• About The Retreat

    Within easy reach of Gloucester and many activities and attractions, The Retreat is a great base from which to enjoy this area.

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      4 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 8 people

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      Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Highchair
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Stairgate
    • Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Luxury collection
      Luxury collection
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Green scheme
      Green scheme
    • Ground floor wet room
      Ground floor wet room
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Within easy reach of Gloucester and many activities and attractions The Retreat is a great base from which to enjoy this area.\nGround Floor\nOpen plan living space.\nLiving area \nWith wood burner Freeview TV DVD player and beams.\n\nDining area\n.\n\nKitchen area\n With electric cooker microwave fridge dishwasher and washing machine.\n4 steps down to...\n\nBedroom 1\n With double bed and en-suite wet room with shower and toilet.\n\nWet room \nWith shower and toilet.\n\nFirst Floor\nBedroom 2\n With double bed.\n\nBedroom 3 \nWith twin beds.\n\nBedroom 4 \nWith twin beds.\n \n Gas central heating underfloor on ground floor electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot highchair and stairgate available on request. Farm tours available. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note Couples family bookings and holidaymakers only.\n \u003e Nestling in the village of Longhope on the edge of the beautiful Forest of Dean this thoughtfully designed detached holiday property incorporates characterful features throughout. The living area boasts a feature wood burner and exposed beams. It is ideally situated to enjoy this fantastic area. Activities such as horse riding cycling canoeing clay pigeon shooting rock climbing golf and fishing are all available locally. Wonderful walks are also available from the doorstep and guests have unlimited access to the owner’s farm which is further up the lane and has a listed woodland and babbling stream. Educational tours of the farm are available bookable in advance. There are many attractions to visit including Harts Barn Craft Centre and cookery school which is part of the estate Go Ape Treetop Adventure Puzzlewood and a steam railway to name just a few. Three local pubs are within walking distance one of which specialises in homemade pies has a delicatessen and a home-made ice cream parlour. Ross-on-Wye Monmouth Ledbury Hereford The Malverns Gloucester and Cheltenham are all within easy driving distance. Shop ½ mile pub and restaurant ¼ mile. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/134/840/1349135.jpg UKC1550

    The Retreat reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.3 out of 10 – based on 16 reviews

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    out of 10

    The Retreat was quirky accommodation set jn a nice location. Unfortunately The Retreat felt a little unloved and lacked that homely welcoming feel. Unlike other guests we had no welcome pack just a loaf of bread on arrival. There was also no logs for the burner even though it stated there would be some to get us going. There was soap dispensers in the toilets but unfortunately no soap in them. The access road wasn't a big problem for us as we have a 4x4 evoque but our guests had a family estate car which really struggled with the incline and pot holes. This seems to be an ongoing theme from the reviews but seems to be ignored by the owners. Overall the property has so much potential but so little love and attention to detail really brings it down. We've stayed at many similar properties and the lack of love in this one really shone through. Theres just too much competition out there and sadly I'd be hard pushed to reccomend this one to others. Overall I'd say 4 out of 10.



    out of 10

    Thank you for a great stay at the retreat. We loved the quirkinesses of your house and how it felt a bit different to your average rental cottage. Such a beautiful setting in the trees. Had everything we needed! Great walks directly from the house. Thank you! We did struggle getting one of our cars up the gravel drive (possibly more a reflection of our driving though!). Thank you! We’ll be back! Emma



    out of 10

    We had a lovely week stay at the retreat and are looking to book again next year .



    out of 10

    Amazing place, in the middle of no where really beautiful setting, back to nature with the cow's and sheep. The owl also the crow!!!. Well equipped plenty of glasses and crockery, wood burner makes it cosy in the evenings. Patio area great maybe some seat cushions would be good. 1 thing that could make the outside perfect would be a hot tub. Beds are really comfy. Would 100% recommend this property.



    out of 10

    If you want peaceful this is the place, up a gravel path and you disappear into the country with nothing but sheep, cows, rabbits and squirrels for company but also nicely located to reach places by car..We visited with our dog and he loved the freedom, it has a nice sitting out area with plenty of chairs and a bbq..The retreat is very quirky, and has all you need, smart tv and WiFi, the underfloor heating was lovely and kept the cottage at a lovely temperature, we arrived to a nice txt welcome and was provided with milk, fresh bread, and fresh mint.thank you for our stay.



    out of 10

    Absolutely loved staying at the Retreat. We were a party of 7 adults plus toddler and border collie. We had plenty of space but it was still cosy, especially with the fire on!



    out of 10

    Great locn, fantastic building very quirky. Had a fantastic stay and enjoyed or stay very much.



    out of 10

    Overall we enjoyed our stay at The Retreat! It was cosy for 7 adults, 1 child and 1 dog but we didn't feel like we were tripping over each other. Arriving to fresh bread, milk and flowers was thoughtful! The underfloor heating and log burner was a lovely touch too given how cold it has turned in the last week. Can't comment on the local amenities as we didn't use any but there is a pub about a 10 min walk from the house though. As we are city folks, we loved how quiet the location was, in the middle of nowhere surrounded by nature! Main supermarkets are in Gloucester about 20 mins away although it may be worth going to the house first to see what amenities are there. In addition to the bread and milk, there's cooking oil, salt & pepper, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing machine tablets, tea, coffee and sugar. I think it's worth adding to the description that the house is up a bit of a steep, gravel drive way and you may think that you've taken the wrong turn but just persevere and follow the track, the house is definitely there! Glad we arrived in daylight! The only thing we think could have made the stay better would be to have a hot tub in the back garden, there's definitely the space for it! Had a lovely stay!



    out of 10

    Had a fantastic time at the retreat. It’s a beautiful cottage in a gorgeous setting.



    out of 10

    Booked for my 60th birthday so we needed the space for family & friends over the course of the week. Was more comfortable when there was only 5 of us.



    out of 10

    Beautiful area and great place to stay especially with its interior. Only downside was the patio and pathway to front door was very slippery (needs cleaning) and only my husband could use the keyless entry pad - wouldn't work for anyone else so we used the other door and key - good old manual style, problem resolved ?.



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