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Brookbank Folly

(Ref. 6733)

Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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99 Customer Reviews

  • "Brookbank folly is definitely cozy and warm, with a style of Hobbit's house which you will find it very cute."

    Nice welcome from the owner.

    Reviewed by Bozena5.0Jan 2024

  • "Absolutely loved our stay."

    The owners were lovely and very welcoming, the quirky cottage was like a dream, very cosy, warm and had everything we needed for us to enjoy our stay. Will recommend this place to family and friends

    What a delightful review , we thank you very much indeed. We hope your journey was a good one and trouble free. Best wishes for a happy New Year ahead . Sue and Richard Burrows Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Jan 2024

  • "This cottage is gorgeous and perfect for that quiet getaway."

    Just one thing that needs to be pointed out in case it is vital to some. The Shower is poor unfortunately. It takes a while to get showered and rinsed. But other than that I cannot praise it enough. And the couple that own it are very helpful if you need anything. And the welcome basket was a very nice touch.

    Thank you for your positive feedback . We adjusted the shower pressure and the flow is now appropriate to enjoy a fully powered shower . We hope your journey home was a safe one . Sue and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Dec 2023

  • "Brookbank folly was a delightful place to stay."

    It’s wonderfully quirky, but also very well thought out. It was warm, comfortable and cosy. The kitchen, though small was very well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and really appreciated how much effort had been put in to the little personal touches that made our break really special.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Folly . Your comments are much appreciated. We hope your journey home was trouble free. Happy Christmas and New Year Sue and Richard Burrows Property Owner

    Reviewed by Johanna5.0Dec 2023

  • "I spent 2 nights in this stunning & quirky cottage & I immediately felt at home."

    It was so comfortable & warm & I had a great night's sleep in the bed; as it was extremely comfortable. I loved the environment & the nature all around. The owls at night, the Robin Redbreasts sitting the window ledge, looking in at me & the mole holes were also really unusual to see. The walks in the area were stunning & I would definitely recommend this very cute cottage for a weekend break away.

    Thank you Carmel , your review is delightful, as were your kind words in the visitors book. We are pleased you felt comfortable and relaxed during your stay in the Folly . Hope your journey back home was trouble free . Hope to see you again . Sue and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carmel M5.0Nov 2023

  • "We picked this folly for its quirkiness and it definitely delivered."

    If you want to stay somewhere completely different this is the place. Even though the weather wasn't fantastic we still had a relaxing and comfortable time. Loads of places to go in the area unfortunately it was too wet to go walking in the forest. We would love to stay again

    Thank you Jackie and Daniel for your review of the Folly .Richard and I are delighted you enjoyed your stay despite the rainy weather . We hope journey home was trouble free . And you are able to come again in the Spring or Summertime . Sue and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Excellent week everything we needed, lots of places to visit and photograph (forest of dean)."

    Great owners polite, helpful & friendly there if needed. Lin

    So pleased you had a good week in the Folly and managed to capture some memories on camera . Sue and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by L5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely, cozy, home away from home."

    The Folly was absolutely stunning, well heated, and very clean! It also had everything we needed for a 4-night stay, especially with the kind welcome surprise of milk, tea and coffee bags, a bottle of wine and a few other bits. As it was our first time in the area, we weren’t entirely sure about where to go or what it would be like there. The owners were really welcoming and helpful, with a range of pamphlets, books and maps available for us to look through and decide where to go or what to do. I would definitely book again!

    A very lovely review .. we thank you ! It is always helpful to hear our guests thoughts and we hope you went home refreshed. Hope to see you again in the future. Sue and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Nov 2023

  • "Very beautiful setting , relaxing and quiet, lovely hosts and easily approachable."

    Loved meeting the dogs and being checked on by Audrey ( one of the dogs ) everyday. Lovely welcome basket. Very relaxing and love listening to the owls every night . Would definitely book for next year and stay for longer. Thank you for hosting us

    Thank you for being delightful guests we appreciate your comments and Audrey definitely loved the attention! Hope you had a safe journey home and we look forward to seeing you in the big too distant future. Sue and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely stay, the whole break was fantastic."

    They have thought of everything you possibly need while staying away from home. (including a hairdryer). First impressions were exactly as described. The welcome package was amazing, No fault with anything. Richard, the host was very attentive to every need, and was very welcoming and approachable. We will be looking at booking again, as it was beautiful. Thanks again to Richard & Sue for a wonderful stay. See you again soon. xx

    We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Folly. We hope you found it relaxing and hopefully we may see you in the future. Best wishes Sue and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Quite simply WOW."

