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Cosy Coach Cottage

Blakeney, Forest of Dean
VE We’re good to go schemeQIT 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
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
Cool and Contemporary
Rustic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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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

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • 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

Samantha Weatherstone

This property is personally managed by Samantha.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helen 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Tim 20th August 2021

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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

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Reviewed by Jane 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Trevor 25th June 2021

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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

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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.

Reviewed by Laura 22nd September 2020

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Comfortable cosy cottage with walks on the doorstep. Thoughtful welcome basket, and made to feel very welcome. Clean and COVID safe. Kate the owner is very helpful.

Reviewed by Sarah 11th September 2020

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It was a fantastic cottage very clean and comfortable and in a good place to visit other places

Reviewed by Rebecca 24th August 2020

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Arch cottage is a beautiful quirky and homely place with lots of character. Very comfortable;we had a lovely relaxing week visiting. The host Kate was amazing with advice on the area and we arrived to yummy homemade scones and jam. Nothing was too much trouble to ask of Kate. Lots to see in the area;so many beautiful walks, rivers and fun things toRead more do like go ape. We would definitely return!!. Hide

Reviewed by Julia 17th August 2020

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Reviewed by Jessica 31st July 2020

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Wow Where To Start An Amazing Location & The Cottage Felt Like Home, Was Lovely And Clean, And Has Everything You Need. It's Alot Bigger Than I Thought Amazing For A Family Of 5. I Defo Recommend The KingSize Bed, Nice & Comfy. Plenty Of Great Places To Walk (Doggy Lola Loved It). Thanks To Kate & Tim For Helping & Staying In Contact With Help Of TRead morehe Little Things. You Was Amazing And Helped Massively. Will Defo Be Returning Soon. Big Thumbs Up x Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 10th July 2020

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We had a great time at Arch cottage. It really does have everything you could need during your stay, with a particularly well stocked kitchen. The welcome basket of goodies was also much appreciated as were the super fluffy towels.

Reviewed by David 17th February 2020

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We had a lovely stay at Arch Cottage. The nearby Forest of Dean had so much for the family to do. The cottage was delightful and comfortable and cozy when the February winds and rain were lashing down. We will be hopefully be back.

Reviewed by Mr 20th December 2019

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A wonderful cottage to spend Christmas in! Very well equipped with exceptionally comfortable beds. and many well thought out features, both practical and aesthetic. We were made to feel very welcome indeed by the delightful and tasteful Christmas decorations and a splendid welcome pack. It must be even more delightful in the summer as the outdoor aRead morerea is so well equipped. Hide

Reviewed by Jeff 22nd November 2019

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Great location and access to the Forest of Dean! Cottage was above and beyond and a real home from home. Would seem the owners have thought of everything, And the welcome pack was a real nice touch even including our dog.

Reviewed by Zoe 28th October 2019

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Lovely cottage in a great location for the Forest of Dean. The cottage is very well equipped- a home from home. The welcome box was a lovely surprise- specific to our family; with soft drinks for the little ones. Thoughtful touches, including some Halloween decor, made the cottage even more special. Would highly recommend- we had a wonderful few daRead moreys and appreciated the activity suggestions from the owner. This is one of the best cottages we have stayed in! Hide

Reviewed by Alison 25th September 2019

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A beautiful cottage in a fairly remote location. Offers everything that you might wish for with a lovely garden, BBQ and summerhouse to complement the main cottage. Kitchen very well equipped and everything very high quality. We were made feel very welcome and given lots of information to help us enjoy the local area to its fullest. Highly recommenRead mored to couples, families or groups of up to 5/6. Parking is on the road or in a car park around the corner but was never an issue for us. Hide

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