Self Catering in Gloucestershire - Awre
Areas: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Sleeps a maximum of: 4
Pricing From: £285.00 - 461.00
One of two idyllic holiday cottages situated in a peaceful, rural location on the Severn estuary next to the Forest of Dean. These well equipped, ground floor cottages look out onto a traditional apple orchard, which is maintained under a Country Stewardship agreement, and have views of the river and, on a good day, to the Malvern Hills. They are close to a network of footpaths including the Severn Way footpath and one to the local pub.
In converting the cottages, the owners have tried to be as environmentally friendly as practically possible and have, amongst other things, have installed a heating system which utilises geothermal energy. Both cottages are graded 4 stars by Visit Britain and Hamstalls is graded Mobility Level 1 on the National Accessibility Scheme. Hoolet is ground floor property with under floor heating throughout and comprises one double, or twin, bedroom with ensuite bathroom containing a toilet, a bath (with shower over) and wash hand basin, and a living/dining room with a log burning stove, flat screen TV, various board games and a well equipped kitchen.
A sofa-bed is available to allow families of up to 4 to stay. There is a small garden with patio, lawn, garden furniture and BBQ. Two cars can comfortably be parked in front of the cottage.
Access is available to the Severn Way footpath either via the nearby public footpaths or directly through the owner's (and their Labradors?) garden, to the edge of the river. Dogs are welcome, by prior agreement, though we do charge and extra GBP 20 per pet. The two orchards in front of the cottages can be used for dog walking purposes provided, of course, the sheep are not in them! The Forest of Dean, with its ancient mines and 300 year old oak trees, and the Wye Valley, with its meandering river, vertical rock faces and oenological view point at Symonds Yat, together offer some of the country?s best out-door activities including, cycling, walking, boarding, canoeing, caving and a ?Go Ape? tree-top adventure site.
Also, within a short car journey one can find many children?s attractions, museums, castles and mines, while an hour?s journey will take you to Cardiff, the Black Mountains, Bristol or Gloucester and Cheltenham. Alternatively, you can just relax at the Priory Cottages enjoying the views, the Cotswold sheep grazing in the orchards, the wide variety of birds and, periodically, watch the famous Severn Bore.
Services / Facilities:
Housekeeping & Services
Iron and Ironing Board
Bed Linen Included
Fuel and Power Included
Open Fire/Wood Burner
1 Double Bedroom
Ground Floor Facilities
Ground Floor Bedroom
Ground Floor Toilet
Ground Floor Bath
Ground Floor Shower
Terrace / patio
Off road parking
Activities within 20min drive of the property
Pub/Bar within 1 mile
Local Water Sports
White Water Rafting
Swimming (indoor pool)
Swimming (outdoor pool)
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Awre area.
Nearest AttractionsHeritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust - 3 miles (Family Attraction)
Westbury on Severn, St Mary, St Peter, St Paul - 3.1 miles (Historic Church)
Westbury Court Garden - 3.1 miles (Garden)
Hardwicke Court - 5.7 miles (Historic House)
Dr Jenner's House - 6.3 miles (Historic Building)
Berkeley, St Mary's - 6.4 miles (Historic Church)
Berkeley Castle - 6.4 miles (Castle)
Lydney Park - 6.5 miles (Garden)
Lydney Park Roman Camp - 6.5 miles (Roman Site)
Frocester Tithe Barn - 6.7 miles (Historic Building)
Nearest Alternative Cottages
Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.