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2 The Old School

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Ruspidge, Gloucestershire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage providing all you need to a short break or a longer stay."

    The property is immaculate and the furnishings and utilities have been chosen with care. During my recent stay following a bereavement, I found the property peaceful and private and I felt safe. This is especially important when staying somewhere on your own in unfamiliar surroundings. Lovely south facing garden to sunbathe in as well so I plan to be back before too long and recommend it to all whether alone or as a family as there is plenty to do around the area as well within a short distance.

    Thank you Lynne, we really appreciate your feedback. Our south facing garden is definitely well suited to grab some rays and your stay was perfectly timed. We look forward to having you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Sep 2023

  • "Initial instructions as to how to access the safe to extract the door key were clear."

    The house has a brand new kitchen, furniture and carpets with absolutely everything provided. It is warm, comfortable and very well located - about 15 minutes walk from Cinderford town. We had a lovely few days exploring the area and would highly recommend 2 The Old School.

    Thank you for a great feedback and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. See you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a great stay at The 2 Old School."

    We are family of four so the whole property was all we needed (including garden). Everything looks like on the pictures. We felt very welcome since we opened the door. Although we brought our own gear it was nice to find bread, milk and pack of biscuits in the kitchen. We picked this property because of good location. It is a fab point to go cycling, walking and canoeing.Town centre is 10-15 min walk which we found convenient for shops and local butchers/produce. We will definitely come back one day because there is so much more to explore in the Forest of Dean.

    We are so pleased to hear you had a great stay at 2 The Old School. Thank you so much for a lovely feedback and we look forward to having you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Magdalena3.8Aug 2023

  • "Thank you, Our visit to our property, 1st guests, is excellent."

    We enjoyed the house, area, wildlife, local history, surrounding town’s restaurants. I’m an Aircraft Engineer, my Miss’s Pharmacist. We expect good, sort visits, which are comfortable and welcoming, which your premise is. We wish you the best, for your future endeavours. Kind regards David & Sue.

    Thank you so much David & Sue. It gives us great pleasure to hear you really enjoyed and had a comfortable stay. We look forward to having you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC and heated towel rail
  • Downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, high chair, washing machine, dishwasher, ironing board, kettle, toaster
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent (EV charger excluded)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • BBQ (charcoal required)
  • Private Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Bicycle storage available
  • Rear secluded and enclosed south - facing garden with patio, lawn and furniture
  • This property provides a selection of books and games
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, river 3.5 miles
  • Note: There are 6 steps down to the property from the parking area; whilst there is a handrail, please take care
  • Note: Strictly no stag, hen, or similar parties.

The property

Nestled into the town of Ruspidge, 2 The Old School is a beautiful renovated semi-detached cottage ideal for a family or group of friends looking to explore Gloucestershire and in prime location to explore The Royal Forest of Dean.

Renovated to a high standard, be welcomed into this delightful property, where you will first find a light and airy open-plan living space, boasting a well-fitted kitchen with contemporary furniture.

Here guests can cook together making the most of the ample amenities, and enjoy a hearty meal at the dining table, before settling down into the sitting area for a movie marathon.

From this delightful social hub, guests can head out into the garden, where there is a patio, lawn and furniture, ideal for alfresco dining or enjoying a glass of fizz in the evening sunshine.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, a charming double and a twin room, as well as a contemporary bathroom with tasteful décor, where guests can indulge in a warm shower or a relaxing soak in the tub.

The town of Ruspidge is a lovely area, home to a selection of pubs, tasty eateries, convenience stores where guests can stock up on essentials and countryside walks including Woodlands Lake Nature Reserve and Woorgreens Nature Reserve.

Enjoy a hearty meal at The Mount Pleasant or a tipple at the Nags Head Inn, before heading over to the Forest of Dean.

Here, there is the Forest of Dean Sculpture Park, Forest of Dean Cycle Centre and many walks and wildlife watching opportunities.

The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is threaded with lovely walks, including King Arthur’s Cave and Coppett Hill.

Visit the riverside town of Newnham and Westbury-on-Severn, where there are riverside walks and more eateries, or head over to Gloucester where guests can enjoy a shopping trip and a visit to the local museum.

There is something for everyone to enjoy with a stay at the delightful 2 The Old School.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


10.4 miles Ross on Wye , 15 miles Gloucester, 13.2 miles Symonds Yat

Ruspidge is a lovely little village situated in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. The village offers its guests a wonderful selection of amenities, with local shops, pubs, and a children's play area, it offers everything you could need for a self-catered stay, while nearby Cinderford boasts a wider selection. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activity within the local area, with the Lightmoor Pool (Royal Forest of Dean Angling Club) being just a short trip from the village, as well as Soudley Ponds being home to a a raft of ducks, making a lovely spot for a morning stroll. Situated between the River Severn and the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you can expect to find a plethora of wonders just a stone's throw away; take a trip to the Clearwell Caves, a hidden world where you can learn of the iron ore mining, the main industry in the Forest of Dean, up close on a tour, or give beer pilates a go for an experience like no other! You will also find a good selection of sporting opportunities including archery, paddle boarding, scrambling and rock climbing just to name a few, or if you're seeking a more relaxed day out venture to the cathedral city of Gloucester; explore its history in the Blackfriars Priory site, Museum of Gloucester and the Jet Age Museum, or indulge in a day of retail therapy with plenty of shops to take your pick from. In easy reach, you can find Cheltenham too, home to Cheltenham Racecourse with its wonderful races and various events throughout the year, as well as the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty being just a scenic drive away too.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas