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Newnham-on-Severn near Gloucester, Gloucestershire (Ref. 904107)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was brilliant, it felt like home Steve as always was brilliant, we will return."

    Reviewed by ClareApr 2022

  • "A really lovely cottage, very snug, quiet and comfortable."

    Great location near the Forest of Dean, and our dog loved the fields and the little yard. The owners were friendly and helpful. We had a wonderfully relaxing time.

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2022

  • "The cottage was really lovely."

    Spotless and comfortable. The owner was really helpful and friendly. The garden is fully fenced and we were allowed to walk the fields with our dog. WiFi strong. It was half and hour from Gloucester quays, Monmouth and Ross on Wye. I would highly recommend this cottage and we can’t wait to go back again. Thank you to the owners. Perfect get away. X

    Reviewed by YvonneMar 2022

  • "This was a lovely place to stay and we plan to return!"

    Reviewed by LizJan 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in quiet setting."

    Steve, the owner, was very attentive and helpful, letting us know about all the walks we could go on, on his land. We enjoyed the log burner and watching the birds feed just outside the window. Great place to get away from it all, but village within walking distance.

    Reviewed by AmandaJan 2022

  • "Enjoyable break, ideal for the two of us and the dog, great to have the logs provided, great stay."

    Reviewed by IanDec 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage, very cosy and warm with an easy to use wood burner."

    Very well equipped & clean. The owner, Steve, was very welcoming and provided us with local knowledge. I was lovely to watch the pheasants and other birds taking advantage of the bird feeder directly outside the window. The only downside we found was the creaky floors upstairs, a bit annoying but didn't detract from our enjoyment.

    Reviewed by CarolNov 2021

  • "Wonderful little cabin, great location to the Forest of Dean."

    Cabin felt safe as it was on farmland with other holiday let's . Cabin was comfortable and had great amenities. Had a fan and heating available.

    Reviewed by ChloeNov 2021

  • "Perfect for the get away break and great for the pooch if she enjoys the country life, mine had a culture shock lol but still had a great time."

    location was great for a quiet get away and accommodation was lovely :)

    Reviewed by AnnetteNov 2021

  • "Beautiful little escape."

    The accommodation has everything you need for a cosy break excellent birdwatching from your own fully enclosed garden.Steve the host was very helpful .Will look forward to another visit.

    Reviewed by LynnOct 2021

  • "Steve was a great bloke."

    Very helpful. A lovely place to stay. Very warm and welcoming. Great got our dog who loved the garden. Will be back.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2021

  • "Owner friendly and helpful."

    Lovely relaxing stay, great for dogs, lovely cottage, everything you need, would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by FionaSep 2021

  • "Our second visit and we loved it even more."

    Great place to relax and know that the dogs are safe and secure too. Steve, the owner is fantastic and nothing is too much trouble. We have booked another two visits. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2021

  • "This truly is a piece of paradise."

    So peaceful and relaxing. The barn was beautiful and the outdoor space perfect for our two dogs. We enjoyed the wildlife and animals in the surrounding area and had the opportunity for a bit of bird watching too. Just a perfect location for a few days away.

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2021

  • "Mallard is a charming cottage."

    The surroundings, wildlife and birdsong make it delightful. the lack of a coffee machine, cafetiere or suitable jug meant we could not make fresh coffee.

    Reviewed by BrianApr 2021

  • "We found the cottage cozy, hygienic and well presented."

    The town was only 10mi minutes walk and the forest of Dean 15min drive. We will be back

    Reviewed by JennyOct 2020

  • "Totally brilliant we will return."

    Reviewed by ClareOct 2020

  • "Good location for exploring, cottage had everything we needed"

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2020

  • "Very nice cottage in lovely setting"

    Reviewed by MalcolmSep 2020

  • "Mallard is a wonderful, well equipped cottage."

    It is a lovely place to explore the surrounding area. This is our second stay there and once again we were not disappointed. We will be back.

    Reviewed by RebeccaSep 2020

  • "Very cosy cottage and very well equipped."

    Very good base to access the forest and Wales. Steve was a lovely owner. Great seeing all the varied wildlife on the small holding and countryside. Good walks along Severn and forest of Dean. Photos of cottage are good but they do not do the cottage justice- much better in real life. Had a lovely chilled out relaxing one week stay. Well done.

    Reviewed by NigelAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage & location Very friendly owner and locals Would love to return one day"

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage set in an ideal location."

    Owner of the cottage could not have been more helpful if he tried, have already recommended to friends and will be returning in future.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2020

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Very well appointed and extremely comfortable. It is ideally placed for visiting the Forest of Dean. Mallard is also very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by LesFeb 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time - really peaceful location."

    A perfect setting to recharge the batteries and get away from it all.

    Reviewed by PatrickFeb 2020

  • "The peace and quiet."

    We weren't disturbed constantly but at the same time assured of any needs who to contact.... nice owners and wonderful setting

    Reviewed by ThomasJan 2020

  • "Beautiful place."

    Beautiful views. Lots of birdlife to watch , really lovely owners x will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by MandiNov 2019

  • "Lovely spot in a very nice area ."

    The cottage is ideal for dogs, no close neighbours and with a private garden area. Bed very comfy. A few more kitchen utensils and more glasses might be useful, but we had most of what we needed.

    Reviewed by LynneOct 2019

  • "Beautiful place to stay."

    Quiet and away from it all. Steve friendly, unobtrusive host. All the amenities you could need. The only minor negative, and it didn’t affect our stay, is that a bit of TLC is due. Would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2019

  • "Lovely place."

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2019

  • "The cottage was comfortable in a very peaceful location, the location also made exploring the local area easy Hope to visit again in the near future."

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2019

  • "A lovely cottage, welcoming hosts and a safe garden for our dogs."

    This was our second visit and we loved it. Thank you

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at mallard cottage all we could ask for we would go again thanks Lorraine and rob"

    Reviewed by LorraineMay 2019

  • "Ideal base for watching the Severn bore and visiting the Forest of Dean."

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2019

  • "Nice quiet cosy cottage."

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2019

  • "Crockery & cutlery tins & saucepans where dirty we had to wash them before we ..."

    Crockery & cutlery tins & saucepans where dirty we had to wash them before we used them, skirting boards where dusty,but we really enjoyed it and would certainly go again

    Reviewed by BarrieFeb 2019

  • "Mallard was a perfect little cottage for two people & their dogs."

    The location was great and easy to find, access to the cottage was very accessable. The surrounding area was very scenic and you could get to towns and villiages very easy, Local pubs were very dog friendly and the local residents also very friendly and chatty. The owner of Mallard Steve was a lovely man and so helpful, he provided us with all the logs etc; for the wood burner without charge and altough we did not need the wood burner every day it did create a cosy atmosphere. We stayed at Mallard over the Christmas period, including Christmas Day and it was brilliant, the owner even supplied a little Christmas tree. I would reccomend this cottage to anyone. The only slight improvement I would make is to provide more kitchen items like a chopping board and more utilities.

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2018

  • "Beautiful little place to stay."

    Really helpful owner. Peace and quiet!

    Reviewed by NaomiNov 2018

  • "A lovely, snug little cottage but just needs a few more finishing touches as well as a few extras in the kitchen."

    Well located and the owners were very friendly and welcoming. Newnham is a lovely village and is a very short walk away

    Reviewed by CharlotteOct 2018

  • "Perfect cottage for 2 people and a dog, very comfortable with everything you could need for a relaxing stay."

    The setting is beautiful and quiet but is close to local amenities and lots of nice places to eat.

    Reviewed by JeanOct 2018

  • "Beautiful barn conversion."

    Ideal size for two people. Everything we needed was there. Pub was 10 mins walk away (albeit up a steep slope through the cemetery).

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2018

  • "Second time we booked this cottage, as we loved it so much last time, and there were still many things we hadn't done."

    Steve and Sonia very friendly and helpful, but we didn't need to disturb them much as everything was fine. Peaceful cottage, with lots of birds and wildlife, and easy access to the river Severn. Steve happy to let us wander around his land. Great position for visiting all sorts of attractions and countryside, both in England and Wales. Cream teas on the Dean Forest Railway are a must!

    Reviewed by KatharineJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, comfortable and clean."

    Garden especially appreciated for our dog. Peaceful surroundings and not overlooked anywhere.

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2018

  • "Received a warm welcome from owner Steven."

    Mallard stands on its own in a field without close neighbours, so is a very peaceful and relaxing place to say. The cottage is very well appointed everything is to a high standard and works well. The Wi-Fi didn't fail once all week. The log burner makes it nice and cosy with more free wood then you can use. Very dog friendly told us to let our dog run free. Just needs a hot tub private patio is ideal for one.

    Reviewed by AlexMar 2018

  • "A lovely cosy cottage with superb view of the fields and wonderful wood burner."

    A few quirks but these only made it more enjoyable! We hope to return.

    Reviewed by SisanFeb 2018

  • "When we arrived at the given time the Hoover had been left by the sofa and it was obvious that the cleaner had been disturbed during cleaning."

    We tidied up and finished the job and put the cleaner away. To add to this the toilet was dirty and no cleaning materials to use. All in all it was quite bad. I didn't make a fuss at the time as I was already quite stressed and exhausted and was there to relax. My husband is a keen cook and to keep our costs down we are more than happy to cater for ourselves, that's why we like using cottages. Therefore I was also disappointed as to the condition of the oven. The switch was broken and it was temperamental, sometimes it would work and sometimes it wouldn't. I totally understand that this wasnt one of your finer properties but expected this to be better. On a positive note the log burner was very good and the owner was generous with the log supply. However I won't be returning to Mallards.

    Reviewed by DeborahNov 2017

  • "Everything is perfect at the Mallard we will be coming back!"

    It is so cosy, perfect for dogs. Lots of wildlife to see. Lovely walks near by.

    Reviewed by KellyOct 2017

  • "Lovely home from home."

    Great location for visiting the whole area. The owners are really nice and welcoming . Great for our dogs to welcomed too.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2017

  • "Excellent holiday cottage."

    . We loved it..!!! It had absolutely everything that we needed and location was perfect.. We re-booked within 3 days of arriving..!!! :-) x x

    Reviewed by Le'arnaAug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage nice area had a great time only problem bedroom very hot due to good weather!"


    Reviewed by JackyJun 2017

  • "Friendly owner ..."

    Friendly owner Helpful and welcoming Brilliant place with our two dogs I would highly recommend this cottage Thanks for a brilliant week

    Reviewed by GeoffMar 2017

  • "Great place to stay lots of wildlife on the doorstep ducks swans and a heron all seen on the ponds in the garden."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2017

  • "We have stayed at this property before and it is such a perfect getaway for two so we had to come back."

    It's a really cute, comfortable and cosy cottage and close to countryside and towns to suit everyone's needs. We will definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by KathrynNov 2016

  • "Excellent cottage in an ideal location."

    The cottage was very well appointed and clean, it was both comfortable and warm and really cosy to settle down in at night, the bedroom was light and airy and the bed I found very comfortable . The owners were pleasant and helpful but did not intrude on your break. We are already planning next years visit to this cottage . A1 rated

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2016

  • "Excellent. The facilities and the accommodation were excellent and we were made very welcome by the owner."

    The cottage provided us with a home from home experience, just what we wanted, whilst the area provided us with lovely walks for our dogs. The location was ideal for visiting the numerous towns and villages nearby. A truly memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by JacintaAug 2016

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  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden and patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 3 mins walk.

The property

A pretty, detached barn conversion cottage located on the owner's 22-acre smallholding, next to a wildlife pond, and just a short walk from the conservation village of Newnham-on-Severn, in Gloucestershire.

This charming Newnham-on-Severn holiday cottage, with feature beams, seamlessly combines a contemporary and traditional style, making an ideal base for a romantic retreat in this stunning part of the country.

This Newnham-on-Severn cottage offers one charming double bedroom and a bathroom, where you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath, after a long day exploring the area.

This Gloucestershire cottage boasts an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen and a dining area, perfect for candlelit dinners.

There is also a cosy sitting area where you can snuggle up together, by a warming woodburning stove, and enjoy a bottle of wine.

French doors lead from the open plan living area onto a private patio, offering wonderful views of a lake and the luscious surrounding countryside.

Sit out in the sunshine with a good book and enjoy a delicious barbecue, accompanied by the soothing sounds of the local wildlife.

The riverside village of Newnham-on-Severn is just a short walk away, playing host to a range of unique shops and cafés, and a deli selling locally-sourced produce.

Explore the nearby Royal Forest of Dean, which is waiting to be discovered.

Why not spend a day exploring Symonds Yat, The Wye Valley and Gloucester, with its magnificent docklands, or the walled town of Chepstow?

This Newnham-on-Severn cottage offers the perfect romantic base for couples exploring this unspoilt area, at any time of year.

Note: This property is near to Refs. 903742, 904110 and 904108, together they sleep 10.

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About the location


Gloucester 13 miles.

The thriving village of Newnham-on-Severn nestles on the banks of the River Severn. The village is steeped in history, and offers specialist shops to suit all interests, along with traditional pubs and cafes. This charming village, part of which is designated Conservation Area, has a tree-lined main street, many listed buildings, a striking central clock tower and is ideally located for watching the spectacular Severn Bore. The Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest, offers numerous trails that can be explored on foot, bicycle or horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high-wire rope course are on offer for the more adventurous, while fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are also available. Gloucester is just a short drive away, where you will find Roman foundations, Victorian docklands and a spectacular Norman cathedral (whose cloisters were used in the Harry Potter films). Littledean with its unique Jail Museum and Quadrophenia Collection, Westbury Court Garden, the only restored water garden in the country and the ancient caves and eerie caverns of Clearwell Caves (as seen in Dr Who and Merlin) make a great family day out. The ancient market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth have excellent shops, pubs and restaurants, plus many black and white timbered buildings, or visit the historic walled town of Chepstow with its celebrated race course and impressive Norman castle. A little further afield, discover the beautiful Malvern Hills, Black Mountains and Brecon Beacon National Park. A great location for a relaxing break or activity holiday at any time of year.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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