I booked the Old Mill for the first bank holiday weekend in May. It seemed the perfect place to take my wife and son, sister-in-law and her family, and my father-in-law to celebrate my wife's 30th birthday. The Old Mill sits in an enclosed compound which sits on a very large acreage in a hamlet named Flaxley. Given my sister-in-law has a two-year-old daughter, it was a perfect place for her to run about without us having to worry about what she was up to. When she fell backwards off a picnic ...
I booked the Old Mill for the first bank holiday weekend in May. It seemed the perfect place to take my wife and son, sister-in-law and her family, and my father-in-law to celebrate my wife's 30th birthday. The Old Mill sits in an enclosed compound which sits on a very large acreage in a hamlet named Flaxley. Given my sister-in-law has a two-year-old daughter, it was a perfect place for her to run about without us having to worry about what she was up to. When she fell backwards off a picnic bench and smacked her head off the stone pavement the owner, Ben, brought a small child's bench for her to use. We also arrived back from a few long walks to find extra toys awaiting us, which I believe is conduct above and beyond. Ben and Kelly were the most accommodating and inviting hosts and I can't say enough about them. I suppose mentioning that we will be making the Old Mill an annual weekend away should suffice. If you have a family and want a safe, beautiful place to get away I can't recommend it highly enough.
- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
After much careful planning and hard work from the owners, The Old Mill is a fabulously spacious home in which to spend some quality time.
Inside you'll be bowled over by the charming architectural features such as the exposed timbers and brickwork of the vast, open plan kitchen/dining area (and living space in a gallery above) where guests can comfortably gather to enjoy a meal or just to relax.
No expense has been spared in the use of high quality, natural building materials adding to the luxurious feel.
After a busy day, you might like to take a seat on the glass-fronted balcony overlooking the courtyard and grassed areas, a tranquil place to wind down or even find a quiet spot overlooking the owners' lake.
The lake is adjacent to the property and guests are welcome to walk by it.
All in all, prepare for any expectations you have before you come to be exceeded!
Upside down layout. Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin. 1 x ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over bath, basin and WC. Open plan living area, with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. 1 x first floor living room.
- Central heating
- Range cooker, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, fridge, freezer
- TV with freesat, WIFI, Blue-ray/DVD, iPod dock
- Fuel and power inc in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc in rent
- Highchair and cot available
- Ample off road parking
- Large, paved patio area with seating and gas barbecue, use of large lawn area
- Fly-fishing on owners lake by prior arrangement
- Two well behaved pets welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 2 miles, pub 0.5 miles, Gastro pub 1 mile
- Note: Please contact the office in regards to further information on fly fishing
- Note: For larger parties, The Old Mill is can be rented alongside The Old Dairy (adjacent at right angles) making accommodation for up to ten guests
- There is ample dining space to seat ten guests in The Old Mill - Please call our call centre for more details
- Note: Children must be supervised at all times by the lake.
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About the location
Ross-on-Wye 8.6 miles; Gloucester 15 miles; Cheltenham 22 miles.
Cinderford is set in an elevated position in the Forest of Dean and has views out across the River Severn. With a good range of local amenities including shops, pubs and an open air market and cinema, Cinderford is a lovely base from which to begin your explorations of the area. Close by is the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering numerous trails that can be explored on foot, bicycle or horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course are on offer for the more adventurous, while 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). Visit the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye, with timbered Tudor houses and excellent shops, pubs and restaurants, in the heart of rural Herefordshire. Cheltenham is just over 20 miles away and is home to the renowned Cheltenham Festival, 4 days of horse jump racing culminating in the Gold Cup, held annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse. The Severn Estuary, famous for its tidal bore, is a delight for bird watchers, wildlife enthusiasts and bore surfers alike. This unspoilt area has something to offer at any time of the year.
Note: Children must be supervised at all times by the lake.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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