Originally part of the village hotel’s coach-building, situated within the centre of Blakeney village on the outskirts of the ancient Forest of Dean. The cottage is finished with a combination of traditional stone and wood features.
The peaceful village is well served with a village store, tasty fish & chips and a local village inn. Offering easy access into the forest, enjoy a picnic by the Blakeney Straits stream or take a stroll around the scenic Mallards Pike lake. Step back into forest history at The Dean Heritage Centre and the Hopewell Colliery. Cycle hire available within the forest with a wide range of forest cycling trails including downhill mountain bike routes. Other local attractions include Dean Forest and Perrygrove Railways, Puzzlewood, Go Ape!, the Forest Sculpture Trail, Cyril Hart Arboretum. For those wanting to explore further afield you are not far from the Wye Valley - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - great for rock climbing around Symonds Yat, river walks, kayaking and caving.
Step inside the cottage through the door beneath the original archway and leave your boots in the cloakroom where you will also find plenty of hanging space for coats, hats and dog leads. Enter the welcoming lounge to find stylish furniture and traditional features, a perfect haven to relaxing with a glass of wine after a day’s exploring. The inviting electric wood burner offers instant heat and the Smart TV is perfect for movie night. The kitchen/diner is accessed from the lounge and brims with rustic charm, bespoke crafted cupboards and a contemporary dining suite where you can easily relax and keep the chef company! An open archway leads you into the garden room, a perfect retreat where you can hide away with a good book whilst overlooking the courtyard garden. When the day is done, climb the cottage style staircase to the first floor where you will find three welcoming bedrooms. The double room has views onto the country lane and is finished with brightly coloured cushions and a traditional bed spread. The largest bedroom also overlooks the lane and can be set as a super-king or as a spacious twin. The third bedroom overlooks the garden and has a comfy single day bed. The bathroom includes a separate walk-in shower as well as the WC and bath.
Open the double doors from the garden room and step out into the garden. The enclosed area is on several levels and comprises old railway sleepers, flagstones, brick walling and feature slate ground covering. There are different seating areas to choose from – dependent on whether you are a sun or shade lover - and a cosy summerhouse to relax in when the evening gets chilly. The garden enjoys the sun from mid-morning until evening, and there is a handy gas BBQ for outside summer dining. There is off road parking outside the house (along the white wall) as well as a free residential car park just around the corner.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.