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    Walkers and wildlife enthusiasts are likely to admire this property; it is situated in Clearwell in the Forest of Dene.

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    • Asset 46

      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      Yes 1 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • WiFi
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Walkers and wildlife enthusiasts are likely to admire this property it is situated in Clearwell in the Forest of Dene. \nGround Floor\n\n\nLiving room \nWith wood burner Freeview TV DVD player iPod dock CD player and wooden floor.\n\nDining roomconservatory \nWith tiled floor and French doors leading to garden.\n\nKitchen \nWith electric cooker microwave fridgefreezer dishwasher and washing machine.\n\nSeparate toilet.\n\n\nFirst Floor\n\n\nBedroom 1 \nWith double and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.\n\nBedroom 2 \nWith twin beds.\n\nBathroom \nWith bath and toilet.Oil central heating electricity bed linen towels Wi-Fi and fuel for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Enclosed hillside garden with patio and BBQ. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note The garden is accessed by open-tread steps and there are 6 further stone steps in the garden.Nestling in the delightful village of Clearwell one of the Forest of Dean’s best kept secrets this stone-built semi-detached farrier’s cottage combines a cosy old-world charm with today’s modern comforts. Dating from the 18th-century with its own pretty hillside garden this holiday cottage stands as one of a pair within walking distance of a range of country pubs and restaurants. There are many forest paths rich in wildlife just waiting to be explored the Offa’s Dyke path for long distance walking is also nearby. Popular local attractions include Puzzlewood Go Ape Forest Steam Railway Clearwell Caves and Clearwell Castle. Cycling is extremely popular with cycle hire available locally. Horse riding golfing and fishing can all be found in the area. Monmouth Gloucester and Ross-on-Wye are all within easy driving. Shop 2 miles pub and restaurant 200 yards." https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/142/840/1422678.jpg 29094

    Highlands reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.2 out of 10 – based on 16 reviews

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    out of 10

    Well equipped and comfortable cottage with great facilities, enjoyed the welcome pack which was a nice touch. There is a lovely pub just down the road which serves good food and has a great atmosphere. Lydney is a short drive away where there is a supermarket to stock up on supplies. Forest of Dean Parkrun is a tough one that gets very muddy ! The cottage owner is easily contactable and very helpful. I would recommend Highlands.



    out of 10

    Highlands is a cosy cottage in a very convenient location though a short car’s journey from grocery shops in Coleford. The facilities are good and the space is lovely giving room to spread out. The internet proved too slow for using but other than that the house is very well equipped. The road outside the windows is busier than I expected, but within tolerable levels. It is a sign I think of a normal living village. There are THREE eating places to choose from in Clearwell. We went to The Butchers and had a nice reasonably priced meal.



    out of 10

    Our second visit to Highlands. We very much enjoyed our stay in this comfortable cottage. When the weather was bad it was a cosy place in which to spend time.



    out of 10

    Fantastic ! Two weeks next time. The cottage was so very clean and cosy, very well equipped . The welcome pack was a nice surprise and much appreciated .It was so comfortable that if the weather was not so good we didn't need to venture out .



    out of 10

    A very well presented cottage in a quiet village yet close walks, ancient history and good shopping. Very highly reccommended



    out of 10

    Lovely cottage, clean and comfortable, everything we needed. Thoughtful welcome pack. Beautiful surroundings, walks from the door. Good to have off street parking. Garden very steep, not a problem for us.



    out of 10

    Wonderful cottage in Clearwell. Very clean and tidy and great welcome pack too



    out of 10

    Lovely cottage and perfect place to explore the Forest of Dean. Comfy cottage and perfect place to relax.



    out of 10

    Some of kitchen utensils could be better. The TV took me 6 days to work out how to use. It was comfortable. Reasonably clean & Tidy. It was cool in the hot weather. We went in the 2 pubs which were nice. No shop in the village .



    out of 10

    Excellent cottage in ideal location to explore area



    out of 10

    Enjoyable week in the Forest of Dean. Good local pub and plenty of walking nearby.



