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Crows Cabin

(Ref. 1001980)

Gloucester, Gloucestershire Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "We love staying at Crows Cabin, its been our 5th year in a row we have stayed ..."

    We love staying at Crows Cabin, its been our 5th year in a row we have stayed there, it is the holiday we most look forward to each year and would recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Jan 2024

  • "Dispite it raining every day we enjoyed our stay at Crows Cabin."

    The cabin was spotless and warm but we were unable to use the front door due to it swelling caused by the wet weather. When this was pointed out to the owner he tried to fix the problem but it remained. Given how wet it had been we were not surprised. It just meant we used the other door, which wasn't a problem. The fact that the cabin leant slightly was, we were assured, was also due to the weather and would be corrected The starter supplies left were an added bonus, so thank you very much. Very good food was obtained at The New Dawn Inn in Norton, which we heartily recommend.

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Dec 2023

  • "We have just had a wonderful break at Crows Cabin which was very much needed."

    The cabin is lovely and quirky as well as very cosy and has everything you need. The only downside for us was the bed. The mattress itself was fine but the springs on the bed are sagging which means we were rolling into the middle all the time causing us backache. We tried putting pillows and blankets under the mattress for support but it didn't work. If you can cope with this then I highly recommend a visit as it's just so lovely.

    Reviewed by Carla4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a fab little get away here."

    The cabin was very cosy and comfortable, Great to have a private enclosed garden and use of the big field beyond. Plenty of places to visit in the area and withing easy reach of the Cotswolds. We enjoyed watching the birds from the window and it was very peaceful. Quite nice not having internet but I did pick up 4g from my Three network we generally planned our next day when out for evening meals. The red lion was nice round the corner with river side seating. Thank you would recommend :)

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely week in this Quirky cabin."

    The bed was comfy and the shower very good. As has already been said, no internet and poor phone signal. Two slight niggles, the head of the Henry vacuum kept falling off so we were not able to clean to our usual standard and if the hedge was trimmed down a bit it would let more light in and give better views. If you are walking, in the evening, have plenty of insect repellent as there is a lot of stagnant water and you will get bitten

    Reviewed by Roland5.0Jun 2023

  • "On the whole we enjoyed a very relaxing stay at Crows Cabin, which is very much “off grid” if that is what you are looking for."

    It is very, very relaxing without the distractions of always being connected to the internet. The milk, bread and lovely eggs were very much appreciated and a lovely touch. The cooker was far better than our cooker at home, so if you want somewhere to stay and cater for yourself then this would be a good choice for you. The sitting area is very comfortable and the deck area gets the sun for most of the day, which was very useful. It was great to have the enclosed garden for our small dog and the facilities, although fairly basic, were more than adequate for a relaxing week away. The shower was much better than I expected, although people on the heavier side may struggle with the general dimensions of that and the internal doorways in general, which are quite narrow. A few niggles that we faced (that are meant as feedback an not general moans!). The cabin has a noticeable slope to it (high at the front, low at the back) which was fine for us but may cause people less steady on their feet some issues. The double bed is very old school and you sink right into it. It is also very noisy (the springs) when getting into and out of it. There isn’t much room to get past the end of the bed, so if you are on the larger side you will struggle with that. The guest information pack is a bit out of date I’m afraid! We went to The Boat Inn (luckily we drove), only to find that it no longer exists as a pub/inn. This really needs updating for guests unfamiliar with the area as this issue is exacerbated by the lack of connectivity as you are not able to check the opening times of the places you plan to visit, without heading to a pub or café (or some signal in general). I’m torn on this one as a positive and a negative, but this place really is off grid. There is no WiFi (not a problem as it is not advertised as having it) but we had no signal at all on our phones, which could be a safety issue for some people or in case of emergency. Please be aware of this. The meadow to the front of the cabin is very kindly offered as a place to use to exercise your dog, which is great except, that it was so established/overgrown (waist-high to 6’ man) that we were only able to use the tire tracks a part way into the field. A narrow path mown around the perimeter of the field would be sufficient and very useful to guests. Not related to the cabin but we were quite disappointed with the walks in the area itself. The public footpaths on the whole do not seem to be maintained much at all and some we couldn’t even find - they were so overgrown! This may partly be the time of year we visited but it was very annoying compared to other parts of the country that are well maintained and have clearly had more thought put into the visitor trade. We would not recommend walking alongside the A38 to get to places, it is quite a busy road. We’re experienced walkers (not walking fanatics) and I wouldn’t recommend this area for walking, compared with the likes of the Lake District, North Wales, North & South Devon or even where we live in Hampshire.

    Reviewed by Ian4.1May 2023

  • "Its the fourth year we have been, it is my birthday treat and can't think of anywhere I would rather be with my partner and dogs, the field is fantastic for the boys they love it."

    The lady who owns it is lovely and runs a lovely get away Would recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Jan 2023

  • "Had a fab stay."

    Location great and site lovely. Quirky looking from outside but had everything you want for a get away. Loads of walks from close by, and overlay placed to drive into Cotswolds and further afield

    Reviewed by James4.7Aug 2022

  • "On way down to crow nest was very stressful with stuck in traffic for hours but when we arrived it was peaceful and we chilled out and so relaxing I will definitely be booking again best we had the dogs loved running in field very lovely pub down road called swan Inn lovely food h."

    Thank you Hayley and Chris for a great time .

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jul 2022

  • "This lovely (my name for it) holiday shack was like the tardis (more room than you'd expect) Perfect for the two of us and our dog."

    So peaceful, like a retreat. Owners kindly left fresh bread, eggs and milk. Very thoughtful. There may have been a local shop in walking distance - but I didn't see one and to be fair I wasn't really looking.

    Reviewed by Caz5.0Jun 2022

  • "Crows Cabin was absolutely fantastic Me my partner and our 2 little dogs loved it the small enclosure was safe to let th dogs go as they pleased and walking around the fields gave them and us a good walk."

    There's a few pubs around but didn't really get to go as sitting on the porch with a few glasses of wine watching the sun go down was great. Will definitely be going back

    Reviewed by C5.0Jun 2022

  • "Amazing accommodation in an idyllic restful location."

    We will definitely be making a return!

    Reviewed by Tony5.0May 2022

  • "This is a lovely quirky property."

    It is very well equipped and a lot of thought put into making your stay comfortable, including essentials for when you arrive. I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent, quirky, comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Lovely little garden for the dog with a field beyond which she was allowed to play in as well. Perfect little getaway for some peace and quiet. Need to be aware there is no internet connection though.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is a really peaceful place to stay and this was a return visit."

    Much thought from the owners and felt very welcome.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Oct 2021

  • "Crows nest was a super quirky cozy accommodation, very private in beautiful surroundings!"

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    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2021

  • "This amazing place reflects cherished bygone days obviously created with love."

    Set in the most beautiful countryside yet close to towns. Hosts Chris and Haley are so welcoming and friendly and nothing is too much trouble. If you are looking for somewhere authentic and quirky then look no further.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lots of lovely positives for our stay with a little room For improvement to warrant the price."

    - The cabin is quirky and fun in design. - The little touches we arrived to at the start such as fresh bread and local apple juice and dog treats were a wonderful surprise thank you ever so much - It’s great for dogs there’s a enclosed garden with the cabin but straight out the gate is a field we almost had to ourselves where we threw the ball every morning - The kitchen was fully equipped and great for lots of meals enjoyed at the cabin Some room for improvement - the sofa in the lounge is so uncomfortable it’s tired old and such a shame as after a long day exploring you want somewhere cosy and comfortable to relax. This really needs replacing or stuffing / some padded cushions to accompany it - We did not have any signal at the property. We had planned to catch up on some work or at least check our emails - this glitch does need to be stated when booking as we were off the grid entirely for our stay which has its relaxation perks but a little unhelpful at times - The shower - the vent above the shower is a gauze filled with bugs!! It was more I’m a celebrity get me out of here than a relaxing shower.

    Reviewed by Francesca2.8Aug 2021

  • "Cabin was delightful, location was very good."

    Weather was awful but you can't blame anyone for that, weather doesn't come with a guarantee after all..

