St Briavels, Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Cottages
Standing in an elevated and private position on the outskirts of the small village of St Briavels, The Cottage enjoys tremendous panoramic views over the Wye Valley below. Originally a small worker's dwelling, the property benefits from the addition of a much larger, contemporary extension providing bright and spacious accommodation.
Guests will find a fantastic mix of the old and the new when they set foot inside the cottage. The original part of the cottage retains some period features, such as old stone fireplaces and narrow stairs, while the extension has been thoughtfully designed to provide a wonderful feeling of space and comfort. Particularly impressive are the bi-fold doors along one whole wall of the living area bringing the outdoors in. Throw in the spectacular views when you are relaxing on the large patio with a glass or two in the evening and you'll be left with a truly memorable holiday experience.
Ground Floor entrance via a small porch into a flagged Hall/Snug with two armchairs and original stone stairs
Open plan Living Area with comfortable corner sofa, wall-mounted flat screen TV, wood burning stove and large, folding glass doors opening out onto the rear garden.
Dining Area featuring a long, bespoke, oak dining table with matching benches.
Kitchen Area with integral appliances, range-style cooker and plenty of work space.
Study with TV.
Utility Room with automatic washing machine and separate tumble dryer.
Bedroom One with double bed, chest of drawers and period stone fireplace.
Living/Games Room with large, full-height feature window affording spectacular views over the Wye valley. Two armchairs and a small sofa. Table Football.
Bedroom Two with king size bed (5ft), chest of drawers, wardrobe, small TV, views out over the garden and Ensuite Bathroom/WC with shower over the bath and heated towel rail.
Bedroom Three with a double bed (4 ft 6)
Bedroom Four with twin beds and Ensuite Bathroom
Family Bathroom/WC with shower over the bath.
Small patio with garden furniture and an area of lawn with far-reaching views.
Full weeks in school holidays. Children welcome. Travel cot provided. Well-behaved pets welcome (max two). No smoking. WiFi broadband.
The location offers many varied attractions in the area. Footpaths and bridleways are all around and a wide range of outdoor activities are available locally such as cycleways through the Forest of Dean, fishing and canoeing on the River Wye at Monmouth and Symonds Yat, and for steam enthusiasts, the famous Forest of Dean Steam Railway.
For a family day out Puzzle Wood and the Sculpture Trail are popular destinations in nearby Coleford and there are numerous historic sites such as Chepstow Castle and Tintern Abbey within easy driving distance.
For a day's exploring the cathedral cities of Hereford and Gloucester as well as the Cotswolds beyond, are well within reach.
St Briavels itself has a friendly pub (The George Inn) and a moated Norman castle, which is open to the public - a great attraction for kids.
"Great place for a family gathering. Beautiful cottage in a very good location. Comfortable, lovely decor, plenty of bathrooms, really like the open plan communal living/dining/room/kitchen. Amazing views, enclosed garden, walks on the doorstep. We loved the village of St Briavels, good for a stroll around, castle, the Pantry and play park v good (and free) Forest of Dean and Wye Valley beautiful for walking and running. "Claire Bagness 2018-02-09