    out of 10

    Highlands cottage is a really super cottage that we cannot recommend highly enough because we had such a wonderful time there. It is well looked after and very comfortable and is a really lovely, old, quaint and cosy cottage, that is situated in the gorgeous village of Clearwell, which is close to the Wye valley and within the Forest of Dean. Clearwell was a lovely place to be based and is a beautiful, quiet, old-fashioned village, which feels a bit like you are stepping back in time and is very picturesque and unspoilt and has remained largely unchanged by the passage of time. It has a lovely Victorian church and an old market cross, and also has two very nice traditional pubs and the amazing Clearwell Castle, which is an early eighteenth century gothic style castle, that has now become an upmarket hotel and where there was once a recording studio used by some of the most famous rock bands of the 1970s and 80s. The landscape around Clearwell is really pretty because it is surrounded by hills, so there are probably some good country walks within the immediate vicinity of the cottage, and although Clearwell is quite a small village, there are some really interesting tourist attractions based there. At the edge of the village we found the Clearwell caves, which had been an old mining area, but nowadays the large caverns there can be explored and are sometimes used as film locations and also for television series like Merlin and Doctor Who. Quite close to Clearwell village, we discovered two fascinating places called the Secret Forest and Puzzlewood, which are amazing areas of very old, tangled and moss-laden woodland that are very atmospheric and have also been used as locations for films like Star Wars, and also for television. Rockfield studios are situated not that far from Clearwell, in some old farm buildings in a quiet area just outside Monmouth, and is an amazing place where groups like Coldplay, Oasis, the Manic Street Preachers and the Stone Roses and artists like Paul Weller and Annie Lennox have recorded. So Clearwell and the Monmouth area are also really interesting for having been associated with and having generated some of the really great sounds and music of the last few decades. We were really delighted with the scenery that we found near to Clearwell and the whole area around the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley is really amazing and has an outstandingly beautiful natural landscape and is surrounded by wonderful high forested hills and spectacular rocky outcrops and cliffs, and has lots of fantastic forest and stunning, tranquil river side trails to explore. Near to Clearwell, we found wonderful historic towns to visit like Chepstow and Monmouth and the book town at Hay-on-Wye, and we also discovered a number of amazing medieval castles, which are really beautifully situated in lovely rural landscapes and amongst some of the really picturesque old villages and towns along the English and Welsh border. The wonderful Brecon Beacons area was not too far from the cottage and is really beautiful and has a really amazing and magnificent mountain landscape to explore. Highlands cottage is near the centre of Clearwell village and is a really lovely old eighteenth century stone property, which is very pretty and feels very countrified and rural, and although it is situated on the main high street of Clearwell village, it has a really nice, quiet, peaceful and tranquil setting. We thought the accommodation at Highlands cottage was of a very good standard and although the cottage was very cosy and quaint, it had plenty of space and excellent facilities. It has a really nice, pleasant, good-sized modern kitchen, which is very well equipped and also has a lovely conservatory, two very nice bedrooms, two bathrooms and a downstairs toilet- all of them were really well presented and were very clean. The front sitting room of the cottage was full of character and felt very rural and old and of its time and had a beamed ceiling and some lovely original features. It was styled in keeping with the age and period of the cottage and was very cosy and full of country charm. It had been nicely furnished by the owner and had a small pretty antique-style chest of drawers, two very comfortable sofas and had a good- sized television, and felt really quite rustic because the main feature and focus of the room was a lovely traditional old stone hearth and fireplace, which had a really old-fashioned kettle suspended above the hearth. Off the cosy lounge there was a quite spacious modern kitchen (which has a dishwasher and washing machine) and adjacent to this a lovely bright quite modern conservatory that was still in keeping with the age and character of the cottage and was being used as a dining area, and had a nice pine table, where we enjoyed having our meals, and also some very comfortable chairs for relaxing in the evening. The two bedrooms were well-proportioned and of a good size and were very prettily and neatly presented. The master bedroom had a lovely old- fashioned, Victorian style cast iron bed and benefitted from having an ensuite shower room and toilet. The twin bedroom was also very pleasant and had a Victorian style pine wardobe, plenty of space and was at the front of the cottage and had a view over the high street and pretty cottage windows and some nice Laura Ashley style floral print curtains. The main bathroom was conveniently situated as it was immediately adjacent to the twin bedroom, so in effect, really the cottage has the additional advantage of having two ensuites. All of our sleeping accommodation was very comfortable, immaculately clean and well-presented and was very nicely and simply styled and had lovely fresh, crisp, cream-coloured bedlinen on all of the beds and felt quite spacious. On arrival at the cottage, we were pleased to find everything at our accommodation looking really good and were delighted to receive a welcome pack of bread, milk and butter, and also a bottle of red wine and some chocolates. Outside the cottage, we were really pleased to find a convenient parking space, which was off the road and on a private drive immediately adjacent to the cottage. The cottage also benefitted from having an attractive outside patio and garden space that was quite private, which was tucked up on the hilly slope immediately above the cottage, but which we did not use because it was up some quite steep steps, however for those with a bit more energy and stamina this could be a lovely place to sit and relax on a nice spring or summers evening. Highlands cottage represented excellent value for money and was in a fantastic central position for exploring all the beautiful scenery of the Wye Valley and had the added advantage of being near the Brecon Beacons and all the marvellous landscape and scenery that can be found there. Coleford, the nearest town is a pretty market town, that had a very nice old world feeling and some lovely older architecture and had a lovely traditional central square, very good amenities and plenty of shops, including a good supermarket for food shopping.



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