    ..a delightful, quirky cottage. So cosy and with everything you could possibly need. We felt so relaxed and chilled after our short stay here, watching the birds by day, and listening to the owls at night. We didn't want to leave, and can't wait to return.

    Thank you so much for your generous comments and great review . We are pleased you felt relaxed and had a pleasant few days away . Hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Sue and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Oct 2023

  • "We were both very pleased with this cottage- we have been in many cottages over the past few years and this was well up with he best of them."

    \we liked the quirky feel of the property, the attention to detail, the welcome pack and the many little things that we found that made it very homely.

    Thank you so much for your positive review . And for leaving the Folly looking so neat and tidy . We hope you felt refreshed after your stay . Sue and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful setting, ideal for relaxing but ideally situated to go visiting nearby places of interest to."

    Cottage is well kitted out, everything you need and lovely hosts.

    Thank you Karen for kind words and positive feedback , it is much appreciated. We hope your journey home was peaceful and without holdups . Sue and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely folly , has everything you need for a relaxing time away."

    Bed was so comfortable. lovely welcome pack provided by host great after a long journey. Beautiful surroundings. Close to local villages. Great wildlife surrounding you. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you so much for your delightful comments they are much appreciated. We are pleased your stay at the Folly was comfortable and relaxing for you both . Sue and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2023

  • "Just an absolutely amazing few days away!"

    It was better than we imagined and we didn't want to leave!! The owners are so lovely and their pet pooches are the cutest! Many thanks again - we won't forget you and will be back again for sure!! :)

    Hi both Thank you for your super feedback it is much appreciated. You were perfect guests .and we appreciated your care in looking after the folly . The dogs were disappointed you left and popped down a couple of times to check ! Look forward to meeting you again in the future . Sue and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a fantastic property and the owners are friendly and helpful."

    Accurate description and the photos don't do it justice. It is immaculately clean and tidy. It's very well equipped, everything has been thought of from egg cups to an umbrella! The bed is so comfortable I even asked the owners where they bought it! The area is very secluded and as I was looking for peace and privacy it was perfect. Apart from visits by the owners two friendly dogs I was left in splendid isolation. Will definitely look to return when I can.

    Thank you Jenny your positive feedback is so much appreciated. You were a delightful guest and we all including dogs Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2023

  • "It was just as it looked."

    Everything that could make our stay pleasant and restful was done, wi fi, hot water and peace and quiet. It was clean, comfortable and quirky, we were still sending pictures to friends at the end of the week. A most enjoyable holiday. A lovely cottage in beautiful area.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in the folly and you were able to happily relax and explore the area . Thank you for your positive comments and we hope your journey home was trouble free . Sue and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a brilliant week we had whilst staying in this lovely, unusual cosy cottage."

    Thanks to Sue and Richard for their warm welcome and being so helpful. Would most certainly recommend. Arthur & Norma

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Folly. Thank you for your feedback it is much appreciated. Best wishes Sue and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Jul 2023

  • "The details said easy access to forest but only access we saw was totally overgrown."

    Lovely people who were happy to help and brilliant quirky cottage/folly. Wouldn’t recommend for anyone who has mobility problems but a great stay for us.

    Thank you for your feedback. Richard has already insured that access to the forest via our permissive pathway is now leafy branches free Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a delightful comfortable cottage."

    The owners were very helpful and welcoming. It is very well kitted out and situated down a pretty lane with trees and birdsong all around. We look forward to returning at a later date.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed the Folly . We look forward to seeing you again . Sue and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous stay at Brookbank Folly."

    What a lovely place! Very tranquil and relaxing. We really enjoyed exploring the area and even managed to see wild boar, which was amazing. We also loved our daily visits from Audrey & Klara, the owner’s dogs. Definitely will be back!

    Thank you for your lovely review . We are so happy you enjoyed your stay in the Folly and we will tell Audrey and Klara you may return Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jun 2023

  • "Brookbank folly is a delightful, unique and picturesque cottage to stay, wether it’s for a short or long getaway it’s suits every need."

    It’s situated in the perfect location if your wanting peace and quiet. Upon arrival, we were greeted very warmly by the lovely owners and instantly felt safe and welcomed. Will certainly be returning.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay, thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2023

  • "Well what can I say?"

    !.... This has got to be the most tranquil, peaceful, relaxing and unusual property I have ever holidayed in. Amazing surroundings with beautiful bird song. Very private location for us and the property owners. The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley are so incredibly beautiful that I genuinely want to move there. Thank you to Richard and his wife for sharing their 'hobbit house ' for us all to enjoy.

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback and comments. We are so pleased you enjoy your stay at the Folly . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7May 2023

  • "Quirky, quiet, comfortable, relaxing, peaceful."

    Brookbank Folly is all of these things and more. It's location is stunning, and is perfect for local walks. The incredibly welcoming owner greeted us with a lovely welcome pack as well, and the cottage was kindly stocked with teas and coffee. So very generous. Can't recommend it highly enough!

    Thank you so much for your positive comments. We are pleased you enjoyed the Forest of Dean Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "What a wonderful place and the owners were wonderful too"

    Great to have you stop in Folly . And hope you enjoyed the location too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Apr 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage in a beautiful area."

    Brookbank Folly has been so thoughtfully designed and equipped and the owners were really welcoming and helpful. The goodies and flowers were much appreciated. The cottage is a gem and definitely the most interesting and delightful one we’ve stayed in. A perfect place to relax and unwind after a day exploring this stunning part of the country.

    Your comes about the Folly we’re very welcome and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Forest of Dean. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Brookbank Folly is a wonderful Hobbit house of high quality and attention to detail."

    Very comfortable in every way with high quality items left for our use. Lovely large China mugs for the tea and real coffee bags provided. John Freida shampoo and conditioner among other items in the warm and spacious bathroom. Individual electric blankets in the comfortable double bed. The welcome basket of goodies included milk, wine, cereals and delicious dark chocolate ginger biscuits and a lovely large vase of flowers which were still going strong after our weeks stay. We have already shared information about this secluded gem of a cottage with friends and we certainly hope to return .The Forest of Dean is a treasure of a national forest park with Brookbank as it's hidden jewel. Thank you Richard and Sue we had a marvellous time!

    Wow ! Your detailed response has made our day , thank you so much . We are so pleased you enjoyed stopping in the Folly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemarie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Brilliant little hobbit house - very cleverly designed, clean, comfortable, warm and had everything that you needed - including a great welcome basket and the ever needed pint of milk on arrival!"

    Richard was lovely and welcoming and overall was a brilliant find. Would definately recomend :-) Thank you!

    Thank you very much for your kind words about the Folly , we hope you enjoyed the Forest of Dean too . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely."

    A lovely hobbit house in a quiet area. Super added extras. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely unique cottage in a beautiful area."

    I would definitely book again and recommend it to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 2023

  • "Enough quirks to start a quirks shop."

    Cosy, warm, welcoming and restful. Fantastic location for a peaceful weekend break. Delightfully spacious, private folly. Well equipped home from home. Comfortable bed with everything anyone could need. The welcome pack and basic refreshments really added to the relaxing feel.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Feb 2023

  • "Very warm and comfortable cottage."

    It had everything we could have possibly needed. The bed even had electric underblanket.A very lovely cottage and we had a nice welcoming basket when we arrived.We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Ivana4.7Dec 2022

  • "The perfect little cottage getaway we were looking for, comfortable and cosy."

    Reviewed by Sam4.7Dec 2022

  • "An amazing quirky cottage."

    A lot of thought gone into it's design by the owner. Very comfortable and very warm and cosy. The goodies left for us on arrival were very generous and enjoyed. Parking was a bit tight but soon got the hang of it. No complaints at all. thoroughly recommended. Lovely area with lots to do. Friendly owners, friendly dogs. Just perfect. Thankyou. Dorothy and Peter

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Sep 2022

  • "A wonderful, quirky little cottage which is perfect for a romantic getaway."

    We hope to go back.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2022

  • "Gorgeous spot, fully furnished kitchen, lovely welcoming touches."

    Love the quirky hand finished feel to everything, we would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had an absolutely amazing time."

    The cottage was full of everything you need and a basket of extra goodies which was lovely on arrival. We had a very warm welcome by Richard. The cottage was just like a little hobbit cottage, it was unique. We had an amazing few days away, the cottage was perfectly located for country walks, lovely restaurants plenty to do for all ages. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2022

  • "Everything was just right - the house was exceptionally well-equipped, from the lovely and generous toiletries to the excellent kitchen equipment, with good pans, glasses and crockery, and sharp knives."

    The generous welcome package, including a pint of milk, was a lovely additional touch. The bed and the sofa were comfortable, and the garden was lovely, with many additional thoughtful elements - a bench and table, and garden chairs. The property is secluded and private, and a perfect place for a restful weekend away. Thank you. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Jun 2022

  • "My wife and I had a wonderful week in this beautiful quirky cottage."

    Very peaceful and relaxing and so close to the woods. The owners were brilliant and I highly recomend this cottage to anyone that seek paradise.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "Just wonderful"

    Reviewed by Lynn And Wayne5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was just as listed ,you couldn't ask for more ."

    Everything you needed was provided .A great get away from it all retreat

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely place owners very helpful and everything you need was there."

    Lots of places to visit.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7May 2022

  • "Amazing cottage a real little hobbit hole, I am so pleased I chose this."

    Lovely welcome basket, lovely caretakers/owners, very peaceful. This is definatley a retreat if you need one.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2022

  • "Delightfully quirky cottage, yet warm and comfortable."

    The kitchen has been equipped very thoughtfully, with plenty of nice crockery and lots of useful items that are often not found in a holiday cottage. Good quality saucepans, again slightly unusual in a holday cottage! The fridge is small but adequate, but has a very small freezing compartment. Owners are very welcoming. Only problem is the tiny parking space which takes quite a bit of manoeuvering to get into.

    Reviewed by Sophia5.0May 2022

  • "Really enjoyed the stay."

    The Welcome pack provided was an unexpected bonus

    Reviewed by Brian4.7May 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful place, spent 2 amazing nights here as a short break."

    It was such a lovely setting & the owners are so helpful & friendly. We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by M5.0Apr 2022

  • "It was a lovely stay Richard and Susan were very accomodating Everything was there that we needed and they provided us with a lovely welcome pack."

    It was very relaxing holiday and we settled in really quickly and we would happily visit again

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful property with welcoming hosts."

    Very relaxing long weekend with every amenity catered for.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, it's location is beautiful and the whole place felt warm and welcoming."

    Reviewed by James4.1Oct 2021

  • "There was no extra single bed."

    Not suitable for older people, as the floors were sloping and the bed was not level. Hob needs replacing as did not heat up well or go red. All markings for the hotplates had been rubbed off. Microwave needed a instruction leaflet. Crockery especially bowels needed to be increased in amount, only 2 large provided. Very small fridge, leaked at times because dial had moved. Sofa sagging on one side. Owner very welcoming, lovely hospitality box left for us.

    Reviewed by Tony3.4Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    The photos did not do it justice. It is so warm and cosy inside, also cool when the weather was in the 80s during our stay. The kitchen was very well equipped and the toiletries provided were lovely. The garden was beautiful and private. This cottage is well situated for visiting local beauty spots and long walks in the Forest. The owners are lovely and very helpful. the two dogs are so much fun. A fantastic place for a break.

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Sep 2021

  • "Quirky little cabin, very peaceful."

    Little bit far out of the village, you could not walk to the pubs. But everything else was great, owners super friendly and helpful, 2 beautiful dogs

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Aug 2021

  • "Unique and quirky."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very unusual property, really fun to stay in."

    Lots of nice extra touches provided including nice toiletries, very generous welcome basket, loads of cleaning and household sundries, books, DVD's, games, local maps. Very clean and comfortable, lovely private garden to enjoy. The owners and their two dogs were very welcoming and helpful. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jul 2021

  • "Brookbank Folly is an idyllic getaway for two people."

    The cottage is beautiful with amazing attention to detail. The owners are very helpful and their dogs are fun! The countryside is beautiful. We were lucky with the weather.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic place ,such a relaxing atmosphere would definitely return ,"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2021

  • "All as expected and wanted and more."

    Will be going back sometime.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Jun 2021

  • "Sue and Richard were the most hospitable of hosts."

    We were greeted with a basket of goodies and nothing was too much rouble. Richard even gave us a lift when we had broken down. The cottage was such an inviting and quite luxurious space, where we very quickly settled. The location was beautiful, and a quite retreat that was just what we needed. I've never slept so well away from home. We will be returning as soon as possible.

    Reviewed by Fran5.0May 2021

  • "The quietness the Cottage itself was amazing I thoroughly enjoyed staying there"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2020

  • "Perfect in everyway"

    Reviewed by Mohammed5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was so cosy and magical."

    The welcome pack was lovely and we felt at home. The owners are lovely people too and the dogs. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Charmaine5.0Oct 2020

  • "This little cottage is absolutely beautiful inside and outside."

    Really fantastic.

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Oct 2020

  • "Pictures don't do it justice at all, we were blown away by the folly."

    It was just what we needed for a get away. The folly was cozy and bright at the same time. The kitchen was well equipped, bed was comfy and shower worked well! We only wished we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Jess5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time in this brilliant quirky cottage."

    We enjoyed the area, with direct access to the forest, it was perfect.

    Reviewed by Eleanore5.0Sep 2020

  • "Nice friendly people, nice not having WiFi but annoying sometimes when you feel like going out somewhere for the day and need to book up online to require tickets."

    You probably will say why you didn’t you book up these events before you come away but all things you like doing is weather permitting. Fortunately weather was perfect every day. Peaceful and relaxing surroundings.

    Reviewed by Gina4.7Sep 2020

  • "Nothing in particular"

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2020

  • "Lovely folly which was fully equipped for most events"

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage unique in every way."

    Would strongly recommend it if you want a peaceful relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Sean4.7Feb 2020

  • "Cottage was cosy, clean and very well equipped."

    Surroundings were peaceful and just what we wanted for a break.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jan 2020

  • "Immaculate cleanliness instantly noticeable Cosy feeling Everything you need ..."

    Immaculate cleanliness instantly noticeable Cosy feeling Everything you need to hand Warm welcome from Richard Welcome pack and fresh flowers instant hit Would recommend

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely little hobbit house to stay in and very warm with plenty of heating."

    Loved the spacious bathroom and cosy lounge

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Nov 2019

  • "Had a lovely time!"

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Aug 2019

  • "Absolutely incredible place and lovely people, was the perfect get away."

    Reviewed by Abigail4.7Aug 2019

  • "Just that the bed could of been more comfortable mattress seen better days ,But it was a lovely cottage we were made to feel quite welcome,and the welcome pack was very nice ."

    Reviewed by Toni3.8Jul 2019

  • "Wonderful folly, peaceful location, friendly welcome."

    .. The perfect getaway

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2019

  • "There was dead flys everywhere, all the cutlery needed cleaning due to them having dead flys and dust covering them."

    We needed to vacuum the floor, the cottage was covered in cob webs and dead spiders, loose floor tiles, I would not recommend this cottage, especially considering it is in the owners garden, which is something you have failed to mention on your website.

    Reviewed by Marcus1.3Jul 2019

  • "A beautiful, quirky cottage in amazing surroundings."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2019

  • "This is a quirky but fun place to stay."

    The cottage is only 8 eight years old but has been made to look (very successfully!) a hundred years old. It was comfortable with most of the modern facilities you could wish for although we found the fridge a little small and we could not find (probably our fault) a cheese grater. The setting is idyllic and very peaceful.

    Reviewed by S4.7May 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect in every way."

    Plenty of places of interest within a 10 mile radius.We couldn't have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2019

  • "We had a lovely time the owners dogs were lovely and playful."

    Very nice place to relax. Would definitely go there again.

    Reviewed by Martin3.8Apr 2019

  • "I had an amazing break at Brookbank Folly-just what was needed!"

    The owners were very discreet but available if needed. I do think a note to say there are dogs that do visit the garden from time to time as though I do adore animals, to be advised in advance would have been good. The location is perfect being only a few miles from the town. The forest walks are on the doorstep & are fabulous. Thank you

    Reviewed by Rachel3.8Dec 2018

  • "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 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.

    Reviewed by Joe3.8Dec 2018

  • "Fantastic location, quirky property and owners extremely helpful."

    Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2018

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this 'hobbit house' looked small from outside but like the tardis it was big inside!"

    So warm and comfortable and everything was provided, and as it was our first self catering holiday it was so good. Slept very well and feel so much better for our holiday in the Forest of Dean. All places that we wanted to see were all within the place range, so easy to travel to and return to "our home" each day. We used our sat nav to get us there but reading instructions of how to get there we didn't see 'Rank Xerox' building and according to Richard it has been closed for about 9 years and is just used as small business. Ian used to work for rank xerox!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2018

  • "To advise all visitors to take a pair of slippers or soft shoes as 90% of floors are ceramic tiled"

    Reviewed by Kevon4.7Oct 2018

  • "Brookbank Folly is the most amazing, quirky little place we have ever seen."

