Our beautifully renovated cottage and lodge are the perfect base for exploring the ancient Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Exposed beams and original stonework are complemented by the homely décor and furnishings providing modern comfort. We are located just outside the picturesque village of Longhope, on the outskirts of the Forest of Dean, & Wye Valley. A perfect place to unwind and relax or explore the Forest and surrounding area, the cottage is ideal for families, couples o small groups.
A 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom converted 17th century stone built grain store barn. It has been tastefully decorated throughout with a home from home cosy feeling. Ground floor entrance leads into the large light and airy living area providing plenty of space to relax and unwind with a wood burner. A fully equipped kitchen including washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The dining room can easily accommodate up to 6 people round the table. Ground floor large bedroom with a luxurious king size bed leading into the en-suite walk in shower room. With beams in the vaulted ceiling, they frame a handsome, large upstairs twin bedroom, with 2 additional beds to cater for larger families/groups. This leads into the large bathroom area.
Both properties have their own private garden area with table and chairs and the use of a BBQ, along with shared use of a further 7 acres of carefully maintained gardens and pasture. Baynam brook flows through the estate with a large willow tree along the bank creating a very tranquil setting.
Many of our guests return to try each in turn or come back with family and friends. Both the cottage and lodge can be booked together at a reduce cost. The village of Longhope has a wealth of activities including a Cookery School, Battlesports, Clay Pigeon Shooting and visits to our local Brewery. There are castles to explore, trekking, cycling and Go Ape in the ancient Forest of Dean and kayaking down the River Wye.
We are in the perfect location to visit the historic market towns of Ross on Wye and Monmouth, with the City of Gloucester just 10 minutes’ drive away. Slightly further afield are Cheltenham Spa, Bath Cardiff, Bristol and Birmingham.
4* Gold Mill Cottage dates back to the 17th century, built in 1649. It was a grain storage barn for the Parish Mill which is next door, and where we live. The Mill was formerly one of the most important watermills in Gloucestershire and produced flour until the end of 1946. (Parish Mill still retains its waterwheel). We also have two young pet Pygmy goats (Jessie & Rocky) that love to meet to guests. We also have a large separate play area with climbing frame, swings and slide for small and big kids alike.
We have a minimum 2 night stay policy and during the school holidays a 1 week minimum stay is required. Guests have full access to the garden & grounds. An additional charge of £15 per night for any guests over 4 with a maximum of 6 guests per stay.
Interaction with guests
As much interaction as the guests require.
Other things to note
A £150 damage waiver is payable on arrival and will be refunded on check out after inspection. Pets are welcome but contact me first.
Respect the environment and wildlife. Remember the Country code and just enjoy!
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