#{ServerName}
First view of Arch Cottage
Hike near Tintern
Forest Of Dean Sculpture Trail
1 / 26  
2 / 26  
3 / 26  
4 / 26  First view of Arch Cottage
5 / 26  
6 / 26  
7 / 26  
8 / 26  
9 / 26  
10 / 26  
11 / 26  
12 / 26  
13 / 26  
14 / 26  
15 / 26  
16 / 26  
17 / 26  
18 / 26  
19 / 26  
20 / 26  
21 / 26  
22 / 26  
23 / 26  
24 / 26  
25 / 26  Hike near Tintern
26 / 26  Forest Of Dean Sculpture Trail

Cosy Coach Cottage

Blakeney, Forest of Dean
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
Cool and Contemporary
Rustic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
15 more

At a glance

  • A charming and characterful stone cottage within the heart of a traditional Forest of Dean village
  • A great base for walkers and other outdoor activity lovers with the beautiful Forest of Dean on your door step
  • Explore the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and Welsh Borders and for the adventurous, rock climbing, kayaking and canoeing are all within easy reach
Property code: 75010

Originally a coach-building of the traditional village hotel and situated within the centre of Blakeney on the outskirts of the ancient Forest of Dean, Arch Cottage retains local stone and wood features. The peaceful village of Blakeney is well served with a post office, local store, tasty fish & chip shop and of course the village inn.

With quick and easy access into the forest, enjoy a picnic by the Blakeney Straits stream or take a stroll or paddle board around the scenic Mallards Pike lake. Cycle hire is available within the forest with a wide range of trails including downhill mountain bike routes. Other local attractions include Dean Forest or Perrygrove Railways, Puzzlewood, Go Ape!, the Forest Sculpture Trail, and Cyril Hart Arboretum. Step back into forest history at The Dean Heritage Centre and the Hopewell Colliery. 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.

The property has been furnished in a fresh, contemporary style - creating a perfect blend of old and new. Step inside the cottage through the original archway leaving your outdoor gear in the useful cloakroom where you will also find plenty of hanging space for coats, hats and dog leads. Enter the welcoming lounge to find modern furniture combined with traditional features - an ideal haven to relax with a glass of wine after a day’s exploring. The inviting stove offers heat and atmosphere just when you want it, without the faff of gathering wood and the Smart TV, complemented by super fast wifi, is perfect for a movie night in. The kitchen is accessed from the lounge and brims with rustic charm, bespoke crafted cupboards combined with modern facilities 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 to 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. The largest bedroom also overlooks the lane and can be set as a super-king or as a spacious twin. The third bedroom looks onto the garden and has a large comfy single bed. The bathroom includes a separate walk-in shower as well as the usual bath and WC.

The enclosed courtyard garden is reached from the garden room through double doors. It 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 and even a cosy summerhouse to relax in when the evening gets chilly. The garden enjoys the sun from mid-morning until evening so pick your favourite spot. There is also a handy gas BBQ for outside summer dining.

Car parking available in a small, free residential car park, situated just 1 minutes walk away from the property

  • 3 Bedrooms: 1 super-king-size (which can be made up as a twin on request at the time of booking), 1 double and 1 single
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bathroom with bath, separate shower and toilet
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Superfast Wi-Fi included
  • Luxury towels included
  • Smart TV and Bluetooth Audio
  • Gas BBQ
  • Pub, Fish and Chip shop, Village Store and Post Office all within walking distance
  • Highchair, stair gate and travel cot available on request
  • Car Park available in small, free residential car park, situated just 1 minutes walk away from the property
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Jace Quick

This property is personally managed by Jace.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall cleanliness 4.9 starsOverall cleanliness 4.9 starsOverall cleanliness 4.9 starsOverall cleanliness 4.9 starsOverall cleanliness 4.9 stars4.9
Overall equipment
Overall equipment 4.9 starsOverall equipment 4.9 starsOverall equipment 4.9 starsOverall equipment 4.9 starsOverall equipment 4.9 stars4.9
Overall comfort
Overall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 stars4.8
Overall location
Overall location 4.5 starsOverall location 4.5 starsOverall location 4.5 starsOverall location 4.5 starsOverall location 4.5 stars4.5

Reviewed by Alicia 23rd December 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

*Wonderful hosts, very friendly, super attentive and helpful, went above and beyond for our stay, even provided a beautiful Christmas hamper for us and the dog! *Cottage was beautiful, so cosy and unique, lots of charm, had everything you could ever want...it was more equipped then my own home! *Location is stunning, beautiful walks by the brook onRead more your doorstep, and then the Forest just 10 minutes drive away is breathtaking. Would give 10 stars if possible! Perfect Christmas break. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 21st October 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Arch Cottage is such a lovely welcoming cottage. From the minute we walked in the door we felt at home. The beds are very comfortable (especially the one in the main bedroom) There was everything we needed and more. We had a lovely holiday, busy in the day and was able to come back to a cosy cottage to watch a film or even sitting at the dining tabRead morele to play games (really good way to spend some family time together) I would definitely recommend this cottage and we would love to come back. Hide

Reviewed by Bruce 2nd September 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Very comfortable- a home from home

Reviewed by Peter 19th August 2022

Guest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 stars

Reviewed by Michael 12th August 2022

Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

Reviewed by Matt 22nd October 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

This is the second time we have stayed at Arch Cottage and wont be the last. Such a beautiful little cottage in Blakeney just a short drive from the Forest Of Dean. The cottage has everything you need and more, from its large lounge with 2 comfy sofas to the beds with fantastic linen and really good quality towels. The hosts Kate and Tim leave a loRead morevely welcome pack for there guests which is a lovely touch and the cottage is also dog friendly so you get to take your 4 legged friend away Hide

Reviewed by Lyn 17th September 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Lovely cosy cottage, we felt very at home here. Plenty of space and clean. Lots of thought gone into the equipment and instructions how to use things. Contact from Kate to make sure everything was good.which was appreciated although we had no problems. Lots of information on what to do in the area. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Helen 3rd September 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by Tim 20th August 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The cottage was clean, comfortable and stylish. Kate (the owner) was great in terms of resolving a couple of issues very speedily. The Forest of Dean was tranquil and had lots of wildlife; we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Mark 25th July 2021

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Reviewed by Jane 2nd July 2021

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Reviewed by Trevor 25th June 2021

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

The cottage is situated just off the main road with shop, post office & chip shop a few minutes walk away. There is a lovely garden with furniture to enjoy the sunshine all day long. We really enjoyed the sun room. The kitchen was well stocked and the welcome hamper was great bonus. The cottage is perfectly located for easy access to the Royal ForeRead morest of Dean and the Wye Valley. Hide

Reviewed by Annie 8th May 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

A very stylish, clean and comfortable cottage. I recommend it and I am fussy! We were there 8th May for three nights. Lot's of places/stuff still not open on our visit but things are improving all the time.

11 more
First view of Arch Cottage
Show 14 more

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.
The Travel Chapter Limited trading as Sheepskin is an appointed representative of ITC Compliance Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (their registration number is 313486) and which is permitted to advise on and arrange general insurance contracts as an intermediary.
The Travel Chapter Limited trading as Sheepskin | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210.