    Reviewed by Royston4.4May 2021

  • "This lovely little cottage was a joy."

    So well equipped and ideally situated.Wonderful walks nearby perfect for our 4 legged friend.would certainly love to return.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2021

  • "2nd time I have stayed at crows cabin and loved every minute of it the location ..."

    2nd time I have stayed at crows cabin and loved every minute of it the location is perfect for a quite break but also lots to do within driving distance the owners are lovely and everything is catered for will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2020

  • "Little hiccup on arrival but hayley and chris sorted it out quickly."

    this cabin is lovely . well equipped. cosy.warm. will be going back in better weather. our dogs loved it as well.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2020

  • "The Crows Cabin was a perfect getaway."

    The cabin is in a great location and provided us with a perfect getaway from the hustle bustle of daily life. The cabin was very dog friendly and they were catered for as guests.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2020

  • "Had a fantastic week at crows cabin wonderful location loved the unique design ..."

    Had a fantastic week at crows cabin wonderful location loved the unique design of the place perfect for a relaxing break will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2020

  • "Such a lovely place , so comfy and quirky , will definitely return"

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Dec 2019

  • "Crows Cabin is a unique getaway experience."

    Warm and comfortable and peaceful with all mod cons. There are plenty of places to visit nearby and the owner is very helpful.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely hidden gem can't wait to go back!"

    Reviewed by Carla5.0Nov 2019

  • "Quirky, comfortable and cosy cabin in a great location between Tewkesbury, Gloucester and Cheltenham."

    Well thought out accommodation with all amenities you will need for a great get away from it all break.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2019

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas heating with woodburning stove
  • Fridge/freezer, microwave, gas hob, electric oven, TV
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Decked area to the front and lawn area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub and shop within 2.5 miles
  • Note: Adults only
  • Note : The owners keep the garden as natural as possible, using no weed killers and leave plants including some flowering weeds to re-seed for nature
  • The whole site is dedicated to wildlife well being and encouragement
  • May and June the fields are used for hay making
  • Note :Crows Cabin has a genuine Victorian beds with modern mattresses.

The property

Nestled between the pretty Cotswolds AONB and the endearing Forest of Dean is this rural off grid hideaway, Crows Cabin.

This romantic retreat is perfect for a couple seeking to explore the delights of the city of Gloucester and its surrounding countryside, with a quirky and idyllic base to come back to each evening.

Be welcomed into this truly unique accommodation by the spacious boot room, where you can hang your rain coats and kick off your muddy boots before relaxing into your evening within the wonderful interior with several vintage touches.

The kitchen comes well-equipped with everything you could possibly need to rustle up tasty treats for you and your partner before settling down at the dining table to plan the days ahead.

After dinner enjoy a digital detox by sinking into the sofa with a good book in hand or admiring the surrounding views, whilst the woodburning stove offers comfort during those chilly winter evenings.

As the evening draws to a close, venture into the well-presented bedroom, where a plush double bed awaits you boasting quality linens and picturesque views to wake up to each morning.

If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic hideaway, head into the city of Gloucester where you will be delighted to find award-winning produce served in a superb range of pubs, restaurants, bistros and cafés, ensuring that all tastes are catered to.

To keep you busy whilst in the city, brush up on the local history by spending time within the 11th century Gloucester Cathedral, the resting place of King Edward II or for any film buffs out there, explore the scenes where the Harry Potter films took place, as well as Sherlock and Doctor Who.

For those feeling active, head to the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean, where you will find a magnitude of walks amidst endearing settings and quaint villages to admire.

Crows Cabin is a delightful retreat for a refreshing holiday with loved ones.

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About the location

GLOUCESTER

Cheltenham 11 miles.

In the historic waterfront city of Gloucester you will find Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and a magnificent Norman Cathedral (whose cloisters were used as a location in the Harry Potter films) rubbing shoulders with a bustling city centre boasting an incredible range of shops, markets, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions. Gloucester is an ideal base for touring the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean, bursting with peaceful country walks and quaint villages, not to mention the regency town of Cheltenham, with its historic Georgian architecture and famous Gold Cup horse racing.

Note: Adults only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas