, clean and well appointed. The TV is very good with Netflix/Amazon etc..There is a good sized fridge/freezer. The wifi is reliable but slow. Bathroom is nice but there is no shaver/toothbrush socket. Owner is friendly and helpful. However...here is no phone signal whatsoever at the cottage- you have to rely on Wifi calling, which proved unreliable. The lack of parking is mentioned in the listing but, it proved quite an issue with the neighbours leaving notes on the car when we parked (perfectly legally) down the road. You will need to bring the basics- there is no welcome pack (milk etc) Cosy cottage for a short stay

    Reviewed by LesleyMar 2022

  • "What a lovely little cottage!"

    So cosy, warm & comfy with everything you need. It was so lovely that there was tea, coffee, sugar, milk and biscuits provided for our stay. The local pub was lovely too.

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2021

  • "A rack for draining would be good."

    Plus a small bottle / tube of shampoo as I had not brought any along. Otherwise great, particularly the dog treats!

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2021

  • "This was such a relaxing holiday, I would recommend this to anyone"

    Reviewed by DannySep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, fantastic area to visit."

    Only issue is that there is no designated parking space and the parking is a bit of an issue.

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2021

  • "Fantastic Cottage, really cosy, clean and close to centre of village."

    Beautifully quiet. The perfect get away.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2021

  • "An excellent getaway location for two."

    Clean and well equipped. The only downsides are the lack of any outside area to sit in and the lack of any dedicated parking.

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and cosy."

    It was in a peaceful location.

    Reviewed by JayneJul 2021

  • "The cottage was just what we needed, a proper escape from the hustle and bustle."

    The dog treats and basket were a lovely touch as were the cookies and milk for us. The village is very quiet and parking can be tricky but the neighbours are all very friendly - we only needed to park 50 yards away one night - the rest of the time we could see the car from the window. We ate at the cottage most nights (the kitchen is well equipped) but also had meals out in Symonds Yat and Monmouth. Long bath with plenty of hot water was appreciated after the walking and the sofa and tv were perfect for relaxing. The birdsong as I lay in bed reading in the morning, with the windows open, was uplifting and so so relaxing. Check out OS map OL14 to see how well connected the village is - we walked at Symonds Yat and also visited the Forest a few times - Sculpture trail was a great walk and next time I'm booking afternoon tea at the SpeechHouse hotel for a treat!

    Reviewed by KateJun 2021

  • "Cottage rightfully furnished to ensure a lovely stay with a Very comfortable bed and sofa"

    Reviewed by NatalieMay 2021

  • "The best cottage available online!"

    Reviewed by Victor-markMay 2021

  • "Sweet little cottage which had everything we needed to make our stay in this beautiful part of the country really enjoyable."

    So much to see and do in the area that we would like to return and we would definitely come back to Jessamine Cottage.

    Reviewed by KApr 2021

  • "A charming small cottage very warm and cosy."

    There is no allocated parking so it means parking against a wall a little way from the cottage. It was always possible to find a space. There is no garden and only a small seated area outside. My dog and I found some fields down a footpath very near the cottage which was really convenient until the farmer moved cattle into it the second day of our stay. We were very comfortable and there was loads of hot water.

    Reviewed by MelanieOct 2020

  • "The cottage is cosy and would recommend to friends unfortunately parking was an ..."

    The cottage is cosy and would recommend to friends unfortunately parking was an issue the lane is busy with private owners coming and going plus there visitors so most days after returning to the cottage there was no space to park without obstructing the lane also some cleaning products would be good left in cottage for use and a bigger door mat inside front door to help keep the carpet dry and clean we had a very wet week so was trying to keep floor dry was a problem

    Reviewed by MarilynOct 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and cosy, the photos don't do it justice."

    We felt very reassured by how spotlessly clean everywhere was.

    Reviewed by HarrietAug 2020

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  • One king-size bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Roadside parking for two cars on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Front gravelled area with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

An enchanting, white-washed cottage, dating back to 1860, this characterful abode can be found resting in an idyllic position in Ruardean, on the outskirts of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Jessamine Cottage is a beautiful stone-built holiday home, in the perfect position for a couple seeking a rural and romantic retreat in Gloucestershire.

Enter into the charming living/dining room and settle down on the sofa as you surround yourself with the character of the room; boasting exposed stone walls and rustic beams, you can find evidence of the cottage's history around every corner.

Once you've spent some time relaxing in front of the Smart TV step into the amply-equipped kitchen to prepare an evening snack, modest in size but with a good range of utensils and appliances, you'll be sure to whip up a romantic meal in no time.

Enjoy your meal times at the dining table tucked beneath the wooden staircase, or head outside and dine alfresco as you watch the sunset over the countryside.

Make your way upstairs and enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath before bed, the king-size bed conveniently doubling up as a twin on request, this snug spot offers a beautiful skylight window so you can watch the stars from the comfort of the covers.

The local village is remote yet offers all you could need in terms of amenities including a Post Office with a village shop and a pub where you can enjoy a rewarding beverage after a day of rambling in the Forest of Dean.

Enjoy everything the Forest of Dean has to offer such as Symonds Yat Rock, Puzzlewood, Clearwell Caves and the Forest of Dean Sculpture trail.

The surrounding area is home to a fantastic range of facilities to suit all ages and tastes, with a plethora of watersporting opportunities from Canoeing, cycling and abseiling to wild swimming, to falconry experiences, gorge scrambling and so much more, not forgetting the plentiful walking and cycling routes and bridleways to explore.

Head to Hereford to discover its rich history, with attractions such as its 7th century cathedral, chained library popular for its feature in Game of Thrones, Black and White House Museum, Cider Museum and so much more!

Visit Gloucester with its picturesque docks, scatter of museums and good selection of eateries, or spend a day unwinding from the comfort of Jessamine Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Mitcheldean 4.5 miles; Cinderford 3.5 miles; Monmouth 10 miles; Gloucester 16 miles.

The village of Ruardean is situated on the northern edge of 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas