- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
74 Customer Reviews
"The perfect getaway and couldn't fault the cottage at all."
Everything we needed, lovely log burner, enclosed garden for the dogs and peaceful, private location. Few minutes walk to the village via the church looking out over the Severn Bore, great local shop with everything you need and lovely local The Black Pig. Can't wait to go back.
"Lovely little property in a great location."
Close to the Forest of Dean, with all its attractions for cycling, walking, the caves and heritage railway and not far from Chepstow, Gloucester and Cheltenham. Great for 2: lovely amount of space, great layout, and useful outdoor space too overlooking a pond and abundant wildlife. Great Wi-Fi connection, decent tv, storage for 2 bikes outside and it’s far enough away from the road to be safe from prying eyes. Felt very private with no one looking over you and only occasional traffic to the owners workshop further up the track. It’s 5 mins walk from Newnham village which has an ace shop/Post Office/ cafe/pub all in one (the Black Pig), and the White Hart pub is a few minutes away by car, or a 30 min walk through the village and along the Severn bank. The owner is very friendly if you have any needs, maybe just a few more teaspoons needed ( but that maybe us..) please.
"We had the best time ever, cottage is well equipped, area is very quiet and you can have lots of walks in beautiful countryside."
We are already planning to come back :)
"We absolutely loved it we went for 4 days but wished we’d booked it for a week."
We had sheep and lambs in the field by the property and they were lovely. We also walked around the fields and the views were fantastic. It’s not too far from the Forest of Dean and we went there a couple of times. Steve the owner was very helpful and we will definitely be booking to go back there
"Wonderful little cottage surrounded by fields."
Very quiet and peaceful. Facilities provided were excellent. Added bonus of a decent sized enclosed garden and patio perfect if you are taking your furry friend away with you. Steve the owner was always on hand if you required any assistance. Perfectly placed for visiting the surrounding area by car. Would highly recommend staying at Mallard
"The owners and their family were very nice and especially helpful when we had car trouble."
"Great little property plenty of room, warm and cozy."
The village of Newnham is a 10 minute walk away with a good village shop and pub. Easy access to the Forest of Dean and Wye valley with plenty of walks. We had a nice relaxing holiday.
"Cosy and warm on the coldest of weekends - everything perfect for what we wanted Quiet and relaxing but close by to everything we needed ."
Unobtrusive but friendly owner with logs on tap ! Beautiful surroundings and great for walking our dogs - will definitely recommend and hope to return - thank you
"A lovely quiet cosy comfortable cottage we stayed over new year and had a great ..."
A lovely quiet cosy comfortable cottage we stayed over new year and had a great few days ideal for the dog lots of walks in the new forest and not far to drive at all so would definitely return
"We just wanted somewhere to go away to for the Christmas week to switch off and have some peace and quiet."
Mallard was just what we were hoping for. The property looks small from the outside but very spacious and well thought out inside. The highlight was the log fire, which we had going every day of our stay. Steve the farmer ensured we had a good supply of wood and he soon replenished it for us when we ran low. Everything you needed a for a comfortable and cosy stay, kitchen well equipped, everywhere lovely and clean. Steve gave us a wrapped box of chocolate biscuits, which was very kind and a lovey thought, much appreciated and went down well. Lots of peace and quiet, the river Severn just over, a good place to switch off. Lovely to see the sheep every day in front the property and lots of birds came to the feeders. Highly recommended and many thanks.
"Perfect cosy getaway."
So comfortable. Owners help with any problems and questions so quickly.
"Good things - the garden was properly secure for our dogs."
The view was lovely. The heating was good. Location very good although had to drive to access many places. Beautifully private. Bad things - fridge not working effectively, milk off in 2 days. TV would only show in blue. Mattress springs poking through, took turns to sleep in sofa, very hard for this. Worst thing - cold water pressure very low, to the point that we could not get shower cool enough to wash safely. Shame about the negatives, if addressed we would definitely go back.
"Had a lovely few days, weather brilliant and it was so lovely and quiet."
It was a great situation and walking distance to Newnham on Severn. We would definitely come back in the future for a nice peaceful,break. Keith & Margaret Lacey
"Brilliant as always."
This was our fourth stay with Steve and we just love this place more each time. Dogs loved the little garden and seeing the cows in the surrounding fields. Just a little piece of paradise.
"We had an amazing week at the Mallard, it was just what we needed."
The cottage was comfortable, clean and had everything we needed for a perfect stay. The location is fantastic, so quiet and peaceful with many places to visit nearby. Steve, the owner was friendly and helpful without being intrusive. We would definitely recommend this cottage and will certainly look at returning
"The cottage was lovely, clean and comfortable."
We enjoyed watching wildlife from the garden.
"Lovely barn conversion, great location."
Friendly and helpful host. Will definitely return
"Lovely, peaceful property, within a short drive of plenty of lovely places to visit."
Very clean and tidy when we arrved, and just right for a short stay - our dachshunds loved the small cottage garden and being able to walk them around the farm was a bonus. Well equipped kitchen and very comfy bed! Highly recommended!
"A really enjoyable stay."
The owners Steve & Sonia were very friendly and welcoming. Being on a farm we were surrounded by wildlife. Many birds came to visit including a pair of Pheasants. We were able to walk the footpaths through the property leading eventually to the village of nearby Newnham. Would readily stay again.
"The cottage was brilliant, it felt like home Steve as always was brilliant, we will return."
"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.
"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
"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.
"This was a lovely place to stay and we plan to return!"
"Enjoyable break, ideal for the two of us and the dog, great to have the logs provided, great stay."
"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.
"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.
"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 :)
"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.
"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.
"Owner friendly and helpful."
Lovely relaxing stay, great for dogs, lovely cottage, everything you need, would definitely stay again
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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
"Totally brilliant we will return."
"Good location for exploring, cottage had everything we needed"
"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.
"Very nice cottage in lovely setting"
"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.
"Lovely cottage & location Very friendly owner and locals Would love to return one day"
"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.
"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.
"We had a fantastic time - really peaceful location."
A perfect setting to recharge the batteries and get away from it all.
"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
Beautiful views. Lots of birdlife to watch , really lovely owners x will definitely be back.
"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.
"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.
"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."
"A lovely cottage, welcoming hosts and a safe garden for our dogs."
This was our second visit and we loved it. Thank you
"We had a lovely stay at mallard cottage all we could ask for we would go again thanks Lorraine and rob"
"Ideal base for watching the Severn bore and visiting the Forest of Dean."
"Nice quiet cosy cottage."
"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
"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.
"Beautiful little place to stay."
Really helpful owner. Peace and quiet!
"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
"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.
"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).
"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!
"Lovely cottage, comfortable and clean."
Garden especially appreciated for our dog. Peaceful surroundings and not overlooked anywhere.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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
"Lovely cottage nice area had a great time only problem bedroom very hot due to good weather!"
"Friendly owner Helpful and welcoming Brilliant place with our two dogs I ..."
Friendly owner Helpful and welcoming Brilliant place with our two dogs I would highly recommend this cottage Thanks for a brilliant week
"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.
"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.
"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
"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.
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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.
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.
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.
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