BROOKBANK FOLLY, romantic, character holiday cottage, with a garden in Mitcheldean, Ref 6733
This detached, single storey cottage is situated on the outskirts of the village of Mitcheldean on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, in Gloucestershire, and can sleep two people in one double bedroom. Brookbank Folly is a bespoke, timber framed detached cottage situated on the outskirts of the village of Mitcheldean on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, in Gloucestershire, 13 miles from Gloucester. Offering single storey accommodation all over the ground floor, the cottage can sleep two people in one double bedroom. The cottage has a shower room with shower, basin and WC, and an open plan living area featuring a handmade fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with coaleffect electric fire. Outside, guests benefit from a garden and patio area with handmade furniture and BBQ, and there is also off road parking for two cars. Brookbank Folly is conveniently based for a variety of activities including walking and cycling on the numerous forest trails, and is within easy reach of Ross-on-Wye and Gloucester.
Amenities: Electric wall radiators with electric fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, stereo/CD player, small library of books and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Garden and patio area with handmade furniture and BBQ. Off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles.
Region: Visitors to the Cotswolds have long treasured memories of charming towns and villages built from the famous honey-coloured stone, it now boasts a thriving community of contemporary artists working from studios and shops throughout the area.
Town: Mitcheldean is a Gloucestershire village, close to the Royal Forest of Dean, with old timbered houses and narrow streets. The Forest of Dean is England's largest oak forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering walking, cycling and horseback trails, along with caving, abseiling and a high wire rope course. Fishing, canoeing and golf are also available in the area. The market town of Ross-on-Wye is close by, in Herefordshire, and offers a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, while a short drive away is the historic city of Gloucester, home to Victorian Docklands and a Norman Cathedral, the cloisters of which were used as a location in the Harry Potter films.
Additional amenities include: cooker.TripAdvisor property ID 2486565...Read more
Left on 04/29/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 29, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
What an amazing little cottage! This little, secluded bolt hole was fantastic and we loved every minute. The owners kindly left a great welcome pack and the little touches, like fresh milk in the fridge, were really appreciated.
Just on the edge of the Forest of Dean, this was a great location and was perfect for exploring. If you are looking for somewhere to eat we recommend The Kings Head (9 miles away on the a40 towards Gloucester) where the homemade Steak & Kidney pie was to die for!
The cottage is some way down a little winding lane but is easy to find. We could get mobile phone signals but no internet access with Three Mobile.
This place is highly recommended, great value, and we will definately be going back for a second visit.
“The most relaxing stay we have had at a cottage.”
Left on 12/02/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 2, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
We chose this cottage for its quirkiness and also because of other very positive reviews.We loved every minute of our stay and could have stayed another week.Plenty to do in the daytime.We visited caves,cycled in the forest of dean,visited symonds yat for walking and cycled along the river to Monmouth.Spent our evenings cooking in the well equipped kitchen and chilling out on the settee in the lounge which puts down into a bed.As we had great weather we were able to sit out in the front garden.So peaceful at the cottage as on a no through road so minimal traffic only to other propertys nearby.Owners have three dogs that also come to visit and buzzards circling above.The owner was very nice,very unintrusive but helpful if asked anything.The cottage is amazing and very well built.Lots of quirky points to it.We both loved it and would recommend it to anyone.Cant think of anything negative.
Left on 10/24/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 24, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
we stayed at the folly in august for my retirement it was fantastic its even better than what you see in photo,s. Richard and Sue were very welcoming and couldn't do enough for you with a lovely welcome basket, I can,t recommend this property enough anybody that goes there will not be disappointed.Pete and June from Cleethorpes
Left on 06/27/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 27, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
Brookbank folly, was perfect, relaxed, chilled, and quiet, was a fabulous week. That myself and partner enjoyed, would definatly return, was a very warm welcome we had on arrival :). Had some fantastic photo opportunity while exploring the towns and local facilities. Dean heritage centre with the gruffalo made the stay even better, also taking number of visits to adams farm for both the animals and milk was even better!! Can't wait to visit again!
Left on 09/05/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 5, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
When we arrived at the cottage the owners were there to meet us they were both very nice people and gave us info on the cottage and surrounding area they left us alone all week but were there if you needed help they introduced us to there dogs . It's a real little hobbits cottage and very romantic with lovley natural wood made from the surrounding Forest of Dean . The location was nice if you like to get away from it all with lots of walks from the cottage . I loved the cottage and its great for a get away from it all type hoilday I did love it but I think next time I would like to be more in a village setting with a pub near by . Saying that I would come back to this cottage if I need some peace n rest type hoilday .
“Very romantic & private. Pictures do not do this beautiful cottage justice”
Left on 01/27/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Amy PReviewed Jan 27, 2012Stayed Dec 2011
Beautifully crafted cottage, just like a fairytale. The pictures honestly do not do this place justice. If anything I would describe it as a picturesque re-imagination of "snow white & the seven dwarfs cottage" or a house scene from "the legend of zelda".
Owners leave you in peace, to your own devices and beautiful covers for the windows for extra privacy. A very romantic place in the middle of nowhere, only a few hamlet-like houses surrounding, a distance down the road & the woodland just behind for peaceful walks.
Perfect for a couple seeking a romantic getaway together. There are plenty of movies, board games and the remarkably quaint kitchen to keep oneself occupied.
Very warm interior (which is one of the major things I look for as I tend to get cold easily) and the very romantic fire place in the front room, complimented by the cow-skin rug, is very effective at keeping you warm on those winter nights, snuggling on the sofa with a movie!!!
We will definitely be returning! A romantic weekend I will never forget...
Left on 12/09/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 9, 2011Stayed Oct 2011
Sue and Richard were so welcoming and friendly. The cottage is gorgeous, very homely and a real treat. We had a fantastic holiday in the peace and quiet. Its secluded but also not far from many tourist spots. We will be back and looking forward to seeing Harry and the rest of the dogs :-))
BROOKBANK FOLLY, romantic, character holiday cottage, with a garden in Mitcheldean, Ref 6733
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