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Set in AONB & 40 Acres of Private Countryside

SuperhostSaint Briavels, England, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Jenny And Jemima
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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Perfectly situated to explore all the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean has to offer, The Apple Loft is an idyllic getaway popular with honeymooners, walkers, cyclists and those just wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With panoramic views across Mork Valley, guests can walk our grassy tracks, explore the old lime kilns, picnic in our fields, say ‘hello’ to the pet sheep and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, stars and sunsets in this magical and relaxing retreat.

The space
Combining period features with modern quirkiness and bespoke craftsmanship, the newly refurbished Apple Loft is a detached self-catering cottage for two with original oak beams, vaulted ceiling, stone walls and a feature arched window with spectacular views.

Situated in the grounds of the owners 13th century Grade 2 listed farmhouse, located above an ancient cider press and at the end of a historical stone barn, 10 external stone steps lead to the front door, giving entrance to an open plan living, dining, kitchen area and bathroom with bath, shower, sink and WC.

A unique internal staircase leads to the quirky mezzanine bedroom with low level king size bed.

This high spec and comfortable conversion complete with oil central heating and real flame electric fire, includes an electric cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, under counter fridge with small freezer compartment, kettle, toaster, coffee maker and tv/ dvd player.

Outside, the stone archway leads to a patio area complete with pergola and comfortable garden furniture so you can dine al fresco or relax with your favourite drink as you watch the sun go down!

Beyond the patio is a newly landscaped teardrop garden area complete with fire pit, stream and bridge made from reclaimed sleepers which provides guests with their own personal access to our 40 acres of private countryside.

Underneath the loft, guests may use the cider press area as a welly room and for lockable bike storage. A hose for cleaning muddy tyres or boots is located in the fire pit wood store and a free drying service for clothes in the main house if the weather is unpredictable. There is also ample parking outside.

A complimentary basket of wood, kindling and fire lighters is provided for your first fire in the fire pit. After which you can purchase a secondary basket for £5 or you are more than welcome to bring to your own.

This boutique property is one of two listings spaced well away from each other (see also our Set in 40 Acres of Private Countryside in AONB or click on our profile to view our other cottage) and is set within the grounds of the owners farmhouse. The former granny annexe which overlooks the fire pit and lawn area is kept empty to ensure that guests privacy is maintained at all times.

From this tranquil setting guests can explore the Royal Forest of Dean, enjoyable in all seasons, and the Lower Wye Valley, the magnificent borderland between England and Wales. The River Wye and Offas Dyke is 2 miles down the road and all the attractions of the Forest of Dean are within a 10 minute drive. Clearwell Caves, Puzzle Wood - a popular location for the ‘Dr Who’ series, the historic villages of St Briavels, with its ancient moated castle, and Tintern, renowned for its impressive Abbey are a short drive away.

Guest access
The gate outside The Apple Loft leads to 40 acres of our own private land of track, fields, woodland, streams and ancient lime kilns which guests are free to wander and explore.

The cottage within our Stone Barn is accessed by 10 external stone steps which leads to the front door. There is plenty of parking directly outside.

Other things to note
Due to it's rural location, mobile phone reception is poor but guests are welcome to use the house landline if needed.

Wi-fi is not available within the cottage itself but can be picked up outside/near the main house.

The postcode will stop half a mile short of where we actually are so please read and save the direction sheet we send you after booking. It’s amazing the number of guests who don’t then struggle with the last half a mile!
Perfectly situated to explore all the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean has to offer, The Apple Loft is an idyllic getaway popular with honeymooners, walkers, cyclists and those just wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With panoramic views across Mork Valley, guests can walk our grassy tracks, explore the old lime kilns, picnic in our fields, say ‘hello’ to the pet sheep and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, stars and sunsets in this magical and relaxing retreat.

The space
Combining period features with modern quirkiness and bespoke craftsmanship, the newly refurbished Apple Lo…

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Bedroom 1
1 king bed

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Laptop-friendly workspace
TV
Iron
Hair dryer
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Saint Briavels, England, United Kingdom

With panoramic views across Mork Valley located between the tiny hamlets of Stowe and Mork, The Apple Loft is perfectly situated to explore all the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean has to offer.

The River Wye and Offas Dyke are situated 1.8 miles down the road (also accessible via crossing our land then follow the secluded paths and yellow footpath signs to drop you straight down into Cadora woods to pick up the trail - so no need to even step out onto the road once) plus all the attractions of the Forest of Dean are within a 10 minute drive (see our guidebook for further info for attractions/what’s on/places to eat etc).
With panoramic views across Mork Valley located between the tiny hamlets of Stowe and Mork, The Apple Loft is perfectly situated to explore all the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean has to offer.

The Ri…

Top places nearby

Clearwell Caves
2.4km
The Miners Country Inn
2.5km
Puzzle Wood
3.2km
The Whitebrook
3.5km

Perrygrove Railway
3.5km
Forest of Dean District
5.1km
Pedalabikeaway
7.7km
Forest of Dean
7.7km

Hosted by Jenny And Jemima

Joined in January 2018
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Mother and Daughter team who love to laugh and all things quirky! Jenny (now retired and hopeful alpaca owner - yes she even has the socks!!) and Jemima (professional musician and orphan lamb rearer amongst other things lol!) enjoy restoration work on their historic property and the peace and quiet their perfect little green valley offers. They feel very fortunate they can share their own little slice of paradise with others -:)
Mother and Daughter team who love to laugh and all things quirky! Jenny (now retired and hopeful alpaca owner - yes she even has the socks!!) and Jemima (professional musician and…
During your stay
Your hosts Jenny and daughter Jemima live in the main farmhouse so are on site to offer a friendly welcome, help you settle in and answer any queries you may have during your stay. We do however respect guests privacy at all times so you can be as private or as interactive as you like :)
Your hosts Jenny and daughter Jemima live in the main farmhouse so are on site to offer a friendly welcome, help you settle in and answer any queries you may have during your stay.…
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Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
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