    Real little "Hobbit " house in the most wonderful location. Folly was very warm and cosy and very well equipped, even had electric blanket on the bed. Owner met us on arrival and went through all the relevant details with us. Felt like we were in a fairy tale the whole time we were there. Garden area is so still and calm, all you can hear are the birds singing. Anyone who likes gorgeous quirky little places with peace and quiet will adore this little place like we did. Love it.

    Reviewed by Maria4.7Sep 2018

  • "The cottage exceeded expectations."

    The owners were extremely friendly but discrete. Everything you thought you wanted was available and even things you didn't know you wanted was provided. I would recommend to family and friends. A successful holiday. Yes, we would use Sykes again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful area."

    It was all we imagined it to be and more.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2018

  • "Wonderful little cottage."

    Peaceful and relaxing break on the edge of the magical forest of Dean. No phone signal or WiFi but that to us was a bonus. So many places to explore nearby. Owner very friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend this little folly for a stress free break.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2018

  • "The Folly would benefit from a new mattress my wife had to sleep on the settee and I never got a good night sleep."

    We were informed that the property had had a water leak in the cupboard in the bedroom. This was treated by a heater not a dehumidified. The whole folly smelt mouldy and damp. We were very disappointed with the general state of the folly a renovation is needed particular with the floor tiles and the creeping damp in areas of the folly The outside could do with a uplift. We may have been unfortunate and arrived at the wrong time?

    Reviewed by Neil1.9May 2018

  • "We had a great stay at the Folly and found it peaceful and restful."

    It's a good place to use as a base for the Forest of Dean, down a narrow lane but easy enough to negotiate. Michael and his wife Sue were welcoming and we had a guided tour of our cute little home for the week. This is a unique property and it's our intention to go back in warmer weather, there is so much to see in this area and offers plenty of choice for everyone.

    Reviewed by Erica5.0Feb 2018

  • "We had a brilliant time staying in the folly in December."

    They had a lot of snow - 1 foot deep so we got our car snowed in and had to walk everywhere! It was magical. The hosts were extremely helpful and kind and helped us to get up the track back to the main road when we were leaving as the ice was terrible. The only thing I would say is there is no WiFi and our mobile phone signal was rubbish, so we had no access to the internet.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7Dec 2017

  • "The cottage was absolutely breathtaking."

    A gorgeous little place to stay in a beautiful part of the world, full of quirkiness, charm and rustic appeal. We would return in a heartbeat, in fact, we were sorry to have to leave!!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2017

  • "Lovely little quirky cottage, the welcome pack was much appreciated."

    No wifi for a week meant that we had time to explore the area without disruption.

    Reviewed by Robert4.6Aug 2017

  • "Gorgeous little cottage, cozy and romantic, perfect for our wedding anniversary, had a wonderful time xx"

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2017

  • "Amazing place, lovely setting and fabulous owners."

    Would highly recommend this magical cottage!

    Reviewed by Lisa4.8Mar 2017

  • "Richard was very welcoming and we soon felt at home in his lovely hand made folly."

    With it being winter, it was lovely to come back to the warmth of the cottage from a long day exploring the area and the Forest of Dean.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jan 2017

  • "This is an idyllic retreat snuggled into a wooded hillside with lots of delightful design details and everything carefully thought out."

    From the cottage, there are a lot of walks in the surrounding woodlands and other interesting places to visit. With Asda doing a home delivery, you don't need to go near towns and with very intermittent mobile signal, it really is a get away from it all location.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2016

  • "This is an 'Escape Location Rental'."

    The entrance via Jubilee Road is single lane and requires care negotiating. TV OK, no Wi-Fi and not great phone coverage (3 & Vodaphone). If you bring food (Not frozen - no deep freeze) for the period of the rental and some good books you could stay the in the cottage. Locally there is a small Co-Op in Mitcheldean and a large one in Cinderford. It would be a shame to stay in since the location on the north east corner of Forest of Dean is perfect for exploring the forest. It is also a good location for sight seeing along the river Wye or along the Severn.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.8Sep 2016

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Summary

  • 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 and coal-effect electric fire.
  • Electric wall radiators with electric fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, Wifi, 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.

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.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute