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Brookbank Folly

Mitcheldean, Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire (Ref. 6733)

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  • Brookbank Folly - Cotswolds - 6733 - photo 1
  • Customer Rating: 3.6 / 4 out of 4

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Mr Bosak

    “Booking through Sykes was a very smooth and simple process.”

    Contacting the owner was straightforward. The owner was friendly, polite and helpful, and the bottle of wine and other goodies on arrival was a nice touch, as were the Christmas decorations. The cottage was clean, comfortable and adorably quirky, and tea, coffee, soap, towels, etc were all provided, almost like a hotel. Plenty of heating was available so it was nice and warm. There are local shops for essentials, and a petrol station. No internet/wifi and next to no mobile signal meant we ...

    Contacting the owner was straightforward. The owner was friendly, polite and helpful, and the bottle of wine and other goodies on arrival was a nice touch, as were the Christmas decorations. The cottage was clean, comfortable and adorably quirky, and tea, coffee, soap, towels, etc were all provided, almost like a hotel. Plenty of heating was available so it was nice and warm. There are local shops for essentials, and a petrol station. No internet/wifi and next to no mobile signal meant we were out of contact (very peaceful once you are used to it!); and probably due to bad weather, there was some variable reception on some tv channels. The folly is down a long narrow track on the side of a hill, in a secluded part of the owner's garden. Accessibility: There is a narrow gravel path down a slope from the car park space then up to the property, probably 20-30 yards, and in all there are then four steps up when you get there. Low doorways in places so taller people need to stoop to avoid headaches. Quite a narrow gate on the way in, might be a squeeze with a big car. The owner has a couple of friendly dogs who come and say hello now and again. Mitcheldean and other local towns are pretty ordinary, but the property is very close to the Forest of Dean.

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
Facilities -
89/100
* Average score of 11 customer ratings

The property

This outstanding, bespoke, single-storey Gloucestershire holiday cottage is situated on the outskirts of the Gloucestershire village of Mitcheldean, on the edge of the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean.

Lovingly hand built with timber from the forest itself, this delightful Gloucestershire holiday cottage offers warm and cosy accommodation, with a wealth of character features including beautiful beams, stained glass windows and wooden floors, which seamlessly combine with contemporary modern comforts.

The spacious open plan living area in your Gloucestershire holiday cottage features a handmade kitchen, dining area and sitting area, which has the added benefit of a coal-effect electric fire and overlooks the pretty cottage garden; with a private patio area, the garden is a perfect place to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this unspoilt area.

The forest offers many stunning walks and cycle routes, which can all be enjoyed from the doorstep of your Gloucestershire cottage.

If you fancy a day trip, why not visit the historic waterfront city of Gloucester with its Victorian Docklands, magnificent Norman cathedral and bustling city centre boasting a superb range of shops, pubs and restaurants?

A wonderful Gloucestershire cottage in an ideal location for discovering this beautiful part of the country.

Accuracy of the listing -
91/100
* Average score of 11 customer ratings

Accommodation

All ground floor. One double bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted handmade kitchen, dining area and sitting area with double sofa bed if required and coal-effect electric fire.

Comfort -
91/100
Cleanliness -
91/100
* Average score of 11 customer ratings

Amenities

  • Electric wall radiators with electric fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, stereo/CD player, small library of books and games
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Garden and patio area with handmade furniture and BBQ
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles.

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About the location

MITCHELDEAN

Ross-on-Wye 6 miles; Gloucester 13 miles.

The thriving village of Mitcheldean, with its old timbered houses and narrow streets is situated close to 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
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